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Unit of competency details

BSBPMG535 - Manage project information and communication (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to BSBPMG516 - Manage project information and communication 18/Oct/2020
Supersedes BSBPMG607 - Direct communications 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 link people, ideas and information at all stages in the project life cycle. Project communication management ensures timely and appropriate generation, collection, dissemination, storage and disposal of project information through formal structures and processes.

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. Plan information and communication processes

1.1 Identify and analyse information requirements of the project

1.2 Develop a communication management plan according to project objectives

1.3 Establish a designated project-management information system

2. Implement project information and communication processes

2.1 Manage generation, gathering, storage, retrieval, analysis and dissemination of information by project staff and stakeholders

2.2 Implement, modify, monitor and control designated information-validation processes

2.3 Implement and maintain communication networks

2.4 Identify and resolve communication and information-management system issues

3. Assess information and communication outcomes

3.1 Finalise and archive records according to agreed project information ownership and control requirements

3.2 Review project outcomes for effectiveness of management information and communication processes and procedures

3.3 Develop and document recommended improvements for application in future projects

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 and analyses complex texts from a range of sources

Writing

  • Develops project documents using vocabulary, structure and conventions appropriate to text

Oral Communication

  • Participates in verbal exchanges using clear language and appropriate non-verbal features
  • Uses active listening and questioning to confirm understanding and agreement

Initiative and enterprise

  • Identifies responsibilities and boundaries of own role

Teamwork

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

Planning and organising

  • Sequences and schedules complex activities, monitors implementation and manages relevant communication
  • Uses problem-solving techniques to analyse and resolve issues
  • Evaluates outcomes of decisions to identify opportunities for improvement
  • Uses digital tools to access, organise and analyse complex data

Unit Mapping Information

Supersedes and is equivalent to BSBPMG516 Manage project information and communication.

Supersedes but is not equivalent to BSBPMG607 Direct communications 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 information and communication on at least two occasions.

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:

  • alternative communication methods and media and their application on various projects
  • effective project-management information systems and their various applications
  • methods used to evaluate information systems and communication processes.

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:

  • project communication and information management documentation
  • examples of how communication was managed on projects.

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