Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Hrm517 Week 8 Case Study 3: Risk Management on a Satellite Development Project

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Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:

Suggest the issues that could have developed had the team not had a risk plan. Determine the major impacts of risk that the team needs to understand for the project to be successful.

Justify the value of risk plan considering the time, effort, cost, and resources it took to develop such a plan. If you were the project manager, recommend the approach that you would take to ensure the project met the critical path identified.

Assess how to determine the level of risk management appropriate for a project.

Imagine the team working on the satellite development project was a virtual team in which team members were unable to meet in person. Explain the expected impact on the project, and suggest two (2) ways the team could maintain its current goal in both planning and execution.

Use at least four (4) quality academic (peer-reviewed) resources in this assignment.

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Assignment 3: Human Resource Project Plan

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Due Week 6 and worth 280 points
You have recently been appointed head of human resources and are now in charge of managing a small team. Your next project is to revamp the compensation and benefits package employees are receiving at your company. Design a plan for the human resource project without the use of MS Project or similar software. Note: You will have to make assumptions or create fictitious data for this assignment. Be clear about these assumptions and data for your professor to follow along.
Write a eight to ten (8-10) page paper in which you:
  1. Construct a project charter to revamp the compensation and benefits package.
  2. Design a communication plan for the project.
  3. Define the scope of the project.
  4. Create a work breakdown structure including numbered components. Submit your WBS by creating a table inside your assignment.
  5. Use at least four (4) quality academic (peer-reviewed)resources in this assignment.
Your assignment must:
  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.
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Assignment 5: MS Project Scheduling and Salvaging a Project

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Due Week 10 and worth 280 points

Go to iCampus to download a free version of Microsoft Project needed to complete this assignment. Details on how to download the software are available in the online course shell in the Additional Resources section of the Student Center.

Make the needed corrections to Assignment 1 using instructor feedback and initialize a new project in Microsoft Project to complete the following: 

  1. Create a work breakdown structure in MS Project using the existing information from Assignment 1. Note: This assignment will require you to submit a zipped file. Please see below for details on how to zip a file.

Imagine your human resource project of revamping the employee compensation and benefits package is starting to develop issues. The project is eight (8) weeks off track and your team members are becoming discouraged. Several members of the team are consistently late with deadlines, and you have discovered that your budget depleted quicker than expected. Your project sponsor is looking for you to salvage this project.

Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:

  1. Write a memo that communicates the budget situation to the rest of the team.
  2. Suggest three (3) ways to improve an underperforming team member.
  3. Organize a plan of action to get the project back on track. Develop a new critical path.

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Chapter 14 Mini Case: The Link Between Capital Structure and Capital Budgeting

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Fiera Corporation is evaluating a new project that costs $45,000. The project will be financed using 40% debt and 60% equity, thus maintaining the firm’s current debt-to-equity ratio. The firm’s stockholders have a required rate of return of 18.36%, and its bondholders expect a 10.68% rate of return. The project is expected to generate annual cash flows of $13,000 before taxes for the next two decades. Fiera Corporation is in the 36% tax bracket. Remember to show all your work.

For this case you must

Calculate the firm’s weighted average cost of capital (WACC).
Calculate the traditional net present value (NPV) of the project using the WACC. Explain if the project should be undertaken.
Use Modigliani and Miller’s Proposition II, and calculate the required return on unlevered equity.
Use the adjusted present value (APV) method to determine whether or not the project should be undertaken and explain why.
Use the flow-to-equity (FTE) method to determine whether or not the project should be undertaken and explain why.

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Chapter 9 Mini Case: Cost of Capital and Project Risk

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Calculate the current weighted average cost of capital for CWC.
Calculate the appropriate discount rate for the healthy bottled water project.
Perform a sensitivity analysis for sales price, variable costs, fixed costs, and unit sales at +/- 10%, 20%, and 30% from the base case. 
Perform an analysis of the following two scenarios:
Best case: Selling 2,500,000 units at a price of $1.24 each, with variable production costs of $0.22 per unit.
Worst case: Selling 950,000 units at a price of $1.32 per unit, with variable production costs of $0.27 per unit.
Explain if the firm should undertake the healthy bottled water project. Buy now

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