Week 7 Assignment – Planning Considerations for the HR Project

Overview

At this point, you have organized your HR project team and you are familiar with the importance of leading and managing the project and team. It is now time to plan your project, which happens to be a large and critical part of project management. Project planning tends to be collaborative and integrative in that many factors, such as scope, resourcing, budgeting, and risk, need to be considered.

Instructions

Write a 5–6 page paper in which you:

  1. Define and discuss scope and scheduling as they each relate to project management, and provide a statement of importance to your project team so they know the relevance of each task.
  2. Select four behavioral skills, associated with project resourcing, that you consider to be critical and explain your rationale. 
    • Review the behavioral skills associated with project resourcing listed in the textbook in Section 9.1. 
  3. Explain to the management team and your project team how you have determined the budget associated with project costs. 
    • Include how costs are aggregated.
    • Explain how you determined cash flow for separate activities.
    • Be specific with your responses.
  4. Discuss at least three ways the project manager is able to identify possible project risks.
  5. Create a budget for the project using the WBS file created in the Week 4 Formative Activity, Schedule and Budgeting Exercise for Project Scenario. 
  6. Use three sources to support your writing. Choose sources that are credible, relevant, and appropriate. Cite each source listed on your source page at least one time within your assignment. For help with research, writing, and citation, access the library or review library guides.

This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards (SWS). For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course.

labor policies

QUESTION 1

Several national labor policies were created with the establishment of unions. Discuss the impact of the Norris-LaGuardia Act, The Wagner Act, Executive Order 10988, Women’s Trade Union League, and Fair Labor Standards Act. What circumstances prompted Congress to pass these acts along with the Taft-Hartley Amendments and the Landrum-Griffin Act? What are the key provisions of these acts? 

Your response should be at least 400 words in length.

QUESTION 2

According to the reading in this unit, there have been some noted differences among private sector and public sector labor relations. Discuss in detail how public employees’ rights generally differ from those of private sector employees. Discuss right to strike and its impact on private and public employees. Identify and explain some of the challenges of public sector collective bargaining. 

Your response should be at least 400 words in length.

QUESTION 3

Describe the onset of the American labor movement, and explain how it relates to the growth of national unions. 

Your response should be at least 200 words.

Intro To Web Development

ENTIRE COURSE (5 Weeks- 5 Assignments-10 Discussions)

This course emphasizes fundamental Web development skills. It provides a comprehensive overview of the processes to develop a basic static Web site using a Web development tool. You will design and develop Web pages using commonly accepted visual, architectural, and navigational conventions and well-structured, W3C-compliant HTML5 and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS3) code. The site will include multimedia, forms, and other content.

COURSE COMPETENCIES

To successfully complete this course, you will be expected to:

  1. Write HTML5 code that properly renders a page in a Web browser.
  2. Design Web pages using common visual, architectural, and navigational conventions.
  3. Apply styles to Web pages using CSS3.
  4. Communicate effectively.

Informing Policy

 Part A. 300 words each with 1 reference each, 600 words total  

1. Discuss the public choice theory or model. How does it relate to rivalness and excludability? 

2. Think of a time when a government policy directly affected policy or policies at your organization. While health care examples are preferred, if you do not have experience working in that environment yet, any professional setting can apply.

Part B.  1,500 words

Review news stories and articles regarding a recent (within the last year) health-related policy (not the Affordable Care Act).

Introduce this policy and discuss the following:

1. How the governmental policy process informs the development, implementation, and assessment of policy within the realm of health care.

2. The impact of your chosen policy on health care consumers, organizations, and systems.

3. The impact of your chosen policy on health care providers.

Now imagine you are adapting this policy to the health care organization at which you work (or where you wish to work). Describe the organization and discuss the following:

1. The stakeholders involved in policy formation and their impact on health care policy formation and structures.

2. The response you expect from those stakeholders.

3. The specific impact this governmental policy will make (positive, negative, indifferent) and why?

Incorporate two or three peer-reviewed scholarly resources 

Project Milestone : Final Contraceptives

How to instructions


Return to the topic you chose in the week three. Articulate a specific dilemma in a situation faced by a particular person based on that topic. The situation can be real or fictional.

  • write a summary of the dilemma.
  • Define any needed key terms associated with the dilemma.
  • Analyze the conflicts or controversies involved in the dilemma.

Revise and write based on any feedback you received in your previous draft (week three). 

Reference and discuss any professional code of ethics relevant to your topic such as the AMA code for doctors, the ANA code for nurses, etc.  State whether and how your chosen topic involves any conflicts between professional and familial duties or conflicts between loyalty to self and loyalty to a community or nation.

What in your view is the most moral thing for that person to do in that dilemma? Why is that the most moral thing? Use moral values and logical reasoning to justify your answer

Next, apply the following:

  • Aristotle’s Golden Mean to the dilemma
  • Utilitarianism to the dilemma
  • Natural Law ethics to the dilemma

Which of those three theories works best ethically speaking? Why that one?

Why do the other two not work or not work as well?

 Is it the same as what you said is the most moral thing earlier? Why or why not?

Use the 5 articles from your annotated bibliography to support your answers. Requirements

  • Length: 4-5 pgs not including title page or references page)
  • 1-inch margins
  • Double spaced
  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Title page
  • apa format 
  • References page (minimum of 5 scholarly sources)

Deliverable 7 – Conference Presentation

Competency

  • Summarize cloud application scalability concepts.
  • Evaluate cloud application benchmarking and tuning procedures.
  • Assess cloud-based implementation strategies.
  • Select a deployment platform using appropriate criteria.
  • Describe cloud security architecture.
  • Contrast methodologies for the design and deployment of cloud applications.

Student Success Criteria

View the grading rubric for this deliverable by selecting the “This item is graded with a rubric” link, which is located in the Details & Information pane.

Scenario

You are the Cloud Architect for a startup company. Your company has deployed several client implementations on the public cloud. Your team lead wants you to prepare the presentation for a DevOps event in Silicon Valley. This event can have a big impact on your company to attract more clients.

You have pushed several web applications to the public cloud in the past. You have decided to use the best practices from your deployment experiences and use them to create a PowerPoint presentation for this event. You have also decided to associate these experiences with a fictitious situation to give your presentation a more holistic and true-to-life feel. The fictitious situation will be that a company named “Investment Karma LTD.” will roll out a website for client information and interactivity with the company. The website will be a world-wide site that handles clients from nearly every country who invest on all of the world’s stock exchanges.

Instructions

Create a PowerPoint with the following information:

Make sure to thoroughly explain in slide notes for each slide why you made the choices you made for the company.

Slide 1: Select a public cloud vendor for Investment Karma LTD. and provide an overview of the applicable services offered by the cloud vendor.

Slide 2: List the public cloud components used for the company’s web application deployment.

Slides 3-4: Create a Web application deployment architecture that will be used on public clouds.

Slides 5-6: Modify the architecture diagram and include pertinent databases including those which use managed service.

Slides 7-8 Explain what a CI/CD pipeline design should entail. Be sure to include continuous integration and continuous delivery.

Slides 9-11: Explain the use of cloud-native tools (at least 3), that you can use to improve the security of Investment Karma’s web applications.

Slide 12: Describe a way to implement data encryption for the data stored in the appropriate databases.

Slide 13: Identify the correct benchmarking tool that was chosen to evaluate the cloud service.

Slide 14: List a minimum of 5 scholarly resources that you used to create the information for the PowerPoint.

results of your correlation and regression

Assignment 6

PART IUsing the STATES data set, examine the relationship between states’ Rate per 100,000 of U.S. Military Fatalities in Iraq and Afghanistan as of January 30, 2010 (DFS90) and their Percent of Population Graduated from High School: 2008’ (EDS131).

  • Run a regression (Analyze->Regression->Linear Regression; ‘Dependent’ = DFS90; ‘Independent’ = EDS131).
  • Run a correlation of the same data. What is similar to the regression?
  • Create a scatterplot of the data.
  • Write up the results of your correlation and regression in APA format. Make sure you integrate the figure in your text.
  • What type of tests did you use?
  • What variables did you examine?
  • What were your findings?
  • What do these results suggest?

PART IIPerform a multiple regression to predict the crime rate ( ‘Dependent’ =  CRS31). Include as indicators of predictors (‘Independent’ =  all of the following variables) the homeownership rate (ECS445), the divorce rate (DMS506), and the personal bankruptcy rate (ECS105).

  • Run a regression (Analyze->Regression->Linear Regression ; ‘Dependent’ = crime rate (CRS31); ‘Independents’ = homeownership rate (ECS445), the divorce rate (DMS506), and the personal bankruptcy rate (ECS105). 
  • Create and a scatterplot between crime rate (CRS31) (Y-axis) and homeownership rate (ECS445) (X-axis)
  • Write up the results of your multiple regression in APA format. Make sure you integrate the figure in your text. 
  • What type of tests did you use?
  • What variables did you examine?
  • What were your findings (need to include all necessary information regarding results of overall model and individual predictors)?
  • What do these results suggest?

Week 11 Discussion 2

Post an explanation of the role of lobbying and campaigning in social work practice. Then, explain how you think social workers might have a powerful and positive effect as elected officials. Finally, explain of the impact, if any, the experiences and opinions of your colleagues have had on your own experiences and opinions.

Support your post with specific references to the resources. Be sure to provide full APA citations for your references.

By Day 6

Respond to at least two colleagues by offering a suggestion for how your colleague might gain political and/or lobbying experience for the political issue your colleagues described. Also, explain the steps you might take to incorporate policy advocacy in your practice based on insights, experiences, and/or opinions your colleagues described. Be sure your explanation takes the perspective of a social work professional with a responsibility to uphold professional ethics.

Customer satisfaction.

Semester Project    – Write a Research Paper on  Customer satisfaction. Please find the attached research proposal document. Use at least ten articles and 15-20 pages – use the template. 

  • NO PDF FILES – all papers must be submitted in Microsoft Word
  • Times New Roman 12 Font
  • Double-Spacing
  • Avoid using “I” statements, APA does not allow first-person writing.
  • One Inch Margins
  • And more…using the 7th Edition as our guide.
  • Your reference list and your citations must match exactly – sources do not count if there is not a matching reference page credit and in-text citation.
  • No visuals in the papers themselves.   If need to help your write-up, then put in an Appendix.  Your written assignments must be all text.
  • No Abstract desired

In addition, I expect the following in your writing style this semester:

  • Use subject headers for all papers – your reader appreciates and expects that level or organization to your work!
  • Word count is computed from Introduction to Conclusion only.
  • No contractions & No abbreviations – if you are referring to the United States of America, write it out…do not write ‘US’ – this is not stellar academic writing.
  • This instructor prefers you credit all names the first time you use a source if multiple author’s names are present.  This is not an APA requirement, but an instructor requirement.  After that you may use et al.   When there are just two names, always write out both names.
  • Line spacing is double with 0 point spacing.
  • Only one citation credit allowed per sentence in this course. Choose the best source, this instructor validates all sources and I do not want two plus sources used per sentence.
  • Indent the first line of each new paragraph five spaces.  Use the templates as provided (download, save to your PC, and use as provided).
  • No extra blank lines inserted between sections – deliver a tight paper.
  • No bullet points, alphanumeric lists, or numbered list – write formally in full sentences / paragraphs. 
  • Numbers one through nine within your paper should be written out
  • Cover page and reference page required for ALL paper submissions
  • Never use all capital letters
  • Use authored references for your research to earn full points.  An authored source is simply one that is associated with a human(s) NAME.   For example, your textbook is an authored source.  The United States Census Bureau is not an authored source.  But it is fine to use as long as you ALSO use an authored reference source. 
  • Always include the full URL as to where you found your research online articles – never just the home page
  • Avoid wikis, blogs, tweets, videos, dictionaries, and encyclopedias as outside references – use Masters-level sources like the Journal of Marketing or the Journal of International Business – No wikis, prezis, slideshares, dictionaries, encyclopedias, videos, interviews, & podcasts allowed as references – only scholarly written sources from well-respected sources.
  • Word count is from Introduction to Conclusion.  SafeAssign must be under 25%

process improvement plan

For this assignment, you will select an organization to create a process improvement plan for. This may be the organization you work for or another real organization that you are familiar with.

A thorough process improvement plan provides an overview of the problem, identifies the current processes in place and why they are ineffective, presents a proposal for a new process, establishes the goals and objectives of the new process, the resource requirements to incorporate the new process, the risks associated with the new process, and finally includes a plan of action stating how the process can be integrated.
 

Your plan will include the following key components:

1. Statement of the Problem

a. What is the problem with the current processes and why are they ineffective?

b. State the current policy and procedure.

c. Provide examples that show a direct correlation between the processes and the deficiencies in management.

2. SWOT Analysis

a. Provide a mini-SWOT analysis on the current processes.

b. You should clearly highlight the weaknesses as you will be convincing the board and the stakeholders that the process does in fact need to be changed.

3. Process Proposal

a. After identifying the problem, you will need to propose a new process.

b. Provide evidence that the new process will be better than the old process.

c. Prove that this process is in line with the organization’s goals.

4. Goals and Objectives of the Process

a. What do you hope to accomplish by implementing the new process?

b. When specifically when do you plan to fully integrate the new process? Create a timeline.

c. Specifically demonstrate the value of your process to the organization.

5. Identification of Required Resources

a. How much will it cost the organization to create this new process?

b. What human resources will we need in order to complete this project successfully?

c. How long do you plan to spend fully integrating the process, training employees, and updating all documents?

6. Budget

a. After identifying the required resources, determine your budget.

b. Consider things such as paying employees for training on the new process, or the time lost doing evaluations to determine whether or not managers are following the new process.

c. This budget should include not only money, but time as well.

7. Risk Assessment

a. What obstacles will prevent you from integrating the new process?

b. How do you plan to manage these obstacles and risks?

8. Plan of Action

a. Provide the exact steps you will take to fully integrate the new process.

b. After creating your plan of action, compile all of these components together into one final plan.

Each week you completed one or more of the required elements listed above. Feedback was provided by your instructor and must be incorporated into your final submission. Your completed process improvement plan should be a minimum of 15 to 18 pages and address, in a comprehensive fashion, each of the areas listed above. Research should be included where appropriate with proper in-text citations and a properly formatted reference page. The expectation is that you will support the information provided in your process improvement plan with a minimum of ten credible resources.

In this learning activity, we will evaluate process improvement plan presentations. Your presentation will be based on the process improvement plan you developed throughout the course. Your presentation will be graded by your instructor separately, while your discussion grade will be based on whether or not you post your presentation and the depth of your follow-up posts.
 

Your presentation should include:

a. A slide presentation 10-15 slides in length.

b. A 5 to 7 minute narration.

c. Presenter notes.

d. A discussion of the deficiencies in the current processes, your proposal of a new process, the requirements to successfully implement the process, and your plan of action.

The audience for your presentation is the board and stakeholders of the organization implementing the plan.

Your company has asked you to create a process improvement plan. Your process improvement plan will evaluate an area in which managers are consistently falling short of expectations. Here are a few areas that managers commonly miss the mark on:

· Effective motivation

· Sharing the vision

· Setting effective expectations

· Holding employees accountable

· Helping employees with career development