Develop IT strategic and action plans

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 ICAICT601A, 'Develop IT strategic and action plans'.
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. Develop and communicate mission and vision statement

1.1 Develop a mission statement for the organisation that states the purpose, values and business activities

1.2 Develop a vision statement for the organisation that describes its future operation and success

1.3 Develop the mission and vision statements in active consultation with team members and management

1.4 Document mission and vision statements

1.5 Communicate mission and vision statement to stakeholders and other authorities in the organisation

2. Examine organisational environment

2.1 Assess the current internal situation of the organisation, taking into account its strengths and weaknesses

2.2 Assess the external environment of the organisation, taking into account opportunities and threats

2.3 Determine trends and developments impacting on the strategic direction of organisation

2.4 Determine critical issues facing the organisation

2.5 Document strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats and critical issues facing the organisation in the strategic plan

3. Set objectives and targets

3.1 Use critical issues to develop objectives and targets for the organisation after active consultation with team members and management

3.2 Develop strategies that meet organisational objectives and reflect overall organisational mission and values

3.3 Ensure strategies are obtainable, realistic and able to meet basic mission critical parameters

3.4 Determine constraints associated with the strategies and objectives developed

3.5 Include strategies, objectives and constraints in strategic plan documentation

4. Develop action plans

4.1 Develop action plans for the strategies and objectives in consultation with team members and management

4.2 Check that action plans have clear, comprehensive and concise details

4.3 Check that action plans are adhered to

4.4 Include action plans in strategic plan documentation

5. Review and implement strategic plan

5.1 Review strategic plan with stakeholders and management

5.2 Incorporate changes and improvements as recommended

5.3 Implement action plans as set out in the strategic plan

5.4 Review and evaluate success of strategic plan after action plans have been implemented