Course Title: Manage operational plan

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: BUSM6233C

Course Title: Manage operational plan

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5219 - Diploma of International Business

Course Contact : Tim Wallis

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5423

Course Contact Email:timothy.wallis@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Peter Caly- peter.caly@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 applies to people who manage the work of others and operate within the parameters of a broader strategic and/or business plan. The task of the manager at this level is to develop and implement an operational plan to ensure that the objectives and strategies outlined in the strategic and/or business plan are met by work teams. However in some larger organisations operational plans may be developed by a strategic planning unit.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBMGT515A Manage operational plan

Element:

1. Develop operational plan

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Research, analyse and document resource requirements and develop an operational plan in consultation with relevant personnel, colleagues and specialist resource managers
1.2. Develop and/or implement consultation processes as an integral part of the operational planning process
1.3. Ensure details of the operational plan include the development of key performance indicators to measure organisational performance
1.4. Develop and implement contingency plans at appropriate stages of operational planning
1.5. Ensure the development and presentation of proposals for resource requirements is supported by a variety of information sources and seek specialist advice as required
1.6. Obtain approval for plan from relevant parties and ensure understanding among work teams involved
 

Element:

2. Plan and manage resource acquisition

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Develop and implement strategies to ensure that employees are recruited and/or inducted within the organisation's human resources management policies and practices
2.2. Develop and implement strategies to ensure that physical resources and services are acquired in accordance with the organisation's policies, practices and procedures
 

Element:

3. Monitor and review operational performance

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Develop, monitor and review performance systems and processes to assess progress in achieving profit and productivity plans and targets
3.2. Analyse and interpret budget and actual financial information to monitor and review profit and productivity performance
3.3. Identify areas of under performance, recommend solutions, and take prompt action to rectify the situation
3.4. Plan and implement systems to ensure that mentoring and coaching are provided to support individuals and teams to effectively, economically and safely use resources
3.5. Negotiate recommendations for variations to operational plans and gain approval from designated persons/groups
3.6. Develop and implement systems to ensure that procedures and records associated with documenting performance are managed in accordance with organisational requirements
 


Learning Outcomes


This course delivers the skills and knowledge required to develop and monitor implementation of the operational plan to provide efficient and effective workplace practices within the organisation’s productivity and profitability plans.

Management at a strategic level requires systems and procedures to be developed and implemented to facilitate the organisation’s operational plan.


Details of Learning Activities

A range of learning activities are planned for this course including self-paced and collaborative class room based activities.

The self-based activities will be delivered through various technology platforms and will include student contribution to wikis and discussion threads, reflective journals, quizzes and interactive sessions.

The collaborative classroom based activities will include group discussion, group problem solving activities and opportunities to practice skills in a simulated workplace environment.

This unit is Co-Delivered and Co-Assessed with BUSM6234C - Manage Projects
 


Teaching Schedule

Week    Date       Topics     
18 JulyCourse Introduction and overveiw of operational Management Including Assesment
215 JulyOperations and Productivity
322 JulyOperations Strategy
429 JulyProject Management
55 AugOperations management principles
612 AugOperations in the Global Environment
719 AugProject Management and Forecasting
826 AugDesign of Goods and Services, Managing Quality
  Mid Semester Break
99 SepProcess Strategy and Tactics
1016 SepHuman Resources
1123 SepLocational and Layout Strategy
1230 SepJIT Philosophy
137 OctMaintenance and Reliability
1414 OctSupply Chain Management
1521 OctPresentations
1628 OctFinalisation of results and individual interviews

This unit is Co-Delivered and Co-Assessed with BUSM6234C - Manage Projects


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

There is no recommended text


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including assignments, journals, presentation and written or test. 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 1 - Weeks 3, 6, 10, 12 - Completion of four case studies in class over the duration of the semester

Assessment 2 - Week 9 - Test Covering topics examined in Weeks 1-8.

Assessment 3 - Week 14 - Major Project - This assessment requires students to take the role of a project manager tasked with improving operational performance at an organisation The project plan should outline the operational objectives and what changes will be made to the operational planning processes.. Students must plan the project in detail including creating a project budget, PERT network diagram, GANTT chart and performance measurement tools and reports. 
 

This unit is Co-Delivered and Co-Assessed with BUSM6234C - Manage Projects

Submission Requirements

Assessment tasks must be submitted via Blackboard.

You should:

• Ensure that you submit assessments on or before the due date. If your performance in the assessment is affected by unexpected circumstances, you should consider applying for Special Consideration. Information on the process and application forms is available at http://rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ls0ydfokry9rz website.
• Always retain a copy of your assessment tasks. (hard copy and soft copy)
• When you submit work for assessment at RMIT University you need to use a cover sheet that includes a declaration and statement of authorship. You must complete, sign and submit a cover sheet with all work you submit for assessment, whether individual or group work. On the cover sheet you declare that the work you are presenting for assessment is your own work. An assignment cover sheet for submission of work for assessment is available on blackboard.
• Each page of your assessment should include footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment, unit code and title and page numbers. For example, Julie Macpherson, 324567, Task 2, OHS2345C Ensure safe workplace, Page 1 of 10.


Assessment Matrix

Marking Guide (competency):
Vocational Education and Training (VET) is based on current industry needs and the focus on preparing you for the workplace. Because VET courses are informed by practical application of knowledge and skills, they are based on a system known as ‘competency based training’ (CBT). So when you are assessed in VET it is about whether you are competent to do the job, as well as having a firm grasp on the knowledge and skills required to do that job, as opposed to traditional curriculum based education settings that are often based on knowledge retention.

You need to demonstrate you are competent in each element of the unit of competency you are studying.

You will receive feedback on each assessment task that will inform you whether you are competent or not and how well you are performing. Once competent in all elements of the unit you receive a competency grading.

Please refer to the Final Grades table below.

Marking Guide (Grading)
After achieving competency we then grade your performance in the unit; this gives you the opportunity to have the level of your performance formally recognized against industry standards and employability skills.


The grading is according to the following criteria:

1. LEVEL OF INDEPENDENCE, INITIATIVE, ENTERPRISE AND PERFORMANCE OF WORK TASK
We are looking for a high level of ability to complete all tasks independently as per the specifications as well as demonstrating a high level of initiative in your approach to the task

2. DEMONSTRATED BREADTH OF UNDERPINNING KNOWLEDGE AND A WILLINGNESS TO CONTINUE LEARNING
We are looking for depth of understanding of the key concepts and knowledge required in the assessments system. You should be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of all requirements in all the assessment tasks.

3. TECHNIQUES & PROCESSES, TECHNOLOGY SKILLS AND PROBLEM SOLVING
We are looking for appropriate use of technology to assist in presenting all tasks clearly and suitable for the intended audience. You also need to show an understanding of the kinds of problems that can arise in managing pertinent issues and how these might be addressed.

4. WORK ORGANISATION, PLANNING AND SELF MANAGEMENT
If required by the teacher we would expect to see ongoing uploading of information into Pebble Pad that is relevant to the unit, full utilisation of Pebble Pad and Blackboard as per course requirements and timely submission of all required assessment tasks.

5. COMMUNICATION, PEOPLE NETWORKING, LANGUAGE AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS AND TEAMWORK
We expect to see contributions to relevant discussions and scheduled Collaborate sessions. In addition your tasks should demonstrate a very good understanding of strategies for a collaborative approach to management issues in the workplace.
Final Grades table:


CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved – Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment

Further information regarding the application of the grading criteria will be provided by your teacher.

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