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1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
This assignment has been prepared to define, analyse, evaluate the problems, propose solutions, draw conclusions and make recommendations for Corwin Corporation case study.
Corwin Corporations, a rapidly growing high- quality, rubber components manufacturer is selected to respond to a bid from one of its good customers, Peters Company. The request is based on manufacturing a new rubber product for Peters.
The evaluation used project management and general management studies to outline how Corwin Corporations resulted in the financial loss, cessation of a good relationship with Peters Company and also failure to handle the project successfully from …show more content…
3.2.2. NO DETAILED SCOPE SPECIFICATIONS
Corwin’s was imposed in a very high risk, by bidding on a rough performance specifications. Rough specifications could completely change and impact the ability to meet the required budget, schedule, customer satisfaction and project goals. The work becomes repetitive and shows the incompetent of the vendor. This also causes increased costs, time and the customers become unsatisfied because of the delays.
Kerzner (2009:211), unclear project objectives frequently lead to conflict, ambiguities, and power struggles. It becomes difficult, if not impossible, to define roles and responsibilities clearly.
According to the case study, Patrick Ray’s interpretation of the tests was completely opposite to that of West. It was simply because there were no detailed specifications indicating the required tests. Corwin’s experienced the cost overruns, inconclusive results, delays on the project and frustrations of the customer. All these happened because of the unclear and rough specifications Corwin agreed to bid on.
3.2.3. LACK OF TOP OR SENIOR MANAGEMENT SUPPORT
Kerzner (2009:212), project leaders often indicate that senior management support and commitment is unclear and subject to waxing and waning over the project life cycle. This behaviour can result in an uneasy feeling among team members and lead to low levels of enthusiasm and project commitment. Two other common problems