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Arsenal Eletronics Plant Location Case Study

Arsenal Electronics is going to construct a new $1.2 billion semiconductor plant and has selected four towns in the Midwest as potential sites. The important location factors and ratings for each town are as follows: Scores (0 to 100) Location Factor Weight Abbeton Bayside Cane Creek Dunnville Work ethics 0.18 80 90 70 7

Barrows Textile Mills: Maximizing Profit

Barrows Textile Mills produces two types of cotton cloth: denim and corduroy. Corduroy is a heavier grade of cotton cloth and requires 7.5 pounds of raw cotton per yard. On the other hand, denim requires 5 pounds of raw cotton per yard. A yard of corduroy requires 3.2 hours of processing time while a yard of denim requires 3.0 h

Project Management: Earned Value Computation

Following are data reporting progress on a project. Work on all tasks contained in the table is scheduled to be complete as of the day of the report. Budget Begun? Complete? Actual cost Earned Value Task A 3,100 Yes Yes 3,100 Task B 4,000 Yes Yes 4,500 Task C 2,500 Yes Yes 2,250

Recommendations for a Future Project to a Client

This is it. You have concluded the project and will now present your work in a final summation to the client. As a project manager you are continually looking for opportunities and recommendations for further projects without trying to sell the customer. Making recommendations can be presented in a way that is not selling their

Numerical Example of Statistical Process Control

One of the stages in the process of making denim cloth at the Southern Mills Company is to spin cotton yarn onto spindles for subsequent use in the weaving process. Occasionally the yarn breaks during the spinning process, and an operator ties it back together. Some number of breaks is considered normal; however, too many breaks

Outsourcing: Justification & Concerns

Identify the reasons why companies outsource Some of the reasons companies outsource are: "to access skills and technologies, to reduce both fixed and recurrent costs, to allow the organization to focus on its core business, to provide flexibility and to increase accountability" (Schwalbe, 2014, p.481-482). "The shortage of q

Project management plan for motorcycle conversion

1. Describe the project scope and project management plan. Align your plan to the overall strategy. 2. Analyze the type of staff that your company would need in order to make the manufacturing switch to motorcycles with larger motors. 3. Prepare four (4) team-building strategies for handling the newly formed team. Discus

IT Outsourcing in Organizations

Search the internet for the term "IT Outsourcing." Find at least two articles that discuss outsourcing, whether beneficial or controversial. Summarize the articles and answer the following questions in a two page paper: What are the main types of goods and services being outsourced? Why are the organizations in the articles

Project Management Process Groups and Phases

Cite and list all references used for each of the five questions. 1. What is project management? Briefly describe the project management framework, providing examples of stakeholders, knowledge areas, tools and techniques and project success factors. 2. Explain the four frames of organization. How can I help project managers

Lifelong learning online

Lifelong learning is essential for everyone. It is critical in Project Management. There are several places where you can find free online classes related to Computer Science. Stanford and MIT are among two of the main other universities that offer these classes. Research these and others you may find. Identify some classes

Supply Chain Performance and Customer Value

1. There are many different measurers of customer value and supply chain performance measures are discussed. 2. How would you rank each measure (high to low) in their level of importance to contributing to customer value? Explain and defend your positions. 3. Under what circumstances would your answers change?

21st Century Software for Assessing Risks

Reply to the following: Top Ten Risk Item Tracking is a qualitative risk analysis tool. In addition to identifying risks, it maintains an awareness of risks throughout the life of a project by helping to monitor risks which involves establishing a periodic review of the project's most significant risk items with management; s

Risk Management and the Ability to Track These Risks

Reply to the following: Describe the Top Ten Risk Item Tracking approaches for performing qualitative risk analysis. The Top Ten Risk Item Tracking is a qualitative risk analysis tool used to maintain awareness of risks throughout the life of a project by helping to monitor risks (Schwalbe, 2014, p. 549). Periodic reviews

Risks Associated with Conducting Business

Reply to the following: Risk monitoring and control are ongoing activities that must be carried out throughout the completion of a given project. Risks must be constantly measured and monitored against defined standards in order to ensure continued compliance and the maintenance of the project within the desired and defined t

Monitoring and controlling risks

Explain the tools and techniques for performing risk monitoring and control Risk Reassessment - Reassessment is essential in any project, because it requires being attentive towards what will cause a risk in a project at all times. The groups need to have the risk reassessment be a constant topic in all status meetings, to m

IT Project Success and Failure

Give an example of a company that took a big risk on an IT project and succeeded. In addition, find an example of a company that took a big risk and failed. Summarize each project and situation. In your explanation, also discuss whether you believe that anything besides luck makes a difference between success and failure. Foc

Top Ten Risk Item Tracking

Project risks need to be analyzed both from the qualitative and from the quantitative points of view. Consider the aspects of qualitative risk analysis and respond to the following: -Describe the Top Ten Risk Item Tracking approaches for performing qualitative risk analysis. -Explain, with two examples, how the Top Ten Risk

Lessons Learned Report for Project Management

Write a fake lessons-learned report for a project of your choice. Do you think it is important for all project managers and team members to write lessons-learned reports? Would you take the time to read them if they were available in your organization? Why or why not?

Distributing Project Information

Reply to the following: Within communication skills there is always room for improvement. With constantly changing technology, and a wide vocabulary of technical language within IT projects communication skills are the most import skill that has direct impact on the success of the project and is the reason behind many problem

Social Media Tools for Effective Business Communication

Reply to the following: i. Identify and explain the advantages and disadvantages of the different ways of distributing project information. Electronic communications are often useful when it is important to send information quickly to a large group of people. Face-to-face communications are important for developing relati

Types of team building activities

Respond to the following: Team building activities can vary from physically challenging to relaxing in a boat on a lake to mentally challenging puzzles and activities. Each activity has its place and strengths and weaknesses, but they all share the common goal of building cohesion, trust, communication and create a more effec

Importance of team cooperation within organizations

Team-building activities have proven to increase positive communication, raise morale, empowers team members, and encourages bonding. Two common approaches to team building activities are physical challenges and mental team building activities. It is very common for organizations to have their teams go through physically chal

Project Management: The Gantt Chart and Construction Plans

Draw and post Gantt chart for the construction phase of a project. What approach did you use to develop the schedule? Why did you choose that approach? Which methodology did you use to develop the schedule? Why did you choose that method? Do you agree with the recommendation made by the project manager about the construct

Project Management Protocol Questions

Please provide a response to the following questions and list all references used for each: 1-Summarize 3 of Convey's habits in your own words and give examples of how these habits would apply to project management. (Please list at least 2 references) 2-Write a 1-2 page answer summarizing the main features of Microsoft Pro

Distributing Project Information

Project information should not only be distributed to the right people at the right time, it should also be distributed in the best possible way. Consider the aspects of distribution of project information and respond to the following: -Identify and explain the advantages and disadvantages of the different ways of distribut

Project Management on Organizational Structure

How could each of the following parameters influence your choice for an organizational structure? Explain your answers in as much depth as possible. Project cost, Project schedule, Project duration, Technology requirements, Geographical locations, Required working relationships with the customer, and Required working relationshi

Basic Tools of Quality

Reply to the following: Identify when and why you would use these tools on an information technology project. In my opinion all these tools should be used for every project especially IT projects because they use testing extensively to ensure quality (Schwalbe, 2014). Each tool provides a great way to ensure the project p

Seven Basic Tools of Quality

Reply to the following: Identify when and why you would use these tools on an information technology project. The old seven, the first seven, the basic seven are all terms used by quality pros to identify the seven basics tools for quality (Seven, n.d.). Cause-and-effect diagrams, control charts, run charts, scatter dia

Quality and IT Projects

Reply to the following: Identify the importance of quality while executing information technology projects. Quality is important when executing information technology project. IT projects require strong leadership, understanding the cost of quality, a quality conducive work environment, and an overall mindset within the or