project selection review using past course texts B u s i n e s s F i n a n c e
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Choose one of the following two assignments to complete this week. Do not do both assignments. Identify your assignment choice in the title of your submission.
Option #1: Project Selection
Examine the following scenario:
Program X has planned about $1B worth of projects every year. One of the key challenges is to identify which projects to fund at the beginning of each year. Projects are piling up on the CIO’s desk for the upcoming year. The list includes a range of upgrades, support, automation, and new product development, and so forth. You have been given the responsibility of selecting projects for the upcoming year.
For your assignment, please address the following questions. Your responses should be integrated in a well-written paper.
- How will you do this?
- Develop a project selection and screening system with stage-gate review, including project performance criteria.
- Specifically define all selection criteria and why you chose each.
- Diagram the elements of your process and include stage gate reviews.
- Utilize a selection methodology, either numerical or non-numerical, to support the value of the project. Create your own project data for 5 projects (i.e., project resources, tasks, etc.). Show your work and analyze the outcome. Include this in your diagram.
Option #2: Project Selection Review
Using past course texts, current suggested readings, and other scholarly resources, define the project selection process.
For your assignment, please address the following in a well-written paper.
- Describe the project selection process.
- Describe the selection criteria that should be considered and why they are important.
- Describe stage gate reviews and evaluation criteria.
- Describe the differences you might see between IT projects and Manufacturing Projects.
- Describe two methods to support value (NPV, ROI, Payback) and assess the viability of new projects. Include why they are used, how they are calculated, and the value each adds.
Lastly, conclude with a summary to an organization that may be using your review as a guide.