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Which is the best investment?

Please show all steps 1) You are the assistant to the CFO of ABC Inc. divisions A, B and C have ach proposed projects that require a $1,000,000 cash investment. The CFO has asked you to analyze the projects and recommend which project he should fund. ABC Inc. has a required rate of return of 15% risk adjusted. ABC In

Assessing Project Worth through Present and Annual Worth

You are considering two mutually exclusive alternatives with different useful lives of 4 and 6 years as shown below. The MARR is 10% per year and the market value is 0 at the end of each useful life. A B Capital investment $3,500 $5,000 Annual cash flow 1,255 1,480 Useful life in yea

Project Evaluation using the MARR

You just purchased a used car for $3,000 and, being enrolled in this course, you are curious as to how long you should keep the car. You will graduate soon and you do not want to keep the car longer than 4 years. You have estimated the costs and market value as show in the following table. Year 1 Year 2 Yea

Risk Analysis and the Value of Information

Sue Reynolds has to decide if she should get information (at cost of $300,000) to invest in retail store. if she gets the information, there is a 0.45 probability that the information will be favorable and a 0.55 probability that the information will not be favorable.If the information is favorable, there is a 0.9 probability th

Alternate project

If accepting 1 project implies that you can NOT also accept another alternative project, we would say these 2 projects are: a. mutually exclusive b. independent c. profitable d. synergistic e. none of the above

Project Managment : Crash Costs

This is a problem #9, chapter 14 - Project Management, from the textbook by Cliff Ragsdale, "Spreadsheet Modeling and Decision Analysis". This problem requires the use of Excel and the add-in, called Solver. The course is Excel-based and Solver is the optimization application used for all problems. Attached is an excel document

Project Managment PMBOK and Five Phases for LRH Products

Scenario: Your company, LRH Products, is about to attend a major trade show event in Sacramento, CA. You are a member of the marketing team that was selected to manage the trade show project. The project includes all the activities necessary to update the trade show display, re-stock the collaterals (brochures, signs, present

Strategic Considerations To Justify A Project

Many financial analysts are very skeptical of the use of strategic considerations to justify a project. This opinion is largely based on the observation that some of the biggest investment disasters were undertaken based on a "strategic" rationale. However, this type of mind-set can lead to a form of managerial myopia in whi

Project manager core values of APF

Purpose: To understand the core values of APF. A major part of APF is that it is client-based and client-driven. This requires greater involvement of the customer in the project than was expected under TPM. Discuss strategies on gaining greater customer involvement in an APF project, especially for customers who are busy with ot

Project Scope

Resources: Appendixes A and B and Microsoft® Project Determine the necessary details related to your approved project to specify the scope for your selected project. "Raising money for charity for a wildlife sanctuary" Complete section 4 of the Final Project Template in Appendix B. Include a Gantt chart to deline

Variable production cost

Ken owns a manufacturing business which makes a single product. The following figures apply for all relevant periods. Per unit $ Selling price 35 Direct Material 9 Direct Labour 11 Fixed Manufacturing cost 5 Fixed Manufacturing overheads are absorbed into

Identify Project Management Control Issues The student was asking how to identify and determine what control issues were. The information requested were types of issues that can be project management control issues. Issues such as service requests being incorrectly inputted or lack of follow-through on specific processes.

I have searched for project management control issues and have only found aticles directed toward control charts, etc. Can you help answer the question: Identify project management control issues? Project Management control issues can be a number of things. The reason why it points to control charts is because the charts ar

Operation management

Visit a fast food restaurant and answer these questions. 1) In what ways is quality, or lack of quality, visible? 2) What items must be stocked in addition to the food? 3) How important do you think employee scheduling is? Explain. 4) How might capacity decisions affect the success or failure of the restaurant?

What amount should be used as the initial cash flow for this building project?

Marshall's & Co. purchased a corner lot in Eglon City five years ago at a cost of $640,000. The lot was recently appraised at $810,000. At the time of the purchase, the company spent $50,000 to grade the lot and another $4,000 to build a small building on the lot to house a parking lot attendant who has overseen the use of the l

Initial Project Cash Flow

All of the following are anticipated effects of a proposed project. Which of these should be included in the initial project cash flow related to net working capital? (I) an inventory decrease of $5,000 (II) an increase in accounts receivable of $1,500 (III) an increase in fixed assets of $7,600 (IV) a decrease in accounts

Proposals

Review the Microsoft® Word Tutorial: Creating Tables at http://corptrain.phoenix.edu/axia/com215/wordchart01.htm Consider the following scenario: Management at your project management firm wants to ensure staff members are fully trained on new technologies before planning, developing, and maintaining information technology

Refine Project budget; methods to determine budgets; role of project manager

Task Name: Phase 3 Discussion Board 2 Details: The company has established an overall budget for this project, but the budget needs to be refined. Identify and consider various ways to determine budgets for the individual tasks. What are the pro's and con's of each method? What is the role of the project manager in determini

Calculate the risk of the project and find breakeven values

HMG is considering the manufacture of a new chemical compound that is used to make high-pressure plastic containers. An investment of $4 million in plant and equipment is required. The firm estimates the investment will have a five-year life, using straight-line depreciation toward a zero salvage value. However, the investment h

Calculating Stocks and Capital Budgets

Can you help me get started with this assignment? Two mutually exclusive investment projects have the following forecasted cash flow: Year A B 0 $-20,000 $-20,000 1 10,000 0 2 10,000 0

American Bank of Indiana Project Management Plan

Based on the attached scenario: a. What management responses to both events (database specialists not showing up, change in management objectives) in the "Managing Project Risk" simulation would you have recommended instead of those offered in the simulation? Why? b. Based on the Managing Project Risk simulation, develop a p

New Technology Systems

Based on personal experience, articles located through the University Library, or examples on the Internet, prepare a response detailing how a new technology system should be implemented and/or introduced to a company. Include your recommendations as if you were the manager in charge of implementing the new technology. Give

Decision Tree for capital Investment decision

Create a decision tree using the method described in the textbook or any method for a capital investment project to compare acquisition of a competitor with five-year present value high/low cash flow of $500/$400 million (probability 80%/20%) at an acquisition cost of $300 million, versus entry into the competitors field with a

Decision Making Process: Individual Vs Group

(Scenario) The CEO of your company has been extremely frustrated with what has been occurring within the organization lately. In a recent managers meeting he exclaimed, "Everyone around this place just follows the status quo. No one ever has any unique ideas on how we can make this organization better. You just sit here and

Buiness Management and emotional intelligence (re-building a team)

Can you help me get started with this assignment? You realize that you are having some trouble connecting with your team as individuals. In a management meeting one of your peers identifies a similar problem, and states that he was able to get a better understanding of his team, and a strategy for solving some of the problem