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Unformatted text preview: 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 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? III. Purpose Statement Raising the Bar 2 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 Eastern region , and Asian Sub-Continent will be used to do this, a survey study and a qualitative interview study. VI. Literature Review A number of articles and research papers were reviewed in the context of this thesis. The focus for the review was on recent international studies of current best practices in various countries as it relates to developing country knowledge and skills of Management and Technology. A. Knowledge Transfer Knowledge has been recognized as important substance in the economy. It is useful when it allows knowledge transfer among various participants in the economy. Knowledge transfer is important to enable a quick processing of knowledge to produce new products and services. The main outcome of knowledge transfer is innovation. It is part of the knowledge management where knowledge intensive organizations create, acquire, interpret, retain, and transfer knowledge to improve performance by purposefully modifying behaviour based on new...
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2012 for the course MMIS 525 taught by Professor Karlenesanborn during the Fall '12 term at Friends University.
- Fall '12