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Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma
Unit No. 6
Managing a Successful Business Project
Full/ Part Assignment
Date Assignment Issued
15th October 2017
Date Assignment Due
11th November 2017
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(To be filled by the student prior to submitting the assignment)
Date of Submission
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I, Sallu Varghese, hereby confirm that this assignment is my own work and not copied or plagiarized. It has not previously been submitted as part of any assessment for this qualification. All the sources, from which information has been obtained for this assignment, have been referenced as per Harvard Referencing format. I further confirm that I have read and understood the Westford School of Management rules and regulations about plagiarism and copying and agree to be bound by them. Attached is the Turnitin report for reference.
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Students Name : Sallu Varghese.
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Achievement Feedback Summary
Grades Awarded (P1, P2, P3, P4, P5, P6, P7, M1, M2, M3, M4, D1, D2)
LO1 Establish project aims, objectives and timeframes based on the chosen theme
P1 Devise project aims and objectives for a chosen scenario.
P2 Produce a project management plan that covers aspects of cost, scope, time, quality, communication, risk and resources.
P3 Produce a work breakdown structure and a Gantt Chart to provide timeframes and stages for completion.
M1 Produce a comprehensive project management plan, milestone schedule and project schedule for monitoring and completing the aims and objectives of the project.
LO1 & 2
D1 Critically evaluate the project management process and appropriate research methodologies applied.
P1 Achieved / Not Achieved
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LO2 Conduct small-scale research, information gathering and data collection to generate knowledge to support the project
P4 Carry out small-scale research by applying qualitative and quantitative research methods appropriate for meeting project aims and objectives.
M2 Evaluate the accuracy and reliability of different research methods applied.
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LO3 Present the project and communicate appropriate recommendations based on meaningful conclusions drawn from the evidence findings and/or analysis
P5 Analyse research and data using appropriate tools and techniques.
P6 Communicate appropriate recommendations as a result of research and data analysis to draw valid and meaningful conclusions.
M3 Evaluate the selection of appropriate tools and techniques for accuracy and authenticity to support and justify recommendations.
LO3 & 4
D2 Critically evaluate and reflect on the project outcomes, the decision-making process and changes or developments of the initial project management plan to support justification of recommendations and learning during the project.
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LO4 Reflect on the value gained from conducting the project and its usefulness to support sustainable organisational performance
P7 Reflect on the value of undertaking the research to meet stated objectives and own learning and performance.
M4 Evaluate the value of the project management process and use of quality research to meet stated objectives and support own learning and performance.
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Overall Feedback Summary
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MANAGING A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS PROJECT – THE IMPACT OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY ON BUSINESS ACTIVITY
LO1 Establish project aims, objectives and timeframes based on the chosen theme.
LO2 Conduct small-scale research, information gathering and data collection to generate knowledge to support the project.
LO3 Present the project and communicate appropriate recommendations based on meaningful conclusions drawn from the evidence findings and/or analysis.
LO4 Reflect on the value gained from conducting the project and its usefulness to support sustainable organisational performance.
This assignment is based on Pearson-set theme of ‘Managing a Successful Business Project-The impact of digital technology on business activity’. Digital technology has revolutionised the way we conduct business. Over the last decade it has dramatically changed traditional business models and transformed business activities. The use of digital mobile technology has provided businesses with a wealth of choice and opportunity. This has enabled existing products to become more profitable and innovative new products to be developed, leading to increasingly diverse product portfolios. Its impact is evident at the core of all key business systems:
● Administration – cloud technology enables effective filing, storage and sharing of information.
● Communication- social media and mobile technology allows businesses to connect, communicate, collaborate and build relationships on a global scale.
● Storage and Distribution – `The Internet of Things’ is connecting and integrating systems throughout business structures.
● Production – Artificial intelligence and big data analytics are driving Innovation and product growth.
However, changes in the way we work are not without their challenges as businesses have to adopt and deal with change management, recruit and sustain creative talent, invest in new technologies and respond to an ever increasing competitive environment.
This assignment is based on examination of impact of digital technology on how we conduct business through the context of a given project. This will provide an opportunity for all of you to contextualise the implications of digital technology in the workplace and also analyse how it is shaping the future workforce and the customers’ perceptions. It will also enable you to explore both the challenges and opportunities that rapid technological advances represent for businesses.
Project Evidence / Outcomes:
It is important to recognise that your project work is reliant on gathering information/data that can be analysed. The scale of your project must have both both primary and secondary research. You are advised to use secondary research in your project work to help you provide a context to conduct and interpret primary data collection logically. Thus, the project should be able to yield data/information that could be compared with the findings of secondary research. You should be able to see how project objectives have been met, how you have explored the research material relevant to the project objective, how you have developed and formulated their outcomes and answers to the central questions posed by the objectives, and what you have learnt in carrying out this project. An important part of the conclusion must be an awareness of the significance of results. Well edited, focused writing and presentation, where the key decisions, developments, lines of argument and salient research are explained succinctly, is preferable to unstructured writing and presentation where little attempt to select or edit material has been made.
Project Topic: How digital technology has transformed business activities e.g. operations, marketing, accounting, HR.
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