This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage the initiation, implementation and completion of reasonably complex information and communications technology (ICT) projects incorporating scope, risk control and financial factors.  It applies to individuals who utilise a range of specialised technical and managerial techniques to plan, carry out and evaluate their own work and/or the work of a team.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each competency unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of project and work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - scope the activities of a complex information and communications technology (ICT) project; - prepare a project plan; - determine the project team and duties; - execute a project, and; - close the project, ensuring it has met requirements.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - describe the characteristics of leaders and technical teams; - outline the consultation and communication techniques and strategies; - describe the process of establishing technical teams and determine stages of team development; - explain estimation and cost-analysis techniques; - describe the methods of communication and communication styles, including interviewing techniques; - identify the objectives and perform benefits analysis; - outline the organisational values, policies and processes that apply to the project; - conduct performance management and project team appraisal methods; - explain the processes for monitoring team and own performance; - outline the project cash flow and budgeting processes; - identify the range of project-management methods and tools; - conduct systems analysis and modelling techniques; - explain team roles and delegation within a multi-project methodology context, and; - identify and analyse technology solution models and frameworks.

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