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Building depreciation

With the help of your CFO, you have put together the following preliminary budget figures based on last year’s numbers for a planned production and sales level of 4,000 units per year:

Building depreciation

With the help of your CFO, you have put together the following preliminary budget figures based on last year’s numbers for a planned production and sales level of 4,000 units per year:

Building depreciation

With the help of your CFO, you have put together the following preliminary budget figures based on last year’s numbers for a planned production and sales level of 4,000 units per year:

Building depreciation

$200,000/yr.

Machine operators

$100,000/yr.

Management staff

$400,000/yr.

Direct materials

$4,000,000/yr.

Other expenses that seem to vary based on production levels

$3,000,000/yr.

Other expenses that don’t seem to vary

$1,300,000/yr.

Selling price per unit

$5,000/unit

Utilities:

This category is difficult to analyze; a part of it is related to the building’s heat and light, whereas a part of it is used in the manufacturing process itself. You have the following data to which you will apply the high-low method:

  • When there is no production, utility costs are $20,000/month
  • When production levels reached 4,000 units/month, utility costs totaled $40,000/month

You are planning for the future and working on a report based on data from last year’s actual performance. You are going to use the breakeven formula to determine the businesses breakeven point and to answer some important questions regarding your data.

Using only the data from last year’s actual performance write a report answering the following questions:

  1. Which of these 8 cost categories would be considered variable, and which fixed, and explain why?
  2. Which costs would be considered mixed (i.e., semi-variable or semi-fixed)?
  3. Ignoring utility costs altogether, compute the contribution margin per unit, in dollars and in percentage and the breakeven level of sales?
  4. Ignoring utility costs altogether, if instead of breaking even, the firm wants to make $10,000/month profit, answer the following:
    • How many units must be sold each month?
    • To how many sales dollars is this unit volume equivalent?
  5. In year 2, the CEO plans to add $300,000/yr. expense in added administrative salaried headcount. Ignoring utility costs altogether, how many additional units must be sold just to pay for this added expense?

Show ALL calculations.

$200,000/yr.

Machine operators

$100,000/yr.

Management staff

$400,000/yr.

Direct materials

$4,000,000/yr.

Other expenses that seem to vary based on production levels

$3,000,000/yr.

Other expenses that don’t seem to vary

$1,300,000/yr.

Selling price per unit

$5,000/unit

Utilities:

This category is difficult to analyze; a part of it is related to the building’s heat and light, whereas a part of it is used in the manufacturing process itself. You have the following data to which you will apply the high-low method:

  • When there is no production, utility costs are $20,000/month
  • When production levels reached 4,000 units/month, utility costs totaled $40,000/month

You are planning for the future and working on a report based on data from last year’s actual performance. You are going to use the breakeven formula to determine the businesses breakeven point and to answer some important questions regarding your data.

Using only the data from last year’s actual performance write a report answering the following questions:

  1. Which of these 8 cost categories would be considered variable, and which fixed, and explain why?
  2. Which costs would be considered mixed (i.e., semi-variable or semi-fixed)?
  3. Ignoring utility costs altogether, compute the contribution margin per unit, in dollars and in percentage and the breakeven level of sales?
  4. Ignoring utility costs altogether, if instead of breaking even, the firm wants to make $10,000/month profit, answer the following:
    • How many units must be sold each month?
    • To how many sales dollars is this unit volume equivalent?
  5. In year 2, the CEO plans to add $300,000/yr. expense in added administrative salaried headcount. Ignoring utility costs altogether, how many additional units must be sold just to pay for this added expense?

Show ALL calculations.

$200,000/yr.

Machine operators

$100,000/yr.

Management staff

$400,000/yr.

Direct materials

$4,000,000/yr.

Other expenses that seem to vary based on production levels

$3,000,000/yr.

Other expenses that don’t seem to vary

$1,300,000/yr.

Selling price per unit

$5,000/unit

Utilities:

This category is difficult to analyze; a part of it is related to the building’s heat and light, whereas a part of it is used in the manufacturing process itself. You have the following data to which you will apply the high-low method:

  • When there is no production, utility costs are $20,000/month
  • When production levels reached 4,000 units/month, utility costs totaled $40,000/month

You are planning for the future and working on a report based on data from last year’s actual performance. You are going to use the breakeven formula to determine the businesses breakeven point and to answer some important questions regarding your data.

Using only the data from last year’s actual performance write a report answering the following questions:

  1. Which of these 8 cost categories would be considered variable, and which fixed, and explain why?
  2. Which costs would be considered mixed (i.e., semi-variable or semi-fixed)?
  3. Ignoring utility costs altogether, compute the contribution margin per unit, in dollars and in percentage and the breakeven level of sales?
  4. Ignoring utility costs altogether, if instead of breaking even, the firm wants to make $10,000/month profit, answer the following:
    • How many units must be sold each month?
    • To how many sales dollars is this unit volume equivalent?
  5. In year 2, the CEO plans to add $300,000/yr. expense in added administrative salaried headcount. Ignoring utility costs altogether, how many additional units must be sold just to pay for this added expense?

Show ALL calculations.

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Date

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Student Response

Part I

Original DNA Strand:

3’-T A C C C T T T A G T A G C C A C T-5’

Transcription (base sequence of RNA):

Translation (amino acid sequence):

Mutated gene sequence one:

3’-T A C G C T T T A G T A G C C A T T-5′

Transcription (base sequence of RNA):

Translation (amino acid sequence):

Mutated gene sequence two:

3’-T A A C C T T T A C T A G G C A C T-5’

Transcription (base sequence of RNA):

Translation (amino acid sequence):

What is the significance of the first and last codons of an mRNA transcript?

Explanation:

What meaning do these mRNA codons have for protein synthesis?

Explanation:

Did the two mutations result in a change in the final proteins? If so, describe the change.

Response/ explanation:

In general, why might a change in amino acid sequence affect protein function?

Explanation:

Part II

Punnett Square

  1. Chances (%) for healthy child, not a carrier
  2. Chances (%) for child that is carrier for cystic fibrosis trait
  3. Chances (%) for child with cystic fibrosis

Fill out/adapt Punnett Square:

______

_____

______

______

  1. Chances (%) for healthy child, not a carrier:
  2. % for child that is carrier for cystic fibrosis trait:
  3. % for child with cystic fibrosis:

Part III: Essay

How do both meiosis and sexual reproduction (fertilization) produce offspring that differ genetically from the parents?

  • Include steps in meiosis that increase variability
  • Include the process of fertilization.

Date

Questions

Student Response

Part I

Original DNA Strand:

3’-T A C C C T T T A G T A G C C A C T-5’

Transcription (base sequence of RNA):

Translation (amino acid sequence):

Mutated gene sequence one:

3’-T A C G C T T T A G T A G C C A T T-5′

Transcription (base sequence of RNA):

Translation (amino acid sequence):

Mutated gene sequence two:

3’-T A A C C T T T A C T A G G C A C T-5’

Transcription (base sequence of RNA):

Translation (amino acid sequence):

What is the significance of the first and last codons of an mRNA transcript?

Explanation:

What meaning do these mRNA codons have for protein synthesis?

Explanation:

Did the two mutations result in a change in the final proteins? If so, describe the change.

Response/ explanation:

In general, why might a change in amino acid sequence affect protein function?

Explanation:

Part II

Punnett Square

  1. Chances (%) for healthy child, not a carrier
  2. Chances (%) for child that is carrier for cystic fibrosis trait
  3. Chances (%) for child with cystic fibrosis

Fill out/adapt Punnett Square:

______

_____

______

______

  1. Chances (%) for healthy child, not a carrier:
  2. % for child that is carrier for cystic fibrosis trait:
  3. % for child with cystic fibrosis:

Part III: Essay

How do both meiosis and sexual reproduction (fertilization) produce offspring that differ genetically from the parents?

  • Include steps in meiosis that increase variability
  • Include the process of fertilization.

Date

Student Name

Date

Questions

Student Response

Part I

Original DNA Strand:

3’-T A C C C T T T A G T A G C C A C T-5’

Transcription (base sequence of RNA):

Translation (amino acid sequence):

Mutated gene sequence one:

3’-T A C G C T T T A G T A G C C A T T-5′

Transcription (base sequence of RNA):

Translation (amino acid sequence):

Mutated gene sequence two:

3’-T A A C C T T T A C T A G G C A C T-5’

Transcription (base sequence of RNA):

Translation (amino acid sequence):

What is the significance of the first and last codons of an mRNA transcript?

Explanation:

What meaning do these mRNA codons have for protein synthesis?

Explanation:

Did the two mutations result in a change in the final proteins? If so, describe the change.

Response/ explanation:

In general, why might a change in amino acid sequence affect protein function?

Explanation:

Part II

Punnett Square

  1. Chances (%) for healthy child, not a carrier
  2. Chances (%) for child that is carrier for cystic fibrosis trait
  3. Chances (%) for child with cystic fibrosis

Fill out/adapt Punnett Square:

______

_____

______

______

  1. Chances (%) for healthy child, not a carrier:
  2. % for child that is carrier for cystic fibrosis trait:
  3. % for child with cystic fibrosis:

Part III: Essay

How do both meiosis and sexual reproduction (fertilization) produce offspring that differ genetically from the parents?

  • Include steps in meiosis that increase variability
  • Include the process of fertilization.

Student Name

Date

Questions

Student Response

Part I

Original DNA Strand:

3’-T A C C C T T T A G T A G C C A C T-5’

Transcription (base sequence of RNA):

Translation (amino acid sequence):

Mutated gene sequence one:

3’-T A C G C T T T A G T A G C C A T T-5′

Transcription (base sequence of RNA):

Translation (amino acid sequence):

Mutated gene sequence two:

3’-T A A C C T T T A C T A G G C A C T-5’

Transcription (base sequence of RNA):

Translation (amino acid sequence):

What is the significance of the first and last codons of an mRNA transcript?

Explanation:

What meaning do these mRNA codons have for protein synthesis?

Explanation:

Did the two mutations result in a change in the final proteins? If so, describe the change.

Response/ explanation:

In general, why might a change in amino acid sequence affect protein function?

Explanation:

Part II

Punnett Square

  1. Chances (%) for healthy child, not a carrier
  2. Chances (%) for child that is carrier for cystic fibrosis trait
  3. Chances (%) for child with cystic fibrosis

Fill out/adapt Punnett Square:

______

_____

______

______

  1. Chances (%) for healthy child, not a carrier:
  2. % for child that is carrier for cystic fibrosis trait:
  3. % for child with cystic fibrosis:

Part III: Essay

How do both meiosis and sexual reproduction (fertilization) produce offspring that differ genetically from the parents?

  • Include steps in meiosis that increase variability
  • Include the process of fertilization.

Questions

Student Response

Part I

Original DNA Strand:

3’-T A C C C T T T A G T A G C C A C T-5’

Transcription (base sequence of RNA):

Translation (amino acid sequence):

Mutated gene sequence one:

3’-T A C G C T T T A G T A G C C A T T-5′

Transcription (base sequence of RNA):

Translation (amino acid sequence):

Mutated gene sequence two:

3’-T A A C C T T T A C T A G G C A C T-5’

Transcription (base sequence of RNA):

Translation (amino acid sequence):

What is the significance of the first and last codons of an mRNA transcript?

Explanation:

What meaning do these mRNA codons have for protein synthesis?

Explanation:

Did the two mutations result in a change in the final proteins? If so, describe the change.

Response/ explanation:

In general, why might a change in amino acid sequence affect protein function?

Explanation:

Part II

Punnett Square

  1. Chances (%) for healthy child, not a carrier
  2. Chances (%) for child that is carrier for cystic fibrosis trait
  3. Chances (%) for child with cystic fibrosis

Fill out/adapt Punnett Square:

______

_____

______

______

  1. Chances (%) for healthy child, not a carrier:
  2. % for child that is carrier for cystic fibrosis trait:
  3. % for child with cystic fibrosis:

Part III: Essay

How do both meiosis and sexual reproduction (fertilization) produce offspring that differ genetically from the parents?

  • Include steps in meiosis that increase variability
  • Include the process of fertilization.

Questions

Student Response

Part I

Original DNA Strand:

3’-T A C C C T T T A G T A G C C A C T-5’

Transcription (base sequence of RNA):

Translation (amino acid sequence):

Mutated gene sequence one:

3’-T A C G C T T T A G T A G C C A T T-5′

Transcription (base sequence of RNA):

Translation (amino acid sequence):

Mutated gene sequence two:

3’-T A A C C T T T A C T A G G C A C T-5’

Transcription (base sequence of RNA):

Translation (amino acid sequence):

What is the significance of the first and last codons of an mRNA transcript?

Explanation:

What meaning do these mRNA codons have for protein synthesis?

Explanation:

Did the two mutations result in a change in the final proteins? If so, describe the change.

Response/ explanation:

In general, why might a change in amino acid sequence affect protein function?

Explanation:

Part II

Punnett Square

  1. Chances (%) for healthy child, not a carrier
  2. Chances (%) for child that is carrier for cystic fibrosis trait
  3. Chances (%) for child with cystic fibrosis

Fill out/adapt Punnett Square:

______

_____

______

______

  1. Chances (%) for healthy child, not a carrier:
  2. % for child that is carrier for cystic fibrosis trait:
  3. % for child with cystic fibrosis:

Part III: Essay

How do both meiosis and sexual reproduction (fertilization) produce offspring that differ genetically from the parents?

  • Include steps in meiosis that increase variability
  • Include the process of fertilization.

Midwest Bank

Complete the case study The PIVOT Initiative at Midwest Bank, Part I, starting on page 358.

On the basis of the information:

Complete the case study The PIVOT Initiative at Midwest Bank, Part I, starting on page 358.

On the basis of the information:

  • Prepare a 3 to 5 page paper discussing what conclusions you can reach on the importance of team preparation and member selection to the “Define” stage, and eventual success of Six Sigma projects, such as the PIVOT project.
  • How did the roles of the PIVOT team members, described in the case, potentially contribute knowledge or skill necessary to carry out each state of the DMAIC process? Hint: Refer back to the team member roles and responsibilities in Chapter 6, Table 6.1.
  • What factors do you think weighed in the decision to include the $280,000 “anomaly” in the project justification? If you were the project champion, how would you assess this justification in deciding on whether the project was significant enough to move forward?

Use APA format – to include a cover page and reference page (not included in the 3-5 pages), introduction and conclusion paragraphs, and at least 2 references, one of those references should be your book. Be sure to cite your work.

Complete the case study The PIVOT Initiative at Midwest Bank, Part I, starting on page 358.

On the basis of the information:

  • Prepare a 3 to 5 page paper discussing what conclusions you can reach on the importance of team preparation and member selection to the “Define” stage, and eventual success of Six Sigma projects, such as the PIVOT project.
  • How did the roles of the PIVOT team members, described in the case, potentially contribute knowledge or skill necessary to carry out each state of the DMAIC process? Hint: Refer back to the team member roles and responsibilities in Chapter 6, Table 6.1.
  • What factors do you think weighed in the decision to include the $280,000 “anomaly” in the project justification? If you were the project champion, how would you assess this justification in deciding on whether the project was significant enough to move forward?

Use APA format – to include a cover page and reference page (not included in the 3-5 pages), introduction and conclusion paragraphs, and at least 2 references, one of those references should be your book. Be sure to cite your work.

  • Prepare a 3 to 5 page paper discussing what conclusions you can reach on the importance of team preparation and member selection to the “Define” stage, and eventual success of Six Sigma projects, such as the PIVOT project.
  • How did the roles of the PIVOT team members, described in the case, potentially contribute knowledge or skill necessary to carry out each state of the DMAIC process? Hint: Refer back to the team member roles and responsibilities in Chapter 6, Table 6.1.
  • What factors do you think weighed in the decision to include the $280,000 “anomaly” in the project justification? If you were the project champion, how would you assess this justification in deciding on whether the project was significant enough to move forward?

Use APA format – to include a cover page and reference page (not included in the 3-5 pages), introduction and conclusion paragraphs, and at least 2 references, one of those references should be your book. Be sure to cite your work.

cover page

Final Paper
The final six to eight page paper must demonstrate understanding of new learning in the field of project management. It is mandatory to have research from the classroom text, as well as two sources from the internet or online library to support your views. It is recommended to use examples from your professional experience where possible, or build from your learning in the discussion boards. (Suggestion: use at least one project of which you have been either a team member or a project manager as an example to describe the topics below):

The following topics must be reviewed in order for the paper to be complete:
Define project management and explain its importance to the business world.
Explain project life-cycle management and the benefits of project management to an organization.
Explain the concepts of planning in the project life-cycle and how research and critical thinking is mandatory in planning.
Explain project organizations and the importance of leadership and sponsorship.
Explain project team building, including techniques of successful team building.
Explain how to create a work breakdown structure and how a project manager breaks down the overall project into packages.
Explain the need for project management software in large integrated programs and the benefits to the overall project management organization.
Writing the Final Paper

The Final Paper:

Must be six to eight double-spaced pages in length and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide.
Must include a cover page that includes:
Student’s name

Final Paper
The final six to eight page paper must demonstrate understanding of new learning in the field of project management. It is mandatory to have research from the classroom text, as well as two sources from the internet or online library to support your views. It is recommended to use examples from your professional experience where possible, or build from your learning in the discussion boards. (Suggestion: use at least one project of which you have been either a team member or a project manager as an example to describe the topics below):

The following topics must be reviewed in order for the paper to be complete:
Define project management and explain its importance to the business world.
Explain project life-cycle management and the benefits of project management to an organization.
Explain the concepts of planning in the project life-cycle and how research and critical thinking is mandatory in planning.
Explain project organizations and the importance of leadership and sponsorship.
Explain project team building, including techniques of successful team building.
Explain how to create a work breakdown structure and how a project manager breaks down the overall project into packages.
Explain the need for project management software in large integrated programs and the benefits to the overall project management organization.
Writing the Final Paper

The Final Paper:

Must be six to eight double-spaced pages in length and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide.
Must include a cover page that includes:
Student’s name
Course name and number
Title of paper
Instructor’s name
Date submitted
Must include an introductory paragraph with a succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
Must conclude with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph.
Must use APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide to document all sources.
Must include, on the final page, a Reference Page that is completed according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide.

Course name and number
Title of paper
Instructor’s name
Date submitted
Must include an introductory paragraph with a succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
Must conclude with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph.
Must use APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide to document all sources.
Must include, on the final page, a Reference Page that is completed according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide.

Martin Fierce

PLEASE INCLUDE THE NAME AND NUMBER NEXT TO EACH REPLY RESPONSE.

Guided Response: Analyze several of your peers’ posts.  Respond to at least two of your peers and explain how knowing your values and purpose in life influence your leadership style.

#1 Martin Fierro

TuesdayNov 14 at

PLEASE INCLUDE THE NAME AND NUMBER NEXT TO EACH REPLY RESPONSE.

Guided Response: Analyze several of your peers’ posts.  Respond to at least two of your peers and explain how knowing your values and purpose in life influence your leadership style.

#1 Martin Fierro

TuesdayNov 14 at 8:45pm

Manage Discussion Entry

My values that I’d say are important to me are some of the following; Respect for myself and respect for others. Not only do I value giving respect I appreciate when it is demonstrated by others. Respect influences my leadership because regardless of differences, it’s a good attribute to have allowing you to treat others with dignity, empathy and compassion which in turn will give me the ability to earn the respect of others, which is valuable when in a leadership role (Vella, 2016).

I value integrity which could be from my past in the military or for my high respects toward law enforcement. When you value integrity, I feel that you also would value authenticity, because in order for someone to have integrity they are usually very real and raw in nature. Having these values influence the way I am toward my peers and anyone under my leadership role. If I’m being honest and up front, usually people are more likely to do the same.

My purposes in life is not narrowed down to any single thing. My life purpose is to bring positive energy and inspire purpose in others. An example of this would be me demonstrating myself as a good role model for my kids. I promote positive energy and determination to show them they can do anything they set their mind to, and try to inspire them to be their best. I do this as well in my work environment, I feel people work better in a positive work environment.

I also feel my purpose in life is to grow continually through the influence of my fathers’ wisdom and use my wisdom to help others that come across my path. To grow through encouraging them, while also making a difference in their lives and the lives of those around them. It’s easy for people to get caught up in their own lives, but I have always valued camaraderie, which could be a reason I joined the Marines. Having that group of people around you that always looks out for one another, and through that, we are all inspired to do the best job we are capable of.

References

Vella, D. (2016, January 18). Why Respect is the Cornerstone of Effective Leadership. Retrieved from http://www.thoughtleadersllc.com/2016/01/why-respect-is-the-cornerstone-of-effective-leadership/

#2 Jeramiah Jones

WednesdayNov 15 at 10:06am

Manage Discussion Entry

How would you describe your own values and purpose in life? In what way is your leadership influenced by these values?

I like to think that I am a good person, and I do what I can to show that I am trustworthy and upstanding. I show my team the respect that they deserve and hope that they return the favor. My goal in life is to be successful, keep my business growing, and to enjoy everything that I can. When I mention success, success to me is being healthy, happy, having a roof over my head and food on my table. Neither I nor my girlfriend are overly extravagant, we like nice things, but they don’t have to be the most expensive things, the biggest house, and fanciest car.

I’m sure success has a different meaning to everyone, but that is what it means to me. I tend to be an honest person, and I like to get along with everyone, the military taught me respect, and getting older has helped with my patience. I don’t expect things from people that I wouldn’t do myself, I talk to people with professionalism, and I treat them the way that I would hope to be treated. I think that all of these things come through in my leadership. I do what I can to lead by example, and I expect that my crew sees that, and that lets them know the type of person that I am. I feel that a lot of the person that I am today has come with age, when I think back on myself fifteen years ago, I feel that I am a completely different person; getting older helps you put a better perspective on things in my opinion.

 

Manage Discussion Entry

My values that I’d say are important to me are some of the following; Respect for myself and respect for others. Not only do I value giving respect I appreciate when it is demonstrated by others. Respect influences my leadership because regardless of differences, it’s a good attribute to have allowing you to treat others with dignity, empathy and compassion which in turn will give me the ability to earn the respect of others, which is valuable when in a leadership role (Vella, 2016).

I value integrity which could be from my past in the military or for my high respects toward law enforcement. When you value integrity, I feel that you also would value authenticity, because in order for someone to have integrity they are usually very real and raw in nature. Having these values influence the way I am toward my peers and anyone under my leadership role. If I’m being honest and up front, usually people are more likely to do the same.

My purposes in life is not narrowed down to any single thing. My life purpose is to bring positive energy and inspire purpose in others. An example of this would be me demonstrating myself as a good role model for my kids. I promote positive energy and determination to show them they can do anything they set their mind to, and try to inspire them to be their best. I do this as well in my work environment, I feel people work better in a positive work environment.

I also feel my purpose in life is to grow continually through the influence of my fathers’ wisdom and use my wisdom to help others that come across my path. To grow through encouraging them, while also making a difference in their lives and the lives of those around them. It’s easy for people to get caught up in their own lives, but I have always valued camaraderie, which could be a reason I joined the Marines. Having that group of people around you that always looks out for one another, and through that, we are all inspired to do the best job we are capable of.

References

Vella, D. (2016, January 18). Why Respect is the Cornerstone of Effective Leadership. Retrieved from http://www.thoughtleadersllc.com/2016/01/why-respect-is-the-cornerstone-of-effective-leadership/

#2 Jeramiah Jones

WednesdayNov 15 at 10:06am

Manage Discussion Entry

How would you describe your own values and purpose in life? In what way is your leadership influenced by these values?

I like to think that I am a good person, and I do what I can to show that I am trustworthy and upstanding. I show my team the respect that they deserve and hope that they return the favor. My goal in life is to be successful, keep my business growing, and to enjoy everything that I can. When I mention success, success to me is being healthy, happy, having a roof over my head and food on my table. Neither I nor my girlfriend are overly extravagant, we like nice things, but they don’t have to be the most expensive things, the biggest house, and fanciest car.

I’m sure success has a different meaning to everyone, but that is what it means to me. I tend to be an honest person, and I like to get along with everyone, the military taught me respect, and getting older has helped with my patience. I don’t expect things from people that I wouldn’t do myself, I talk to people with professionalism, and I treat them the way that I would hope to be treated. I think that all of these things come through in my leadership. I do what I can to lead by example, and I expect that my crew sees that, and that lets them know the type of person that I am. I feel that a lot of the person that I am today has come with age, when I think back on myself fifteen years ago, I feel that I am a completely different person; getting older helps you put a better perspective on things in my opinion.

 

years ago

Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:

  1. Discuss the current economic situation in the UWrite a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:
    1. Discuss the current economic situation in the U.S. as compared to five (5) years ago. Include interest rates, inflation, and unemployment rate in your explanation.
    2. Explain the changes in interest rates, inflation, and unemployment rates that your research yielded. Explain one reason for each of the changes in interest rates, inflation, and unemployment rates that you identified in Question 1.
    3. Identify two (2) strategies based on fiscal and monetary policy that would encourage people to spend money in order to create economic growth.
    4. Explain how the two (2) strategies that you identified in Question 3 could affect the unemployment, inflation, and interest rates.
    5. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment.

    Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

    • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and 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 assignment page length.

    The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

    • Analyze imperfectly competitive markets – monopoly, monopolistic competition, and oligopoly – to understand their profit-maximizing decisions.
    • Explain the factors and mechanisms of growth.
    • Explain how governments use monetary and fiscal policy to manage the economy.
    • Use technology and information resources to research issues in principles of economics.
    • Write clearly and concisely about principles of economics using proper writing mechanics.

    grading rubric:

    Thoroughly discussed the current economic situation in the U.S. as compared to five (5) years ago and thoroughly included interest rates, inflation, and unemployment rate in your explanation.

    Thoroughly explained the changes in interest rates, inflation, and unemployment rates that your research yielded and thoroughly explained one (1) reason for each of the changes in interest rates, inflation, and unemployment rates that you identified in Question 1.

    Thoroughly identified two (2) strategies based on fiscal and monetary policy that would encourage people to spend money in order to create economic growth.

    Thoroughly explained how the two (2) strategies that you identified in Question 3 could affect the unemployment, inflation, and interest rates.

    .S. as compared to five (5) years ago. Include interest rates, inflation, and unemployment rate in your explanation.

  2. Explain the changes in interest rates, inflation, and unemployment rates that your research yielded. Explain one reason for each of the changes in interest rates, inflation, and unemployment rates that you identified in Question 1.
  3. Identify two (2) strategies based on fiscal and monetary policy that would encourage people to spend money in order to create economic growth.
  4. Explain how the two (2) strategies that you identified in Question 3 could affect the unemployment, inflation, and interest rates.
  5. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and 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 assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Analyze imperfectly competitive markets – monopoly, monopolistic competition, and oligopoly – to understand their profit-maximizing decisions.
  • Explain the factors and mechanisms of growth.
  • Explain how governments use monetary and fiscal policy to manage the economy.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in principles of economics.
  • Write clearly and concisely about principles of economics using proper writing mechanics.

grading rubric:

Thoroughly discussed the current economic situation in the U.S. as compared to five (5) years ago and thoroughly included interest rates, inflation, and unemployment rate in your explanation.

Thoroughly explained the changes in interest rates, inflation, and unemployment rates that your research yielded and thoroughly explained one (1) reason for each of the changes in interest rates, inflation, and unemployment rates that you identified in Question 1.

Thoroughly identified two (2) strategies based on fiscal and monetary policy that would encourage people to spend money in order to create economic growth.

Thoroughly explained how the two (2) strategies that you identified in Question 3 could affect the unemployment, inflation, and interest rates.

your listener

Select a product that you like or a product you use. Design a sales presentation/campaign that introduces an idea for the product, or a better way to promote the product. This section should be a minimum of two pages and include the six suggestions presented on pages 348-352 in your textbook:

1. How you will hook your listener

Select a product that you like or a product you use. Design a sales presentation/campaign that introduces an idea for the product, or a better way to promote the product. This section should be a minimum of two pages and include the six suggestions presented on pages 348-352 in your textbook:

1. How you will hook your listener

2. Identify the customer’s key issues

3. Make the recommendation

4. Stress benefits, not features

5. Make the close

6. Respond to objections

 

Write a one-page formal business letter (sample on page 372) to your supervisor explaining your campaign.

Write a one-half page office memo (sample on page 375) to your co-workers outlining the campaign.

Include all three writing pieces in one document. Add a conclusion to your document, summing up what you have learned from this writing process. Make sure to include any challenges you faced and/or surprises you encountered. You may only use your textbook as a resource for this final assignment.

This final project should be a minimum of four pages (not including cover and reference page). The textbook must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations using APA style.

Select a product that you like or a product you use. Design a sales presentation/campaign that introduces an idea for the product, or a better way to promote the product. This section should be a minimum of two pages and include the six suggestions presented on pages 348-352 in your textbook:

1. How you will hook your listener

2. Identify the customer’s key issues

3. Make the recommendation

4. Stress benefits, not features

5. Make the close

6. Respond to objections

 

Write a one-page formal business letter (sample on page 372) to your supervisor explaining your campaign.

Write a one-half page office memo (sample on page 375) to your co-workers outlining the campaign.

Include all three writing pieces in one document. Add a conclusion to your document, summing up what you have learned from this writing process. Make sure to include any challenges you faced and/or surprises you encountered. You may only use your textbook as a resource for this final assignment.

This final project should be a minimum of four pages (not including cover and reference page). The textbook must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations using APA style.

2. Identify the customer’s key issues

3. Make the recommendation

4. Stress benefits, not features

5. Make the close

6. Respond to objections

 

Write a one-page formal business letter (sample on page 372) to your supervisor explaining your campaign.

Write a one-half page office memo (sample on page 375) to your co-workers outlining the campaign.

Include all three writing pieces in one document. Add a conclusion to your document, summing up what you have learned from this writing process. Make sure to include any challenges you faced and/or surprises you encountered. You may only use your textbook as a resource for this final assignment.

This final project should be a minimum of four pages (not including cover and reference page). The textbook must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations using APA style.

three patterns

Analyze and synthesize findings from your Week Three assignment, specifically the critical reviews of empirical studies relevant to your research question.  Extract at least three patterns and/or trends from the five studies.  What are some common findings?  Explain how these patterns and/or trends inform your research and how they support learning outcomes for a diverse student population.

Theories give researchers a conceptual framework for

Analyze and synthesize findings from your Week Three assignment, specifically the critical reviews of empirical studies relevant to your research question.  Extract at least three patterns and/or trends from the five studies.  What are some common findings?  Explain how these patterns and/or trends inform your research and how they support learning outcomes for a diverse student population.

Theories give researchers a conceptual framework for understanding problems and/or research questions.  In the discussion forum, state your research question and the problem your research attempts to solve.  Then, identify two to three theories that could be relevant to your study.  Think about theories and theorists you have been studying in the MAED program.  Identify the theorists and at least three major tenets of each theory.  Summarize, in your own words, the main ideas.  Make sure to cite your sources.

The following resources may help you determine relevant theories:

Analyze and synthesize findings from your Week Three assignment, specifically

Analyze and synthesize findings from your Week Three assignment, specifically the critical reviews of empirical studies relevant to your research question.  Extract at least three patterns and/or trends from the five studies.  What are some common findings?  Explain how these patterns and/or trends inform your research and how they support learning outcomes for a diverse student population.

Theories give researchers a conceptual framework for understanding problems and/or research questions.  In the discussion forum, state your research question and the problem your research attempts to solve.  Then, identify two to three theories that could be relevant to your study.  Think about theories and theorists you have been studying in the MAED program.  Identify the theorists and at least three major tenets of each theory.  Summarize, in your own words, the main ideas.  Make sure to cite your sources.

The following resources may help you determine relevant theories:

the critical reviews of empirical studies relevant to your research question.  Extract at least three patterns and/or trends from the five studies.  What are some common findings?  Explain how these patterns and/or trends inform your research and how they support learning outcomes for a diverse student population.

Theories give researchers a conceptual framework for understanding problems and/or research questions.  In the discussion forum, state your research question and the problem your research attempts to solve.  Then, identify two to three theories that could be relevant to your study.  Think about theories and theorists you have been studying in the MAED program.  Identify the theorists and at least three major tenets of each theory.  Summarize, in your own words, the main ideas.  Make sure to cite your sources.

The following resources may help you determine relevant theories:

erstanding problems and/or research questions.  In the discussion forum, state your research question and the problem your research attempts to solve.  Then, identify two to three theories that could be relevant to your study.  Think about theories and theorists you have been studying in the MAED program.  Identify the theorists and at least three major tenets of each theory.  Summarize, in your own words, the main ideas.  Make sure to cite your sources.

The following resources may help you determine relevant theories:

unrelated industries

Do not use any organization that is referred to in the Maintenance and Reliability chapter of your textbook to complete this assignment.  Select two companies that are not mentioned in this chapter. 

Identify two companies in unrelated industries that use TPM approaches to ensure reliability in the products or services that they sell, and in a 4- to 6-page Microsoft Word document, create a report responding to the following questions:

Do not use any organization that is referred to in the Maintenance and Reliability chapter of your textbook to complete this assignment.  Select two companies that are not mentioned in this chapter. 

Identify two companies in unrelated industries that use TPM approaches to ensure reliability in the products or services that they sell, and in a 4- to 6-page Microsoft Word document, create a report responding to the following questions:

Do not use any organization that is referred to in the Maintenance and Reliability chapter of your textbook to complete this assignment.  Select two companies that are not mentioned in this chapter. 

Identify two companies in unrelated industries that use TPM approaches to ensure reliability in the products or services that they sell, and in a 4- to 6-page Microsoft Word document, create a report responding to the following questions:

  • What are the activities that they do under their TPM programs?
  • What similarities do you notice between the approaches of the two companies? What differences do you identify?
  • What is the importance of reliability in a production environment?
  • Identify any elements of the 5S approach that you see in the TPM activities of the two companies.
  • What are the activities that they do under their TPM programs?
  • What similarities do you notice between the approaches of the two companies? What differences do you identify?
  • What is the importance of reliability in a production environment?
  • Identify any elements of the 5S approach that you see in the TPM activities of the two companies.
  • What are the activities that they do under their TPM programs?
  • What similarities do you notice between the approaches of the two companies? What differences do you identify?
  • What is the importance of reliability in a production environment?
  • Identify any elements of the 5S approach that you see in the TPM activities of the two companies.