Ethical Dilemma Bad Budget system or unethical behavior

M7D1: Ethical Dilemma Bad Budget system or unethical behavior?

 

This discussion is an application follow-up to the questions you completed in the lab last module.

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Ethical Dilemma Bad Budget system or unethical behavior? ATC14-5

Answer the two required Questions (a & b). Note that Exhibit 10:19 of chapter 10 refers to the exhibit in the text.

This discussion question is based on ATC14-5 which is available in your textbook, chapter 14- “Planning for Profit and Cost Control”,  under “Analyze, Think and Communicate” ATC 14-5 (everyone should have access to the e-book through connect). This is part of the end of chapter questions towards the very end of the chapter and is the last question in that chapter.

Use the subject line as an advanced organizer to allow your classmates and the instructor to have some idea of what you’re posting is about, for example a subject line “response to discussion question” is not appropriate. Your responses to fellow students should contain substance, should be more than just opinion, and must go beyond a simple agreement or disagreement. Students are expected to provide at least (2) substantive responses to other students’ initial posts.

Consult the Discussion Posting Guide for information about writing your discussion posts. It is recommended that you write your post in a document first. Check your work and correct any spelling or grammatical errors. When you are ready to make your initial post, click on “Reply.” Then copy/paste the text into the message field, and click “Post Reply.”

To respond to a peer, click “Reply” beneath her or his post and continue as with an initial post.

Evaluation

This discussion will be graded using the discussion board rubric. Please review this rubric, located on the Rubrics page within the Start Here module of the course, prior to beginning your work to ensure your participation meets the criteria in place for this discussion. All discussions combined are worth 20% of your final course grade.

M7D1: IT Strategy

 

This activity addresses the following module outcome:

MO1: Compare IT strategic planning tools. (CO1)

IT strategy helps to ensure that a very expensive resource is being used to focus on the organization’s strategy. There are a number of components to IT strategy and governance.

In preparation for this discussion, please read the required material and watch the assigned videos, then respond to the following:

In your initial post, answer the following questions from the textbook:

What are the three categories of value drivers?

Why do reactive approaches to IT investments fail?

What is the goal of IT–business alignment?

Why is IT strategic planning revisited on a regular basis?

What are the functions of a steering committee?

Describe the IT strategic planning process.

Explain how a good IT strategy can help companies gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

(Turban et al., 2017).

In your response, complete the following:

Identify additional benefits to IT strategic planning

Your response should be substantive (at least 150 words) and include reference citations and, where applicable, use APA formatting.

After you have posted your introduction, be sure to come back periodically to read what others have posted.

Consult the Discussion Posting Guide for information about writing your discussion posts. It is recommended that you write your post in a document first. Check your work and correct any spelling or grammatical errors. When you are ready to make your initial post, click on “Reply.” Then copy/paste the text into the message field, and click “Post Reply.”

To respond to a peer, click “Reply” beneath her or his post and continue as with an initial post.

Evaluation

This discussion will be graded using the discussion board rubric. Please review this rubric, located on the Rubrics page within the Start Here module of the course, prior to beginning your work to ensure your participation meets the criteria in place for this discussion. All discussions combined are worth 20% of your final course grade.

As you will see in the rubric, to maximize your points on the discussions, you should make sure you adhere to the following:

Consistently synthesize and tie in specific, relevant information and examples from course materials, and from own experiences or current events, to support ideas.

Frequently make comments that build on what has already been said and extends the discussion, moving it forward. Encourage a deeper analysis of content by asking meaningful, relevant questions about postings.

Posts are well-organized, clearly and concisely written. The posts are easy to read and free of spelling and grammatical errors. Sources, if applicable, are present and cited correctly. Posts are courteous and respectful of other viewpoints.

Reference:

Turban, E., Pollard, C., & Wood, G. (2017). Information Technology for Management (11 ed.): Wiley. Chapter 1 and 2.

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