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Transformation Management Business Process Re-engineering 10 November 2010
MBA INNOVATIVE MANAGEMENT Coursework Business Process Re-engineering
“Business Process Reengineering (BPR) is described as the analysis and design of workflows and processes within an organization which includes business processes with a set of logically related tasks performed to achieve a defined business outcome. Reengineering is further described as the basis for many recent developments in modern management. The cross-functional team, for example, has become popular because of the desire to re-engineer separate functional tasks into complete cross-functional processes. It is the analysis and design of workflows and processes within an organization. A business process is a set of logically related tasks performed to achieve a defined business outcome. Re-engineering is the basis for many recent developments in management. Peter Carter, an expert in BPR, describes Business Process Reengineering as the main way in which organizations become more efficient and modernize. He continues to describe Business process reengineering as one process that transforms an organization in ways that directly affect performance within the business or organization. Hammer & Champy describe BPR as the fundamental reconsideration and radical redesign of organizational processes, in order to achieve drastic improvement in current improvement in cost, service and speed.” Question: In view of the above statement, critically evaluate what Business Process Reengineering stands for the business or organisation, carefully making detailed analyses of each step that a business or organisation may employ in using Business Process Reengineering to make it more efficient and profitable. [100 marks]
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Assessment Criteria: (90%+) Structure and organisati on Presentati on A polished and imaginative approach to the topic Superbly presented (80% .89%) Carefully and logically organised (70% .79%) Shows organisation and coherence (60% 69%) Shows some attempt to organise in a logical manner Adequately presented (50% 59%) Disorganise d/ incoherent (5% 49%) No structure or organisatio n at all Careless and/or inconsisten t presentatio n Incoherent Very well presented Good presentation Poorly presented Expressio n/ style Fluently written in an appropriate academic style Has addressed the question comprehensiv ely and imaginatively Extensive evidence of reviewing relevant material outside of the core readings Excellent level of analysis Excellent conclusion that is directly related to the question Accurate and consistent referencing encompassing a very broad range of academic resources Well written in an appropriate academic style Has addressed the question comprehensiv ely and with good imagination Significant evidence of reviewing relevant material outside of the core readings Very good level of analysis Solid conclusion that is directly relevant to the question Accurate and consistent referencing encompassing a wide range of academic resources Well written but lacking the appropriate style Has addressed the question comprehensiv ely and with some attempt to demonstrate imagination Enough use of relevant material outside the core readings Knowledg e Adequately written but has no academic style Has addressed the main purpose of the question Some evidence of reviewing relevant material outside of the core readings Some evidence of analysis Adequate conclusion with weak relevance to the question Referencing with few mistakes encompassi ng a narrow range of resources Poorly written Source material Analysis Logical conclusion s related to the wording of questions Referencin g Good level of analysis Good conclusion with little relevance to the question Accurate and consistent referencing without a wide range of academic resources Some of the work is focused on the aims and themes of the question No evidence of reviewing relevant material outside of the core readings Little evidence of analysis Some attempt at a conclusion however it has no relevance to the question Referencing with numerous mistakes encompassi ng a narrow range of resources Fails to address the question set No evidence of core or associated readings No evidence of analysis No conclusion s or irrelevant conclusion No referencin g BITE MBA INNOVATIVE MANAGEMENT _Assignments Page 2 of 7 .
(1500 words) Note that this is not just a review of literature .you have to argue about the strengths and weaknesses of the literature that you find. you still need to find a specific narrow research area so that you can compare articles. You may not use Intel as your research subject. One option is to select articles on one organisation or sector of business. BITE MBA INNOVATIVE MANAGEMENT _Assignments Page 3 of 7 . Topic area In order to do this you are required to research 3-4 articles in peer reviewed texts (journals and books) that consider both of: • Information Technology Management And / or • Organisational Learning But • NOT strategy While you are strongly encouraged to research an aspect of more than one of these areas. or any other area where significant peer reviewed literature has already been given out.MBA INNOVATIVE MANAGEMENT Coursework Module Name Topic Name Due Date Organisation Management Organisation Learning and Information Technology Management 10th November 2010 Organisation Learning and Information Technology Management Task: The assignment is to develop a literature critique.
” “A critique and comparison of three items of literature in Information Searching” “A critique and comparison of three items of literature in Management Information Systems” “A critique and comparison of three items of literature in Technology Acceptance” “A critique and comparison of three items of literature in Organisational Learning” “Information technology has a prominent role in facilitating Organisational Learning and establishing better communication between the people and the leadership. Critiquing the Literature The literature critique is very important as a means of establishing what is already known about the topic you are researching. support your methods (including measuring instruments) and provide criteria for evaluating your findings. BITE MBA INNOVATIVE MANAGEMENT _Assignments Page 4 of 7 . a chosen area of IT management and organisation learning]. Your search and critique of the literature should also enable you to refine. what is already known. and perhaps to identify new ones that can be incorporated. and maybe reformulate. Academic underpinning can also enlighten your investigation. It is just these existing contrasts. Used in this way. On any issue of significance you will find different views. what gaps there are. The process of searching the relevant literature is a means to an end. as far as possible. Controversies or disagreements among academics should be spotted and the student should endeavour to take a stand that is logically argued out. academic underpinning from literature critique can provide a research question. Discuss. ideas not fully tested and areas for further research can also be spotted from study of existing literature. That end product is more than a comprehensive and extensive listing of published relevant work. conflicts and differences which prompt the questions which researchers seek to answer. While it is important not to be overawed by the literature.” “Discuss organisational memory loss” Note: Any theoretical work should be fully referenced in the correct academic manner and all web-sites should also be fully referenced in Harvard format. These sources need to be related to one another and analysed and evaluated in a critical way (note that 'critical' does not imply only negativity but rather an evaluation of both strengths and limitations). Gaps in knowledge. it is also essential to ensure. hypothesis or problem to be investigated.Suggested Titles: “A critique and comparison of three items of literature in [……………. the questions that you posed at the outset. seemingly conflicting evidence being cited and different theoretical views being presented. A Critical Literature Appraisal The literature critique should not merely state what has been published but a critique should be carried out. and what sorts of theoretical concepts are currently being used by researchers in the area.
analytical and critically reflective: not just a listing and description. This is done: to identify the main viewpoints and how they relate to one another. styles. Marking Scheme: Choice of suitable articles Critique (e. each text discussed can be seen to bear in some significant way upon these questions/ hypotheses.One key feature of a literature critique is to attempt to impose an order on these differences. and why. as appropriate) Referencing.g. and / or validity of articles) Comparison of articles (e. A further important part of the critique process is the examination of the research methodology used and the form of analysis of the data collected. of research approaches.g. conclusions. of strengths. forward looking: indicating any gaps in the literature and/or potential areas for further exploration. your literature critique should be: relevant: to one or more of the research topics being considered. weaknesses. and to show which research evidence contributes to which arguments. and / or findings. and layout (including use of English) 10% 40% 40% 10% BITE MBA INNOVATIVE MANAGEMENT _Assignments Page 5 of 7 . Do different positions on an issue come from the evidence and its method of collection? Are the conclusions justified on the basis of the evidence available? In summary. coherent: the discussion of the different texts makes clear their relationships to each other.
Report Structure For 40 to 49% • Write an understandable report • Identify and explain the basics of some key issues covered by the articles Report Conte nt • Explain your research For 50 to 59% • Write a coherent report • Demonstrate in writing a basic understanding of the issues that relate to your research. Develop a flow of arguments that progress logically from the introduction. relevant source material • Quote sources to an accepted standard For 70% + • Bring the elements of the report together into a coherent and critical whole. • Include in your report appropriately selected and arranged reference material. through the discussion and analysis. • Clearly explain your research. • Relate your final conclusions to your findings For 60 to 69% • Write a structured. and select current. this will be done through comparison of articles and discussion in your text. and produce an appropriate reference section • Explain your research and discuss the issues. BITE MBA INNOVATIVE MANAGEMENT _Assignments Page 6 of 7 . evaluate. clear. into the conclusions. built on appropriate research. and critically review the practical issues against the theory and literature • Show clear relationships between: • your chosen area of research • your findings • your conclusions • Show clear evidence of how your own ideas and critical thinking contribute to understanding of the topic. comprehensive report • Demonstrate a depth of understanding of the information management issues that relate to your research articles • Critically analyse.
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