A portfolio is a container, a folder, a binder. It contains a series of entries or documents, often accumulated over a period of time. In this case, each entry into the portfolio isa document that containsone or more written pieces of work (usuallyquite small, but precisely focused), accumulated over a period of weeks to achieve your full portfolio
Portfolio entries (to build your final portfolio of work):
Portfolio worksheet 1: Demonstrate understanding of interrelationships between organizational process and function.
Describe the structure and culture of an organization and evaluate the inter-relationships between the different processes and functions of the organisation.
Identify the processes and functions involved and show their relationship to mission, aims, objectives and culture of the organization.
Define the methodology to be used to map processes to the organisation’s objectives and functions to evaluate the output of the processes and analyse quality gateways.If the main functions and processes involved are unsatisfactory, propose another organizational structure that is more suitable for the development of the product or services.
Portfolio worksheet 2: Develop plans of own area to implement operational plan ’
as a Project Manager responsible for the opening of the new shop, you are contracted to prepare a report including the activities outlined below to successfully manage this major project of opening a new clothing retail outlet, ensuring that it opens on time, and within budget. The analysis should include all the areas given below:
Develop plans which promote goals and objectives for the areas of responsibility and ensure plans are consistent with legal, regulatory and ethical requirements.
Use Objectives which are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time based to align people and other resources in an effective and efficient way.
Prepare and agree implementation plans which translate strategic targets into practical efficient and effective actions
Manage work activities to prevent ineffective and inefficient deviations from the operational plan through effective monitoring and control
Implement appropriate systems to achieve objectives and goals of the plan in the most effective and efficient way, on time and to budget and to meet organisational standards of quality to identify product or service specifications, cost and schedule baselines. In addition, identify organizational constraints and limitations.
Portfolio worksheet 3: Appropriate systems to improve organizational performance
RUS Plc operates a chain of hotels. Its strategy has been to provide medium-priced accommodation for business people during the week and families at weekends.
The market has become increasingly competitive and RUS plc has decided to change its strategy. In future, it will provide ‘a high-quality service for the discerning guest’.
You are required to answer the following questions:
What is quality, quality management and quality standard? How is quality standard specified by an organizationand how can it be managed and monitored?
How can you demonstrate a quality culture to ensure continuous monitoring, evaluation and development of the process?
Recommend improvements which align with the organisation’s objectives and goals and which result in improvements
Report on the wider implications of proposed changes within the organisation.
Portfolio worksheet 4: Health and safety management.
(Individual) 750 words min
ABC is a construction company and you are newly appointed manager responsible
for health and safety at work. How would you carry out the following tasks:
Carry out risk assessments as required by legislation, regulation and organisational requirements ensuring appropriate action is taken.
Demonstrate that health and safety regulations and legislation applicable in specific work situations are correctly and effectively applied.
Carry out a systematic review of organisational health and safety policies and procedures in order to ensure they are effective and compliant
Carry out practical application of health and safety policies and procedures in the workplace.