It is a research/proposal paper. It has to be 7 pages double spaced. It is about the country Slovakia and its relationship with the eu and usa. The paper has to include topics such as military defense, the three seas agreement, economy, trade agreements, NATO agreements, and other topics that Slovakia has taken a position on that can be tied to the USA and the European Union. The clear positions that Slovakia has taken and how they effect the position the european union has taken and how it relates back to the united states must all be included. This does not have to be overly complicated. Each topic can makeup a section of the paper and under each section you can have background information on the topic as it relates to Slovakia and its relationship with the United states, as well how it relates to the EU. The section can also include proposals of how to better position the country and also what other countries within the EU would support or oppose the proposal. Again, this is only 7 pages double spaced and has several subsections so for example if the the first topic is trade deals you can began with an introduction on trade deals that involve Slovakia and the USA and how the EU plays a role. Next, you could state how the trade deals works and how it was negotiated, followed by proposals on how you could better the position of Slovakia. Lastly, whether any countries within the EU would oppose or support your proposal. The core of this is to have topics that Slovakia has taken a clear position on that involve the USA and also mention the European Unions role in it. I have given a longer than needed description of the assignment in order to assure you have a clear idea of what to write on. I have circled the topic and underlined the country I represent.
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Assessment 1 Information
Subject Code: MBA643
Subject Name: Project Initiation, Planning and Execution
Assessment Title: Risk analysis and mitigation project (Individual)
Assessment Type: Project
Weighting: 30 %
Total Marks: 30
Submission: Via Turnitin,
Due Date: Monday, Week 6 23:55pm AEDT
You are a project analyst at a large construction company. You have been asked to develop a risk
analysis and mitigation plan for one of the below five projects:
1. Sydney Light Rail:
Light%20Rail.pdf Also see:
2. Singapore Sun Cable: https://www.suncable.sg/ Also see:
3. Future Frigates (War Ships)
https://www.defence.gov.au/CASG/EquippingDefence/SEA%205000%20Phase%201.asp Also see:
4. Cross River Rail, Brisbane: https://crossriverrail.qld.gov.au/
5. Hudson Yards, New York: https://www.hudsonyardsnewyork.com/about/building-hudsonyards/
6. Western Sydney Airport, https://westernsydneyairport.gov.au/
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The project you will analyse will depend on the LAST digit of your student number:
o 0 and 1 = Project 1
o 2 and 3 = Project 2
o 4 and 6 = Project 3
o 7= Project 4
o 8= Project 5
o 9= Project 6
There are three parts to the Analysis:
Part A – in which students discuss their allocated project case study (you are allocated one based
on your last name) and outline rationale, key features, funding and stakeholders
Part B – in which students develop their risk analysis framework
Part C – in which students identify mitigation measures and proposals for overcoming the risks
identified in their case study
The links provided above are just to outline the project. Students are required to conduct
ADDITIONAL research into their allocated project to identify and address potential risks, etc.
which might reasonably be foreseeable or expected. Students need to take into account commercial
considerations when constructing the plan and identify whether the plan is cost effective or has any
The three parts are detailed below:
Part A: Project Overview (10 marks)
For each student’s allocated case study students must be able to identify the following information
through their own research:
• The overall budget for the project (real or projected)
• Social and economic rationale: Including benefits and drawbacks for the project (2 Marks)
• Key Statistics: Provide key information about the project: (5 Marks)
o Scope and Size
o Budget and estimated cost
o Time required to complete the project
o Key construction elements or phases (e.g. if you are building a toll road one key
element may be the tunnel segment or bridge segment)
o Environmental costs or benefits
• Funding mechanisms: How the project makes money or provide return to its promoters (2
• Identify the Key Stakeholders in the project (1 Mark)
Required word count is between 500-700 words.
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Part B: Risk Analysis (8 marks)
In this part students develop a risk assessment analysis in which they use both qualitative and
quantitative measures to identify potential risks in the project and determine how they should be
The risk analysis should draw upon principles outlined in the Project Management Body of
Knowledge (PMBOK) and material discussed in class in weeks 1 -5.
Students would be expected to produce a risk matrix where the likelihood of potential risks events
are mapped against their possible consequences. Other risk assessment and analysis activities
might focus on a range of financial measures associated with the project.
Required word count is 500-600 words.
Part C: Risk Mitigation Plan (10 marks)
In this part students will use the information collected and analysed in the previous two parts to
develop a risk mitigation plan and strategy. Based on information identified in the risk analysis
students will be expected to develop a plan for how they deal with the various identified risks. The
mitigation plan should outline which risks need to be address and in what order. The plan should
also identify and potential risks that they believe do not require attention.
The plan should then explain how risks might be addressed and by what means. Where possible
places should include the reference to time and resource (costs) implications. Students need to take
into account commercial considerations when constructing the plan and identify whether the plan is
cost effective or has any implementation issues. (10 marks)
Required word count is 500-700 words.
Presentation and Referencing (2 marks)
Please ensure you reference correctly in line with the referencing guide:
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Assessment Marking Guide
You will be marked based on the below rubrics
Part A: Project Overview
Outline key features of the project based on research and interpretation of real-world
data and information
Criteria Requirement Marks Available
i) Overall Budget Summarise the social and
(including benefits and
drawbacks) for the project
ii) Key Statistics a) Describe project
scope with reference
to what is being built
and provide technical
b) Outline the budget
and estimated cost
c) Estimate the time
required to complete
the project – time line
may be provided if
d) Identify the key
elements or phases
(e.g. if you are
building a toll road
one key element may
be the tunnel
segment or bridge
Analyse the funding
mechanism of the project –
i.e how does the project
make money or derive
social benefit to provide
return to its promoters
iv) Key Stakeholders Identify the key
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Part B: Risk Analysis
Integrate qualitative and quantitative risk measures, with reference to theory, in order
to identify and evaluate potential risks to the project
i) Potential Risks Identify potential risk using
both qualitative and
quantitative risk measures
with reference to PMBOK
ii) Risk Matrix Construct a risk matrix and
assess the likelihood of
potential risks as well as
their consequences with
reference to financial
Part C: Risk Mitigation Plan
Formulate a risk mitigation plan by justifying which risks need to be addressed and
i) Risk Evaluation Justify which project risks
needs to be addressed, how
they need to be addressed
and in what order with
reference to time and
resource cost implications.
Distinguish risks which do
not need to be addressed.
Formulate a risk mitigation
strategy based on Parts A
and B and critique the plan
with reference to
and cost effectiveness.
Presentation and Referencing : Conduct relevant research of project management
literature and market data and information relevant to your company. Acknowledge
and reference list
You must reference in text
and have a reference list at
the end of your assignment.
See Harvard referencing
guide on Academic Success
Centre portal page.
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Important Study Information
Academic Integrity Policy
KBS values academic integrity. All students must understand the meaning and consequences
of cheating, plagiarism and other academic offences under the Academic Integrity and Conduct
What is academic integrity and misconduct?
What are the penalties for academic misconduct?
What are the late penalties?
How can I appeal my grade?
Click here for answers to these questions:
Word Limits for Written Assessments
Submissions that exceed the word limit by more than 10% will cease to be marked from the point
at which that limit is exceeded.
Students may seek study assistance from their local Academic Learning Advisor or refer to the
resources on the MyKBS Academic Success Centre page. Click here for this information.
write a 2-3 page paper comparing/contrasting Christianity and Islam. What are the central assumptions for each worldview/religion? How are they similar? How do they differ? This paper is informal, meaning that it does not require additional sources, and does not require formal language
George Saunders published this piece in the New Yorker 3 April 2020 Link
It’s a short letter to his students. Read it and respond to it, you can think about some of the questions he asks.
1-2¶s is fine.
Then respond to 1-3 replies.
So you know Saunder’s bio:
George Saunders has published more than twenty short stories and numerous Shouts & Murmurs in The New Yorker since first appearing in the magazine, in 1992. His work includes the short-story collections “CivilWarLand in Bad Decline” (a finalist for the 1996 PEN/Hemingway Award), “Pastoralia,” “In Persuasion Nation” (a finalist for the Story Prize), “Tenth of December” (a finalist for the National Book Award and recipient of the Folio Prize), “Congratulations, By the Way: Some Thoughts on Kindness,” and “Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel.” Saunders has won prizes for his best-selling children’s book, “The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip,” and for a book of essays titled “The Braindead Megaphone,” and he has been featured in the “O. Henry Prize Stories,” “Best American Short Stories,” “Best American Nonrequired Reading,” “Best American Travel Writing,” and “Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy” anthologies. Named by The New Yorker one of the best American writers under the age of forty in 1999, Saunders has received fellowships from the MacArthur Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
It is important that you remain politically objective and consider the economic implications of the article in a measured and analytic way. The goal of these exercises is to apply the theoretical framework we will be learning to contemporary real world issues – less important is whether you agree with a particular policy or not. Your analysis should include both written analysis and graphs to support your arguments. You should address the content of the news article in a clear and thorough manner. Legibility is a key part of communicating your ideas. Grading is out of five points possible and will focus on three main areas: 1) addressing the issues discussed in the article, 2) accurately using economic theory to analyze the issues, 3) clarity of communication.
APA format (12pt times new roman, double spaced, no spacing between paragraphs)
300 words minimum
minimum of 2 peer reviewed resources
Topic: A study to determine the factors that leads to people with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy cases have increased chances of involving in violent or criminal behaviors in the community
Conducting the Research: Achievability
Discuss obstacles that could potentially hinder the achievability of studying your research problem; that is, factors that might create barriers to accessing, collecting, analyzing and/or reporting data on the problem. For instance, colleagues may be uncooperative or unwilling to participate, the police chief may feel the problem is too sensitive or that the problem does not really exist, etc. There may be barriers to obtaining access to the necessary data. Explain how these barriers could impact the validity and reliability of your proposed study.
Medgar Evers College of
The City University of New York
Jonathan Chen, PhD
Assistant Professor of Digital Media &
Research Paper: due (uploaded in Blackboard as a PDF only) by Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 11:59 PM
Write a short (2 page/500 words minimum) research paper on a digital technology that you either already use, or that
you plan to use in your field of choice (e.g. videography, audio recording, performance).
Based on your research, the paper should identify and briefly explain the following about the technology in question:
1) Its historical development
2) How it works as a digital technology
3) How and why it is used within your field
4) How you imagine the technology evolving in the future
|Research data (40 pts)||Presents a clear and
functionality, and use
within the field, and
aspects that help to
provide a complete
picture of the
technology. (40 pts)
|Presents a clear and
functionality, and use
within the field, but
does not provide a
complete picture of the
technology. (30 pts)
|Attempts to describe
some aspects of the
technology, but does
not touch upon
sufficient details. (20
Coursework (40 pts)
thinking and originality
classwork and course
terminology. (40 pts)
to classwork or course
materials. (30 pts)
|Lacks critical thinking.
Makes no appropriate
classwork or course
materials. (20 pts)
Format (20 pts)
|No grammatical or
spelling errors exist.
Document is easy to
read. Format is
double spaced, 12pt
font, 1 inch margins
and text is at least 2
pages (500 words)
plus bibliography or
works cited. (20 pts)
|Some grammatical or
spelling errors exist,
but do not interfere
with reading. Format is
double spaced, 12pt
font, 1 inch margins
and text is at least 2
pages (500 words)
plus bibliography or
works cited. (15 pts)
spelling errors interfere
with reading. Format is
incorrect or text is too
short. (10 pts)
Use 2 to 3 sources total with 1 source being your class text (Winston).
Total = 100 pts (towards 10% of your “Projects”)
Phoenix Fine Electronics would like more information about their system options and your recommendation. They are interested in learning how the strengths of the system can be turned into measurable values for the business upon implementation.
Modify the chart from the Week 2 assignment by adding the following:
- Strengths and weaknesses of each system
- The impact of the strength and weakness
Cite at least two sources in the additional columns in your chart
Write a business case for your recommendation. This business case will be revisited in Week 6. As a guideline, this section of the business case should be approximately 3 to 4 pages in length. Use the information from your executive summary and add the following information:
- At least three measurable organizational values the new system will bring
- The benefits of the value to the business
- How these values will differentiate the business to customers
- Risks of doing the project
- Risks of not doing the project
- The modified comparison chart (from above)
The initial post of at least 300 words (excluding references) in response to the forum topic is due by Wednesday night, 11:55 pm Eastern Time
Forum | Sports in the Future
Please select one of the following topics for your discussion board assignment. Please clarify which question you are responding to by posting the question above your initial post. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.
Discussion Question choices:
- Your job at a U.S. “think tank” has led you to become a consultant on a project that is trying to predict what sports might look like from a global perspective in the year 2030. Using material from this chapter and the rest of the book, identify two things that will be different about sports in 2030 and explain why these differences would come about.
- If you could bring about one change in the meaning, purpose, or organization of sports, what would it be? What theory would guide your selection of the change, and what vantage point (see the chapter) would be best for making the change?
The vantage point:
Part One: Agile Software Engineering
- Study the Agile Manifesto until you have it committed to memory: then write it here. Between each line explain in your own words what each line means and what benefits it provides ( especially benefits leading to the accelerated development and deployment of software.
- Describe what test-first development is. Use the following words in your answer: automated, system requirements, implementation, input, and output.
- Describe the benefits of User Stories. Use the following words in your answer: elicitation, requirements, test skeleton, release, back log, sprint, and test-first development.
- Compare and contrast the Scrum approach to project management with
conventional plan-based approaches as discussed in Chapter 23. Your
comparison should be based on the effectiveness of each approach for
planning the allocation of people to projects, estimating the cost of projects,
maintaining team cohesion and managing changes in project team
Part Two: System Modeling
- Briefly define each of the following: Use the following words at least once in your answers: sequence, use-case, activity
- Context Models
- Interaction Models
- Structural Models
- Behavioral Models
- Model-Driven Architecture
- Assume your library project has the following features:
- Search by Dewey number
- Search by subject
- Place books on reserve
- Inter-library loan
Also assume you have defined the following user types
- Research Librarian
- Technical Librarian/System Administrator
Here is what you need to do (relate these as much as possible to your Library Project): (review chapters 5 and 7)
- Develop a sequence diagram showing the interactions involved when a professor places a book on reserve.
- Draw an activity diagram that models the processing involved when a student searches by subject.
- Draw state diagrams of the control software for an inter-library loan system. This system:
- Checks local availability
- Checks avalability elsewhere
- Automates delivery process
Part Three: Object Oriented Design
7.Using the UML graphical notation for object classes, design object classes, identifying attributes and operations. Use your own experience to decide on the attributes and operations that should be associated with these objects.
Hint: Diagram 7.6 from the book is a good place to start.