W1 Assignment 1 “Final Project – Topic Selection”

W1 Assignment 1 “Final Project – Topic Selection”

  • The final project revolves around you diagnosing a process/structure/environment in an organization that you’re familiar with and that needs improvement and designing an organizational development (OD) intervention to achieve positive change.  Organizations such as your place of employment, community groups, volunteer groups, school committees, and even city/state/Federal governments are areas to consider.
    • Using APA formatting requirements (12 point Times New Roman font, double-spacing, 1″ margins, title and reference pages), write a 250-350 word paper introducing your chosen organization and the associated process/structure/environment that needs improvement.
    • Additionally, your paper should discuss the following:
      • why you have chosen your organization;
      • a diagnosis of why the change is needed;
      • proposed organizational behavior concepts from the text that might apply as you work towards an intervention.

 

The chosen organization Is Walmart: https://www.walmart.com/?adid=22222222220220085369&wmlspartner=wmtlabs&wl0=e&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=178555472384&wl4=kwd-27665750&wl5=9008148&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&veh=sem

 

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management styles

As economic times change, management styles have changed accordingly. New concepts and issues of management styles have been analyzed, synthesized, and evaluated to meet the changing needs of the marketplace. The concept of change management has gained great acceptance and/or disapproval by all sectors, including civilian and military.

Katzenbach (1995) wrote that “Real change leaders are the linchpins connecting three critical forces for organizational change and performance: top leadership aspirations (what are we trying to become?); workforce energy and productivity (how will we climb the mountain?); and the marketplace reality (what do our target customers truly seek, and what can and will our potential competitors really do?) (pp. 8-9).

Analyze the changes in your field to determine if there have been periods of time in which leaders in the field, as well as actual practitioners in the field, have had to address the issue of change management. Specifically, this analysis should be based on a synthesis of the current literature (and literature no older than 1995) to demonstrate how leaders in your field of study have addressed the issue of change management – as well as any changes in management style. Finally, the student should relate these specific changes to their own current, previous, and/or future career paths. This analysis should help to reveal how you have seen changes occur over the past decade or so in your field. Finally, what possible changes, suggestions and/or recommendations would you consider to be necessary in your field of study?

 

Include 7 scholarly references in your paper.

Respond in 4-5 content pages, not including title page, abstract, or references, to each question

Assignment 5: Managing the Contractor–Customer Relationship

  1. (200 points)

You are to write a six to eight (6– 8) page paper that answers the following:

  1. Discuss the ethical issues that can arise in contracting.
  2. Analyze and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the dispute process using the concepts discussed in the text.
  3. Describe the importance of the communication process in the contractor– customer relationship.
  4. Describe the risks and responsibilities in the contractor-customer relationship.

The format of the report is to be as follows:

  • 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.

Note: You will be graded on the quality of your answers, the logic/organization of the report, your language skills, and your writing skills.

The assignment will be graded using the following rubric:

Outcomes Assessed ·         Examine the contract management process for a project.

·         Use technology and information resources to research issues in project procurement management.

Grading Rubric for Assignment 5 — Managing the Contractor-Customer Relationship

 

Criteria Unacceptable Developing Competent Exemplary
1. Discuss the ethical issues that can arise in contracting.

(20%)

Did not complete the assignment or insufficiently discussed the ethical issues that can arise in contracting; omitted key information and/or included irrelevant information. Completed with less than 70% accuracy, thoroughness, and logic. Provided a partial discussion of the ethical issues that can arise in contracting. Completed with 70-79% accuracy, thoroughness, and logic. Discussed sufficiently the ethical issues that can arise in contracting. Completed with 80-89% accuracy, thoroughness, and logic. Provided a comprehensive discussion of the ethical issues that can arise in contracting. Completed with 90-100% accuracy, thoroughness, and logic.
2. Analyze and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the dispute process using the concepts discussed in the text.

(20%)

Did not complete the assignment or insufficiently analyzed and discussed the strengths and weaknesses of the dispute process using the concepts discussed in the text; omitted key information and/or included irrelevant information. Completed with less than 70% accuracy, thoroughness, and logic. Provided a partial analysis and discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of the dispute process using the concepts discussed in the text. Completed with 70-79% accuracy, thoroughness, and logic. Analyzed and discussed sufficiently the strengths and weaknesses of the dispute process using the concepts discussed in the text. Completed with 80-89% accuracy, thoroughness, and logic. Provided a comprehensive analysis and discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of the dispute process using the concepts discussed in the text. Completed with 90-100% accuracy, thoroughness, and logic.
3. Describe the importance of the communication process in the contractor – customer relationship.

(20%)

Did not complete the assignment or insufficiently described the importance of the communication process in the contractor – customer relationship; omitted key information and/or included irrelevant information. Described with less than 70% accuracy, thoroughness, and logic. Provided a partial description of the importance of the communication process in the contractor – customer relationship. Described with 70-79% accuracy, thoroughness, and logic. Described sufficiently the importance of the communication process in the contractor – customer relationship. Described with 80-89% accuracy, thoroughness, and logic. Provided a comprehensive description of the communication process in the contractor – customer relationship. Described with 90-100% accuracy, thoroughness, and logic.
4. Describe the risks and responsibilities in the contractor – customer relationship.

(20%)

Did not complete the assignment or insufficiently described the risks and responsibilities of the contractor – customer relationship; omitted key information and/or included irrelevant information. Described with less than 70% accuracy, thoroughness, and logic. Provided a partial description of the risks and responsibilities in the contractor – customer relationship. Described with 70-79% accuracy, thoroughness, and logic. Described sufficiently the risks and responsibilities in the contractor – customer relationship. Described with 80-89% accuracy, thoroughness, and logic. Provided a comprehensive description of the risks and responsibilities in the contractor – customer relationship. Described with 90-100% accuracy, thoroughness, and logic.
5. Clarity

(10%)

Did not complete the assignment, or explanations are unclear and not organized.
(Major issues)
Explanations generally unclear and not well organized.
(Many issues)
Explanations generally clear and/or organized. (Minor issues) Explanations very clear and well organized.
(Added helpful details)
6. Writing – Grammar, sentence structure, paragraph structure, spelling, or punctuation.

(10%)

Did not complete the assignment or had 8 or more different errors in grammar, sentence structure, paragraph structure, spelling, or punctuation. (Major issues) Had 6–7 different errors in grammar, sentence structure, paragraph structure, spelling, or punctuation. (Many issues) Had 4–5 different errors in grammar, sentence structure, paragraph structure, spelling, or punctuation. (Minor issues) Had 0–3 different errors in grammar, sentence structure, paragraph structure, spelling, or punctuation.

 

basic fundamentals of communication.

Due Week 7 and worth 100 points  Revise the two (2) emails below to remove problematic content and help these students construct polite, effective email messages instead.  Scenario 1:  Susan is unhappy with her grade in her college class. She wants to clarify what she can do to improve in the course. She also feels like venting her frustrations to her professor due to the many hours she is spending studying and writing papers (which may or may not be a good idea). She decides to email her professor; however, before she hits SEND, she asks you, her friend, to take a look at the email.  Reading the email, you note a lack of civility, polarizing language, and other unethical language (given the context). Help Susan rewrite her email, so she can express her concerns over her poor grade politely and ask for help from the professor.  Susan’s Email:  (No greeting) I want to know why my grade was so bad. I spent hours finding sources and writing that paper and it was graded unfair. My friend wrote her paper the night before it was due and got a better grade. I know most professors grade hard but this is ridiculous. I felt good when I submitted the paper but now I feel like crap. I guess I am going to fail. (No closing)  Scenario 2:  Don is worried about passing his college class due to some low grades. He wants to ask his professor for help to pass the class. He decides to email his professor; however, before he hits SEND, he decides to ask you, his friend, to take a look at the email.  Reading the email, you note a lack of civility, poor manners, and poor grammar in Don’s email. Help Don rewrite the email, so he can express his concerns and appropriately seek help from the professor.  Don’s Email:  (No greeting) Yo teach. I dunno no way to pass this class. What I gotta do to pass? (No closing)  Instructions: 1.Revise both emails. 2.Create two (2) new email messages of one to two (1-2) paragraphs each for a total of two to four (2-4) paragraphs. 3.Create an appropriate greeting and closing for each email. 4.Target the appropriate professional audience. 5.Use appropriate language for professional audience. 6.Use appropriate email formatting. 7.Follow appropriate netiquette rules for electronic communication. 8.Meet the 100-to-200-word minimum requirement for each email revision. 9.Use correct sentence mechanics, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and style.  Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements: •Be typed, single-spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with 1-inch margins on all sides. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. •Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, student’s name, professor’s name, course, and date. (The cover page is not included in the required page count.)  The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are: •Demonstrate understanding of the basic fundamentals of communication. •Develop and practice communication skills, including skills in verbal, nonverbal, listening, writing, interpersonal, perception, and critical thinking as appropriate for the audience. •Relate to the interpersonal and organizational dynamics that affect communication in organizations. •Analyze and assess effective communication. •Use correct sentence mechanics, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and style. •Use technology and information resources to research issues in communications. •Write clearly and concisely about communications using proper writing mechanics.

Functional Behavioural Assessment

In a minimum of 350 words.

1. Discuss in detail why the choice of a Functional Behavioral Assessment approach that utilizes principles of Behavior Analysis should be considered superior to previous iterations of assessment for problem behaviors. In your discussion, be sure to include reference to at least two of the following “old school” methods of behavior assessment: the diagnostic model, topography based, case based, or team preference based approaches.

2. Discuss some specifics related to research, empirical background, and legal issues that would justify the choice of a Functional Behavioral Assessment as a primary method for behavior assessment. Include reference to at least two specific research or study examples from Chapter 2 to back up your response.
Include At least one reference from : Steege, M. W. (2009). Conducting School-Based Functional Behavioral Assessments, Second Edition, 2nd Edition.

audit planning process

The audit planning process directly affects the quality of the outcome. A proper plan ensures that resources are focused on the right areas and that potential problems are identified early. A successful audit first outlines the objectives of the audit, the procedures that will be followed, and the required resources.
Choose an organization you are familiar with and develop an eight to ten page IT infrastructure audit for compliance in which you:
  1. Define the following items for an organization you are familiar with:
    1. Scope
    2. Goals and objectives
    3. Frequency of the audit
    4. Duration of the audit
  2. Identify the critical requirements of the audit for your chosen organization and explain why you consider them to be critical requirements.
  3. Choose privacy laws that apply to the organization, and suggest who is responsible for privacy within the organization.
  4. Develop a plan for assessing IT security for your chosen organization by conducting the following:
    1. Risk management
    2. Threat analysis
    3. Vulnerability analysis
    4. Risk assessment analysis
  5. Explain how to obtain information, documentation, and resources for the audit.
  6. Analyze how each of the seven (7) domains aligns within your chosen organization.
  7. Align the appropriate goals and objectives from the audit plan to each domain and provide a rationale for your alignment.
  8. Develop a plan that:
    1. Examines the existence of relevant and appropriate security policies and procedures.
    2. Verifies the existence of controls supporting the policies.
    3. Verifies the effective implementation and ongoing monitoring of the controls.
  9. Identify the critical security control points that must be verified throughout the IT infrastructure, and develop a plan that includes adequate controls to meet high-level defined control objectives within this organization.
  10. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. 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:
  • Describe the parameters required to conduct and report on IT infrastructure audit for organizational compliance.
  • Describe the components and basic requirements for creating an audit plan to support business and system considerations
  • Develop IT compliance audit plans
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in security strategy and policy formation.
  • Write clearly and concisely about topics related to information technology audit and control using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.

comprehensive view of customer data.

Write a 10- to 15-page paper in which you:
  1. Identify at least three business problems that you would like to solve with your comprehensive view of customer data.
  2. Identify the business benefits of achieving a comprehensive view of customer data.
  3. Prepare a:
    1. long-term strategy to meet your goal of achieving a comprehensive view of customer data.
    2. short-term strategy to meet your goal of achieving a comprehensive view of customer data.
  4. Determine at least three technologies total that you will need to implement to achieve the goals of your:
    1. long-term strategy.
    2. short-term strategy.
  5. Create at least one diagram to highlight your solutions and technology architecture.
  6. Identify and analyze the key strengths and weakness of the technologies you chose.
  7. Propose and explain any processes you need to have for this effort.
  8. Propose the organizational changes or support you will need to have for this effort.
  9. Explain how you may leverage at least two emerging technologies, such as RFID, Mobility, and Big Data for your effort.
  10. Determine at least two ethical issues that you would encounter in your effort and how you would address them.
  11. Use at least five quality resources in this assignment. 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.
  • Include charts or diagrams created in Excel, Visio, MS Project, or one of their equivalents such as Open Project, Dia, and OpenOffice. The completed diagrams / charts must be imported into the Word document before the paper is submitted.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
  • Describe the ethical issues in DSS data in organizational settings.
  • Analyze and critique emerging trends of management support systems.
  • Develop a decision support solution to solve a proposed business problem.
  • Write clearly and concisely about Decision Support and Business Intelligence topics using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.