The purpose of this individual assignment is to provide students with an opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of the difference between operations and project work. Perform the following tasks to complete this assignment.
1. Read carefully three of the cases listed below – any three. All these cases are from your textbook by Meredith et al. (2017), and they all describe real world business scenarios.
Case 1: Handstar, Inc., pp. 30-31
Case 2: The Quantum Bank, pp. 68-69
Case 3: Southern Care Hospital, pp.69-70
Case 4: John Wiley & Sons, p. 105
Case 5: Photstat Inc. p. 142
Case 6: Launching E-Collar, pp. 184
After reading the cases, use a Word document to answer the following questions:
1A) Did the cases describe project works or operational activities? Use the project attributes discussed in class to decide whether a case is a project or operations. You can use bullet points to answer this question. Note that you only need three of the cases to complete this assignment. (6points).
2) How do the cases in question 1 compare to the production of food products such as breakfast cereal? Support your argument with evidence. (2 points)
3) Explain the concept of quasi-project. Give an example. (2 points)
Content quality = Completeness + Correctness + Evidence based (85%)
Form = Proper grammar structure + Proper use of APA format (15%)
Completeness is defined to mean that all parts of the assignment are addressed, including the peer- and self-evaluation when applicable.
Correctness is defined to mean that your answers are accurate compared to project management best practices, your course materials, and other relevant sources.
Evidence-based is defined to mean that your answers/arguments are supported by evidence. Evidence may come from your textbooks, journal articles, newspapers, trade magazines, or other appropriate sources. Wikipedia is not a reliable source.
All assignments must adhere to APA style, to include (but not limited to) the following aspects: document formatting, line spacing, page numbering, in-text citation format, and referencing requirements. Assignments do not need a table of content or abstract, but you do need a title page and a reference page. Students should use the APA Manual (6th edition) to assist in their demonstration of competency in adhering to APA format. For in-text citations and reference page formatting, you will find chapters 6 and 7 of the APA manual particularly helpful.
Your assignment should be approximately 3 pages (not including the title page and the reference page). This assignment is due no later than Sunday of the SECOND week of the class. Make sure to submit your assignment via the appropriate link. E-mail submission will be rejected.