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Course instructor: Professor Carmen Paunescu

Seminar instructor: Assistant Professor Irina Purcarea


Group Project
The group project represents 15% of the course grade.
The projects are to be prepared by individual students or groups of students (5 students).
They are designed to give you a better understanding of how quality management wors in a
real company and provide an opportunity to get a number of answers to questions that arise
throughout the course. !n addition" they can be helpful in collecting information about an
industry or maret that you choose to e#plore.
Project theme$
%trategic and &perational 'erformance (ssessment at )ompany *+,
Assignment$
-rite a paper on the performance assessment of strategic and operational processes of a
company in .omania.
Instructions$
%tudents will select a company from an industry" which they are interested in or familiar
with. The company must be from .omania" at least / years old" and employ at least / people.
The paper should be documented in 0112 pages (single spaced" 13 pt." T4." 3.2 cm margins)
and include the following$
Introduction. 'rovide an opening paragraph that tells us something about the
industry and company (the history and nature) we are going to read about and how
you conducted your research" as well as how the rest of the paper is organi5ed.
Process Management. 6escribe the company7s processes and their interactions.
6iscuss the characteristics of the business" and challenges in sustaining or growing
the business.
Strategic Level Assessment. 6escribe the mechanisms" the methods and the tools
used throughout the company to assess its performance at the strategic level. 6iscuss
the performance indicators the company uses at the strategic level.
Operational Level Assessment. 6escribe the mechanisms" the methods and the tools
used throughout the company to assess its performance at the operational level.
6iscuss the performance indicators the company uses at the operational level.
The Future. -hat future does the top management see for this business8 -hat is the
growth strategy for the business8
Analysis and Conclusion. -rite an analysis of your thoughts about the business
itself. !nclude your evaluation of the business" and what you can personally tae from
the e#perience. -hat are your recommendations for improvement8 9ow can you use
the information provided in the paper in the development of your business decisions8
6eadline$ !"##"$##:%"##"$##
;ach project will be presented at the seminars" according to the schedule communicated by
the seminar instructor.
Course instructor: Professor Carmen Paunescu
Seminar instructor: Assistant Professor Irina Purcarea
&riting 'ormalities$
The writings are to be typed" single<spaced" with standard margins and fonts.
'lease note that each document (if only one is assigned) or set of documents (if more than
one is assigned for that project) is to have a cover page which includes the following
information$
< +our name(s)
< +our email(s)
< )ourse title
< 'rofessor(s)
< !dentity of documents attached
< (ssignment due date: 6ate material actually turned in if later than the due date
General rules and regulations$
The paper is to be handed in at the beginning of class on the respective due dates.
(o e)tensions *ill +e granted" unless the student has an acceptable reason that is
adequately supported" such as a medical emergency that is documented by a detailed
and signed doctor7s report.
=ate papers and written assignments will be penali5ed. The late su+mission penalty
is percent per day" weeends included.