The allocation and cost of resources need to be carefully monitored if a project is to be delivered on-time and on-budget.

The allocation and cost of resources need to be carefully monitored if a project is to be delivered on-time and on-budget.

At a minimum, this assignment will contain an update to the Microsoft® Project file submitted in Week Three, including the following:

·         Allocation of resources to project tasks (both labor and material), shown as resource assignments in the Microsoft® Project file (1 hr.)

·         Cost estimates for project resources, entered into the resources information portion of the Microsoft® Project file (hr 0.5)

·         Develop a baseline for your project plan so that all future variances are captured. (hr 0.5)

In addition, write a 1-page summary document explaining any relevant facts about the project duration, number or type of resources, critical task sequencing, or how duration estimates were arrived at, and any financial implications (for example, budget or cost reports of the project as well).

Submit your Microsoft® Project file and summary document using the Assignment Files tab.

 

 

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Your supervisor has asked you to compute the elasticities for each independent variable. Assume the following values for the independent variables:

  1. Imagine that you work for the maker of a leading brand of low-calorie, frozen microwavable food that estimates the following demand equation for its product using data from their 26 supermarkets around the country for the month of April.
  2. Note:The following is a regression equation. Standard errors are in parentheses.
  3. QD =   -3,500 – 150P   + 30A +   75PX  +  10Y
  4.             (5,234)  (2.29)     (5.25)    (1.75)    (1.5)
  5.               R2 = 0.90    n = 26      F = 35.25
  6. Your supervisor has asked you to compute the elasticities for each independent variable. Assume the following values for the independent variables:
  • QD                    = Quantity demanded of a unit (dependent variable)
  • P (in cents)       = 300 cents per unit (price per unit)
  • A (in dollars)     = $750 (monthly advertising expenditures)
  • PX (in cents)     = 200 cents per unit (price of leading competitor’s product)
  • Y (in dollars)     = $10,000 (per capita income)
  1. Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:
  2. 1.  Compute the elasticities for each independent variable. Note: Write down all of your calculations.
  3. 2.  Determine the implications for each of the computed elasticities for the business in terms of short-term and long-term pricing strategies. Provide a rationale in which you cite your results.
  4. 3.  Recommend whether you believe that this firm should or should not cut its price to increase its market share. Provide support for your recommendation.
  5. 4.  Assume that all the factors affecting demand in this model (A, PX and Y) remain the same.
    • Plot the demand curve for the firm using these prices:  100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, and 800 cents.
    • The equation for the firm’s supply curve is:  Qs = -7909.79 + 79.0989 P, where Qs is quantity supplied and P is price.  Plot the supply curve, Qs, using the same prices 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, and 800 cents.
  1. 5.  Determine the equilibrium price and quantity. (Show this graphically and/or calculate using algebra.)
  2. 6.  What short-term and long-term changes in market conditions could shift the demand and supply curves for this product?
  3. 7. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment.
  4. Your assignment must follow the formatting requirements below:
  • Document must be typed using Times New Roman font (size 12). Use double spacing and one-inch margins on all sides. Citations and references must be consistent with APA formatting. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Document must 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.
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Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you articulate the difference between leadership and management using the following criteria

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you articulate the difference

between leadership and management using the following criteria:

.    Define leadership and management.

.    Differentiate between leadership and management with specific

examples from the text, literature, or personal example. What are some of

the different leadership and management roles and what are their functions?

How are these roles similar? How are they different?

.    Differentiate between Trait and Process leadership with specific

examples from the readings.

.    Provide a rationale for your answers from the course text and at

least two additional peer-reviewed sources.

.    Prepare a 3-5 minute PowerPoint Presentation to accompany your

written paper for presentation in class. (Please submit with your written

assignment) Points for completion and Presentation

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. At least three references

Give an example of a company that has been unethical and the consequences of that action. See: Eight Important Business Ethics Cases.

General question: non- ecademic question

Write a 3+ page, double-spaced essay regarding:

How can managers please stakeholders while remaining ethical?

  • Explain the importance of ethical responsibility.
  • How do stakeholders impact decision-making?
  • How can a leader be profitable and ethical if the competition is not?
  • Give an example of a company that has been unethical and the consequences of that action. See: Eight Important Business Ethics Cases.
  • Give an example of a company that remained ethical and the consequences of that action.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper that addresses the following questions:

Choose one of the religions discussed in this course. Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper that addresses the following questions: What are common characteristics the assigned religion shares with the others? How is this religion responding to challenges in the modern world? What has changed about the roles of women in the religion over time? Cite at least five references in addition to the textbook.

You have read about culture and values in the first portion of the text. You have asked the question

Read 101

You have read about culture and values in the first portion of the text. You have asked the question, “What values are so important that I would give my life for?” After you have read the essay by Martin Luther King Jr. entitled “Letters from Birmingham Jail” in the back of your textbook, list at least 2 values that he felt were worth giving his life for. Discuss how he connected them to biblical truths.

APA 275-350 words

 

Rawls, A Narrative of Western Culture (2016).

Schaeffer, How Should We Then Live? (2005).

In formulating your essay you need to discuss to what degree the evidence suggests the balanced scorecard approach is amenable to most organizations.

In the last module we looked at the Balanced Scorecard and how it is implemented from more of a purist’s approach and just touched on the flexibility of the tool. In this module, we are going to look at the BSC from more of an adaptive approach. That is to say, how adaptable is this tool given the wide variety of organizations out there in the world.

In this assignment you are asked to study the required readings and to read the following case study:

Basu, R., Little, C., & Millard, C. (2009). Case study: A fresh approach of the balanced scorecard in the Heathrow Terminal 5 project. Measuring Business Excellence. 13(4). 22-33. Retrieved from http://www.perf-ex.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/T5-case-study-MBE-papaer.pdf

After reading this article, write an essay in which you compare and contrast the balanced scorecard utilized by the British Airport Authority (BAA) at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5 project with the standard quadrants typically applied in a traditional BSC approach (financial focus, Internal focus, Learning and Growth focus, and Customer focus). That is to say, the Terminal 5 project was a large, public construction project using private contractors. Yet, the BSC approach is also applied to the manufacturing sector, health care sector, and is applied in both private and public organizations. So you’ll want to consider how the T5 project adapted the BSC approach to fit the prevailing circumstances to help formulate your arguments.

Assignment Expectations

In formulating your essay you need to discuss to what degree the evidence suggests the balanced scorecard approach is amenable to most organizations.

Introduction: In this part of your essay you will need to introduce your topic and provide a very brief overview of the key points you plan to make in your paper.

Analysis: In this section you will present the actual comparison and contrast between BAA’s approach to the Balanced Scorecard and more traditional approaches.

Conclusion: Wrap up your argument with a clear and cogent synopsis of your findings. Do your best to convince your reader (aka, your professor) as to your position.

Additional Instructions: Your essay should be 3 to 4 pages in length (not counting your title page or references). You must include a list of references. APA formatting is preferred. Do not paste in sections of text into your essay. All of your work must be written in your own words. It’s OK to use a short quote now and again, but quotations must be in quotation marks and properly cited. In-text citations should be used anytime you are borrowing somebody else’s ideas, or information. That is to say, if you are borrowing a thought from a publication from F. Leghorn’s article written in 2010, that section of text must be followed with (Leghorn, 2010). Quotations, data, and general ideas (put into your own words) should all be cited.

 

 

 

SLP ASSIGNMENT

 

 

 

For Module 2, consider your organization’s mission and strategy from the perspective of its potential, prospective, and present customers. In this section of the assignment you’ll begin to identify objectives and measures relevant to that perspective. Refer back to this presentation on objectives if you need to.

SLP Assignment Expectations

Once you’re reasonably clear on what’s involved, think about your organization and its customers/clients/users/service recipients/whatever-you-wish-to-call-them, and then:

·     Identify at least three objectives for the organization’s customer service perspective and show how they relate to the mission, vision and strategy of the organization.

·     For each objective, develop at least one meaningful performance measure (metric).

·     For each objective, identify at least one expected level of performance (target).

·     For each objective, identify at least one new action or program that needs to be developed to ensure successful implementation of the organization’s strategy (initiative).

·     Comment briefly on the relationships of the customer service objectives that you’ve identified here to the financial objectives that you identified in the Module 1 SLP assignment. How do they help to fulfill those objectives? If they don’t (and they don’t have to), what makes them more important than objectives that would relate to finances?

·     Finally, do you wish to make any changes to your Module 1 objective write-up in light of your Module 2 experience?

Here’s a table that you may wish to copy and fill in (the boxes are expandable – take all the space you need to be complete in your descriptions. No more than 2-3 pages should be necessary.)

 

Objective Measure Target Action
       
       
       
 
Relationships to other objectives  
 
Revisions (if any) to Module 1 Objectives
Objective/Module Measure Target Action
       
       
 

Identify a common task that might occur regularly. The task should be one that might occur in a business setting rather than one in someone’s personal life.

This assignment involves creating an algorithm. An algorithm (pronounced AL-go-rith-um) is a procedure or formula for solving a problem. We will see in future weeks how the detailed steps of this type of procedure relate to pseudocode and, in general, to the development of programming flow and logic.

“An algorithm is a specific set of instructions for carrying out a procedure or solving a problem, usually with the requirement that the procedure terminate at some point. Specific algorithms sometimes also go by the name method, procedure, or technique. The word algorithm is a distortion of al-Khwārizmī, a Persian mathematician who wrote an influential treatise about algebraic methods.” Weisstein, E. (n.d.). Algorithm. Retrieved from mathworld.wolfram.com/Algorithm.html

Resources:

  • Watch the Khan Academy video “Intro to Algorithms.”
  • Watch Lesson 1, “Programming Basics,” of the Lynda.com® video “Foundations of Programming: Fundamentals” with Simon Allardice.

Identify a common task that might occur regularly. The task should be one that might occur in a business setting rather than one in someone’s personal life.

Create a 1-page Microsoft® Word document that lists the 15 to 20 steps required to perform the identified task. The steps should be written in a clear and easy-to-read format so that someone else could complete them without further explanation. When describing the steps:

  • They should be observable
  • Use an active verb and object format (“Open the desk drawer”, “Ask the user for the amount”)
  • Use short phrases, as opposed to complete sentences. But, ensure it is clear and understandable to someone not familiar with the

As the procurement manager, the owner has requested a report with an assessment of the company investing in its own delivery.

You are a new procurement manager with the largest supplier of home goods in the Northeast. The owner of the corporation is considering discontinuing the contract for the shipping of goods. He wants the corporation to invest in its own fleet of trucks for delivery. Consider the advantages and disadvantages of this possible change for the company.

  • As the procurement manager, the owner has requested a report with an assessment of the company investing in its own delivery.
  • Consider the conditions in which it would make sense for the corporation to invest and manage its own fleet of trucks, as well as the benefits of not investing.
  • Prepare a report addressed to the owner with your assessment.

Your work must include a reference list. All research should be cited in the body of the paper.

 

4 – 5 pages, APA, Abstact (not an introduction)

Do you agree that bird flu, HIV, or AIDS could be described as a series of epidemics? Why or why not?

Epidemic, Endemic, and Pandemic Occurrence of Disease(s)

One aspect of epidemiology is the study of the epidemic, endemic, and pandemic occurrence of disease(s).

Some critics may argue diseases and conditions such as bird flu are endemic in many countries, and some may argue human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or AIDS is a series of epidemics.

Using the South University Online Library or the Internet, research about the various epidemic, endemic, and pandemic occurrence of disease(s).

Based on your research and understanding, answer the following questions:

  • At what point does a disease become an epidemic, endemic, or pandemic? What are the parameters that define each of these states of a disease’s effect?
  • Do you agree that bird flu, HIV, or AIDS could be described as a series of epidemics? Why or why not?
  • Should we study epidemiology and disease control as a complement to the provision of healthcare services? Why or why not?
  • Disease control has evolved since the discoveries and achievements of these epidemiological pioneers—Hippocrates, John Snow, Pasteur, and Koch. Explain the impact of at least one major historical contribution on the current status of epidemiological practices. How can history potentially shape and impact our future work in public health and clinical medicine? Explain.