Direct time management of a project program

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver BSBPMG603A, 'Direct time management of a project program'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Direct project schedule development

1.1. Determine from individual project plans the duration, effort, sequence and interdependencies of major activities and milestones to form the basis of the program schedule

1.2. Direct project managers by the use of time management methods, techniques and tools, preferred schedules, time management plans, resource allocation and financial requirements to enable continuous updating and refining of the program schedule

1.3. Formalise and communicate project schedules, with agreement, to stakeholders as the basis for planning, implementation and review of progress

2. Manage program schedules

2.1. Develop, implement and modify mechanisms to monitor, control, record and report actual progress in relation to the agreed schedule and plans

2.2. Conduct ongoing analysis to identify and forecast variances and trends, and to develop responses so that projects meet their schedules

2.3. Manage durations of key activities and interdependencies between projects to enable financial and resource rationalisation across the program, to meet strategic expectations within the management/reporting period of the program

2.4. Review progress and refine the schedule throughout the program life cycle to ensure consistency with changing scope, objectives and constraints related to time and resource availability

2.5. Ensure responses to perceived, potential or actual project schedule changes are authorised to achieve program objectives

3. Analyse time management outcomes

3.1. Review and analyse multiple project and program outcomes from available records and information to determine the effectiveness of the schedule and time management processes

3.2. Pass on lessons learned to higher project authority and provide feedback for application, planning and implementation of later projects within the program

Qualifications and Skillsets

BSBPMG603A appears in the following qualifications:

  • BSB60707 - Advanced Diploma of Project Management
  • CHC80108 - Vocational Graduate Diploma of Community Sector Management
  • ICA60105 - Advanced Diploma of Information Technology