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Applied ICT A Level Unit 8 - Project Management

Note: this page applies to the AQA Applied ICT A level specification. This exam was withdrawn in 2012, with final exams in 2013. The content will be retained as an archive and because it has some stuff that might be quite useful for someone or other

Mobile phonePart 3 - Time planning

You need to include a timeplan to keep track of your individual role within the project.

This does not need to include the writing up of Unit 8 - it needs to be for the team project you did.

Your project manager should create a team plan using project management software. No other team member needs to do this. The team plan will, however, provide basic dates which should feature in every team members timeplan - for example, dates during which skills audits should take place, dates for meetings, dates for the production of a flash movie, handover dates and so on.

It's then up to you to create subtasks that you need to complete within this basic timeframe.

Laying the Timeplan Out

The standard table layout should probably be used. The key marking point is that the time and dates need to be monitored and any changes clearly explained.

You can use the timeplan as direct evidence for AO4 row 6. If you make sure you monitor effectively it could also provide evidence for AO1 row 2 and AO2 row 3 (using suitable project management tools) as well as for the development of new skills (AO1 row 3) or the use of pre-existing skills (AO3 row 5).

If you build contingency time into your plan it will also provide some evidence for anticipating the need to respond to unexpected events (AO3 row 3). Careful monitoring notes will probably help provide some evidence that you have responded to unexpected events (AO3 row 3 - third mark) and solved problems (AO3 row 4).

Summary:

In this section you should:

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