Managing Successful Business Projects - Continental Consulting LTD

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MANAGING SUCCESSFULBUSINESS
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1TASK 1............................................................................................................................................1P1 Project Aim and Objectives...............................................................................................1P2 Project Management Plan..................................................................................................2P3 Work Breakdown Structure and Gantt Chart....................................................................4TASK 2............................................................................................................................................6P4 Small- Scale research by applying qualitative and quantitative research methods...........6TASK 3............................................................................................................................................8P5 Analysis of research and data using appropriate tools and techniques.............................8P6 Recommendations...........................................................................................................17TASK 4..........................................................................................................................................18P7 Reflection........................................................................................................................18CONCLUSION..............................................................................................................................18REFERENCES..............................................................................................................................20Appendix.......................................................................................................................................21
INTRODUCTIONDigital can be define as electronic technology that helps company in storing, generatingand processing data. Therefore, digital technology is determined as an electronic transmission i.e.limited to analogue technology, utilised by organisation each and every day(Avram, 2014).Thus, it is used primarily for physical communications by many of the firms that has vast scope.According to the case scenario, “Continental Consulting Limited” is a consultancy firm andprovide services of Re-engineering to other companies. As company is now going through a badphase and thinking of upgrading their business operations for which they have planned toimplement cloud technology to store and share information effectively (Carayannis, Sindakisand Walter, 2015). Present report will include a project aim and objective on the basis of whichentire project will be developed. Other than this, project management plan will be included inthis assignment. In addition to this, work breakdown structure is mentioned in this report.Therefore, on the basis of this, a small research will be conducted to draw a valid conclusion.TASK 1P1 Project Aim and ObjectivesTopic:“The impact of digital technology supporting small business growth and innovation”Digital technology was initially started in the mid-twentieth century. In recent times, it isplaying a crucial role for many companies in order to take their business in forward direction.Thus, digital technology has transformed the way through which a person communicate withother individual. Cloud computing is determined as an important component of digitaltechnology as it provide a shared pool in which several computer system are configured andconnected with one another. This makes the process of transferring information more properly.With the help of cloud computing, company can enable themselves in many services likesoftware development, servers, storage and software etc.Henceforth, cloud technology hasevolved as a new paradigm in software development as it provides access to organisation that areestablished in different locations but dealing in same business.BACKGROUND OF THE RESEARCHCloud technology is rich technology that can be utilised by organisation because throughthis they can save, store and access data and information.For example: If Continental ConsultingLimited will implement cloud technology than through solid internet service connection, they1
can access to personal and office files. Those who provides cloud technology are known as cloudproviders and according to current scenario, company have many options for opting thistechnology like Dropbox, Box.com etc., but as Continental Consulting Ltd is a independentenough in making their own cloud and for this, they just have to hire a technician and a softwaredeveloper who can help company in doing the same (Corsaro, 2014) .Therefore, Continental Consulting Ltd can use cloud technology as a back-end of theapplication mainly hardware and other than this, company can implement cloud technology aspay for services. As a result, it will assist firm in upgrading their services and businessoperations. Henceforth, with the help of this, research firm will get to know about how cloudtechnology or any other kind of software company can implement so that they can upgrade theirbusiness operations.Aims:“To identify the impact of cloud technology in upgrading business operations”.A case study on Continental Consulting Ltd.Objectives:1.To determine the concept of cloud technology.2.To evaluate how cloud technology is assisting Continental Consulting Ltd in upgradingtheir business.3.To determine different kinds of challenges which can be faced by Continental ConsultingLtd while implementing cloud technologyResearch Questions:4.What are the concepts of cloud technology.5.How is cloud technology assisting Continental Consulting Ltd in upgrading theirbusiness.6.What are the different kinds of challenges which can be faced by is while implementingcloud technologyP2 Project Management PlanPlanning is determined as a process under which activities which can provide benefitsthat are taken into considerations so that desired goals and objectives can be achieved in aspeculated time frame. In every business, they have proper plan which they follow in order to getmaximum benefits (Crane and Matten, 2016). Project management plan is a kind of documentthat act a baseline for a company which canbe further go through by respective firms if in near2
future they faces any kind of difficulties (Project Management Plan,2018).Therefore, a projectmanagement plan is used as a references so as to make any kind of decision that can further helporganisation in obtaining their set targets and objectives in a limited time frame. In most of thecompanies, Project Management Plan (PMP) is available to all project members so that they cancommunicate the important information to its team members in order to execute their activities ina better manner .In addition to this, there are certain contents that are to be included in ProjectManagement Plan for making it more effective in nature and these are executive summary,strategic/organisational alignment, project scope definition, feasibility assessment andcontingency plans, human resource requirements, material/equipment needed, budget, riskmanagement, issues related to the project, change and communication management (Hillson,and Murray-Webster, 2017).Cost:Basically, the cost of cloud technology is based on three components i.e. network,storage andcompute. According to the data used by an organisation, cloud providers charge theirrates. In relation with Continental Consulting Ltd, as they are making their own cloud so for theentire process from software development to implementation will be require£18K.Scope:Earlier for Continental Consulting Ltd, connecting with its clients and transferringinformation was quite difficult as their range of area was limited but after implementation ofcloud technology firm can connect in 50 regions worldwide through their AWS providers . As aresult, resolving issues and problems of other organisation and providing them with solutions isquite easier as compared to technologies which Continental Consulting Ltd was having.Time:This is requisite to scheduled time duration of execution of numerous decision tocarry out effective outcome.In order to implement cloud technology properly, ContinentalConsulting Ltd, will take around 8 weeks.Under this duration period, company will provideproper training to their employees so that they can manage the task and do their activities in abetter manner (Hillson, 2017).Quality:With the help of IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) company can improve theirnetwork, PaaS (Platform as a Service)and SaaS (Software as a Service)will assist firm indeveloping different kind of software Therefore, by implementing all these, ContinentalConsulting Ltd can upgrade their business operations and improve their quality as well.3
Communication:According to the current market scenario, through cloud technology,company can enhance their communication system as cloud technology assist firm in sharing andstoring information in a better manner. To interact this information with stakeholders and otherpublic, organisation will use new media tools.Risk:Although cloud technology provides maximum benefits but there are some risk aswell which can put company in difficult situations. Major risk of implementing cloud technologyis misuse of information as cloud technology performs a method of making multiple copies as abackup store which can further be used by other sources. Therefore, there might be a possibilitythat critical information of clients are disclosed (Larson and Chang, 2016).Resources:In terms of cloud technology, resources mainly includes software throughwhich system can become dynamic. In order to develop this technology, company needs keyresources including Infrastructure-as-a-service, Platform-as-a-service, Software-as-a-servicealong with financial assets etc.P3 Work Breakdown Structure and Gantt ChartWork Breakdown Structure (WBS):It is determined as a hierarchical tree structure thatshows the activities which are to be performed are segmented into smaller segments. This is usedby most of the companies in order to manage their task so that receptive teams can execute theplan in an effective manner. Therefore, Work Breakdown Structure is an important componentthat helps company in dividing the task according to section from where it can be managed.WBS can be classified into product, data, services or a combination of all these.4
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