a story showcasing a specific problem and different tools
RISK MANAGEMENT CASE STUDY.
It’s basically a story showcasing a specific problem and
different tools, techniques, and processes for solving the problem. It includes
some research on the problem and solutions, but is more focused on answering “what” and why.” In particular,
you should notice how the case starts with a specific example. The
case example presents more information to help the reader put the problem into
context. That is the research portion of the case study. You get background
information and additional details which help the readers understand your
examples more completely.
The deliverable for this milestone is a
short description of your topic and example/case. State your topic and explain
how it is connected to risk management processes and practices. Remember to
state your topic in a way which reassures your professor that your
topic is not unmanageably large or uncomfortably small.You should be able to state your overall
topic and specific example/case in 100 words or so.
Think of introduction, body, and conclusion. You should introduce your case in the beginning by
describing the situation, problem, or story. The body contains
more details and may have some aspects of research to prove your points.
The conclusion should contain the lessons learned from the case. This
deliverable should be a Word document using a typical outline format.
These cases should follow the basic APA format.
What topic should you pick? a topics worthy of
further investigation. Also, you can look in the The
Journal of Ethics and Information Technology for topics
and cases related to information technology. Sometimes the best
approach is to start with a question. What problem would you like to solve?
What ethical dilemma presents itself at your employer? How should your
organization communicate ethics? How can your organization get its managers on
the same page when it comes to decision making processes on ethical issues?
Think of an interesting question and see if that leads you to a useful topic
for a paper. Your case study may be based on a real or fictitious company
Choose your topic wisely. A topic that is too big is just as difficult as a topic that
is too narrow. A tip from your instructor: Remember, this IS NOT A RESEARCH
PAPER and does NOT have to be a long paper. The body of the paper
(excluding title page, abstract, and references) can be six to seven pages long
if you choose a relatively small topic to investigate. Choose
your topic wisely! “Risk Management in Business” is way
too big. Narrow that down to a specific organization or type of problem
associated with RISK MANAGEMENT.
The reference page is a list of your sources with enough
information about each source so that readers can locate them if needed. The
reference page should be in APA or similar format. FOR THIS PAPER, IT IS
RECOMMENDED THAT YOU HAVE SIX TO TEN GOOD SOURCES.Don’t rely on
one source too much – have a good list of references so that your paper is
based on solid information.
At least half of your sources should be available in
traditional printed format. These same sources might be available in electronic
format, too, but look for professional journals and reputable news
organizations. Use the library to find at least half of your sources. Dig
deeper. Use the APA template for this deliverable! It makes the task much
easier for students, and it saves a lot of red ink for your professor.
The deliverable for this milestone is a Word-compatible
file with your title page and reference page in APA format. You will be adding
the rest of your paper to this document, so treat this milestone as the
beginning of your paper.
From the Professor:
interesting example that grabs our interest. That makes this a case. Don’t
just summarize a topic. Instead, use a case approach to engage the reader.
This is a
formal academic paper, so avoid “I” and “me” and
“you” and “we.”
forget to introduce your topic. Clearly state the particular
topic being addressed. Don’t be too general. Be specific.
your main points so that each one supports the purpose of your paper.
Guide the reader from point to point so that things flow smoothly.
strong. Either state your conclusions in unambiguous terms or ask
thought-provoking questions for the reader to ponder and perhaps
investigate further. Cases often finish with questions, but you can
finish with a conclusion. Either way is fine, but pick one.
sources in the body of the paper and then have the complete reference to
the source on your reference page.
and concise, but be complete. This is a difficult balancing act.
Basically, a business audience needs good, solid information, but the
audience doesn’t have a lot of time. Your job is to organize the
information in a clear and understandable way for your classmates and
perhaps even managers at your company.
APA template for this deliverable! It makes the task much easier for
students, and it saves a lot of red ink for your professor.
the university’s Writing
Center if you need
help. The folks there are ready and willing to assist online
students. Give them enough time to help and you’ll be pleased with
yourself enough time. Don’t rush. Don’t procrastinate. Writing is hard
work. This is the equivalent of our final test, so take your time and
do a good job.
Submit the your paper to TurnItIn.com for an originality check. This is required. You must submit your
rough draft to TurnItIn. Please remember that plagiarism is a serious offense.
Do not submit a paper that has been copied and pasted from sources.
The deliverable for this milestone is the first draft of
your recommendation in Word format. It must have a title page, an abstract, the
body of your paper, and a reference page in APA format.