Evidence Guide: ICAB5073B - Pilot the developed system
Tips for gathering evidence to demonstrate your skills
The important thing to remember when gathering evidence is that the
more evidence the better - that is, the more evidence you gather to
demonstrate your skills, the more confident an assessor can be that you
have learned the skills not just at one point in time, but are
continuing to apply and develop those skills (as opposed to just
learning for the test!). Furthermore, one piece of evidence that you
collect will not usualy demonstrate all the required criteria for a
unit of competency, whereas multiple overlapping pieces of evidence
will usually do the trick!
ICAB5073B - Pilot the developed system
What evidence can you provide to prove your understanding of each of the following citeria?
Prepare for pilot system
Establish and confirm objectives, success criteria and acceptance criteria for pilot implementation Identify and secure technical and organisationalresources required for pilot implementation Establish and confirm executive support for pilot Complete project plan for pilot and refer project documentation to appropriate person for approval
Establish and confirm objectives, success criteria and acceptance criteria for pilot implementation
Identify and secure technical and organisationalresources required for pilot implementation
Establish and confirm executive support for pilot
Complete project plan for pilot and refer project documentation to appropriate person for approval
Install pilot system
Install and configure pilot according to project plan Verify and record technical readiness of pilot Take necessary actions to ascertain accuracy of data Prepare a status report and submit to appropriateperson for sign-off
Install and configure pilot according to project plan
Verify and record technical readiness of pilot
Take necessary actions to ascertain accuracy of data
Prepare a status report and submit to appropriateperson for sign-off
Teacher: ___________________________________ Date: _________
Instructions to Assessors
The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.
Overview of assessment
Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit
Evidence of the following is essential:
Assessment must confirm the ability to plan and evaluate the pilot and to transfer knowledge to users and front-line support personnel.
To demonstrate competency in this unit the person will require access to:
Effective assessment of this competency requires access to:
A pilot system
Technical materials and
People to be involved in the pilot
Context of and specific resources for assessment
Assessments should demonstrate competency in:
Validation of inputs and outputs
System response and recovery times
Whether the system meets the acceptance criteria
The breadth, depth and complexity covering planning and initiation of alternative approaches to skills or knowledge applications across a broad range of technical and/or management requirements, evaluation and coordination would be characteristic.
Assessment must ensure:
The demonstration of competency may also require self-directed application of knowledge and skills, with substantial depth in some areas where judgement is required in planning and selecting appropriate equipment, services and techniques for self and others.
Applications involve participation in development of strategic initiatives as well as personal responsibility and autonomy in performing complex technical operations or organising others. It may include participation in teams including teams concerned with planning and evaluation functions. Group or team coordination may also be involved.
Method of assessment
The purpose of this unit is to define the standard of performance to be achieved in the workplace. In undertaking training and assessment activities related to this unit, consideration should be given to the implementation of appropriate diversity and accessibility practices in order to accommodate people who may have special needs. Additional guidance on these and related matters is provided in
ICA05 Section 1.
Competency in this unit should be assessed using summative assessment to ensure consistency of performance in a range of contexts. This unit can be assessed either in the workplace or in a simulated environment. However, simulated activities must closely reflect the workplace to enable full demonstration of competency.
Assessment will usually include observation of real or simulated work processes and procedures and/or performance in a project context as well as questioning on underpinning knowledge and skills. The questioning of team members, supervisors, subordinates, peers and clients where appropriate may provide valuable input to the assessment process. The interdependence of units for assessment purposes may vary with the particular project or scenario.
Guidance information for assessment
Holistic assessment with other units relevant to the industry sector, workplace and job role is recommended, for example:
ICAB5074B Monitor the system pilot
An individual demonstrating this competency would be able to:
Demonstrate understanding of a broad knowledge base incorporating theoretical concepts, with substantial depth in some areas
Analyse and plan approaches to technical problems or management requirements
Transfer and apply theoretical concepts and/or technical or creative skills to a range of situations
Evaluate information, using it to forecast for planning or research purposes
Take responsibility for own outputs in relation to broad quantity and quality parameters
Take some responsibility for the achievement of group outcomes
Maintain knowledge of industry products and services
Required Skills and Knowledge
Problem solving skills for a defined range of unpredictable problems involving participation in the development of strategic initiatives (e.g. when technical and organisational resources required for pilot implementation are identified and secured)
Plain English literacy and communication skills in relation to analysis, evaluation and presentation of information (e.g. when training and user participants' exposure to joint application development (JAD) process is facilitated)
Project planning skills in relation to scope, time, cost, quality, communications and risk management (e.g. when project plan for pilot is completed and authorisation obtained from higher authorities)
Current industry-accepted system piloting methodologies, with knowledge of general features and capabilities
Current industry system development and design methodologies (e.g. when preparing for pilot)
Current industry-accepted hardware and software products, with broad knowledge of general features and capabilities and detailed knowledge in some areas (e.g. when installing pilot system)
Overall project objectives and client requirements (e.g. when preparing for pilot)
Client business domain
Three or more current industry information gathering methodologies (e.g. when preparing for pilot)
Role of stakeholders and the degree of stakeholder involvement
System's current functionality (e.g. when installing pilot system)
Quality assurance practices
The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.
Acceptance criteria may include:
Details of pilot will vary according to organisational requirements and nature of system. All system pilots will take an iterative approach and involve users in the process
Will vary, subject to nature of pilot. Staffing resources would be expected from user community, technical operations, technical support, technical development, supplier, project manager and executive sponsor. Financial resources will need to be secured to fund the pilot.
Systems developers and IT technicians
Representative experts from relevant business areas (e.g. functional managers or operational staff)
Personnel with an understanding of corporate governance (e.g. legal, audit and data security specialists)
Appropriate person may include:
authorised business representative
Projectplan may include a number of variables including:
parties and their responsibilities
project budget, etc