Note: Microsoft Office Suite 2013 (PC), 2011 (Mac), or more recent software is required to complete each homework assignment.

Note: Some On Your Own projects have been modified for students using  Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac software. Students should select the appropriate version of the assignment based on the software they are using. Failure to do so may result in errors or difficulty when completing the project.

Note: Download the data files. These files are needed to complete the graded On Your Own homework problems. 

Complete the weekly homework based on the following:

  1. Complete the On Your Own project (PC or Mac version) according to the project instructions and submit your assignment through the online course shell. Note: It is important to note that some On Your Own projects request a printed or self-submitted document. Students completing this course online or in a physical classroom must submit the assignment through the online course shell regardless of the instructions presented in each On Your Own exercise.    
  2. Submit your assignment in the appropriate Microsoft Office application(s) using the filename “Last name_First initial_OYO#” in addition to the appropriate filename extension (e.g., .docx, .dotx, .htm, etc.). For example: If your name is Mary Smith, the file for the On Your Own project 12-1 should be saved as Smith_M_12-1.dotx. 
  3. Include your name, course section, professor name, title of the assignment, and version of the assignment (PC or Mac).
  4. Provide general comments on the overall assignment experience in two to three (2-3) sentences. Submit the written portion in the text box located in the assignment submission link. 


Weekly Homework Breakdown

Note: On Your Own Projects are available in both the textbook and in the link below.

Week Due

Homework Assignment Name



On Your Own 12-1 (PC only)

On Your Own 12-1 (Mac only)

Week 6 of your Blackboard online course.


Derek worked for a reputable global consulting firm. His firm specialized in helping companies analyze their people, processes, systems, and strategy. Derek was hired into the San Francisco office and put through weeks of training to help him understand the firm methodology, technology, and culture. The firm looked for people with the right aptitude who had demonstrated a record of success in previous school, work, or extracurricular activities. They found that this type of person worked out best for the type of work the firm was paid to do.

Derek was flattered to be considered the right type of person for this company. Derek was excited to be assigned to a project and begin work. Even though Derek was trained in certain technologies, he was assigned a project for which he had no training. The project was implementing SAP—a multimillion dollar enterprise resource planning software package. The client was a mid-sized manufacturer with revenues of approximately $100 million located in Topeka, Kansas.

Derek was not trained in SAP and found out that he was replacing two managers who were just removed from the project. The project was running over budget so the firm looked for ways to get the work done less expensively. Derek, who billed out at the lower “consultant’s” rate (instead of the “manager” rate), was a cheap solution, although it would be a tough sell to the client. They liked the previous managers and felt comfortable with their skill level. Because of the demand for the SAP experts, Derek’s firm could charge Derek’s time at a billing rate of $200/hour—expensive, but less than the client was paying for the managers.

During the first day on the job, Derek’s manager took him out to lunch to give him “the scoop” on what was happening at the project and what he would be expecting from Derek. “Derek, this is going to be a very difficult assignment. You've replaced two skilled managers who the client likes. I know you haven’t been trained on, or actually even seen SAP before, but you’re smart and can come up to speed quickly. I had to tell the client you were an expert in the software in order for them to agree to bring you on. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask me but definitely don’t look stupid or seem like you don’t know what you’re doing in front of the client. The client will be skeptical of you at first, but be confident and you’ll win them over. I think the transition will smooth out quickly. See me if you have any questions.”

Derek was scared to death—but what was he to do? Was this standard procedure to throw employees into this kind of situation? Regardless, he had to get to work. His immediate tasks were to map out the processes for the client’s order-to-cash, purchase-to-pay, and capital acquisition business scenarios. This involved interviewing managers and looking around most of the functional departments in the company. Here are some interesting things he found as he did his work.

PURCHASING DEPARTMENT: The head of purchasing was a handsome gentleman named Mike. Mike was very different from any other employee who Derek encountered while at the client. He wore expensive suits to work and liked to talk about his clothes with colleagues. He also drove the latest model BMW and would take the other consultants on the project for rides during lunch. Derek thought this odd because he didn’t think a purchasing manager at this company made enough money to have these luxuries. Mike also took his relationships with “his” vendors very seriously. He would spend lots of time “understanding who they were.” Some days, Mike was very supportive of Derek and other days seemed completely different and almost hostile and combative. When Derek informally inquired about the purchasing manager’s clothes and car and his Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde syndrome, he heard the following justification, “He probably has a lot of money because he’s worked here for over 20 years. Plus, he never takes vacations. Come to think of it, the vacation part probably explains why he seems hostile to you some of the time.” Derek couldn’t figure this guy out but proceeded to do his work with the Purchasing Department.

INTERNAL SALES AND SHIPPING DEPARTMENT: Internal Sales was run by a stressed out single mom named Kathy. You could tell at first glance that she had probably lived a rough life. Kathy was probably not college educated but had a lot of “street smarts.” Kathy was cooperative with Derek. During the course of their interaction, Derek noticed how periodically there would be huge returns that were stacked nearly to the ceiling in the Shipping Department. When Derek inquired about these periodic huge returns, Kathy told him that sometimes they would ship orders to customers based on past purchasing habits even though the customer had not recently placed an order. As it turns out, when the customers saw a delivery at their door someone would just assume they had placed an order and would keep it. However, other customers would quickly return the supplies. “Was that a good business practice?” Derek inquired. “Well, we have to make our numbers at quarter’s end—you have to do what you have to do,” Kathy replied. On one of Derek’s weekly flights home, he picked up a newspaper and began to read about all the current frauds. Man, it seems like every company is committing fraud these days, Derek thought to himself after seeing multiple fraud related articles. Derek hadn’t had any fraud training but began to wonder if his firm or the client he was working for could be committing fraud.

Based on the case data, comment on the following issues as they relate to possible fraud:

1. Derek’s firm “selling” Derek to the client as an “SAP expert” though he hadn’t even seen the software before.

2. The unpredictable well-dressed purchasing manager.

3. The sales practices revealed in the Internal Sales Department.



  1. Choose a classmate's paper from the "Easy Drop off/Pick up Zone" discussion thread in the course shell.
  2. Obtain the Peer Review Feedback Form from the course shell. 
  3. Comment on all criteria, noting strengths and / or areas for improvement on the feedback form. 
  4. Provide completed Peer Review Feedback Form by posting it to the same "Easy Drop off/Pick up Zone" discussion thread AND submitting it to the Peer Review Assignment link above


As you read a classmate’s paper, address these criteria:


  • Identify the course, assignment, and date.


  • Provide positive feedback, where appropriate, on the criteria.


  • Identify areas for improvement, where appropriate, and recommend improvements.  


The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:


  • Recognize the elements and correct use of a thesis statement. 


  • Recognize transitional words, phrases, and sentences.


  • Identify effective sentence variety and word choice. 


  • Identify positive qualities and opportunities for improvement in writing samples.


  • Analyze the rhetorical strategies of ethos, pathos, logos in writing samples and for incorporation into essays or presentations. 


  • Correct grammatical and stylistic errors consistent with Standard Written English


  • Recognize how to organize ideas with transitional words, phrases, and sentences.
In the future you may be asked to write a marketing plan. For the final project you are to provide what the marketing plan is and research the different components of the marketing plan. You will also provide how the marketing plan is helpful to the organization. The final project in qualitative and you are not required to provide any quantitative data.

Specific information on the marketing plan is in chapter 16 of our e-book.

Figure 16.2 gives us an example of the Marketing Plan Outline.

Please use any of the concepts we have covered within this course.

The Final Project needs to be in a word document and in APA format. Page requirement is at least 4 pages in length. This does not include the cover and reference pages. Make sure to provide at least four outside sources to support your work

Submit your work to turnitin and then to this assignment folder


What is a current situation that you know is happening in another organization that could require research to solve. Clearly state the topic, problem, purpose, and research questions to be answered. Then explain how there is alignment of the problem, purpose, and research question(s). Please provide three scholarly articles for references and brief paragraphs. 1 page total.

Phyllis thank you.

Week 5 MGMT335 IP Assignment due Sunday 5.29.16:

You’ve been in your role as Human Resources Manager of Acme Manufacturing for six months now. The employee hostilities that existed when you started your job have resolved and the shift workers are back on track, so much so that there hasn’t been a single news article written about the company since your arrival. Leadership of the company has noticed this, too, and the CEO has called you to her office for a meeting.

The CEO explained that the company does not have a compensation structure for the non-represented management employees and needs to have the full gamut of HR activities performed to get this developed and approved by the board during it’s upcoming meeting in two months. She handed you a report from an external consultant to the Board’s Compensation Committee outlining the elements needed:

  • Develop, analyze, and explain requirements that could be used in the personnel selection process for management positions in the company
  • Determine and explain the specific methods by which job analysis, job design, position description, and specification for management positions are prepared; and
  • Explain and evaluate the relative worth of management jobs at the company and determine a compensation structure to assist retention and career management of this important element of the company's human resources.

Prepare an 8-10 page report for the CEO that responds to the three requirements listed above. The report will be used with the Board of Directors so it must be formatted professionally and cite any references used in proper APA format.

Please submit your assignment.

Your assignment will be graded in accordance with the following criteria. Click here to view the grading rubric.

 Anatomy of a Family Law Case


Due Week 8 and worth 240 points


Review Chapter 9: Family Law of the textbook in preparation for this assignment.


Write a five to six (5-6) page paper in which you:


  1. Include a brief summary of the definition of a family.
  2. Explain how marriage is a contract with the state.
  3. Examine and discuss three (3) rights and / or benefits that are conferred by marriage.
  4. Describe the process of ending spousal relationships and examine three (3) challenges that may occur as a result of ending the relationship.
  5. Use at least two (2) 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 contractual agreements, and the implication for property disputes and Family Law.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues related to civil and criminal procedures.
  • Write clearly and concisely about issues in law and the legal system using proper writing mechanics.


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