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many if not all stakeholders within the organization, each vendor is rated against them and a total score is calculated. We then added two more columns to it and we assigned to each factor a value from 1 to 3. The value of 3 being the highest and 1 being the lowest. We then multiplied the rated score by the weighted value of each criteria attribute to determine the total score. The author does mention that many organizations have suffered the consequences of paying too much attention to the technical aspects of the proposals. With that said, we felt the technical aspect should have the highest weight in this evaluation worksheet because the technical aspects criterion is the most important part in making the correct decision on purchasing the laptops. Naturally the supplier with the highest score should be the one chosen. In real life however, more
Assignment 9 often than not seems that the “price” is the deciding factor which often leaves the decision makers regretting their choice at the end. Evaluating Proposals for Providing Laptops Proposal 1 (HP) Proposal 2 (Dell) Proposal 3 (Panasonic) Criteria Weight Rating Score Score Rating S c o e Technical Mngt (processor speed, hard drive, RAM, upgrades, etc) 30% 3 90 60 1 Management Approach (HP, Dell, Panasonic) 15% 2 30 45 1 Past Performance 15% 2 30 45 1 Price 25% 3 75 50 1 Warranty 10% 2 20 30 1 Delivery 5% 1 5 10 3 Weighted Project Scores 100% 250 240 As a conclusion I have to say that a weighted decision matrix, if done honestly, is probably the best tool in any project manager’s toolbox. It can be used in any business setting just as well as in personal life. This approach leaves emotions out of the equation and prevents one from buying that “cool two-seater sports car” which can’t fit your luggage or your family in it. REFERENCES: Schwalbe, K. (2010). Information Technology Project Management 6e. Boston: Course Technology, Cengage Learning. Retrieved July 26 from the World Wide Web:
Assignment 9 Retrieved July 26 from the World Wide Web: http :// www . corpcomputerservices . com / articles / outsourcing - reasons

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