Progressive Case Study- Macro or Micro: Project Risk Management – Surveys and Questionnaires: Learning Management System Questionnaires and surveys Overview There are many techniques to identify and assess risks in various phases throughout the project management practice. ‘Questionnaire and surveys’ are very simple and commonly used technique because of its inherent advantages against ‘interview techniques’, ‘Peer research and Analysis’ etc. Advantages Various advantages offered by ‘Questionnaire and surveys’ techniques can be as followed: 1. Low cost to response ratio – cost of collecting information from surveys is very low with respect to the response rate from the interviewees compared to other techniques. 2.
He made several controversial decisions with respect to compensating AIG’s executives. The case is related to multiple motivational concepts. Internal needs reflect the reasons for which the employees chose to remain employed with AIG during the process of winding down the Financial Products business. External incentives reflect the retention bonus payments. In addition, needs theories of motivation can be invoked to provide perspective on what seem to be important motivational factors for the Financial Products employees.
What actions are available for the organization? b. What are the costs and benefits of action in both quantitative and qualitative terms 4. Potential Outcomes a. What will be the buyer, trade, and competitive response to each course of action?
Micro environmental factors that affected targets performance over the year have been a combination of the following factors: * The company – Targets marketing managers were not aware of the change in trends in the marketing environment. They were more focused on the product concept of marketing instead of the marketing concept. Target marketing managers were not focus on achieving the overall goals of the company by knowing and satisfying the needs and wants of it consumers * Competitors – To achieve superior performance and sustain a competitive advantage, companies must be aware of who their competitors are. Target did not pay close attention to their main rivals’ Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart offers valuable discount to their customers while still offering brand name and fashionable product.
The manual labor the company does is basically inexpensively in this region, and because of this the furniture store can offer their products at the best price. The furniture store is going through some changes that are affecting the market. Some of these changes include the rising of new competitors, the high technology used by the current overseas competitor, and the increasing on the cost labor which affect the business profit margin (UOPX, 2012). The primary purpose of finance is involved with defining value (Emery, Finnery & Stowe, 2007). There are three mainly areas cover by finance: investments, corporate financial management, and financial markets and intermediaries (Emery, Finnery & Stowe, 2007).
This includes the cost of debt to debt holders and cost of equity (including preferred stock and common stocks) to shareholders. WACC is calculated considering the relative weights of each component of the capital structure- debt and equity, and is used to see if the investment is worth taking. So it is the minimum return that shareholders and creditors require for their investments with the company. Moreover, the WACC is calculated using the following equation: WACC = (Percentage of equity) x (Cost of equity) + (Percentage of debt) x (Cost of debt) WACC = [E/ (E + D)] x (Cost of equity) + [D/ (E + D)] x (Cost of debt) x (1-t) It is important to estimate a firm’s cost because it affects the capital budgeting, financing methods and the performance of the firm. For each one the WACC has different importance.
The key conclusions that will be shown in this report is that, Tesco plc is very strong financially and that it is growing steadily in the market position this has been aided by the huge fixed asset in property. Another reason is due to their dismissive approach towards law and regulations. This approach has resulted in an exceptionally good financial performance and efficiencies. Based on the available financial data of Tesco plc all the financial indicators are excellent with the exception of the liquidity. INTRODUCTION The most important thing to management is to find, evolve and assess involvement into possibilities that may be out there to develop and improve the company’s financial position.
Business Simulation – JR Power Tools Jermaine Ross JCT2 Task 3 Western Governors University Task: A. Recommend, with sufficient support, the adoption of one of the following strategies by the power tool company: a Keiretsu network, a virtual company, a vertical integration, or a different supply chain strategy. B. Discuss metrics that could be used to measure performance of the supply chain. C. Discuss three of the following issues that could complicate the development of an efficient, integrated supply chain: local optimization, incentives, large lots, and the bullwhip effect.
Challenges Because major changes had to be made to their compensation plan to successfully integrate FedEx Express and Ground sales, it is very important to determine the right balance in compensation. The key to creating a good compensation plan is balance between base salary and incentives. Sales compensation can be complex and while there are many ways of approaching it, maintaining a competitive edge in terms of the “right mix” of base salary and compensation is critical. It’s also important to keep in mind that compensation typically ranks very high in importance among sales people. Often, salespeople are heavily motivated by compensation and competitive environments.