Week 10 Discussion

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“Managing Stakeholders”  Please respond to the following:

  • From the first and second e-Activities, assume that you are the manager of the project that will set up a new headquarters office for the Federal Bureau of Investigations. Determine the main stakeholders, and specify the overall way in which you would manage the stakeholders in order to complete your project. Support your rationale.
  • Review the project stakeholder management processes that were discussed in Chapter 13 of your PMBOK textbook. Determine the fundamental skills that a project manager should possess in order to successfully manage stakeholders. Support your response with one (1) example of a project manager using such skills to manage stakeholders.

Week 11 Discussion

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“Looking Back and Looking Forward”  Please respond to the following:

  • Thinking back on everything you have learned in this course, identify five (5) most important topics that everyone involved in project estimating and budgeting should know well. Explain your rationale.
  • Discuss three (3) best practices that you have acquired in this course that you either will apply in your career or could recommend to any project manager. Next, recommend at least one (1) additional best practice that is not specifically mentioned in the course. Justify your response

Week 10 Discussion

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“Act Local” Please respond to the following:

  • Based on the lecture and Webtext materials, address the following:
    • Select one (1) developing country, and discuss the fundame
    • ntal actions that the leadership of the selected country is — or is not — taking to improve the living standards of its people. Next, using this same country, cite one (1) specific example of progress or regress that its government is making in terms of the economy, the political system, and the environment.
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    “Application and Recommendations” Please respond to the following:

    • Determine two (2) ways to apply what you learned in this course in your current or a future position.
    • Create a list of three (3) best practices to follow that would improve the quality of life in developing countries.

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    “Testing the Difference Between Two Means.” (Note: Please respond to one [1] of the following two [2] bulleted items)

    • What two assumptions must be met when you are using the z test to test differences between two means? Can the sample standard deviations s1 and s2 be used in place of the population standard deviations σ1 and σ2?
    • Retired workers and disabled workers both receive Social Security benefits. What information would we need to test the claim that the difference in monthly benefits between the two groups is greater than $30 at the 0.05 level of significance? Write out the hypotheses and explain the testing procedure.

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    Recap” (Note: Please respond to both of the following two [2] bulleted items)

    • Describe what you achieved during this course. Then, share your greatest or most rewarding achievement during this course.
    • Discuss the ways in which you anticipate using the materials covered in this course in the future.