We’ve been spending a lot of time talking about volume, haven’t we? This week, we’ll wrap up our discussion of that critical component of business analysis, and we’ll focus on our first submission activity for our term project.
On Tuesday, we’ll begin our discussion with the question on which we ended last week’s sessions; namely, what would Jesus think of our modern financial services industry? And, by extension, would he recommend that PC students consider establishing careers in that industry?
Then we’ll address the issue of managing demand volume. To prepare for this discussion, in advance of our Tuesday session, please download a file entitled Sales Optimization from our online Documents library. Then read the first nine lines of that file. In other words, please stop reading when you reach the words “Step 1” on the tenth line.
On Thursday, we’ll address the reconciliation of volume supply (as established by our Storyboard activity) with volume demand (as established by our Sales Optimization activity). To prepare for this discussion in advance of our Thursday session, please read a web page about quality management entitled Cost of Quality (COQ).
Our Thursday discussion about quality management will be a brief one; we’ll spend the remainder of our time on Thursday discussing our first term project submission activity. And what task will that be?
By Wednesday evening, February 17th, at 11:59 pm, let’s try to complete our first term project task. Please identify your term project topic, create an online folder within Google Drive with a title that reflects your topic, and send an invitation (to access that folder) to me.
I’d appreciate it if you could please use my Gmail user name, which is michael.kraten (at gmail.com, of course). As I mentioned in class, if you prefer to do so, you are welcome to use Microsoft, Box, or any other comparable online service.
Then, once you create and share your online folder, please use the file description memo function in the right side of your folder’s web page to describe your project. Finally, you are welcome to upload a descriptive document or image, if you wish.
Please note that Wednesday evening, February 17th is a soft deadline. Although I do expect you to respect it, if you experience any difficulty with the technology, you are welcome to let me know about the situation and ask me for guidance. I’ll then invite you to try again, and to prepare your online folder, no later than an extended deadline of Friday evening, February 19th, at 11:59 pm.
One more thing … the local meteorologists are all saying that we will continue to experience threats of snow storms all week long. So please keep in mind that I may need to cancel class, even if the College officially remains open, if I am snowed in at home.
I’ll post a message in our blog menu if that occurs, and I’ll send you email messages as well. Nevertheless, let’s hope that we won’t need to resort to such measures!