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Diploma of Information Technology (Multimedia)

DURATION: 22 months full time

ENTRY POINTS: January, February, March, April, May, July, August, September, October

LOCATION: Sydney

The entry requirement for the Diploma of Information Technology (Multimedia) is the successful completion of Certificate II in IT National Code: ICA20105 plus the successful completion of Certificate IV in Information Technology (Websites) ICA40305.

Subject Name:Web Based Application
Subject Code: DG01
Subject Description:

Students learn to develop information architecture for a complex website that meets current and future business and technical requirements. Students also develop their skills in building dynamic web pages and learn how to integrate databases with a website.

ICAB5165A - Create Dynamic Web Pages
Prepare The Technical Environment

  • Check that development environment and server software is available and accessible
  • Take action to ensure access to organisational or networked server
  • Set up access to the server and establish connection to the correct directory for server access
  • Determine users who can upload dynamic content to server

Create Dynamic Pages

  • Create pages using appropriate language and save with the correct extension
  • Store pages in the appropriate location on the server
  • Take action to ensure comments are executed as part of the code
  • Take action to ensure that code follows correct formatting procedures for ease of reading, maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Format pages using appropriate web-suitable language and add business content as required
  • Test access file/page through http://localhost/,the local IP address or the full URL

Add Functions to Dynamic Pages

  • Declare and use variables and arrays according to requirements and if necessary variable types
  • Assign variable values, strings and constants
  • Call and use functions and formulas
  • Set arguments and parameters
  • Correctly call randomised statements, integers and round functions
  • Incorporate conditionals ('if/then' Statements) as required
  • Format string functions correctly

Test And Sign Off Dynamic Pages

  • Save pages to correct location on server with required extension
  • Open pages through browser and test
  • Check formatting and dynamic function all perform as required by the business and client
  • Document results of tests and obtain client sign-off on the pages

ICAB5180A: Integrate database with a website
Prepare Database

  • Identify site data needs from technical requirements
  • Review existing database to ensure site data needs can be met
  • Make additions/adjustments to database as required

Create Database Log-ons

  • Identify site operators and site visitors against business needs
  • Determine database permission sets, and authentication and authorisation parameters for each class of user
  • Create log-on names using relevant server application utility
  • Add log-on names to server application using relevant server utility

Create Data Source Names

  • Use server utility to create data source names (DSN) as required by website
  • Confirm DSN, database log-on name and passwords against business requirements
  • Use a server utility to create a database connection using appropriate connectivity tools

Test Database Connectivity

  • Retrieve required information for website, including site functionality
  • Take action to maintain database integrity according to security benchmarks
  • Check that access permissions function correctly

ICAA5141A Design dynamic websites to meet technical requirements
Plan the design process

  • Produce a plan to analyse the technical requirements
  • Plan and document a process to design, build and test the dynamic website so that it meets those technical requirements, and web development standards which allow for iterative development

Analyse the technical requirements

  • Determine and document the purpose, expectations and functionality of the website
  • Determine and document appropriate dynamic methodologies
  • Determine and document the architecture requirements for the website
  • Determine and document the hardware and software required to design the website
  • Determine the requirements for documentation
  • Determine and document appropriate design methodologies, such as utilising software engineering life cycle models

Design the website

  • Produce a hierarchy of the website showing how it will be navigated
  • Design the client side, with consideration to appropriate design concepts and specific requirements of dynamic methodologies
  • Design the server side, considering the specific requirements of the dynamic methodologies, such as scripting and database selection
  • Design approved associated script program
  • Document the design process

Develop the website to the specified design

  • Produce the client and server sides
  • Produce the graphics and associated sound, animation or video
  • Produce associated script program

Test the website

  • Test the website against the technical requirements and record results
  • Test the website on-line against technical requirements and with representative user and record results
  • Complete the technical documentation

ICAA5146A Develop website information architecture
Identify content needs

  • Identify strategic intent of website from business requirements and client expectations
  • Develop information requirements based on the website intent, intended audiences, types of client interactions, and long- and short-term goals for the site
  • Identify required information and group into business schemes related to the business structure
  • Determine content requirements for each process

Plan content structure

  • Cluster and document information in related topics
  • Develop a hierarchy of information and check data to confirm sequence of hierarchy
  • Ensure that labels are clear, consistent, coherent and relatively intuitive for client to access

Develop navigation system

  • Build navigation system for overall website based on business requirements
  • Ensure ease of navigation on the site and provide different ways of searching, while providing feedback to client
  • Ensure the navigation system gives users the flexibility to find the information and products they want
  • Develop a consistent and logical labelling system, taking into account client demographics

Test and sign off

  • Construct prototype of information architecture design
  • Arrange for a subset of the client to test the prototype for usability to determine if architecture meets client expectations
  • Ensure site content will format correctly in the business and client technical environment
  • Adjust architecture based on client feedback
  • Sign off prototype to confirm current and future business requirements are met

Subject Name: Multimedia Applicatoin
Subject Code: DG02
Subject Description:

Introduction to Multimedia Animation using visual animation tools and basic animation design for web purpose - (Flash MX and ActionScript) is focused on teaching students skills of web animation design using visual tool. It is expected that during the course each student will develop a cohesive, functional and attractive web animation using Flash MX and ActionScript. Web interactive animation is undertaken using currently available animation authoring tool. Key issues, related to the presentation and the development of web animation for online use, are explored. The goal of the subject is to introduce students to both the theory and concepts underlying web animation and practice.

Plan use of authoring tool

  • Identify a range of multimedia authoring tools
  • Discuss with relevant personnel the range of authoring tools and their application to various multimedia projects
  • Discuss with relevant personnel the purpose, scope, storyboard and design of the multimedia project
  • Discuss with relevant personnel the technical requirements of the multimedia project and use of the authoring program

Prepare to use authoring tool

  • Load authoring software
  • Create a new file for the specified task and name appropriately
  • Display and use tools and features of software relevant to the authoring process

Use authoring tool

  • Import multimedia components into the authoring tool
  • Apply design principles to the screen design and layout
  • Design the screen and layout according to creative and production requirements and technical specifications
  • Create buttons and other interactive elements
  • Link all components according to storyboard
  • Save and store in appropriate file format

Check functionality of multimedia sequence

  • Check that all links function
  • Present sequence to relevant personnel
  • Incorporate changes as required

ICAB4219A Apply introductory object-oriented language skills
Apply basic language syntax and layout

  • Demonstrate understanding and application of basic language syntax rules and best practices
  • Select and use language data types, operators and expressions to create clear and concise code
  • Use the appropriate language syntax for sequence, selection and iteration constructs
  • Use a modular programming approach within member/function logic
  • Apply arrays, including arrays of objects to introductory programming tasks
  • Use standard array processing algorithms
  • Use the facilities of the language to read and write data from/to text files and record outcomes

Apply basic object-oriented principles in the target language

  • Implement a class that contains primitive member/instance variables
  • Implement a class that contains multiple options for object construction
  • Implement a class that uses user-defined aggregation (object instance/member variables)
  • Use the facilities provided in the language to implement inheritance to at least two levels of depth
  • Use polymorphism at a simple level through inheritance to enable easy extension of code

Debug code

  • Use an integrated development environment, in particular the language debugging facilities, to debug code
  • Interpret compiler/interpreter messages to resolve syntax errors and use debugging techniques to resolve logic errors

Document activities

  • Follow organisational guidelines for developing maintainable code and adhere to the provided coding standards when documenting activities
  • Apply internal documentation to all code created and utilise documentation tools available in the target language when documenting activities

Test code

  • Create and conduct simple tests to confirm code meets design specification
  • Document the tests performed and results achieved

Create an application

  • Develop a solution when provided with a basic object-oriented design document
  • Reference appropriate documentation for the language

CUFIMA03A Create 2D digital animation
Identify animation requirements

  • Obtain design brief and storyboard and discuss production requirements with relevant personnel
  • Identify all 2D animation requirements including production and technical specifications and discuss with relevant personnel

Identify scope of 2D animation software

  • Identify the range of industry standard 2D animation software and computer assisted animation techniques
  • Assess software compatibility with production and technical requirements and specifications
  • Select the appropriate software in relation to specified multimedia delivery platform
  • Discuss software with relevant design personnel to ensure selection will meet specified outcomes

Product key drawings for animation

  • Product key drawings by the most appropriate method to reflect the animation requirements
  • Product sufficient quantity of key drawings to establish the required action or design and ensure that they meet the production, creative and technical requirements
  • Comply with any soundtrack breakdown when producing drawings
  • Produce key drawings within the constraints of the production and scan hard-copy drawings as required
  • Clearly label key drawings

Produce 2D animation

  • Import key drawings into selected 2D animation software
  • Combine objects into a single animated steam according to creative requirements and specifications
  • Create static or moving backgrounds as required and integrate animated objects into static or moving backgrounds
  • Use animation techniques as required and as appropriate according to the software
  • Incorporate sound where necessary
  • Save and store using appropriate file formats and file management procedures

Evaluate animation

  • Present animation sequences to relevant personnel for detailed responses and recommendations
  • Discuss and identify and required design changes that may be needed
  • Incorporate design changes to complete the 2D animations and meet the recommendations
  • Obtain final agreement from relevant personnel for finished 2D animation sequences

CUFMEM09A Apply principles of game design to a multimedia product
Receive and interpret the brief for the game design

  • Liaise with the relevant personnel to interpret and confirm the game objective and outcome, ensuring the creative, technical and production requirements can be met
  • Identify all relevant factors which may determine and affect the game design through the breakdown and interpretation of the brief and liaison with relevant personnel
  • Clarify target user/audience to determine the format and delivery platform of the game through discussion with relevant personnel

Generate and assess ideas

  • Generate a range of ideas for the game design which are technically feasible, respond to the brief and provide creative solutions to all design issues
  • Discuss ideas and collaborate, as required, with relevant personnel to ensure contribution of a range of ideas and creative solutions to the initial concept
  • Continuously reflect on and assess the creative ideas and solutions for implications on budget, timeline, technical feasibility, and suitability to meet the brief

Conduct research

  • Research the range of game design styles including appropriate genre and environments that reflect the requirements of the brief and may influence the design development
  • Examine the range of possible goals and actions and other relevant factors in the design of a game, considering the most appropriate to fulfil the requirements of the brief
  • Organise research media and findings for use by all relevant personnel throughout the design development process, updating as required
  • Evaluate the initial discussions and design brief against the findings and discuss with relevant personnel

Select a game design model

  • Identify and present a range of game design models to the relevant personnel for the consideration of their characteristics, differences and ability to meet the brief
  • Consult with relevant personnel to ensure that the full range of models have been identified and sourced
  • Select the game design model which fulfils the creative, technical, and production requirements of the brief

Compose the game elements

  • Using design techniques to develop the structure of the game, ensuring that all elements are fully documented for future use
  • Discuss technical parameters and planning with relevant personnel to achieve the most appropriate composition
  • Determine the range of appropriate game parameters and employ these to fulfil the design brief, ensuring the creative, technical and production resources are adequate to achieve the final outcome
  • Determine the multimedia elements necessary to construct the game

Evaluate game based on design principles

  • Review game design for innovative approach, technical feasibility and its fulfilment of the design brief
  • Discuss and confirm additional requirements or modifications to the game design and undertake any necessary amendments

Subject Name: Multimedia Development Project A (Project Proposal)
Subject Code: DMP1
Subject Description:

This subject will explore the issues related to the planning and deployment of a multimedia project. The student needs to apply the practical knowledge and skills of building multimedia products, technology and tools into this real case study project. Also, students should be able to demonstrate the knowledge of the principles of digital video, basic principles of photography, strategies to test usability and the principles and practices of writing for multimedia programs

The project involves:

  • Author a multimedia product
  • Produce and manipulate digital images
  • Design and create a multimedia interface
  • Design the navigation for a multimedia product
  • Write an interactive sequence for multimedia

CUFIMA01A Produce and manipulate digital images
Assess digital camera qualities

  • Assess camera software compatibility with hardware systems and select appropriate software for the production
  • Match pixel resolution of the camera to the required quality and resolution of outcome
  • Check the RAM capacity of the camera to see that it is appropriate to the number of images required to be captured
  • Assess shutter speed, focal lengths and camera feature modes as suitable to the quality of and use of photographic image required
  • Handle and store lithium batteries in accordance with occupational health and safety requirements

Photograph and upload a digital image

  • Consider focus and exposure in operation of the digital camera to ensure capture of image meets production requirements
  • Ensure correct use of digital image software including entering and exiting the selected software
  • Save and retrieve digital photographs using designated file formats
  • Load and operate the digital camera in accordance with manufacturer's specifications and appropriate to the quality of image to be photographed
  • Upload the IBM-PC or Macintosh card interface/disk onto the relevant computer and save the image on hard disk
  • Create and store photographic image files of the computer in accordance with software procedures
  • Enhance, crop and alter photographic images electronically to deliver the required image
  • Check photographic images for fitness of purpose to comply with specifications
  • Assess photographic images for the relevant delivery mode (print, CD-ROM, visual appeal and effectiveness) and deliver appropriately

Incorporate digital photography into a multimedia sequence

  • Create graphics that incorporate the principles of design using the designate software
  • Edit, enhance, amend and save digital images using the designated software
  • Combine digital images into a designated multimedia sequence
  • Integrate digital images into a designated multimedia sequence
  • Evaluate the outcome for visual impact, effectiveness and fitness for purpose

CUFMEM02A Author a multimedia product
Identify multimedia elements

  • Obtain all relevant plans, storyboards, navigation designs and design brief
  • Locate all multimedia elements as required to meet creative and production requirements and technical specifications
  • Discuss issues of integration and formats of the multimedia elements with appropriate personnel
  • Save all multimedia elements in the appropriate format for inclusion, and store for each access
  • Determine a sequence which will become the " prototype"

Identify scope of authoring software

  • Identify the range of industry standard authoring software
  • Assess the software in relation to specified multimedia delivery platform
  • Discuss selection of software with relevant design personnel to ensure selection will meet specified outcomes
  • Select authoring software

Use authoring software

  • Load authoring software
  • Create a new file for the specified task and name appropriately
  • Display and use tools and features of software relevant to the authoring process

Create multimedia sequence

  • Import and assemble multimedia elements in appropriate sequence according to creative requirements
  • Create interactive elements according to creative and technical requirements
  • Check multimedia sequence conforms to navigation design
  • Check multimedia sequence conforms to loading specifications
  • Test and run multimedia sequence as a presentation to ensure the sequence meets creative, production and technical requirements
  • Save file formats and identify for specified purpose

Evaluate multimedia prototype

  • Play back final sequence with relevant personnel
  • Evaluate against criteria including achievement of a creative and user-friendly product
  • Discuss and agree on required changes
  • Assist if required in tests and user trials
  • Evaluate feedback from user trials
  • Confirm endorsement from relevant personnel to develop prototype into complete product

Transform prototype into final product

  • Make necessary changes as indicated by user trials
  • Integrate all multimedia elements as required by specifications
  • Make final checks to ensure all sequences conform to the navigation design
  • Save into specified storage systems

CUFMEM11A Design the navigation for a multimedia product
Plan navigation

  • Discuss the concept with relevant personnel/client to ensure that the design brief is fully understood
  • Identify technical parameters of the product including its delivery platform
  • Identify the audience/user to ensure that all navigation requirements can be incorporated into the design
  • Identify the multimedia elements to be integrated into the product
  • Conduct necessary research to ensure that the script is fully scoped and contains all necessary contents

Develop navigation

  • Sketch overall product architecture and ensure that linkages are shown between the multimedia elements which identify all non-linear pathways
  • Ensure that user interactivity functions are clearly shown
  • Experiment with and determine the search functions to ensure that the navigation method is workable
  • Sketch a draft storyboard or flow chart for each sequence
  • Present navigation drafts to relevant personnel for comment to ensure that all appropriate ideas for navigation are generated
  • Review all suggestions against various merits and incorporate suggestions into the final design

Construct navigation

  • Draw freehand or use appropriate software to present navigation map/plan, storyboard or flow chart
  • Detail all necessary navigation specifications and functions so that documentation can be referred to throughout the development phase
  • Show frames, forms, tables and other structural elements where necessary
  • Show all linkages to multimedia elements activated by buttons and other interactive 'hotspots'
  • Ensure intuitive and logical flow for each non-linear sequence
  • Ensure appropriate and logical exit points
  • Develop templates where necessary for integration of specific text and graphic elements

Evaluate navigation

  • Present the navigation design to relevant personnel
  • Discuss with relevant personnel strategies to evaluate the navigation design
  • Obtain detailed response and opinions from legitimate sources
  • Incorporate design changes to complete navigation design
  • Obtain final agreement from relevant personnel for finished design

CUFMEM10A Design and create a multimedia interface
Determine the criteria for testing

  • Define the criteria that are to be used for testing/evaluation
  • Identify the points at which progress will be measured
  • Document and communicate them to all involved in the production

Determine the methods to be used in testing the product

  • Identify the various methods and levels of testing for multimedia
  • Determine the characteristics and appropriateness of methods of testing during development and on completion
  • Develop a plan for testing the product during development and on completion

Test and review the multimedia product at agreed stages

  • Determine the progress towards completion at the identified reporting points
  • Test the product at the identified reporting points
  • Provide feedback to staff on progress and quality
  • Use the testing strategy to ensure that the product satisfies its aims and creative, production and technical requirements
  • Document the testing process and record problems and remedial steps taken
  • Deal with problems and faults detected during testing in accordance with agreed project or industry practice

Evaluate the final product

  • On completion, evaluate the final product against the previously determined criteria
  • Identify strategies that were successful and those that let to difficulties
  • Document the findings to inform subsequent projects

CUFWRT07A Write an interactive sequence for multimedia
Prepare to write the interactive sequence

  • Establish production requirements of the interactivity with relevant personnel, according to organisational procedures
  • Determine the purpose and function of the interactive sequence and explore a range of ways of achieving this purpose
  • Gather information from various sources as required to generate and record a range of ideas to develop the interactivity
  • Consider and develop the ideas that have the most relevance to the purpose and function of the interactivity
  • Evaluate and select the most appropriate ideas relevant to the purpose and function of the interactive sequence

Write the interactive sequence

  • Write a draft of the interactive sequence using methods and conventions most appropriate to the context or as specifically required
  • Ensure the draft contains all necessary multimedia components for the production
  • Ensure factual information is accurate and relates to the results of research
  • Refine and redraft interactive sequence until it meets creative and technical requirements
  • Ensure that the material is written within the deadlines required
  • Submit final draft to relevant personnel for consideration and review
  • Document and implement any required changes to interactive sequence, when necessary

Re-evaluate the interactive sequence

  • Liaise with relevant personnel to discuss and re-evaluate whether the sequence meets all production requirements
  • Examine the interactive sequence to assess that the content meets with production requirements
  • Analyse the interactive sequence to ensure that all necessary multimedia elements are included

Obtain approval from relevant personnel

  • Present a final draft of the sequence to relevant personnel for validation
  • Discuss and agree upon final changes with relevant personnel and make necessary adjustments, ensuring that the interactive sequence meets all requirements and is ready to be implemented

Subject Name: Multimedia Development Project B (Prototype)
Subject Code: DMP2
Subject Description:

Students are required to develop a project prototype. The development process is built on the project proposal which used in Part 1 of this course. The students are required to submit the project proposal to the project's supervisor and obtain their approval before starting the multimedia project development

Review privacy policy in relation to legislation

  • Investigate and become conversant with current privacy legislation
  • Review organisational privacy policy and procedures
  • Identify and document relevance of privacy legislation to organisational outcomes

Determine policy shortfalls

  • Compare organisation's policies and procedures with privacy legislation
  • Identify discrepancies between privacy legislation and organisational practice
  • Document discrepancies and submit to appropriate person for review

Update and review policies

  • Update policies and procedures to ensure they align with privacy legislation
  • Distribute new policies and procedures to all personnel
  • Coordinate training of all personnel in privacy policy and procedures
  • Implement new work practices
  • Review work practices to ensure correct application of privacy policies and procedures

ICPMM582A Manage multimedia projects
Develop a project plan

  • The elements of the project plan are identified according to the principles of project management
  • Planning tools are identified for application to the project
  • Time and budget factors are identified and incorporated into the plan

Manage resources and time

  • Hardware resources relevant to specific multimedia tasks are identified, evaluated and incorporated to achieve the required outcome
  • Time management is integrated into project planning and monitoring
  • Human resources are incorporated and supported within the project framework to achieve the required outcome
  • Teamwork elements are identified and developed to achieve the required outcome

Identify legal issues

  • Copyright principles and conventions relevant to digital data are identified and legal precedents noted
  • The copyright issues relating to multimedia authoring, digital imaging and digital sound are explained and strategies are devised to account for relevant contingencies
  • Copyright ownership of multimedia authoring, digital imaging and digital sound is established prior to commencing a brief and relevant documentation verified
  • Applications of law with reference to multimedia product warranties, software licences, consultants, sponsors and distribution are determined appropriate for the job to be undertaken and relevant to the industry sector

Manage research

  • Files, documents, images and footage relevant to project requirements are sourced and their functions documented and sequenced
  • Liaison with clients is undertaken, records of interviews kept, and specifications monitored within the management of the project to achieve the required outcomes
  • Files, documents, images and footage relevant to specific projects are filed for future reference with regard for client confidentiality

Determine and manage multimedia budgets

  • Estimation models of costs are identified and applied to a range of multimedia products
  • Budget plans are established and checked against estimations to deliver accurate costings
  • Tendering processes and costs are determined and implemented to deliver the required outcome within designated time frames and costs
  • Project costs are determined, documented and monitored continuously to comply with business commitments and legal obligations
  • Business transactions are undertaken ethically and according to law
  • Multimedia project budget estimates and expenditure are contrasted and documented to assist in future business dealings

Manage project outcomes

  • Multimedia inputs are combined to form a definitive master
  • The master product is duplicated and distributed according to client specifications
  • The project outcomes are refined to meet quality standards

CUFMEM04A Test a multimedia product
Determine the criteria for testing

  • Define the criteria that are to be used for testing/evaluation
  • Identify the points at which progress will be measured
  • Document and communicate them to all involved in the production

Determine the methods to be used in testing the product

  • Identify the various methods and levels of testing for multimedia
  • Determine the characteristics and appropriateness of methods of testing during development and on completion
  • Develop a plan for testing the product during development and on completion

Test and review the multimedia product at agreed stages

  • Determine the progress towards completion at the identified reporting points
  • Test the product at the identified reporting points
  • Provide feedback to staff on progress and quality
  • Use the testing strategy to ensure that the product satisfies its aims and creative, production and technical requirements
  • Document the testing process and record problems and remedial steps taken
  • Deal with problems and faults detected during testing in accordance with agreed project or industry practice

Evaluate the final product

  • On completion, evaluate the final product against the previously determined criteria
  • Identify strategies that were successful and those that let to difficulties
  • Document the findings to inform subsequent projects

ICPPP411A Undertake a complex design brief
Negotiate a complex design contract

  • Communication with the client results in the development of a complex design brief and client agreement is secured
  • Job analysis and research are undertaken to source cost-efficient design production procedures
  • Possible design options are analysed to meet optional printing processes and substrates
  • Individual design stages of the brief are timed and costed to determine accurate parameters of cost
  • A quotation is prepared using accurate estimates to communicate to the client the fees required to undertake the brief
  • Client approval to proceed is obtained

Plan the design process

  • The appropriate production processes are planned and scheduled to meet the specifications of the brief for the printing substrate
  • Materials are sourced and ordered to conform to the requirements of the brief
  • Design team members are briefed and work roles allocated to facilitate the orderliness and timeliness of the design process

Render a complex graphic design

  • A complex graphic design concept is rendered electronically or manually to conform to the brief
  • Adjustments or recommendations are made to enhance the design according to the brief in consultation with the client
  • The production processes of the design concept for colour, production run, substrates and costs are assessed according to the requirements of the brief
  • The specifications for reproducing the finished artwork are annotated so as to define specified printing processes and substrates

Ensure feasibility of production

  • Type options are checked to meet specified printing processes and substrates
  • The reproduction feasibility of multiple colour vignettes is analysed to meet specified printing processes and substrates
  • Line and tone are combined and dot complexity of photography is analysed to meet specified printing processes and substrates
  • The feasibility of complex imposition and folds are calculated to meet specified printing processes and substrates
  • Foils and embossing are checked to meet specified printing processes and substrates

Solve technical problems

  • Materials and / or format are reviewed to ensure the most suitable are selected and therefore do not create problems
  • Technical problems are resolved by re-design or amendment of the brief in consultation with the client to acceptable standards

Ensure quality output

  • Standards for reproduction are documented to form a reference bank for the design process
  • Design solutions are filed and stored ready for retrieval according to enterprise procedures
  • Internal performance standards are evaluated to identify potential reforms for future enterprise procedures
  • Future actions are determined to incorporate accurate cost and time analyses into future briefs

UNIT PSPPM502B Manage complex projects
Manage start-up activities

  • Project plans are refined in consultation with steering committee and team members, and precise details are included for schedules of activities, milestones and resources
  • Required systems are established and maintained throughout the project in accordance with the complexity of the project and in line with the project plan
  • Project team members' understanding of and commitment to fulfilling the project requirements and their roles and responsibilities for the duration of the project are confirmed
  • Project management tools are selected and applied effectively to achieve project outcomes

Manage project implementation

  • Integration and management of complex project activities are handled in accordance with the project plan
  • Leadership and required development are provided to the project team, and morale, stress levels and triggers are managed throughout the life of the project in accordance with organisational policy and procedures
  • Stakeholder input and expectations are managed throughout the project in accordance with the communication plan
  • Disagreements and disputes are resolved to the satisfaction of stakeholders or referred to a higher authority in accordance with organisational policy and procedures
  • Project change proposals are negotiated, agreed and documented in accordance with policy and procedures

Manage project integration

  • All aspects of the project and related projects are integrated and links are established to ensure objectives are met in accordance with the project plan
  • Consultation and reporting mechanisms are applied in accordance with the communication plan and staff and contractors are regularly consulted to discuss progress and ensure effective results
  • Project integration is monitored, and management plans and any related contracts are reviewed and amended as appropriate, with results reported in accordance with mechanisms identified in the communication plan
  • Ongoing progress is monitored against agreed milestones in accordance with the project plan to provide a measure of performance throughout the life of the project
  • Programmed review of objectives and achievement is planned and implemented in accordance with the project plan

Coordinate project follow-up activities

  • Significant judgment is applied in the analysis of project deliverables against specifications, performance standards and project objectives, and the results are reported to stakeholders
  • Support package arrangements are identified and offered to stakeholders who will be required to apply the project results
  • Options for stakeholders to take account of environmental and cultural factors in applying the project results are included in the support package
  • Operational and support authorities are consulted to investigate any testing/trialing/building and evaluation requirements resulting from the project, and funding implications estimated in project report

ICPMM581A Manage multimedia production
Design a production cycle for a multimedia product

  • Management components of the production cycle are identified and coordinated to achieve a defined outcome
  • Concepts for multimedia integration are posited and their sequence planned
  • Prototype sequences are designed and tested according to job specifications
  • Multimedia production is undertaken that conforms to product specifications
  • The final product is tested for conformance to specifications and released to client

Define the attributes of interactive multimedia products

  • The attributes of hypermedia are defined and incorporated into a given production
  • The attributes of hypertext are defined and incorporated into a given production
  • Linear and interactive information structures are distinguished and incorporated into a given production

Manage research

  • Client specifications are researched and checked with client to deliver the desired outcome
  • Files, documents, images and footage relevant to project requirements are sourced and their functions documented and sequenced
  • Liaison with clients is undertaken, records of interviews kept, and specifications monitored within the management of the project to achieve the required outcomes
  • Files, documents, images and footage relevant to specific projects are filed for future reference with regard for client confidentiality

Manage the multimedia process

  • The order of process procedure is determined and documented to deliver the desired outcome
  • Costs are determined, checked with client, and documented to deliver the desired outcome
  • Quality outcomes are determined and documented and a quality system is established to monitor the quality of the product
  • The product outcome is produced fit for the purpose
  • The product is tested against specifications prior to client release
  • Endorsement of the product by the client is gained to ensure specifications have been fulfilled  

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