Category Archives: EDUCATION

PeopleBot Robot (MobileSim Simulator):550911

Question:

Creating a 2D Map of an Unknown Environment

The learning outcomes that are assessed by this coursework are:

  1. A critical awareness of current techniques used for mapping and localisation
  2. A comprehensive understanding of stochastic techniques for robot mapping and localisation.
  3. Demonstrate originality in the application of knowledge of robot mapping and localisation.

Resources:

For this assignment you will be using the PeopleBot robot (and MobileSim simulator) and the Aria C++ libraries. A program implementing a simple wandering behaviour has been created for you – use this as you starting point. You may only use the robots odometer and sonar sensors to construct the map. The robots laser range finder (SICK) and the Aria Navigation Libraries (SONARNL) should not be used.

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Effectiveness of a Strategy Plan:564565

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Question 1
© Linguis International Institute 2016 US 27771 (v2) Student Assessment Guide Page 5 of 9
Developed by Donald Brian Simon
There are two parts to this question: Parts A & B. (1.1)
In Part A you are required to evaluate the implementation of a strategic plan against a set of given variables.
In Part B you are required to evaluate the implementation of the plan against organizational requirements
Part A:
With reference to the variables listed below (a-h)
Evaluate the actual performance of the organization in the case study in terms of the alignment with its strategic plan.
The variables are:
a) Time
b) Cost
c) Deliverables (project outcomes)
d) Functions
e) Use of resources
f) Risk management
g) Variations
h) Recommendations for change
Part B:
Using data on your organization’s performance, evaluate the strategic plan in terms of how well it meets the requirements of the organization.
Your answer should cover the following requirements:
a) Organizational purpose and/or direction
b) Organization policies and processes
c) Compliance: legislative/legal, health and safety
d) Risk management
e) Sustainability
Question 2 (1.2)
© Linguis International Institute 2016 US 27771 (v2) Student Assessment Guide Page 6 of 9
Developed by Donald Brian Simon
Evaluate the effectiveness of the strategic plan in achieving its intended outcomes.
(i) Identify at least three intended outcomes and their respective performance criteria in each case used to measure achievement.
(ii) Evaluate the effectiveness of the strategic plan in achieving at least three outcomes on the basis of the organization’s performance against its performance indicators.
Question 3 (1.3)
Based on your evaluation, identify at least three potential improvements you would make to any future strategic plans and their implementation.

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Business Strategy:567798

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Unit Learning Outcomes addressed:
1. Explain the key concepts of business strategy
2. Identify and critically evaluate strategy options
3. Select and apply strategic models to analyse an industry
4. Evaluate and select options to grow a business
5. Appraise international growth options for businesses.

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Project Time Management:572219

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This assignment allows you to develop your skills in planning a project, particularly scheduling the work and resources required to achieve a project’s objective. It also requires you to apply project management software to aid the planning, analysis and reporting of your project.
The following describes a fictitious but realistic project that you are to plan and manage as though you were the project manager and an active participant. You are to compile a schedule utilising MS-Project* to plan and manage this project. You will also be required to analyse and maintain that schedule.
You will be assessed on your ability to display an understanding of project scheduling concepts and you are expected to be able to apply the software to a degree that enables you to record and display appropriate project data to support your responses. Advanced skills with MS-Project are not required but clear presentation of your plans is essential.
The Project
You live and work in Perth, Western Australia with your partner/spouse and 2 teenaged children. You work as an executive responsible for the delivery of projects for a large, infrastructure development corporation. You and your family have (and only travel on) Australian passports.
Because of your recent successes with the delivery of two major infrastructure projects within Australia, you are invited to present a keynote paper on the first day of a 3-day international, industry conference to be held on 8th to 10th May 2017 in Prague. Your CEO is very pleased that the company’s expertise will be showcased and the firm will reimburse the cost of your travel and accommodation, however you will need to use your annual leave (you have more than 6 weeks owing) and arrange your own accommodation and travel.
Your family are very supportive. They have recently been discussing the idea of an overseas family holiday (before the youngsters become too old to enjoy travelling with the family), so you accept the invitation as conference speaker and take advantage of this opportunity to incorporate a family holiday to Europe. In a family meeting, it is determined that, to experience Europe properly, this holiday should be for 3-weeks. More time would put pressure on you at work and schooling. The family agree that the trip should include 3 or more countries (including Czech Republic) with at least 5 full days in each country visited. You will be attending the full conference although the other members of your family cannot, so they will sightsee over this time. Preferring not to start the trip being separated, you agree that at least one country should be visited before the Czech Republic. Having agreed to these constraints, you proceed to plan your holiday.
Your application for 3 weeks annual leave is granted for this trip, however your work commitments are such that you cannot leave Perth until after a hand-over meeting with your major client in Perth on 27th April 2017.
Assignment Requirements
Part A. Create a project schedule: (40 marks)
1. (20 marks) Develop a work breakdown structure (WBS) for this project. This should be structured to show all activities required to meet to project’s objectives including planning, delivering and concluding all related work and holiday events.
You can develop this WBS to whatever level of detail you require, however project reports in this assignment should show 50 to 75 items (ie. between 50 and 75 lines in the WBS of any report). Note that this is not a restriction on the level of detail for your planning but it is a restriction on the level of detail of your reporting.
2. (20 marks) Based on your WBS for the project, estimate the required resources and durations for the project activities.
Provide a Gantt Chart showing the plan for your project, including dependencies between the activities that comprise your project schedule and show the resources and the estimated durations of the components of your schedule.
In your Gantt Chart, clearly identify the start and end of the project and the dates planned for the work activities and any milestones that will need to be achieved to successfully manage the execution of the project. Show any date constraints and ensure that your schedule meets these.

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Advanced Management Accounting:567983

Question:

Discuss about the Report for Advanced Management Accounting.

Answer:

Introduction

Background Information about the Research Paper:

In the present time of globalisation, tight competition, globalised economy and introduction of new technologies forcing today’s corporation or business firms to access their performance by using strategic tools in order to compete in the global market and attain competitive advantages over the competitors. Business firms and their top management are usingtheBalancedScorecard approach as an innovative tool to access and improve overall organisational performance. For example, a BalancedScorecard is utilized by the senior or top management as a strategic tool to bring innovation and accountability into alignment with the current organisations practices, processes and methods for the purpose to access and improve overall performance. In the same way, it is a tool that is used by the top management to improve current and future organisational performance. It means by using a Balanced Scorecard, the top management of a company can identify and access the business performance in the different business areas including financial, customer, internal business, and learning/growth. Overall, it can be said that, a Balanced Scorecard  is an innovative, specific and dynamic tool or approach to access the performance of different business areas effectively.

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Trends in Food Science & Technology:578688

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Discuss about the Facts and terms for Trends in Food Science & Technology.

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Introduction

The Radio frequency identification use the electromagnetic fields which are used for the automatic identification and then focusing on the tags that contain the electronic storage of the information.  There are passive tags that collect the energy from the nearby RFID reader to interrogate the radio waves. (Bibi et al., 2017). There are active tags for handling the local power source with the batter that has been mainly to operate the different RFID readers. Here, the barcodes are set for the tags that are needed not for the line of sight of the reader which is embedded in the tracked object. RFID is based on working over the tagged forms which can easily allow the positive linking and setting the privacy with the security issues. The authentication and the barcodes are for providing the data, source and then reading the method authenticity.

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Designing or Evaluating:577459

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Students will undertake a project that either attempts to redesign an interaction device, or intensively evaluates an interaction device.  Evaluation of interaction is typically called usability, and may be undertaken as part of the design process, or may be undertaken because of identified problems. Students may undertake this project in groups in order to make better use of resources.

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Dealing With Consumers:574342

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“Johnny has decided to add a new range of pasta dishes to his menu. He has placed a large sign on the restaurant window promoting his new pasta dishes as the best pasta in town, made with all fresh ingredients!. Angel, the owner of Angels’ the Italian restaurant next door, is rather annoyed about the sign. She has been serving pasta for years. She has accused Johnny of misleading customers, because she knows that Johnny still used tinned olives (preserved in a can) in his pasta dishes. Johnny’s response is that even if the olives are from a tin, they are fresh from the tin. Angels has now threatened legal action under ACL s 18”.

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Indigenous and Substance Abuse:571000

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Describe about the Indigenous and Substance Abuse.

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Introduction

Substance abuse can harm the users, the community, and the society. Most indigenous people in Australia have been affected by the high levels of substance abuse as compared to the non- indigenous people, which is contributing to the increased cases of health and social risks among this group. The most affected group is the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. The substances most used are cannabis, which is being used among individuals from all the age groups. The use of illicit drugs is associated with the social harm that is affecting the indigenous people. Some of the harm caused by substance abuse includes a high risk of contracting HIV and hepatitis C from sharing needles during the injections of the drugs, increased chances of psychological suffering and high risks of suicidal. In addition, substance abuse is linked to social problems like harm to family, crime, violence, and incarceration cases.

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Auditing and Assurance Services:569122

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Discuss about the Auditing and Assurance Services.

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Introduction

The auditing is a standout amongst the most important assignments of the business association as it enhances the trust and accepts among the general population about the specific business association. The auditing can be of two sorts: internal auditing and external auditing. The internal auditing is indispensable for the business association that utilizations to be performed by the business association’s particular bookkeepers and auditors[1]. It helps in perceiving the quality and shortcoming of the business association and gives a concise perspective of the business procedure and operation of the business association and in this manner bolster in distinguishing the upsides of the business operation and furthermore the downside of the business identified by internal auditing. It underpins in distinguishing the monetary commitment of the business association and additionally the sum receivable aides in knowing the present resources of the organization. The account receivable is considered as the benefit of the organization. It helps in checking the accounting report of the organization that gives sufficient information about the advantages and liabilities of the organization[2]. The other financial reports like income statements and income articulations are additionally imperative for the business association as these likewise give helpful data about the money related position of the business association. The consequences of internal audit help in settling on successful administration selection and planning proficient systems in this way it is most vital for the business association[3]. Like internal auditing, the external auditing is as well important, and it is most fundamental for the organization as it aids in enhancing the trust of the clients of the financial reports and other individuals who utilize the money related articulations keeping in mind the end goal to settle on any necessary budgetary choice. The external audit primarily, comprising of examination of the money related articulations of the business association[4]. The records of the three financial reports, for example, balance sheet report, income statement, and cash flow statement have been explored by the external auditing, and it helps in enhancing the reputation of the organization.

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Economics for Business:568354

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1.- write a 3,000 word report to the Board of Director of Schmeckt Gut in which you address the following:

2.- Do you think you can match the different projections? For example, do you think that a 5% increase in income is associated with a 10% tariff rate and a 2% inflation rate? You need to predict how changes in average in income, tariffs, and inflation would impact on the average demand. In this case, you need to run regressions once again.

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Alternative Dispute Resolution:567197

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Discuss about the Alternative Dispute Resolution.

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Arbitration

Arbitration is an alternative method of dispute resolution for parties who prefer out of court settlement. Arbitrators can be referred to as legal specialists or mediators. The qualifications to become an arbitrator differ from one state to another. However, some basic steps can help one qualify as an arbitrator.

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Alternative Dispute Resolution:563147

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Discuss about the Alternative Dispute Resolution.

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In this case, the injured party had the right to sue the insurer upon obtaining the judgment against Schaeffer, as Vic is equivalent to the plaintiff, the non-insured, and the injured. The court affirmed that the insurance company never owned the injured or plaintiff any duty to act in good faith. Regarding the scenario at hand, Donna comes out as the insured. To this effect, the insurance company owes her (Donna) as an insured a duty to act in good faith. Based on the case study, the insurance company rarely offer policy limits, in the circumstance where their insured client inflicts injuries. By the insurance company, admitting liability equivalent to the policy limits would be an action of bad faith.

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ACC80011 Strategic Cost Management:562927

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Read the Case Study and answer the following requirements:

Complete a SWOT for the company as at 2013

Analyse the performance of BHP Billiton over the case time frame and prepare a Balanced Scorecard for the company for 2012-2013, establishing objectives given from the case or making assumptions about what these would be.

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Economic Principle:562140

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QUESTION 1

Ceteris paribus, assume a global shortage of petrol has resulted in a doubling of petrol prices. Use graphical demand and supply analysis to support your explanation of the impact on equilibrium price and quantity in the market for:

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