After you have completed all of the tutorials in Chapter 8, turn to page 635 in your textbook and do Case Problem 2, Willet Creek Golf Course. Make sure all files are uploaded to cPanel and submit your URL for the willet.htm file when you are finished.
Category: Business Communication
Research the concepts “public good” and “private good”. From a business ethics perspective, should corporations and society focus on the environment and healthcare as either “public goods” or as “private goods”? Use any of the ethical perspectives (Utilitarianism, Kant’s Categorical Imperative, Rawl’s Fairness as Justice, etc) to justify your position.
Unit 4 Project Management Application
NOTE: Our Project Management Assignment in this unit is a forum so that we can share our ideas in a collaborative discussion. Your main post to this forum must be entered on or before Thursday evening of this current week.
Every project has limitations or constraints. As our textbook points out, the number one constraint is the “availability of resources, both money and people, at the critical times they are needed” (Pinto, Project Management). We don’t always have the people to perform project tasks, or the materials or equipment to complete a project. Further, money or budgets can limit project performance.
Managing and scheduling resources, which includes making sure resources are readily available, presents a challenge for any project manager.
Conduct some research on the Internet. Look for examples of projects that have suffered or are currently suffering from one of the following:
In your post, describe the project. Include the scope of the project. Cite evidence of the type of constraint you have identified. What evidence is there of how the project is working to minimize or resolve these constraints? If you were the PM, how would you deal with and overcome this constraint?
When you reply to your classmates, evaluate their example used.
Note: You need to reply to only two of your classmates for this forum assignment. These two replies can be posted on the same day/evening.
55% Content: Accurate, organized and thorough responses that demonstrate critical thinking and analysis.
30% Written Communication: Clearly and concisely written, proper sentence and paragraph structure, grammar and spelling; proper use of APA format.
15% reply posts (only two replies are required).
While change is inevitable in most organizations, there is a difference between change that is superficial and embedded sustaining change. Drawing from this week’s lecture and readings, discuss the processes for successfully implementing and sustaining change. Provide examples that are designed to help make change stick and apply at least one of the examples to an organizational change with which you are familiar.
MIN 200 words
Week Six Lecture
Exploring the concepts of change provided a synopsis of the dynamics involved in designing, communicating, implementing, and committing to change within the organizational structure. The final task for the change process is to understand the principles for sustaining change and learning from the failures associated with change initiatives. Understanding that there are times that a change process may not be quite as successful as expected is part of the overall package. The actions taken post failure or conflict will help determine the sustainability of the intended change movement.
Please listen to the following podcast: Succeeding through unexpected change (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
Leadership must have a clear understanding of the behavioral variables associated with change so they do not fall prey to manipulation by the cultural dynamics of the organization. Resistance to change and the desire to keep things as they were is a behavior typically displayed during the change process. Being open to strategic dialog to address the fears will assist in the forward motion of the needed change initiative.
When a change process fails to meet the requirements specified, or totally fails, there is often a tendency to make hasty changes or abandon the initiative for another plan of action that only convolutes the failure into something even more catastrophic. Dealing head-on with a change process that did not meet the needs or failed allows the leader and the participants the opportunity to debrief and discover what went right, what went wrong, and the correct path for future implementation.
Heath and Heath (2008) explore the concepts of why some ideas stick and others never seem to get off of the ground. Is it perhaps the story that goes along with the idea that causes the initiative to stick? Telling a good story becomes a legend and the leader that fails to use the art of persuasive conversation may have a more difficult time of moving the concept along. We are never too important to become part of the story or process. The ground floor leader has a better chance of finding success and finding willing participants.
With open lines of communication regarding the impact for all shareholders, the leader is able to define the parameters for making the change operative sustainable. There are numerous reasons for change to occur within the organization. By developing an understanding of the reasons for the change, the participants are more likely to move forward and support the necessary actions required to make the change stick.
Changing the culture is not something that will happen overnight. The culture of the organization must be given the time and support necessary to allow the new behaviors to become part of the dynamics of the group. Individuals will support the concepts and follow the leader that is willing to make them part of the overall process. Understanding the “why” behind the change process is the catalyst for making the change possible and ultimately sustainable.
The popularity and rapid adoption of Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) by a number of organizations has impacted internal IT / IS departments. These services provide a virtualization infrastructure that covers data storage, networking, desktop computing, mobile computing, and so on.
Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:
- Describe at least three (3) items that an organization’s IT / IS department should consider when an organization’s strategy calls for the use of SaaS, PaaS, or IaaS.
- Evaluate the ways that SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS are used to reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and increase Return on Investment (ROI).
- Create SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS architectural diagrams using Microsoft Visio or an equivalent such as Dia. Note: The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page length.
- Examine the impact to the IT support personnel when an organization embarks on the strategy stated in Question 1.
- Analyze three (3) considerations that the organization’s management should be aware of.
- Examine three (3) security issues that could arise from this type of an infrastructure.
- Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.
The paper 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.
- The paper will be checked for plagiarism so it must be original.
Your CEO, Rebecca Clary, will be meeting with the company’s Board of Directors, a group of 5 people who ensure the company is running smoothly. The meeting is in one week and she cannot wait for your completed analytical business report (see Module 10). She needs a short report immediately so that she can prepare a presentation for the board of directors.
Your task is to write a 2-3 page memo report discussing the reasons why the company is investigating more flexible work practices, the methodology for determining the most appropriate work practice, and the results of your research to date. Use the survey data provided in Module 10 to construct at least two (2) graphs (effective visuals) in Excel. Then insert the Excel graphs into your memo under the appropriate heading. Be sure to include relevant discussion of each graph, citing both primary and secondary sources.
Use standard business memo format
I have attached the rubric along with the Data is needed to create a graph
Also please use the resources that in the file “AnalyAz