Explore BrainMass

Project Management

Implementation of a successful Project Portfolio Management process requires

1. (Implementation of a successful Project Portfolio Management process requires: A: considerable financial resources, but the return on financial investment can, over time, offset the expenses incurred B: a large commitment from management for additional staff and software. C: an overhaul in the handling of projects and i

RFP for a real-world project that you have participated in

Develop a RFP for a real-world project that you have participated in. Optimally, this would be an actual business or government project. But if your experience is limited, you may develop the RFP for a relatively complex personal project that would involve interaction with at least one contractor. Consult the relevant section

Case for critical analysis 'Shui Fabrics': Globe Project Value

Review the attached case for critical analysis "Shui Fabrics" in Chapter 4. Write a paper in which you: 1. Describe the differences between Ray Betzell's and Chiu Wai's perspectives on Shui Fabrics' ROI in terms of the GLOBE Project value dimensions. 2. Explain which of these differences is most central to the issue at

Wrigley CVP Analysis Project

See attached You have been hired as a consultant for Wrigley a well-known and loved worldwide manufacturer of chewing gum. Three of these brands - Juicy Fruit®, Wrigley's Spearmint® and Altoids® - have heritages stretching back more than a century. Wrigley sells its products in more than 180 countries around the world. Th

The project scope defines what will be delivered as part of the project, and in some ways, it can be likened to the term vision. That said, whose view and needs should be expressed in a project's scope? What items need to be addressed in defining the scope? Why are these items important to define?

The project scope defines what will be delivered as part of the project, and in some ways, it can be likened to the term vision. That said, whose view and needs should be expressed in a project's scope? What items need to be addressed in defining the scope? Why are these items important to define?

Implementing PPM for Projects Already in Process

At any given time, most organizations have at least one project (and typically many projects) started, just finishing, or in the pipeline. When a firm decides to implement PPM into its way of managing projects, one of the first questions that comes to mind is what will happen to those projects already in progress and/or in the p

Project that Would Help Enter the World of Work

Identify either a project, which will help you enter your world of work, where you are or where you would like to be in the future. This may be a plan for that promotion you want or a plan to start your own business. The only restrictions are that it must be strategic in nature.

Benefits of project management and safety stock

1. What are the benefits of project management? Provide an example of how you have relied on project management. How can you improve your project management skills in a global setting? 2. What is a safety stock and when should it be used? How have safety stocks been used in a global organization with which you are familiar? W

Essential Lessons in Assuring Professional Success as a Manager

DQ #1: Imagine you are adjunct professor teaching project management to a group of international MBA candidates. You recognize that several of your students may be interested in a career in academia. What three scholarly articles would you assign these students to read? Your goal should be to introduce them to academic theory in

Article-Kaiser Permanente Botches Its Kidney Transplant Center Project

1. Classify and describe the problems Kaiser faced in setting up the transplant center. What was the role of information systems and information management in these problems? 2. What were the people, organization, and technology factors responsible for those problems? 3. What steps would you have taken to increase the pr

Project Planning Need only be a One-Time Exercise

1. If the organization within which the project is being undertaken has a risk department or section, the project manager need not be concerned with risk in the project since this is the job of the risk department. Explain why this statement is true or false. Explain your reasoning. 2. In this course the instructor has emphas

'Obama administration criticizes JPMorgan over mortgages'

The article I chose this week "Obama administration criticizes JPMorgan over mortgages". The article talked about how companies such as JPMorgan, Chase and Bank of America has failed people that have been trying to save their home. According to the Treasury Departments "housing scorecard", it revealed that these banks mortgage

Scheduling the waitstaff for a 24-hour restaurant (Project)

You are in charge of scheduling the waitstaff for a 24-hour restaurant. You have a staff of nine full-time employeesand three part-time employees; however, one staff member is on FMLA leave,another was called to jury duty, and a third has an eye condition that preventshim driving at night. Two staff members are college students

Risk Management for project failure. Identify 3-4 risks and ways to prevent them.

Risk management is a matter of identifying the situations that could cause your project to fail. Common risk include loss of staff, decreased funding, decision point approvals not completed in a timely manner, content not being available. Brainstorm three or four other risks that you have seen projects experience. Once you h

Add activities to resolve

B. Entertainment: Due to electrical code changes, all the equipment that bands bring to the stage will need to be checked by fire marshals. It's very probably that several of the entertainers won't have the proper, up-to-code equipment. Add activities that will resolve this issue prior to the event.

Modify the Integrated Project Plan

Some changes to your program. Discuss and begin to prepare plans among your group members how you will go about making modifications you should make to keep your sub-project on track. Modify the integrated project plan as a result of a team meeting to incorporate the changes to the plan as provided by the CBDF. The trickiest

Earned Value Analysis - Monitoring and Controlling Project Cost

Once your budget is planned and allocated across your work packages, it is critical to monitor and control your project's cost. Why is monitoring and controlling the project cost important for the success of the project? What are some key components to monitor the health of the project, as it relates to earned value? How is earn

Project Management: CPM/PERT Techniques

Using the following project information Activity Optimistic Time Most Likely Time Pessimistic Time Immediate Predecessor(s) Variance Expected Time A 3 6 9 none 1.000 6.00 B

Integrated Capstone: Research Project in the Medical Field

You have a great deal of freedom with this project, so be creative and choose a topic that you will enjoy researching. Also, you may want to think about a topic that is pertinent to your current and/or future career goals. *Note: Every student in the course must have a unique and individual topic Brainstorm Possibilities

Operating Cash flows

Your company plans to produce a product for two more years and then to shut down production. You are considering replacing an old machine used in production with a new machine. The Old machine originally cost $552 and was bought Three (3) years ago (i.e. it has depreciated for three years). It could be sold today for $330 or sol

Project Risk Paper: Discuss identification, ranking and monitoring of risks

Assignment - Risk Paper #1 Write a paper regarding a project, either real or fictitious, where one is able to discuss how risks were identified, ranked, and monitored. The student is also welcome to write about a major purchase or major decision in one's life, such as buying a new car, buying a new home, or even the decision

Workplace Security: Five types of risk, management techniques

Workplace Security Describe five types of risk and discuss management techniques for eliminating, reducing, or mitigating each type of risk type. For each risk type describe the process for analyzing needs identified through a risk assessment. They are Pure Risk, Dynamic Risk, Speculative Risk, Static Risk, and Inherent Ri