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Module Project Development and Implementation for Strategic Manage rs (Unit 17)

Programme

Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leader ship

Module Tutor Mohammad Tashfeen Khan

Programme Leader Jawad Hassan

Module and Assignment Guide July 2011

Summary____________________________________ Unit aim and purpose Unit introduction Learning outcomes and Assessment criteria Unit content Delivery of module Assessment Essential resources Assignment brief Review and feedback Guidance for assignment submission Class routine timetable (batch 1) 4 7 8 9 11 15 18 21 1 1 2

Unit aim and purpose


This unit provides learners with an opportunity to develop their project management and research skills by developing a project where they plan and implement a new product, se rvice or process.

Unit introduction Unit 17: Project Development and Implementation for Strategic Managers Unit code: H/602/2425, QCF Level 7: BTEC Professional, Credit value: 20
The purpose of this unit is to provide learners with an opportunity to integrate all the lea rning from the programme by developing a project in which they plan and implement a n ew product, service or process. This unit could follow on from Unit 16: Research Methods for Strategic Managers, where a research question is formulated and researched. The fact that there are two units on re search and project development and implementation recognises the scale of work that is required to develop and implement a sound project. Learners can take either unit withou t the other, but may find it necessary to start with Unit 16 if they have no experience of research methodology. As the rate of change escalates, it is important for organisations to not just hold their pla ce in the market but to plan to move ahead. This unit recognises the importance for man agers to have project management skills and expertise to enable this to happen. In effec t, this unit requires managers to plan and implement a new product, service or process. Learners need to take a full and active role in all aspects of the project and the selection of an appropriate management issue is crucial to success. Learners will cover a full range of management activities and roles including resource and people management and impl ementation of change. The result needs to be a substantial report of a style appropriate f or consideration by senior management.

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Learning outcomes and assessment criteria
In order to pass this unit, the evidence that the learner presents for assessment needs t o demonstrate that they can meet all the learning outcomes for the unit. The assessmen t criteria determine the standard required to achieve the unit.

On completion of this unit a learner should:


Learning outcomes Assessment criteria

1 Be able to develop a project specification

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Analyse the factors that contribute to the proces s of project selection Develop outline project specifications for the im plementation of a new product, service or proce ss

1.3 Produce a specification for an agreed project to implement a new product, service or process

2 Be able to plan for the implementation of a project 2.1 Produce a project plan for an agreed project to implement a new product, service or process 2.2 Match appropriate resources to the project 2.3 Cost all resources required for implementing a p roject 2.4 Agree timescales for the management and impl ementation of a project 2.5 Plan an appropriate strategy for the implementat ion of a project

3 Be able to implement a project

3.1 Implement a project in accordance with an agre ed specification 3.2 Develop appropriate measures to monitor and e valuate progress and outcomes 3.3 Monitor the implementation of the project

4 Be able to evaluate the outcomes of a project

4.1 Analyse the outcomes of a project in terms of th e original project specification 4.2 Evaluate the outcomes of a project 4.3 Make justified recommendations for improveme nts to the project

5 Be able to present the outcomes of a project

5.1 Produce a report of all project procedures used

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5.2 Present the outcomes of the project to an audi ence using an agreed format and appropriate

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Unit content 1 Be able to develop a project specification


Development: defining the product, service or process; research; methods of evaluatin g feasibility of projects; initial critical analysis of the outline specification; selection of pro ject option; initiating a project log-book/diary; estimating costs and resource implication s; identifying goals and limitations; value of project; rationale for selection; agree roles a nd allocate responsibilities; developing a business case, case justification; primary and s econdary sources, official sources; tacit knowledge; political dimensions, environmental s canning, market research, market segmentation Specification: developing a list of requirements relevant to project specifications e.g. co sts, time scales, scale of operation, standards, legislation, ethics, sustainability, quality, f itness-for-purpose, business data, resource implications; project lifecycle; added value o f product, service or process; market and customer expectations; profit margins and vul nerability; market analysis; benchmarking; stakeholder analysis; scoping process; infor mal contacts and networking; relationship to corporate strategy and planning; sustainabi lity; MIS (market intelligence systems) Project management: principles; role of the project manager eg management of chan ge, understanding of project management system elements and their integration, manag ement of multiple projects; project environment and the impact of external influences on projects; identification of the major project phases and why required; understanding of t he work in each phase; the nature of work in the lifecycles of projects in various industri es Success/failure criteria: need to meet operational, time and cost criteria, measure su ccess eg develop the project scope; product breakdown structure (PBS); work breakdow n structure (WBS); project execution strategy and therole of the project team; considera tion of investment appraisal eg use of discount cash flow (DCF) and net present value (N PV); benefit analysis and viability of projects; determine success/failure criteria; prepara tion of project definition report, acceptance tests; requirements for termination eg audit trails, punch lists, close-out reports and post-project appraisals, comparison of project o utcome with business objectives. Project management systems: procedures and processes; knowledge of project infor mation support (IS) systems; how to integrate human and material resources for succes s 2 Be able to plan for the implementation of a project to implement a new product, service or process Procedures: planning and monitoring methods; operating methods; lines of communica tion; risk analysis; structure of groups and collaborative working; targets and aims Project plan: production of a plan for the project including timescales, deliverables, mil estones, quality assurance systems and quality plans; monitoring progress Resources: economy, efficiency and effectiveness; sources and evaluation of training an d development; workforce planning; contingency factors Cost: cost dimensions eg labour, training and development, materials, supplies, their sources, equipment hire, accommo dation or space, delivery, accessing funds, overheads, administration, budgeting and cas h flow, cost margins; cost benefit analysis

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Planning: identify and select product, service or process; scope and feasibility; agreeing the process; plan time line; action plan; timetable and procedure; task dates; targets; m ilestones; review dates; monitoring/reviewing process; strategy Methodology: research eg library, internet, sector data sources, pure and applied resea rch, developmental, longitudinal, interviews, questionnaires, survey, case study; researc h and development; concepts and theories; terminology; validity and reliability Organisational structure: functional, project and matrix structures eg consideration of cultural and environmental influences; organisational evolution during the project lifecycl e; job descriptions and key roles eg the project sponsor, champion, manager, integrators other participants eg the project owner, user, supporters, stakeholders Control and coordination: the need for monitoring and control eg preparation of proje ct plans, planning, scheduling and resourcing techniques; use of work breakdown structu re to develop monitoring and control systems; monitoring performance and progress me asurement against established targets and plans; project reporting; change control proce dures Leadership requirements: team roles, motivation and the need for team building; proj ect leadership styles and attributes; delegation of work and responsibility; techniques for dealing with conflict; negotiation skills Human resources and requirements: calculation, s pecification and optimisation of human resource requirements; job descriptions 3 Be able to implement a project Implementation: market or pilot testing; leadership, delegation and motivation, teamb uilding, roles; stages breakdown; developing specifications, Gantt chart, PERT/CPA mode lling, quality control and analysis, total quality management, quality chain, milestone cha rting, auditing; feedback systems, communication systems; time management, progress meetings, corrective measures, variance analysis, bottlenecks; contracting; pricing polic y; differentiation; market positioning and strategy; packaging, promotion and advertisin g; distribution costs; branding Project management plans: the why, what, how, when, where and by whom of projec t management eg contract terms, document distribution schedules, procurement, establi shing the baseline for the project Implement: proper use of resources, working within agreed time scale, use of appropri ate techniques for generating solutions, monitoring development against the agreed proj ect plan, maintaining and adapting project plan where appropriate Record: systematic recording of relevant outcomes of all aspects and stages of the proje ct to agreed standards Project organisation: the product breakdown structure (PBS) and the work breakdown structure (WBS), project execution strategy and the organisation breakdown structure (OBS) eg preparation of organisation charts, task responsibility matrix, statement of wor k (SOW) for project tasks Scheduling techniques: relationship between schedules, OBS and WBS, bar charts, mil estone schedules, network techniques, resourcing techniques, computer-based schedulin g and resourcing packages, project progress measurement and reporting techniques, sta ff-hours earned value and progress S curves, critical path analysis and reporting, milest one trending

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Cost control: cost breakdown structure eg types of project estimate, resources needed, estimating techniques, estimating accuracy, contingency and estimation, bid estimates, whole-life cost estimates, sources of information, cost information sensitivity, computerbased estimating Techniques: allocation of budgets to packages of work, committed costs, actual costs, c ash flow, contingency management Performance: cost performance analysis eg budgeted cost for work scheduled (BCWS) budgeted cost for work performed (BCWP); concept of earned value, actual cost of work performed (ACWP), cost performance indicators Change control: the need for formal control of changes eg impact of changes on the pr oject, principles of change control and configuration management; changes to scope, spe cification, cost or schedule; change reviews and authorisation, the formation of project t eams, project initiation and start-up procedures 4 Be able to evaluate the outcomes of a project Criteria: purpose; targets and achievement; sequencing success or problems; critical an alysis; feedback from stakeholders; significance of project; application of project results; implications; limitations of the project; improvements; recommendations for further cons ideration Evaluation: planning; objectives; focus; benefits; successes; difficulties; recommendati ons; analysis of results and planned procedures; use of appropriate evaluation technique s; application of project evaluation and review techniques (PERT); opportunities for furth er studies and developments Interpretation: use of appropriate techniques to justify project progress and outcomes in terms of the original agreed project specification 5 Be able to present the outcomes of a project Presentation: eg formal written format, by viva voce or oral presentation, diagrammati c or graphical figures Record of procedures and results: relevant documentation of all aspects and stages o f the project Format: professional delivery format appropriate to the audience; appropriate Media Methodology: presentation, eg IT, audio, visual aids, time, pace; delivery critique of th e methods used in the project; recommendations, eg using the findings, recommendatio ns for the future; areas for future research

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Delivery of module All the outcomes lend themselves to flexible delivery. Formal teaching sessions could hav e input from the tutor to identify some of the theoretical material but learners can work i ndividually researching and gathering information about their projects. Research, investi gation, case studies and discussions all offer involving approaches to learning. Using seni or managers from organizations as guest speakers provides a practical insight into the m anagement of business. The choice of the project itself is the crucial factor for success in this unit and considerab le attention needs to be paid to learners choice of project. They need to take an active p art, if not the lead. The integration of learning from across the programme is the basis of this unit so ensuring that the project will draw on other units is essential. While it is possible for the project to be based on a case study, if there is no possible alte rnative, a real workplace issue is much more valuable as a learning opportunity. Learner s currently not in employment, or in employment where such project work is not availabl e, could be seconded to an organisation where a suitable project can be agreed. This unit needs little teaching in-put, as such, but does need ongoing one-to-one supervi sion by a suitable project supervisor, as well as opportunities for regular discussion with appropriate workplace personnel.

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Assessment In order to pass this unit, learners must achieve all the criteria. Learners will also provid e a completed management project report, which also reflects on the learning from the whole process. the presentation and its visual aids For AC1.1, 1.2 and 1.3, learners will analyse the factors that contribute to the process of project selection then develop outline project specifications followed by the production of a specification for an agreed project to implement a new product, service or process. The re needs to be a thorough analysis of the relevant factors together with suggested outlin e specifications, from which one is selected and agreed with the tutor, with reasons for fi nal choice being given. For AC2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 and 2.5, learners have to produce a project plan for an agreed p roject, match appropriate resources to the project, cost all resources required for implem entation and agree timescales for management and implementation of the plan and an a ppropriate strategy. There will be detailed planning evident with appropriate resources s elected and costed and evidence of a workable strategy. For AC3.1, 3.2 and 3.3, learners have to implement a project in accordance with an agre ed specification then develop appropriate measures to monitor and evaluate progress an d outcomes and finally monitor the implementation of the project. Implementation will m atch the planning and specification. There will be appropriate measures in place to monitor an d evaluate progress and evidence of detailed monitoring. For AC4.1, 4.2 and 4.3, learners have to analyse the outcomes of a project in terms of th e original project specification then evaluate the outcomes of a project making justified r ecommendations for improvements to the project. There will be a professional and critica l analysis and evaluation of the project outcomes in relation to the specification together with justified recommendations. For AC5.1 and 5.2, learners have to produce a report of all project procedures used, and present the outcomes of the project to an audience using an agreed format and appropri ate media. The written report will be individual and in an appropriate format and the ver bal presentation will be completed in a professional manner appropriate to the audience. It is possible to assess work orally with learners explaining and describing things to the a ssessor in discussion or in a presentation. If oral assessments are used then the work m ust be directly attributable to the individual learner, and needs in this unit to be backed up by a written report. The assessor must provide a signed statement that includes detai l of the oral evidence presented that is aligned to the criteria.

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Essential resources For this unit the learner needs to have access to a suitable business teaching environme nt with access to the internet to carry out research and to appropriate organisations and case studies for learning and comparison. Sufficient library facilities need to be available to enable learners to achieve this unit. In addition, learners need to regularly read the broadsheet press and weekly business mag azines. Indicative resource materials Textbooks Coghlan, D and Brannick, T. (2005). Doing Action Research in Your Own Organization. Lo ndon: Sage Publications, ISBN 1412902479. Drucker P F (editor) Harvard Business Review on Decision Making (Harvard Business S chool, 2000) ISBN: 1578515572 Hart, C. (1998) Doing a Literature Review. London: Sage Publications, ISBN: 076195975 0 Kovacic B New Approaches to Organizational Communication (State University of New York Press, 1994) ISBN: 0791419185 Little S, Quintas P and Ray T Managing Knowledge: An Essential Reader (Sage Publica tions, 2001) ISBN: 0761972137 March J G Primer on Decision Making; How Decisions Happen (Free Press, 1994) ISBN 0029200350 McKenzie J and van Winkelen C Understanding the Knowledgeable Organisation (Thom son Learning, 2003) ISBN: 1861528957 Murray, R. (2006) How to Write a Thesis. Buckingham: Open University Press, ISBN 033 5207189. Naoum, S. G. (2007) Dissertation Research and Writing Preston P Reshaping Communications (Sage Publications, 2001) ISBN: 0803985630 Quirke B Communicating Corporate Change (McGraw-Hill, 1996) ISBN: 0077093119 Stewart T A Intellectual Capital: The New Wealth of Organisations (Nicholas Brearley P ublishing Ltd, 1998) ISBN: 1857881834 Welch D Decisions, Decisions: The Art of Decision Making (Prometheus, 2001) ISBN: 1 573929341 Journals/magazines Most general management journals contain relevant articles and these have been include d in the list below along with specialist journals. Academy of Management Journal (Academy of Management) British Journal of Managem ent (Blackwell)

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California Management Review (University of California, Berkeley) Harvard Business Revi ew (Harvard Business School) Information Management (Elsevier) Information Technology and People (Emerald, Bradford) International Journal of Information Management (Pergamon Press) Journal of Information Technology (Association of Information Technology Trust/Routled ge) Journal of Management Studies (Blackwell) Knowledge Management (Arkgroup) Management Today (Chartered Institute of Management) MIT Sloan Management Review (MIT Sloan School of Management) Organisation Studies (Sage Publications) Organisations (Sage Publications) Videos BBC and The Centre for Tomorrows Company Communications from the Building Tomorrows Company series (1999), available from: 235 Blackfriars Road London SE1 8NW Telephone: 020 7021 0550 Fax: 020 7021 0549 Email: info@tomorowscompany.com Website: www.tomorrowscompany.com Websites The range of appropriate websites available will depend on the sector, market and orga nisation chosen. However, an indicative range of more general websites is given below. www.bbc.co.uk British Broadcasting Corporation www.bized.co.uk business case studies for educational purposes www.business.com business search engine on business background www.cipd.uk Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development www.enterprisenetworks.co.uk Sunday Times Archive www.findarticles.com Looksmart search for articles from more than 500 publications www.ft.com Financial Times Archive www.gov.uk/www.direct.gov.uk UK Online, Office of the e-Envoy www.i-l-m.com Institute of Leadership and Management www.kmmagazine.com Knowledge Management magazine www.managers.org.uk Chartered Institute of Management www.mintel.co.uk Mintel International on consumer markets www.statistics.gov.uk UK National Government Statistics

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Assignment Brief
Programme: Unit Number and Title: Unit Level: Assignment Ref Number: Module Tutor: Email: Date Set: Edexcel BTEC Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (QCF) Unit 17: Project Development & Implementation for S trategic Mangers Optional 17.1 Mohammad Tashfeen Khan

tashfeenkhankhail@yahoo.com
18/07/2011

Learning Outcomes and Criteria covered by this Assignment: In order to pass this unit, the evidence that the learner presents for assessment needs t o demonstrate that they can meet all the learning outcomes for the unit. The assessmen t criteria determine the standard required to achieve the unit. Learning Outcomes: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 Be able to develop a project specification Be able to plan for the implementation of a project to implement a new pr oduct, service or process Be able to implement a project Be able to evaluate the outcomes of a project Be able to present the outcomes of a project

Pass Requirement: AC (1.1) AC (1.2) AC (1.3) AC AC AC AC AC (2.1) (2.2) (2.3) (2.4) (2.5) Analyse the factors that contribute to the process of project selection Develop outline project specifications for the implementation of a new pro duct, service or process Produce a specification for an agreed project to implement a new product, service or process Produce a project plan for an agreed project Match appropriate resources to the project Cost all resources required for implementing a project Agree timescales for the management and implementation of a project Plan an appropriate strategy for the implementation of a project Implement a project in accordance with an agreed specification Develop appropriate measures to monitor and evaluate progress and Outc omes Monitor the implementation of the project Analyse the outcomes of a project in terms of the original project specifica tion Evaluate the outcomes of a project Make justified recommendations for improvements to the project Produce a report of all project procedures used Present the outcomes of the project to an audience using an agreed forma t and appropriate

AC (3.1) AC (3.2) AC (3.3) AC (4.1) AC (4.2) AC (4.3) AC (5.1) AC (5.2)

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key dates Module Guide Distribution Date: 21 July 2011 Assignment Submission Date:] Specification for Assessment Students can use their own workplaces as a base for much of the assessment of the unit. However, if you are not in any suitable organisation, then other strategies may have to b e used such as a work placement, a detailed investigation of an organisation, or the use of suitable case study material. For this unit, where possible, learners should be using information, examples and resear ch which involve their own organisations or those with which they are familiar. Learners will produce evidence of research into different approaches to forecasting, project apprai sal and interpretation of summarised financial information as to cost control, participatio n in budgeting and capital budgeting processes, and analysis of specific approaches to co st reduction and cost management, and need to show competence in every learning outc ome as they require the learner to be able to the use the techniques and interpretation o f appraisal for budgeting. For AC1.1, 1.2 and 1.3, learners will analyse the factors that contribute to the process of project selection then develop outline project specifications followed by the production of a specification for an agreed project to implement a new product, service or process. The re needs to be a thorough analysis of the relevant factors together with suggested outlin e specifications, from which one is selected and agreed with the tutor, with reasons for fi nal choice being given. For AC2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 and 2.5, learners have to produce a project plan for an agreed p roject, match appropriate resources to the project, cost all resources required for implem entation and agree timescales for management and implementation of the plan and an a ppropriate strategy. There will be detailed planning evident with appropriate resources s elected and costed and evidence of a workable strategy. For AC3.1, 3.2 and 3.3, learners have to implement a project in accordance with an agre ed specification then develop appropriate measures to monitor and evaluate progress an d outcomes and finally monitor the implementation of the project. Implementation will m atch the planning and specification. There will be appropriate measures in place to monit or and evaluate progress and evidence of detailed monitoring. For AC4.1, 4.2 and 4.3, learners have to analyse the outcomes of a project in terms of th e original project specification then evaluate the outcomes of a project making justified r ecommendations for improvements to the project. There will be a professional and critica l analysis and evaluation of the project outcomes in relation to the specification together with justified recommendations. For AC5.1 and 5.2, learners have to produce a report of all project procedures used, and present the outcomes of the project to an audience using an agreed format and appropri ate media. The written report will be individual and in an appropriate format and the ver bal presentation will be completed in a professional manner appropriate to the audience. It is possible to assess work orally with learners explaining and describing things to the a ssessor in discussion or in a presentation. If oral assessments are used then the work m ust be directly attributable to the individual learner, and needs in this unit to be backed up by a written report. The assessor must provide a signed statement that includes detai l of the oral evidence presented that is aligned to the criteria.

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REPORT STructure and points to be covered in the report Your assignment should have the following format and must process in line with the time frame given: Assignment 1 Selecting a Project Question 1.1 Analyse the factors that contribute to the process of project selection Question 1.2 Develop outline project specifications for the implementation of a new pro duct, service or process. Question 1.3 Produce a specification for an agreed project to implement a new product, service or process. Assignment 2 Planning a Project Question 2.1 Produce a project plan for and agreed project Question 2.2 Match appropriate resources to the project Question 2.3 Cost all the resources required to the project Question 2.4 Agree timescales for the management and implementation of a project Question 2.5 Plan an appropriate strategy for the implementation of a project

Assignment 3 Implementing a Project Question 3.1 Implement a project in accordance with an agreed specification Question 3.2 Develop appropriate measures to monitor and evaluate progress and outco mes Question 3.3 Monitor the implementation of the project

Assignment 4 Evaluating a Project

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Question 4.1 Analyse the outcomes of a project in terms of the original project specifica tion Question 4.2 Evaluate the outcomes of a project Question 4.3 Make justified recommendations for the improvements to the project Assignment 5 Presenting a Project Report Question 5.1 Produce a report of all the project procedures used Question 5.2 Present the outcomes of the project to an audience using agreed format a nd appropriate media Achievement of a pass grade A pass grade is achieved by meeting all the requirements defined in the assessment crite ria for each individual unit. Assessment crit eria Requirements 1.1 01.01 1.2 01.02 1.3 01.03 2.1 02.01 2.2 02.02 2.3 02.03 2.4 02.04 2.5 02.05 3.1 03.01 3.2 03.02 3.3 03.03

4.1

04.0

4.2 04.02

4.3 04.03

5.1 05.01

5.2 05.02

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Review and Feedback Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership BTEC level 7
Candidate Name: Assessor Name: Unit Title: PROJECT DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION FOR STRATEGIC MANAGER
S Unit No.17

Edexcel Reg. No:______________

Date

AC (1.1) Analyse the factors that contribute to the process of project selection

Evidence reference

AC (1.2) Develop outline project specifications for the implementation of a new prod uct, service or process

AC (1.3) Produce a specification for an agreed project to implement a new product, se rvice or process

AC (2.1) Produce a project plan for an agreed project

AC (2.2) Match appropriate resources to the project

AC (2.3) Cost all resources required for implementing a project

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AC (2.4) Agree timescales for the management and implementation of a project

AC (2.5) Plan an appropriate strategy for the implementation of a project

AC (3.1) Implement a project in accordance with an agreed specification

AC (3.2) Develop appropriate measures to monitor and evaluate progress and Outcom es

AC (3.3) Monitor the implementation of the project

AC (4.1) Analyse the outcomes of a project in terms of the original project specificati on

AC (4.2) Evaluate the outcomes of a project

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AC (4.3) Make justified recommendations for improvements to the project

AC (5.1) Produce a report of all project procedures used

AC (5.2) Present the outcomes of the project to an audience using an agreed format a nd appropriate

Any other comments

Assessors signature:

Date:

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We strongly advice students to follow the structure below:


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Late submission of the assignment At Guildhall we discourage the practice of late submissions. If due to any reason the stud ent fails to submit the assignment on time or by the due date, he/she will be required to pay 25 per assignment submitted late. The late fee can be reclaimed later by the student by completing an extenuating circums tances form, available with the Programme Admin staff. The late fee will only be repaid if the student can provide medical evidence or other evidence preventing him/her from sub mitting the assignment on time. In all cases, assignments can only be accepted with a late fee up to one week i.e. 5 work ing days from the respective due date. Non-submission of the assignment If the student fails to submit the assignment even after one week after the assignment d ue date, the assignment will be considered as Not Submitted and will lead the respectiv e unit as Failed. In case a re-submission is allowed for non-submission cases, a fine of 75 per assignment shall be applied. Re-submission of assignment Students are able to receive feedback from the lecturer and take guidance about the are as of weakness so that the student is able to build upon the work of the first submission. The feedback supports the student in the management of re-submissions as well as the s uccessful completion of the assessment. Please note that the assignments can only be r e-submitted once. Such cases will be subject of a 25 fee. If after re-submission the assignment is not up to the required standard, the assignment shall be graded as failed eventually resulting in the relevant unit to be taken all over agai n and full fee to be paid for that unit. Extensions and extra ordinary circumstances Lecturers are not permitted to change deadlines unless discussed. Extensions are only granted for documented medical reasons or other documented unav oidable serious interruptions relevant to your ability to study. Extensions are not granted due to an inability to organise your time or work practices. Should there be extra ordinar y circumstances; the college should be made aware of these in writing. If disallowed or t he student fails to inform the college in time, the college reserves the right not to accept / mark the assignment. Failed Units If due to any reason a unit is graded as Failed by the assessor, the student has to take the whole unit all over again by attending the full classes for that unit and paying additio nal tuition fee for that unit.

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Plagiarism and Collusion Plagiarism occurs when someone copies or reproduces another persons words or ideas (j ournal articles, text books, web material or other students work) and presents them as t heir own with no proper acknowledgement via citation and referencing. Collusion is when two students work together and submit an individual assessment that i s not entirely their own work. All are forms of cheating and will be treated with severe pe nalties. To ensure that you are not guilty of plagiarism, you must always declare all sources from which you have obtained material or ideas by citation in the text and an associated refer ence list at the end of your work. If unfair means are found, assignment shall be failed le ading the entire unit to be taken again. All assignments involving plagiarism and collusion shall be referred to the assessment bo ard who will then decide about all such cases. Until a decision is reached by the board, u nfair means or UFM shall be recorded as a grade. Other Unfair Means Students sometimes try to submit incomplete assignments i.e. less than 60 percent of th e pass pointers attempted or irrelevant assignment or someone else work just to get so me more time to complete their assignments and submit later during re-submission time allowed by the college. All such practices will be dealt with severe punishment and shall be forwarded to the ass essment board. Until a decision is reached by the board, unfair means or UFM shall be recorded as a grade. It is the prerogative of the Programme leader to decide whic h cases to be classed as UFM. In case a re-submission is allowed for UFM cases, a fine of 75 per assignment shall be applied.

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Class Routine Timetable July 2011 Semester Batch


Programme: EDSML Awar ding Body: Edexcel Semester/ Level L7 Cohort: Oct 2010 Programme Leader: Jawad (j.hassan@guildhall.ac) Batch: 1 Programme Administrators: Mercy (m.msisya@guildhall.ac) Lena (k.lena@guildhall.ac) Shaheen (m.shahe en@guildhall.ac)
Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Week Commen Monday cing 9:00am-1:00pm 18-Apr-11 RMSM 25-Apr-11 Easter Break 02-May-11 Easter Break 09-May-11 RMSM 16-May-11 RMSM 23-May-11 RMSM 30-May-11 Bank Holiday 06-Jun-11 RMSM 13-Jun-11 RMSM 20-Jun-11 27-Jun-11 Monday 2:00pm-6:00pm MFPT Easter Break Easter Break MFPT MFPT MFPT Bank Holiday MFPT MFPT MFPT Tuesday 9:00am-1:00pm Tuesday 2:00pm-6:00pm

Wednesd 9:00am-1:0

SQSM PDISM SMM Easter Break Easter Break Easter Bre SQSM PDISM SMM SQSM PDISM SMM SQSM PDISM SMM SQSM PDISM SMM SQSM PDISM SMM SQSM PDISM SMM SQSM PDISM SMM Review & Feed Review & Feedba Review & Fee RMSM back Week ck Week Week RMSM MFPT Write-up break Write-up break Write-up br Assignment Due Assignment Due Assignment Due Assignment Due Assignment Du 06 July 2011 06 July 2011 06 July 2011 06 July 2011 July 2011 Results before Int Results before Inte Results before Int Results before Inte Results befo ernal Verification rnal Verification ernal Verification rnal Verification nal Verific

Email address to submit assignments:


edexcelassignments@guildhall.ac