Course Title: Manage projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: BUSM6312C

Course Title: Manage projects

School: 365T Global, Urban & Social Studies

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5247 - Diploma of Community Development

Course Contact : Mandy Morrison

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4065

Course Contact Email:mandy.morrison@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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 describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage a straightforward project or a section of a larger project.
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

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


By completing this unit the student will achieve and demonstrate competency in the following skills:

  • Defining projects
  • Developing a project plan
  • Administering and monitoring projects
  • Finalising projects
  • Reviewing projects
     


Details of Learning Activities

You will be involved in learning activities in a day long  and evening workshop which will include group discussions and group work activities based on workshop content. You will also be required to undertake independent studies. Reflection on your own work context is a significant aspect of this course and you will be given opportunities to discuss and think about your own practice.


Teaching Schedule


There are 14 full day workshops and 13 evening classes scheduled for this program. This course will be covered in Workshops 1 & 2
Workshop/sDateWorkshop ContentTitleUnit of Competency
 1 & 2 19/24th  Feb  You will explore the skills and knowledge required to manage a project, including the development of a plan, adminstration, review, finalisation and evaluation of the project Managing your Community Development ProjectBSBPMG510A Manage projects


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

None required


References


Other Resources

Preparatory reading material and/or youtube recordings will be made available prior to workshops (where relevant). Where the teacher has used a powerpoint presentation during the workshop, these resources and other learning activities and handouts will be made available to enroled students post the workshop via electronic methods.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment in this unit will consist  of a combination of  written responses to underpinning knowledge questions and a 3rd party testimonial demonstrating your skills and knowledge in project development and mangement within a community development context.
 


Assessment Tasks

Assessment for this course is based on 2 specific tasks: 

Task one: You will develop and present a brief 5 minute presentation about your project concept, imagining you are pitching to a group of potential funding
donors.

Task two: You will be required to complete written responses to questions/prompts on a project plan template provided. These questions/prompts will ilicit responses about:                                                                                                                                                                        

  • How you work with your organisation/group and community members to develop, manage and monitor a community development project.                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
  • How you would finalise and evaluate the project in conjunction with your partners and group members.



Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant course. These are available from the Program Coordinator.

This program is delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, grades include:

CA: Competency Achieved
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did Not Submit for assessment

Other Information

Assessment Tasks Submission Cover Sheet
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Attendance
It is strongly advised that you attend all workshops 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 competency. Information regarding student feedback can be found at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=9pp3ic9obks7

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. The Student progress policy can be found at:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1

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. Information regarding application for special consideration can be found at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=g43abm17hc9w

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. For more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity Web site: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n

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