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INFOST 490X Senior Capstone CSS1: Project Management Knowledge Mini Case StudiesComment on the following aspects of the case study: a)Why did Global Green Books Publishing struggle? Global Green Books Publishing was started two years ago by two friends, Jim King and BradMount, whomet in college while studying in Philadelphia, USA. In the new business Jim focusedon editing, sales andmarketing while Brad Mount did the electronic assembly and publishing ofbooks for Global Green Books.Global Green Books publishing struggle because of significant rise in issues, a lot of unpleasant“surprises” were cropping up, business was down as new resources were hired, and also someof the projects were poorly estimated. The local university was unhappy as their eBook productsreached campus late for use by professors and student.In some cases, the books were a week or two late. Since the courses must start on schedule andstudents need their books at the beginning of their courses, the new lucrative college customerwas unhappyb)What were the specific PM solutions that were introduced by Samantha that worked? Samantha noted that Jim and Brad did not use any project software for scheduling and they did notuse tools or techniques to estimate, budget or to communicate with stakeholders. Finally, they hadno processes in place to manage project risks and quality, then she introduced formal projectmanagement processes, created a PM manual and trained the employees to get the work done well.Within nine months Samantha had fully turned things around. Due to proactive risk analysis and risk response planning, surprises and issues reduced.Communication with stakeholders was enhanced. Global Green Books saw a significant rise in issues, a lot of unpleasant “surprises” were cropping upbusiness was down as new resources were hired, also some of the projects were poorly estimated.The localuniversity was unhappy as their eBook products reached campus late for use by professorsand studentgood interpersonal skills and detail-oriented. Within thefirst three months in her new role as.c)What kind of suggestions would you give to Brad and Jim if you were the PMGood communication skills should be used while communicating with the stakeholdersproactive risk analysis and risk response planning should be used There should be formal project management processesPM, she introduced formal project management processes, created a PM manual and trained theemployees to get the work done well. Within nine months Samantha had fully turned things around.Due to proactive risk analysis and risk response planning, surprises and issues reduced.Communication with stakeholders was enhanced
Case study 2:Comment on the following aspects of the case study: a)What risks can you identify? Why are they a risk to Global Green Books Publishing?