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Purpose of this assignment

The BTEC Unit 15 Managing Business Activities Assignment provide learners with the understanding and skills to manage their activities in the business workplace to improve their effectiveness and efficiency.

This BTEC Unit 15 Managing Business Activities Assignment focuses on the effective and efficient planning and management of business work activities. It gives learners with understanding and skills needed to design and implement operational systems to improve their effectiveness and efficiency and achieve the desired results for the business. Learners are encouraged to consider the importance and interrelationship of business processes and the implementation of operational plans, together with quality systems and health and safety, in achieving satisfactory results.

Instructions

The pages which follow under the heading Shaping Your Future needs to be developed as part of your learning journey.  Once written, the aim is that the plan is revisited occasionally and, towards the end of your course, it will act as a portfolio document.  This document will reflect and evidence your learner’s journey, demonstrating the application of the relevant learning outcomes to the business depicted in the Shaping Your Future section of this paper.  It is envisaged that you will able to use this document as an accessible illustration of your learning and understanding.

Task 1:  Understand the importance of business processes in delivering outcomes based upon business goals and objectives.  

  • Evaluate the benefits of an interrelationship between two functions within of the organisation identified in the Shaping Your Future section. Also explain one specific transformation process involved in this interrelationship by giving a real example
  • Suggest a methodology you would use to map any process within the organisation identified in the Shaping Your Business section to its goals and objectives
  • Evaluate the purpose of a quality gateway in the Operations department of the organisation identified in the Shaping Your Business section

Task 2: Be able to develop plans for own areas of responsibility for managing business activities.

  • Create one operational plan by applying MBO (Management by Objectives) or Planning Hierarchy and Planning Process Models for your own areas of responsibility
  • Write at least two SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-based) objectives relevant to your operational plan to align people and other resources in an effective and efficient way
  • Implement appropriate systems to achieve objectives in the most efficient way, on time, to budget and meeting standards of quality associated with the organisation identified in the Shaping Your Future section
  • Recognise the Project Planning model/tools and discuss how you utilise one of these techniques either (i) Project Evaluation & Review Techniques (PERT) or (ii) Critical Path Analysis (CPA) to monitor and control the entire project operation of the organisation identified in the Shaping Your Future section.

Task 3:  Be able to monitor appropriate systems to improve organisational performance.

  • Select at least two quality systems and explain the application of these systems in managing and monitoring quality standards within the organisation identified in the Shaping Your Future section.
  • Explain the ‘Total Quality Management (TQM)’ philosophy by stating how this TQM philosophy can be used to increase quality and efficiency which creates a quality culture of improvement in relation to the organisation identified in the Shaping Your Future section
  • Recommend improvements which align the organisation identified in the Shaping Your Future section and its objectives and goals
  • 3.4Report on the wider implications of proposed changes within within the organisation identified in the Shaping Your Future section

Task 4 – Be able to manage health and safety in the workplace

  • Carry out risk assessments as required by legislation, regulation and organisational requirements, ensuring appropriate action is taken in the context of the organisation identified in the Shaping Your Future section.
  • Demonstrate how health and safety regulations and legislation applicable in specific work situations are correctly and effectively applied to the organisation identified in the Shaping Your Future
  • Review the health and safety policy and procedures of the organisation identified in the Shaping Your Future section in a systematic manner in order to ensure they are effective and compliant with legislation.
  • Carry out practical application of health and safety policies and procedures for the organisation identified in the Shaping Your Future section

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