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Page 1 Kaplan Business School Assessment OutlineAssessment 3 Information Subject Code:MBA643Subject Name:Project Initiation, Planning and ExecutionAssessment Title:Individual ReportAssessment Type:ReportWord Count:1000Words(+/-10%)Weighting:40 %Total Marks:40Submission:Via Turnitin,Due Date:Tuesday, Week 13, 23:55pm AEST Your TaskThis assessment is made up of two parts:• Part A students are asked to imagine they have been engaged by a Renewable Energy (utilities)company to develop a report on key aspects of project risk management and how they might beused in proposed future projects in order to manage and limit risk.In Part A you are asked to write a report based on one of the below companies:Infigenergy: Renewables: company you will analyse will depend on the LAST digit of your student number:o 0 and 5 = Tilt Renewables Infigenergyo 6 and 9 = Infigenergy• In Part B you are asked to conduct a capital budgeting analysis for the second company TiltRenewables. Answer the short answer questions.Page 2 Kaplan Business School Assessment OutlineAssessment Description.PART A (20 marks)The report should begin with a short executive summary and conclude with several, short generalrecommendations. The content you include in the report should link the project management principlesdetailed below with the practices of the renewable energy company you have been allocated.The topics on which students need to make recommendations in their report include:i) Project selection – How should the company you select determine what projects to undertake andwhat ones to avoid? What tools, measures, and practices are available to project analysts in thisindustry?ii) Cost management – What is the role of project cost management for your chosen company? Why is itimportant? What strategies or approaches should the company you have chosen adopt in order toeffectively manage project costs?iii) Funding – What funding measures or options are generally available to assist companies like the oneyou have chosen to fund proposed new projects? The report should include reference to anyimplications associated with different funding types or models.iv) Implementation and winding up – Are there any particular issues associated with commencing aproject that your company must consider? Why are they important? Who do they impact or affect?What happens when the project finishes? How are projects wound up? Do they just end or are thereresource or infrastructure considerations? Are there environmental issues associated with the end ofa project?Where possible, students should relate each section back to the renewable energy company they have beenallocated. The executive summary should bring together general recommendations for the student’s chosencompany relating to i)-iv).Students should provide between 100-200 words per topic, together with approximately 200 words in total forthe executive summary and final recommendations.Page 3 Kaplan Business School Assessment OutlinePART B (20 marks)Consider the following three sources and answer the following questions directly. You do not needto write a lot for each question and for some you will need to use excel calculations. Submit youexcel spreadsheet together with your report in the separate submission inbox on theassessment table.Source 1: Tilt Renewables Snowtown North Solar Energy Farm 2: Tilt Renewables (TLT.NZ) Yahoo Finance 3: Tilt Renewables Financials have been employed as a project manager by Tilt Renewables and asked to evaluate a solarfarm project at Snowtown run by Tilt Energy (See Source 1).You have been asked to evaluate whether Tilt Renewables should undertake the Snowtown NorthSolar Energy Farm based on the above sources. Assume this project has not yet been approved.• Assume this is a twenty-five-year project.• Consult source 1 for the estimated initial outlay/investment today (year 0)• The investment will be depreciated on a straight-line basis over twenty-five years to 0 book value.It is estimated that the solar farm can be sold at the end of year 25 for $10 million.• The solar farm will sell $15,000,000 worth of electricity each year into the grid from year 1-25• Operating expenses for 25 years are $5.50 per solar panel per year (see number of solar panelsfrom Source 1)• The tax rate is 30%. All cash flows are annual and are received at the end of the year. Thediscount rate is 10%.a) Based on the above information calculate the FCFs of the project. (10 marks)b) Calculate the NPV for the solar farm. Should Tilt Renewables undertake this project? (5 marks)c) Does the NPV take into account the CO2 emission reductions that the project will lead to (SeeSource 1)? Should it take this into account? Why or why not? (2 marks)d) What is the debt to equity ratio in 2019 of Tilt Renewables according to source 3? How does thiscompare to other utility companies? What is the current share price according to Source 2 andwhen were shares first issued? (3 marks)Page 4 Kaplan Business School Assessment OutlineAssessment Rubric (Part A)The following rubric will be used for Part A. Part B will be marked based on your responses to eachquestion. Integrate project management theory with real-world company practices to makeactionable recommendations on below topicsCriteriaRequirementMarks Availablei) Project SelectionDescribe tools and practicesused to select a project for thechosen company.Analyse an example of thepractices used by your chosento company to select betweenprojects.200-400 words3 marksii) Cost ManagementDescribe the role andimportance of a cost managerand strategies to manageproject costs.Recommend cost managementstrategies that your companyshould undertake with referenceto theory and real-world data200-400 words4 marksiii) FundingDescribe the sources of fundingfor projects and the benefits orcosts of that funding (see topic8).Evaluate what funding optionsare available to your chosencompany and determine theimplications of these options.200-400 words4 marksiv) Implementation andwinding upOutline the process and issuesassociated with starting andfinishing a project.Evaluate resource,infrastructure and environmentalissues to do with yourcompany’s projectimplementations and make anyrelevant recommendations.200-400 words4 marksSummarise recommendations for project risk management for your company with referenceto the analysis conducted in the relevant topics Page 5 Kaplan Business School Assessment Outline Executive Summary, Conclusionand RecommendationThe summary should brieflydescribe the main issues youidentified in each section BUTMOST IMPORTANTLYrecommend to your chosencompany the main things theyMUST consider whenmanaging/limiting risk in aproject.This is about applying what youhave learnt to ADVISE what keythings they need to focus om3 marksConduct relevant research of project management literature and market data andinformation relevant to your company. Acknowledge your sources.Appropriate in-text HarvardReferencing and reference listYou must reference in text andhave a reference list at the endof your assignment.See Harvard referencing guideon Academic Success Centreportal page.2 marks Important Study InformationPage 6 Kaplan Business School Assessment OutlineAcademic Integrity PolicyKBS values academic integrity. All students must understand the meaning and consequencesof cheating, plagiarism and other academic offences under the Academic Integrity and ConductPolicy.What is academic integrity and misconduct?What are the penalties for academic misconduct?What are the late penalties?How can I appeal my grade?Click here for answers to these questions: Limits for Written AssessmentsSubmissions that exceed the word limit by more than 10% will cease to be marked from the pointat which that limit is exceeded.Study AssistanceStudents may seek study assistance from their local Academic Learning Advisor or refer to theresources on the MyKBS Academic Success Centre page. Click here for this information.


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