Unit 327 - Contribute to running a project Essay

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Outcome 1: Understand how to contribute to agree to a project brief 1.1 Describe the difference between routine work and taking part in a project Routine work is basically things that you do every day in your job, note the name 'routine', it is what you are contracted to do and what you are used to doing. However when you are taking part in a project there tends to be a time limit and milestones are measured. 1.2 Explain the advantages and disadvantages of using projects and when projects are appropriate The advantages of using projects are that they can allow you to focus on a certain part of the business, for example my project is to run the ebay store within the company that I am working for. This has allowed me to pay a…show more content…
It is important to identify stakeholders because in a way they are almost like your customers and even more like your suppliers, they are someone that is involved in the project, if someone is involved in something important to you then it is very important to know who they are so you know exactly who you're dealing with. 1.5 Explain the purpose of contributing to agreeing a projects purpose, scope, timescale, costs, aims and objectives. The purpose of a project is basically why are you doing it, in my case it is to boost revenue, gain more custom via external marketplaces (eBay) and also to gain more experience and responsibility for myself. The scope of the project is basically building up the ebay website, the project covers numerous things but the main objective is the development of the ebay site. The timescale of the project is from June 2012 until April 2013. there are numerous costs over the course of this project, such as the fees for listing each product, the fees for using ebay itself and my own personal wages. The whole aim of the project is to increase turnover for the company, whilst the objective for me is to meet the financial targets set by my boss which is £21,000 over the period of time. 1.6 Explain the purpose of agreeing a budget for a project. It is important to agree a budget for a project to work out whether it will be cost-effective, for example if the project is
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