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Organizations that have made mistakes in foreign countries

Research would indeed be very helpful when doing business in a country where English is not spoken and the Internet leaves us no excuse for not doing our homework. Do you know of an example where an individual or an organization made a mistake in another country that damaged their business or reputation?

Managing Scope Creep

Project foundations (operational requirements, system requirements, design constraints, and software requirements) determine the scope of work to be accomplished in a project. I have seen situations where the project was constrained by scope and schedule. How do you manage requirements and prevent "scope creep?"

Benefits of the Agile and Scrum Models

Agile and Scrum are two industry buzzwords that most of you, if not all of you, should be familiar with. Do you see any advantage to agile or Scrum methodologies? How does agile differ from the evolutionary model?

Trends in Operations Management

Can you tell how operations management changed over the past 100 years, current technology and future trends. How fast will it take African countries, China, and India to catch up and surpass the United States and other developed countries?

Approaches to Contracting

If you were entering into a contract with another party as the buyer, explain the process you would use to decide which main approach to contracting you would prefer. Would it be to your advantage to employ a competitive method or a noncompetitive method? Would your choice be different if you were the seller? Why or why not?

Lessons Learned

Why is it called lessons learned? Are there some projects that can be closed-out and documented easier than others?

Environmental Issues - New Belgium Brewing Company

What environmental issues does the New Belgium Brewing Company (NBB) work to address? How has NBB taken a strategic approach to addressing these issues? Why do you think the company has taken such a strong stance toward sustainability?

Communicating for Effective Change

1. What role does managerial communication play in the emergence of an organization's consensus surrounding change? 2. Suggest a communication strategy/plan for communicating a change initiative. If the change initiative involves office cutbacks and workforce reduction, how would you communicate this to the employees? What

Command and Control - Energizer Holdings

- Using Energizer Holdings as an example, why would a Command and Control management structure hinder the transformation to a global business? - - - - Explain how information sharing boosted productivity at Energizer.

What is Logistics

What is logistics and what does it mean professionally? What role does logistics have in the future.

Success Case Methodology (SCM)

Explain how the SCM approach could be used to evaluate a specific type of training in your organization or one with which you are familiar. Include details about each of the five essential steps of the methodology.

Career Goals

- What is your vision for your ideal or perfect career? - What are you doing presently to make your vision of the future a reality?

Computing CP and CPK (Means)

Proper smoking of meat requires maintaining a smoker temperature in the range 200 to 225 degrees Fahrenheit. Suppose the temperature in my smoker currently varies around a mean m = 210 degrees, with standard deviation s = 4 degrees. 1.Compute Cp and Cpk for this process and interpret. (What does each ratio tell you?) 2.Lea

Face-to-Face and Virtual Presentations

Can you help me get started on the question below? Thanks. Assess and explain the principal differences between face-to-face and virtual presentations. As an attendee or class participant, is seeing and interacting with the presenter of critical importance to you. Why or why not?

Report Problems

A vital part of almost every report contains statements concerning its problem. Evaluate and explain the significance of report problems whose introductions could require coverage of methods of collecting data, historical background, and limitations.

Performance Analysis Reflections

Reflect and think about the performance analyses that you have experienced. Recall a time when the analysis was requested and one when it was not but was done as part of the planning or design phase of the work? In what ways did the actual analysis differ? Were the results of that analysis reported back to sponsors differently?

Changes in the Workplace Relative to the Work Employees Perform

1. What changes are occurring in the workforce relative to the kinds of work employees are performing? 2. Discuss what is meant by the term exempt employee and the various exemption criteria established for identifying this group of workers. 3. Briefly describe the three major classes of society and their seven subsets.

Ending Balance in Work-in-Process

Warwick Company has the following transactions for the month of September. Purchased materials on account for $220,384. Materials requisitioned for $91,562. Direct labor for the month was incurred (but not yet paid) of $69,000. Actual overhead for the month was $41,000. It has not been paid yet. (Charge to various pa

Why distribution centers are relocating to second tier interior cities.

Describe the reasons many distribution centers are relocating to second tier interior cities. Assess the advantages and disadvantages these interior cities have relative to access to U.S. markets and to international supply chains. Sowinski, Lara L. (2007, Aug) Site Selection Focuses on Second-Tier Markets. World Trad

Conduct a phone or personal interview with a Training Manager

Conduct a phone or personal interview with a Training Manager. Ask them to describe the role that training and development plays in their company utilizing the following questions: Who conducts the training and how often is it delivered? Who receives the training in the organization and what are the topics? What