Course Title: Manage projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: BUSM6223C

Course Title: Manage projects

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5231 - Diploma of Audiovisual Technology

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:mcvet@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Rebekha Naim
Phone: 03 9925 4849
Email: rebekha.naim@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

No pre-requisites or co-requistes are required.

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage a straightforward project or section of a larger project. In this course you will develop skills to manage projects including developing 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 

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:

2.Develop project plan

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:

3.Administer and monitor project

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:

4.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:

5.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


On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to project manage a small-scale production.


Details of Learning Activities

In class learning activities include, but are not limited to:
• lectures
• group discussion
• teacher directed group activities/projects
• work shopping of students’ own projects

Out of class activities include, but are not limited to:
• online research
• independent project based work


Teaching Schedule

Teaching schedule
Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.

 

WeekClass ContentElementsCovered
1Focus: Course outline, overview the course guide, resources, assessment tasks and expectations.
Includes: Lecture and group discussion.
1-5
2 - 6

Workshopping Operate Lighting EEET6846C
Includes: event allotment

3
7Focus: Project Management Theory and application to AV. Terminology and industry practices.
Includes: lecture and group discussion.
1-2
8 - 11Focus: Event exercise.
Includes: Teacher directed group activities and work shopping of student’s own project.
3-5
12Focus: Overview of Manage a Project
Includes: Lecture and group discussion
1-5
13 (TBA Sem 2, week 16)Self review and Peer Assessment1-5


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Please refer to the relevant URL links, guides and references in the course Blackboard site and World Wide Web.


References

You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information. Students are expected to make full use of University library facilities, in researching and developing event budgeting techniques.


Other Resources

Other resources
It is recommended that you bring materials to classes and productions to make notes, for example;
• a pen and notepaper
• a laptop computer with word and excel type programs, if you have access to one


Overview of Assessment

Critical aspects of assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit are:
Development of a project plan
Details of monitoring arrangement/s and evaluation of the project plan’s efficacy to address time lines and budgets of project
Knowledge of relevant legislation.
 


Assessment Tasks

Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered as essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks.

To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessments and a grade for the summative assessment.

Formative Assessment
1.    Production work on supervised RMIT University events.
You are expected to participate in the planning, administration and review of at least 3 Agreed Projects at RMIT University under your teacher’s supervision. This work must be completed by TAFE Week 17, Semester 2 and icludes work on Blog and Wiki pages.

2.    Production work without direct supervision.
You are expected to participate in the planning, administration and review of at least 2 Agreed Projects without your teacher’s supervision. This work must be completed by TAFE Week 17, Semester 2 and includes work on Blog and Wiki pages.

3. Blog: 1 entry per month (at least 7 in total)

The Blog entries must have quality discussion on decision-making about the productions you are working on. See my example on Blackboard. Your Blog can be found under your name in the appropriate class folder.
You are also expected to make 4 entries in other people’s Blogs (in 4 different Blog’s). I will give you feedback on your first and last Blog entry.

Summative Assessment 
3.    Project management of a small-scale production and development of a comprehensive Wiki for the project that addresses the planning, administration and review of the production. This work must be completed by TAFE Week 17, Semester 2.

The details on these assessments and the grading criteria for this competency can be found on the course Blackboard site.

Grades used in this unit are as follows:

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


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrated alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration.

Other Information

Attendance
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Feedback - You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Go to Student Feedback at RMIT on the RMIT website

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Go to the Student Progress Policy on the RMIT website.

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Special consideration, appeals and discipline

Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism - RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity on the RMIT website.

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