Course Title: Manage projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: BUSM6223C

Course Title: Manage projects

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5218 - Diploma of Interactive Digital 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: Peter Kennedy
Phone: 9925 8079
Mail: peter.kennedy@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 straight forward project or a section of a larger project.
On successful completion of this competency, you will have gained employability in skills in preparing , planning, managing, completing , and reviewing a new media project that is based on the principles of good design and visual aesthetic. The outcomes can be seen as a folio of creative work to promote you as a Interactive Digital Media Designer.
 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBPMG510A Manage projects

Element:

Element 1. Define project

Performance Criteria:

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 and gain any necessary approvals to
commence project according to documented 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 to ensure
project outcomes are met
3.7 Achieve project deliverables

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 competency, you will have skills developed planned, managed and completed a Major Project based on the principles of good design


Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will consist of

  • Online turorials & blogs
  • Demonstrations
  • Out of class activites (gallery visit)
  • Workshops
  • Class exercises/ tasks
  • Practical concept drawing exercises
  • Productions
  • Discussions


Teaching Schedule

 

Week Class Content                      Element
1Present course guide
Defining a major project visual style
Visit to Gallery
 1
2Formative Task 01 Web Search OH&S , Risk Management
Formative Task 02 Storyboard group Production Task
Coming up with original and creative ideas.
Formative Task 03 Three Ideas exercise presented to the class
 1,2,3,4
3Concept Drawing exercise characters
Work on and present first idea to class
 1,3,4
4Concept drawing exercise Squares
Work on and present Second and Third idea Ideas
 1,2,3
5

Concept drawing exercise Rectangles

Formative 03 Three Ideas for Submission and Review
Hand out Summative Assessment task 01 Major Project Proposal

 1,2,3
6Concept drawing exercise Shapes
Work on Formative task 03 Three idea to class for feedback
Hand Out Summative Task Major Project Proposal
 1,2,3,4
7Concept drawing exercise Word Association ,
Work on Major Project Proposal
 1,2,3
8Concept drawing exercise Emotion
Submit Major Project Proposal including Budget & Safety report for Assessment
 1,2,3,4
9Concept drawing exercise Dreams
Present Production Report
Start working on Major Project in groups
 1,2,3
10Studio class
Present Production Report for feedback
 1,2,3
11Concept drawing exercise road signs
Create visual designs for Major Project
Work on major project
 1,2,3
12Concept drawing exercise Characters
Work on major project present work on screen for feedback
 1,2,3
13Concept drawing exercise Image Association
Work on and present visual design for Major Project
 1,2,3
14Work on major project present work on screen for feedback
Present Production Report and Timeline for feedback
 1,2,3
15Studio class
Present work for feedback
 1,2,3
16Summative Major Project for Assessment, Production Report ,RMIT cover sheet
Present & review, Major Project.
  1,2,3,4,5


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Visual Literacy Judith Wilde
A Conceptual Approach to Problem Solving


References

Copywrite free sound web sites
Sound Bible: http://soundbible.com/
ccMixter: http://ccmixter.org/view/media/home
Internet Sound archive: http://www.archive.org/details/opensource_audio
Jamendo: http://www.jamendo.com/en/
creative commons sound sites: http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Sound
Budgeting/ Project Management/ risk Management web links
http://www.realcool.biz/articles/Creative_Budgeting_in_10_Easy_Steps_a32_f9.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_management
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Risk_managementhttp://www.stashmedia.tv/
http://management.about.com/od/projectmanagement/ht/ProjMgtSteps.htm


Other Resources

Students will require a visual Diary to develop and present concepts & ideas for the major Project
Students will also require a externat hard drive at least 4 gigabites in size to store and back up their
digital work .


Overview of Assessment

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements documentation, homework and in class exercises, practical problem solving exercises and practical tasks. Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements documentation, homework and in class exercises, practical problem solving exercises and practical tasks. Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.
Assessment Tasks
Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered as essential building blocks for more substantial summative assessment tasks.

To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete each of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.

For further information on the grading system please refer to the course Blackboard site.

Formative
Storyboard group work Production Task (Week 2)
Web search (Week 2)
Three ideas for Major Project (Week 5)

Summative
Major Project Proposal (Week 8)
Completed Major project / Production Report / RMIT Assignment Cover Sheet (Week 16)
 

Students Assessment Files are to have the correct file naming conventions and is to be presented As
a .zip file.
MP _a01_smith _john.zip to be placed on the IDM Server in the (Manage Projects) Dropbox MP
(module of study) at01 (Assessment Task 01) smith
(last name) john (first name).Assessment tasks in this unit are either ungraded or graded. Ungraded
tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered as essential building blocks for
more substantial (graded) assessment tasks.

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:

CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved Graded
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

Student Material Requirements
Please bring to EVERY class:
Visual diary, FireWire cable, External Hard disk drive).
(FireWire cable , external hard disk drive, DVD- etc).
Please Note: It is the student’s responsibility to back up their work regularly.
Lost work is NOT an excuse for late assignments Backups


Assessment Task submission
Assessment tasks MUST be submitted on the due date during class, in person, to your teacher.
Assessment tasks can be submitted before the due date outside of class with the prior agreement of the teacher.

 Please note:
The course guide is subject to change


Equipment Borrowing

(Cameras, tripods etc) RMIT Technical Services Bld 8 Level 7 room 92 Ph 99255419 ds_ad@rmit.edu.au (Mon
– Fri 9am – 5pm)
Students are to borrow cameras from technical services for the required Assessment tasks and class exercises. please note
cameras can only be booked for 24 hours from RMIT Technical services.
Firearms & Weapons
It is important to note that Students are not allowed to shoot video with armoury related objects for example , guns, knives,
spears, etc for OH&S reasons students are not to perform dangerous stunts. Refer to Victorian Police Film & Television
Office.(film.tv@police.viv.gov.au)


OH&S
Students are to adhere to RMITS OH&S standards on the RMIT website .
 
Feedback
You will receive spoken and written feedback from teachers on your work. This feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Late Submissions
Please advise teacher in advance if an extension of time or special consideration is required for submission of work. Refer to the course Blackboard site for policy information including information on late submissions.

Plagiarism
RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.

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;ompetency in this course, you will need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessments and a grade for the summative assessments.
 

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