Assignment 1: Proposal

Due Week 3 and worth 210 points

Note: Refer to scenarios and readings from previous weeks in order to complete this assignment.

Imagine  that you just created a new start-up company. You want to compete in  the growing industry of drone navigation systems. VectorCal is the only  major company in the field. You also want to be a leaner, faster version  of a company that you view as being too slow and costly. Note: You may create and / or make all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment.

Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:

  1. Describe  the new start-up company that you have created. Include in your  description the nature of your company, its mission and vision, your  company’s product, an analysis of your staff, and your target clientele.
  2. Criticize  VectorCal’s forecasting method. Determine the appropriate forecasting  approach for your company. Provide a rationale to support the  determination.
  3. Suggest  the semi-variable, allocated, and indirect costs that you should  address in the start-up phase of your company. Provide a rationale to  support the response.
  4. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • This course requires use of new Student Writing Standards (SWS).  The format is different than other Strayer University courses. Please  take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details.
  • Be  typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with  one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow SWS  or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional  instructions.
  • Include  a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s  name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover  page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment  page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Determine the characteristics of government contracting that affect pricing and what is considered fair and reasonable pricing.
  • Outline  the process to forecast the likely price of an acquisition, calculate  semi-variable costs, and allocate direct and indirect costs.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in cost and price analysis.
  • Write clearly and concisely about cost and price analysis using proper writing mechanics.

Grading  for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic /  organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the  following rubric.

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