Learning Outcomes Covered 1. Critically assess theory from the area of Innovation Management. 2. Analyse contexts and processes of innovation management and determine critical elements impacting. 3. Propose and justify the application of approaches for managing innovation within organisations to bring about performance improvement. Assessment Task You are to prepare a 15 minute presentation on your chosen case study organisation that you used in Assignment Component 1. This presentation should critically determine: - A clear, justified and substantial area of innovation. - An implementation plan for the innovation (taking into account a range of project challenges which could be encountered). Notes for Students In the completion of your presentation you may wish to consider the following points that are non-exhaustive and indicative only: Position of improvement proposed including value add e.g. cost reduction, product or service quality, speed of service, product dependability, flexibility (Slack et al., 2001) and associated metrics and benefits. The implementation plan should include: - Management of Change programmes. - Project Management including tracking and reporting. - Finance/budget management. - Communication. - Marketing. FORMAT & GUIDANCE Presentation • Include a title page with your assessment number, title of your work, module title & code, name of module tutor (and seminar tutor if relevant). • Include a footer or header with your student name and number, module title & code. • Word-processed work using MINIMUM 1.5-line spacing and Font size 12. • All citations and References should be constructed using the APA • Standard English - It is expected that your writing will conform to Standard English in terms of spelling, syntax and grammar • Report format: (numbered subheadings, introduction, recommendations, conclusion, page numbers) Specific Marking Scheme (Bullet point guidance for staff and students) a. Identification and justification of the Innovation proposed supported by relevant theory. (35%). b. Detailed implementation plan for the innovation development and launch including key aspects of resources, change, risks and planning. (35%). c. Overall structure of presentation including strength of presentation content and justification for the innovation and arising recommendations. (20%). d. Correct use of academic underpinning including APA citations and Referencing. (10%). Submission Procedure • Word assignments and PowerPoint presentations must be submitted online via the TurnItIn link on the Module page via the University of Chester Portal. • It must be submitted before 12 noon on the day that it is due. • Any late submissions will result in a 10 mark deduction for each 24 hours. All student summative assessments that can be submitted electronically, will be and these will be subject to originality checks through the TurnItIn software. Further information and guidance about TurnItIn and step by step instructions on submission procedures are provided in the Student Guide to Online Submission. Late submission • Assessed work submitted late (without valid extension) will be penalised in accordance with the University’s guidelines as outlined in the University’s Handbook: The Assessment of Students. • The penalty incurred will be 10 marks for anything up to 24 hours after a deadline, and 10 marks per day after this (including weekends). • Non submission of assessed work will result in zero (0%) being awarded for that element of assessed work. • If you have to re-sit a piece of work there may be a financial charge levied for this and your grade will be capped at maximum mark of 40%. Academic Malpractice & Plagiarism Plagiarism - It is unethical and unacceptable to pass off someone else's work, either published or unpublished, as your own. If you wish to refer to work other than your own, you must acknowledge it in your text. Penalties for exceeding word count or time limit: University policy should be interpreted to allow a 10% over-run without penalty (e.g. 1000-word assignment is allowed 1100 words, 2000-word assignment is allowed 2200 words, and so on.) Presentations that exceed the allotted time by 2 minutes will be allowed without penalty. Permissible word count excludes: student’s name, title of module and assignment, references to sources, bibliography, graphs, tables, maps, diagrams, captions and appendices. These lie outside the stated word limit. Quotations inserted into the text and facts/arguments inserted into footnote/endnotes (beyond essential referencing) are INCLUDED in the word count.