LO2: Critically evaluate how organisations select projects from numerous opportunities usi

LO2: Critically evaluate how organisations select projects from numerous opportunities using best practices in a global setting.

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School of Business and Technology

MSc Management

Leading through Digital Disruption

Coursework Assessment Brief

Submission mode: Turnitin online access

1. General Assessment Guidance

  • 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 2 - Capture InsightsTask 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

 

3.  Marking Guide

Assignment part

Distinction (70-100%)

Merit (60-69%)

Pass (50-59%)

Fail (0-49%)

The Case for Change (10 marks, ILO1)

Guidelines

  • Present the company you chose. Explain what it does and in which market it operates
  • Explain the threats this company is facing and that it is obliging it to digitally transform (e.g., e-commerce, Covid-19)
  • Explain what is the digital transformation that your chosen company is going through, and what are the objectives of this transformation

 

Detailed presentation of the chosen company and of the sector in which it operates.

Detailed presentation of what are threaths that the chosen company is facing and that oblige it to digitally transform.

Detailed presentation of what are the objectives and the vision of the chosen company’s digital transformation.

Presentation of some of the most recent digital initiatives run by the chosen company.

Good presentation of the chosen company and of the sector in which it operates.

Good presentation of what are threaths that the chosen company is facing and that oblige it to digitally transform.

Good presentation of what are the objectives and the vision of the chosen company’s digital transformation.

Basic presentation of the chosen company and of the sector in which it operates.

Basic presentation of what are threaths that the chosen company is facing and that oblige it to digitally transform.

Basic presentation of what are the objectives and the vision of the chosen company’s digital transformation.

Student does not explain what the chosen company is and/or the sector in which it operates.  It is not clear what are the objectives of its digital transformation and what are the threats that oblige it to change.

Capture Insights (14 marks, ILO2)

Guidelines:

  • Present relevant techniques that its company can chose to understand what is happening to its competitors, macroeconomic trends and partners.
  • Focus on the concept of hyperawareness (or better, business awareness)
  • Present at least one digital technology that can help your company to capture changes happening within its competitors, partners and at macroeconomic level (e.g., artificial intelligence, social media listening, machine learning)

 

Student gives detailed advises on which techniques their chosen company can use to detect the

Student gives good advises on which techniques their chosen company can use to detect the changes that

Student gives basic advises on which techniques their chosen company can use to detect the

Student does not advise on which techniques their chosen company can use to detect the

 

 

changes that are happening in the market it operates.

Student explains in detail how their company can capture insights about its competitors, macroeconomic trends and partners (e.g., leverage on the concepts of business awareness).

 

Presentation of at least one digitial technology that the company can use to capture insights

Student shows good critical discussion ability and apply concepts to the chosen company.

are happening in the market it operates.

Student explains how their company can capture insights about its competitors, macroeconomic trends and partners (e.g., leverage on the concepts of business awareness).

 

Student shows critical discussion ability and apply concepts to the chosen company.

changes that are happening in the market it operates.

Student basically explains how their company can capture insights about its competitors, macroeconomic trends and partners (e.g., leverage on the concepts of business awareness).

Student is still descriptive, but show some critical discussion and apply the concept to the chosen company.

changes that are happening in the market it operates.

 

Student is descriptive, does not show critical discussion and concepts are not applied to the chosen company.

Make Fast Decisions (14 marks, ILO2)

Guidelines:

  • Explain which approaches and techniques your company can use to make informed decisions
  • Explain how your chose company can guarantee that decisions are inclusive and data-driven
  • Present some digital technologies that can support your company in making informed decision (e.g., Artificial intelligence, cloud system, Machine learning, Internet of Things)

 

Student gives a detailed explanation of which approaches their chosen company can use to make fast decisions to quickly adapt to the changes in its market (e.g., by making data-driven and inclusive decisions).

 

Presentation of at least one digitial technology that the chosen company can use to make fast decisions.

 

Student shows good critical discussion ability and apply concepts to the chosen company.

Student gives a good explanation of which approaches their chosen company can use to make fast decisions to quickly adapt to the changes in its market (e.g., by making data-driven and inclusive decisions).

 

Student shows critical discussion ability and apply concepts to the chosen company.

Student gives a basic explanation of which approaches their chosen company can use to make fast decisions to quickly adapt to the changes in its market (e.g., by making data-driven and inclusive decisions).

 

Student is still descriptive, but show some critical discussion and apply the concept to the chosen company.

Student does not explain which approaches their chosen company can use to make fast decisions to quickly adapt to the changes in its market.

 

Student is descriptive, does not show critical discussion and concepts are not applied to the chosen company.

 

Acquire and Engage Talents (14 marks, ILO4)

Guidelines:

  • Explain which approaches and techniques can be adopted to acquire and allocate the right talents, needed for executing fast those decisions
  • Once talents are acquired and allocated and teams are composed; explain which actions your chosen company can put in place to keep them engaged and be sure they do not quit
    • Present some digital technologies that can support your chosen company in cleverly acquiring and engaging these talents (e.g., LinkedIn, Workday)

 

Student gives detailed advise on which techniques their chosen company can use to acquire and engage the talents needed for its digital transformation (e.g., referring to the concepts of agile talents).

 

Presentation of at least one digitial technology that the chosen company can use to acquire and engages talents needed for its digitial transformation.

 

Student shows good critical discussion ability and apply concepts to the chosen company.

Student gives good advise on which techniques their chosen company can use to acquire and engage the talents needed for its digital transformation (e.g., referring to the concepts of agile talents).

 

Student shows critical discussion ability and apply concepts to the chosen company.

Student gives general advise on which techniques their chosen company can use to acquire and engage the talents needed for its digital transformation (e.g., referring to the concepts of agile talents).

 

Student is still descriptive, but show some critical discussion and apply the concept to the chosen company.

Student does not advise on which techniques their chosen company can use to acquire and engage the talents needed for its digital transformation.

 

Student is descriptive, does not show critical discussion and concepts are not applied to the chosen company.

Create a Digital-Ready Culture (14 marks, ILO3)

Guidelines:

  • In your chosen company, identify a formal leadership role (e.g., CEO, Head of Marketing, Head of IT etc…) you think will be key in helping to drive a culture that supports the digital transformation’s success. Once you have identified and describe it, explain why you think this role is important, and what behaviours will this leader need.
  • Explain what key attributes and behaviours your chosen company would look for in an informal leader to help build a culture that supports the success of its digital transformation

 

 

The student gives detailed recommendations about how formal leaders can help the chosen companies to create a digital ready culture (eg, she/he focus on a specific formal leader role).

 

The student good  recommendations about how informal leaders can help the chosen companies to create a digital ready culture.

 

Student shows good critical discussion ability and apply concepts to the chosen company.

The student gives good recommendations about how formal leaders can help the chosen companies to create a digital ready culture.

 

The student good  recommendations about how informal leaders can help the chosen companies to create a digital ready culture.

 

Student shows critical discussion ability and apply concepts to the chosen company.

The student gives basic recommendations about how to create a digital ready culture whitin the chosen organisation.

 

Student is still descriptive, but show some critical discussion and apply the concept to the chosen company.

Student does not explain how to create a digital ready culture whitin the chosen organisation.

 

Student is descriptive, does not show critical discussion and concepts are not applied to the chosen company.

Steer Collaboration (12 marks, ILO4)

Guidelines:

  • Advice on some relevant collaboration tools and techniques that your company can chose to steer collaboration
  • Digital tools such us Google Drive, Microsoft Teams, Slack, Trello (or any other relevant ones) have to presented
  • Students have to clearly explain why they do recommend those digital tools

 

Student gives detailed recommendations about what digital tools can be used for steering collaboration in the chosen company.

 

Example of tools: SharePoint, Slack, Microsoft Teams, Dropbox, Office 365, WhatsApp.

 

Student shows good critical discussion ability and apply concepts to the chosen company.

Student gives good recommendations about what digital tools can be used for steering collaboration in the chosen company.

 

Example of tools: SharePoint, Slack, Microsoft Teams, Dropbox, Office 365, WhatsApp.

 

Student shows critical discussion ability and apply concepts to the chosen company.

Student gives basic recommendations about what tools can be used for steering collaboration in the chosen company

Example of tools: SharePoint, Slack, Microsoft Teams, Dropbox, Office 365, WhatsApp

 

Student is still descriptive, but show some critical discussion and apply the concept to the chosen company.

Student does not present any collaboration tool that can brought to the chosen company.

 

Student is descriptive, does not show critical discussion and concepts are not applied to the chosen company.

 

Select your Leaders (12 marks, ILO3)

Guidelines:

  • Explain which attributes leaders of your chosen company need to support its digital transformation
  • Presents some critical behaviours that leaders of your chosen company should adopt to drive the company’s digital transformation (e.g., people- oriented, agile leaders, emotional intelligence, resilience, humility, adaptability, critical thinking …)

 

Detailed explanation of the

attributes and behaviours that leaders need to develop to support the digital transformation of the chosen company and why they are important (e.g. people-oriented leaders, agile leaders, customer-centric leaders etc..).

 

Student shows critical discussion ability and apply the concepts to the chosen company.

Good explanation of the attributes and behaviours that

leaders need to develop to support the digital transformation of the chosen company and why they are important (e.g. people-oriented leaders, agile leaders, customer- centric leaders etc..).

 

Student shows critical discussion ability and apply the concepts to the chosen company.

Basic explanation of

attributes and behaviours that leaders need to develop to support the digital transformation of the chosen company

 

Student is still descriptive, but show some critical discussion and apply the concepts to the chosen company.

The student is not presenting in a clear way attributes and behaviours that leaders need to develop to support the digital transformation of the chosen company.

 

Student is descriptive, does not show critical discussion and concepts are not applied to the chosen company.

Presentation and Referencing (10 marks)

Guidelines:

  • Structure is in line with the given structure
  • Give a professional appearance with consistent formatting
  • Spelling and grammar are correct
  • Each page has page number in the Footer
  • Any tables or figures are correctly labelled
  • Tables and figures do not cross boundaries, unless necessary
  • Properly cite your sources in the text and in the list of references
  • Use Harvard style for referencing and in-body citations

 

For a distinction the report will use a consistent approach to headings, tables and graphs. Sources will be correctly cited and there will be a complete set of references in the correct format and in alphabetical order. There is evidence of extensive independent reading and research. Formatting and presentation is professional throughout.

Referencing has few if any errors. The report is reasonably well presented but could be improved by greater attention to detail. There is evidence of wider reading and research.

There is a limited number of references, but the correct format is used, albeit with some errors. There may be some errors in formatting and presentation, but the report is reasonably professional in appearance.

References are inappropriate, irrelevant and/or incorrectly formatted. The references themselves suggest they have simply been copied from another source without accessing the material by the student.

Appendix A - General Grading Criteria (Level 7)

2.1.

Criterion

0-29%

Fail

30-39%

40-49%

Low Fail

50-59%

Pass

60-69%

Merit

70-79%

Distinction

80-100%

Knowledge and Understanding

Knowledge base

Inadequate and often implicit knowledge base with some omissions and/or lack of theory of discipline and its ethical dimension.

Weak and often implicit knowledge base with some omissions and/or lack of theory of discipline and its ethical dimension

Limited and increasingly explicit knowledge base that begins to explore and analyse the theory and ethical issues of the discipline.

Satisfactory knowledge base; explores and explicitly analyses the discipline, its theory and ethical issues with some originality, detail and autonomy. explores and explicitly analyses the discipline, its theory and ethical issues with some originality, detail and autonomy.

Good knowledge base, exploring and analysing the discipline, its theory and ethical issues with considerable originality and autonomy.

Excellent information and knowledge base which deeply explores and analyses the discipline, its theory and ethical issues with clear originality and autonomy.

Outstanding information and knowledge base which deeply and extensively explores, critiques and analyses the discipline, its theory and ethical issues with clear originality, innovation and autonomy.

Understanding of knowledge

Inadequate introduction to a basic appreciation of a wider field with little or no clarity and precision to the thoughts and practices related to the required discipline indicated.

Weak introduction to a basic appreciation of a wider field with some clarity and precision to the thoughts and practices related to the required discipline indicated.

Limited knowledge base;

Some appreciation of a basic wider field with clarity and precision to the thoughts and practices related to the required discipline indicated.

Satisfactory appreciation of and explicit links to a wider field.

Emerging application of thoughts and practices at the forefront of the discipline.

Good and clear understanding of, and explicit links to, some aspects of a wider field.

Application of current and emerging thoughts and practices from the discipline.

Thorough and deep knowledge and understanding of the topic and explicit evidence of the wider contexts of the topic with coherence and the ability to synthesise appropriate principles by reference to appropriate sources.

Excellent and detailed usage of recent emerging thought at the forefront of the discipline and/or practices from a range of appropriate disciplines.

Thorough, balanced and deep knowledge and understanding of the topic and explicit evidence of the wider contexts of the topic with coherence and the ability to synthesise appropriate principles by reference to appropriate sources with no areas of weakness.

Outstanding and extensive usage of recent emerging thought at the forefront of the discipline and/or practices from a range of appropriate disciplines.

Cognitive Skills

Academic skills

Inadequate critical analysis or evaluation with some difficulties. Largely imitative and descriptive. Some difficulty with structuring the line of logical argument and accuracy in expression of argument.

Weak critical analysis or evaluation with few difficulties. Some evidence of reflection and critique. Structure of argument including logic and reasoning and some accuracy of expression of argument beginning to emerge.

Limited critical analysis and/or evaluation with reflection and broad evidence-based critique. Solid structure or argument including line of logical reasoning and accuracy in expression of argument.

Satisfactory critical analysis and/or evaluation. Good reflection and solid, well- reasoned judgements forming from evidence- based critique. Consistent logical structure of argument including the line of reasoning and accuracy in expression of argument.

Good critical analysis and/or evaluation skills. Demonstrates intellectual originality and imagination

Excellent critical analysis and/or evaluation skillsDemonstrates intellectual originality, integrity, coherence and imagination.

Outstanding critical analysis and/or evaluation.

Demonstrates intellectual originality, integrity, coherence, creativity and imagination working consistently in the higher cognitive domains to a professional standard.

Referencing

Inadequate references and notes but may contain inconsistencies, errors or omissions.

Weak references and notes with minor or insignificant errors or omissions.

Limited and full and appropriate references and notes with minor or insignificant errors

Satisfactory with precise, full and appropriate references and notes.

Good with precise, full and appropriate references and notes at a high standard.

Excellent with precise, full and appropriate references and notes at near-publishing standard.

Outstanding with precise, full and appropriate references and notes at publishing standard.

 

Criterion

0-29%

Fail

30-39%

40-49%

Low Fail

50-59%

Pass

60-69%

Merit

70-79%

Distinction

80-100%

 

Numerical skills

Inadequate numeric analysis that is mostly complete but contains errors with significant effect, or methods that are applied inappropriately.

Weak numeric analysis that is complete and mostly free from significant or critical errors with appropriate application of methods.

Limited numeric analysis that is complete and mostly free from errors with relevant and effective application of methods.

Satisfactory numeric analysis that is complete and mostly free from errors with fluent and appropriate application of methods.

Good numeric analysis that is complete and free from errors with application of methods that may be insightful or original.

Excellent numeric analysis that is complete and free from errors with application of methods that will be insightful and original.

Outstanding numeric analysis that is complete and free from errors with application of methods that will be insightful and original and may lead to new knowledge.

Research skills

Inadequate use of a range of research which is largely critically evaluated for key conceptual issues although this may not be consistent throughout.

Weak use of a wide range of research which is critically evaluated for key conceptual issues and is largely consistent throughout.

Limited, clear evidence of considerable research and the use of a diverse range of appropriate sources but may contain problems with consistency in the conceptual evaluation.

Satisfactory and substantial research and evidence of an innovative use of a wide range of research with clear and consistent conceptual evaluation.

Good evidence of an innovative or original use of extensive research which has been thoroughly evaluated conceptually.

Excellent evidence of an innovative or original use of extensive research which has been thoroughly critically evaluated both conceptually and methodologically.

Outstanding evidence of an innovative and original use of extensive research which has been thoroughly critically evaluated, conceptually and methodologically with deep reflection.

Performance, Professional and

Practice skills

Ability to understand own performance in the context of others

Inadequate analysis of own professional skills and performance and suggests some improvements.

Weak analysis of Own professional skills and performance and suggests improvements through action planning and/or risk management.

Limited analysis of own professional skills and performance and suggests improvements.

Satisfactory self-analysis of own professional skills and performance. Plans and documents improvements.

Good self-analysis of own professional skills and performance. Plans and documents performance reviews and improvements.

Excellent self-analysis of own professional skills and performance. Fully reflective of own professional skills and performance. Plans and documents performance reviews and improvements.

Outstanding self-analysis of own professional skills and performance. Fully reflective of own performance.

Extensively plans and documents performance reviews and improvements.

Ability to undertake complex and non-routine tasks

Inadequate undertaking of work based tasks with some awareness of planning.

Weak and growing evidence work based tasks. Has an awareness of planning and management of tasks.

Limited and strong evidence of planning and undertaking work based tasks.

Satisfactory and varied evidence of planning and undertaking work based tasks.

Good planning, undertaking and analysis of work based tasks at a high level.

Excellent undertaking of work based tasks at a semi- professional level.

Outstanding undertaking of work based tasks at a professional level.

Personal and enabling skills

Development of interpersonal and communication skills

Inadequate, simple application of business and professional communication skills to a situation and/or audience.

Weak ability to apply business and professional communication skills to a situation and/or audience.

Limited application of business and professional communication skills.

Satisfactory business and professional communication skills evidenced at a high level.

Good business and professional communication skills evidenced at a semi- professional level.

Excellent business and professional communication skills evidenced at a near- professional level.

Outstanding business and professional communication skills evidenced at a professional level.

 

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