Assessment d – Project
|Instructions You will require access to the learner resource for this unit, the internet and a computer.You are to answer all questions.Read each task and question carefully. Ensure you have provided all required information.Should you require ‘reasonable adjustment’ to complete this assessment, discuss the options with your assessor prior to attempting the task. Reasonable adjustment means modifications or changes that give you the same opportunities in training as a person without a disability.Your assessor will discuss the conditions of assessment, e.g., open or closed book, time limits for completion, etc., with you prior to attempting this task.To be deemed satisfactory in this task you must complete each project correctly. Your assessor will determine how many attempts you are allowed for each task/question.On completion, submit your assessment to your assessor via the LMS.|
Learner assessment guide and evidence
This assessment requires you to plan, acquire resources for and monitor an operational plan.
You are required to do the following.
- Complete all assessment tasks as listed in each assessment.
- Answer all questions.
This project is made up of three components – Assessment C, Assessment D and Assessment E (refer flow chart). The project information and responses you completed in Assessment C should be used as a basis for completing this assessment (D) and later in Assessment E.
The project is broken down into stages mirroring the process used when planning, implementing and monitoring an operational plan.
In this assessment, you must complete 2B which contains Stages 8, 9 and 10 (highlighted).
|Stage 11 Stage 12|
|Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 5 Stage 3 Stage 6 Stage 4 Stage 7|
|Stage 8 – 8.1, 8.2, 8.3 Stage 9 – 9.1 Stage 10 – 10.1|
As with Assessment C, this assessment is based on the organisation Kingfisher Garden Centre. Information about the business is available on the Kingfisher intranet. If there is insufficient information about Kingfisher organisational or operational details to allow you to complete an assessment task to the depth of detail you wish, you may make basic assumptions about Kingfisher’s operations.
Any additional details must reflect realistic industry standards, policies and procedures. They must be discussed with your assessor and approved prior to commencing the relevant assessment task. Any assumptions about organisational policies or procedures or operational processes which affect the responses to an assessment task must be listed at the start of your assessment.
In this assessment you are required to do the following.
- Read all project information provided throughout the assessment in each stage and within task descriptions.
- Access and read all supporting policies and procedures, documentation and templates as listed throughout the assessment.
- Complete all tasks in Stages 8 – 10.
- Stage 8
8.1 requires you to prepare a specification for a physical resource
8.2 requires you to obtain quotations based on the specification’s requirements
8.3 requires you to answer questions on acquiring resources
- Stage 9
9.1 requires you to answer questions on strategies for acquiring human resources
- Stage 10
10.1 requires you to answer questions on intellectual property rights and responsibilities
- Answer all questions (where applicable) within each assessment task of the assessment.
- Submit the following assessment materials.
- A specification for one physical resource
- Quotations for the physical resource
- Responses to all questions
Stage 8 – Acquire physical resources
Congratulations! The operational plan has been approved ‘in principle’. You now have one month to acquire the necessary physical and human resources. Use the Project background information, supplier information researched in Stage 2 of Assessment C and the operational plan developed in Assessment C to complete the assessment tasks in this assessment.
- Prepare a specification for one of the following types of physical resources identified in the operational plan.
- The specifications should reflect the needs of your operational plan and other information provided in Assessment C.
- The specifications should be based on current industry standards and codes of practice, and reflect physical resources currently available in the marketplace.
- Choose one of the following physical resources.
- Staff workstations/office desks
- Computer hardware for staff desks
- Black and white photocopier
- Colour printers
- Save and submit Assessment D_Small equipment specification.
- Obtain quotations based on the small equipment specification developed in 8.1.
- Quotations should be sourced from industry suppliers for real products.
- Policies and procedures relating to the number and format of quotations are outlined in Kingfisher Garden Centre’s purchasing policy which is available on the Kingfisher intranet, www.didasko-online.com/kingfisher/finance.php.
- Open the ‘Purchasing policy’ and follow the relevant policies and procedures for obtaining quotes.
- The quotations will be used in Assessment E.
- Save your research information and quotations. You don’t need to submit anything at this stage.
Task 8.3: Question and answer
Q1: Who will you consult with when planning the acquisition of physical resources? Briefly explain what you are conferring with them.
Q2: Read the Kingfisher Garden Centre’s purchasing policy (same policy you referenced for 8.2). How does this organisational policy affect the acquisition of your physical resources?
Q3: Based on the quotations you have received, what purchasing threshold does this purchase fall under?
Stage 9 – Acquire human resources
Task 9.1: Question and answer
- One of the activities in the operational plan is to recruit two new employees for the marketing team: a graphic designer and a web development and support coordinator.
- General and specific information about the positions is provided in the Project background information in your Course files under the Positions vacant section.
Q1: Outline the strategies you (as project manager) will use to ensure the human resources department recruits the most suitable applicant for the position.
Q2: What organisational policies and procedures and legislative requirements govern the recruitment processes used to employ people for the vacant positions?
Q3: What strategies can you use to ensure the new employee is inducted according to organisational policies and procedures and is made to feel welcome in their workplace?
Stage 10 – Incorporate intellectual property requirements
Task 10.1: Question and answer
Q1: Based on the operational plan’s goals and activities, the type of resources to be acquired, and the methods of acquisition, list at least two aspects of the operational plan that could be affected by intellectual property legal requirements, rights and responsibilities.
Q2: Sam, one of the marketing team members, discussed an idea they have for how to move the heavy pot plants in the marketing team’s office with Adrian, one of the maintenance staff. The idea is based on a trolley they made at home some time ago. During work time and using Kingfisher’s equipment, tools and materials, they worked together to alter one of the trolleys. The modified trolley worked exactly as hoped during the office relocation, making their job much easier. The marketing person decides to take the sketch and model he made to ABC Tools, one of Kingfisher Garden Centre’s suppliers, to see if they are interested in producing it.
To help you answer the questions, refer to the section on intellectual property in Section 2 of the learner guide resource. Further information is available in your Course files. Go to your Course files and read Assessment D_Intellectual property.
Based on intellectual property laws, who has the rights to the original idea and potential new invention? Briefly explain why.
Q3: What steps can they take to protect their intellectual property rights and ownership of the invention?
To be completed by the assessor.
|Did the learner successfully demonstrate the following skills and knowledge?||Assessor comments||Completed|
|Identified how to develop and implement strategies to ensure that employees are recruited and/or inducted within the organisation’s human resources management policies, practices and procedures.|
|Identified and implemented strategies to ensure that physical resources and services are acquired in accordance with the organisation’s policies, practices and procedures.|
|Recognised and described requirements for intellectual property rights and responsibilities in recruitment and acquisition of resources and services.|
|Outlined the legislative and regulatory context relevant to the operational plan of the organisation.|
|Outlined the organisation’s policies, practices and procedures that directly relate to the operational plan.|
|Identified and extracted relevant information from a range of complex texts.|
|Developed and documented a range of detailed texts relating to the management of an operational plan according to organisational requirements.|
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