Read the powerpoint and answer 6 multiple choice questions. Submit assignment on Sunday 8/1/2021 by 3:00 p.m. I will submit it to my intructor and recieve a grade on it on 8/2/2021 at noon. You will be paid then if all answers are correct. Please Highlight answers or put answers it bold so I can see it. Any questions on the assignment, fell free to ask. Powerpoint and quiz are attached.
Please add four topics in the file submitted below :
Scope management plan for project.
Requirement management plan , stakeholder engagement plan and performance measurement baseline.
Topics should be relevant according to the project. please make necessary changes wherever needed.Please use other topics for reference.
The essay question
has two parts, as outlined below:
the leadership of change in a specific organisation with which you are familiar.
2: Building on this analysis, plus learning and insights
from the module, critically reflect on your own leadership practice and development
3500 words limit
In the change management simulation, as the Director of Product Innovation you were faced with an urgent business need to implement strategic change at Spectrum Sunglass Company. As a middle manager, you lacked formal authority (power) and had to rely on influence to gain support to implement the change. Success required you to accurately diagnose the situation, build and maintain credibility, and develop a plan that included using the appropriate change levers or actions at the right time. Having completed the Change Management Simulation, prepare a 5 – 7 page paper that:
Analyzes how effectively you diagnosed the situation including identifying individuals who could be early adopters and those that were resisters. How helpful were factors such as the formal organizational hierarchy and social network information?
Discusses the strategy you developed to influence organizational member to mobilize and move them to adopt the change initiative. Identify and describe the change theories and/or models that influenced your strategy and their effectiveness.
Evaluates why you were successful or unsuccessful as a change agent and middle manager without formal authority including what you did well and what were your missteps. Analyze when and why did you gained or lost credibility, and its impact on your success.
Reflects on the three important lessons learned or insights gained from the simulation about being an effective change leader, and identify one action you will take to enhance your future effectiveness in leading change.
A well-written paper should be 5 – 7 double-spaced pages of content, and adhere to APA standards; the page count doesn’t include the title and reference pages. The analysis and recommendations must be supported with citations and references from 2 or more academic sources such as your textbook.
You are a strategic analyst for a management consulting firm that specialises in the analysis of Australian organisations. Your task is to write a report based on a case study of an Australian corporation. You are to use the framework models of strategic management, in order to evaluate the environment the organisation operates within and its mission, goals and strategic choices. Additionally, you will provide some recommendations that both support and critique the strategic direction the organisation has chosen to pursue.
Executive Summary (150 words, not incluses in word count)
Table of contents (not included in word count)
Introduction (100 words)
Evaluating the organisation’s environment (550 words)
External – use Porter and the most relevant 2 elements of PESTEL, (not required to use each one).
Internal – use core competencies and value chain analysis.
Analysis of competitive advantage (200 words)
a. Discuss competitive rivalry
4. Strategy formulation and choice (550 words)
c. Initiatives – cost leadership vs differentiation
5. Recommendations and conclusions (450 words – write this section in ‘first’ person)
With rationale for support of strategy
With rationale for critique of strategy
Reference List (not included in word count)
Appendices (not included in word count)
You should adhere to the correct use of academic writing, presentation and grammar. You should write the report in the third person apart from the recommendations section which you should write in the first person.
➢ Executive summary, table of contents, referencing, tables and diagrams do form part of the word-count.
➢ You are advised to include a minimum of 10 academic references which should be textbooks or journals. These sources should be either from the prescribed sources lists in the study modules or available through the online library and should be accessible by your lecturer. Unless the lecturer has access, no sources from other university libraries should be used. Appropriate websites may be used in addition to these. All sources should be accessible by the lecturer.
➢ It is important to adopt the appropriate use of the latest APA 7 edition style when citing and referencing research. Please comply with all academic standards of legibility and referencing.
Your work on your strategic global marketing plan is complete. You now have a plan that will implement, manage, and support a global strategy, but it is far from organized. You e-mail Deborah to inform her that you are almost ready and that the initial planning is complete. A little while later, the phone rings and you see Deborah’s name on the caller ID.
“Hi, Deborah. What’s up?” you ask.
“I’d like you to present to the advisory board next week,” Deborah says. “They are very curious about your findings and would like to know if globalization is a good opportunity for the company. The board wants to finalize their strategic plan, and this may be a key part of it.”
After you hang up, you begin thinking through the different items that you will need to cover.
As you finalize the marketing plan, complete the following:
Is globalization a good move for the company?
What is your rationale behind this decision? Synthesize analysis conducted in previous units, including strategic considerations, cultural considerations, competitive analysis and balanced scorecard.
What geographic location should be a target for global expansion?
What background information can you provide to support this decision?
How will this decision support the overall goal of growth and expansion?
How would you refute someone with the opposing perspective?
James continued helping Mr. Uxbridge plan for the annual forecasting and budgeting meeting Mr. Uxbridge would have with the key leaders of Highland Bluffs Graphic Design. He was glad to hear Mr. Uxbridge mention two long-term employees he’d decided to promote to management positions.
“It’s like you said,” Mr. Uxbridge told James. “If we have more managers, each manager’s span of control can be smaller. By supervising fewer employees, the managers can build relationships with each person on their team, which will benefit our organization overall.”
“And your decision to promote from within the company instead of hiring new managers from outside is a great way to cultivate organizational culture,” James said. “The newly promoted managers know what it’s like to work here as employees.”
“Hmm,” Mr. Uxbridge said. “That’s true. Plus, the promotions allow me to justify giving those two individuals a pay raise.” He motioned toward his desk, where the outline for the forecasting and budgeting meeting was sitting. “Had one of my finance people do some research on our competitors. Turns out our employees could make more money if they worked somewhere else. That concerns me, because our budget doesn’t allow for across-the-board increases in pay right now.”
Mr. Uxbridge looked for something in his desk drawer. “I’ll be right back. I thought I had the financial report here to show you, but I must have left it in her office.”
James took some time to think while Mr. Uxbridge was out of the room. Decent pay was certainly one of the factors that made employees decide to stay with an organization, but there were other important factors too. James had studied this in college, so the research was still fresh in his mind. He remembered that the socialization process—how new employees learn to adapt to the organization’s way of doing things—plays a big part in how new employees view a particular company. When employees have someone to guide them, like a manager who has time to give them personalized attention, they become oriented to their job roles more quickly, because they can see how their position fits in with what’s happening in the overall organization. The manager can serve as an “onboarding coach,” helping new employees learn and internalize the values that guide the organization’s general practices, along with the rites and rituals that govern how tasks are performed on a daily basis. James knew that when employees had to try to figure out organizational norms for themselves—the behaviors that were expected of them—this could lead to frustration and a sense of not truly being part of the company. On the other hand, when a manager took the time to give employees a thorough introduction to the company, making sure to address important behaviors along with any questions employees may have, this helped employees feel prepared for their jobs and included as an integral part of the organization. It also contributed to employee satisfaction and even happiness.
James searched on his smart phone for a video his favorite professor had shown the class when they’d studied this topic. Maybe if Mr. Uxbridge saw this—
“Here you go,” Mr. Uxbridge said, walking in the door and handing James the financial report.
James looked over the report, and then said, “I have good news. The amount you’re paying your employees isn’t necessarily a make-it-or-break-it issue when it comes to employees deciding whether to stay with Highland Bluffs Graphic Design. There’s something else that motivates employees to stay at an organization even if the pay and benefits may be better somewhere else: happiness. When employees are happy, they will likely stay. Not only will they most likely keep working for the company, but they are more productive than unhappy employees, which contributes to the overall success of the organization.”
“Well,” Mr. Uxbridge said, “that is good news. I’d like to hear more about this.”
“I was hoping you’d say that.” James tapped an app on his phone, and a TED Talk video appeared on the presentation screen on Mr. Uxbridge’s wall. “Look at this,” James said. “Here’s what makes employees happy at work” (Bush, 2018).
https://www.ted.com/talks/michael_c_bush_this_is_what_makes_employees_happy_at_work (Links to an external site.) (3:59 min)
Image of a person pointing at a graph on a flat screen tv
When the video ended, Mr. Uxbridge smiled at James.
“Thank you for that. This is something the managers and I can start working on immediately. In fact, we’ll start today—right after we treat you to lunch.”
Bush, M.C. (2018, December). This is what makes employees happy at work. TED: The Way We Work. Retrieved on March 13, 2020. https://www.ted.com/talks/michael_c_bush_this_is_what_makes_employees_happy_at_work (Links to an external site.)
Sources of Information
Cebollero, C. (2019, February 26). Organizational socialization: What businesses often forget when onboarding new employees. Forbes. Retrieved on March 12, 2020. https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2019/02/26/organizational-socialization-what-businesses-often-forget-when-onboarding-new-employees/#8f299044faf3 (Links to an external site.)
Gallup. (n.d.). Why the onboarding experience is key for retention. Retrieved on March 12, 2020. https://www.gallup.com/workplace/235121/why-onboarding-experience-key-retention.aspx (Links to an external site.)
Maurer, R. (n.d.). New employee onboarding guide. SHRM. Retrieved on March 12, 2020. https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/hr-topics/talent-acquisition/pages/new-employee-onboarding-guide.aspx (Links to an external site.)
Patankar, V. (February 2, 2018). 6 checklists to perfect your new employee onboarding process. Process Street. Retrieved on March 12, 2020. https://www.process.st/new-employee-onboarding-process/ (Links to an external site.)
Vrouvas, M. (2019, March 27). Example of organizational socialization. Chron. Retrieved on March 12, 2020. https://smallbusiness.chron.com/example-organizational-socialization-13676.html (Links to an external site.)
Organizational Plan Part 4: Using PowerPoint and Word, create 300-word explanation and 3-4 PowerPoint slides showing how to create span of control measures. Discuss how they will be used. Apply forecasting and budgeting to organizational evolution, and explain how scientific management, bureaucratic theory, and administrative theory could be used as a part of the plan. Your explanation should include at least 1 citation and reference.
Submit all 4 parts of your Organizational Plan as one well-organized and professional document.
Feedback From Week 3 Assignment:
The start of the essay is very engaging.
Good use of citations–add a few more.
Also, the last paragraph is well done–add a bit more in this summary section.
provide the completed worksheet for the candy bar exercise and write at least a 500 word explanation for the design features/attributes which you included in the candy bar given the use situation and the values desired by the target customer segment. this assignment relates directly to your work in Marketplace where teams will have to select components to meet customer needs in the PC market.
Situational Analysis: You are assigned the task to design a candy bar for a very specific segment and use situation. I am a representative of the segment, and I provide you with a QFD template to use as you ascertain which candy bar best meet my specifications. I’m not going to tell you whether I like chocolate, peanuts, caramel, etc. Your job is to consider all the ingredient and shape options and determine how to construct a candy bar (including the ingredients) to give me the benefits I want. By not telling them which ingredients I like, it frees you up to consider new candy bar recipes that are different than today’s candy bars.
Use occasion – eating a candy bar while driving the car on the way home from work
Values delivered – I have worked hard all day and this is my private reward to myself. I really want to enjoy eating the candy bar; it makes me feel like a kid again
Attributes – that’s what you need to determine. Which combination of attributes (technical specifications in QFD language) best match the values delivered or end goals of the product and the use situation or occasion. Values delivered and use situation are considered as “voice of the customer” in QFD language.
I have prepared a MS Excel spreadsheet that lays out what I like in a candy bar. It also includes an extensive list of ingredients and shapes for different candy bars. I prepared this list by purchasing numerous candy bars from major manufacturers and reviewing the ingredients and structures of their candy bars.
You may use the spreadsheet like a QFD template provided to you. It provides the structure for matching up features to benefits. All your team has to do is fill in the numbers and do the arithmetic in order to determine my preferred ingredients and the structural shape of the candy bar. The =sumproduct function in MS Excel is important to figuring out the absolute importance.
The spreadsheet does not have the roof as in the house of quality. Usually, it’s enough to start with the elements previously highlighted. However, the roof of the house of quality deals with the interactions among the ingredients, which is important.
Recommendations to Follow: For the setup, you may wish to purchase between 10-15 candy bars as examples and discover the attributes specific to each bar. Pick a wide variety of candy bars. It is really helpful to the spur your imagination.
Get with your team and spread out the candy bars. Since this is an online class, I recommend that you meet together virtually or put together a conference call to discuss. Examine the candy bars closely, even open them up to see how they are designed. Pool your efforts and figure out a way to work together on this.
You may ask me questions about what I like or dislike in the way of positive and negative benefits, but I will not tell you which attributes I prefer. It is your job to decide based upon the benefits I want. Once the exercise concludes, I will tell you which candy bar best meets my specifications.
Review Customer Perspectives: Evaluating Your Value Proposition.ppt before you proceed any further.
By the end of this session you should be able to:
Judge market response to your value proposition
Evaluate, revise, and learn from market response to your value proposition
Assignment 5.1 – Language Processing and Perception Bias
Respond to this question: Distinguish the different impacts of real, literal, and abstract motion in the course of normal language processing and perception bias. Reference the Dils reading and one previous reading to support your response. Submit your essay to Drop Box 5.1.
There will be four questions to answer, essay format. This test is timed with a maximum allotted time of three hours once the test is started. The test must be finished in one setting.
Comments from Customer
I want to take the exam in the early morning of Wednesday, July 28th, at approximately 4am Central Standard Time.