Discussion thread: reflective journal topic of choice from readings | BMIS 510 – Enterprise Models | Liberty University


The student will post one thread of at least 500 words by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Thursday of the assigned Module: Week., students must support their assertions with at least two scholarly citations in APA format. Any sources cited must have been published within the last five years. Acceptable sources include peer reviewed journal articles, content from relevant professional associations/platforms, course materials, the textbook, the Bible, etc.

Note: Diagrams do not count towards word counts.

Complete the following requirements for this discussion: 

1. You will identify current and relevant research on an information technology topic. For this discussion, you will select a topic covered in Chapters 4, 5, 7, 8, or 9.  Articles must be explored that further previous formative studies.

2. To receive credit for this discussion, articles you previously used in this course must not be used again. 

Topics listed for each chapter below choice 1 topic to discuss

Chapter 4 Topics 

– Network Fundamentals

– The Internet and World Wide Web

– IoT Internet of Things

– Cloud Computing


Chapter 5 Topics 

– Introduction to Electronic Commerce

– Electronic and Mobile Commerce Applications

– Technology Infrastructure Required to support E- Commence 

o Hardware

o Web server software

o E-Commence software

o Mobile Commence software and hardware

o Electronic Payment Systems

– Transaction Processing Systems

– Enterprise Systems

Chapter 7 Topics 

– What is Knowledge Management

– Overview of AI Artificial Intelligence

– Multimedia and Virtual Reality

– Other Specialized Systems

o  Assistive Technology

o Game Theory

o Informatics 

Chapter 8 Topics 

– System Acquisition

o Buy Versus Build

o Waterfall System Development Process

o Agile Development 

o Buying Off-the-Shelf Software

Chapter 9 Topics 

– Cybercrime and Information System Security

o Threat Landscape

o Implementing Secure, Private, Reliable Computing

Individuals and a family as a client. case study. week 9.nt

Individuals and a Family as a Client

Mila Jefferies is a recently widowed 36-year-old mother of two children and the daughter of two aging parents in the southeastern United States. She and her children have recently relocated from an urban neighborhood to a rural town to care for her parents, Robert and Susan. The move involved a job change for Elizabeth, a change in schools for the children, and an increased distance from the family of the children’s deceased father. Mila’s older child is a 5-year-old daughter, recently diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and dyslexia. The younger of the two children is a 3-year-old boy with asthma that has been difficult to control since the move. Robert is a 72-year-old Methodist minister who recently suffered a stroke, leaving him with diminished motor function on his left side and difficulty swallowing. Susan is 68 years old and suffers from fibromyalgia, limiting her ability to assist with the daily care of her husband. She has experienced an increase in generalized pain, difficulty sleeping, and worsening fatigue since her husband’s stroke.

Use the Neuman systems model as a conceptual framework to respond to the following:

• Describe the Jefferies family as a client system using each of the five variables.

• What actual and potential stressors threaten the family? Which stressors are positive, and which are negative? Separate the actual and potential stressors that threaten the individual members of the family. Which of the stressors are positive, and which are negative?

• What additional nursing assessment data are needed considering Robert’s medical diagnoses? What additional data would be helpful for Susan’s medical diagnoses? What about each of the children?

• What levels of prevention intervention(s) are appropriate for the Jefferies family? Propose potential prevention intervention(s) for each member of the family.

• Identify your nursing priorities if you were providing care to this family.

Proj6000 assessment 3 project charter development


Project leadership is about inspiring the project team to do their best from the outset. This  requires a combination of verbal and written communications and a range of applied leadership skills. One of the foundational documents that helps “kick-off” the project is the Project Charter. This is a document that describes the entire project in a short, succinct and presentable document that can be shared with project staff or other stakeholders to commence the project in earnest. It also helps clarify the project context, the project team roles and the goals of the project. 

In this assessment you will be given a project case study to use in order to develop a Project Charter. Though all students will receive the same case study, it is expected that each student will think about the project from their own perspective as an up-and-coming project manager. Use your own style based on your critical thinking of what it means for you to lead a project. That will help you formulate your unique Project Charter. 


1. Read the case study provided by your lecturer. This will form the basis for your Project Charter, because you will assume that you are the project manager for this project.

2. After reading the case study start developing your project charter. This needs to be a 2000-word report (+/- 10%) and must use a minimum of 6 references (academic literature and industry publications. The case study is a 7 th reference).

3. The Project Charter must include the following headings and be written as if you were presenting it to the project team that will build this project. You are the project manager. The contents of the Charter are:

a. Background to the project

b. Reasons for the project

c. Project objectives

d. Constraints, limitations and risks

e. Leadership structure (project manager and his or her senior aides: list the roles 

and explain what each does in the project. You need to cite 4 roles)

f. Project risks and their mitigation

g. Project stakeholders and how to interact with them

h. The vision of the project and the type of project team culture you wish to promote in your team 

Output and Submission: 

Submit your completed assessment by the end of the first week of Module 6 (Week 11).

Week 3 discussion question | English Comp II

For this week’s discussion, watch the TED Talk video by Tim Urban: “Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator.” Write an initial post (150 – 200 words) that addresses the following:

  • Is this topic relatable to you? Why or why not?
  • What effect does Urban’s use of humor have on the message in the video? Do you think humor is an effective device for making an argument about something? Why or why not?
  • In your opinion, what is the primary take-away of the message in this video? In other words, what lesson can be learned from Urban’s message?
  • Feel free to add any additional thoughts or comments.

Post responses to at least two classmates (100 – 150 words each and posted on separate days).

Bus_660_rs_t4multipleregression review “multiple regression models


Review “Multiple Regression Models Case Study: Web Video on Demand” for this topic’s case study, predicting advertising sales for an Internet video-on-demand streaming service.

After developing Regression Model A and Regression Model B, prepare a 250-500-word executive summary of your findings. Explain your approach and evaluate the outcomes of your regression models.

Submit a copy of the Excel spreadsheet file you used to design your regression model and to determine statistical significance.

Note: Students should use Excel’s regression option to perform the regression.

Use an Excel spreadsheet file for the calculations and explanations. Cells should contain the formulas (i.e., if a formula was used to calculate the entry in that cell). Students are highly encouraged to use the “Multiple Regression Dataset” Excel resource to complete this assignment.

Mac users can use StatPlus:mac LE, free of charge, from AnalystSoft.

Prepare the written portion of this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.



Multiple Regression Models Case Study: Web Video on Demand

Web Video on Demand (WVOD) is an Internet video-on-demand streaming service. The company offers a subscription service for $5.99/month, which includes access to all programming and 30-second commercial intervals.

In the last year, the company has recently begun producing its own programming, including 30-, 60-, and 120-minute television shows, specials, and films. Programming has been developed for teen audiences as well as adults.

The following data represent the amount of money brought in through advertising sales, the average number of viewers, length of the program, and the average viewer age per program.

Advertising Sales


Average # of Viewers


Length of Program (Minutes)

Average Viewer Age






























































The WVOD executives are in the process of evaluating a partnership with several independent filmmakers to fund and distribute socially conscious and diverse programming. The executives have asked for regression models to be developed based on specific needs. The three regression model requests and programming details are included below.

The WVOD executives would like to see a regression model that predicts the amount of advertising sales based on the number of viewers and the length of the program. Develop this regression model (“Regression Model A”). Web Video on Demand would like to acquire a 60-minute documentary special about social media and bullying. The special is aimed at teen viewers and is estimated to bring in 3.2 million viewers. Based on the regression model, predict the advertising sales that could be generated by the special.

The WVOD executives would also like to see a regression model that predicts the amount of advertising sales based on the number of viewers, the length of the program, and the average viewer age. Develop this regression model (“Regression Model B”). Web Video on Demand may acquire a 2-hour film that was a hit with critics and audiences at several international film festivals. Initial customer surveys indicate that the film could bring in 14.1 viewers and the average viewer age would be 32. Use this information to predict the advertising sales.

Module 05 written assignment – teamwork theory; tuckman’s stages


As you have learned, teamwork is not random, it has stages. Conduct academic research on Tuckman’s stages and on business team building exercises.

In a 1-2 pages, discuss the following:

  • Briefly explain Tuckman’s Theory and pick one stage to explore more and report about.
  • Find and describe two team building exercises companies might use.
  • Report on your experiences being part of a team or leading a team.
  • Your assignment should include APA formatted in-text citations and references page. Your assignment should be checked for proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

“s7. capacity and constraint management”


6. You will have at the end of the page search result, please click on:

a. VideoCapacity Planning at Arnold Palmer Hospital

b. Watch the video

After watching the video, please respond to the below:

Discuss the following:

What approach is being taken by Arnold Palmer Hospital toward matching capacity to demand? 

( Note: The demand is growing steadily at Arnold Palmer Hospital.  The Video and the Case write-up in the chapter describes what management did in the short run and long run to increase the capacity, measured as # of beds and births per year. )

…… and what can the hospital management do in their planning function to ensure effective utilization of the facility and resources? 

Original post (200 words) by Friday Sept. 15 midnight (3 points).

Mhc6305 week 5 discussion and project instructions


Week 5 will focus on capital acquisition and how businesses raise the funds required to acquire land, buildings, and equipment. The unit will discuss capital investment decisions and capital budgeting. The lectures will cover the basic concepts of capital budgeting, including how to estimate a project’s cash flows and measure its expected financial impact.

Your Learning Objectives for the Week

  • Develop, analyze, and draw conclusions from a healthcare organization’s (HCO’s) budget.
  • Demonstrate sound financial decision making in light of strategic, operational, and economic conditions.
  • Develop and analyze financial plans for operations and capital expenditures.
  • Conduct a financial statement analysis and identify strategic and operational strengths and vulnerabilities.

Create a descriptive statistics table and histogram for selected


 Create a descriptive statistics table and histogram for selected variables in a dataset. Write a 2–3-page narrative summary in a Word document and insert the table and histogram graphic into this document. 



Download the Assessment 1 Dataset [XLSX].

The dataset contains the following variables:

  • utilization (average number of patient days per month).
  • satisfaction (patient satisfaction scores percentile rank).
  • readmissions (readmission rate per month).



Nursing home administration has the objectives of higher utilization, higher patient satisfaction, and lower readmissions, and they need to make a decision on whether to retain the department manager based on average performance over the past 70 months. For this assessment, create a descriptive statistics table and histogram based on the Assessment 1 Dataset. Write a narrative summary in a Word and insert the table and histogram graphic into this document. See Copy From Excel to Another Office Program for instructions. Submit both the Word document and the Excel file that shows the descriptive statistics output.

Prm524 final exam 2017 | Reading homework help

Question 1
What do you expect when you are submitting an invitation for bid to sellers?

Question 1 options:
Offers which are not primarily written to win against competition.
Offers which are similar enough to allow a selection based on price.
General information on a seller’s ability to provide the goods or services.
Offers which will differ significantly in solution approach and price.

Question 2
___________ are usually not a manifestation of unique organizational cultures and styles.
Question 2 options:
Views of authority relationships
Individual traits and attitudes of co-workers
Shared visions, values, norms, beliefs, and expectations
Policies, methods, and procedures

Question 3

During project execution, you found out that work is often not performed at the right time and in the right order. Deliverables are made by one team member that cannot be processed by another one. This already leads to timely rework and bad morale among team members. Which project management tool is most appropriate to deal with problems like this?
Question 3 options:
Communications management plan
Work authorization system
RACI matrix
Organization chart

Question 4
How should change management be planned for?
Question 4 options:
Planning for change management should be done while the various change control processes are being applied.
Question 4
Change management can be planned in a set of management plans or a specific change management plan.
Changes are generally not predictable; therefore, planning for change management cannot be reasonable.
Changes are a sign of bad planning. One should avoid changes during a project, thus eliminating the need to manage them

Question 5

Which statement best describes the purpose of the communications management plan?
Question 5 options:
The communications management plan focuses on the use of communications technologies by the project management team.
The project management plan is a subsidiary document of the overall communications management plan.
The communications management plan describes rules of behavior and respect for communications in cross-cultural teams.
The communications management plan describes the information delivery needs including format and level of detail

Question 6

A project manager’s PDM network schedule gets audited by a scheduling expert.
The expert tells the project manager to focus more on nodes with “path
convergence,” also known as “sinks.” What is he referring to?
Question 6 options:
Nodes in a WBS, where several branches are brought back together.
Nodes in a network logic diagram, which have multiple predecessors.
Nodes in a conditional network diagram, at which it becomes deterministic.
Nodes in a decision tree, showing various branches with the same chance

Question 7
You are running a major project with four sub-projects. Each of the sub-project managers has developed a risk management plan, identified many risks, analyzed them, and planned for risk response. It is now two months later. What should you not do?
Question 7 options:
Make sure that the sub-project managers monitor trigger conditions for contingency plans.
Make sure that the sub-project managers monitor their project work for new and changing risks.
Ensure that they handle all risks to save you from project level risk control.
Make sure that the sub-project managers keep track of the identified risks and those on the watch list.

Question 8
What should managers consider before conducting a performance-evaluation interview with a project team member?
Question 8 options:
How can discussion of the manager’s leadership style be avoided?
Has the employee been provided with sufficient instructions and work tools?
How can disputes related to unsatisfactory performance be avoided?
Which management fallacies can most easily be delegated to the worker?

Question 9
At the beginning of project execution, you notice different opinions between team members relating to project work and deliverables and to the level of overall complexity. What should you do right now?
Question 9 options:
Give your team members some time to develop a common understanding of the project scope and product scope. Upcoming interface problems may be resolved later.
Use interviews in private with each individual team member to inform them of your expectations and your requirements in an atmosphere of confidence.
Organize meetings to identify and resolve misunderstandings between team members in order to avoid interface problems, disintegration, and costly rework early in the project.
Use the risk management processes to identify and assess risks caused by misunderstandings and develop a plan with measures in order to respond to them.

Question 10

In configuration management, which of the following is necessary to maintain the integrity of baselines?
Question 10 options:
Analyzing variances by comparing baseline information with actual project data.
Ensuring transparency across all project management processes and activities.
Releasing only approved changes for incorporation into products or services.
Ensuring that team members adhere to a code of ethical conduct and behavior.

Question 11
Which of the following is generally not regarded as an element of active listening?
Question 11 options:
Making eye contact
Interrupting when appropriate
Interpreting the information

Question 12
Which statement describes best handling of assumptions during the initiating processes?
Question 12 options:
Organizational, environmental, and external assumptions should be addressed by the project charter.
Managing and organizing assumptions means avoiding risks right from the start of the project.
It is the responsibility of the sales person in charge to identify all risks related to a customer project.
Risks are a sign of uncertainty. Avoiding all uncertainties means that a project should have no risks at all.

Question 13

Which statement describes best handling of assumptions during the initiating processes?

For a project, the following earned value data have been assessed:
AC: $ 4,000,000
CV: $ -500,000
SPI: 1.12
BaC: $ 9,650,000
What is the earned value of the project?
Question 13 options:

EV = CV + AC = $ 4,000,000 – $ 500,000 = $3500,000
Question 14

During the execution of a project to build a complex defense system, your team has run into a deep crisis. The project’s goal and objectives have been challenging right from the start, but now you have discovered that your team members have become increasingly unaware of them. Being busy solving detail problems, they often fail to understand the overall requirements. Then they develop solutions that resolve issues in their area of limited responsibility while causing new problems at the interfaces with other system components. Meanwhile, the team members show signs of growing frustration, and time is running away. How can you help your team in this situation?
Question 14 options:
Ignore the low-level issues and focus on achieving the overall requirements. Details can be sorted out during test and handover.
If everybody simply does their jobs, then there should be no problem. Make sure that team members are fully aware of their accountability.
Problems of this dimension have their origin in fundamental personal incompatibilities between team members. You should replace them all.
Accompany your team members along a sequence of maturity levels from dependence through independence to interdependence.

Question 15
Which of the following are not common barriers to project team building?
Question 15 options:
Unclear project objectives/outcomes
Role conflicts
Excessive team member commitment
Differing outlooks, priorities, and interests

Question 16

What is not a reason for companies to organize lessons learned?
Question 16 options:
Lessons learned databases are an essential element of the organizational process assets.
Lessons learned should focus on identifying those accountable for errors and failures.
Phase-end lessons learned sessions provide a good team building exercise for project staff members.
Lessons learned sessions should bring about recommendations to improve future performance on projects.

Question 17

What is important for quality auditors?
Question 17 options:
They must be mandated by the auditee.
They must be properly trained.
They must be in-house personnel.
They must be third-party staff.

Question 18

The communications management plan is a document that includes descriptions of:
Question 18 options:
stakeholder communication requirements.
activity level status reports.
project level performance reports.
responsibility assignments.

Question 19

A customer is requiring a minor scope change and expects you to do this without delays and additional costs. You believe that you have adequate authorization to make the decision by yourself, but you are not quite sure. What should be your next steps?
Question 19 options:
A requested change is always an opportunity to get more money paid by the customer and to secretly solve schedule and quality problems. You should make some reasonable estimates on time, costs, risks, etc. and then add a nice margin on top of that to calculate the new price.
Customer satisfaction is your top priority. The customer gives you an opportunity to increase their satisfaction, which you should use to the maximum benefit. Most project managers have contingencies to cover risks; these can be used to pay the additional costs.
Handle the request according to the integrated change control processes described in your management plans. Then make a decision together with the appropriate change control body, whether the increased customer satisfaction will be worth the extra costs, work, risks, etc.
Before making a decision, you should have a look at the customer’s parking lot. If you find there to be many expensive, new automobiles, it is likely that you can use the requested change to increase the profit from the contract. Otherwise, you should reject the request.

Question 20

The cost baseline is developed during which process?
Question 20 options:
Estimate costs
Develop schedule
Determine budget
Perform integrated change control

Question 21

During a meeting, a discussion came up: To which degree does your project have to be compliant to the processes enumerated in the PMBOK Guide? What should be the guiding principle to answer this question?
Question 21 options:
The more processes the project team follows, the better the project’s performance will be.
The processes are meant as rough guidelines to which a team should only adhere if there is enough consensus.
The project team must select appropriate processes required to meet the project requirements.
Without alterations, the project manager must follow all 42 processes for project management

Question 22

What is typical for critical chain project management?
Question 22 options:
Management of leads and lags
Management of resource over-allocations
Management of total floats and free floats
Management of buffers

Question 23

The members of your project team have been assigned to your project with general availability levels of 50%. Yesterday, they reported to you that significant variances occurred during project execution. You have noted that the team members have been spending less than 50% of their time working on your project. Your project schedule is about to become heavily delayed, and deadlines are in jeopardy. What should you do?
Question 23 options:
Ignore the difficulties, adjust your schedule, and negotiate new deadlines according to the slower progress.
Talk with functional managers. Negotiate clear and written assignments with reliable scheduling priorities.
Focus on internal charges. Make sure that your project is not getting charged for more than the actual work.
Talk to your sponsor and try to get more resources assigned on similar conditions as the existing ones.

Question 24

The concept of (the) __________ states that changes related to one requirement—scope, time, or cost—will at least influence one other element.
Question 24 options:
three wise men
three-point estimation
triple constraint
three needs theory

Question 25

During code inspection in a major software development project, a project management team identified frequent occurrences of critical programming errors. These errors are scattered across the code and occur without a discernible pattern. Which tool is most likely to help the team identify areas of error concentration in order to develop a prioritized response strategy?
Question 25 options:
Check sheet
Decision tree
Influence diagram
Process decision program chart