BaxleyR_Assignment5_MMIS525 [Week 6]

BaxleyR_Assignment5_MMIS525 [Week 6] - Raising the Bar 1...

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Raising the Bar 1 Raising the Bar: Developing the Necessary Technology, Skills and Knowledge of Developing Country Nationals (Citizens) to utilize MIS processes and procedures to minimize risk Robert Baxley Friends University
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Raising the Bar 2 Certification of Authorship Submitted to: Karlene Sanborn Student’s Name: Robert L. Baxley Date of Submission: 18 December 2011 Title of Submission: Raising the Bar Certification of Authorship: I hereby certify that I am the author of this document and that any assistance I received in its preparation is fully acknowledged and disclosed in the document. I have also cited all sources from which I obtained data, ideas, or words that are copied directly or paraphrased in the document. I used APA standards to credit all sources properly. I also certify that this paper was prepared by me for this purpose. Student's Signature: ________________________________________________
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Raising the Bar 3 I. Problem (Thesis) Statement Utilizing standardized MIS processes, tools, techniques, and procedures which have been tested in developed economies should be the basis for which nationals of developing countries are trained and mentored to affect a positive outcome for implementing successful projects. II. Introduction In recent years, the effectiveness and outcomes of a project decreases. Due to lack of education and practice, fake diplomas and training, problems soon arise like causing delays and increased cost as well as the danger to the project being completed on time and/or budget. By finding out what training and/or procedures can help country nationals to have an improvement to finish project on time without spending too much. Most developed countries use standardized MIS processes and techniques and should be used as pattern for developing countries. 1. How are nationals in a developing country currently trained to perform technical management functions? 2. Is mentoring a widely practiced concept? 3. Are the current training programs effective?
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Raising the Bar 4 III. Purpose Statement With this study, the writer hopes to contribute to the general understanding of the technical management practices which are currently in wide use in developing countries by identifying areas for possible improvement to increase the effectiveness and the outcomes of a project. IV. Research Questions 1. How are nationals in a developing country currently trained to perform technical management functions? 2. Is mentoring a widely practiced concept? 3. Are the current training programs effective? V. Methods The intent of this Thesis is to study the importance of training programs, technical management processes and mentoring programs for insights in to understanding best practices and areas for process improvement. Two studies using subjects from North Africa, the Middle
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Raising the Bar 5 Eastern region, and Asian Sub-Continent will be used to do this, a survey study and a qualitative interview study. VI. Literature Review
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