Jaguar Teradyne

2184 Words Dec 23rd, 2014 9 Pages
Before Teradyne introduced their Jaguar Project in 2001, which should become a revolutionizing project management concept, the company tried different project scheduling tools such as the TQM or the APP. However there were not any significant improvements in the project planning and execution, which the company seniors were looking for. These project management tools required the employees to approach projects in a very regulated way, which they thought of as an intrusion to their free working culture. Furthermore goals of the projects were not clearly defined up front resulting in the expansion of the scope as employees added new aspects to the projects. Thus the phase­gate model was introduced, to ensure proper project tracking. …show more content…
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Yet they used intensive up­front project planning in Jaguar project approach, as well as test product requirements, identify risks before money is provided.

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Before not much time has been spent on testing. Now: they invested heavily on testing. (So ASIC got reversed)

2) formulating, implementing, and evaluating
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The performance had been measured but there was no systematic efforts to improve the processes.

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Make use of milestones evaluation in Phrase­gate model, setting review points along the process.

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using formalised project management tools: Work breakdown structure, 3­point estimation, critical path analysis and earned value analysis.

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Before and after employees did ignore the new project tools (→ so no improvement there) ­

Primavera project scheduling program that incorporates all data from sub teams, yet having problem of information overload.

3) Making cross­functional decisions ( cross­functional communication)

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New recruits were warned that no one will tell them what to do, but it was their responsibility to drive in and ask the right question.

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Teams are separated and segmented

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The Jaguar project was organized into a set of project teams, each of which was focused on a particular subsystem or task. A core team was formed by the representatives of each group to ensure appropriate levels of integration across the different sites and subteams.

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Teams involve people

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