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Project Management

Project 2 “ORION System (A)”

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Introduction………………………………………………………………………………..1 Section1: Questions and answers………………………………………………….……2 Question1………………………………………………………….........................2 Question2…………………………………………………………………………...5 Section2: Team members performance and score……………………………………9 Section3: Summary of the case-study……………………………………………...….12 Section4: Lessons learnt from this activity…………………………………………….13

Project 2 : ORION Systems (A)

Introduction
This report is based on the case study of “ORION Systems (A)” (chapter3, page 94–97 in the textbook). Rosas was assigned to be the project manger of Jaguar project which was the important project of ORIAN that had just been awarded by the government to build the next generation of high-speed, light-rail trains. Rosas realized that the increased competition always come with the higher performance expectations regarding completion time, quality, and reliability and cost. In addition, organizing and managing projects in ORION structure would be a key to achieve the expectation of Jaguar project. Due to cost utilization and the limitation of resources, the organization was developed to matrix structure. There were four persons who had responsibilities for different tasks on the completion of the project. However, project management was limited only to the design and development. In addition, the development and manufacturing period of a project such as Jaguar takes around 6-7 years to complete. There are many points which were identified as problems such as quality concerns, customer support, and scope creep. From these concerns, Rosas was aware and tried to figure out the best way for new Jaguar project. In the following report, all the comments from team members have been considered as important assistance. The remainder of this report is organized as the following. In the first section, answers of two questions will be shown. In the second section, performance of team members and also project manager will be graded along with some comments based on their contributions, plan following, consistency, and attitudes. Next, third section will summarize the case study. Finally, lessons learnt from this activity will be described in the last section.

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Project 2 : ORION Systems (A)

Section1: Questions and Answers
Question 1
“What recommendation would you make to Rosas about organizing the Jaguar project, and why?” Before making recommendation to Rosas, there are many points which should have to mention;  What was the type of ORION organization structure? Most of us agree that the organization of company might be balance matrix as a result; ORION had project manager who responsible for all aspects and different departments which had their own manager who responded for controlling and assigning personnel tasks to their people.  What were the causes of all problems which were identified? And did they relate to the organization structure or not? All members agree that the problems might occur as the following reasons; Production cost higher than expected: The limitation of project management which concentrates only on design and development. As a result, the communication between design teams and manufacturing teams were lost. Quality concerns: There was not enough attention to concern quality in original design of products because ORION interested to concern with the quality after the product process was set up. Problem with customer support: The limited of project management that concerned only at the design and development stage so ILS teams did not have high skill manager who could control and enforce them to work effectively. Lack of strong project ownership: As a result of matrix organization, the staffs had to work multiple projects so they might not be able to concentrate on individual projects. Scope creep: According to the update or changing requirements which engineers might lost to focus on. Moreover,...
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