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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.

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?

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

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?

Using Location Analysis to Perform a Study

I need some help getting started with the following: - Using the concept of Location Analysis, find an article that focuses on this concept at Logistics World: Logistics World (http://www.logisticsworld.com) - Explain how and why this concept is used and how it is necessary for this company to succeed. Thank you!

An analysis of value-added services

What is meant by value-added services? Why are these services considered essential in a customer success program? Please find an example of both types of marketing.

When did it become wrong to make a profit either domestically or internationally?

When did it become wrong to make a profit either domestically or internationally? There is a common belief often heard in government and the media now that only evil corporations make a profit. However, profit is what drives product improvements, don't you think? Rather than being unethical, profits are what allow us to have fa

Mental Models/Mindsets That May Inhibit Learning

I need help in identifying two mental models that may be inhibiting learning of students at University of Phoenix. I am working with a team in an online setting; I have attached a chart of diversity factors of my classmates and myself (cultural, work experience, education, age, gender, and non-work experience).

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?

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

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?

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.

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