Course Title: Manage simple projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: BUSM6308C

Course Title: Manage simple projects

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5234 - Diploma of Visual Art

Course Contact : Ninna Cikoja

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email:TAFEArt@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Fiona Hillary
fiona.hillary@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 65

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 covers the planning and development of simple, generally low risk projects that may be small scale and managed by one person or by a person with a small team. It includes identifying project requirements, preparing a business case, preparing the project plan and establishing project infrastructure.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

PSPPM402B Manage simple projects

Element:

2. Coordinate project implementation
2.1 Integration and management of project activities are handled in accordance with the project plan
2.2 Stakeholder input and expectations are managed and their commitment is maintained throughout the life of the project in accordance with organisational policy and procedures and the project plan
2.3 Disagreements and disputes are resolved or referred to a higher authority in accordance with organisational policy and procedures
2.4 Project change proposals are received and changes are recommended/made in accordance with the project plan, and documented in accordance with policy and procedures

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Integration and management of project activities are handled in accordance with the project plan
2.2 Stakeholder input and expectations are managed and their commitment is maintained throughout the life of the project in accordance with organisational policy and procedures and the project plan
2.3 Disagreements and disputes are resolved or referred to a higher authority in accordance with organisational policy and procedures
2.4 Project change proposals are received and changes are recommended/made in accordance with the project plan, and documented in accordance with policy and procedures 

Element:

4. Arrange project follow-up activities
4.1 Project deliverable are analysed against specifications,performance standards and project objectives, under broad guidance, and the results are reported to stakeholders
4.2 An initial support package or product manual is produced, if required, to provide guidance for stakeholders who will be required to apply the project results
4.3 The support package includes options for stakeholders to take account of environmental and cultural factors in applying project results
4.4 Operational and support authorities are consulted to research any testing/trialling/building requirements resulting from the project, and evaluation of any recommendations are included in the project report

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Project deliverable are analysed against specifications,performance standards and project objectives, under broad guidance, and the results are reported to stakeholders
4.2 An initial support package or product manual is produced, if required, to provide guidance for stakeholders who will be required to apply the project results
4.3 The support package includes options for stakeholders to take account of environmental and cultural factors in applying project results
4.4 Operational and support authorities are consulted to research any testing/trialling/building requirements resulting from the project, and evaluation of any recommendations are included in the project report

Element:

1. Implement start-up activities
1.1 The project plan is updated with confirmed information for key dates and activities, resources and project governance details in accordance with the project implementation strategy
1.2 Project stakeholders' understanding of and agreement to fulfil the project requirements and their roles and responsibilities are confirmed
1.3 Required systems are established and maintained throughout the project in accordance with the project plan
1.4 A working knowledge of project management tools is used to facilitate integration of project activities and achievement of project outcomes

Performance Criteria:

1.1 The project plan is updated with confirmed information for key dates and activities, resources and project governance details in accordance with the project implementation strategy
1.2 Project stakeholders' understanding of and agreement to fulfil the project requirements and their roles and responsibilities are confirmed
1.3 Required systems are established and maintained throughout the project in accordance with the project plan
1.4 A working knowledge of project management tools is used to facilitate integration of project activities and achievement of project outcomes 

Element:

3. Monitor project
3.1 All aspects of the project are continually monitored and corrective action is taken as necessary to maintain progress in accordance with the project plan
3.2 Consultation and reporting mechanisms are applied in accordance with the communication plan when dealing with management, staff and/or contractors, steering committee members or other stakeholders
3.3 Project governance plans and any related contracts are monitored, reviewed and amended as appropriate, and results are reported in accordance with the communication plan
3.4 Project progress is monitored against agreed milestones in accordance with the project plan to provide a measure of performance throughout the life of the contract
3.5 Programmed review of objectives and achievement is implemented in accordance with the project plan

Performance Criteria:

3.1 All aspects of the project are continually monitored and corrective action is taken as necessary to maintain progress in accordance with the project plan
3.2 Consultation and reporting mechanisms are applied in accordance with the communication plan when dealing with management, staff and/or contractors, steering committee members or other stakeholders
3.3 Project governance plans and any related contracts are monitored, reviewed and amended as appropriate, and results are reported in accordance with the communication plan
3.4 Project progress is monitored against agreed milestones in accordance with the project plan to provide a measure of performance throughout the life of the contract
3.5 Programmed review of objectives and achievement is implemented in accordance with the project plan 


Learning Outcomes


In this course, you learn through:
1. In-class activities:
lectures
teacher directed group activities/projects
class exercises to review discussions/lectures
peer teaching and class presentations
group discussion
class exercises to review discussions/lectures
studio work

2. Out-of-class activities include:
practical exercises
reading articles and excerpts
preparing for discussion
project work
independent research

You are expected to manage your learning and undertake an appropriate amount of out-of-class independent study and research and industry guests speak about professional practice.


Details of Learning Activities

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As part of a series of studio based projects, you will learn how to detail requirements, write recommendations and prepare plans that require a level of precision about their public art project. You will understand the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders or team members as well as apply a range of communication styles to suit different audiences and purposes. You will gain skills in using project management tools; negotiate time lines and applying workplace safety procedures in line with project planning requirements.


Teaching Schedule

Week 1
Introduction to unit.
Project Brief 1: Temporary interactive installations.

Cardboard Worlds presentation/Newspaper review for context.

Week 2
Project Proposal Introduction.

Week 3
Materials Workshop:  Students present the materials they are intending to use; mark making materials, digital resources, surfaces, spaces, supports for surfaces for final presentation.

Week 4
Presentation of semester 1 proposals

Week 5
Debriefs re-proposals.

Week 6
Studio visits to see how work is progressing.  Peer reviews.

Week 7
Series 1: Artists & materials

Week 8
Series 1: Artists & materials

Week 9
Mid-semester break
Peer reviews

Week 10
Peer reviews

Week 11
Studio work

Week 12
Studio work

Week 13
Studio work

Week 14
Preparation for installation & documentation of work.

Week 15
Installation & Documentation of work

Week 16
Installation/De-installation/review of projects/install/responses/successes and things to do differently.

Week 17
Assessment preparation/submission

Week 18
Assessment


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Forbat, S. 2009 40 years : Kaldor public art projects NSW, Botany.

Hogg, G & Sharp, K. (eds) 2011, Outer site : the intercultural projects of RMIT art in public space with a foreword by Lucy Lippard, Balnarring, Vic. : McCulloch & McCulloch Australian Art Books.

Frayling C, Charity R & O’Reilly L 2005 Re views : artists and public space. London, UK : Black Dog Books.


References


Other Resources

Resources required to carry out assessment hese resources include:

  • legislation, guidelines, procedures and protocols relating to project management
  • workplace project documentation
  • scenarios and case studies
  • documented information and/or examples of the assessee’s personal work
  • project management tools


Overview of Assessment

Assessment methods suitable for valid and reliable assessment of this competency may include, but are not limited to, a combination of 2 or more of:

  • case studies
  • demonstration
  • portfolios
  • questioning
  • scenarios
  • authenticated evidence from the workplace and/or
  • training courses.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment Tasks
Semester 1:
1. Assessment title: Project Brief 1 Proposal&#8232;Description:  Project Proposal – including site analysis, materials, timeline and budget
Semester:  S1
Week: 4&#8232;2. Assessment title: Manual&#8232;Description: Manual for installation/de-installation
Semester:  S1
Week: 15
3. Assessment title: Documentation/Evaluation&#8232;Description: Documentation/ Evaluation of work/project: include peer reviews/vox pops/feedback from organisation.
Semester:  S1
Week: 16

Assessment Tasks
Semester 2:
1. Assessment title: Project Brief 2 Proposal&#8232;Description:  Project Proposal – including site analysis, materials, timeline and budget
Semester:  S2
Week: 4&#8232;2. Assessment title: Project Brief 2: Manual for Installation Team + Briefing&#8232;Description: Manual for installation/de-installation team
Semester:  S2
Week: 8
3. Assessment title: Project Brief 2: Parking Day Outcome/Documentation
Description: Installation + documentation
Due date:  14th September (TBC Dependant on actual date of Parking Day)
Week: 10
4. Assessment title: Project Brief 3: Proposal&#8232;Description: Installation/Documentation/ Evaluation of work/project: include peer reviews/vox pops/feedback from organisation.
Semester:  S2
Week: 13
5. Assessment title: Project Brief 3: Installation/Documentation/Evaluation&#8232;Description: Installation/Documentation/ Evaluation of work/project: include peer reviews/vox pops/feedback from organisation.
Semester:  S2
Week: 18


Assessment Matrix

Assessment TasksElements Performance CriteriaKnowledge requiredSkill requirements
Project Brief 1:Proposal including site analysis/timeline/budget1

1.1- 1.4
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Look for evidence that confirms knowledge and

understanding of:

legislation, organisational policies and procedures

that may impact on the project and management of

the project, for example:

 

  • public sector codes of ethics/conduct
  • occupational health and safety and environment requirements
  • quality standards
  • risk management
  • financial management
  • procurement
  • human resources
  • equal employment opportunity, equity and diversity principles

 

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Look for evidence that confirms skills in:

  • detailing requirements, writing recommendations and preparing plans requiring precision of expression
  • negotiating timelines, roles and responsibilities with stakeholders or team members
  • communicating with stakeholders or team members using a range of communication styles to suit different audiences and purposes
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    responding to diversity, including gender and disability

  • using project management tools

  • applying workplace safety procedures in line with project planning requirements

  • accessing/preparing information electronically or in hard copy

Manual for installation/de-installation of work2/3
2.1- 2.4
3.1- 3.5
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  • organisational project approval processes
  • scheduling
  • change management
  • project planning methods for small scale or low risk
  • project management tools to suit the projects
  • principles relating to the planning phase of project
  • management for small scale or low risk projects
 
Documentation/Evaluation of work
4

4.1- 4.4
  
Project Brief 2: Proposal
1
1.1- 1.4  
Manual/briefing for Installation Team 2/3
2.1- 2.4
3.1- 3.5
  
Project Brief 2: Parking Day Outcome/ Documentation3/43.1- 3.5
4.1- 4.4
  
Project Brief 3: Proposal11.1- 1.4  
Project Brief 3: Installation/ Documentation3/43.1- 3.5
4.1- 4.4
  

Other Information

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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.

 

Plagiarism

RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.

 

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.

Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:

http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1;

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