You will prepare an 3 pg APA-style research paper to discuss energy topics, as follows:


  • In your own words, describe the laws of thermodynamics.
  • Explain how these scientific laws apply to energy use, energy conversions, and the need for energy efficiency.
  • Describe the pros and cons of the following energy types, writing 1 paragraph for each:
    • Fossil fuel: Oil, natural gas, and coal
    • Nuclear energy
    • Solar energy
    • Wind power
    • Water (hydro) power
    • Bioconversion (biofuel)
  • Research and describe 2 provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
    • Describe each provision, and provide your opinion about how each provision helps the United States meet energy use goals.

1.                  Describe positive and negative outcomes that can result from societal, political, and cultural differences when managing a corporation in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. (225 Words)



2.                  Different cultures value personal, face-to-face contact and relationships with different levels of reverence. What are some cultures around the world where you might want to utilize more one-on-one contact rather than sole use of technology to motivate employees? (225 Words) 




Deresky, H. (2014). International management: Managing across borders and cultures (8th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.



Agile project management has gained popularity in the software development industry in recent years. In this assignment, you must discuss the core values and principles of Agile project management. In addition, you must explore the root of the Agile project management and its history. You must also explain the differences between “task” management and “team” management, and how to facilitate collaboration in Agile environment. 

Write a four to five 4 pages paper in which you:

1.      Outline the evolution history of Agile project management. 

2.      Explain the philosophy of Agile project management and the purpose of each phase. 

3.      Compare and contrast task management and team management. Include an example of each on how each management concept is best used.

4.      Suggest strategies on how to build self-organized teams with Agile methods. Provide examples to support the answer.

5.      Suggest strategies on how the project managers encourage collaboration. Provide examples to support the answer.

6.      Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources. 

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.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

·         Describe Agile project management methods and phases. 

·         Explain the leadership values in Agile environments. 

·         Summarize the iterative qualities for Agile project success. 

·         Use technology and information resources to research issues in Agile project management.

·         Write clearly and concisely about Agile project management topics using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

Ashford 7: - Week 6 - Final Paper
Final Paper
Financing Government Operations

The Final Paper will be 12 to 15 double-spaced pages and will contribute 25% to the course grade.
Focus of the Final Paper

Utilizing a public policy of your choice from the local government where you reside, complete the following:
  • Analyze that local government’s revenues and possible funding options for the chosen public policy.
Additionally, utilizing the local government’s annual budgeting documents and any other pertinent documents, incorporate the following into your paper:
    • Describe restrictions that are (or could be) placed on those revenues.
    • Evaluate how public policy decisions affect the receipt of revenues.

  • Analyze the economic conditions that affect revenue projections.
  • Recommend a revenue policy that aligns with community values.
The Final Paper should focus on real-life, real-time applications of topics covered in this course, including the uses you have seen and the uses you can envision. The paper must be submitted to your instructor no later than the last day of class.
Required Resource

  • Lee, R.D. & Johnson, RW. (2008).  Public budgeting systems (8th ed.).  Sudbury, MA:  Jones and Bartlett.  ISBN: 9780763746681
    • Chapter 14: Intergovernmental Relations
    • Chapter 15: Government, the Economy, and Economic Development
Writing the Final Paper

The Final Paper:
  • Must be 12 to 15 double-spaced pages in length (excluding the title and reference pages), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Any exhibits or appendices are also not counted in the paper length.
  • Must include a title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
  • Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
  • Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
  • Must use at least five scholarly sources, in addition to the text.
  • Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style, which lists the scholarly sources you relied upon in constructing your paper.

Resource: WileyPLUS

Click Assignment: Final Examination within WileyPLUS to complete the exam.  You are allowed one attempt to complete the exam. Results are auto graded and sent to your instructor.

Note. Final Examination questions are adapted from Financial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision Making.


Students will NOT be able to see their exam scores or drill into the exam until class has ended. If you would like to know your score prior to the end of class, please send your instructor a private message.

Research Paper

Utilizing the unit lessons, textbook, and other outside sources , write a three page (not including title and reference pages) Research Paper identifying the key components of information systems management discussed throughout this course.

Provide a description of an organization you are familiar with (possibly a company you have worked for in the past or are currently working for) and describe briefly what services they contribute. Then, select three out of the six questions below, and provide detailed answers, supporting those answers by referencing any sources used.

Be sure to use examples from your research to strengthen your argument as needed.


What personal knowledge management tools does this organization utilize?


What steps has this organization taken in securing their information and knowledge?


What has this organization done to gain and sustain an advantage over their competitors?


Describe in detail how this organization manages the components of its IT infrastructure



In what ways does the organization demonstrate successful collaboration?



Identify at least two types of hardware and two types of software used by this organization.  APA rules for formatting, quoting, paraphrasing, citing, and listing of sources are to be followed


Menu Selection and Organization" Please respond to the following:

  • Describe the considerations that you would take into account when selecting the menu style for an application and why. Support your response with examples.
  • Imagine you have been asked to help a novice designer effectively organize his menu content in an application. Provide the novice designer with the advice you feel would be most helpful when organizing content for menus. Support your response.
  • why is suggestion the best and why is it better