Give specific examples of situations where battery performance is of crucial importance to a mobile device user. What specific recommendations would you make to battery developers to improve the user experience with mobile devices?

Give specific examples of situations where battery performance is of crucial importance to a mobile device user. What specific recommendations would you make to battery developers to improve the user experience with mobile devices?

 

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Assume that you are given responsibility to create a new alarm clock app and you are limited to requesting only three permissions. A few such permissions are shown in Table 16.3. Answer the following questions. a. If you could choose only three, which would you choose and why? Would your app perform satisfactorily with these three permissions? b. If you were allowed to request a fourth permission, which would you pick and why? c. If there are additional permissions that you believe would be ideal to have, which would you choose and why?

Assume that you are given responsibility to create a new alarm clock app and you are limited to requesting only three permissions. A few such permissions are shown in Table 16.3. Answer the following questions.

a. If you could choose only three, which would you choose and why? Would your app perform satisfactorily with these three permissions?

b. If you were allowed to request a fourth permission, which would you pick and why?

c. If there are additional permissions that you believe would be ideal to have, which would you choose and why?

 

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Research the figures for the installed base for both Android and the Apple iOS system and compare the growth rates of each. a. Give your opinion as to the future of both operating systems and explain your reasoning. b. Which do you personally prefer? Explain why. c. What recommendation would you give a systems administrator who had to set the policy for an organization? Would you include both, or just one? Explain.

Research the figures for the installed base for both Android and the Apple iOS system and compare the growth rates of each.

a. Give your opinion as to the future of both operating systems and explain your reasoning.

b. Which do you personally prefer? Explain why.

c. What recommendation would you give a systems administrator who had to set the policy for an organization? Would you include both, or just one? Explain.

 

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Selected for the Paper Review assignment Note … for assignment 2, the Paper critique assignment, the list below represents papers already selected by other students. Before you send me a paper for approval, please check the list below. If it is in the list below it has already been selected, please choose another. # Paper Assigned to 1 The Implementation of Business Process Reengineering – Grover et.al. Armi Jane 2 Does Experience Matter? Factors Affecting the Understandability of the Business Process Modelling Notation – Gabryelczyka & Jurczuk Arlene 3 What Have We Unlearned Since the Early Days of the Process Movement? – Regev et.al Jonjie 4 Green Business Process Management: A Research Agenda – Ghose et.al Joe 5 Methodology for Modeling and Analysis of Business Processes (MMABP) – Repa, Bruckner Priyanka 6 Properties that influence business process management maturity and its effect on organizational performance – Dijkman et.al Daniel 7 Event-Driven Manufacturing Process Management Approach – Estruch & Alvaro Sathvik 8 The Business Process Management Map – an Effective Means for Managing the Enterprise Value Chain – Fleaca & Fleaca Koonara 9 Implementing Metaplanning with Business Process Management – Campagna et.al Zirghaam 10 A generic structure for business process modeling – Fu-Ren et.al Logeshwari 11 Business process modelling using ARIS: process architecture – Tbaishat Marianne 12 Business process modelling challenges and solutions: a literature review – lotaibi Shreeja 13 Slice, Mine and Dice: Complexity-Aware Automated Discovery of Business Process Models – Ekanayake et.al Mona 14 Factors and measures of business process modelling: model building through a multiple case study – Bandara et.al Andrew T 15 Business Process Management in Cloud – Baeyens Khalil 16 Challenges in Business Processes Modeling – Is Agile BPM a Solution – Weißbach et.al

Selected for the Paper Review assignment
Note … for assignment 2, the Paper critique assignment, the list below represents papers already selected by
other students. Before you send me a paper for approval, please check the list below. If it is in the list below
it has already been selected, please choose another.
# Paper Assigned to
1 The Implementation of Business Process Reengineering – Grover et.al. Armi Jane
2 Does Experience Matter? Factors Affecting the Understandability of the Business
Process Modelling Notation – Gabryelczyka & Jurczuk
Arlene
3 What Have We Unlearned Since the Early Days of the Process Movement? – Regev
et.al
Jonjie
4 Green Business Process Management: A Research Agenda – Ghose et.al Joe
5 Methodology for Modeling and Analysis of Business Processes (MMABP) – Repa,
Bruckner
Priyanka
6 Properties that influence business process management maturity and its effect on
organizational performance – Dijkman et.al
Daniel
7 Event-Driven Manufacturing Process Management Approach – Estruch & Alvaro Sathvik
8 The Business Process Management Map – an Effective Means for Managing the
Enterprise Value Chain – Fleaca & Fleaca
Koonara
9 Implementing Metaplanning with Business Process Management – Campagna et.al Zirghaam
10 A generic structure for business process modeling – Fu-Ren et.al Logeshwari
11 Business process modelling using ARIS: process architecture – Tbaishat Marianne
12 Business process modelling challenges and solutions: a literature review – lotaibi Shreeja
13 Slice, Mine and Dice: Complexity-Aware Automated Discovery of Business Process
Models – Ekanayake et.al
Mona
14 Factors and measures of business process modelling: model building through a
multiple case study – Bandara et.al
Andrew T
15 Business Process Management in Cloud – Baeyens Khalil
16 Challenges in Business Processes Modeling – Is Agile BPM a Solution – Weißbach
et.al

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For this assignment you are to select and review an academic paper on Business Process Management. The paper you select must be directly relevant to business process engineering or business process management. You must identify at least 3 other relevant articles and use them to support your review. A possible source of papers are the Proceedings of the 11t h through 13th International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM) (see below), but the paper can be from any academic conference or other relevant Journal. All students must select a different paper, thus the paper must be approved by your lecturer before proceeding. In case two students are wanting to review the same paper the first who email the lecturer will be allocated that paper. Your response should be limited to 2000 words (not including references). Use 1.5 spacing with a 12 point Times New Roman font. Though your paper will largely be based on the chosen article, you must use other sources to support your discussion. Citation of sources is mandatory and must be in the Harvard style. Many students fail this assignment because they do not know or use the basic skills required for writing a review essay. Help on how to write a review essay is available via the Victoria University Website. Another site with helpful ideas is at: http://www.canberra.edu.au/studyskills/writing . Your review report must include: • Title Page: The title of the assignment, the name of the paper you are reviewing and its authors, and your name and student ID. • Introduction: A statement of the purpose for your essay and a brief outline of how you will discuss the selected article (one or two paragraphs). Make sure to identify the article being reviewed. • Body: Describe the intention and content of the article. If it is a research report, discuss the research method (survey, case study, observation, experiment, or other method) and findings. Comment on problems or issues highlighted by the authors. Discuss the conclusions of the article and how they are relevant to Business Process Management. Comparing ideas in the article you are reviewing to other articles discussing related topics will add significant strength to your paper. Note that it is expected that there will be many citations referring to the paper you are reviewing. • Conclusion: A summary of the points you have made in the body of the paper. These should match your stated purpose. The conclusion should not introduce any ‘new’ material that was not discussed in the body of the paper. (One or two paragraphs) • References: A list of sources used in your text. They should be listed alphabetically by (first) author’s family name. Follow the Harvard style. The footer must include your name, student ID, and page number. The following links may assist in finding the required readings through the VU library (‘SpringerLink’ database): A link to some VU Library suggested resources are: (however you are not limited to these resources). Consult library staff if there are problems with these resources BPM 2015; LNCS Volume Number 9253, http://0-link.springer.com.library.vu.edu.au/book/10.1007/978-3-319-23063-4 BPM 2014; LNCS Volume Number 8659, http://0-link.springer.com.library.vu.edu.au/book/10.1007/978-3-319-10172-9 BPM 2013; LNCS Volume Number 8094, http://0-link.springer.com.library.vu.edu.au/book/10.1007/978-3-642-40176-3 Submission: • Your assignment must be submitted via the Turnitin link provided on VU Collaborate as a single pdf file

For this assignment you are to select and review an academic paper on Business Process Management. The paper you select must be
directly relevant to business process engineering or business process management. You must identify at least 3 other relevant articles
and use them to support your review. A possible source of papers are the Proceedings of the 11t h through 13th International
Conference on Business Process Management (BPM) (see below), but the paper can be from any academic conference or other
relevant Journal. All students must select a different paper, thus the paper must be approved by your lecturer before proceeding. In
case two students are wanting to review the same paper the first who email the lecturer will be allocated that paper.
Your response should be limited to 2000 words (not including references). Use 1.5 spacing with a 12 point Times New Roman font.
Though your paper will largely be based on the chosen article, you must use other sources to support your discussion. Citation of
sources is mandatory and must be in the Harvard style.
Many students fail this assignment because they do not know or use the basic skills required for writing a review essay. Help on how
to write a review essay is available via the Victoria University Website. Another site with helpful ideas is at:
http://www.canberra.edu.au/studyskills/writing .
Your review report must include:
• Title Page: The title of the assignment, the name of the paper you are reviewing and its authors, and your name and student
ID.
• Introduction: A statement of the purpose for your essay and a brief outline of how you will discuss the selected article (one
or two paragraphs). Make sure to identify the article being reviewed.
• Body: Describe the intention and content of the article. If it is a research report, discuss the research method (survey, case
study, observation, experiment, or other method) and findings. Comment on problems or issues highlighted by the authors.
Discuss the conclusions of the article and how they are relevant to Business Process Management. Comparing ideas in the
article you are reviewing to other articles discussing related topics will add significant strength to your paper. Note that it is
expected that there will be many citations referring to the paper you are reviewing.
• Conclusion: A summary of the points you have made in the body of the paper. These should match your stated purpose.
The conclusion should not introduce any ‘new’ material that was not discussed in the body of the paper. (One or two
paragraphs)
• References: A list of sources used in your text. They should be listed alphabetically by (first) author’s family name.
Follow the Harvard style.
The footer must include your name, student ID, and page number. The following links may assist in finding the required readings
through the VU library (‘SpringerLink’ database):
A link to some VU Library suggested resources are: (however you are not limited to these resources). Consult library staff if there
are problems with these resources
BPM 2015; LNCS Volume Number 9253, http://0-link.springer.com.library.vu.edu.au/book/10.1007/978-3-319-23063-4
BPM 2014; LNCS Volume Number 8659, http://0-link.springer.com.library.vu.edu.au/book/10.1007/978-3-319-10172-9
BPM 2013; LNCS Volume Number 8094, http://0-link.springer.com.library.vu.edu.au/book/10.1007/978-3-642-40176-3
Submission:
• Your assignment must be submitted via the Turnitin link provided on VU Collaborate as a single pdf file

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Which of the following is an ethical issue that may result from using performance management systems? Avoidance of discrimination Protection of employee privacy Monitor and improve employee productivity Information for employee development Question 3 Which of the following statements BEST describes a mentor? A mentor is someone who is an experienced, senior employee who helps a less experienced employee. A mentor is someone who works one-on-one with an employee and provides feedback. A mentor is someone who provides resources, such as mentors, courses, or job experiences. A mentor is someone who helps develop employee learning by teaching them to obtain feedback. Question 4 Which of the following is a possible problem that may arise with job rotation? Managers and employees understand job rotation expectations. Exposes high potential employees to experiences for management preparation. May give employees short-term perspective on problems and solutions. Top management must be committed to program success and meeting goals. Question 5 Which of the following BEST describes a protean career while trying to become the “norm” in today’s ever changing society? Frequent changes based on a person’s interests, abilities and values A sequence of positions within an occupation Job security and a career ladder to climb A job that involves repetitive tasks Question 6 Lawsuits related to discrimination or unjust dismissal may arise if: an employee feels decisions were based on traits other than behavior or performance. there is a defensible performance management system based on valid job analysis. an employee can have upper level managers review evaluations or request an appeal. requirements for job success are clearly communicated to employees. Question 7 A benchmark is a tool that: evaluates employees’ performance on a number of exercises. measures performance and is used by supervisors, peers, employees, and customers. identifies individual preferences in decision making, lifestyle, and information gathering. gathers ratings of a manager’s use of skills associated with success in managing. Question 8 Which of the following is TRUE when using performance feedback? Performance feedback should be used in a session no more than once per year. Managers and employees should be well prepared during a session of performance feedback. Employees should not be permitted to voice their opinions during a session of performance feedback. Content should emphasize personality not behaviors during a session of performance feedback. Question 9 The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, assessment centers, benchmarks, and the 360-degree feedback are all examples of what? Job experiences Formal education Types of assessment Interpersonal relationships Question 10 Which of the purposes of performance management is to help the organization achieve its business objectives? Strategic purpose Administrative purpose Developmental purpose Managerial purpose

Which of the following is an ethical issue that may result from using performance management systems?

Avoidance of discrimination

Protection of employee privacy

Monitor and improve employee productivity

Information for employee development


Question 3


Which of the following statements BEST describes a mentor?


A mentor is someone who is an experienced, senior employee who helps a less experienced employee.

A mentor is someone who works one-on-one with an employee and provides feedback.

A mentor is someone who provides resources, such as mentors, courses, or job experiences.

A mentor is someone who helps develop employee learning by teaching them to obtain feedback.

Question 4


Which of the following is a possible problem that may arise with job rotation?


Managers and employees understand job rotation expectations.

Exposes high potential employees to experiences for management preparation.

May give employees short-term perspective on problems and solutions.

Top management must be committed to program success and meeting goals.

Question 5


Which of the following BEST describes a protean career while trying to become the "norm" in today's ever changing society?


Frequent changes based on a person's interests, abilities and values

A sequence of positions within an occupation

Job security and a career ladder to climb

A job that involves repetitive tasks

Question 6


Lawsuits related to discrimination or unjust dismissal may arise if:


an employee feels decisions were based on traits other than behavior or performance.

there is a defensible performance management system based on valid job analysis.

an employee can have upper level managers review evaluations or request an appeal.

requirements for job success are clearly communicated to employees.

Question 7


A benchmark is a tool that:


evaluates employees' performance on a number of exercises.

measures performance and is used by supervisors, peers, employees, and customers.

identifies individual preferences in decision making, lifestyle, and information gathering.

gathers ratings of a manager's use of skills associated with success in managing.

Question 8


Which of the following is TRUE when using performance feedback?


Performance feedback should be used in a session no more than once per year.

Managers and employees should be well prepared during a session of performance feedback.

Employees should not be permitted to voice their opinions during a session of performance feedback.

Content should emphasize personality not behaviors during a session of performance feedback.

Question 9


The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, assessment centers, benchmarks, and the 360-degree feedback are all examples of what?

Job experiences

Formal education

Types of assessment

Interpersonal relationships

Question 10


Which of the purposes of performance management is to help the organization achieve its business objectives?


Strategic purpose

Administrative purpose

Developmental purpose

Managerial purpose

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Create an idea for an innovation along with a model you find useful for evaluating its merits. You are responsible for completing research on various models. While there are several models in circulation for evaluating innovations, such as The Lean StartUp Plan, NOMMAR, SNIFF, and the linear and mental models of innovation, innovators should not feel constrained by any particular model. Feel free to borrow elements from multiple models to develop one that would work best to most effectively evaluate your own innovation.

Create an idea for an innovation along with a model you find useful for evaluating its merits. You are responsible for completing research on various models. While there are several models in circulation for evaluating innovations, such as The Lean StartUp Plan, NOMMAR, SNIFF, and the linear and mental models of innovation, innovators should not feel constrained by any particular model. Feel free to borrow elements from multiple models to develop one that would work best to most effectively evaluate your own innovation.

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Introduction • Background and Case Focus Case analysis & findings • Thorough review of questions • implications and interpretation of case findings Recommendations & Conclusions • Viability of suggested recommendations • Relevance and appropriateness of conclusions *Introduction – Brief history of the company and case focus including the main issues covered in the case. *Questions and Answers – In a logical sequence highlight the questions and discuss the answers (main part). *Conclusions – What lessons can be learnt from the case discussion. *Recommendations – What practical steps can be taken to address the problems or issues highlighted in the case.

Introduction
•	Background and Case Focus

Case analysis & findings
•	Thorough review of questions 
•	implications and interpretation of case findings

Recommendations & Conclusions
•	Viability of suggested recommendations
•	Relevance and appropriateness of conclusions

*Introduction – Brief history of the company and case focus including the main issues covered in the case. 

*Questions and Answers – In a logical sequence highlight the questions and discuss the answers (main part).

*Conclusions – What lessons can be learnt from the case discussion.

*Recommendations – What practical steps can be taken to address the problems or issues highlighted in the case.

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The executive in your company wants to propose a new information system that may provide a strategic impact on the business by gathering data on competitors’ customers. He has asked your opinion about the new system. In a 3-4 page email response, provide your opinions about the system. Be sure to answer the following questions: • What would the advantages and disadvantages of the system be? • What ethical problems could this system create? Provide at least two examples of problems. • Does it matter whether the customers are individuals or businesses? Why or why not? Make sure to use the APA style that and provide enough detail to fully support your opinion.

The executive in your company wants to propose a new information system that may provide a strategic impact on the business by gathering data on competitors' customers. He has asked your opinion about the new system.
In a 3-4 page email response, provide your opinions about the system. Be sure to answer the following questions:
•	What would the advantages and disadvantages of the system be?
•	What ethical problems could this system create? Provide at least two examples of problems.
•	Does it matter whether the customers are individuals or businesses? Why or why not?
Make sure to use the APA style that and provide enough detail to fully support your opinion.

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1. Review the Inquirer to determine Digby’s current strategy. How will they seek a competitive advantage? From the following list, select the top five sources of competitive advantage that Digby would be most likely to pursue. Select: 5 Seek high automation levels Seek the lowest price in their target market while maintaining a competitive contribution margin Seek excellent product designs, high awareness, and high accessibility Accept lower plant utilization and higher capacities to insure sufficient capacity is available to meet demand Increase demand through TQM initiatives Seek high plant utilization, even if it risks occasional small stockouts Reduce cost of goods through TQM initiatives Add additional products Offer attractive credit terms Reduce labor costs through training and recruitment 2. Rank the following companies from high to low cumulative profit, (in descending order, 1=highest, 4=lowest). Rank in order from 1 to 4 Digby Andrews Baldwin Chester 3. Which description best fits Baldwin in your industry? For clarity: – A differentiator competes through good designs, high awareness, and easy accessibility. – A cost leader competes on price by reducing costs and passing the savings to customers. – A broad player competes in all parts of the market. – A niche player competes in selected parts of the market. Which of these four statements best describes this competitor? Select: 1 Baldwin is a niche cost leader Baldwin is a broad differentiator Baldwin is a broad cost leader Baldwin is a niche differentiator 4. If Baldwin issued 1000 shares of common stock at last year’s end price, the effect on the balance sheet would be: Select: 1 Retained earnings would increase by $4,413 Retained earnings would increase by $44,128 Equity would decrease by $4,413 Equity would increase by $44,128 5. The Baldwin Company has just purchased $40,900,000 of plant and equipment that has an estimated useful life of 15 years. The expected salvage value at the end of 15 years is $4,090,000. What will the depreciation expense for this purchase (exclude all other plant and equipment) be after its second year of use? (Use FASB GAAP) Select: 1 $4,908,000 $5,453,333 $2,454,000 $2,726,667 6. What is the Quick Ratio of Chester? Select: 1 2.01 .50 1.46 .69 7. Chester has a ROA of 0.13 (ROA = Net income/Total Assets). That means: Select: 1 Every dollar of Chester’s assets result in earnings of $0.13. Chester uses $0.87 of each dollar earned to purchase assets. Chester uses $0.13 of each dollar earned to purchase assets. Every dollar of Chester’s assets result in earnings of $0.87. 8. Midyear on July 31st, the Digby Corporation’s balance sheet reported: Total Liabilities of $25.571 million Cash of $2.010 million Total Assets of $41.126 million Total Common Stock of $1.270 million. What were the Digby Corporation’s retained earnings? Select: 1 $16.295 million $16.825 million $18.835 million $14.285 million

1. Review the Inquirer to determine Digby's current strategy. How will they seek a competitive advantage? From the following list, select the top five sources of competitive advantage that Digby would be most likely to pursue.
Select: 5
Seek high automation levels
Seek the lowest price in their target market while maintaining a competitive contribution margin
Seek excellent product designs, high awareness, and high accessibility
Accept lower plant utilization and higher capacities to insure sufficient capacity is available to meet demand
Increase demand through TQM initiatives
Seek high plant utilization, even if it risks occasional small stockouts
Reduce cost of goods through TQM initiatives
Add additional products
Offer attractive credit terms
Reduce labor costs through training and recruitment
2. Rank the following companies from high to low cumulative profit, (in descending order, 1=highest, 4=lowest).
Rank in order from 1 to 4
Digby
Andrews
Baldwin
Chester
3. Which description best fits Baldwin in your industry? For clarity:

- A differentiator competes through good designs, high awareness, and easy accessibility.
- A cost leader competes on price by reducing costs and passing the savings to customers.
- A broad player competes in all parts of the market.
- A niche player competes in selected parts of the market.

Which of these four statements best describes this competitor?
Select: 1
Baldwin is a niche cost leader
Baldwin is a broad differentiator
Baldwin is a broad cost leader
Baldwin is a niche differentiator
4. If Baldwin issued 1000 shares of common stock at last year's end price, the effect on the balance sheet would be:
Select: 1
Retained earnings would increase by $4,413
Retained earnings would increase by $44,128
Equity would decrease by $4,413
Equity would increase by $44,128
5. The Baldwin Company has just purchased $40,900,000 of plant and equipment that has an estimated useful life of 15 years. The expected salvage value at the end of 15 years is $4,090,000. What will the depreciation expense for this purchase (exclude all other plant and equipment) be after its second year of use? (Use FASB GAAP)
Select: 1
$4,908,000
$5,453,333
$2,454,000
$2,726,667
6. What is the Quick Ratio of Chester?
Select: 1
2.01
.50
1.46
.69
7. Chester has a ROA of 0.13 (ROA = Net income/Total Assets). That means:
Select: 1
Every dollar of Chester's assets result in earnings of $0.13.
Chester uses $0.87 of each dollar earned to purchase assets.
Chester uses $0.13 of each dollar earned to purchase assets.
Every dollar of Chester's assets result in earnings of $0.87.
8. Midyear on July 31st, the Digby Corporation's balance sheet reported:

Total Liabilities of $25.571 million
Cash of $2.010 million
Total Assets of $41.126 million
Total Common Stock of $1.270 million.

What were the Digby Corporation's retained earnings?
Select: 1
$16.295 million
$16.825 million
$18.835 million
$14.285 million

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