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Business and Management

Please refer to the resources provided on CDS Central. They are intended to help

Please refer to the resources provided on CDS Central. They are intended to help you engage effectively on the discussion board.
Due Thursday
Pose a question about the material from this week. The question can be about something that you want more information on, or it can be something that takes the conversation in an entirely different direction.
Be sure the question is pertinent to what’s happening this week and cite appropriate references using APA formatting.
Due Monday
Read others’ questions and choose one. Write a 300- to 500-word response to this question. Do you have an experience that answers the question? At different points in your career, would you have answered this question differently? Why?
Include your own experience as well as two citations that support your assertions as sourced from peer-reviewed academic journals, industry publications, books, and/or other sources. Cite your sources using APA formatting.

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Business and Management

Complete a quality plan analysis of a failed project and a new quality assurance

Complete a quality plan analysis of a failed project and a new quality assurance plan for the turnaround project.
This portfolio work project, quality analysis and assurance evaluation, is based on your selected business or IT project. You may choose to base your assessment on the Revive LLC case study for the development of a new online employee orientation module, or you may continue to base it on a company of your choice. Both human resource (HR) and information technology (IT) employees, as well as contractors, will be utilized in this project.
Project quality management is defined “as a methodology that includes the processes for incorporating the organizations’ quality policy regarding planning, managing, and controlling project and product quality requirements, in order to meet stakeholders’ expectations” (Project Management Institute, 2017, p. 717).
The quality management plan describes how the project team will implement quality policies to meet project requirements and satisfy the customers’ needs and expectations. A project plan usually includes a quality statement. This document deals with quality planning, quality assurance, and quality control through testing and continuous improvement of the project processes and the project deliverables. If the organization has a PMO and IT governance, a project needs to follow the basic framework and structure specified for all IT-related activities and projects in that organization. Since quality planning is one of the key facilitating processes in the project planning process, it must be performed as planned and in parallel with other planning processes.
The term quality can assume different meanings, depending on the circumstances in which it is applied. For example, as a customer, your quality requirements may be different from that of the product or service provider.
Reference
Project Management Institute. Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) — Sixth Edition and Agile Practice Guide. Newtown Square. PA. 2017.
Scenario
For this assessment, choose either Option A or Option B. You do not need to do both. Both options will be graded using the same scoring guide.
Option A: Project Revive LLC is a consulting firm of highly charged and accomplished project managers whose main stream of revenue comes from managing the turnaround of failing projects. As a consultant with Project Revive LLC, you will study, analyze, and manage a failed project from NearlyFree.com. NearlyFree.com is a fictitious company and the project documents for NearlyFree.com project scenario are located below. The NearlyFree.com project was originally scoped to develop and deploy an automated web-based training system for new employees to reduce the workload and cut down personnel resources required to complete the new employee orientation (NEO) training.
Your analysis of the failed new employee orientation (NEO) project continues by examining the project with respect to quality.
Option A Resources:
NearlyFree.com Organizational Background and IT Governance [DOCX].
Project Charter [PDF].
Project Schedule [MPP].
Project Scope Statement [PDF].
Quality Statement [PDF].
Statement of Work Template [DOC].
Task Costs [XLS].
Work Breakdown Structure [DOC].
Work Breakdown Structure [VSD].
Option B: You may choose a business of your own. It must include (but is not limited to) the following criteria:
Clearly indicate the title of the project in every assessment.
You must have access to the following documentation:
Scope statement.
Final deliverable and product definition.
Project work breakdown structure.
Project schedule.
Quality plan.
Project costs (estimates and actuals).
Your Role
For both Option A or B, you are the project manager.
Requirements
Microsoft Project is the recommended software tool for this course due to its wide industry acceptance and its use in many project management professional roles. To make this easier, you have the ability to download and install your own version of MS Project for use in this course. See the Software Preparation and Technology Access activity in Assessment 1 for more information.
Practice using MS Project in this course will prepare you for future professional PM roles and responsibilities; please use MS Project for those tasks supported by MS Project. If you have access to other tools such as MS Visio, MS PowerPoint, MS Word, or other project management software that you believe may still meet the requirements of this course, please discuss your selected alternative with faculty.
Use the PMBOK® Guide as the model for developing the deliverables.
Part 1: Quality Plan Analysis
Deliverable: Complete a quality plan analysis of a failed project.
Analyze the approach used in the original project quality management plan and determine how well the final project deliverable met stakeholder expectations. Assess the organizational structure and influences of the company to determine if additional project requirements are needed to improve the quality of the final deliverable or final product.
Complete the following tasks and discuss how each one will contribute to a successful project. Where necessary, define assumptions you made.
Analyze the quality assurance plan of the failed project by:
Evaluating quality standards defined for the failed project.
Analyzing the product quality using the selected quality standards.
Recommending additional quality standards for the project.
Part 2: Quality Assurance Plan
Deliverable: Develop a new quality assurance plan for the turnaround project.
From your experience, you already know the value of a comprehensive quality assurance plan. To convince the NearlyFree.com management that the NEO project turnaround will be successful. As part of the turnaround plan:
Prepare a cost of quality (COQ) analysis using a common method to classify cost.
Develop a new quality assurance plan for both planned and systematic activities.
Explain how the quality assurance plan supports project quality.
Consider its impact throughout the project.
Preparation
Use the software of your choice to develop the deliverables for this assessment.
This assessment has two deliverables:
Develop a comprehensive Project Quality Analysis report.
Develop a comprehensive Project Quality Assurance report.
Deliverable Format
References: There is no set number of references required for this assessment. Use scholarly or academic sources where applicable.
Format:
Microsoft Project is not required for this assessment. This assessment has two parts and two deliverables.
Use your choice of MS Word, MS Visio, or MS PowerPoint to develop the comprehensive analyses
These analyses are professional documents and should therefore follow the corresponding Academic and Professional Document Guidelines [PDF], including single-spaced paragraphs.
Use APA style and format for references and in-text citations.
Evaluation
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies through corresponding scoring guide criteria:
Competency 3: Apply project quality tools and techniques to ensure project success.
Analyze quality standards of a failed project.
Analyze the product quality using the selected quality standards.
Recommend additional quality standards for the turnaround project.
Analyze the quality assurance plan for a failed project.
Develop a new quality assurance plan for planned and systematic activities
Competency 4: Communicate effectively in a professional manner consistent with he standards of project management.
Prepare a cost of quality (COQ) analysis.
Faculty will use the scoring guide to review your deliverable as if they were your immediate supervisor. Review the scoring guide prior to developing and submitting your assessment.
ePortfolio
This portfolio work project demonstrates your competency in applying knowledge and skills required in the workplace. Include this in your personal ePortfolio.
SCORING GUIDE
Use the scoring guide to understand how your assessment will be evaluated.
VIEW SCORING GUIDE

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Music

This essay is a Concert Report. You will watch a live concert/performance that i

This essay is a Concert Report. You will watch a live concert/performance that is an hour long and write an overview on it that is two pages long. Concert viewed must be University or professional level performances. The concert should be from the genres: choral, jazz, concert band, symphony orchestra, opera, and/or ethnic. Provide the URL link on the report of the concert being viewed. I will provide the detailed instructions in the attachments please follow those requirements for this essay. Thank you!

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Business and Management

After completing this week’s readings, analyze a current or past organization wh

After completing this week’s readings, analyze a current or past organization where you have worked.
1. Is your current organization managed by the stakeholder or stockholder approach?
2. Do you agree/disagree with the approach that has been utilized? If you agree with the approach, please state why. If you disagree, what changes would you make? Be specific with your analysis.
Please number each response and provide one space between responses.

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Biology

Topics need to focus on biology (evolution, ecology), this is very broad so many

Topics need to focus on biology (evolution, ecology), this is very broad so many topics do qualify. Ask if you are unsure how to ensure your topic is appropriate.
For presenting a scientific topic of your choosing, you must include 2 peer-reviewed studies (primary research is the actual experimentation done by scientists). Please provide background information relevant to your topic and explain the significance of the articles to research in this area. Presentations should contain original figures (as well as other supporting figures or short videos) from these studies with the proper citations. Remember to thoroughly explain figures so everyone can understand. Copying and pasting is considered plagiarism. All writing should be in your own words. Students should compare and criticize different studies. Please do not simply restate the findings the authors provide.
In addition to the two peer-reviewed research articles you will be discussing, there must be a minimum of 3 other supporting peer-reviewed articles (these do not have to be primary research). THIS BRINGS YOUR MINIMUM TOTAL OF REFERENCES TO 5. You can obviously have more, but I will be looking for 5.
To make sure your research is progressing you will submit an annotated bibliography of your 5 peer reviewed article (Draft midway through term). The annotated bibliography must be on the same issue as your research presentation and is the source material from which it is created. The annotated bibliography will contain three parts for each article:
The bibliographic entry cited in a correct format (see APA Reference Guide link) Make sure to follow the APA template for the format of your citations.
summary of the articles main theme (at least 4 typed lines as a stand alone paragraph); Cutting and pasting from the article or the internet is plagiarism and will result in a zero for the assignment; and,
a detailed summary of the importance of the article to your topic (at least 14 typed lines as a stand alone paragraph). How is the article relevant to your topic (10 lines)? Why did you use this source (2-3 lines)? How reliable is this source (1 line)? In total, each annotated entry should be at minimum 18 typed single-spaced lines in length.
Presentations should include title slide, 2-3 introduction slides that provide background on the topic you are focused on, “study slides”, which include the purpose, hypothesis, materials and methods, results and conclusions from the 2 studies you are discussing, an overall “conclusion” slide, and a “works cited” slide. This means you will have approximately 15-20 slides total. SEE EXAMPLE FOR FORMAT EXPECTATIONS.
Your works cited slide will list all your references in APA format. Figure sources must also be cited.
If you have previously done this sort of assignment for me, or any other professor, you are required to present on a different topic. If you have previously done an assignment like this, please write in the notes section on title slide what semester and/or class you did this for, and what your previous topic(s) was.
ASSIGNMENT COMPONENTS
To keep you on track with this assignment you will submit
Your topic title and one peer-reviewed journal article on this topic (link or pdf) posted to a discussion board during the first week
A draft annotated bibliography listing your 5 peer reviewed (2 of which are primary research) articles, a brief summary of each article and a description of the importance of that article to your presentation topic. You will receive feedback on this.
A final version of your annotated bibliography
A recorded version (video or voice-over of a PowerPoint) of your 10-minute presentation posted to the blackboard. Be sure to see the FAQs Discussion Board Post for instructions.
Please find the due dates in the schedule.

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Health sciences and medicine

Option 3 – Glycemic Index Blog Post for Diabetics Write an essay that could be u

Option 3 – Glycemic Index Blog Post for Diabetics
Write an essay that could be used as a blog post on a diabetes information website. Include definitions of the glycemic index and its uses and drawbacks. Give an example of a high GI food versus a low GI food. Include one or two recipes.
250-350 words – All key issues are identified and answered. Topic is analyzed thoughtfully, and critical thinking is evident. – Writing is free of grammatical, spelling, and/or punctuation errors. Writing is clear, well organized, and compelling – At least 2 scholarly Sources APA Format please

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Other

12 pt fonts and double space. Pick only 4 of the following questions to answer

12 pt fonts and double space.
Pick only 4 of the following questions to answer at 250 words per question in your OWN WORDS. There are no resources or APA format required. Do not plagiarize. Turnitin will red flag it down.
Type the question so we know which one you are trying to answer.

1. What is the difference between a hearing aid, and a cochlear implant? Explain what purpose each of them serves.

2. How would you approach a Hard of Hearing / Deaf person if you have never met them before and/or you do not know any sign language? Describe your strategy.

3. What does ADA stand for and briefly explain this specific law and how it pertains to Hard of Hearing and Deaf people?

4. What is the difference between mainstream and residential schools? Do you feel that Hard of Hearing and deaf children would benefit in either types of schools? Explain briefly.

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Literature

With the poem ” Those Winter Sunday’s” By Robert Hayden, Discuss how your author

With the poem ” Those Winter Sunday’s” By Robert Hayden, Discuss how your author focused on the cultural changes that took place in America during the time of the piece you selected. Incorporate a portion of the research about your chosen author in the below attached list of articles:
Use the following questions about your author and their work to craft your initial post.
What if anything was significant about the time period of your chosen selection?
What were the key issues facing society during this time period?
What was the major theme illustrated in your chosen poem or short story?
If you selected poetry, what figurative or symbolic language did you find in the poem?
If you selected fiction, how did the author use dialogue in the story?

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Maths

As you have read this week Math Problem Solving and Application are critical ski

As you have read this week Math Problem Solving and Application are critical skills for students starting in kindergarten (ATTACHED resources). A research-based strategy for math teachers, starting as early as first grade, is to have students explain the processes they used to solve the problem and support their answer. This is called a Math Proof. It can be as simple as showing the steps on a white board and having the students conduct a Math Talk to walk through the steps of their solution, or as complicated as an actual written paragraph or short essay
Solve the following problem:
A fruit salad consists of blueberries, raspberries, grapes, and cherries. The fruit salad has a total of 280 pieces of fruit. There are twice as many raspberries as blueberries, three times as many grapes as cherries, and four times as many cherries as raspberries. How many cherries are there in the fruit salad?
Write a Math Proof explaining each of the steps you used to arrive at the solution to the problem.
****Reflect, in one to two paragraphs, on your experience writing the Math Proof answer the following questions:
-How does going through this exercise help you to teach the concept of Math Proofs better?
-What struggles did you encounter?
-How can you help your students overcome their struggles?

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Ethics

I have attached the case study in a word document. The book needed for reference

I have attached the case study in a word document. The book needed for references is Beauchamp, T. L., & Childress, J. F. (2019). Principles of Biomedical Ethics CHAPTER 7