Assignment 5: MS Project Scheduling and Salvaging a Project

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 Assignment 5: MS Project Scheduling and Salvaging a Project

 

Due Week 10 and worth 280 points

 

Go to iCampus to download a free version of Microsoft Project needed to complete this assignment. Details on how to download the software are available in the online course shell in the Additional Resources section of the Student Center.

 

Make the needed corrections to Assignment 1 using instructor feedback and initialize a new project in  Microsoft Project to complete the following: 

 Create a work breakdown structure in MS Project using the existing information from Assignment 1. Note: This assignment will require you to submit a zipped file. Please see below for details on how to zip a file.

 

Imagine your human resource project of revamping the employee compensation and benefits package is starting to develop issues. The project is eight (8) weeks off track and your team members are becoming discouraged. Several members of the team are consistently late with deadlines, and you have discovered that your budget depleted quicker than expected. Your project sponsor is looking for you to salvage this project.

 

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

 Write a memo that communicates the budget situation to the rest of the team.Suggest three (3) ways to improve an underperforming team member.Organize a plan of action to get the project back on track. Develop a new critical path.

 

Your assignment must:

 Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.

 

To zip a file please follow these directions below. Note: Directions may vary depending on the operating system.
PC Directions:

 Select the files to zip.Right-click on the highlighted files and choose “Send to: Compressed folder”.

 

Mac Directions:

 Select the files to zip.Right-click on the highlighted files and choose “Compress”.

 

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

 Identify the scope of projects and the structure of the accompanying work.Recommend project management quality tools.Determine the characteristics of a successful project plan.Use technology and information resources to research issues in managing human resource projects.Write clearly and concisely about managing human resource projects using proper writing mechanics.

 

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic/organization of the paper, and language and writing skills. Click here to access the rubric for this assignment.

Points: 280

Assignment 5: MS Project Scheduling and Salvaging a Project

Criteria Unacceptable

Below 70% F Fair

70-79% C Proficient

80-89% B Exemplary

90-100% A 1. Create a work breakdown structure in MS Project using the existing information from Assignment 1.

Weight: 30%

Did not submit or incompletely created a work breakdown structure in MS Project using the existing information from Assignment 1.

Partially created a work breakdown structure in MS Project using the existing information from Assignment 1.

Satisfactorily created a work breakdown structure in MS Project using the existing information from Assignment 1.

Thoroughly created a work breakdown structure in MS Project using the existing information from Assignment 1.

2. Write a memo that communicates the budget situation to the rest of the team.
Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely wrote a memo that communicates the budget situation to the rest of the team.

Partially wrote a memo that communicates the budget situation to the rest of the team.

Satisfactorily wrote a memo that communicates the budget situation to the rest of the team.

Thoroughly wrote a memo that communicates the budget situation to the rest of the team. 3. Suggest three (3) ways to improve an underperforming team member.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely suggested three (3) ways to improve an underperforming team member.

Partially suggested three (3) ways to improve an underperforming team member.

Satisfactorily suggested three (3) ways to improve an underperforming team member.

Thoroughly suggested three (3) ways to improve an underperforming team member. 4. Organize a plan of action to get the project back on track. Develop a new critical path.

Weight: 30%

Did not submit or incompletely organized a plan of action to get the project back on track. Did not submit or incompletely developed a new critical path.

Partially organized a plan of action to get the project back on track. Partially developed a new critical path.

Satisfactorily organized a plan of action to get the project back on track. Satisfactorily developed a new critical path.

Thoroughly organized a plan of action to get the project back on track. Thoroughly developed a new critical path. 5. Clarity and writing mechanics

Weight: 10%

More than 6 errors present

5-6 errors present

3-4 errors present

0-2 errors present

 

HRMGMT 5700 EMPLOYMENT LAW MIDTERM PAPER

Instructions: Review the following case scenario and instructions. Write a minimum 5- page to a maximum 7- page paper, (cover page, abstract, reference page and appendices do not count toward this requirement) in APA format, addressing the issues outlined in the scenario. Your paper must identify and discuss all of the applicable laws and how they apply to each of the five (5) employee situations.

The paper should be organized around an introduction, body and conclusion. (An abstract is not required). APA citation to information from the textbook is required. APA citation means in-text citation to information from the textbook, including page numbers, within the text of the paper and a separate reference page.

 

Moore Beer Reduction in Workforce

 

          Moore Beer, Inc. is a 25 million dollar a year micro brewing company heavily involved in the direct marketing of its various micro brew products.  In order to cash in on the internet selling boom, Moore Beer, Inc. opened two new online marketing and direct distribution channels.

 

Soon after these websites went live, technology problems, together with sluggish sales killed the company’s profits.  As a result, the company has decided to abandon its new direct marketing plan and to reduce its workforce.

 

You are the Vice President (VP) of Human Resources (HR) for Moore Beer, Inc.  The President of the company has asked you to terminate the employment for a number of employees.  He has given you a list of people to consider and has charged you with writing a paper describing which employees to terminate, the reasons for each termination and the legal risks with each particular employee in terms of post termination litigation.

 

Your job as VP of HR:  You must terminate three (3) of these employees.  Two employees may be folded into existing openings in the rest of the company. 

 

Here are the employees:

 

Roger Jones :  Roger is a 34-year-old male, who is originally from a country in Asia. His overall track record with the company is above average.  His productivity is above the median although other employees complain that they have difficulty understanding him because he speaks English with a heavy accent. This has been a problem when he is answering calls from employees at the company information systems help desk. He has achieved no special honors or awards while employed with the company.  He has a Bachelors degree in Information Systems from a good University.  His job duties include maintaining existing computer systems which will be obsolete after the reduction in force.  He has had no absenteeism. 

 

Patrick Pierce:  Pat is a 32-year-old male who is Caucasian, and originally from Texas.  His overall track record with the company is average.  His productivity is average.  He has been solely responsible for much of the quality programming which took place in the program being abandoned.  He holds no advanced degree but his experience in the Navy has given him practical experience that goes beyond the abandoned programs.  However, Pat seems to have an absenteeism problem, missing 17 days in the last two months.  Pat has recently let you know that he suffers from a chronic illness and he feels like others in the company have been treating him differently because of his illness.

 

Sally Jones:  Sally is a 55-year-old Caucasian female.  She is beloved at the company for her friendliness and willingness to help others.  Sally is an administrative assistant assigned to the overall organization of the failed marketing endeavor.  Although it failed, it is generally thought that Sally did a great job in her administrative tasks.  Sally has been with the company for 20 years and is a single mother with a young son in college.  Terminating Sally will cause immediate financial hardship for her.  Sally has missed 13 days in the last two months.

 

Margaret Johnson:  Margaret is a 28-year-old African American female. She is a very dynamic salesperson.  Although most of the new division’s sales came from Margaret’s hard work, she is generally perceived to be a ladder climber and puller and out only for herself.  She is not perceived to be a team player although it is widely recognized that she is smart and talented.  Margaret is very active in the local chapter of a civil rights group and, on several occasions in the past, has complained on behalf of other employees when she believed they were not being treated fairly.  She has missed two months work in the last 12 months.

 

Sasha Williams:  Sasha is a 30-year-old female. She is originally from South America, and is fluent in 3 languages in addition to English, which is very helpful to the company’s marketing efforts.  She holds a Bachelors degree in Advertising and was the public relations person assigned to the team.  When at work, Sasha does a very good job but she has missed multiple days lately because she is early in a pregnancy.  Sasha’s husband has recently lost his job and she has expressed to you her concerns for her job and continued health care during her pregnancy.  She recognizes her attendance problems and has promised to be better in her attendance just as soon as she gets past her morning sickness.

 

 

Midterm Rubric Section Required Parts % Scoring max Raw Score Grammar and Spelling Proper use of grammar, punctuation and spelling 5% 5 5 Style and Coherence Paragraphs discuss 1-2 key points, as outlined in the opening sentence Sentences are concise, complete in thought and vary in structure Tone is appropriate for scholarly paper 5% 5 5 Organization Logical flow of ideas Human Resources and legal issues for each employee stated clearly Introduction outlines main points Body of paper is organized logically around the topics listed in the introduction Recommendations are clearly stated Logical conclusion results from the thesis and summarizes main points 20% 20 20 APA Format – 6th edition Orderly presentation of materials, following APA format requirements (Cover page, margins, headings, font, etc.) doublespaced Proper citations and reference to the textbook. Paper is written in student’s own words, with limited use of direct quotes. Direct quotes follow APA format. Headings/sub-headings used to improve the flow of the paper Separate reference page in APA format 10% 10 10 Content Paper demonstrates graduate level analysis of the scenario with a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 7 pages of text (cover page, reference page, appendices, abstract do not count) Content is comprehensive, accurate, and persuasive Paper integrates theory and practice Identifies applicable law for each employee For each employee, there is a detailed analysis of the applicable law as it applies to the facts of the scenario Final recommendations are detailed and based on synthesis of the facts, law and human resources management issues 60% 60 60 Total = 100 100

Unit IV Personal Computers Journal

 

Reflect on any Excel data manipulation techniques you may have done in the past, and explain how you think Excel 2016 will help you better manipulate data. Give a specific example of one function that you think will improve your data manipulation.

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

Problems and Goals Case Study

DO NOT PLAGIARIZE… PLEASE CITE PROPERLY… PLEASE USE REFENCES

 

Select one of the following three case studies in Ch. 3 of The Helping

Process:”Case Susanna””Case James and Samantha””Case Alicia and Montford”

Identify three to five problems in the case study you have selected.

Write a 500- to 700-word paper that includes the following:A problem-solving strategy and a goal for each problemThe services, resources, and supports the client may need, and why he or she may need themA description of how goals are measurable and realistically attainable for the client

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

Unit III Personal Computers journal

 

Microsoft Word 2016 has many new templates. Reflect on any Word templates you may have used in the past or will use in the future, and explain how you think these new templates in Word 2016 will help you edit and create better documents. Give a specific example of one template that you think will improve your documents.

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

effective in an internal recruitment initiative

Hardwicke Corporation is completing an internal recruitment project.  They have finished the planning and strategy phases of the project and are looking to develop the communication message for attracting internal candidates to the open positions. Answer the following questions regarding such a communication.  (25 points)  (A 1-page response is required.)

 

Compare and contrast traditional, realistic, targeted, and attractive message formats. Which message format would be the most effective in an internal recruitment initiative? Why?

 

Once the format of the message has been determined, discuss the various communication media available and identify the most appropriate or best medium for this internal recruitment project.

operations

In this Assignment you will identify major elements of high-reliability organizations providing long-term care. According to the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program (MBNQA), the criteria are as follows:LeadershipStrategic planningCustomer and market focusMeasurement, analysis, and knowledge managementHuman resource focusProcess managementBusiness/organizational performance results

Using the Highly Reliable Organization Matrix located in this week’s Learning Resources, complete the matrix by typing in the elements which meet the criteria in rows and columns. Describe each element briefly, give an example as to how this can be met in a long-term care facility, and explain the expected impact on patient care.

Based on the results of the Highly Reliable Organization Matrix, write a 1- to 2-page executive summary to the board of directors of the long-term care organization, describing elements which meet the criteria from the matrix and how any missing elements of the criteria for excellence can be met.

To Dr. Clover (Unit 1 Week 1 First Response Needed From Classmate)

 

How will accomplishing these objectives support your success in management?

Accomplishing these goals will help in my success tremendously.  By learning the proper critical thinking skills, appropriate communication skills, and the appropriate writing skills will help in making a successful leader for the business to succeed.

What risks or challenges might a manager encounter if they have not mastered these objectives? Explain.

By not learning some of these objectives could be harmful to the success of the business.  For example, proper critical thinking skills may play a role for a manager when important decisions need to be met and they must weigh between options.  Another example would be communication skills.  A successful manager needs to be able to properly communicate with other employees and customers.

How is strategy different from an organizations vision and mission?

A strategy is where the business looks to take the business and how they plan to take the business there.  As where a vision or mission is a goal the business would like to achieve.

Explain how this model along with strategic analysis is used to identify and assess an organization’s micro and macro environment?

The strategic analysis helps the model by making sure the managers are aware of what the business needs to succeed and how they need to go about doing so.

How is strategic planning and the analysis process used to facilitate an organizations ability to initiate, formulate, and implement strategies?

Strategic planning and the analysis process helps the business by helping in the development, monitoring, and the goals to be reached.  This process helps the business lay out their plan on how and what they need to do to succeed.

2 questions Feedback and Techoclogy

1.     1.   (300 words ) Describe how nonverbal feedback conveys powerful messages. Provide an example where nonverbal feedback was used and describe the end result

 

2.     2.   (350 words) Describe the evolution of the virtual organization. What are the pros and cons associated with this design? Provide examples of three technological devices/concepts that have had the greatest impact on virtual organizations