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Performance-based budgeting process

1. Describe the three distinct phases of the PPBS process and the specific product each phase produces. What do you think are the primary issues your service will address in its POM (i.e. manpower, new weapons, etc.)? Bring in some support on your service's priorities. 2. Describe the Authorization Process in Congress. Discus

Resumes and Employment Documents

Please copy and paste the link to see the article: After reading the linked, brief article on resume design for Purdue University, please see: and considering materials Building Careers and Writing Resumes, respond to the discu

Auditing and Forecasting

"Auditing for accuracy is extremely important." Does this statement apply to business forecasting? What would be the advantages and disadvantages of data auditing? How would these advantages and disadvantages affect stakeholders in the organization?

Social and Cultural Facotrs on Consumers Purchasing Red Bull

1) Describe and discuss the cultural factors that have the most influence on consumers purchasing your product/service? (Red Bull) 2) Describe and discuss the social factors that have the most influence on consumers purchasing your product/service? (Red Bull) Creditable references required.

Call Center Representative Job Analysis

Perform a job analysis on a call center representative. Based on the results from the job analysis, outline the company might assess someone for entrance into the organization for that job (based on the Essential Function Importance Level, EFIL) in order to assure that the company hire the best person for the job. Job Analysi

Evaluating Training Programs

Evaluating training programs that are implemented within organizations is needed. Why is it important to evaluate the effectiveness of training programs, and why is there resistance to evaluating training programs within many organizations. How does your organization evaluate training and do you believe it is effective?

Sexual Harassment and Demotion

A female employee complained to her employer's personnel department that her male supervisor was sexually harassing her. When she was told that the matter would be fully investigated, she expressed reluctance to continue working in her job while the investigation occurred. Accordingly, she was temporarily transferred to another

Coaching and Mentoring

Define coaching and explain its relationship with the term mentoring. Course Textbook Blanchard, P. N., & Thacker, J. W. (2010). Effective training: Systems, strategies, and practices (Custom ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall

Origins of managed care systems in the U.S.

Discuss the origins of managed care systems in the U.S. Where did they come from? Where are they now? Please include historical, social, and legal considerations. References needed.

Research Proposal on Elderly Care

Can you provide some guidance on drawing up a Research Proposal. I am considering a topic related to elderly care, whether in nursing homes or assisted living. Your guidance should touch on what I need to include as part of the following components: 1. Introduction 2. Problem Statement 3. Rationale for Research 4. Statement

Moving Average Forecasting

In 900 words, explain the pitfalls of moving average forecasting. Address the following in the report: - Explain the chosen forecast method in detail. - Explain the pitfalls of the selected forecast method. - Determine the consequences of using an inaccurate forecast. - Explain why forecasts are always wrong and how the

Techniques in Job Hunting: How Can I Find a Job?

The prospect of searching for a job can be very intimidating. What techniques have you used in the past when you were job hunting? Which ones were most effective? Least effective? What do you attribute their effectiveness (or lack of effectiveness) to?

Benefits of Managing Discounts

Saunders company has recently become aware of the large total discounts on its orders and would like to know the impact on profit. The company computed its operating profit as follows: Net sales after discounts $200,000 Variable costs $ 80,000 Contribution margi

Phone Interviews

What steps would you need to take in order to appear successfully prepared for a phone interview? (Explain in detail)

Cirque du Soleil: industry analysis, attractiveness of industry in late '80s

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Work Breakdown Structures

1. Research work breakdown structures and compare one created with MS Project and one created without software. Prepare to discuss. From the e-Activity, justify which work breakdown structure you prefer with supporting reasons. 2. Give an example of when a project would not need a WBS.

GE's Renovation Capabilities

Review the discussion of GE's renovation capabilities at Explain how the company has bundled its technology resources to contribute to competitive advantage in its businesses. Is there evidence the company's deployment of resources has given it a distinctive competence in the area of innovation? Why or why

Funder Mifflin Inc.: Analyzing

Funder Mifflin Inc. is a global construction company that is getting ready to enter the social networking industry with a new social network site that they have created. In order for them to fully understand what they are getting into they wanted me to research a social networking site as an actual benchmark to compare it to th

Risk Management Lesson Plan

You are a senior financial consultant for 123 Corporation. Your CEO has asked that you train incoming consultants on financial management and risks. You develop a lesson plan comparing financial risks of a popular retail clothing company and a utility company to help the trainees better understand risk management. - Discu

Print Media

1. How has the print media industry historically treated public education, and how does the print media treat public education today? 2. How has the print media industry helped drive improvements and public awareness of public education? 3. Has the media perpetuated any drawbacks, controversies, or scandals surrounding public

Systems Development Process

Why is a systems development process needed? What are the benefits of following a systems development methodology? Write briefly on your experiences (or someone else's you have studied) as part of any systems implementation project. (This need not be an IS implementation.)

Public Administration - The Budgets

Hello, I would appreciate your assistance with the following questions. Please provide any other references used. Thank you! 1. Based on the e-Activity (, dissect the Michigan state budget and the other two (2) state budgets you found, and classify each as either a traditional or a progr

Three-Year Moving Average vs. three-year weighted Moving Average

Data collected on the yearly registration for a seminar at GIPS are shown in the following table: Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Registrations (000) 4 6 4 5 10 8 7 9 12 14 15 a) Develop a 3-year moving average to forecast registration from year 4 to year 12. b) Estimate demands again for years 4 to 12 with a w

Recommending a Forecasting Method Type for a New Company

The first step in this project requires each member to research and select a relatively new company for which he or she will use as a benchmark. After researching your selected company, come up with a recommendation, for them, on which type of forecasting method they should use and why. Based on the recommendation, you must crea

Career Development; Does it affect you?

Self-Awareness and Career Success: Why is understanding yourself important in your career development? How can you ensure that an employer will realize that you have a clear grasp of who you are and what you have to offer?

Sales Force Management: ChemGrow, Inc.

For the case Chemgrow, Inc. (written by William D. Perrault, Jr., of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Kevin McNeilly of Miami University) consider the following. 1. ChemGrow is one of the largest fertilizer manufacturers in the world. What decisions would you make with regard to which is the most productiv

Disparate Treatment Claim

Prepare a written report that presents a convincing disparate treatment claim that you had been intentionally discriminated against on the basis of your age for job application. Do not address the claim as one of disparate impact. Present a convincing rebuttal from the viewpoint of Best Protection insurance company (BPIC)