Case Study of Jones

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Jones and Shephard Accountants (Chapter 3, pp 138 - 140)
This week's assignment consists of a case study from the text. Read the case study and prepare answers to the essay questions listed here. If the question is asking your opinion, you must provide a rationale or evidence from the case to justify your position. When you are ready, Click the Begin Checkpoint button below, where you will enter your answers. Please make sure to prepare your answers before you enter the Checkpoint assignment. See Syllabus/"Due Dates for Assignments & Exams" for due date information. For all of the case studies that you are reviewing and analyzing, you are expected to exercise good observation and thorough critical thinking skills. You are also expected to use good writing skills, with good grammar and spelling. You should prepare your answers in Microsoft Word prior to entering them in to the Checkpoint tab. Use the functions of Microsoft Word to help you. You may enter this area as often as needed before the due date. However, be sure to save your updates each time you enter the Checkpoint tab. Be sure to submit your answers when you are finished. Case Study Questions:

1. Provide a synopsis of the Jones and Shephard case.
2. Highlight three enterprise management causes/considerations and three project management causes/considerations for the situation. Include what seemed to be missing. 3. Consider that you are the systems manager who is now responsible for redesigning the organizational structure. What areas need to be addressed for the transition and how will they benefit the company? How will you interact with the upper managers in the company? How do you make this a transition with the least impact on the employees and the customers? 4. How should the transition to a new project management operation be accomplished? Consider what the enterprise should need to know about project management and the new structure. How much time do you recommend for the...
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