Week 10 Discussion Review a guide to writing cover letters

Week 10 Discussion

Reflection

Please respond to the following:

  • Review a guide to writing cover letters, located at https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/549/01/. Next, reflect on what you learned regarding the importance and structure of job application cover letters. Ascertain the key factors an employer may take into consideration when determining whether or not an applicant receives a job interview.
  • Identify two (2) key skills that you learned during the course that you think will add to your communication effectiveness.
  • Think about your goal established in Week 5’s discussion. How well did you progress towards achieving that goal? What additional work needs to be done to achieve or expand that goal?

Week 10 Discussion 1

“Lean Operating Systems” Please respond to the following:

  • From the first e-Activity, examine at least three different types of waste that can be found in an organization of your choice. Suggest the lean strategies to confront them.
  • From the second e-Activity, compare and contrast the lean service system found with Southwest Airlines to a full-service airline such as United Airlines, British Airways, and other large carriers in terms of cabin service, boarding process, baggage handling, and service encounters.
  • Recommend ways for the airline carriers to improve their lean operation system in terms of speed and quality while reducing waste and costs. Explain your rationale.

Week 10 eActivity

  • Use the Internet to research airline companies including Southwest Airlines and some full-service airlines such as United Airlines and British Airways. Take a note on their lean service systems. Be prepared to discuss.
  • Use the Internet or the Strayer Library to research companies that use project management techniques such as CPM or PERT. Be prepared to discuss.

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Week 10 Discussion 2

“Project Management” Please respond to the following:

  • From the third e-Activity, provide at least two examples of companies that have used project management techniques such as CPM or PERT. Evaluate their success in operations.
  • Determine at least two factors that impact the quality of project management. Suggest ways these factors can be mitigated without affecting project operations.