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W4_SSD_Installation of Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic


1. Problem Recognition, Definition and Evaluation

With increasing electricity rate, I am planning to install a photovoltaic solar panels system on my house. I want to investigate which PV arrangement will provide me with a good investment. For that I use the tool mentioned in Engineering Economy Engineering Book, chapter 5, Introducing Concept of Minimum Attractive Rate of Return (MARR) and Internal Rate of Return (IRR), page 178-211,

The electricity price increases is shown at Figure 1.

Figure 1. Electricity rate increase (WA Gov. Department of Finance)

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W3_SSD_ Contingency Cost Determination in Transformer Installation Project


Contingency Cost Determination in Transformer Installation Project

1. Problem Recognition, Definition and Evaluation

To increase its capacity, a new 33MVA 132/22kV transformer needs to be installed at Blackberry Substation. This project includes installation of a new transformer circuit, transformer and a 22kV switchboard in a new switchroom. Also included in this project is installation of all required protection relays, communication and SCADA works. This project does not include installation of 22kV feeders from the new switchboard to the distribution network.

The project was estimated using combination of bottom up method and stochastic method. The estimate is $6,265,000. Total budget for this project is consist of project base estimate, project cost contingency and management reserve. The cost contingency and management reserve is calculated based on project risk assessment.

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W2.1_SSD_Small Size Television Estimated Price


Problem Recognition, Definition and Evaluation
Just quite recently, my wife wanted me to buy a small television. She said that the television should be around 20 – 32 inch, and it should be a flat television.

So, now I need to get my wife a new television. Unfortunately, I am not sure how much the price of a television. So, I went to glodokshop.com to do a bit of research. The goal of research is to find out how much is the price of a small flat panel TV and how much is the reasonable price range for a television with certain characteristics. The data from glodokshop.com is tabulated in Table 1.

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W2_SSD_Estimated Cost of a Television


Problem Recognition, Definition and Evaluation

Just quite recently, my wife wanted me to buy a small television. She said that the television should be around 20 – 32 inch, and it should be a flat television.

So, now I need to get my wife a new television. Unfortunately, I am not sure how much the price of a television. So, I went to glodokshop.com to do a bit of research. The research is to find out how much is the price of a small flat panel TV. I decided that the TV should be a Toshiba with either LCD or LED panel, between 20 inch until 32 inch, and with either 1366×768 panel resolution or 1920×1080 panel resolution. The list is shown in Table 1.

SIZE

RESOLUTION

LED/LCD

PRICE (Rp, k)

22

1920×1080

LED

1,850
22

1920×1080

LED

2,000
24

1366×768

LCD

1,900
24

1920×1080

LED

2,300
29

1366×768

LED

3,500
32

1366×768

LCD

2,950
32

1366×768

LED

3,200
32

1920×1080

LED

4,200

Table 1. List of small size Toshiba television price (Retrieved from www.glodokshop.com)

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W1_SSD_ Tuckman Assessment


After five days face to face training, now we are in the next stage of the Integrated Portfolio (Asset), Program (Operations) and Project Management Methodology Course, which is the distance learning phase. During the face to face session, we have been asked to develop a project team. The project team’s name is Simatupang AACE 2014. The project’s objectives are the ability of the team members to pass AACE Certification test in the first attempt, and provide return on the training investment. The achievement of the project objectives is expected to be the reflection on the project team performance on delivering project’s deliveries.

PROBLEM DEFINITION

A group of people is change and get matured over time. In 1965 Bruce Tuckman introduced his model on group maturity phases. Tuckman’s model shows that a group of people is getting matured by following 4 phases of progression, which are:

Forming –> Storming –> Norming –> Performing

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