The case is on a real project $ 25 million at a major U.S. computer manufacturer. For reasons of confidentiality, the company has been disguised as A & D High Tech. The web-based online ordering system project is required by sales and marketing for the fall holiday season. If the project misses this window, the company will lose significant market share to competitors. The A & D High Tech Case explores how to create and analyze a project plan in Microsoft Project. In particular, the data are in particular … Read more »

The case is on a real project $ 25 million at a major U.S. computer manufacturer. For reasons of confidentiality, the company has been disguised as A & D High Tech. The web-based online ordering system project is required by sales and marketing for the fall holiday season. If the project misses this window, the company will lose significant market share to competitors. The A & D High Tech Case explores how to create and analyze a project plan in Microsoft Project. In particular, the data are given in order to build the project plan step-by-step and then analyze the plan with the Microsoft project management tool. To the case manageable for students, we reduced the size of the project and the appropriate number of resources to about $ 1 million, but retained all the characteristics of the original project. The project plan that students from the data given in the case construct is fraught with risks, and the student must apply risk management techniques to diagnose the plan. Ultimately, students must answer the management question: Is the project for the holiday season to be completed? This case is the first in a series, the second is the case with the title “A & D High Tech (B):. Managing Scope Change” The case can also be taught to be with other project management software tools such as Primavera.
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Mark Jeffery,
Derek Yung,
Alex Gershbeyn
Source: Kellogg School of Management
20 pages.
Release Date: 1 January 2006. Prod #: KEL156-PDF-ENG
A & D High Tech (A): Managing Projects for Success HBR case solution

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