24 August 2015

Car Hire research

Assignment


Work together in groups of 2-4 students from your module.  You should inform your tutor in writing of your group members.  You may not subsequently change group without the agreement of your tutor. 

Each member of the group should play the part of a trainee manager in the company.  Each person should take on a particular role – (e.g. trainee branch manager, trainee marketing manager, trainee staff manager, trainee IT manager, etc); agree the roles between the members of the group.

You will have the opportunity in Week 11 to interview the senior management to seek further information regarding the requirements.  One of your tutors will play the role of a manager within the company.
   
You may make any reasonable assumptions where the information is not available in the Case Study – but should not extend the scope of the system.  You should note any assumptions you have made.


Consider the Case Study and carry out the following tasks.

1.         Produce a written report (consisting of the individual reports and the group report) for the Chief Executive.  (You should have a fairly good draft available by Week 11;  the final report has to be handed in during Week 13).                                                                                                                                                 (80%)
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2.         Prepare a presentation of the key points of your report for Week 14.              (20%)

Your presentation will be to your tutors who will play the parts of Senior Management within the company





Written Report (80%)

Each individual member of the team should carry out the following task (Task 1) for a different company.  (These will help the group with Task 3).

1.
Report on a chosen company in the Car Hire sector
Select a company in the Car Hire sector    

Carry out some research on the company – including review of the Annual Report and Accounts, consideration of physical car hire centres and viewing of website(s).  

Write a brief report (around 4 sides of A4) summarising key aspects of the business.   Include an overview assessment of the likely information processing requirements for the business.
INDIVIDUAL
40

The group as a whole should carry out Tasks 2-7 below.  

2.
Organisation Chart (Current) for Star Cars and a description of the type of structure

GROUP
 5
3.
Analysis of Competition
a. Screen dumps from the websites of four competitor firms – a small number of relevant pages for each
b. brief description of each of the competitors – size, market, locations, etc
c.  Commentary on what each site contains, what facilities it offers
d. criticism and comparison of the sites.
GROUP
 5
4.
Processes and data storage for the firm’s proposed website
a.  Use Case Diagram showing the main processes and actors for the proposed website
b.  Entity Relationship Diagram (Logical Data Model) showing the main entities about which data will need to be stored – plus attributes
GROUP

10
5.
Design for the new website
a.Tree structure showing links between pages.
b. Develop a ‘House Style’ for your system:  define typeface and colours used, produce sketches of four sample pages – including the home page
c. Rationale for your design and comparison with competitors’ sites
GROUP

10
6.
Minutes of Meetings
These should be brief, and should include: date and time of meeting, who was present, brief summary of discussion, decisions made and action points. 
GROUP
 5
7.
Learning from the exercise
a.What did you learn from the tasks? Consider technical skills, team-working, fact-finding techniques, understanding how an organisation operates etc. 
GROUP

5


Presentation of written report

Use a standard business report style – including numbered headings and sub-headings.

A Title page should be added showing the names and/or student ids of all group members.  Each member should sign to confirm that their details are correct. 

A Contents page should be added.

There should be a reference list detailing all books, journals, web-sites, etc. that you have cited within your report

All parts of the report (group and individual) should follow the same format – and the parts of the report should follow on from each other.

The report as a whole (including both group and individual parts) should be bound.  Comb binding is preferable.  

Each page of the individual element of the report (Task 1) should indicate the author.

Each page of the group part of the report (Tasks 2-7) should be initialled by every team member as 'Checked and agreed'.  Every member of the group is responsible for every page of the group part of the report – so you should notindicate the author of particular parts. 

Spoken Presentation (20%)


The presentation should cover the main points of the written report.   The group should plan the presentation to ensure that the team parts of the report are covered by members of the group and that each individual talks about his/her own individual task.

The group's presentation should last around 20 minutes. Each member of the group should take part in the presentation (so each person will talk for around 5 minutes or so).  If your talk goes on for more than 25 minutes, you will be asked to stop and your group will be downgraded as a result.

You should consider how you could make the talk interesting and clear.  For example:

·         plan your talk well, keep to the main points, consider how much or little detail should be in a short talk;
·         look at your audience while you are talking;

·         avoid reading from a prepared script – instead make short notes of the main points in large letter that you can refer to without looking down for any length of time;

·         use visual aids (e.g. OHP slides, MS PowerPoint slides, whiteboard) where appropriate;

·         remember you are supposed to be talking to one or more senior managers of a retail group  (not to computing specialists), so consider your vocabulary and what is the appropriate level of detail.

10% will be given for teamwork in presenting the group part of the work

10% will be given for the presentation of the individual task
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Car Hire research Assignment Work together in groups of 2-4 students from your module.  You should inform your tutor in writing of your group […]


24 August 2015

Car Hire research

Assignment


Work together in groups of 2-4 students from your module.  You should inform your tutor in writing of your group members.  You may not subsequently change group without the agreement of your tutor. 

Each member of the group should play the part of a trainee manager in the company.  Each person should take on a particular role – (e.g. trainee branch manager, trainee marketing manager, trainee staff manager, trainee IT manager, etc); agree the roles between the members of the group.

You will have the opportunity in Week 11 to interview the senior management to seek further information regarding the requirements.  One of your tutors will play the role of a manager within the company.
   
You may make any reasonable assumptions where the information is not available in the Case Study – but should not extend the scope of the system.  You should note any assumptions you have made.


Consider the Case Study and carry out the following tasks.

1.         Produce a written report (consisting of the individual reports and the group report) for the Chief Executive.  (You should have a fairly good draft available by Week 11;  the final report has to be handed in during Week 13).                                                                                                                                                 (80%)
            Click here for more on this paper…….
2.         Prepare a presentation of the key points of your report for Week 14.              (20%)

Your presentation will be to your tutors who will play the parts of Senior Management within the company





Written Report (80%)

Each individual member of the team should carry out the following task (Task 1) for a different company.  (These will help the group with Task 3).

1.
Report on a chosen company in the Car Hire sector
Select a company in the Car Hire sector    

Carry out some research on the company – including review of the Annual Report and Accounts, consideration of physical car hire centres and viewing of website(s).  

Write a brief report (around 4 sides of A4) summarising key aspects of the business.   Include an overview assessment of the likely information processing requirements for the business.
INDIVIDUAL
40

The group as a whole should carry out Tasks 2-7 below.  

2.
Organisation Chart (Current) for Star Cars and a description of the type of structure

GROUP
 5
3.
Analysis of Competition
a. Screen dumps from the websites of four competitor firms – a small number of relevant pages for each
b. brief description of each of the competitors – size, market, locations, etc
c.  Commentary on what each site contains, what facilities it offers
d. criticism and comparison of the sites.
GROUP
 5
4.
Processes and data storage for the firm’s proposed website
a.  Use Case Diagram showing the main processes and actors for the proposed website
b.  Entity Relationship Diagram (Logical Data Model) showing the main entities about which data will need to be stored – plus attributes
GROUP

10
5.
Design for the new website
a.Tree structure showing links between pages.
b. Develop a ‘House Style’ for your system:  define typeface and colours used, produce sketches of four sample pages – including the home page
c. Rationale for your design and comparison with competitors’ sites
GROUP

10
6.
Minutes of Meetings
These should be brief, and should include: date and time of meeting, who was present, brief summary of discussion, decisions made and action points. 
GROUP
 5
7.
Learning from the exercise
a.What did you learn from the tasks? Consider technical skills, team-working, fact-finding techniques, understanding how an organisation operates etc. 
GROUP

5


Presentation of written report

Use a standard business report style – including numbered headings and sub-headings.

A Title page should be added showing the names and/or student ids of all group members.  Each member should sign to confirm that their details are correct. 

A Contents page should be added.

There should be a reference list detailing all books, journals, web-sites, etc. that you have cited within your report

All parts of the report (group and individual) should follow the same format – and the parts of the report should follow on from each other.

The report as a whole (including both group and individual parts) should be bound.  Comb binding is preferable.  

Each page of the individual element of the report (Task 1) should indicate the author.

Each page of the group part of the report (Tasks 2-7) should be initialled by every team member as 'Checked and agreed'.  Every member of the group is responsible for every page of the group part of the report – so you should notindicate the author of particular parts. 

Spoken Presentation (20%)


The presentation should cover the main points of the written report.   The group should plan the presentation to ensure that the team parts of the report are covered by members of the group and that each individual talks about his/her own individual task.

The group's presentation should last around 20 minutes. Each member of the group should take part in the presentation (so each person will talk for around 5 minutes or so).  If your talk goes on for more than 25 minutes, you will be asked to stop and your group will be downgraded as a result.

You should consider how you could make the talk interesting and clear.  For example:

·         plan your talk well, keep to the main points, consider how much or little detail should be in a short talk;
·         look at your audience while you are talking;

·         avoid reading from a prepared script – instead make short notes of the main points in large letter that you can refer to without looking down for any length of time;

·         use visual aids (e.g. OHP slides, MS PowerPoint slides, whiteboard) where appropriate;

·         remember you are supposed to be talking to one or more senior managers of a retail group  (not to computing specialists), so consider your vocabulary and what is the appropriate level of detail.

10% will be given for teamwork in presenting the group part of the work

10% will be given for the presentation of the individual task
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24 August 2015

Mayfair Ltd., which makes decorative picture frames, makes an agreement with Speedymove to transport 150 large frames to a London art gallery for a new exhibition opening in three months’ time. The contract provides that the frames are to be conveyed by Speedymove, 25 at a time, over a period of six weeks. The contract price is £6,000. Just before deliveries are due to start, Speedymove realises that the frames are so big that they will only be able to carry 15 at a time instead of 25. The company contacts Mayfair to request an agreement to deliver over ten weeks, instead of six weeks, which will entail increasing the price of the contract to £8,000. Mayfair, which is experiencing problems at the factory producing the frames, can see no alternative, so reluctantly agrees to Speedymove’s terms. The frames are delivered in time for the exhibition’s opening and shortly afterwards Mayfair receives an invoice for the additional amount. The accounts department reflects on the pressure brought to bear by Speedymove and concludes that it should only be responsible for paying the original contract price. Advise Mayfair Ltd. concerning its legal obligations towards Speedymove.

Mayfair Ltd., which makes decorative picture frames, makes an agreement with Speedymove to transport 150 large frames to a London art gallery for a new exhibition opening in three months’ time. The contract provides that the frames are to be conveyed by Speedymove, 25 at a time, over a period of six weeks. The contract price is £6,000. Just before deliveries are due to start, Speedymove realises that the frames are so big that they will only be able to carry 15 at a time instead of 25. The company contacts Mayfair to request an agreement to deliver over ten weeks, instead of six weeks, which will entail increasing the price of the contract to £8,000. Mayfair, which is experiencing problems at the factory producing the frames, can see no alternative, so reluctantly agrees to Speedymove’s terms. The frames are delivered in time for the exhibition’s opening and shortly afterwards Mayfair receives an invoice for the additional amount. The accounts department reflects on the pressure brought to bear by Speedymove and concludes that it should only be responsible for paying the original contract price. Advise Mayfair Ltd. concerning its legal obligations towards Speedymove.
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24 August 2015

Approaches to TESOL

Approaches to TESOL
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Describe five approaches to TESOL.

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24 August 2015

Can you describe social analytics and offer 3 examples/mediums for gathering data?
FINAL EXAM
Text Book:  Getting Started with Business Analysis by David Roi Hardoon and Galit Shmueli
Minimum 3 sources

1. Can you describe social analytics and offer 3 examples/mediums for gathering data? (150 word minimum)

2. Can you name and describe 2 advantages + 2 disadvantages of social analytics in relation to determination of customer satisfaction? (150 word minimum)

3. Can you provide 3 examples (1 for each below) for your healthcare Urology employer to implement these 3 procedures: (100 word minimum for each one)

(1) monitoring customer sentiments;
(2) learning about competition; and
(3) testing reactions to new products or services?

4. Can you come up with 3 examples (1 for each below) for your healthcare employer to improve operations by: (Focus on Healthcare setting for each example) 100 word minimum for each one)
(1) marketing engagement;
(2) predictive maintenance; and
 (3) human resources workforce management?
5. Stats Question: Remember this requires outside research.Researchers measure variables to test theories, possibilities, and beliefs. The research questions often seek to determine the extent to which one variable (e.g. self-discipline) may influence another variable (e.g. GPA in freshmen college students). Given that a population is defined as ALL of something (e.g. every US college freshmen), obtaining measures of self-discipline and GPAs for all college students would be too time-consuming and costly. Therefore, an accepted research practice is sampling smaller sub-sets of the population in question. Can you answer the following questions in your own words: (75 word minimum)

(1) What is a random sample?
 (2) What is a systematic sample?
(3) What is a stratified sample?
(4) What is a cluster sample?
(5) What does “infer from a sample to a population” mean?






Analytics Visual of Airlines Performance: We can make analytic determinations from visual representations without having the actual data. Given data collected by FlightStats, Inc. and reported in the Wall Street Journal, we can see how nine major carriers stack up in cancellations, on-time arrivals and more. Can you view the visual scorecard below and answer the questions which follow? (Remember the visual ranks best downward to worst which is ordinal data) Some of the questions below ask you to interpret the visual and others ask you to look beyond the visual to determine how, why, or what else…can be determined.
6. 75-80% of all flights typically arrive on time (not visual in the display above). Which airline was best for on-time arrivals? Which had the lowest percentage of on-time arrivals? Which airline would occupy the median position (or score) for on-time arrivals (you can determine without the actual number of on-time arrivals)?
7. Which airlines got the most complaints? Fewest complaints? What are 3 factors other than airline performance that could lead to an increase in customer complaints?
8. Was Southwest Airlines rated best or worst in relation to mishandled bags? Can you think of 1-2 factors (other than incompetence or computer glitches) that may have contributed to this rating?
9. Which two airlines bumped the largest number of passengers? Which two bumped the fewest?
10. One of the categories is Extreme Delays and another is 2-HR Tarmac Delays. Which airline had the fewest of both? Why not simplify the data by combining the 2 categories into 1 category and name it Delays?
11. The airline industry average for canceled flights was 1.65% (not visual in the display above) in 2013. Which airline had to have less than 1.65% cancellations (average or mean)? Which airline had to have more than 1.65% cancellations? Based on central tendency measures, how do you know your 2 airline choices are correct?
12. Which airline has the greatest number of Best rankings? Which airline was ranked as Best Overall? While you cannot see the actual performance data, why is it likely that the airline with the greatest number of Best ranks would end up being the Best Overall? What could have occurred to lower the Overall Rank position?

13. JetBlue and Southwest appear (visually) to be the most inconsistent in their rankings with more high and low ratings. Looking at the nine airlines on eight different ratings (follow colors to help), which airline(s) would you choose as the most consistent (least variance–not best or worst) across the eight categories? Why?

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