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Critical and Non-Critical Paths

The estimated times and immediate predecessors for the activities in a project at Caesar Douglas' retinal scanning company are given in the following table. Assume that the activity times are independent. (see chart in attached file) a) Calculate the expected time and variance for each activity. b) What is the expected c

Why you choose business school?

Why did you choose business school over other educational opportunities? What contribution will you make to the business world? How would a Business School Scholarship help you meet your educational and professional goals?

Calculate the CPI, SPI, CSI, and the ETC and EAC

2. A sales project at month 5 had an actual cost of $34,000, a planned cost of $42,000, and a value completed of $39,000. Find the cost and schedule variance and the CPI and SPI. 4. A project to develop a county park has an actual cost in month 17 of $350,000, a planned cost of $475,000, and a value completed of $300,000.

Brainstorming Tools

Prepare 2 Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides for Brainstorming tools. These slides shall (i) describe the tool, and (ii) discuss/illustrate possible applications. In addition, each slide must be fully supported with a narrative explanation as if this were presenting the slide. This can be embedded in the "click to add note


Define Mintzberg's role matrix. What is the most important aspect of that matrix to understand from a managerial viewpoint? Do you think the matrix is relevant in today's workplace?

Safety/Security Management

1. What required experience is needed when assessing safety/security programs, operations, processes, equipment and systems? 2. If there were critical safety/security challenges confronting a zoo environment; what steps would a manager take to overcome them? 3. What are possible goals to achieve within the first six mo

Job Description and Performance Standards

Use any of the following: the position you choose for developing a selection process in Units 1 and 2; your own job description at your current position; OR a job description you locate on the internet. Using the JOB DESCRIPTION as a base, develop performance standards for this particular position. Specifically you are to

Qualitative Analysis for Management

Solving real world complex problems using either traditional optimization techniques or modern heuristic techniques would make interesting work. What do the terms heuristic and optimization (or optimal) mean? What is a quantitative application for each? Some independent research is needed. What was your source(s) for add


Need help answering the questions noted below. If you use the work of others in answering the question, please cite using correct APA style. What are the purposes of scholarly writing? How do the components of scholarly writing help achieve those purposes?

Week 5 DQ 1

Discuss the following statement: No organization is immune to the contact and presence of the Internet and the technology that surrounds it. Those organizations that are successful going forward will be those who manage to balance their strategy in all of its areas; those organizations that are very successful will be those t

This is a graduate Operations Management question

Imagine that you have just been put in charge of assessing a feasibility of using a new technology in your business. What steps will you take to determine whether or not this is the right step for your company to take? What types of costs and benefits will you need to assess?

Business obligations

What obligations do you feel a company has to ensure that its employees are not harmed by having their chances for advancements limited by social customs of a host country, what international code would be voilated if any did the company make the right decision by opting to follow the norms of the host country. how would you rec

Quality Management Tools in Data Collection

Briefly identify 2 - 3 quality management tools used in data collection? What types of quality management tools do you utilize to make personal or business decisions? How do you utilize these tools in the decision-making process?


The following network is a compressed representation of the prospectus of a start-up firm that plans to develop a new, bio-electronic computer chip. Note that four activities, the biological elements, can start immediately. Find: (a) The critical path (b) The earliest time to complete the project (c) The slack on a


Given an auditing project with the following activities, Using the critical path, find: (a)The probability of completing this project in 12 weeks (or less), as the client desires. (b)The probability of completing this project in 13 weeks (or less). (c)The probability of completing this project in 16 weeks (or less),

Mini Case- Western Building Supply proformas

Evaluate the financial plans to determine whether or not the organization has met its financial goals. If any of the goals have not been met, modify financial plans based on organizational performance goals. Prepare a 700-word paper describing your evaluations and modifications. Include your recast pro forma financial stateme

A Luxurion Auto Employee Performance Evaluation

Draft a Luxurion Auto employee performance evaluation which will be used to evaluate Luxurion Auto salespeople. Include what you intend to measure among these three evaluation elements: 1. Individual task outcomes 2. Behaviors 3. Traits For example, when measuring behaviors, you may decide to measure leadership skills

Cost Management

Valley View Hospital has an outpatient clinic. Jeffrey Harper, the hospital's chief administrator, is very concerned about cost control and has asked that performance reports be prepared that compare budgeted and actual amounts for medical assistants, clinic supplies and lab tests. Past financial studies have shown that the cost

A Reaction to "Information Literacy and Higher Education"

Please provide more insight into the following questions for this assignment. The article is downloaded below: 1. Use the article by Diane Zabel to identify a theme and paraphrase the theme in our own words. 2. Also discuss the process of retranslating a text. One of the themes identified in an article used to wr

This is a graduate level operations management question

The following activities are part of a project to be scheduled using CPM: (see chart in attached file) Draw the network. What is the critical path? How many weeks will it take to complete the project? How much slack does activity B have? The following activities are part of a project to be scheduled using CPM:

Profit Planning

9-32 Splendid Stereo, Inc. is a large retailer of stereo equipment. The controller is about to prepare the budget for the first quarter of 20x5. Past experience has indicated that 75 percent of the store's sales are cash sales. The collection experience for the sales on account is as follows: 80% during month of sale 15% du

Principles of Business

Identify basic concepts regarding money and banking, financial management , stock and bond markets, and risks involved in business. You and several of your friends are looking forward to the time when you have a steady salary and are able to make investments. You are discussing wh

Academic Word List

Please provide an answer to the following question. Please site references if you use the work of others. 1. Do you agree that mastering the Academic Word List will help us convince an audience that we are knowledgeable and well educated?" Why or why not? 2. Do you agree wtih Averil Coxhead's claim "The academic Word

Review of Literature

Please provide a response to the questions below. Support your thoughts with appropriate references. 1. Do you believe that a review of the scholarly literature on emotional intelligence is practicable? Or do you think that students delving into this field will likely find themselves forced to narrow the scope of their inq

Shared Values of Doctors in Leadership

What are the shared values of the doctoral community? I know that all of those with doctorate degrees have worked their way up through a lifetime of schooling, so therefore the shared values of the doctoral community would have to be knowledge and teaching. Those with doctorate degrees are the pillars of the academic commun

Strategies of Collective Bargaining

I need some research on these four strategies that used in collective bargaining. *distributive *integrative *intraorganizational *attitudinal Also what are the outlines of collective bargaining process. Thanks

Strategy Implementation in Global Strategic Management

Define reengineering. Does it offer something of lasting value? Submit examples of situations where reengineering succeeded and examples where you would not recommend using this strategy. Be sure to support your answer. Please cite your resources where I can find them!!! Thank You

Franchise Purchase, Subway, Jimmy John's, Cousins

Visit,, If you were going to purchase a franchise from one of these businesses, which one would you chose? what did you use as a basis for your decision? Be specific with the answer as facts checked on each of these be. Subway, Jimmy John's and Cousins.