SAQA ID 10146

SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD:
Supervise a project team of a developmental project to deliver project objectives

 

SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10146 Supervise a project team of a developmental project to deliver project objectives
ORIGINATOR
SGB Project Management
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 – Business, Commerce and Management Studies Project Management
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined Regular-Fundamental Level 5 Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 14
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered 2015-07-01 2018-06-30 SAQA 10105/14
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-06-30 2022-06-30


This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD
This unit standard forms part of the qualification, National Certificate Project Management and is registered at Level 4 on the National Qualifications Framework. Learners accessing this standard will be involved in project management teams or involved in building small project management teams. These projects may be technical projects, business projects or developmental projects and will cut across a range of economic sectors. This standard will also add value to learners who are running their own business and recognise that project management forms an integral component of any business.

The qualifying learner is capable of:

  • Discussing and explaining the appropriateness of the various organisational structures.
  • Supervising and monitoring a developmental project team.
  • Reporting progress on a developmental project.
  • Identifying and rectifying problems occurring in a developmental project.
  • Setting up, running and closing a developmental project.

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING

  • Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence in mathematics and communication skills at NQF level 3 or equivalent.
  • Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence in computer literacy and applicable software at NQF level 3 or equivalent.

UNIT STANDARD RANGE

  • Identify and use appropriate organisational structures and supervising a project team in the context of a small project / sub-project involving few resources and having a limited impact on stakeholders and the environment.
  • Developmental projects will include any project, which contains the following characteristics: The project is donor or self funded. The project is community based. The project is not profit driven. The project is non-tangible. The project is focused on outcomes rather than outputs
  • Projects at this level will include single projects rather than simultaneously managed multiple projects
  • Relevant “subject matter” expertise will be required where learners will apply developmental projects with specific areas / economic sectors.
  • Advantages and disadvantages of organisational structures including: culture, values, politics, vision, ethics, etiquette.
  • Organisational structures will include any hierarchical, matrix, flat or projectised structures within which projects are performed.

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria:

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1
Discuss and explain the appropriateness of the various organisational structures

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1
1.Alternative organisational structures are identified and how projects operate within
each structure are identified.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2
2.Advantages & disadvantages of all organisational structures are explained.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3
3.Reasons for choosing particular organisational structures are described.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4
4.The interface and overlap between general management and project management is
explained.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5
5.Examples of organisational structures are provided.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2
Supervise and monitor a developmental project team

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1
1.Supervision practices, with reference to project teams are described.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2
2.Project team objectives are confirmed in accordance with the scope of the project
and requirements.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3
3.Project team progress is monitored and recorded against project plan.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4
4.Task workflow is organised to achieve minimal waste and delay.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3
Report progress on a developmental project

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1
1.A variety of reporting lines are recognised and explained.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2
2.Report priorities and requirements are described and documented.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3
3.Progress is documented and reported in accordance with established procedures.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4
4.Reports are produced according to donor specifications.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5
5.Progress report is produced within agreed time frame and format.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4
Identify and rectify problems occurring in a developmental project

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1
1.Potential problems are identified, recorded and notified in terms that allow
resolution.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2
2.Symptoms of problems are identified and root causes determined.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3
3.Appropriate problem-solving methods and techniques are identified, selected and applied to solve the problem.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4
4.Unresolved problems are reported to higher authority.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5
5.Problems are rectified within set time frames.

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5
Set-up, run and close a developmental project

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1
1.Project duration, start and end time and tasks are communicated and explained.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2
2.Project is set up within agreed time frames using identified personnel.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3
3.Project progress is observed against project scope and requirements.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4
4.Project work structures are applied and monitored.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5
5.Closing down procedures are followed.

UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS
Providers will be accredited against this unit standard and assessors registered by the relevant Education Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA).

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE

  • An in-depth understanding of the range of project organisational structures regarding functional and matrix.
  • An in-depth understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of each type of organisational structure.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the principles and techniques for general supervision of people.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the methods and techniques for reporting progress to higher authority.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the nature and scope of a developmental project.
  • An all-rounded understanding of the methods and techniques for solving problems related to supervising a team
  • A comprehensive understanding of the methods and techniques for general supervision of others.
  • A general understanding of measuring instruments to measure a project teams performance.
  • A general understanding of the national priorities requiring dedicated project management expertise
  • An in-depth understanding of the implication of change in a new South Africa.
  • A general understanding of a range of donor sources.
  • A general understanding of donor methods, requirements and procedures.

Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO):

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING
Identify and solve problems, monitoring all problems occurring within a project team and in a developmental project.

UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING
Work effectively with others as a member of a team when supervising a project team.

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING
Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities maintaining fairness and transparency throughout the process of supervision.

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING
Collect and organise information pertaining to the monitoring, identifying and rectifying of project teams performance and problems.

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING
Communicate effectively when reporting progress on a developmental project, and with regards to the organisational structure.

UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE
Use science and technology in the gathering of information and for reporting progress.

UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING
Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the impact of poor supervision of a project team leads to sub standard results, and how the advantages and disadvantages of organisational structures work against each other (culture and policies).

UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING
In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively and developing entrepreneurial opportunities.