Section 1: Written paper
Required Format (MS Project File)
1. Write a ten to fifteen (10-15) page paper in which you:
a. Describe how you would initiate the project.
b. Create a project plan for moving the data center, considering the budget and time
c. Develop an inclusive plan that incorporates the five (5) process areas and nine (9)
knowledge areas of the PMBOK®.
d. Describe how you will monitor and control the plan.
e. Explain the methods you would use to close the project.
f. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar
Websites do not qualify as quality resources.
Section 1 of 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.
Section 2: Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
Required Format (MS Project File)
2. Use Microsoft Project or Open Project (.mpp format) to create the project work breakdown
structure (WBS) and resource sheet.
Section 2 of your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
• Microsoft Project or its open source alternative in .mpp format.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
• Describe the knowledge and processes areas of project management in accordance to the
Project Management Institute Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) Guide.
• Evaluate the different cost management factors in an IT project management context.
• Identify how project management improves the success of information technology projects.
• Summarize the tools and techniques in project procurement.
• Use technology and information resources to research issues in IT project management.
• Write clearly and concisely about issues in IT project management using proper writing
mechanics and technical style conventions
thomas is a tomato farmer. In 2005, he ordered 50 kg of tomato seed from the same seed sellers he had been doing business for years. The seeds arrived with invoices which included a clause (term) excluding all liability for any loss or damage, and limiting the sellers’ liability to an obligation to replace the seed or repay the purchase price, which in this case was $600. The tomato seeds were planted and proved to be the wrong type which was poisonous. Thomas incurred a loss of $20,000. Thomas is contemplating legal action against the seed sellers.
Advise Thomas on the possibility of the laws he could use to succeed in a claim against the seed sellers. 700 words
question 2 :
Jones, a 70-year old blind and illiterate widower, entered into an agreement with his son, Paul, under which if Paul were to take care of him in his old age until he dies, Jones would leave his house (worth $1 million) to Paul. Three days later, Jones’ nephew, Albert, went to see Jones and got him to sign a document which Albert claimed was a transfer of the house to his son Paul. Jones, not being able to read the document, trusted his nephew and signed it. The document was in fact a transfer of the house to Albert. Albert subsequently mortgaged the house to the bank and has fled. Jones died a week later. Now the bank wishes to seize the house because Albert has defaulted in payments.
Advise Paul if he can have the contract between Jones and Albert set aside, and thereby claim the house. 700 words
each question must have:
-rule of law
question no 1 rule of law: reasonableness
case: george mitchell v finneyy lock seeds (1983)
Soon after the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, the Bush administration developed a plan for holding and interrogating captured prisoners. They were sent to a prison inside a U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, on land leased from the government of Cuba. Since 2002, over 700 men have been detained at “GITMO.” Most have been released without charges or turned over to other governments. In 2011, Congress specifically prohibited the expenditure of funds to transfer GITMO prisoners to detention facilities in the continental United States, making it virtually impossible to try them in civilian courts. As of April 2012, 169 remained in detention at GITMO (Sutton, 2012).
An assumption made by the Bush administration in selecting this location was that it was beyond the jurisdiction of U.S. courts. The administration wanted to avoid any judicial oversight of how it handled detainees, characterized as “enemy combatants.” A possible legal challenge to indefinite detention with no formal charges or judicial proceedings might arise from the habeas corpus provision of the Constitution.
Article I, Section 9 of the Constitution states, “The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it.” Under this provision, persons detained by the government are entitled to a judicial hearing to determine if there is any legal basis for their detention. Some legal commentators refer to the right of habeas corpus as the “great writ of liberty” because it is a prisoner’s ultimate recourse to an impartial judge who can review the possibility that he is being held illegally by the executive (e.g., the police or the military). In nations that do not honor habeas corpus, people simply disappear into prisons without ever having their day in court.
Several controversial Supreme Court cases have come out of GITMO. One fundamental question that has been debated, but not clearly resolved, is to what extent the war on terror justifies the President’s indefinite detention of “enemy combatants” without the possibility of the minimal judicial review protected by habeas corpus? Another issue in the debate is to what extent Congress must clearly authorize the President to conduct extra-judicial detentions in order for them to be legal? In 2008, the Supreme Court’s decision in Boumediene v. Bush offered some answers to these questions. However, the deeply divided 5-4 Court and the likelihood of the protracted nature of the war on terror suggest that debate around these important questions will continue. Writing the Final Paper in this course will prepare you to participate intelligently as a citizen in this ongoing debate.
Write an essay about the right of habeas corpus in the context of the war on terror. Your essay should address the following subtopics:
The general meaning of the right of habeas corpus in the U.S. Constitution and its relationship to the protection of other civil liberties.
The historical evolution of habeas corpus, including its English and American traditions.
Examples from U.S. history of the “suspension” of habeas corpus and their applicability to the present.
The relevance of habeas corpus to the contemporary U.S. situation during the war on terror, especially with respect to persons characterized by the President as “enemy combatants” or “illegal combatants.”
The U.S. Supreme Court’s interpretation of the right of habeas corpus with respect to “enemy combatants” or “illegal combatants” (i.e., the views of the five justices making up the majority in Boumediene v. Bush as well as the views of the four dissenting justices).
Your evaluation of various perspectives on this topic expressed by justices of the Supreme Court, leaders in other branches of government, and commentators in both the academic and popular media. Your assessment should consider several perspectives on this topic, including :
The role of the President as commander-in-chief.
The role of Congress in determining when habeas corpus can be “suspended.”
The role of the Supreme Court in protecting civil liberties, including the judicial philosophy which should guide the Court in this role, and
Your personal philosophy, values or ideology about the balance between civil liberties and national security in the context of an unending war on terror.
Write a well developed concept map on diabetes mellitus on a middle aged man newly diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.
Six Mile Creek Telecentre Background: Pretend you live at Six Mile Creek rural community in the outback and you are planning to start up a telecentre as a small business to serve the local community. The proposed telecentre will provide Internet access as well as a photocopy service. You have done some research and found that there is demand for these services in the community and that the business can be profitable. But in order to determine how profitable the business will be, you need to carry out a cost-benefit analysis. Your cost-benefit analysis will be about comparing anticipated costs with anticipated benefits of the telecentre’s operation over a period of 7 years. In this assignment you will:
• carry out two cost-benefit analysis exercises using Microsoft Excel and then
• write a brief report using Miscrosoft Word to explain the results of your analysis.
Thus this assignment requires you to produce 2 files: an Excel spreadsheet and a Word document. PART A: Cost-Benefit Analysis You will carry out 2 cost-benefit analysis exercises:
• A Payback analysis
• A Return on Investment (ROI) analysis
The Payback analysis will determine how long it will take for the telecentre to pay for itself – this period is referred to as the payback period. For this, you will need to estimate the initial development costs, the annual operation costs and the annual benefits. The initial development costs, monthly operation costs and monthly benefits have been supplied for you below. The Return on Investment (ROI) analysis calculates profit as a percentage of the total costs over the analysis period. The formula for calculating ROI is: ROI = ((total benefits – total costs) / total costs) * 100 COSTS: The anticipated costs for the telecentre are grouped into 2 categories: Development Costs and Operating costs. 1. Development costs 1.1 One-off costs (these costs are incurred only once) Office Renovation @ $40,000 Furniture costs @ $15,000 System Installation costs @ $10,000 1.2 Equipment and software costs You have decided to purchase:
• 20 desktop computers @ $1,500 each
• 2 Servers @ $4,000 each
• 1 system backup set @ $3,000
• 2 printers @ $800 each
• 2 heavy duty photocopiers @ $3,000 each
• Microsoft Open Licenses (for operating system and Office suite) @ $2,000
It is anticipated that the physical hardware equipment will be replaced every 4 years. After 4 years the price of these equipment items is expected to decrease by 20%. Software license fees remain the same price over the analysis period but they have to be renewed every 2 years. 2. Operating costs 2.1 Fixed costs (costs that are relatively constant and not dependent on level of use) Office Space Rental @ $500/month Internet Service Provider (ISP) charges @ $100/month Systems Administrator Salary @500/month Manager Salary @ $800/month Salaries are expected to increase by $50 every year 2.2 Variable costs (these vary depending on level of use but assume the following average values) Electricity @ $200/month Maintenance costs @ $400/month
Telephone costs @ $300/month Supplies (paper, toner, etc) @ 300/month Assume that the monthly rates will remain the same over the period of the analysis
Benefits of the telecentre operations will come from providing Internet Access to customers as well as providing a photocopying service. 1. Internet Access service Each desktop computer can fetch $350/month 2. Photocopying Service Photocopying service is expected to fetch $500 a month Your tasks: The Spreadsheet Both Payback analysis and ROI will be done on the same spreadsheet as they will use the same data set. Your spreadsheet should contain 4 sheets appropriately named: E.g., Development Costs, Operating costs, Benefits and Cost Benefit Analysis. The idea is to store sets of related data in one place (sheet) so that they can be manipulated independently. As well, you need to store hardware and software details, monthly rates for operating costs and benefit details (the data supplied to you above) in the appropriate sheets. Storing these details will enable you to:
• Use formulae to generate other data needed in the sheets.
• Make changes to details only in one place whenever there is a change.
For instance by storing the monthly Internet Service charge in one cell, if there is an increase in the rate then you need only change the rate in that cell and the change will cascade to all other cells whose values depend on this rate (because all sheets are linked by formulae). In this spreadsheet exercise, you should make use of the following Excel features:
• Use a spreadsheet containing more than one sheet
• Use appropriate formulae to generate needed data
• Know how to reference and copy a value from a cell in one sheet to a cell in another sheet
• Format your data
• Draw line graphs from a given data set
The 4 sheets in your spread sheet should be linked via formulae. The data for the Cost-Benefit Analysis sheet is derived from the other three sheets. Once all sheets have all been set up, use the data from the Cost-Benefit Analysis sheet to draw two line graph series: one for cumulative costs and the other for cumulative benefits. Figure 1 shows an example of what the Development Costs sheet should look like.
Figure 1 Development Costs sheet Figure 2 show an example of the Operating Costs sheet. Figure 2 Operating Costs sheet Figure 3 shows an example of what the Benefits sheet should like Figure 3 Benefits sheet
Figure 4, shows an example of the Cost-Benefit Analysis sheet. Cumulative Costs accumulate both Development Costs and Operating costs. Note that this is also the sheet you will use to calculate the ROI. Figure 4 Cost Benefit Analysis sheet Figure 5 shows an example of the graphs you should generate from the data in the Cost Benefit sheet. Figure 5 Payback analysis line graph
PART B: Report on Cost Benefit Analysis Once you have completed the spreadsheet and drawn the line graphs, examine the data and graph and answer the following:
1. From the graph, estimate the point at which cumulative benefits offset cumulative costs and hence determine the payback period of the telecentre business.
2. Examine the development and operating costs and comment on any costs that may not be realistic. Explain how the payback period and ROI will be affected if the realistic costs that you identified were used.
3. What decisions would you need to make regarding operating costs and the services provided by the telecentre in order to further reduce the payback period and increase the ROI?
4. Identify at least four possible scenarios in which the business could fail and suggest what actions you would take in each case.
Case assignment Expectations:
Contemporary Educational Ethics Issue Paper
Prepare a 3 to 4 page paper in which you research a contemporary educational ethical issue where your personal beliefs and values may conflict with legal and societal expectations. The contemporary issue should involve widely accepted moral and ethical values that come in conflict with legal requirements and societal thought.
Address the following points in your case:
Summarize the situation, present the legal stance, and assert what you believe the societal stance to be. Outline the expected consequences and benefits based on the accepted value systems.
As an educational leader, if this issue arose in your institution, what course of action would you take? Would that course of action be based on your personal values or ethical decision making? How would you sell your ideas to other leaders, parents, students, and the community? If your ideas were not accepted, what would your fallback position be, if you had one?
If your institution is a global organization, how would this change the nature of the issue and the course of action that would be taken as a leader?
Cycyota, C. S., Green, C. J., Heppard, S. G., & Karolick, D. M. (2011). Leaders of character: The UASFA approach to ethics education and leadership development. Journal of Academic Ethics, 9(3), 177-192.
Wang, T. (2011). Critical perspectives on changes in educational leadership practice. Frontiers of
Education in China, 6(3), 404-425.
Code of Ethics for Educators. (n.d.). Retrieved July 10, 2013, from http://www.aaeteachers.org/index.php/about-us/aae-code-of-ethics
United States Army Sergeants Major Academy. (n.d.). Retrieved July 8, 2013, from https://usasma.bliss.army.mil/
In this assignment, you will interview a crime analyst with a police department either by phone or in person. Of course there are going to be things that they will not be able to tell you. However, if you tell them right up front that you are a student taking a crime analysis class they will usually lighten up. Find out things about their jobs, qualifications, salary, job satisfaction, and duties.
If you are unable to interview a crime analyst please contact the instructor for an alternate assignment.
Instructions: Each assignment response needs to be 500- 1000 words, with APA 6th edition citations and references. Do Not Use MLA or any other form of referencing.
Remember each assignment post needs to be submitted as an attachment. The assignment should be written in 12’ font, using Times Roman. The font must be uniform and not consist of several different fonts.
Margins will also need to be 1 inch.
The paper must be written in the third person. Do not write I or we in your paper. If you are stating your opinion you need to use the term “this student.”
The student must download the assignment document and should follow the directions for each separate project. Each assignment response should be completed and uploaded as an attachment to the professor in the student’s Student Folder by the due date as a WORD DOC. Please submit these assignments as attachments and save them as under their assignment designation, i.e. assignment 1, assignment 2 with your full name. For example: John Smith Assignment 1
Each assignment will need to include the following information:
· the original question at the top of the essay
· the body of your answer in several paragraphs
· A titled reference section that has been formatted according to APA 6th ed style. i.e. References
· A minimum of three references per assignment. One reference can include the textbook. However, you will need to include two additional academic sources which can include academically based books, journals and government papers being acceptable. Examples of journals include:
Journal of Criminology
Crime and Public Opinion
Journal of Criminal Justice and Public Policy
Listening and writing is an important part of appreciation. This week you will pick two pieces of symphonic music from the examples below, one from each group [group 1 and 2] and discuss how they each use symphonic &/or sonata-allegro form and use of instruments (orchestration) to communicate. Then comment on the change of sound, form or orchestration as you move from one period to the next in the evolution of sound. Group 1 examples are from the Classical/Viennese/Transitional period; and Group 2 examples are from the Romantic period.
Aim: To conduct a full kinematic analysis and calculate the dynamic reaction forces in a linkage
mechanism, and to present the results of the case study in a clear reporting format.
The above figure depicts a frictionless slider linkage mechanism, consisting of 2 homogenous rigid rods, OA and AB . At the instant shown, rocker OA is subjected to torque T and has constant clockwise angular velocity OA ??. The rods have masses OA m and AB m, and the slider has mass B m . The weight of all rigid bodies can be ignored in all calculations.
To design the mechanism, a careful kinematic analysis of the mechanism needs to be conducted. Moreover, the reaction forces acting within the joints need to be analysed to avoid mechanical failure.
At the instant shown in the figure, perform the following tasks using the individually assigned values of lengths OA, AB , h , angle 1 ??, angular velocity OA ??, and masses OA m , AB m , B m – these can be found in
OA (m) AB (m) h (m) ?1 (deg) ?OA (rad/s) mOA (kg) mAB (kg) mB (kg)
0.45 0.32 0.48 37 10 0.3 1.1 0.8
All calculations should be included in the report. Please use the notation defined in the above figure when reporting the results from your calculations.
A. Geometric Calculations:
(1) Horizontal displacement z .
(2) Angle ?2.
B. Velocity Analysis:
Determine the magnitude and direction of:
(1) Velocity of point A .
(2) Angular velocity for rod AB .
(3) Velocity of point B .
C. Acceleration Analysis:
Determine the magnitude and direction of:
(1) Acceleration of point A .
(2) Angular acceleration for rod AB .
(3) Acceleration of slider B .
(4) Acceleration of mass centre for OA.
(5) Acceleration of mass centre for AB
D. Dynamic Analysis:
(1) Sketch a clear free-body diagram for each rod and the slider, taking care to show all forces
(including pin reaction forces) and accelerations for all mass centres.
(2) Using D’Alemberts Principle (or otherwise), calculate the instantaneous torque T required
to drive the mechanism at the instant shown.
An additional 10 marks are available for well written reports. These marks will be awarded to students
who submit a concise report, containing the requested information with a clear presentation of numerical
results and diagrams. Lengthy reports that contain large amounts of repetition, trivial results and/or poor diagrams are unlikely to attract any of these marks.
Please set up a professional consulting, Subchapter S corporation with employees (though payroll will be entered manually). [Company Name: “QB15 Project-your first name”] The company has a 10/31 year-end and provides three classes of Excel consulting services for customers:
– Excel set-up and training (EST)
– Advanced services (AS)
– Technical support (TS)
In addition to revenues, employee labor and travel costs are also tracked by class. Use account numbers for the chart of accounts, and modify the chart as appropriate (adding additional accounts and deleting those not needed). As a service organization, assume the company does not collect or pay sales tax. As a Sub S corporation, assume the company is subject to the state of Illinois’ 1.5% personal property replacement tax on net income. Employee payroll taxes applied on gross payroll average 18% for Federal income tax, 5% for state income tax, and 7.65% for FICA taxes (matched by the employer).
Record the following transactions. Where noted, insert your own amount within the designated range for the particular revenue or expense. Create your own names for customers A through H.
1) $100,000 is received from owners to fund the corporation
2) A long-term note is established with the bank to provide additional start-up funding ($60-90,000). The interest rate is 6%.
3) $42,000 of rent is paid to the vendor Lenient Landlord to cover the period 10/15/15 – 1/15/16
4) October advertising expenses are billed to the company by the following vendors:
a. Chicago News ($10-18,000)
b. Web Tracers ($10-15,000)
c. Excell! Magazine ($4-8,000)
5) IT equipment is acquired for cash from Tech Brothers ($22-26,000). The company expenses IT costs when incurred.
6) Office furnishings are billed to the company by Professional Look Designers ($35-45,000). Furnishings are depreciated over 5 years using a half-life in the first year.
7) Services are billed to A customer (provide a name) according to the following classes:
a. $23,500 EST
b. $7,000 TS
8) Services are billed to B customer for $31,000 of EST.
9) $27,000 of insurance is paid to National Insurance for the first three months of coverage.
10) $9,000 of TS services are paid in cash by C customer.
11) You are reimbursed for $2,800 of travel expenses by the company (TS class).
12) Office supplies (asset) of $2,150 are billed to the company by Office Stop.
13) A sales order is recorded for customer D for AS for upcoming services ($46-55,000).
14) Customer A pays for services billed.
15) The company pays the outstanding bills for Chicago News and Web Tracers.
16) Services are billed to E customer according to the following classes:
a. $40,000 AS
b. $16,000 TS
17) Customer B pays $20,000 for services billed.
18) Customer D is billed for 50% of services ordered and provided.
19) The company pays the outstanding bill for Excell! Magazine.
20) Gross payroll for November is paid ($30-40,000). Round taxes to nearest dollar. 50% of costs are for EST; 30% for AS; 20% for TS. Hint: Remember to break out the payroll taxes (so gross pay & net pay), including the separate FICA match.
21) Depreciation is recorded for October.
22) $650 of office supplies are used in October.
23) A half-month interest on the note payable is accrued.
24) Federal personal property replacement taxes are accrued.
25) Interest is paid to the bank on the note payable.
26) Federal personal property replacement taxes are paid.
27) Customer B pays balance of bill.
28) Services are ordered by F Customer for the following services:
a. $30,000 EST
b. $5,000 TS
29) Services are billed to B Customer for $8,000 of TS.
30) $14,400 of AS are paid in cash by C Customer.
31) Company pays the outstanding bill for Professional Look Designers.
32) Customer D is billed for the other half of services ordered and provided.
33) November advertising expenses are billed to the company by the following vendors:
a. Chicago News ($5-10,000)
b. Web Tracers ($21-27,000)
c. Excell! Magazine ($10-14,000)
34) $29,000 of AS services are billed to A Customer.
35) Company pays the outstanding bill for Office Stop.
36) Customer E negotiates a $2,000 reduction in their bill for AS services and pays the full balance of remaining charges outstanding.
37) Customer F is billed for the EST services.
38) Employees are reimbursed for travel costs of $8,000. 65% is for EST, 25% for AS, and 10% for TS.
39) The company pays the outstanding bill for Chicago News.
40) Customer D pays for services billed.
41) Customer B pays for services billed.
42) The company pays the outstanding bill for Web Tracers.
43) IT support services of $12,500 are billed to the company by Tech Brothers.
44) $55,000 of EST services are billed to G Customer.
45) Services are ordered by H Customer for the following services. Customer H pays a $10,000 deposit to cover planning work performed by company staff.
a. $50,000 AS
b. $20,000 TS
46) $300 of office supplies are used in November.
47) A dividend is recorded for payment in December ($10-15,000).
48) Gross payroll for early November is paid ($40-50,000). Round taxes to nearest dollar. 60% of costs are for EST; 30% for AS; 10% for TS.
49) Interest is accrued for the month.
50) Federal personal property replacement taxes are accrued.
Hint: Do not forget the other month-end accruals/adjusting entries.
Please password-protect your file and provide me with that password so I can answer questions, as necessary, and review detail after submittal.
Due date for project: November 25, 2015 (11:30 a.m.)
Submit via email –
a) Print-out of Chart of Accounts
b) Balance Sheet and Income Statement as of 10/31/15
c) Balance Sheet and Income Statement as of 11/25/15