MAN6305 – Contemporary Approaches to Project Management Assignments

MAN6305 – Contemporary Approaches to Project Management
The overall objective of the assignments is to develop a mature research paper that can potentially be submitted to a conference or journal. It will explore a theme or issue in contemporary project management. This theme is chosen by the student. The assignment is in two main parts.
Part 1 – Proposal & Final Presentation (Total 30%)
Assignment 1a: The Proposal
• The proposal should be submitted as shown in the unit plan schedule.
• The proposal should be 800 words and include some of the key literature, the problem or issue being addressed and a research question (if appropriate).
• The proposal and paper are closely interlinked. The purpose of the proposal is to get students started and to complete some background work so that they can go on to complete the full paper with some confidence.
• The proposal for a paper is worth 25%
Assignment 1b: Final Presentation of the Research Paper
• This presentation will explain the research paper
• It should include no more than 5 slides and be no longer than 10 minutes.
• On-line students should create a 5 minute video explaining their paper. • Presentations will take place in weeks 13 (and 14 if needed) • Presentations will be worth 5% of the total marks.
Part 2 – The Full Research Paper (70%)
Assignment 2: The Research Paper
• The full research paper should be submitted as shown in the unit plan schedule.
• The overall aim of the assignment is to produce a research based paper on a topic related to project management. The paper should be between 4000 and 5000 words and should demonstrate some in depth research of the literature.
• The full paper is worth 70%.
• The final paper will be assessed on the following criteria:
1. Level of research using the literature.
2. Contribution of the paper in terms of originality of the issue it is addressing.
3. Relevance and interest related to the topic.
4. The contribution of the paper in terms of what have we learnt?
5. Clarity and structure of argument.
6. Use of theory and theoretical contribution.
7. Relevance to practice.
To help clarify the assessment students should refer to the marking guide.

HI6028 Taxation, Theory, Practice & Law T2 2016 ASSIGNMENT

HI6028 Taxation, Theory, Practice &
Due date: Week 10
Maximum marks: 20 (20%)
This assignment is to be submitted by the due date in both soft-copy (Safeassign – Bb) and hard copy.
The assignment is to be submitted in accordance with assessment policy stated in the Subject Outline and Student Handbook.
It is the responsibility of the student submitting the work to ensure that the work is in fact his/her own work. Ensure that when incorporating the works of others into your submission that it appropriately acknowledged.
Case study 1: Capital Gains Tax
Fred is a resident who signed a contract to sell his holiday home in the Blue Mountains in August last year. The sale was settled in February this year when Fred received $800,000 from the purchaser. Fred incurred legal fees of $1100 (Inclusive of GST) and real estate agent’s commission of $9,900 (Inclusive of GST) in relation to the sale. Fred purchased the holiday home in March 1987 for $100,000 and paid $2,000in stamp duty on the transfer and $1000 in legal fees. In January 1990, Fred engaged a builder to build a garage on the property for $20,000,
Calculate Fred’s net capital gain for the current year. Assume he also has a net capital loss from last year of $10,000 arising from the sale of shares.
Would your answer be different if the loss arose from the sale of an antique vase?
(10 marks, max. 1000 words).
Case study 2: Fringe Benefits Tax
Periwinkle Pty Ltd (Periwinkle) is a bathtub manufacturer which sells bathtubs directly to the public. On 1 May 2015, Periwinkle provided one of its employees, Emma, with a car as Emma does a lot of travelling for work purposes. However, Emmas usage of the car is not restricted to work only. Periwinkle purchased the car on that date for $33,000 (including GST).
For the period 1 May 2015 to 31 March 2016, Emma travelled 10,000 kilometres in the car and incurred expenses of $550 (including GST) on minor repairs that have been reimbursed by Periwinkle. The car was not used for 10 days when Emma was interstate and the car was parked at the airport and for another five days when the car was scheduled for annual repairs.
On 1 September 2015, Periwinkle provided Emma with a loan of $500,000 at an interest rate of 4.45%. Emma used $450,000 of the loan to purchase a holiday home and lent the remaining $50,000 to her husband (interest free) to purchase shares in Telstra. Interest on a loan to purchase private assets is not deductible while interest on a loan to purchase income-producing assets is deductible.
During the year, Emma purchased a bathtub manufactured by Periwinkle for $1,300. The bathtub only cost Periwinkle $700 to manufacture and is sold to the general public for $2,600.
(a) Advise Periwinkle of its FBT consequences arising out of the above information, including calculation of any FBT liability, for the year ending 31 March 2016. You may assume that Periwinkle would be entitled to input tax credits in relation to any GSTinclusive acquisitions.
(b) How would your answer to (a) differ if Emma used the $50,000 to purchase the shares herself, instead of lending it to her husband?
(10 marks, max. 1000 words).

MGT204 – Logistics and Supply Chain Management

MGT204 – Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Unit Outline – 2016 (T2)
Unit Coordinator: Ajay Kumar FAMI,CPM
Welcome to Elite Education and MGT204 – Logistics and Supply Chain Management. This document provides you with information relevant to successful completion of this unit; including schedule of lecture topics, prescribed texts, assessment policies, assessment tasks, examinations, academic and administrative contacts and online learning support facilities.
Student Handbook and Administration Office
The Elite Student Handbook provides valuable general information for students and a printed copy will be provided to you. In addition, the Institute staff are available to assist you personally during office hours.
Office Contact Details:
Elite Education Institute
City Campus: Level 5, 770-772 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
North Sydney Campus: 1 James Place, North Sydney, NSW 2060
Tel: 02 9211 4958; 02 9211 6620
1. Unit Content and Structure
This unit provides an introduction to the logistics functions that allow the planning, procurement, production, movement, distribution and positioning of goods and services for domestic and international business. The focus on supply chain management emphasises the requirement of integration of international business activities, and the necessary collaboration between firms to manage not simply the movement and positioning of inventory, but also the management of information, finance, data and knowledge across borders.
2. Student Learning Outcome
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
• Describe the role and characteristics of logistics and supply chain management in business on a national and international level.
• Assess business supply chains based on practical examples and describe how varying local environmental conditions affect logistics operations and strategies
• Develop strategic supply chain plans in an organisation and address specific international logistics challenges
• Provide effective supply chain solutions for organisations and evaluate SCM strategies for different country and industry contexts
3. Development of Graduate Attributes
In this unit, students will be encouraged and facilitated to develop the graduate attributes of:
• Knowledge Skills: Extensive functioning knowledge of logistics management concepts, techniques and processes, and the business practice in both Australian and international context.
• Communication Skills:High level written communication skills in a range of formats, considering audience needs and appropriate to real world business situations; and oral communication skills in a range of contexts and considerate to audience needs .
• Problem solving skills: Logical, critical and creative thinking for solving complex work related problems. The ability to apply relevant theoretical knowledge and integrated strategies learnt and employed over time to problem resolution; and the ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and use information effectively and in a timely manner.

4. Weekly Lecture and Tutorials
Week No. Topic Topic Learning Outcomes
On completion of this topic students will be able to:
Week 1 The Introduction of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (SGM)
Mangan et al Ch 1
• Identify and explain logistics definitions and concepts that are relevant to managing the supply chain;
• Define both terms and outline how logistics and supply chain management differ from each other.
• Identify how supply chains compete in terms of time, cost, quality and sustainability.
• Show how different supply chains may adopt different and distinctive strategies for competing in the marketplace.
• Highlight the importance of these areas in both manufacturing and services contexts.
• Identify how best practice logistics and supply chain management can yield both cost reduction and value addition..
Week 2 Globalisation and Supply Chain Strategy
Mangan et al Ch 2 & 4 • Highlight the growth that has occurred in recent decades in international trade. Regional and country differences and relative shares will also be illustrated.
• Explain what is meant by globalisation, identify the most globalised countries in the world and explain the drivers for globalisation.
• Identify the (unequal) distribution of economic wealth among the world’s countries.
• Explore the role of multinational companies in global trade, together with the impact of overseas investment by companies.
• Examine the role of both outsourcing and offshoring in global trade and logistics.
• Highlight the role of logistics and supply chain strategy in the context of firm strategy, and see how logistics and supply chain strategy can actually sometimes drive firm strategy.
• Outline the evolution of manufacturing, from which various logistics and supply chain strategies have emerged.
• Look at both lean and agile logistics strategies, and the role of mass customisation in the latter.
• Develop a taxonomy of supply chain strategies.
Week 3 Transport in Supply Chains
Mangan et al Ch 6 • Understand the cost structures and operating characteristics of the different transport modes, and the relationships between freight rates and consignment weight, dimensions and distance to be travelled.
• Highlight key terms used in transport.
• Identify the range of issues to be considered in planning transport infrastructure.
• Discuss the roles of distribution centres and highlight the concept of factory gate pricing.
• Explain the application of a technique known as the transportation model.
• Identify some of the many issues (including the effect of supply chain strategies) that can impact the efficiency of transport services.
Week 4 Logistics Service Providers
Mangan et al Ch 8 • Describe, and differentiate, the various types of companies that provide logistics services.
• Discuss the role of fourth party logistics.
• Illustrate the use of incoterms and bills of lading to show how responsibility along the supply chain is clarified and managed.
• Examine the range of issues in, and the process employed for, selecting logistics service providers.
• Illustrate a number of other pertinent concepts and terms often used in logistics systems.
Week 5 Procurement and Outsourcing
Mangan et al Ch 9
• Explain the procurement process.
• Consider factors affecting outsourcing and procurement decisions.
• Highlight the need for outsourcing in view of both globalisation and the growth of international trade.
• Identify the problems faced by outsourcing companies which can result in failure.
• Outline how outsourcees are selected and distinguish order winning and order qualifying criteria.
• Examine how outsourcer-outsourcee relationships develop.
Week 6 Inventory & Warehousing Management
Mangan et al Ch 10 & 11 • Explain the significance of inventory in logistics and SCM.
• Introduce the costs involved in inventory management.
• Introduce common inventory control systems designed to reduce costs.
• Identify inventory reduction strategies including ‘just-in-time’ inventory management.
• Define the role of warehousing in contemporary global supply chains.
• Explain materials handling processes within warehouses and distribution centres.
• Explain how materials movements are planned and controlled, including computer-based information and automated materials handling functions.
• Offer insights into how warehouses are managed and how work is organised.
Week 7 Information Flows and Technology
Mangan et al Ch 12 • Define the role of information in contemporary global supply chains.
• Explain the need for information visibility and transparency across the supply network, and outline the barriers to achieving it.
• Define various information technologies employed in logistics and SCM.
• Discuss the use of RFID in SCM to provide real time information visibility.
• Discuss the emerging importance of knowledge management in supply networks.
Week 8 Logistics and Financial Management
Mangan et al Ch 13
• Describe and differentiate the accounting and financial information generated within logistics companies.
• Explain the key accounting statements, their purpose and implications.
• Demonstrate the importance of cash flow to a logistics company.
• Discuss business risk for a logistics company and currency risk in the context of international logistics activities.
• Outline the taxation implications of international transfers within a logistics company.
• Understand the role played by cost and management accounting information in a logistics company.
• Identify typical components of a balanced scorecard of a logistics company.
Week 9 Measuring and Managing Logistics Performance
Mangan et al Ch 14
• Understand basic forms of performance measurement used in a logistics context such as tachographs in road haulage and space utilisation in warehousing.
• Illustrate the trend towards measurement of a wider array of activities and the eight driving forces behind this trend.
• Explain why many LSPs now routinely share key performance data with customers.
• Understand the role of benchmarking in the context of logistics performance management.
• Identify how many and which key performance indicators (KPIs) to track, how they are embedded within the organisation, how they fit with wider company objectives, where the requisite data will come from, and who (at what levels within the organisation) should receive the information generated by these KPIs.
• Understand in particular warehouse/inventory metrics and total landed costs.
Week 10 Supply Chain Vulnerability, Risk, Robustness and Resilience
Mangan et al Ch 15
• Provide working definitions for key concepts.
• Explain why supply chain risk and conversely robustness and resilience have emerged as important themes in supply chain management.
• Address the problems surrounding interpretations and the treatment of ‘risk’ in management.
• Highlight the need for a holistic approach to managing supply chain vulnerabilities.
• Provide a structured framework for the identification and management of supply chain risk and resilience.
Week 11 Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Systems
Mangan et al Ch 16
• Define the terms integration and collaboration in global SCM context.
• Explain how internal and external integration can be achieved to benefit supply chain performance.
• Discuss collaborative working and partnerships.
• Elaborate on specific methods used to enable collaboration.
• Offer a holistic perspective of SCM to provide an understanding of how supply chains can gain greater integration and collaboration in the future.
• Understand what sustainability involves in the context of logistics and SCM.
• Understand key terms such as carbon footprints, food miles, reverse logistics, etc.
• Illustrate best practice examples of attempts to reduce environmental footprints.
• Understand the link that exists between growth in logistics and concomitant growth in the demand for transport.
• Examine the different aspects of the two key dimensions used in logistics to reduce environmental impacts, namely scale and efficiency.
• Explain the different aspects of reverse logistics.
Week 12 Emerging Supply Chain Design
Mangan et al Ch 19
• Review the many strategies and practices employed in logistics and SCM today.
• Appreciate the emerging and changing context within which logistics and SCM exists.
• Understand the need to synchronise the design of supply chains with the design of products.
• Understand the disparate costs that exist across supply chains.
• See how modelling approaches can assist in supply chain design.
• Detail the skills and knowledge areas required of logistics and supply chain managers in the future.
Week 13 Final Exam Revision& Self Exam Preparation
Week 14 Final Examination
5. Student Assessment:
Learning outcomes for subject Assessment Tasks
Type of Assessment
When assessed – year, session and week
(for example, year 1, semester 1, week 1) Weighting
(% of total marks for subject)
Describe the role and characteristics of logistics and supply chain management in business on a national and international level.
Attendances, Participations and Contributions
Mid Term Test
Weekly Tutorials
Week 6

Assess business supply chains based on practical examples and describe how varying local environmental conditions affect logistics operations and strategies.

Assess business supply chains based on practical examples and describe how varying local environmental conditions affect logistics operations and strategies.
Research assignment – Individual Report (2500 -3000 words)
Students require writing a report on critical evaluation of logistics systems of a chosen company; and develop strategic supply chain plans or provide effective supply chain solutions. Business with global logistics operations is preferable. Critical evaluation of the chosen company’s logistics operations should be performed. This involves using theoretical concepts that students have learned so far or are supposed to learn in the unit, to assess current logistics practices of the company. Week 10 25%
Develop strategic supply chain plans in an organisation and address specific international logistics challenges.

Provide effective supply chain solutions for organisations and evaluate SCM strategies for different country and industry contexts.

Describe the role and characteristics of logistics and supply chain management in business on a national and international level.
Final Examination:
150 examination consisting of multiple choice (20%) or analytical problem solving (40%) and reflective essays (40%) on the content of the unit Week 14, Trimester 1, Year 2
Assess business supply chains based on practical examples and describe how varying local environmental conditions affect logistics operations and strategies.

Develop strategic supply chain plans in an organisation and address specific international logistics challenges.

Provide effective supply chain solutions for organisations and evaluate SCM strategies for different country and industry contexts.

6. Prescribed textbooks and other resources:
• Mangan, J., Lalwanim, C., Butcher, T., Javadpour, R., (2011), Global logistics and supply-chain management, 2nd Edition, John Wiley & Sons, ISBN: 9781119998846
Reference Books:
• Bowersox, D., Closs, D., Cooper, M.B., (2012), Supply Chain Logistics Management, 4th Edition, McGraw Hill, ISBN: 9780078024054
• Coyle, J.J., Langley, C.J., Novack, R., Gibson, B.J., (2013) Supply Chain Management: A Logistics Perspective, 9th Edition, Cengage Learning Australia. ISBN: 9780538479189
• Coyle, J.J., Novack, R., Gibson, B.J., Bardi, E., (2012), Transportation: A Supply Chain Perspective, 7th Edition, Cengage Learning Australia. ISBN: 9780324789195
• Harrison, A., Hoek, R.V., (2010), Logistic Management and Strategy, 4th Edition, Pearson Education, ISBN: 9780273730224
• Murphy, P.R., Wood, D., (2011), Contemporary Logistics: International Edition, 10th Edition, Pearson Education, ISBN: 9780132479035
• Wisner, I.D., Tan, K.C., Leong, G. K., (2012), Principles of Supply Chain Management: A Balanced Approach, 3rd Edition, Cengage Learning Australia. ISBN: 9780538475488
Additional resources:
Journals and Newspapers
• Business Process Management Journal
• International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications
• International Journal of Logistics Management
• International Journal of Operations & Production Management
• International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management
• Supply Chain Management
• Transportation Research Part E : Logistics and Transportation Review
• World Trade Magazine.
• The Worldwide Directory of Transportation and Logistics (
• Leaders in Internet Protocol (IP) Based Transport Management Systems (
• UPS Logistics Technologies (
• China Supply Chain Council (

Write about a profile of client suffering from Social Anxiety Disorder and you will do the first session by using Clarks and Wells’s Cognitive Model

Write about a profile of client suffering from Social Anxiety Disorder and you will do the first session by using Clarks and Wells’s Cognitive Model for formulation by asking questions to the client in the therapy. However, you need to state clearly that you will do the first session including only 10 minutes by asking questions to understand the problem the client has but please don’t write questions in the assignment. You can add the questions that the therapist asks in the appendix. Here is the client profile: Loise is a 27 year old, single, British woman who has been employed in the business sector for 4 years. She has always been socially anxious. However, this anxiety has became more visible in connection with her work. She has promoted a position that require to make short monthly presentations to colleagues. Loise, experiencing symptoms of social anxiety . She has been feeling increasingly anxious in social situations and has decided that psychological therapy may be beneficial for her. This is her first session. The client has problem about her presentation in the presence of her collegues. You need to mention about the symptoms that the client, mentioning above, has in social anxiety disorder. You need to explain briefly the cognitive model based on the client’s symptoms such as safety behaviours, emotions, cognitions and physical features. You can read the Clarks and Wells’s article for the model. And please don’t forget to show the evidence to support the idea. TASK OveRview: Role-play of a therapist and a client demonstrating a clinical psychological intervention for a chosen psychological disorder. Demonstration in front of class, marker and Quality Assurer. Aim: To test understanding of the psychological therapies that are available for treating a range of clinical psychological disorders. Task: Using role-play in pairs chosen by you, one of you will assume the role of therapist and the other the role of client. Each therapist will demonstrate ONE therapeutic approach (e.g. cognitive behavioural therapy) chosen from delivery of the Psychological Therapy Unit, in 44 your role-play of an interaction with the “client.” As therapist, you should make clear which condition your client is showing (examples of relevant conditions will be addressed in the Roots and Range Unit, but you are not restricted to conditions covered in this unit). You should choose appropriate questions to ask your client and appropriate guidance for any experiential exercise you lead them in. You will also need to state which session you are demonstrating (e.g. initial formulation; mid-therapy; final). Each role-play will last 10 minutes. Given this limited amount of time, it is likely you will be demonstrating just one aspect of or one exercise from your chosen psychological therapy approach. If there are an odd number of students, one student will be asked to take the role of client twice. You will need to rehearse your roles in pairs before the assessment, ensuring that the client is a willing collaborator (or an appropriate “antagonist” if this is important for the demonstration). Only the therapist is assessed—you will not be assessed when you play a client—and you will exchange roles so that your partner may demonstrate a DIFFERENT condition together with the SAME or DIFFERENT therapy. In addition, key word cards or therapist script together with a SUMMARY of your demonstration and an EXPLANATION of your chosen therapy for the condition should be submitted via Turnitin. The word count for all this written information should be a maximum of 2000 words in total. The 2000 words includes every aspect of the written submission including title, therapist’s script and references. Reading: You should refer to books and articles cited in the unit guide and recommended by lecturers, but you should also search for and use appropriate original journal articles from psychological and/or medical resources to guide your role play and written work. Lectures from the Psychological Therapy unit will provide information about several psychological therapies and their application to a range of psychological disorders, but you will need to undertake further reading and preparation to fulfil this brief successfully.

Policy and Organizational Behavior

Policy and Organizational Behavior
Investigate organization’s compliance rate of the Nemours children’s hospital with one specific core measure of your choice and write a 2 page executive summary analyzing the financial and regulatory impact of organizational compliance with your chosen measure. Include recommendations for improving performance on the measure.
In order to promote safe, caring, patient-centered environments, nurse leaders must both conceptually understand and be proficient at performing a wide variety of leadership skills. Effective nursing leaders develop and maintain awareness of issues that emerge at many levels within and outside of their organizations. In addition to developing self-assessing competencies necessary for their roles, nurse leaders must also acquire organizational and systems leadership skill sets.
These Competencies are Mandatory:
• Competency 1: Policy, Finance, and Regulations – Understand the scope and role of policy, finance, and regulatory environments in relationship to individual and population outcomes. o Compare the compliance rates of a specific measure for different organizations. o Identify the financial implications associated with compliance. o Explain the importance of compliance in terms of policy, regulation, and finance. • Competency 2: Communication – Communicate effectively with all members of the health care team, including interdepartmental and interdisciplinary collaboration for quality outcomes. o Write coherently to support a central idea in appropriate APA format, with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics as expected of a nursing professional. • Competency 3: Organizational and Systems Management – Apply knowledge of organizational behavior, nursing theory, and systems (micro- and macro-) as appropriate for the scope and role of one’s own practice. o Identify the people affected by changes to a specific compliance measure. o Outline a plan to implement changes to a specific compliance measure. o Identify organizational barriers to change. o Explain strategies to overcome organizational barriers to change. • Competency 4: Professional Role – Incorporate the qualities, skills, behaviors, and knowledge required to function as a patient advocate, practice high-quality care, assess and evaluate patient outcomes, and provide leadership in improving care. o Describe changes that would improve compliance of a specific measure.
Directions Select a core measure and investigate Nemours Children’s hospital organization’s compliance rate with the measure. In your executive summary, address the following: 1. Compare the compliance rates of the organization with those of other organizations. 2. Identify the financial implications associated with the measure. 3. Explain why the measure is important in terms of policy, regulation, and finance. 4. Describe changes that could be made that would improve compliance with the measure. 5. Identify the people who would be affected by the changes. 6. Outline a plan to implement the changes within the organization. 7. Identify obstacles you would expect to encounter. 8. Explain your strategies for overcoming obstacles. • Format: Include a title page and references page. As this is an executive summary, do not use APA style and formatting. To determine the appropriate format, it may be helpful for you to review the documents used in your organization. How do they look? What kind of language is used in memos? These can help guide your development of this executive summary. Certainly, feel free to use bullet points as appropriate. • Length: Write a 2-page summary of your information, not including the title page and references page. • References: You must still reference scholarly resources to support your work. Use at least 3 current scholarly or professional resources. • Font: Use 12-point, Times New Roman font. •

Policy and Organizational Behavior
Executive Summary
The influenza vaccination measure at Nemours Children’s Hospital has a significant financial and regulatory impact on organizational compliance with set immunization measure. Influenza vaccination is effective in helping to reduce diseases among children. Thesis Project Writing Help.  The children’s hospital uses the vaccination programs to prevent diseases such as measles and influenza among others. Nemours has a better influenza vaccination measure of 96 percent than its peer hospitals. The average vaccination compliance rate of children hospitals is around 60%. It shows that Nemours Children’s hospital has made significant efforts in improving the vaccination programs. Compliance with the vaccination measure has also helped the hospital to obtain funding from government and other development funds to improve the immunization process and performance of the hospital.
There are serious financial implications related with the vaccination measure of children. The immunization of the children is often costly as the hospital will have to purchase medical equipment, pay overtime for its medical staffs for extra work of vaccination as well as handling any children hospital admission during the vaccination process. The company will need more financials to finance the costs of employing registered nurses for the vaccination programs and purchasing medical equipment. Thus, the vaccination program strains the financial resources of the organization.
From the perspective of policy and regulatory views, the compliance with the vaccination program guidelines is important. It involves the vaccination programs collaborating with the CDC to get quality vaccines drugs to reduce the cost of purchasing the vaccines. Some policies to consider is standardization procedure for the vaccination procedure as well as collaborative efforts with CDC and other health stakeholders to improve compliance with the vaccination project goals and objectives.
Some of the changes that could be implemented to improve the vaccination measure include training and development of the nursing and medical staffs on need trends about vaccinations. The hospital administrators will need to increase the financial budget set towards the implementation of the vaccination programs for the children. Having substantial financial resources will make it possible to improve the flu vaccination measure in the hospital.
Nurses and other medical practitioners in the hospital will be affected by the proposed changes to improve training and development of the professionals about the vaccination measure. The hospitals managers and administrators will also be affected by the proposed changes as they would need to restructure their plans to accommodate for more resource allocation towards the vaccination programs.
To implement the changes, action plan will involve setting aside adequate financial resources to train and develop 15 nurses and physicians on the administration of the vaccines in the next 6 months. The training would help to give them more knowledge and skills to enhance compliance with the set out vaccination policies and measures. In addition, the hospital will need to increase the financial budget allocation to vaccination program by $200,000 in the next 8 months. These action plans will assist in the comprehensive implementation of the proposed changes in the organization.
The implementation of the changes and sustaining a positive vaccination program and measure will face various obstacles including financial constraints, lack of experienced medical personnel, and limited hospital capacity in terms of policy framework. To overcome these obstacles, the hospital administrators will need to obtain funding from external sources such as government grants and commercial loans. Alternative sources of funding will help to finance the vaccination program improving its compliance rate. Continuous training and development of the medical staffs is also necessary to maintain the financial performance of the organization. It is also recommendable for the hospital administrators to come up with relevant strategic decisionmakign framework that improves accountability for the hospitals.

Unit 3 Main Discussion Board Research Design and Analysis

Unit 3 Main Discussion Board

Research Design and Analysis

Objectives for this assignment:

Apply critical thinking skills to analyze business situations.

Apply the standard of APA style to all research and writing tasks.

Appropriately use effective communication techniques.

Describe common biases in decision making.

Summarize the role of decision making in business.


This DB has three parts:

Writing a mission statement requires focus and should inspire not only the employees within an organization but the customers, suppliers and community as a whole. What are the nine basic components of a mission statement? Why is it important to include as many of these components as possible in a company’s mission statement?

There are many analytical tools and techniques available for companies to gauge not only where they stand within the industry but to also assess their sustainability and competitive advantage within the marketplace. Why do you believe it is an important step within a strategic planning process to conduct a SWOT analysis? How can a VRIO help an organization?

Describe a situation when a TOWS matrix framework would be appropriate.

This MUST be Plagiarism Free or at least Low Originality. All References Must be cited properly. All 3 questions Must be addressed!

EXPLANATION OF ASSIGNMENTS Essay on Film Analysis Writing a film analysis essay

EXPLANATION OF ASSIGNMENTS Essay on Film Analysis Writing a film analysis essay is an assignment that is less likely to terrorize those who fear the idea of writing an essay because it allows them to write about something most people enjoy. Film analysis is not the same thing as writing a movie review, which involves passively watching a movie. An analysis means you must engage on a level beyond that of storytelling. Task: For this assignment, you will produce an interpretive analysis that focuses on one film we have watched or will watch this semester. You must include at least 2 scholarly resources to back up your claims but the main evidence you use to develop your argument should come from details within the film itself. Your essay must be 5-6 typed pages written in 12″ Times New Roman Font, using 1″ margins. It must include MLA in-text citations, as well as an MLA, works cited page. BEAUTY & the BEAST (1999 – animated version) and identify its genre. There is a wide range of different types of film genres: detective, action/adventure, mystery, science fiction, horror, gangster, romance, comedy, musical, comedy, animation, detective, or spy thriller. Often, a movie may contain elements reflecting different genres. In this paper, you should argue how this particular film fits (or deviates from) its genres. How do the elements of the film we’ve studied combine to produce a certain visual and aural style in this film? Are these stylistic effects typically used in this genre? How may this film be subverting expected generic traits to produce something new? Bring in outside research as needed to help support or contextualize your claims. Helpful Tips: Watch the movie. Then watch it again. Take notes during the first viewing and, if you are analyzing a movie that is available on DVD, be ready with your remote control to pause and rewind. Writing an effective film analysis is best accomplished if you don’t have to rely on your memory of events, dialogue or cinematic techniques. Critically engage with the movie so that you can effectively produce a strong essay. Focus on a single thematic concept related to the film. Ideas for essays taking this route could include an analysis of how the film is photographed, how the movie relates a historical event in a dramatic way without compromising the facts or how a single sequence within the film relates to larger cinematic concepts, like overlapping dialogue or the utilization of dramatic irony. Introduce the film and its major participants, such as the actors and director. Include the name of another technician on the film if your analysis will be focusing on that aspect. For instance, cite the name of the cinematographer if you are going to be writing about the importance of shadows to film noir, or include the name of the composer of the movie’s score if you are writing about the importance of background music to the emotional tone of the film Provide a brief overview of the story but avoid the temptation to pad your word count by writing what amounts to a synopsis of the story rather than analysis. Reveal plots twists or the ending of the film only if they relate directly to your analysis. Familiarize yourself with technical jargon related to the art of filmmaking. Learn the difference between a cut and a dissolve. Write about subjective camera work if the analysis is dealing with a part of the movie shot from the point of view of one of the characters. Properly utilizing filmmaking terms will strengthen the authority of your essay. Writing Tips: Mechanics For any formal essay, you should follow the formatting guidelines of the profession style in the field — in this case, ML4 style. That means you should have o a heading (your name, the course, &c.), o a “header ” (your last name & the page number, which you can add using functions under the Insert tab in your word-processing program), and • an original, relevant title. Use italics for the title of any feature-length film. Grammar In discussing any work of art, including a film, you should use the present tense, not the past. As an upper-level English course, this one assumes that you have a general grip on basic organizational concepts (paragraphing, essay structure, &c.), grammatical concepts (sentence structure, agreement, modifier placement, parallelism, &c.), and punctuation.

Assignment 2 — Mobile client/server application Due date: 11:50 pm AEST, Friday Week 10 ASSIGNMENT

Assignment 2 — Mobile client/server application
Due date: 11:50 pm AEST, Friday Week 10 ASSIGNMENT
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This assessment item relates to the learning outcome 1, 2, 3 and 4. More specifically to design and implement a complex mobile application.
The objective of this assignment is for students to:
Develop, test and maintain a mobile internet application using an integrated suite of mobile software development tools. More specifically on the client side jQuery Mobile, JavaScript and HTML5 and CSS are used. On the server side we use JavaScript and the node server with various node packages. The Mongo database is used as a data store and that data is also stored locally on the mobile device. Using JavaScript store data in a mongdb database in a MLab cloud server using node express middleware.
You are assigned the task of creating a data logger to capture package location data in a mobile application that stores the data in a local database. The app has fields to record data for each of five cities were the app is employed. If a city is selected, a page (fragment) is shown to record data values for that city. An entry consists of city data. When the Save Log Entry button is pressed this data is saved locally in the application in a SQLDatabase. When the Show Log Entries button is pressed a related page (fragment) is shown that list all the date/time and data entries made for that city.
We will refer to our app as CityLogs. More details of these pages will be given in the sections below. You should also consult the weekly lecture/tutorials on the Moodle website for help and more information on completing the assignment. The tutorials contain step-by-step procedures for working through the assignment as well as some tips and extra help. Please read the lecture/tutorials on the Moodle website.
This app is to be tested using the Safari, FireFox or Chrome browser and tested on an Android or iPhone mobile device.
Client Side HTML / CSS / JavaScript Mobile Application
You are to implement this app using HTML5, CSS, JQuery Mobile and Cordova Phonegap.
The app is used by a delivery company to record driver logs for package delivery by the company. Packages are delivered to a number of cities.
Images for the page/views required to implement the assignment were given in assignment 1 and are further refined in the following figures. Please note that the illustrations are for reference only, and your actual pages will be based on the CSS style-guide in use on your actual mobile device.
Home page view
The home page view is the same as in assignment 1.
City view
The pages for entering the city data are all the same as in assignment 1 and so are not discussed further.
City logs view
The City logs page is similar to that in assignment 1. The updated city logs page is shown in Fig. 1. Note the view now has a Get … button on the left of the header bar. Also note the button in the footer is now a Back button. Pressing this should take the user back to the previous page (city data entry view).
Fig. 1: City logs page.
Send button
When the Send… button is tapped all the city logs for that city are sent to the local server (and saved in the file logs/logs.dat. The city data is also saved to the cloud mLab mongdb database set up for this purpose. You should provide a success or failure alert. In the success alert, show the data that has been sent. When a response is received another alert should indicate success or failure. When city logs have been sent the local city logs should be cleared from localStorage so that the city page will now not show any logs.
If the Yes button is pressed the Send logs dialog shown in Fig. 2 is presented and we return to the city view. If the No button is pressed we just return to the city view.
Fig. 2: Logs sent confirmation.
Get logs button
The Get logs button is used to search the mLab mongdb database for all database entries that match the city (Perth in the figure). The entries returned are shown on a new page as shown in Figure 3. The entries are to be shown below the Cloud city log entries: label as shown in the figure 3. Appropriate alerts need to be made when the request is sent and when a response is received. The Back button takes the user to the previous page and Home takes the user to the home page.
Fig. 3: Cloud Logs entries page.
Server Side: node+packages and JavaScript server script
Our user data scheme has the following fields:
• city – one of {Perth, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide}
• time – the time log was recorded
• latitude –the latitude of the log
• longitude –the longitude of the log
• contact – contact details of the log
• invoice – invoice number of the log
• destination – parcel destination city ?
This data is to be stored in the mLab mongdb database in a city_logs collection. Entries are also to be echoed (written) to a file in the ./logs directory of the local server in a file called logs.dat.?
The server will have the following URL that provides requested services. The URL is based on http://your.IP.address/city/.
Your web service API will support these actions:
search/:query– searches for users in the mLabs database and returns all logs with that :query value. :query will be one of the city names{Perth, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide} to search for. So valid URLs would look like http://your.IP.address/city/search/Perth or http://your.IP.address/city/search/Adelaide.
:city/log – appends the city entry to the local server file ./logs/logs.dat and to the mLabs city_log mongdb databases logs collection. For example valid URL’s using this scheme are http://your.IP.address/city/Perth/log and http://your.IP.address/city/Sydney/log.
Fig 4. Message flow from App to local disk storage and Cloud database
Fig. 4 shows the message streams in the application. Ideally the mobile device POST’s requests to the WWW and receives responses from the WWW. The node server listens for requests on a port. The requests data will be routed to the local mongdb database at mLabs. Requests for the information in the mongdb database would be returned to the node server for POST’ing back to the mobile device. The server should produce meaningful output each time a request is received or sent.
Your node server code will consist of a number of files; server.js will contain your business logic, common.js and config.js contains common utility functions and network configuration information. The server.js file will use express middleware to create a server and router to route the web service API to the handler code that writes the JASON data to your mongdb mLabs database, and returns data from this database to the mobile device. A sample of the kind of responses the server should produce is given in fig. 5
Fig. 5 Sample server screen feedback
See the weekly lecture/workshops for weeks 8, 9 and 10 for more information on this assignment.
Required Documentation
You are also to prepare a Word document. Your word document should include an appropriate title page. Your word document should have sections that address the commentary, hardware and software requirements and the financial analysis given below
Plan for a Testing Strategy for your Mobile App
Your document should:
• Discuss the selection of mobile browser models, mobile OS’s and device manufacturers for your testing process
• Discuss whether testing is required on actual devices and what part emulators/simulators can play in this process
• Document functional and UI testing of the app.
Financial Case & Commentary of Application Features
Your document should:
• List the features you successfully implemented and those you were unable to successfully implement; you should describe the problem in a few sentences and also briefly describe anything you attempted to do to get it to work. Your approach to identifying and attempting to fix these bugs may gain you some partial credit for those features you were unable to implement.
• A description of any additional functionality you believe would be useful to add to this app should be included. Explain what the features are and how they would help to improve the app.
• Are there any ethical considerations in making this kind of service available?
• Discuss the economic/financial case for the proposed system.
Assume this simple exercise leads you to consider developing a fully-fledged CityLogs application (that is generalised to handle any kind of log data) with increased functionality. Assume you model 3 cases; one with 10 users, one with 1,000 users and one with 10,000 users.
– Assume staff development time is costed at $100/hour. Given how long it has taken you to develop this exercise what do you estimate technical development costs to be in hours? What are the development costs for the 3 models, assuming development time increase by 50% for each of the scenarios?
– Database storage costs. If you use the mongdb mLabs service to store CityLogs entries, how much would this cost for your proposed user base, assuming 10 entries per month per user?
– Discuss your marketing campaign for each of the three cases and estimate a cost for each of these.
– Then estimate you break even point (revenue costs) in the 3 scenarios? Comment on the results of this analysis.
You are required to submit your assignment electronically via the Moodle course website. The deliverable is a rar or zipped directory containing all the code and resources needed for testing. You must tar, rar or zip together:
• The directory containing all the files, folders, images required to test your mobile application
• Your Word document
The resulting gzip, rar or zip file should be submitted on the course website. Please note that you should use your student number as the name for your gzip, rar or zip file when uploading to Moodle so that all students work can be linked back to the author.
Assessment criteria
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