Course Title: Manage projects
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2012
Course Code: BUSM6234C
Course Title: Manage projects
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:firstname.lastname@example.org
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
This course descibes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage a straightforward project or a section of a larger project. It addresses the management of projects including the development of a project plan, administering and monitor of the project, fianlising the project and reviewing to identify lessons lesrnt for application to future projects.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
BSBPMG510A Manage projects
1.1. Access project scope and other relevant documentation
This course will deliver the skills and knowledge required to manage a straightforward project or a section of a larger project.
This course 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.
Details of Learning Activities
One project divided into three parts:
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
Week and Detail
6. Course overview including legislation for aspects of business operations, organisational structues
7. Project definitions and Project Plan
8. Development of Project Budget to includerisk analysis, risk management and cost reduction
Mid Semester Break
9. Project Team responsibilities
10. Project Performance measures and project simulation
11. Project simulation continued
12.Effective project presentation skills workshop
13. Group processes for project presentations
14. Project Presentation finalisation in class
15. Review Project Outcomes, documentation check, revision of project
16. Project Presentations
17. Feedback and individual interviews if necessary
There is no prescribed text
Hartley, S, 2009, Project Management Principles, Processess and Practice, Pearson, Australia
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.
Develop a project charter - Part A
Analyse a Work Breakdown Structure Part A
Develop a PERT network diagram and identify the Critical Path - Part B
Develop a GANTT Chart including lead and lag times, resource levelling and including the budget - Part B
Develop performance measurement tools and reports- Part B
Project Report - Part C
Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including in-class exercises, problem-solving exercises, assignments, group or individual projects, presentations and written or practical tests, as well as homework activities.
Other activities may be workplace-based or simulate work practices. These may include the production of technical requirements documents, direct observation of workplace practices and the presentation of a portfolio of evidence. This portfolio may include documents, photographs, video and/or audio files.
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. Students will be provided with feedback throughout the course to check their progress.
Critical aspects of assessment
The critical aspects of assessment are:
• Validity – the assessment tool is designed and implemented so that it measures performance accurately and precisely
• Reliability – the assessment tool is designed and implemented so that the measurements received are consistent over a period of time or a number of assessment events
• Fairness – the assessment tool is designed and implemented so that it is non-discriminatory and unambiguous
• Flexibility – the assessment tool is designed to allow for its application in a range of different contexts and conditions, and uses a range of methodologies.
Graded Assessment at RMIT
At RMIT, the grades to be used for VET programs are:
DNS - Did not submit for assessment
NYC - Not yet competent
CAG - Competency achieved – graded
CC - Competent with credit
CDI - Competent with distinction
CHD - Competent with high distinction
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