In the fall of 2009 Pearson Electronics, which manufactures printed circuit board used in a wide variety of applications ranging from automobiles to washing machines, was considering whether or not to invest in two major projects. The first was a new fabricating plant in Omaha, Nebraska, which would replace a smaller operation i
Steve's Sub Shop (Steve's) is considering investing in toaster ovens for each of its 120 stores located in the Southwestern United States. The high capacity conveyor toaster ovens, manufactured by Lincoln, will require an initial investment of $15,000 per store plus $1,500 in installation costs for a total investment of $1,860,0
Project managers invest significant time during the initial stages of a project to determine how they will manage the project. What could go wrong, and how they will manage events that are likely to create problems for the project? For example, a project manager assigned to build a copper mine in Argentina with the client in
A U.S. company is considering a project in Mexico. Estimated cash flows are 10 million Mexican pesos the first year and $20 million Mexican pesos the second year. The U.S. company would incur a cost of $2 million at the start of the project, and its cost of capital is 12%. The expected spot rate is $0.13 for Year 1 and $0.11 for
For this activity, you are going to create a minimum 10-slide PowerPoint Presentation on the barriers and challenges surrounding project management communication. You should act as though you are presenting this in a business professional environment to people who are new to project management. Within the presentation, you shoul
Among many other responsibilities, project managers must ensure that project team members are properly trained and oriented for their responsibilities on the project. Project team members are often selected for their experience or expertise in an area related to the project. If an operational process will change as a result of t
1. Select a project with which you have been involved. If you have no experience working on a project, select any project on which you can conduct research. What was the project? Briefly explain whether or not the project was successful. What factors contributed to how well the project worked or how it did not work? 2. Descr
Review the following articles: Click to read 7 Tips for Rating and Evaluating Your Suppliers and Vendors http://www.inc.com/guides/2010/12/7-tips-to-rate-and-evaluate-your-suppliers-and-vendors.html Click to read Vendor Management Tips: Building Relationships http://www.computerworld.com/managementtopics/management/story/0,
Consider the case study: Sorelle Bakery and Cafe By Louis B. Barnes http://hbr.org/product/sorelle-bakery-and-cafe/an/493003-PDF-ENG 1. Summarize the set of events which took place from the context of OD. 2. Identify the OD intervention process which needs to be adopted citing reasons for your choices. 3. What are the
Digital Organics (DO) has the opportunity to invest $1.03 million now (t = 0) and expects after-tax returns of $630,000 in t = 1 and $730,000 in t = 2. The project will last for two years only. The appropriate cost of capital is 11% with all-equity financing, the borrowing rate is 7%, and DO will borrow $330,000 against the proj
The ABC Project is a firm's attempt to fight back after the recession of the last few years. But as you see it is a "dog with fleas". The firm has a 15.00% IRR requirement for minimal project acceptance. a) Describe how you would bring it to profitability in one page. b) What are the key areas as a manager that you would r
1. Describe the five institutionalization processes that can directly affect the degree to which OD interventions are institutionalization. 2. What factors need to be considered to be able to provide effective and useful implementation and evaluation feedback?
Please discuss the following: a. How is project risk incorporated into a capital budgeting analysis? b. Suppose that two mutually exclusive projects are being evaluated on the basis of cash posts. How would risk adjustments be applied in this situation?
Say that your company in sales has decided to pursue a pure PMI/CMM project model with the basic four-phase project structure (initiating, planning, executing, and closing with control done in parallel). - Discuss your ideas of how the flexibility inherent in the basic CMM model might be employed to improve project management
Objective: To write an article about a Management Topic.The article should portray your point of view regarding the selected topic. Management Topic Possibilities: - Creative Problem Solving and Decision Making - Strategic and Operational Planning - Organizing and Delegating Work - Innovation and Diversity - Human Re
Briefly compare and contrast the various quality management processes and standards, such as Six Sigma, Total Quality Management, and ISO 9000. Your response should consider the following questions: - What are the advantages and disadvantages of each quality management technique or standard? - Which technique or standard, if a
Howard Risher's article, "Employers Need to Focus on Improving Performance Management," is briefly summarized. 200 words are integrated with reader response and textual evidence.
For this assignment, you need to create a project proposal based upon a fictional project. You may base your project on one of the following topics or a topic of your choice approved by your professor: - Training seminar - Construction project - Department retreat - New product development - Software development project -
Evaluation Criteria (2 pages): - Develop ten evaluation criteria you will use to evaluate vendor proposals. - Develop a weighting chart and methodology that assigns a weighted value to each criterion and describe your selection methodology in 2-3 paragraphs. Review these scenarios: Your boss owns 2,000 shares of stock o
Lets say that your company is considering the deployment of a wireless communications system to support its project managers in the field, giving them remote mobile text access to important company resources. In the 1st part, you will prepare a charter for this project, including important standard charter elements. After the ch
Need help answering two questions. 1. What strategies might be used in gaining for an OD program? 2. What contingencies need to be taken into consideration to design effective interventions?
Initiation is often described as the most critical process group and planning as the most complex. •The triple project constraints are time, cost, and schedule and quality sits in the middle of these constraints. What are the roles of quality in relation to the triple constraints, especially in an organization that does their
Explain why quality must be addressed beginning at the start of project planning to the end of project/product delivery. What quality factors must be addressed throughout a project? Please provide source link. What role does the project manager (PM) play in project human resource management? Please explain. Please provide s
When planning communications for stakeholders, you must consider who the stakeholders are, what their needs and interests are, and how much and when they need to be involved in the project. you are acting as a project manager in a global organization. You have been asked by the head of the Project Management Office to prepar
Case Study #3 - The USI Dilemma United Semiconductor International (USI) is one of the fastest growing semiconductor manufacturing companies in the world thanks to revolutionary technology invented by their engineers that dramatically increases power and saves battery life in mobile phones and other devices using audio. A USI p
I need help answering this question: How can you use Business Analytics in Healthcare field? Include an example of a mathematical model and explain it.
This is for Deepshikha Gupta, #107859 For this assignment, review your submitted work completed in week 3 (attached) and submit a ONE page report on whether you can ensure the results of your week 3 assignment will provide validity and reliability. Modify your week 3 assignment to ensure it provides validity and reliability.
Lets sat that you work as a project manager for the IT department at your company, a supplier of customized management software packages for the oil industry. Your company is in the process of a big expansion, and the IT department will assume project management responsibility for supporting this growth. While your company does
Lets say that your company's executives are seriously considering the idea of implementing a new supply-chain application that could give your organization a strategic edge but do not want to see it crippled like other poorly executed projects. 1. If the CEO has asked you to prepare a memo describing industry standards for imp
Earning a degree is similar to managing a project. You have to be able to manage and prioritize your time effectively, communicate appropriately to those around you, and at times manage your peers.For this Application, consider the Masters in Project Management you are undertaking as a project and complete the following tasks: