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SALFORD BUSINESS SCHOOL

2010/11 RESIT ASSESSMENT CRN: 24034 MODULE TITLE: Operations Management

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UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD SALFORD BUSINESS SCHOOL MSc Management OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT CRN: 24034 REFERRAL ASSIGNMENT
Instructions to candidates: Answers must be word-processed. The word limit is approximately 3000. All source materials to be fully referenced. The task:
The importance of basic project management skills in todays fast changing environment, and the idea of managing through projects as an effective way for an organisation to respond to change, is a very well established area within practitioner and academic research. Critically evaluate how the principles of Project Management can aid the Operations Manger/Manageress to introduce change within the organisation. Use examples to illustrate your understanding.

Marking Scheme
1) Organisation, presentation and referencing of work 2) Content, its quality and accuracy 3) Use of relevant supporting material 4) Evaluation and discussion 10 45 15 30

Issue date: 11th July 2011

Hand-in venue: School office

UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD SALFORD BUSINESS SCHOOL ASSESSMENT FEEDBACK SHEET MODULE: STUDENT:
CRITERIA Knowledge and understanding EXCELLENT Authoritative handling of complex material Well focused, convincing argument which demonstrates precision of thought Well structured and easily understood Extensive and in depth High degree of skill in use of references etc. Maturity in handling concepts/principles Authoritative and effective use of data Comprehensive critique and evaluation of methods and/or evidence Demonstrates excellent insight and creativity GOOD Skilled, demonstrates sound knowledge Logical, justified argument and effective, mature style Coherent, soundly structured Wide and in depth

OVERALL MARK:
COMPETENT Satisfactory knowledge and understanding of main issues Logical, clear presentation with competent style WEAK Some knowledge and understanding of main issues and concepts Attempt made to meet objectives. May lack balance or ability to develop an argument Some attempt to structure Limited POOR Little knowledge or understanding of the issues and concepts Little evidence of analysis or develop an argument Very little understanding of how to structure Little beyond supplied course materials Very little or no reference to the literature Little or no ability to handle concepts/prin ciples No evidence of evaluation No evidence of evaluation

Analysis, argument and written style

Structure

Extent and Depth of Reading Ability to write, handling of quotations and references Handling concepts and abstract principles Handling of data etc (where appropriate) Critique and evaluation

Reasonably easy to understand. Adequately structured Wide

Skilled use of references etc. Considerable ability and maturity in handling concepts/principles Sound use of data

Adequate use of references etc. Developing maturity in handling concepts/principles Satisfactory handling of data, demonstrates awareness Satisfactory evidence of evaluation of methods and/or evidence Demonstrates synthesis of knowledge

Limited use of references Limited ability to handle concepts/principles Limited evidence of evaluation Limited evidence of evaluation

Extensive Evaluation of Methods and/or evidence Demonstrates insight and individual thought

Originality

Limited evidence of thought or originality

No originality

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