***Assignment 1 Project Management Overview (3 pages)
Write a three-page research paper covering the following topics:
Define project cost terms and tell how each is used in estimating project cost.
Compare and contrast analogous, parametric, and bottom-up methods of estimating costs.
Describe issues in project cost estimating and how to deal with each.
Describe the earned value management terms.
Find at least two sources from the Online Library, and you may also use your textbook to complete this research paper. Be sure to use APA format and cite resources use 7th ed. Include a title page and a reference page (not included in the number count of pages).
***Assignment 2 Business Policy and Strategy (2 pages)
****** I choose STARBUCKS*******
Please take a look at the 30 case studies located in your textbook on pages 370–625. There are multiple corporations that provide a large array of services and products. Please select one of these 30 organizations that interests you. You will use this company for the Unit VI and Unit VIII assignments, as well.
For Part 1, describe the company that you selected, the products/services they offer, and the history of the company. Next, analyze the company’s strategy, mission, and organizational structure. In your analysis, include the information below.
What does the strategy, mission, and organizational structure say about the company?
What are the positive aspects of the strategy, mission, and organizational structure?
What are the company’s short-term and long-term goals?
What are ways to improve the strategy, mission, and organizational structure?
Much of the information you will need to complete this segment can be found in the case study in the textbook. However, you are welcome to conduct further outside research as needed. Some details, such as the short-term and long-term goals, may not be explicitly stated. Please use your best judgement and analytical skills to determine that information. Your project must be a minimum of two full pages in length, not counting the title and reference pages. Include an introduction paragraph.