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Textbook: return on software

1.  [10 Points]

A software project has been estimated to cost $1,200,000 and take 14 months. Given the average project outcomes from the Standish Group’s CHAOS report discussed at the beginning of Chapter 1 in the text, if the project completes at all what will its actual cost and schedule more likely turn out to be?

2. [ 10 Points]

Answer Self-study Question #4 of Chapter 1 (page 11) of the textbook.

3.  [10 Points]

Assume that Zymurgenics, Inc. had gross revenues of $22,500,000 last year. Various costs for labor, material, operating expenses, etc. totaled $20,150,000. Income taxes amounted to $822,500. What was their actual profit for the year? What was their profit margin?

4. [10 Points]

Answer Self-study Question #2 in Chapter 2 (page 21) of the textbook.

Note: You can access most public company finanical by their website.

5. [10 Points]

Answer Self-study Question #5 in Chapter 2 (page 21) of the textbook.

6.  [10 Points]

If you are currently working on a software project team, estimate the total number of person-years that will be spent to complete that project. State that estimate as part of your answer to this question. If you are not currently working on a software project team, or cannot estimate the total labor of your project, assume a labor estimate of  12.5 person-years. Calculate the labor cost of the estimated project using an FTE rate of $185,000 per year.

7.  [10 Points]

Name at least one situation, other than what was already identified in the text or in class, where the concepts and techniques in this book would be useful in helping you make important decisions about your own personal finances.

8.  [10 Points]

Answer Self-study Question #2 in Chapter 3 (page 33) of the textbook.

9.  [10 Points]

Answer Self-study Question #3 in Chapter 3 (page 33) of the textbook..

10.  [10 Points]

Draw the net cash flow diagram for the following situation.

Year

Income

Expenses

0

$0

$5000

1

$0

$2000

2

$1500

$1200

3

$2700

$1200

4

$3300

$2000

5

$5500

$2500

6

$6800

$3000

7

$4300

$1500

8

$2800

$0


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