The Brief (Report)
Part A (LO 1)
From your own organisation or an organisation of your choice, briefly discuss the nature of Business environment in terms of following areas. Compare and contrast theoretical principles / concepts to applied practice.
– Organisation as a system
– Organisational Business operations
– Marketing and Supply chain
– Change management and culture
You may use appropriate examples from your organisation to illustrate your discussion.
There should be a level of literature research into all relevant topics that must be supported using the Harvard system.
Part B (LO 2)
Evaluate a project plan and delivery within your own organisation, and compare and contrast the techniques discussed in the sessions, demonstrating an understanding and application of the theory. There should be a level of literature research into all relevant topics that must be supported using the Harvard system.
You must carry out an objective evaluation of how the project was planned, implemented / handled and what tools and techniques were used and how. Were there any oversights? What could have been done differently? How could some theory have been applied to improve some of the outcomes?
Your work must be supported with academic rigour and referenced correctly to the Harvard standard. The report must follow the guidelines in terms of the structure below, but is by no means exhaustive:
Organisational / Project Structure
Planning, aims and Objectives
Gantt Charts (Microsoft Project)
Submission Requirements (Report for all students)
A word processed technical report based on a professional layout with a minimum of 2500 words following a guideline / structure below:
• Cover Page
§ Literature Review (part B)
§ Evaluation of the Business attributes (part A)
§ References and Bibliography
• Gantt charts
• Minutes of Meeting etc.
Part A – 1,250 words
Part B – 1,250 words
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