Evolution of Technology and Enterprise Case Study
Instructions on the Case Study Analysis
In your analysis of this case, you must ensure that you include the following:
- An introductory paragraph and a brief summary of Bamboo House India case study.
- An explanation of the concept of project planningand its importance to effective project management.
- Critically analyse how project planning was done in Bamboo House India
- Make at least three (3) recommendations for improving Bamboo House India’s planning OR if you believe there planning process was very well executed, describe three (3) instances where planning was done well – making specific references to the case.
A short paragraph as conclusion.
Read the Case Study associated with the specific unit carefully, then proceed as follows:
- While there is no “formula” for analyzing case studies, the following guidelines are recommended:
- Define the goals and objectives for your analysis. What questions are you trying to answer and what issues are you trying to resolve?
- Rapidly skim through the case study and get a sense for how the case study has been structured
- Read through the case study with paper and pencil and make notes as you go along
- Structure the information in the case study: this is the key step.
- Whilst addressing the case questions, think of the information given in the case study as “raw data” that you have gathered to help you answer the questions and resolve the issues in Step 2a above.
- You need to structure this information to resolve the issues. Here are some useful dimensions along which you can structure the given information chronologically:
- evolution of the industry in which the enterprise operates (e.g., changes in technology, customer needs, competitive landscape)
- evolution of strategy – business, technology, and market – of the enterprise
iii. evolution of technology (including manufacturing), product platforms, and product lines of the enterprise
- the technology, product, and process development process within the enterprise
- growth (or decline) of the enterprise with respect to market share, revenues, costs, profits, etc.
- organizational structure of the enterprise
vii. key decisions made at different stages in the life of enterprise, and the drivers for these decisions
viii. the interconnections and relationships between all the above factors
- Make extensive use of figures, tables, trees, etc. to shape your thinking during the structuring process.
- Perform any necessary analysis, for example, revenues or costs associated with different design options
- Draw conclusions, answer questions, resolve issues, and make recommendations using the structured information in Step 3.