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PROJECT INSTRUCTIONSAssessmentProject planModule Title:Undergraduate Major ProjectWord Limit:1200This excludes bibliography and other items listed in rule 6.75 of theAcademic RelationsAssessed LearningOutcomes1-5WRITING YOUR PROJECT:●This project must be completed individually.●You must use the Harvard referencing system.●Your work must indicate the number of words you have used. Written projects must notexceed the specified maximum number of words. When a written project is marked, the excessiveuse of words beyond the word limit is reflected in the academic judgement of the piece of work whichresults in a lower mark being awarded for the piece of work (regulation 6.74).●Project submissions are to be made anonymously. Do not write your name anywhere on yourwork.●Write your student ID number at the top of every page.●Where the project comprises more than one task, all tasks must be submitted in a singledocument.●You must number all pages.SUBMITTING YOUR PROJECT:In order to achieve full marks, you must submit your work before the deadline. Work that is submittedlate – up to five working days after the published submission deadline - will be accepted and marked.However, the element of the module’s assessment to which the work contributes will be capped with amaximum mark of 40%.
Work cannot be submitted if the period of 5 working days after the deadline has passed (unless thereis an approved extension). Failure to submit within the relevant period will mean that you have failedthe assessment.PROJECT QUESTIONWrite a project plan for your Undergraduate Major Project using the approved project plan template.You should include details of how you intend to research your choice of one of the followingcompanies or services (or a company/service agreed with the module lead):●Sports Direct●Jet2●Virgin Care Services Ltd●Jaguar Land Rover Automotive PLC●Child and Adolescent Mental Health services●HIV servicesThe project plan should provide an outline of how you intend to answer the four questions on theproject plan template.ASSESSMENT CRITERIATo pass this project, you must satisfactorily complete all elements of the Project Plan Template.You must show:●Knowledge of theoretical/ethical issues relevant to your chosen company or service●Ability to incorporate theory and to solve problems in the discipline●Effective use of learning resources●Accuracy of structure and expression●Evidence of developing professional problem-solving skills
UMP Organisation or Service Project Plan TemplateStudent Number:Organisation or service:Question 1.Identify and analyse three strategic issues facing your chosen company or service.(Total 300 words)PointStrategic IssuesEvidence(financial,reports, newsetc.)Area (internal,external,competition,practice etc.)Model(s)1Sports Direct profits plunge by72% after £85m hit onDebenhams stake. Under thisissue, company invest inDebenhams that is strugglingdepartment store chain. This isthe reason that stakeholderdoesn't invest in this company.It may negatively impact itsoverall profitability level.https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/jul/19/sports-direct-profits-nosedive-by-72This strategic issueofSports Direct iselated to theexternal factors.This type ofstrategic issue sidentifying byusing forecastingmodel. Whencompany investtheir money inDebenhams. Inhis regards,profit at SportDirect have dropdown by nearlythree quartersafter the retailertook and£85mhiton its totalinvestment inDebenhams. Inthis people doesnot invest in itdue to strugglingdepartment storechain. As itsstakeholders areforecast itsperformance to
ensure about itsinvestment andprofits as well. Inthis Forecastingmodel is usedthat help inanalysingfinancialplanning. It helpthem in buildinga forecast thatdirectly compareto the budgetmodel.2Sports Direct facing directchallenge to restructuring thatwiped out investors fromcompany and its services.https://www.businessoffashion.com/articles/news-analysis/debenhams-receives-sports-direct-challenge-to-restructuringThis type ofchallenge is relatedto external factorsthat negativelyimpact on itsoverall brandimage at marketplace.For this strategicchallenge,Restructuringmodel that focuson its investmentand trainee alsolearn theframework ofrestructuring tobuild the betterimage at marketplace.3Sports Directs high staffturnoverhttps://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/aug/11/sports-directs-high-staff-turnover-puts-further-pressure-on-mike-ashleyIt is major issuefaced by companythat is related withexternal factors. Asit is uncontrollableby the companySports Direct hasjudge for treatingits lowest- paidworkers withoutrespect anddignity. It risingstaff turnoverrate within thecompany thatput negativeimpact on its