strategic plan to the organization

Overview

In Milestone Two, you recommended a strategic plan to the organization from the course scenario for the IoT innovation project. Now that senior management of this company has approved your recommendation, your task is to recommend ways the organization can better support innovation. Remember that your perspective is still that of a middle manager for one of the top U.S. producers of luxury and mass-market automobiles and trucks.

In this assignment, you will read a case study and write a report that compares the course scenario organization’s structure and innovation culture with those of Skunk Works. This report may help you identify ways to improve your organizational structure and culture in an effort to better support innovation.

Prompt

Using the information about the company in the Organization Overview document and referring to the Skunk Works case study in this module’s resources, compare the organization from the course scenario with Skunk Works and identify differences in organizational structure and culture related to innovation. Your comparison should include the following points:

  • Organizational Structure : Compare the organization’s structure with that of the Skunk Works innovation team at Lockheed. Identify the points of similarity and difference and discuss their implications for an organization’s overall ability to innovate.
  • Shared Vision : Compare the shared vision of the organization and that of the Skunk Works innovation team. Identify the points of similarity and difference and discuss their implications for an organization’s overall ability to innovate.
  • Creative Climate : Compare the creative climate of the organization and that of the Skunk Works innovation team. Identify the points of similarity and difference and discuss their implications for an organization’s overall ability to innovate.
  • Effectiveness of Teamwork : Compare the effectiveness of teamwork in the organization and the Skunk Works innovation team. Identify the points of similarity and difference and discuss their implications for an organization’s overall ability to innovate.

Guidelines for Submission

Submit a 1- to 3-page Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins. You are not required to use sources. However, if you choose to use sources, they should be cited in APA format. Consult the Shapiro Library APA Style Guide for more information on citations.

Analyze article assignment

DISCUSSION: Using 300-350 words, analyze the article as it relates to the selected key term. This is the most important part of the assignment. Analyzing articles is an opportunity to delve into organizations to determine best practices. As pertains to Organizational Theory, it is an opportunity to discover whether organizations engage in these types of business practices. Organizations in and of themselves are just things. However, when you add people to them, they then become what are known as living and learning organizations – aka knowledge organizations.

Business Plan Presentation Assignment

Assignment Details

•    Please keep the presentation to 5 to 8 minutes as it will be timed and there will be point deductions for going over the time limit.

• Please be sure that your presentation includes the information on the below listed slides.

• Pictures work well but if you use text, the text of each slide should be in short, bulleted points. Whole sentences are rarely needed.

• Put no more than 3-5 bulleted points on a slide.

• If using a narrated Keynote or PowerPoint, after moving to a new slide, try to wait about 5 seconds before speaking. This helps to keep the narration in sync.

12 Slides

Generally, these 12 slides should work in most business situations although you are allowed to vary as needed for your business.

Remember that the slides should just contain pictures or bullet points, basically to remind you what to say. The detail will come from your narration.

1. Title Slide: your company’s name, a short company description, and your name. You can also include your company logo here.

2. The Opportunity: what is the current market problem or opportunity?

3. Your Company and Solution: a short description of your company, what do you do, and how you solve the problem or meet the opportunity.

4. The Target Market: who is your target market and how large is it. Be sure to cite the sources of your information in regards to market size.

5. The Competition: who is your competition and what is your competitive advantage.

6. Management and Operations: who is your team, why are they qualified, and in what type of facilities will the business operate out of.

7. The Marketing Strategy: how do plan on marketing your company and measuring the results.

8. The Timeline: when do you expect to reach key milestones.

9. Financials: a brief summary of key points from the financials. Be sure to include a summary of three years sales and profit numbers as well as the major revenue sources and expenses.

10 Funding: how much are you asking for, in what form (debt vs. equity) and how will the funds be used.

11. Investment Opportunity: What return is being offered and what are the potential exit strategies.

12. Conclusion: wrap-up and thank the investors for their attention.

1) Introduction and Company Overview

How clearly is the market problem or opportunity presented? Is the business clearly described along with how it solves the market problem or meets the market opportunity?

2) Target Market and Competition

How clearly is the target market described along with the size of the market and the supporting references (ex. Census Bureau etc.)? Who is the competition and how well does the presenter describe their competitive advantage?

3) Management, Operations, and Marketing

How well does the presenter describe the key company personnel and why they are qualified to bring this business to fruition? Are the overall operations clearly described? Are key milestones stated? Does the presenter describe how the company will be marketed as well as how the results will be measured?

4) Financials

Does the presenter show three years of sales and profit/loss? Do the numbers add up? Do the sales numbers seem achievable? Are major revenue sources and expenses listed? Does the presenter clearly state how much in funding they are looking for as well as how much they are offering in return?

5) Overall Layout

Does the business plan contain all the required elements? Is it well organized and free from grammar and spelling errors? Does the presenter stay within the time limit?

The History of Terror and Defining Terrorism.

Lesson: The History of Terror and Defining Terrorism

Option 1: 

An Article review evaluates the clarity, quality and originality of research, as well as its relevance and presentation. A good review carefully analyzes an article’s strengths and weaknesses before assessing its overall value. The purpose of the article review is to improve basic research skills and to allow students to become familiar with specific evaluation criteria for social science research and develop critical thinking skills.

Choose one of the Module’s Required Readings and conduct an Article Review. Your Review must include the following subheadings:

· Introduction

· Methodology (research)

· Results

· Discussion

· Your concluding thoughts on the article as it pertains to the week’s topics and lessons

Think about the following questions to help you critique and engage with the article:

· What does the article set out to do?

· What is the theoretical framework or assumptions?

· Are the central concepts clearly defined?

· How adequate is the evidence?

· How does the article fit into the literature and field?

· Does it advance the knowledge of the subject?

· How clear is the author’s writing?

Your 3 to 4-page paper must use at least two outside academic sources in addition to the textbook and be formatted according APA.

Option 2: 

An Article review evaluates the clarity, quality and originality of research, as well as its relevance and presentation. A good review carefully analyzes an article’s strengths and weaknesses before assessing its overall value. The purpose of the article review is to improve basic research skills and to allow students to become familiar with specific evaluation criteria for social science research and develop critical thinking skills.

Find an article related to this week’s lesson (The History of Terror and Defining Terrorism) published after 2018 and conduct an Article Review. Your Review must include the following subheadings:

· Introduction

· Methodology (research)

· Results

· Discussion

· Your concluding thoughts on the article as it pertains to the week’s topics and lessons

Think about the following questions to help you critique and engage with the article:

· What does the article set out to do?

· What is the theoretical framework or assumptions?

· Are the central concepts clearly defined?

· How adequate is the evidence?

· How does the article fit into the literature and field?

· Does it advance the knowledge of the subject?

· How clear is the author’s writing?

Your 3 to 4-page paper must use at least two outside academic sources in addition to the textbook and be formatted according to APA.

Payments For Health Services Providers

Insurance is based on pooling of losses, payment for random losses, risk transfer, and indemnification. As a result, insurers use several different approaches to mitigate their risk and set premium rates, including:

the fee-for-service method

the cost approach

the demographic approach

For your assignment, evaluate two global payment systems within healthcare with focus on the financial risks for providers. Identify the pluses and minuses of both approaches used to mitigate these risks.

Your paper should meet the following structural requirements:

Four-to-five pages in length, not including the cover sheet and reference page.

Formatted according to APA 7th edition and Saudi Electronic University writing standards

Provide support for your statements with in-text citations from a minimum of two scholarly articles from peer-reviewed journals. Additional sources may come from the class readings or textbook, but a minimum of two must be external.

The Saudi Digital Library is a good place to find these references.

You are strongly encouraged to submit all assignments to the Turnitin Originality Check prior to submitting them to your instructor for grading. If you are unsure how to submit an assignment to the Originality Check tool, review the Turnitin Originality Check Student Guide.

Explain the general process of hypothesis testing

In an APA formatted Word document of at least 5 pages of content explain (does not include title and a reference pages)

  • Explain the general process of hypothesis testing
  • Review the basic steps included in conducting a hypothesis test
  • Explain the scientific reasoning behind hypothesis testing
  • If a hypothesis test is carried out using 5% level of significance against a specific alternative with a power of 90% and the null hypothesis is rejected, what is the probability that it is actually true?

Please include a minimum of 5 credible references for study.

  Describe Descartes’ project in Meditation.

Describe Descartes’ project in Meditation.

1 What is the aim of this project (what is he seeking to achieve)?

2. What problem is Descartes seeking to address with his project?

3. In order to achieve the general destruction of all his former opinions, Descartes claims it is not necessary to prove that they are false. Instead, what does he claim is sufficient for rejecting them? Why does he think this is sufficient?

4. Descartes identifies various grounds for doubting his opinions. For example, he claims that the senses are unreliable in certain situations. Below I identify Descartes’ grounds for doubt. Describe why each serves as a ground for doubt. Identify what beliefs are called into doubt by each ground for doubt. How does he respond to each ground for doubt? a.The senses.    The possibility of dreaming.The possibility that God or an evil demon is deceiving me5. What conclusion does Descartes come to regarding all of the opinions he once regarded as true?

Differences between Socrates’s and Russell’s perspective on value of philosophy.

Write a philosophical essay using the ideas of the assigned text and your reflections based on the arguments given by the thinkers. Choose one of the following topics for your essay and elaborate your thoughts writing a 1500 word essay.

1. Explain what Socrates understood with the phrase “The unexamined life is not worth living” (that appears in the “Apology”) and how it relates to the question: “What is Philosophy?”

2. Elaborate on the differences between Socrates’s and Russell’s perspectives concerning the “value of philosophy” and argue for or against one of these perspectives.

3. Explain what Kant means by “Sapere Aude” and make a critique about today’s social perspective on knowledge and education using his analysis in the text “What is Enlightenment?”

4. Identify and analyze a popular idea or social movement using Frankfurt’s views In the text “On Bullshit.

 

Requirements:

-Words: 1500 min- 2000 max

-Font: Number 12 (Times, Times New Roman, Palatino, Arial, Helvetica, or Courier)

-Double spaced

– Citations must be based on the assigned texts and on the video lectures (Do not use external resources at least to present contemporary issues.)

-Critical thinking: Do not repeat the ideas of the philosophers. Elaborate your own reflections based on the thoughts of these famous philosophers.

-Reference page.

-Any format (APA, Chicago, MLA). Choose one format and be consistent.

-Follow the directions for a philosophical essay that are attached to this post.

– Document format: doc, docx, pdf

Moral controversy, debate, disagreement and dispute.

First, select a topic of moral controversy, debate, disagreement, and dispute, Examples of such topics are euthanasia, the death penalty, abortion, cloning, etc. You can pick any such topic. It need not be listed here.

Next, detail the positions of each side of the ethical debate. Note at least two moral reasons each side presents to show their view on the topic is correct.

Now, we want to evaluate these positions using the moral theories we studied this week:

  • What would a Social Contract Ethicist say about this topic? What side would the Social Contract Ethicist take? What would the Social Contract Ethicist say to justify their moral position? Does your topic involve a collision between personal obligations and national ones? If so, how so? Note what you feel is the best course of action.

Finally, reference and discuss any professional code of ethics relevant to your topic such as the AMA code for doctors, the ANA code for nurses, or any other pertinent professional code. State whether and how your chosen topic involves any conflicts between professional and familial duties.

Cite the textbook and incorporate outside sources, including citations.

Writing Requirements (APA format)

  • Length: 3-4pages (not including title page or references page)
  • 1-inch margins
  • Double spaced
  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Title page
  • References page (minimum of 2 scholarly sources in addition to the course textbook)

Ethics, self and others.

For the initial post, address one of the following sets of questions:

  • What is a time when you or someone you know of experienced a conflict between duty to self and loyalty to the community? What would logical reasoning say should be done in that case? Why that? What would an Ethical Egoist say to do? Why would they say to do that? Note what you feel is the best course of action.
  • What is a time when you or someone you know experienced a clash between professional duties and familial duties? Reference a professional code such as that of the American Nurses Association or American Bar Association in explaining the clash. What moral values should have been used in that case? Why those values? What would social contract ethics have said to have done? Why would social contract ethics say that? Note what you feel is the best course of action.
  • Articulate and evaluate a time when you or someone you know saw personal obligations collide with national obligations. How did that tension involve differing positions on a moral debate? Did those positions rely on any key moral theories? If so, how so? If not, why not? Note what you feel is the best course of action.