Course Title: Manage projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: BUSM6223C

Course Title: Manage projects

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6104 - Advanced Diploma of Sound Production

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:mcvet@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

John Favaro
john.favaro@rmit.edu.au
9925 4815

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.
The unit focuses on the application of project management skills and the requirement to meet time lines, quality standards, budgetary limits and other requirements set for the project.
 


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 course you will have the skills to develop and monitor a project plan and ensure timelines and budgets are adhered to as well as knowledge of the relevent legeslation associated with any project


Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will consist of:
Lectures
Management of sound production projects
Independent project based work
Teacher directed project activities


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.

The unit will centre around a series of class based sessions, which will include assigning students to individual or group projects. Students will then undertake Sound Production projects in separate sessions, which may include completing Sound Production for Screen productions.

Class
Class ContentFormatElements
Class 1 and 2

Unit Summary
Assessment requirements
Project reports

LectureElement 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Class 3 and 4Project PlanningLecture/ Group Planning Session

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7

Class 5 and 6Project PlanningLecture/ Group Planning SessionElement 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3

Class 7 and 8Project ReviewLecture/ Group Planning SessionElement 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3

Element 5
5.1, 5.2, 5.3


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information.


Other Resources

N/A


Overview of Assessment

Assessment in this course will be ongoing and a range of assessment will be used to assess participation and knowledge. You will participate in a range of class activities and on location.


Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following assessment to a satisfactory standard.
You will receive feedback on all assessment and where indicated, you will receive a grade. Graded assessment tasks are equally weighted and will determine your final result for this course.
For further information on the assessment and grading criteria, please refer to the course Blackboard site.

Assessment Task: You need to choose one of the following options:
Option 1: Provide Sound Production for Screen based project with Screen & Media students and/or students or similar clients on Screen based media
Due: Semester 2, Week 12
Graded Assessment

OR
Option 2: Work on a related project management exercise as agreed with the lecturer
Due: Semester 2, Week 12
Graded Assessment

Assessment Criteria:
You are to provide a project plan, including budget, staffing and risk management for the assessment task chosen. The project plan is to be presented to the class and be open for review.
Due: Semester 2, Week 12

Grades used in this unit are as follows:
Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also use graded assessment:
CHD   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 demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program Administration

Other Information

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration.
Other Information
Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters: rmit.edu.au/students

Cover Sheet for Submissions:
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:
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 on your work. Where relevant, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Student feedback at RMIT

Student Progress:
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.
Student progress 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.
Special consideration appeals and discipline:

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.
 

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