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After reading chapter 2 below, describe and define T&E. The post must be at least 260 words. voice your opinion professionally and courteously while backing up your opinions with facts and or data.

CHAPTER 2
What is Acquisition Test & Evaluation?
Introduction
What do you think of tests? Have you ever done any testing before? I love it when people say that they have no test experience. I disagree. Everyone taking this class has done a test before. Have you ever bought a car? Did you test drive it to see if you liked it? What about buying a mattress? Did you lay on it before you bought it? How about a couch?
In the world of acquisitions for the Department of Defense, we try to do some testing before we ever put a product out in the field. You are probably saying to yourself, “well that makes sense”, but we are talking about the government, aren’t we? We look at testing products at the beginning of a program and throughout the program to make sure it provides us what we want it to.
The Department of Defense does things in a process. Just like all the other acquisition classes you might have had, this one really shows you that it is all a process that programs must go through. We must follow the rules set out by DoD 5000 and some of the other important documents that guide how we do things. Or, we should follow the rules; if not, then we are in for a discussion
Testing
Why test? Well, to make sure that the system or product or service that the US Government or the Department of Defense pays for does work. That sounds simple, but it is rarely simple. There are stories of failures of product testing where the engineers and analysts and military had good intentions, but something went wrong.
For instance, the Army made a tank that was so heavy that it could not move. It weighed over 70 tons. It just sat there when taken off the warehouse floor, and rolled slowly along the breaking cement, into the grass test field, where it sank.
Or, there is a test firing of 15 wired guided TOW missiles. The test firing was great. A soldier in a foxhole fired one after the other and the target was hit. Everyone was happy. Then it was tested on final time. The first time the test was in a nice green grassy pasture. The second time, which was under protest of wasting money for one more test, was conducted in the desert. The foxhole was dug out. The soldier fired the first one. What happened? Did you guess? The cloud of dust kicked up by the blast that the soldier could not see through the dense fog of dust. The missile missed the target. So did all the others. Oops was not enough to say to those who have developed the requirements for operational use of this weapon.
Those are stories from experience, long ago, for this professor who is writing this story. Do you have a similar story? Did you see or witness a failure of some system? Maybe a reader of Radio Frequency Identification or RFID tags on military equipment that failed to read each solder or weapon as they passed through a doorway into a warehouse. Things do fall apart in testing. They simply do not work in all operational environments. And it is the job of those working in this testing part of the acquisition process to find out where that failure point exists.
“&” Evaluation
The “&” is a key part of this part of the military and civilian contracting and testing. The “and” part if the lynchpin of this field of study. How much evaluation do we must perform? This decision is usually made by a committee of experts looking at the range of computer simulated testing, mathematical model testing, data analytics of similar legacy systems, and the results so far of current testing.

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This chapter describes how organizational structure, organizational culture, project life cycles, and role definitions create organizational capability to manage projects. Provide the below mentioned from chapter 4 (book attached):
Core Objectives:

Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of the functional, project, strong matrix, balanced matrix, and weak matrix methods of organization; describe how each operates and when to use each.
Relate how an organization’s structure influences the implementation of its strategic plan.
Describe organizational culture elements that are helpful in planning and managing projects and demonstrate how to overcome organizational culture elements that hinder project success.
Describe different project life cycle models and distinguish when each is appropriate.

Behavioral Objectives:

Describe the duties, motivations, and challenges of each of the executive, managerial, and team roles in projects and list important attributes for selecting each.
Given a project situation, explain ethical behavior consistent with PMI’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.
Predict the impact of organizational structure and associated culture on individual and team behaviors.
Predict the impact of organizational structure and associated culture on individual and team performance.

Briefly summarize how the Electoral College works. Explain some of the main pros and cons in the debate about whether to keep or abolish the current Electoral College process. Also explain one proposal to change how the system works without formally abol

Briefly summarize how the Electoral College works. Explain some of the main pros and cons in the debate about whether to keep or abolish the current Electoral College process. Also, explain one proposal to change how the system works without formally abolishing it. Evaluate the various arguments and the proposal. Include at least two perspectives in your assessment: Your judgment about the relevance of the Electoral College’s underlying rationale to contemporary America. Your judgment about its impact on presidential leadership capacity. Fully respond to all parts of the question. Write in your own words. Support your position with APA citations to two or more resources.

Building on the Report Analysis you completed in Week 4 create a 10- to 12-slide PowerPoint® presentation of your analysis and recommendations. Include the following in your presentation Effective visuals and design consistency as well as descriptions o

Building on the Report Analysis you completed in Week 4, create a 10- to 12-slide PowerPoint® presentation of your analysis and recommendations. Include the following in your presentation: Effective visuals and design consistency as well as descriptions of these components as they apply to presentations and reports Discussion of the best practices for oral and online presentations Include detailed speaker notes. For Online and Directed Study students, these are Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations with notes.

Retail Innovation Essay. Identify one new retail innovation currently in the industry. Using term concepts and theory from the book in the class (RTMG301) APUS. Books are RTMG301 Retail Innovation Collection by McGraw Hill and Greentailing and Other Revo

Retail Innovation Essay. Identify one new retail innovation currently in the industry. Using term, concepts and theory from the book in the class (RTMG301) APUS. Books are RTMG301 Retail Innovation Collection by McGraw Hill and Greentailing and Other Revolutions in Retail by Wiley 2008. Four other resources are needed ( can’t use Wikipedia). These items need to be addressed: 1. Who is the retailer and what is the innovation? 2. How is the innovation allowing the retailer to remain competitive? 3. Identify one threat and one opportunity with the new innovation. 4. How does the new innovation assist with customer service and customer management. The essay need to be at least 7 pages written in APA style

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75 per guestquestion 3cost reimbursable contract calculation B u s i n e s s F i n a n c e

Questions1

Your team has been asked to test and document enhancements to a web application that allows buyers to purchase custom-printed canvas shoes. The tasks and dependencies are as follows:

  • Create a testing plan

Once the testing plan is ready, your team can:

  • Test the user interfaces
  • Test the database
  • Test the network
  • Write the documentation first draft

When the user interface tests are complete, you can:

  • Perform user testing—enlist some users to test the user interface

When the database and network testing are complete, you can:

  • Perform integration testing—network with the database

When the user testing of the user interface and the database testing are complete, you can:

  • Perform integration testing—database, network, and user interface

When all integration testing and user testing are complete, you can:

  • Perform system testing

Then you can:

  • Review and revise documentation

After all other tasks are complete, you can:

  • Obtain management approval

Duration estimates for the tasks:

a.

3 days

b.

10 days

c.

6 days

d.

7 days

e.

20 days

f.

5 days

g.

3 days

h.

2 days

i.

8 days

j.

4 days

k.

5 days

  1. Create a network diagram and a Gantt chart for the project tasks. Ask your instructor if you are permitted to use software such as Microsoft Project to help you prepare your diagrams.
    1. What is the planned duration for the testing project?
    2. What is the critical path for the testing project?
    3. For each task NOT on the critical path, calculate the amount of slack available.
    4. If the user testing of the user interface takes 15 days, what will the impact be on the project duration?

Question 2

Wedding cost estimation: Given the following information, calculate the estimated costs for a wedding with 250 guests and a bridal party of six, using the methods indicated. Show your work.
Note that members of the bridal party are already counted as guests, you don’t need to add them twice.

  1. Parametric estimate
  2. Bottom-up estimate
  3. Analogous cost estimate
  4. You will probably notice some differences in the estimated values. Are these differences significant? What might cause the differences? If you were estimating a significant project in the future, which method(s) would you use and why?

Wedding Cost Estimates

Item

Dollars

Groom’s brother’s wedding, last year, 175 guests, similar venue and style

$20,300

Catering

$65 per person

Photographer

$1,500

Rental of hall

$500

Clothing, bride

$2,000

Clothing, groom

$750

Flowers

$800

Other décor items

$500

Cake

$500

Gifts for bridal party

$80 each

Wedding planner

$2,000

Wedding planner’s estimate of typical cost for this kind of wedding

$10,000 plus $75 per guest

Question 3

Cost reimbursable contract calculation.

  1. A contract calls for a total payment of $800,000 with a guarantee. Essentially the contractor is guaranteed to make at least $200,000 above his costs. If the contractor can demonstrate his costs exceed $600,000, the project will pay the difference, with a $50,000 ceiling on the overage. The contractor demonstrates he spent $623,000. How much (gross) must the project remit to the contractor?
  2. Another option for the same contract has the contractor guaranteed to be paid his costs plus 20%, for costs that exceed $600,000. With the same initial assumption—guarantee of $800,000 gross payment (no requirement to itemize costs), but if the contractor can show that costs exceed $600,000, the project will pay $800,000 plus the costs that exceed $600,000, plus 20% of those excess costs, with a ceiling of $900,000 gross. The contractor demonstrates he spent $623,000. How much (gross) must the project remit to the contractor?
  3. Under option 3.2, at what dollar amount of total costs would the contractor be assuming all of the excess costs beyond that point?
  4. In which option did the project assume more of the risk of a cost overrun? Explain.

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Final Paper

FInaly Paper (7 – 8 pages):

75 points

The objectives for this assignment are to: (a) think critically the application of concepts of health communication, (b) find ways to answer your own questions

One of the most exciting aspects of the field of health is that it is continually evolving. This project is designed to explore some of those innovations and extend our understanding of the field of health communication.

First: For the final paper students will identify a question they have regarding some aspect of health communication; e.g. the development of the patient-provider relationship, an issue of community health, or the effectiveness of health campaigns.

Question Development:

In this process you might choose to examine the health of a particular community (e.g. Latin community, Third Ward, Suburban, etc.) in Houston or Houston as a whole. Consider health priorities for yourself and your neighbors.

I want you to begin to apply what you have learned in class about health communication and reflect on yourself and your community. What concepts related to health communication do you encounter on a daily or weekly basis? Think broadly about your daily interactions that are specific to your health experience.

Then: Once you have chosen your research question begin researching your topic by reading scholarly articles (see Library Resources) that help to extend the knowledge presented in our text about your chosen topic. You should find at least three additional scholarly articles that provide new depth on your chosen topic. Always make sure to check the validity of your sources. Below is a list of trusted sources.

  • Health Communication
  • Journal of Health Communication Communication & Medicine
  • Social Science & Medicine
  • Journal of Applied Communication Research Journal of Communication in Healthcare Journal of Qualitative Health Research Journal of the American Medical Association Australian Journal of Communication
  • New England Journal of Health
  • American Journal of Public Health
  • Journal of Health and Social Behavior Communication Monographs Communication Quarterly
  • Communication Research
  • Communication Studies
  • Communication Yearbook
  • Critical Studies in Mass Communication
  • Critical Studies in Media Developmental Psychology Discourse and Society Discourse Analysis
  • Human Communication Research
  • Journal of Communication
  • Journal of Personality and Social Psychology Journal of Sociology
  • Language and Social Interaction
  • Medical Education
  • Medical Economics
  • Patient Care
  • Patient Education and Counseling
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
  • Annals of Family Medicine
  • Academic Medicine
  • Health Psychology

For each article you find you will write a 1-page summary that explores:

  • Phenomena the researcher(s) studied
  • How the researcher(s) collected data (That is, who or what did they study and how? Be specific, but clear. If the article does not give this information, it is not a primary source.)
  • What conclusions the researchers reached and how they explain these conclusions
  • How the study relates helps to answer your specific research question

Constructing the Paper:

Your report should be 7 – 8 pages and follow these parts with a strong introduction and conclusion (graded as transitions and connectives):

  • Part 1: What is your chosen topic? Why did you choose this topic? (1 – 2 pages)
  • Part 2: Provide a brief summary of the information provided in the text about this topic (1 page)
  • Part 3: Report your research findings on this topic (see instructions above), each scholarly article review should be about 1 page (3 pages)
  • Part 4: Synthesize your findings from the three research articles, and relate back to the original question (1 page)

This report should follow standard essay format including an introduction and conclusion. Sources should be cited using APA style. Other aspects of the paper do not need to be APA style i.e. do not need to include a title page or abstract. At minimum your paper should have four sources including our textbook and three scholarly articles.

See Final Paper Grading Rubric Final Paper Grading Rubric – Alternative Formats

for detailed grading.

Style:

  • Seven to eight pages, double-spaced
  • In essay form with an overall thesis that relates to your research question at the outset of the paper
  • Fully developed paragraphs
  • All claims should be supported with citations and concrete examples supported by the sources
  • Should use class specific terms
  • References in-text and reference page (using APA style) – including the book, and three other sources
  • This paper is due OCTOBER 15, 2020

social reform ❗ ❗ ❗ ❗ ❗ ❗ ❗ ❗ ❗ ❗ society H u m a n i t i e s

social reform ❗ ❗ ❗ ❗ ❗ ❗ ❗ ❗ ❗ ❗ society H u m a n i t i e s

The Imaginary Show/ Research Paper

imagine you are a museum curator of contemporary photography, and have just received a commission to put on a show at the San Jose Museum of Art. (Links to an external site.) The show may be on any theme of your choice- but must be photography related. For example you might choose one art movement, and explore it in depth- or choose something broader like documentary photography.

This is a chance to express what you find most interesting photographically. If you need some suggestions, here are some ideas to help you think about your own:

  • Street photography
  • Contemporary takes on portraiture
  • The evolution of landscape photography
  • War photography from World War 2 to present

This research paper will be in the form of a curatorial statement. (Links to an external site.) In a curatorial statement- you- the curator will explain the theme of the show to the viewer, and why you believe it is interesting enough for the viewer to pay admission to see your show at the San Jose Museum of Art. You should give enough explanation, and relevant background information to tie the artists/ photographers you chose into the theme of the show.

Choose 8 (or more) photographers (or artists using photography in a way that comments significantly on photography) that apply to your theme in an interesting way.

  • 3 of the 8 photographers must have been covered in class. (❗ I take three photographers from my book that I send you, and rest 5 photographers you could find online which you like them.❗❗ ❗ )

The Imaginary Show/ Research Paper

Please write your introductory paragraph explaining the theme to your show. Also please list three (out of eight) of the photographers and/ or artists using photography that you plan to use in your Imaginary Show. Please post one example for each photographer/ artist using photography, and include the title of the work and date it was made.

( I chose the topic ready is Social Reform ❗ ❗

Society is changing, and the world is changing. Since photography was invented, it has been used as a carrier to record the changes of people and things around it. This photography exhibition will lead everyone through the scenes in front of each photographer’s lens. This exhibition will cover one hundred years to the present and include street photographers Henri Cartier-Bresson, John Heartfield, Robert Capa and other photographers.)


Requirement

Your Research Paper/ Imaginary Show Curatorial Statement should have the following:

  1. Title your show.
  2. The the introductory paragraph please explain the show’s theme. Write a statement to explain exactly what your show is about, and why you believe it is interesting enough for the public should come see it.
    1. What does your exhibition theme comment on? Is it about an art movement? About society? About an artistic trend? A time period?
    2. Describe why you believe is it interesting? Why should your audience want to see your exhibition?
    3. Describe each artist you are including. Explain how they relate to your exhibition’s theme.
  1. For the body paragraphs of your curatorial statement please do the following For each photographer or artist, please touch on the following as is relevant to your show;
    1. The specific pieces or bodies of work you are including (you can include 1 or more for each artist). Give a brief description of the work- it’s materials, additional media included (like painting or sculptural elements), and size. Also give the correct title of the work, and when it was made.
    2. Give relevant biographical information and give historical context for the artist’s work. When was the artist/ photographer making the work you are including? Was there any relevant historical events that influenced the making of that work? What was their intentions, and who/ what was their influence?
    3. How are you interpreting their work to fit into your exhibition’s theme? How does the artist (using photography) or the photographer explore and expand on your theme?
  2. Include a Conclusion Paragraph where you sum the wider significance of your theme.

At the bottom of your essay please include the following:

  1. A list of artists, and their artworks that includes the following information:
    1. artist first and last name
    2. names of the specific pieces or series in the show
    3. date the pieces were made
    4. the print dimensions (size) and materials

*A quick note about the dimensions and materials: If the source you are using does not include this information you can do one of two things: leave this portion black, or write in your own choice of size and materials. If you choose the later option, please indicate that it was your design choice.

2. A bibliography

    1. If you have any sources you quoted or used in your statement, please cite them (Links to an external site.) in your bibliography. You can use any format to cite your works that you prefer (MLA or APA).

    Papers should be approximately 6 pages- or 3000 words minimum.❗ ❗ Please note that I grade primarily on the content of your paper, the quality of your thoughts and on the inclusion of all 8 photographers and parts listed below.

personal opinions regarding health care H e a l t h M e d i c a l

personal opinions regarding health care H e a l t h M e d i c a l

(1) Should access to health care be considered a “right” or a “privilege”? (In other words, is it something everyone is entitled to and should be provided with or something people should choose/work for/provide for if they are able)? Why?

(2) Who (individuals, government, private organizations, families, etc) do you think should be responsible for providing health care to individuals? Why?

part 2

As you read these two excerpts from Moody & Sasser (2020), focus on the following concepts:

  • Longevity (myths, realities, causes)
  • Normal Aging (changes due to time – what M&S refer to as “primary aging”) and Pathological Aging (changes due to illness – what M&S refer to as “secondary Aging”). In this class, will stick with the terms “normal and pathological age changes.
  • Health Care Rationing (e.g., the concept, the rationale, the policies)
  • Economics of Health Care

part 3

Not surprisingly, there has been a lot of response to Callahan’s proposal including an entire book (Homer & Holstein’s (1990) “A Good Old Age? The Paradox of Setting Limits which contains an “Afterward” by Callahan).

Read Bell’s (1989) response and some of the optional other responses to Callahan’s proposal, and reflect on the following:

(a) What are the arguments against Callahan’s proposal?

(b) What is your reaction/response to theses responses? Why?

part 4

Inequities in health care access and disparities in health outcomes are well documented. Select and read 1 or more of the articles in the “Health Care Disparities” module and consider the following:

  • (a) What are some of the disparities noted in your selected reading?
  • (b) What do the authors say (if anything) about the reasons for these disparities? What are your own thoughts on this?
  • (c) What can reasonably be done to address these health disparities in older adults?

Please be sure to put the title of the article(s) you select in the subject heading of your post! Thanks!

part 5

  • How are you feeling about this week’s readings?
  • What, if anything, is unclear or in need of further discussion?
  • What impact (if any) has this week’s discussions had on your personal opinions regarding health care in the U.S.?
  • What impact (if any) has the current pandemic had on the discussions of health care rationing, health disparities, and concepts like “Coffin Dodger”, “Boomer Remover” and “Silver Tsunami”

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get f part 4 — B u s i n e s s F i n a n c e

Part 1—Criterion-Referenced, Fixed Percentage Method

a) Prepare a table with the Students’ Names (A-J) as the row headings and Composite Score
and Letter Grade as column headings.

b) Using the Criterion-Referenced, Fixed Percentage Method. Fill in the table with each of the
students’ composite scores. Teacher’s Weights and Maximum Possible Score for each item
are provided by the table. (Note: The total weight for all homework is 15%, for all quizzes
is 20%.)

c) Complete the table by assigning a letter grade for each student. You will need to decide on a
grading scale (the criterion) to relate the students’ composite percentages to letter grades.
You should provide the grading scale on the same page as your student grades table.

Part 2—Criterion-Referenced, Total Points Method

d) Prepare a second table with the Students’ Names (A-J) as the row headings and Composite
Score and Letter Grade as column headings.

e) Using the Criterion-Referenced, Total Points Method, fill in the table with each of the
students’ composite scores. Do NOT refer to the Teacher’s Weights. Maximum Possible
Score for each item is provided by the table.

f) Complete the table by assigning a letter grade for each student. You will need to decide on
a grading scale (the criterion) to relate the students’ total points to letter grades. You
should provide the grading scale on the same page as your student grades table.
Part 3—Norm-Referenced, Grading on the Curve Method

g) Prepare a third table with the Students’ Names (A-J) as the row headings and Composite
Score and Letter Grade as column headings.

h) Using the Fixed Percentage Method (same as in step b) fill in the table with each of the
students’ composite scores.

i) Complete the table by assigning a letter grade for each student. Use one of the grading
scales listed below for grading on a curve to convert composite scores to letter grades.
You should provide the grading scale on the same page as your student grades table.

Example of one possible set of percentages to use for grading on the curve:

Top 20% of the students get A

Next 30% get B

Next 30% get C

Next 15% get D

Lowest 5% get F

Example of one possible set of percentages to use for grading using the normal curve
with five equal intervals:

Top 3.6% of the students get A

Next 23.8% get B

Next 45.2% get C

Next 23.8% get

D
Next 3.6% get F

Part 4—When you have completed steps a-i, answer the following question:
j) Which method would you prefer to use in teaching? You may want to take into
consideration ease of use, fairness, academic validity, effect on student motivation or
other factors. (Your answer should be adequately supported with reasons.)