MAN 435-CS-6A - MAN-435 Project Management Project...

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MAN-435 Project Management Project Management: Achieving Competitive Advantage, by Jeffrey K. Pinto, (Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Prentice-Hall, 2007). ISBN-13: 978-0-558-39543-8 Case Study 6A: Ramstein Products, Inc. Read Case Study 11.2 on pages 375 to 376. Then answer the questions. Questions 1. Applying Goldratt’s ideas of critical resources, what is the system constraint within the Special Projects Division that is causing bottlenecks and delaying the projects? 1. Identify the system constraint . Identify principle constraint. – Limited resources – seven system integration engineers supporting a portfolio of 55 projects, if evenly dispersed would be 7-8 projects per engineer. However, the senior engineer Mary states she maintains 14-15 projects at one time. 2. Exploit the system constraint . The constraints are found within the system integration senior engineers department. Having only 7 engineers for 55 new project development efforts. The sequence of all project work to be done by the senior engineers has to be first scheduled across the organization’s entire portfolio of active projects. 3. Subordinate everything else to the system constraint.
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This note was uploaded on 09/29/2010 for the course BUSINESS Man 435 taught by Professor Bernstein during the Summer '10 term at Thomas Edison State.

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