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1Critical Thinking Case Study AcuScanGEN / 480February 6, 2016Camela Johnson
2Critical Thinking Case Study AcuScanASSIGNMENT OVERVIEWPrepare a report for the CEO of AcuScan about the situation described in the GEN 480 Critical Thinking Case Study. Your report should include the following two parts:1.Part 1: Respond to the specific questions on the worksheet that follows.2.Part 2: Write an executive summary for the CEO of AcuScan.PART 1:Use the case materials to complete this assignment.Analysis3.“Describe all assumptions seen in any of documents provided in the case study. Differentiate between inferences and assumptions” (University of Phoenix, 2016, Week 2 Supplement Material).a.Kelly 1)Assumes that is too ambitious for the company to be involved in a new project and suggest that the company should consider the decision since they do not have so many employees. 2)Assumes that Pat does not understand what is going to be happening with the new project.3)Assumes that if you rushed to make a prototype would harm the company.4)Assumes that it can only be one feature at a time.5)Assumes that the senior management in conjunction with Pat is going to sabotage everything.6)Assumes that the conversation with Pat was not serious.b.Cliff1)Assumes that everything is going to be fine, actually a success with less budget.2)Assumes that the company is going to notice they are doing better.3)Assumes that Pat and Chris are going to be able to work things fine.4)Assumes there will be a short term crisis.5)Assumes that some of the departments are not following instruction with the budget cuts.c.Chris
31)Assumes that the whole company is going to support and mostly understand the complete project without giving too much importance to the cost.2)Assumes that in the long term the investment is going to be good for the company.3)Assumes that they have to rush the process to beat the competitors.d.Pat1)Assumes that not everybody is in accordance or supporting the project. 2)Assumes that if he works with Kelly’s team is the only way to get everything done.3)Assumes that is easy to develop the functions of the scanner4)Assumes that there is only a team that can handle the project, and that is Kelly’s team.5)Assumes that with one prototype they can succeed.6)Assumes that in the long term the return on investment is going to be worth it.4.“Explain the arguments made by each of these people. Explanations should comprise two to six sentences for each of the following”: (University of Phoenix, 2016, Week 2 Supplement Material)a.Cliff O’Connor1)Cliff argues that most of the departments, with the exception of Marketing and Sales have to reduce at least 15% of their departmental budget. Also he continues to argue that AcuScan can become again the leading industry with the new scanner launch program. Also stated that the company, in order to maintain good profits needs to grow.

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