Review the Fleming and Koppelman article from your assigned readings. Evaluate two of the ten EVM requirements and analyze how a project you have worked on in the past could have been more effective by using the measures. Provide detailed information if your organization consistently uses EVM and the benefits that have resulted.
List three processes in your organization that are considered “best practices” and describe how they meet the critical questions from Chapter 15 in the text. If your organization does not have a best practice, use the knowledge gained from the case studies and article reviews in class to describe your idea of a best practice.
Compare how knowledge transfer for project management happens in your organization with the model shown in figure 15-4 of the text. Where can your organization make improvements to ensure knowledge transfer is a critical success area in the future? Where is your organization excelling?
Overview of Outline of IT Solution and Next Steps for UMUC Haircuts For your Case Study Stage 1 assignment, you performed a Five Forces Analysis and justified Myra’s chosen strategy for competitive advantage and the business process that she would like to improve through the application of technology. For your Stage 2 assignment, you identified the inputs, processing and outputs of Myra’s selected business process. Those inputs, processing and outputs form the functional (business) requirements for an IT system to improve the process. In Stage 3, you identified the IT requirements by evaluating their applicability and importance in a new […]
Views of Human Resource Development In the textbook, two main views of human resource development are examined. Discuss the similarities and differences between the views of performance-based and developmental HRD. Answer the questions: Which view do you believe is more relevant to your organization. Why? Use this week’s lecture as a basis for your post. Reference and cite the textbook in your original post. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts.
For this assessment, you will estimate the costs of the project you selected in Assessment 1. Your project cost estimate is to include all necessary supporting documentation, such as constraints, dependencies, and assumptions. Note: In this course, you will develop a project plan by completing a different component of the plan for each assessment. Therefore, you will need to complete the assessments in the order in which they are presented. Estimating project budgets is far from an exact science. Many of us have heard of projects running over budget. Why is this? Why do we consistently forecast low? There are many […]
This week you read and learned about Titchener’s structuralism. As an approach, structuralism attempted to break down consciousness into elements of consciousness for study. It assumed that studying these parts of consciousness would lead to an understanding of the whole. Analyze the limitations and strengths of the method of studying consciousness in parts. Identify and discuss one of the main criticisms of structuralism. Briefly compare and contrast structuralism and behavioralism. How did structuralism influence the creation of behaviorism? How has structuralism impacted psychology today? As you consider this question, keep in mind the history and culture of the period in which […]
In preparation for this assignment, review the following resources: Managing Human ResourcesA New Mandate for Human ResourcesDoes This Company Need a Union?Human Resources ManagementVoices of Union – Voices of Young WorkersWorkplace Health and Safety History, to the 1920sWorkplace Health and Safety History 1930s to WWIIWorkplace Healthy and Safety History WWII to OSHA According to Beer et al (1984), human resources management (HRM) has developed as a way to serve workers’ interests, albeit internally within the workplace. This challenges the role of worker advocacy. Historically, workers’ interests have been served by external representatives from labor unions, and have also been protected through government interventions such as laws and regulations. The purpose […]
The final project for this course is the creation of a quantitative analysis that includes an Excel spreadsheet, accompanied by a memo to management. Accountants provide management with the logistics of the business that are crucial for daily operations and a company’s overall success. In any business, it is of the utmost importance to be aware of all finances and internal processes. Cost accountants focus solely on the internal processes of a business and are tasked with eliminating any unnecessary costs in order to maximize profits. In this assessment, you have been tasked with conducting a quantitative analysis that looks […]
This course uses the CTU Professional Learning Model™ (CTU PLM) to teach students with hands-on, industry-related, problem-solving experiences that model the professional environment and encourage achievements that lead to student and employer success. The CTU PLM is founded on the idea that students learn best by working on real-world, professional projects related to their chosen career fields. By working this way, students develop the expertise to apply conceptual knowledge to get effective results. Through professional learning, students experience the complexity of real-world problems and learn to select an appropriate approach to a problem that has more than one solution. This […]