Week 4 – Tree Trimming Project

Please make sure this is a complete paper with a intro and conclusion. 

Thomas Johnson is a timber and Christmas tree farmer who attended a project management class last year during his off-season. When the subject of earned value (EV) came up in class, Thomas wondered if he was utilizing the concept properly. 
In mid-October, Thomas hires and trains crews who work to shear fields of Christmas trees for the upcoming holiday season. In this practice, each worker uses a large machete to shear the branches of the tree into a cone shape tree, which is the desire of most customers. Thomas operates his business per the following:

He counts the number of Christmas trees in the field, which is approximately 24,000.
He agrees with customer Tom Jones to a $30,000 lump sum contract for shearing all trees in the field.
He receives a partial payment about 5 days after starting the project. He then estimates the actual number of sheared trees to be approximately 6,000. The actual number of trees is taken as a percent of the total to be sheared, multiplied by the percent completed by total contract amount for the partial payment [(6,000/24,000 total trees = 25% of trees trimmed), (.25 * $30,000 total payment = 5 days payment of $7,500)].

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper that thoroughly answers the following questions based on the case study:

Is Thomas over, on, or below schedule? Explain.
Is Thomas using earned value as he was taught in his project management course? Explain.
What can Thomas do to set up a schedule and cost variance?
What method do you suggest for Thomas to use for any changes in project scope, such as the shape of the tree that Tom wants?
It appears Thomas is using the traditional method of project management. How can he accelerate the completion of this project that he has contracted for using the Agile methodology?
Analyze Thomas’s project performance on this project, assuming the original quote given to the customer was an estimate.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.


Week 10 Assignment – Supply Chain Management and Financial Plan
“One of the most important steps in launching a new business venture is fashioning a well-designed, practical, realistic financial plan.” (Scarborough & Cornwall, 2015, p. 454).
With this assignment, you are creating two important elements of a financial plan: an Income Statement and Balance Sheet. You also are preparing an outline of a presentation of your business plan to potential investors or lenders.
Using the same company from your previous assignments, write a 3–4 page paper in which you:

Prepare a simple pro forma (projected) income statement and balance sheet for the first two years of operation, using income projections and incorporating an advertising plan.
Outline a plan for hiring and retaining competent, motivated employees for your business.
Prepare an outline for a “pitch,” i.e., a short 20–30 minute business plan presentation that will be made to lenders or investors.
Include at least two references outside the textbook.

This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:

Organize information to develop a clear and persuasive business plan for a specified audience

Financial Management for Banks Assignment

1.use harvard referencing

2.Literature review based on highly-recognized academic journals. You should demonstrate your capability in reading and research beyond the material provided (I will send links of the given materials to you later) . A minimum of 8 references from high-quality academic journals is expected . In addition, referring to respected financial media (e.g. The Economist, Financial Times) and international news agencies (e.g. Reuters, Bloomberg) is also relevant to build a critical and up-to-date review of the recent developments.

3.Graphs, data and tables will positively contribute to presenting your critical review (the maximum 
number of graphs/tables/figures is 4).

4.The essay should include adequate in-text citations of papers and various sources of information, with full 
details reported in a list of references at the end of your document (organised alphabetically). The reference 
list should not be included in the word count.

5.Word limit: 2,000 +/- 10% (approx. 6 pages A4, 1.5 line spacing, 12 point font). You must state the word count on the cover page of your work.


Written Summary 2: Country and Currency Risk
Due April 11, 2021
Three summaries from the Wall Street Journal/Economists on selected topics will be required. Students should be prepared to discuss the topic in class. Each summary will be between two to three pages. The submission of summaries must go through the turnitin system in Blackboard.

international business finance. The report also explores re-domiciling of IFM Plc from France to Monaco

Write a 10 pages paper on international business finance. The report also explores re-domiciling of IFM Plc from France to Monaco, in which the report establishes that there is a logical point of view based on a business perspective. In addition, the report addresses the plans set put by the company in expanding into Asia (India and China) that will require about 250 million. Although, the expansion will deliver growth of about 5% in the next five years and is worth undertaking, it carries high risks connected to the massive investment required. The high gearing level of 88% indicates that IFM Plc is significantly exposed to financial risk. The report outlines options that the company can implement to lower its gearing level and attract funding. however, this remains uncertain owing to the interplay of factors involved. In this section, the reports explore the diverse sources of finance that IFM Plc can utilize in its expansion into Asia and the factors that impact on the sources of finance.The report analyzes and appraises prospective venture between IFM Plc and a German subsidiary (EMF Plc), re-domiciling from France to Monaco and pursuing with its expansion efforts into Asia. Indeed, such a move will make sense since the bulk of the business operations are run in Monaco. nevertheless, such a move could hurt the companys image since it will be purely for profit and the shareholders may not welcome the idea. In the analysis, the report illuminates the operational and strategic challenges that can create costs and benefits in re-domiciling the business into Monaco. The expansion into Asia will help the company to gain access to fresh markets into India and China, especially given that India and China are high-growth countries.The joint venture represents a legal entity that takes the nature of the partnership involved in the joint undertaking of a certain transaction for mutual benefit.

1.Write late-return tests based on the format of Figure 16.7

Assume that the charges in the table are all that count and that negative quantities may be used in the calculated fields. 2. Consider whether there is any point in having a test table that includes hours, days, and weeks. If you think so, make up some tests that use it. ( Hint: Think about what time period charge rates would make this so.)

Beers Law plot in Excel

Use the data provided below to prepare a Beers Law plot in Excel. Plot absorbance on the y-axis and concentration on the x-axis. Add a trend line to your linear graph. Use your graph to determine the concentration of a sample measured to have and absorbance value of 0.35 absorbance units. Show on your graph how you determine the concentration of the unknown.

use the datasets to aggregate data to analyze the apartments at the complexes.

You manage several apartment complexes in Phoenix, Arizona. You created a dataset that lists details for each apartment complex, such as apartment number, including number of bedrooms, whether the unit is rented or vacant, the last remodel date, rent, and deposits. You will use the datasets to aggregate data to analyze the apartments at the complexes.

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