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a.Why was project management so slow in getting off the ground?Aside from the fact that the organization was heavily decentralized; during this time management’s concern was more on the profitability an maximum return on investment. b.Can marketing continue to prepare proposals without functional input?1Template for Journal – Project Management Case Analysis Course
Case Analysis(Project Manager’s Journal)Marketing can continue to prepare proposals without functional input but doing this puts a great risk for the company c. What should be the working relationship between the product manager and the proposal?The proposal should meet all customer requirements. And for the product manager to ensure that it does, he should have taken the proper requirements as well as consulted with other resources involved in the work whether the proposal is actually feasible/achievable. d.Does KMIP benefit project management? No. I don’t think the current KMIP bonus program that Acorn benefits project management. The program though it promotes excellence and increased sales, it was creating a more decentralized culturee.Should KMIP be eliminated?No, I don’t think that KMIP should be totally eliminated. The company can either revamp their KMIP goals to be more project management focused or add an additional incentives program that fosters cooperation and promotes project management objectives. Notes/Comments/Observations: (This section is optionaland not shared with the class, but rather are for the students journaling benefit only)This week’s quote: (enter quote from assignment)"To win without risk is to triumph without glory." ~CorneilleAcorn has been successful in growing its business which is not only due because of their superior product performance but because each department has met and exceeded their annual objectives.For a successful company to meet its economies of scale, it needs to adopt to changes, one of which is reorganization. As with any organizational change, there is always some form of risk involved. Most people