1) briefly review either personal experiences and/or the financial literature to identify and present a
description of one actual capital project/product failure and the reasons attributed to the failure.
This is a one to two paragraph exercise - do not go overboard - a few hours research and summation is all that's required.
In responses please provide financial information regarding the project (what is available): initial outlay, projected cash flows, final dollar losses.
2) Synthesize one-paragraph position on what 3-5 specific factors you believe most likely to contribute to capital project analysis failure.
3) Reflection - the students also should include a paragraph in the initial response in their own words reflecting on specifically what they learned from the assignment and how they think they could apply what they learned in the workplace.