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November 18, 2018

Scenario SolentUniversity is a new university planning to open in September 2013. To support their corporate functions they require an extensive website to be built to provide the following functions: • Marketing to new students • General information for enrolled students • Lecturers’ websites and teaching materials • Virtual learning environment (VLE) • E-commerce – fee payment area • Library • Research interests No feasibility study has been done but a budget of 1.8m has been set aside for this project. Following a recommendation, they have hired your organisation run the project. A team of 4 consisting of a Finance Manager, a Requirements Analyst, a Usability Manager and a Human Resources Manager (your group) have been allocated to manage the project. All planning documentation is to be completed before beginning implementation on 30/5/2013. As the university does not yet have office space you will have to hire facilities for the entire run of the project. You will need to think about things such as staff (programmers, testers etc for the development team), when to employ people, wages etc. You will also have to provide computers, desks and licensed software for the development team. All of these items will need to be paid for from the budget. As the university wants to open in September, you will need to think about how to provide the website content in a timely fashion, i.e. marketing information is needed very quickly, but the VLE will not be needed until September 2013. The library will need a catalogue for August 2013 but can exist without online borrowing facilities and resources until October 2013. The new university’s stated aims are: o To give an excellent student experience focusedon knowledge and skills essential for roles in theglobal workforce. o To contribute to sustainable economic, social, cultural and community regeneration and development o To promote the discovery, development and application of knowledge through high quality research. o To raise aspirations and to promote access to the University. Task 3: Delivery Plan 10% (individual work) Produce a Gantt chart using MS Project (see notes for tutorial 8 and associated handout), which details the Delivery of the products identified in the business case and scenario. Your plan must identify: • the sequence of the activities, • their dependency on any previous activities, • an estimate of time for each activity. You do not have to allocate any resources to the activities listed Submit to THE CAM OFFICE: Please submit a clear plastic sleeve (not a ring binder, not a sealable packet) containing: • Front page containing the name of the unit, your course, tutor group and student number. • A printed copy of your Gantt chart. Single sided and use font Arial size 11 or 12. • Any work not submitted on paper, will receive a mark of zero.

Scenario SolentUniversity is a new university planning to open in September 2013. To support their corporate functions they require an extensive website to be built to […]
November 18, 2018

1) The Islamic group, the Taliban, are characterized by all of the following, EXCEPT: A) they are a communist backed group B) they are a Pakistani movement C) they are a fundamentalist religious group D) they are similar to Christian fundamentalist in that they interpret their holy book literally 2) Germany’s goal of creating a great Aryan empire under Adolf Hitler resulted in which war? A) The Great German Revolution B) World War I C) World War II D) Europe’s 100-year War Question 3) In the chapter on war, the weapon that has enough firepower to destroy every major city in the world is ________. A) the U.S. Trident submarine B) the U.S.S.R Target Missile Launcher C) the intercontinental ballistic missile D) the hydrogen bomb 4) In the chapter on war the text refers to a “world on fire”. This refers to: A) many small conflicts around the world B) nuclear holocaust C) total war D) war using chemical incendiary devices 5) Sanctions imposed on a country, according to the textbook primarily hurt ________. A) the poor who are unable to get food, medical care, or other basic necessities B) the rich elite of a country who can no longer buy luxuries C) the government who loses legitimacy and capital D) the business in the country that can no longer produce goods 6) Kingdoms and nations throughout the history of the world were formed by ________. A) natural landforms such as oceans or rivers B) conquest and war C) tribes overtaking lands farmed and used by shepherds D) a powerful leader who declared divine rights to land 7) When modern nation states were formed, what was the first thing that the leader united around? A) symbols such as the flag B) language C) religion D) enemies 8) In the 1990s as nation-states were splitting into smaller nation-states, which characteristic did the new nation-state form around? A) race and ethnicity B) social and economic class C) economic development D) relationship with the original power 9) What one trend has shaped the last century more than all others? A) the rise of socialism and communism B) the rise of global unions C) the rise of military dictatorships D) the rise of democracy 10) According to the textbook democracy ________. A) is difficult to maintain in times of stress such as war B) pre-dates kings and monarchies C) has many problems D) all of the above 11) Rule by a powerful elite is known as ________. A) oligarchy B) monarchy C) democracy D) republic 12) The key problems of governments throughout history have been ________. A how to select leaders that won’t turn into tyrants B how to balance competing interests and have a profitable country C how to implement democracy while remaining militarily strong D how to select capable rulers and balance power 13) Which philosopher’s arguments became the basis of the Declaration of Independence A) Plato B) Locke C) Rousseau D) Hobbes Question 14 14) All of the following are examples of ethnocentrism, EXCEPT: A) A husband believing his way of thinking is superior to his wife’s. B) An African believing his/her way of child rearing is superior to American ways. C) A white person who dislikes music that sounds too “tribal.” D) A person who believes women who wear veils are unhappy and oppressed. 15) Agrarian societies tend to believe in ________. A) one god, as in early Christianity B) the natural world such as wind, earth, or animals C) a collection of named gods, often with a ruling god D) goddesses instead of gods 16) Buddhism originated from which religion and country? A) Hindu, India B) Confucius, China C) Islamic, Pakistan D) Christian, Philippines 17) Which religion shares many of its main ideas with Christianity? A) Taoism B) Islam C) Hinduism D) Buddhism 18) According the textbook fundamentalist religious movements throughout the world represent ________. A) a small fraction of people who will do anything to have religion dominate social life B) a global hunger for a more stable and more moral social order C) declining religious movements that are being replaced by globalization D) people who believe that governments should represent God’s laws 19) The main problem with fundamentalist movements, no matter what faith they are rooted in, is ________. A) they are fundamentally repressive and undemocratic B) they are gaining more power than governments C) they are almost all involved in violent terrorism D) they are racist 20) In the United States Jews and Italians, originally considered non-white, came to be defined as white because ________. A) they were gradually accepted into the world of the more privileged B) through intermarriage their skin became more similar to other people of European ancestry C) since they were not black, they were eventually placed in the white category D) they always labeled themselves as “white”. 21) Hamas, Hezbollah, and the Al Axa Martyrs Brigades all share what in common? A) They are supported by Palestinians who may not share their agenda B) They want an independent Palestine C) They seek the destruction of Israel D) All of the above 22) The power of terror ________. A) lies in its ability to grab headlines and command attention B) is in its ability to create change for oppressed peoples C) lies in its creativity and direct action against the government D) is nonsensical as there is no power in terrorism 23) Why has white or light skin been the color of privilege across the globe? A) 500 years of European colonialism and domination B) Invasions of Africa by Arabs C) Invasions of India by Aryans D) All of the above 24) Which of the following characteristics are encompassed in the term “ethnicity?” A) a common heritage B) a common language and cultural practice C) a common heroic ancestry D) All of the above 25) Which of the following is the definition of race that began in the 1600’s? A) A collection of tribes or ethnic groups. B) A group of people with common physical and maybe psychological characteristics, due to their common origins. C) People with the same physical characteristics like skin color within a given country. D) People, while all homo sapiens, are different species. 26) Which city has served as the meeting point of what is considered the “East” and “West”? A) Hong Kong B) Singapore C) Sao Paulo D) New York 27) The largest mass migration in human history is ________. A) the movement of Africans to Europe and the United States B) the mass movement of Latin Americans to North America C) the mass movement of rural Chinese to urban China D) the movement of smog across the Pacific Ocean 28) The first truly global world city was ________. A) London B)Rome C)Lisbon D)Amsterdam 29) Paris, France and Milan, Italy are known as ________. A) cities in decline B) culture capitals C) manufacturing powerhouses D) centers of film and international media 30) The theorist who believed that city residents became withdrawn and indifferent due to the overwhelming stimuli of a city was ________. A) Georg Simmel B) Herbert Gans C) Robert Park D) Emile Durkheim 1. 31) African American segregation in cities is lessening due to ________. A) new immigrants moving into African American areas of cities B) desegregation policies created in the 1960s C) an upwardly mobile large middle class within African American communities D) all of the above 32) Gentrification refers to ________. A) creation of convention centers and urban shopping malls to attract tourists B) creating sustainable cities that will allow people to thrive in a future with scarce resources C) reclaiming cities as livable, exciting, and pleasant spaces D) people with money moving back to select urban neighborhoods, refurbishing buildings and displacing the poor who live there 33) Each of the following are problems associated with population growth, EXCEPT: A) forests and many species are disappearing B) life expectancy is diminishing C) farmland is eroding D) water is diminishing E) cities are overcrowded 34) The country with the largest net loss in population is ________. A) Russia B) China C) Afghanistan D) Iraq 35) The first great wave of migration in history was ________. A) Europeans moving to the Americas, Africa, and parts of Asia. B) Africans moving to the Americas (first by choice, then by force). C) Latin Americans moving to North America. D) Northern Asians moving to Southeast Asia. 36) According to the textbook the most dangerous part of traveling is: A) the transportation of dangerous microbes B) the reality of terrorism C) running afoul of the law in another country D) crime 37) According to the text Japanese and Americans both have a strong sense of ________ that limits their response to social problems. A) exceptionalism B) patriotism C) nationalism D) individualism 38) The development of ________ allowed the creation of the World Wide Web. A) cell phones B) transistor radios C) personal digital assistants D) hypertext markup language 39) Six of the ten richest multibillionaires are in what field? A) Technology (as in Microsoft) B) Retail (such as Walmart) C) Media (as in AOL-Time Warner) D) Fast Food (as in Taco Bell) 40) Economy of scale refers to ________. A) more volume under mass production can lower costs B) niche markets of products not found anywhere else in the world C) mass marketing of mass produced products to encourage consumption D) creating new and viable alternative uses for items that can be mass produced 41) One of the world’s greatest killers is ________. A) contaminated water B) polluted air C) pesticide-filled food D) radiation from nuclear experimentation 42) The loss of rain forest is a major concern because ________. A) it is some of the most diverse land in the world B) there are many animal species that have nowhere left to go C) the soil is thin and turns to brick in the sun D) all of the above 43) Ecotourism is ________. A) touring poor neighborhoods in foreign countries B) taking tourists to remote locations such as rain forests C) volunteering to help the environment over spring break D) touring places with different economic systems 44) The three grains that feed almost the entire world are ________. A) corn, oats, and wheat B) rice, wheat, and corn C) oats, barley, and rice D) wheat, rice, and barley 45) The world’s foremost arms and weapons supplier is the United States. True False 46) Jihad refers only to religious struggles against the modern or Western world. Answer True False 47) Fundamentalists are found in Christian, Jewish and Islamic religions. True False 48) The great cities of the past were all located in Europe. True False 49) The United States leads the world in overall health, quality of life, and life expectancy. True False 50) The distance between those who understand and have access to technology and those who do not is called the digital divide Answer True False Question 51 Describe the features of a clean, sustainable, livable planet and what can be done to encourage others to care about the quality of life of people throughout the world. (Use research and arguments in your text to answer this question).

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Creativity&Innovation Part 1 ? Skills & Application Group Creative Problem Solving Project – Having grasped a holistic understanding of C&I from part 1. This is an opportunity to apply the skills of C&I (especially divergent thinking) and then reflect on your learning (appraisal). The emphasis is to apply creative problem solving techniques to an ?open ended problem?. The key here is to identify a problem/challenge/issue and then examine it from multiple perspectives, prior to coming up with potential solutions. Do not frame the problem too narrowly this goes against the grain of divergent thinking and will show that you have not grasped a full understanding of C&I from part 1. We are looking for clear evidence of how you have applied C&I so please include in your appendices the tools that you used and the results. If you go to the ?web links? section of BB the first three links are excellent resources for C&I tools. In addition the chapter from Burns (2011) also on BB is very good. If you are stuck for ideas for which challenge use C&I techniques firstly individually and then in groups to generate ideas e.g. you could do a brainstorm individually and then share your ideas with your group. For example think of a challenge or problem you are aware of, or under-utilised resources. For the above go to the OpenIDEO site for more details. There are also three other sites listed in the Challenges section on BB. Other ideas include: Consider what products and services will be needed in ten years time i.e. 2022. Another way to think of this is that you are in the year 2022. In which world do you live? Where do people work? What are the needs and goals of people? What is their daily routine? You could link this to a particular location, so for example what will Bradford look like in ten years time and what will people?s needs be. Some of you are thinking in terms of products and services, which is fine but BEFORE you get into convergent thinking, you need to use divergent thinking and use multiple perspectives. For example one group is looking at obesity and energy (I am deliberately being vague) instead of focusing on products immediately REPHRASE the problem. What is the real issue (zoom out) and having EXPLORED the problem look for C&I solutions (ARTIST) before making decisions about possible solutions. The key is to demonstrate that you have applied divergent (Explorer and Artist) thinking. Burn?s (2011) highlights a variety of techniques you could use e.g. Brainstorming, Analogy, Attribute Analysis, Gap Analysis. In addition the ?mind tools? website is an excellent source of tools. As is the presentation by Kevin Byron ?Creative Problem Solving? and the material from Creativity Trainer II. NOTE 1? The purpose of working in teams is to enhance creativity, the appraisal is of your learning from the activity which is individual. Description of what you did as a group can be the same for the group and of course the results of your divergent (and convergent thinking) can be the same. Having identified a problem to work on as a group you then spend three to six hours as a group working on this. Your approach should be that you want to go through the Creative Process in these meetings. – Generating Knowledge and Awareness ? EXPLORER – Incubation Process & Generating Ideas ? ARTIST – Evaluating Ideas – JUDGE – Discussing Implementation Challenges – WARRIOR As a group you can appoint different individuals to lead different sessions. There job would be to facilitate the session and decide which tools to use. A possible format deploying five meetings could be (some of this work can be done online). Meeting 1 ? Explorer Meeting 2 ? Explorer Meeting 3 ? Artist Meeting 4 – Artist Meeting 5 ? Judge & Warrior At the end of the sessions you will have a record of the results and tools used, it is this that you need to APPRAISE, i.e. what you learnt through the process and viability of proposed options/solution(s). In groups you are using the tools and recording results and as individuals you evaluate and reflect i.e. APPRAISE. The sessions should be whacky and fun, remember humour plays a very important part in being creative. ***Important: I chose the project about west of talent and the spider map Inside the annex. Part 2 ? Learning & Reflection Problem, Challenge, Activities (PCA?s) ? This is where you reflect on your overall experience of what you have learnt. This includes the essay, the group problem solving project and other challenges and relevant classroom activities. The Log & Personal Progress Diary will be a record of all activities you did as part of the module, in class, in your ?team? or individually. Here you will make your overall observations and recommendations of what you have learnt about being creative and innovative over the course of the module, including recommendations for developing your capabilities. A better example… ?During the first 3 week of the module “Exploring Enterprise and Self Employment” I found it very useful to explore my own abilities and get new experience especially in group activities. So far I have been a good team member – respecting and supporting others, agreeing and finding the connection with every one, listening to the group members about their opinions and ideas. … I am very helpful, I volunteered to do some charts for report and I think that it is important if you care about group progression and results. Also I found it easy to communicate with every team member both face to face during the lecture sessions, group meetings and electronically by emails. Also I am good at idea generation and one of mine ideas was chosen as the group three best ideas for feasibility study.? 4 levels of reflection Level 1 – Descriptive writing Documenting an experience ?We held a meeting to discuss the project. I made a presentation on the staffing structure.? Level 2 – Descriptive reflection Reflecting on an experience from a personal perspective ?We held a meeting to discuss the project. I made a presentation on the staffing structure . I felt well prepared and think I delivered it confidently.? Level 3 – Dialogic reflection Reflecting on an experience from a number of possible perspectives ?We held a meeting to discuss the project. I made a presentation on the marketing plan. I felt well prepared and think I delivered it confidently. When I asked for feedback, there were some great comments, but it also suggested that the people at the back of the room couldn?t hear me and I went through my Powerpoint so fast they struggled to keep up. I then watched the recording and agree with what they say. Perhaps I was overconfident and rushed. What I plan to do is … ? Level 4 – Critical reflection Reflecting on experiences from a number of perspectives and noticing patterns in thinking, feelings and behaving then exploring possible assumptions, beliefs, prejudices and values that may underpin such patterns ?… Some people disagreed with my proposed structure. This has made me think about my previous experience of working for a commercial company with a hierarchical structure and how this influenced my proposal today. However, I realise that alternative structures may be more appropriate for a business functioning in a charitable sector and with a very different culture (Mullins, 2007). Many of the audience members c

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Seminars, Webinars, and Confrences

Seminars, Webinars, and Confrences 1) Integrated Risk Management: Bridging Theory and Practice; 2) Thunderstorm Avoidance: ATC, Datalink, and You; 3) Airframe Ice: Avoidance and Escape. Write […]
November 19, 2018

Environmental Science forum

250 words Discuss water conservation and water supply by responding to the questions below. Water Conservation Water conservation is key to reaching a sustainable water balance. […]
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