Readiness

In: Business and Management

Submitted By blackchic1982
Words 304
Pages 2
Learning Readiness Exercise #1Kindly answer the following questions, posting your answers to your assignments folder. Include your name within your file, which per our syllabus, should be in pdf format. This LRE, as with all LREs in the course, was developed and will be assessed by our AMBA 640 / AMBA 640 Hybrid Teaching Assistants: Christine Bailey, Bryan Berthot, Mike Blanford, Darrell Bratton, Gina DiMaggio, Phillip Foust, Ross Kooiman, Bob Neumeister, Manny Singh, and Richard Wagner.FYI: Here is the mpp file needed in Question 4.1. Your PM experience: `. I have prior experience in project management. No `. I have used PM software. No2. The Triple Constraint in PM refers to meeting simultaneously the requirements of time, cost and _scope__________.3. After installing MS-Project (MSP) 2010 or 2013 [trial version found at microsoft.com, full version available via the UMUC-Microsoft alliance Dreamspark] open the attached file, “LRE1_MPP_MS_Project_Renovation_Example_MS_2010.mpp” to answer the following questions: `. When is this project expected to end? 6/4/2010 `. What and when is the second milestone? 4/28/2010 `. What are the last two tasks on the project critical path? Furniture delivery 1d Friday 5/28/2010 Monday 5/31/2010 Mover Unpack 3d Tuesday 6/1/2010 Friday 6/4/2010 4. Using the following table of tasks, `. Build using MSP an mpp file including a work breakdown structure and a Gantt chart showing the project critical path. `. What does the critical path become if Task C takes three time units? Task | Predecessor(s) | Time units required | A | None | 1 | B | A | 2 | C | A | 1 | D | B and C | 1 |
Kindly remember to submit a pdf file with your answers. Kindly include your name within both your uploaded file's name and also your paper. Kindly page number your paper. | | Due Date | | Jan 7, 2014 11:59 PM…...

Similar Documents

A New House - Readiness

...CheckPoint: A New House – Readiness Principles of Economics XECO/212 Purchasing a first home is the biggest financial decision most people make in their lifetime. There are several factors to consider, and people who make this purchase must thoroughly review the risks and benefits. When my husband and I chose to buy our first home, we considered three economic principles: the decision-making principle of People Face Trade-Offs, the interaction principle of Trade Can Make Everyone Better Off, and the workings of the economy principle of Prices Rise When the Government Prints Too Much Money. We knew we would have to give up going out to eat or to the movies as often. Our mortgage payment is higher than our rent payment was, so we had to cut back on non-essentials; this was a trade-off we were willing to make The interaction and workings of the economy principles created a challenge. Home prices were inflated at that point, because of unethical loan. In this case, trade did make everyone better off, but only on paper. We knew we had to be careful of how we structured our mortgage so we were not in financial danger as the housing market fell. This required a lot of homework to make sure that we could meet these new obligations, and that we did not let our emotions make our decisions. The marginal benefit to us during the home search was that so many homes were available, and the marginal cost was the difference between our......

Words: 303 - Pages: 2

New House Readiness

...Checkpoint: New House - Readiness Of the 10 Principles of Economics that would play a major role in a house buying decision, the most outstanding is The Cost of Something Is What You Give Up to Get It. Setting aside the obvious financial sacrifices that are made to buy a home, people also give up the inanimate that is not always easily identified such as the worry about the decision itself, the worry of making the monthly mortgage payment, the worry of upkeep and maintenance, and the worry of resale of the home should it ever be needed. Making sacrifices and foregoing luxuries such as vacations are the animate part of giving up something to get a home. It accompanies the inanimate of stress and worry. An example of decision making is People Respond to Incentives. Today’s housing market favors the buyer as there are many homes in foreclosure or homes are being sold to avoid foreclosure. This provides an incentive for those who can afford it to buy a home to live in and for those who can afford a second home to rent the home. The rental market is at a premium in many areas as homeowners who are being forced out of the home they tried to own now need to rent. Trade Can Make Everyone Better Off as an example of interaction is easily explained by expounding on the homeowner’s loss of a home and the subsequent need to rent. By having rental properties available by people who are able to own more than one home creates the scenario where people are better off by trading......

Words: 484 - Pages: 2

A New House Readiness

...A New House Readiness Making a decision to buy a new house is an important one; with a new baby on the way it is even more difficult to make the right decision. Living in a studio apartment there is not enough room for everyone, with a new baby on the way it is time to look for a house. With the way things are today it is vital to apply critical thinking before making a final decision. The principles of economics will play a serious part in this decision. A large purchase such as this is a decision that will stay with you for a very long time, so making the best decision possible will have to be carefully done. The first step is to determine the cost of buying a house; this should include what will be saved by buying vs. how much it will cost to move into a house. Is the cost more or will it be less, it may end up being the same as it is now. This is something that should be figured out first. After doing some research with the locations between the schools and stores, it seems buying a house will be beneficial since traveling would be lessen. Less traveling means saving money on fuel cost as well as wear and tear on the vehicle. Another question to ask is what will be the cost for paying rent over time vs. paying a house note, is there a difference if so what is it. Looking at the cost of buying furniture or appliances also come into factor, how much more it will be furnish a house vs. an apartment. Principal of economics states making the trade from apartment to house......

Words: 392 - Pages: 2

Army Reserve Readiness

...Army Reserve Training and Readiness Sergeant Major Kenneth Fenstermacher United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Class 63 Ms. Evelyn Hollis 20 November 2012 Abstract Never in our Nation’s history has the United States Army Reserve been more essential to the United States Regular Army. The United States Army Reserve has evolved into a fundamental part of the total force with modernized deployable forces and Citizen-Soldiers that exemplify the warrior mindset, culture, and ethos. Increasing demand for Army Reserve capabilities has introduced a new benchmark of dependence on the Army Reserve. The Army Reserve has become a critical part of our national security architecture and a positive investment for our nation. Transforming the Army Reserve from how the organization operated prior to 2001 to a solid contributor for unified land operations is remarkable. Senior leaders of the Army Reserve recognized the need for transformation in order to support the changing roles of a reserve force for the Active Component commanders. Supported by patriotic employers, resilient families, and caring communities, Army Reserve Soldiers are “Twice the Citizen.” Army Reserve Training and Readiness The United States Army Reserve has served our nation since 23 April 1908 as the Federal Reserve force of the United States Army. Peacetime Army Reserve leaders implemented a wartime trace for the first time in 1980. CAPSTONE professed to align every Army Reserve enabler with the......

Words: 2920 - Pages: 12

Services Tech Readiness

...Developing successful technology-based services: the issue of identifying and involving innovative users Jonas Matthing, Per Kristensson and Anders Gustafsson Service Research Center, Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden, and A. Parasuraman Department of Marketing, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, USA Abstract Purpose – The aim of this paper is to explore the identification of innovative customers and the effectiveness of employing such customers to generate new service ideas in a technology-based service setting. Design/methodology/approach – The first study reported here employs the “technology readiness” (TR) construct and involves telephone surveys with randomly selected Swedish consumers. The second involves a field experiment. Findings – Findings from Study I suggest that the TR is a useful tool for identifying users who exhibit both innovative attitudes and behaviors. The results from Study II show that users with a high TR are highly creative as reflected by the quantity and quality of new service ideas. Research limitations/implications – The sample size for Study II was relatively small and making empirical generalizations with confidence should await results from studies involving larger samples. However, in sum the research demonstrates that TR appears to be an effective tool for identifying innovative customers who would be both willing to participate in new service development and capable of generating creative ideas. Originality/value – Service......

Words: 9445 - Pages: 38

The Role of Technology Readiness

...The current issue and full text archive of this journal is available at www.emeraldinsight.com/0956-4233.htm The role of technology readiness in customers’ perception and adoption of self-service technologies Jiun-Sheng Chris Lin Department of Business Administration, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China, and The role of technology readiness 497 Received September 2005 Revised May 2006 Accepted June 2006 Pei-ling Hsieh Department of Insurance and Financial Management, Takming College, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China Abstract Purpose – This study aims to examine how technology readiness (TR) influences customers’ perception and adoption of self-service technologies (SSTs) through development of an empirical model to explore the relationships among TR, perceived service quality, satisfaction and behavioral intentions toward SSTs. Design/methodology/approach – A theoretical framework is proposed to suggest the links between the four constructs. Extant research and concepts from various fields, including marketing, psychology and information system (IS), are reviewed, deriving six hypotheses. Data from SST users is examined through structural equation modeling (SEM). Findings – Results indicate TR influences perceived SST service quality and behavioral intentions, while perceived SST service quality has a positive impact on customer satisfaction and behavioral intentions toward SSTs. Research......

Words: 9724 - Pages: 39

Kindergarten Readiness

...Kindergarten Readiness Is your child getting ready to start kindergarten? A child can show many signs of being ready for school. It is up to the parents to recognize these signs such as oral language skills, social skills, motor skills, and identifying letters and numbers. Having some preparation before starting kindergarten can help your child build readiness for starting school. Pre-kindergarten claims that preparation is very important for kindergarten readiness. What is kindergarten readiness? It is determining whether or not a child is ready for kindergarten. With so many child development surveys on children aging from three to five years of age, over six million children entering kindergarten are not adequately prepared for school. (Staff and wire reports, 1987). Children are required to have a certain amount of independence before they start to attend school. (Harker, 2012). To be successful in kindergarten a child must have more skills other than knowing the alphabet or how to write their name. The child’s age, social, motor, and academic skills are a big part of the preparation process. (‘Kindergarten Readiness: More Than Academics”, 2009). Pre-kindergarten preparation has its benefits with teaching children social skills and basic letter recognition needed for kindergarten. On the other hand, children without any kind of kindergarten preparation do not seem to be far behind on social skills but are indeed unprepared in other developing skills such as oral......

Words: 1228 - Pages: 5

Influences on School Readiness

...Influence of school readiness Supporting early learning will help to develop school readiness in children. School readiness is important for all children as it enables them establish the tools necessary to succeed in school. School readiness is one of the most, if not the most important factor in young childhood development. School readiness is anything that helps to prepare a child to engage and benefit from a classroom setting. This includes, language and literacy, mathematics, physical development, social and personal development, and scientific thinking. These domains can be successfully achieved by providing healthy environments, parental support, and good nutrition. Unfortunately, school readiness is not a mandated curriculum across the country as of yet. The mission of the National School Readiness Initiative was to set specific goals and measurable objectives. This data was tracked and measured with the intention of being used to serve as a framework for a national curriculum to focus more attention on young children and the needs of families. “The School Readiness Indicators Initiative works to develop a comprehensive set of school readiness indicators to inform public policy for young children and their families,” (School Readiness Initiative, 2013). This initiative involved teams from 17 states, including Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Rhode......

Words: 1280 - Pages: 6

Doctoral Readiness

...1 Running Head: Doctoral Readiness and Sense Making Doctoral Readiness and Sense- Making Annette Tucker Osborne University of Phoenix 1. What is a doctorate? According to Wellington text, how is a professional doctorate different from a traditional PhD? As I understand it, a doctorate degree is “an academic university qualification that requires research above a Masters’ Degree level. It is an academic degree or professional degree that qualifies the holder to teach at the university level in the specific field of his or her degree or to work in a specific profession. Doctoral degree is competency acquired depth in a specific area. According to Wellington (2005) students deliberately choose to take a professional doctorate rather than a PhD because they found the path to obtaining a PhD a lonely one, timing and topic not a match, and preferred a degree with the structure which the professional doctorate offers. Wellington identified the following common reasons for a professional doctorate versus a traditional PhD: * perceived structure; * cohort effect; * peer learning; * community of practice that developed as a result of a group all commencing a program at the same time and meeting on a regular basis; and * it is believed that a professional doctorate has a wide range of staff, with varying interest and expertise, would be encountered in a professional, taught doctorate. Reasons for choosing PhD rather than a......

Words: 1338 - Pages: 6

Readiness for Change

...Running head: READINESS FOR CHANGE 1 Readiness for Change Guadalupe Hernandez California State University, Los Angeles Readiness for Change Health History and History of Present Illness The client is a 15-year-old Hispanic male (R.C.) with a history of obesity since the age 10. The client is 5’9”, and weighs 276 lbs.; he is currently at a BMI of 40.8. R.C. states he has a history of Leukemia. He was diagnosed in 2008 and underwent treatment at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles for 10 months. The chemotherapy was successful, and reports there have been no episodes since he left the hospital. He had monthly checkups for the first six-months after being discharged from the hospital. He currently has doctor visits every four months. He is not taking any medications. R.C. has astigmatism and wears prescription glasses. He denies diabetes, cardiac problems, lung problems, and any other illness. R.C. states there is family history of diabetes in his father’s side. Denies all other illnesses on father’s side, and states no illnesses in mother’s side. R.C. states he has wanted to change his weight because he knows it is not healthy, and he feels inspired. Health Beliefs and Perceptions When asked what he perceives as healthy, R.C. states, “Diets and working out.” He is very focused on losing weight, and at times seems to be fixated with it. He states eating right and being committed is part of being healthy. When asked about illnesses......

Words: 1717 - Pages: 7

Export Readiness

...Export Readiness Analysis 2XU is an Australian sports apparel company established in 2005, the firm employs 45 full time employees making the firm a SME (Small and Medium Sized Enterprise) (Global Execellance, 2013). The firm specialises in producing compression clothing in the growing international sportswear market, which is worth US$244 billion (Heathcote, 2013). 2XU began as born global, with goals to establish itself as a global brand from conception. These goals were achieved in 2007, with direct exports to distributors based in the United States. Since, 2007 the firm has established itself as a gloabal brand with exports to 57 countries world wide (Heathcote, 2013). A crucial aspect of 2XU establishing itself as an international firm, has been the successful application of Export Market Development Grants from Austrade totalling $500,000 (Australian, Business Financing Centre, 2013); with the EMDG, reducuing the initial costs of exporting. While 2XU, has already established itself as a global firm, the company needs to continue its expansion into new markets, if it is to achieve is goal of $1 billion of sales within the next 10 to 15 years. Therefore it must be asked, is 2XU is ready to begin exporting to a new market? Export readiness measures how prepared a firm is to conduct its business within a new export market. An Export ready firm must fufill three criteria, it must have; a competitive advantage, suitable and adequete resources and have a clear strategy...

Words: 742 - Pages: 3

New Readiness

...Latonya Rice Jan. 6, 2012 XECO/212 Week One Checkpoint; New House Readiness Deciding to buy a house, in my opinion, would be a lifelong goal that I consider an extremely serious investment. My studio apartment would not be large enough for the newest member arriving to my family; it would only suit the time being. Therefore, I have decided to move to larger accommodations. I have examined the factors that come into play with making such a large and weighty purchase from the perspective of an economist. The principles that I think would play a major role in my decision are: Principles 1 - 10. Principle 1: I would face tradeoffs in purchasing a home, a thorough look at my income and expenses will be a priority (i. e.”what if” scenarios). Principle 2: What can I give up to get my house (i.e. Sacrifices, what is necessary and what’s not). Principle 3: What are the benefits and opportunities of a house over an apartment? Principle 4: What are the incentives for me owning a house? Principle 5: Is this a beneficial trade that can make it better for everyone? Principle 6: Would it be a more beneficial organization owning a house (i. e. being closer to work, schools, etc.)? Principle 7: Would property rights enable more promotion for efficiency and to promote equity? Principle 8: Would this enable a higher standard of living or lower (with the trade- offs in my budget)? Principle 9: Inflation, the growth in the quantity of money (i.e. Would the payments...

Words: 308 - Pages: 2

Accessing Personal Leadership Readiness

...Introduction The issue of leadership is a crucial matter in every facet of life. From the small society, that is the home to the larger society, leadership is one word that cannot be overlooked. This paper is intended to access personal leadership readiness by analyzing the traits, behaviors and attitudes of leaders and using them to analyze my own personal leadership traits, behaviors, and attitudes as well as my general readiness for leadership. It will also give some recommendations for my personal development to assist me in closing the gaps acknowledged in my analysis. However, before we go into all that, let us try to define leadership. What is leadership? Leadership is not a term that’s easily or simply defined. For decades, scholars, business leaders, and organizational researchers have continually refined the definition of leadership—based on their findings and experience, and the latest real-world models and situations. The variety of their theories about leadership stems from leadership’s multidimensional nature (Yukl, 2006). Hence, I will define leadership the ability to inspire people by providing purpose, direction, and motivation, while operating to achieve the mission and goals to improve the organization. (Durbin, 2010). Accessing leadership Attitudes and Behaviors .Leadership attitudes and behaviors come as a dual relationship. There is the task-oriented and the relationship oriented attitudes and behaviors. The task-oriented Attitudes and behaviors...

Words: 1409 - Pages: 6

A New House Readiness

...A New House Readiness Susan Whitebird XECO/ 212 April 5, 2012 Linda Beach The decision to buy a house or not is one of the biggest life changing decisions you can make. If there is more than one person involved in this decision to purchase a house they will experience the first principle of economics, people face trade-offs. What means more the price of the house or the location of it? I think that the location means more than the price, but you have to keep the price in mind when you are looking. How far are they willing to travel to work to get the home they want? When my husband and I bought our house I was willing to drive 50 miles a day round trip to and from work to get the home my husband and I fell in love with. The second principle of economics is also important when it comes to purchasing a home. The cost of something is what you give up to get it. We were paying $450.00 a month in rent and now we are paying $610.00 a month for our house payment. We had to pay off some of our other loans and we have to watch what we spend our money on to make up the difference of the rent and what our house payment is, but it is worth it. Most people will consider the fourth principle of economics when they buy their home. The fourth principle is people respond to incentives. When you own your own home it will provide you with a tax break when you file your taxes. We bought our house when there was a tax incentive of a 10% of the purchase price. This tax......

Words: 306 - Pages: 2

A New House- Readiness

...A New House-Readiness Alesia Rushin XECO212 05/18/2012 Thomas Westover A New House-Readiness The apartment that I live in is too small for my baby and me. However many people say this is the best time to buy a house because the interest rates and prices are low. The rent on the apartment that I have is constant going up and up. I believe that in the years to come rental rate will continue to go up. In looking for a house if I can lock into a low fix rate my mortgage will stay the same? In addition, because of the economy banks and owner are passionate about selling their homes therefore this would be a good time for me to purchase a home. The first principle that I think plays a major role in my decision is number two. “The cost of something is what you give up to get it. I have to look at the fact of the alternative if I do not move I will have to stay in this small apartment which is far from school and local services. Therefore, I give up the negative in the apartment to get the thing that I need especially a bigger place. The next principle that I believe is major in my decision process is number three. Rational people think at the margin it may be wise to make small adjustment first before I purchase a house. The margin benefit that I may consider is the total benefit if I was to purchase a house. The marginal cost would be the total money that I may have to pay in the house. For instance, maintenance on the house as well as the mortgage will be additional......

Words: 350 - Pages: 2

Siti Badriah Lagi Syantik Versi Dj | Common App Essay | DJDONI Perú