Describe the various integrative functions and processes within the information systems area, including databases, systems analysis, security, networking, computer infrastructure, human computer interaction, and Web design.

This assignment consists of two (2) sections: a design document and a revised Gantt chart or project plan. You must submit both sections as separate files for the completion of this assignment. Label each file name according to the section of the assignment for which it is written. Additionally, you may create and / or assume all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment.
One (1) of the main functions of any business is to transform data into information. The use of relational databases has gained recognition as a standard for organizations and business transactions. A quality database design makes the flow of data seamless. The database schema is the foundation of the relational database. The schema defines the tables, fields, relationships, views, indexes, and other elements. The schema should be created by envisioning the business, processes, and workflow of the company.

Section 1: Design Document
1. Write a five to ten (5-10) page design document in which you:
a. Create a database schema that supports the company’s business and processes.
b. Explain and support the database schema with relevant arguments that support the rationale for the structure. Note: The minimum requirement for the schema should entail the tables, fields, relationships, views, and indexes.
c. Create database tables with appropriate field-naming conventions. Then, identify primary keys and foreign keys, and explain how referential integrity will be achieved.
d. Normalize the database tables to third normal form (3NF).
e. Create an Entity-Relationship (E-R) Diagram through the use of graphical tools in Microsoft Visio or an open source alternative such as Dia. Note:The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page length but must be included in the design document appendix.
f. Explain your rationale behind the design of your E-R Diagram.
g. Create a Data Flow Diagram (DFD) through the use of graphical tools in Microsoft Visio or an open source alternative such as Dia. Note: The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page length but must be included in the design document appendix.
h. Explain your rationale behind the design of your DFD.
i. Create at least two (2) sample queries that will support the organizational reporting needs.
j. Create at least two (2) screen layouts that illustrate the interface that organizational users will utilize.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
• Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
• Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
• Include charts or diagrams created in MS Visio or Dia as an appendix of the design document. All references to these diagrams must be included in the body of the design document.

Section 2: Revised Gantt Chart / Project Plan
Use Microsoft Project or an open source alternative, such as Open Project, to:
2. Update the Gantt chart or project plan (summary and detail) template, from Project Deliverable 2: Business Requirements, with all the project tasks.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
• Describe the various integrative functions and processes within the information systems area, including databases, systems analysis, security, networking, computer infrastructure, human computer interaction, and Web design.
• Demonstrate the ability to evaluate organizational issues with integrative technological solutions.
• Apply integrative information technology solutions with project management tools to solve business problems.
• Use technology and information resources to research issues in information technology.
• Write clearly and concisely about strategic issues and practices in the information technology domain using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.

Describe the role of databases and database management systems in managing organizational data and information.

Assignment 3: Business Intelligence and Data Warehouses
Due Week 9 and worth 100 points
Businesses today are extremely reliant on large amounts of data for making intelligent business decisions. Likewise, the data warehouses are often structured in a manner that optimizes processing large amounts of data.
Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:
1. Outline the main differences between the structure of a relational database optimized for online transactions versus a data warehouse optimized for processing and summarizing large amounts of data.
2. Outline the main differences between database requirements for operational data and for decision support data.
3. Describe three (3) examples in which databases could be used to support decision making in a large organizational environment.
4. Describe three (3) examples in which data warehouses and data mining could be used to support data processing and trend analysis in large organizational environment.
5. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
• Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
• Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
• Describe the role of databases and database management systems in managing organizational data and information.
• Distinguish the role of databases and database management systems in the context of enterprise systems.
• Use technology and information resources to research issues in database systems.
• Write clearly and concisely about relational database management systems using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.

Explain the principal theories and the various approaches to management that have evolved over time and their application to current management situations.

Assignment 1: Innovation from Google’s Free Food Strategy
Write a four to six (5-7) page paper in which you:
1. Briefly describe Google, its mission, and its business model.
2. Analyze the types of people that work at Google, with respect to the business culture of the organization. Indicate one to two (1-2) qualities that define a leader at Google, and determine the typical background of a Google employee.
3. Identify two (2) examples of services or amenities that Google provides to its employees, interns, partners, and visitors. Next, examine two to three (2-3) ways in which such free services and amenities create an organizational culture that fosters creativity and innovation.Note: In the context of business, “creativity” means having the ability to conceive something new and original, including ideas, imagination, and things that are outside of the box. “Innovation” is the implementation and execution of something new, including products, technology, services, and business models.
4. Discuss Google’s organizational culture, and determine whether or not you would prefer to work in this type of environment. Indicate whether or not Google’s company culture would help you to perform your tasks with a greater degree of creativity and innovation. Provide a rationale for your response.
5. Use at least three (3) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as academic resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
• Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
• Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

• Describe the primary functions of management (planning, organizing, leading, controlling) and the associated skills, tools, and theoretical approaches that can be used to accomplish these functions.
• Explain the principal theories and the various approaches to management that have evolved over time and their application to current management situations.
• Explain the decision-making process management uses to develop viable courses of action to a variety of management situations.
• Use technology and information resources to research issues in management concepts.
• Write clearly and concisely about management concepts using proper writing mechanics.

Discuss what good communication looks like, list obstacles to good communication between the business and IT, and describe what steps can be taken to improve communication between these areas.

Discusses communication between the business and IT. The Project Management Institute (PMI) states that project management is 80% communication. Why is concise and clear communication important between the business units and IT? Discuss what good communication looks like, list obstacles to good communication between the business and IT, and describe what steps can be taken to improve communication between these areas.

Explain the advantages of extreme programming (XP) and analyze the advantages of its application in high-budget short-time projects.

Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:

Explain waterfall methodologies and identify their relationship to the PMBOK® process groups. Explain agile methodologies and identify their relationship to the PMBOK® process groups. Analyze the need for waterfall and agile methodologies. Explain the advantages of extreme programming (XP) and analyze the advantages of its application in high-budget short-time projects. Explain the factors to consider when selecting a project management methodology (Waterfall vs Agile). Use at least two (2) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources. Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Identify how project management improves the success of information technology projects. Use technology and information resources to research issues in IT project management. Write clearly and concisely about issues in IT project management using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions

What are the barriers in implementing a risk management program?

Why is risk management important in organizations? What benefits are gained by implementing a risk management program? Describe challenges you see in obtaining buy-in and support from staff? What are the barriers in implementing a risk management program? What would you recommend to help overcome these barriers?

Which step in the decision-making process do you think is most underutilized or difficult to complete? What would you do to change it or make it easier?

Consider the decision-making process for risk management and quality management and answer the following questions:
1. Which step in the decision-making process do you think is most underutilized or difficult to complete? What would you do to change it or make it easier?
2. What information would you say is most overlooked when making risk – and quality-management decisions? What do you think is the cause of this? How would you remedy it?

Describe three employment laws and the consequences of non-compliance.

Choose your organization or one you know well to use for this assignment. ( Apple )
Develop a 1,050-word report including the following:
• Briefly describe the management of human capital in the organization.
• Describe three employment laws and the consequences of non-compliance.
• Assess how your organization might structure its policies, practices, and or culture to ensure compliance.
Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines.

Analyze the relationship between financial analysis, operations assessment, and quality improvement.

Unit 7 Assignment Unit outcome(s) addressed in this Assignment:
● Explain how financial analysis affects management decisions. ● Analyze the relationship between financial analysis, operations assessment, and
quality improvement. Course outcome(s) addressed in this Assignment: HA499-4: Operations: Apply best practices in decision making within the functional areas of healthcare management. HA499-6: Ethics and Professionalism: Analyze the professional, ethical, and legal standards of healthcare administrative practice. Instructions: For your Capstone Project, you will be performing research on a real-life healthcare organization. Drawing upon your learning in previous courses, you will be asked to analyze various facets and provide a detailed picture of the organization. The Capstone will consist of three sections. Each section is to be 1,600–2,000 words. Each section should have at least four references so there is a total of 12 references for the final Capstone Project submission in Unit 9.
Unit 7 Section II Financial management, quality, and marketing aspects of the organization Financial
• Analysis of the service reimbursement for the organization (state, federal, insurance, and private pay)
• Methods of funding Quality and Ethics
• Accreditation • Awards • Regulation • Ethical issues regarding who receives care at the organization
Marketing • Strategies • Branding • Community and employee involvement

Explore the role of international and intercultural interpersonal communications in today’s global businesses.

Research Paper The Research Paper will be a comprehensive research review of the significant principles of management communications used to successfully achieve organizational objectives. For this assignment of a minimum of eight pages, you need to integrate material from the readings, multimedia, and class discussion boards, and also reflect on professional experience where possible. It is mandatory to include research from the classroom text as well as from six scholarly sources to support your views. Consider the validity of your resources carefully before using them in academic papers. Use at least one professional example to address the topics below.
The following components must be included in order for the paper to be complete:
Explain effective communication norms in a business setting. Describe the role of interpersonal communication both as a manager and as an employee. What specific techniques have you used to overcome barriers to communication? Be sure to specify your role in the communication. Explore the role of international and intercultural interpersonal communications in today’s global businesses. Describe both verbal and nonverbal management communication. Explain approaches for effective written management communication. Analyze various approaches for engaging an audience during a presentation and encouraging active listening. Describe effective methods of conflict resolution. Analyze techniques for leading teams and group meetings. Writing the Research Paper