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Case Study

Foundations of Business Analysis
Trimester 1, 2019
Assessment 1
Weight: 25%
Total Marks: 100

Case Study – Bank A

Australians lost almost half a billion dollars in credit card fraud in a single year

As we become an increasingly cashless society, tech savvy criminals are stepping up efforts to rip us off — and credit card theft is through the roof. Australia’s love ofonline shopping and the move towards an increasingly cashless society have seen an explosion in credit card fraud. Analysis by consumer comparison‘card-not-present’ fraud rose a staggering 76 per cent in the 12months to June 30, 2018, to 1.8 million dodgy transactions. “It’s a bigger increase than I expected,” says Angus Kidman, editor-in-chief at “I don’t know it people realise how prevalent it is. I think we’re aware it’s a problem — we hear about attempted fraud with credit cards — but the volume of fraud is huge.” The value of card-not-present crime rose 7.8 per cent to $478 mil…


As regards crypto currency, an agreement exists between its security and flexibility; as the programmers are provided more freedom on accessing digital ledgers, the system being prone to hacker increases. Ethereum, being the next generation of digital ledger technology allowed the transaction of ether(crypto currency) and has also developed various applications related to smart contract (Grishchenko, Maffei&Schneidewind, 2018). Smart contract comprises the base for accumulating digital assets along with multiple localized applications within the area of the digital ledger. As these smart contracts are popular and unchangeable, they become extremely vulnerable due to the easy coding errors by their programmers. The increase in the security breaches and the constant loss of revenue has compelled the increase in security criteria’s in programming of smart contracts. The prime motive is to help smart contract programmers by presenting an assortment of the familiar security issues, scr…

IT Project Management


Assessment Details

Qualification Code : ICT60415
Qualifiction Name: Advanced Diploma of IT Project Management Unit Code :  ICTPMG601 Assessment TypeCase Study/ Questioning
Assessment 1:
Clear and decisive governance is vital for success in ICT projects. The key factors which contribute to good project management include the governance structure, senior level engagement and experienced project managers.
Organization (x) establishes key principles designed to avoid the common failures associated with ineffective project governance in relation to its previous project. Then it develops a project governance structure that puts these principles into action.
Strategic goal: successful project management within the organization
In relation to this study, please address the following sections:
Part A – Governance Structure
1.Project strategy 2.Project principles 3.Project Governance framework 4.Project communication process 5.Specify the steps required to establish cohesiv…

Communication Strategy

Assignment Description
Word Count: 3,000 words Total Marks- 40 Topic of the Assignment – Draft a Communication Strategy plan for a new launched company to establish brand image.
·All assignments must be put through safe assignment and a hard copy be handed over to the teacher. ·Late submission will result in a deduction of 5 marks.
1-Develop a wellCommunication Strategy planto establish and maintain the image of a new product or the service. The product or service can be anything for example- New home appliances, furniture, merchandise, hotel service, restaurant, telephone service etc.
2-Write a bibliography (5-20 references) and word count. 3-Writemission statement, objective and develop communication strategy plan to achieve company goal. Assess its success, its reputation and image in the marketplace and in the society,
4-What are the factors you keep in mind while preparing communication strategy plan. These could include: ·Environmental factors ·Cultural Factors ·New governme…

Digital-Only Banks Become a Real Threat

Digital-only bank brands are rapidly in flowing the U.S. market after the success of Simple, launched by BBVA Compass in 2009. Ever since,quite a few large banks have followed, together with JP Morgan Chase with Finn and Wells Fargo with Greenhouse.As stated by the Federal Reserve, more than half of all smartphone users avail mobile banking facilities, and that number escalates to 67 percent among millennials.The primary significant banking strategy acknowledged by bankers in 2018 was to restructure or increase their customers’ digital experience.
Digital transformation is a survival strategy for banks today. Retail banks in the United States are investing heavily on new technologies and staff as a part of a larger push for digital initiatives. U.S. banking digital revolution expenditure is projected to rise at a yearly rate of 22.5% by 2020, with most of the reputable banks assigning approximately 40% of their IT budget to meet these digital transformation goals.
On the business end, t…

Organizational Behavior

Scenario: You have seen a recruitment advertisement for the position of ‘Organizational Development Officer’ at a large organization in the City. Following your application, you have been shortlisted for interview and have been asked to complete a number of tasks to demonstrate;
·your knowledge and understanding of effective leadership behavior ·the impact of organizational structures and cultures on effectiveness ·how organizations can improve the effectiveness of employees in responding to business opportunities.
Activity 1: As part of the selection process, you have been asked to prepare a report to submit at your interview. In this report you must demonstrate your understanding of effective leadership behavior theory and leadership practice. Your report must cover the following topics:
a)an evaluation of leadership theories b)an evaluation of the impact of managerial styles on organizational effectiveness c)an analysis of how motivational theory can inform employee motivation d)an analys…

Project Management

Scenario: You are employed as an Office Manager in a company based in the centre of London. The company provides consultancy services to businesses around the world, particularly in the area of management development. All of the consultants work remotely from home and the office function, with a team of 10 people, is purely administrative. The Managing Director has announced that the offices will be relocated to the area around Banbury, Oxfordshire in order to reduce costs. She has asked you to lead a small team from the office and involve consultants to plan and execute this move. She wishes to retain the same size administrative team. In her announcement, she also confirmed the current business objectives and the specific objectives associated with the move. These include:
·Continuing to grow business income by 10% annually ·Enhancing profitability partially by reducing the physical costs associated with accommodation ·Retaining the business earning capacity ·Improving the quality of sup…