Group 7 - Topic E

Group 7 - Topic E - THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY...

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THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY ENGINEERING PROJECT MANAGEMENT ( ISE441 ) PROGRAMME CODE: 43094 MANUFACTURING CORPORATION MEMBER NAME OF GROUP 7 CROSBY
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Introduction - Background Of The Story CROSBY MANUFACTURING CORPORATION Crosby manufacturing is a electronic components manufacturing company that missed 3 large government contracts last year due to its Management Cost and Control System (MCCS) is out-of-date which cannot fulfill the customer’s financial reporting requirements. Recently, the government shows interest in the company again, hence, the company’s president- Livingston held a meeting with department managers to discuss the way to upgrade the computing system so the company will have chance to get the government contracts .
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Introduction - Background Of The Story CROSBY MANUFACTURING CORPORATION Department managers are from: - Project management - Cost accounting - Management information system (MIS) - Electronic data processing (EDP) - Planning MIS manager proposed a feasibility study about the new computing system. EDP manager gives an activity schedule regarding the technical terms and Vender evaluation factor.
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Introduction - Background Of The Story CROSBY MANUFACTURING CORPORATION At the end of the meeting, the president appointed Tim Emary from Planning group to take the project leader role and stated that he is not familiar with computers but he knows well in scheduling and planning and how to finish the job. The president would like to get the project done within 18 months.
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CROSBY MANUFACTURING CORPORATION Problems Tim Emary is good at planning and scheduling only. Project leader with planning skill is a must, but just planning skill is good enough for project leader? Suggestions: The president should select a person who have technical skill as well but cannot too be too technical expertise, or else, one will focus more on the technical items that against the leader’s role. On the other hand, if one has no technical skill, there may not be sufficient backup strength in the team and he may concentrate more on the technical parts in order to have a clear sight for the scenario. Select the one from Project Management or from EDP
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