Hyten Corporation Case Study

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Read the Case Study titled "Hyten Corporation" that begins on page 38 (in Part 2) in the Kerzner text. There is some reluctance within the firm to adopt formal project management processes. Suppose that you were hired as a consultant to help the management at Hyten to accept this change. Write a short report (2–3 pages, 500–800 words) that encapsulates answers to the following questions at the end of the case study: 1–7, 10–11, and 14. 1. What are some of the major problems facing the management of Hyten in accepting formalized project management? (Include attitude problems/personality problems.) Management at Hyten has several problems in accepting formalized project management. It has to forgo must of what could keep them back…show more content…
He continues to say that project management responsibilities would burden their manpower with additional tasks and would require cross-utilization of resources critical to the plant department. 3. Are there any good reasons why Hyten should go to formal project management? Definitely yes, it will help Hayten to become more productive, it would have an impact on cost control system and internal control system according to Stanley Grant, comptroller. The formal project management will minimize schedule changes; increase better planning at the other departments, a changing attitude toward quality control and because of interaction with other departments will minimize manufacturing problems, will reduce sub optimization among functional areas and induces cooperation. 4. Has Hyten taken a reasonable approach toward implementing formal project management? Yes indeed, by hiring a new manager of the product development department that brings a fresh start to the department which involves new ideas and restructuration of the project management system at Hyten. And, providing an in-depth training seminar for managers and supervisors which shed lights on the company’s problems with the existing informal project management everyone was able to understand that even if it is hard

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