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plan a project following PMBOK guidelines.

Business Studies
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Project Management Components
This is a project and, as such, you will plan it as a project following PMBOK guidelines. Answer the following questions about the PM components and Alternative PM Methodologies
There are items due in 4 areas:
1) Initiate,
2) Plan: Scope and Quality,
3)Plan: Time, cost, risk, and schedule,
3) Launch, Execute and lead, and
4) Control and Close. You can work on it in three ways.
The minimum requirements for the presentation are:
1. APA format if written.
2. References and citations provided in some manner if not written.
3. Be evidence-based in at least some way. Any research studies? Anyone test the tools? Are the places you found your information reputable?
4. Be about one or more subtopics within the practice of quality methods, systems, and or tools.
5. Provide something – a tool, a checklist, or similar – that the person reading or watching can use to apply one or more concepts included in the presentation.
6. Include some sort of test about the content. It could be a multiple choice test or an application of the knowledge in some way.
7. As always, must use Standard English grammar and syntax.

Assignment Requirements ·         Explain the trend and why it is relevant to global business leaders. ·         Identify the leadership theory you would use to address the trend. ·         Analyze the application of the theory to the trend. Provide 1 example

This Assignment Due Saturday July 29, 2017 @10pm pacific Standard time.

Please read all the directions to the letter and include everything that is listed under the assignment requirements.

LEADERSHIP IN THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT

Effective global leaders must be able to recognize current and future trends in their industry and determine the best ways to address those trends. This assignment lets you apply the leadership theories you have studied to global business trends.

Use these two trends to write 2 pages

For this assignment, use these threetrends in global business:

·         Rise of the machines.

·         Evolving artificial intelligence.

Then, determine which of the following leadership theories that would allow you, as a global leader, to effectively address each trend:

·         Situational leadership.

·         Path-goal theory.

·         Leader-member exchange theory.

·         Transformational and transactional leadership.

·         Authentic leadership.

·         Servant leadership.

·         Adaptive leadership.

·         Transcendent leadership.

·         Spiritual leadership.

·         Integrated leadership.

Assignment Requirements

·         Explain the trend and why it is relevant to global business leaders.

·         Identify the leadership theory you would use to address the trend.

·         Analyze the application of the theory to the trend. Provide 1 example

o    Explain why the theory you selected is the appropriate one to address the trend.

o    Provide an example of how you would use the theory to effectively address the trend.

o    Explain the advantages and limitations of using the theory to address the trend.

 

 

 

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper on how art reflects the society in which it was made that responds to the following: What image of America was communicated by the innovations and buildings presented at the 1883 Chicago’s World Fair? How was this image communicated?

Resources: Review your Week 1 readings and videos.

For your Week 1 Assignment, choose one of the options listed below.

Option A

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper on how art reflects the society in which it was made that responds to the following:

What image of America was communicated by the innovations and buildings presented at the 1883 Chicago’s World Fair? How was this image communicated?
How and why was the art produced by the Ashcan School different from that of the Gilded Age? To what changes in social history were artists reacting?
How is art a reflection of society? Explain with at least two examples to illustrate the relationship between art and society. These two examples may be from the text or of your own selection. Discuss the subject or theme of your selected works.
Format your paper according to appropriate course level APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

* Option B

Create a timeline of 7-12 milestones in art and architecture that illustrate the transition from the Gilded Age to the era of the Ashcan artists. Each work selected for your milestones must be accompanied by a 90- to 175-word description addressing the following:

How is your milestone reflective of society of the late 19th century?
How is your selected work representative of either the Gilded Age, or the early modernist era as embodied by the Ashcan School?
What is the subject or theme of your selected work? How is this theme representative of American society?
You may submit your timeline in a Word document or PowerPoint® .

Format your assignment according to appropriate course level APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

Option C

Choose one of the following works for discussion of a theme present in the Week 1, Ch. 5 and 6 readings:

The sculptures commemorating the Haymarket Square incident
The Statue of Liberty
The Court of Honor or “White City” of the Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893
Mary Cassatt’s Modern Woman
Henry Tanner Ossawa’s The Banjo Lesson
A painting or print by John Sloan
Discuss the theme (subject) of the work and address the following in a 700- to 1,050-word paper:

What is the context in which the work was created? How was it reflective of the social changes underway during this era?
What was the subject or message of the work, and why was it important to the artist to create? What ideas or points of view was the artist communicating with their work?
How was the work representative of the values of either the Gilded Age or the Ashcan School artists?
Format your paper according to appropriate course level APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

Materials

· Framing America, Ch. 5

· Framing America, Ch. 6

· Week 1 Electronic Reserve Readings

· The Rise of Labor Video Reflection

· Chicago World’s Fair Video Reflection

· John Sloan Video Reflection

· French Gift: New York’s Dilemma

Read the scenario, identify the major use cases, and make a use case diagram using Astah.

UC Diagram
Paper, Order, or Assignment Requirements

Imagine that you are on a project team to make a computerized information system to support the business functionality described on the following page. 1. Read the scenario, identify the major use cases, and make a use case diagram using Astah. Be sure to show the subject boundary, actors, use cases, and associations between actors and use cases. Also show any <> and <> relationships that may exist between use cases. 2. If the narrative does not give you all of the information that you feel you need to complete the assignment accurately, make a list of questions or assumptions for which you, as a systems analyst, would need answers or verification to finish it. List these questions or assumptions in a Notes box below your diagram, or bullet point them in your Word document. 3. This is a participation exercise and you must turn in your work for grading. You will receive 20 points for attempting the assignment in good faith (whether your answer is 100% right or wrong). Failure to make a good faith attempt to complete the assignment properly and in its entirety will result in point deductions, up to and including the full 20 points. 4. This assignment is to be completed individually!! Illegal collaboration on PA or graded homework assignments will result in a 0 for all participating parties, as well as referral to the Office of Student Conduct for further sanctions. 4. Please bring a copy of your assignment to class, to use during the class discussion. This will allow you to correct your diagram as necessary, either electronically or on paper.

 Review feedback obtained from your Instructor (weekly Assignments) and from colleagues (Discussion posts). You may wish to make a list of topics that your Instructor has raised in his/her feedback to you over the previous weeks, and construct a reference file for use in your future revisions.

Week 6 Assignment: Responding to Feedback

 

 

By now, you have received multiple weeks of feedback from your Instructor. Are you consistently and thoughtfully addressing his or her feedback in your revisions? Please do, as feedback is intended to be considered and appropriately addressed. In addition, you will want to review your work for further revisions, ensuring your writing is clear and precise.

 

For this Assignment, you will review the Learning Resources on feedback and precision and clarity. With the principles outlined in the Learning Resources in mind, try your hand at further revising your paragraph from Week 5 Assignment.

 

To prepare for this Assignment:

 

·         Review the Learning Resources on feedback and precision and clarity.

·         Review feedback obtained from your Instructor (weekly Assignments) and from colleagues (Discussion posts). You may wish to make a list of topics that your Instructor has raised in his/her feedback to you over the previous weeks, and construct a reference file for use in your future revisions.

 

The Assignment:

 

Revise the two paragraphs from your Week 5 Assignment, addressing relevant feedback from your Instructor. You may also wish to add new content to your paragraphs.

Submit your Assignment using Walden’s APA Course Paper Template by Day 7.

 

 

 

Week 6 Discussion: Reflecting on Your Writing Precision and Clarity

 

This week’s Learning Resources will help you examine your work for precision and clarity. For this Discussion, you will reflect on your own writing in relation to precision and clarity. Based on what you have learned from the week’s Learning Resources, you will share your thoughts and experiences on revising for precision and clarity. You may also choose to reflect on your practice of responding to feedback.

 

To prepare for this Discussion:

 

Review the Learning Resources on precision and clarity

·         Review the Learning Resources on responding to feedback.

·         Review your Self-Assessment from Week 1.

·         Reflect on your writing process in relation to precision and clarity. You may even choose to consider how you approached this specific Assignment in relation to precision and clarity.

·         Reflect on your progress so far, based on your Self-Assessment from Week 1.

Post by Day 3 a 1-to-2-paragraph reflection on your use of precision and clarity. (Note: You may choose to reflect specifically on how you will apply concepts of precision and clarity in this week’s Assignment.) You may also choose to post a reflection on any changes in your writing process since Week 1.

 

Analyze the policies, vulnerabilities, risks, and internal controls for a French bank (Societe Generale) that was a victim of a large scale fraud and recommend improvements to the company’s IT security policies.

Module 8
Paper, Order, or Assignment Requirements

COM 590
Assignment 8

Analyze the policies, vulnerabilities, risks, and internal controls for a French bank (Societe Generale) that was a victim of a large scale fraud and recommend improvements to the company’s IT security policies. This assignment calls for a systematic analysis of an organization’s policies, vulnerabilities, risks, and internal controls. Many scientific, engineering, information, and accounting disciplines advocate general steps to problem solving utilizing a systems approach.

At this point in your academic career, you should be proficient at applying such a general approach to solving specific problems. Select and adapt such an approach with which you are most comfortable from your prior professional and academic experiences to apply to this assignment.

Suggested steps to the general systems approach to problem solving are as follows:
Define the problem
Identify evaluation criteria/measures of effectiveness
Identify alternatives/solutions
Evaluate/analyze alternatives utilizing analytical techniques consistent with step 2 criteria/measures
Select and display preferred alternative(s)/solution(s) consistent with the analysis in step 4
Implement and monitor step 5 solution(s)

Additionally, review specific readings regarding security controls, audits, inspections, risk assessment, and countermeasures. Utilizing an appropriate methodology for analysis (which may be adapted from the above 6 steps), identify a set of 8-10 recommendations toward solving the fraud issue of French bank Societe Generale.

There are three additional things to keep in mind:
Defining the problem or issue will require a data gathering stage.
Problem solving is not a once-through sequence of steps always performed in a specified order. It is full of iteration and feedback loops.
Finally, you will not be able to implement and monitor your recommendations in this assignment. Perhaps that means provisions for implementation and monitoring should be part of your evaluation criteria.

Your paper should include the following:
Identification and discussion the policies, vulnerabilities, risks, and internal controls for the French bank;
Evaluation of the weaknesses and impact on secure bank operations;
Recommendation and discussion of 8-10 security controls and countermeasures for mitigating problems in and improving the bank’s security posture;
Discussion of the methods that organizations can use to effectively achieve the adoption and implementation of the security policies, controls and countermeasures.

Prepare your paper to the following format:
A single Word Document 5 – 7 pages (font size – Times New Roman 12)
Single spaced with one-inch margins all around
All citations and the reference list in the paper should be formatted in accordance with APA 6th edition (or later) guidelines
References are NOT included in the page count

Grading Rubric

Revise the two paragraphs from your Week 5 Assignment, addressing relevant feedback from your Instructor. You may also wish to add new content to your paragraphs. Submit your Assignment using Walden’s APA Course Paper Template by Day 7.

Week 6 Assignment: Responding to Feedback

 

 

By now, you have received multiple weeks of feedback from your Instructor. Are you consistently and thoughtfully addressing his or her feedback in your revisions? Please do, as feedback is intended to be considered and appropriately addressed. In addition, you will want to review your work for further revisions, ensuring your writing is clear and precise.

 

For this Assignment, you will review the Learning Resources on feedback and precision and clarity. With the principles outlined in the Learning Resources in mind, try your hand at further revising your paragraph from Week 5 Assignment.

 

To prepare for this Assignment:

 

·         Review the Learning Resources on feedback and precision and clarity.

·         Review feedback obtained from your Instructor (weekly Assignments) and from colleagues (Discussion posts). You may wish to make a list of topics that your Instructor has raised in his/her feedback to you over the previous weeks, and construct a reference file for use in your future revisions.

 

The Assignment:

 

Revise the two paragraphs from your Week 5 Assignment, addressing relevant feedback from your Instructor. You may also wish to add new content to your paragraphs.

Submit your Assignment using Walden’s APA Course Paper Template by Day 7.

 

 

 

Week 6 Discussion: Reflecting on Your Writing Precision and Clarity

 

This week’s Learning Resources will help you examine your work for precision and clarity. For this Discussion, you will reflect on your own writing in relation to precision and clarity. Based on what you have learned from the week’s Learning Resources, you will share your thoughts and experiences on revising for precision and clarity. You may also choose to reflect on your practice of responding to feedback.

 

To prepare for this Discussion:

 

Review the Learning Resources on precision and clarity

·         Review the Learning Resources on responding to feedback.

·         Review your Self-Assessment from Week 1.

·         Reflect on your writing process in relation to precision and clarity. You may even choose to consider how you approached this specific Assignment in relation to precision and clarity.

·         Reflect on your progress so far, based on your Self-Assessment from Week 1.

Post by Day 3 a 1-to-2-paragraph reflection on your use of precision and clarity. (Note: You may choose to reflect specifically on how you will apply concepts of precision and clarity in this week’s Assignment.) You may also choose to post a reflection on any changes in your writing process since Week 1.

Can the process be “under control” in statistical terms but still fail to meet the needs of AnderSet’s customers? Explain, using a numerical example.

Question 1: (10 points)

Central Airlines would like to set up a control chart to monitor its on-time arrival performance. Each day over a 10-day period, Central Airlines chose 30 flights at random and tracked the number of late arrivals in each sample. The results are as follows:

Day Sample Size Number of late flights
1 30 2
2 30 3
3 30 4
4 30 0
5 30 1
6 30 6
7 30 4
8 30 2
9 30 3
10 30 5

Set up a p chart to track the proportion of late arrivals.
Suppose the company takes two additional samples and finds that the number of late arrivals is 7 and 8 respectively. Has the process gone out of control?
Now suppose that the sample size is actually 50, not 30. Recalculate the control limits for the p chart. What happened? Explain
Question 2: (15 points)

AnderSet Laboratories produces rough lenses that will ultimately be ground into precision lenses for use in laboratory equipment. The company has developed the following thickness measures, based on 10 samples of five lenses that were taken when the process was under control:

Mean Minimum Maximum
3.9 3.617 3.989
4.206 3.971 4.302
4.214 4.062 4.4
3.89 3.749 3.937
4.036 3.501 4.084
4.134 3.543 4.584
3.037 2.935 3.929
5.082 3.797 5.695
3.404 2.837 4.255
5.246 5.106 6.382

Use these data to set up the appropriate control charts.
Can the process be “under control” in statistical terms but still fail to meet the needs of AnderSet’s customers? Explain, using a numerical example.
Suppose AnderSet Laboratories takes some additional samples of the same size, yielding the following results. Plot these samples on the control charts and circle any observations that appear to be out of control.
Mean Minimum Maximum
4.134 4.011 4.612
3.913 3.891 4.474
4.584 4.499 5.145
4.009 3.934 4.891
4.612 4.085 4.983
5.627 5.183 6.08

Question 3: (10 points)

VendAMovie rents newly-released movies through vending machines at gas stations. The company currently has a policy of having four DVDs of each movie they carry in stock. For a given title, on average three customers arrive per day to rent it and customers keep the DVD for a day. Assume that customer inter-arrival times and the amount of time they keep the DVD are exponentially distributed. Also, assume that due to lack of competitors at VendAMovie’s price point, customers are willing to wait for the DVD they would like to rent (you may assume that a customer who does not find the DVD in stock gets into a virtual queue by reserving it online).

On average, how long does a customer wait for a DVD?
VendAMovie estimates that the company incurs a loss of goodwill cost of $1 per hour per waiting customer. If the hourly cost of keeping one DVD in the vending machine is $1.3, should the company increase the number of DVDs to five?
Hint: Please use the Queueing_systems spreadsheet posted on the website to answer this question.

Estimate the average customer wait before being served.

Operational management problem set

Question 1: (10 points)

Customers send emails to a help desk of an online retailer every 2 minutes. The online retailer has three employees answering emails. It takes on average 4 minutes to respond to an email. Assume that both the email inter-arrival time and the response time are exponentially distributed.

Estimate the average customer wait before being served.
How many emails would there be, on average, waiting to be answered?
Question 2: (10 points)

Consider the order fulfillment process at a pharmacy. The pharmacy receives, on average, 100 orders per day (assume that the pharmacy is open 10 hours per day). The first step is data entry and conducting the necessary checks such as inventory availability, insurance coverage, etc. On average, this step takes one hour. 10% of all scripts are rejected after this step due to various problems. 90% of remaining scripts move through the process without encountering any problems. Including waiting and processing times, the average time for these scripts is two hours. 10% of the remaining scripts encounter problems and they spend, on average three days in the system after the initial data entry and check step.

How many scripts are there at the pharmacy on average?
Based on your answer in part a, what is the estimated total flow time for the average script entering the process?
Question 3: (10 points)

Leah’s Toys makes rubber balls. The current process is capable of producing balls that weigh on average 3.3 ounces with a standard deviation of 0.1 ounces.

Suppose that the upper and lower tolerance limits are 3.5 and 2.5 ounces. Is the process able to meet the tolerance limits 99.7% of the time?
What is the largest standard deviation that process can have and still be able to achieve Six Sigma quality levels? How would your answer change (if at all) if the process mean were 3 ounces instead of 3.3?