Why Exercise is Important
Please consider the following as a quick guide when approaching your assignment. Keep in mind that at this level the following is very important to ensure you deliver a strong report, you will need to engage in some critical evaluation, application & relevance of your points to your project.
Remember also that presentation, professional & academic skills (including referencing) are crucial. Along with this you will need to demonstrate as part of a professional report, numeracy, digital skills.
Please take a look at any extra reading/templates suggested by tutors. The material should not be considered as the answer but as guidance to help get your started on your own reading /research around the topic & project.
Remember though, this is just a guidance & not the answers, & you will need to carry out extensive research to deliver a robust piece of work.
Understand that, as discussed, this is your work & all we can give you is suggestions that we discussed, that you may wish to consider for your project. Understand that as this is your work all we can give you is suggestions that hopefully will get you to think about the project/assignment that you want to write about. What we suggest should not be taken as the literal answer for what you want to present. You need to have your own approach & research that is relevant to what you want to say & achieve.
Format: A professional Project Initiation Report/Document [PID] to People Team recommending the project - changing from cubicle working space to an open plan office. A short-term project 1 - 3 months.
Note: This is an extended report of what you presented in week 3. Present it beautifully! The tasks should be presented in the style of a formal report addressing to People Team. Use business English and write in the third person e.g. “It is recommended that…” not, “I think we should do this…” Ensure your tasks are clearly signposted for the examiner by using good formatting, headings, and titles that relate to the assignment question.
Assignment Sections – Points for Consideration
· Project Plan - The project will be delivered via the following. Consider the following list and mention as and where required
Ø (Weekly) meetings- show in the activity
Ø Activity/issues log – to control the project – find a template
Ø Project Selection
Ø Analysis: Stakeholder, Risks/Constraints
Ø SMART objectives of the project
Ø Appoint a project manager
Ø Start & end dates – duration of the project
Ø Methodology/ies employed to complete the project [from the initiation to closing]
Ø Project budget and allocation
Ø Project implementation
Ø Project termination
Ø Project evaluation
Section 1: Introduction: What is the Project all About?
· Project Title
· Objectives- SMART- (and how they will be measured)
· Project Scope
· Deliverables (including dates of completion)
Section 2: Project rationale: Why Should This Project go Ahead?
· Reason for project
· Benefits from the project
· Risk Identification and Source of Risk
· Risk Prevention
· Risk Control/Management/Monitoring
· Contingency planning
Section 3: Project stakeholders and mapping
· Who the stakeholders are
· How they influence on/benefit from the project
· Roles and Responsibilities
· Project Organization: Chart/Structure e.g. Project Sponsor, Manager, Team
Section 4: Project plan and management
How and When Will the Project be Delivered/methodology?
Initial Project Plan
Resources- 5 Ms of management - Men, Minutes, Machinery, Materials, Money (the budget)
· HR: Project Team, Support Staff, Additional Staff etc.
· Other resources e.g. machinery, materials required
Schedule: activities and timelines (Gantt Chart)
Project /Quality Control: Monitoring Mechanisms
Communication Channels and Schedules
Section 5: Project evaluation and Closing
· Project evaluation
· PIR [Post-Implementation Review]