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In a meeting with other members of my class, the following arguments were raised.
1. List and explain two quantitative risk analysis techniques. Which is better? Briefly compose a reasoned response to this statement.
2. Assume that you are the project manager and the one ultimately responsible for planning and implementing the project plan, you believe that risk management is "everybody's business." Your team understands what risk management is; What are some questions that should be addressed in the risk management plan (RAP) ?

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1. List and explain two quantitative risk analysis techniques. Which is better? Briefly compose a reasoned response to this statement.

Sensitivity Analysis - Sensitivity analysis measures the impact of one risk with all other variables at a level plane. The risk currently being analyzed is given variable values based upon the possible outcomes. This is a great method to ascertain the impact of a single risk, however the method does not yield a combine effect for risk analysis.

Decision Tree Analysis - Decision tree analysis is a detailed review of the information available to evaluate different ...

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List and explain two quantitative risk analysis techniques. Which is better? Briefly compose a reasoned response to this statement.

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(1) For your selected project, complete the following:
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2. Identify the resource requirements.
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Part #5
1. Per Deming, "Quality is everyone's responsibility," what is strategic quality management and how does it impact the project environment?

2. Define the six quality management concepts that support projects and explain their impact on project management.

3. Write a brief essay in which you describe the use of the following seven quality tools:
1. Flowcharts
2. Check sheets
3. Histograms
4. Cause-and-effect analysis
5. Pareto analysis
6. Scatter diagrams
7. Control charts

(4) 1. How should the cost of quality be factored in to the project budget process?
2. Describe impact of quality initiatives on the project schedule?
Part # 6
(1) Write a brief essay describing how checklists, flowcharts, and interviews are used to identify risks.

(2) 2. Define the inputs to risk identification. What tools and techniques will need to be implemented on the project to ensure that adequate input is received?
3. Identify the potential risks, which can affect your selected project. Will you use avoidance, transference, mitigation, or acceptance to deal with these?

(3) Prepare an outline for a risk management plan for your project.

(4) 1. What types of risk have the most potential impact on your organization?
2. Is risk management an accepted part of project management efforts in your organization? If it is not, what should you do to highlight its importance?

Part # 7
(1) 1. Describe how purchasing relates to the work breakdown structure (WBS).
2. Why should the project team consider market conditions?

(2) Develop a statement of work (SOW) for your project. Use sufficient detail to allow prospective sellers to determine if they can provide the item or service you require.

(3) Describe how make-or-buy analysis can be most effectively used?

(4) What legal issues need to be considered when releasing items for bid?

(5) Create a force field analysis for your project

(6) List the predictors for project success that apply to your environment.

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