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The maturity matching practices at CAE are actually significantly out of balance, though this is not necessarily undesirable giving the current climate and the potential for volatility in CAE's primary industry of operation, namely military and quasi-military endeavors. The disparity between the average life of assets and the average life of liabilities held by the company s obviously in favor of assets, and to a large degree; this means that the company is much heavier on long-term assets than it is on long-term debts, which can suggest that it is not utilizing its assets to their full potential in order to maximize growth. The long-term assets held by the company could be used to fuel growth by borrowing against them or utilizing current cash flow more efficiently, in other words. An examination of the current assets and liabilities of the company over the past eight reported quarters, however, shows that….
Project Management Maturity
Key Best Practices:
According to the text by Kerzner (2006), one of the most critical paths to refining key best practices is the establishment of a positive and effective company culture. It is the orientation of the organisation and its personnel on a broader level that will impact its project management style and success. This is why such strategies as project 'integration' offer a model for best practices adherence. According to Kerzner, "the integrated nature of PM Development Framework is a best practice. It forces the interaction between supporting elements of a successful Project Management career, and in turn a PM discipline that can best support customer projects and increase a company's financial position." (Kerzner, p. 462)
This denotes that key best practices are those which allow for a seamless integration of goals relating to internal operations, customer needs and the organisation's overall economic imperatives.
Key Elements of Change Management
CMM and Agility
CMM (Capability Maturity Model) and agility can co-exist. Following are the supporting facts and information.
One of the main objectives for the development of the capability maturity model for software is to improve the maturity level of product development. That is, to increase the level of improvement and performance in a development lifecycle, as well as to provide a quality software product output. CMM basically prevents any SDLC (software development life cycle) procedures that might be confusing or were may be created just for a current project and did not undergo procedure assessment and evaluation. It provides ideas to an organization as to which level an organization belongs. Similarly, it provides a motivation to an organization should they find that their software development strategy does not fit their real objectives. To achieve this, the CMM was divided into the following maturity levels (Hamilton & Kern, 2001).
Level 1: Initial
In recent years, intercultural competence on an emotional and interpersonal level has been increasingly valued as an important attribute to foster in students, given the globalization of society. Education is not simply imparting knowledge, it is also designed "to adequately prepare culturally competent citizens" (Perez, Shim, & Baxter-Magdola, 2015, p. 759.) The King & Baxter-Magolda (2005) multidimensional framework of intercultural maturity (the ICM model) attempts to answer why some students seem innately more comfortable with multicultural settings. While some students have reported finding intercultural settings "generally threatening" and either feel "immobilized" or avoid them, others have reported "struggling with di-erence, but remained open to continuing to question their beliefs" while the most culturally competent "gained new insights into their own social identities despite the discomfort of diverse interactions" (Perez, Shim, & Baxter-Magdola, 2015, pp. 761-762). Just like learning new concepts, some students seem innately more comfortable with confronting….
King, R., Perez, R., & Shim. (2013). How college students experience intercultural learning:
Key features and approaches. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 6(2) 69-83. Retrieved from: https://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/features/dhe-a0033243.pdf
Perez, R. Shim, W., King, P., & Baxter-Magolda, M. (2015). Refining King and Baxter
Magolda's Model of Intercultural Maturity. Journal of College Student Development, 56 (8): 759-776. Retrieved from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/236750691_A_Developmental_Model_of_Intercultural_Maturity
In today's world where global connection is rapidly increasing, it is becoming extremely important to educate capable citizens who can participate in cultured and moral decision making when they have to face the challenges related to diversity. Students who have better understanding of diversity can appreciate, team up and learn from others with a different nationality, culture, or race and provide better solutions to a problem by combining diverse views. They also show great skills required to work successfully in teams and able to respond effectively to the demands of all kinds of customers.
The Intercultural Maturity Model is known as one of the best models established (axter) that emanated from Kegan's Lifespan Development Model. Kegan explained that individuals who are matured are able to response to difficult jobs more effectively than others. People plan their lives, keeping a balance between their own interests, interest of others and outsider's….
Baxter, King and. "A developmental Model of Intercultural Maturity." A Journal of College Student Development (2005): 571-592.
Kegan, R. "The Mental Demands of Modern life." In Over our Heads (1994): 181-363.
Magolda, M. Baxter. "Self authorship as the common goal of 21st Century education in learning partnership." Theory and Models of Practice to Educate for authorship, ed. (2004): 1-35.
Reid, Eva. "Model of Intercultural Competences in Practice." Internationa Journal of Language and Linguistics 1 (2013): 44-53.
It is not hormone levels, according to Carlson (2007) that affect sexual orientation. Hormone levels in heterosexual and homosexual individuals have been found to be similar. However, instead, it is exposure to hormones prenatally may be the cause.
Prenatal exposure to androgens is believed to have an effect on the structure of the brain, which in turn affects sexual orientation. Kruijver and Swaab (2002) and Motluck (2003) both found significant differences in three subregions of the brain when examining deceased heterosexual men, heterosexual women, and homosexual men. Both pieces of research show that the suprachiasmatic nucleus is larger in homosexual men than it is in heterosexual men or women. In contrast, heterosexual women and homosexual men have a smaller sexually dimorphic nucleus of the hypothalmus, when compared to heterosexual men. The third subregion both sets of research noted differences in was the anterior commissure. Interestingly, in homosexual men and heterosexual women,….
Agmo, A., Choleris, E., Kavaliers, M., Pfaff, D, & Ogawa S. (Feb 2008). Social and sexual incentive properties of estrogen receptor ?, estrogen receptor ?, or oxytocin knockout mice. Genes, Brain & Behavior, 7(1). Retrieved December 9, 2009, from Academice Search Complete database.
Bianchi, N. (2002). Akodon sex reversed females: The never ending story. Cytogenetic and Genome Research, 96(1-4). Retrieved December 9, 2009, from MEDLINE database.
Carlson, N.R. (2007). Physiology of behavior, 9th edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
Coghlan, A. (20 Dec 2008). Born gay? New Scientist Archive, 200(2687/2688). Retrieved December 9, 2009, from New Scientist Archive database.
Therefore, the cost of equity is relatively low.
4. The tax rate of JNJ is assumed to be 34%.
The debt-to-equity ratio by market value, as calculated from the previous report, is 21.9%
Therefore the asset beta of Johnson & Johnson is as follows:
Ba = [1+ (1-T)(D*/E*) / Be Ba = [1+(1-.34)(.219)] / 0.36
Ba = 3.179
I am not surprised by the asset beta of Johnson and Johnson. The asset beta reflects the degree to which the company's business performance is related to the overall performance of the economy. Intuitively, JNJ's business is not strongly related to the economy. They product everyday consumer products that are not luxury items, and they produce pharmaceuticals that again are fairly essential items to their consumers. This reduces the demand elasticity, which will be reflected in a low-risk business. The asset beta of JNJ is above the risk-free rate, representing some business risk, but not much. The….
Treasury rates sourced from Bloomberg, retrieved July 30, 2008 at http://www.bloomberg.com/markets/rates/
Beta of JNJ sourced from Reuters, retrieved July 30, 2008 at http://www.reuters.com/finance/stocks/overview?symbol=JNJ.N
Debt/Equity of JNJ sourced from Reuters, retrieved July 30, 2008 at http://www.reuters.com/finance/stocks/incomeStatement?stmtType=BAL&perType=INT&symbol=JNJ.N
It is an odd closeness he experiences with his father. In "Those inter Sundays," we find a more definite appreciation for the father in the poem. The adult can look back and see how his father and know he was not punishing him but merely looking out for the family. The speaker asks, "hat did I know, what did I know" (Hayden 14) realizing his ingratitude is worse than what his father made him do. Interestingly, it is what happened on those cold mornings that made the speaker feel a warmth and affection toward his father. Through personal experience, each poem focuses on life, responsibilities and affection.
These poems demonstrate how memories do not need to be good to be significant or meaningful. Both speakers are remembering moments of anxiety shared with their fathers and it is because they shared them with their fathers that make the memories worth remembering….
Duration in the Investment Decision
Seasoned financial experts will consider numerous factors when considering potential investments. Common considerations for fixed term securities, such as bonds, will include risk and reward, with the reward assessed through the yield to maturity. However, while the element of yield is important, it should not be the only primary area of consideration; duration, or term to maturity, can also be an essential factor in an investment decision (Goldman Sachs, 2014; Gatzert and Kosub, 2014)).
The duration of an investment may be necessary for a number of reasons, these include, but are not limited, to the link between term and reward, market uncertainty, and the need for liquidity.
Duration and reward
Duration links to the risk and reward element of an investment decision. Generally, longer term investments will provide a higher return compared to short-term investments with similar perceived levels of risk. At the current time, there are poor….
Bodie, Z., Kane, A., & Marcus, A. J. (2014). Investments. London: McGraw Hill Higher Education.
Damodaran, A. (2006). Damodaran on Valuation: Security Analysis for Investment and Corporate Finance. London: John Wiley & Sons.
Gatzert, N; Kosub, T, (2014), Insurers' Investment in Infrastructure: Overview and Treatment under Solvency II, The Geneva Papers, 39, 351-372
Goldman Sachs, (2014), Liquidity Investment Challenges, retrieved http://www.goldmansachs.com/gsam/glm/homepage/Liquidity-Investment-Challenges.pdf
Demographic information is an important tool when examining the future of any country, be it a developed county or a less developed area the economic impact of an aging population, the changing politics of a large youthful generation, or the growth or decrease in a country's population are all predicators of future situations. This paper will examine two countries, that of Japan, a more developed area, and Thailand, a less developed country. By understanding the differences between these areas, and by examining how each country plans to deal with aging populations and quality of life issues, one is better able to understand the impact demographic information has on the future.
A comparison between the populations is easiest when examining the population pyramids of the two countries in 2005. First, when examining the current population of Japan, it is clear that the largest populations exist between the ages of thirty to thirty-four,….
U.S. Census Bureau, International Data Base. (2005a). Population summary for Japan. Retrieved October 16, 2005 from U.S. Census Bureau. Web site: http://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/ipc/idbsum.pl?cty=JA .
U.S. Census Bureau, International Data Base. (2005b). Population summary for Thailand. Retrieved October 16, 2005 from U.S. Census Bureau. Web site: http://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/ipc/idbsum.pl?cty=TH .
Asia Today. (2003, October 7). Japan's aging population. Retrieved October 16, 2005 from Asia Today. Web site: http://www.asiasource.org/news/at_mp_02.cfm?newsid=102450.
Knodel, J. (1999, January). Aging in Thailand: and overview of formal and informal support. Retrieved October 16, 2005 from PSC Publications. Web site: http://www.psc.isr.umich.edu/pubs/pdf/ea99-53.pdf .
eligion and Leadership
Core religious and philosophical worldviews have a strong bearing on leadership style and effectiveness. eligious and philosophical worldviews provide the ethical and moral foundations for decision-making, which is a critical component of leadership. Moreover, religious and philosophical worldviews impact the ways leaders guide, teach, and serve others.
Worldview extends beyond religion. Defined loosely as "visions of life," worldviews encompass the "beliefs, values, and principles" that guide behavior and motivate change (Valk, 2010, p. 83). A worldview is a set of mental constructs that impacts the formation of biases and stereotypes. Biases and stereotypes can come in the way of effective leadership. On the other hand, worldviews are influenced by religious beliefs. eligious beliefs impact the formation of ethical codes that define both individual and organizational behavior. A worldview is a paradigm of life. Although a worldview affects more than leadership effectiveness, there are few areas in which worldviews are….
Agosto, E. (2005). Servant Leadership. Danvers, MA: Chalice.
Antonakis, J., Ashkanasy, N.M. & Dasborough, M.T. (2009). Does leadership need emotional intelligence? The Leadership Quarterly 20(2): 241-261.
Boyum, G. (2006). The Historical and Philosophical Influences on Greenleaf's Concept of Servant Leadership. Servant Leadership Research Roundtable. Aug 2006. Retrieved online: http://www.regent.edu/acad/global/publications/sl_proceedings/2006/boyum.pdf
Fry, L.F. (2009). Towards a theory of being-centered leadership: Multiple levels of being as context for effective leadership. Human Relations 62(11):1667-1696
These are considered to be unrealized gains, but for hold-to-maturity securities these gains/losses are not expected to be realized at any point. The company will note the fair value change in a footnote, but will not record such a change on either the income statement of balance sheet (Spiceland, et al.).
If, however, it becomes necessary to sell investments previously classed as hold-to-maturity, then the following adjustments are made. The cash received from the sale is recorded along with any discount on bond investment is sitting as an asset. The investment in the bonds will be recorded at face value. Any profit above face value will be recorded as gain on investments. This essentially ensures that the asset for discount on bond investment is reversed as a result of the sale. FASB No. 115 lists six conditions under which a change of security status from HTM could occur, including deterioration….
Spiceland, D., Sepe, J., Nelson, M. & Tomassini, L. Intermediate Accounting.
Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 115: Accounting for Certain Investments in Debt and Equity Securities. FASB. Retrieved April 23, 2010 from http://www.fasb.org/cs/BlobServer?blobcol=urldata&blobtable=MungoBlobs&blobkey=id&blobwhere=1175818827848&blobheader=application%2Fpdf
Leone, M. (2008). Revised fair-value rule is weaker: Moody's. CFO Magazine. Retrieved April 23, 2010 from http://www.cfo.com/article.cfm/12623892/c_12624199?f=home_todayinfinance
" (Kotch, 2004) A project management Level 1 would have no clear leader of the project, no clear project objectives, and no clear timetable, or one that "consists mostly of ordering more pizza after midnight," chaotically working overtime without a clear schedule to the detriment of the project and worker morale and sanity. (Kotch, 2004) The level would be characterized by a lack of quality controls and clear managerial standards and objectives, with little supervision and employee 'check ins' in the form of meetings.
Level 2: Defined but inappropriately so Project management at this level would set goals, and have a set schedule, but the goal objectives often create chaos because they were inflexible or unobtainable in the entirety. There may be a clear leader, but there is no clear chain of command beneath the leader. Critically, there is an absence of standard operating procedures for management and ways of evaluating….
Bemberger, J. (June 1997) Essence of the Capability Maturity Model. IEEE Computer, p. 112-114.
CMM official Website. (2005) Official website of CMM. Retrieved 15 Jan 2005 at http://www.sei.cmu.edu/cmm/cmm.html
Kotch, Christopher. (March 1, 2004) "Bursting the CMM Hype." CIO Magazine. Retrieved 15 Jan 2005 at http://www.cio.com/archive/030104/cmm.html?printversion=yes
People CMM. (2005) University of Massachusetts website: Process Frameworks. Retrieved 15 Jan 2005 at http://www2.umassd.edu/SWPI/processframework/cmm/pcmm.html
Space and Things: Incarnating the Sacred
When faced with the term "religion," it is more common than not that a person would associate the word with some kind of symbol. Christianity, for example, is associated with the cross, Judaism with the Star of David, and so on. Festivals also play an important part in making religion real to its adherents. Many Christians, for example, celebrate Easter as the victory of Christ over death. There are also many, many Catholic festivals that celebrate various events in the Christian tradition. Buddhism also includes many different festivals, including the Plowing Festival and the Festival of the Tooth. These, as well as traditional ceremonies and festivals, are often extremely colorful. Symbols are also often made into material objects such as jewelry that the adherent can wear to demonstrate his or her affiliation to a certain religion. And example of this includes medallions, such as those….
A Virtual Village (n.d.) Retrieved from: http://virtualvillage.wesleyan.edu/topics/religion.html
Buddhist Ceremonies (n.d.) Festivals and Special Days. Retrieved from: http://www.buddhanet.net/festival.htm
Copeland, M.A. (2011). The Epistle to the Hebrews: Marks of Spiritual Immaturity. Retrieved from: http://executableoutlines.com/he/he_12.htm
Kummar, D. (2008). Never a Moment When we are not in Touch with Spirit. Retrieved from: http://www.divyaakummar.com/test/Spiritual_vs_Material.php?main_Page=98&fileID=1711
In the last several years, the Strategic Alignment Maturity model is focusing on understanding how an organization can evolve with the different challenges they are facing. This is achieved by carefully examining the business and IT configuration of the firm. To fully understand how this works requires comparing the model with an actual health care organization (i.e. Kaiser Permanente). These insights will illustrate its effectiveness and how it helps companies to adapt. ("About Us," 2013) (Wheatley, 2013) (Chandler, 2003)
I.1 Business Strategy 2
Kaiser Permanente is a managed care provider. They are focused on primarily delivering affordable low cost solutions to patients. This is accomplished by controlling expenses and investing in areas that will address their continuing needs. To achieve the objectives the firm operates three divisions to include: the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Permanente Medical Groups. The different kinds of products / services offered by….
About Us. (2013) Kaiser Permanente. Retrieved from: https://healthy.kaiserpermanente.org/health/care/consumer/center/!ut/p/c5/dY3LDoIwFEShS-4F5CHy6KAbbWotWDYEIyGQEBYIIhfLxq3ziznZA6kMPeeD2WR92V7z2s4Q2pnAZOR5-kEIyuykO6scMlsYeDKgQQYpEXdXmY2wUWmKndsuWxGVcUHIYuB-1X0mnr2kj3zHltFa7XOZEH55D6FrjJa-d3gHH3h9GQXaq6BMaDOpBNG1-Tz9-NOnh6w3NiJ1-YnHS24iGr9TwiC2LTNDbrGNbvNqL0BV0dNzQ!!/dl3/d3/L2dBISEvZ0FBIS9nQSEh/
Fast Facts. (2013). Kaiser Permanente. Retrieved from: http://share.kaiserpermanente.org/article/fast-facts-about-kaiser-permanente/
Our Vision. (2013). Kaiser Permanente. Retrieved from: https://healthy.kaiserpermanente.org/health/care/consumer/center/!ut/p/c5/dY7LDoIwFEShS-4VxHEJcirrVKxVg0bgtEQCVhiqghfLxq3ziznJHMgg7G34nktC31Vt6KGI2R2HlLBPWiIre4hWRtRQtqJ1NczuEAFLKyVqeRPeAsl5XTKSaaTlb7NBHlkwUVH3pNB6Gp91hJUksFyVhvfNKJjJXdxfX4jK0ITO5H2hdbMWmP5lNnD9IG7a1DDGl-zjgSZJvx7RxkYkDtuxYKZiNPficuQhKr5gJt45ht3BlvFBv7ZQ!!/dl3/d3/L2dBISEvZ0FBIS9nQSEh/
Strategic Alignment. (2010). Business Alignment. Retrieved from: http://businessitalignment.wordpress.com/2010/12/22/strategic-alignment-maturity-model-luftman/
The maturity matching practices at CAE are actually significantly out of balance, though this is not necessarily undesirable giving the current climate and the potential for volatility in CAE's…Read Full Paper ❯
Business - Management
Project Management Maturity Key Best Practices: According to the text by Kerzner (2006), one of the most critical paths to refining key best practices is the establishment of a positive and…Read Full Paper ❯
Business - Management
CMM and Agility CMM (Capability Maturity Model) and agility can co-exist. Following are the supporting facts and information. One of the main objectives for the development of the capability maturity model…Read Full Paper ❯
Intercultural Maturity In recent years, intercultural competence on an emotional and interpersonal level has been increasingly valued as an important attribute to foster in students, given the globalization of…Read Full Paper ❯
Intercultural Maturity In today's world where global connection is rapidly increasing, it is becoming extremely important to educate capable citizens who can participate in cultured and moral decision making…Read Full Paper ❯
Women's Issues - Sexuality
It is not hormone levels, according to Carlson (2007) that affect sexual orientation. Hormone levels in heterosexual and homosexual individuals have been found to be similar. However, instead, it…Read Full Paper ❯
Therefore, the cost of equity is relatively low. 4. The tax rate of JNJ is assumed to be 34%. The debt-to-equity ratio by market value, as calculated from the previous…Read Full Paper ❯
It is an odd closeness he experiences with his father. In "Those inter Sundays," we find a more definite appreciation for the father in the poem. The adult…Read Full Paper ❯
Duration in the Investment Decision Seasoned financial experts will consider numerous factors when considering potential investments. Common considerations for fixed term securities, such as bonds, will include risk and…Read Full Paper ❯
History - Asian
Demographic information is an important tool when examining the future of any country, be it a developed county or a less developed area the economic impact of an aging…Read Full Paper ❯
eligion and Leadership Core religious and philosophical worldviews have a strong bearing on leadership style and effectiveness. eligious and philosophical worldviews provide the ethical and moral foundations for decision-making, which…Read Full Paper ❯
These are considered to be unrealized gains, but for hold-to-maturity securities these gains/losses are not expected to be realized at any point. The company will note the fair…Read Full Paper ❯
Business - Management
" (Kotch, 2004) A project management Level 1 would have no clear leader of the project, no clear project objectives, and no clear timetable, or one that "consists mostly…Read Full Paper ❯
Mythology - Religion
Space and Things: Incarnating the Sacred When faced with the term "religion," it is more common than not that a person would associate the word with some kind of symbol.…Read Full Paper ❯
Strategic Alignment In the last several years, the Strategic Alignment Maturity model is focusing on understanding how an organization can evolve with the different challenges they are facing. This is…Read Full Paper ❯