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CIMA Revision playing cards are the single fabrics written and counseled by means of CIMA. they supply succinct yet entire insurance of all of the significant issues of the recent CIMA 2005 syllabus. The pocket-sized, spiral-bound structure permits them to be carried round simply, making them valuable assets anyplace you're. Diagrams and bulleted lists are used all through to reveal the major issues as in actual fact and concisely as attainable. This simplifies the syllabus and makes the issues effortless to benefit and have in mind. CIMA Revision playing cards offer: * examination assistance and tricks * A precis of the entire key issues of the recent syllabus* visible aids to consolidate studying * examination centred, pocket sized revision courses summarising the main subject matters of the recent CIMA syllabus * Diagrams and tables all through make stronger key suggestions and reduction reminiscence retention and remember * simply moveable dimension - perfect for wallet and baggage

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Trends in management and structure New patterns of employment Competition – the five forces model An ecological perspective Social responsibility Ethics 35 Contemporary Thinking on Strategy Trends in management and structure KKKKKKKK Changes in the business environment Multinational organisations Saturated markets Global markets Deregulation Increasing competition Flatter, leaner organisations Network organisations Global and international structures Study tip These issues are more likely to form the background to a question, rather than be the topic of the question itself.

Definition and characteristics The project life cycle Iterative approach Why projects fail Strategy and scope 43 Projects Definition and characteristics Project – a human activity that achieves a clear objective against a time scale Study tip You need to be able to explain these characteristics, and to identify them for real projects KKKKKKKKK Characteristics Definition Stakeholders Uniqueness Objectives Resources Schedules Quality Uncertainty Finiteness Change 44 ————————————————————————————————————————— ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Projects Identification of need Development of solution Implementation Completion KKK Problems Too slow Lack of user/customer involvement Assumes requirements are certain before the start The iterative approach KKKKKKK KKKK The project life cycle Use for smaller projects Use where needs are uncertain Involve users Create a ‘predictive model’ Try out the solution Repeat the life cycle until everyone is happy Reduces risk 45 ————————————————————————————————————————— Projects 4-D The 9 knowledge areas KKKK KKKKKKKKK Other frameworks Discover Dream Design Deliver KKKKK The 5 process areas Initiating Planning Executing Controlling Closing Integration Scope Time Cost Quality Resource Communication Risk Procurement 46 ————————————————————————————————————————— ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Projects K K KKKKKKKK Why projects fail Time/resource estimates unrealistic Objectives not clearly defined or measurable Project manager: poor communication skills Objectives changed during project Project manager: poor leadership skills Senior management: not showing strong support Stakeholders: not taking ownership of the project Role and responsibilities of the project team not defined Resources not identified/made available at the start Project team: did not work as a team Study tip Find some examples of real projects that have failed for the above reasons 47 ————————————————————————————————————————— Projects Strategy and scope Definitions Strategy – a course of action, including the resources required, to achieve a specific objective Scope – the extent of work needed to produce the project’s deliverables 48 ————————————————————————————————————————— People and Projects Topics Key study system questions 5 9 Reports Problems .

Definition Project management process Project plans Project constraints 53 The Project Management Process Definition Project management – the integration of all aspects of a project, ensuring that the proper knowledge and resources are available when and where needed, and above all to ensure that the expected outcome is produced in a timely, cost-effective manner KKKKK Project management process Initiating Planning Executing (leadership) Controlling Completing Study tip Make sure you can explain each of these stages 54 ————————————————————————————————————————— –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– The Project Management Process Stages in planning KKKK Project authorisation Time Cost Quality KKK And possibly for: Resources Contingency Communication KK A project has plans for KKKK Project plans Divide the project into work packages Estimate time and resources Make a cost estimate Portray the activities graphically (network analysis) Carry out risk analysis Calculate a project schedule and budget 55 ————————————————————————————————————————— The Project Management Process Project constraints: Study tip Make sure you can explain these constraints, and recognise the interrelationships between them 56 ————————————————————————————————————————— Identifying and Selecting Projects Topics Key study system questions 4 22 Uncertainty Feasibility study .

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