For this assignment, you will create a professional looking
PowerPoint presentation on an operations management topic covered in this
course. The scenario is that your supervisor has assigned you the task of
presenting a 30-minute training session on this topic. You need to research
your topic and prepare an engaging PowerPoint that would be used as a visual
aid in for your presentation.
The course textbook will be a great resource when looking for
a topic that relates to some aspect of operations management. Some examples of
topics include (but are not limited to):
How to deploy a successful quality improvement
Tips to effective demand forecasting
How to create a meaningful and impactful mission
What the keys to successful project management
It is recommended that you pick a topic of interest and then
do some research to make sure you can find five credible sources – more about
credible sources below. Once you are certain you can locate five credible
sources, begin creating your PowerPoint presentation.
I. Title Slide
This will be the first slide of your PowerPoint (and
is NOT considered a content
This slide will include the following: title of
your presentation, your full name, class name & section number, and your institution
II. Content Slides
A minimum of 10 content slides must be included.
All content slides must contain speaker notes.
notes are a presenter’s “cheat sheet” if you will. In other words, speaker
notes are hidden from your audience, but you are able to view them while
notes are NOT a copy of the information on your slide. Instead, speaker
notes expand upon and/or offer further clarification regarding points on
To add speaker notes, go to the Notes pane under the
slide where you will see “Click to add notes”.
III. Reference Slide
This slide will be the last slide(s) of your
PowerPoint (and is NOT considered a content slide).
This slide (or slides) will contain all sources
used in your PowerPoint presentation.
Sources must be formatted according to current
APA formatting guidelines.
In addition to current APA formatting
guidelines, the inclusion of the complete
URL (sometimes called a permalink)
is required for all full-text, peer-reviewed/scholarly
articles retrieved from Liberty’s online library journal database. Note that
this is not the same as the doi #. The URL
must take your reader directly to the full
text article within Liberty’s online library journal database. If you’re unsure about the specific URL/link, you
can copy the entire web address from the top of the browser’s address
bar once you are viewing the full text article within Liberty’s
online library journal database.
A minimum of four credible sources must be used within your presentation.
Required, credible sources include:
peer-reviewed/scholarly articles retrieved from Liberty’s online library journal
o Two of the above four full-text, peer-reviewed/scholarly articles must
be within the last 7 years.
course textbook (as listed on the course syllabus).
are able to include additional sources, other than the four credible sources
listed above; however, they must be full-text articles
retrieved from Liberty’s online library journal database.
Sources NOT acceptable for this assignment:
textbooks (including e-books), other than the course textbook/ebook (as listed
on the course syllabus)
o No general Internet searching is acceptable. Therefore, no blogs, education sites,
commercial sites, Wikipedia, About.com, editorials, abstracts, online books,
book reviews, etc.
V. Avoiding Plagiarism
Create an original PowerPoint presentation;
previously submitted work from this or another course is considered
self-plagiarism and is prohibited.
Provide citations for the following:
statements, ideas, & thoughts (whether paraphrased or directly quoted) used
from an outside source.
data, images, etc. used from an outside source.
citations should be formatted according to the most current APA formatting
guidelines and should directly follow the information used from an outside
sources used must be formatted on your reference slide(s), according to current
APA formatting guidelines.
VI. Other Requirements and Reminders:
Must be created in Microsoft PowerPoint and uploaded
through the assignment link as a .ppt or .pptx file.
Individual slides and the overall design of your
presentation must be professional and engaging.
A running header or page numbers are not required.
An abstract is not required.
Note: Your assignment will be checked for originality via the
Turnitin plagiarism tool.