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Unit 327 - Contribute to running a project

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Unit 327 - Contribute to running a project

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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 lot of attention to a marketplace that was virtually non-existent and with a little care to it it has excelled throughout the months and now has a good turnover as oppose to this time last year. Another advantage of using projects is that it allows extra funding and resources to be used so that the project reaches its full potential. A disadvantage of using projects is that they can distract you from your regular routine work that is required, this leads me to my second point which is another disadvantage of using a project, they can be extremely time consuming. Therefore I have come to my conclusion that projects are only appropriate when you have enough time to focus entirely on them and when you have the resources and funding available too.

1.3 Explain the project-planning methodologies appropriate to the types of projects run and the tools that can be used to assist project planning and control

Basically all projects should have milestones and an opportunity to evaluate and reflect the milestones to see what needs to change within the project in order to gain more profit. If a project has a financial target then it needs to have perfect opportunities to sit and look at when the project is making the most money and when...

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