Course Title: Manage projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

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: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 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

Element:

Administer and monitor 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:

Define project

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:

Develop project plan

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:

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:

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


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

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 BUSM6233C - Manage Operational Plans
 


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 BUSM6233C - Manage Operational Plans


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 BUSM6233C - Manage Operational Plans

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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