Wk5 DQ1_ BUS 550

Two bonds A and B have the same credit rating, the same par value and the same coupon rate. Bond A has 30 years to maturity and bond B has 5 years to maturity.

– Discuss which bond will trade at a higher price in the market

– Discuss what happens to the market price of each bond if the interest rates in the economy go up.

– Which bond would have a higher percentage price change if interest rates go up?

– Try to substantiate your argument with a numerical example.

As a bond investor, if you expect a slowdown in the economy over the next 12 months, what would be your investment strategy?

Provide your explanations and definitions in detail and be precise. Comment on your findings. Provide references for content when necessary. Provide your work in detail and explain in your own words. Support your statements with peer-reviewed in-text citation(s) and reference(s).

 
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Nursing

Read four (4) academically reviewed articles on Net Neutrality and complete the following activities:

(Wikipedia articles will not be accepted. Professor may check originality of all posts. Avoid copy-and-paste.

1.     Summarize all four (4) articles in 400 words or more. Please use your own words. No copy-and-paste

 
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Political science Required Reading Commentaries for chapter 4-6

Your commentaries should meet three goals: 1) give a summary of the key point(s) made in the course reading you are writing about based on your understanding; 2) provide some examples of the evidence used in the reading (possibly including direct quotes) to show how the author supports the key point(s); 3) devote at least two concluding paragraphs to connecting this reading to another class reading (this can be a reading from earlier in the quarter, or another reading assigned on the same date in cases where I have assigned more than one reading).

Part 1: Identify the key point or points in the reading. What is the main argument or key insight you see emerging from this reading? Can you give a quote from the text that supports your understanding of the reading?

Part 2: Identify at least two pieces of “evidence” that the author uses to support the main argument or key point of the reading. In the readings for this class, evidence will often be in the form of specific historical examples that support the larger claim. You should discuss some details from these examples to show how the author makes the point (again, direct quotes are fine, but you should also put some of this into your own words).

For instance, if a reading makes the argument that the declining political power of business interests was an important reason that the New Deal welfare state emerged, the author may then go on to support this point by showing how business interests tried to oppose Social Security, and yet it still passed despite this business opposition.

Also be sensitive to nuance in the author’s analysis, and try to point this out in your commentary. For example, perhaps the author argues that Social Security passed despite business opposition, but then goes on to acknowledge that business interests were able to modify Social Security afterwards in ways that suited their needs (so some business power was still relevant to what happened in the New Deal, even if not dominant).

Part 3: Conclude your commentary by thinking about what this reading adds to other readings in this class. This can include making some comparison with the other reading assigned on that same date in cases where I assign two readings. For example, perhaps you are writing on a reading that describes the positive accomplishments of the New Deal in relation to African Americans, and you want to consider how this fits with the other reading from that day that highlights how the New Deal actually perpetuated racial inequality. Or maybe the specific topic discussed by the reading fleshes out and supports an insight from an earlier reading, and you want to make note of that connection and explore its significance.

Format: 

Each commentary must be typed and 2-3 pages in length. The goal is to be concise, but also to give enough details to show a clear understanding and engagement with the reading. Commentaries should be double-spaced, 12-point font, 1” margins. To effectively summarize the reading, you must cite relevant pages in parentheses within your text. Commentaries will be uploaded to Canvas on the Assignments page (this will be set up this week).

You are required to include page citations for paraphrased summaries, not just direct quotes. For these commentaries you do not need to include the author name in the citation, since it should already be clear that you are citing the text under review. Your commentaries must also be clearly presented and well organized. If you do not meet these format goals, I will return the commentary to you for revision before I accept it.

 
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Assignment 1: Examine Ethical Issues In Forensic Settings

For this assignment, you will write an opinion piece for a local newspaper advocating for the needs of offenders whom you believe has been unethically treated based on their mental health issues, social, or cultural background, or due to the general nature of treatment and assessment in forensic settings. Based on your readings, pick a topic which has resulted in unethical treatment in forensic settings in one form or another.Find three articles on the topic and include information from these articles in your piece.Your piece should include:A clear understanding of the ethical issue in questionDemographics surrounding the ethical issueWays in which those working in the mental health field may protect against future ethical issues in this area which should include recommendations for best

 
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Unit VIII Discussion Board Question

Part 1: Wrap-up: What did you learn in this class? What did you find most beneficial? What improvements would you suggest to improve the experience?

Part 2: Read Murray’s (2013) article, “The Challenge of Simultaneous Management and Creativity,” and share how Murray’s contexts of management and creativity might combine to propel new change initiatives for socially responsible behavior in your institution.

 
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The Inclusion of Nurses in the Systems Development Life Cycle

In the media introduction to this module, it was suggested that you as a nurse have an important role in the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC). With a focus on patient care and outcomes, nurses may not always see themselves as contributors to the development of new systems. However, as you may have observed in your own experience, exclusion of nurse contributions when implementing systems can have dire consequences.

In this Discussion, you will consider the role you might play in systems development and the ramifications of not being an active participant in systems development.

To Prepare:

· Review the steps of the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) as presented in the Resources.

· Reflect on your own healthcare organization and consider any steps your healthcare organization goes through when purchasing and implementing a new health information technology system.

· Consider what a nurse might contribute to decisions made at each stage of the SDLC when planning for new health information technology.

Post a description of what you believe to be the consequences of a healthcare organization not involving nurses in each stage of the SDLC when purchasing and implementing a new health information technology system. Provide specific examples of potential issues at each stage of the SDLC and explain how the inclusion of nurses may help address these issues. Then, explain whether you had any input in the selection and planning of new health information technology systems in your nursing practice or healthcare organization and explain potential impacts of being included or not in the decision-making process. Be specific and provide examples.

*** AT LEAST 2 PARAGRAPHS WITH A MNIMUM OF 3 REFERENCES WITH INTEXT CITATION.

 
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Corporation management

What did Berle and Means (1932)1 mean by the phrase the “modern public corporation”?

What are its distinguishing characteristics? How is the “modern public corporation”

different from older forms of corporations? Give at least one example as part of your

answer. (Maximum = 5 points)

 Find at least one scholarly theory that claims to refute or change at least one theory or

conclusion reached by Berle and Means (1932). Describe that alternative theory. Do you

agree with the conclusions reached by that theory? If so why? If not, why not?

(Maximum = 5 points)

 Describe at least three modern examples or applications of the theories of Berle and

Means (1932) and/or the other scholarly theory you identify immediately above.

(Maximum = 5 points)

 Do you still find Berle and Means’s (1932) take on the modern public corporation to be

convincing? Does it need refinement? Or should scholars abandon that perspective in

favor of other perspectives? Pick a side in the matter and explain your position.

(Maximum = 5 points)

 
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Personal Philosophy of Nursing

In a Microsoft Word document of 6-7 pages formatted in APA style, describe your personal approach to professional nursing practice. Be sure to address each one of the following criteria:

  • – Which philosophy/conceptual framework/theory/middle-range theory describes nursing in the way you think about it?
    • – Discuss how you could utilize the philosophy/conceptual framework/theory/middle-range theory to organize your thoughts for critical thinking and decision making in nursing practice.
  • – Formulate and discuss your personal definition of nursing, person, health, and environment.
  • – Discuss a minimum of two beliefs and/or values about nursing that guide your own practice.
  • – Analyze your communication style using one of the tools presented in the course.
    • – Discuss the strengths and weaknesses associated with your style of communication.
    • – Impact of your communication style on your ability to collaborate as part of an interdisciplinary team.

On a separate references page, cite all sources using APA format.

 
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Chapter 12: Writing Assignment

Within this chapter, you are introduced to the “Big Five” Personality Traits.  I want you to explore your personality traits in the context of employment.  First, consider each of the five traits of personality and try to identify the traits you see in yourselves.  In a narrative and paragraph form, discuss and answer these questions:

*Considering your view of your personality, what types of jobs or careers do you think you would best fit into? Why?

*Have you been in jobs in which you had co-workers you felt were in the wrong position?  How did you come to this conclusion?

*If you were an employer, what would you do with an employee who seemed inappropriately placed?

*Do you think there are things an employer could do to influence a person’s behavior, regardless of the employee’s personality?

*Do you think there are things an employer could do to influence the big Five traits of an employee?

 
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Optimized and Baselined Project Schedule

Create a Microsoft Project file (.mpp) and build out the Project Plan:

 

Before you  import your WBS from the prior assignment into MS Project,  you must set  up your Microsoft Project Options (this information is covered in  Chapter 2 of the Ambriz textbook):

  1. From the File tab (which  takes you to the Backstage), select “Options” and then “Schedule” –  verify that the settings on that tab are correct for your project and  work environment. Change the scheduling options so that all tasks are  Auto Scheduled and that the default Task Type is set to either Fixed  Duration or Fixed Work. You want to use the dynamic scheduling  capabilities of MS Project. Select whether or not you want to schedule  the project from the start date or the end date (regulatory requirements  and events that have non-negotiable deadlines should be scheduled from  the Project End Date).
  1. Create a calendar for your  project or make necessary modifications to the Standard calendar to  include any revised schedule days, holidays or non-working days.

 

  1. From the Project Tab, select  Project Information and set the Start Date of your project. This can be  the actual start date of your project or you can select a fictitious  start date if you don’t know exactly when the project is going to start.  Select the appropriate Calendar for your project based on step 2.
  1. On the File tab in the  Backstage view, click on Info. From the right side of the window, select  Project Information, Advanced Properties. On the Summary tab, enter the  Title of your project, your name and a brief description in the  Comments box. Your project name will now appear in the project plan as  your Zero Task / Project Summary Task.

Using the Work Breakdown Structure that your created in the last assignment,  enter your Summary Tasks and Detail Tasks into Microsoft Project.  During this exercise, you may identify additional tasks that you didn’t  initially think of or you may decide to move things around a bit. That  is perfectly acceptable and common when you start building the schedule.  It is a living, breathing document and does change throughout the  course of planning. Use the Indent Task/Outdent Task  buttons on the Task tab to create the hierarchy of your WBS. If you  want to turn on the WBS numbering scheme, right-click the column to the  right of where you want that column to appear, select Insert Column and  select WBS from the list of available columns. Chapter 3 of the Ambriz book includes a lot of detailed information about entering tasks into Microsoft Project.

STEPS:

  1. Estimation: 

 

Once you have thoroughly  decomposed the project’s WBS by breaking larger tasks into smaller,  manageable tasks you can continue to the next step which is estimation.

Using one of the techniques  presented in the reference material (your textbooks or the videos),  estimate the effort required to complete each task. Determine for each  task what the duration and work effort is. Pages 175 – 187 in Ambriz discuss the differences and the relationship between duration and work. If  you need to display the Work column in Microsoft Project, right-click  the Duration column, select Insert Column and select Work from the list  of available columns. Enter your estimates into your Microsoft Project  schedule. Remember, don’t assign estimates to Summary tasks,  the time necessary to complete the Summary task is based on the  estimates of the Detail tasks that roll up to the Summary task.

  1. Dependencies: 

Create appropriate dependencies between your tasks. What tasks control other tasks?

Use the Link button on the  Task tab (or the predecessor and successor columns) to create  dependencies between tasks. Double click the arrow between the tasks to  change the dependency type. You should be attempting to use a mixture of  the dependency options offered in the software including: Finish to  Start (FS), Start to Start (SS), Finish to Finish (FF), and Start to  Finish (SF). Add Lag or Lead ( Negative Lag) time where appropriate.

Try to avoid adding constraints to tasks. Instead add deadline  reminders where necessary. Tasks should have a “Start As Soon As  Possible” constraint (default constraint) in order for the software to  show the project team the impact of changes to the plan.

 

Chapters 5 and 6 of the Ambriz book includes a lot of information on linking tasks in Microsoft Project.

  1. Resources:  

Build out the project Resource Sheet and assign all resources to tasks.

Add resources to your project  using the resources sheet. Please define all type of resources  including Work, Material and Cost. At a minimum, complete the following  fields for each human resource: Resource Name, Type, Initials, Max, Std. Rate, Base (Calendar).  You can choose to use role names or birth names. For other resource  types, complete Cost/Use. Once the resources have been added to the  project file, assign those resources to the tasks that you defined in  the project schedule. Multiple resources can be assigned to the same  task if appropriate but first consider if the task should be broken down  into smaller tasks and assigned to individual resources. Resources should not be assigned to Summary level tasksChapters 7 and 8 of the Ambriz book include step-by-step instructions for completing these tasks.

Once resources have been assigned to all Detail tasks you may find  that some resources have been identified by the software as  over-allocated. There is a red icon in the Indicator Column and in the  Resource Sheet view the resource is red. Before the plan can be  optimized and baselined, it will be necessary for you to address these  over-allocations by having the software fix the over-allocations  (Resource Leveling feature) or by manually adjusting the plan to  alleviate the over-allocations (Resource Usage view).

  1. Optimize and Baseline the Project Plan:

a. When  you are satisfied that over-allocated resources have been eliminated,  you can then begin to review the plan and analyze it for any areas where  changes can be made that will optimize the schedule for time and cost.

Using schedule  optimization strategies, decide which steps you want to take to attempt  to shorten your project finish date and decrease project costs. Update  your Microsoft Project Schedule accordingly. Through this process you  may create new over-allocated resources. If you do, address those  over-allocations. Chapter 9 of the Ambriz book includes step-by-step instructions for optimizing your project schedule.

  1. Baseline the Project Plan: 

When you are satisfied that you have done your best to create the most efficient plan possible, save the baseline for the project plan so that you have a point in time to measure progress against.

 
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