Assignment 2: Project Schedule Changes

Assignment 2: Project Schedule Changes
You have kicked off the District 4 Production Warehouse Move project, your contractors are in place and working on receiving the proper building permits.
You originally were told the permits would only take 2 weeks to obtain but the contractors are telling you it will now take 3 weeks. You need to build the additional week into your schedule for each permit that will be obtained.
In addition, your framing and drywall contractors have just told you they are running late on their other jobs and can only release half their crew for your project. This will double their schedule.
Build the extra time into your schedule by doubling the installation work timelines for both the framing and drywall. Your project plan should also be updated with the new 3-week timeline for obtaining permits. Use the project plan you created for this task.
You are now looking at an extended project delivery date. Your project sponsor was very clear that you must be done in a 4 month timeframe so you will need to look at options for reducing your schedule to fit into the 4 month window.
You have an option of hiring another contractor to help with the framing and drywall work but it will increase your budget by $200,000.
Determine your best course of action for bringing this project in on schedule and update your project plan to reflect your recommendation. Develop a 5-6 slide presentation for senior management outlining your proposed solution. You are seeking approval to proceed with your new plan.
Submit both your updated project plan in PDF format and your PowerPoint presentation.

Prepare an 8-10–page report in Word. This report should include a project history of your recent Trillo Apparel Company District 4 Production Warehouse Move experience over the last five weeks

Assignment 1: LASA – Final Project Report
Prepare an 8-10–page report in Word. This report should include a project history of your recent Trillo Apparel Company District 4 Production Warehouse Move experience over the last five weeks.
Your final report should include the following sections:
Executive Summary
Project Performance and Status Report
Organizational Structure
Project and Administrative Teams
Project Risk and Change Management
Project Management Techniques Employed
Include appropriate reports from your final project plans to corroborate your overall report. You may also use diagrams, charts, and other visual aids to make your report more effective. Assume that the report will be presented to the Board of Directors of Trillo Apparel Company. Your report should be done in the APA style.
In addition to the report, prepare an 7-9–slide presentation in PowerPoint that summarizes key aspects from the report.

You have been hired as a consultant for a university that wants to use social media to encourage the collaboration of students, improve their overall sense of community, and increase exposure to their university.

Scenario: You have been hired as a consultant for a university that wants to use social media to encourage the collaboration of students, improve their overall sense of community, and increase exposure to their university.
Prepare an 8-10 slide PowerPoint® presentation Microsoft®
Identify social media strategies that the university can use to achieve its objectives
* Provide a description on how each strategy can be utilized by the university
* Illustrate advantages and disadvantages of each strategy
Include the following in your presentation using the features of PowerPoint®:
* A slide template
* Two different slide layouts
* At least one image
* Speaker notes on at least one slide
Prepare a 500 to 700-word Microsoft® Word® document
* Identify an emerging technology (only one) in your field of choice
* Provide a summary of the emerging technology that you chose
* Discuss the potential advantages and disadvantages of this technology

Ancient Greece and Athletics” Please respond to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:

Ancient Greece and Athletics” Please respond to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:

Describe the ancient Greek competitive character, and compare the ancient Olympics (as a festival featuring athletics) to the Olympics today, identifying any major differences. Explain what the Olympic rules regarding females and evidence, such as the “running girl” artifact, reveal about female status and Greek athletics in particular Greek city-states.

Discussion Questions

Discussion Questions
Week 1:

One of the first things you’ve done this week is to access TestOut web-based training material using an access code and you followed directions to log in to TestOut from Blackboard. This is a common method companies use for selling access to their products on the Internet. Downloading products or controlling access to Web resources is a cost-effective way of doing business.

1. In a few sentences, reflect on how you would help someone in the business setting who has called you in the IT department for help. Imagine you’re in a support role at a company where employees need to enter a code just as you did. Based upon your experience getting started with Testout or similar applications, what types of issues might employees have when installing the code, and what could you do to troubleshoot those issues?

2. When you get started with your labs this week, return to the discussion and interact with your classmates who have commented on your post above, and post your reaction to what a couple of classmates have posted. Remember to get in early and post often!

3. Additional post option: How does your interaction with your instructor here in this class compare to how employees in a business would interact with the IT department in which you will work? Remember, you’re going to be the technical expert when you graduate!

Week 2:

One of the main topics for this week is professional communications. In the business world, this means email, technical writing, memos, and so on. Computer professionals must quickly disseminate internal information to employees about software and hardware issues that affect the organization, but may also have to craft documents that would go out to the company’s customers.

1. Search the internet for an article about how a company has notified customers about an issue that may have affected the customers. In a few sentences, discuss how you feel this may have sounded differently in an internal email. Is there anything that may have been the same? Post the link to the article with your comments about the article so your classmates can read more about it if they want to.

2. Remember to get in early in the week to do your TestOut labs each week. Return to this discussion and read some of your classmates’ posts. Post a reaction to classmates who have interesting posts.

3. Additional post option: You learned about grounding and proper grounding techniques this week. Have you ever talked with someone who has received an electric shock? Have you? Share your experiences with your classmates if you know something that may help them.

Introductory Memo

Your first assignment for this writing course is an introductory memo at least one page in length. Be sure to write this in complete sentences and paragraphs. You should have a formal tone in this memo, as if you were writing it to a new boss. This means be careful of your word choice. Keep in mind that you do not have to answer every question, but you should try to give a good background of who you are and what your writing is and has been. This assignment is written in memo format, so try to follow that.
You will follow memo format for this assignment.
Part One:
Tell me about your educational background, your interests, your achievements and your goals. Why did you pick the major you did? What courses have been most helpful to you?

Part Two:

Describe your experiences and your goals for writing. Do you have a positive or negative association with writing? Explain. What kinds of writing have you done? Describe your best and worst pieces of writing. How has your work been evaluated i.e. what have been your strong points and weak points in writing? Do you ever write just for you or for publication? What do you see as your current strengths and weaknesses in writing? What skills do you feel that you will need for your future career? What kinds of writing do you expect to do on the job?

Accounting for Decision Making

Accounting for Decision Making

1.) Trim Force Corp. had the following information in their accounting records:
Work in process inventory, beginning balance
Cost of direct materials used
Direct labor cost applied to production
Cost of finished goods manufactured

Manufacturing overhead during production was $250,000. What was the work in process inventory on hand at the end of the year?
2.) Walsh Corp. uses direct labor hours to determine their applied manufacturing overhead. They use a rate of $30 per direct labor hour. During the production period, company employees worked 10,000 direct labor hours, and had actual overhead costs of $305,000.
a.) Record the year-end journal entry to close out the Manufacturing Overhead account to the Cost of Goods Sold account.
b.) Was manufacturing overhead underapplied or was it overapplied?

3.) Sorin Corp. uses process costing for its two production departments: Cutting and Painting. The company’s manufacturing information for the month of August is provided below:

Beginning work in process
Costs transferred in
Costs incurred in Aug
Ending work in process

a.) Record the transfer costs from the cutting department to the painting department in Aug.
b.) Record the transfer costs from the painting department to the finished goods inventory account in Aug.

4.) Badin Corp. has the following information about its most popular product line:
Sales price per unit
Variable cost per unit
Total fixed manufacturing & overhead costs

Compute the following:
a.) Unit contribution margin.
b.) Units that must be sold to break even.
c.) Units that must be sold to earn an operating income of $500,000.

5.) Complete Dillon Corp.’s flexible budget for 75,000 units using the information listed below:

25,000 Units
50,000 Units
75,000 Units

Cost of Goods Sold

Gross Profit on Sales

Operating expenses ($10,000 of it is fixed)

Operating Income

Income Taxes (30% of operating income)

Net Income

Assume that cost of goods sold and any variable operating expenses vary directly with sales and that income taxes remain constant at 30%.
6.) Del Sol Healthcare is considering two capital investment proposals. The information for both projects is listed below:

Proposal #1
Proposal #2
Cost of the investment
Estimated salvage value
Average estimated net income

Calculate the return on average investment for both proposals and discuss which one would be the best option for investment.


Due Week 11

Question 1 (8 marks)

The following are a number of different situations where there may be violations of the ethical
principles .You are asked to state whether there has been a violation of the Accountants Code of Ethics and state which ethical principle has been violated briefly providing a reason for your opinion:

(a) Peter Harmon , professional accountant, does the bookkeeping, prepares the tax returns and provides various management services for Bunker L td .When providing these services it frequently advises its clients to buy its computer equipment from Computer Services Ltd. Computer Services has agreed to pay Harmon a 10% commission if the referral leads to sales for Computer Services .

(b)David Smith ,an auditor ,was asked by Allied Insurance,for its help in finding clients. David Smith subsequently referred ten clients to the insurance company without letting them know.

(c) Wrench and company,Chartered Accountants,keeps details of its clients in its computer records
at its office .Since it also has time available it will allow its clients to use its computers if they require
them.If necessary Wrench will arrange for members of its staff,mainly administration but sometimes
from the audit branch to assist with the input of data for these clients.The staff from the Audit section can be involved in the audit of clients, depending upon the Audit Partners requirements.

(d)Stephanie Barry has an audit client,Williams Pty Ltd ,which uses another public accountant for
its management services work. Barry sends her firm’s literature regarding its management services capabilities to Williams on a monthly basis,unsolicited .

(e ) Katrina Ng is a manager on the audit of a not for profit entity.She is also a member of the Board of Directors for the not for profit entity,but the position is honorary and does not involve her acting
in a management capacity for the not for profit firm.

(f) Peter Beattie , a public accountant , provides tax services, management advisory services,bookkeeping services and conducts audits for the same client .As the firm is small the same person frequently provides all the services .

(g) The Hornsby Auditors, have taken advertisements in the local newspaper with a bright colourful full page pictures of the staff and giving details of their being the top auditors in the district compared to other auditors and their ability to help clients get higher tax deductions.than all others
in the district.

(h) David Cheadle conducted an audit of Nestree Ltd for the year ended 30 June 2015 .David has just started his audit of Nestree for the year ended 30 June 2016 .The audit fees for the year ended 30 June 2015 have not yet been paid .

Question 2 (12 marks)

Indicate the type of opinion that should be expressed in each of the following situations,providing reasons for your choice .

(a) The auditor was unable to obtain confirmations from three of the client’s major customers that
were included in the sample .The auditor was able to satisfy himself about the balances of these accounts using other audit procedures.

(b)The client restricted the auditor from observing the property ,plant and equipment .The property, plant and equipment is a material part of the assets making up 20% of total assets.

(c) Management have excluded from the financial report the necessary disclosures in relation to
a contingent liability .If this becomes an actual liability it will have a material effect on the financial

(d) A significant proportion of a retailer’s sales are on a cash basis and inadequate records have been maintained. There are no audit tests that can be done to assure yourself that cash sales are accurate.

(e)You have been asked to do the audit for a new client this financial year .While you are satisfied that there appears to be no material misstatements for the information during the current financial year the client will not provide any information about the opening balances of accounts at the start of the financial year.

(f) You have just started auditing the financial statements of a client which has not been following
the Australian Accounting Standards since it began operating five years ago.

(g) A client has been using the LIFO method of accounting for inventory which is disallowed under
the Australian Accounting Standards.This has had a material effect on the financial statements
however its effect is currently limited to the effect on the Inventory value

(h) The auditor of Numark has just completed the audit and is satisfied that there are no material misstatements however the client’s continuation as a going concern is in extreme doubt as its major
customer has gone into liquidation and it appears very unlikely that other customers will take its place due to the highly specialised nature of its products.



Parker Ltd produce quality pens and pencils and it has been producing and selling 10,000 sets
per month . It provides the following information because it has been facing increasing competition
both in the local market and from imported products:

Manufacturing costs
Direct material $1.00 per unit
Direct labour 1.20 per unit
Variable overhead 0.80 per unit
Fixed overhead $10,000
Marketing costs
Variable $1.50 per unit
Fixed $15,000

Parker has been selling these pen and pencil sets for $7.50 each and has asked you to provide answers to the following. Each part is to be considered independently of the others.

Required :

(a) Assuming that all 10,000 pen and pencil sets produced in a month are sold calculate the monthly profit .

(b) A request has come from an educational institution for Parker to supply an extra 2,000 pens per month at a price of $5.50 per set.The educational institution want their logo inscribed on the pen and pencil set.This would cost an extra $0.60 per set.Should this one off request be accepted based
on profit alone? Should any other factors be considered before accepting the order? What other factors should be considered ?

(c) Another request has come in the form of a long term government contract which wants you to supply 5,000 pen and pencil sets per month on an ongoing basis for $4 per set and a one off payment of $4,000.Should this offer be accepted?Provide reasons for your decision.

(d)Parker is trying to enter a foreign market .It believes it can sell an extra 10,000 pen and pencil sets in this market .If it produces this extra 10,000 sets it will be producing at maximum capacity.
What is the minimum price it could enter this market in the short term ? What is the minimum price
in the long term?

(e)Parker has an offer from an outside supplier which has offered to supply the 10,000 pen and pencil sets at $4.20 per set.Should you accept this offer?There are no alternative uses for the facilities and while the variable manufacturing costs would be saved you would only save
$3000 per month on your fixed manufacturing costs and $0.40 per set off the variable marketing costs.Show calculations to support your answer.

(f) Assuming the same situation as in part ( e) above with the same savings in costs except that the facilities(building and car park)can be rented out and you receive $5,500 per month from this ,should you accept the offer from the outside supplier now?Show calculations to support your

Group Therapy

Discussion 1: Benefits of Group Therapy
Group therapy is often utilized when treating substance abuse and addiction for a variety of reasons. Group therapy can provide a level of accountability not found in individual therapy. One form of accountability is the use of “sponsors,” a service that is typically not found in individual therapy. Therapy groups frequently include members who are at varying stages of recovery. This enables group members to interact with others in the therapy group who are struggling with similar issues. Those who are at later stages of recovery can see through the defenses (e.g., minimization, denial, and rationalization) that might be displayed by newer therapy group members. The relapse rates for substance abuse and addiction can be high, and, thus, the cost of treatment can be high. Group therapy provides a cost-effective treatment form by splitting the cost between multiple members.
Sometimes watching something makes the content “come to life” in a way that reading does not. This week you get an opportunity to watch a movie that incorporates group therapy. More specifically, you analyze group therapy movies that are based on substance abuse or addiction. 
For this Discussion, review one of the suggested movies in this week’s Learning Resources. As you watch, notice how the therapy group might differ from other non-substance or addiction therapy groups. In addition, examine how the dynamics of the therapy group are therapeutic and how this process is different from individual therapy. In particular, keep Yalom’s therapeutic factors in mind, and see how they play out in the film’s therapy group.
With these thoughts in mind:
A brief description of the film you selected. Then, explain why group therapy is an effective treatment for substance abuse or addiction based upon what you saw in the film. Finally, explain which therapeutic factors might have the most benefit for people in group therapy for substance abuse or addiction. Be specific and use the Learning Resources and current literature to support your response. 
Discussion 2: Experience and Effectiveness in Group Therapy
How might clients feel if they discovered that their substance abuse therapist had no personal experience with substance abuse? Would they feel betrayed? Lied to? Would they even care? Does past recovery experience influence the effectiveness of a substance abuse therapist? Therapy is an intensely personal journey, and it is important that clients trust their therapist to successfully guide them through the process.
For this Discussion, review the media titled “Audio Therapist: Colleague Calling.” Think about how you might respond to your colleague on the phone. Consider the relationship between effectiveness as a therapy group leader and firsthand experience with the recovery process. Use your own words in clear terms, as though you are speaking directly to a colleague.
With these thoughts in mind:
Post by Day 4 your response to the colleague. Include how you would explain to your colleague how she can convey her effectiveness as a group therapist. Provide the rationale for your response to the colleague. Be specific and use the Learning Resources and current literature to support your response.
Colleague Calling
Program Transcript
FEMALE SPEAKER: Thank you so much for taking some time to provide a peer consultation to me. I’ve heard you speak at professional meetings, and I really respect your opinions.
I wanted to get your take on a situation that has come up. In a nutshell, for the last three months at my facility, I’ve been doing group therapy for substance abuse in an intensive outpatient setting. I did a little bit of group work during my training, but that was years ago, so I’m a little rusty. I feel like I’ve been managing fairly well, but there is one group member who has been extremely challenging. Specifically, he keeps asking me if I’ve ever used or had a problem. He turns the focus away from himself, and onto me and my background. I smoked a little pot while in college, and occasionally have a glass of wine with dinner, but that’s about as extreme as I get. So, I see his point, but don’t want him to take over the group. He’s right in that I don’t know what it’s like, so can I still be effective with this population? What should I say to him about my personal use? How should I handle this?