This assignment is based upon your ability to research and communicate project management
concepts and principles, prepare an Excel spreadsheet financial plan and a Microsoft Project
plan, both appropriate for a given case study scenario, and critically reflect on your
Introduction to Project Management and organisational change in modern business.
BMS0051 Autumn Term Individual Assignment 2015 -16 2
BMS0051 Introduction to Project Management
Autumn Term 2015 Assignment
This assignment is based on the attached Yorkshire House Foods scenario.
To complete this assignment, you should provide a report containing the following sections:
1. A management overview of how the Orion project should be managed, including
risk assessment and risk containment steps. (40%)
2. A financial plan, in a spreadsheet, taking into account discounted cash flows. You
must also provide an in-text evaluation of the financial plan. (10%)
3. A project plan, created using Microsoft Project software, showing a network of
tasks, the critical path, human resources required and expected completion times.
Use a start date of November 2nd 2015. You must also provide, in-text, your
appraisal of the value of the software tool, and the updating of the project schedule
(see Project Orion section 2.5). (20%)
4. A briefing paper to your management team on the key issues around managing
organisational change. (30%)
N.B. The style of writing, structure and quality of your report should be suitable for managers
in a business organisation. However, as this is also an academic assignment, you must cite
appropriate academic sources throughout the report and provide a list of references. A well
written succinct report will contain 3000 to 4000 words plus diagrams, spreadsheet and project
All 4 text sections should be submitted as a single document via TurnitinUK on Unilearn.
The course software is Microsoft Project.
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