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CSIT 120 Global Project

Assignment: 

  1. Select one of the following countries to research: China, Germany, India, Japan and Mexico.  These countries are some of the world’s largest economies.
  2. Create a PowerPoint presentation using the guidelines below.

Readings: 

  1. DCR textbook units on Teamwork and Leadership.
  2. The 6 Dimensions of National Culture- https://www.hofstede-com/models/nationalculture/  
  3. Compare Countries - https://www.hofstede-com/product/compare-countries/
  4. Project Management Open Textbook: Chapter 6, Culture and Project Management https://opentextbc.ca/projectmanagement/chapter/chapter-6-culture-and-project-management-projectmanagement/
  5. Use Global Road Warrior (GRW) database that can be accessed through the CCBC Library website for research on the assigned country.
  6. Use additional resources from reputable sources.

PowerPoint Guidelines: 

Include the following technology features in your presentation (4 points): 

  1. Footer - show the slide number. (1 point)
  2. Slide transitions – the same transition should be used for all slides. (1 point)
  3. Use a theme for all slides. (1 point)
  4. All slides must include a title. (1 point)
  5. Use of a table. (slides 3 and 11)
  6. Use of images. (slide 1 and 2) 
  7. Use of a shape. (slide 1)
  8. Use of hyperlink. (slide 2)
  9. File name should be your last name (-2 points if not!)

! Presentation must be created as outlined below - 5 points deducted if not!

19 SLIDES total

Slide 1 – Title Slide - include the following: (1 point)

  • Title - name of the country you researched - using Times New Roman 26-point font.
  • Sub-title – your first and last name - using Times New Roman 18-point font.
  • An image of a map.
  • Using a shape show the capital city on the map.

Slide 2 – Include the following: (1 point)

  • An image of the flag of the Country.
  • An image of the country’s most famous landmark.
  • Currency used.
  • Include a working hyperlink to a website that gives tourist information about the country.

Slide 3 – Create a table with 3 columns and 7 rows (including the heading row) as shown below and include the following information. You will need to do an online search to find the information. (Table 1 point, content 2 points) 

Facts:  

Country   

USA  

Number of internet users (year) (not earlier than 2017) 

Number of cell phone users (year) (not earlier than 2017)

Cost of 1 GB of mobile data

Largest online retailer 

Largest online search engine 

Most popular social media site 

Slide 4 –

1. List and explain one stereotype held by Americans of people of this Country.

2. List and explain one superstition in this Country.

Refer to the Culture & Society section in Global Road Warrior (CCBC Library). (1 point) 

Slide 5 – Which is the most popular modern sport in this Country? Include an image of this sport. Refer to the Culture & Society section in Global Road Warrior. (0.5 point)

Slide 6 – What two (2) local dishes would you eat if you visited this Country? Include an image of the food.  Refer to the Food & Recipes section in Global Road Warrior. (0.5 point)

Slide 7– What are the Communicating Styles for negotiating in this Country?  How does this compare to the US? Refer to the Business Culture/Negotiating section in Global Road Warrior. (1 point) 

Slide 8 – What is the Team Organization in this Country?  How does this compare to the US? Refer to the Business Culture/Negotiating section in Global Road Warrior. (1 point) 

Slide 9 – What is the Agreement Building Process for negotiating in this Country?  How does this compare to the US? Refer to the Business Culture/Negotiating section in Global Road Warrior. (1 point) 

Slide 10 - Define the following Hofstede dimensions: Individualism and Collectivism, Large and Small Power Distance, Strong and Weak Uncertainty Avoidance. Refer to the DCR textbook Leadership reading. (1 point)

Slide 11 – Create a table with 3 columns and 4 rows as shown.  Complete the information in the table below.  

NOTE: the Country and USA columns must include BOTH the Hofstede’s dimension and the score. Refer to the Hofstede Compare Countries website. (2 points).

Hofstede Dimension: 

Country  

USA  

Individualism or Collectivism 

Identify Dimension (List Score)

 Identify Dimension (List Score)

Large or Small Power Distance 

Identify Dimension (List Score)

Identify Dimension (List Score)

Strong or Weak Uncertainty Avoidance 

Identify Dimension (List Score)

 Identify Dimension (List Score)

Slide 12 – Compare and contrast the Country and the USA for Individualism vs Collectivism. Identify at least TWO differences or similarities. Refer to the Hofstede Compare Countries website. (1 point)

Slide 13 – Answer the following questions for Individualism vs Collectivism.  If a project team consisted of members of the Country and the US how would the difference/similarities in this dimension affect the interaction between the members?  (Review the Project Management Open Textbook reading and page 142 of the DCR textbook section on virtual teaming for your response.)

  1. What challenge would you face as a project manager of this multicultural team?
  2. What solution would you suggest to overcome this obstacle? Use an example in your answer. (2 points)

Slide 14 – Compare and contrast the Country and the USA for - Large vs Small Power Distance. Identify at least TWO differences or similarities. Refer to the Hofstede Compare Countries website.  (1 point)

Slide 15 - Answer the following questions for Large vs Small Power Distance.  If a project team consisted of members of the Country and the US how would the difference this dimension affect the interaction between the members? (Review the Project Management Open Textbook reading and page 142 of the DCR textbook section on virtual teaming for your response.)

  1. What challenge would you face as a project manager of this multicultural team?
  2. What solution would you suggest to overcome this obstacle? Use an example in your answer. (2 points) 

Slide 16 – Compare and contrast  the Country and the USA for - Strong vs Weak Uncertainty Avoidance.  Identify at least TWO differences or similarities. Refer to the Hofstede Compare Countries website. (1 point)

Slide 17 - Answer the following questions for Strong vs Weak Uncertainty Avoidance.  If a project team consisted of members of the Country and the US how would the difference this dimension affect the interaction between the members? (Review the Project Management Open Textbook reading and page 142 of the DCR textbook section on virtual teaming for your response.)

  1. What challenge would you face as a project manager of this multicultural team?
  2. What solution would you suggest to overcome this obstacle? Use an example in your answer. (2 points) 

Side 18 – List and describe at least 2 cloud based software that teams can use to collaborate if team members are separated by distance. Research this topic online. (2 points)

Slide 19 - Cite all sources in APA format.  Minimum 3 citations – DCR textbook, GRW and Hofstede site.

(2 points)

Grading Rubric:

Graded Item

Points

Slide Layout

- 5

Spelling and Grammar

- 2

Slide 1

1

Slide 2

Slide 3

3

Slide 4

Slide 5

0.5

Slide 6

0.5 

Slide 7

1

Slide 8

1

Slide 9

1

Slide 10

Slide 11

2

Slide 12

Slide 13

2

Slide 14

Slide 15

2

Slide 16

Slide 17

2

Slide 18

2

Slide 19 

2

PowerPoint features – Footers, Transitions, Theme, Titles

TOTAL POINTS

30

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