Planning and Organising the Business Project

Assessment Regulations (delete as appropriate)
·         Work should be submitted to Moodle.·         Your attention is drawn to the University policy on cheating and plagiarism. Penalties will be applied where a student is found guilty of academic misconduct, including termination of programme

·         You are required to keep to the word limit set for an assessment and to note that you may be subject to penalty if you exceed that limit.  You are required to provide an accurate word count on the cover sheet for each piece of work you submit.

·         For late or non-submission of work by the published deadline or an approved extended deadline, a mark of 0NS will be recorded. Where a re-assessment opportunity exists, a student will normally be permitted only one attempt to be re-assessed for a capped mark

·         An extension to the published deadline of up to one week for the submission of a piece of assessed work may be granted to an individual student if they meet the eligibility criteria of the Business School extensions policy

·         The York St John Harvard Referencing system should be used.

·         Examinations are subject to the University Examination Procedures

 
Learning Outcomes
1.     Critically evaluate the development of a project plan.

2.     Critically reflect on individual roles within the project planning process.

 

Assignment Description
 Produce a Portfolio

5 pieces of work in total

·         1 piece  that critically evaluates the development of the project plan

·         1 piece that critically reflects on individual roles within the team in developing the project plan.

·         1 piece that critically explores how the project fits with the organisations strategic goals and performance

·         1 piece that explores how the use of information informs and supports the identification of project aims and objective.

·         1 piece of work that considers your own development over this term and what areas for development you need to focus on over the next term. This should include a personal development plan.

 

All work MUST be supported with Academic Referencing

 

 

Additional Information
How to approach the question
Major sections/ topics + approx length  1 Title and short introduction to the portfolio 300 words
2 Explore how the use of information informs and supports the identification of project aims and objective.  400 words
3 Critically explore how the project fits with the organisations strategic goals and performance  400 words
4 Critically reflect on individual roles within the team in developing the project plan.  400 words
5 Critical evaluation of project plan development 400 words
6 consider your own development over this term and what areas for development you need to focus on over the next term. This should include a personal development plan.  400 words
7 Conclusion 200 words
Critical thinkingin this assignment ·         Finding material from the reading lists that support the actions/thoughts that you have observed in each of the areas.·         Comparing how the various components of project management that you have been asked to consider differ between real life and theory

·         Think about the elements of strategy and the place of this project within the strategic aims and objectives of the company

How and when to prepare your assignment
1 Understand the assignment Week 1
2 Plan your work towards the assignment completion Week 1
3 Reading 1 –Find academic sources on setting objectives and aims and project scoping include a journal article search

Find academic sources(journal articles) on gathering information and strategic project factors

Week 2-3
4 Make a plan for section 2 including headings and what sources you will use and the key themes that you want to explore. Week 4 – submit for formative feedback
5 Reading 2 –Find academic sources on project fit to organisational goals include a journal article search

 

Week 5 – 6
6 Make a plan for section 3 including headings and what sources you will use and the key themes that you want to explore. Week 7 – submit for formative feedback
7 Reading 3-Find academic sources around personal development and planning include journal articles Week 8
8 Make a plan for your personal development over this term, identify the main themes that you wish to focus on and what academic support you will use Week 9
Sources
Where they are listed 1.       Module handbook2.       Powerpoint slides from lectures

3.       Recommended journal article links on the Moodle site

4.       Journal database search

What sort of sources to look for independently? ·         A variety of sources from academic journals using the main databases Business Source Premier and Emerald.  

 

 

Format for the portfolio
Essay/report/other Portfolio (and Presentation)
Include an abstract? No
Contents page? Yes
Headings & subheadings? If you want
Bullet points? If you want
Font 12 point, Calibri
Other ·         Use Microsoft Word.·         Include your student number as a footer on all pages.

·         Pages must be numbered.

·         You must add the following declaration on page 2 of your assignment: “I ………… [name] declare that I am the sole author of this assignment and the work is a result of my own investigations, except where otherwise stated. All references have been duly cited”.

·         Please use photos, drawings, diagrams to enhance your portfolio,

Referencing & bibliography
·         Follow the SMILE guide on Moodle for referencing and bibliographies  

 

If you want to see some example answers for this assignment
·         Examples of exceptional portfolios are available on the MMB060 Moodle site.·  

 

 

 

How to get help It is normal to need to ask questions about how to do your assignment.It is your responsibility to get this help – not too late.
Most questions Insessional Academic English team 1.       Your weekly Academic English workshop: this is your best chance to ask questions and get advice so please use it2.       You can also contact the team at [email protected]  

 

 

Assignment content 1.       Use tutorial booker to book a tutorial2.       Contact to ask a question via email at  [email protected]  

 

 

·         The last day YSJ is open before Easter is 31.3.17, reopening on 24.4.2017·         Many tutors are off-campus 31.3.6 – 24.4.16. 

·         Make sure you have the information you need before the Easter break. 

·         If you want an appointment after Easter, book it before Easter. 

Help during holidays

 

 

The feedback you will get on this assignment
Feedback on your draft When & how This will be placed on the relevant Moodle drop box
Final, summative assessment How you will get it Via Moodle drop box

 

 

 

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