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Construct a CPM chart

See instructions in attached file. Construct a CPM chart. Construct a CPM chart using the following data and note which path is the critical path. Activity Title Immediate Predecessors Time (weeks) 1-2 A n/a 1 2-3 B A 5 2-4 C A 2 3-5 D B 2 3-7 E B 2 4-5 F C 2 4-8 G C 3 5-6 H D, F 2 6-7 I H 3

Decision analysis

A financial advisor has recommended two possible mutual funds for investment: Fund A and Fund B. The return that will be achieved by each of these depends on whether the economy is good, fair, or poor. A payoff table has been constructed to illustrate this situation. (a) Draw a decision tree to represent this situation.

McDonald's new process compared to Burger King and Wendy's

Comparing McDonald's new process to the process used by Burger King and Wendy's, which process would appear to produce the freshest hamburgers? Which would be the worst in terms of freshness? Why? McDonald's currently uses a hybrid process that combines made-to-stock and made-to-order hamburgers. Hamburger patties are co

Qualitative and quantitative research methods

Provide a detailed discussion of the differences between qualitative and quantitative research methods. Your response should include examples and a discussion of when and how to use each method.

Write TWO Negative Message letters

Write TWO Negative Message letters (one Bad News on any topic and One Arguable Claim (complaint Letter). It is important that you choose a topic that will allow you to develop the letter sufficiently to make the length guidelines, and will also demonstrate your skills as a writer. Write in the concise style characteristic of

Corporate Policy Regarding Gender Bias

Imagine that the CEO has asked HR to review the company's policies. You have been personally asked to identify an issue you feel needs addressing, to evaluate different parameters for ethically deciding on how to address the issue, and then to evaluate various polices in order to propose a policy that the company can implement t

Control Limits in a Business

Explain the control limits of the gym data, including the calculations and data used to determine them. Discuss the effect of any seasonal factors using the process performance data collected each week.Discuss the confidence intervals and their usefulness based on the number of data points. Day Time working out at gym (at

Classifications and Franchising in the Lodging Industry

1. What are some of the classifications of lodging properties? What are some examples of real-world lodging properties that represent these classifications? What are the differences between limited-service and full-service hotels? Why do these differences exist? 2. How does franchising work in the lodging industry? When shou

A business has a backlog of orders, and to meet its deadline

A business has a backlog of orders, and to meet its deadlines, management decides to run the firm seven days a week, eight hours a day. One of the employees, Marjorie Tollens, refuses to work on Saturday on religious grounds. Her refusal to work means that the firm may not meet its production deadlines, and may therefore suffer

Apply the theory of Constraints to your own working environment

Apply the theory of Constraints to your own working environment (past or present). Explain why your organization does not have unlimited resources (space, inventory, product line, etc). Explain why there are always limits to what your organization can do.

Understanding Public Policy Aspects and Issues

Please help with responses to the questions below to better understand the aspects of public policy. The nature of planning: 1. Is planning in this arena irrational? 2. What difference might planning have taken in the US if we had the same number of people but only land the size of California? 3. What role do interest g

Work break down structure to create organization chart

Using your work breakdown structure (WBS), list the key responsibilities of your project team associated with the major tasks you outlined. plus organizational chart using felicitous business . Define the following: Purpose of the roles Responsibilities of the roles Reporting relationship of the roles Skills, qualifica

Riordan business proposal

You have been contracted by Riordan Manufacturing (company information included in the attachments) to provide a proposal for a new leadership and management development program. The background information regarding the company may be found in the attachment and the details regarding the internal structure of the organization al

Financial Management of Portfolio or Programs

Investigate basic thoughts on the financial management of portfolio or programs. Develop a clear, direct method of assessing the relative desirability of arbitrary projects from an investment management perspective. Keep the method as general as possible.

Stages of change and relation to cycle of supervisory functions

Go to the Weblink given below and read the article about the Stages of Change Model. Model/Page1.html After you have read the article, discuss how this model has relevance to the Cycle of Supervisory Functions found in Chapter 1 of your textbook. Please see atta

Business Strategy: Analyzing Key Inputs

BACKGROUND Each of the diagnostic models presented in Module One had particular strengths and weaknesses. The Nadler-Tushman Congruence Model is particularly strong in terms of Inputs. Analyze the Key Inputs of your NutriSystems, Inc. From the reading you will see that there are four input categories: Environment

Categories of Costs, Negotiation, & Successful Negotiator

1. Discuss the value in determining total cost of buying or owning a product or service and identify major components that make up the total cost of a product or service. Also discuss the categories of cost that influence price and differentiate between direct and indirect costs. 2. Discuss the negotiation process and when it

Lessons Learned from Stages of Change Model

Controlling - Discussion: Read the article "Stages of Change Model". Model/Page1.html Can you help me get started with this assignment? Answer the following questions:  Of what benefit does the Stages of Change model offer to the health care manager who

Responsible Operations Management

Discuss who is responsible for strategic planning in an organization. Is this something that is restricted to top-level employees from specific functional areas or is it shared across functions and through lower levels of the organization? Different organizations might have widely varying positions on the structure of the strat

Corporate Governance and SOX

What is meant by the term corporate governance? How does corporate governance impact financial planning? How can organizations manage this impact? What is the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act? How has the SOX Act impacted organizations? Is the impact positive or negative? Explain your answer.

Business Management for Organization's Structure

1) An organization's structure can have significant effects on its members. What might those effects be? Examine the behavioral implications of different organizational designs and use at least three examples. 2) Is it possible to generalize and say that a certain structure is better than others? That is, is there a structure

Health Care Costs and Use of Flexible Benefit Programs

Q1. With the rapid increase in health care costs, organizations are looking at a number of ways to contain these costs. Describe methods that organizations are using to contain health care costs. Q2. Describe how a flexible benefit program might increase worker satisfaction with benefits at the same time that costs are being

Polite Refusal Example

THE ANSWER IS "NO" It's a good cause, but the answer is "no." Virtually every day by phone, by letter, and in person you get requests: ? Will you put an ad in our high school annual? ? You certainly want to sponsor a person in the neighborhood king and queen contest. ? Your contribution to the Special Olympics will reall

Paper to review article: MARS Model of Individual Behavior and Results

You help me choose the final project. Do I have enough info to complete the following questions. Develop an annotated bibliography of the sources you have read in preparation for your final project. Each annotation should include the following: APA formatted citation of the source, as it will appear on your Reference page