1. Title: Podcast: The Political Butterfly Effect: Did Mr Blobby upend local politics in Lancashire? https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0012scy
2. Aim: a reflective activity that makes significant contribution to the attainment of the unit’s learning outcome as well as form part of the MSc examination.
3. Objective: To demonstrate understanding of key concepts through practical application.
Background: The questions that form part 2 of this assignment relate to the appraisal of sustainable public commercial ventures, in/formal networks and decision-making. The prerequisite work required of students prior to the final assignment report submission draws heavily on your workbook, case study analysis during tutorial sessions, guided self-study and broad knowledge of the project management book of knowledge covered in semester one. Experience in running a virtual company in teams will be advantageous.
Answer these questions as part of the continuous final assessment for this unit.
Question 1: What is your assessment of the Council’s commercial motivation? (5 marks)
Question 2: Why did the project fail and state three (3) lessons identified? (10 Marks)
Question 3: Drawing on the lessons learned (in Q.2) and your knowledge of social value, what sustainable venture would you prescribe for Morecambe Council and why? (15 Marks)
Note: For this reflective report a maximum of 1000 words excluding figures and references is required.
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