The Trophy Project (Chapter 5, pp 264 – 266)
Provide a synopsis of the Trophy Project case study. Highlight your observations about the project.
Did the project appear to be planned correctly? Why or why not? Relate your answers to the expected documents for proper project planning.
Citing evidence from the case, do you think functional management teams were committed to the project? What evidence do you have from the case study to substantiate your views?
Citing evidence from the case, do you think senior management managers were supportive and committed? What evidence do you have from the case study to substantiate your views?
What would you have done differently?
How should the transition to a new project management operation be accomplished? Consider what the enterprise should need to know about project management and the new structure. How much time do you recommend for the transition to the matrix organizations? Be sure to include your rationale.
What other organizational changes should be made? How do you work with the manager of operations to gain his/her support for your organizational changes?