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develop a short change management process for your team

In week 10 we looked at Change Management.
For this assignment, develop a short change management process for your team. This would be the team that you would put together if you implemented the software you are proposing to build in your final project.
In one word document
In a paragraph of no less than 250 words write an introduction for your team on the importance of change management for this project.
Define for the project the process and definitions of a 1) standard change, 2) an emergency change.
Create a worksheet that will need to be completed for both types of changes – you can use the templates from IT Change Management Appendix A and B as a jumping-off point but create your own template, not a copy of the templates.

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Read the Starbucks case studyLinks to an external site.. This case study uses Porter’s Value Chain and Five Forces models and a SWOT (strengths-weaknesses-opportunities) analysis to develop strategic recommendations.

Read the Starbucks case studyLinks to an external site.. This case study uses Porter’s Value Chain and Five Forces models and a SWOT (strengths-weaknesses-opportunities) analysis to develop strategic recommendations. On page 7 of the Starbucks case study there are 10 recommendations. Choose 3 of the recommendations and identify how IT could be used as part of the implementation of that recommendation. Research in the library how other companies have done something similar for each of your 3 recommendations. Your paper should be at least 3 pages, not counting the title and reference pages. The paper must include at least 3 references from peer-reviewed articles in academic journals. Make sure you have in-text citations and a reference page. You can include additional references from websites and books. Starbucks Case (https://scholar.harvard.edu/files/nithingeereddy/f…)

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Understanding the competitive environment is critical when developing a strategy. Using Porter’s Five Competive Forces, model from week one, choose a company and describe the five forces for that company.

Understanding the competitive environment is critical when developing a strategy. Using Porter’s Five Competive Forces, model from week one, choose a company and describe the five forces for that company. Do NOT choose a car company or a company that another student has already chosen. As an example, you can use page 4 of this Toyota case study (Links to an external site.). In your responses to other students, comment on whether you agree or disagree with their analyses and what you would add to their analyses.Five Competitive Forces.

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How would you advise Salgado to proceed on the issue of upgrading Zara’s POS systems?Should the company upgrade the POS terminals to a modern operating system?

How would you advise Salgado to proceed on the issue of upgrading Zara’s POS systems?Should the company upgrade the POS terminals to a modern operating system?
Should the company build in-store networks?
Should the company gives employees the ability to look up inventory balances for items in their own stores?
Should the company give employees the ability to look up inventory balances for items in other stores
What is Zara’s “business model”? How is it different from the business model of other large clothing retailers? What weaknesses, if any, do you see within this business model? Is it scalable?
What information does Zara need to operate its business model?
In your opinion, what are the most important aspects of Zara’s approach to information technology? Are these approaches applicable and appropriate anywhere? IF not, where would they NOT work well?
What current or potential weaknesses (if any) do you see in Zara’s IT infrastructure and IT strategy?

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Write one page doc How we handle innovation

Write one page doc How we handle innovation
From article extract a page and how we implement methods by using this given four chapter
Innovation Article Summary (50%)
Each Innovation Article Summary must be submitted to the Discussion Board Forum by one week before discussion boards are due. (See syllabus for dates)Each Summary minimum of 1 page, typed, double space, 12-point font
Include a link and/or copy of the full article with citation details
Articles must be from respected, credible outlets for information. A link or citation must accompany the Summary for reading.For example, an article detailing Disney’s Imagineering would be significant for Part Three Chapter 12, “Managing New Product Development”
https://d23.com/6-imagineers-share-the-disney-experiences-that-led-them-to-their-dream-jobs/
Adress why the article is of interest or significance as it relates to the course
Provide your opinion on why the innovation matters
Pose a minimum of (2) critical questions the article provokes and be prepared to lead your colleague in discussion around their answers. Think of these being like discussion questions posed at the end of each chapter to spark conversation
Summaries will be posted to Blackboard in each corresponding forum
Create a new thread for each new summary

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Chapter 10 introduced ten blockchain implementation obstacles. Create a new thread, choose two obstacles from those discussed in chapter 10, then describe them and how they could disrupt blockchain acceptance.

1)350 words
Chapter 10 introduced ten blockchain implementation obstacles. Create a new thread, choose two obstacles from those discussed in chapter 10, then describe them and how they could disrupt blockchain acceptance. Also, describe how you would overcome each of these obstacles. Then think of three questions you’d like to ask other students and add these to the end of your thread. The questions should be taken from material you read in Chapter 10 or 11. You’re not trying to test each other, but you are trying to start a discussion.
You must do the following:
Create a new thread. As indicated above, choose two obstacles from those discussed in chapter 10, then describe them and how they could disrupt blockchain acceptance. Also, describe how you would overcome each of these obstacles. Then think of three questions you’d like to ask other students and add these to the end of your thread. The questions should be taken from material you read in Chapter 10 or 11. You’re not trying to test each other, but you are trying to start a discussion.
2)2pages
Chapter 11 introduces issues relating to governance and leadership in a new blockchain era. What changes can you see that should occur in your organizational unit (i.e. your department) to be better prepared to adopt blockchain technology? What changes should occur at the higher organizational level? If you could make strategic decisions for your organization, what would be the first change you’d implement to make adopting blockchain technology easier?

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Define and describe virtualization.

1)Select from the following list four (4) topics and discuss. Use only 50-words max per topic to discuss and present your answer. The discussion questions this week are from Chapter’s 8 & 9 (Jamsa, 2013). Chapter 8 topics: Define and describe virtualization.
Defend the following statement: Virtualization is not a new concept within computer science.
Describe the various types of virtualization.
List the pros and cons of virtualization.
Discuss the attributes of applications that are not well suited for virtualization.
List reasons why companies should virtualize.
List the benefits of blade servers.
Define and describe the hypervisor.
Define and describe green computing.
Describe the concept of the desktop on demand, and include the benefits of such a system.
Chapter 9 topics:
List the security advantages of cloud-based solutions.
List the security disadvantages of cloud-based solutions.
Define and discuss the data wiping process.
Discuss how a cloud-based solution provider may reduce the risk of a DDoS attack.
Define and discuss hyperjacking attacks.
Define and discuss guest-hopping attacks.

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IT Sourcing and Cloud Strategy

Please read this information on IT sourcing strategies:
Chapter 12.4 – “IT Sourcing and Cloud Strategy” (PowerPoint)
Report on outsourcing and insourcing by Deloitte Consulting (Links to an external site.) (https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/services/consulting.html) describes the sourcing trends that are important for IT.
Find 2 peer-reviewed articles from academic journals on information technology sourcing. Summarize each article and compare and contrast the sourcing approaches in each article. Identify the factors that were important in each sourcing strategy and whether the sourcing decision was strategic for the long term or tactical for the short term. Which strategy did you think was more effective and why? Your paper should be in APA format and 3-4 pages, not counting the title page and reference pages. Make sure you have in-text citations and a reference page.

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Explain how GDSS can increase some benefits of collaboration and decision making in groups and eliminate or reduce some losses.

1)350 words
Discussion (Chapter 11): Explain how GDSS can increase some benefits of collaboration and decision making in groups and eliminate or reduce some losses.
2)Complete the following assignment in one MS word document:
Chapter 11- discussion question #1-4 & exercise 4
When submitting work, be sure to include an APA cover page and include at least two APA formatted references (and APA in-text citations) to support the work this week.
All work must be original (not copied from any source).

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Chapter 12.4 – “IT Sourcing and Cloud Strategy” (PowerPoint)

Please read this information on IT sourcing strategies:
Chapter 12.4 – “IT Sourcing and Cloud Strategy” (PowerPoint)
Report on outsourcing and insourcing by Deloitte Consulting (Links to an external site.)(https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/services/consulting.html) describes the sourcing trends that are important for IT.
Find 2 peer-reviewed articles from academic journals on information technology sourcing. Summarize each article and compare and contrast the sourcing approaches in each article. Identify the factors that were important in each sourcing strategy and whether the sourcing decision was strategic for the long term or tactical for the short term. Which strategy did you think was more effective and why? Your paper should be in APA format and 3-4 pages, not counting the title page and reference pages. Make sure you have in-text citations and a reference page.