LO 4: Critically appraise techniques in Project Planning and Scheduling and how these appl

LO 4: Critically appraise techniques in Project Planning and Scheduling and how these apply within a project environment

MSc Management

Leading through Digital Disruption

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  • Your summative assessment for this module is made up of this 2500-word submission, which accounts for 100% of your final module mark.
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Assignment: Report

This module is assessed through one graded element. You must achieve at least 50% to pass this module.

By completing this assessment, you would be able to:

  • ILO1: Critically evaluate the organisational attributes that are integral to the success of a project within an organisational context.
  • ILO2: Critically evaluate how organisations select projects from numerous opportunities using best practices in a global setting.
  • ILO 3: Develop the skills required for building and leading successful project teams within a project management environment
  • ILO 4: Critically appraise techniques in Project Planning and Scheduling and how these apply within a project environment

For this assignment you will create a “case for change” – a report that presents a proposal for how to transform a company of your choice, struggling to stay relevant in the face of digital transformation.

The report has to include the following tasks:

·         Task 1 (ILO1): The Case for Change (10 marks)

Identify the company that you are using and the digital transformation it is going through and explain it. As part of it, explain what threats this company is facing and what are the objectives this company wants to achieve through this digital transformation

·         Task 2 (ILO2): Capture Insights (14 marks)

Advise on which techniques your chosen company can use to detect the changes that are appending in the market it operates. Specifically, explain how your company can capture insights about its competitors, macroeconomic trends and partners

·         Task 3 (ILO2): Make Fast Decisions (14 marks)

Advise on which approaches your chosen company can use to make fast decisions to quickly adapt to the changes in its market.

·         Task 4 (ILO4): Acquire and Engage Talents (14 marks)

Advise on which techniques your company can use to acquire and engage the talents needed for its digital transformation.

·         Task 5 (ILO3): Create a Digital-Ready Culture (14 marks)

Advise on how formal and informal leaders should help to foster a digital-ready culture to support the digital transformation of your chosen company.

·         Task 6 (ILO4): Steer Collaboration (12 marks)

Explain which collaboration tools your company can use to enable individuals to contribute to decision-making and give leaders visibility into such contributions.

·         Task 7 (ILO3): Select your Leaders (12 marks)

Explain about what key attributes and behaviours would you look for in a leader to help build a culture that supports the success of your chosen company’s digital transformation

·         Presentation and Structure (10 marks)

Word count: 2500 words

Your report structure should include the following sections: Cover page (University cover sheet)

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations (if appropriate) Introduction

Task 1 - The Case for ChangeTask

Task 2 - Capture InsightsTask

Task 3 - Make fast Decisions

Task 4 - Acquire and Engage Talent

Task 5 - Create a Digital Ready Culture

Task 6 - Steer Collaboration

Task 7 - Select your Leaders

Concluding remarks References

Appendix (if appropriate)

Word count – only applies to the main body (shown in bold)

If you have any further questions about this coursework assignment, please contact the module leader or the tutor.

Tip for Mapping the Assessment towards Module Topics

Task in Summative

Corresponding Topic

Marks

Related Module Learning Outcomes

 

Task 1 - The Case for Change

 

Leading in Digital Disruption

 

10

ILO1: Critically reflect on key opportunities and challenges leaders face in leading complex organisations through digital disruption

 

Task 2 - Capture Insights

 

Sensing the Change

 

14

ILO2: Understand how to sense changes, make informed decisions and adjust quickly in highly disruptive times

 

Task 3 - Make fast Decisions

 

Making Informed Decisions

 

14

ILO2: Understand how to sense changes, make informed decisions and adjust quickly in highly disruptive times

 

Task 4 - Acquire and Engage Talents

 

Leading Change and Transformation

 

14

ILO4: Critically reflect on the mechanisms required to build teams and influence networks in complex and interconnected digital organisations

 

Task 5 - Create a Digital Ready Culture

 

Creating Digital Ready Cultures

 

14

ILO3: Critically evaluate the significance of human factors and technologies to lead transformation and create a digital-ready and innovative culture

 

Task 6 - Steer Collaboration

 

Leading High Performing Teams and Build Network

 

12

ILO4: Critically reflect on the mechanisms required to build teams and influence networks in complex and interconnected digital organisations

 

Task 7 - Select your Leaders

 

Create your Ethical Leadership Style

 

12

ILO3: Critically evaluate the significance of human factors and technologies to lead transformation and create a digital-ready and innovative culture

Presentation and Structure

 

10

 

Total

 

100

 

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