Course Title: Manage projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: BUSM6223C

Course Title: Manage projects

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5218 - Diploma of Interactive Digital Media

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Peter Kennedy
Phone: 9925 8079

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


Course Description

This course covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage a straight forward project or a section of a larger project.
On successful completion of this competency, you will have gained employability in skills in preparing , planning, managing, completing , and reviewing a new media project that is based on the principles of good design and visual aesthetic. The outcomes can be seen as a folio of creative work to promote you as a Interactive Digital Media Designer.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBPMG510A Manage projects


Element 1. Define project

Performance Criteria:

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
1.5 Clarify relationship of project to other projects and to the
organization’s objectives
1.6 Determine and access available resources to undertake


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
2.2 Identify and access appropriate project management
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 Finalize 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
3.5 Complete and forward project reports as required to
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 organization
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 organization

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this competency, you will have skills developed planned, managed and completed a Major Project based on the principles of good design

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will consist of
• Online tutorials
• Demonstrations
• Out of class activates (gallery visit)
• Workshops
• Class exercises/ tasks
• Practical concept drawing exercises
• Productions
• Discussions

Teaching Schedule

Week 1
• Present course guide
• Defining a major project visual style
• Visit to Gallery
• Elements1

Week 2
• Formative Task 01 Web Search OH&S , Risk Management
• Formative Task 02 Storyboard group Production Task

• Coming up with original and creative ideas.
• Formative Task 03 Three Ideas exercise presented to the class
• Elements 1,2,3,4

Week 3
• Concept Drawing exercise characters
• Work on and present first idea to class
• Elements1,3,4

Week 4

• Concept drawing exercise Squares
• Work on and present Second and Third idea Ideas
• Elements 1,2,3

Week 5

• Concept drawing exercise Rectangles
• Formative Task 03 Hand in Three Ideas for Submission and Review
Hand out Summative Assessment task 01 Major Project Proposal
• Element 1,2,3

Week 6
• Concept drawing exercise Shapes
• Work on Formative task 03 Three idea to class for feedback
• Element 1,2,3,4

Week 7

• Concept drawing exercise Word Association ,
• Work on Major Project Proposal
• Element 1,2,3

Week 8

• Concept drawing exercise Emotion
Submit Summative Assessment Task  Major Project Proposal including Budget & Safety report for Assessment
• Element 1,2,3,4

Week 9

• Concept drawing exercise Dreams
• Present Production Report
• Start working on Major Project in groups
• Element 1,2,3

Week 10

• Studio class
• Element 1,2,3

Week 11

• Concept drawing exercise road signs
• Create visual designs for Major Project
• Work on major project
• Element 1,2,3

Week 12
• Concept drawing exercise Characters
• Work on major project present work on screen for feedback
• Element 1,2,3

Week 13

• Concept drawing exercise Image Association

• Formative Task 04 Work on and present a Production Report for Major Project
• Work on and present visual design for Major Project
• Element 1,2,3

Week 14

• Work on major project present work on screen for feedback
• Present Production Report and Timeline for feedback
• Element 1,2,3

Week 15

• Studio class
• Present work for feedback
• Element 1,2,3

Week 16

• Hand in Major Project , Production Report ,RMIT cover sheet
• Present & review The Major Project for Assessment
• Element 1,2,3,4,5

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Visual Literacy Judith Wilde
A Conceptual Approach to Problem Solving


Project management web link  available on RMITs library website

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements documentation, homework and in class exercises, practical problem solving exercises and practical tasks. Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment tasks in this unit are either ungraded or graded. Ungraded tasks provide the basis for
ongoing feedback and can be considered as essential building blocks for more substantial (graded)
assessment tasks.
To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete the following pieces of
assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.

1/ Storyboard Collaborative Production Task (Week 2)
2/ Web search (Week 2)
3/ Three ideas for Major Project (Due for Submission  week 5)

4/ Production Report (week 13)

Summative Tasks
1/ Major Project Proposal (Week 8)
2/ Completed Major project / Production Report / RMIT Assignment Cover Sheet (Week 16)

Students Assessment Files are to have the correct file naming conventions and is to be presented As
a .zip file.
Summative  Assessment MP _SUMM_a01_smith Formative Assessment MP _FORM_a01_smith _john.zipto be placed on the IDM Server in the (Manage Projects) Dropbox MP
(module of study) at01 (Assessment Task 01) smith
(last name) john (first name).Assessment tasks in this unit are either ungraded or graded. Ungraded
tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered as essential building blocks for
more substantial (graded) assessment tasks. Students will be given verbal feedback in class for each Assessment Task.
For further information on the grading system and criteria used, please refer to the course
blackboard site.

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
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrated alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in program administration.

Other Information

The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Cover Sheet for Submissions
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for each piece of submitted work.
Plagiarism - RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. For more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity.

All students have access to the myRMIT copyright shell. The myRMIT copyright shell contains information on copyright, plus also examples on how to use copyright works as part of your projects and assignments.

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:

Student Progress Committee
This committee promotes the early identification of students who are not achieving acceptable academic performance. The committee provides identified students with assistance and seeks to ensure such students are aware of the range of support services available to them at the University. Student Progress Committee (SPC)
Student Feedback
Students are offered opportunities to provide feedback through a variety of mechanisms including online surveys conducted at the end of each course or semester, student complaints and Student Staff Consultative Committee

Student Material Requirements
Please bring to EVERY class:
Visual diary, FireWire cable , External Hard disk drive).
(FireWire cable , external hard disk drive, DVD- etc).
Please Note: It is the student’s responsibility to back up their work regularly.
Lost work is NOT an excuse for late assignments Backups

Students must adhere to the RMIT University OH&S guidelines for this Assessment task
Students are to have a break for the computer on a hourly basis
Student are to have knowledge of the safety exits within the building
Students are to use the stair well and not the lift if a fire alarm sound.

 Equipment Borrowing
(Cameras, tripods ect) RMIT Technical Services Bld 8 Level 7 room 92 Ph 99255419 (Mon
– Fri 9am – 5pm)
Students are to borrow cameras from technical services for the required Assessment tasks and class
exercises. please note
cameras can only be booked for 24 hours from RMIT Technical services.

Firearms & Weapons
It is important to note that students are not allowed to shoot video with armory related objects for
exampl, guns, knives, spears, ectc for OH&S reasons students are not to perform dangerous stunts.
Refer to Victorian Police Film & Television Office. (

Students are to adhere to RMITS OH&S standards on the RMIT web site .

Social Media

Students  are not to use Social Media Website during class time.

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