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Average daily demands for 5 products given

Product A B C D E
Demand 80 10 20 80 10

The most customer oriented repetitive mixed model schedule for these products is:

a. ADADC ADADB ADADC ADADE
b. AAAAA DCCBE AAADD DDDDD
c. AAAA AAAA DDDD DDDD CCEB
d. ABAC ADAE ABAC ADAE ADAB

Not sure on this problem – I believe its (a). Please explain

Regarding continous and repetitive operations, the FALSE statement is:

a. continuous production is also referred to as the process industry

b. repetitive prduction is typically more capital intensive than continous production

c. both continuous and repetitive operations requre elaborate advance planning

d. both continuous and repetitive operations are relatively easy to control

I believe the answer is (C) not sure

2. Behavioral Aspects of Project Management Paper
Consider the following scenario: You have just been brought in on a project, as the previous project manager has left. The project is behind schedule and over budget, and several key team members have quit in disgust, plummeting the morale of the rest of the team, who fear they will have to do the extra work without compensation.

Write a 1,750-2,400-word paper in which you explore how organizational culture and human behavior influence the success of projects, in particular projects beset with issues like those presented in the scenario. In this paper, answer the following questions:

a. How does organizational culture influence the selection, sponsorship, prioritization, and ultimate success of projects? In what ways could organizational culture create conditions that could lead to the scenario described above?
b. What role does project leadership play in the success of projects? Does this role change under the conditions described in the scenario? If so, how and why? If not, why not?
c. How can a project manager build and manage a successful project team? How does this change under the conditions described in the scenario?
d. What are some strategies that could be used by a project manager to successfully manage the relationships among project team members and the relationships among the project team and external resources (e.g., subcontractors, government agencies)? How would these strategies differ under the conditions described in the scenario?

Consider the following scenario: You have just been brought in on a project, as the previous project manager has left. The project is behind schedule and over budget, and several key team members have quit in disgust, plummeting the morale of the rest of the team, who fear they will have to do the extra work without compensation.

How can a project manager build and manage a successful project team? How does this change under the conditions described in the scenario?