Month: October 2014

Peer dynamics

Understanding peer dynamics is a very important aspect of child relationships, especially when the child reaches the teenage years. These peer group dynamics become a powerful tool for shaping behavior in positive and negative ways.

Using the module readings, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, research peer group socialization mechanisms and peer group dynamics. Then, do the following:

  • Select one age group to which you want to apply your analysis of peer group socialization mechanisms and dynamics.
  • Select one of the following:
    • One peer-group mechanism (such as reinforcement, modeling, punishment, or apprenticeship)
    • One peer-group dynamic (such as inclusion/exclusion, clique inclusionary/exclusionary techniques, bullies and victims, gangs, peer collaboration, tutoring, or counseling)

Based on your choices and research, respond to the following:

  • Explain how your chosen mechanism or dynamic for one child shapes the behavior of another. For example, how does the reinforcement of one child’s behavior impact the behavior of another child?
  • How could some of the following developmental tasks of your chosen age group be influenced positively or negatively by your selected mechanism or dynamic?
    • Belonging needs
    • Social interaction
    • Self-image
    • Getting along with others
    • Moral and value development
    • Personal independence

Ecology and Environmental Sustainability

 

  • Describe Your Own Environment

    Consider the natural environment or biome found in the geographic area where you currently live. For example, if you live in the Midwest, the natural biome for this area is the grassland. If you live in Alaska you are likely to live in either the tundra or the boreal forest. Describe the main features of the biome found in your geographic area. Include features such as the environment (moisture, temperature) and any topographic features that would influence the climate (mountains, large bodies of water, etc.).

  • Identify Ten Organisms

    Make a list identifying at least ten organisms—at least five plants and five animals—that live in your biome, and describe how these organisms interact with one another. For example, is the relationship competitive or symbiotic?

  • Describe Each Organism and its Environmental Needs

    In the speaker notes section in your presentation, briefly describe these ten organisms and the type of conditions—that is, moisture, warm temperatures, or a type of plant—they need in order to survive. Be sure to include the interactions between these organisms and the resources they need to survive. You may wish to use various tools available in Microsoft PowerPoint to visually depict these relationships.

 

Managing High Performance

 

You have been the manager of human resources for a firm headquartered in the United States for many years. The firm has divisions all over the United States, as well as overseas. A new chief executive officer (CEO) has just come onboard after receiving his master’s degree in business from an ivy-league institution. He has great academic credentials but little work experience. The management model that the former CEO preferred was more formal and autocratic, with most decision making being centralized to a great degree. Some of the firm’s challenges include the following:

  • The firm expects to be in a much more competitive environment in the future.
  • To add to this, there has been talk about the possibility of employees forming a union because of the way they were treated under the former CEO.
  • The overseas divisions, where a much higher growth potential is expected, have repeatedly complained about the time it takes to have decisions made by the staff that is headquartered in the United States. On the other hand, there have been times where the international divisions have made decisions that are at odds with the company’s overall strategy.

The new CEO has asked you to give him guidance on possibly changing the existing culture to better meet these challenges.

Individual Portion

Management models to discuss are as follows:
  • The use of an autocratic versus a participative management style toward decision making
  • Having a more centralized versus a more decentralized decision making
  • Adopting a more informal versus a more formal management style
Search for articles that deal with actual examples of each of the 3 management models regarding the management of the employees in this firm. Write a 500–750-word paper explaining why that particular model of management was chosen by the senior management in the article that you researched. In your opinion, was this approach toward management a success? Why or why not?

“The dark side of BYOD” and “BYOD As We Know It Is Dead” from Forbes.

Read the following articles: “The dark side of BYOD” from TechRepublic and “BYOD As We Know It Is Dead” from Forbes.

Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:

  1. Identify the primary benefits of BYOD in organizations, and determine the key ways in which its concepts can enhance an end user’s overall working experience.
  2. Analyze in detail the major risks surrounding BYOD, and analyze the security controls and technologies that are currently available and being utilized to manage these risks.
  3. Provide a real-world example of how BYOD either positively or negatively affected an organization’s productivity and / or security.
  4. Determine whether or not you would consider implementing BYOD concepts in a real organization and whether or not the benefits outweigh the risks.
  5. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment (no more than 2-3 years old) from material outside the textbook. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Explain how businesses apply cryptography in maintaining information security.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in information systems security.
  • Write clearly and concisely about network security topics using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.

Trident ITM301 all cases and SLPS

Module 1 – Case – DATA, INFORMATION, AND ORGANIZATIONAL KNOWLEDGE

Assignment Overview

Every company has, to a greater or lesser extent, an information subsystem — that is, a means by which it gathers data, interprets it, and makes it available to employees through a distribution system. Whether we are talking about marketing information, cost projections, accounting results, or internal quality reports, every company depends on knowledge to support its planning, decision making, and control.

So how does knowledge fit into the picture? The emergence of the field called knowledge management in the last 10 years or so has highlighted some key propositions:

  • All organizations are storehouses of knowledge that operate in information-rich environments made up of people and things both inside and outside the organization itself
  • Organizations organize, interpret, and evaluate this information to solve organizational problems
  • Knowledge is the primary mechanism for processing and utilizing information
  • People’s brains are the key knowledge resource of any organization
  • Codified knowledge stored in books, audio and video tapes, and computer systems can be an important knowledge resource as well
  • There are organizational processes and strategies generally and IT management processes and strategies in particular that can significantly enhance the ability of organizations to use their knowledge resources to solve organizational problems effectively

Several of these themes will come up again in later modules in this course. But by way of introduction to the subject, let’s take a look at some views of how knowledge works (these are the REQUIRED readings):

  1. Leonard, D., & Swap, W. (2005). The Knowledge Coach. HBS Working Knowledge. Retrieved from:http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/4562.html
  2. Levinson, M. (2007). Knowledge Management Definition and Solutions. Retrieved from:http://www.cio.com/article/print/40343
  3. Wiig, K.M. (N.D.) On The Management of Knowledge. The Wiig Group. Retrieved fromhttp://www.km-forum.org/wiig.htm

Case Assignment

For this case assignment (1) read through the three articles then (2) select any one IS theory listed at: http://istheory.byu.edu/wiki/Main_Page and read about that theory in-depth, then (3) write a 3-4 page essay that discusses how data, information and knowledge are applicable in the context of that theory, or vise-versa. Be sure your discussion demonstrates that you understand the meanings and differences between data, information and knowledge. In your discussion give a real-world example of data, knowledge and information in the context of your theory and provide some commentary on that scenario as to what was done right, what could be better to achieve a better outcome.

Module 1 SLP DATA, INFORMATION, AND ORGANIZATIONAL KNOWLEDGE

The purpose of the Session Long Project in Trident University classes is to give you the opportunity to explore the applicability of the Module to your own life, work, and place in space and time, and to experiment with the Module to see how the otherwise academically rigorous presentation of a topic may, with more or less work and/or trauma, become “up close and personal”. This is done in a number of different ways — sometimes cumulative papers, sometimes practical hands-on experimentation with a tool of some sort, sometimes reflections on a place of work or life. The common thread is personal application, aimed at demonstrating a cumulative knowledge and understanding of the course’s material.

For this module, the Project will take the form of encounters with online Internet-based resources of various forms but with the purpose of identifying different types of information systems that are being used in the real world.

Here you can find information about the different types of information systems available out there.

Introduction to Information Systems. Retrieved from http://www.oum.edu.my/oum/v3/download/CBAD2103.pdf andhttp://www.freetutes.com/systemanalysis/types-of-information-system.html

After reading the definitions and browsing these web sites PC Magazine, http://www.pcmag.com/and CIO.com, http://www.cio.com/ for real applications of information systmes, do the following:

Please write a 2-3 page paper, structured as follows (please use these headings):

  • Define an information system and types of information systems
  • Provide three examples of information systems used in real life (from your experience or from the sites you visited) and tell us what type of information systems they (for example, an information system used by a cashier in a grocery store is a transaction processing system because it registers all the transactions).
  • How this is related to the learning objectives of this module?

Module 2 Case – DECISION MAKING AND INFORMATION POLITICS

Assignment Overview

In this case we investigate the technology-related decision making in organizations.

  • We start by introducing the objective of governance specific to the information technology function and services.
  • Next, we offer to you the fundamental battle in technology management—the constant tug-of-war between centralization and decentralization.
  • We then provide several examples of how real-world organizations have reconciled their choices in how to structure themselves.
  • Next, we present an overview of decision making processes and some of the methods for making decisions.
  • Finally, we present insight into the complexity of real-world choices highlight the politics of information

Before writing-up the essay for this case, read and review the following documents (we recommend in this same order):

  1. Objective of IT governance: http://www.intosaiitaudit.org/intoit_articles/25_p30top35.pdf
  2. Centralization versus Decentralization:http://www.ppcwg.org/images/files/Federated%20Model%20White%20Paper.pdf
  3. Different models / Roundtable discussion: http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/EDU03184.pdf
  4. IT Governance Structure for a public child-welfare agency: http://www.ppcwg.org/information-management-key-processes-governance-structure.html
  5. University of South Florida IT Governance Structure: http://generalcounsel.usf.edu/policies-and-procedures/pdfs/policy-0-512.pdf
  6. Overview of Decision Making: http://www.enotes.com/business-finance-encyclopedia/decision-making
  7. Main methods of business decision-making: http://tutor2u.net/business/organisation/decisionmaking.htm

Case Assignment

Write a 4-5 page essay describing the IT governance structure and decision-making processes in your organization. Include a discussion on the strengths and weaknesses of your organization’s circumstances and present and justify one specific improvement you would make to either the structure or a process; be sure to apply the concepts and use the terminology provided in the readings.

Module 2 SLP – DECISION MAKING AND INFORMATION POLITICS

One of the most critical problems faced by the information technology department in virtually every organization is how to provide effective help to end-users facing problems with the technology. The help desk is the point at which every frustration, every concern, and every mistake known to humanity is brought for resolution. Typically staffed by lower-level and often new personnel, help desks often have a reputation for minimal service and buck-passing. It shouldn’t be this way, and doesn’t have to be; there’s a lot of information out there about how to effectively manage and coordinate help services, and a great deal of information about how important is to do so. But like many aspects of IT, this knowledge doesn’t always make it into the field in many organizations.

A while ago, TechRepublic ran a series on how to set up and manage help desks. You can read the series here:

  1. “Setting up a successful help desk–physical considerations” (http://www.techrepublic.com/article/setting-up-a-successful-help-desk-physical-considerations/) and
  2. “Try these efficiency strategies when setting up a successful help desk” (http://www.techrepublic.com/article/try-these-efficiency-strategies-when-setting-up-a-successful-help-desk/).

For this SLP you are expected to evaluate in a 2-3 page paper, the best strategies for a successful help desk within an organization. Identify three (3) best practices and provide some examples on how and why those strategies are important. Because this is a SLP, you are expected to discuss the topic with practical approach. Do you have experiences that you can describe about user support (as a user or as an IT person)? why were they good or bad? what suggestions do you have?

Module 3 Case – COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY AND THE NETWORKED ORGANIZATION

Assignment Overview

The case for this module intends to ensure that you can: (a) describe the general structure of a computer network, (b) present some typical procedures for securing and maintaining networks, and (c) identify the links between the technological components and the overall sociotechnical framework of the firm.

Before writing-up this case, read and review the following documents (we recommend reading in this same order):

  1. Network Structure: http://www.pcmech.com/article/network-structure/
  2. Breeding, M. (2013). Designing and Building the Best Small Office Network From the Ground Up. Network Computing. Available athttp://www.networkcomputing.com/netdesign/soho1.html
  3. CISCO (2010). Internetworking Technology Handbook. Retrieved fromhttp://docwiki.cisco.com/wiki/Internetworking_Technology_Handbook
  4. Network Structure Design: http://www.geeksnerds.co.uk/it-support/computer-network/
  5. Paquet, C. (2013). Network Security Concepts and Policies. CISCO Press. Section on Security Policies. Available at http://www.ciscopress.com/articles/article.asp?p=1998559&seqNum=3
  6. Ten steps to securing Networks: http://howto.techworld.com/security/1862/ten-steps-to-secure-networking/
  7. Sociotechnical systems in the 21st century:http://www.bayswaterinst.org/storage/Sociotechnical%20systems%20theory%20in%20the%2021st%20Century.pdf
  8. Sociotechnical knowledge creation and storage in organizations:http://www.iriboffice.com/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=6n0yNKnHr5A%3D&tabid=245&mid=636

Case Assignment

Now, imagine you are starting a new business; you are opening a medium-sized food store in your hometown. (if a food store does not suit you, then any similar-sized business is fine for this assignment.) Specifically, you now must design the technology and networking architecture for your business.

For this case, write a 4-5 page description and justification for the technology and network architecture you decide upon and design. Be sure to articulate the structure, your procedure for securing and maintaining the network, and discuss and rationalize the sociotechnical linkages that you design between your organization and the technology.

Module 3 SLP – COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY AND THE NETWORKED ORGANIZATION

This assignment is different from the previous ones. This time, you’re going to create your own web content. For this assignment, you are to try to create your own wiki and focus on discovering and understanding benefits of this contemporary content delivery tool.

This reading will give you some ideas of the use of wikis within organizations:

  1. Grace, P. L. (2009). Wikis as a knowledge management tool. Journal of Knowledge Management, 13(4), 64-74. Retrieved from http://lpis.csd.auth.gr/mtpx/km/material/JKM-13-4b.pdf
  2. One popular site that allows you to create your own personal wiki is: http://pbwiki.com/. Other similar sites are listed here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_wiki_software

If for some reason you cannot create your own wiki, you can also look for existing wiki sites for evaluation. Here you have a nice list of them:

  • http://lists.econsultant.com/top-best-wikis-websites.html

Then write a 2-3 page paper, structured as follows (use these headings):

  • What is a wiki and how can be useful for an organization?
  • Select ONE of the products that allows you to create a wiki and describe it in detail.
  • Identify ONE organizational goal that would be supported by this wiki.
  • What features would you offer in the wiki to support that organizational goal?
  • How this is related to the learning objectives of this module?

Module 4 Case – ELECTRONIC AND MOBILE COMMERCE

Assignment Overview

Everyday sales items purchased online like soaps, juices, shampoos etc. have almost doubled between the year 2006 and 2010 and it is expected that these figures will keep doubling by 2014. Few years back, e-commerce was not expected to be what is now. It is clear that all bueinesses need to provide online services sooner or later to remain in the market. The same is true for mobile commerce.

In order to identify what businesses need to do to start their online presence, go over the background readings and any other elective readings you find useful.

When you have read the articles listed in the background material and any other relevant reading you could find, imagine that you want take advantage of the Internet and communication technologies for your business.

“Tools and strategies needed to follow in order to implement electronic and mobile commerce in businesses”

Case Assignment

For this case, write a 4-5 page description of the steps businesses need to follow to create an online presence, the required skills and tools and the opportunities and challenges of electronic and mobile commerce.

Module 4 SLP – ELECTRONIC AND MOBILE COMMERCE

In this assignment you will evaluate real examples of electronic and mobile commerce that have changed your experience as a consumer. Filling out this table should be easier if you relate to the different industries as a “consumer”.

Please fill out the rows of this table making it a document of 2-3 pages. The first row is just an example of the exercise.

Industry Brief description of the E-commerce and/or M-Commerce model in the industry Website Examples
Education and Training Continuing education is costly and just keeping up-to-date with advances often requires taking training courses and traveling to conferences. In the last 5 years continuing education in many fields has been moving online faster. It is estimated that by 2016 over 50 percent of doctors for example, will be building their skills through online learning. Companies such as Cisco save millions by moving training to the Internet. Fully online accreddited PhD granting university:

  • www.trident.edu
  • Auto
  • Etertaiment
  • Financial
  • Retail
  • Travel
  • Any other Industry

Write a conclusion paragraph about how these websites have changed your consumer behavior.

Module 5 Case – INFORMATION SECURITY AND ETHICS

Assignment Overview

Taking care of information falls to those who own the information to develop ethical guidelines about how to manage it. Treating sensitive corporate information as a valuable resource is good management. Building a corporate culture based on ethical principles that employees can understand and implement is responsible management. Organizations should develop written policies establishing employee guidelines, procedures, and organizational rules for information.

Epolicies typically include: Ethical computer use policy, Information privacy policy, Acceptable use policy, email privacy policy, Internet use policy, and Anti-spam policy.

Case Assignment

In this assignment you are expected to read the required readings listed in the background material and at least one other elective reading.

When you complete the readings, write a 4-5 pages paper addressing the topic:

In your paper, be sure to include:

  • What are security policies or e-policies?
  • Explain three security policies that you would primarily recommend to an organization to have and why?
  • How security policies should be implemented in organizations?

Module 5 SLP – INFORMATION SECURITY AND ETHICS

In this assignment you are expected to fill out the following table in a 2-3 page document:

Security Threat Description of the security threat and its impact to organizations. Provide an example. What can organizations do to keep their information secure from each threat? Make sure you discuss both: technology tools (software or hardware) as well as the organizational strategies (policies, leadership, training, etc.).

Computer Virus

  • Description:
  • Impact:
  • Example of a Computer Virus:
  • Technology (software, hardware):
  • Organizational strategies (policies, leadership, training, etc.)
  • Adware
  • Spyware
  • Trojan
  • Sniffer
  • Any other threat

NOTE – All Assignments Expectations

Your assignment will be graded following these expectations:

  • Precision: the questions asked are answered.
  • Clarity: Your answers are clear and show your good understanding of the topic.
  • 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: It is important to read the “required readings” posted in the background material plus others you find relevant. Your paper should include important concepts from these readings and incorporate YOUR reactions and examples that illustrate your reflective judgment and good understanding of the concepts.

NOTE – All SLP Assignments Expectations

Your assignment will be graded following these expectations:

  • Precision: the questions asked are answered.
  • Clarity: Your answers are clear and show your good understanding of the topic.
  • 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.
  • Your paper meets the page requirements not counting the cover page or the references pages.

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Rhetorical Analysis of an Advertisement – Assignment Instructions

Write a 3-4 page rhetorical analysis of an advertisement. The ad can be either a print ad (from a magazine or newspaper) or a television ad (available on YouTube or Vimeo). For reference, look at the following suggested outline when writing your paper. You do not have to follow the exact order of the suggested outline, but you should include all of the elements within the suggested outline.

Suggested Outline:

  1. Introduction: Set the context for talking about advertising, and do so in a way that draws the reader into the discussion and analysis of the specific ad you chose.
  2. Describe the ad in basic terms: What colors are being used? If the ad uses text, what does it say and how big is it? What is the tone of the ad?
  3. Identify the audience and explain the exigence (the what’s-so-urgent element) of the ad. The ad targets a group (audience) for a specific reason that’s either about limited time or a particular problem (exigence). A matter of limited time could be, “This weekend get 50 percent off clothes at Sears.” A particular problem could be, “Do you have dandruff?”
  4. The logos appeal – what parts or aspects of the ad try to persuade with common sense and/or logic?
  5. The ethos appeal – what parts or aspects of the ad try to persuade with the credibility or character of the speaker, narrator, or spokesperson?
  6. The pathos appeal – what parts or aspects of the ad try to persuade by addressing emotions, sentiments, passions, or worries?
  7. Based on the ad’s use of logos, ethos, and pathos, was it effective in appealing to the targeted audience? How and why was it or was it not effective?

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Legal Issues and their Resolutions A+

Legal Issues and their Resolutions

In this assignment, you will consider many of the legal concepts addressed in this course and apply them to relevant scenarios.

You are currently a third year law student working as a summer intern for the largest law firm in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Your mentor and senior attorney introduces you to a new client, Ronald Crump, the owner of Crump International, a large multinational organization with diverse businesses in real estate, construction, travel, entertainment, media, and other communication networks. As the owner of this large organization, Crump is looking to your firm to handle all of his legal needs.

You learn the following from your meetings with Crump:

  • The construction division recently hired a former high-ranking official from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ensure environmental regulations are followed. Crump is concerned about the EPA’s proposed rule that will require the construction division to obtain additional permits and conduct more frequent inspections. The agency published the rule in the Federal Register last week. These new permits will create more work and expense for Crump. The former EPA employee indicated that he knows people at the EPA who might be able to make the proposed rule disappear in exchange for contributions to fund the newly created environmental training facility in California.
  • The Crump Resort in Allentown, Pennsylvania (CRAP) is being sued by Josie McDonald for premise liability (negligence) and emotional stress due to bedbug bites during her stay at CRAP. Crump maintains that his resort properties are held to the highest standards and that he intends to file a countersuit because McDonald created a blog where she made false statements about the CRAP being infested with bedbugs. McDonald made similar disparaging remarks to the local television station in Allentown.
  • Crump is famous for his reality show called “The Intern” as well as his favorite phrases “You’re Fired” as he sends interns packing and “You’re Hired” for those who survive the grueling business boot camp. Crump wants to make sure his phrases are protected from use by others without permission. Crump reminds you that this protection should extend use in the United States and in other countries.
  • Instead of working for her father, Crump’s daughter Erica applied for a position as associate attorney with the firm of Slippe, Faul, & Sioux, a law firm specializing in personal injury law in Atlantic City, New Jersey. On September 15, the firm offered Erica an employment contract for one year with a yearly salary of $75,000 starting on October 1. The contract contained the following provisions.
    • Erica could not be terminated during the term of employment unless she committed an illegal act.
    • Any disputes would be resolved using mediation selected by the law firm.
    • Erica would not be permitted to work for any law firm within a 100-mile radius of Atlantic City for two years after leaving the firm.
  • Erica accepted the job and signed the contract the same day. Erica decided to keep the news secret until she returned from vacation the following week. On September 17, Crump offered to give Slippe all of his legal business related to personal injury if the law firm hired Erica. The firm accepted. When Erica told her father the news about getting the job on September 15, Crump refused to transfer any legal work to the firm. The law firm filed a suit against Crump, citing the parties had a contract. When Erica showed up for work on October 1, the law firm informed her that they no longer needed her services. One week later, Erica found another job with Tweady & Byrd, a firm specializing in entertainment law located about five miles from Slippe, Faul, & Sioux.
  • Mark Holmes, a director in the real estate division, met with Ben Franklin, 80-years-old, about purchasing a large tract of land owned by Franklin in New Jersey. Crump International planned to bulldoze the acreage to create a new golf resort. During the meeting, Holmes noticed several brochures about Alzheimer’s as well as several prescription bottles sitting on the table. After discussing the good old days for several hours, Holmes and Franklin agreed on the sale of the land for $1,500,000. Since Holmes brought a blank copy of a contract with him, he helped Franklin complete the paperwork and both parties signed. Unbeknownst to either party, the purchase price was written as $150,000. On the day before the closing, Holmes called Franklin to remind him of the location. Holmes said he didn’t know anything about selling that land and he had no intention of selling his land to some big city slicker.

Based on the scenario, create a 8- to 9-page Microsoft Word document. The document should serve as an interoffice memorandum to the firm’s senior attorney. In addition, the document should address the following and any others issues you may discover:

  • What happens when a government agency proposes a rule? What would you recommend Crump do in response to the EPA’s proposed rule that was published last week?
  • Should Crump make a contribution to the environmental training center? Why or why not?
  • Will Crump win the negligence lawsuit filed by McDonald? Why?
  • Should Crump file the countersuit for the blog and remarks McDonald made on television? If yes, on what basis? If not, why not?
  • Are the phrases “You’re Fired” and “You’re Hired” considered intellectual property? If yes, what type? If not, why not? Are there any issues with protecting these phrases in the U.S. and in foreign countries?
  • What is the status of the employment contract between Erica and Slippe, Faul, & Sioux?
  • Will the noncompete provision be enforceable? Why or why not?
  • What is the status of the agreement between Crump and Slippe, Faul, & Sioux?
  • Do Holmes and Franklin have a valid contract? What are the basic requirements for contract formation? What defects in the contract formation process may have occurred?

In addition to the above, identify the legal issue, information that may be missing in order to provide an appropriate answer, and possible solutions. Also, address any potential ethical issues that you identify.

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ECO 561 Week 4 Business Proposal

ECO/561 Week 4 Business Proposal

You will apply economic principles presented in Weeks One through Three in this week’s assignment. Your assignment will be reviewed by your peers and by your facilitator in week five and should be revised as necessary based on feedback as the first part of the final assignment in week six.

Select a new, realistic good or service for an existing industry.

Write the economic analysis section of a business proposal. This will include statements about the market structure and the elasticity of demand for the good or service, based on text book principles. You need to create hypothetical data, based on similar real world products to estimate fixed and variable costs.
Required Elements:

  • Identify market structure
  • Identify elasticity of the product
  • Include rationale for the following questions:
    • How will pricing relate to elasticity of your product?
    • How will changes in the quantity supplied as a result of your pricing decisions affect marginal cost and marginal revenue?
    • Besides your pricing decisions, what are your suggested nonpricing strategies? What nonpricing strategies will you use to increase barriers to entry?
    • How could changes in your business operations alter the mix of fixed and variable costs in line with your strategy?
  • No more than 1400 words
  • Your proposal is consistent with APA guidelines

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ECO 561 Week 6 Final Proposal

ECO/561 Week 6 Final Proposal

Resource: Business Proposal and Peer Review feedback.

Revise your Week Four business proposal using the feedback provided by your peers and facilitator as necessary. In addition to your week four paper, the second part of your paper will use the revised information torecommend appropriate pricing and nonpricing strategies for your new or existing good or service based on the projected economy’s stage in the business cycle and the prevailing projected economic conditions for one or more macroeconomic factors. Explain the evidence that supports these recommendations.

Required Elements:

  • Describe the current global economic conditions and their effect on local macroeconomic indicators for your good or service.
  • Describe the local economy’s stage in the business cycle.
  • Describe how current credit market conditions affect your planning or operating decision for your good or service.
  • No more than 2100 words (in addition to the 1400 word paper completed in week four, an additional three pages at most is needed)

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Professional Business

It is estimated that hiring organizations only spend 90 seconds scanning a resume before determining whether it’s worth looking at further. As such the successful job applicant must make sure their resumes are designed to fit the job for which they are applying. “One size fits all” is no longer applicable to resumes. Bland and general also no longer apply as the information in resumes must be written using action verbs, and identify accomplishments and achievements rather than simply describe previously held positions and responsibilities.

There are three basic types of resumes:

  • Functional
  • Chronological, and
  • Mixed (hybrid)
Oftentimes, CVs (curriculum vitaes) may be required.

Using the Library and internet, conduct research on each type of resume and a CV. For this assignment explain:

  1. The purpose for each type of resume, how they differ, and when you personally would use each type or resume or CV (prepare a separate paragraph describing each and how you would use each).
  2. Identify the primary type of resume and/or CV you expect to use in your job search and career progression.
  3. Explain how often a resume and/or CV should be updated (support your answer).
  4. Choose a or b:
    1. If you have a resume and/or CV, are you comfortable with the format and the information contained within it?   If not, when do you think you should start revising and preparing your resume and/or CV?
    2. If you don’t currently have a resume and/or CV, explain why. Then identify at what point you should start drafting and preparing a resume and/or CV for your eventual job search.

Make sure you explain all answers in detail and avoid generalities.

You are encouraged to use the Career Resources available in the virtual campus for resume creation and revision.

Optimal Resume is one resource available to you that offers resume-building services and many other job search resources.

 

 

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HSOP410 Week 1 Discussion Questions

Introduction to Restaurants

The restaurant industry is often mistaken to be thought of as an easy business to run. We will begin this week’s discussion with your opinion on this matter. Do you think restaurants are easy to run? Why or why not? Please elaborate on your answer, and feel free to share some examples

Kinds and Characteristics of Restaurants

In the restaurant industry, there are diverse types of restaurant ownership. What is the fastest growing trend of characteristics of restaurants today? Back up your answer with some research either from our textbook or any other reliable sources. Don’t forget to always cite your source in APA format at the end of your post.

HSOP410 Week 2 Discussion Questions

 Concept, Location, and Design

Concept, location, and design are major elements in the success of a restaurant. Discuss current concept trends and why you believe these trends are successful in today’s world of restaurants.

The Menu

The menu serves as a great selling tool, and it is thefaceof the restaurant. Begin by explaining why the menu is considered to be a strong selling tool, and how front of the house staff can increase their check average by selling the menu effectively.

HSOP410 Week 3 Discussion Questions

 Financing and Leasing

Finance and leasing are very important to the overall success of a restaurant. It starts with securing capital funds. What are some key areas of consideration when presenting a financial plan to a group of investors? What are some do’s and don’t’s?

Legal and Tax Matters

Understanding taxes is not only important to the success of the restaurant, it is also important for the owner to avoid tax mistakes that can cost a lot of money in penalties. What are some examples of legitimate business expenses that are tax deductible? Be sure to visit the corresponding chapter for information, and don’t forget to cite your sources in your posts.

HSOP410 Week 4 Discussion Questions

Bar and Beverage

The bar is a profitable area for a restaurant. It is also one of the highest liability areas of a restaurant. In recent years, there is growing awareness of drinking and driving. We will begin this week’s discussion with the liability restaurants face when serving alcoholic beverages. To what extent do you believe a restaurant owner is liable when serving alcoholic beverages? How about bartenders and servers?
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Restaurant Operations

In this discussion thread, we will review a variety of operational topics as related to restaurants: from controlling costs to food safety and sanitation, and also proper purchasing. What are some main areas of control in a restaurant? Give a few examples, and explain how these areas of control are unique to a restaurant business.

HSOP410 Week 5 Discussion Questions

Restaurant Leadership and Management

Many studies have been conducted about leadership and management. Leadership in restaurants presents unique challenges. We will begin our discussion this week exploring some of those challenges. What are some unique challenges in leadership of restaurants? Give examples and support your answer with research (properly cite research).

Organization, Recruiting, and Staffing

Staffing the restaurant properly is key to the overall success of the organization. Identify at least three different jobs you would find in a restaurant? List some tasks associated with those jobs.

HSOP410 Week 6 Discussion Questions

Employee Training and Development

Proper employee training and development in the restaurant industry is lacking. We will begin this week’s discussion understanding the reasons behind it. What are some reasons for the shortcomings of employee training and development in the restaurant industry?

Service and Guest Relations

Service is an integral part of a restaurant. Most customers will not return to a restaurant if they had inadequate service. What are some essential steps of service that must be evident in any type of restaurant, and why do you think these steps of service are so important?

HSOP410 Week 7 Discussion Questions

Technology in the Restaurant Industry

Technology is ever-evolving. In today’s technological world, it seems like technology is changing with a blink of an eye. We will start our discussion this week by sharing some new technologies in the restaurant industry. Discuss some new technologies you have seen recently in restaurants. What did you like about it? What didn’t you like?

Restaurant Business and Marketing Plans

In your opinion, how important is it for a single restaurant to have a marketing plan? Is it worth their time? Why or why not?

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MATH221 Week 1 Discussion Questions

Descriptive Statistics

If you were given a large data set such as the sales over the last year of our top 1,000 customers, what might you be able to do with this data? What might be the benefits of describing the data?

Post-Class Topic: Social Media’s Use of Data

This century is already being characterized as the era of “big data.” You are probably active or at least knowledgeable about the proliferation of various social media outlets, like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and flickr. Do you feel like too much personal data is retained forever? Do you have any concerns about how your personal data is used? Or, are you satisfied that most studies based on personal data collected by large companies maintain sufficient controls and respect an individual’s privacy by only publishing aggregate figures (or “statistics”) which summarize trends? (There is no correct answer, just informed opinions.)

 

MATH221 Week 2 Discussion Questions

Regression

Suppose you are given data from a survey showing the IQ of each person interviewed and the IQ of his or her mother. That is all the information that you have. Your boss has asked you to put together a report showing the relationship between these two variables. What could you present and why?

Post-Class Topic: Correlation and Causation

If two variables are strongly correlated, does it necessarily always follow that there is a direct cause-and-effect relationship between the two variables? Can you think of two variables which are often associated with each other and are highly correlated, but there is no direct cause-and-effect relationship between them? For example, do you think it is a correct conclusion that watching soap operas gives girls eating disorders like anorexia if a study showed that “girls who watch soap operas are more likely to have eating disorders.”

 

MATH221 Week 3 Discussion Questions

Statistics in the News

Keep your eyes and ears open as you read or listen to the news this week. Find/discover an example of statistics in the news to discuss the following statement that represents one of the objectives of statistics analysis: “Statistics helps us make decisions based on data analysis.” Briefly discuss how the news item or article meets this objective. Cite your references.

MATH221 Week 4 Discussion Questions

Discrete Probability Variables

What are examples of variables that follow a binomial probability distribution? What are examples of variables that follow a Poisson distribution? When might you use a geometric probability?

Post-Class Topic: Interpreting the “Most Likely” outcome of a Binomial

Do you think that the “most likely” outcome in a binomial distribution is the outcome that will occur most of the time?” For example, what is the “most likely” composition of a four-member committee chosen randomly from a large population that is 50% women and 50% men? What is the probability of the committee composed by two mean and two women? What is the probability of the committee containing one man and three women? What is the probability of the committee containing three men and one woman?

MATH221 Week 5 Discussion Questions

Interpreting Normal Distributions

Assume that a population is normally distributed with a mean of 100 and a standard deviation of 15. Would it be unusual for the mean of a sample of 3 to be 115 or more? Why or why not?

Post-Class Topic: Central Limit Theorem

Explain what property associated with the Central Limit Theorem you consider the most important contribution, enabling the use of the normal distribution for sample means with large sample size.

MATH221 Week 6 Discussion Questions

Confidence Interval Concepts

Consider the formula used for any confidence interval and the elements included in that formula. What happens to the confidence interval if you (a) increase the confidence level, (b) increase the sample size, or (c) increase the margin of error? Only consider one of these changes at a time. Explain your answer with words and by referencing the formula.

Post-Class Topic: Confidence Intervals and Hypothesis Testing (graded)

The EPA will grant a tax credit if the city-highway mileage estimate is at least 31 mpg.Construct the 95% and 99% confidence intervals for the mean mpg [miles per gallon] if we have a data sample with 49 observations of mileage of a new car model, with x-bar = 31.5531 mpg and known std. dev. sigma = 0.8 mpg. Which CI is wider and why? Would the EPA grant a tax credit if the 99% CI is (31.26, 31.85) and why? This is an example of hypothesis testing using CIs. If the EPA minimum qualifying mileage were 33 mpg, instead of 31 mpg, would the EPA grant a tax credit with the same 99% CI?

MATH221 Week 7 Discussion Questions

Rejection Region

How is the rejection region defined and how is that related to the z-score and the p value? When do you reject or fail to reject the null hypothesis? Why do you think statisticians are asked to complete hypothesis testing? Can you think of examples in courts, in medicine, or in your area?

PSY 357 – Human Development Research Study Proposal

For this assignment, you will design a research study proposal to examine some aspect of human development. You may select any topic that is of interest to you, as long as it pertains to the life span. Refer to “Life­Span Development Resources,” for useful life­span websites if you are having difficulty selecting a topic.

Submit a proposal of 750­1,000 words in which you outline a study you would like to conduct.

Proposals must include:

  • Introduction
    • Specify a life­span topic.
    • Explain the topic you have selected and provide reasoning for the research study.
  • Study Design (e.g., correlation, experiment, quasiexperiment, etc.)
    • Briefly explain the design of the study you are proposing.
  • Methodology
    • Explain the methods for conducting the experiment. Address the following question: How would you propose to study the selected topic, and what is the IV/DV, if applicable?
  • Time frame
    • Describe in detail the time frame for the study (e.g., longitudinal, cross­ sectional, or mixed design).
  • Conclusion
    • Summarize your proposal succinctly.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student
Success Center. An abstract is not required.

A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling

Kerzner. (2009) Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling.
–Essay Questions:

  1. Select 3 of the items found on page 339 in Kerzner under morality, ethics, and the corporate culture and describe how you would handle these situations.
  2. Consider the five items listed on page 169 that describe what happens when a matrix goes out of control. Which of these end up creating the greatest difficulty for the company? For the project managers, for the line managers? For executives?
  3. Design an evaluation form to be used by functional employees after project termination to evaluate the effectiveness of the project manager.
  4. As a company executive, how would you determine if there is a need to establish a project office? If it is determined that there is a need, how do you measure the return-on-investment as a result of the implementation of the PMO?

PAPER 2 – Topic: Supporting the Project Organization

Required Reading:
A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, 4th Ed. (2004). Chapter 6
Kerzner. (2006) Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling, 10th Edition. Chapters 6 & 21
–Essay Questions:

  1. Discuss methods that you can use to improve the productivity of your meetings.
  2. Where does your project fall on the Project Maturity Model? What needs to be done to push the project to the next level of the model?
  3. Discuss the steps that need to betaken to write accurate and effective job or position descriptions.
  4. How do you manage the following:
    • failure to complete work within allocated deadlines
    • constant interruptions
    • excessive needs for overtime
    • distracting personnel issues
    • delegation of work
    • conflicting priorities

PAPER 3 – Topic: Applying Project Management Skills and Techniques

Required Reading:
All previous reading assignments may be used as input for this module.
Essay Questions:

  1. Why must management support be visible to the whole team and not just to the project manager?
  2. What factors should be considered when performing a return-on-investment analysis on training dollars for project management?

Research the highest interest rate (APY—annual percent yield) for 2-year and 5-year CDs.

You and some friends have started your own company. After the first few months, the profits are rolling in. It is time to start thinking about putting your money to work for you. You decide that investing $5,000 into some Certificates of Deposit (CDs) would be a beneficial move.
With a CD, you lend your money to a third party, and after a set time, your money is paid back with interest. Before you start investing the company’s money this way, you need to pitch it to your friends.
For this project, you can develop a written report, a slideshow, a video, or any other platform as long as it fully addresses the criteria listed below.

  1. Research the highest interest rate (APY—annual percent yield) for 2-year and 5-year CDs. Document the company’s name, interest rate, and minimum investment. The minimum investment must be less than or equal to $5,000.
  1. Create the functions that represent the 2-year and 5-year CDs with your $5,000 investment. Use these functions to determine the amount you will be paid when the CD matures (the length of time for the specific CD). Show your work.
  1. An investor comes to your office. He says that if you give him the $5,000 he will add on an additional $50 each year to what he owes you. Create the function for this investor’s plan.
  1. Create a table showing the value of the two CD’s and the investor’s plan for 5 years.

 

Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
2-year CD
5-year CD
Investor
  1. Explain to your friends how to prove that the investor’s plan is a linear function and the CDs are exponential functions. Use complete sentences.
  1. Find the average rate of change for the investor’s plan and the 5-year CD between years 2 and 3, and between years 3 and 5. Explain what this shows in complete sentences.
  1. One of your friends suggests another 5-year option that gives interest based on the function k(x) = 5000(1.02)x. Explain what the 1.02 represents in terms of the CD and if it is a better plan than the 5-year CD you found. Use complete sentences.

Make a final recommendation on what plan you and your friends should follow. Consider that you cannot collect

Preparing A Risk management plan

In this assignment, you will create a risk management plan. You have a budget of $100,000 and a timeline of six (6) months for the plan. Please refer to Figure A-1, Risk Management Plan Template, from Appendix A of the Hillson and Simon text to create the plan.
Write an eight to ten (8-10) page Risk Management Plan Component paper in which you:

  1. Prepare the Scope and Objectives of the Risk Management Process section of the Risk Management Plan based on the facts presented in the case study.
  2. Determine the project size, based on the facts presented in the case study, and provide justification based on Figure 3-4, Example Project Sizing Tool (Chapter 3 of the Hillson and Simon text).
  3. Select the risk tools and techniques, and complete the Risk Tools and Techniques section of the Risk Management Plan for both the qualitative and quantitative aspects of the project. Provide a rationale for the selection.
  4. Develop the Risk Reviews and Reporting section of the Risk Management Plan based on the project size previously determined.
  5. Define the Probability and Impacts section of the Risk Management Plan and justify the values assigned.
  6. Define the Risk Thresholds section of the Risk Management Plan and justify the values assigned.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Apply the concepts of risk management in a project context to develop an appropriate risk management plan as a key element of the project management process.
  • Survey the project sponsor, stakeholders, team membership and key decision influencers to develop a qualitative assessment of the project risks and apply the results to further refine the project risk management plan.
  • Create a schedule of project risk reviews appropriate to the organization and risk including major, minor, and post-project threats and opportunities, including archiving the results of the project risk plan is incorporated into this schedule.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in project risk management
  • Write clearly and concisely about project risk management using proper writing mechanics.

     Note: The assignments are a series of papers that are based on the same case, which is located in the Student Center of the course shell. The assignments are dependent upon one another.

Different methods of preparing income statements

It is the end of a reporting period. Because there are more people than usual retiring this year, your manager has asked your accounting department to create 2 things:
  • A process documentation detailing the different methods of preparing income statements, specific sections of the income statement, and how to handle the special types of income statement items
  • Basic financial statements for your company

Individual Portion:

  1. Visit the SEC’s Web site (http://idea.sec.gov/idea/searchidea/companysearch_idea.html).
    • Select a company filing of your choice that contains a multiple-step income statement.
    • Communicate your selection with your group (each of you should submit a different company).
    • Submit the link to this filing as proof of your research.
  2. Prepare a process documentation that
    • is prepared in a professional manner because it will be the desktop guide used by others in the event of your absence to prepare the financial statements for Music Warehouse.
    • is in the form of a memorandum or as a numbered listing of items, depending on your individual preference.
    • includes the following elements:
      • a definition and description of the specific sections of the income statement
      • a description of the different methods of preparing income statements
      • an explanation of the conceptual guidelines for reporting income
      • how to handle the special types of income statement items

Please add your file.
Group Portion:
Using the information below, do the following:

  • Prepare a multiple-step income statement for Music Warehouse.
  • Prepare a statement of changes in stockholder’s equity for Music Warehouse.

Nike: The Sweatshop Debate – MGT 448 Case Study

Select the  “Nike: The Sweatshop Debate” at the end of Part 2 case from the International Business Textbook:

 

Write a 500- to 750-word paper in which you address the following topics:

·         Describe the legal, cultural, and ethical challenges that confront the global business presented in your selected case study.

·         Determine the various roles that host governments played in this particular global business operation.

·         Summarize the strategic and operational challenges facing global managers illustrated in your selected case.

.        Do you think the criticism of Nike is fair, considering that the host countries are in dire needs of creating jobs?
.        What do you think Nike’s executives might have done differently to prevent the sensitive charges of sweatshop labor in overseas factories?
.        Do firms need to consider the so-called corporate social responsibilities in making investment decisions?

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Standards for ethical and moral conduct in the form of a Code of Ethics

Develop standards for ethical and moral conduct in the form of a Code of Ethics. As part of this assignment, you will reflect upon your own ethical standards and consider from where your values and principles emerged and how they have evolved over time. Include references to the moral philosophy or social issues that affect your approach to the development of this Code of Ethics, and integrate course concepts in the context of your paper.

Consider that this Code of Ethics is a product that you may wish to carry with you into your professional experiences.

Your Code of Ethics must contain the following components:

 

  • Statement of values, including the source and foundation of your ethical values and principles, why you consider these principles to be non-negotiable, how they have evolved over time, and what moral philosophy or social issues affect your approach to ethics.
  • Training and communication plan
  • Implementation plan
  • Plan for the role of leadership
  • Corporate social issues
  • Recent laws and regulations impacting the corporation
  • Monitoring and enforcement of an ethics auditing plan
  • Ethical considerations for working internationally

 

Exploration of Risk Of Major Construction Projects Assignment Instructions

Course Project Part I

Select from one of the following major projects:

  1. Construction of the tallest building in Dubai, the Burj Khalifa
  2. Construction of Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta
  3. Construction of the New Orleans levee improvements after hurricane Katrina
  4. Deployment of the Keystone Pipeline System
  5. Development of the Space X Falcon 9 rocket used to supply the International Space Station
  6. Launch of the Curiosity Rover on Mars
  7. Identification of the Human Genome Project
  8. Development of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Create two fault or event trees (or one of each) that would support the exploration of risk for one of the above major construction projects (See Chapter 17, pages 216-220). The fault or event tree should offer at a minimum a listing of potential risks and impacts in the event of two smaller failures. For example, a smaller failure could be the loss of water pressure or a fire in a construction project rather than examining what risk was involved with the collapse of the construction project.

Write a discussion of risks that supports the fault trees that have been created. Make a separate write up for each of these smaller risks (Review Chapter 27, pages 357-369 for risks and treatments). Your paper should have a general introduction that should introduce the two fault or event trees that will be discussed and then the paper should have a discussion regarding each fault or event tree. The discussion write up regarding the identified risks should be from 3-5 pages in length. Note that this page length is a guideline and if you find that your paper supporting the risk tree is longer, there will be no penalty as the final assignment will need to be from 15-20 pages in length.

Sample outline of typical course project paper part I

  1. Title Page
  2. Introduction
  3. Fault Tree One
  4. Discussion of Fault Tree One
  5. Fault Tree Two
  6. Discussion of Fault Tree Two
  7. Conclusions
  8. Works cited

Course Project Part II

Building upon the first part of the course project, consider that you are an appointed contractor to construct your chosen project. At this time, you will need to address and explain the following:

1. Identify sources of risk, including any issues that may impede or impair the completion of the project (See Chapter 9, page 103, Review Chapter 10 for examples and lists of potential project risks).
2. Given the sources of risk in the point above, offer details regarding the systems that the contractor should have in place in order to avoid the identified risks (See Chapter 9, page 103-104, Review Chapter 10 for examples and risk treatment options).
3. Create a fault tree that will discuss the risks associated with the catastrophic failure of the project (either during construction or after completion). Create a write up for this type of failure and address how these risks can be avoided, mitigated or otherwise reduced. (Review Chapter 27 for listings of risks and treatments)
The paper could also include any other risk worksheets, tables, charts or diagrams that would support any of these concepts or ideas. Do not limit yourself to just what is in the text or course as there is a wealth of information regarding risk and risk treatment available in the library.

Sample outline of typical course project paper part II

  1. Title Page
  2. Table of Contents
  3. Introduction
  4. Sources of construction project risk
    1. Timeline
    2. Costs
    3. Disruptions
    4. Force majeure
  5. Systems to address construction project risk
    1. Technology
    2. People
    3. Planning
  6. Catastrophic failure fault tree
  7. Discussion of fault tree
    1. Reduce risks
    2. Mitigate risks
    3. Avoid risks
  8. Course Project Part I (blend in the smaller risks after the catastrophic risk, except conclusion)
  9. Risk tables, charts, sheets
  10. Conclusions (blend in conclusions from course project part I)
  11. Works cited
Guidelines
  • The course project is broken down into two parts. The first part is due by the end of Week Three and will be 3-5 pages long. The final major assignment will be 15-20 pages long, including the original 3-5 pages and is due by the end of Week Six.
  • Papers must be in 10 point font, double-spaced, include a cover page, table of contents, introduction, body of the report, summary or conclusion and works cited.
  • Even though this is not a scientific-type writing assignment, and is mostly creative in nature, references are still very important. At least 6 authoritative, outside references are required (anonymous authors or web pages are not acceptable). These should be listed on the last page titled “Works Cited”.
  • Appropriate citations are required.
  • All DeVry University policies are in effect including the plagiarism policy.
  • The first part of the assignment is due during Week 3 of this course. The final completed project is due during Week 6 of this course.
  • Any questions about this paper may be discussed in the weekly Q&A Discussion topic.
  • This first part is worth 60 total points and the second part will be worth 150 points. The course project will be graded on quality of research topic, quality of paper information, use of citations, grammar and sentence structure.

OPS 571 Week 4 Supply Chain Design Paper A+

Reviewthe Riordan Manufacturing Virtual Organization.

Write a paper of no more than 1,400-words that includes the following:

  • Determine Riordan’s manufacturing strategy (chase, level, or combination) and explain its benefits.
  • Create a process flow diagram for the electric fan supply chain.
  • Select two metrics to evaluate performance of the electric fan supply chain.
  • Describe the supplier relationship and the effects on the supply chain. As part of this consider the following:
    • Type of relationship
    • Supplier location, size of company, and financial stability.
    • Metrics used to measure supplier performance (on-time delivery, defects, etc).
    • Supplier improvement strategies
  • Describe how lean production principles may be used to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the electric fan supply chain process.
  • Select a business forecasting technique (qualitative or quantitative) for the electric fans and describe the forecasting process to be used at Riordan.
  • Create a sales forecast for electric fans using selected techniques.
  • Develop Aggregate Production Plan, Master Schedule, and Materials Requirement Plans for electric fans based off the sales forecast. Be sure to include the following:
  • Determine inventory requirements of the electric fans component parts and finished goods
  • Select appropriate inventory system (fixed order quantity, two bin method, etc.) to meet inventory requirements.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

Begin working on the Week Six assignment. In Week Six, you propose and implement new process design and supply chain processes for the manufacturing of Riordan’s electric fans

Effective Business and Interpersonal Comm

  • Effective Business and Interpersonal Comm

    Issues relating to ethics are often not black or white. What is your reaction to the following scenario? There is not always a clear answer.

    You have taken the initiative to propose a comprehensive user manual for customers – something that has not existed before. You have come up with a concept and a detailed outline. The department manager approves the project and you run with it, engaging co-workers to work on different parts of it over the next few months.

    When the manual is published, the department manager is listed as the author and there are no acknowledgements (verbal or printed) to anyone who actually worked on the project.

    What kind of ethical choice does this omission represent? Are there pros and cons? What does it communicate internally and externally? Should you respond to the situation? If so, how?

  • Unit 1.2 DB: Constructive Feedback

    Every month, each employee in your department is expected to give a brief oral presentation on status of his or her project. However, your department has recently hired an employee with a severe speech impediment that prevents people from understanding most of what he has to say. As department manager, how will you resolve this dilemma? Please explain.

  • Unit 2.1 DB: Diversity

What is it like to be a minority within the majority culture? Here are some diversity-related scenarios that you, as a manager, might tackle. Diversity is a very touchy subject, so I hope our discussions will dig deep and “go there” so we can truly learn from each other.

How would you respond to these challenges? What might be the repercussions?

  • A number of employees from the former Soviet Union speak Russian together when they’re in the workplace – they sit together on break and at lunch and do not befriend “Americans.” Sometimes, they ask each other for work-related advice? Does it make you uncomfortable? Should you try to make them change their behavior? Why or why not? How?
  • A non-Christian employee doesn’t want to participate in the festive daytime Christmas party, but goes reluctantly. Everybody is there and having fun. She tries to stay in the background, but is ushered over to a very merry Santa who insists on giving her a present. She leaves immediately, upset. Is she being unreasonable? Explain. How much should religion be accommodated in the workplace (this is a huge question, so just touch on it).
  • What subcultures are you part of (race, religion, gender, Northerner, Southerner, it could be anything….)? Have you ever felt uncomfortable at work because of your membership within a sub-culture? Were you accommodated appropriately?

 

  • Unit 2.2 DB: Selecting the right media

    What would be the best way or combination of ways to educate co-workers about the new business your (imaginary) company just acquired?

    Oral media, written media, visual media and/or electronic media? Please give examples.

    ? We will be using your imaginary company in future discussions. ?

 

Is it ethical to use animals in research testing?

      • Rough Draft of Argumentative Paper

        Choose one of the following topics and then write your paper:

        • Is it ethical to use animals in research testing?
        • Is global climate change man-made?
        • We are becoming overwhelmingly dependent on computers. Is this dependence on computers a good thing or should we be more suspicious of their benefits?
        • Should drivers of automobiles be prohibited from texting?
        • Do violent video games cause aggression in children?
        • Should college athletes be paid to play?
        • Do students receive the same quality education online as traditional classroom face-to-face education?
        • Should juveniles be charged as adults in criminal cases?
        • OR – choose a topic of your own to argue. You must get instructor approval for this beforehand!

        Your paper must be in APA format and include the following:

        • APA Cover Page
        • 3 to 4 Pages of Body Text (the Cover Page and References Page do not count)
        • APA References Page
        • Microsoft Word Document

        It must also include these important factors:

        • Running Head & Page Numbers
        • 2 or More Sources from the Library – these should be academic in nature and cited in-text and on the Reference Page
        • 1 or More Sources from the Internet – these should be academic in nature (Wikipedia is not an acceptable source) and cited in-text and on the Reference Page

        Make sure that you include your introduction and thesis, along with three supporting paragraphs in the body of your paper, and a clear and concise conclusion, that will demonstrate how you have proven your thesis.Your rough draft will be due Thursday Night at Midnight. After I have reviewed it and corrected it, you will then submit the final draft the following week (end of Week 7). In your paper, please use the 2-3 outside sources you used in your APA Research Assignment to support your view (you can use additional sources if you’d like). Be sure to format the paper in APA format with a cover page and provide in-text citations and references.

        Edit and proofread your paper and ensure that it is in proper APA format, with a Cover Page, in-text citations and a References Page.

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Final Draft of Argumentative Paper

Choose one of the following topics and then write your paper:

      • Is it ethical to use animals in research testing?
      • Is global climate change man-made?
      • We are becoming overwhelmingly dependent on computers. Is this dependence on computers a good thing or should we be more suspicious of their benefits?
      • Should drivers of automobiles be prohibited from texting?
      • Do violent video games cause aggression in children?
      • Should college athletes be paid to play?
      • Do students receive the same quality education online as traditional classroom face-to-face education?
      • Should juveniles be charged as adults in criminal cases?
      • OR – choose a topic of your own to argue. You must get instructor approval for this beforehand!

Your paper must be in APA format and include the following:

      • APA Cover Page
      • 3 to 4 Pages of Body Text (the Cover Page and References Page do not count)
      • APA References Page
      • Microsoft Word Document

It must also include these important factors:

      • Running Head & Page Numbers
      • 2 or More Sources from the Library – these should be academic in nature and cited in-text and on the Reference Page
      • 1 or More Sources from the Internet – these should be academic in nature (Wikipedia is not an acceptable source) and cited in-text and on the Reference Page

Make sure that you include your introduction and thesis, along with three supporting paragraphs in the body of your paper, and a clear and concise conclusion, that will demonstrate how you have proven your thesis.Your rough draft will be due Sunday Night at Midnight.

Edit and proofread your paper and ensure that it is in proper APA format, with a Cover Page, in-text citations and a References Page.

  • Submit Your Final Draft in the Link Below

    Assignments submitted through this link will be checked using SafeAssign by Blackboard. Your work will not be used for any purpose other than preventing plagiarism in the University. Ownership of the intellectual property contained in your written work will not be transferred to any third party.
    Please submit your paper as a Word Document.
    If you have the 2010 version of Word, please save your paper in a previous version (Word 97-2003 document) as Safe Assign may not accept the most recent version.

Jake’s ethical code is affection.

The writers let the peruse know the conclusions of the stories despite the fact that the characters were deduction something other than what’s expected would happen. With Jake, due to his falsehoods, he lost his chance at affection. The grandma was the primary individual not having any desire to go to Florida; however she was the first individual in the auto prepared to leave for the get-away. She said she would not like to go due to the detainee’s getaway, yet in the end the grandma and escapee wind up intersection ways.

Jake’s ethical code is affection. When he said,” whose looks he could see may give him an included muddling,”, “Mariana, you are delightful,” he said in an exceptionally true voice. (Gilb) The grandma had her set of good codes. She based her assumptions of an individual focused around their character. She was extremely concerned with her appearance on the grounds that she felt like it would make others see her as an individual of high status. The Misfit’s ethical code was brutality, which is something he experienced in jail. The Grandmother attempted to help the Misfit. She showed great character when she attempted to get the Misfit to ask with her. The Misfit was not a decent individual. He felt religion was pointless. Bailey was a decent individual, in light of the fact that he attempted to spare his gang.

As I would like to think, both stories recounted circumstances that could undoubtedly happen in a typical day for somebody. The individuals in the stories have distinctive convictions, and I don’t think the stories were exceptionally compelling when it came to religion or ethical quality. Jake’s character was similar to an individual I could undoubtedly go over on any given day, so was the grandma. Actually, they all are like regular individuals. I gained from these stories how character could be beguiling. You can’t pass judgment on a book by its cover. Likewise, I took in a ton from the grandma. She felt that she could tell how somebody was from the minute she reached them, on the other hand, she was completely wrong about the Misfit when she let him know she could tell he was a decent man. She had no clue she was conversing with the man she was perplexed about before all else of the story. Jake had Mariana tricked into supposing he was a decent individual, and she adapted overall. Both stories were extraordinary!

References:- • O’ Connor, Flannery. A Good Man is hard to find. • Gilb, Dagoberto. Love in L.A.

Jedd Article Review

Review the Jedd article from your assigned readings and write a 3 to 4 page (not including title and reference pages), APA style article review paper. In your paper, discuss the following:

  1. How has Project Management Maturity Model brought success to both SAP and Petrotrin’s overall enterprise
  2. Use current financial, operational, and strategic news to support the article details for either SAP or Petrotrin to describe their recent results.
    • Are the organizations continuing to improve their project management maturity levels?
    • Do you believe their focus on Project Management has made them successful? Validate your beliefs.

You must use a minimum of two sources, including the textbook. Reference:

  • Jedd, M. (2005, June). Growing up. PM Network, 19(6), 62-66. Retrieved from ProQuest database. (Document ID: 858569891).
  • Kerzner, H. (2005). Using the Project Management Maturity Model: Strategic planning for project management (2nd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons, Inc. ISBN: 9780471691617