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Qualitative and Quantitative Risk Analysis

A common assumption following the completion of a project would be that the sun would rise the next day. Suppose for a moment the sun did not rise. The severity of this risk would threaten not only the completion of this project but most other projects. In other words, the risk posed by the sun not rising is extremely high; howe

Determining the Status of a Project

I need calculate the true status of a project on tasks a and b. Information that is presented is: Budgeted Work/Cost (PV) Actual Cost to date (AC) % work completed Estimate to complete Planned start & end dates - Start is Jan. 1, End is April 30 Actual start date - Feb. 1 Projected end date Planned Resources Utilized

Evaluating Vendor's Proposals for a Project

At times, a project manager must evaluate proposals from identified vendors and make decisions based on the project budget and schedule. It is essential to determine how the organization will determine the best response to the proposal's individual vendors? IRTC has asked you to evaluate the customer service add-on the vendor

Project Management - Cost and Time Methods

As a project manager, discuss the cost and time methods you would chose to work with and why you believe these are the best. What methods would you not want to work with and why? Choose one of your least favorite methods, and discuss how you would manage a project if you were forced to use this method. 500 words.

Persuasive Memo: Starting a Company Citizenship Project

Persuasive Memo: Starting a Company Citizenship Project Congratulations! You've recently been hired as a Public Relations Assistant! After having worked at your new job for several weeks, you've discovered a lack of corporate giving, community involvement and environmental awareness. Seeing a wonderful opportunity to promote

Change Management and Changing the Scope of a Project; handling change requests.

Change continually happens during a project as you learn more information and make adjustments. Some changes have small impacts and can be easily worked around without much effort. However, what happens when the proposed change affects the project's scope? Discuss change requests and what kinds of questions you would have for th

Managing Project Trade-Offs

When managing project trade-offs it is important to understand the root cause of the conflict and why the need for trade-offs exists. Project managers must carefully evaluate information about the problems that are occurring during a project. Things are often more complicated than the situation first appears. When trying to gath

Project management plan and phases

List three important items that belong within a project management plan, and the importance of breaking the project into phases. Please comment on the importance of obtaining sponsorship approval when concluding each phase of the project.

Project Charter Importance

Describe the importance of a project charter to the project manager. How does a strong project sponsor and clear project scope apply to the overall success of a project? Please provide a comprehensive answer using your reading, knowledge and experience.

OD Intervention Project in a Higher Educational Institution Setting

For the case below, prepare a report indicating the entry process, explain how you would enter the organization as an Organizational Development Consultant, and identify the contact person within the selected organization. OD Intervention Strategies: The Case of an Educational Institution Assumption about the hypothetical

Project/Operations Management

Please help me with: (1) Present a convincing disparate treatment claim of someone being discriminated against based on age (2) Present a rebuttal to that affect (of the disparate treatment claim). Please provide me with an example in detail using at least 900-1000 words.

Calculating Annual Project Free Cash Flow

In the spring of 2010, Jemison Electric was considering an investment in a new distribution center. Jemisons CFO anticipates additional earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of $ 100,000 for the first year of operation of the center in 2011, and, over the next five years, the firm estimates that this amount will grow at a ra

Cost of wine decreases as output increases -- why?

The controller predicted the following costs at various levels of wine output: (see the attached file for proper formatting) wine output (0.75 litre bottles) 10000 bottles 15000 bottles 20000 bottles variable production costs 44,400.00 66,600.00

Project Management and Decision Making

Project Management and Decision Making Respond to the following in discussion: - Who approves and reject changes to the scope of the project? - Who approves and reject resources. - Should the project manager have full authority to change control? - What type of system should be in place to manage change request? - Explain

Project Crashing Cost Calculations

Using the activity matrix information and diagram, how would I determine: - the crash cost per day for each activity - which activities I would have to crash in order to meet a 12 day deadline at minimum cost - how much more would it cost to crash the project Activity Normal Time Crash Time Normal Cost

IT Project Request

What information is typically included in an initial IT project request? In a project charter?

Post-Project Evaluations

Why do you think organizations tend to ignore post-project evaluations? How could the concept of making such evaluations mandatory be implemented? How does an understanding of how people learn affect project evaluations? Using measurement strategies can help determine whether or not there is a need for a quality-improvement p

Guidance for A Research Project for Akron

Scenario: You are a research analyst with a large research and development firm, Akron Research. Your firm performs studies and analysis for companies that need product, process improvement, manufacturing, and consulting research services. You have been assigned to develop a comprehensive research strategy and plan and de

Estimating Task Duration

Imagine that you are a project manager. How would you begin to estimate the time that a project would take to complete? Given a small or simple project, this task may not seem too daunting; however, for a large, complex project, such as the construction of a high-rise building, the task of estimating time for project completion

Benefits of Project Planning and Project Management Organizational Systems

Develop a 20-minute presentation that you will give to your manager and the project sponsors. The presentation should cover the following: the benefits of project planning, project management within the various types of organizational systems, and how your approach to project management will affect the success of the project out

Project Stakeholders and Sponsors

Can you give me a sample of how to answer these questions? Who are your stakeholders for this project? What characteristics do you look for when identifying a project stakeholder? Assume that each business unit and department has a director at the head, as well as the 3 managers who report to each director. Identify the pro

The importance of project planning, and the project management process.

Please help me get this started. I need to develop a presentation covering the following: the benefits of project planning and project management within the various types of organizational systems, and how an approach to project management will affect the success of the project outcome.

Project Management in Journals

Hi, I'm looking for analysis of journals ( 2 journals is enough ) related to Project Management. The Analysis should cover benefits of reading the journals. Thank you.