# PJM310 Colorado State Project Management and Net Present Value Paper

Required

• Chapter 2 in Project Management: A Strategic Managerial Approach
• Chapter 2 PowerPoint from Project Management: A Strategic Managerial Approach
• Oueslati, A. (2016). The added value of the project selection process. Journal of Defense Resources Management, 7(1), 75-84.

Recommended

#### Option #1: NPV for 5-Year Project

For this exercise, you need to calculate the NPV for a project
described below. Make sure you study the “Numeric Models:
Profit/Profitability” section in Chapter 2 of the textbook before trying
to solve the problem. You are the manager of a construction
company with a five-year project that has a projected net cash flow of
\$25,000, \$35,000, \$45,000, \$20,000 and \$15,000. Implementation costs are
\$50,000. The company has a required rate of return of 20%. Compute the
discounted cash flow and determine the NPV. Include your calculations in
an appendix after the references page. Include information on what
projected net cash flow, discounted cash flow and NPV are, why they are
useful in project selection, and, given the numbers, if this example
project meets the company requirements, and why or why not.

Optional Resources

Review any of the following videos for additional information on how to calculate NPV:

Submission Requirements

• Prepare a 3- to 4-page paper (not including the required title and
reference pages and the appendix) detailing and compiling the specifics
to items above.
• Support your paper with a minimum of two current (published in the
most recent five years) scholarly sources from the CSU-Global Library,
in addition to any course textbooks or lecture material you decide to
use.
• Format your entire paper according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing & APA (Links to an external site.).
• Be clear, concise, and focused. Be sure to organize your writing
of your work; analysis and recommendations (if applicable); a
conclusion; list of references; and an appendix.

#### Option #2: Weighted Scoring Matrix

For this exercise, you need to assess a project selection
matrix in a case described below. Make sure you study the “Numeric
Models: Scoring” section (Table B and Figure A, in particular) in
Chapter 2 of the textbook before trying to solve the problem. You
are the person responsible for ordering the following 10
telecommunications projects, all of which support the new 5G initiative.
Using the scoring matrix and the weights provided, which project would
you rate highest (the first to implement, next, and so on until they are
listed from 1 to 10). Your matrix should be included in an appendix
after the references page. Describe what a weighted score matrix is, how
it is used, and how you reached the conclusions you did.

 Supports the business strategy to move to 5G Urgency in being first to market to win market share 5G will drive new ancillary product sales Will cause customers to move from current provider to us Maintenance costs will be reduced Weight 0.02 0.05 0.025 0.03 0.01 Project 1 3 2 4 9 4 Project 2 3 8 7 2 5 Project 3 4 2 7 3 5 Project 4 7 5 4 2 4 Project 5 2 5 5 2 8 Project 6 3 3 1 4 8 Project 7 6 7 2 3 7 Project 8 9 2 1 1 2 Project 9 1 6 3 1 7 Project 10 1 6 1 6 7

Submission Requirements

• Prepare a 3- to 4-page paper (not including the required title and
reference pages and the appendix) detailing and compiling the specifics
to items above.
• Support your paper with a minimum of two current (published in the
most recent five years) scholarly sources from the CSU-Global Library,
in addition to any course textbooks or lecture material you decide to
use.
• Format your entire paper according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing & APA (Links to an external site.).
• Be clear, concise, and focused. Be sure to organize your writing
of your work; analysis and recommendations (if applicable); a
conclusion; list of references; and an appendix.

## Rubric

PJM310 Mod 2 CT

PJM310 Mod 2 CT

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome
Requirements

 20.0 to >16.0 pts Meets Expectation This response includes all of the required components, as specified in the assignment. 16.0 to >12.0 pts Approaches Expectation This response includes most of the required components, as specified in the assignment. 12.0 to >8.0 pts Below Expectation This response includes some of the required components, as specified in the assignment. 8.0 to >0 pts Limited Evidence This response includes few of the required components, as specified in the assignment.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome
Content

 15.0 to >12.0 pts Meets Expectation Demonstrates strong or adequate knowledge of the project management concepts. 12.0 to >9.0 pts Approaches Expectation Some significant but not major errors or omissions in demonstration of project management concepts. 9.0 to >6.0 pts Below Expectation Major errors or omissions in demonstration of project management concepts. 6.0 to >0 pts Limited Evidence Fails to demonstrate knowledge of the project management concepts.

15.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome
Critical Analysis

 15.0 to >12.0 pts Meets Expectation Provides a strong critical analysis of and critical thinking about the project management concepts. 12.0 to >9.0 pts Approaches Expectation Some significant but not major errors or omissions in analysis of and critical thinking about the project management concepts. 9.0 to >6.0 pts Below Expectation Major errors or omission in analysis of and critical thinking about the project management concepts. 6.0 to >0 pts Limited Evidence Fails to provide analysis of and critical thinking about the project management concepts.

15.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome
Demonstrates college-level proficiency in organization, grammar and style

 10.0 to >8.0 pts Meets Expectation Project is clearly organized, well written, and in proper format, as outlined in the assignment. Strong sentence and paragraph structure; few errors in grammar and spelling. 8.0 to >6.0 pts Approaches Expectation Project is fairly well organized and well written and is in proper format, as outlined in the assignment. Reasonably good sentence and paragraph structure; significant number of errors in grammar and spelling. 6.0 to >4.0 pts Below Expectation Project is poorly organized; does not follow proper paper format. Inconsistent to inadequate sentence and paragraph development; numerous errors in grammar and spelling. 4.0 to >0 pts Limited Evidence Project is not well organized or well written and/or is not in proper paper format. Poor quality work; unacceptable in terms of grammar and spelling.

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome
Demonstrates proper use of APA style

 10.0 to >8.0 pts Meets Expectation Project contains proper APA formatting, according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing & APA, with no more than one significant error. 8.0 to >6.0 pts Approaches Expectation Few errors in APA formatting, according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing & APA, with no more than two to three significant errors. 6.0 to >4.0 pts Below Expectation Significant errors in APA formatting, according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing & APA, with four to five significant errors. 4.0 to >0 pts Limited Evidence Numerous errors in APA formatting, according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing & APA, with more than five significant errors.

10.0 pts

Total Points:
70.0