Implementation of project portfolio management

Implementation of project portfolio management

Change is a given in the current business climate” Kerzner (2010) this change might be due to new technology, economical changes, customer’s/client’s demands…etc. These changes force the organizations to develop and improve their project management system in order to cope with the changes.

In general any change in the system would come with resistance since it is human nature to resist changes and “If you do not change some rooted human behavior on projects, you cannot improve anything because humans lie at the heart of any organization and its systems.” Kendall& Rollins (2003)

Our company was privatized and transferred from the Ministry of Housing, Electricity & Water on 2003, most of our executive managers and lower level managers were working in the ministry hence they still believed on the old project management procedures, and consequently they refused to change it. At that time we needed Project portfolio management in order to provide the company structures and guidelines for identifying, selecting, prioritizing and resourcing projects that are best aligned with the company’s new strategic goals.

Implementation of project portfolio management should be initiated by the top managers, executive and high level managers should be committed to the portfolio management system first and then influence the team to be committed to the system. Executive managers should believe on the portfolio management and realize the importance of implementing such system, they should be certain that this system will add value to the organization.

In my opinion the main key to achieve a successful implementation of PPM in any organization is Collaboration, and according to Rothman (2009) “the biggest barrier to collaborating on the project portfolio is lack of trust “therefore managers should build trust and make their team believe on them, leaders should deliver what they promise to deliver, they should also be constant in their actions and reactions, they should make honesty and transparency a foundation of their work, they should be opened to negotiating and accepting new ideas, and they should trust their capability and their teams capabilities.

In the other hand team members should also trust each other; sometimes we come across people who don’t share information because they feel that keeping data for themselves will secure their careers. We face that a lot in our company some employees and mostly the expert managers and leaders avoid to share their experience and knowledge because they fear that the new incoming engineers would take his position. All the team members should work for the best benefits of the company not for their personal interests.

Project teams should share their work and experience and be transparent with their work progress, so that their colleagues have enough information to make the right decisions. Team work should be a culture in the organization, managers shouldn’t reward individual successes instead they should encourage and award group achievements.

Managers should identify the organization’s strategic goal and define how this goal will be delivered consistently so everyone in the team should focus in achieving a common goal.

Possible adverse effects of such waste judgment

Possible adverse effects of such waste judgment

Alabama law imposes a fee of $97.60 per ton for hazardous waste generated outside the state and disposed of at a commercial facility in Alabama. The fee for hazardous wastes generated within Alabama is $25.60 per ton. Chemical Waste Management, Inc., which operates a commercial hazardous waste land disposal facility in Emelle, Alabama, filed suit requesting a declaratory judgment that the Alabama law violated the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

Alabama argued that the additional fee of $72.00 served a legitimate local purpose related to its citizens’ health and safety, given recent large increases in the hazardous waste received into the state and the possible adverse effects of such waste Judgment? Explain.

Analyze strategic issues to guide overall business decision

Analyze strategic issues to guide overall business decision

This assignment helps you develop the skills to master the following course competencies:

Analyze strategic issues to guide overall business decision making.

Integrate and apply core knowledge, skills, and attitudes to plan for resolution of key business challenges.

Communicate in a manner that is professional and consistent with expectations for members of the business professions.

Revisit the MBA6028 Course Alignment Map to review how all activities assist you in achieving the course competencies and overall program outcomes.

Activity Instructions

For this assignment, complete the Final Capstone Proposal as described in the MBA Capstone Project Guidelines document given in the resources. Appendix C of this document provides a proposal outline for you to follow. Appendix D is the scoring guide from MBA6900. It is included for you to review as you draft your proposal to ensure that your project will meet the requirements. Submit your proposal as a Word document to this assignment.

Note: Successful completion of an acceptable proposal will facilitate a smooth transition into your capstone course and help you make timely progress toward the completion of your degree. Be sure to contact your instructor with any questions or challenges you have about completing your proposal.

Note: Your instructor may also use the Writing Feedback Tool to provide feedback on your writing. In the tool, click the linked resources for helpful writing information.

Describe elements of fiction lecture

Describe elements of fiction lecture

Post 1:

Choose two terms from the Elements of Fiction lecture and apply them to “The Fall of the House of Usher.” You learned in the Authors lecture that Poe is considered to be “the father of the modern-day short story.” Did you find his story engaging? Why do you think his works remain popular more than 150 years later? Be sure to quote, cite, and reference from the text(s) using appropriate APA format. Your post must be at least 250 words

Post 2:

According to the biography in your textbook, Paul Laurence Dunbar wanted “to interpret my own people through song and story, and prove to the many that we are more human than African.” The same argument could be made that Chopin and Gilman, both female, were attempting to prove that they were more human than woman. From the assigned readings, choose works from at least two of the authors and explain how the writer attempts to illustrate this idea. Is he/she successful? Be sure to quote, cite, and reference from the text(s) using appropriate APA format. Your post must be at least 250 words

Crisis management planning and evaluation

Crisis management planning and evaluation


You will evaluate the Virginia Department of Education: Model School Crisis Management Plan using the questions listed below. The synthesis and evaluation of the model crisis management plan will aid in your understanding of crisis management in schools and the role of the professional school counselor before, during, and after a crisis.

Your paper must be 4-5 pages; it must also be double-spaced and must use 12-point Times New Roman font. Your paper must be in current APA format.

You must organize your paper according to the following subheadings and specified content:

• What is a crisis?

o What is the definition of crisis?
o What are some of the various types of crises a student or school community might face?

• Crisis management plan

o What is the purpose and importance of a crisis management plan?
o What types of information are in a crisis management plan?

• Crisis management team

o What is a crisis management team?
o Which individuals typically comprise the crisis management team?
o Should the school counselor be a member of the team?Why or why not?

• Role of the professional school counselor

o What is the role of the professional school counselor in crisis management?
o What ethical standards and legal considerations mustbe applied when responding to a crisis?
o How does collaboration assist in crisis response and post-crisis response?
o How can school counselors collaborate before, during, and after a crisis?

• Crisis plan critique

o What are strengths and weaknesses that you perceive of the Commonwealth High School Crisis Management Plan? What are strengths and weaknesses that you perceive of the Jefferson County Public Schools Crisis Management Plan?
o Do you agree with all that was discussed?
o What thoughts or suggestions do you have for improving crisis response in these (or any) school systems?

Recommendation to an organization to implement a particular

Recommendation to an organization to implement a particular

The report plan is a plan written for the professor explaining what the report will consist of. Your audience is the professor. (The report plan is different than the actual report

Create a plan that identifies what information you will need to prepare a justification report making a recommendation to an organization to implement a particular product, service, or program. The organization may have a business, governmental, professional, or social focus.

The report may focus on a “real” or “made-up” recommendation, but you should direct the report to an actual organization, even if you do not plan to submit the report.

For the report, the audience within the organization will be whatever level is most appropriate to make a decision on the topic of your report.

1. Identify the recipient of the report. (To what organization will the recommendation be directed?)

2. Identify the topic of the report. (What product, service, or program will you recommend?)

3. Identify the purpose of the report. (What need or problem will the product, service, or program resolve?)

4. Identify potential resources that will be needed for support.

5. Identify methods to be used to gather information.

6. Identify criteria to be used to evaluate the information collected. (What factors will you consider to make your recommendation?)

Your assignment must:

? 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.Use 2 to 3 other sources.

? 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.

Analyze the types of costs of changing supplier alliances

Analyze the types of costs of changing supplier alliances

Prepare a 1,050-to 1,400-word report in which you determine supplier alliance requirements and appropriate metrics for BJB to measure the performance effectiveness of their suppliers. What recommendations would you present to BJB’s Strategic Planning Committee to integrate the supplier alliance and metrics?

Address the following:

• Determine KPIs for forming supplier alliances as well as how BJB would evaluate supplier qualifications and performance.

• How do these measurements help ensure a competitive advantage for BJB?

• Analyze the types of costs of changing supplier alliances.

• Compile Parts I-IV of the BJB Total Quality Management Program proposal together and submit it to your facilitator.