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Business Planning and Project Management (Byte Size Skills Course)

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Business Planning and Project Management (Byte Size Skills Course)

In this course, we look at how to turn the strategic plan into reality. We consider two activities. First, creating the business plan. This is an essential communication document identifying the key issues, costs and benefits of what the organisation is trying to do. Second, project management. This is the management of one-off tasks and requires special techniques.

This will give you some ideas about specific aspects of the implementation of strategy that you will address in detail in further modules on strategy and change. It will also introduce you to some useful techniques. In drawing up a business plan, we develop ideas that have practical application in achieving the strategic direction of the organisation and, in doing this, we highlight key features of the strategy itself.

In the section on project management, we look at an overall technique that can be used in implementing major change, but we also consider a number of other significant techniques that are used in operations management and can be used in other business functions to great effect. We take a very practical approach to some of the concepts that we have discussed from a more theoretical perspective elsewhere in this module.

After participating in this course, you should be able to:

  • explain what business plans are and their use in different situations
  • identify the main features of a business plan
  • draw up a simple plan
  • explain the roles of the people involved in project management and the information they require
  • produce a one-page project specification
  • produce a project work breakdown structure, milestone plan, activity chart and Gantt chart
  • explain the meaning of baseline, scheduled and actual costs, and earned value
  • understand how to construct and read project "S" curves
  • identify the main source of risks in projects and which risks require action.

On completion of your course, you will receive a certificate:

Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Business Planning and Project Management (Byte Size Skills Course) Certificate

Business Planning and Project Management (Byte Size Skills Course) Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Stonebridge

On successful completion of your course your qualification is awarded. You will receive an attractively presented Diploma or Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, this will also allow you to use the letters SAC. Dip. or SAC. Cert. after your name.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the leading (and biggest) distance education colleges in the U.K and internationally. We have many thousands of students studying with us at any one time from locations all over the world. Our diplomas will always count towards your future, and will improve your prospects of future employment or higher level study etc. by proving that you have studied to a certain level, that you have proficiency in your chosen subjects and that you are interested in your field of choice. Education is always an investment in your future and you will find this to be the case with our qualifications in your jurisdiction.

Introduction

Objectives

Section 1: Drawing up a Business Plan

Introduction

1.1 What is a business plan?

1.2 Creating the business plan

Summary

Section 2: Implementing the Business Plan

Introduction

2.1 Initial planning

2.2 Creating a project plan

2.3 Management of progress, costs and risks

Review Activity

Summary

References

Recommended Reading

Tutor-marked Question Paper

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
Business Planning and Project Management (Byte Size Skills Course)

In this course, we look at how to turn the strategic plan into reality. We consider two activities. First, creating the business plan. This is an essential communication document identifying the key issues, costs and benefits of what the organisation is trying to do. Second, project management. This is the management of one-off tasks and requires special techniques.

This will give you some ideas about specific aspects of the implementation of strategy that you will address in detail in further modules on strategy and change. It will also introduce you to some useful techniques. In drawing up a business plan, we develop ideas that have practical application in achieving the strategic direction of the organisation and, in doing this, we highlight key features of the strategy itself.

In the section on project management, we look at an overall technique that can be used in implementing major change, but we also consider a number of other significant techniques that are used in operations management and can be used in other business functions to great effect. We take a very practical approach to some of the concepts that we have discussed from a more theoretical perspective elsewhere in this module.

After participating in this course, you should be able to:

  • explain what business plans are and their use in different situations
  • identify the main features of a business plan
  • draw up a simple plan
  • explain the roles of the people involved in project management and the information they require
  • produce a one-page project specification
  • produce a project work breakdown structure, milestone plan, activity chart and Gantt chart
  • explain the meaning of baseline, scheduled and actual costs, and earned value
  • understand how to construct and read project "S" curves
  • identify the main source of risks in projects and which risks require action.

On completion of your course, you will receive a certificate:

Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Business Planning and Project Management (Byte Size Skills Course) Certificate

Business Planning and Project Management (Byte Size Skills Course) Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Stonebridge

On successful completion of your course your qualification is awarded. You will receive an attractively presented Diploma or Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, this will also allow you to use the letters SAC. Dip. or SAC. Cert. after your name.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the leading (and biggest) distance education colleges in the U.K and internationally. We have many thousands of students studying with us at any one time from locations all over the world. Our diplomas will always count towards your future, and will improve your prospects of future employment or higher level study etc. by proving that you have studied to a certain level, that you have proficiency in your chosen subjects and that you are interested in your field of choice. Education is always an investment in your future and you will find this to be the case with our qualifications in your jurisdiction.

Introduction

Objectives

Section 1: Drawing up a Business Plan

Introduction

1.1 What is a business plan?

1.2 Creating the business plan

Summary

Section 2: Implementing the Business Plan

Introduction

2.1 Initial planning

2.2 Creating a project plan

2.3 Management of progress, costs and risks

Review Activity

Summary

References

Recommended Reading

Tutor-marked Question Paper

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
Enrol for just £19.99
Spread the cost over 10 months
(no credit check required)
SALE ends in:
Ends midnight Monday 27th May

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