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Computer Procurement Issues: A Case of CompuComputer and Medina Office Store

Read the Case Study and answer the following questions in detail. Submit this assignment as one comprehensive word document. 1.What do you believe is the best way to handle this situation if you were Nicholas? If you we

Computer upgrade risks

Lets say that you are the project manager for an upgrade of computers in your company. lets say that you need to upgrade 30 systems, including 10 desktops (for office personnel) and 20 laptops (for remote workers). Each system must access the company network, as well as a common installation of software, security components, and

IT Project Quality Management ROI

lets say that your company wants to develop special resources for project managers in its new project management office. There are many approaches to financial analysis of prospective projects. Having an idea of how project budgets can be created and controlled by upper management is essential to harmonizing efforts across the c

Project Management Office (PMO) Model

Consider a medium-sized company that has decided to begin using project management in a wide variety of its operations. As part of their operational shift, they are going to adopt a project management office (PMO) somewhere within their organization. Make an argument for the PMO model they should be adopting. What are some of

A day in the life of a project manager

Using an articles or web site relating to "a day in the life of a project manager" and "project manager skills." Answer the following two questions: 1. What do you believe are some of the most important things a project manager has to handle on a daily basis? 2. What are at least three skills a project manager will need in o

Risk management: should it start in the planning stage?

As we both know Risk definition is difficult with risk management, allowing users to set contingencies for risk. Although not foolproof, it allows management of risks throughout a project's lifecycle. Consider risk management as a process—its benefits, its level of importance between projects, and the effects when it is not pr

Importance of Employee Handbook

You are appointed to a newly established project management office (PMO) that is responsible for evaluation and section of projects for implementation. Senior management is very interested in "strategic projects" with a strong potential to advance the company's competitive standing in the industry and improve the bottom line. Y

Characteristics of Strategic Projects

Please help answer the following: What are the three major characteristics of strategic projects in Project Management? Please provide your reasoning.

Earned Value in Projects

Please help with the following problems: Earned value is not always used on projects. Why is it not used? Should it be? What are the criticisms associated with earned value? Give examples of projects that require earned value.

Determining Project Information using Microsoft Project

Silver Zuma Project The ARC Company specializes in developing and selling a wide range of high-quality scooters. Sales representatives report that there is a growing demand for racing scooters. ARC's president, Robin Lane, is excited about the possibilities and predicts that one day these kinds of razor scooters will be featu

Project manager and teams in different business units

In organizations, members of a project team often report to managers in different business units. This often creates problems in some projects. 1. If a project team member that reports to a manager in a department that is different from yours has a schedule conflict that will impact the project that you are managing adversel

Project management at Williams Company

Case Study For 85 years, the Williams Machine Tool Company had provided quality products to its clients, becoming the third largest U.S.-based machine tool company by 1990. The company was highly profitable and had an extremely low employee turnover rate. Pay and benefits were excellent. Between 1980 and 1990, the company's p

Selecting the Best Method Using Mean Absolute Deviation

A company is comparing the accuracy of two different forecasting methods. Use MAD to compare the accuracies of these methods on the five weeks of sales. Which method provides greatest forecast accuracy? Method A Method B Week Actual Sales Forecast Forecast 1 25 30 30 2 18 20 16 3 26 23 25 4 28 29 30

Project controlling and forecasting

Lets say that your our company has seen important internal projects go off track during execution. After-the-fact analysis has revealed the common factors of inadequate controls and unremarkable but unexpected problems. Senior management now believes that developing and implementing a set of standard control processes, integrate

Science and Technology Inc Case

Science and Technology Inc. (STI) is a high-tech consulting firm. The core business is helping firms and individual scientists transfer basic scientific discoveries into partial applications. Their 40 consultants provide consulting and training services for developing strategies and implementation processes for the commercializa

Simulation Modeling Software Applications

What is your take on popular simulation modeling software applications. Find two applications to compare by examining the costs, features, and training requirements. Please include the sources used.

Capital Equipment vs Business Services & Parties Involved in Acquisitions

1. From your readings and experience, discuss the basic differences between the acquisition of capital equipment and business services. What are the salient characteristics of each? 2. Are the buying organization's staff members the only ones involved in the identification, selection, acquisition, and implementation of each

Project Conflicts

One of the reasons for project failure is project conflict. Some conflicts could be resolved with relative ease. However, some conflicts are not always resolved optimally. Can you discuss with me two examples of project conflicts as well as how to recognize it and how to resolve it? What are some examples of project co

integration of standardization and simplification in developing new products

1. From your research, discuss the procedures/processes contributing to the integration of standardization and simplification in developing new products? 2. What is the role of purchasing and supply management professionals in the facilitation of these procedures/processes? How can the use of cross-functional teams benef

Work Breakdown structure and Critical Path Management

Using the figure in the attachment, answer the following questions: a. What is the critical path? b. What is the expected activity duration? c. How much slack is available in the noncritical path? d. Upon changing to a late-finish schedule, what would be the new duration? e. Reconfigure the network as a critical chain ne

Project Management Plan Development

Being the project manager for the organization, and have been asked to develop the overall Project Management Plan that will be used to implement a change to current processes and methodologies. Assigned a point of contact (POC) within the enterprise's program management office. Provide the POC with an overview of the project fo

Organizational Development, Transformation, and Culture

Help with two homework questions. Be very detail...NO web base....APA format...complete sentences with 20 sentences for each question so I understand. Include references 1. Compare and contrast OD and Organization transformation. How are they similar or dissimilar? 2. Suppose you receive a new job offer. What cultural f

Creating network diagram, compute critical path, expected completion time

Need all work shown, please see file for details. 1. The following information has been gathered for a project a. Draw a network diagram b. Calculate the slack for each activity and determine the critical path. How long will the project take. Activity Activity Time (Weeks) Immediate Predecessor A 4 - B 7 A C 9 B D 3

3M Optical Systems Case Study

Use the following Questions for your Case Assignment: MGT 2313 Principles of Management 3M Optical Systems Case Study Harvard Business School 5-398-094 You are taking two different roles in this case study: Andy Wong and Paul Guehler. You are tasked with evaluating the business decision on whether to proceed with a new pro

Project formal communications plan

Communication is vital not only for teams and organizations but especially for leaders and managers. lets say that your company has begun to appreciate the role that communication plays and has asked you to write a report. They are interested in providing project teams with a set of guidelines for the construction and mainten

Leadership, Management, and Communication of Technical Projects

Lets say that your company wants to develop special leadership-oriented resources for project managers in its new project management office. This is a complex topic due to a wide variety of recognized, mainstream styles of leadership combined with different team situations across projects and within the same project from stage t

The Importance of Cross Functional Teams in Organizations

1. From your research and experience, please indicate the role of cross-functional teaming (intra- and inter-organizational) in purchasing and supply management. 2. Are integrated product teams any different in composition and intent relative to product development teams?

Terminating a Failed Project

Go to a search engine on the internet and enter the term project failure or project disaster. Select one example and develop an analysis of the project. Was it terminated or not? If not why in your opinion, was it allowed to continue.

Accounting Assistance

Please address the following scenario. Scenario: Dolan Company is in the business of making custom computers and these computers are extensively tested to ensure they function before they are shipped to the customer. Considering this extensive testing process, some do not believe the company will have anything to gain from b