Course Title: Manage projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: BUSM6491C

Course Title: Manage projects

School: 320T Architecture & Design

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C6127 - Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design

Course Contact : Al Briggs

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9152

Course Contact Email:al.briggs@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 required.

Course Description

In this unit you will address the skills and knowledge required to define, develop and implement a project. You will operate both individually and part of a team to address all facets of a project including resource and financial planning, risk management, health and safety considerations and record keeping. You will learn how to manage a complex project from initial scoping to final review.


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 Seek clarification from delegating authority of any issues related to project and project parameters Identify limits of own responsibility and reporting requirements
1.3 Clarify relationship of project to other projects and to the organisation’s objectives
1.4 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 timelines 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 developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.


Details of Learning Activities

This course addresses the design process in a holistic way. It will support students to develop skills in areas such as design problem solving, concept development, design research, audience analysis, design production, application of design principles and design delivery. There is an emphasis on projects that simulate real world industry situations and finished graphic design work suitable for inclusion in an industry ready portfolio.

Learning activities will take place in a studio, workshop or classroom using industry standard tools and resources. You will complete exercises and industry style projects. You will also be required to undertake independent study.

In class activities may include:

  • class exercises
  • tutorials
  • practical demonstrations
  • workshops
  • group discussion
  • review and revision
  • peer learning
  • peer teaching and class presentations
  • teacher directed group activities/projects
  • workshopping of student projects including peer/lecturer feedback

Out of class activities may include:

  • independent research
  • independent project based work
  • studio practice
  • online tutorials and activities
  • review and revision


Teaching Schedule

WeekActivitiesElements
1

Summative assessment task 1:Pitch a concept
Introduction and meeting with relevant stakeholders

1.1-1.6
2Workshop to establish project scope. Group feedback and consultation.1.1-1.6, 2.1-2.6
3Workshop to establish project scope. Group feedback and consultation.1.1-1.6, 2.1-2.6, , 3.1-3.6, 4.1-4.3
4

Present project plans to project group and other relevant stakeholders.

1.1-1.6, 4.1-4.3, , 3.1-3.6, 5.1-5.3
5Submission - Summative Task 1 : Pitch a project concept
Decide on and approve appropriate concept and project plan
1.1-1.6
6Summative Task 2: Report on project
Develop project action groups.
2.1-2.6
7

Develop project plans for action groups - Exhibition design production.
Group meeting to monitor progress.

Folio planning/photo shoot

2.1-2.6
8Implement and administer project tasks - Exhibition design production. Group meeting to monitor progress.2.1-2.6
9Implement and administer project tasks - Exhibition design production. Group meeting to monitor progress. Folio update2.1-2.6
10

Implement and administer project tasks - Exhibition design production. Group meeting to monitor progress.

2.1-2.6
11Implement and administer project tasks - Exhibition design production. Group meeting to monitor progress. Folio update2.1-2.6, 3.1-3.6
12Implement and administer project tasks - Exhibition design production. Group meeting to monitor progress.2.1-2.6, 3.1-3.6
13Folio Preparation3.1-3.6, 4.1-4.3
14Submission / Summative Task 2: Report on project progress
Present project outcomes.
3.1-3.6, 4.1-4.3, 5.1-5.3
15Review and respond to feedback. Preparation of collateral for exhibition3.1-3.6, 4.1-4.3, 5.1-5.3
16Exhibition Preparation 

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.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

None required.


References

Young, Trevor L. Successful Project Management, 2013.

978074946720


Other Resources

You are advised to look at the course myRMIT site (Blackboard) and also for Google Docs and Google Groups via your student Google Account for ongoing updated information. A range of learning resources and references are provided throughout the year. Additional information relating to this will be provided on an ongoing basis. A digital resource folder resides on network server. Further information regarding access to this is available in the ‘Computer Survival Kit’ provided during orientation.

You will require a personal storage device and tools as outlined in tool kit list.

Amongst the library’s electronic resources is the ability to access Lynda.com for online tutorials and lessons. You may be given these tutorials (and other resources) to supplement your classroom learning.

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems and access to specialised facilities and relevant software. You will also have access of the library resources.
resources.

The University Library has extensive resources for Graphic Design students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies http://rmit.libguides.com/graphicartanddesign

The Library provides guides on academic referencing http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian Mary Mavroudis mary.mavroudis@rmit.edu.au


Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment tasks will require you demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills through practical projects and/or written tasks. Assessment tasks are:

  • Management Project 1 (50%)
  • Management Project 2 (50%)


Assessment Tasks

Tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Feedback throughout the course may be written, verbal or a combination of both.

Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks and you should engage in all formative tasks.

This course has two Summative Tasks, all of which must be completed. Each task has an allocated percentage of the total grade. You are required to demonstrate all learning outcomes to a satisfactory standard.

Formative Assessment tasks:
During this course you will undertake a range of formative assessment tasks including:

  • Design constraints exercises
  • Client analysis
  • Audience analysis
  • Explorative drawing exercises
  • Moodboard development
  • Thumbnail and compositional production
  • Creating visual elements
  • Client presentation

Summative assessment task 1:
Pitch a project concept – Due week 5

Summative assessment task 2:
Report on project – Due week 14

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 Sit


Assessment Matrix

An assessment matrix demonstrating alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency is available from the course contact person (stated above).

Other Information

Attendance
The major aspect of your 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 for success.

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. 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

Late Submission & Extensions
Any student seeking an extension, should aim at doing so a minimum of 2 days before the deadline. Work submitted late and without an extension at any point will incur late penalties in accordance with university policy.
If you require an extension you must complete an extension form with evidence supporting your application and hand this to your instructor.
Extension form link - Application for extension of time

On Time Submission and Impact of Late Submission
On time submission is an important factor in your assessment. Employability skills are embedded in all courses and these include Planning & Organising and Self-management. For this reason, late work impacts on your overall grade for each assessment task. The following adjustments for late submission will be made: Grades will be reduced by 10%, for each day (or part thereof), for the first two days. If submissions are three days or more late, the work will only be assessed as a pass or fail – and not graded. Submissions seven days or more late, should still be handed in, however they will not be assessed and will be kept as a record only.

Submissions
When submitting work for assessment you are required to complete a declaration of authorship. This must be done for every summative assessment task. This statement acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications. For non-digital submission use the printed form provided. For digital online submission please use e-Submission process.Information regarding the e-Submission process

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. Academic Integrity
 

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