Plan product development

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 SIRRMRM010, 'Plan product development'.
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



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Research product development opportunities.

1.1. Access and review organisational merchandise objectives and direction.

1.2. Research and analyse the current marketplace and market trends to generate ideas for product development that align with organisational merchandise objectives and direction.

1.3. Review competitor product offerings to identify opportunities and risks in relation to product development.

1.4. Seek input from internal and external stakeholders to identify opportunities for product development and inform product concept.

1.5. Review opportunities for product development and identify product development options.

2. Develop product concept.

2.1. Complete product development costings to determine commercial viability of product development options.

2.2. Consider supply and sourcing arrangements to determine feasibility of product development.

2.3. Undertake conceptual testing to determine market responsiveness.

2.4. Document product concept and present to relevant stakeholders and make any required adjustments.

2.5. Seek approval for final product concept.

3. Plan product development.

3.1. Determine product range options, quantity and grading.

3.2. Identify critical path and required resourcing for product development.

3.3. Identify internal and external compliance requirements and undertake product development planning to ensure adherence.

3.4. Identify potential product development and supply issues and plan contingency strategies.

3.5. Plan product packaging and labelling needs and ensure compliance with packaging and labelling requirements.

3.6. Document a detailed product design brief for supplier tendering purposes.

3.7. Source supplier samples and provide feedback.

3.8. Determine suitable supply arrangements that meet product design brief and compliance requirements.

3.9. Ensure ethical and environmental sustainability of supply arrangements.

3.10. Finalise product development brief and communicate to relevant personnel.

4. Review product performance.

4.1. Review product sales performance and market receptiveness to determine product performance.

4.2. Review product development costings against performance to determine commercial viability of product.

4.3. Make recommendations for the continuation, alteration or deletion of product.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SIRRMRM010 appears in the following qualifications:

  • SIR50317 - Diploma of Retail Merchandise Management