Gen 480 Critical Thinking Case Study Essays

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1. Analysis a. Describe all assumptions seen in any of documents provided in the case study. For full credit, provide AT MINIMUM: four to six assumptions held by Kelly; six to nine assumptions held by Pat; two to three assumptions held by Cliff; two to three assumptions held by Chris. i. Kelly 1. Pat isn’t knowledgeable about quality control 2. Does not think the features presented can be done in time 3. Pat does not have technology experience because prior he was in a different industry 4. Does not have enough staff due to layoffs 5. Thinks the budget is unrealistic ii. Pat 1. Prototype available by August 2. Thinks Kelly has no respect for Pat 3. Thinks Kelly is trying to undermine his efforts to get the product out into…show more content…
The use of outside contractors he feels is a real possibility. iii. Kelly Thomas 1. Using a workload analysis report from a few years ago, she believes AcuScan will not be able to develop the product because of staff layoffs. She argued that the new product was much more complicated to produce than Pat had implied. iv. Chris Martinas 1. Cutting costs and laying off employees will not make this AcuScan successful because in order to create a product that is successful you must not cut corners and spend the money that needs to be spent not cut budgets back. b. Evaluate each argument listed above as sound or unsound and why. Indicate whether they are emotional or logical in nature. 3. Evaluations should comprise two to six sentences for each of the following: i. Cliff O’Connor ii. Pat Lambert iii. Kelly Thomas iv. Describe specific fallacious arguments, and identify the people who hold them. 4. For full credit, provide AT MINIMUM four to six fallacious arguments. 5. Conclusions a. Describe all problems in this situation. 6. Describe a minimum of two to three problems that characterize the situation. Single sentence format is acceptable. a. For each problem listed above, describe the data, arguments, and reasoning that contribute to the problem. 7. Describe issues of data, arguments, and reasoning-related to each problem within two to six sentences. a. What is the underlying problem that is the base cause

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