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Application of Life Cycle Analysis in the Capital Assets Industry
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In the book Life Cycle Analysis (LCA)is defined as the assessment of the total cost or benefit of an asset over its lifetime.
Also referred to as Whole Life Costing (WLC) or Life Cycle Value... More > Analysis (LCVA). LCA systematically considers all relevant costs and revenues associated with the acquisition, ownership and disposal of an asset. It considers associated risks and uncertainties. Importantly, LCA supports a comprehensive assessment of sustainability by considering all benefits and impacts within a Triple Bottom Line (TBL) Framework< Less
Life-Cycle Analysis of Energy Systems
Life-cycle assessment of new energy solutions plays an important role in discussions about global warming mitigation options and the evaluation of concrete energy production and conversion... More > installations.< Less
Project Management Life Cycle
"ldentify an operational improvement initiative in your work area. Using the project management life-cycle framework as a guide, prepare a plan to implement this project. Ensure you discuss the... More > following:
a. Prepare a brief project definition document.
b. Your plan for managing stockholder input/influence
c. What risks might be present and how you intend to manage it.
d. Generally how the performance criteria of time, cost and quarity wiil be
It Product Life Cycle Management
Economic developments during the past 5 years has forced organizations streamline technology processes to reduce operational costs. At the same time organizations have higher expectations of IT... More > system reliability and availability. This book defines the processes that must be in place for IT products to achieve these business requirements. The book also provides useful information for internal auditors and IT and business professionals who wish to learn more about the processes and product management structure in IT departments.
Topics discussed include
Product release and deployment
Event monitoring and problem resolution
Corporate governance requirements
Configuration and asset management
ProValue A Proactive Approach to Managing Cost
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ProValue is a registered trademark of Alfred Benesch & Company. For business, value is defined as reliably performing all the required functions for a project within the agreed budget. While all... More > projects are affected by unexpected events, you can anticipate and accommodate them with the ProValue approach. In this guidebook, you will learn about various types of cost factors that impact estimation, function analysis and much more.
The ProValue method allows you to manage the cost of transportation projects, but it can also be applied to other fields, including personal financial planning. Planning, design and engineering are just a few of the professions using this innovative approach to achieve desired outcomes.< Less
Maximizing Energy Savings and Minimizing Costs
Now in its fully updated tenth edition, this comprehensive, best selling handbook covers management and engineering strategies which can be utilized to slash energy costs by as much as 40% in... More > industrial facilities. New chapters have been added which cover evaluating the economics of solar applications, measurement and verification of energy efficiency savings, and superior energy performance. Topics covered include motor drive systems, LEED®, building commissioning, cogeneration, gas distributed generation technologies, steam system optimization, geothermal heat pumps, electricity purchasing strategies and power quality case studies. You'll also find ready-to-apply guidelines for life cycle costing, electrical system optimization, lighting and HVAC system efficiency improvement, mechanical and process system performance, building energy loss reduction, financing energy projects, energy purchasing, and strategies for establishing an effective energy conservation-oriented maintenance program.< Less
Rate of Return Analysis
"The three alternatives listed below are being considered for adoption by a service providing company. All are expected to have a useful life of seven years.
a. Using Rate of return analysis,... More > determine which, if any of the alternatives are acceptable at a MARR of 15% if the alternatives are independent.
b. Using Rate of return analysis, determine which, if any, of the alternatives should be selected using an MARR of 15% if the alternatives are mutually exclusive
Incremental Rate of Return Analysis
Ashley Foods, Inc. has determined that any one of five machines can be used in one phase of its operation. The costs of the machines are estimated, and all machines are expected to have a useful life... More > of 5 years. If the MARR is 10% per year, use incremental rate of return analysis to determine which machine should be selected.< Less
Business Analysis Quick Start Guide
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This quick start guide is the first published book of the e-Analyst Redbook series. This book gives you an overview of business analyst activities within a software development life-cycle. It... More > includes graphical examples, sample business analysis documents such as scope, business requirements and use cases. It includes graphical examples and to test your knowledge a practice quiz.< Less