1. Strategic Management

Develop, implement and evaluate an operational plan (Preview)

Length: 600 minutesAuthor: ISS OnlineComplexity: Standard

US No. 252032 NQF Level 05 Credits  8 Purpose: This Unit Standard is intended for managers in all economic sectors. These managers would typically be second level managers such as heads of department, section heads or divisional heads, who may have more than one team reporting to them. Unit standard range:

  • The learner is required to apply the learning in respect of his/her own area of responsibility.
  • Unit refers to the division, department or business unit in which the learner is responsible for managing and leading staff.
  • Entity includes, but is not limited to, a company, business unit, public institution, small business, Non-Profit Organisation or Non-Governmental Organisation.
  • Operational plan includes a business plan.
Outcomes:
  1. Develop operational strategies for a unit.
  2. Develop an operation plan for a unit.
  3. Implement an operational plan.
  4. Monitor, measure and evaluate the achievement of goals and objectives.

Formulate recommendations for a change process (Preview)

Length: 600 minutesAuthor: ISS OnlineComplexity: Standard

US No. 252021 NQF Level 05 Credits  8 Purpose: This Unit Standard is intended for managers in all economic sectors. These managers would typically be second level managers such as heads of department, section heads or divisional heads, who may have more than one team reporting to them. Unit standard range:

  • The learner is required to apply the learning in respect of his/her own area of responsibility.
  • Unit refers to the division, department or business unit in which the learner is responsible for managing and leading staff.
  • Entity includes, but is not limited to, a company, business unit, public institution, small business, Non-Profit Organisation or Non-Governmental Organisation.
Outcomes:
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of and insight into the need for change within the context of environment change.
  2. Analyse an area requiring the implementation of a change process.
  3. Select a model for implementing a change management process.
  4. Formulate recommendations on implementing the change process.

Apply a systems approach to decision making (Preview)

Length: 600 minutesAuthor: ISS OnlineComplexity: Standard

US No. 252026 NQF Level 05 Credits  6 Purpose: This Unit Standard is intended for managers in all economic sectors. These managers would typically be second level managers such as heads of department, section heads or divisional heads, who may have more than one team reporting to them Unit standard range:

  • The learner is required to apply the learning in respect of this/her own area of responsibility.
  • Unit refers to the division, department or business unit in which the learner is responsible for managing and leading staff.
  • Entity includes, but is not limited to, a company, business unit, public institution, small business, Non-Profit Organisation or Non-Governmental Organisation.
Outcomes:
  1. Apply critical and analytical skills to analyse an issue or problem.
  2. Engage with stakeholders in analysing the issue/problem and developing solutions.
  3. Select feasible solutions through a systems approach.
  4. Formulate and communicate the decision.

Develop, implement and evaluate a project plan (Preview)

Length: 600 minutesAuthor: ISS OnlineComplexity: Standard

US No. 252022 NQF Level 05 Credits  8 Purpose: This Unit Standard is intended for managers in all economic sectors. These managers would typically be second level managers such as heads of department, section heads or divisional heads, who may have more than one team reporting to them. Unit standard range:

  • The learner is required to apply the learning in respect of his/her own area of responsibility.
  • This Unit Standard relates to once-off projects and events that have to be planned and implemented in a unit.
  • Unit refers to the division, department or business unit in which the learner is responsible for managing and leading staff.
  • Entity includes, but is not limited to, a company, business unit, public institution, small business, Non-Profit Organisation or Non-Governmental Organisation.
Outcomes:
  1. Select a work-based project for a unit.
  2. Scope a work-based project for a unit.
  3. Develop a project plan.
  4. Develop tools to measure key performance parameters.
  5. Implement the plan and evaluate project progress.

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