Course Title: Manage projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: BUSM6223C

Course Title: Manage projects

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5216 - Diploma of Screen and Media

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:mctafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Barbara Gliddon
Phone: 9925 4072
Email: barbara.gliddon@rmit.edu.au  

Teacher: Trewlea Peters
Phone: 9925 8011
Email: trewlea.peters@rmit.edu.au  

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

None

Course Description

This course covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage a straightforward project or a section of a larger project including production aspects of film and television production.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBPMG510A Manage projects

Element:

Element 1. Define project

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

Element 2  Develop project plan

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

Element 3  Administer and monitor project

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

Element 4   Finalise project

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

Element 5  Review project

Performance Criteria:

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


On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to manage your own film/video production project and actively participate in other projects in a range of roles. You will have learned the practical application of a range of industry procedures for planning and launching a production.


Details of Learning Activities

You will participate in a range of class workshops and on location projects that will help equip you with the skills to successfully manage a film production to industry standard.


Teaching Schedule

WeekClass ContentAssessment TasksElements
1Pre-production. Objectives: to define and scope each scheduled production 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2,
2Production management. Objective. Pre-production, principal photography, post production, deliverables cycle. Plan a production 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2,
3Pre-production, principal photography, post production, deliverables cycle.
Objectives:
a) finalise pre-production,
b) brief production unit members,
c) book and pick up equipment,
d) carry out principal photography,
e) return equipment,
f) ingest media,
g) engage in post-production,
h) provide deliverables,
i) seek feedback and review product
 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3,
4Pre-production, principal photography, post production, deliverables cycle.
Objectives:
a) finalise pre-production,
b) brief production unit members,
c) book and pick up equipment,
d) carry out principal photography,
e) return equipment,
f) ingest media,
g) engage in post-production,
h) provide deliverables,
i) seek feedback and review product
 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3,
5Pre-production, principal photography, post production, deliverables cycle.
Objectives:
a) finalise pre-production,
b) brief production unit members,
c) book and pick up equipment,
d) carry out principal photography,
e) return equipment,
f) ingest media,
g) engage in post-production,
h) provide deliverables,
i) seek feedback and review product
 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3,
6Pre-production, principal photography, post production, deliverables cycle.
Objectives:
a) finalise pre-production,
b) brief production unit members,
c) book and pick up equipment,
d) carry out principal photography,
e) return equipment,
f) ingest media,
g) engage in post-production,
h) provide deliverables,
i) seek feedback and review product
 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3,
7Pre-production, principal photography, post production, deliverables cycle.
Objectives:
a) finalise pre-production,
b) brief production unit members,
c) book and pick up equipment,
d) carry out principal photography,
e) return equipment,
f) ingest media,
g) engage in post-production,
h) provide deliverables,
i) seek feedback and review product
 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3,
8Pre-production, principal photography, post production, deliverables cycle.
Objectives:
a) finalise pre-production,
b) brief production unit members,
c) book and pick up equipment,
d) carry out principal photography,
e) return equipment,
f) ingest media,
g) engage in post-production,
h) provide deliverables,
i) seek feedback and review product
 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3,
9Pre-production, principal photography, post production, deliverables cycle.
Objectives:
a) finalise pre-production,
b) brief production unit members,
c) book and pick up equipment,
d) carry out principal photography,
e) return equipment,
f) ingest media,
g) engage in post-production,
h) provide deliverables,
i) seek feedback and review product
 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3,
10Pre-production, principal photography, post production, deliverables cycle.
Objectives:
a) finalise pre-production,
b) brief production unit members,
c) book and pick up equipment,
d) carry out principal photography,
e) return equipment,
f) ingest media,
g) engage in post-production,
h) provide deliverables,
i) seek feedback and review product
 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3,
11Pre-production, principal photography, post production, deliverables cycle.
Objectives:
a) finalise pre-production,
b) brief production unit members,
c) book and pick up equipment,
d) carry out principal photography,
e) return equipment,
f) ingest media,
g) engage in post-production,
h) provide deliverables,
i) seek feedback and review product
 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3,
12Pre-production, principal photography, post production, deliverables cycle.
Objectives:
a) finalise pre-production,
b) brief production unit members,
c) book and pick up equipment,
d) carry out principal photography,
e) return equipment,
f) ingest media,
g) engage in post-production,
h) provide deliverables,
i) seek feedback and review product
 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3,
13Pre-production, principal photography, post production, deliverables cycle.
Objectives:
a) finalise pre-production,
b) brief production unit members,
c) book and pick up equipment,
d) carry out principal photography,
e) return equipment,
f) ingest media,
g) engage in post-production,
h) provide deliverables,
i) seek feedback and review product
 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3,
14Pre-production, principal photography, post production, deliverables cycle.
Objectives:
a) finalise pre-production,
b) brief production unit members,
c) book and pick up equipment,
d) carry out principal photography,
e) return equipment,
f) ingest media,
g) engage in post-production,
h) provide deliverables,
i) seek feedback and review product
 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3,
15Pre-production, principal photography, post production, deliverables cycle.
Objectives:
a) finalise pre-production,
b) brief production unit members,
c) book and pick up equipment,
d) carry out principal photography,
e) return equipment,
f) ingest media,
g) engage in post-production,
h) provide deliverables,
i) seek feedback and review product
 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3,
16Finalise and submit  
    
    
    


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

RMIT Screen Production Guide

Film Scheduling, by Singleton, Ralph S., pub Lone Eagle 1997


References

Screen Australia
http://www.screenaustralia.gov.au/  

Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA)
http://www.alliance.org.au  

Screen Producers Association of Australia (SPAA)
http://www.spaa.org.au  


Other Resources

The satchel : production budgeting and film management,
coordinating editor Sandra Alexander ; written by Sandra Alexander [et al.]
Published by Screen Australia revised edition 2007
RMIT Library call number: FOL 791.430681 P964
Carlton Library Reserve Collection (for viewing in library only)
This is an extensive set of notes and professional guidelines for
production in Australia that may provide additional details to
some of the material covered in this course.


Overview of Assessment

A range of assessments will be used to assess practical skills and knowledge. You will participate in a range of class workshops and on location products that will help equip you with the skills to successfully manage a film production, using industry procedures.
 


Assessment Tasks

A range of assessments will be used to assess practical skills and knowledge. You will participate in a range of class workshops and on location products that will help equip you with the skills to successfully manage a film production, using industry procedures.

Each of the following assessment tasks must be completed by each student in the processes of their production.

Assessment item 1: Final draft script
Due date: 10 days before first day of shooting. 10% of total assessment.

CUFPPM601A Performance criteria assessed:
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Assessment item 2: Pre-production documents
(see 2010 RMIT Production Guide) Due date: 7 days before shooting. 30% of total assessment

Safety analysis and risk management plan
Shooting script
Shooting Schedule
Cast & Crew lists
Actor / interviewee release forms (copies)
Location list
Permission Requests, copies of approved permits (copies)

CUFPPM601A Performance criteria assessed:
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6,

Assessment item 3: Final call sheets (updated and accurate)
Due date: 3 days before shooting. 20% of total assessment.

CUFPPM601A Performance criteria assessed:
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6,

Assessment item 4: Cast and crew time sheets, updated, final cast and crew list (full names, spell checked)
Due date: (within three days after last day of shoot) 10% of total assessment.

CUFPPM601A Performance criteria assessed:
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6,

Assessment item 5: Deliverables:
Due date: (7 days after last day of your shoot) 30% of total assessment.
a) cut of the production on DVD for assessment purposes,
b) submit self assessment for your performance as producer
c) submit self assessment for your performance as 1st AD.
Self assessment and review sheets are available on the Blackboard / Learning system.

CUFPPM601A Performance criteria assessed: 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3.

FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT TASKS

A demonstrated professional approach to advising and maintaining lines of communication with all parties involved in the production of the Major Project, eg: local government, Police, location providers, etc.

A demonstrated professional approach to time and organisational management.

Initiate and organise production meetings with relevant student colleagues.

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT TASKS

1. Final Draft 10% (Two weeks before the first day of the production)
2. PreProduction Documents 30% (Ten days before the first day of the production.)
3. Final Call Sheets 20% (One week before the first day of production)
4. Final cast/crew time sheets 10% (One week before the first day of production.)
5. Deliverables (rough cut DVD, director self assessment, 1stAD self assessment, 30% (Two weeks after the final day of production.)


For further information on the grading system and criteria used, please refer to the course blackboard site.

Grades used in this unit are as follows:

Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also use graded assessment:
CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competencey achieved Graded 
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment
Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment (not graded)
CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment







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

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;

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