Course Title: Manage projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: BUSM6254C

Course Title: Manage projects

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5222 - Diploma of Management

Course Contact : Peter Bonnell

Course Contact Phone: 3 9925 9171

Course Contact Email:peter.bonnell@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Robyn Lyons 99259118

Ian Fisher 99259450

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 unit 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.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBPMG510A Manage projects

Element:

1. Define project
2. Develop project plan
3. Administer and monitor project
4. Finalise project
5. Review 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

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

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

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

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


By the end of the course you will have acquired the skills and knowledge to be able to define a project and develop a plan to administer and monitor the project through it’s timeline and when complete finalise and review it.


Details of Learning Activities

Students will study and learn through tutorials, case studies,group work and prescribed exercises and assessment work,


Teaching Schedule

Workshop Sequence
WorkshopWorkshop dateDiscussion Topics
Introduction Program   
Introduction 
 2nd March   
 Introduction of program 
                                                                                                                                         
  • Assessment process 
                                                                                                                                          
 • Project work for assessment 
                                                                                                                                          
 • Building a portfolio of evidence
Workshop 1 
Manage Self   
 9th March   
Personal work priorities 
                                                                                                                                           
• Individual learning styles and preferences 
                                                                                                                                          
 • Building and maintaining networks
Workshop 2 
Manage Self   
 16th March   
Workplace relationships 
                                                                                                                                         
 • Reflective practice skills 
                                                                                                                                         
• Coaching and mentoring
Workshop 3
  Leading and managing 
 3rd March   
Development of  leadership and management within an organisational 
Workshop 4 
Manage Operational plans 30th March   
Develop and managing operational plans                                                                                                                                          Planning and manage resources
Workshop 5 
Manage Operational plans 6th April 
Monitor and review operational performance 
                                                                                                                                    
 Reflecting on existing systems
Workshop 6
 Manage Projects 20th April 
Define the proposed project                                                                                                                                       
 Scope & limitations of the project                                                                                                                                         Proposed subject areas
Workshop 7 
Facilitate & capitalise on change27th April 
Planning for change 
                                                                                                                                    
 innovative approaches to change
Workshop 8 
  Innovation 
4th May
Emergent challenges and opportunities
Workshop 9 
Ensure team effectiveness 
11th May
Group processes                                                                                                                                          Group dynamics                                                                                                                      
Team cohesion
Workshop 10 
Ensure team effectiveness 
18th May
Review & evaluate management of individuals within the team
Workshop 11 
Portfolio review  
25th May
Review and update of Evidence collection
Workshop 12 
 Mid year project review 
1st June
Review and update of project status
Workshop 13 
Manage quality customer service   
8th June
Internal and external customer requirements                                                                                                                                           Quality products and service
Workshop 14 
 Facilitate continuous improvement  
15th June
Improvement systems and processes                                                                                                                                          Develop plans to introduce and facilitate change                                                                                                                                       Manage the workplace to promote continuous improvement
Workshop 15 
OH&S
6th July 
Establish and maintain systems and procedures                                                                                                                                            Establish participative arrangements for OH&S management
Workshop 16 
OH&S
13th July 
Establish procedures for identifying hazards                                                                                                                                          Establish and maintain a OH&S management system
Workshop 17 
 Revision
20th July 
Individual project completions and deadlines
Workshop 18 
Manage projects 
27th July 
Computer workshops
Workshop 19 
Manage projects 
  3rd August    
Computer workshops
Workshop 20 
No planned workshops      
 10th August    
Work on projects and portfolios
Workshop 21 
Project presentation   
14th September

Individual Project Presentations
Workshop 22 
No planned workshops      
26th October
Portfolio submission
Graduation    
    


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Management Theory and Practice by Kris Cole

1-74103-241-5

Management- A Pacific Rim Focus 4E from McGraw Hill

007471419-8


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this standard must be able to provide evidence that they have the skills to successfully manage projects. This evidence will cover the application of project management skills and the meeting of timelines, quality standards, budgetary limits and other requirements. Assessment will be done by the submission of a portfolio indicating competency in work undertaken and application of theory to this work. 


Assessment Tasks

Assessment for this unit is by :

- the submission of a portfolio of evidence  that demonstrates how the project was managed,which includes definning,planning,facilitating,resourcing,monitoring and adjusting as required  through to successful completion

- undertaking a workplace project as part of this program


Assessment Matrix

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