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Unit 17 Project Development & Implementation for Strategic Managers Unit 4 Strategic Planning and Implementation Assignment

Assessment Activity Front Sheet This front sheet must be completed by the learner (where appropriate) and included with the work submitted for assessment. Learner Name Assessor Name

Date Issued Hand in Date Submitted on 7 March 2013 14 June 2013 Qualification Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership (QCF) Unit 17 Project Development & Implementation for Strategic Managers
Unit 4 Strategic Planning and Implementation Assignment

Assignment 1 will give learners the opportunity to achieve: Learning Outcome 1 Be able to develop a project specification Learning Outcome 2 Be able to plan for the launch of a project to implement a new product, service or process Learning Outcome 3 Be able to implement a project Learning Outcome 4 Be able to evaluate the outcomes of a project Learning Outcome 5 Be able to present the outcomes of a project

Criteria To achieve the criteria the evidence must show reference that the learner is able to: 1 a) analyse the factors that contribute to the process of project selection b) develop outline project specifications for the implementation of a new product, service or process c) produce a specification for an agreed project to implement a new product, service or process 2 a) produce a project plan for an agreed project b) match appropriate resources to a project c) cost all resources required for implementing a project d) agree timescales for the management and implementation of a project e) plan an appropriate strategy for the implementation of a project

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Unit 17 Project Development & Implementation for Strategic Managers Unit 4 Strategic Planning and Implementation Assignment

a) implement a project in accordance with an agreed specification b) develop appropriate measures to monitor and evaluate progress and outcomes c) monitor the implementation of a project a) analyse the outcomes of a project in terms of the original project specification b) evaluate the outcomes of a project c) make justified recommendations for improvements to the project a) produce a report of all project procedures used b) present the outcomes of the project to an audience using an agreed format and appropriate media

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Unit 17 Project Development & Implementation for Strategic Managers Unit 4 Strategic Planning and Implementation Assignment

Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership (QCF) Unit 17: Project Development & Implementation for Strategic Managers Assignment 1 Project Development and Implementation Purpose The purpose of this assignment is to provide a framework within which the learner can: develop a project specification plan for the launch of a project to implement a new product, service or process implement a project evaluate the outcomes of a project present the outcomes of a project Scenario Every year a national supermarket chain runs a graduate management training programme. You work for a management consultancy and have been asked to develop learning material on the processes of project development and implementation for the training programme this year. In order to do this effectively and show how the development and implementation systems must be integrated to provide success, you should select a real organisation you know or are familiar with as your case study to investigate.

Firstly, you need to be able to prepare an initial presentation and briefing paper which provides an overview of the process for developing a project strategy. Task 1 Prepare a fifteen minute presentation on the approach your selected organisation could take to: a) analyse the factors that contribute to the process of project selection b) develop outline project specifications for the implementation of a new product, service or process c) produce a specification for an agreed project to implement a new product, service or process The presentation should be created and presented using PowerPoint or other appropriate format, and evidence provided must include copies of slides, handouts and presenter notes. This provides evidence for 1a, b, c

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Unit 17 Project Development & Implementation for Strategic Managers Unit 4 Strategic Planning and Implementation Assignment

You should now: a) produce a project plan for an agreed project b) match appropriate resources to a project c) cost all resources required for implementing a project d) agree timescales for the management and implementation of a project e) plan an appropriate strategy for the implementation of a project This provides evidence for 2a, b, c, d, e Task 3 You are now required to launch the project so that you can: a) implement the project in accordance with an agreed specification b) develop appropriate measures to monitor and evaluate progress and outcomes c) monitor the implementation of the project d) analyse the outcomes of the project in terms of the original project specification e) evaluate the outcomes of the project f) make justified recommendations for improvements to the project g) produce a report of all project procedures used h) present the outcomes of the project to an audience using an agreed format and appropriate media

In no more than 15 minutes you should present the above verbally to your tutor and selected audience, and you should include as evidence any slides used, handouts and presenter notes. This provides evidence for 3a, b, c, 4a, b ,c and 5a, b

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