Use the Internet and the Strayer database to research a company that does both domestic and international business. Review the company’s profile, target demographics and market, human resource strategies, and human resource challenges. You will use this information to examine the human resource challenges that the company faces and to suggest one (1) human resource strategy that could improve the company’s competitive edge. Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you: Analyze the organization overall, its primary purpose, the customers that it serves, and its size. Examine the common HR challenges that the organization currently faces (e.g., […]
Part One The shipping manager for Galaxy Toys Toledo, Ohio branch, Bart Aldrin, has been in his job since 1969. Prior to coming to Galaxy, Bart worked as shipping clerk for International Shipping, a large container company. Bart quickly rose to supervisor at International Shipping because of his ability to plan daily work, provide detailed instructions to workers that helped optimize the way tasks were performed and his knack of implementing processes so workers could be trained to perform their specialized sequence of motion in the most efficient way. He brought this management style to Galaxy, which helped to improve […]
Chapter Six in the textbook describes four “tangible benefits” of using project management; these are: Lower Cost Shortened schedules No sacrifice of scope or quality Higher customer satisfaction Choose one of these four benefits and describe why it is mandatory to have strong project management techniques in the organization to reach the benefit. Use examples from the Forbes article “HealthCare.gov diagnosis: The Government Broke Every Rule of Project Management” to analyze how firm project management practices could have assisted in the development and launch of HealthCare.gov.
An organization needs to have project management built into its culture to be effective. Evaluate the maturity of the project management culture in your organization and describe improvements that can be implemented based on your text readings. If you feel your organization does not yet have a project management culture explain why and suggest improvements that could be accomplished. ASSIGNMENT WEEKLY PAPER Review the “Hexagon of Excellence” in Chapter 7 in your text and write a 2 to 4 page (not including title and reference pages), APA style article review paper. Select and describe at least three characteristics that make […]
Many organizations focus on continuous improvement processes to aid efficiency improvement, reduce waste, and/or maximize profits. In your posting, discuss three of the continuous improvement foci areas you have experienced in your job or organization and discuss the effectiveness (or benefits) of such initiatives. Decide what change management issues are present that limit the organization’s efforts in continuous improvement. What are the forces driving the initiative? What practices could be improved? What should be abandoned?
Describe the structure and importance of a project phase review meeting. Select three areas that need to be reviewed by the project manager and explain why. Create a list of stakeholders that should be invited to the meeting. Why did you choose these stakeholders? What should all the meeting participants be able to walk away from the meeting with? ASSIGNMENT WEEKLY PAPER After reading this week’s assigned articles, submit a 2 to 4 page, APA-style paper that summarizes each phase of the project lifecycle and analyzes how each phase could support the organization’s business strategy. Your paper must include a […]
The triple constraint in Project Management is known to be time, cost and scope. The ability to manage these three items very often leads to project success. Identify two success factors from Chapter 11; then compare them with two components of failure from the same chapter. Provide an example of a project you led or were a team member where one or more of these factors came into play
One key concept in project management is to learn from previous projects. The Lessons Learned review allows an organization to collect and document the results of both successful and failed projects. Give an overview of a project you were involved with as a leader or team member. Choose three of the project areas listed below and answer one question from each group of questions found in Chapter 12 of your text. Time Cost Quality Scope Line Management Methodology Senior Management Customer Satisfaction Business Opportunities
Read Case 3: Altex Corporation in the case study section of your text. Write a summary of the case and answer the following questions from the end of the case. Why was a risk management plan considered unnecessary? Should risk management planning be performed in the proposal stage or after contract award, assuming that it must be done? Does the customer have the right to expect the contractor to perform risk analysis and develop a risk management plan if it is not called out as part of the contractual statement of work? Would Altex have been more interested in developing a […]
Identify one of the goals of Six Sigma shown in Table 13-1 of the text and provide an example of a project you have been involved with where the method could have helped the project outcome. Comment if your organization uses Six Sigma and, if so, the influence it has had on the results of projects and the overall business.