Managing Complex Projects

Managing Complex Projects

Unit IV Journal

Consider a schedule in daily life that you lived through and that in your view would benefit from modeling using program evaluation and review technique (PERT), a Monte Carlo analysis, or both. Describe the schedule, and explain why modeling the schedule would have assisted in managing the schedule risk and why taking the trouble to model the schedule would have made a difference.

Note

Your journal entry must be at least 200 words in length. No references or citations are necessary.

 

Devotional

Devotional

Privacy can be defined as one’s independence from being observed or being disturbed. Privacy extends to an expectation of the secrecy of one’s personal information.

Today, with the open use of the internet and the wholesale gathering of personal information, have we lost any privacy in our lives?

In the Bible, Luke 12:2–3 declares:

Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed or hidden that will not be known. Therefore, whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed on the housetops. (English Standard Version)

Does this mean we have no opportunity for privacy? Can we trust in God to protect? Certainly. Proverbs 18:10–12 says:

The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe. A rich man’s wealth is his strong city, and like a high wall in his imagination. Before destruction a man’s heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor.

When all seems lost, we are told we can trust God as our protection and refuge.

  1. Review the material in the “Getting Started” section above, and read Luke 12:2–3 and Proverbs 18:10–12.
  2. Be sure to address the following prompts in your paper:
    1. Why do you think the Bible promises us that all will be revealed?
    2. Based on the Bible, how do you think we can trust God as our protector?
  3. Your paper should be at least 250 words in length.

mitigation strategies

mitigation strategies

Please respond to the following questions and submit the assignment:

  1. Investigate the major reasons why mitigation strategies are important in crisis. Justify your response.
  2. What happened to U.S. readiness between 2003 and 2012? .

Note

Provide support for your response

Information Systems

Principles of Information Systems

  1. Review Chapter 14 in Principles of Information Systems.
  2. In the discussion linked below, respond to the following prompts:
    1. From the textbook reading, what concerns are apparent in the use of technology and the internet and one’s expectation of privacy? Of the concerns described, which is most relevant to you? Consider why this is important to you. How does this affect your personal life?
    2. What are the most significant laws and regulations in place to protect people and organizations? After thinking about the current legal environment, what do you believe still needs to be addressed regarding the personal privacy of a user’s information?
    3. As you think about current and emerging technologies (artificial intelligence, for example), what privacy issues will require some kind of remediation?

Note

  1. Your initial post should be a minimum of 300 words and is due by the fourth day of the workshop week.

organizing the influences on outsourcing HR functions

How Organizational Size Affects HR Outsourcing

In the business world, expanding the size of your organization usually seems to be a worthy goal. Of course, it does not take much research to find examples that disprove the rule. Whether bigger is better for a particular organization may be open to consideration, the Required Resources for this week support the idea that the size of an organization plays an important role in decision making processes, particularly in regards to outsourcing.

Articles, such as “The Influence of Business Strategy on the Decision to Outsource Human Resource Activities,” by Abdul-Halim and Geare (2009), in your Required Resources for this week, delve into the issues considered when deciding whether to outsource HR and other organizational functions, and HR’s role in the process. The Woodall, et al., article referenced in this week’s Discussion compares drivers that lead large versus small organizations to consider outsourcing their HR. Why are larger organizations usually more cost conscious, as the authors noted? Based on your research, is that the best approach?

From your research into organizational influences on outsourcing HR functions, what ramifications are there for HR executives in organizations that outsource HR functions? Is there a difference in the way larger organizations tend to make outsourcing decisions compared to smaller organizations?

To prepare for this Discussion,

Review this week’s Learning Resources, especially:

 Assignment:

 To complete this Assignment, respond to the following in a 2 to 3 page paper:

  • Analyze organizational influences on outsourcing HR functions.
    • Describe influences that lead organizations to outsource.
      • How does the outsourcing of HR functions address organizational issues?
    • What are the positive and negative ramifications for HR professionals in organizations that outsource some HR functions?
      • What implications are there for the career paths of HR professionals in this situation?
      • How can HR professionals maintain viability in this situation?
      • Might some HR professionals thrive in this situation? Explain how that could happen.
  • Evaluate the impact of company size on organizational outsourcing decisions.
    • Is there a clear pattern to how large organizations handle HR functions compared to small organizations related to outsourcing HR functions?
    • How does the size of an organization factor into how these decisions are made
    • From your research, what factor do you think is the most influential? Support your reasoning.

Note

  • Cover page and References page
  • APA citing
  • No plagiarism

 

Nonverbal communication

Nonverbal communication

View the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRZ5RpsytRA

Based on the video which category of space does Elaine’s boyfriend violate?

  1. As a viewer we find this “close talker” situation funny, however what would happen if this incident occurred in real life?
  2. How would it make you feel?
  3. Given all the social distancing rules with COVID, how would this work today?
  4. What factors make nonverbal communication difficult to interpret?

Give an example of a time when you or someone you know misinterpreted nonverbal communication. What were the consequences

In an essay of at least THREE paragraphs

select the “issues” menu of the American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU)  website .  Click on “Issues” and select an issue of your interest.

Read the information. For your first letter, you need to write a letter to your congress person or senator (this is where you do your own research to find out who those people are) requesting them to support the issue based on some of the facts from the ACLU page. Don’t forget to give the ACLU credit in your letter (According to the ACLU, “43% of women return to an abusive relationship due to difficulty finding housing”).

Next, go to the Explore More section and select “press release”. This will take you to the rest of the information where you will read a press release about a specific case concerning the issue you’ve selected and write a SECOND letter to the decision maker in that case. For example: writing to the head of the U.S. Department of Social and Health Services advocating for him/her/they to support some type of action (you need to conduct some research to identify a person and address).

Write a letter of complaint to a company that has disappointed you–this could be a real situation or one fabricated for the purposes of this assignment

(use the complaint letter wizard (located on the left hand side of the screen) on this website and explain what dissatisfied you about the product or service offered by that company and what you expect the company to do to remedy the situation.

(Please note that attachments (receipts, cancelled checks etc.) are not required for the purposes of this assignment)

Bill of Rights

Criminal law system

Introduction

A controversial issue today in the American legal system is the justification of the use of force by police officers, given the actions and conduct of citizens. In this assignment, you will explore the requirements for use of force, constitutional rights pursuant to the Bill of Rights when it comes to free speech, and criminal defenses justifying actions.

Instructions

Write a 2–3-page paper in which you:

  • Specify the key requirements for police officers in determining the lawfulness of the use of force in making an arrest and what is meant by “reasonableness.”
  • Evaluate how free speech rights clash with the rights of others and the need for public order today.
  • Argue for or against the regulation of the First Amendment when it comes to speech that could or might incite “imminent lawless action or conduct.”
  • Analyze the defenses within today’s criminal law system.
  • Evaluate the fairness of the common law defense of necessity when citizens use deadly force.
  • Use at least three sources to support your writing. Choose sources that are credible, relevant, and appropriate. Cite each source listed on your source page at least one time within your assignment. For help with research, writing, and citation, access the library or review library guides.
  • Write clearly and concisely in a manner that is grammatically correct and generally free of spelling, typographical, formatting, and/or punctuation errors.

Note

This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:

  • Evaluate the value of the use of force, the Bill of Rights in the United States law system, and criminal defense methods.

ISTE Standards for Educators

Technology In Education

Review the ISTE Standards for Educators. Create a 10-12 slide digital presentation for your colleagues depicting technology in special education. Your presentation should include:

  • Examples of technologies that improve student learning within a special education environment.
  • Examples of technologies that could be used collaboratively within a special education environment.
  • Considerations regarding student access to and use of technology for learning.
Note

Include a title page, presenter’s notes, and a reference slide.

Support your position with 3-5 sources from the required readings or the GCU Library.

character development

concepts of ethical character development

This week we explored the concepts of ethical character development and the most dangerous of shadow casters: evil. In this assignment, you will explore these two concepts in depth.

In your paper,

The Character Development and the Faces of Evil paper

Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.) for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

concepts of community health

concepts of community health

It’s important to have a clear understanding of the concepts of community health, public health, and population health. Compare and contrast each of these three concepts.

Note

Provide at least one real-world example for each and discuss the major contributions each makes to society at large.

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