CRISIS and DISASTER MANAGEMENT (TOU 3011M)
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You are a freelance business analyst with an interest in assessing the performance of private sector organisations which find themselves in crisis. Of particular interest to you, is the minimisation of disruption to business during times of crisis and ways in which organisations may continue to conduct business ‘as usual’.
Identify ONE NAMED organisation (in crisis or rapidly heading towards crisis) and prepare a continuity of business plan (CBP) for your chosen organisation.
Your work should be presented in FORMAL REPORT FORMAT and should include at the very least:
a. brief background of antecedents relating to your chosen organisation and the sector in which it operates together with a statement as to the function and purpose of your proposed CBP;
b. a recognition of your chosen organisation’s ‘turning point’ and its significance / implications for the organisation;
c. an identification / isolation of the ‘pivotal’ crisis and the stage of crisis in which your chosen organisation finds itself (eg, prodromal, acute, chronic, resolution); and
d. your proposals for business continuity with justification for your proposals.
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Crisis and Disaster Management – TOU 3011M
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FIRST SIT COURSEWORK – TERM 1
A structured framework for the assignment, with clear referencing, themes and propositions (10%)
Evidence of information gathering and research, on your company/ies; good and varied sources? (20%)
Logical development of your analysis and arguments – do they make sense? Did any models used fit well? (20%)
Evidence of analysis and an understanding of the issues involved; have you used Crisis Management theories well? (20%)
Originality of analysis and conclusions with any insights to add to existing business reports (20%)
A clear and concise summary of the work and conclusions reached from your analysis and discussion (10%)