In today’s technological world, people spend quite a bit of time sending
information via social networking sites, instant messaging and e-mail as
alternatives to traditional face-to-face and voice-to-voice communications;
however, communication is a two-way activity.
Study the classic communication model here.
Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area,
write 400 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts,
ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your
classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your
Discuss with your colleagues your ideas on how the communication model
applies to today’s communication techniques. Include the following in your
- What is the role of the sender and receiver or encoder/decoder in
- How do you decide what type of communication tool to use?
- What do you consider when selecting an e-communication channel in a
professional environment versus a social environment?
- What are some of the things you anticipate from the receiver or decoder side
of the model today? For example, the expectation of a speedy response via
instant messaging or the lack of spontaneity when using e-mail versus
traditional face-to-face discussions may influence the type of sender tool you
|Deliverable Length:||300 words|
Choose one of the following topics for your oral presentation, which will be
due in Week 4. You will follow this topic throughout the session as you
research, write, and develop your oral presentation.
- How to communicate effectively in cross-cultural communications
- Providing Constructive Feedback
- Effective Listening Skills
- Using nonverbal and verbal communication effectively
Use the following steps to plan your presentation. These steps are designed
to help you analyze the audience, content, and context of your presentation.
Draft an outline that includes the following (each section should include
several sentences to clearly describe your plans for your oral
- Who is your audience for this presentation?
- What may your audience know already about your topic?
- Thesis Statement
- Explain the main idea, goal or purpose of the speech by writing a thesis
statement Write one sentence that states the purpose of your presentation. An
example could be as follows: The intent of this presentation is to help students
understand how to use verbal communication tools to more effectively
- Opener (1 sentence)
- Use an opening line that hooks your audience and draws them into the
presentation. This can be a startling statistic, an excerpt from a book or song,
or any other opening that helps your audience understand the context of your
- Develop the body of the presentation by identifying 3-5 main points you want
to include about your main topic.
- Develop a topic sentence for main point #1.
- Develop a topic sentence for main point #2.
- Develop a topic sentence for main point #3.
Conclusion: Ending the presentation.
- Develop the conclusion for your presentation.
- Clincher-A factual statement to close the presentation.
- Give a closing statement that you want your audience to remember about for
write 350 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts,
ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions with
your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your
Risks can occur as a result of both known risks,such as
for newer tasks there may be a learning curve that causes delays in the delivery
of a task, and unknown risks, such as events like an earthquake or
tsunami. Also, some suggest that they take calculated risks, where
careful consideration is taken before taking on a challenge. Risk management, in
essence, is doing the same thing in a more formalized process. The discussion
assignment for this week will be an evaluation of how risk management can be a
contributor versus an inhibitor to a project.
The following Discussion Board task will assist you in evaluating various
types of risk. Research at least 2 sources (which may include your textbook) to
support your response.
- Describe a project that you were involved with, or are familiar with, and
the types of risks (at least 5) that occurred.
- How were these risks handled or mitigated?
- When the risk occurred, what impact did it have on the overall project, such
as from a cost and schedule-deadline perspective?
- If a risk management process was not in place, explain why it may have
helped. If a process was in place, did it help, and why?
Write 2 more paragraphs that are an introduction and conclusion to this
topic. Be sure to include your references, and format your submission in APA
|Deliverable Length:||2,500 words, including many empty sections, in a Word document|
Risks fall in a few categories, known and unknown. It is extremely important
in any project to effectively plan for both with a contingency budget and
resources because some will happen. In this class, you are asked to develop a
Risk Management Strategy and Plan that identifies potential risks, ranks them by
impact and likeliness, contains mitigation strategies, and includes a way to
control and communicate them. You will select a project that you may have
developed in a previous class or a known project in your organization to create
this strategy and plan for.
Throughout this course, you will be working on developing several components
of a final Key Assignment. Additional information and the deliverables for each
Individual Project will be provided in the assignment description for this
In this first Individual Project, you are asked to develop the outline of the
sections that will be included in the “Risk Management Strategy and Plan”
document and a draft of a proposal to submit to your instructor. The other
information you will include is a high-level description of the project you will
be conducting the risk analysis on.
You will also be setting up the final Key Assignment outline that you will
add to each week. The combined Individual Project (IP) assignments will be your
final Key Assignment deliverable.
The first step will be to select a project that you to develop a risk
management strategy and plan for. This project will be used as the basis for
each of the assignments throughout the course and should conform to the
- Nontrivial: The selected project candidate should reflect a
real-life project that has at least the major milestones identified.
- Domain Knowledge: You will be applying knowledge of this
project to address assignments related to identifying and analyzing risks.
Select a project that fits these requirements, and submit your proposal to
your instructor before proceeding further with the assignments in the course.
Approval should be sought within the first few days of the course. Your
instructor will tell you how to submit this proposal and what notification will
be given for project approval.
Your first task in this process will be to select a project to use as the
basis of your Key Assignment. You will also create the shell document for the
final project Key Assignment document deliverable that you will be working on
throughout the course. As you proceed through each project phase, you will add
content to each section of the final document to gradually complete the final
project delivery, which is the Risk Management Strategy and Plan.
The following project deliverables:
- Submit project proposal to instructor for approval
- Risk Management Strategy and Plan Document Shell
- Use Microsoft Word
- Title Page
- Course number and name
- Project name
- Student name
- Table of Contents
- Use auto-generated TOC
- Separate page
- Maximum of three levels deep
- Be sure to update the fields of the TOC so it is up-to-date before
submitting your project.
- Section Headings (create each heading on a new page with TBD as content
except for sections listed under "New Content" below)
- Project Outline
- Risk Management Justification
- Project Risks Identification
- Project Risks Assessment
- Project Risks Responses Strategy
- Project Risks Management Plan
- Project Risks Monitoring & Control Plan
- Project Risks WBS & Budget Updates
- Project Risks Communications Plan
- New Content to be Inserted in Above Shell
- Project Outline
- Brief description of the project.
- The milestones and/or WBS for the project.
- Material can be taken from approved proposal submitted to the instructor,
and this will serve as the draft for the proposal.
- Be sure this project is approved by the instructor.
- Risk Management Justification
- Discuss why risk management is so important to the success of the selected
project in a letter to the project sponsor.
- Describe the steps that will be used to develop the Risk Management Plan.
- Represent this process in a flow diagram as well.
- Project Risks Identification
- Start brainstorming, at a high level, on some categories where risk could
occur in this project (Note: you will continue this brainstorming activity in
the next week with specifics, likelihood, and impact).
Name the document yourname_MPM344_IP1.doc, and submit the document for
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