Remember that this is a university academic report and you must write it to achieved the academic requirements of the university. It just so happens that you are using your workplace as a context.
- When you are thinking about your Work-Based Project I recommend the following:
- You turn something you are currently doing into a project
- Consider doing something which will enhance your status or opportunities
- Recognise that your project is likely to be very different to that of other students
- The project needs an output (artefact) e.g.
- Software Application
- Best practice guidance
- System drawings for a proposed new system
- The report itself is not an output (artefact), the artefact is the output
Start to think about your project
- What primary data will you collect to prove there is a problem?
- System performance data
- Customer complaints
- Personal observations supported by colleagues
- How will this primary data be used later to support artefact success?
- The system performance data will indicate ….
- Customer complaints regarding specific issue will reduce\ stop
- Colleagues feedback data will indicate a change
- What key themes will you need to research (secondary research)?
- What are the artefact requirements (success criteria)?
- This is determined by:
- Your primary data collected from question one
- Your secondary research, question three
- Current system integration requirements
- How will you test your artefact?
- You need to prove that your artefact is fit for purpose otherwise, how do you really know that you can achieve question six! (here and here)
- How will you prove that your artefact has made a difference?
Now look at this report outline and Undertaking a midpoint assessment