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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: 24 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 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. Introduction In recent years, there have been decreases in the effectiveness and outcomes of projects. There is a danger of projects not being completed on time and/or within budget; these dangers are increased by employers who lack education and experience. In some instances, employees with counterfeit diplomas or training certifications endanger projects. By determining and providing the training needs of country nationals, organizations can help nationals improve their performance which will increase the probability of completing projects on time and within budget. Most developed countries use standardized MIS processes and techniques; these techniques should be a model for developing countries. Answers to the following questions will help the writer determine the best solution for training country nationals. 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 Purpose Statement With this study, the writer hopes to contribute to the general understanding of the technical management practices that are currently in wide use in developing countries by identifying areas for possible improvement to increase the effectiveness and the outcomes of a project. Methods The intent of this thesis is to study the importance of training programs, technical management processes and mentoring programs to understand best practices and identify areas for process improvement. This mixed methods study will require collection of data from subjects from North Africa, the Middle East, and the Asian sub-continent. Surveys and qualitative interviews will be utilized for data collection. Analysis of the data should aid in developing a
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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.

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