Unit 04 Project Design Implementation And Evaluation

Unit 04 Project Design Implementation And Evaluation

Unit 04 Project Design Implementation And Evaluation

1.    Introduction

This unit provides opportunities to develop skills in decision making, problem solving and communication integrated with the skills and knowledge developed in many of the other units within the programme to complete a realistic project. It requires the learner to select, plan, implement and evaluate a project and finally present the outcomes, in terms of the process and the product of the project. It also allows learners to develop the ability to work individually and/or with others, within a defined timescale and given constraints, to produce an acceptable and viable solution to an agreed brief.

If this is a group project, each member of the team must be clear about their responsibilities at the start of the project and supervisors must ensure that everyone is accountable for each aspect of the work and makes a contribution to the end result. Learners must work under the supervision of programmer tutors or work-based managers.

1.1. Aim

To develop learners’ skills of independent enquiry by undertaking a sustained investigation of direct relevance to their vocational, academic and professional development. 

1.2.        Objectives

On successful completion of this unit a learner will: 

  • Be able to formulate a project
  • Be able to implement the project within agreed procedures and to specification
  • Be able to evaluate the project outcomes
  • Be able to present the project outcomes.
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Unit 04 Project Design Implementation And Evaluation

 

Unit

Unit 04: Project Design Implementation and Evaluation [Mandatory Unit]
Unit level5
Unit codeL/601/0995
Credit Value20
QualificationBTEC HND in Computing and Systems Development
Term Start Date29 May 2018
Hand out date29 May 2018
Submission Deadline05 August 2018
Lecture8 weeks
Revision Clinic2Weeks
Module LeaderMr Suneth
Lecturer  

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1.    Introduction

Unit 04 Project Design Implementation And EvaluationThis unit provides opportunities to develop skills in decision making, problem solving and communication integrated with the skills and knowledge developed in many of the other units within the programme to complete a realistic project. It requires the learner to select, plan, implement and evaluate a project and finally present the outcomes, in terms of the process and the product of the project. It also allows learners to develop the ability to work individually and/or with others, within a defined timescale and given constraints, to produce an acceptable and viable solution to an agreed brief.

If this is a group project, each member of the team must be clear about their responsibilities at the start of the project and supervisors must ensure that everyone is accountable for each aspect of the work and makes a contribution to the end result. Learners must work under the supervision of programme tutors or work-based managers.

1.1.        Aim

To develop learners’ skills of independent enquiry by undertaking a sustained investigation of direct relevance to their vocational, academic and professional development. 

1.2.        Objectives

On successful completion of this unit a learner will: 

  • Be able to formulate a project
  • Be able to implement the project within agreed procedures and to specification
  • Be able to evaluate the project outcomes
  • Be able to present the project outcomes.  

2.0.      Unit / Module Content

1 Be able to formulate a project:

Project selection: researching and reviewing areas of interest; literature review; methods ofevaluating feasibility of projects, initial critical analysis of the outline specification, selection ofproject option, initiating a project logbook/diary, estimating costs and resource implications,identifying goals and limitations; value of project, rationale for selection, agree roles andallocate responsibilities (individually with tutor/supervisor and within project group ifappropriate).

Project specifications: developing and structuring a list of requirements relevant to projectspecifications e.g., costs, timescales, scale of operation, standards, legislation, ethics,sustainability, quality, fitness-for-purpose, business data, resource implications.

Procedures: planning and monitoring methods; operating methods; lines of communication;

Risk analysis; structure of groups and collaborative working eg.Learner groups or roles andresponsibilities within a work-based project; targets and aims.

Project plan: production of a plan for the project including timescales, deliverables,milestones, quality assurance systems and quality plans; monitoring progress

2 Be able to implement the project within agreed procedures and to specification

Implement: proper use of resources, working within agreed time scale, use of appropriatetechniques for generating solutions, monitoring development against the agreed project plan,maintaining and adapting project plan where appropriate

Record: systematic recording of relevant outcomes of all aspects and stages of the project toagreed standards

3 Be able to evaluate the project outcomes

Evaluation techniques: detailed analysis of results, conclusions and recommendations; criticalanalysis against the project specification and planned procedures; use of appropriateevaluation techniques; application of project evaluation and review techniques (PERT);opportunities for further studies and developments

Interpretation: use of appropriate techniques to justify project progress and outcomes interms of the original agreed project specification

Further consideration: significance of project; application of project results; implications;limitations of the project; improvements; recommendations for further consideration

4 Be able to present the project outcomes

Record of procedures and results: relevant documentation of all aspects and stages of the

Project

Format: professional delivery format appropriate to the audience; appropriate media

3.0.      Learning Outcomes and Assessment criteria 

Learning outcomes: 

On successful completion ofthis unit a learner will: 

LO1:

Be able to formulate a project

1.1 formulate and record possible outline projectspecifications

1.2 identify the factors that contribute to the process ofproject selection

1.3 produce a specification for the agreed project

1.4 produce an appropriate project plan for the agreedproject

LO2:

Be able to implement the projectwithin agreed procedures and tospecification

2.1 match resources efficiently to the project

2.2 undertake the proposed project in accordance with theagreed specification

2.3 organise, analyse and interpret relevant outcomes

LO3:

Be able to evaluate the projectoutcomes

3.1 use appropriate project evaluation techniques

3.2 interpret and analyse the results in terms of the originalproject specification

3.3 make recommendations and justify areas for furtherconsideration

LO4:

Be able to present the projectoutcomes

4.1 produce a record of all project procedures used

4.2 use an agreed format and appropriate media to presentthe outcomes of the project to an audience.

  • Teaching and learning Methods 

This unit requires a range of skills and strategies to be employed for teaching and learning.

This is suitable for use for a range of sectors and should utilise the full range of skills developed through study of other units in the programme. These include planning, practical work, data handling and processing, critical analysis and presentation skills.

The afore-mentioned can be achieved through the use of a number of teaching and learning  tools such as class tutorials, group discussion, quiz, workshop, project management case studies, good practices scenarios, project implementation, exercises, log booking and presentation skills.

This knowledge gained from this mandatory unit can be applied to a number of other units in the programme as well. 

Assessment Methods -Summary

A key feature of the assessment strategy for this unit is the practical implementation of a sustained investigation on a given problem.

The assessment will consist of an individual reportbased on a case scenario chosen for the purpose to address all the learning outcomes and the implied assessment criteria.

The assessment will comprise of four key components – planning a project, implementing it, evaluating outcomes and presenting outcomes.

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