Course Title: Manage projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: BUSM6254C

Course Title: Manage projects

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5222 - Diploma of Management

Course Contact : Robyn Lyons, Ian Fisher

Course Contact Phone: 3 9925 9118 & 3 9925 9450

Course Contact,

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

 Loraine Grant
9925 9145

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 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


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

Performance Criteria:

1.1Access project scope and other relevant documentation

1.2Define project stakeholders

1.3Seek clarification from delegating authority of any issues related to project and project parameters

1.4Identify limits of own responsibility and reporting requirements

1.5Clarify 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)

2.4Develop and approve project budget

2.5Consult team members and take their views into account in planning the project

2.6Finalise project plan and gain any necessary approvals to commence project according to documented plan

3.1Take action to ensure project team members are clear about their responsibilities and the project requirements

3.2Provide 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

3.3Establish 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

3.6Undertake risk management as required to ensure project outcomes are met

3.7 Achieve project deliverables

4.1Complete financial record keeping associated with project and check for accuracy

4.2Assign staff involved in project to new roles or reassign to previous roles

4.3Complete project documentation and obtain any necessary sign offs for concluding project

5.1Review 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

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

Details of Learning Activities

This unit comprises a range of learning activities that includes tutorials, online activities, case studies, videos,group work and exercises.

Students are engaged in the activities that explore the elements that are part of " Managing Projects" such as Defining the project,The Skills required,Managing the project team and individuals,The project life cycle and Risk management.

To encapsulate the learning a real life project will be undertaken so that the theories can be applied,plus this "Project" will enable elements of other units to be utilised I.E. Time Management,Team Effectiveness,Facilitate Continuous improvement.

Students will also be engaged in:

- Observation and investigation ( Problem Solving )
- Research,collect and analyse data (Planning & Organising )
- Group discussion on Project and Project Management strategies/issues and concerns
- Use of technology for reports or data collecting ( Technology )
- Use of self evaluation ( Learning )
- Online activities (Technology )
- Use technology to present information ( Communication & Technology )

Students will also be able to apply these skills and theories when working with teams on a work place project.

Teaching Schedule

Lecture Sequence                     Unit of Competency                                     Lecture dates                                      Discussion Topics                                                                                                                       Assessments
Lecture 1                                       Program introduction                                   18th February 2010                            • Introduction of program
                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Introduction of assessment process
                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Building an evidence portfolio
                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Mission Statement
                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Code of Conduct
                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Gantt Chart Overview
Lecture 2                                    BSBPMG510A Manage Projects                    25th February                                      • Define the project
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Scope & limitations of the project
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Project Management tools
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Risk Management
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Finalising the project                                                                                                                    Assessment:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Project Summary for Managing Projects
Lecture 3                                   BSBMGT515A  Manage Operational Plan    4th March                                              • Operational Plans
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Monitor & review operational performance
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Solving problems/decision making                                                                          Assessment: Operational Plans:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Action Plan/Gantt Chart
Lecture 4                                   BSBWOR502A Ensure Team Effectiveness 11th March                                           • Team performance plan
                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Task : team purpose
                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Group dynamics
                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Team cohesion                                                                                                                             Belbin Questionnaire
Lecture 5                                  BSBWOR502A Ensure Team Effectiveness 25th March                                          • Communication foundations

Easter Break

Lecture 6                                 BSBWOR502A Ensure Team Effectiveness 8th April                                                • Managing Conflict

Lecture 7                                 BSBWOR502A Ensure Team Effectiveness 15th April                                             • Leadership styles

Lecture 8                                 BSBWOR502A Ensure Team Effectiveness 22nd April                                            • Motivation

Lecture9                                 BSBWOR502A Ensure Team Effectiveness  29th April                                             • Individual differences
                                                                                                                                                                                               • Attitudes/Values                                                                                                                                            Value surveys
Lecture 10                              BSBWOR502A Ensure Team Effectiveness 6th May                                                 • Personality                                                                                                                                                       Myers Briggs

Lecture 11                             BSBWOR502A Ensure Team Effectiveness 13th May                                                • Problem solving tools
Lecture 12                             BSBWOR502A Ensure Team Effectiveness 20th May                                                •Coaching/mentoring

Lecture 13                             BSBWOR502A Ensure Team Effectiveness 27 May                                                   • Group/individual learning

Lecture 14                             BSBLED 501A Workplace Learning                 8th July                                               • Learning Organisations

Lecture 15                             BSBLED 501A Workplace Learning                15th July                                              • Training & Development

Lecture 16                           BSBLED501A Wokplace Learning                     22nd July                                          • Learning Needs/Learning Plans

Lecture 17                           BSBLED501A Workplace Learning                   29th July                                            • Training Plans

Lecture 18                          BSBLED501A Workplace Learning                    5th August                                         • Training Assessment Evaluation

Lecture 19                          BSBPMG510A Manage Projects                         12th August                                       • Individual project completions & deadlines                                                                  Assessment: Project Summary

Lecture 20                           BSBMGT515A Manage Operational Plan         19th August                                       • Preparation for presentations
                                                                                                                                                                                             • Review Project                                                                                                             Assessment Action Plan/Gantt Chart
Lecture 21                           BSBLED501A Workplace Learning                   26th August                                       • Presentations

                                                                                                                                                                                             • Completion of Assessment Portfolio                                                                          Workplace Learning Training Plan

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Manage Projects Effectively
Will Baker


Managing Projects
David Nickson & Suzy Siddons


Project Management
A Competency Based approach
Stephen Hartley



Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this standard must be able to provide evidence that they have successfully managed projects – either a straightforward project or a section of a larger project.
This evidence will cover the application of project management skills and the meeting of timelines, quality standards, budgetary limits and other requirements set for the project.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment is based on the submission of a portfolio of evidence that contains:

    - documents
    - related activities or tasks
    - letters of support
    - memos
    - examples of work

Assessment Matrix

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