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June 05, 2016 By: Meliza Category: 1st SEM

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6 Explain Earned Value Method (EVM) in detail? How can a project manager manage the Project Schedule if team members don’t accurately report when they are behind? • Explain Earned Value Method (EVM) • How can a project manager manage the Project Schedule if team members don’t accurately report when they are behind

June 05, 2016 By: Meliza Category: 1st SEM

Answer: The Earned Value Method (EVM) is a useful tool that allows the calculationsof cost and schedule performance measures including cost variance,schedule variance, cost and time over-runs for Read the rest of this entry →

5 Write short notes on 1. Role of risk management in overall project management 2. Quality assurance

June 05, 2016 By: Meliza Category: 1st SEM

Answer: Role of Risk Management in Overall Project Management

Risk analysis and management is a process which enables the analysis and management of the risks associated with a project. Properly undertaken, it will increase the likelihood of successful completion of a project to cost, time, and performance objectives. There are a lot of benefits of Read the rest of this entry →

3 Answer the following questions: 1. Mention the steps involved in a competitive bid. 2. Mention the elements/points that must be kept in view when designing , developing and operating a PMIS (Project Management Information System)

June 05, 2016 By: Meliza Category: 1st SEM

Answer: Competitive bid (bid and award)

The steps involved in competitive bid are discussed below:

  1. The bid or tender is invited from a required number of suppliers.
  2. The bid

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2 Explain Project Life Cycle in detail? Project Life Cycle

June 05, 2016 By: Meliza Category: 1st SEM

Answer: The Project Life Cycle

A rational order of activities that are applied to attain the project’s goals orobjectives is known as the project life cycle. Most projects experiencesimilar stages on the path from origin to

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1 Write Short notes on: 1. PERT model 2. CPM model

June 05, 2016 By: Meliza Category: 1st SEM

Answer: PERT model

A PERT chart is a project management tool used to schedule, organize, and coordinate tasks within a project. PERT stands for Program Evaluation Review Technique, a methodology developed

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6. Explain the following: a. Economic Order Quantity( EOQ) b. PERT and CPM c. Operating Characteristics of a Queuing System [Explanation of Integer programming model-4 Explanation of PERT and CPM-3 Explanation of Operating Characteristics of a Queuing System-3]

June 05, 2016 By: Meliza Category: 1st SEM

Answer: a) Economic Order Quantity( EOQ)

The Economic Order Quantity (EOQ) is the number of units that a company should add to inventory with each order to minimize the total costs of inventory—such as holding costs, order costs, and shortage costs. The EOQ is used as part of a continuous review inventory system in which the level of inventory Read the rest of this entry →

5. Define Simulation. Explain the Simulation procedure. Discuss the use of Simulationwith an example. [Meaning of Simulation-2 Simulation procedure-4 Use of simulation with an example-4]

June 05, 2016 By: Meliza Category: 1st SEM

 

Answer: Simulation is the process of defining a model of a real system and conducting experiments with this model for the purpose of understanding the behaviour (within the limits imposed by a criterion or a set of criteria) for the operation of a system

 

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4. a. Explain the steps in Hungarian method. Differentiate between Transportation and Assignment problem. b. Find the optimal assignment of four jobs and four machines when the cost of assignment is given by the following table: J1 J2 J3 J4 M1 10 9 8 7 M2 3 4 5 6 M3 2 1 1 2 M4 4 3 5 6 [Steps in Hungarian method-3 Differences between Transportation and

June 05, 2016 By: Meliza Category: 1st SEM

Answer: a) Hungarian method algorithm is based on the concept of opportunity costand is more efficient in solving assignment problems. The following stepsare adopted to solve an AP using the Hungarian method algorithm.

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3.a. What is degeneracy in transportation problem? How it can be resolved? b. Solve the following transportation problem using Vogel’s approximation method. Factories Distribution Centres Supply C1 C2 C3 C4 F1 3 2 7 6 50 F2 7 5 2 3 60 F3 2 5 4 5 25 Requirements 60 40 20 15 [Degeneracy in transportation problem and resolving it-5 Computation/Solution to the problem-5]

June 05, 2016 By: Meliza Category: 1st SEM

Answer: a) Degeneracy in transportation problem

A basic solution to an m-origin, n destination transportation problem canhave at the most m+n-1 positive basic variables (non-zero), otherwise thebasic solution degenerates. It follows that whenever the number Read the rest of this entry →

2 a. Explain the steps involved in linear programming problem formulation. Discuss inbrief the advantages of linear programming. b. Alpha Limited produces & sells two different products under the brand names black& white. The profit per unit on these products in Rs. 50 &Rs. 40 respectively. Both theproducts employ the same manufacturing process which has a fixed total capacity of50,000 man-hours. As per the estimates of the marketing research department ofAlpha Limited, there is a market demand for maximum 8,000 units of Black & 10,000units of white. Subject to the overall demand, the products can be sold in any possiblecombination. If it takes 3 hours to produce one unit of black & 2 hours to produce oneunit of white, formulate the model of linear programming. [Steps involved in LPP-4 Advantages of LPP-3 Formulation of LPP-3]

June 05, 2016 By: Meliza Category: 1st SEM

Answer: a) The procedure for mathematical formulation of a linear programming problem consists of the following major steps:

  1. Study the given situation to find the key decisions to be made
  2. Identify the variables involved and designate them by symbols xj(j=1,2….)
  3. State

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1 Discuss the various stages involved in the methodology of Operations Research. Brieflyexplain

June 05, 2016 By: Meliza Category: 1st SEM

Answer: Operations Research Methodology

Definition: The first and the most important step in the OR approach of problem solvingis to define the problem. One needs to ensure that the problem is identifiedproperly because this problem statement will indicate the following threemajor aspects:

  • Description of the goal or the objective of the study
  • Identification of the decision alternative to the system
  • Recognition of the limitations, restrictions, and requirements of the system

Construction: Read the rest of this entry →

6 Why privacy is important for individuals in the organisations? Briefly explain. How workplace electronic monitoring is done in the organizations? Explain the reasons why privacy is important in the organisations Explain the ways in which electronic monitoring is done in the organisations

June 05, 2016 By: Meliza Category: 1st SEM

 

Answer: Information systems are used widely across organisations, and they enabledata and information to be widely distributed for use. When the data pertainsto individuals (relating to their work, personal habits, or Read the rest of this entry →

5 Briefly explain the different aspects of the need for database systems. Explain any eight aspects of the need for database systems

June 05, 2016 By: Meliza Category: 1st SEM

Answer: Different aspects of the need for database systems

Data independence: Databases allow data pertaining to an activity or a domain to be maintainedindependently. This independence means that the data is stored in separatefiles in a structured manner, and the creation and updating of the data is doneindependent of its uses. For instance, in a college, a database of studentsis updated when a student joins or leaves the college, changes address,changes phone number, Read the rest of this entry →

4 Briefly explain the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system. What are the various facilities created by CRM? Explain the CRM System Examples of various facilities created by CRM

June 05, 2016 By: Meliza Category: 1st SEM

Answer: The idea of CRM systems is to integrate all functions related to sales and marketingon a common platform. These functions include those that require supportto sales and marketing staff and also those that Read the rest of this entry →

2How to use information system to support competitive strategy? Explain with an example for each strategy 5 strategies and its use of information system Examples for each of the strategies

June 05, 2016 By: Meliza Category: 1st SEM

  1. Answer:
    Competitive Strategy Use of Information Systems Example
    Create barriersto entry forcompetition To create barriers to entry of new competition, firms maylock-in existing customers withloyalty programmes and freeaccessaccounts created withinformation systems. Data from such loyalty programmescan also be used to identifycustomer tastes and patternsof buying to further providethem with goods and services. Yatra.com is an onlinetravel portal that enablescustomers to buy airlineand railway tickets fromits site. It maintains aloyalty programme byproviding discount couponsto customers whopurchase frequently.

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1 What are the differences between data and information? Briefly explain the different types of information systems.

June 05, 2016 By: Meliza Category: 1st SEM

Answer: Data is a raw collection of facts. The word raw indicates that the facts have not been processed in any way. When processed, data is called information. For example, consider the act of booking a ticket on the Indian Railways (IR) website. Let us assume that you have already picked your source station, the place where you will start your journey, Read the rest of this entry →

6 Write short notes on: a) Break –even pricing b) Mark-up pricing

June 05, 2016 By: Meliza Category: 1st SEM

Answer: a) This is the method of cost-oriented pricing and is also called target profit pricing. It uses the concept of break-even chart, which exhibits thetotal cost and total revenue expected at different levels of sales volume. The firm achieves break-even when the total revenue is just equal to Read the rest of this entry →

5 What do you meant by marketing channel? What are the important functions of marketing channels? Marketing channel Important functions of marketing channels

June 05, 2016 By: Meliza Category: 1st SEM

Answer: A marketing channel is a system of relationships existing among businesses that participate in the process of buying and selling products and services. Channel intermediaries are those organisations, which connect the manufacturer with the customers and help in the distribution of the product. The intermediaries are involved in taking physical ownership of the product, collecting payments, and offering after sales service. All these activities involve large amount of risk and Read the rest of this entry →

4 What are the advantages of Branding? What value does the organization & customers get out of the branding process? Advantages of Branding Value

June 05, 2016 By: Meliza Category: 1st SEM

Answer: The following are the advantages of branding.

(a) A brand promises and delivers a high level of assurance to consumers.

(b) A brand serves as an Read the rest of this entry →

2 Describe the scenario building approach of environmental scanning with the help of an example. Environmental scanning

June 05, 2016 By: Meliza Category: 1st SEM

 

Answer: Environmental scanning is designed to aid the long-term planners and strategists in the organisations. Many people criticise the environmental scanning technique because of the diffused and general nature of its Read the rest of this entry →

1 Explain the constituents of an expanded marketing mix with the help of suitable examples. Expanded marketing mix with example

June 05, 2016 By: Meliza Category: 1st SEM

Answer: Service sector is one of the key contributing factors for the growth of our economy and civilisation. Though marketing literature is dominated by manufacturing and product-centric business practices, service marketing constitutes a strategic area, which has propelled growth and success Read the rest of this entry →

6. Why redesign of layouts may be necessary? List the differences between product and process layout. [Listing of reasons why redesigning ofexisting layout is required-5] Listing of any five differences-5

June 05, 2016 By: Meliza Category: 1st SEM

Answer: Concepts of Working Capital

Gross working capital: Gross working capital refers to the amounts invested in various componentsof current assets. It basically refers to the current assets. This concept hasthe following practical relevance:

  • Management of current assets is the crucial aspect of working capitalmanagement
  • Gross

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5 Explain the capital Budgeting process and its appraisals Solve the below given problem: Given below are the details on the cash flows of two projects A and B. Compute payback period for A and B. Cash flows of A and B Year Project A cash flows (Rs.) Project B cash flows (Rs.) 0 (4,00,000) (5,00,000) 1 2,00,000 1,00,000 2 1,75,000 2,00,000 3 25,000 3,00,000 4 2,00,000 4,00,000 5 1,50,000 2,00,000 Explanation of capital budgeting process and its appraisals. Solution for the problem

June 05, 2016 By: Meliza Category: 1st SEM

Answer:Capital budgeting process

After thescreening of proposals for potential involvement is over, the companyshould take up the following aspects of capital budgeting process:

  • A

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4 Explain the factors affecting Capital Structure. Solve the below given problem: Given below are two firms, A and B, which are identical in all aspects except the degree of leverage, employed by them. What is the average cost of capital of both firms? Details of Firms A and B Firm A Firm B Net operating income EBIT Rs. 1, 00, 000 Rs. 1, 00, 000 Interest on debentures I Nil Rs.25,000 Equity earnings E Rs.1,00,000 Rs.75,000 Cost of equity Ke 15% 15% Cost of debentures Kd 10% 10% Market value of equity S = E/Ke Rs. 6, 66, 667 Rs.5,00,000 Market value of debt B Nil Rs.2,50,000 Total value of firm V Rs. 6, 66, 667 Rs,7,50,000 Explanation of factors affecting capital structure Solution for the problem Interpretation

June 05, 2016 By: Meliza Category: 1st SEM

Answer: Factors Affecting Capital Structure

Leverage: The use of sources of funds that have a fixed cost attached to them, such as preference shares, loans from banks and financial institutions, and debentures in the capital structure, is known as “trading on equity” or “ Read the rest of this entry →

3 Write short notes on: a) Irredeemable bonds b) Zero coupon bonds c) Valuation of Shares

June 05, 2016 By: Meliza Category: 1st SEM

Answer:Irredeemable bonds or perpetual bonds

Bonds which will never mature are known as irredeemable or perpetualbonds. Indian Companies Act restricts the issue of such bonds andtherefore, these are very rarely issued by corporates these days. In case ofthese bonds, Read the rest of this entry →

2 Explain about the doubling period and future value. Solve the below given problem: Under the ABC Bank’s Cash Multiplier Scheme, deposits can be made for periods ranging from 3 months to 5 years and for every quarter, interest is added to the principal. The applicable rate of interest is 9% for deposits less than 23 months and 10% for periods more than 24 months. What will be the amount of Rs. 1000 after 2 years? Explanation of doubling period Solving the problem Explanation of future value

June 05, 2016 By: Meliza Category: 1st SEM

Answer: Doubling period

Doubling period is the period which makes the investment as “Doubled”, that is the amount invested fetches 100% return.

  1. Rule

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1 Explain the differences between wealth maximization and profit maximization. Explain relation between finance and accounting Differences between wealth maximization and profit maximization Explanation of relation between finance and accounting

June 05, 2016 By: Meliza Category: 1st SEM

Answer: Wealth maximisation vs. profit maximisation

  • Wealth maximisation is based on cash flow. It is not based on theaccounting profit as in the case of profit maximisation.
  • Through the process of discounting, wealth maximisation takes care ofthe quality of cash flow. Converting uncertain distant cash flow intocomparable values at base period facilitates better comparison of

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6. Why redesign of layouts may be necessary? List the differences between product and process layout. [Listing of reasons why redesigning ofexisting layout is required-5] Listing of any five differences-5

June 05, 2016 By: Meliza Category: 1st SEM

Answer: Layout decisions are important for three basic reasons:

  • They require substantial investments of both money and effort
  • They

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5. Explain the risk management and its various components [Definition of risk management and what it entails-2 Description of the four components of risk management • [Risk assessment • Risk control • Risk prioritising • Risk mitigation]

June 05, 2016 By: Meliza Category: 1st SEM

Answer: Risk management aims to identify the risks and then take actions to minimise their effect on the Read the rest of this entry →

4.Project management can be considered to have following five dimensions which are necessary to be managed. Explain. a. Features b. Quality c. Cost d. Schedule e. Staff

June 05, 2016 By: Meliza Category: 1st SEM

Answer: Project management can be considered to have five dimensions which are necessary to be managed. The dimensions are Features, Quality, Cost, Schedule, and Staff.

 

The five dimensions of project management are dependent of one another. For example, if you add staff, Read the rest of this entry →

3.Describe following dimensions of quality with appropriate examples. a. Quality of design b. Conformance to design c. Utilisation conditions d. After sales service

June 05, 2016 By: Meliza Category: 1st SEM

Answer: Quality is inherent in the product or service that is rendered to the customer. Since we are attempting to measure the same, we will look into those aspects of quality, called dimensions of quality.

 

Quality of design – A product is designed keeping in view the customers’ requirement. For designing Read the rest of this entry →

2.Explain following Rating methods a. Factor rating method b. Point rating method c. Break-even analysis d. Centre of gravity method

June 05, 2016 By: Meliza Category: 1st SEM

Answer: a) In factor rating method, each of the factors forlocation is rated and the rating of the competitive locations is considered. Then, the products of the rating are added and the location Read the rest of this entry →

1.Write Short notes on a. Phases of Operations Strategy b. Operations Strategy as a Competitive Weapon c. Strategic Importance of Forecasting

June 05, 2016 By: Meliza Category: 1st SEM

Answer: a) Phases of Operations Strategy

Quality – Quality is the driving factor for any organisation. When buyinga product, a customer will always think about the value of the money heor she is investing. Even if the price of the product is high, the quality ofthe product will provoke the customer to buy Read the rest of this entry →

4th Sem – Project management – Spring 2016

June 05, 2016 By: Meliza Category: 1st SEM

DRIVE: SPRING 2016

PROGRAM: MBADS (SEM 4/SEM 6) MBAFLEX/ MBA (SEM 4) PGDPMN (SEM 2)

SUBJECT CODE & NAME: PM 0015 – QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT

BK ID: B2011 CREDIT AND MARKS: 4 CREDITS AND 60 MARKS

 Q1. Explain Business Value Models in detail

  • Balanced scorecard model
  • The Treacy-Wiersema model
  • The Kano model

Answer: The following business models in detail in the following section: Read the rest of this entry →

3rd Sem – Project management – Spring 2016

June 05, 2016 By: Meliza Category: 1st SEM

 

DRIVE SPRING2016
PROGRAM MBA
SEMESTER III
SUBJECTCODE&NAME PM0010–INTRODUCTIONTOPROJECT MANAGEMENT
BK ID B1936
CREDIT&MARKS 4CREDITS&60MARKS

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4th sem – Operation Management – Spring 2016

June 05, 2016 By: Meliza Category: 1st SEM

DRIVE SPRING2016
PROGRAM MBA
SEMESTER IV
SUBJECT CODE &NAME OM 0015 –MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT
BKID B2008
CREDITS &MARKS 4 CREDITS AND60 MARKS

 

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3rd sem – Operation Management – Spring 2016

June 05, 2016 By: Meliza Category: 1st SEM

ASSIGNMENT

DRIVE SPRING2016
PROGRAM MBA
SEMESTER III
SUBJECT CODE &NAME OM 0010 – OPERATIONSMANAGEMENT
BKID B1934
CREDITS &MARKS 4 CREDITS AND60 MARKS

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4th SEM- Human Resource Management – Spring 2016

June 05, 2016 By: Meliza Category: 1st SEM

 

DRIVE SPRING2016
Program MBA
Semester 4
Subject code&name MU0015-COMPENSATIONAND BENEFITS
BookID B1859
Credit &Marks 4 CREDIT, 60 MARKS

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