Course Title: Manage a project

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: BUSM9899C

Course Title: Manage a project

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5198 - Diploma of Creative Industries

Course Contact : Program Administration - Adam Lovell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925-4976

Course Contact Email:Adam.lovell@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Sonia Harford
Viv Weir
Phone: 9925-8012
Email: viv.weir@rmit.edu.au

 

Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This course focuses on the project management skills required meet deadlines for outcomes or products.

This course is co-delivered with CUECOR01B, CUVCOR04A, CUVDES05A


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUSADM03A Manage a project

Element:

1. Determine the scope of project

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Clarify the boundaries of the project, or section of a larger project, in terms of purpose, budget, aim, product, outcome of project, and the timeline.
1.2 Identify limits of own and other’s responsibility and reporting requirements
1.3 Determine available resources

Element:

2. Develop a plan for the limited project or section of the larger project

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Develop plan and confirm (as required): timeline, milestones, deliverables, and communication protocols
2.2 Build the reporting requirements into the plan
2.3 Clarify and confirm resource requirements and where resources can be obtained
2.4 Specify timeline and confirm and what is to be achieved by each deadline
2.5 Consult with team members and take their views into account when formulating plan
2.6 Inform the team members and other interested personnel of the project, the deadlines and how it is to be organised

Element:

3. Administer and monitor the project

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Provide detailed information on roles and responsibilities to those involved in the project
3.2 Clarify aim and confirm purpose, product, outcome of project for personnel involved.
3.3 Support those involved in the project to ensure that agreed outcomes are achieved
3.4 Establish and maintain a file of all relevant documentation and correspondence
3.5 Monitor progress toward deadlines and take appropriate action where necessary to ensure timely outcomes
3.6 Complete reporting requirements as agreed
3.7 Implement and monitor financial control plans
3.8 Monitor human resources issues
3.9 Adjust plans and roles and responsibilities as required
3.10 Finalise project within agreed timelines

Element:

4. Review project against the plan

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Review project in terms of:
4.1.1 aim/purpose
4.1.2 budget
4.1.3 quality of outcome
4.1.4 risk management
4.1.5 meeting of deadlines
4.2 Involve project team members in the evaluation
4.3 Document success and factors influencing success to inform future project planning


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to manage a straightforward project


Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will consist of:-
In-class activities
• practical exercises
• workshopping
• team discussions
• group presentations
• online research
• independent project based work
• teacher directed group activities

Out-of-class activities will include:-
• independent reading
• on-line research
• writing and reading assignments.


Teaching Schedule

Week Class contentOtherElements
1Workshopping transcripts of interviews CUSADM03A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3
CUVCOR04A3.1-3.4
CUVDES05A – 4.1-4.4
2Writing profiles CUSADM03A 2.4
CUVCOR04A3.1-3.4
CUVDES05A – 1.1-1.4
3Workshop draft profile  CUECOR01B 3.1,3.2
CUSADM03A 2.4
CUVCOR04A4.1-4.3
CUVDES05A – 2.1
4Hand in Fourth Assignment – Profile
Media Ethics
Assessment 4CUSADM03A
CUVCOR04A1.1-1.3
CUVDES05A – 1.1
5Media Ethics
One-on-one meetings
 CUECOR01B 3.1, 3.2
CUSADM03A 4.1,.4.2, 4.3
CUVCOR04A 3.1-3.4 , 4.1-4.3
CUVDES05A – 3.1-3.4
6Writing informative feature articles CUSADM03A 1.1, 1.3
CUVCOR04A2.1-2.5
CUVDES05A – 1.1-1.4
7Writing - seasonal articles
- how-to articles
- formula informative articles
 CUSADM03A 1.1
CUVCOR04A.1-1.4
CUVDES05A – 1
8Writing travel articles CUSADM03A 1.1
CUVCOR04A 2.1-2.5
CUVDES05A – 1
9Workshop draft informative articles CUECOR01B 3.1, 3.2
CUSADM03A 4.1
CUVCOR04A3.1-3.4
CUVDES05A – 2.1-2.3
10Hand in Fifth Assignment
– Informative article
Pitching your work
Assessment 5CUECOR01B 1.1, 1.2
CUSADM03A 3.10
CUVCOR04A2.1-2.5
CUVDES05A – 3.1-3.4
11Compulsory one-on-one meetings with teacher
(to plan and discuss final assignment)
 CUECOR01B 3.1,3.2
CUSADM03A 2.1
CUVCOR04A 3.1-3.4, 4.1-4.3
CUVDES05A – 2.1-2.4
12Online journalism CUSADM03A 1.1
CUVCOR04A 1.1-1.3, 2.1-2.5
CUVDES05A – 1.1-1.4
13Online journalism
Revision – angles
 CUSADM03A 1.1
CUVCOR04A 4.1-4.3
CUVDES05A – 5.1-5.4
14Guest speaker CUVDES05A – 1.1-1.4
15Workshopping
- draft articles
 CUECOR01B 3.1, 3.2
CUSADM03A 2.5
CUVCOR04A4.1-4.3
CUVDES05A – 2.1-2.4
16Final Assignment
(article of own choice)
Assessment 6CUSADM03A 1.1, 2.4.
CUVDES05A – 5.1-5.4


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Editing booklet (from Cert IV)
Dictionary
Style Guide


References

You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information.


Other Resources

None


Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks will involves practical exercises, knowledge assessment tasks and practical individual writing projects.


Assessment Tasks

Students will complete writing exercises aimed a range of different readers..
Semester 1
Precede (in class) Week 4
Personal column Week 7
Review or opinion piece Week 15
Semester 2
Profile Week 4
Informative article Week 10
Article of your choice Week 16

Grades used in this unit are as follows:

Grades which apply to curriculum-based courses:
80 – 100% HD High Distinction
70 – 79% DI Distinction
60 – 69% CR Credit
50 – 59% PA Pass
Under 50% NN Fail


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration



Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.
Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1;


Other Information

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.
Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1;



Course Overview: Access Course Overview