Indigenous Cultural Awareness Training Project
Project Title – Indigenous Cultural Awareness Training for Central Queensland University (CQU)
The main purpose of “Indigenous Cultural Awareness Training” project is to create awareness among employees and students of CQU about indigenous culture, history, protocols and languages. The “School of Engineering and Technology” indigenization group is showing interest in this project as it will enhance the knowledge and cultural awareness among CQU students and staff. The funds will be provided by the Chairman of the committee for developing a training program.
Key requirements of SET indigenization committee in context to Cultural training program
1. The cultural training program needs to incorporate indigenous languages, protocols and history.
2. In this program, both online and face to face training components should be included.
3. The program needs to be developed as per the needs of CQ employees and students.
Key stakeholders of the training project
• Students of CQ University
• Employees of CQ University
• Government etc.
The above mentioned stakeholders have high interest in the cultural training project. The engagement level of all project stakeholders can be demonstrated with the use of Stakeholder Assessment Matrix.
Effective communication methods should be followed by the project stakeholders to communicate with each other during the development and implementation of Cultural training project. They can use both pull and push communication methods to share important information related to the project.
Push communication methods
• Postal mail
Pull communication methods
• A bulletin board
• A knowledge repository
• A website
Interactive communication methods
• Video conferences
• Phone calls
The requirements for training package can be gathered, documented and stored successfully by using requirement traceability matrix. An effective requirement prioritization process needs to be followed by the project team members to prioritize important project requirements. Along with this, the project board would use MoSCow technique to prioritize gathered project requirements.
Work break down structure
The work break down structure (WBS) of cultural training program must compromise three levels (i.e. need assessment, delivery mode and training content) and six work packages. The WBS dictionary has been used to provide information about each work package in terms of WBS ID, description of work, cost estimate, star and finish dates.
According to project executive, the project plan should be developed before work starts on the project. As per the project board member, the project work should be completed in the NAIDOC week 2020.
The project team members need to understand the cost baselines so that project will be funded as per the existing funds. The risk of cost overruns will be eliminated, if project will be accurately funded by the project manager.
This section outlines four threats and one opportunity associated with the cultural training project.
Before start working on the project, the project team members need to specify allowed tolerance in context to time and cost.