You will be completing Parts 1 through 4 in small groups and submitting a written report.
The assignment starts with part 1, a Project
Plan (5%) Parts 2-5 are the report (15%), which will include an executive summary, table of contents, introduction, a conclusion, and
headings for each of parts 2-5.
One Project Plan and one Report will be submitted for each group.
Please see the formatting
instructions at the end of this document for more details.
To complete this project, you will be reading and analyzing the following case
Diamond Estates Wines and Spirits
For more instructions regarding retrieving the case study, please go to the end of this document.
Your group will act as consultants to the organization presented in the case. To help this organization, you will
identify the major
problem/decision facing the organization,
complete internal and external analyses that you have learned in the course to make
sure you understand and can apply important information from the case that relates to solving this problem,
feasible alternatives to solving the problem/decision,
recommend ONE solution to the organization, including an action containing
specific steps to completion.
Part 6 is at the conclusion of the project.
For this, each student will submit his or her own
reflection for Part 6, on the
same day that the group project is due.
These will be submitted as part of an Appendix at the end of the report.
Please see the Part
5 Instructions for more details.
NOTE: PART 6 is OPTIONAL
Here is a more detailed breakdown of each of the parts:
Create a Project Plan for your Report.
Your objectives for the project (both group and client).
What does your group intend to achieve with this project?
What has your “consulting group” has been
hired to do and what they are expected to achieve by their “client”.
What is your deliverable for a) your
group and b) your client?
Your action plan for
ALL PARTS 2-6
of the project, including a project schedule, what tasks will be completed, and how those will
be assigned among group members.
Includes the following:
Timetable with dates of tasks to be completed
Project broken down into SPECIFIC TASKS – titles such as “Write report” are too broad.
your group have to complete to create their report?
What editing, formatting,
Who will create the title page, table of contents etc?
Who is responsible for
getting the citations done correctly?
Who will cerlox the report?
Who is responsible for the
various parts of the written report?
Who is responsible for each task?
Who is the back-up for each task?
Who is the supervisor for