Develop an envisioned methodology and design for your dissertation research topic based on the research problem, purpose, and previous research courses, and then write a research paper to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the envisioned method and design. In your paper, justify why the chosen method and design would be most appropriate for your research questions. In justifying your chosen method and design, discuss why alternative methods/designs would be less desirable for your study. Please corroborate your assertions with scholarly research. Support your paper with a minimum of 7 resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included. Length: 12-15 pages not including title and reference pages References: Minimum of 7 scholarly resources. (APA 6th edition) Please include the doi or url number. Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your paper should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Review APA Form and Style

Develop an envisioned methodology and design for your dissertation research topic based on the research problem, purpose, and previous research courses, and then write a research paper to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the envisioned method and design. In your paper, justify why the chosen method and design would be most appropriate for your research questions. In justifying your chosen method and design, discuss why alternative methods/designs would be less desirable for your study. Please corroborate your assertions with scholarly research.

Support your paper with a minimum of 7 resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included.
Length: 12-15 pages not including title and reference pages
References: Minimum of 7 scholarly resources. (APA 6th edition) Please include the doi or url number.

Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your paper should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Review APA Form and Style

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As a Board member, you have been asked to present an original (out of the box) plan or strategy for Columbia Media to take the lead in a Nation wide prevention movement.With the invention of the Internet and its reach to people of all ages, many illegal, dangerous, and sexually explicit products are being marketed to all viewers. Despite privacy programs and limited use rules within households, many of these websites can be accessed when your children are not under a watchful eye of a responsible adult. The basic strategies in force now are centered around “it is the parents responsibility” and the TV and Internet must block access to the sites for children less than 18 years old. These “strategies” are not working. Should “privacy police” be allowed to ban marketing and sales of certain items to the young general public? How could such a law be enforced? Is there a technical way of preventing children access? Prof Comment: Let’s come up with some far “out-of-box” strategies, this problem is large and growing and needs new strategies.

 As a Board member, you have been asked to present an original (out of the box) plan or strategy for Columbia Media to take the lead in a Nation wide prevention movement.With the invention of the Internet and its reach to people of all ages, many illegal, dangerous, and sexually explicit products are being marketed to all viewers. Despite privacy programs and limited use rules within households, many of these websites can be accessed when your children are not under a watchful eye of a responsible adult. The basic strategies in force now are centered around "it is the parents responsibility" and the TV and Internet must block access to the sites for children less than 18 years old. These "strategies" are not working. Should “privacy police” be allowed to ban marketing and sales of certain items to the young general public? How could such a law be enforced? Is there a technical way of preventing children access?

Prof Comment: Let’s come up with some far “out-of-box” strategies, this problem is large and growing and needs new strategies.

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Introduction: This task requires candidates to prepare a program evaluation and review technique (PERT) chart and apply critical path method (CPM) techniques. Given: Company A is installing a Web-based customer-feedback system to meet customer needs for quick response when rolling out new products. A new product line is rolling out in 48 weeks and the customer-feedback system must be installed and running in time for the new product launch. Table 1.1 in the attached Excel spreadsheet “PERT/CPM Analysis Table” shows three estimates of the time it will take Company A to complete each of the project activities in the customer feedback system project (optimistic, probable, pessimistic).Company B is installing a similar feedback system to accompany a new product line and originally had the same time line as Company A. Company B just announced that its new product line is ahead of schedule and will be launched in 44 weeks instead of the initially projected 48 weeks. Because the Web-based customer feedback system must be installed and running in time for the revised date of the product launch, something must be done to shorten implementation time required for the customer-feedback system project. Refer to Table 1.2 in the attached Excel spreadsheet “PERT/CPM Analysis Tables” that lists the expected time it will take to complete the activities if shortened as much as possible (crash time), the cost to complete the activity using normal resources (normal cost), and the cost of completing the activity on an accelerated basis (crash cost). Task: A. Use the estimates for Company A in Table 1.1 to do each of the following: 1. Determine the expected completion time for each of the nine project activities. a. Enter all your answers in Table 1.1, showing all of your work. 2. Determine the variance for each project activity a. Entering all your answers in Table 1.1, showing all of your work. 3. Prepare a PERT chart showing the network diagram with activity times and their expected durations. a. Identify the critical path in the PERT chart. Note: When the files opens, enter your name and student ID in the respective boxes so the task questions and problems will populate the worksheet. If the attached template does not open or is missing information, please contact Ecare for assistance with opening the file. Note: Any additional numbers included in the PERT chart will not be evaluated for correctness. Note: If you don’t have software to build a PERT chart, use text boxes with lines or arrows in a word processing program or a spreadsheet program. 4. Determine each of the following, showing all of your work or reasoning: a. Expected duration of the entire project b. Slack for project Activity E c. Slack for project Activity C d. The earliest week project Activity F is scheduled to start e. The latest week project Activity G is scheduled to finish Note: Referencing a value in the PERT chart is not considered showing work. Please explain how the value was determined. 5. Determine the probability of completing this project in time for the product launch in 48 weeks, showing all of your work. Note: You may want to use the complete cumulative normal table located at; http://homes.cs.washington.edu/~jrl/normal_cdf.pdf B. Use your results from part A1 and the data in Table 1.2 to determine the following: 1. Maximum reduction in time a. Enter your answer for part B1 in Table 1.2, showing all your work. 2. Crash cost per week a. Enter your answer for part B2 in Table 1.2, showing all your work. Note: For your responses to parts B1 and B2, assume that Company B has the same expected completion times for project activities as Company A. C. Identify the following by using your results from part B: 1. Least costly activities to be crashed in order to complete the project within 44 weeks 2. Number of weeks each of the activities identified in part C1 should be crashed to meet the deadline with the lowest possible increase in cost 3. Total additional cost due to crashing of the activities identified in part C1

Introduction:

This task requires candidates to prepare a program evaluation and review technique (PERT) chart and apply critical path method (CPM) techniques.

Given:

Company A is installing a Web-based customer-feedback system to meet customer needs for quick response when rolling out new products. A new product line is rolling out in 48 weeks and the customer-feedback system must be installed and running in time for the new product launch. Table 1.1 in the attached Excel spreadsheet “PERT/CPM Analysis Table” shows three estimates of the time it will take Company A to complete each of the project activities in the customer feedback system project (optimistic, probable, pessimistic).Company B is installing a similar feedback system to accompany a new product line and originally had the same time line as Company A.

Company B just announced that its new product line is ahead of schedule and will be launched in 44 weeks instead of the initially projected 48 weeks. Because the Web-based customer feedback system must be installed and running in time for the revised date of the product launch, something must be done to shorten implementation time required for the customer-feedback system project. Refer to Table 1.2 in the attached Excel spreadsheet “PERT/CPM Analysis Tables” that lists the expected time it will take to complete the activities if shortened as much as possible (crash time), the cost to complete the activity using normal resources (normal cost), and the cost of completing the activity on an accelerated basis (crash cost).

Task:
A.  Use the estimates for Company A in Table 1.1 to do each of the following:
1.  Determine the expected completion time for each of the nine project activities.
a.  Enter all your answers in Table 1.1, showing all of your work.
2.  Determine the variance for each project activity
a.  Entering all your answers in Table 1.1, showing all of your work.
3.  Prepare a PERT chart showing the network diagram with activity times and their expected durations.
a.  Identify the critical path in the PERT chart.


Note: When the files opens, enter your name and student ID in the respective boxes so the task questions and problems will populate the worksheet. If the attached template does not open or is missing information, please contact Ecare for assistance with opening the file.

Note: Any additional numbers included in the PERT chart will not be evaluated for correctness.


Note: If you don’t have software to build a PERT chart, use text boxes with lines or arrows in a word processing program or a spreadsheet program.


4.  Determine each of the following, showing all of your work or reasoning:
a.  Expected duration of the entire project
b.  Slack for project Activity E
c.  Slack for project Activity C
d.  The earliest week project Activity F is scheduled to start
e.  The latest week project Activity G is scheduled to finish


Note: Referencing a value in the PERT chart is not considered showing work.  Please explain how the value was determined.


5.  Determine the probability of completing this project in time for the product launch in 48 weeks, showing all of your work.


Note: You may want to use the complete cumulative normal table located at;
http://homes.cs.washington.edu/~jrl/normal_cdf.pdf


B.  Use your results from part A1 and the data in Table 1.2 to determine the following:
1.  Maximum reduction in time
a.  Enter your answer for part B1 in Table 1.2, showing all your work.
2.  Crash cost per week
a.  Enter your answer for part B2 in Table 1.2, showing all your work.


Note: For your responses to parts B1 and B2, assume that Company B has the same expected completion times for project activities as Company A.


C.  Identify the following by using your results from part B:
1.  Least costly activities to be crashed in order to complete the project within 44 weeks
2.  Number of weeks each of the activities identified in part C1 should be crashed to meet the deadline with the lowest possible increase in cost
3.  Total additional cost due to crashing of the activities identified in part C1

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Choose the CEO of one of the following organizations for this assignment: Google, Zappos, Southwest Airlines, Hewlett Packard, Xerox, W.L. Gore, DuPont, or Procter & Gamble. Use the Internet to investigate the leadership style and effectiveness of the selected CEO. Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you: Provide a brief (one [1] paragraph) background of the CEO. Analyze the CEO’s leadership style and philosophy, and how the CEO’s leadership style aligns with the culture. Examine the CEO’s personal and organizational values. Evaluate how the values of the CEO are likely to influence ethical behavior within the organization. Determine the CEO’s three (3) greatest strengths and three (3) greatest weaknesses. Select the quality that you believe contributes most to this leader’s success. Support your reasoning. Assess how communication and collaboration, and power and politics influence group (i.e., the organization’s) dynamics. Use at least six (6) quality academic resources in this assignment.

Choose the CEO of one of the following organizations for this assignment: Google, Zappos, Southwest Airlines, Hewlett Packard, Xerox, W.L. Gore, DuPont, or Procter & Gamble. Use the Internet to investigate the leadership style and effectiveness of the selected CEO.

Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:

Provide a brief (one [1] paragraph) background of the CEO.
Analyze the CEO’s leadership style and philosophy, and how the CEO’s leadership style aligns with the culture.
Examine the CEO’s personal and organizational values.
Evaluate how the values of the CEO are likely to influence ethical behavior within the organization.
Determine the CEO’s three (3) greatest strengths and three (3) greatest weaknesses.
Select the quality that you believe contributes most to this leader’s success. Support your reasoning.
Assess how communication and collaboration, and power and politics influence group (i.e., the organization’s) dynamics.
Use at least six (6) quality academic resources in this assignment.

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MAT540 Week 10 Homework Chapter 6 4. Consider the following transportation problem: From To (cost) Supply 1 2 3 A $ 6 $ 9 $100 130 B 12 3 5 70 C 4 8 11 100 Demand 80 110 60 Formulate this problem as a linear programming model and solve it by using the computer. 6. Consider the following transportation problem: From To (cost) Supply 1 2 3 A $ 6 $ 9 $ 7 130 B 12 3 5 70 C 4 8 11 100 Demand 80 110 60 Solve it by using the computer. 36. World Foods, Inc., imports food products such as meats, cheeses, and pastries to the United States from warehouses at ports in Hamburg, Marseilles and Liverpool. Ships from these ports deliver the products to Norfolk, New York and Savannah, where they are stored in company warehouses before being shipped to distribution centers in Dallas, St. Louis and Chicago. The products are then distributed to specialty foods stores and sold through catalogs. The shipping costs ($/1,000 lb.) from the European ports to the U.S. cities and the available supplies (1000 lb.) at the European ports are provided in the following table: From To (cost) Supply 4. Norfolk 5. New York 6. Savannah 1. Hamburg $420 $390 $610 55 2. Marseilles 510 590 470 78 3. Liverpool 450 360 480 37 The transportation costs ($/1,000 lb.) from each U.S. city of the three distribution centers and the demands (1,000 lb.) at the distribution centers are as follows: Warehouse Distribution Center 7. Dallas 8. St. Louis 9. Chicago 4. Norfolk $ 75 $ 63 $ 81 5. New York 125 110 95 6. Savannah 68 82 95 Demand 60 45 50 Determine the optimal shipments between the European ports and the warehouses and the distribution centers to minimize total transportation costs. 48. The Omega pharmaceutical firm has five salespersons, whom the firm wants to assign to five sales regions. Given their various previous contacts, the salespersons are able to cover the regions in different amounts of time. The amount of time (days) required by each salesperson to cover each city is shown in the following table: Region (days) Sales-person A B C D E 1 17 10 15 16 20 2 12 9 16 9 14 3 11 16 14 15 12 4 14 10 10 18 17 5 13 12 9 15 11 Which salesperson should be assigned to each region to minimize total time? Identify the optimal assignments and compute total minimum time.

MAT540
Week 10 Homework
Chapter 6
4. Consider the following transportation problem:
From To (cost) Supply
1 2 3
A $ 6 $ 9 $100 130
B 12 3 5 70
C 4 8 11 100
Demand 80 110 60

Formulate this problem as a linear programming model and solve it by using the computer.

6. Consider the following transportation problem:
From To (cost) Supply
1 2 3
A $ 6 $ 9 $ 7 130
B 12 3 5 70
C 4 8 11 100
Demand 80 110 60

Solve it by using the computer.
36. World Foods, Inc., imports food products such as meats, cheeses, and pastries to the United States from warehouses at ports in Hamburg, Marseilles and Liverpool. Ships from these ports deliver the products to Norfolk, New York and Savannah, where they are stored in company warehouses before being shipped to distribution centers in Dallas, St. Louis and Chicago. The products are then distributed to specialty foods stores and sold through catalogs. The shipping costs ($/1,000 lb.) from the European ports to the U.S. cities and the available supplies (1000 lb.) at the European ports are provided in the following table:
From To (cost) Supply
4. Norfolk 5. New York 6. Savannah
1. Hamburg $420 $390 $610 55
2. Marseilles 510 590 470 78
3. Liverpool 450 360 480 37

The transportation costs ($/1,000 lb.) from each U.S. city of the three distribution centers and the demands (1,000 lb.) at the distribution centers are as follows:
Warehouse Distribution Center
7. Dallas 8. St. Louis 9. Chicago
4. Norfolk $ 75 $ 63 $ 81
5. New York 125 110 95
6. Savannah 68 82 95
Demand 60 45 50

Determine the optimal shipments between the European ports and the warehouses and the distribution centers to minimize total transportation costs.

48. The Omega pharmaceutical firm has five salespersons, whom the firm wants to assign to five sales regions. Given their various previous contacts, the salespersons are able to cover the regions in different amounts of time. The amount of time (days) required by each salesperson to cover each city is shown in the following table:
Region (days)
Sales-person A B C D E
1 17 10 15 16 20
2 12 9 16 9 14
3 11 16 14 15 12
4 14 10 10 18 17
5 13 12 9 15 11

Which salesperson should be assigned to each region to minimize total time? Identify the optimal assignments and compute total minimum time.

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Coaching and Mentoring Skills Resources Website icon Coaching and Mentoring Skills Scoring Guide.Website icon Capella Undergraduate Online Writing Center: APA Style and Format.Website icon Employee Coaching Responsibilities. Complete all of the following tasks to ensure that you fulfill all of the requirements of this assignment. Training that develops coaching and mentoring skills is an essential part of a management development program. For this assignment, you will discover how to incorporate coaching and mentoring skills into the heart of an employee development program. Complete the following: 1.Review the Coaching and Mentoring Skills Scoring Guide to ensure that you have met the requirements for this assignment. 2.Visit the Employee Coaching Responsibilities Web page, linked in the Resources and complete the following: •Click the “Employee Coaching Responsibilities Explained” link and review the information. •Follow the instructions on the Web page to download the “Employee Coaching Concepts” article. •Follow the instructions to complete the Coaching Concepts Survey in the article. 3.Once you have completed the survey, discuss in a 2–3-page paper what you learned about the coaching and mentoring processes. •Address both the similarities and differences between coaching and mentoring and the advantages and disadvantages of each as well. •Describe how both coaching and mentoring can influence the effectiveness of a manager. •Please use a total of four outside resources to complete this assignment; the two sources identified here and two others you locate in the literature base during your research on this topic. •Please be sure to use in-text citations and include a References page as well. Be sure that both citations and references are formatted according to APA formatting guidelines.

 Coaching and Mentoring Skills
Resources
Website icon Coaching and Mentoring Skills Scoring Guide.Website icon Capella Undergraduate Online Writing Center: APA Style and Format.Website icon Employee Coaching Responsibilities.
Complete all of the following tasks to ensure that you fulfill all of the requirements of this assignment.

Training that develops coaching and mentoring skills is an essential part of a management development program. For this assignment, you will discover how to incorporate coaching and mentoring skills into the heart of an employee development program.

Complete the following:

1.Review the Coaching and Mentoring Skills Scoring Guide to ensure that you have met the requirements for this assignment.
2.Visit the Employee Coaching Responsibilities Web page, linked in the Resources and complete the following:
•Click the "Employee Coaching Responsibilities Explained" link and review the information.
•Follow the instructions on the Web page to download the "Employee Coaching Concepts" article.
•Follow the instructions to complete the Coaching Concepts Survey in the article.
3.Once you have completed the survey, discuss in a 2–3-page paper what you learned about the coaching and mentoring processes.
•Address both the similarities and differences between coaching and mentoring and the advantages and disadvantages of each as well.
•Describe how both coaching and mentoring can influence the effectiveness of a manager.
•Please use a total of four outside resources to complete this assignment; the two sources identified here and two others you locate in the literature base during your research on this topic.
•Please be sure to use in-text citations and include a References page as well. Be sure that both citations and references are formatted according to APA formatting guidelines.

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1. Briefly describe an organization you know well and discuss how the six types of knowledge provided below are expressed in that organization, Select two and discuss how you have experienced them in your own life. Embrained Embodied Encultured Embedded Encoded Commodified 2. Compare and contrast tacit, explicit, and codified knowledge. Share a situation in which you used each type or believe each was used on you. Describe the experience and how you think understanding was realized by you (how you learned what you learned). 3. Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using formal IPR to commercialize an innovation. Determine any barriers a start-up entrepreneur is likely to experience.

1. Briefly describe an organization you know well and discuss how the six types of knowledge provided below are expressed in that organization, Select two and discuss how you have experienced them in your own life.
Embrained
Embodied
Encultured
Embedded
Encoded
Commodified

2. Compare and contrast tacit, explicit, and codified knowledge. Share a situation in which you used each type or believe each was used on you. Describe the experience and how you think understanding was realized by you (how you learned what you learned).
3. Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using formal IPR to commercialize an innovation. Determine any barriers a start-up entrepreneur is likely to experience.

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AT&T 4.Propose two (2) techniques that the original company you selected could use in order to ensure that its code of conduct will remain relevant through years of changing economic, political, social, cultural, and technological forces on business and society. Next, evaluate the effectiveness of two (2) methods that the company currently adopts in order to manage environment issues. 5.Examine two (2) approaches that the original company you selected has taken in order to embrace technological advancements for innovation and thus improve business offerings. Anticipate three (3) potential technological challenges the company could face, and recommend one (1) strategy that the company could use in order to eliminate or minimize each of these anticipated challenges. 6.Specify at least one (1) one lobbying strategy that the original company you selected has used in an effort to influence national or local government decisions in its favor. Summarize the issue in question, and ascertain whether or not the lobbying effort was appropriate. Justify the response. 7.Analyze two (2) global corporate citizenship efforts of the original company you selected, and assess the extent to which these efforts are effective in accomplishing the company’s goals. Examine the manner in which the two (2) global citizenship efforts could contribute significantly to the company’s sustainable development goals.

AT&T
4.Propose two (2) techniques that the original company you selected could use in order to ensure that its code of conduct will remain relevant through years of changing economic, political, social, cultural, and technological forces on business and society. Next, evaluate the effectiveness of two (2) methods that the company currently adopts in order to manage environment issues.
5.Examine two (2) approaches that the original company you selected has taken in order to embrace technological advancements for innovation and thus improve business offerings. Anticipate three (3) potential technological challenges the company could face, and recommend one (1) strategy that the company could use in order to eliminate or minimize each of these anticipated challenges.
6.Specify at least one (1) one lobbying strategy that the original company you selected has used in an effort to influence national or local government decisions in its favor. Summarize the issue in question, and ascertain whether or not the lobbying effort was appropriate. Justify the response.
7.Analyze two (2) global corporate citizenship efforts of the original company you selected, and assess the extent to which these efforts are effective in accomplishing the company’s goals. Examine the manner in which the two (2) global citizenship efforts could contribute significantly to the company’s sustainable development goals.

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an you formulate a model for the airline industry using the integer programming model? That was the question asked by the professor after I wrote the reply listed below to her question. An integer programming model would be utilized in scheduling for high demand space in government buildings or classrooms or it can be used in high level budgeting for construction projects. Airlines companies can use integer programming models for determining their plane routing in order to maximize the best methodology for planning the flight patterns of the planes.

an you formulate a model for the airline industry using the integer programming model?
That was the question asked by the professor after I wrote the reply listed below to her question.
An integer programming model would be utilized in scheduling for high demand space in government buildings or classrooms or it can be used in high level budgeting for construction projects. Airlines companies can use integer programming models for determining their plane routing in order to maximize the best methodology for planning the flight patterns of the planes.

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Pete Patel is the sports liaison for the student government association. During the fall semester, the group promotes school spirit with “orange effect” t-shirts. The shirts feature a special screen-printed logo that can be expensive to make. Pete’s supplier, Classic Tees, has quoted three prices for the shirts with differing logo packages, as shown below. A) If the t-shirts are sold for $6 each, how many shirts would have to be sold to break even with Package l? B) Pete is considering selling the shirts for $8 each. What is the break-even point for Packages 1 and 2 with an $8 price?C) Which logo package would you recommend if Pete expects to sell 75 shirts? 200 shirts?D) Assuming the shirts would be sold at the same price regard- less of the logo package, create a decision rule for Pete to use based on anticipated sales volume.Package Cost of Logo Cost per shirt1 $300 $42 $100 $63 0 $8

Pete Patel is the sports liaison for the student government association. During the fall semester, the group promotes school spirit with “orange effect” t-shirts. The shirts feature a special screen-printed logo that can be expensive to make. Pete’s supplier, Classic Tees, has quoted three prices for the shirts with differing logo packages, as shown below. A) If the t-shirts are sold for $6 each, how many shirts would have to be sold to break even with Package l? B) Pete is considering selling the shirts for $8 each. What is the break-even point for Packages 1 and 2 with an $8 price?C) Which logo package would you recommend if Pete expects to sell 75 shirts? 200 shirts?D) Assuming the shirts would be sold at the same price regard- less of the logo package, create a decision rule for Pete to use based on anticipated sales volume.Package Cost of Logo Cost per shirt1 $300 $42 $100 $63 0 $8

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