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BUS 611 Assignment Data Driven Decision Making Using Microsoft Excel (Roto Air)

FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.bus611mart.com Data-Driven Decision Making Using Microsoft Excel This assignment must be completed and submitted using a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet (.xls). Provide a source for each equation you use. Sources must be listed at the bottom of the spreadsheet. No title page or additional formatting is required. 1. Channels of Communication o It has been estimated that project managers spend up to 90% of their time communicating and your position at Roto Air is typical. Calculate the number of possible channels of communication if the project team were to grow to nine members, Important: show your work. o The total number of stakeholders, including the project team, is estimated at 75 people. Calculate how many more possible channels of communication the additional stakeholders beyond the team members represent. Important: show your work. 2. Benefit Cost Ratio (BCR) o Roto Air plans to spend $1,000,000 on this project, resulting in a total savings of $2,500,000 over the life of the project. Calculate the Benefit Cost Ratio. Important: show your work. Ignore any effects of the time value of money. o Roto Air also considered another project that would have partially satisfied their needs. It would have required a $750,000 investment and would result in a savings of $125,000 per year for 10 years. Calculate the Benefit Cost Ratio. Important: show your work. Ignore any effects of the time value of money. o Comparing only the BCRs, explain which project should Roto Air should have chosen.


Ignore any effects of the time value of money. 3. Payback Period o Calculate the payback period for the $1,000,000 investment shown above. Important: show your work. Ignore any effects of the time value of money. o Calculate the payback period for the $750,000 investment shown above. Important: show your work. Ignore any effects of the time value of money. o Comparing only on the payback periods, explain which project should Roto Air have chosen. Ignore any effects of the time value of money. 4. Net Present Value (NPV) o Calculate the Net Present Value of Roto Air’s $1,000,000 investment with a $250,000 annual savings for 10 years when the interest rate averages 3% annually. Important: show your work. ==============================================

BUS 611 Assignment Project Management Software (Roto Air)

FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.bus611mart.com Project Management Software Scenario Roto Air has decided to use Smartsheet as the software for project management and collaboration. The Quick Drop 100 Transition team will be the first to use it. You will enter into a self-teaching exercise based on selected project information that will be provided to you. In preparation you will need to navigate to smartsheet.com and create a free trial account good for 30 days. Assignment: Project Management Software This is a learning exercise using data provided to you. Please do not enter different or additional data. The software is user


friendly and quite intuitive. Complete the following steps: 1. Navigate to smartsheet.com. 2. Login using your email address and individual password. 3. Using the Create New tab at the upper left, open a New Project Sheet. 4. Save the sheet as Quick Drop 100 Transition and your last name. 5. Under Task Name for row 1, enter Kickoff Meeting. Note: Rolling over the icons in the left hand column under Home reveals the function of the button. Find and hit the Wrap button to display the full text of any entry. 6. Enter 1 in Duration. (Durations have been set to display days). 7. Enter today’s date under Start. 8. Enter your first name under Assigned To. Note: Depending on your view, you may have to slide the right side vertical border of the Predecessors column to the right to view the Assigned To column. 9. Enter Order Long Lead Items as Task Name 2. Then enter Predecessors 1. 10. Enter Write Specifications for Rotor Forming Machine as Task Name 3. Hit the Indent Right icon. Then enter Duration 2, Predecessors 1, Assigned To Jackie. 11. Enter Send Requests for Proposals as Task Name 4. Then enter Duration 1, Predecessors 3, Assigned To Jackie. 12. Enter Evaluate Proposals as Task Name 5. Then enter Duration 1, Predecessors 4, Assigned To Your First Name. 13. Enter Forward Purchase Requisition to Purchasing as Task Name 6. Then enter Duration 1, Predecessors 5, Assigned To Jackie. 14. Enter Write Product Assembly Manual as Task Name 7. Then enter Duration 12, Predecessors 1. Hit the Indent Left icon. 15. Enter Gather Engineering Specifications as Task Name 8. Hit the Indent Right icon. Then enter Duration 2, Assigned To John. 16. Enter Write Mechanical Instructions as Task Name 9. Then enter Duration 5, Predecessors 8, Assigned To John. 17. Enter Write Electrical Instructions as Task Name 10. Then enter Duration 4, Predecessors 8, Assigned To Jose. 18. Enter Write Test Instructions as Task Name 11. Then enter Duration 4, Predecessors 9, 10, Assigned To Shawn. 19. Enter Release Manual For Reproduction as Task Name


12. Then enter Duration 1, Predecessors 11, Assigned To John. If all went well you will have an indented Work Breakdown Schedule (WBS), task durations, task start and finish dates, a list of owners and a Gantt chart showing a clear visual display of your project. Congratulations on your first use of a powerful new tool! Hint: Your data was entered correctly if the Duration on line 2 is 5 and on line 7 is 12. These values are calculated by the software and cannot be entered manually. ==============================================

BUS 611 Week 1 Assignment Manufacture Location Transition (Roto Air)

FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.bus611mart.com Scenario: Roto Air You will be working with the following scenario throughout this course. You are free to make reasonable assumptions when facts have not been provided, but do state them as you complete the assignments. You are a project manager for Roto Air, Inc., a successful manufacturer of autonomous rotorcraft (drone helicopters) headed by CEO Jackie Copperfield. You work at the research and development facility in central New York and have been given the assignment of transitioning the manufacturing processes for the newest product, the Quick Drop 100, to its permanent manufacturing site in central Florida. The Florida plant is non-union, has lower property taxes, and lower utility costs than the New York location. You will be sharing an existing building owned by Roto Air


and used for assembly of other similar products. While floor space has been allocated for your product, the specialized machinery and tools must be procured. One of these machines is to be custom built and has a lead time of 5 months. Normal support functions such as human resources, facility maintenance, and manufacturing engineering are already available in Florida. A manual with the product assembly instructions and specifications is needed for training the new manufacturing technicians and will remain your responsibility to complete. An appropriate budget of $1M has been approved for first year transition costs. Annual savings from the move are expected to be $250,000 per year. The budget is controlled by John Golden, plant manager in Florida. Manufacturing is scheduled to start in the new location six months from today. You have a well-qualified team of four other employees that are free to travel as needed from their New York home to Florida. Although the team members have worked on many projects, they have not worked together before. Team members are Jackie, Ken, Jose, and Shawn. Upon successful transition you will return to your responsibilities in New York. Assignment: This week you will complete the project charter. Various publications and organizations have differing contents for a charter; however you will be working with the outline preferred by Roto Air. Using the information provided, complete the steps below. Compose a business case for transitioning the product to Florida. Prepare a scope statement for the transition project. Identify the most logical project sponsor and justify your choice with at least two supporting reasons. Identify the top level project schedule. Identify the overall budget. Specifies at least one state or national safety standard that the manufacturing operation must comply with and explain the reason for its selection. Your paper must be 900 to 1200 words in length (not including title and reference pages) and must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the approved


APA style guide. Contextual (Level One) headings must be used to organize your paper and your thoughts. You must cite at least two scholarly sources from the Ashford Online Library in addition to the textbook. Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment. ==============================================

BUS 611 Week 2 Assignment Project Kickoff Meeting

FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.bus611mart.com Project Kick-off Meeting [CLOs: 2,3]. Due by Day 7. Note that we are continuing with our scenario from Week One. This week you travel to the Roto Air plant in Florida to hold the project kick-off meeting. In preparation for the meeting: a. Identify at least three categories of stakeholders that should be invited. b. Remembering that interested parties are in both New York and Florida: i. Select three methods of communicating with the attendees. ii. Describe the best method of holding the meeting that also limits travel costs. c. Describe at least three team building exercises that could be used during the meeting. d. Before leaving the office, Shawn mentions that her husband is employed as a sales representative by the manufacturer of one of the needed machines. i. After reviewing the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Code of Conduct, specify which potential violation exists. ii. As the team leader, describe how you expect Shawn to proceed regarding this issue. iii. Explain what action you would recommend to Shawn’s husband. The paper • Must be 900 to 1200


words in length, double-spaced (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. • Contextual (Level One) headings must be used to organize your paper and thoughts. • Must include a separate title page with the following: o Title of paper 17 BUS611 Project Planning and Management COURSE GUIDE o Student’s name o Course name and number o Instructor’s name o Date submitted • Must use at least two scholarly sources from the Ashford Online Library in addition to the course text. • Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. • Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. ==============================================

BUS 611 Week 4 Assignment Risk Status Report and Paper

FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.bus611mart.com isk Status Report and Paper [CLOs: 5, 6] Scenario The Quick Drop 100 transition team has met to identify project risks, explore contingency plans, and assign owners to watch for symptoms and address the risks. The team surfaced the following information: Julie is scheduled for a one week vacation during month three of the project. The supplier of a common set of hand tools for the manufacturing floor notified the Roto Air Purchasing department that the tools will not be available until one month after manufacturing is scheduled to start. Alternative suppliers are available. The Human Resources


department has indicated that despite their best recruiting efforts the two openings for skilled welders have resulted in no qualified local applicants. The manufacturer of the custom-built rotor forming machine now expects to be one month past the last acceptable date for installing the machine. No other suppliers exist for this item. Roto Air uses a Just In Time (JIT) delivery system for major components used at the Florida plant. Hurricane season often interrupts or delays deliveries during one of the scheduled months of the project. Assignment Instructions This week you will be essentially doing two related assignment in one MS Word document. The first part is a status report. The second part is an academic paper. Part 1 Status Report: Prepare a simple status report for senior management by creating a table within a MS Word. For each of the five risks: Determine if each risk should be classified as low, medium, or high based on its impact to the project. Differentiate the risk classifications in the table using green, yellow, and red shading to produce a status report that immediately signals the severity of the impact without reading the details. Describe one plausible risk response for each of the risks. Identify a team member to be responsible for monitoring each risk. Part 2 Academic Paper: Write a paper that reviews the risks and explains the options a project manager has available to lessen the effects of risk. These include acceptance, avoidance, control (mitigation), and transfer. Your paper must be 900 to 1,200 words in length (not including title and reference pages) and must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide. Contextual (Level One) headings must be used to organize your paper and your thoughts. You must cite at least two scholarly sources from the Ashford Online Library, in addition to the textbook. Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.


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BUS 611 Week 6 Final Paper Selling Project Management Report (Roto Air)

FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.bus611mart.com Week 6 ÂŹ Final Paper Selling Project Management Report Your new knowledge of project management and experience at Roto Air has earned you a promotion to a senior project manager. Roto Air has recently purchased a smaller company that is the current supplier of electroÂŹmechanical assemblies used in the Quick Drop 100. After your first visit to the new company you find that there is no formal project management system in use and that local management is not aware of the advantages of using project management principles. Your assignment is to educate the new management team and prepare them to welcome and integrate project management skills and tools into their operations. To do so, you will prepare a persuasive, factual report that: 1. Defines a project and project management and differentiates routine operations. 2. Explains the benefits to the business of using project management methodology. 3. Describes the role and importance of a project sponsor. 4. Examines the benefits of using project teams and methods of developing them and improving communications. 5. Outlines the project life cycle. 6. Examines the importance of a project charter and its role in preventing scope creep. 7. Justifies the need for using a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS). 8. Explains the importance of holding a kick off meeting. 9. Summarizes


the benefits and uses of project management software. 10. Examines the benefits of professional certification and the role of ethics in project management. 11. Describes the importance of identifying and mitigating risk in projects. 12. Relates and gives examples of data driven decision making. 13. Recommends whether a PMO is needed. 14. Discusses the role of collecting and publicizing lessons learned. 15. Summarize your recommendations. Your paper must be 3500 to 4500 words in length (not including title and reference pages) and must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide. Contextual (Level One) ==============================================

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