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Type:  Discussion Board

Due Date:  Tue, 3/21/17

Points Possible:  30

Points Earned: 0

Deliverable Length:  See assignment details

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 Assignment Description

The Discussion Board (DB) is part of the core of online learning. Classroom discussion in an online environment requires the active participation of students and the instructor to create robust interaction and dialogue. Every student is expected to create an original response to the open-ended DB question as well as engage in dialogue by responding to posts created by others throughout the week. At the end of each unit, DB participation will be assessed based on both level of engagement and the quality of the contribution to the discussion.

At a minimum, each student will be expected to post an original and thoughtful response to the DB question and contribute to the weekly dialogue by responding to at least two other posts from students. The first contribution must be posted before midnight (Central Time) on Friday of each week. Two additional responses are required after Friday of each week. Students are highly encouraged to engage on the Discussion Board early and often, as that is the primary way the university tracks class attendance and participation.

The purpose of the Discussion Board is to allow students to learn through sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to course content and the DB question. Because it is not possible to engage in two-way dialogue after a conversation has ended, no posts to the DB will be accepted after the end of each unit.

Although both for-profit and not-for-profit hospitals provide a certain amount of charitable services to the public, there is debate as to which provides a higher level of charitable services to its respective community. 

  • Which type of hospital do you believe provides more charitable health care services, and why?

In your answer, be sure to provide at least 2 to 3 reasons for your choice using a specific example for each type of organization. 

In your own words, post a substantive response to the Discussion Board question(s) and comment on other postings.  Your response should address the DB question(s) and move the conversation forward.  You will be graded on the quality of your postings, including mastery of the concept as well as critical thinking.  If asked for your opinion, do not simply state that it is a good or bad idea; elaborate on your reasons and argument. Include enough detail to substantiate your thinking as well as your position on the questions or comments.

For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.

Your assignment will be graded in accordance with the following criteria. Click here to view the grading rubric.

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business discussion 1 page

Share your business idea from your Venture Screening paper with your classmates and identify its value proposition.

project part 5

PEAPOD WEBSITE**

  • Peapod.com – www.peapod.com

 online store will require you to put in a zip code to browse their website. You will need to “browse as a guest.” Before browsing as a guest, you will need to type in a zip code. Please use the following zip codes:

  • For Peapod, use – 60446

Whether the system will be developed in-house, use package software, or be outsourced, a Request for Proposal (RFP) must be prepared to solicit quotes from vendors. The primary purpose is to communicate with vendors and rank software and hardware products from different candidates. A formal RFP must include system requirements and design features to support the IT system as well as research on technical criteria and options. These tasks are done in combination with the project manager, developers, and business analyst.

Once all RFP responses are received from selected vendors, proposals are evaluated and ranked. Having ranked the proposals, the next step is to present the best options to management in the feasibility report. Once the vendor approval is obtained, the business analyst and project manager will meet with the winning vendor and begin contract negotiations and license agreements. The following RFP samples will give you an idea how these are prepared.

  • Sample Request for proposal Template
  • Request for Proposal

The following documents have examples for RFP for a phone system and a website. Since each student’s assignment is different, you can use the sections to fill in the specifics for your project. All RFP templates are very similar, but on the Internet, these RFPs are already filled out by real companies. To prepare the RFP, you need to consider the main sections and fill in your information not in long detail but enough to make the assignment understandable and substantial for a vendor to read.

  • Website RFP Sample Template
  • SME Toolkit

References

Priority Integrated Marketing. (2012). Sample Request for proposal Template. Retrieved from http://www.netdynasty.com/articles/request-for-proposal-template.asp

World Community Grid. (2010). Request for Proposal. Retrieved from http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/bg/rfp.pdf

Website RFP Sample Template – http://www.entrepreneur.com/formnet/form/1173

SME Toolkit. (2013). Sample Request for Proposals. Retrieved from http://www.smetoolkit.org/smetoolkit/en/content/en/538/Sample-Request-for-Proposals

Rubric

Week 5 Project Requirements:

  1. Complete an RFP acting as an employee of the company you selected in week 1
  2. RFP can be for a “grocery delivery website” or some other technical item.  I.e. new software mailing application, or inventory software
  3. Use APA formatted title page or the Rasmussen title page
  4. You can use the RFP template from the course website or another website you found a template on
  5. If you do not use the course website template, please include on the title page the website you retrieved the template from
  6. The last page will be APA formatted references if needed

I will grade on the six bullet points above.

Signature Assignment: Environmental Scanning

Purpose of Assignment

A strategic management plan addresses four different management functions: environmental scanning, strategy formulation, strategy implementation, evaluation and control. Weeks 3, 4 and 5 individual assignments (Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3) are integrated to generate a strategic management plan. The purpose of the Week 3 individual assignment is to evaluate the internal and external environments of a company selected by the student, to analyze the competitive advantage of the selected company, to evaluate a set of suitable strategies, and to examine appropriate metrics. 

This assignment provides students an opportunity to research a selected company as if they were involved in a company’s actual strategic management planning process.  It allows students to see which management planning process and management plan the selected company is currently using, allowing them to measure the effectiveness of current strategies. 

A Strategic Management Plan addresses four different management functions: Environmental Scanning, Strategy Formulation, Strategy Implementation, Evaluation and Control. 

The Week 3, 4, and 5 Individual Assignments (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3) are integrated to generate a Strategic Management Plan. This is Part 1 of the three part Strategic Management Plan.

Assignment Steps 

Write a 1,050-word report in which you select a company you are familiar with or a company where you currently work, and do the following: 

  • Evaluate the internal and external environments of your selected company using an environmental scan.
  • Analyze the competitive advantage of your selected company.
  • Evaluate the strategies your selected company uses to create value and gain competitive advantage.
  • Examine the measurement guidelines your selected company uses to verify its strategic effectiveness.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the measurement guidelines your selected company uses. 

Cite 3 scholarly references, including at least one peer-reviewed reference from the University Library. 

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Short Essay (Case Law)

Utilizing case law examples, discuss the arguments for and against the concepts of affirmative action and employment at will. 

Your essay should be 1500 – 2000 words and in APA format.  Use at least seven credible sources for your essay, including at least two sources from the University library.

Criterion

Organizational Behavior: Government Executive Branch

When one thinks of organizations, it would be natural to first consider businesses. However we are surrounded by and probably part of, many other organizations, including religious groups, social clubs, volunteer organizations and government. Even families can be viewed through the lens of organizational behavior. Consider the Executive Branch of the federal government. What ideas from our reading do you see evident in the way the Executive Branch is organized? How do these principles contribute to the successful function or dysfunction of this branch of government?

walmart

  1. Does Walmart use the stakeholder approach to social responsibility? How can you tell?
  2. There are four main types of social responsibility: economic, legal, ethical, and discretionary. Which responsibilities does the Walmart case deal with? How could Walmart’s position be changed for the better?

Innovation and Strategic Management Annotated Bibliography

Write an annotated bibliography of three references on innovation and strategic management. Your annotated bibliography must complete the following:

  • Include three APA-formatted references that are not from the same author.
  • Contain an abstract of at least 200 words for each reference.
  • Focus on the relationship between innovation and strategic management, specifically on the way innovation is shaping traditional strategic management.

Answer the following in at least 200 words after you complete your annotated bibliography:

  • Based on your literature review, what are the current strategic management trends that are being shaped by innovation?
  • What specific aspects of innovation are the most influential in shaping strategic management?
  • Explain your answers.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

What is your “number” (Ingyournumber.com)? What might cause your number to be higher? What average annual return do you need on your investments between now and retirement to reach your number? How might you achieve this rate of return?

The requirements below must be met for your paper to be accepted and graded:

  • Write a minimum of 400 words (approximately 2 pages) using Microsoft Word.
  • Attempt APA style, see example below.
  • Use font size 12 and 1” margins.
  • Include cover page and reference page.
  • At least 60% of your paper must be original content/writing.
  • No more than 40% of your content/information may come from references.
  • Use at least two references from outside the course material, preferably from EBSCOhost.
  • Text book, lectures, and other materials in the course may be used, but are not counted toward the two reference requirement.
  • Reference material (data, dates, graphs, quotes, paraphrased words, values, etc.) must be identified in the paper and listed on a reference page.

This assignment is related to Retirement and Investments