# MIS 665 Network Modeling

## MIS 665 Network Modeling

The purpose of this assignment is to introduce how network models can be used to solve a business problem.

Using specified data files, chapter example files, and templates from the “Topic 6 Student Data, Template, and Example Files” topic material, complete Chapter 14, Problems 15, 16, 17, 20, and 88. Use Microsoft Excel’s Solver Add-In to complete these problems. For problems 17, 20, and 88, run the Solver’s Answer and Sensitivity Reports. Interpret and summarize the key results.

To receive full credit on the assignment, complete the following.

1. Ensure that all Solver settings are defined through the use of the Solver dialog box.
2. Ensure that Excel files include the associated cell functions and/or formulas if functions and/or formulas are used.
3. Include a written response to all narrative questions presented in the problem by placing it in the associated Excel file.
4. Include Answer and Sensitivity Reports interpretation and summary of key results.
5. Place each problem in its own Excel file. Ensure that your first and last name are in your Excel file names.

APA style is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are not required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.

#### MIS 665 Topic 7 Nonlinear Optimization

The purpose of this assignment is to introduce how to find solutions to business problems using nonlinear optimization techniques.

Using specified data files, chapter example files, and templates from the “Topic 7 Student Data, Template, and Example Files” topic material, complete Chapter 14, Problems 69, 70 (ignore the SolverTable portion), 72 (ignore the SolverTable portion), and 94. Use Microsoft Excel’s Solver Add-In to complete these problems. For Problems 70, 72, and 94, run the Solver’s Answer and Sensitivity Reports. Interpret and summarize the key results.

To receive full credit on the assignment, complete the following.

1. Ensure that all Solver settings are defined through the use of the Solver dialog box.
2. Ensure that Excel files include the associated cell functions and/or formulas if functions and/or formulas are used.
3. Include a written response to all narrative questions presented in the problem by placing it in the associated Excel file.
4. Include Answer and Sensitivity Reports interpretation and summary of key results.
5. Place each problem in its own Excel file. Ensure that your first and last name are in your Excel file names.

APA style is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are not required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.

MIS 665 Topic 6 Network Modeling

#### MIS 665 Topic 8 Decision-Making Techniques

The purpose of this assignment is to show how business decisions can be made by using rigorous decision-making techniques.

Using specified data files, chapter example files, and templates from the “Topic 8 Student Data, Template, and Example Files” topic material, complete Chapter 6, Problems 2, 31 (part a), 32, and 33 from the textbook. Use Microsoft Excel to complete Problem 2. Use the Palisade DecisionTools software to complete Problems 31, 32, and 33, and ensure that all Palisade software output is included in your files. The Palisade DecisionTools Excel software needs to be used to create the decision trees.

To receive full credit on the assignment, complete the following.

1. Ensure that the Palisade software output is included with your submission.
2. Ensure that Excel files include the associated cell functions and/or formulas if functions and/or formulas are used.
3. Include a written response to all narrative questions presented in the problem by placing it in the associated Excel file.
4. Place each problem in its own Excel file. Ensure that your first and last name are in your Excel file names.

APA style is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are not required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.

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