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Examination Paper of Certified Project Management Professional
IIBM Institute of Business Management
Certified Project Management Professional
Guidelines for paper
Total No. of Questions is 100.
The minimum passing marks is 50%.
Each Question carries 1 mark.
Answer all the Questions.
1. A_______ is a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service or result.
2. Which of the following is not a potential advantage of using good project management?
a) Shorter development times
b) Higher worker morale
c) Lower cost of capital
d) Higher profit margins
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Case Study: New Business Venture
This case was borrowed from Kathy Schwalbe, Project Management 4th edition
Part 1: Initiating
You and several of your friends have been working for corporations for over five years, but several of you have a desire to start your own business. You have decided that you are ready to pursue your idea of starting a music academy for children ages 3-16. You all enjoy creating music, and you saw the advantages that some children had from participating in special music programs beyond those available in schools. In particular, you see the need for music training in your area for children interested in voice, guitar, keyboard, and percussion
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Good management consists primarily of making wise decisions; wise decisions in turn involve making a choice between alternatives. Engineering considerations determine the possibility of a project being carried out and point out the alternative ways in which the project could be handled. Economic considerations also largely determine a project's desirability and dictate how it should be carried out. A feasibility study determines either which or the whether of the proposed project: which way to do it, or whether do it at all.
Demand & Supply: Supply and demand is perhaps one of the most fundamental concepts of economics and it is the backbone of a market economy. Demand
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What is Enterprise Project Management (EPM)? How does it differ from conventional project management?
A project is an effort a person or group or people undertake in creating unique result, product and service. It is a concept encompassing planning, executing, controlling and closing a mission objective. Burke (2002) asserts this mission objective can be large or small in size, varying among estimated completion period of about a day or years. Managing a project is so challenging because it involves uncertainty and constraint – there is no clear cut formula that works well with every project– and has different attributes (the unique purpose, the required resources, the project sponsor
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Project Management Paper
October 24, 2011
Project Management Paper
Before anyone can understand what it is to manage a project, he or she must first understand what a project is and how it goes through its lifecycle. This paper will help the reader understand not only what a project is, but also how each phase of the lifecycle comes into play. It will conclude by explaining to the reader why it is important for organizations to use project management to accomplish tasks.
What is a project? A project can be simply explained as a set of tasks that need to be accomplished for a particular goal. A little more complicated explanation is that a project
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Table of Contents
Project Management Information System 2
Types of project Management Software 3
Desktop software’s: 3
Web Based software: 4
Characteristics of Project Management Software: 5
Benefits of Using a Project Management Software 7
Things to Look for When Implementing Project Management Software 7
Application of PMIS in project management stages 11
Typical Reports in a PMIS Includes: 13
Project management information systems data security 13
Project Management Information System
Since the project management is one of the core functions of a business organization, the project management function
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Printed copies of this document are uncontrolled
Table of Contents
Table of Contents 2
1. The Proposal 4
2. Initiating the Project 5
3. Implementing the Project 6
4. Finalising the Project 7
5. Roles and Responsibilities 8
6. Definitions 8
Appendix – Tools for Project Planning 9
Tool 1. PERT Analysis for the calculation of time estimates. 9
Tool 2 . Risk Management 10
Tool 3 . Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) 13
This procedure outlines the processes and phases that apply to the delivery of a project.
This procedure outlines processes and tools which may be applied to
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Eletromax Project Management
Date of submission
Eletromax Project Management
Importance of scope Statement to the Success of a project
Given that the project plan is referred to as the foundation of a successful methodology of project management. Then many argue that scope statement of any given project is the breath of any successful methodology of project management. Scope statement is of great importance as it contains details relating to the project vision. It plays an important role of describing the goals of the project, keep a record of what a complete project will be like and finally the deliverables of the project. It is
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The Project Management Life Cycles
The Project Management Life Cycles
It doesn't matter what project you are preparing for, the project management life cycle can assist you and your team in narrowing the project's focus, keeping its objectives in order and finishing the project on time, on budget and with a minimum of headaches. The project management life cycle contains five steps: Initiation, Planning, Execution, Monitoring/Control and Closure. No one step is more important than the other and each step plays a crucial role in getting you started, through all the hurdles, down to the wire and across the closing line.
The five process groups are: Initiating, Planning, Executing
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Project Management Team roles
C.1 Project Board
The Project Board is appointed by corporate or Programme management to provide overall direction and management of the project. The Project Board is accountable for the success of the project, and has responsibility and authority for the project within the remit (the Project Mandate) set by corporate or Programme management. The Project Board is the project’s ‘voice’ to the outside world and is responsible for any publicity or other dissemination of information about the project.
C.1.1 Specific responsibilities
The Project Board approves all major plans and authorises any major deviation from agreed stage plans. It is the
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Unit 1 Assignment 1: The Need for Project Management
In Recent years why is project management Important?
Project management is important because business professionals have been arriving on the scene with unique skills to start, coordinate, and complete organizations small and large projects. In the past these projects were usually given to a supervisors or managers regardless of his or her skill set. Now these highly trained professionals are arriving in the market ready to handle and maintain large scale projects.
What is the primary challenge of Implementing PM in an Organization?
The project team can be the primary challenge of implementing PM in an organization. Team members come
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The Unified Process, a Project Management Approach
The Unified Process, a Project Management Approach
The Agile Unified Process is an easily understandable form of the Rational Unified Process (RUP).It defines a simple way of improving business applications (Methodsandtools.com, 2014). Organization’s changes to software development can be accepted at late stages of progression. The aim of any firm is to grow in future a trend observable in most businesses. It is right for the management to take into consideration the key indicators of a progressive service delivery. These will help in improving their structures through employing the best operational procedures. Improvements can be done
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Business Plan |
Ngonidzashe Utete |
CyberCafe is an internet café. It is owned by one person, Mr Ngonidzashe Utete. The organisation will use Power Tel as the service provider. It is a new business so it doesn’t have a location as yet. However, its proposed location is the Kadoma CBD. The project requires a loan of US$5000. The purpose of the loan is to acquire the following equipment and other costs:
6 Computers 1800
Ethernet switch 50
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Contract & Procurement Management
Professor Rich Hiles Sec D Class
Negotiation is the process where interested individuals resolve disputes, agree upon the actions, bargain for individuals or collective advantage, and/ or attempt to craft outcomes which serve their mutual interest. Negotiation can be done from every walk of life, no matter the issue or concern at hand. Negotiation is also the process to which you determine the minimum outcome which the parties are willing to accept, and maybe adjust demands as time goes on. Negotiation can be drawn out, due to what parties are willing to provide or give up. I
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Zhengzhong has summarised the main organisational consideration that I would agree with and add to them the following:
- Project importance to the organisation
- Amount of core work needed
- Resources availability
The higher the level of these factors the more authority is needed for the project managers and the more dedicated the team should be. So to identify the level of each one of these factors will dictate the structure the organisation must adopt.
As Sijian mentioned there are several project-related factors that we need to investigate and analyse in order to select optimum structure
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This project investigates the influence employee turnover and Management Style had on Manson restaurant from a business outlook.
Oxford Brookes University
Table of Contents
I worked in London for 12 months at Manson Restaurant, which was a fine dining restaurant. I was running the front of house bar during the opening hours of Manson that was a busy West London Restaurant. I took a keen interest in the business, financial planning and strategy while I was assistant manager. I was accountable for all bar staff, daily targets
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WE PROVIDE CASE STUDY ANSWERS, ASSIGNMENT SOLUTIONS, PROJECT REPORTS AND THESIS
ARAVIND - 09901366442 – 09902787224
1. What happened to this project? Prepare a list of the factors that contributed to Revcon’s failure to obtain the product the wanted. For each factor, discuss what might have been done differently
2. What went wrong with the project?
3. Where were mistakes made in the project initially?
4. How were problems allowed to persist and go uncorrected for so long?
1. What is your opinion of Sean’s approach to creating a WBS and estimating project costs?
2. What do you think
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Planning the Project
This chapter begins by discussing the nine key elements of the project plan. The following two sections address the planning process in greater detail with considerable emphasis placed on the project launch meeting and the hierarchical planning process by which parts of the plan are sequentially broken down into finer levels of detail. This provides a natural transition to the creation of the Work Breakdown Structure. Finally, the chapter is concluded with a discussion of multidisciplinary teams including the topics of integration management and concurrent engineering.
Cases and Readings
Some cases appropriate to the subject of this chapter
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A PROJECT REPORT ON
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Indian Institute of Management and Commerce
(Affiliated to Osmania University)
6-1-91 , Adj. to Telephone Bhavan, Khairatabad.
HYDERABAD- 500 004.
Partial fulfillment of B.Com (Honours) Degree Course
(Roll No: 096-09-018XX)
Indian Institute of Management and Commerce (IIMC)
6-1-91 , Adj. to Telephone Bhavan, Khairatabad.
HYDERABAD- 500 004
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Project Execution Process Group: Put Your Plan to Work
Your project plans are worth nothing without an impeccable project execution. This phase is necessary to make sure project deliverable s and project objectives will meet stakeholder expectations. Learn more about the processes defined in the Executing Process Group.
The PMBOK 5 categorizes project management processes into five groups.
o Initiating Process Group
o Planning Process Group
o Executing Process Group
o Monitoring and Controlling Process Group
o Closing Process Group
These process groups interact with each other during the project life-cycle. During the Executing Process Group most of the budget is
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* Define functional requirements
* Identify and qualify vendors
* Publish RFP
* Select vendors
* Negotiate contract
* Procure software & hardware
* Manage Project
* Develop quality management plan
* Develop communication plan
* Develop project plan
* Software Development
* Develop integration to other systems
* Conduct integration testing
* Develop customizations to software
* System Management
* Install software
* Develop cutover plan
* Develop Backup and Continuity Plan
Out of Scope:
* Train Users
* Conduct user acceptance training
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. bank branch staff)
ATM site installers
Team of Software maintenance
• Project documentation
Software Requirements Specification (SRS) and Software Design Specification
Software Project Management Plan (SPMP)
Software Verification and Validation Plan
Software Test Plan
Software Configuration Management Plan
Software Quality Assurance Plan
1.1.4 Schedule and Budget Summary
Please find below the following high-level schedule:
• Baseline project plan delivery: May 10, 2013
• Completion of Software for operation: May 31, 2013
Total budget for project is $6,000,000. Upon delivery of software product, the annual
maintenance total costs should be no more than $200,000
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to the motivation described by Stulz and Johnson (1985) for using secured debt, but it is even more effective because it eliminates all recourse to the sponsor’s balance sheet and it eliminates the possibility that new capital will subsidize pre-existing claims with higher seniority or reduce the value of junior claims (Myers, 1977). While it is true that the origin of the debt overhang problem is also an agency conflict, this paper distinguishes the debt overhang motivation from the agency cost motivation because the conflict occurs at the sponsor rather than the project level.
The third motivation, risk management, recognizes that investing in risky assets can generate incremental distress
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MS Project Familiarization
Dr. Kimberly Malone-Haddox
BUS 375: Project Management
October 18th, 2015
At first, I thought the MS Project is very difficult from a user standpoint. I felt that using the MS Project is very time consuming. As I was trying to navigate them the system, I found that I was focusing more on the actual system them inputting information. Considering that I do have a lot of experience with man of the MS office programs, I thought this program would be similar to that. I feel that if I had more tutorials where I am taught then have a quiz or even a step-by-step guide then I would feel more comfortable using it. Overall, it is a great program, but it
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Since childhood I have been fond of scents. Perfumes fascinate me, how one scent sets a personality and gives each person their own distinct smell. I truly wish to be a perfumist one day. The career I believe I will most likely have in the forthcoming future will be the owner of a small perfume and cosmetics business. The idea of the business is to let the customers pick their own scents and mix and match with other preferable aromas, therefore creating unique perfumes for themselves.
The leadership requirements for a business owner would be being able to balance micro and macro management. The skills that are required are sales
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Final Course Project
GM591: Leadership and Organizational Behavior
Keller Graduate School
Professor Donna Darr
April 10, 2012
U.S. Bancorp was founded in 1863 and is the 5th largest commercial bank in the United States, whose current chairman, CEO and President is Richard Davis. U.S. Bancorp is located in 25 states and has 60,000 employees with 3,085 bank branches, 5,053 ATMs, and 17.5 million customers. U.S. Bancorp is a publically traded corporation on the New York Stock Exchange its ticker symbol is USB. Unlike many other banks U.S. Bancorp did not suffer during the economic downturn, and was one of a few
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such as full time and part time and how this has changed over time. I will also discuss the different charities and organisations that aim to improve the gender pay gap and the work they have done to progress this matter further to improve the treatment of women. I will also be including women discrimination based on pregnancies and maternal leave and how this has affected women progressing with their career. My third paragraph will discuss different careers that feature primarily men or women and will also show my investigation into influential women who have broken the traditional mould in male dominated organisations and the way in which they did this.
At the end of this project I aim
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Midterm Review Project |
Chapter 4-14 |
AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
EARTH SYSTEMS AND RESOURCES
I. The Nature of Ecology
a. Ecology is the study of connections in nature
i. Ecology is the study of how organisms interact with one another and with their non-living environment
ii. An organism is any form of life. The cell is the basic unit of life in organisms.
i. Members of a species interact in groups called populations.
ii. Species of the same population live together in a particular place or habitat.
c. Communities and Ecosystems
i. A community consists of populations of different species living
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progress on a regular basis. The project manager’s goals are focused on delivering the project on time, on scope, within budget and to the required quality standard. | (Name of Individual) |
* Actively manages, communicates and mitigates project risks and issues and escalates when necessary. * Manages sponsor, stakeholder and team expectations throughout the project * Provides detailed project planning documentation
(Project Charter, Risk Management Log, Status Reports, Schedule, Budget, etc.) * Develops and maintains a comprehensive project plan, in keeping with the size and complexity as mutually agreed upon by the PMO organization and the Project Sponsor
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failure demonstrates the difficulty of choosing the right team members and management personnel to effectively run the project. The interim CIO, Melvin Sparks, was, to put it mildly, the wrong person for the job. He illustrated many of the project failures. He was unable to effectively communicate with his staff, made decisions that negatively affected the project and ultimately committed a huge mistake by changing the scope of the project during the implementation process. The project manager in the case study was yelled at to give good news or no news at all to Sparks. Not only is it completely inappropriate for CIO to yell at staff, but communication is integral in the implementation process
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, various sectors of the organization were left uninvolved in the scope management process.
However, as it was later determined, the project’s main objective was not to implement a new ‘technology’, but in fact to perform a revolutionary change in the organization’s philosophy. The various line managers in particular were to have a crucial role in the new modus operandi, as they would be responsible for the analysis of the information collected, so it was crucial to listen to their views.
Another negative consequence of not involving the project’s end-users in the planning process is team members’ resistance. When the members of an organization perceive a project as a mandatory change
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As we know there are some uncertain events that can impact to the project objective that called Risk. Therefore, I consider the following set of process that Risk Management must do these. Overall, Risk management should involve identifying, assessing, and responding to project risks in order to minimize the likelihood of the potential impact of the events on the accomplishment the project out comes. Managing risk includes taking action to prevent or minimize the impacts.
Risk management should try to plan the risk levels during the initial phase of the project life cycle to make sure. However, I believe that whole of
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Some IT projects are so successful that their benefit to society can fill eternal. This would be the results of clear strategic portfolio management and tactical goals being executed by team members on all levels. However, this may not be the same for all, because it is a well-known fact that numerous factors can result or add to the failure of a project. This was the case of the state of California and SAP Public Services who failed to implement a major IT payroll project that would modernize their current legacy system of 295,000 employees.
As early as 1999, the State Controller’s Office (SCO) had been planning a project that would replace the current computer system. This system had
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THE BLUE SPIDER PROJECT
"This is impossible! Just totally impossible! Ten months ago I was sitting on top
of the world. Upper-level management considered me one of the best, if not the
best, engineer in the plant. Now look at me! I have bags under my eyes, I haven't
slept soundly in the last six months, and here I am, cleaning out my desk. I'm sure
glad they gave me back my old job in engineering. I guess I could have saved myself
a lot of grief and aggravation had I not accepted the promotion to project
Gary Anderson had accepted a position with Parks Corporation right out of college.
With a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, Gary was ready to solve the
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Project Cost and Schedule Control
After reviewing the project costs, schedules, and earned values I have realized that there are some concerns with the schedule and costs. I have found that there are some tasks that have put the project behind schedule and over budget. After reviewing the project closely and making the adjustments by requesting and adding additional percentage for resources to the builder, plumber, electrician, hvac, and the ferris wheel supplier it will bring the project back on track and under budget. Which if you review the revised schedule you will find that the new schedule will still allow the theme park to open on time and within
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& consumables 7. Beginning Operations |
Project Deliverables | Project management-related deliverables: charter, scope statement, WBS, schedule, task list, network diagram, Financial Analysis, Meeting Minutes & Action Item Logs, Meeting Agendas, Status Reports to Owners, Operations Reports to OwnersProject Milestones:To Purchase a Coffee stand by September 14, 2011. To Have a lease with Peterkort Property Owners by October 21, 2011. To Construct Building and drive thru by November 23, 2011.To Have all staff, supplies, materials and equipment necessary for operations by December 22, 2011.To begin operations by January 1, 2011.Product-related deliverables: Serving a professional
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This has been a very interesting semester. We have discussed many phases of economics from both a micro and a macro perspective. My hope for each of you is that you are able to capture concepts from this experience that will assist you with developing a solid personal economic plan and also that you now have an appreciation for the economic drivers as they impact both your personal and professional lives. With this having been said; your final project will address the following areas:
The personal financial budget ( Where is the money)
List some very clear financial goals for yourself (… they should be S.M.A.R.T.)
Create a personal budget (spreadsheet)
Pay your self first
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IS3120 Final Project: Network Design Proposal
NCIF is an industry leading research and development firm consisting of eight (8) regional offices in seven (7) countries, including the United States, Germany, Africa, India, Australia, Brazil, and China, with eleven(11) district or branch offices, consisting of 225,000 employs worldwide. NCIF resides in Hopkinton, MA (USA).
NCIF’s network has been designed in adherence with the latest IEEE 802 series of standards. In keeping with these standards NCIF has installed and configured a Local Area Network (LAN) using the IEEE 802.3 Series of standards and a Wireless LAN (WLAN) using the IEEE 802.11 Series of standards.
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Final Course Project
The role of a Human Resource department in today’s world is ever changing. Many years ago the Human Resource department was only there to file pre-employment paperwork, assist with benefits and process payroll. This may have been handled by a department that consisted of one or two company accountants that took on this role in conjunction with watching the company books. The role of a Human Resource department today includes many functions which include acquiring, developing, and retaining talent; aligning the workforce with the business; and being an excellent contributor to the business. The HR department now works directly with
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National Association of Colored People Change Project
HR587 Managing Organizational Change
December 14, 2011
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) – The mission of the NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination. The NAACP is broken up into local branches which pay a per-capita to the national organization.
I belong to the Chicago Westside Branch NAACP and have served as 2nd Vice-President, and as an executive board member of the branch. I am currently an executive board member due to my role as chair of the Armed Services and Veterans
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to provide the detailed data analysis and resolution to the problem statement mentioned above. As a group of students of statistics in the Keller Graduate School of Management at DeVry University, we have determined collectively and followed statistical calculations to find a solution to the problem statement. We have determined that the regression model analysis produces the best possible solution for formulating an equation to predict the best asking price for a house using real estate data. We used the regression model approach to figure out if it best fits the real estate data gathered (see Fig Data 1 in the Appendix).
As part of the team’s objective, as a result of this project, we look
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Software Architecture Project
Mohammad Shakir Kamali
This paper will discuss in detail the software currently in use at the four facilities of Riordan Manufacturing. Likewise, the paper will discuss the recommended software upgrades suggested by Team A in week 2. These recommendations will allow Riordan Manufacturing and its employee’s to work more efficiently and have greater overall productivity. This will ensure that Riordan Manufacturing will stay one step ahead of their competitors and have the ability to do business in a more professional manner. To do this, Riordan Manufacturing will need upgrades involving both hardware and software
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solicitude the sick of three armies. | ” |
— Lucien Baudens, La guerre de Crimée, les campements, les abris, les ambulances, les hôpitaux , p.104 |
After Nightingale sent a plea to The Times for a government solution to the poor condition of the facilities, the British Government commissioned Isambard Kingdom Brunel to design a prefabricated hospital that could be built in England and shipped to the Dardanelles. The result was Renkioi Hospital, a civilian facility that, under the management of Dr Edmund Alexander Parkes, had a death rate less than 1/10th that of Scutari.
Stephen Paget in the Dictionary of National Biography asserted that Nightingale reduced the death rate from
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OVERVIEW OF ONLINE ADVERTISING
The emergence of technology has made online advertising the major channel of commercial communication around the world. Advertising is defined as any paid form of non-personal communication of ideas and information about products in the media with the objective of creating brand image (Kotler and Armstrong, 2010). The objective of advertising is to create awareness of a company, a brand, a website, or an event in order to stimulate sales and increase profits. For a long time, television, radio, newspapers, and magazines have dominated the advertising media. Now, online advertising is becoming the driving force in many advertising initiatives and efforts
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amboinicus Loureiro (oregano) as attractant of the parasitoid, Trichogramma japonicum Ashmead. This project aimed to test the effect of oregano extract on the orientation and stimulation activity of the parasitoid, Trichogramma japonicum. Specifically, it aimed to determine which concentration of the extract (5 mL extract to 500 mL distilled water, 10:500, 15:500 or pure oregano extract) is the most efficient attractant of the parasitoid. The effect of the Coleus amboinicus extract on the attraction response of the parasitoid was determined by the amount of time the Trichogramma japonicum spent inside the treated filter paper during the petri dish bioassay, while its effect on the
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Alagwa, a story about a loving father who takes all kinds of jobs for his son. Starred by Jericho Rosales, Alagwa brings you to the harsh reality of being a single parent. The movie starts with Robert (Jericho Rosales) runs with a stab on the neck. I actually felt weird because this was a unique style of starting a movie not the usual one. Then this start by a follow up scene of him in a bus in other country looking somewhere. This was repeated until the picture of his son was shot in a photo studio. The story goes on in a cycle, house-work-school. Jericho exhibit a good acting as a Father in this movie. You know, the not so loving father. Argues with his son, turns off the TV when his
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Essay Week 2
I.T.T. Technical Institute
This essay is being submitted on 5/9/2013 for Earl Robinson intorduction to security class.
Essay week 2
* The remote access control policy consists of
* Group membership
* Type of connection
* Time of day
* Authentication methods
* Advanced conditions:
* Access server identity
* Access client phone number or MAC address
* Whether user account dial-in properties are ignored
* Whether unauthenticated access is allowed
After the connection is authorized, remote access policies can also be used to specify connection restrictions, including the following
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Project Management Institute's 2010 Project of the Year Award
Project Management Institute's 2010 Project of the Year Award
The National Ignition Facility Project was the winner of the 2010 PMI Project of the Year Award competition. The project managed by Lawrence Livermore Laboratory was a great success because of the certified project personnel and the thorough application of the PMI standards and principals. It was put together to serve a large scientific community to explore new technologies in energy production involving new frontiers in astrophysics, material science, and nuclear science (Institute, 2012).