Determining Flowdowns

Determining Flowdowns

Part 2: Determining Flowdowns

You are now a Subcontract Administrator for the Contractor that was awarded the USAF Enterprise Network contract as a result of the solicitation in Part 1 above (disregard any “revolving door” or Procurement Integrity Act implications).

Your company is a large business and has the qualifications to do almost all of the work, but must subcontract out for a small subset of specialized support.  Therefore, you are tasked to prepare a draft Subcontract Agreement that must include any necessary flowdowns from the USAF prime contract.  Your company has decided that a Firm Fixed Price (FFP) subcontract is appropriate for this subcontract, regardless of the prime contract type.  The relevant parts of the prime contract are attached.  

  • Use this form to complete the flow downs:  Form to Complete Flowdowns
  • Using the “track changes” feature of Word/Wordperfect (preferred) or handwritten redlines (scanned for submission) identify which, if any, provisions you would not flow down (e.g., delete) and,
  • If applicable, identify and discuss how some of those provisions that you would flow down need to be modified.
  • Use the “Comments” function [Review>>Comments] to provide rationale for why or why not. You may also write a separate summary of your changes.

Rubric Name: Written Assignment (36%)

        CriteriaComments reflect a highly accomplished level of analysis, synthesis, evaluation and reasoning of the case material and case study facts resulting in accurate, thorough, and soundly reasoned conclusions.(11.34 – 12.6)Comments reflect an excellent level of analysis, synthesis, evaluation and reasoning of the case material and case study facts resulting in accurately reasoned conclusions.(10.08 – 11.33)Comments reflect a satisfactory level of analysis, synthesis, evaluation and reasoning of the case material and case study facts resulting in partially correct conclusions that lack development or detail that demonstrates insight into reasoning.(8.82 – 10.07)Comments reflect an unsatisfactory level of analysis, synthesis, evaluation and reasoning of the case material and case study facts, resulting in conclusions that are underdeveloped or lack soundly reasoned conclusions.(7.56 – 8.81)Comments reflect an unsatisfactory level of analysis, synthesis, evaluation and reasoning of the case material and case study facts, resulting in failure to draw little to no conclusions.(0 – 7.55)Presents exceptionally well-supported arguments or positions with evidence from the readings/experience; ideas go beyond the course material and recognize implications and extensions of the material and concepts.Presents excellent arguments or positions that are mostly supported by evidence from the readings and course content; ideas presented demonstrate understanding of the material and concepts.Satisfactory arguments or positions are presented but there is a mix of opinion or unclear view with supported arguments using course readings.  Case study facts are occasionally used but arguments would be much stronger with use of facts.Arguments are frequently illogical and unsubstantiated; Limited use of facts in case study and essential information presented in course readings.Arguments lack meaningful explanation or support of ideas.  Does not provide facts presented in case study.Demonstrates exceptional understanding of requirements responding completely to each aspect of assignment including minor aspects of the assignment such as using third person writing, required use of course readings, and assignment format.(4.86 -5.4)Demonstrates excellent understanding of requirements; missed one minor aspect of assignment.(4.32 – 4.85)Demonstrates satisfactory understanding of requirements; missed a key element or two minor aspects of assignment.(3.78 – 4.31)Fails to show a firm understanding of requirements; missed two key elements or several minor aspects of assignment.(3.24 – 3.77)Fails to demonstrate understanding of assignment requirements.(0 – 3.23)Strictly adheres to standard usage rules of written English, including but not limited to capitalization, punctuation, run-on sentences, missing or extra words, stylistic errors, spelling and grammatical errors. No errors found. No contractions or jargon used.(3.24 – 3.6)Excellently adheres to standard usage of mechanics: conventions of written English, including capitalization, punctuation, and spelling. One to three errors found.(2.88 – 3.23)Satisfactorily adheres to standard usage rules of mechanics: conventions of English, including capitalization, punctuation, and spelling. Four to 10 errors found.(2.52 – 2.87)Minimally adheres to standard usage rules of mechanics: conventions of written English, including capitalization, punctuation, and spelling. More than 10 errors found.(2.16 – 2.51)Does not adhere to standard usage rules of mechanics: conventions of written English largely incomprehensible; or errors are too plentiful to count.(0 – 2.15)No APA style or usage errors; Proper citation of source material is used throughout paper; Reference titles follow APA with only the first word, the first word after a colon and proper nouns capitalized.(1.62 – 1.8)Attempts in-text citations and reference list but one or two APA style errors noted or fails to use APA citations when appropriate 1-2 times.(1.44 – 1.61)Attempts in-text citations and reference lists; APA style errors are noted throughout document; Fails to use APA citations when appropriate 3 times in document.(1.26 – 1.43)Attempts in-text citations and reference lists; Fails to use APA citation when appropriate 4-5 times; or presents only 1-2 in-text citations and reference list in a paper that requires APA citations throughout the document.(1.08 – 1.25)No attempt at APA style; or attempts either in-text citations or reference list but omits the other.(0 – 1.07)Overall Score

an actual small business

an actual small business

The instructions are as follows.

Review the case and answer the questions as per the following guidelines:

The case describes an actual small business and the efforts to grow the business by the original owner.  The case addresses a demonstration of the owner’s faith by his rehiring a worker who was previously terminated.  The founder and owner of the business grapples with the perceived failure of the person who he has rehired; as well as with letting go of his directive leadership approach to allow others to lead; and a contrasting leadership style. The case presents challenges for students to consider not only the expression of their faith but also the different types of approaches to managing a small business.

Use APA style and formatting to compose the 1200-1500 response paper.  The paper should include a minimum of 5 or 6 business-related research articles or trade-based resources, in addition to the case reference information, for you to support your points and referencing from the textbook. 

The word count excludes the reference list.

The textbook used in this course is: Understanding Business 11th ed. By: Nickels, William. ISBN: 978-0-07-802316-3 (**When referencing the textbook please provide page numbers per my request**)

lead the most profitable division

lead the most profitable division

You have just been promoted to a mid-level manager at a Fortune 500 company. This promotion was a surprise, but your boss decided to leave the company and you were promoted to lead the most profitable division in the company.

This is your first week in this position, and you are taking part in a high-level meeting about the financial state of the company. Due to the poor state of the economy, which has caused sluggish sales, upper management has decided to downsize the entire company by dismissing 3% of employees in every division.

Write an appropriate memo to all of the team leaders in your division giving them the bad news.

  • All downsized employees will receive three months’ severance pay.
  • COBRA will be available, so health insurance can be continued for up to 1 year. It costs $740/month.
  • Employment counseling will be available, so employees can update their resume, get help searching for jobs, and get help finding retraining/college programs.

Defend your promotion in the memo since you used to be a team leader and know the question will be asked. 

Guidelines for Submission: Memo assignments should use standard memo format: a heading segment, single-spacing, left-alignment of text without paragraph indentations, 12-point Times New Roman font and one-inch margins. Your short paper should not be more than one page in length.

International Business

International Business
Class : INB-200-3511-International Business-05/2017
Assignment : W2 – “Pirates of Globalization” Case History
Category :  
Due Date : Mon, May 15, 2017 11:55 PM MST
Detail : Read the Case History, “Pirates of Globalization,” on pages 102-104 in your text.Review the tutorial, “How to Analyze a Case History.” Write a two-page paper, typed and double-spaced, using the West Writing Assignment Template, in which you respond to each of the following questions. Support your response with at least three sources, two of which must be scholarly sources from the West Online library.What more do you think the international business community could do to protect their intellectual property rights?Are international companies simply afraid to speak out against counterfeiting in potentially lucrative emerging markets for fear of being denied access to them?By using the latest technologies, people can often create perfect clones of original works. How are the Internet and the latest digital technologies influencing intellectual property laws?Locate information on the Tiffany versus eBay lawsuit and identify each side’s arguments and who prevailed. What are the implications of that lawsuit for the sale of counterfeits in online auctionsReview the INB 200 Week 2 Rubric to make sure that you have met all the guidelines for how your paper will be assessed.Format your paper using the West Writing Style Handbook guidelines. Cite at least 3 sources, 2 of which are scholarly sources from the West Online Library. Use the West Citation and Reference Generator Tool to note citations and references.Submit your paper by 11:55 PM (Arizona Time) on the Monday of the week it is assigned.

The impact of unfavorable news can be stressful for both the messenger and receivers. It is no wonder that most people struggle with the task of delivering bad news. Reflect on a time when you receive The impact of unfavorable news can be stressful for both the messenger and receivers. It is no wonder that most people struggle with the task of delivering bad news. Reflect on a time when you received unfavorable news. Without going into too much detail (it is not necessary to share what the bad news was) share the scenario in the discussion. Then explain how you perceived the messenger of the unfavorable news. Why? Are there any ways in which the communication could have been better? If yes, give two examples of how it could have been better. If no, is there anything you would do differently if presented with the same scenario in the future? Explain. Show more

The impact of unfavorable news can be stressful for both the messenger and receivers. It is no wonder that most people struggle with the task of delivering bad news. Reflect on a time when you receive                                                         The impact of unfavorable news can be stressful for both the messenger and receivers. It is no wonder that most people struggle with the task of delivering bad news. Reflect on a time when you received unfavorable news.  Without going into too much detail (it is not necessary to share what the bad news was) share the scenario in the discussion. Then explain how you perceived the messenger of the unfavorable news. Why?  Are there any ways in which the communication could have been better? If yes, give two examples of how it could have been better. If no, is there anything you would do differently if presented with the same scenario in the future? Explain.                                                    Show more

The impact of unfavorable news can be stressful for both the messenger and receivers. It is no wonder that most people struggle with the task of delivering bad news. Reflect on a time when you received unfavorable news.

Without going into too much detail (it is not necessary to share what the bad news was) share the scenario in the discussion. Then explain how you perceived the messenger of the unfavorable news. Why?

Are there any ways in which the communication could have been better? If yes, give two examples of how it could have been better. If no, is there anything you would do differently if presented with the same scenario in the future? Explain.

Requirements Specification Document

Requirements Specification Document

FINAL PAPER: Write a Requirements Specification Document for the eGrants project using the template provided.

Template File Name:  Requirements Specification Document Template 2018-4-20.docx

 Write the requirements in either a simple sentence OR use case OR user story format.

In the simple sentence format, write at least 3 business requirements, and for each, write 3 “child” user requirements, and for each user requirement, write at least 3 “child” system requirements. Also write at least 1 non-functional requirement that applies to each system requirement; use at least 4 non-functional requirements.

OR, In the use case format, write at least 6 use cases.

OR, In the user story format, write at least 20 user stories, and link them to one of their appropriate 3 parent epics.

Regardless of which format you choose for your requirements, write one management report in the format used in the earlier report-writing assignment.

You may use content from your previous assignments for the eGrants project, but if you received less than a perfect grade on them, be sure to take the time now to improve them.

50 points. The assignment will be open for two weeks before the submission deadline.

Innocent Drinks’ growth options

Innocent Drinks’ growth options

1. What factors have made Innocent Drinks successful so far? Be specific, please.

2. Innocent Drinks are considering a few growth options. How do Innocent Drinks’ growth options fit with the course materials on managing growth? This should be a substantial part of your entire assignment. Please make sure to show your understanding of the class materials (both readings and lecture).

3. What three or four factors should they consider when choosing among these options? Why these?

4. Which growth option do you suggest they pursue? Why?

5. Slightly unrelated—what is your view on the leadership model and the potential for differing roles as Innocent Drinks grows? Connect to class material from the entire course with emphasis upon Week 6 material.

workload in many areas of bank operations

workload in many areas of bank operations

This is a team assignment, the only part that I have to complete is  where is says “What are the limitations of the model used to answer question 1?” . 

Instructions:
This is a team assignment. The rubric used for grading is attached.

Review, analyze, and complete the Chase Manhattan Bank Case Study below.

The workload in many areas of bank operations has the characteristics of a nonuniform distribution with respect to time of day. For example, at Chase Manhattan Bank in New York, the number of domestic money transfer requests received from customers, if plotted against time of day, would appear to have the shape of an inverted U curve with the peak around 1 P.M. For efficient use of resources, the personnel available should, therefore, vary correspondingly. A variable capacity can be achieved effectively by employing part-time personnel. Because part-timers are not entitled to all the fringe benefits, they are often more economical than full-time employees. Other considerations, however, may limit the extent to which part-time people can be hired in a given department. The problem is to find an optimum workforce schedule that would meet personnel requirements at any given time and also be economical. Some of the factors affecting personnel assignment are listed here:

  1. By corporate policy, part-time personnel hours are limited to a maximum of 40% of the day’s total requirement.
  2. Full-time employees work for 8 hours (1 hour for lunch included) per day. Thus, a full-timer’s productive time is 35 hours per week.
  3. Part-timers work for at least 4 hours per day but less than 8 hours and are not allowed a lunch break.
  4. Fifty percent of the full-timers go to lunch between 11 A.M. and noon, and the remaining 50% go between noon and 1 P.M.
  5. The shift starts at 9 A.M. and ends at 7 P.M. (i.e., overtime is limited to 2 hours). Any work left over at 7 P.M. is considered holdover for the next day.
  6. A full-time employee is not allowed to work more than 5 hours overtime per week. He or she is paid at the normal rate for overtime hours—not at one-and-a-half times the normal rate applicable to hours in excess of 40 per week. Fringe benefits are not applied to overtime hours.

In addition, the following costs are pertinent:
1. The average cost per full-time personnel hour (fringe benefits included) is $10.11.
2. The average cost per overtime personnel hour for full-timers (straight rate excluding fringe benefits) is $8.08.
3. The average cost per part-time personnel hour is $7.82.

The personnel hours required, by hour of day, are given in the following Table.

TABLE: Workforce Requirements

NUMBER OF PERSONNELTIME PERIOD REQUIRED9–10 A.M.1410–112511–122612–1 P.M.381–2552–3603–4514-5295-6146-79

The bank’s goal is to achieve the minimum possible personnel cost subject to meeting or exceeding the hourly workforce requirements as well as the constraints on the workers listed earlier.

Discussion Questions:
1. What is the minimum-cost schedule for the bank?
2. What are the limitations of the model used to answer question 1?
3. Costs might be reduced by relaxing the constraint that no more than 40% of the day’s requirement be met by part-timers. Would changing the 40% to a higher value significantly reduce costs?

Source: Adapted from Shyam L. Moondra. “An L. P. Model for Work Force Scheduling for Banks,” Journal of Bank Research (Winter 1976): 299–301.

Label your completed file CS1 – Your Team’s Name (Team A, B, or C) and upload it to Case Study 2 assignment. You do not need to write many words, but you do need to answer all the questions above. If you do not address those three questions in particular, points will be deducted. Question 1 has 50 points, Question 2 has 20 points and Question 3 has 30 points. Upload your file to this Case Study assignment. 

Hint: For Question 3, please choose a hypothetical higher number, say 45% or 50%, to illustrate your analysis and conclusion. You also need to explain why. In some cases, you may use the “QM for Windows” software (rather than Excel QM) to obtain the LP diagram to support your finding. After solving your LP program, you may click on “Windows” and the select “Graphs” to get to the graph output. You may then copy and paste any graph into your word document. However, this option may not work in all cases. Please discuss why. 

Here is a link that discuss the approach to solution for Chase Manhattan Bank Case Study

Please copy, paste and explain your results in your paper, AND attach your Excel Worksheet, which is a must to receive credits for statistical analysis.

Please check the basic APA format checklist posted in the Announcement and the grading rubric for writing assignments in the syllabus before you submit this assignment.