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A&D’s Schedule Rush by Julius Brown A paper submitted in fulfillment of Assignment 2 Case 2 for MMIS 621 course requirements Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences Nova Southeastern University March 29, 2010
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MMIS 621 Assignment 2 Page 2 Table of Contents
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MMIS 621 Assignment 2 Page 3 Introduction Growing Enterprise A&D High Tech sells computer products, accessories and services to small businesses and consumers. In 1988, the company started out in Lincoln, Nebraska, where the company began making computer products to order, which was very innovative at the time. Yung & Gershbeyn (2006), describe A&D as having friendly, customer service and a strong sense of values, which were emphasized as the company grew to become a primary Midwestern player with over 90% of sales coming from these their home region. Sales were nearing $400 million within the 2000 fiscal year. Decreasing Sales In 2002, A&D decided to focus on internet sales as competition was increasing and profit margins were decreasing. The competition had already begun allowing customers to ordering online successfully. A&D must provide the same capabilities in order to meet customer needs, as well as to remain competitive.
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MMIS 621 Assignment 2 Page 4 Project Hand-over Chris Johnson had been selected to take over the project in May, 2002, from Eric Robertson, who was going to be on a month long leave of absence. As a technology project manager, Johnson led other successful projects for A&D over his twelve year career. Johnson’s track record boasted delivering projects on time and on budget. His project planning, estimating, and scheduling techniques were used as best practices in the St. Louis-based computer products company. The major issue is that the company’s senior managers wanted to implement the new online system to be available for customers by the holiday shopping season within the same year.
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