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Two Equal Congressional Bodies

Why do you think that there is a difference in the requirements between the Senate and the House of Representatives? Why not have two equal congressional bodies?

Reorganization and accompanying change impacts in organizations

Now that you have given your team and management an overview of the reorganization and accompanying change impacts, you need to prepare your team to help manage the change. Using the Library, other materials, and credible Internet sources, find three models of change and discuss their advantages and disadvantages in relation to

Weaknesses are defined as constraints

How does below theory apply to your current or most recent employer? "Weaknesses are defined as constraints because they block the ability of the organization to achieve certain goals and objectives. In other words, if weaknesses or weak links exists within a process or task, that weakness becomes a constraint in terms of pro

All About Quantitative Reasoning for Business

Simultaneous equations are a set of equations containing multiple variables. What are two examples of how simultaneous equations are used in business? What are some of the different ways you can satisfy these equations?

Learning Technologies and Styles Comparison

Compare either a study of learning technologies validity or learning styles and technology obtained from either the web or professional journals published in 2007 or later. Technology in Learning Technology in learning is a broad topic. Really the topic can be a class in itself instead of one week. How does technology impact

Tools to Navigate Change

What is your reaction to change in your personal history? What personal tools do you implement to help yourself navigate change?

Operations Management: Oakwood Outpatient Clinic

Oakwood Outpatient Clinic is analyzing its operation in an effort to improve performance. The clinic estimates that a patient spends on average 3.5 hours at the facility. The amount of time the patient is in contact with staff (i.e., physicians, nurses, office staff, lab technicians) is estimated at 40 minutes. On average the fa

Standardized Work Instructions

What are standardized work instructions? Comment on some of the characteristics that effective standardized work instructions have and the benefits that organizations can enjoy by implementing them after close of a project. Provide an example.

PM Documents

Discuss some of the important customer and organizational documents that a PM should be concerned with during the closeout phase of a project.

Tell-Tale Signs of When your Budget is in Jeopardy

In order to organize and plan a project effectively, project managers use a work breakdown structure (WBS). It also helps control project costs and ensures accurate monitoring. How do you see the WBS and budgeting/monitoring complimenting each other?

Managing Risk for a Publicly Traded Company

If you work for a publicly traded company, download the company's annual report. If you don't work for a publicly traded company, download the annual report of one of your favorite products (e.g. Apple or Dell). Search through the report and look for the section regarding "Managing risk" (it may be under a different name, but it

Are Satisfied Workers Productive Workers?

Assume you are new to your job and on the first day you have a conversation with your boss, who says, "Satisfied workers are productive workers." Do you agree with her statement? Why? Why not?

Risk Management Minimizing

What are the types of risk that a project manager should take into account when planning an initiative and structuring teams?

Write a personal statement to be read by a college admission

When deciding which students to admit, colleges consider many factors about each student. After all, colleges are interested in building a student body that is academically curious, but also diverse and actively engaged in a range of productive, creative activities. Write a personal statement to be read by a college admission

Recruiting an Effective Workforce

1. Are long term incentives important to recruit and retain an effective workforce? Why or why not? 2. Why or why not should executives receive the amounts of pay they currently receive? Is it excessive or necessary to recruit the necessary talent to run major organizations?

States as Policy Laboratories

It has often been noted by scholars that the fifty states are policy laboratories that craft and implement public policies that are very specific and relevant to their state populations. In many cases, these experiments sometimes rise to the level of becoming a national policy because Congress will use them as model legislation.

Are States Beholden to Washington?

Do you believe that Washington has taken the lead in policy creation and implementation? Do you think that states are, in practice, beholden to Washington because of the funding that they depend upon from the central government? Or, on the contrary, do you think that the states maintain a great deal of power and autonomy in our

Fixed Price versus Cost Plus Contracts

Describe and discuss when one should use a fixed price contract for a project. Compare and contrast this to an incentive fee contract and a cost plus contract.

Securing Contracts

As a project manager, how do you determine when project work should be contracted out, and how does risk enter into the decision?

Managing Risks in Subcontracting

There is a puzzle in regard to risk. What is management's responsibility regarding risk? At what level(s) does each aspect of risk management lie? How does this changing risk change the relationship of sub-contractors? How might they add or subtract from risk?

Remote and Environmental Risk

How might new environmental risk requirements impact business in the future? When reviewing risk, does one need to consider even remote risk if there is a potential high cost or negative ramification?