Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Winter 2012


Robert Dryden

Course Title

Advanced Engineering Economics

Course Number

ETM 535/635


Scheduling -- Computer programs -- Economic aspects, Cloud computing -- Economic aspects, Web services, New business enterprises -- Evaluation


The principal objective of the project was to determine the viability of proposed business alternatives by leveraging appropriate economic analysis methods. To scope and outline assumptions, a section on background research was performed and documented. The numbers from this initial research was plugged into development costs, pricing and ongoing operation expenses. Four solutions were considered: two product designs using two different development models. A conservative minimum attractive rate of return was established and applied to the models. A detailed analysis was conducted and results showed at least one viable option. Due to the limited resources and time available, many assumptions will need further investigation.


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