PPMP20009 Leading Lean Projects Term 3, 2019 PPMP20009 Leading Lean Projects

PPMP20009 Leading Lean Projects Term 3, 2019
PPMP20009 Leading Lean Projects
Assessment 1 Specification
Individual Assessment (40%)
Due Date: 23:55 AEST Week 9, Friday (24 January, 2020) Length: 2500 – 3000 words (excluding
references and appendix)
Case: Implementing lean project management to build your client’s dream home.
Introduction
You work for a housing builder who constructs homes for clients. You have managed to secure a client
who wants to build with your company. The client has a budget of AUD$500,000 and is looking to build
their new home within the next 12 months. Your task is to ensure you keep this client satisfied by building
the home as per their requirements within the budget and timeline that they have given you.
You are required to propose project management processes that can be used to efficiently manage, build
and deliver the home for your client. You are expected to incorporate lean project management practices to
ensure that you can meet the tight budget and timeline restrictions imposed on you.
This assessment is to be done INDIVIDUALLY. Your tasks:
Answer the following questions:
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1. Select and explain the project management processes (either from PMBOK or PRINCE2 or a
combination of any best practices you have learned in this unit) that can help you:
a. Finalise the client’s requirements (in terms of scope)
b. Ensure communications with all relevant stakeholders are effective and efficient
c. Manage your subcontractors and vendors successfully
2. Explain how you would implement lean best practices to achieve lean project management for (1a),
(1b) and (1c) above.
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Marking Criteria:
Your assignment will be assessed on the extent and quality to which it meets each of the following criteria:
No Attributes (%)
1 Correct project management processes are selected and explained in detail for the following:
a) Finalise the client’s requirements (in terms of scope) 6
b) Communications with all relevant stakeholders are effective and efficient 4
c) Subcontractors and vendors are effectively and efficiently managed 6
2 Detailed explanations are provided to achieve lean project management for building the home. (You
need to address for all three areas above – 1a, 1b and 1c)
a) Explain how lean management can be implemented for 1a 6
b) Explain how lean management can be implemented for 1b 6
c) Explain how lean management can be implemented for 1c 8
3 Clarity of expression, grammar, spelling and correct APA style referencing 4
Total 40
Reminder:
Assessment Due Date On or before 23:55 hrs AEST Week 9, Friday (24 January, 2020)
Type Individual
Weighting 40%
Important Information
Formatting. The writeup should be presented in 1.5 line spacing, 12 point Times New Roman font.
Answer each question with proper heading (see below):
1a) To finalise the client requirements, several project management processes were used
1b) To effectively and efficiently manage communication with stakeholders
1c)
2a) Lean project management can be achieve for task 1(a) by considering the following aspects ….
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2b)
2c)
This assessment item involves researching your assigned topic to enhance your understanding of lean
project management concepts and utilisation of academic literature. Whilst you use the recommended
textbooks and lecture materials, you may also refer to relevant peer reviewed, academic journal articles. A
reference list formatted in the prescribed APA style is compulsory.
General Assessment Criteria
Incomprehensible submissions. Assessments provide the opportunity for students to demonstrate their
knowledge and skills to achieve the required standard. To do this, assessment responses need to be both
clear and easy to understand. If not, the University cannot determine that students have demonstrated their
knowledge and skills. Assessments will, therefore, be marked according to the marking criteria
(accompanied by the marking rubric). Failing to meet the requirements may result in 0 (zero) marks where
relevant.
Do not reproduce statements from PMBOK or PRINCE2 or any other references without proper context.
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Example 1:
Leadership is knowledge, skills, and behavior required to guide, motivate and direct a team to achieve its
business goals (copied from page 56 of PMBOK), as this is considered plagiarism, instead you must show
how you would apply that statement to your case.
Example 2:
PMBOK version 6 constitutes 10 knowledge areas, 5 process groups and 49 process activities or
PRINCE2 consists of 7 Principles, 7 Themes and 7 Processes.
Produce your answers for the case in question. DO NOT write about the theory or explain what PMBOK,
PRINCE2, DMAIC methodology, etc covers. That will not attract any marks. You should demonstrate the
application of the best practices not the theory.
Discuss with your lecturer / tutor if you need help.
Word count limit (excluding references and appendix). Your submission should be made using a Microsoft
WORD document of 2,500 – 3,000 words. Text length less than 2500 words will be penalised by 5% of the
total available marks while text beyond the 3000 word limit will attract a penalty as follows:
· 3001 – 3300 words: 5 marks
· 3301 – 3600 words: 10 marks
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· more than 3601 words: 15 marks
Late penalty. Late submissions will attract penalties at 5% for each calendar day or part thereof that it is
late of the total available mark for the individual assessment item. This means that, for an assessment
worth 40 marks, the mark that you earn is reduced by 2 marks each calendar day that the assessment is late
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All assignments will be checked for plagiarism (material copied from other students and/or material
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in Moodle.
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FNSINC601 Apply Economic Principles to Work in the Financial Services Industry

ASSESSMENT 2
Course Name FNS60215 & FNS60217
Advanced Diploma of Accounting
Subject/module Financial Services Industry
Assessment method Scenario
Weighting 50%
Unit of Competency FNSINC601
Apply Economic Principles to Work in the Financial Services Industry
Instructions
1. Assessments should be completed as per your trainer’s instructions.
2. Assessments must be submitted by the due date to avoid a late submission penalty.
3. Plagiarism is copying someone else’s work and submitting it as your own. You must write your answers
in your own words and include a reference list. A mark of zero will be given for any assessment or part of
an assessment that has been plagiarised.
4. You may discuss your assessments with other students, but submitting identical answers to other
students will result in a failing grade. Your answers must be yours alone.
5. Your trainer will advise whether the assessment should be digitally uploaded or submitted in hard copy.
Assessments that are digitally uploaded should be saved in pdf format.
6. You must attempt all questions.
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7. You must pass all assessments in order to pass the subject.
8. All assessments are to be completed in accordance with WHS regulatory requirements.
Assessment 2 – Scenario
Instructions to the candidate: You are required to complete all activities and answer all questions
satisfactorily to achieve a satisfactory rating. Include your answers to the questions along with any
documents you are asked to provide/ produce in your portfolio.
Please refer to the competency standards in the back of this assessment booklet when completing this
assessment task. Please attach a separate word processed document with your answers to the questions.
Please read the scenarios below and answer the questions or complete the activities that follow. Should
you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact your trainer. Financial Modelling Scenario 1:
You work for Australian Super, one of Australia’s largest super funds. This Superannuation Fund is
committed to passing on all the good things that size has to offer. The vision of this organisation is: “every
Australian should have a solid financial future, so our purpose is to help achieve better retirement
outcomes for all”.
Australian Super is committed to providing quality service by employing managers and specialist staff inhouse, and complements their expertise with external service providers.
Your manager has asked you to prepare a comprehensive financial model for the purpose of determining
where $100 million dollars will be invested. The Strategic Plan for Australian Super over the next 3 years
is to achieve 10% return on investment.
Your task is to choose 2 ASX listed companies from the list below. Using Microsoft Excel prepare a
financial model to determine the value and ongoing viability of both companies for a period of 3 years.
Make your recommendations as to your preferred organisation and explain your reasons.
1. Develop an asset pricing model to determine the required or expected rate of return on the asset (8
marks)
2. Determine the value in relation to the capital structure of both companies.
(8 marks)
3. Determine if the theoretically appropriate rate of return will be 10% over the
5 years period from the purchase of shares in the organisation. (5 marks)
4. The model should take into account the asset’s sensitivity to non-diversifiable risk, as well as the
expected return of the market and the expected return of a theoretical risk-free asset. (5 marks)
5. Detailed market analysis and other information to support projected
numbers (8 marks)
6. Consider how the economic and political climate might relate to the financial industry when
undertaking financial modelling. (6 marks)

ITECH1100 Understanding the Digital Revolution Assignment – Pants Frenzy

ITECH1100 Understanding the Digital Revolution
Assignment – Pants Frenzy
Overview
For this individual assignment, you will use skills acquired through practical laboratory exercises to
automate a business process, and to visualize the impact of the automation.
You should use Microsoft Excel (or equivalent open-source software) for this assessment task.
Important: This assignment specification is generated just for you. Do not distribute this specification. If
your personal specification is made publicly available online, academic misconduct charges may be
applied.
Timelines and Expectations
Percentage value of task: 20% Due: Refer to Course Description
Learning Outcomes Assessed
The following course learning outcomes are assessed by completing this assessment:
A1. Prepare a basic solution to a business problem;
A2. Select appropriate IT solutions for business functions;
A3. Apply business information software for data visualization and analysis purposes. S1. Write basic
programming logic;
S3. Interpret and construct representations of business data flow and processes; K8. Outline the basic
principles of programming.
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Assessment Details
For this assignment, you will complete the following set of tasks using Excel, and create a report to
describe your work.
Ensure you submit Excel files created for ALL tasks, along with your report.
Scenario details
Pants Frenzy is a small clothing manufacturer, specializing in creating custom, one-of-a-kind pants. They
exclusively sell their product through their online store.
Pants Frenzy is run by a team of three staff members: Andrea, Boris, and Cynthia.
Andrea and Boris work together to manufacture pants. Cynthia manages orders, sales and delivery.
Team hours
Most of the time, team members work the following shifts:
Andrea works 6.5 hours on Mondays, Tuesdays;
Boris works 6.5 hours on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; and Cynthia works 2.5 hours every
weekday.
Additionally, Andrea and Cynthia share responsibility for managing the Pants Frenzy social media
presence, with Andrea working one extra hour in the evenings on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and
Cynthia doing the same on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Costs
Andrea and Boris, as skilled manufacturing staff, cost $24 per hour to employ. Cynthia, a part-time
employee, costs $32 per hour to employ.
All staff are also entitled to four weeks of paid annual leave, during which a casual replacement is
required at a cost of $36 per hour.
Fixed costs such as rent and insurance are $18000 per year, and utilities costs are $460 per month.
Task 1 – Costs of operating the business
Using Excel, create a spreadsheet called operating_costs.xlsx that calculates the projected annual outgoing
costs of running Pants Frenzy.
Your spreadsheet should be configured such that the working hours, hourly rates, and fixed and utility
costs can be varied easily.
Document your findings in your report (approximately 100 words).
Manufacturing pants
Pants Frenzy receive requests through their online store, and Cynthia responds with a quote, after
consulting with a member of the manufacturing team. If the customer confirms their order, Andrea and
Boris manufacture the ordered products, and Cynthia organizes delivery.
Currently, the process for generating a quote is entirely subjective, based on the requested material and
pants size. Staff members quote an amount based on their personal experience.
For several months, staff have been keeping track of the quote date, material, size, quote amount, and
manufacturing cost for each order in a spreadsheet. As each product is hand-made, the manufacturing cost
may vary between similar orders.
If a quote was not accepted by the customer, then manufacturing cost is not included. This spreadsheet is
available for download on Moodle.
Task 2 – Order information
Using Excel, process the history of orders spreadsheet and use appropriate charts to visualize:
How some aspect of quoting or manufacturing has changed over time; and How the quote amount differed
for each staff member.
You will need to find a way to use Excel to associate each quote with a staff member. Describe your
approach and your findings in your report (approximately 250-400 words).
Task 3 – Price consistency
Using Excel, analyse the historical data you have available, and create a spreadsheet that allows a member
of the Pants Frenzy team to enter the pants material and size, and gives a quote amount.
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Ensure that you include enough text and formatting to make your spreadsheet usable by a member of the
Pants Frenzy team (or by a University lecturer).
You may base your quote amount either on historical averages, or to ensure that Pants Frenzy makes a
profit.
Validate your quoting approach by applying your formula to historical data. Justify your approach in your
report (approximately 150 words).
Process improvement
The team want to improve their quoting process to reduce time spent waiting for customers to approve
quotes.
They would like to start manufacturing immediately for orders that they might be able to sell in future,
even if the customer does not go ahead with the order.
That is, they would like to change to the processes indicated in the following swimlane diagrams:
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Task 4 – Process improvement
Extend your spreadsheet page from task 3 to automate the above processes, allowing a member of the
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team to enter the pants material and size, and in addition to the quote amount indicate whether to start
manufacturing immediately.
It is up to you do determine how to determine which items are popular. Justify your approach in your
report (approximately 150 words).
Bonus challenge task (optional!)
Disclaimer: This task is 100% optional, and you can receive full marks without attempting or completing
it. It is intended to be a challenge if you are interested in such things, and the marks available do not
reflect the significant research and effort required to implement it correctly. Tutors will not provide
significant assistance for this challenge task.
Optional task 5
Reimplement Tasks 1, 3 and 4 using either Python or HTML+JavaScript.
Write a brief overview of how to run your solution, and attach a zip file containing your code submission.
There are no partial marks awarded for this bonus task – you must complete all features to attain the bonus
marks.
It is possible to attain full marks for this assignment without completing this challenge task.
Further details Assignment support
This assignment is supported by the first 6 lectures and labs. Work on the assignment should be spread
over several weeks after the relevant lab has been mastered.
Submission
All files should be submitted to Moodle by the due date and time. Check with your tutor as to whether a
hard copy is required in addition to the electronic submission.
Marking Criteria/Rubric
Refer to the attached marking guide.
Feedback
Feedback will be supplied through Moodle. Authoritative marks will be published through fdlMarks
Plagiarism
Plagiarism is the presentation of the expressed thought or work of another person as though it is one’s own
without properly acknowledging that person. You must not allow other students to copy your work and
must take care to safeguard against this happening. More information about the plagiarism policy and
procedure for the university can be found at http://federation.edu.au/students/learning-and-study/onlinehelp-with/plagiarism.
Marking Guide: Processes and Automation
Feature Criteria Maximum Obtained
Operating costs Appropriate projection calculation 2
Configurable hours, rates, fixed annual and monthly costs 2
Description of findings 1
Uses hand-calculated values (-1)
Visualization Visualization of changes over time 2
Visualization of staff member differences 2
Description of approach and findings 1
Price consistency Spreadsheet interface for pricing 1
Validation of approach based on historical data 2
Justification of automation 2
Unclear instructions (-1)
Process
improvement Appropriate identification of popular item combinations 2

This assessment will allow students to demonstrate that they can analyse the given case study. Students are required to draw use case.

Assessment 2
Assessment type: Modelling assignment and report – Individual assessment (1500 words)
Purpose: This assessment will allow students to demonstrate that they can analyse the given case study.
Students are required to draw use case. Domain model, System Sequence modelling diagrams for the
given case study, justify the choose of modelling tools, and explain the conclusions. This assessments
contributes to learning outcomes c and d.

Global Communication CMST 440

Global Communication CMST 440

Module 2

Discussion post: History and theory of global communications

Read or view all the articles/videos linked below for use in the discussion assignment. Select the item(s) you find most interesting and respond to the question(s).

You must use this template for your posts: (please check on the bottom)

Post is based upon/is a response to: Two Concepts Used: [list both] Text of Post:

First paragraph Second paragraph

ESSENTIAL READINGS

Downing, J. Drawing a bead on Global Communication Theories Boyd-Barret, O. Global Communication Orders Cambridge, V. Milestones in Communication and National Development

ADDITIONAL READINGS

International communication: shifting paradigms, theories and foci of interest:

Lucky Madikiza & Elirea Bornman– pp. 18-32, 35-41.

MATERIALS FOR DISCUSSION

1). Colonialism in the 21st century. http://socialistworker.org/2009/07/13/colonialism-in-the-21st-century Do you believe that the U.S. occupation of Iraq can be viewed as an example of colonialism in the 21st century? 2). What is Development Communication. What is Development Communication? 3). Development communication/Dr. Mphail. Development Communication Why did the modernization project to improve the Southern Hemisphere fail and how has the development communication paradigm shifted? 4). 25 years in Development Communication in Nepal 1981-2006. Worldview Profile Part I.flv Can you think of some projects that could be undertaken as part of development of communication, similar to those carried out in Nepal? 5). The Communication Initiative Network. http://www.comminit.com/global/spaces-frontpage Why and how are media and communication central to social and economic development? 6). The Soul City Institute for Health & Development Communication. http://saapa.net/countries/south-africa/soul-city-institute-for-health-development-communication (Links to an external site.) Why is Soul City Institute known as ‘the social change communication organization’ in South Africa?

TEMPLATE FOR YOUR DISCUSSION POST:

Based on the materials for this week, I will touch up on the following concepts:

Propaganda and its role.

What is it, what it means to us and how is it connected to globalization are the questions I was asking myself while reading the article on the interview with Edward Herman and Noam Chonsky about the propaganda model after 20 years. Propaganda is described to be the spreading of ideas, information or rumors. It always has a purpose, politically, economically, in a military sphere or other spheres. Propaganda to the author of this article is connected to power, it is useful for understanding the issues and forecasting. I believe that information is power, and information communicated to the world is limitless. I started thinking of commercial (TV, radio, internet) structure, especially when the article mentioned ownership, advertising and sourcing. These are three out of five filters that I found most relevant to my interests. Ownership is mostly dealing with markets, cross-border integration and definitely communication more and more nowadays that play by specific rules and market share limits. Advertising is becoming a bigger force and developing more rapidly because of the increased competition domestically and internationally, especially with the increase of the internet and media use. Sourcing. What is considered by that? Public relations offerings press release and dependence on wire sources are ways propaganda gets spread around the world. It gathers data and analyzes the demographics, weaknesses and the particular interests of a certain areas, time or situation that requires the most attention. While reading this article I was trying to understand for myself if propaganda is ever directed towards establishing the truth. It seems like it is usually used to push some kind of agenda and is disciplined in its processes. The article mentioned that propaganda model clearly does not rest on any conspiracy assumption, and media is the main mechanism that enables it to work.

Globalization and media.

I found the video provided for this week very powerful. It was on the globalization of trade. Information delivery and dissemination process according to it is one sided and misrepresented. Media. Do we ever think of what it is? I sure don’t. It’s a part of our everyday routine, something that is always around; we are so used to it, that we don’t even notice it as a separate entity. When I thought of media, in my eyes it appeared cool, entertaining, pretty great even … until I watched this video. I looked at media from a completely different perspective. I think that was the purpose of the video, to bring awareness to us, to remind us to always question and look at things from different directions. It talked about news reporting, companies doing it being commercially funded. Media is descried to make a world a smaller place. Is that even possible? What does it mean exactly? Well, making world a smaller place by narrowing the range of discourse. We see on TV, we hear on the news only what is being allowed for us to see. We only see it from the side being supported by the powerful layer. In order for us to get the full picture, we absolutely have to question things we see, there is always another side to everything. Did I ever question things I saw on TV (news, for instance)? No, absolutely not. We watch the news, we turn to a different television program and keep going with our lives. Do we ever question if what we saw was true? Do we ever seek the truth? Do we even care? The video was powerful to me, I realized that the real power lays in questioning the product delivered. Demonstrations and street rally bring up the real issues and concerns of the community. We only see them if they were recorded by the members of those movements and shared via internet to reach a wider audience. If covered by the mass media, it is usually very compressed and made seem of no value. The issues and concerns are not being covered, analyzed, discussed and dealt with. Instead, we see more of something that is important in politics circles, or in the economy. We struggle to make a difference, globalization makes so many things possible, but what about media? Good or bad agent? Positive or negative influence? Media sides with powerful and against the powerless. And this is the first time I saw it that way after watching a simple 20-minute video for this class, which made a huge difference in the way I saw and see it now.

Discussion post: History and theory of global communications

Discussion post: History and theory of global communications

Read or view all the articles/videos linked below for use in the discussion assignment. Select the item(s) you find most interesting and respond to the question(s).

You must use this template for your posts:

Post is based upon/is a response to:

Two Concepts Used: [list both]

Text of Post:

First paragraph

Second paragraph

Data Visualization Critique

Data Visualization Critique

You will be responsible for posting to the Canvas Discussion Board four examples of data visualization being used “in the wild.” This can come from a news source, social media, think tank report, YouTube commercial, academic article, or virtually any other source that has some relevance to your life. Your assignment is to post a link to the source and critically reflect on the visualization using some aspect of either: 1) D’Ignazio’s framework for implementing feminist data viz (see reading & discussion for Jan 13); 2) Cairo’s framework for evaluating the qualities of great visualizations (see reading for Jan 15); or 3) some amalgamation of the two frameworks. Prior to the first due date, we will practice evaluating data visualizations using this framework so that you have a general idea of how to approach the assignment. I expect your reflections to be about 500 words (~1 single-spaced page).

Feminist Data Visualization

Krause cites D’lgnazio with the following quote:

“Feminist standpoint theory would say that the issue is that all knowledge is socially situated and that the perspectives of oppressed groups including women, minorities and others are systematically excluded from ‘general’ knowledge.”

Krause argues that:

“Data collection, analysis, and visualization are not neutral. All we can do is be honest and ensure we are transparent about our choices and limitations.”

D’lgnazio offers three recommendations for incorporating feminist approaches to data viz:

1. Come up with new ways to depict the limitations of a visualization.

2. Reference the material economy behind the data.

3. Facilitate dissent.

Each post is worth five points. You will receive full credit if you post a link and provide a ~500 word (or longer if you desire) narrative that represents a meaningful attempt to reflect on the example using some aspect of Cairo’s framework. Two points will be given to those who simply post a link without a narrative, and three points will be given to those whose narrative lacks any meaningful reflection. My standard for what constitutes “meaningful” will increase as the quarter progresses, as I will be looking for growth in the depth with which you are able to critically reflect on the technical and contextual details of data visualization.

The following represent suggestions for how you might structure your critique:

1. Start by discussing the background of the visualization, such as information about the publisher, source(s) of data used, and the general context of publication (i.e., What was happening in the world that motivated or gave meaning to the visualization?).

2. Who appears to be the target audience(s) for this visualization? What qualities about the visualization and its context (i.e., where it is published) support your conclusion?

3. What story – or stories – is the author of the visualization intending to tell? What insights were gained by visualizing the data in this way that text alone could not accomplish?

4. What are some alternative ways to interpret the visualization that may not have been intended by the author? In what ways, if any, is the visualization potentially misleading?

5. How, if at all, might the interpretation of the visualization change depending on who is reading the visualization? What factors might influence these changes (e.g., the identities of the reader, level of education, cultural familiarity)?

6. What else strikes you about the visualization? How might Cairo and/or D’Ignazio suggest that it be improved based on their respective frameworks for creating visualizations?

I do not expect that you will go into the same level of depth for all of these questions. Instead, I offer them here as a guide to help you structure your analysis. Ultimately, I am looking for you to move beyond simply looking at data visualizations and begin the practice of reading them.

Perform a literature-search of aviation related conference proceedings and select a short empirical conference paper (no more than 5 – 10 pages in length) to critique. Upload that article in pdf format for review along with your written assignment.

Perform a literature-search of aviation related conference proceedings and select a short empirical conference paper (no more than 5 – 10 pages in length) to critique. Upload that article in pdf format for review along with your written assignment.

Summarize the study being discussed in your article and identify:

The independent and dependent variables.
What type of data is being collected.
What type of design is being used.
What type of statistical analysis is being employed.
In addition:
Is the chi-square suitable for this research?
Justify your position with the information from your required readings from this module about:
Research Design
Types of Data
Types of Measurement Scales
Statistical Analysis
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Discuss the difference between parametricand nonparametric statistics and make sure to cover all of the following points:

Discuss the difference between parametricand nonparametric statistics and make sure to cover all of the following points:

When are each appropriate to use and under what circumstances?
Provide a real world example where each is appropriate to use.
What would the outcomes of these statistical tests administered within your real world context be (in other words: what would you expect to find when using your recommended statistical test in your real world example situations)?