What are some key factors to consider in developing global training and developm

What are some key factors to consider in developing global training and development strategies for a MNE?  What are some considerations relative to standardization versus localization when it comes to training and development strategies?  
What does it mean to develop a ‘global mindset’? What are some ways to ensure this happens within an organization?

You are the CEO of Thinkfast, Inc., a high technology firm in Boston. Your top e

You are the CEO of Thinkfast, Inc., a high technology firm in Boston. Your top engineer, Jenny Lee, has just been offered a position with your leading competitor, Worksmart.com in Illinois. Pay will be $300,000 a year, twice the $150,000 a year she makes at Thinkfast. Jenny began her career with your firm and has been a loyal and productive scientist. She is in the final stages of developing a microchip that could provide millions of dollars in new business. No one else on your staff can replace Jenny’s expertise. Jenny wants you to match the $300,000 salary or she leaves for Worksmart. She cannot take the microchip to a competitor, but she can begin something new for Worksmart, while you try to find someone qualified to take over her old project and position. You currently have a policy (set by you) of frozen salaries until Thinkfast shows a profit, something it has yet to do. Thinkfast is a high-tech startup company that you founded. You are the principal owner. The very survival of your company may be at stake. You need to negotiate the best outcome for Thinkfast.

Select a procurement document for the turnaround project and explain your select

Select a procurement document for the turnaround project and explain your selection; develop a proposal evaluation method for the turnaround project that will be used to select a supplier.
This portfolio work, project procurement and evaluation, is based on your selected business or IT project. You may choose to base your assessment on the Revive LLC case study for the development of a new online employee orientation module, or you may select an organization of your own choosing. Both human resource (HR) and information technology (IT) employees, as well as contractors, will be utilized in this project.
Project Procurement Management is defined “as a methodology that includes the processes necessary to purchase or acquire products, services, or results needed from outside the project team” (Project Management Institute, 2017).
The procurement process should be dynamic and flexible to ensure the best combination of quality and pricing is obtained. For a more complex process many factors should enter into the decision-making process to obtain the best possible outcome with the lowest total cost of ownership, or TCO.
Per the PMBOK® Guide, and as referenced in Kerzner (2017), project procurement management includes the processes where the project obtains a product or service from outside the project organization. The organization’s perspective regarding procurement can either be as the buyer or the seller of the product or service. Project procurement management also includes the contract management and change control processes that are required to administer the signed contracts or any issued purchase orders. Project procurement management includes the following three key or major processes (Project Management Institute, 2017, Chapter 12):
Plan Procurements – the process of documenting purchasing decisions, specifying the approach, and identifying potential sellers.
Conduct Procurements – the process of obtaining seller responses, selecting a seller, and awarding a contract.
Control Procurements – the process of managing the procurement relationships, monitoring contract performance, and making changes and corrections as appropriate, and closing out contracts.
Reference
Kerzner, H. R. (2017). Project management: A systems approach to planning, scheduling, and controlling (12th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
Project Management Institute. Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) — Sixth Edition and Agile Practice Guide. Newtown Square. PA. 2017, p. 717.
Project Procurement Management
The above-mentioned processes can be quite involved and the ramification of the decisions and outcomes can be costly. There is generally a great deal of interaction and overlap between these processes. With procurement management, it is imperative that the project team seeks the support of contract (legal) and procurement (purchasing) specialists and involve such specialists early on.
The first key procurement management process—plan purchases and acquisitions—determines what, when, and how to procure. After the decision is made about which project needs can best be met by procuring products or services from outside of the project organization, the team continues to the second key process: the “plan contracting.” This process involves preparing the documents needed for solicitation and the evaluation criteria used to score proposals. The most common documents for solicitation are the request for quote (RFQ) and the request for proposal (RFP). The RFP is generally more exhaustive and is used when all of the details of a solicitation are well known. The responses from various suppliers may fill in some of the missing blanks. The RFQ is most generally used for price and delivery quotations on specific items. Although the above statements are generally true, some organizations use these documents interchangeably.
Writing a good RFP is essential if you want to receive a thorough and complete response from suppliers and vendors. To ensure a thorough and properly written RFP you will need to include SMEs (subject matter experts) who have experience in the appropriate discipline.
Scenario
For this assessment, choose either Option A or Option B. You do not need to do both. Both options will be graded using the same scoring guide.
Option A: Project Revive LLC, and you as the consultant, must be concerned with all the processes of project management and not just with the procurement process. However, for the purposes of this course you will concentrate on the application of the three procurement processes. The assessment focuses on analyzing and creating different procurement documents.
Consider issues that may limit the project options, such as budget cost and staffing decisions for NearlyFree.com. NearlyFree.com is a fictitious company and the project documents for NearlyFree.com project scenario are linked below.
As part of your job as the consultant, you convinced your client, NearlyFree.com, to procure a new employee orientation web-based training software system (the product) from a third-party vendor. Therefore, the buy rather than make decision has already been made. Although you have had a lot of experience procuring external resources, NearlyFree.com is a small company and has not been through the rigorous procurement process considered as best practice by Fortune 500 companies. So, as part of your services, you will guide NearlyFree.com through key aspects of the procurement process. The first step is helping NearlyFree.com recognize different procurement documents and make the right selection for this project.
At this point in the process, you also need to help NearlyFree.com prepare to evaluate the proposals and information they obtained from the solicitation process. You will develop a proposal evaluation method that will be used to select a supplier.
Option A Resources:
NearlyFree.com Organizational Background and IT Governance [DOCX].
Project Charter [PDF].
Project Schedule [MPP].
Project Scope Statement [PDF].
Quality Statement [PDF].
Statement of Work Template [DOC].
Task Costs [XLS].
Work Breakdown Structure [DOC].
Work Breakdown Structure [VSD].
Option B: You may choose a business of your own. It must include (but is not limited to) the following criteria:
Clearly indicate the title of the project in every assessment.
You must have access to the following documentation:
Scope statement.
Final deliverable and product definition.
Project work-breakdown structure.
Project schedule.
Quality plan.
Project costs (estimates and actuals).
Your Role
For both Option A or B, you are the project manager.
Requirements
Microsoft Project is the recommended software tool for this course due to its wide industry acceptance and its use in many project management professional roles. To make this easier, you have the ability to download and install your own version of MS Project for use in this course. See the Software Preparation and Technology Access activity in Assessment 1 for more information.
Practice using MS Project in this course will prepare you for future professional PM roles and responsibilities; please use MS Project for those tasks supported by MS Project. If you have access to other tools such as MS Visio, MS PowerPoint, MS Word, or other project management software that you believe may still meet the requirements of this course, please discuss your selected alternative with faculty.
Use the PMBOK® Guide as the model for developing the deliverables.
Part 1: Project Procurement Analysis
Deliverable: Select a procurement document for the turnaround project and explain your selection.
Complete the following tasks to assist in a selection:
Analyze each procurement document—RFQ, RFP, RFI, and IFB—by describing the characteristics of each document and appropriate situations in which each applies.
Select a procurement document for the turnaround project and explain your selection.
Part 2: Project Procurement Proposal Evaluation
Deliverable: Develop a proposal evaluation method for the turnaround project that will be used to select a supplier.
Complete the following tasks:
Develop bid solicitation criteria.
Define minimum acceptable criteria for bidding.
Explain how you selected the criteria.
Explain a strategy or approach for soliciting bids.
Evaluate risks associated with proposal evaluation.
This may include items such as past performance, quality ratings, delivery performance, and contractual compliance.
Describe risks and potential problems related to evaluating proposals and suggest strategies for overcoming these issues.
Use the Evaluation Criteria Weighting System multimedia activity as an example for creating your proposal evaluation.
Develop a plan to mitigate each major risk.
Apply evaluation criteria to select suppliers.
Preparation
Use the software of your choice to develop the deliverables for this assessment.
This assessment has two deliverables:
Develop a comprehensive Project Procurement Analysis.
Develop a comprehensive Project Procurement Proposal Evaluation.
Deliverable Format
References: There is no set number of references required for this assessment. Use scholarly or academic sources where applicable.
Format:
Microsoft Project is not required for this assessment. This assessment has two parts and two deliverables.
Use your choice of MS Word, MS Visio, or MS PowerPoint to develop the comprehensive analyses.
These analyses are professional documents and should therefore follow the corresponding Academic and Professional Document Guidelines [PDF], including single-spaced paragraphs.
Use APA style and format for references and in-text citations.
Evaluation
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies through corresponding scoring guide criteria:
Competency 2: Apply project procurement tools and techniques to ensure project success.
Describe the characteristics of each procurement document and its appropriate use in the project.
Select a procurement document and provide a rationale.
Develop bid solicitation criteria.
Explain a strategy or approach for soliciting bids.
Evaluate risks associated with proposal evaluation.
Apply evaluation criteria to select suppliers
Competency 4: Communicate effectively in a professional manner consistent with the standards of project management.
Develop a plan to mitigate each major risk.
Faculty will use the scoring guide to review your deliverable as if they were your immediate supervisor. Review the scoring guide prior to developing and submitting your assessment.
ePortfolio
This portfolio work project demonstrates your competency in applying knowledge and skills required in the workplace. Include this in your personal ePortfolio.

Develop a decision matrix, select a contract for your turnaround project, and pr

Develop a decision matrix, select a contract for your turnaround project, and provide a rationale and a statement of work (SOW) for the turnaround project.
This portfolio work, procurement contract analysis, selection and administration, is based on your selected business or IT project. You may choose to base your assessment on the Revive LLC case study, for the development of a new online employee orientation module, or you may select an organization of your own choosing. Business and information technology (IT) employees as well as contractors will be utilized in this project.
Through the project procurement process, various types of contractual agreements between the seller and buyer should be reviewed and analyzed, with the most appropriate contract type being selected. Contracts are legal agreements that bind both parties to specific deliverable, time, and costs obligations. There are three types of contracts: fixed-price contracts; cost-reimbursable contracts; and time and material contracts. Each type has advantages and disadvantages. You will find out and decide the best type of contract after considering the circumstances, timing requirements, budget availability, and market conditions that suit your organization.
Contract administration is the process that ensures the supplier or vendor meets the contractual requirements. It is simply a matter of monitoring the performance against the agreed upon plan (contract). It is essential that project managers involve the contracting (legal) and procurement (purchasing) experts in the administration of the contract.
As part of the contract evaluation and selection process, a detailed description of the work required, including (but not limited to) scope, time, and quality, is defined in a document called the statement of work (SOW). The types of SOW documents and their associated components will be evaluated in this assessment.
Scenario
For this assessment, choose either Option A or Option B. You do not need to do both. Both options will be graded using the same scoring guide.
Option A: Project Revive LLC Scenario:
At this point in the process, you need to help NearlyFree.com recognize different contract types and make the right selection for the turnaround project. As the consultant for Project Revive LLC, your final task will be to create the statement of work (SOW) that describes the expectations for the new employee orientation product the third-party vendor will provide. Note: the various resources needed for this assessment are linked below.
Although you have a lot of experience preparing statements of work, NearlyFree.com has not completed this part of the procurement process before. So, as part of your services, you will guide NearlyFree.com through this process. Your task is to help your client recognize the benefits of a good SOW and the risks associated with a “poor” SOW.
Option A Resources:
NearlyFree.com Organizational Background and IT Governance [DOCX].
Project Charter [PDF].
Project Schedule [MPP].
Project Scope Statement [PDF].
Quality Statement [PDF].
Statement of Work Template [DOC].
Task Costs [XLS].
Work Breakdown Structure [DOC].
Work Breakdown Structure [VSD].
Option B: You may choose a business of your own. It must include (but is not limited to) the following criteria:
Clearly indicate the title of the project in every assessment.
You must have access to the following documentation:
Scope statement.
Final deliverable and product definition.
Project work breakdown structure.
Project schedule.
Quality plan.
Project costs (estimates and actuals).
Your Role
For both Option A or B, you are the project manager.
Requirements
Microsoft Project is the recommended software tool for this course due to its wide industry acceptance and its use in many project management professional roles. To make this easier, you have the ability to download and install your own version of MS Project for use in this course. See the Software Preparation and Technology Access activity for more information.
Practice using MS Project in this course will prepare you for future professional PM roles and responsibilities; please use MS Project for those tasks supported by MS Project. If you have access to other tools such as MS Visio, MS PowerPoint, MS Word, or other project management software that you believe may still meet the requirements of this course, please discuss your selected alternative with faculty.
Use the PMBOK® Guide as the model for developing the deliverables.
Part 1: Project Contract Analysis
Deliverable: Develop a decision matrix, select a contract for your turnaround project, and provide a rationale
Develop a decision matrix to determine the best type of contract for the project considering the circumstances, timing requirements, budget availability, market conditions, and availability.
Select a contract for this project and explain your selection.
Part 2: Statement of Work (SOW) Analysis
Deliverable: Create a statement of work (SOW) for the turnaround project.
Prepare a contract statement of work (SOW) describing the product or service to be supplied by a third-party vendor.
The statement of work is your opportunity to clearly communicate your requirements and expectations. Refer to similar products on the Internet for realistic information to use in your statement of work.
You may wish to use this optional Statement of Work Template [DOC] to complete this task.
You may use other formats, if the information thoroughly addresses the expectations and requirements of the product or service.
The SOW should address the following aspects related to the product or service to be procured:
Specifications.
Approach.
Scope.
Roles and responsibilities.
Product and deliverables schedule.
Deliverables and costs.
Change control.
Acceptance management.
Quantity.
Quality standards.
Performance data.
Work location.
Period of performance.
Contract to be used.
Preparation
Use the software of your choice to develop the deliverables for this assessment.
This assessment has two deliverables:
Develop a decision matrix, select a contract for your turnaround project, and provide a rationale.
Create a statement of work (SOW) for the turnaround project.
Deliverable Format
References: There is no set number of references required for this assessment. Use scholarly or academic sources where applicable.
Format:
Microsoft Project is not required for this assessment. This assessment has two parts and two deliverables.
Use your choice of MS Word, MS Visio, or MS PowerPoint to develop the comprehensive analyses
These analyses are professional documents and should therefore follow the corresponding Academic and Professional Document Guidelines [PDF], including single-spaced paragraphs.
Use APA style and format for references and in-text citations.
Evaluation
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies through corresponding scoring guide criteria:
Competency 2: Apply project procurement tools and techniques to ensure project success.
Develop a matrix to analyze project procurement requirements for selecting a contract.
Justify procurement contract selection for the procurement situation.
Competency 4: Communicate effectively in a professional manner consistent with the standards of project management.
Prepare a contract statement of work (SOW) describing the product or service to be supplied by a third-party vendor.
Faculty will use the scoring guide to review your deliverable as if they were your immediate supervisor. Review the scoring guide prior to developing and submitting your assessment.
ePortfolio
This portfolio work project demonstrates your competency in applying knowledge and skills required in the workplace. Include this in your personal ePortfolio.

Instructions Course Objectives: Students will become familiar with business theo

Instructions
Course Objectives:
Students will become familiar with business theories and approaches relating to various business environments (Domestic, Global, Technological, Political-Legal, Socio-Cultural, and Economic).
Students will evaluate the business environments and practices of selected companies.
Students will evaluate the business environments of a company identified as a “worst” company to learn why it is not successful.
Students will apply successful company strategies and business theory to recommend a successful strategy for the “worst” company.
The political environment includes all laws, government agencies, and lobbying groups that influence or restrict individuals or organizations in their society. The political environment also is about how changes in government policy might affect the business. The legal environment is about how legislation and related regulations in society affect the business, i.e. changes in employment laws on working hours.  You will assess the political environment this week for your selected “Worst” company. Continue to Lesson 5 for more information and details.
LO – 5 – Given a chosen company, the student will detect and evaluate the political and legal limitations and barriers for the company using both the Domestic and Global environments.
Prompt:Write a paper that covers the following:1. Describe and integrate the political and legal environments/structures of your selected company’s home (domestic) country and another country in which it does business (global). (If your company does not have another clearly identified country, select a country in which it is likely to do — or could do – business.)
2. What exists for your worst company in the context of the domestic and global political-legal environments?
Instructions: Also see Attachments.
This paper will provide a portion of the details you will cover in your Simulation assignment.
Research requirement: minimum 2 credible sources with at least one source from required readings.
Minimum page requirement: 2

Writing Assignments: 3 Papers Midterm Paper (APA Format) By Week 4 you will have

Writing Assignments: 3 Papers Midterm Paper (APA Format) By Week 4 you will have read the introduction and first five chapters in the text. Please watch one of the movies listed below and write a 4 pages (excluding cover and reference) paper applying at least one of the concepts discussed in the first five chapters to one of the movie conflicts. If for any reason you do not feel comfortable either watching one of the movies listed below or writing about it, please contact me directly and you may do an alternate assignment for which your grade will not be impacted. Please contact me by the conclusion of Week 2 if you are choosing to do an alternate assignment. Requirements:  4-6 pages; double-spaced; 10-12 point font. (Including Cover and Reference Page)  APA style citations of sources may be as footnotes or endnotes; please include a bibliography.  Note that this is a graduate level academic paper. To the extent possible remove your personal politics from the assignment. The structure of the paper is up to you but remember to write to academic and/or professional standards. Full Metal Jacket is a 1987 British-American war film directed and produced by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay by Kubrick, Michael Herr and Gustav Hasford was based on Hasford’s novel The Short Timers (1979). The films story line follows a platoon of U.S. Marines through their training and the experiences of two of the platoon’s Marines in the Tet Offensive during the Vietnam War The film’s title refers to the full metal jacket bullet used by soldiers. The film was released in the United States on June 26, 1987. Shackleton’s Captain; Captain Frank Worsley signs on as Captain of the Endurance to navigate Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew to Antartica. When the expedition ship is crushed; Worsley’s seamanship and navigation skills saves them all. IMDB.com Director: Leanne Pooley Gandhi “is a 1982 period biographical film based on the life of Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of nonviolent non-cooperative Indian independence movement against the British Raj during the 20th century. A co-production between India and United Kingdom, it is directed and produced by Richard Attenborough from a screenplay written by John Briley. It stars Ben Kingsley in the title role. The film covers Gandhi’s life from a defining moment in 1893, as he is thrown off from a South African train for being in a whites-only compartment, and concludes with his assassination and funeral in 1948.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gandhi_(film) L.A. Confidential is a 1997 American neo-noir crime film directed, produced, and co-written by Curtis Hanson. The screenplay by Hanson and Brian Helgeland is loosely based on James Ellroy’s 1990 novel of the same name. Like the book, the film tells the story of a group of Los Angeles Police Department officers in 1953, and the intersection of police corruption and Hollywood celebrity. The title refers to the 1950s scandal magazine Confidential, portrayed in the film as Hush-Hush. Selma:Directed by Ava DuVernay and Produced by Oprah Winfrey, Christian Colson, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Cameron McCracken “Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally desegregated the South, discrimination was still rampant in certain areas, making it very difficult for Blacks to register to vote. In 1965, an Alabama city became the battleground in the fight for suffrage. Despite violent opposition, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his followers pressed forward on an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, and their efforts culminated with President Lyndon Joh

Major Assignment #1 Instructions: Ethical Decision For this assignment, your tas

Major Assignment #1 Instructions: Ethical Decision
For this assignment, your task will be to make a decision about how to solve an ethical problem for your company by considering several options and then looking at pros and cons for each of those options. 
Step #1: Brainstorm and Prepare Your Ideas                                                                                                          
You will receive an ethical problem.  For this problem, you need to brainstorm at least three possible options to solve this problem (option 1, option 2, option 3 etc.).  Then, for each of these options, you need to analyze them to determine what are the possible pros (advantages) and cons (risks) for each option.
Option 1:                           
• Explanation• Pros• Cons
Option 2:                              
• Explanation• Pros• Cons
Option 3:                                
• Explanation • Pros • Cons•   
Step #2: Make a decision     
You have to choose among the 3 options that you were given. However, if you can think of a 4th better option than the 3 you were given you are free to do so. 
Step #3: Justify your decision   
In a 10-15 minute presentation, you will have to explain and justify why you chose one of those solutions. 
You must submit your assignments by Wednesday May4th.
(Students, who follow the course asynchronously by watching the videos and those who cannot present due to technical issues, can do a written report of 750-1000 words APA format)
Problem
• David Tovar is the spokesperson for our company• We are considering promoting him to Senior Vice-President.  We have to decide whether to promote him or not.• David started at our company 20 years ago• He said he had a university degree when he applied for the job (20 years ago)• We did background check and found out he doesn’t have a degree.  • We talked to him and he says he never graduated from university but thought it wasn’t a problem after he got the job.• He never told anyone about this until we asked him as part of this process
Option #1:  Fire David                                                                                                                                                   
We should tell David that we appreciate everything he has done for our company for 20 years, but we have to fire him to set a precedent and a strong example for other staff.
Option #2: Promote David with a Warning                                                                                                              
We can tell David that we will give him a break this one time because of his 20 years of good work.  We will give him a formal warning that must go on his file and if there is any evidence of any other unethical behaviour, he will be fired.
Option #3: Give David a Warning but No Promotion
We will tell David that he can remain as the head spokesperson for our company, but he will not be able to get a senior executive position because of his lie when joining the company

– A global overview of the role of your interest – Explain the type of data peop

– A global overview of the role of your interest
– Explain the type of data people should expect to analyze in that role.
– Number of jobs available in the US. Search LinkedIn and other platforms, obtain the data and create your own table and graphs.
– Market forecast on demand for the role (use real numbers to indicate timeline predictions).
– Make a list of the top five companies where people can work in that role.
– Create and present a map of the US indicating the number of jobs per state or per city, depending on the information that you find.

1. Select one of the OB concepts given in the chapter and apply it to a situatio

1. Select one of the OB concepts given in the chapter and apply it to a situation in your work or school life. How did this concept help with the situation, or if it was not applied, how could it have helped in the outcome?
1. Select one of the OB concepts given in the chapter and apply it to a situation in your work or school life. How did this concept help with the situation, or if it was not applied, how could it have helped in the outcome?
This is to be in narrative form. Bullet points should not to be used. The paper should be at least 1.5 – 2 pages in length, Times New Roman 12-pt font, double-spaced, 1 inch margins and utilizing at least one outside scholarly or professional source related to organizational behavior. This does not mean blogs or websites. This source should be a published article in a scholarly journal. This source should provide substance and not just be mentioned briefly to fulfill this criteria. The textbook should also be utilized. Do not use quotes. Do not insert excess line spacing. APA formatting and citation should be used.
This is to be in narrative form. Bullet points should not to be used. The paper should be at least 2 pages in length, Times New Roman 12-pt font, double-spaced, 1 inch margins and utilizing at least one outside scholarly or professional source related to organizational behavior. This does not mean blogs or websites. This source should be a published article in a scholarly journal. This source should provide substance and not just be mentioned briefly to fulfill this criteria. The textbook should also be utilized. Do not use quotes. Do not insert excess line spacing. APA formatting and citation should be used.
Book:
Title: Essentials of Organizational Behavior, Student Value Edition
ISBN: ISBN:13: 9780135468890
Authors: Stephen P. Robbins, Timothy A. Judge
Publisher: Pearson
Edition: 15TH