Custom Bike Company

These are the four questions you should answer like assignment with introduction body and conclusion proper references and in text citations The Custom Bike Company has set up a weighted scoring matrix for evaluation of potential projects. Below are five projects under consideration. Using the scoring matrix below, which project would you rate highest? Lowest? If the weight for “Strong Sponsor” is changed from 2.0 to 5.0, will the project selection change? What are the three highest weighted project scores with this new weight? Why is it important that the weights mirror critical strategic factors? Criteria Strong Support Support Business Strategy Urgency 10% of Sale From New Products Competition Fill Market Gap Weighted Total (a) Weighted Total (b) Weight 2 5 4 3 1 3 ? ? Project 1 9 5 2 0 2 5 ? ? Project 2 3 7 2 0 2 5 ? ? Project 3 6 8 2 3 6 8 ? ? Project 4 1 0 5 10 6 9 ? ? Project 5 3 10 10 1 8 0 ? ? 4. Two new software projects are proposed to a young, start-up company. The Alpha project will cost $150,000 to develop and is expected to have annual net cash flow of $40,000. The Beta project will cost $200,000 to develop and is expected to have annual net cash flow of $50,000. The company is very concerned about their cash flow. Using the payback period, which project is better from a cash flow standpoint? Why This is the marking criteria You will be required to submit a midterm paper to demonstrate your understanding of the concept of project selection. This assignment will provide you the opportunity to explore the weight scoring method of project selection and ranking among alternatives and also making decisions on how to decide a favourable project from cash flow point of view. Evaluation The Midterm Paper will be marked in its entirety out of 100. The following rubric indicates the criteria students are to adhere to, and their relative weights to the assignment overall. Item Activity/Competencies Demonstrated % of Final Grade 1 Question 1 (20%) Able to rate the projects appropriately and indicates the highest and lowest their order as required. /20 2 Question 2 (20%) Appropriately changed the Strong Sponsor weightings as specified and show the outcome of the selection Indicate the three highest weighed project scores with the new weight /10 /10 3 Question 3 (20%) Able to explain why the importance of the weights mirror critical strategic factors? /20 4 Question 4 (30%) Uses the Payback period method in assessing the two projects and indicating which project is better from a cash flow standpoint? Provided reasons for the choice? /20 /10 5. Communication and Attention to Details (10%) Proper introduction and conclusion to assignment /4 Information organized intelligently /1 Effective and Clear use of language /1 APA Referencing and formatting (title, headings, and references) /2 Spelling and grammar

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