PLEASE READ THE ATTACH FIRST ! !!! Task 1 1) The project management plan must be

PLEASE READ THE ATTACH FIRST !
!!! Task 1 1) The project management plan must begin by providing a justification for the project i.e. A compelling business case – project objectives and deliverables. Followed by a critical analysis of what methodology would be appropriate for this project and why? Support just justification with examples of where this methodology has been previously used as well as the benefits of using this methodology in your project. (15 marks) Task 2 2) (i) Develop a network diagram manually, AS TAUGHT (activities on arrows) clearly showing the relationship between all the activities listed above, the dependencies, the likely duration for each activity, the likely completion date (expected total project time). Calculate the earliest starting time, the latest starting time (EST,LST) and the earliest finishing time and latest finishing time (EFT, LFT) for each activity including an outline description of the critical path, highlighting the critical activities and the shortest possible time in days in which the project can be completed as scoped above. (give reasons for your choice). (ii) Using microsoft project i.e. MS Project, represent the activity list above in a Gantt Chart [25 marks] 4 3) Task 3 Undertake a stakeholder analysis for this project. This should clearly identify internal and external stakeholder, group stakeholders according to their interest and power i.e. stakeholder management matrix, communication strategies. (20 marks) 4) Task 4 Using the activity list above, develop a clearly numbered Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) alongside an organizational structure for this music event [10 marks] 5) Task 5 You are required to prepare a Risk Analysis for 20 different risks that could affect your project. Analyse the risks involved and develop strategies for dealing with them in detail. Present your Risk Analysis and Risk Management strategies/mitigations in the form of a table, AS TAUGHT in class. [15 marks] 6) Task 6 You are required to determine what the quality expectation, acceptance criteria, quality specification, and what measures would be put in place to control the event. In other words you write up in this section must cover these heading. (15 marks)

Resources: Baltzan, P. (2016). Business driven information systems. New York, NY

Resources:
Baltzan, P. (2016). Business driven information systems. New York, NY: McGraw Hill Education.
Week 2 articles and videos
Week 3 articles and videos
Analyze IT strategic planning techniques in a presentation with a minimum of 15- to 20- slides that includes:
A summary of strategic planning techniques
A description of the role of IT strategy in acquiring business driven information systems
A synopsis of common systems acquisition methods (SDLC, RAD, Spiral, outsourcing, etc.)
An overview of who participates in the systems acquisition process
An overview of common IT governance frameworks
A summary of how IT governance fits into an IT strategic plan
A discussion of ethical considerations in the strategic planning process
Cite a minimum of 3 peer-reviewed references from the University of Phoenix Library or trade journal.
Support your Statements: Include citations in the speakers notes.
Format your citations and references according to APA guidelines.
Submit your assignment.
Resources
Refer to posting in Course Questions, Hints, & Notes=> Style and Grammar Guidelines
Center for Writing Excellence
Reference and Citation Generator
Grammar and Writing Guides
Learning Team Toolkit
Dr. Louay’s Notes on PowerPoint and Other Presentations
HINTS/General guidance:
Include Images. This is not an essay on slides.
Do not put too much text in the slide.
Remember that your slides need to be simple, consistent, readable by anyone, supported and explained in the speakers’ notes.
Images need to be ADA compliant and have alternate text.

You will be researching and following a company of your choice and I choose Goog

You will be researching and following a company of your choice and I choose Google as my company (ideally, an organization which you have some interest in joining as an employee or associate on day). You will craft an in-depth managerial analysis of Google by researching and addressing the following questions:
1. The Organizational Strategy: What is the mission of the organization?  What planning methodologies are utilized?  Define and assess the organization’s strategy.  Identify its customers and/or constituents; and its competitors.
2. The Organizational Structure: Describe how the firm is organized. Note the formal structure (organizational charts); also what informal entities exist? Describe the decision-making process. How does the organization manage change?
3. Organizational Leadership: What is the leadership style? Who are the organization’s heroes? Describe the motivational environment. Assess the effectiveness of the organizational communications.
4. Organizational Control: Comment on the processes for control – noting the strategies used for achieving organizational control .  Describe the budgetary and/or financial controls. Describe any operational controls. What role(s) do communication or information systems play?
5. Organizational Ethics and Innovation: Evaluate any innovative managerial practices. How is entrepreneurship encouraged? What ethical dilemmas are faced? What sources of “employee empowerment” are utilized? Role(s) of technology
6. Assess your interest in joining the organization – Why or Why Not? How/in what capacity?
You will prepare your analysis, compiling all of the research and details based on the questions above, and editing it into a final cohesive document.
must be in APA format. You will organize your You will organize your report in the following
Body of Report (Questions 1-6 noted above)
Bibliography/References ( It should not be included in 10 pages)
Appendix ( should not be included in 10 pages)

Assignment task Case Study Dear Consultant, A recent permission granted by Ealin

Assignment task Case Study Dear Consultant, A recent permission granted by Ealing Council to Transport for London (TfL) to develop some of our Land along Bollo Lane to create more than 800 new homes in Acton. Transport for London aim to undertake road projects to create safer, greener and more attractive streets, as well as improve the entire bus network across London – Ealing Council. Following this approval, TfL are inviting project management plan for the staging of one of the famous operettas of playwright William G. Gilbert and composer Arthur Sullivan to be submitted for consideration. The event is also aimed at celebrating the 40th anniversary of G&S Society and to unveil TfL strategic direction. The event will be funded by TfL in collaboration with the University’s Student Council. I wanted to thank you for taking on this contract at short notice, but to express my confidence in your ability to provide Transport for London project management plan. You are to assume that it is 27th of September 2021, the Monday of the first week of the project. While the project team is being formed, the Project Manager asks you to prepare a 1800 (+/-10%) word report to be with him on 12th November 2021 and which he can present to TfL and the University’s Student Council. The title of the report is “TfL project management plan for the staging of one of the famous operettas of playwright William G. Gilbert and composer Arthur Sullivan” Task1 The project management plan must begin by providing a justification for the project i.e. A compelling business case – project objectives and deliverables. Followed by a critical analysis of what methodology would be appropriate for this project and why? Support just justification with examples of where this methodology has been previously used as well as the benefits of using this methodology in your project. (15 marks) Task2 (i) Develop a network diagram manually, AS TAUGHT (activities on arrows) clearly showing the relationship between all the activities listed above, the dependencies, the likely duration for each activity, the likely completion date (expected total project time). Calculate the earliest starting time, the latest starting time (EST,LST) and the earliest finishing time and latest finishing time (EFT, LFT) for each activity including an outline description of the critical path, highlighting the critical activities and the shortest possible time in days in which the project can be completed as scoped above. (give reasons for your choice). (ii) Using microsoft project i.e. MS Project, represent the activity list above in a Gantt Chart [25 marks] Task3 Undertake a stakeholder analysis for this project. This should clearly identify internal and external stakeholder, group stakeholders according to their interest and power i.e. stakeholder management matrix, communication strategies. (20 marks) Task4 Using the activity list above, develop a clearly numbered Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) alongside an organizational structure for this music event [10 marks] Task5 You are required to prepare a Risk Analysis for 20 different risks that could affect your project. Analyse the risks involved and develop strategies for dealing with them in detail. Present your Risk Analysis and Risk Management strategies/mitigations in the form of a table, AS TAUGHT in class. [15 marks] Task 6 You are required to determine what the quality expectation, acceptance criteria, quality specification, and what measures would be put in place to control the event. In other words you write up in this section must cover these heading. (15 marks) This assignment has been designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your achievement of the following module learning outcomes: LO 3: LO 1:Evaluate and explain the major factors and performance requirements of project management. LO 2:Plan projects using appropriate project management software LO 3:Analyse and critically evaluate projects using an appropriate industry standard methodology. Task requirements This coursework is a 1800 (+/- 10%) word report designed to assess learner’s ability to demonstrate an in depth knowledge and systematic understanding of project management theory and tools linked to the planning of projects. Project Management – Transport for London – Project Brief Referencing and research requirements Please reference your work according to the Harvard referencing style as defined in Cite Them Right Online (http://www.citethemrightonline.com). This information is also available in book form: Pears, R. and Shields, G. (2019) Cite them right: the essential reference guide. 11th edn. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Assessment Criteria Overall aim, objectives & reason for undertaking the project clearly stated and aligned to with strategic goal of the organization. Issues discussed in the methodology section entirely appropriate, with the approach to be taken clearly described, appropriate & rigorous. Material reviewed from all appropriate sources, with good evidence of originality; methodology adopted and material followed a logical, systematic & persuasive approach with direct relevance to objectives.

Start by choosing a business that you like, or an entrepreneur you’ve wanted to

Start by choosing a business that you like, or an entrepreneur you’ve wanted to get to know better.
Here are some questions you might ask:
 Please describe your enterprise. What value are you are providing, and for whom?
 What motivated you to start your venture? Has that passion changed over time?
 What do you think are the most important resources for your business—the ones that allow you to produce your value in a consistent way?
 Can you describe one or two lessons that you’ve learned as an entrepreneur?

You will be researching and following a company of your choice and I choose Goog

You will be researching and following a company of your choice and I choose Google as my company (ideally, an organization which you have some interest in joining as an employee or associate on day). You will craft an in-depth managerial analysis of Google by researching and addressing the following questions:
1. The Organizational Strategy: What is the mission of the organization?  What planning methodologies are utilized?  Define and assess the organization’s strategy.  Identify its customers and/or constituents; and its competitors.
2. The Organizational Structure: Describe how the firm is organized. Note the formal structure (organizational charts); also what informal entities exist? Describe the decision-making process. How does the organization manage change?
3. Organizational Leadership: What is the leadership style? Who are the organization’s heroes? Describe the motivational environment. Assess the effectiveness of the organizational communications.
4. Organizational Control: Comment on the processes for control – noting the strategies used for achieving organizational control .  Describe the budgetary and/or financial controls. Describe any operational controls. What role(s) do communication or information systems play?
5. Organizational Ethics and Innovation: Evaluate any innovative managerial practices. How is entrepreneurship encouraged? What ethical dilemmas are faced? What sources of “employee empowerment” are utilized? Role(s) of technology
6. Assess your interest in joining the organization – Why or Why Not? How/in what capacity?
You will prepare your analysis, compiling all of the research and details based on the questions above, and editing it into a final cohesive document.
must be in APA format. You will organize your You will organize your report in the following
Body of Report (Questions 1-6 noted above)
Bibliography/References ( It should not be included in 10 pages)
Appendix ( should not be included in 10 pages)

PechaKucha Presentation All students will give a short presentation online. The

PechaKucha Presentation
All students will give a short presentation online. The format will be a PechaKucha style, which is concise presentation using 20 slides that show for 20 seconds each, and then auto transition to the next slide (6 minutes and 40 seconds).
The topic can be anything you would like having to do with management and what we are learning in class. It should be a topic that interests you. Beyond that there are very few specific directions. You could tell the class (me) about a company that you believe is well-managed, or a leader you think is particularly inspiring or effective, or a company that is doing something to help their community, or a management theory that you found to be of interest.
You will have to do outside research to complete the presentation. The only requirement is that you engage and inform the audience. More information on this style of presentation can be found at www. pechakucha. org or try Googling the term. You can also learn about this style of presentation, with an example by watching this youtube video.
Pecha Kucha: Get to the PowerPoint in 20 Slides (Links to an external site.)
Pecha Kucha: Get to the PowerPoint in 20 Slides
I have provided a blank template hat already contains the 20 second slide transitioning). Each slide, other than the first slide, which should contain your name(s), the topic, and the date, should have images, and very few words, if any. In the notes section of each slide, you should type the narrative for that slide. The best way to get started (once you have identified a topic), is to complete a storyboard
Since this is an online class, you will submit your pecha kucha with a voice over. This may require some research of how to voice over in Power Point.

Part A Given the following cash inflow at the end of each year, what is the futu

Part A
Given the following cash inflow at the end of each year, what is the future value of this cash flow at 6%, 9%, and 15% interest rates at the end of the seventh year?
Year 1 $15,000
Year 2 $20,000
Year 3 $30,000
Years 4 through 6 $0
Year 7 $150,000
Part B
County Ranch Insurance Company wants to offer a guaranteed annuity in units of $500, payable at the end of each year for 25 years. The company has a strong investment record and can consistently earn 7% on its investments after taxes. If the company wants to make 1% on this contract, what price should it set on it? Use 6% as the discount rate. Assume that it is an ordinary annuity and the price is the same as present value.
Part C
A local government is about to run a lottery but does not want to be involved in the payoff if a winner picks an annuity payoff. The government contracts with a trust to pay the lump-sum payout to the trust and have the trust (probably a local bank) pay the annual payments. The first winner of the lottery chooses the annuity and will receive $150,000 a year for the next 25 years. The local government will give the trust $2,000,000 to pay for this annuity. What investment rate must the trust earn to break even on this arrangement?
Part D
Your dream of becoming rich has just come true. You have won the State of Tranquility’s Lottery. The State offers you two payment plans for the $5 million jackpot. You can take annual payments of $250,000 for the next 20 years or $2,867,480 today.
a. If your investment rate over the next 20 years is 8%, which payoff will you choose?
b. If your investment rate over the next 20 years is 5%, which payoff will you choose?
c. At what investment rate will the annuity stream of $250,000 be the same as the lump sum payment of $2,867,480?

1. Provide a brief summary of the history of Amazon 2. Identify the functional-l

1. Provide a brief summary of the history of Amazon
2. Identify the functional-level strategies that Amazon has pursued to boost its:
a. Efficiency
b. Customer responsiveness
c. Product quality
3. What does product quality mean for Amazon? And how has innovation helped Amazon improve its efficiency, customer responsiveness, and product quality
4. Provide some recommendations as to how Amazon can sustain it competitive advantage in the online retail business.

Learning experience in the BBA Program – Describe broadly what you learned in yo

Learning experience in the BBA Program – Describe broadly what you learned in
your major.
How this course ties to it – Describe how this course helped you in achieving two to
three of the following BBA goals:
• BBA students will assess an organizations strengths, weaknesses, opportunities,
and threats and will integrate these factors into a viable strategic plan.
• BBA students will analyze a firm’s financial and accounting information
identifying firm strengths and weaknesses and will develop suitable strategies to
improve corporate performance.
• BBA students will recognize, measure, and analyze market demand for a product
or service and will integrate this analysis into an effective marketing strategy.
• BBA students will understand the role of financial markets and institutions in our
economy and will integrate these monetary factors into an effective decisionmaking process.
• BBA students will employ information technology to collect and evaluate
business data to support the formulation of organizational strategies based on
the results of their analysis.
• BBA students will employ production operation models to supply chain problems
and will recommend the operating strategy that maximized shareholder value.
• BBA students will integrate decision processes and models from management,
marketing, economics, finance, and accounting into the value creation process
• BBA students will apply quantitative methods and frameworks to business
problems and will incorporate the results of analysis into operating strategies.
• BBA students will prepare and make a persuasive, professional speech on a
current business topic.