Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners

PUAMAN005B Mapping and Delivery Guide
Manage projects

Version 1.0
Issue Date: August 2020


Qualification -
Unit of Competency PUAMAN005B - Manage projects
Description This unit covers the competency to manage and evaluate projects.
Employability Skills This unit contains employability skills.
Learning Outcomes and Application This unit applies to any workers undertaking a project management role. This includes management of small and short term projects as well as roles with a specific project management focus.
Duration and Setting X weeks, nominally xx hours, delivered in a classroom/online/blended learning setting.
Prerequisites/co-requisites PUATEA003B Lead, manage and develop teams (Fire sector specific)
Competency Field
Development and validation strategy and guide for assessors and learners Student Learning Resources Handouts
Activities
Slides
PPT
Assessment 1 Assessment 2 Assessment 3 Assessment 4
Elements of Competency Performance Criteria              
Element: Identify project scope
  • Project definition study is undertaken as required and the results are analysed to determine the scope of the project
  • Project is initiated in accordance with organisation's policies and strategic direction in consultation with stakeholders
  • Conceptual and analytical skills are applied to develop a strategy to achieve project objectives, outcomes and client requirements
  • An effective risk management system is developed and applied to ensure project objectives can be met within the organisation's accountability framework
       
Element: Acquire project resources
  • Project resources, equipment and infrastructure are identified, acquired and allocated
  • Project scope and objectives are analysed to determine the tasks to achieve agreed outcomes on time and within budget
  • Process for monitoring, evaluating and reporting performance against objectives are developed and applied
  • Roles and responsibilities of team members and stakeholders are identified and agreed
       
Element: Manageproject activities
  • Tasks are implemented in accordance with project plan
  • Communication process is established including responsibilities for conflict resolution
  • Progress is monitored to ensure time, performance, cost and quality of project is achieved
  • Proposed variations are investigated and negotiated in consultation with stakeholders
       
Element: Finalise project and evaluate and report on activities
  • Finalisation plans are developed to ensure all outcomes are met
  • Evaluation of completed project is undertaken against agreed objectives and reported to stakeholders
       
Element: Manage project activities
  • Tasks are implemented in accordance with project plan.
  • Communication process is established including responsibilities for conflict resolution.
  • Progress is monitored to ensure time, performance, cost and quality of project is achieved.
  • Proposed variations are investigated and negotiated in consultation with stakeholders.
       


Evidence Required

List the assessment methods to be used and the context and resources required for assessment. Copy and paste the relevant sections from the evidence guide below and then re-write these in plain English.

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

It is essential for this unit that competence be demonstrated in knowledge and application of project management skills in a wide range of project activities to support the achievement of organisation objectives.

Consistency in performance

Evidence should be gathered over a period of time in a range of actual or simulated workplace environments.

Context of and specific resources for assessment

Context of assessment

Evidence of competent performance by observing an individual in a project management role within the workplace or simulated environment Knowledge may be assessed through:

written assignments

project reports

debriefings and action learning projects

Specific resources for assessment

No special requirements.


Submission Requirements

List each assessment task's title, type (eg project, observation/demonstration, essay, assignment, checklist) and due date here

Assessment task 1: [title]      Due date:

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Assessment Tasks

Copy and paste from the following data to produce each assessment task. Write these in plain English and spell out how, when and where the task is to be carried out, under what conditions, and what resources are needed. Include guidelines about how well the candidate has to perform a task for it to be judged satisfactory.

This describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level, required for this unit.

Required Skills

analyse project outcomes

design a strategy to achieve project outcomes and client requirements

evaluate and report on project performance

evaluate project achievements

internal and external clients

maximise team effectiveness and staff selection

monitor

negotiate with contractors and suppliers

resolve disagreements and disputes satisfactorily

team building skills

Required Knowledge

basics of contract law

business and commercial issues

cost schedule control systems

human resource management and policies

organisation's procurement guidelines

organisation's project management policies

physical resource management

project management systems

project management tools and techniques

project specifications and objectives

risk management techniques

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 in the Performance Criteria is detailed below.

Project plans may include:

financial management processes

acquisition strategies

fraud control procedures

risk management strategies

integrated logistic support arrangements

human resource development/management strategies

resource requirements

task elements

test and evaluation procedures

intellectual property

industry impact

life cycle costs

specifications

engineering

preliminary estimate/budget

preliminary timeframes/milestones

Stakeholders may include:

industry

other organisations

general public

relevant interest groups (internal and external)

functional areas

principals/project director/project sponsor

organisation’s senior management

government(s)

insurance

underwriting

Policy and procedures:

government legislation – state, federal, local

financial management and accounting regulations

government and organisational policies

guidelines and procedures including project management

security

recruitment

quality assurance

risk management

procurement

guidelines and strategic plans

environmental sustainability

Integration of project activities may include:

scope

time

cost

quality

human resources

communications

risk

feasibility

procurement

physical resources

Project management systems may include:

computers

communication channels

project data management

protocol

financial records

basic statistical information

Copy and paste from the following performance criteria to create an observation checklist for each task. When you have finished writing your assessment tool every one of these must have been addressed, preferably several times in a variety of contexts. To ensure this occurs download the assessment matrix for the unit; enter each assessment task as a column header and place check marks against each performance criteria that task addresses.

Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
Project definition study is undertaken as required and the results are analysed to determine the scope of the project 
Project is initiated in accordance with organisation's policies and strategic direction in consultation with stakeholders 
Conceptual and analytical skills are applied to develop a strategy to achieve project objectives, outcomes and client requirements 
An effective risk management system is developed and applied to ensure project objectives can be met within the organisation's accountability framework 
Project resources, equipment and infrastructure are identified, acquired and allocated 
Project scope and objectives are analysed to determine the tasks to achieve agreed outcomes on time and within budget 
Process for monitoring, evaluating and reporting performance against objectives are developed and applied 
Roles and responsibilities of team members and stakeholders are identified and agreed 
Tasks are implemented in accordance with project plan 
Communication process is established including responsibilities for conflict resolution 
Progress is monitored to ensure time, performance, cost and quality of project is achieved 
Proposed variations are investigated and negotiated in consultation with stakeholders 
Finalisation plans are developed to ensure all outcomes are met 
Evaluation of completed project is undertaken against agreed objectives and reported to stakeholders 
Tasks are implemented in accordance with project plan. 
Communication process is established including responsibilities for conflict resolution. 
Progress is monitored to ensure time, performance, cost and quality of project is achieved. 
Proposed variations are investigated and negotiated in consultation with stakeholders. 

Forms

Assessment Cover Sheet

PUAMAN005B - Manage projects
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