## Business & Finance homework help

welcome to your final exam. this exam can only be attempted once. this exam has 50 questions covering all the chapters . you have 65 minutes to take this exam. make sure that you have a stable internet connection before you attempt this exam.

## Business & Finance homework help

We can often capture the most relevant characteristics of a stochastic process with a simple probability distribution model. We can then analyze the model to make predictions and drive decisions. For instance, we could estimate the number of technicians the oil change shop needs to service demand on a Saturday afternoon. Discuss the following:

• What is a random variable?
• How would you differentiate a discrete from a continuous random variable?

A laptop manufacturing company has implemented a 2-step process to test the quality of each production batch. In the first step, a technician randomly selects 15 laptops from the batch and determines whether they meet specifications. The batch is considered acceptable provided no more than 1 laptop fails to meet specifications. Otherwise, the entire batch must be tested in the second step. Historical data shows that 95% of the laptops produced adhere to specifications. Discuss the following:

• What are the 4 characteristics of a binomial experiment?
• Can we use a binomial distribution to model this process?
• What is the probability that the entire batch unnecessarily has to be tested if in fact 95% of its laptops conform to specifications? (Hint: Use Excel’s =BINOMDIST() function to find the probability.)
• What is the probability that the batch is incorrectly accepted if only 75% of its laptops conform to specifications?

## Business & Finance homework help

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scheduling and resourcing are tightly intertwined aspects of the planning phase. Consideration of the following questions will help you as you prepare your schedule and resource plans (it is not necessary to turn in your answers):

• Do you have the same resources doing overlapping tasks?
• Do you have a realistic time period in which to accomplish each task, given the resources assigned?

Familiarity with Microsoft Project will ease your schedule and budget preparation. If you need an introduction or refresher, make sure you review the video tutorials in this assessment’s studies. Access Project through the Toolwire virtual desktop in this unit.
Budget
A proper budget should reflect costs incurred by a project, including human and capital resources and materials, which are often referred to as “time and materials.” Make sure to make real-world cost approximations for each of the identified resources to create a realistic budget. Communicating budget changes is critical to the project manager. Often times many stakeholders need to be notified and communicated to in different ways. You should consider all implications of such a critical communication, including tone, content, and intended audience.

#### Directions

##### Part 1 – Schedule

Use Microsoft Project to develop a detailed milestone and deliverables schedule that identifies required human and capital resources. Do the following:

• Include a minimum of twenty steps (tasks).
• Link related tasks that must follow in order; and create sub-groups with activities where applicable.
• Enter the duration and start and finish times for each task.
• Activity duration can be estimated in hours, days, weeks, or months, depending on the time scale of your project.
• Project start and finish times can be entered as specific calendar dates if you wish.
• Assign named resources to each task in the timeline of your project.
##### Part 2: Budget

For this assignment, develop your projected project budget by allocating costs to each of your required resources (include human, capital, and materials). Use Microsoft Project or an Excel spreadsheet. (Use the Toolwire desktop provided in this unit to access Microsoft Project.)
Complete the following items:

1. Create the initial budget estimate.
2. Imagine that the client has requested that the project be done in a 20 percent shorter timeframe. Add two more columns to your budget. One should reflect the new costs and the other should depict the variance between the original and amended budgets.

Note: You need to save your mpp file to your virtual desktop before downloading it to your local machine. Then submit the project file, along with your budget file, through the normal courseroom assessment submission process.   Be sure to attach BOTH of the documents with your assessment submission. This is important to avoid unnecessary use of one of your re-submission attempts to submit a missing part of your assessment.

In this assignment, you are to use the Apple Corporation you selected and focused on for the assignments, Strategic Management and Strategic Competitiveness and External and Internal Environments.
Research the company on its own website, the public filings on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Filing & Forms page, the Strayer University’s online databases, the Lexis Advance database, and any other sources you can find. The annual report will often provide insights that can help address some of these questions.
Requirements
Write a 6–8 page paper in which you do the following:
Analyze the business-level strategies for the corporation you chose to determine the business-level strategy you think is most important to the long-term success of the firm and whether or not you judge this to be a good choice. Justify your opinion.
Analyze the corporate-level strategies for the corporation you chose to determine the corporate-level strategy you think is most important to the long-term success of the firm and whether or not you judge this to be a good choice. Justify your opinion.
Analyze the competitive environment to determine the corporation’s most significant competitor. Compare their strategies at each level and evaluate which company you think is most likely to be successful in the long term. Justify your choice.
Determine whether your choice from Question 3 in the Business-Level and Corporate-Level Strategies Template [DOCX] would differ in slow-cycle and fast-cycle markets.
Use at least three quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other websites do not qualify as academic resources.
The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is as follows:
Determine business-level and corporate-level strategies for a corporation’s long-term success comparable to the competitive environment.