Project management critical success factors

Paper should be in 800words in APA format with citations and 3 references with no Plygarism.

Course: Project Management

Topic: Project management critical success factors


1.Experience project manager and skilled project team

  1. Methodical approach and Research future and current project growth/scope
  2. Relationship Management.


Personal Leadership Development Plan Power Point

Instructions: Follow each point as outlined, nothing should be missing.

  1. Each student should prepare a “My Personal Leadership Development Plan” in a PowerPoint presentation. The length of the presentation will depend on the value you place on your leadership development.
  2. Using what we learned in class from the discussions, instruments, assignments, and readings, do a complete analysis of your leadership style and effectiveness.
    • What have you learned about yourself?
    • What areas do you need to work on to be a more effective leader?

Guidelines for Personal Development Plan

  1. Identify the behaviors that you need to stop doing and others that you need to start doing. It is assumed that over the semester you have reflected on these actions and will want to take steps to change your behavior to become a more effective leader.
  2. Use the five practices of exemplary leadership discussed by Kouzes & Posner (1987). Reflect upon which practice best exemplifies you.
  3. Use any combination end-of-chapter questionnaires, observational exercises, and/or reflection to guide your discussion.
  4. Discuss at least two leadership theories that resonated with you and your style. Do not just write a definition.
  5. Provide a specific list of strategies (i.e. action steps and timeline) for your leadership development and justify them on the basis of your above discussion. That is, show how your discussion of leadership concepts informs your choice of action steps.
  6. Create a leadership development plan for yourself. The plan should be put into effect over the next one to two years.

You should submit

  • A PowerPoint presentation. As this is a business class, your presentation should reflect business standards in quality, structure, and presentation. Include a title slide. Review consistency of format, font, font size, appropriate use of graphics to text, length of text, etc.
  • Cite your sources where applicable on each slide (APA style).
  • Include a References slide in APA format.


  1. PowerPoint slides should contain bullets, not long paragraphs.
  2. Use graphics, charts, pictures to emphasize, not overwhelm, your text.

Work One- Kingston-Bryce Kick-Off Project Plan

Work one- Kingston-Bryce Kick-off Project Plan 

You have just been hired as a Project Manager for Kingston-Bryce Limited and have been assigned your first project. Kingston-Bryce Limited (KBL) is a custom furniture manufacturer that specializes in hand-crafted dining room tables. The Board of Directors has identified an opportunity to purchase a competitor that also specializes in custom furniture. The acquisition of the competitor will enable KBL to expand operations and triple their workforce and will take 18 months to complete. In order for this acquisition to be successful, you will need to use your project management skills to ensure success.


Your first task is to create a project plan for the Board of Directors in Microsoft Word or Excel. The project outline is essential for documenting all of the necessary tasks and milestones necessary to complete the project. The project is expected to take 18 months to complete, and the major milestones are broken up by quarters. You will need to be creative and develop the following items as if you were running the project. Include the following (you will need to create these items)

: • tasks and milestones.

• a project description.

• key stakeholders.

• timeline for the project.

NOTE – Be sure the documents display proper grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence structure.

Engineering Writing 3

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Assignment Description – Midterm Research Paper
Assignment Deadline and Topic Selection
The midterm research paper is due in the Canvas drop box by 6:00 PM on Monday (4-27-20). The
revised requirements for the midterm assignment are as follows. Plan, research, and write a 4 to 5-page
paper (body pages of text) on seismology or any engineering-related topic. The inclusion of graphical
elements to support your text is recommended and will increase the page count, which is acceptable.
Sample midterm research papers are shown in the Sample Assignments module in Canvas.
The suggested field of seismology covers a broad range of topics, which should allow you to find a wide
variety of sources related to your specific topic (see suggestions below). However, you may optionally
choose any other engineering-related topic for your paper. As an example, if you are currently
conducting mentored research or are working on some type of engineering project in another class, you
may write about that topic instead. Some suggested topics for seismology are as follows:
 explain the basics of how and why earthquakes occur (plate tectonics, seafloor spreading, etc.)
 describe/discuss the various proposed/tested earthquake prediction schemes
 describe a specific earthquake (e.g., 1906 San Francisco earthquake, 1989 Loma Prieta
earthquake, etc.) and its effects on the environment, economy, and/or society
 describe/compare the methods used for structural assessment and retrofitting of older buildings
for seismic safety
 discuss some recommended earthquake preparedness plans (residential/business environments)
 provide an overview of plate tectonics and seafloor spreading theories
 describe the evolution of seismographs and how they are used to measure earthquakes
 describe the various types of electromechanical devices used for monitoring geological faults
 describe the types of seismic-resistant foundations designed for use in high-rise buildings
Completing Your Midterm Writing Assignment
Use the following steps to complete your midterm writing assignment:
1. Plan your research (develop an outline)
2. Gather your data (select relevant and credible source material)
3. Organize your data (develop a logical hierarchy based on your outline)
4. Write the draft (visit the UCI Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication)
5. Add headings and subheadings as needed to show your chosen hierarchy of information
6. Review and revise your final copy (check syntax, word choice, spelling, grammar, etc.)
7. Proofread your final copy and inspect the final formatting for balance and consistency
8. Upload an electronic copy (native file and PDF file) of your finished paper to the Canvas drop box
Assignment Specifications
The midterm paper should conform to the following specifications:
FORM (organization and hierarchy of the information presented in your paper)
The paper should contain the following sections:
 Cover page – (descriptive title, your name, student ID number, and class time)
 Abstract – (written as a stand-alone document on a separate page – double-spaced text)
 Table of Contents – (optional – NOT required for this writing assignment)
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 Body – (should contain an introductory paragraph followed by the main body of text, which
should be appropriately subdivided using descriptive first and second-level headings as needed
to indicate your chosen hierarchy of information (avoid stacked headings), and end with a brief
conclusion that ties the paper together and brings closure to your selected topic)
 List of References (IEEE citation format) – (should include at least five sources, preferably not
all web pages – not to be confused with online sources such as electronic copies of books,
journals, or conference proceedings)
FORMAT (visual cues and aesthetic appeal)
The paper must be set up with the following formatting parameters:
 Body text must be double-spaced and left-justified (not full-justified)
 Font size should be approximately 12-point (depending on the font style used)
 Margins should be approximately one inch (top, bottom, left and right-hand margins)
 Headings should be appropriately sized to indicate first and second-level status
 Pages must be numbered (page one begins on the first page of body text – not the cover page)
STYLE (tone and formality of the writing)
The paper should reflect a formal scientific tone (avoiding unnecessary use of first-person pronouns
when possible – I, me, my, we, ours, us) and be written to an audience of your peers. To maintain a
formal tone, avoid colloquial expressions, conversational idioms, and metaphorical phrases.
Peer Audience Considerations
Sufficient technical detail should be included in your paper to meet the expectations of your engineeringbased peer audience. Be careful not to overgeneralize or oversimplify the information presented in your
paper, making it more suited to a generalist (non-technical) audience. Considering the intended scope of
your paper, it would be better to provide greater technical detail on fewer points in your paper than to
provide overgeneralized or oversimplified information on several points in your paper.
Depending on your chosen topic and rhetorical mode, you could, for example, introduce your topic by
providing a general introduction or overview (background and/or historical information to provide context
for the reader) and then go into technical detail on selected points/components/characteristics of your
topic, followed by a conclusion (restating your main points or conclusions, or restating the significance of
your findings, or providing some forward-looking statements) to bring closure to your paper. If using an
argumentative rhetorical mode, your paper should begin with a strong thesis statement tailored to the
interests or possible concerns of your target (peer) audience. The body of the paper should be used to
develop your argument. Organize your points of discussion to create a logical flow of factual evidence.
Rhetorical Mode Selection
You may use any rhetorical mode of writing (argumentative, classification, descriptive, cause and effect,
comparison/contrast, exemplification, etc.) appropriate for your particular topic and purpose.
Assignment Review and Submission
It is recommended that you visit the UCI Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication at least
once to have a writing specialist review a draft or final copy of your paper. Although the writing center
accepts walk-in appointments, it is recommended that you make your appointment several days in
advance to ensure you can meet with a writing specialist before your paper is due. After making the
necessary final revisions to your paper, upload an electronic copy of the paper (both the native
application file and a PDF file for printing) by clicking on the Submit Assignment button for this
assignment by the published due date. Before submitting your paper, ensure the pagination is correct
(page one begins on the first page of body text – not the cover page, abstract, or table of contents).
Please name your uploaded file using your first and last name (e.g., John Smith.docx).
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Grading Criteria
You will receive two grades for this dual writing assignment, one for the abstract based on the criteria
shown below (an upcoming lecture will explain how to create a concise abstract), and one for the midterm
research paper. The midterm research paper will be graded on its form, format, style, and content (based
on the criteria shown on the midterm research paper evaluation rubric posted in the Assessment Rubrics
module on the Canvas course space). As stated in the course syllabus, the midterm research paper
represents 20% of your course grade. Your writing should reflect the writing concepts represented by the
“4Cs” (clear, concise, complete and correct).
Creating a Concise Abstract
Your abstract should be a condensed version of your finished work that highlights the major points
covered in your document and concisely describes the content and scope of your writing. Therefore, the
abstract can only be written after you complete your midterm research paper. As a general guideline for
this assignment, an abstract consisting of only two or three sentences is most likely missing pertinent
information contained in your paper. Conversely, an abstract that fills an entire page (using doublespaced text) most likely contains too much detail and should be further revised and reduced.
An abstract is presented first in your paper but is written last (after you finish your paper). In general, the
qualities of a well-written abstract can be characterized as follows:
 Designed as a unified, coherent, concise, stand-alone document
 Uses Introduction/Body/Conclusion structure
 Follows the chronology of your paper
 Provides logical connections (transitions) between the main points of information provided in the
 Adds no new information (information not covered in your paper)
 Maintains the same level of technical language used in your paper (written to the same audience
as your paper)
Consider the following suggestions when writing your abstract:
 Keep your abstract as short as possible by avoiding lengthy, complex sentences. However, be
careful not to focus too narrowly, which may lead to inadvertent omission of important
 Ensure your abstract contains key words (especially important if you plan to post your abstract on
the web).
 Avoid abbreviations (acronyms and initializations), jargon (specialized vocabulary used in a
particular discipline) and mathematical expressions.
 Do not include any tables or graphics (diagrams, photographs, line drawings, etc.).
 Do not include any in-text citations (all references to your sources are assumed to appear in the
body of your research paper)
 Avoid referencing other works in your abstract
 Do not comment, evaluate, or otherwise editorialize in your abstract.
 Avoid stating the obvious (e.g., “This paper will discuss…” or “The paper begins with…”)
 Write an interesting abstract that entices your reader to read your paper (the abstract is an
advertisement for your intellectual product).

The Literary Analysis Final Paper

In your paper,

  • Create a detailed introduction that contains a thesis that offers a debatable claim based on one of the prompts on the list.
  • Analyze the primary source you selected from the approved List of Literary Works. (Avoid summary and personal reflection.)
  • Develop body paragraphs that contain clear topic sentences and examples that support the argument.
  • Write a conclusion that reaffirms the thesis statement and includes a summary of the key ideas in essay.
  • Apply your knowledge of literary elements and other concepts in your response to the prompt.
  • Incorporate research from the primary and scholarly secondary sources.

The Literary Analysis Final Paper

  • Must be four to five double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s APA Style(Links to an external site.)
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted

“A Worn Path” (Eudora Welty, 1941) [ch.6]

Guiding Questions:

  1. The main character makes a difficult journey in the story. This reveals some of her values and commitments, such as her love for a relative. How does this commitment influence the way she copes with other conflicts in the story?
  2. Does Phoenix act differently around other people than she does with animals and nature? What does this reveal about Phoenix’s sense of herself in the world?
  3. How do the other characters in the story influence Phoenix’s behavior, and what does this reveal about Phoenix’s horticultural status?



Conducting The Research: Achievability

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.

Analysis on why and how cash management is important in financial management. 



Please write an essay on one of the two topics below. Your essay should start with an outline, and either MLA or APA style is fine. Using a public company with real financial data to help with your analysis is highly preferred. Three correct citations are required.

Topic 1:  Analysis on why and how cash management is important in financial management.

Topic 2: Analysis on how exchange rate risk plays a role in international trade.

Length: 8-10 pages with double spacing and font size of 11. 

Part One: Agile Software Engineering

Part One: Agile Software Engineering

  1. 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.




  1. Describe what test-first development is. Use the following words in your answer: automated, system requirements, implementation, input, and output.



  1. 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.


  1. 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

  1. 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
  1. 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

  • Student
  • Professor
  • 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.