Requirements: Analytical Project/Research Paper (APRP)

“A. P. Moller – Maersk Group: Evaluating Strategic Talent Management Initiativesâ€

Project Description

An analytical project/research paper (APRP) focused on developing a Leadership Developmenttraining program for Moller & Maersk (M&M) Group fulfills the research component for this course. The full text of the case can be found at case study title – “A.P. Moller – Maersk Group: Evaluating Strategic Talent Management Initiatives” (Harvard Business School – #9-412-147).

The APRP is an individual (not team) assignment. The length of this paper cannot exceed 10 pages, not including prefatory pages (cover page, appendices, and references).

Go to hbr.org to access this case from Harvard Publishing at a cost of approximately $8.95. If you meet challenges while trying to purchase the case, call 1-800-545-7685 Harvard Business Publishing. This is attached as a file

The outcome of this assignment is a written report/research paper. To assist you with this assignment, Appendix A provides a list of professional journals and periodicals. Bibliographies and web sites are also included in your text. You are to use 5 references to support your paper. Include these in your Reference section.

Components of APRP

This course focuses on the models, concepts, and phases of the ADDIE (ADiME) Model of assessing, designing, developing, implementing and evaluating a training and development program. This paper is an opportunity to apply the models and concepts to the case study entitled “A.P. Moller – Maersk Group: Evaluating Strategic Talent Management Initiatives.†The elements of your paper are to be helpful to Moller and Maersk (M&M); to improve their effectiveness through the development of a training program. A suggested way to accomplish this project is to read and become familiar with the case study first. As you learn about the concepts and models in the text, see how they may apply to the situation (case) to most benefit the organization. Do not wait to do all the writing during the last few days before the deadline. So, the idea is — you learn and then you write (apply) the concepts/models to the case. If you do this week to week, writing the paper will be much more manageable.

Using the Training and & HRD Process Model (Figure 1-7 of text, page 27) as the roadmap, you are to develop a Leadership Development training program for the “mission critical†group which is part of the top 120 positions in M&M. Note the text has chapters providing detailed information about each phase of this model. Note that the text model is called ADiME (assessment, design, implementation {also includes development but not framed that way}, and evaluation), which folds in development as part of implementation. For the purposes of this paper, organize the paper around the ADDIE Model (Google it).

Also note that additional components (Coaching and Performance Management, etc.). These components are in addition to the ones provided in the author’s model (page 27). However the additional components added to the model below are included in other chapters of the text as well.

The grading rubric uses a slightly different model called ADDIE (assessment, design, development, implementation, and evaluation). So make sure that when you write your paper that you address the items in the ADDIE grading rubric!

As you write your paper, present the components in the order provided below. Headings are in bold and these must be included in your paper in the order displayed below. Additionally, APA formatting must be incorporated into the paper. In writing anything you must keep the readers in mind and write in such a way that the reader finds it easy to follow your writing without having to read 2-3 times in an effort to understand what you are trying communicate. You may use headings interspersed within and in addition to the headings (bold-below) that the paper requires.

After you write the introduction of your paper, you’ll need to include headers corresponding to the grading rubric – assessment, design, development, implementation, and evaluation. Certainly, you may have sub headers if that helps the organization of your paper. The statements below are from the grading rubric. You need to address these ADDIE Model phases as you develop a training program for M&M. These elements are listed below which include elements from the grading rubric.

Assessment

Distinguishes current HRD gaps from systemic (non-HRD) gaps, anticipates HRD needs based on organizational strategy, and anticipates HRD needs due to changes in technology

You are to briefly tell how you would conduct an assessment. Then based on the case provide data from the case as well as “dummy†data you need to create to demonstrate evidence of assessment (results). What did the assessment look like as well as your interpretation of it. Address the italicized rubric statement above.

Define Purpose

Define Assessment Tools/Methods to Use

Collect and Compile Assessment Data – (if needed create dummy data for analysis)

Strategic/organizational

Task Analysis

Person Analysis

Anticipate HRD needs due to changes in technology

Provide Data Analysis & Conclusions/Prioritization

Identify system (non-HRD) issues that are preventing effective performance that cannot be effectively addressed by training and development interventions

Design

Defines strategy, objectives, method (fitted to the training target—skill, knowledge, interpersonal competency, or experiential growth), materials, and media (classroom or technological.) You need to address the italicized rubric statement above. You are to have no more than 4 training objectives (Mager criteria).

Define Purpose/strategy

Write Training Objectives

Define Criteria for evaluation

Select Trainers (Criteria for selection)

Draft Lesson Plan (see text for example-p. 153; Figure 5-2)

Select Training Methods and Media (preliminary)

Draft Training Materials

Draft Schedule Program/course

Development

Organizes content assets (developed in the design phase) to plan timely and logical delivery of all learning components with proper integration.

You need to address the italicized rubric statement above.

Implementation

Determines contractor versus in-house facilitator, type of facility, use of technology, equipment, materials, scheduling/sequencing, constraints, and pilot test if feasible

Define Purpose

Decide Make or Buy: Justify

Select Instructional Methods for Training Delivery

Select Any On the Job Methods

Select Job Instruction Training

Select Classroom Instruction

Select Audiovisual Media

Select Computer Based Training (Classroom-Based)

Select Self-Paced/Computer-Based Training Media and Methods

Select Arrangements for the Physical Environment

You need to address the italicized rubric statement above.

Evaluation

Evaluates data using the four Kirkpatrick levels—reactions, learning (retention), behavior (transfer), and organization-level results

You need to address the italicized rubric statement above.

Define Purpose

Select Criteria and Methods of Evaluation

Choose Research Design

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Requirements: Analytical Project/Research Paper (APRP)

“A. P. Moller – Maersk Group: Evaluating Strategic Talent Management Initiativesâ€

Project Description

An analytical project/research paper (APRP) focused on developing a Leadership Developmenttraining program for Moller & Maersk (M&M) Group fulfills the research component for this course. The full text of the case can be found at case study title – “A.P. Moller – Maersk Group: Evaluating Strategic Talent Management Initiatives” (Harvard Business School – #9-412-147).

The APRP is an individual (not team) assignment. The length of this paper cannot exceed 10 pages, not including prefatory pages (cover page, appendices, and references).

Go to hbr.org to access this case from Harvard Publishing at a cost of approximately $8.95. If you meet challenges while trying to purchase the case, call 1-800-545-7685 Harvard Business Publishing. This is attached as a file

The outcome of this assignment is a written report/research paper. To assist you with this assignment, Appendix A provides a list of professional journals and periodicals. Bibliographies and web sites are also included in your text. You are to use 5 references to support your paper. Include these in your Reference section.

Components of APRP

This course focuses on the models, concepts, and phases of the ADDIE (ADiME) Model of assessing, designing, developing, implementing and evaluating a training and development program. This paper is an opportunity to apply the models and concepts to the case study entitled “A.P. Moller – Maersk Group: Evaluating Strategic Talent Management Initiatives.†The elements of your paper are to be helpful to Moller and Maersk (M&M); to improve their effectiveness through the development of a training program. A suggested way to accomplish this project is to read and become familiar with the case study first. As you learn about the concepts and models in the text, see how they may apply to the situation (case) to most benefit the organization. Do not wait to do all the writing during the last few days before the deadline. So, the idea is — you learn and then you write (apply) the concepts/models to the case. If you do this week to week, writing the paper will be much more manageable.

Using the Training and & HRD Process Model (Figure 1-7 of text, page 27) as the roadmap, you are to develop a Leadership Development training program for the “mission critical†group which is part of the top 120 positions in M&M. Note the text has chapters providing detailed information about each phase of this model. Note that the text model is called ADiME (assessment, design, implementation {also includes development but not framed that way}, and evaluation), which folds in development as part of implementation. For the purposes of this paper, organize the paper around the ADDIE Model (Google it).

Also note that additional components (Coaching and Performance Management, etc.). These components are in addition to the ones provided in the author’s model (page 27). However the additional components added to the model below are included in other chapters of the text as well.

The grading rubric uses a slightly different model called ADDIE (assessment, design, development, implementation, and evaluation). So make sure that when you write your paper that you address the items in the ADDIE grading rubric!

As you write your paper, present the components in the order provided below. Headings are in bold and these must be included in your paper in the order displayed below. Additionally, APA formatting must be incorporated into the paper. In writing anything you must keep the readers in mind and write in such a way that the reader finds it easy to follow your writing without having to read 2-3 times in an effort to understand what you are trying communicate. You may use headings interspersed within and in addition to the headings (bold-below) that the paper requires.

After you write the introduction of your paper, you’ll need to include headers corresponding to the grading rubric – assessment, design, development, implementation, and evaluation. Certainly, you may have sub headers if that helps the organization of your paper. The statements below are from the grading rubric. You need to address these ADDIE Model phases as you develop a training program for M&M. These elements are listed below which include elements from the grading rubric.

Assessment

Distinguishes current HRD gaps from systemic (non-HRD) gaps, anticipates HRD needs based on organizational strategy, and anticipates HRD needs due to changes in technology

You are to briefly tell how you would conduct an assessment. Then based on the case provide data from the case as well as “dummy†data you need to create to demonstrate evidence of assessment (results). What did the assessment look like as well as your interpretation of it. Address the italicized rubric statement above.

Define Purpose

Define Assessment Tools/Methods to Use

Collect and Compile Assessment Data – (if needed create dummy data for analysis)

Strategic/organizational

Task Analysis

Person Analysis

Anticipate HRD needs due to changes in technology

Provide Data Analysis & Conclusions/Prioritization

Identify system (non-HRD) issues that are preventing effective performance that cannot be effectively addressed by training and development interventions

Design

Defines strategy, objectives, method (fitted to the training target—skill, knowledge, interpersonal competency, or experiential growth), materials, and media (classroom or technological.) You need to address the italicized rubric statement above. You are to have no more than 4 training objectives (Mager criteria).

Define Purpose/strategy

Write Training Objectives

Define Criteria for evaluation

Select Trainers (Criteria for selection)

Draft Lesson Plan (see text for example-p. 153; Figure 5-2)

Select Training Methods and Media (preliminary)

Draft Training Materials

Draft Schedule Program/course

Development

Organizes content assets (developed in the design phase) to plan timely and logical delivery of all learning components with proper integration.

You need to address the italicized rubric statement above.

Implementation

Determines contractor versus in-house facilitator, type of facility, use of technology, equipment, materials, scheduling/sequencing, constraints, and pilot test if feasible

Define Purpose

Decide Make or Buy: Justify

Select Instructional Methods for Training Delivery

Select Any On the Job Methods

Select Job Instruction Training

Select Classroom Instruction

Select Audiovisual Media

Select Computer Based Training (Classroom-Based)

Select Self-Paced/Computer-Based Training Media and Methods

Select Arrangements for the Physical Environment

You need to address the italicized rubric statement above.

Evaluation

Evaluates data using the four Kirkpatrick levels—reactions, learning (retention), behavior (transfer), and organization-level results

You need to address the italicized rubric statement above.

Define Purpose

Select Criteria and Methods of Evaluation

Choose Research Design

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