Module 1 – Case / MUST BE ORIGINAL WORK
Introduction to Business Processes
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Now you have developed some understanding about the business
processes and their impact on the organization, you are ready to write a case
paper on the following topic.
When you’ve had a chance to review information from the
background readings and research other sources on your own, please prepare a 3-
to 5-page paper on the following topic:
What is a business process? Why is adopting a process view of
organizations essential to becoming a successful manager?
In answering the above, you may want to consider following:
Describing one or more key business process in an organization
to include why they are important. You might use examples from your current or
past organizations that you worked in or had to deal with. The background
material talks about kinds of processes – or levels of processes. What kind of
processes or what levels of processes are the ones that you described.
Identify the main integration points between and among
processes. I.e. You can provide an example of how the process described above
integrate(d) with others. You may want to consider using the terminology in
some of the background material.
Your paper should be between three and five pages. Take a
definite stand on the issues, and develop your supporting argument carefully.
Using material from the background information and any other sources you can
find to support specific points in your argument is highly recommended; try to
avoid making assertions for which you can find no support other than your own
You will be particularly assessed on:
Precision: Your draw on a range of sources, and to establish your
understanding of the historical context of the question. You carried out the
exercise as assigned, or carefully explained the limitations that might have
prevented your completing some parts (running out of time isn’t generally
considered an adequate limitation).
Support for assertions:You use examples, citations (especially to
the required readings), and elaboration to support assertions. You provide
evidence that you have read the required background materials.
Clarity: Your answers are clear and show your good understanding of the
topic. You see what the module is all about and to structure your paper
Breadth and Depth: The scope covered in your paper is directly related to the
questions of the assignment and the learning objectives of the module.
Critical thinking: The paper incorporates YOUR reactions, examples, and
applications of the material to business that illustrate your reflective
judgment and good understanding of the concepts. It is important to read the
“required readings” posted in the background material plus others you
find relevant. Your informed commentary and analysis is vital — simply
repeating what your sources say does not constitute an adequate paper.
Overall quality: Your paper is well written and the references, where needed,
are properly cited and listed (refer to the university guidelines.trident.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Well-Written-Paper.pdf”>Student
Guide to Writing a High-Quality Academic Paper) if you are uncertain
about formats or other issues.