Course Title: Manage projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: BUSM6312C

Course Title: Manage projects

School: 365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5215 - Diploma of Management

Course Contact : Bronwyn Tanti

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9079

Course Contact Email:bronwyn.tanti.@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 60

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

There are no pre-requisites.

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage a straightforward project or a section of a larger project.  This unit addresses the management of projects including the development of a project plan, administering and monitoring the project, finalising the project and reviewing the project to identify lessons learnt for application to future projects.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBPMG510A Manage projects

Element:

 

Performance Criteria:

1. Define project

1.1 Access project scope and other relevant documentation
1.2 Define project stakeholders
1.3 Seek clarification from delegating authority of any issues related to project and project parameters
1.4 Identify limits of own responsibility and reporting requirements
1.5 Clarify relationship of project to other projects and to the organisation’s objectives
1.6 Determine and access available resources to undertake project

2. Develop project plan

2.1 Develop project plan including timelines, work breakdown structure, role and responsibilities and other details of how the project will be managed in relation to the project parameters
2.2 Identify and access appropriate project management tools
2.3 Formulate risk management plan for project, including occupational health and safety (OHS)
2.4 Develop and approve project budget
2.5 Consult team members and take their views into account in planning the project
2.6 Finalise project plan and gain any necessary approvals to commence project according to documented plan

3. Administer and monitor project

3.1 Take action to ensure project team members are clear about their responsibilities and the project requirements
3.2 Provide support for project team members, especially with regard to specific needs, to ensure that the quality of the expected outcomes of the project and documented time lines are met
3.3 Establish and maintain required record keeping systems throughout the project
3.4 Implement and monitor plans for managing project finances, resources (human, physical and technical) and quality
3.5 Complete and forward project reports as required to stakeholders
3.6 Undertake risk management as required to ensure project outcomes are met
3.7 Achieve project deliverables

4. Finalise project

4.1 Complete financial record keeping associated with project and check for accuracy
4.2 Assign staff involved in project to new roles or reassign to previous roles
4.3 Complete project documentation and obtain any necessary sign offs for concluding project

5. Review project

5.1 Review project outcomes and processes against the project scope and plan
5.2 Involve team members in the project review
5.3 Document lessons learnt from the project and report within the organisation


Learning Outcomes


By completing this unit you will acieve and demonstrate competence in the following:

  1. Defining projects
  2. Developing project plans
  3. Administer and monitoring project s
  4. Finalise projects


Details of Learning Activities

Students will study manage project concepts in the workshop sessions and online (Blackboard discussion) engagement, prescribed exercises and assessment work. These concepts will also be explored through the investigation of appropriate real world and simulated environments.


Teaching Schedule

The teaching schedule is determined after negotiation with the industry partner and the individual student. Generally workshops will be offered on a monthly basis during the academic year. Each workshop will be linked to a unit of competency. Attendance to each workshop will be based on the student’s individual learning plan.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Learning resources such as unit reading, unit references will be provided to all students via their program folders and also placed within the blackboard site as required.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment in this unit will be through a mix of in-class tasks, workplace based projects, responses to a range of underpinning knowledge questions and the development of an evidence portfolio linked to the unit elements and workplace practice. An upfront assessment to develop an individual learning plan will occur. An individual assessment appointment will be undertaken once per year with each student to allow students to present and discuss workplace evidence.


Assessment Tasks

A student must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of this particular competency and assessment tasks are based on the requirements of the essential aspects of evidence as outlined in the unit of competency: BSBPMG510A Manage projects.
Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.
A workplace assessment appointment will be undertaken to allow students to present and discuss workplace evidence: Based on the individual student’s knowledge, skills and experience: an individual learning plan will be negotiated and developed.
Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including responses to task questions, in class activities, case studies, and the development of project work in consultation with the Course Coordinator ( assessor) and the student’s workplace.
Student will also be asked to complete an evidence portfolio documenting workplace practise as linked to the unit of competency. Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their Course Coordinator to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.


Assessment Matrix

A combination of assessment activities based on each individual student’s learning plans may be developed as required.
Assessments will be based on the level of the individual student’s knowledge, skills and experience as ascertained at a workplace meeting where workplace evidence is discussed and presented.
At completion of the course an evidence portfolio will validate competence with the assessment task activities’ completed for any competency gaps.

BSBPMG510A Manage projectsTask questionsCase studyWorkplace project workIn class activitiesDevelopment of an evidence portfolio based on workplace practise 
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Element 5X X X

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