Assignment Brief and Guidance:
Digital technology has revolutionised in accordance with the way in which business is carried out. Over the last decade it has been extremely changed from the traditional business models
to transformed modern competitive business activities.
The use of digital mobile technology has provided businesses with a wealth of choice and opportunity. This has enabled existing products to become more profitable and directed to innovative new products leading to increasingly diversified product portfolios.
The impact of digital technology is evident at all key business systems including administration, communication, customer service, storage and distribution, production and marketing so on.
Oman is one of the country in gulf region constantly upgrading the digital technology especially in banking, educational and research institutions and industrial sectors to sustain growth and development. The Small and Medium Enterprise, (SME) and youth funding schemes were developed to support and finance the graduate and youth entrepreneurs in the country. The digital technology has a positive role in supporting small business growth and innovation.
Think that you have been appointed as a Project Manager by the National Bank of Oman, and you have been asked to initiate a business project that incorporate digital technology and give scope to study the impact of digital technology on the business growth and innovation.
You may choose any kind of the projects like production, banking, marketing, servicing, outsourcing and so on, but digital technology application must exit in the project planning and implementation.
Based on the research and findings of your project on the impact of digital technology in
supporting small business growth and innovation you have to submit a presentation, using
MS-Power Point, and the reflection report covering the following tasks:
Task 1: Analyze research and data for your chosen project using appropriate tools and techniques (Grade available: LO3-P5)
Task 2: Communicate appropriate recommendations as a result of research and data analysis to draw valid and meaningful conclusions (Grade available: LO3-P6)
Task 4: Reflect on the value of undertaking the research to meet stated objectives of your project and own learning and performance (Grade available: LO4-P7).
This assignment submission is in the form of power point slides and written report. You need to make a good structure to your presentation and report. Keep the number of slides in your presentation to a minimum of 8. The written report is your personal performance review that should not exceed 500 words. It should be written in a brief, formal business style using single spacing and font size 12. You can make use of headings, paragraphs and subsections deemed fit to present the assignment in a very convincing manner. Your work must be supported with research and referenced using the Harvard referencing system. Please also provide a bibliography using the Harvard referencing system. The total word count of the report and the slides should be around 1,500 words, but you will not be penalised for exceeding the word limit.
LO3 Present the project and communicate appropriate recommendations based on meaningful conclusions drawn from the evidence findings and/or analysis
LO4 Reflect on the value gained from conducting the project and its usefulness to support sustainable organizational performance