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Unit: 15 – MANAGING BUSINESS ACTIVITIES TO ACHIEVE RESULTS
Learning Hours:  60 Hours.                                              Self-learning hours:  90 hours.Course: HND Business – Level 4CREDIT VALUE: 15 CREDITSTerm:
Unit Leader: Mr Emmanuel WankiLecturer:Internal Verifier: Mrs Sunita Kotta
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Learners NameTerm:Cohort:Intake:
Registration NumberCampus:
Hand out Date:                                 20/5/2016                                                        Submission Date:  16/9/2016
Final due date for Jan 2016 (25/11/2016), no more feedback or submission allowed after this dateFinal due date for April 2016 (27/01/2017),

 no more feedback or submission allowed after this date
Learning  Outcome

 
Assessment CriteriaIn this assessment you will have the opportunity to present evidence that shows you are able to:  Task Number

 
Evidence Page number
LO 1: Understand the importance of business

processes in delivering outcomes based upon

business goals and objectives
1.1evaluate the interrelationship between the

different processes and functions of the

organisation
1 
1.2justify the methodology to be used to map

processes to the organisation’s goals and

objectives
1 
1.3evaluate the output of the process and the guilty gateways1 
LO2 : Be able to develop plans for own area of

responsibility to implement operational plans
2.1design plans which promote goals and

objectives for own area of responsibility
2 
2.2write objectives, which are specific,

measurable, achievable, realistic and time based

to align people and other resources in

an effective and efficient way
2 
2.3implement appropriate systems to achieve

objectives in the most efficient way, on time,

to budget and meeting organisational standards of quality
2 
2.4carry out work activities meeting the

operational plan through effective monitoring

and control
  
LO3: Be able to monitor appropriate systems to

improve organisational performance
3.1design systems to manage and monitor

quality standards specified by the organisation
3 
3.2demonstrate a quality culture to ensure

continuous monitoring, evaluation and

development of the process
3 
3.3recommend improvements which align with

the organisation’s objectives and goals and

which result in improvements
3 
3.4report on the wider implications of proposed

changes within the organisation
3 
LO 4: Be able to manage health and safety in the

workplace
4.1carry out risk assessments as required by

legislation, regulation and organisational

requirements ensuring appropriate action is

taken
4 
4.2demonstrate that health and safety

regulations and legislation applicable in

specific work situations are correctly and

effectively applied
4 
4.3carry out a systematic review of

organisational health and safety policies and

procedures in order to ensure they are

effective and compliant
4 
4.4carry out practical application of health and

safety policies and procedures in the workplace
  
Please see that you include the Turnitin report. This work will not be accepted without the

Turn it in report.
Report attached: Yes

                                No
If no Reason:% of the turn it in report.
Learners Declaration: I certify that the work submitted for this unit is my own and the research sources are fully acknowledged.

Learners Signature:                                                                                                                Date:

Plagiarism:

Any act of plagiarism will be seriously dealt with according to the colleges and awarding bodies’ regulations. In this context the definition and scope of plagiarism are presented below:

Plagiarism is presenting someone’s work as your won. It includes copying information directly from the web or books without referencing the material; submitting joint coursework as an individual effort; copying another student’s coursework; stealing coursework form another student and submitting it as your own work. Suspected plagiarism will be investigated and if found to have occurred will be dealt with according to the college procedure. (For further details please refer to the plagiarism policy and the student code of conduct.)
 























Due Dates  
Issue Date31/5/2016Submission Date16/09/2016
Formative feedback for LO1 week commencing Final due date where Turnitin  will be blocked for Jan 2016 intake with no late submissions unless mitigating  25/11/2016
Formative feedback for LO2 week commencing  Final due date where Turnitin  will be blocked for April 2016 intake27/01/2017
Formative feedback for LO3 week commencing   
Formative feedback for LO4   
Assignment Guidelines:
  • Use a standard report structure, Word-process the report and use Normal script of a proper font size 12.

  • Produce an academic report, detailing the above issues with an approx. word limit of 4000 to 4500 words.

  • Complete the title page and sign the statement of authenticity.

  • The Assignment sheet should be attached in the front.

  • All work must be uploaded on turnitin before the submission date. .

  • Assignments submitted after the deadline will not be accepted unless mitigating and may be entitled for a late fee.

  • Collusion and Plagiarism must be avoided.

  • Start each answer on a new page and pages should be numbered. Highlight each question clearly.

  • Include a Bibliography at the end of the assignment and use the Harvard referencing system.

  • All work should be comprehensively referenced and all sources must be fully acknowledged, such as books and journals, websites (include the date of visit), etc.

  • Try to give the page numbers, publishers' details and the year of publication

  • In order to pass you need to address all the LO and AC

  • In order to get a merit you need to address the characteristics of pass and address M1, M2,M3

  • In order to get a Distinction you need to address the characteristics of pass, merit and address D1, D2 and D3.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Use a common format for the questions, for example:

  • Introduction (analyse the question.)

  • Underpinning Knowledge (write about the relevant theory/points)

  • Applied knowledge(Data Analysis)

  • Conclusions and Recommendations (summarizing the whole scenario keeping in view pass, merit, distinction criteria.)

Guidance in addition to the Pass criteria’s, this assignment gives you the opportunity to submit evidence in order to achieve the following Merit and Distinction grades.  Assessment Grid indicating their pass, merit and distinction:

Unit 15Managing Business Activities to Achieve Results































Outcomes/criteria:Indicative characteristicsContextualised Feedback
LO 1: Understand the importance of business processes in delivering outcomes based upon

business goals and objectives

LO2 : Be able to develop plans for own area of responsibility to implement operational plans

LO3: Be able to monitor appropriate systems to

improve organisational performance

LO 4: Be able to manage health and safety in the workplace

 
As per the assessment criteria specified for pass

 

 

Do

 

 

Do

 

 

 

Do
Task 1

 

 

 

Task 1

 

 

Task 2

 

 

 

Task 2
Merit  grade Description: Contextualisation
M. Identify and apply strategies to find appropriate solutions.. Effective judgments have been made.

. An effective approach to study and research has been used.
To achieve M1 you will make effective judgements (LO1) and show that an effective approach to the study and research has been used across your assignment.
M2. Select/ design and apply appropriate methods/ techniques. A range of methods and techniques have been applied.

 
To achieve M2 you will use a range of methods and techniques and see that the complex data has been synthesized and processed. (LO2)
Complex information/data have been synthesized and processed.
M3. Present and communicate appropriate findings.. Appropriate structure has been used.

. Technical language accurately used.

. A range of methods of presentation has been used.
To achieve M3 you will present and communicate appropriate findings with appropriate structure (LO3 and LO4)
Distinction Grade Description:  
D1. Use critical reflection to evaluate own work and justify valid conclusion.. Synthesis has been used to generate and justify valid conclusions

. Evaluation has taken place using defined criteria Realistic improvements have been proposed against defined characteristics
Evidence of synthesis with valid conclusions (1.4, 2.3, 3.2, 4.3). Evaluation has taken place using the defined criteria (1.3, 3.2, and 4.1).

Realistic improvements have been proposed against defined characteristic (2.3)

 
D2. Take responsibility for managing and organizing activities.The importance of interdependence has been recognized.To achieve D2 you will have demonstrated autonomy across your assignment, with effective independent research and met the deadlines to submit all the tasks and achieve the unit assessment criteria and an interdependence with each learning outcome has been demonstrated
D3. Demonstrate convergent, lateral and creative thinkingIdeas generate and decisions taken. Lateral thinking have been applied. Capacity for innovation and creative thought has been used.

Receptiveness to new ideas has demonstrated.
Your work demonstrates new ideas or suggestions towards the assigned tasks and your research shows some creative thinking and receptiveness to new ideas across the assignment making it look different and creative.

 
 

ASSIGNMENT Brief










Unit Number and title15 – Managing Business Activities to Achieve Results
QualificationBTEC HND Business (Level 4)
Start Date09/05/2016
Deadline/ Hand-in16/09/2016
Assessor 
 

You are required to follow the instructions as specified towards each task and support with a research by using supportive materials like books, websites, etc., and give a feedback on the findings by relating your arguments to the relevant case studies as specified towards each task:

Task 1

Use the following case scenario to address the tasks (approx. 2000 words)

Scenario

You are newly appointed as a Operational Manager of “ABC Company”, a Recruitment company. Some of the issues in the ABC Company are as follows:-

Managers blamed for ABC Company’s deficits

The report blames poor management. Inadequate leadership and ineffective management are the causes of the worst deficits in the company. The problems have led to reduction of thousands of jobs, close services and delay operations.  Further, senior officials had taken their eye "off the ball", relying on short-term fixes to solve growing operational problems. It is crucial that boards and management get the basics right because operational failure is often a reflection of wider organisational failure.

 

With the above scenario, you are entrusted with the task of advising on changes to be made to the organisation. You are required to develop a number of business processes for ABC Company to improve effectiveness and efficiency of the overall performance of company and provide solutions.

(Please do not write about any other scenario and please follow the scenario strictly)

LO 1: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3; LO 2: 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4); Number each task clearly before answering it (approx. 2000 words) Develop a report as required below.

LO 1 Understand the importance of business processes in delivering outcomes based upon business goals and objectives
  • After going through the organizational structure and the existing culture in ABC Company, Evaluate the interrelationships between the different process and functions of the company . Draw an organizational chart to support your answer.

  • Justify the methodology to be used to map processes to ABC Company’s goals and objectives and draw a process map for any one of the functions.

  • Evaluate the output of the process and the elements required to build a quality gateway, which focuses on the output of the process.

LO2 Be able to develop plans for own area of responsibility to implement operational plans

 

2.1 Design a plan to promote goals and objectives for own are of responsibility for ABC Company.

2.2 Write, using SMART objectives, your recommendations relating to the alignment of people and other resources, in an effective and efficient way.

2.3   Implement appropriate systems to achieve objectives in the most efficient way, on time, to budget and meeting organisational standards of quality.

2.4 Carry out work activities meeting the operational plan through effective monitoring and control.

 

 

Task 2 Using the same scenario as specified above address the LO3 and LO4 and the related AC as specified and prepare a report not exceeding approx (Word count: 2000 words (+/- 10%)

LO 3:Be able to monitor appropriate systems to improve organisational performance

3.1 Design systems to manage and monitor quality standards specified with reference to ABC Company

3.2 Demonstrate a quality culture to ensure continuous monitoring, evaluation and development of the process for the ABC company

3.3 Recommend improvements which align with the organisation’s objectives and goals and which result in improvements

3.4 report on the wider implications of proposed changes within ABC Company

 

LO4 Be able to manage health and safety in the workplace

4.1 Plan how to carry out risk assessments as required by legislation, regulation and organisational requirements ensuring appropriate action is taken

4.2 demonstrate that health and safety regulations and legislation applicable in specific work situations are correctly and effectively applied

4.3 Plan how to carry out a systematic review of organisational health and safety policies and procedures in order to ensure they are effective and compliant

4.4 Plan how to carry out practical application of health and safety policies and procedures in the workplace for ABC Company.

 

 

 

Achievement Summary

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Date of verification:
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Evidence ChecklistSummary of the evidence required by the studentEvidence presented
Task 1  
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OutcomeEvidence for the criteria to pass, merit and distinction as specified in the student feedback and contextualised.Assessors decisionInternal verification decision. (agree, disagree)
TASK 1  Scenario

You are newly appointed as a Operational Manager  of “ABC Company”, a Recruitment company. Some of the issues in the ABC Company are as follows:-

Managers blamed for ABC Company’s deficits

The report blames poor management. Inadequate leadership and ineffective management are the causes of the worst deficits in the company. The problems have led to reduction of thousands of jobs, close services and delay operations.  Further, senior officials had taken their eye "off the ball", relying on short-term fixes to solve growing operational problems. It is crucial that boards and management get the basics right because operational failure is often a reflection of wider organisational failure.

With the above scenario, you are entrusted with the task of advising on changes to be made to the organisation. You are required to develop a number of business processes for ABC Company to improve effectiveness and efficiency of the overall performance of company and provide solutions.

(Please do not write about any other scenario and please follow the scenario strictly)
LO 1. Understand the importance of business processes in delivering outcomes based upon business goals and objectivesAC1.1 After going through the organizational structure and the existing culture in ABC Company, Evaluate the interrelationships between the different process and functions of the company . Draw an organizational chart to support your answer.P1.1 (P,M,D)P1.1 (P,M,D)
AC1.2 Justify the methodology to be used to map processes to ABC Company’s goals and objectives and draw a process map for any one of the functionsP1.2 (P,M,D)P1.2 (P,M,D)
AC1.3 Evaluate the output of the process and the elements required to build a quality gateway, which focuses on the output of the processP1.3 (P,M,D)P1.3(P,M,D)
Contextualised Feedback for LO1 (reflecting 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, Pass merit and distinction.)  
IV  comments towards LO1

 
 
LO 2. Be able to develop plans for own area of responsibility to implement operational plans

 

 
AC 2.1 Design a plan to promote goals and objectives for own area of responsibility for ABC Company.P2.1 (P,M,D)P2.1(P,M,D)
AC2.2 Write, using SMART objectives, your recommendations relating to the alignment of people and other resources, in an effective and efficient way for ABC.P2.2(P,M,D)P2.2(P,M,D)
AC2.3 Implement appropriate systems to achieve objectives in the most efficient way, on time, to budget and meeting organisational standards of quality.P2.3(P,M,D)P2.3(P,M,D)
 AC2.4 Carry out work activities meeting the operational plan through effective monitoring and control.  
Contextualised Feedback for LO2 (reflecting 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, Pass merit and distinction.) 
IV  comments towards LO2

 
 
Task 2 Using the same scenario as specified above address the LO3 and LO4 and the related AC as specified and prepare a report not exceeding approx (Word count: 2000 words (+/- 10%)
LO 3. Be able to monitor appropriate systems to improve organisational performanceAC3.1 Design systems to manage and monitor quality standards specified with reference to ABC CompanyP3.1 (P,M,D)P3.1(P,M,D)
3.2 Demonstrate a quality culture to ensure continuous monitoring, evaluation and development of the process for the ABC companyP3.2(P,M,D)P3.2(P,M,D)
3.3 Recommend improvements which align with the organisation’s objectives and goals and which result in improvementsP3.3(P,M,D)P3.3(P,M,D)
3.4 report on the wider implications of proposed changes within ABC CompanyP3.4(P,M,D)P3.4(P,M,D)
Contextualised Feedback for LO3 (reflecting 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, Pass merit and distinction.) 
IV  comments towards LO3

 
 
LO4. Be able to manage health and safety in the workplace

 
4.1 Plan how to carry out risk assessments as required by legislation, regulation and organisational requirements ensuring appropriate action is taken     P4.1(P,M,D)     P4.1(P,M,D)
4.2 demonstrate that health and safety regulations and legislation applicable in specific work situations are correctly and effectively appliedP4.2(P,M,D)P4.2(P,M,D)
4.3 Plan how to carry out a systematic review of organisational health and safety policies and procedures in order to ensure they are effective and compliantP4.3(P,M,D)P4.3(P,M,D)
 4.4 Plan how to carry out practical application of health and safety policies and procedures in the workplace for ABC Company.  
Contextualised Feedback for LO4 (reflecting 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, Pass merit and distinction.) 
IV  comments towards LO4  
Merit grades awardedM1 M2 M3 P1 P2 P3 P4 
 Distinction grades awardedD1 D2  D3 Resubmit :
Any other comments

 
Grade given by the Assessor:

Pass                                            Merit                                                  Distinction           

Assessors  Signature:                                                               Date:
IV Grading Check:                                    Comments if any:

Agree              

Disagree                                                   Modify grade to

IV signature:

Date:
Students feedback:

 

Student Signature:                        Date:
Plagiarism:

Any act of plagiarism will be seriously dealt with according to the colleges and awarding bodies’ regulations. In this context the definition and scope of plagiarism are presented below:

Plagiarism is presenting someone’s work as your won. It includes copying information directly from the web or books without referencing the material; submitting joint coursework as an individual effort; copying another student’s coursework; stealing coursework form another student and submitting it as your own work. Suspected plagiarism will be investigated and if found to have occurred will be dealt with according to the college procedure. (For further details please refer to the plagiarism policy and the student code of conduct.)

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