Production Planning and Quality Management


A specialty memory chip manufacturer is located in Southern California with manufacturing plants located in the United States, Europe, Singapore, and Japan. Additionally, it has branch sales offices located in major metropolitan areas across the globe. The market for its six key products included original equipment manufacturers of personal computers, cellular telephone manufacturers, electronics distributors, and government organizations. The market environment for its products is extremely volatile with fluctuating demand and rapidly changing prices. The company uses short-term contracts (less than 1 month) and spot pricing for irregular customers. Internally, the operation is capital-intensive with depreciation running approximately $1.2 million per day (depreciation has an impact on revenue streams). The 6 key products had further specialized components, making the possible line mix total 24 distinct products. Further, the manufacturing process required high manufacturing lead times and various product yields. In the high technology memory arena, product life cycles were dramatically shortened because of rapid obsolescence. To coordinate the manufacturing activity, the company has an established process and system that helped optimize resource utilization, improve shop floor efficiencies, and manage customer demand.
The company is experiencing 10–15% growth in revenues and volume, primarily tied to increased worldwide demand, product type, and market variables. Most significantly, the company received a major preorder for a new cellular phone memory chip that is scheduled to come out in 3 months. This preorder is scaled for up to 10 million units, and management is concerned that the existing process and system may not be suitably optimized for this order. Additionally, the forecast in sales figures for all six key product lines is higher than it has been in the past. With the increase in volume, management is concerned about the quality management process as well—can the existing processes maintain the highest degree of quality needed?
As a new member of the production planning management staff, you will be expected to help develop strategies to support the expanded growth plans. Your team faces several fundamental issues. First, are the individual plant layouts conducive to the expanded growth expected by the company? Second, are individual plant layouts optimized for the most efficient performance and lowest cost? Third, is the existing supply chain interaction among all the various components optimized in the same manner individual layouts are expected to be optimized? Finally, your group must consider capacity planning and workflow to ensure the company can meet its contractual obligations with the maximum revenue and profitability. It currently uses information systems developed by the company to conduct production planning. You believe that a fully integrated enterprise resource planning tool or specific production planning software would better suit the company in light of its upcoming increase in production.
Using course materials and other resources, research and identify potential software applications with consideration for the following:

  1. Should the company use an ERP package or specific manufacturing production planning utilities?
  2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each course of action?
  3. Identify the candidate pool of software you considered for selection, select a single product, and justify your reasoning. Some of those for consideration may include the following: SAP, i2, Seibel, and SAS for the larger ERP/CRM/SCM vendors. Alternatively, Production Scheduling, RSS Solutions, Preactor International, or others.

False Memories And False Memory Experiments And How The Can Affect A Case

The US legal system places a lot of importance on eyewitness memory. Most people would report that they can accurately convey what they saw in a particular situation. However, these ideas are not supported by research. Instead, research shows that memory is quite malleable and is affected by many factors. This research repeatedly demonstrates that people do not remember exactly what they experienced. This module’s experiment will show you firsthand how memory for events is not always one hundred percent accurate.

Access the CogLab demonstration False Memory. Follow the instructions to complete the demonstration to familiarize yourself with false memory. Then locate at least one research study from a peer-reviewed journal that examined how eyewitness memory can be affected by false memories.

Based on your research, respond to the following situation:

You are considered to be an expert in false memories, and a local district attorney has therefore requested your expertise on the following case:

On Tuesday, March 6, 2007, a bank was robbed in Slidell, LA. It was just after opening time, 9:04 a.m., and there were barely any customers, when a car arrived and parked in the side parking lot of the bank. Two men came out of the car and walked to the entrance. Both wore dark clothing. Upon entering the bank, they held out guns and asked for the manager. When the manager identified herself, the smaller of the two robbers ordered her to open the safe. Meanwhile, the other robber, a tall, and burley man, walked around holding his gun in his outstretched arm, and threatening the remaining employees and customers. The manager complied and the smaller robber collected all the money and valuables from the safe. After five minutes, the big robber asked if his companion was ready to go. When he was, the two ran back to their car, and drove away.

The district attorney has asked that you create a presentation about false memory and explain how it might influence this case. He asks that you specifically address the following:

  • Describe false memory and false memory experiments. Use the CogLab experiment to illustrate false memory experiments, special distracters, and normal distracters.
  • Describe at least one research study from a peer-reviewed journal that investigated how eyewitness memory can be affected by false memories.
  • Explain how false memory might influence this particular case. Use specifics from the description of the case, the CogLab experiment, and research to support your answer.
  • Using evidence from the case, the CogLab experiment, and outside research, justify why eyewitness testimonies should or should not carry weight in criminal proceedings.
  • Discuss any procedures which can increase or reduce the occurrence of false memories when reporting eyewitness events.

Remember, your presentation is designed to help the jury understand false memory and how it might influence the eyewitness testimony of this case. You will have ten minutes to present.

Since this is a legal case, you must include formally written slide notes (proper grammar, proper paragraphs, APA formatting, and academic tone) with research to support your claims. The presentation will be a legal document in this case, so make it worthy of being legally binding!

Develop an 5–6-slide presentation in PowerPoint format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

Federal Contracting Activities and Contract Types

The Department of Defense plans to issue a $400,000 government contract to a company that specializes in drone navigation technologies. As a result, a government auditor has been contacted to examine the operational data VectorCal and one competitor (previously identified as NavoTech) in order to decide which company should win the government contract.

Note: You may create and /or make all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment.

Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:

  1. Create a one-page overview of the history and background of each company vying for the government contract.
  2. Specify at least one (1) of the recent major contracts that was awarded to both companies. Explain the fundamental reasons why both companies were awarded the contract(s) that you specified.
  3. Determine the type(s) of contract for which both companies might be eligible (e.g., fixed-price, cost reimbursement, etc.). Justify your response.
  4. Discuss at least three (3) direct costs and three (3) indirect costs that each company incurred during the production of its navigation system. Explain the manner in which this data would factor into your decision as to which company would be more eligible to receive the contract.
  5. Suggest which company should be awarded this government contract based on the data that was presented for each company. Next, provide three to five (3-5) reasons to support your stance.
  6. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Specify the government policies regarding profit and pricing adjustments for contracts.
  • Evaluate the role played by contract auditors.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in cost and price analysis.
  • Write clearly and concisely about cost and price analysis using proper writing mechanics.

Critically evaluate the concept of “relative bargaining power” in the contractual relationship between

Relative Bargaining Power – Paper instructions:

Assignment Title/Question : Critically evaluate the concept of “relative bargaining power” in the contractual relationship between host-governments and international oil companies in the early stages of an E&P contract.
You must support your answer with relevant and appropriate examples.
You are required to develop a well presented and logically structured essay on the concept of ‘relative bargaining power’.
Basically you are evaluating the respective parties (Host States and IOC’s) bargaining powers and how the pre-contractual negotiations subsequently translate into a full blown E & P contract. Evaluate which party has more bargaining power and why is this so? Look at the following issues :-
(1)    The asymmetry of information in the hands of the IOCs
(2)    Their technical expertise, and
(3)    They are financing the project development.
Compare this with concession agreements – how do these differ?

Also look at royalty payments and returns, and see how these payments and returns affect the relative bargaining power of the parties.
You should aim to develop a number of competing arguments on the dynamics of the relationship between the host-governments and IOCs.
You are to provide a balanced view of the issues involved and whether contractual relationships are sustainable in the long-term in oil producing countries without strong legal frameworks for enforcing contracts.

Human Trafficking International Treaty / Traffic in Persons Protocol

The Traffic in Persons Protocol, also known as the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children is an international human trafficking treaty adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2000. This treaty has a number of important elements. It details what defines criminalization of trafficking in persons as well as how victims of trafficking can be protected. Moreover, the Traffic in Persons Protocol defines status of victims of human trafficking across member states (United Nations, 2000).
The Traffic in Persons Protocol has results that help to guide member states on how they should respond to crimes related to human trafficking. For instance, it provides for the confiscation of instruments that are used by criminals to harm trafficked persons (Olson, 2015). Furthermore, the Traffic in Persons Protocol ensures that human trafficking victims are not punished by member states for getting involved in either trafficking or immigration violations. Generally, the treaty helps to prevent and combat trafficking of persons and protects human trafficking victims, especially women and children, against revictimization. Article four of the Traffic in Persons Protocol however states the exceptions for which the treaty should not be implemented. The Traffic in Persons Protocol cannot be implemented on offenses where there is no human trafficking and in cases where human trafficking is not transnational in nature. Furthermore, state parties involved in the Traffic in Persons Protocol are prohibited from implementing the treaty’s elements when human trafficking crimes do not involve an organized criminal group (United Nations, 2000).
Although the Traffic in Persons Protocol was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, (UNOD), is responsible for its implementation. The treaty was formed mainly to offer practical help to member states on how to draft anti-trafficking laws. All member states are obliged to prevent human trafficking and to protect human trafficking victims while promoting increased cooperation among themselves (United Nations, 2000).

HIS201 All Unit’s Forums With Sample Answers

Unit 1: European Explorations

Debate the pros and cons of the early European explorations of the Americas. Should these expeditions be remembered as the brutal conquest of innocent native people or celebrated for the discovery of the New World and allowing for the eventual development of the United States of America?

Unit 2: Revolutionary Radicalism

As mentioned in the attached reading on Revolutionary radicalism, the colonial response to British laws following the French and Indian War was extremely violent in many cases. Many would argue that it was the responsibility of the colonists to pay taxes such as those presented by Britain in the form of The Stamp Act, Sugar Act, and Tea Act.

  1. To what extent were the colonists justified in the reactions to Britain’s increased involvement in the colonies after the French and Indian War? Point to specific instances where the colonists were or were not justified in their reactions.
  2. Were the British justified in their increased involvement in the colonies, such as through new forms of taxation? In both cases, use specific examples to support your arguments. Cite all of your sources.

Unit 3: Revolutionary War

Were the British more responsible for losing the war or were the colonists more responsible for winning it? Use specific examples from this week’s readings to support your response, and be detailed. Cite any sources used beyond the te

Unit 4: Accomplishments of the US Government

What were the four greatest accomplishments of the United States government from 1789-1821? You might consider pieces of legislation, Supreme Court decisions, events related to the War of 1812, presidential actions, or any other significant accomplishments discussed in the reading.xt reading, and provide a response of at least 150 words.

Unit 5: Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson is usually regarded as one of the top fifteen presidents in American History –see Presidential Survey. Based on what you’ve read about Jacksonian democracy, the spoils system, Indian Removal, the Nullification crisis, and the War on the Bank, why do you think he is rated among the top fifteen? How would you grade him (you may use the conventional A, B…F grading system)?

Unit 6.1: Reform

Chapter 11 focuses on reform. Choose the reformer from Chapter 11 that you believe contributed the most to society during that time period. You may choose someone from any area of reform, including religion. Support your argument with evidence from the text book and your own research, and cite your sources.

Unit 6.2: Pre-Civil War Slavery

When discussing slavery in the pre-Civil War South, what are the four most important details for someone trying to understand this time period to be aware of? Support your arguments with specific evidence from the readings.

Unit 7: Manifest Destiny

Was the United States justified in its “Manifest Destiny” of Westward expansion to the Pacific Ocean? Support your argument with specific details from the reading, and cite all of your sources.

Unit 8: The Civil War

You may choose only ONE of the following topics to respond to this week. Be detailed in your response. Clearly cite all of your sources.

  1. The Civil War featured many great generals from both the Union and Confederate armies. Some of these men had gone to college together at West Point Academy with the common goal of defending their nation but now found themselves on opposite sides of the battlefield. Choose any three Civil War generals and rank them in order of their ability to command. Support your response with specific accomplishments or failures of each general or
  2. Abraham Lincoln is consistently ranked among the top American presidents of all time according to a Siena College poll of historians (see Do you agree with Lincoln’s high ranking, or do you think he is overrated as a U.S. president? List and explain specific examples for your position.

Week 1 discussion 1 – Domestic and International HRM 

Week 1 discussion 1 – Domestic and International HRM 

 Please respond to the following:

  • Analyze the main differences and similarities between domestic and international HRM. Determine whether or not it would be beneficial to adopt one (1) policy for domestic and international sites. Support your response with one (1) example.
  • From the e-Activity, predict at least two (2) challenges that organizations will face in the next ten (10) years as it relates to managing human resource activities for multinational organizations. Propose at least two (2) ways to that organizations may mitigate these predicted challenges.


Week 2 discussion 2 International HRM Activities

 Please respond to the following:

  • Determine the main reasons why a greater involvement in employees’ personal lives, as opposed to non-involvement, is inevitable in many international HRM activities, especially in developing countries. Provide one (1) example to support your answer.
  • Examine two (2) primary causes of HR failure in multinational ventures. Analyze the manner in which each of these causes can be overcome by having the appropriate staff to manage and operate the business.\

Week 3 discussion 1 Standardization and Localization for Multinational Enterprises (MNEs)

Please respond to the following:

  • Examine two (2) issues of standardization and localization in general for MNEs. Determine two (2) ways in which an organization would benefit from standardization of IHRM activities and two (2) ways in which an organization would benefit from localization of IHRM activities. Provide examples of such benefits to support your response.
  • According to the textbook, a country of origin can strongly influence a company’s approach to organizational structure. As MNEs from China and India expand internationally, determine whether or not it is smarter for these countries to take on management practices of the host country or the home country. Support your answer with examples of two (2) management practices.

Week 3 discussion 2 Stages of a Firm as It Grows Internationally

Please respond to the following:

  • Examine two (2) stages that an organization goes through as it grows internationally. Explain key reasons why a large MNE with a long international history and extensive cross-border operations might choose to standardize its products. Provide examples of such standardization to support your response.
  • Examine your current organization, and explain which stage of organizational development your company is currently in. If you are not currently with an organization, examine a past organization. Support your response. Note: Please do not identify workplaces or leaders by name.

Week 4 discussion 1 – Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Integration

Please respond to the following:

  • Assume you are the HR manager of a company. Examine the fundamental role of HR in the pre-M&A phase. Recommend two (2) actions that HR could take to show its support of the success of the newly formed company.
  • Determine two (2) ways that cultural and institutional differences impact the HR integration in M&As and in International Joint Ventures (IJVs).

Week 4 discussion 2 – Expatriate Management

Please respond to the following:

  • From the e-Activity, determine the manner in which expatriates transfer knowledge between the acquiring and the acquired company in an M&A. Explain the role of the expatriate’s industry experience in cross-border alliances. Propose two (2) actions that organizations can take to internally recruit employees to take international assignments.
  • Determine the importance of organizations sending managers on international assignments as a path to career development. Support your response with one (1) example of such a path.

Week 5 discussion 1 Approaches to Staffing

Please respond to the following:

  • Imagine that you are the HR manager of a multinational enterprise (MNE). You have been tasked with staffing a subsidiary in Asia. Select the approach to staffing that you would utilize in this situation and provide a rationale for your decision. Support your selection with one (1) example of the successful implementation of this approach.
  • Determine the manner in which organizations can locate qualified candidates when operating MNEs. Provide a rationale for your response. Take a position on whether or not an ethnocentric approach to staffing is the best option when staffing outside of an organization’s home country. Support your position; if you disagree, suggest an alternative approach.

Week 5 discussion 2 – Transferring Staff for International Business Activities

Please respond to the following:

  • Determine two (2) advantages to using international assignments versus local nationals when expanding a company into a new country. Support your response with examples of each of the two (2) such advantages.
  • Examine two (2) reasons that multinationals should be concerned about expatriate failure. Propose two (2) actions that a company can take in order to prevent expatriate failure.

Week 6 discussion 1 Volatility of the Global Environment

 Please respond to the following:

  • Examine the benefits and drawbacks of a global strategy versus those of a local strategy. Provide one (1) example of when a global company would select a global strategy and one (1) example of when it would select a local strategy.
  • Determine two (2) possible HR implications of a company using either a local or a global strategy. Speculate on the manner in which the decision in question impacts the hiring and training process for each particular location

Week 6 discussion 2 – Expatriate Performance

Please respond to the following:

  • Select two (2) major criteria that you would use to appraise the performance of an expatriate. Determine whether an expatriate’s performance requirements should or should not match those of others within an organization and if management should rate the expatriate differently based on a focus of international growth for the company. Provide a rationale for your response.
  • *From the e-Activity, rank the top three (3) suggested components of a performance appraisal in order of importance (one (1) being the most important; three (3), the least). Provide a rationale for your ranking.

Week 7 Discussion 1 – Training Expatriates

Please respond to the following:

  • Determine key components that are important to maintaining a successful mentorship with expatriates. Support your answer with one (1) real-world example of a successful expatriate mentorship.
  • Examine key challenges that mentors face when training expatriates. Suggest two (2) actions that a mentor can take in order to assist an expatriate to adjust during a foreign assignment.

Week 7 Discussion 2 – Repatriation

Please respond to the following:

  • *From the e-Activity, evaluate the validity of the suggested best practices in terms of HR’s role in supporting expatriates returning home. Recommend one (1) other action that HR can take in order to support the expatriates in question.
  • Suggest two (2) uses for a repatriate agreement related to clarifying the types of positions available to workers returning from an overseas assignment. Provide one (1) example that depicts one (1) of these two (2) uses for a repatriate agreement.


week 8 discussion 1 – International Compensation

Please respond to the following:

  • From the e-Activity, compare ADP’s global payroll services with those of at least one (1) other company that offers the same or similar services. Select the company that you believe offers the better global payroll service. Provide a rationale for your selection.
  • Determine two (2) possible legal implications for a company in regard to employee benefits overall. Suggest two (2) actions that a company should take in order to address these legal implications. Justify your response.

Week 8 Discussion 2 – Differentiating between Parent-Country Nationals (PCNs) and Third Country Nationals (TCNs)

Please respond to the following:

  • Examine the two (2) main approaches to international compensation, and determine the advantages and disadvantages of each. Determine the differences in compensation for PCNs and TCNs, and discuss specific reasons why these differences might matter.
  • Analyze local plus compensation, and determine two (2) major challenges that multinational enterprises (MNEs) face when using this approach. Propose two (2) resolutions to these challenges. Justify your response.


Week 9 discussion 1 Trade Unions and Multinational Companies

Please respond to the following:

  • Examine one (1) of the constraints that trade unions have placed on multinational companies. Propose two (2) possible actions that multinational companies can take in order to address the constraint in question. Justify your response.
  • *From the e-Activity, examine the benefits and drawbacks of trade unions for employees. Provide your opinion on the major effects that MNEs have had on trade unions. Provide a rationale for your response.

Week 9 Discussion 2 – Corporate Codes of Conduct

Please respond to the following:

  • From the case study, examine the goals of Degussa’s Global Code of Conduct. Recommend two (2) actions that the HR department can take in order to ensure that employees understand and follow the company’s Global Code of Conduct. Provide a rationale for your response.
  • Analyze two (2) emerging issues for HRM in offshoring countries. Suggest two (2) solutions to these emerging issues. Justify your response.

Week 10 Discussion 1 –  HRM Problems and Expatriate Assignments

Please respond to the following:

  • Determine two (2) HRM problems that typically arise with expatriate assignments. Propose two (2) precautionary steps that HR can take in order to avoid encountering these problems. Support your response with examples of such precautionary steps in action.
  • Examine the concepts of core ethical values and guidelines in HRM. Suggest two (2) ways that these concepts may be applied to HRM problems that occur during expatriate assignments. Provide support with examples of the application of these concepts to HRM problems that occur during expatriate assignments.

Week 10 Discussion 2 – Multinational Companies and the Risk of Terrorism

Please respond to the following:

  • Recommend two (2) actions that multinational enterprises can take to reduce risks related to terrorism. Suggest what HRM’s role might be in reducing these risks. Justify your response.
  • Determine one (1) set of corporate risk-assessment categories that would be a starting point for a multinational enterprise as it relates to audits, emergencies, and disaster preparedness. Analyze the importance of a company having a disaster recovery plan. Support your analysis with one (1) example of a company that did or did not have a disaster recovery plan.


Week 11 discussion 1 –  Interest in Subject

Please respond to the following:

  • Identify two areas of staffing that you found the most interesting and explain why you found them interesting.
    Select the one topic or concept in the course that you found most difficult to grasp and explain why.

Week 11 discussion 2 – Valuable Takeaways

Please respond to the following:

  • Identify three concepts you found to be most beneficial in this course and how you foresee using them in your professional life.
  • Summarize this course in 140 characters or less, like something you could post on Twitter.

Case Study : Disney’s Information Technology Infrastructure Library Journey

Case Study : Disney’s Information Technology Infrastructure Library Journey

The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) is a set of concepts and techniques for managing IT infrastructure, development, and operations. ITIL offers eight sets of management procedures: service delivery, service support, service management, ICT infrastructure management, software asset management, business perspective, security management, and application management. Disney began adopting ITIL best practices in the mid-2000s. Read “ Disney’s ITIL® Journey”, located at HERE

Write a two to four (2-4) page paper in which you:

  1. Describe the reasons for Disney’s adoption of ITIL.
  2. Examine the results that were attained by Disney.
  3. Compare and contrast ITIL, Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO), and Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT) frameworks with regard to whether Disney would have attained the same results with the COSO or COBIT framework.
  4. Examine how Disney implemented auditing and compliance in its enterprise architecture.
  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:

  • Explain the role of audit and compliance in enterprise architecture.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the integration of enterprise systems with inter-organizational partners.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in enterprise architecture.
  • Write clearly and concisely about enterprise architecture topics using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills

Week 10 Assignment 3 – Presentation of Assignment 2

Week 10 Assignment 3 – Presentation of Assignment 2

In this assignment, you will condense information from Assignment 2 to create a PowerPoint presentation.

Create a nine (9) slide PowerPoint Presentation in which you:

  1. Provide a title slide (as indicated in the format requirements below) followed by a slide with an introduction to your presentation.
  2. Summarize your response to each of the criteria in Assignment 2 – one (1) slide per criterion, for a total of six (6) slides.
  3. Provide a summary slide which addresses key points of your paper.
  4. Narrate each slide, using a microphone, indicating what you would say if you were actually presenting in front of an audience.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Format the PowerPoint presentation with headings on each slide and three to four (3-4) relevant graphics (photographs, graphs, clip art, etc.), ensuring that the presentation is visually appealing and readable from 18 feet away. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a title slide containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The title slide is not included in the required slide length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Analyze international business strategy to identify human resource requirements and formulate supporting HRM plans that can improve productivity and contribute to the firm’s competitiveness.
  • Propose staffing alternatives for foreign operations and address the considerations for the use of expatriates versus localization or third-country nationals.
  • Assess recruiting and selection strategies that can be used to effectively meet organizational requirements for operating in multiple countries.
  • Select performance management processes to assess and improve performance throughout a multinational corporation.
  • Propose training programs to improve performance throughout a multinational corporation and address the considerations for effective learning in a diverse workforce of expatriates, host country nationals, and third-country nationals.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in global HRM.
  • Write clearly and concisely about global HRM using proper writing mechanics

What questions will you ask in an interview?

2: What questions will you ask in an interview? Why are you asking each question? What would a great answer to each question sound like? Exclude the general opening (i.e., “Tell me about yourself”) and closing (i.e., “Do you have any questions for me?”) interview questions, and write at least 3 interview questions that you will use. Explicitly explain what you are trying to learn from candidates with each question. To answer this question completely you should also indicate what would be your preferred answer for each interview question would be. In other words, think through in advance how an ideal candidate would respond (the preferred answer).