PJM310 Colorado State Project Management and Net Present Value Paper

PJM310 Colorado State Project Management and Net Present Value Paper.

Required

  • Chapter 2 in Project Management: A Strategic Managerial Approach
  • Chapter 2 PowerPoint from Project Management: A Strategic Managerial Approach
  • Oueslati, A. (2016). The added value of the project selection process. Journal of Defense Resources Management, 7(1), 75-84.

Recommended

Option #1: NPV for 5-Year Project

For this exercise, you need to calculate the NPV for a project described below. Make sure you study the “Numeric Models: Profit/Profitability” section in Chapter 2 of the textbook before trying to solve the problem. You are the manager of a construction company with a five-year project that has a projected net cash flow of $25,000, $35,000, $45,000, $20,000 and $15,000. Implementation costs are $50,000. The company has a required rate of return of 20%. Compute the discounted cash flow and determine the NPV. Include your calculations in an appendix after the references page. Include information on what projected net cash flow, discounted cash flow and NPV are, why they are useful in project selection, and, given the numbers, if this example project meets the company requirements, and why or why not.

Optional Resources

Review any of the following videos for additional information on how to calculate NPV:

Submission Requirements

  • Prepare a 3- to 4-page paper (not including the required title and reference pages and the appendix) detailing and compiling the specifics to items above.
  • Support your paper with a minimum of two current (published in the most recent five years) scholarly sources from the CSU-Global Library, in addition to any course textbooks or lecture material you decide to use.
  • Format your entire paper according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing & APA (Links to an external site.).
  • Be clear, concise, and focused. Be sure to organize your writing properly and include an introduction; headings/subheadings for the body of your work; analysis and recommendations (if applicable); a conclusion; list of references; and an appendix.

Option #2: Weighted Scoring Matrix

For this exercise, you need to assess a project selection matrix in a case described below. Make sure you study the “Numeric Models: Scoring” section (Table B and Figure A, in particular) in Chapter 2 of the textbook before trying to solve the problem. You are the person responsible for ordering the following 10 telecommunications projects, all of which support the new 5G initiative. Using the scoring matrix and the weights provided, which project would you rate highest (the first to implement, next, and so on until they are listed from 1 to 10). Your matrix should be included in an appendix after the references page. Describe what a weighted score matrix is, how it is used, and how you reached the conclusions you did.

Supports the business strategy to move to 5G

Urgency in being first to market to win market share

5G will drive new ancillary product sales

Will cause customers to move from current provider to us

Maintenance costs will be reduced

Weight

0.02

0.05

0.025

0.03

0.01

Project 1

3

2

4

9

4

Project 2

3

8

7

2

5

Project 3

4

2

7

3

5

Project 4

7

5

4

2

4

Project 5

2

5

5

2

8

Project 6

3

3

1

4

8

Project 7

6

7

2

3

7

Project 8

9

2

1

1

2

Project 9

1

6

3

1

7

Project 10

1

6

1

6

7

Submission Requirements

  • Prepare a 3- to 4-page paper (not including the required title and reference pages and the appendix) detailing and compiling the specifics to items above.
  • Support your paper with a minimum of two current (published in the most recent five years) scholarly sources from the CSU-Global Library, in addition to any course textbooks or lecture material you decide to use.
  • Format your entire paper according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing & APA (Links to an external site.).
  • Be clear, concise, and focused. Be sure to organize your writing properly and include an introduction; headings/subheadings for the body of your work; analysis and recommendations (if applicable); a conclusion; list of references; and an appendix.

Rubric

PJM310 Mod 2 CT

PJM310 Mod 2 CT

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Requirements

20.0 to >16.0 pts Meets Expectation

This response includes all of the required components, as specified in the assignment.

16.0 to >12.0 pts Approaches Expectation

This response includes most of the required components, as specified in the assignment.

12.0 to >8.0 pts Below Expectation

This response includes some of the required components, as specified in the assignment.

8.0 to >0 pts Limited Evidence

This response includes few of the required components, as specified in the assignment.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Content

15.0 to >12.0 pts Meets Expectation

Demonstrates strong or adequate knowledge of the project management concepts.

12.0 to >9.0 pts Approaches Expectation

Some significant but not major errors or omissions in demonstration of project management concepts.

9.0 to >6.0 pts Below Expectation

Major errors or omissions in demonstration of project management concepts.

6.0 to >0 pts Limited Evidence

Fails to demonstrate knowledge of the project management concepts.

15.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Critical Analysis

15.0 to >12.0 pts Meets Expectation

Provides a strong critical analysis of and critical thinking about the project management concepts.

12.0 to >9.0 pts Approaches Expectation

Some significant but not major errors or omissions in analysis of and critical thinking about the project management concepts.

9.0 to >6.0 pts Below Expectation

Major errors or omission in analysis of and critical thinking about the project management concepts.

6.0 to >0 pts Limited Evidence

Fails to provide analysis of and critical thinking about the project management concepts.

15.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Demonstrates college-level proficiency in organization, grammar and style

10.0 to >8.0 pts Meets Expectation

Project is clearly organized, well written, and in proper format, as outlined in the assignment. Strong sentence and paragraph structure; few errors in grammar and spelling.

8.0 to >6.0 pts Approaches Expectation

Project is fairly well organized and well written and is in proper format, as outlined in the assignment. Reasonably good sentence and paragraph structure; significant number of errors in grammar and spelling.

6.0 to >4.0 pts Below Expectation

Project is poorly organized; does not follow proper paper format. Inconsistent to inadequate sentence and paragraph development; numerous errors in grammar and spelling.

4.0 to >0 pts Limited Evidence

Project is not well organized or well written and/or is not in proper paper format. Poor quality work; unacceptable in terms of grammar and spelling.

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Demonstrates proper use of APA style

10.0 to >8.0 pts Meets Expectation

Project contains proper APA formatting, according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing & APA, with no more than one significant error.

8.0 to >6.0 pts Approaches Expectation

Few errors in APA formatting, according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing & APA, with no more than two to three significant errors.

6.0 to >4.0 pts Below Expectation

Significant errors in APA formatting, according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing & APA, with four to five significant errors.

4.0 to >0 pts Limited Evidence

Numerous errors in APA formatting, according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing & APA, with more than five significant errors.

10.0 pts

Total Points: 70.0

PJM310 Colorado State Project Management and Net Present Value Paper

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