3.08 Use complex processes to develop a digital technologies outcome (91907 L3 6cr)

This is a 6 credit internal

This achievement standard involves using complex[4] processes to develop a digital technologies outcome[5].

Click here to access the NZQA Digital Technology Achievement Standards page.

What is meant by complex processes changes depending on the type of digital media outcome you are producing or design[6] methodology you are using. Browse the specific topic pages for more information.


Use complex processes to develop a digital technologies outcome

This involves you:You can show this by:
using recognised and appropriate project[7] management tools and techniques to plan the development of a digital technologies outcome
decomposing the digital technologies outcome into smaller components
trialling[1] components of the outcome
testing[2] that the digital technologies outcome functions as intended
addressing relevant implicationsYou can find more information on relevant implications here.
You must choose implications that are relevant to the outcome you are designing.

Examples of project management techniques:

Project[7] management tools and techniquesExample / Explanation
Agile or waterfall techniques
Kanban or scrum boards
version control[8] software
collaboration tools
managing assets

Achievement with Merit

Use complex processes to develop an informed digital technologies outcome

This involves you:You can show this by:
effectively using project management tools and techniques to manage development, feedback[3] and/or collaborative processes
effectively trialling multiple components and/or techniques
effectively using information from testing and trialling to improve the functionality of the digital technologies outcome

Achievement with Excellence

Use complex processes to develop a refined digital technologies outcome

This involves you:You can show this by:
synthesising information gained from the planning, testing and trialling of components
discussing how this information led to the development of a high-quality digital technologies outcome
Terms definitions
1. trialling. Trialling is about gathering information to inform decision making. The focus is on trialling the components and components (parts) of the outcome.
2. testing. Testing is about confirming decisions and ensuring that the desired result is produced form and outcome or component.
3. feedback. Responses from people who have a specific interest or investment (time, financial, emotional) in a project. Feedback can be positive or negative. For example, your teacher may be a stakeholder in one of your in-class projects. When your teacher is discussing with you what they think about it, they are giving you feedback. When a […]
4. complex. In senior Technology programmes, the term “complex” is used to identify curriculum level 8 (NCEA Level 3) specialist knowledge and skills. Further explanation can be found in the explanatory notes of the subject specific standards. The progression is from “basic” (curriculum level 6) to “advanced” (curriculum level 7) through to “complex” (curriculum level 8).
5. outcome. Products and systems developed through Technological Practice for a specific purpose. A technological outcome is evaluated in terms of its fitness for purpose, and can be described by their physical and functional nature.