Course Title: Direct the integration of projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: BUSM6399C

Course Title: Direct the integration of 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

Michael Pollard 
Phone: 9925 4325
Email: michael.pollard@rmit.edu.au

Elena Popa
Phone 9925 4815
Email: elena.popa@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 70

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 the integration of all functions of project management in a program or multiple project context. This covers managing conflicting priorities between projects, directing project managers in re aligning projects within the program, directing the internal environment with the needs and expectations of the external environment, and directing projects within the program throughout their life cycle. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

This is the designated Work Integrated Learning (WIL) course for C6104 Advanced Diploma of Sound Production. This course includes a WIL experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience. As part of this course you are required to undertake 40 hours of supervised learning* in your chosen industry area, gaining invaluable experience and industry contacts.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBPMG601A Direct the integration of projects

Element:

1.Direct integration of all functions of project management

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Support project managers in project stakeholder analysis to determine the influence of others on project outcomes
1.2 Analyse, rationalise and integrate the requirements of all projects and the inter-relationships of project management functions to determine agreed, achievable program objectives that align to organisational goals, strategies and objectives as stated in strategic planning documentation.
1.3 Review, rationalise and, when approved, integrate project plans into a structured, cohesive program plan for ongoing program management.
1.4 Derive integrated program control mechanisms from project plans, to establish program control requirements
1.5 Use project plans to develop consolidated program budgets, schedules and interdependencies, and to identify program risks
 

Element:

2. Direct the internal project environment to meet external needs and expectations

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Direct the internal project working environment to ensure project managers’ work is conducted effectively throughout multiple, aligned project life cycles production requirements.
2.2 Establish and maintain links to direct the alignment between projects and organisational objectives within the program
2.3 Evaluate project proposals (scope definitions) against the organisation’s strategic objectives
2.4 Coordinate and direct conflicting requirements of individual projects to achieve program objectives
2.5 Modify, where necessary, individual project objectives to achieve overall program objectives
2.6 Coordinate the impact of external environmental influences on individual projects to achieve program objectives
 

Element:

3. Direct projects throughout project life cycles

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Direct all project managers to provide project phases, approval points, review points and other milestones, to allow program integration
3.2 Establish project baselines and report progress in relation to these baselines, to measure program performance throughout the business reporting cycle
3.3 Progressively review project baselines to ensure nominated benefits are consistent with organisational expectations
3.4 Direct finalisation plans, procedures and activities to ensure final outcomes are met and that projects meet agreed program objectives
3.5 Review projects finalised in a program management reporting period to evaluate benefits to the business
3.6 Pass on integration management lessons learned to higher project authority and provide feedback for application to other projects
 


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this unit you will have developed the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage the integration of all functions of project management in a program or multiple project context.


Details of Learning Activities

In class learning activities include, but are not limited to:
• Class lectures
• Group activities
• Hands-on activities in small groups
• Location / venue exposure & work integrated learning (WIL)

Out of class learning activities include, but are not limited to:
• Online research and reporting
• Reading of provided notes/excerpts of industry publications


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 resources

 Class                 
Semester 1
 Element                           
Class 1

 

Advanced Live Sound Sound reinforcement

Review of Documents for Event Production
Includes: Lecture & presentation
Michael Pollard

 

Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3

Element 2
2.5, 3.3, 2.5

Class 2Advanced Live Sound Sound reinforcement

Review of Off-Line Digital Console editors
Includes: Lecture & presentation
Michael Pollard / Tim Johnston / Elena Popa

 

Element 2
2.5

Element 3
3.3, 3.4, 3.5

Class 3

Advanced Live Sound Sound reinforcement

Review of Event pricesures, roles, responisibilities, planning... Formative Assessment Line-List Due
Review of RMIT Mobile equipment
Includes: Lecture & presentation
Michael Pollard / Tim Johnston / Elena Popa

Element 2
2.5

Element 3
3.3

Class 4Advanced Live Sound / Sound reinforcement

Review of RMIT Mobile equipment
Includes: Lecture & presentation
Michael Pollard(This class may occur in semester 2)

Element 2
2.5

Element 3
3.3, 3.5

VenueSemester 2 

Semester 2

Event A
(Class 5)

Event staging & completion

Each student will participate in the overall management of a series of six entertainment event production projects, and complete specific assigned technical production roles for one six events, under direct supervision developing Live Sound procedures and skills.

 

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

Element 2
2.4, 2.5, 2.6

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

 

Semester 2

Event B
(Class 6)

Event staging & completionElements 1, 2 & 3
Semester 2

Event C
(Class 7)

Event staging & completionElements 1, 2 & 3
Semester 2

Event D
(Class 8)

Event staging & completionElements 1, 2 & 3
Semester 2

Event E
(Class 9)
 

Event staging & completionElements 1, 2 & 3
Semester 2

Event F
(Class 10)
 

Event staging & completionElements 1, 2 & 3
Studio Semester 2 
Studio
Mix session 1
(Class 11)

 Studio post production mix

Each student will complete post production audio in surround sound in a small group in 4 x 4 hour studio sessions

Element 2
2.5

Element 3
3.3, 3.5

Studio
Mix session 2
(Class 12)
 Studio post production mixElement 2
2.5

Element 3
3.3, 3.5

Studio
Mix session 3
(Class 13)
 Studio post production mixElement 2
2.5

Element 3
3.3, 3.5

Studio
Mix session 4
(Class 14)

 Studio post production mix & submission for assessmentElement 2
2.5

Element 3
3.3, 3.5

   


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

• Program handout (class reference guide).
• Others will be prescribed during orientation and on Blackboard


References

You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information. Students are expected to make full use of the University library facilities.


Other Resources

• You will be required to provide your own hearing protection (plugs) for some classes.
• Webinars may require access to suitable high speed internet with audio listening ability.

All studio session will require normal data management and backup routines

All location exercises will require individual transport and food arrangments


Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks include planning and coordination of event, onsite integration in event production, post production of event material.


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.
Feedback will be provided by both RMIT staff and industry representatives.

For further information on the assessment and grading criteria, please refer to the course Blackboard site.
 

Ungraded Assessments

1. PRODUCTION ROLE - Completed Week 12 - Semester 2
You womplete your allocated production role in the event

2. PROJECT MANAGEMENT - Completed Week 16 - Semester 2
Complete active partcipation in the project management

 

Graded Assessments

3. PRODUCTION LOG - Due Week 14, Semester 2

You will complete a short production log detailing (A) your role in the management of the events, and (B) your role in the technical production of the event

4. SURROUND MIX OF EVENT - Due Week 14, Semester 2
You will complete Major Project Post Production mix of event. This is a multi-channel mix completed in your production team, failure to attend all mix sessions and participate equally in the production will affect your Summative Assessment. (NB date my be altered to accommodate Venue restrictions) - successfull observation of all criteria and production guidelines will be imbeded in this assessment.

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

This unit assesses some elemence of competence through the "SPL / Live @ Bakehouse" project.
Some other units, such as
Ensure a safe workplace OHTH 5467C
and
Manage projects BUSM 6223C
may also assess students through the project.
However in all cases, each unit still has discrete classes & will assess different components of the production through addressing different elemnts of competency.
Please refer to these course guides for further information.

Grades used in this unit are as follows:

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

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

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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