Case studies are an important learning strategy in business classes because they provide an opportunity for you to critically analyze events that have taken place in real-life businesses. This develops your critical thinking and research skills as you research the competition and industry in which your business resides with an end goal of formulating a recommendation for the challenges faced by the company.
Read “The Bathtub Period” case study on pages 544–545 of your textbook. As you complete the analysis, address the following topics, and integrate researched evidence within your responses.
- Describe the situation within this case from the standpoint of effective project management.
- Prepare a network diagram that demonstrates your recommended work sequence for the Scott Project. (See the Unit IV Lesson for additional insight on the compilation of network diagrams.)
- Explain the risks involved with this strategy and potential work-arounds.
- Identify two scheduling techniques that might be used effectively for this project with the advantages and disadvantages of each.