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"These were foolproof to follow and to be honest I’m not sure what I would have done without them!".

Ms Marie Vaux, Curriculum Lead & Teacher of ICT, Portsmouth College

The BTEC IT Unit 9 Project Management is one of the mandatory units for the Level 3 Diploma & Extended Diploma.

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A complete 19 lesson scheme of work covering Learning Aims A, B, C and D for the Unit 9 Specification. The Scheme of Work includes a brand new scenario that students can use to practice the coursework for Learning Aim B and C before managing the unit. The resources include:

Learning Aim A - Principles and Methodologies • Eight lessons covering all specification content: • The Project Lifecycle.​ • PRINCE 2. • RAD. • Waterfall. • Agile. • Project Management Structures. • Case Study Analysis. • The Lesson on Case Study Analysis has a sample AGILE case study provided  with suggested Answers. • Class tasks, discussion activities and worked examples with suggested Answers. • Student Worksheets for all class tasks.

Learning Aim B : Project Initiation Four lessons covering all specification content: • Project Idea Generation and Solution Creation​. • The Feasibility Study. • The Project Requirements. • A new scenario for students where they can identify resources, tasks, risks, issues and constraints. • How to identify alternate solutions with design documentation suggested Answers. Class Tasks on: • Carrying out a full Feasibility Study with suggested Answers. • Identifying and Creating project requirements with suggested Answers. • Student Worksheets for all class tasks

Learning Aim C :Project Management • Six lessons covering all specification content: • Project Phasing​. • Planning and Monitoring Processes. • Execution and Management Processes • Risk and Issue Processes. • A full worked example on creating Gantt Charts in Excel - ideal for remote learning! • Modifying project plans based on timesheet data with suggested Answers. Class Tasks on • Creating and identifying Resource plans with suggested Answers. • Creating and identifying Critical Path and Contingencies with suggested Answers. • Creating different Management Processes with suggested Answers. • Student Worksheets for all class tasks.

learning Aim D : Project Closure • One lesson covering all specification content. • How to review project skills and behaviours. • Class tasks on identifying improvements and how to manage a project effectively. • Student Worksheets for all class tasks.

Each lesson includes: • A teacher presentation with learning objectives, lesson content and end of lesson review. • A range of class tasks, from worked examples to discussion activities. • Student Worksheets for all class tasks. • Suggested answers for the class tasks to encourage and promote discussion and further learning. • Resource links to relevant websites and videos that can be used in lesson.

Also included is a full outline Scheme of Work for all suggested 19 lessons, which includes: • Learning objectives. • Lesson overview. • Assessment opportunities. • EDI considerations. • Homework suggestions • A format that can be used for SLT inspections.

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The Unit 9 Assignments 1 & 3 is relatively straightforward, except that there is a lot of content to cover which could get missed. As part of the RQF BTEC assessment procedures, assessors are not allowed to give students a list of tasks to cover to achieve a grade once the assignment is running. This means that learners can often forget to include key pieces of evidence, or to not provide evidence in the right format. Unit 9 Assignment 2 is awkward as students are required to plan and monitor a project, ideally one of the other BTEC practical units. They will need to create new documentation as well as know which documentation they can reuse. They will need to clearly show evidence of a project plan evolving to demonstrate effective management of a project. TheComputingTutor is pleased to announce the release of a full set of Assignment Resources for the Edexel BTEC IT UNIT 9 Project Management. The resources include: • A full set of Student Guide Assignment Resources for Learning Aims A, B, C and D. • A Teacher presentation showing your students how to approach each of the Learning Aims. • An editable PowerPoint and a printable PDF for each Student Guide. • Separate Student Guides for Pass, Merit and Distinction criteria. • Example PDF templates for the Project Log and Project Requirements document. • A set of real world case studies are included for the different project management methodologies required for Learning Aim A - Agile, Rad, Waterfall and PRINCE2. Also included are a set of teacher notes which include: • Suggestions and ideas on Unit delivery. • Ideas for the practical unit as well as alternate solutions​. • Suggestions for accessing the Merit and Distinction criteria. • A map of the documentation produced by other units that can be reused in Unit 9, to minimise duplication.

Please note: this is not a theory resource; this resource focuses entirely on how to answer all the Assignment tasks. Theory content is covered in the associated Scheme of Work.

Each Student Guide covers all the marking requirements for Pass criteria for Learning Aims A, B, C and D as well as showing extensive opportunities for where to include Merit and Distinction criteria evidence. The Student Guides are ideal for weaker candidates, or students struggling to organise their work, as it gives a simple, easy to follow checklist of all required Assignment criteria.  You can use these learning resources for individual students who are finding the Assignment procedure challenging, or you can give the Guides to your entire group before they start each Assignment - the choice is yours.  The Student Guides only contain the required Assignment content headings, the actual theory content taught is contained in the Scheme of Work that accompanies this unit. You have full control of each PowerPoint, so you can edit the slides and move them around to suit your teaching and the needs of your classroom. These resources will help your learners to know exactly what they have to do to independently achieve their grades.

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"The resources were so helpful and saved me hours of planning, they included a full SOW and there were presentations organised lesson by lesson. I was struggling to find appropriate case studies for each of the methods which are required for the first assignment, but there were many included to choose from. These were foolproof to follow and to be honest I’m not sure what I would have done without them! Thank you!"

 

Ms Marie Vaux, Curriculum Lead & Teacher of ICT, Portsmouth College

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