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Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and Assessments

Can you please help me with the following? 1) What elements of the project plan depend on the WBS (work breakdown structure)? Select four of these and explain the relationship with examples. 2) Why is it useful to have a complete WBS before engaging in formal uncertainty assessment? Use an example of your ow creation to su

Layout of Facilities

How can flexibility be built into warehouse planning and design to accommodate change for the future? What would it require? What are the trade-offs with respect to allocating resources up front or into the future? (at least 3 pages and reference please) Graham, D.D., (2003), Warehouse of the Future, Frontline Solutions; Du

Strategy Development for Organizations

Hello, I am in the process of composing a paper on specific strategies that can potentially help develop an organization in the healthcare industry. However, I am experiencing great difficulty with hitting some key points in the body of my paper. Listed below are some of the main objectives. Any help would be greatly apprecia

Management Questions

Discuss ethics as the driving force for behind employee motivation and organizational communication. Why must a manager be conscious of the makeup of an organization's culture in the workplace? What makes this a difficult task? Discuss the impact of the five dimensions of the general environment on organizational culture?

Risk Managment

Compare and contrast risk mapping, FMEA, and the gut-feeling method. Which method do you feel is most productive? Why? Only need about 150-175 word opinion?

Project Scope Drivers

Can you please help me with the following assignment? After watching the following video, "Building Hong Kong's Airport," http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5TFPYlN5Zk, consider the following questions and write a report summarizing your conclusions about each one: a. What were the project drivers in terms of problems and o

Scope change and project schedule

Select a challenge from the Top 10 Challenges of a Project Manager article. In your post, discuss how this challenge is relevant in project scheduling. Please provide at least one reference that is not a website.

Unethical behaviors in cost estimation in project teams

We are not considering the learning rate will inflate the project cost estimate. Similarly, "padding" (discussed in the Topic 1 section of the lecture) will inflate the project cost estimate. Discuss the potentially unethical practices of the project team in cost estimation, with emphasis on the after-effects of those practices

Bottom-up budgeting

Do you see a conflict between the project manager (supporting the bottom-up budget) and the senior management (supporting the top-down budget)? Discuss, with examples (real or fictitious), how you as the project manager would attempt to convince the senior management of the bottom-up budget. Please provide a reference that is

Procurement for integrating software application

Assume that you have been asked to procure a new integrated software application for patient records management for a local hospital. Describe the process you would follow to shortlist suppliers for this purpose.What criteria would you use to select the suppliers. What other criteria would you include in the scope of supply?

Large project investments

Though much of your efforts will be in the routine accounting of the factories' operations, you will also be involved with departments where large capital expenditures are made. In the past, the firm has not seen the expected returns from a new investment, in terms of actual savings achieved. Given the size of some coming large

working extra hours need some help

The CFO told you that the front line supervisors are not very good at understanding accounting data and how it can help them control costs. He asked you to meet with all of them to discuss the following points: - What is the profit formula, and how can understanding the profit formula help give focus to the organization's cost-

Purpose of a responsibility matrix

What is the purpose of the responsibility matrix? Discuss the advantages that you will have as you work on your own project by developing this matrix early in the project. 75-150 words.

New project Analysis

New-Project Analysis The Campbell Company is considering adding a robotic paint sprayer to its production line. The sprayer's base price is $1,090,000, and it would cost another $23,500 to install it. The machine falls into the MACRS 3-year class (the applicable MACRS depreciation rates are 33.33%, 44.45%, 14.81%, and 7.41%), a

Channel Assembly & Pre-Sourcing

Please Help by answering those 2 question below: minimum 180 words each 1-What is channel assembly? Give an example 2- What is pre-sourcing? Why is it used

Managing stakeholders

Why is it important to determine the definition of quality of each group of stakeholders prior to beginning a project? How would you handle a situation where the definition of quality did not match? 75-150 words

Rental Car Industry: Porter's industry analysis

A good response should be based upon your analysis of Enterprise. If I can change "Enterprise" to "Hertz" or "Avis" in your response, and still have your analysis/recommendation fit, then it is not a good analysis/recommendation. Besides industry analysis and resource-based view (VRIS), please consider other tools from the cl

Enterprise car rental case study

Please use the class tools to develop analysis which help you respond to the following two focus questions: Is customer satisfaction still a problem at Enterprise Rent-a-Car? If so, how would you improve it for Enterprise? Which issue on page C-341 is the most important issue (why)? What investment(s) would you make to respon

Quasar Communications

Questions: 1. Can 13 project managers be effectively controlled and supervised by one vice-president? 2. Can the 13 project managers under this V.P. work effectively with four product mangers under the V.P. for marketing and sales? 3. Why does the R&D project manager have built-in conflicts? 4. Should marketing have R&D proj

Engineering Management Project

I. Instructions for Project: 1. Select one of the companies below and conduct a literature research including but not limited to text books and journals: i. Companies: Google, Dream Works, Cisco, Genentech, Qualcomm, Apple, Devon Energy, Walmart, ING Group, General Electric, Total, Bank of America, Exxon Mobil, Chevron, AT&T,

Project Procurement and Contract Management

Purchasing Functions Introduction: In a large organization, a specialized department or team performs the procurement function. However, not every organization can support such a department or team. In a smaller organization, the project manager is expected to perform procurement functions while managing the project. In such

Benefits of school uniforms

My research problem is "Do you believe school uniforms help with the performance of the school?" I need help with putting into words the problem definition and developing of an approach to the problem. Developing an approach to the problem is the second step in the marketing research process. The components of an approach consi

New project analysis and investment outlay

(11-1) Investment Outlay Talbot Industries is considering an expansion project. The necessary equipment could be purchased for $9 million, and the project would also require an initial $3 million investment in net operating working capital. The company's tax rate is 40%. a. What is the initial investment outlay? Equipment Pu

Project Formation

Please read the following incident and answer the question. Thank you! Stacee Laboratories Stacee's Labs, the research subsidiary of Stacee Pharmaceuticals, Inc., has a long history of successful research and development of medical drugs. The work is conducted by standalone project teams of scientists that operate with l