“Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” – Joyce Carol Oates Read the Oates story and in 1 ½ to 2 pages tell me what you thought. I’m not looking for literary criticism right out of the gate; I’m l

“Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” – Joyce Carol Oates

Read the Oates story and in 1 ½ to 2 pages tell me what you thought. I’m not looking for literary criticism right out of the gate; I’m looking for a review. Tell me what your opinion is. Did you like it, hate it, could care less? Think of it like a film or a movie review. I don’t want summary. Don’t spent a page and half retelling me the story. Tell me what worked for you, what didn’t. Narrative exists to entertain us. To make us feel and react. How did you react to the story? Fill me in.

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Assignment Content Purpose  This assignment is intended to give you an opportunity to strengthen your skills in gathering and analyzing business-related information. It provides a deeper understandin

Assignment Content Purpose  This assignment is intended to give you an opportunity to strengthen your skills in gathering and analyzing business-related information. It provides a deeper understanding of how companies can look at globalization as part of their strategic and operational plans. The assignment has two parts: one focused on information research and analysis, and the other is on applied analytics. Resources:  Microsoft Excel® “How Netflix Expanded to 190 Countries in 7 Years” fromHarvard Business Review CallCenterWaitingTime.xlsx file Part 1: Globalization and Information Research Context: Companies that perform well in their country of origin usually consider expanding operations in new international markets. Deciding where, how, and when to expand is not an easy task, though.Many issues need to be considered before crafting an expansion strategy and investing significant resources to this end, including: the level of demand to be expected for the company’s products/services presence of local competitors the regulatory, economic, demographic, and political environments Carefully researching and analyzing these and other factors can help mitigate the inherent risk associated with an overseas expansion strategy, thus increasing the likelihood of success.As a data analyst in your company’s business development department, you’ve been tasked with the responsibility of recommending countries for international expansion. You’ll write a report to the company’s executive team with yourresearch, analysis, and recommendations. Instructions: Writea 525-word summary covering the following items: According to the article listed above, what were the most important strategic moves that propelled Netflix’s successful international expansion? The article mentions investments in big data and analytics as one of the elements accompanying the second phase of overseas expansion. Why was this investment important? What type of information did Netflix derive from the data collected? According to the article, what is exponential globalization? Not all international expansion strategies are a resounding success, however. Research an article or video that discusses an instance in which an American company’s expansion efforts in another country failed. According to the article/video you selected, what were the main reasons for this failure? Do you agree with this assessment? Explain some of the reasons why certain companies’ expansion plans have failed in the past. Part 2: Hypothesis testing Context: Your organization is evaluating the quality of its call center operations. One of the most important metrics in a call center is Time in Queue (TiQ), which is the time a customerhas towait before he/she is serviced by a Customer Service Representative (CSR). If a customerhas towait for too long, he/she is more likely to get discouraged and hang up. Furthermore, customers whohave towait too long in the queue typically report a negative overall experience with the call. You’ve conducted an exhaustive literature review and found that the averageTiQin your industry is 2.5 minutes (150 seconds). Another important metric is Service Time (ST), also known as Handle Time, which is the time a CSR spends servicing the customer. CSR’s with more experience and deeper knowledge tend to resolve customer calls faster. Companies can improve average ST by providing more training to their CSR’s or even by channeling calls according to area of expertise. Last month your company had an average ST of approximately 3.5 minutes (210 seconds). In an effort to improve this metric, the company has implemented a new protocol that channelscallsto CSR’s based on area of expertise. The new protocol (PE) is being tested side-by-side with the traditional (PT) protocol. Instructions: Accessthe CallCenterWaitingTime.xlsx file.Each row in the database corresponds to a different call. The column variables are as follows: ProtocolType: indicates protocol type, either PT or PE QueueTime: Time in Queue, in seconds ServiceTime: Service Time, in seconds Performa test of hypothesis to determine whether the averageTiQis lower than the industry standard of 2.5 minutes (150 seconds).Usea significance level of α=0.05. Evaluateif the company should allocate more resources to improve its averageTiQ. Performa test of hypothesis to determine whether the average ST with service protocol PE is lower than with the PT protocol. Use a significance level of α=0.05. Assessif the new protocol served its purpose. (Hint: this should be a test of means for 2 independent groups.) Submityour calculations anda175-wordsummary of your conclusions.

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Writea 700- to 1,050-word paper comparing the main themes of the social-cognitive perspective with the humanistic perspective. · Describe the main concepts involved in each perspective. · Explain ho 1

Writea 700- to 1,050-word paper comparing the main themes of the social-cognitive perspective with the humanistic perspective. · Describe the main concepts involved in each perspective. · Explain how the perspectives differ from one another. · Identify possible limitations of each perspective. Includea minimum of two peer-reviewed articles. Formatcitations in your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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“Quality of Service” Please respond to the following: Your design team presents a project to you, in which most inputs seem to have about a 1.5-second delay before a response. The lead designer has de

“Quality of Service” Please respond to the following:

  • Your design team presents a project to you, in which most inputs seem to have about a 1.5-second delay before a response. The lead designer has decided this response is acceptable. Analyze response-time models and decide if the response time in the presented project is acceptable. Explain why it is or is not.
  • Evaluate the importance quality of service has to designers. Choose two areas discussed in the textbook you would focus your attention to ensure quality of service for a team of designers that you were managing. Justify your choices.

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“Balancing Function and Fashion” Please respond to the following: Error messages are a key part of an overall interface design strategy of guidance for the user. Discuss strategies to ensure integrate

“Balancing Function and Fashion” Please respond to the following:

  • Error messages are a key part of an overall interface design strategy of guidance for the user. Discuss strategies to ensure integrated, coordinated error messages that are consistent across an application.
  • Choose the one topic covered in Chapter 11 (error messages, non-anthropomorphic design, display design, window design, and color) that creates the biggest challenge to achieving balance between function and fashion. Support your response.

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A large, fast-food chain unveiled a new touch screen register for its franchises. Each cashier was assigned a user id and password combination to log in to the register. The system allowed the incorre

A large, fast-food chain unveiled a new touch screen register for its franchises. Each cashier was assigned a user id and password combination to log in to the register. The system allowed the incorrect password to be entered four (4) times before the register would lock and require a manager to unlock it with a key card. To prevent unauthorized access, the registers would lock after three (3) minutes if the screen was not touched. When the register locked, only the cashier who was logged in prior to it locking could unlock it without a system restart.

After a few days in operation, restaurant managers started complaining about the amount of time they were spending unlocking the registers. Some cashiers were forgetting their user Id and password, so other cashiers would log in for them. It also seemed that the button layout made it easy for the cashiers to key in the incorrect password. The managers also complained that cashiers would leave for a break or end their shift and forget to log out of the locked register. The managers would have to reboot the system, a three to five (3-5) minute process in order for the next cashier to log in. Additionally, managers noticed that grease was building up on the touch screens, making them less responsive.

Write a five to eight (5-8) page paper in which you:

  1. A large, fast-food chain unveiled a new touch screen register for its franchises. Each cashier was assigned a user id and password combination to log in to the register. The system allowed the incorrect password to be entered four (4) times before the register would lock and require a manager to unlock it with a key card. To prevent unauthorized access, the registers would lock after three (3) minutes if the screen was not touched. When the register locked, only the cashier who was logged in prior to it locking could unlock it without a system restart.After a few days in operation, restaurant managers started complaining about the amount of time they were spending unlocking the registers. Some cashiers were forgetting their user Id and password, so other cashiers would log in for them. It also seemed that the button layout made it easy for the cashiers to key in the incorrect password. The managers also complained that cashiers would leave for a break or end their shift and forget to log out of the locked register. The managers would have to reboot the system, a three to five (3-5) minute process in order for the next cashier to log in. Additionally, managers noticed that grease was building up on the touch screens, making them less responsive. Write a five to eight (5-8) page paper in which you:
    1. Analyze the new system and determine the design issues with this new system.
    2. Describe how you would correct the design issues with the system to make the restaurant managers happy.
    3. Create a design plan that:
      1. Lists and explains the tasks associated with improving this interface.
      2. Contains at least six (6) tasks.
      3. Includes realistic time estimates for each task to be completed.
      4. Analyzes the development of the system in your plan.
      5. Analyzes the testing of the system in your plan.
      6. Analyzes the implementation of the system in your plan.
    4. Examine how this system balanced security and usability, and explain the challenges of incorporating system security and system usability into a design.
    5. Suggest changes that could be made to the security of this system to still meet security objectives but make the system more usable.
    6. Use Microsoft Visio or an open source alternative, Dia, to create a graphical representation of your proposed interface. Note: The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page length.
    7. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.
    8. Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
    • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
    • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
    • Include charts or diagrams created in Excel, Visio, MS Project, or one of their equivalents such as Open Project, Dia, and OpenOffice. The completed diagrams/charts must be imported into the Word document before the paper is submitted.
    • The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
    • Describe the usability properties of interactive systems.
    • Describe the inherent design issues across HCI environments
    • Develop an interface `
    • Use technology and information resources to research issues in human-computer interaction.
    • Write clearly and concisely about HCI topics using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.
    • Click here to view the grading rubric for this assignment.
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Testing Websites” It is important to test all Web applications for functionality and security. The Rough Auditing Tool for Security (RATS) is an open source tool used for this purpose, however it is a

Testing Websites”

It is important to test all Web applications for functionality and security. The Rough Auditing Tool for Security (RATS) is an open source tool used for this purpose, however it is accompanied by many other new tools.

  • Review the 14 Best Open Source Web Application Vulnerability Scanners [updated for 2018], found at http://resources.infosecinstitute.com/14-popular-Web-application-vulnerability-scanners/#gref. After you’ve reviewed the document, select two of your favorite tools, and compare and contrast the tools and determine the pros and cons for each of them. How often should security testing be conducted on a company’s Website, and how should they conduct the tests? What will happen if you don’t? Is there any benefit to having an outside company conduct the test? Provide your rationale. Share examples with your classmates and provide links to any useful resources you find.
  • After reading a few of your classmates’ postings, reply to the ones from which you learned something new or to which you have something to add. Remember to get in early and post often.

Additional post options: What is the advantage of using multiple tools when testing for vulnerabilities?

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Situational Leadership II (SLII) is the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and practical method of effectively managing and developing people, time, and resources in the world. SLII provides leaders with

Situational Leadership II (SLII) is the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and practical method of effectively managing and developing people, time, and resources in the world. SLII provides leaders with a model and the tools for creating open communication and developing self-reliance in those they manage. It is designed to increase the frequency and quality of conversations about performance and development. As a result, competence is developed, commitment is gained, and talented individuals are retained. SLII is recognized as both a business language and a framework for employee development because it works across cultural, linguistic, and geographical barriers. The foundation lies in teaching leaders to diagnose the needs of an individual or a team and then use the appropriate leadership style to respond to the needs of the person and the situation.

For this forum, review the figure 5.2 in the Dugan text. There are four specific leader styles aligned on the chart. They are directing, coaching, supporting and delegating. These are leader styles. There are also the follower’s developmental levels described as D1 – D4. There is a direct relationship between the follower’s level of competence and the leader’s style. For each developmental level there is an appropriate style of leadership that should be adopted (i.e. a style that depends on the situation).

Select one of the four leadership styles. Choose a specific follower development level (D1 – D4) and give an example of how this leadership style and developmental level would work in real life. In other words, create a “situation” that needs to be led and explain this concept in your forum.

Instructions: Your initial post should be at least 250 words. Please respond to at least two other students.

Directing (S1): Highly directive behavior coupled with lower levels of supportive behaviors; provision of clear instructions about what needs to be done and how to do it; highly structured with regular feedback and monitoring of progress.

Coaching (S2): Both highly directive and supportive; clear structure and direction along with a strong investment in the individual; begins to engage the follower as an active contributor to the process as well as in decision making.

Supporting (S3): Lower levels of directive behaviors coupled with highly supportive behaviors; shared decision making; role becomes that of facilitator to support followers, using their knowledge and skills to accomplish goals.

Delegating (S4): Lower levels of both directive and supportive behaviors; locus of control shifts to the follower for decision making and task direction; focus on monitoring and offering support and growth opportunities. The leader’s style should progress over time from directing th

D1 – Enthusiastic beginner

D2- Disillusioned learner

D3 – Capable but cautious contributor

D4 – Self-reliant Achiever

The paper for the course project should be a 2-3 page APA paper (not including title page and the reference page) that describes the clinical problem and the following: P: Patient Population Young adu

The paper for the course project should be a 2-3 page APA paper (not including title page and the reference page) that describes the clinical problem and the following:

P: Patient Population

Young adult females

I: Intervention

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

C: Comparison

SSRIs

O: Outcome

Incidence of anxiety attacks

T: Time

One year of beginning treatment

In young female adults with anxiety attack how does CBT in comparison to SSRIs affect the prevalence of anxiety attacks within a one-year time frame of beginning treatment?

Identify the reason for choosing the topic.

Outlines the PICOT Question.

Utilizes three (3) or more peer reviewed articles that have been written within the past 3 years.

Examines method for possible integration of evidence found in clinical practice.

Evaluates the effectiveness of implementation methods.

Written assignment for the course project is a 2-3 page APA paper (not including title page and reference page).

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Reflect on the assigned readings for the week. Respond to the following prompts:“What do I feel are the most important aspects of my learning in the chapters this week?”and“What about this learning wa 2

Reflect on the assigned readings for the week. Respond to the following prompts:“What do I feel are the most important aspects of my learning in the chapters this week?”and“What about this learning was really worthy of my time and understanding?”Thenexplain how important it is in society or business.

Also, provide a graduate-level response to each of the following questions:

  1. Identify a project that you are planning to pursue either at home or at work. List all of the components, decision points, and chance events. What is the measure of success for the project? Assuming that there is more than one measure, how can you reconcile them?
  2. What experiences have you had with group decision making? What difficulties do you see arising when trying to perform a multiple-criteria analysis with many interested parties involved? How might these difficulties be overcome, or at least mitigated?
  3. In conducting a group study using a multiple-criteria method, you reach a point at which two of the participants cannot agree on a particular response. What course of action would you take to placate the parties and avoid further delay?

Respond to the post of at least two peers, using100 wordsminimum each.

[Your initial post should be based upon the assigned reading for the week, so the textbook should be a source listed in your reference section and cited within the body of the text. Other sources are not required but feel free to use them if they aid in your discussion].

[Your initial post should be at least450 wordsand in APA format (including Times New Roman with font size 12 and double spaced). Post the actual body of your paper in the discussion thread then attach a Word version of the paper for APA review]

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