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.
PUATEA003B Lead, manage and develop teams (Fire sector specific)
Elements and Performance Criteria
1. Identify project scope
1.1 Project definition study is undertaken as required and the results are analysed to determine the scope of the project.
1.2 Project is initiated in accordance with organisation's policies and strategic direction in consultation with stakeholders.
1.3 Conceptual and analytical skills are applied to develop a strategy to achieve project objectives, outcomes and client requirements.
1.4 An effective risk management system is developed and applied to ensure project objectives can be met within the organisation's accountability framework.
2. Acquire project resources
2.1 Project resources, equipment and infrastructure are identified, acquired and allocated.
2.2 Project scope and objectives are analysed to determine the tasks to achieve agreed outcomes on time and within budget.
2.3 Process for monitoring, evaluating and reporting performance against objectives are developed and applied.
2.4 Roles and responsibilities of team members and stakeholders are identified and agreed.
3. Manage project activities
3.1 Tasks are implemented in accordance with project plan.
3.2 Communication process is established including responsibilities for conflict resolution.
3.3 Progress is monitored to ensure time, performance, cost and quality of project is achieved.
3.4 Proposed variations are investigated and negotiated in consultation with stakeholders.
4. Finalise project and evaluate and report on activities
4.1 Finalisation plans are developed to ensure all outcomes are met.
4.2 Evaluation of completed project is undertaken against agreed objectives and reported to stakeholders.
This describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level, required for this unit.
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
negotiate with contractors and suppliers
resolve disagreements and disputes satisfactorily
team building skills
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
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:
debriefings and action learning projects
Specific resources for assessment
No special requirements.
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
fraud control procedures
risk management strategies
integrated logistic support arrangements
human resource development/management strategies
test and evaluation procedures
life cycle costs
Stakeholders may include:
relevant interest groups (internal and external)
principals/project director/project sponsor
organisation’s senior management
Policy and procedures:
government legislation – state, federal, local
financial management and accounting regulations
government and organisational policies
guidelines and procedures including project management
guidelines and strategic plans
Integration of project activities may include:
Project management systems may include:
project data management
basic statistical information
This unit contains employability skills.