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Unit of competency details

BSBPMG531 - Manage project time (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to BSBPMG512 - Manage project time 18/Oct/2020
Supersedes BSBPMG603 - Direct time management of a project program 18/Oct/2020

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 19/Oct/2020


Training packages that include this unit

Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080315 Project Management  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080315 Project Management  17/Dec/2020 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release  

Comments  

Release 1

This version first released with BSB Business Services Training Package Version 7.0.

Application

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage time during projects. It involves determining and implementing the project schedule and assessing time management outcomes.

The unit applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business, or as a consultant.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Unit Sector

Business Competence – Project Management

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Determine project schedule

1.1 Develop work breakdown structure with sufficient detail to enable effective planning and control

1.2 Estimate duration and effort, sequence and dependencies of tasks, to achieve project deliverables

1.3 Use project scheduling tools and techniques to identify schedule impact on project time management, resource requirements, costs and risks

1.4 Contribute to achieving an agreed schedule baseline and communication of the schedule to stakeholders

2. Implement project schedule

2.1 Implement mechanisms to measure, record and report progress of activities according to agreed schedule

2.2 Conduct ongoing analysis to identify baseline variance

2.3 Analyse and forecast impact of changes to the schedule

2.4 Review progress throughout project life cycle and implement agreed schedule changes

2.5 Develop responses to potential or actual schedule changes and implement them to maintain project objectives

3. Assess time management outcomes

3.1 Review schedule performance records to determine effectiveness of time management activities

3.2 Identify and document time management issues and recommend improvements

Foundation Skills

This section describes language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills incorporated in the performance criteria that are required for competent performance.

SKILL 

DESCRIPTION 

Reading

  • Identifies, interprets and analyses textual information obtained from a range of sources

Writing

  • Drafts and develops documentation required for project scheduling and reporting using appropriate formats and language

Oral Communication

  • Participates in verbal exchanges using clear and detailed language and appropriate non-verbal features to convey expectations and advise others on progress

Numeracy

  • Calculates time requirements for project scheduling
  • Uses basic mathematical formula to determine costs and other necessary resources

Teamwork

  • Identifies requirements of important communication exchanges, selecting appropriate channels, format, tone and content to suit purpose and audience

Planning and organising

  • Plans and schedules complex activities, monitors implementation and manages relevant communication
  • Monitors actions against goals, adjusting plans and resources where necessary
  • Uses analytical skills to review and evaluate process and decide on future improvements

Technology

  • Uses digital applications to access, organise, integrate and share relevant information in effective ways

Unit Mapping Information

Supersedes and is equivalent to BSBPMG512 Manage project time.

Supersedes but is not equivalent to BSBPMG603 Direct time management of a project program.

Links

Companion Volume Implementation Guide is found on VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=11ef6853-ceed-4ba7-9d87-4da407e23c10

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release  

Comments  

Release 1

This version first released with BSB Business Services Training Package Version 7.0.

Performance Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate the ability to complete the tasks outlined in the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit, including evidence of the ability to:

  • manage project time on at least two occasions.

In the course of the above, the candidate must:

  • develop a project schedule using project management tools and techniques
  • conduct a review of project scheduling and recommend improvements for the future.

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must be able to demonstrate knowledge to complete the tasks outlined in the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit, including knowledge of:

  • estimation techniques to determine task duration and resource effort
  • procedures for identifying critical path
  • procedures for managing project baselines, establishment and variance
  • project life cycle phases
  • best-practice time management methodologies, their capabilities, limitations, applications and outcomes
  • key tools for project scheduling
  • work breakdown structures and how they apply to project schedules.

Assessment Conditions

Skills in this unit must be demonstrated in a workplace or simulated environment where the conditions are typical of those in a working environment in this industry.

This includes access to:

  • examples of project schedules, reports and feedback from project stakeholders regarding time management.

Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational education and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.

Links

Companion Volume Implementation Guide is found on VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=11ef6853-ceed-4ba7-9d87-4da407e23c10