1.4 Explain The Role Of An Impact Assessment In Contingency Planning

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Activity 1 Describe the purpose of the operational plan and describe its relationship to the strategic plan. An operational plan sets specific projects or activities (consistent with the strategic plan) that will be conducted, and the timetable and resources needed for completing those projects or activities is a detailed document that outlines how the organisations strategic goals are able to be achieved. They are known as action plans or tactical plans. Whilst a Strategic plan is the process of comprehensive, integrative program planning that considers, at a minimum, the future of current decisions, overall policy, organisational development, and links to operational plans. An operational plan will include details of: •…show more content…
KPI’s enable you to measure progress towards it goals along a specific path by monitoring progress immediately and are able to be adjusted in real time. Therefore KPI’s need to be measurable and current and tied directly to individual or teams. These indicators should be able to be measured on a daily or weekly basis to ensure that if performance slips measures are taken for improvement and the success of these interventions are identifiable. Activity 4 Explain the role of an impact assessment in contingency planning and outline the steps within it. Impact assessment is the process of identifying the future consequences of a current or proposed action. It is used to ensure effective response to adverse events and to limit disruption to timelines, budgets and other organisational projects or priorities. An impact assessment consists of the following stages: • Defining risks posed to project-What might happen? • Define the scope of each risk- How big an impact on the project. • Define how likely the risk will eventuate-what is the potential for each risk to…show more content…
The use of purchase orders enables an organisation to clearly communicate the purchase arrangement. These will outline the products and so services being purchased. The purchase order forms a legal offer with the vendor and can protect the vendor from non-payment and can be used to verify payments. With the appropriate process and procedures in place they can also minimise the risk to an organisation from requests being raised without internal approval. Activity 9 Describe a mechanism for ensuring that operational activities are proceeding according to plan. A Gantt chart is a useful tool for planning and scheduling projects. They are a graphical representation of the duration of tasks against the progression of time. These charts lets you see immediately what should have been achieved at any point in time as required tasks are mapped out to show what action need to be carried out at that time. They may also flag any difficult areas in the progression of the project and assist in gaining support and assistance that may bring the project back on
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