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Unit of competency details

ICTICT403 - Apply software development methodologies (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to ICAICT403A - Apply software development methodologiesUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages. 24/Mar/2015

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 25/Mar/2015


Accredited courses that have this unit in the completion mapping

Training packages that include this unit

Qualifications that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
ICT50818 - Diploma of Systems Analysis and DesignDiploma of Systems Analysis and Design 
ICT50815 - Diploma of Systems Analysis and DesignDiploma of Systems Analysis and Design 1-2 
ICT50718 - Diploma of Software DevelopmentDiploma of Software Development 
ICT50715 - Diploma of Software DevelopmentDiploma of Software Development 
ICT40715 - Certificate IV in Systems Analysis and DesignCertificate IV in Systems Analysis and Design 1-2 
ICT40418 - Certificate IV in Information Technology NetworkingCertificate IV in Information Technology Networking 1-2 
ICT40415 - Certificate IV in Information Technology NetworkingCertificate IV in Information Technology Networking 1-2 
ICT40315 - Certificate IV in Web-Based TechnologiesCertificate IV in Web-Based Technologies 1-3 
ICT40118 - Certificate IV in Information TechnologyCertificate IV in Information Technology 
ICT40115 - Certificate IV in Information TechnologyCertificate IV in Information Technology 1-2 
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Classifications

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ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 020103 Programming  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 020103 Programming  30/Jul/2015 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version first released with ICT Information and Communications Technology Training Package Version 1.0.

Application

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply traditional and non-traditional systems development methodologies.

It applies to individuals in a senior development role who exercise discretion and judgement to create solutions using appropriate technical knowledge and analysis skills.

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

Unit Sector

General ICT

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 and select appropriate methodology for a given activity

1.1 Determine and define subject activity

1.2 Define criteria for selection of development methodology

1.3 Review and evaluate a range of traditional and non-traditional system development methodologies

1.4 Select appropriate system development methodology to suit the activity

2. Apply the selected development methodology

2.1 Create an initial project plan to guide developmental processes

2.2 Identify appropriate task types according to development methodology

2.3 Clearly describe and articulate task types

2.4 Define appropriate control structures that need to be created during task type execution

2.5 Associate each task type with a set of input and output parameters

3. Adjust project to suit appropriate methodology

3.1 Identify resources to support methodology selection

3.2 Apply appropriate methodology to solve tasks

3.3 Monitor project flow and record effectiveness against project plan

3.4 Review and document opportunities for improvement, lessons learned and recommendations for future projects

3.5 Submit results to appropriate person for approval

Foundation Skills

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

Skill 

Performance Criteria 

Description 

Reading

1.1, 1.3, 3.1, 3.4

  • Identifies, analyses and evaluates a range of textual information containing complex systems development specific terminology, syntax and diagrams, and applies the information to the task

Writing

2.1, 2.3, 3.3, 3.4

  • Uses the correct spelling and grammar, and technical terminology to develop project plans, document recommendations, processes and reports in a format suitable to the audience

Oral Communication

1.1, 1.3, 2.3, 3.1-3.4

  • Elicits and evaluates information using project related terminology and effective listening and questioning techniques
  • Uses plain English and, where necessary, project related terminology to liaise with clients, present information and obtain feedback
  • Uses specific and complex systems development terminology to liaise with co-workers

Get the work done

1.1-1.4, 2.2, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1-3.4

  • Uses familiar digital systems and tools to access, organise, analyse and display information relevant to the role
  • Applies formal processes when planning more complex tasks, producing plans with logically sequenced steps, reflecting an awareness of time and resource constraints and the needs of others
  • Reflects on the appropriateness and effectiveness of project methodologies and identifies some key principles that may be relevant in future situations

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title 

current version 

Code and title 

previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

ICTICT403 Apply software development methodologies

ICAICT403A Apply software development methodologies

Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages

Equivalent unit

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=a53af4e4-b400-484e-b778-71c9e9d6aff2

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version first released with ICT Information and Communications Technology Training Package Version 1.0.

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

  • develop a project plan
  • apply a methodology to a project
  • produce documentation as required by the chosen methodology.

Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:

  • describe client business domain and organisational requirements
  • explain current project requirements
  • explain role of stakeholders and the degree of stakeholder involvement in the development process
  • describe at least two current system development methodologies.

Assessment Conditions

Gather evidence to demonstrate consistent performance in conditions that are safe and replicate the workplace. Noise levels, production flow, interruptions and time variances must be typical of those experienced in the general information and communications technology (ICT) industry, and include access to:

  • design specifications and current methodologies
  • organisational standards for documentation and version control
  • detailed user requirements document, including model and scope.

Assessors must satisfy NVR/AQTF assessor requirements.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=a53af4e4-b400-484e-b778-71c9e9d6aff2