Course Overview

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    Welcome to the BSB41515 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice

    • Student Details and Learning Needs Assessment

    • Induction Session: Certificate IV in Project Management Practice

    • List of units in the Certificate IV in Project Management Practice

    • Are you eligible for credit transfer?

    • Recommended textbook

    • An overview of the text: Project Management in Practice 2e

    • Learning styles and the learning pyramid

    • Join the student community

    • Submit your statutory declaration

    • Are you ready to get started on your first unit?

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    Unit 1 | Apply project scope management techniques

    • Training Session 1 (audio visual presentation)

    • Typical steps involved in a project

    • What is a project

    • Project characteristics

    • Key terminology: standard, framework and methodology

    • The project life cycle

    • Project requirements

    • The Scope Management Plan

    • Case Study: Fredon Engineering Project: RNA Animal Pavilion

    • Establishing project priorities: The triple constraints

    • Factors likely to impact on project scope

    • Training Session 2 (audio visual presentation)

    • Research activity - scope creep

    • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

    • WBS terminologies and techniques

    • Training Session 3 (audio visual presentation)

    • Change control processes

    • Measuring outcomes and progress against baseline plans

    • How to draw a Gantt chart by hand

    • How to create a Gantt chart in Excel

    • Revision Quiz | Project Time Management

    • Assessment for this unit

    • BSBPMG409 Assessment Tasks 1 to 3

    • BSBPMG409 Task 4 | Third Party Report

    • It's time to get this unit marked

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    Unit 2 | Apply project time management techniques

    • Training Session 1 (audio visual presentation)

    • Recap: The project life cycle

    • Recap: Typical steps involved in a project

    • Terminology used in this unit

    • The importance of estimating - time, cost and resources

    • What is being estimated?

    • The estimating sequence

    • Developing the project schedule

    • Integrating the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and the Project Network

    • Risk profile

    • Constructing the project network

    • Activity-on-node (AON) method of constructing a project network

    • Case Study: constructing a project network using the activity-on-node (AON) method

    • Gantt charts (bar charts) and control charts

    • Recap: How to draw a Gantt chart by hand

    • Recap: How to create a Gantt chart in Excel

    • Revision Quiz | Project Time Management

    • Assessment for this unit

    • BSBPMG410 Apply Project Time Management Techniques Assessment Tasks 1 to 3

    • BSBPMG410 Apply Project Time Management Techniques Assessment Task 4 | Third Party Report

    • It's time to get this unit marked

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    Unit 3 | Apply project cost management techniques

    • Training Session (audio visual presentation)

    • An overview of project cost management

    • Project cost management - relevant chapters in textbook

    • Recap: Typical steps involved in a project

    • Recap: The project life cycle

    • Identification of project costs

    • Bill of Materials (BoM)

    • Large capital items and long lead-time items

    • Project estimating

    • Estimating tools and techniques

    • Time-phased project budgeting

    • Case Study: from the WBS to the time-phased budget

    • Common issues that can lead to an increase in project cost

    • Cost monitoring and control

    • Types of reports

    • Project cost closure activities

    • Revision Quiz | Project Cost Management

    • Assessment for this unit

    • BSBPMG412 Apply project cost management techniques Assessment Tasks 1 to 3

    • BSBPMG412 Apply project cost management techniques Assessment Task 4 | Third Party Report

    • It's time to get this unit marked

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    Unit 4 | Apply project human resources management approaches

    • Overview of unit

    • Human resource framework for projects with a dedicated project team

    • Human resource management through the project life cycle

    • PLANNING PHASE: Identifying the required human resources for a project

    • PLANNING PHASE: RASCI Matrix

    • PLANNING PHASE: Using the Resource Allocation Matrix (RAM) to validate human resource requirements

    • PLANNING PHASE: Developing a Human Resources Management Plan

    • EXECUTION PHASE: Selecting and recruiting project members

    • Research activity - Tuckman and Jensen’s five-stage team development model

    • EXECUTION PHASE: Implementing a performance management system

    • EXECUTION PHASE: Sample Performance Agreement Template

    • EXECUTION PHASE: Resolve conflict using conflict management strategies

    • CLOSING PHASE: Evaluating human resource management practices

    • Revision Quiz | Project Human Resource Management Approaches

    • Assessment for this unit

    • BSBPMG413 Apply Project Human Resources Management Approaches Assessment Tasks 1 to 3

    • BSBPMG413 Apply Project Human Resources Management Approaches Assessment Task 4 Third Party Report

    • It's time to get this unit marked

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    Unit 5 | Apply project quality management techniques

    • Introduction to this unit | Apply project quality management techniques

    • Quality assurance versus quality control

    • The Quality Management Plan

    • The quality criteria grid

    • The quality planning grid

    • Case Study | Quality management plan

    • Tools used for quality control

    • Leveraging continuous improvement to achieve project quality management

    • Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) continuous improvement approach

    • Root cause analysis

    • Assessment instructions

    • BSBPMG411 Apply project quality management techniques Tasks 1 to 3

    • BSBPMG411 Apply project quality management techniques Task 4 Third Party Report

    • It's time to get this unit marked

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    Unit 6 | Apply project stakeholder engagement techniques

    • Introduction to this unit | Apply project stakeholder engagement techniques

    • Who are project stakeholders?

    • Types of project stakeholders

    • Identifying project stakeholders

    • Analysing identified stakeholders

    • Managing stakeholders

    • Case study | Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) Stakeholder Engagement Policy

    • Case study | Powerlink

    • Case study | Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC)

    • Levels of stakeholder engagement

    • Common problems leading to variances in stakeholder engagement

    • Evaluating stakeholder engagement performance

    • Revision Quiz | Project Stakeholder Engagement

    • Assessment instructions for this unit

    • BSBPMG418 Apply project stakeholder engagement techniques Assessment Tasks 1 to 3

    • BSBPMG418 Apply project stakeholder engagement techniques Assessment Task 4 Third Party Report

    • It's time to get this unit marked

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    Unit 7 | Apply project information management and communications techniques

    • Introduction to this unit

    • Communication across the project life cycle

    • Developing a project communication strategy

    • Communication Management Plan

    • Categories and methods of communication

    • Case Study | Tasmanian Government communication tools

    • Project Management Information Systems (PMIS)

    • Risk management

    • Evaluate and review project communication outcomes

    • Assessment Instructions for this unit

    • BSBPMG414 Apply project information management and communication techniques Assessment Tasks 1 to 3

    • BSBPMG414 Apply project information management and communication techniques Assessment Task 4 Third Party Report

    • It's time to get this unit marked

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    Unit 8 | Apply project risk management techniques

    • Introduction to this unit

    • Risk, risk management and sources of project risk

    • The risk management process

    • Step 1: Establish the risk context, scope and criteria

    • Step 2: Risk identification

    • Step 3: Risk analysis

    • Qualitative Risk Analysis vs Quantitative Risk Analysis

    • Quantitative Risk Analysis - tools and techniques

    • Step 4: Risk Evaluation

    • Step 5: Risk Treatment

    • Step 6: Contingency Planning

    • Risk monitoring and review

    • Communication and consultation

    • Case Study Risk Management Framework | Tourism Australia

    • Assessment Instructions for this unit

    • BSBPMG415 Apply project risk management techniques Assessment Tasks 1 to 3

    • BSBPMG415 Apply project risk management techniques Assessment Task 4 Third Party Report

    • It's time to get this unit marked

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    Unit 9 | Apply project life cycle management processes

    • Introduction to this unit

    • Revisiting the project life cycle

    • Project life cycle management processes

    • Project initiation documentation

    • Revisiting project governance

    • Understanding project deliverables and project milestones

    • Project planning documentation

    • Project execution activities and documentation

    • Revisiting project monitoring and controlling

    • Project finalisation activities and documentation

    • Assessment Instructions for this unit

    • BSBPMG417 Apply project life cycle management processes - Assessment Tasks 1 to 3

    • BSBPMG417 Apply project life cycle management processes - Assessment Task 4 Third Party Report

    • It's time to get this unit marked

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    Steps to complete your course

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