Discussion: Choosing a Project Management Software (PMS) Tool

You have also been exploring some of these tools and applications. In this activity, you will identify one PMS tool that you think can be used to track and monitor the XYZ Business Workflow project efficiently.
For your initial post, answer the following questions:
Choose one tool and describe its features and available options. Include a short description of the tool and its features and provide a link, if possible. What do you think are its pros and cons?
If you are currently using the tool or have used the tool in the past, discuss your experience. If the tool is new to you, describe how the tool could be useful in managing projects.
List one or two other tools you tried and did not choose for this project. Why did you decide not to use this tool?

Correct me please

It is recommended that each team chose a specific type of program (sex offender, substance abuse, etc.). 
Once you have chosen a program, define the program, and discuss the effectiveness of the program.

Business eightds

Directors, officers, and employees are personally liable for the torts and crimes that they commit within the scope of their employment.  Can and should these principles be applied to the disaster at the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil drilling platform in April 2010?   If so, how?

Business Competition Henry Ford

  The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time.  Businesses that grow by development and improvement do not die.  But when a business ceases to be creative, when it believes it has reached perfection and needs to do nothing but produce-no improvement, no development-it is done”(Newsworthy Quotes, 1999).  Are his thoughts still valid in today’s environment? Explain. Please provide original work and provide references.  200 words Please

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Directors, officers, and employees are personally liable for the torts and crimes that they commit within the scope of their employment.                                            Can and should these principles be applied to the disaster at the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil drilling platform in April 2010?                                             If so, how?

Brandon eighti

Jane, a shareholder of Goodly Corporation, alleges that its directors decided to invest heavily in the firm’s growth in negligent reliance on its officers’ faulty financial reports. This caused Goodly to borrow to meet its obligations, resulting in a drop in its stock price.
Are the directors liable? Why or why not?This individual work should include the following:
An in-depth submission that should be free of spelling and grammar errors.
An essay containing a minimum of 200 words.
You may use your text or the internet as a reference, but remember to cite your sources according to APA guidelines.

Courtneyeight

It is recommended that each team chose a specific type of program (sex offender, substance abuse, etc.).                                                
Once you have chosen a program, define the program, and discuss the effectiveness of the program.

1000 words business

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would you please
provide further clarification on how to interpret the information on
this page? How do we apply the information in each column? Also, when
the instructions state to “browse topics” is this referring to the links
under the column “Natural Law” or perhaps “product
modality”? Any further clarification on this is greatly appreciated.

Answer:

“On
the right columns, these are elemental parts of our business conceptual
framework,
on the left columns, these are the confines by the native and positive
laws, ethics inclusive, some are permissive, and some are not. In the
middle sections, you are given with some examples in a given direction.
To create your own product by your group that
may be considered somewhat to mimic the existing ones (e.g., those in
existence already).

Please do the research and try to draw the lines or gray area, even
blurring, between legally/ethically permissible and functionality
necessary/inseparable because under the U.S. law, the court system
generally will not rule on a case that falls into the
latter category (i.e., functionality necessary/inseparable because it
is governed by the natural law).

This is a skill and intuition a business manager should have
developed because it encourages innovation and creativity, rather than
“kill” those good ideas at first place.

For example, let’s say your group try to innovate the seat/bed
(either seat itself, or its arrangement, or both) on the commercial
airline, you have done research and found out a lot of them, You are
trying to create your own. You are struggling to create
a “new” one or a “new” method for its usage because you are not sure of
what is protected by the IP law and what is not. You have to further
do research or find a way to justify your design (e.g., to an extreme
example, you have 100% copied the other design
but with a new method for usage [e,g, baking soda used as a deodorizer
in the refrigerator], and if you can justify that it is within the
category of 100% “inseparability” between its functionality and design,
it might be still considered to be innovative
and creative as being “new.”). Please also consult with the guideline
for group project when you write up your designed ideas.

Please study that page of group project directions for your topic
choice. Please limit your group topic within the general framework
provided there. It does not have to be exact, but within those
categories, subject to those limitations and delimitations,
such as modular houses on land, or you could do modular homes in water,
many people living on the water for their whole life, most on a boat
home, and you could change that living paradigm into other forms. It
will be your own topic but it must be confined
within the directions provided and conformed with those requirements on
that page to encourage creativity and innovation, but also understand
the issues involving the protection of intellectual property rights and
the dilemma of ethic decisions as a business
executive. We all know that generally speaking, an authority in a
hierarchy structure of management is to veto or overrule its
subordinate’s idea, rather than encourage their employees to come up
with new ideas. We want to go the other direction. A lot
of issues would not have a clear answer, but our gut feelings governed
by the natural law at least can provide us with a general direction.”

Our group would like to choose the airplane seatbelt option, which is this link from the
assignment: http://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/double-decker-airplane-cabin-concepts-crystal-cabin-awards/index.html.
This
is directly from the project limitations and delineations attachment to
this email. I understand quoting this assignment may be tricky but I
think a thorough understanding of the assignment would help. We are not
asking for the PowerPoint presentation to be
done, only the parts D and E on the attachment – the written
“manuscript”. I cannot give a word count as, depending on the path of
the writer, it could be up to 7 pages of writing (meaning they may take 4
pages or may need the full 7) and maybe 3 pages of
drawings or whatever is needed to depict the material being presented.

1000 MBA Grade Business Ethics and Legal Envinornment

..”
would you please
provide further clarification on how to interpret the information on
this page? How do we apply the information in each column? Also, when
the instructions state to “browse topics” is this referring to the links
under the column “Natural Law” or perhaps “product
modality”? Any further clarification on this is greatly appreciated.

Answer:

“On
the right columns, these are elemental parts of our business conceptual
framework,
on the left columns, these are the confines by the native and positive
laws, ethics inclusive, some are permissive, and some are not. In the
middle sections, you are given with some examples in a given direction.
To create your own product by your group that
may be considered somewhat to mimic the existing ones (e.g., those in
existence already).

Please do the research and try to draw the lines or gray area, even
blurring, between legally/ethically permissible and functionality
necessary/inseparable because under the U.S. law, the court system
generally will not rule on a case that falls into the
latter category (i.e., functionality necessary/inseparable because it
is governed by the natural law).

This is a skill and intuition a business manager should have
developed because it encourages innovation and creativity, rather than
“kill” those good ideas at first place.

For example, let’s say your group try to innovate the seat/bed
(either seat itself, or its arrangement, or both) on the commercial
airline, you have done research and found out a lot of them, You are
trying to create your own. You are struggling to create
a “new” one or a “new” method for its usage because you are not sure of
what is protected by the IP law and what is not. You have to further
do research or find a way to justify your design (e.g., to an extreme
example, you have 100% copied the other design
but with a new method for usage [e,g, baking soda used as a deodorizer
in the refrigerator], and if you can justify that it is within the
category of 100% “inseparability” between its functionality and design,
it might be still considered to be innovative
and creative as being “new.”). Please also consult with the guideline
for group project when you write up your designed ideas.

Please study that page of group project directions for your topic
choice. Please limit your group topic within the general framework
provided there. It does not have to be exact, but within those
categories, subject to those limitations and delimitations,
such as modular houses on land, or you could do modular homes in water,
many people living on the water for their whole life, most on a boat
home, and you could change that living paradigm into other forms. It
will be your own topic but it must be confined
within the directions provided and conformed with those requirements on
that page to encourage creativity and innovation, but also understand
the issues involving the protection of intellectual property rights and
the dilemma of ethic decisions as a business
executive. We all know that generally speaking, an authority in a
hierarchy structure of management is to veto or overrule its
subordinate’s idea, rather than encourage their employees to come up
with new ideas. We want to go the other direction. A lot
of issues would not have a clear answer, but our gut feelings governed
by the natural law at least can provide us with a general direction.”

Our group would like to choose the airplane seatbelt option, which is this link from the
assignment: http://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/double-decker-airplane-cabin-concepts-crystal-cabin-awards/index.html.
This
is directly from the project limitations and delineations attachment to
this email. I understand quoting this assignment may be tricky but I
think a thorough understanding of the assignment would help. We are not
asking for the PowerPoint presentation to be
done, only the parts D and E on the attachment – the written
“manuscript”. I cannot give a word count as, depending on the path of
the writer, it could be up to 7 pages of writing (meaning they may take 4
pages or may need the full 7) and maybe 3 pages of
drawings or whatever is needed to depict the material being presented.

Case Study – Developing a Strategic Growth Plan

The presentation of the Michelin Award goes to those ambitious chefs and restaurants for their culinary excellence. It’s the most prestigious Culinary International Award presented to qualified establishments and Chefs. The event’s organizer, The Michelin Guide, has led the world in food and restaurant inspections. To be honored with a Michelin Star denotes the benchmark of excellence. Sally has joined the competition seeking her third Michelin Star. Only the best restaurants worldwide are eligible to receive the Third Michelin Star. The winners in the Michelin guide gain recognition as having “exceptional cuisine, worthy of a special journey.” A two Michelin Star classification denotes “excellent cuisine worth a detour.” One Michelin Star simply says, “very-good cuisine in its category.” Sally is set on winning the third Michelin Star and has been working on the only qualification – “Perfection.”
The Restaurant, now in its fifth year of operation has become the number one destination for vacationers coming to Florida as well as foodies from all over the world. Food critics have poured in from all over just for the opportunity to experience the delights and write about the savory treats served in Sally’s signature dish. One savory treat included a specially formulated dessert created by Sally. The desert has become so popular that many customers have requested extra take-home orders. A substantial number of patrons have asked if the dessert would ever be sold separately in markets.
Annual revenue from the restaurant is approaching over twenty million dollars. The business has amassed direct ownership of fifty properties located around the country in high-density cities. Sales from the Table app has steadily grown to over six million dollars in annual sales through subscriptions and advertising revenue. You have invested in kitchen-to-door food delivery using the cooking lesson kitchen-vision that combines the delivery of ready to cook meal packages. The service is designed to give customers the experience to compete with Sally’s streaming cooking lesson shows. The return on investment (ROI) on this venture has more than paid the initial investment and is now showing profit level income. The company enjoys the highest credit ratings and has outstanding loans securing the purchase of the original property, as well as the other investment properties. The loans are in their final years and the projected restaurant revenue has positioned the business in a favorable position that will enable the company to redeem the commercial paper before the due date, saving 12% of the outstanding balance. You and Sally both agree that it’s time to develop a growth plan.
Your Assignment
This assignment has 2 parts:
Part 1
Complete the Business Growth Document answering the questions based on the course materials. You may add your personal perspective to the answers.
Complete the Strategic Plan Chart and Upload the Chart and the Business Growth Document.
You will attach these documents to your discussion posting.
Part 2
Discussion:
Based on the information that you have gathered, discuss the following:
Identify the indicators that your business is ready to expand.
Identify three ways to grow your business.
Describe your Vison and how it impacts your Mission.
Be sure to reply to at least 2 of your classmates.
Here are all of the related documents to fill out and submit:
Business Growth Questions (PDF)
Strategic Plan (PDF)