Course Title: Manage projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

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

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Peter Kennedy
Phone: 9925 8079

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


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 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
1.5 Clarify relationship of project to other projects and to the
organisation's objectives
1.6 Determine and access available resources to undertake


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
2.2 Identify and access appropriate project management
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 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


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 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
•Class exercises
•Practical demonstrations and class presentations
• Group discussion
• Online research
•Independent project based work
• Teacher directed group activities/projects
• Site visits (observations) Gallery Visits
• Studio practice
•Workshopping’ of student projects
• Peer group assessment activities

Teaching Schedule

 Week 1

Present course guide outline
What is a major project and project management ?
Visit to a Gallery


Week 2

Formative Task 1 Web Search & Class Presentation due

Formative Task 2 Script & Storyboard group Production Task
Present Student MP proposals to class
Coming up with original and creative ideas.



Week 3

Formative task 2 Script & Storyboard due.

Concept drawing 1

Hand out to class Formative Task 03 Three Ideas
Work on and present first idea to class


Week 4

Concept drawing 2
Class exercise Students are to present the second idea in class



Week 5

Concept drawing 3
Formative Task 3 Three Ideas due for screen presentation  assessment & review
Present Summative Assessment Task 01 to the class (Research Proposal)



Week 6

Concept drawing 4
Formative Task 4a  Storyboard for Research Proposal
Proposal present work in progress on screen



Week 7

Concept drawing 5
Students are to present examples of visual style , reference
colour pallet, mood boards, timeline & production schedule for their projects



Week 8

Hand in Summative Assessment task 01 Major project Proposal
To be presented on screen for assessment & review
Work on Animatic


Week 9

Studio Practice class
Work on Animatic



Week 10 

Concept drawing 5
Class presentation of work completed to date
Work on Animatic & Major Project




Week 11

Concept drawing 6
• Formative Task 4b Milestone Presentation Animatic for Assessment & review


Week 12

Concept drawing 7
Work on and submit a Progress Report for Major Project
Work on major project present work on screen for feedback & review



Week 13

Work on major project present work on screen for feedback & review
• Formative task 4c Milestone Presentation Major Project work completed to date on screen presentation



Week 14

Studio Practice class
Class presentation work in progress for Major project



Week 15

Studio Practice class
Class presentation work in progress for Major project



Week 16

Submit and Present Summative Assessment Task 2 Major Project on Screen
for feedback and Review



Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Visual Literacy Judith Wilde
A Conceptual Approach to Problem Solving


Copyright free sound web sites
Sound Bible:
Internet Sound archive:
creative commons sound sites:
Budgeting/ Project Management/ Risk Management web links
http://wwwlyndacom. Project Management

Other Resources

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

Overview of Assessment
Semester 2

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills and will include:
-Practical tasks
-Direct observation including exploration of and experimentation with techniques
-Written and/or oral questioning and discussion to assess knowledge and understanding
-Completion of an Project Design Document, and a Completed IDM Student Major Project
-Direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence


Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks. Summative assessment tasks in this unit are graded.
To demonstrate competency in this course you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.


1 Web search & class presentation (due wk 2)
2 Script & Storyboard group work Production Task (due wk 3)
3 Three ideas for Major Project (due wk 5)
4 Class Milestone presentations
• Storyboard (due wk 6)
• Animatic (due wk 11)
• Major Project work completed to date (due wk 13)

1 Major Project Design Document (due wk 8)
2 Completed Major project (due wk 16)

Students Assessment Files are to have the correct file naming conventions and are to be presented as a .zip file. For Summative Assessment Tasks MP_SUMM _a01_smith For Formative Assessment Tasks MP_FORM _a01_smith, are to be placed on the IDM Server in the (Manage Projects) Drop box MP. Students who do not have correct file naming convention will fial and be made to resubmit.

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:
Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also use graded assessment:
CHDCompetent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CP Competent with Pass
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


The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Cover Sheet for Submissions

All students must complete a submission cover sheet for each piece of submitted work.

RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. For more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity


All students have access to the myRMIT copyright shell. The myRMIT copyright shell contains information on copyright, plus also examples on how to use copyright works as part of your projects and assignments.

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:

Course Assessment Committee/Program Advisory Board
These committees promote the early identification of students who are not achieving acceptable academic performance. The Course Assessment Committee provides identified students with assistance and seeks to ensure such students are aware of the range of support services available to them at the University.

Student Feedback

Students are offered opportunities to provide feedback through a variety of mechanisms including online surveys conducted at the end of each course or semester, student complaints and Student Staff Consultative Committees

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