Dennis Crump Jr.
Business 375-Project Management
Week 8 Assignment 2
Professor Frank Mitchell
March 2, 2013
Compose a synopsis of the case, using a maximum of 120 words. The president of Crosby Manufacturing Corporation Mr. Livingston called a meeting with the department managers to resolve an issue they have. The issue is with the management cost and control systems (MCCS). The goal of the meeting is to update the current MCCS and increase the company’s business profits and growth. Mr. Livingston wants to upgrade the current software and computers with a more up to date version. This will help improve the (MCCS). The ideas brought up and the meeting discussed the feasibility study and the cost and time constraints to implement the big change. The EDP manager adds that they should also do evaluation of vendors besides the benchmarking tests. Tim Emary was appointed as the project manager and led the group to its goal with a timely finish. Discuss whether or not Livingston’s selection of Emary as project manager a mistake. Reading the case study it clearly shows Mr. Emary is not experienced in the leadership position. While Emary is a capable planner, he is not from either the formal project management group or the EDP department, or functional departments from which project managers usually come. Mr. Livingston appointed Tim Emary to be project manager over the management cost and control system project. In my opinion Mr. Livingston’s selection of Emary as a project manager was not a wise or correct one. This project will change the operations to the company. This is a very important project and it would have been better for the project if someone with more experience could over see the project. Tim Emary is not an experienced person in the field of project management. He may not be able to tackle each and every situation that he comes across while the project is being implemented. The...
References: Kerzner, H. (2009). Project management: A systems approach to planning, scheduling, and
ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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