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Critical Thinking Case Study
December 8, 2014


rather than the nonproductive way it has been operating. Decide that futuristic IScanner trade is not compromised by other e) contestants having the capability create a request similar to IScanner. Insignificant cost is also adding to the burden of creating a new product and marketing it to retail with a tight timeline. the reality of numbers do not make sense to produce a quality product in the timeframe that one department is expecting. All assumptions of the situation will be outlined through the report. which are causing delays in the project and timeline. Accurate descriptions and identification will be assessed throughout this analysis report.000 . Other conflicts of the product are the reduction in funding for the AcuScan product. Development stages of product start in February and have a tentative completion date of August 2003. Forecasting and predictions of the cost analysis is at a minimum of $575. Assumptions and Arguments There are arguments going through individual divisions of the company. the report will have a summary of a recommendation for the Chief Executive of the company. There are specific actions the development teams need to take to rush completion of the product.CRITICAL THINKING CASE STUDY 2 Critical Thinking Case Study This report will analyze the case study given by the Chief Executive of AcuScan Inc. The following measures to take: a) b) c) d) Develop promoting purposes Agreement with Wilson Marketing about testing and accent collections Decide if using I-Scanner equipment in retail is the right setting. Finally. Realize Secure-A Corp has the competence to expand into retail product f) with a slight time advantage. The report will conclude with reasonable solutions to the issues that the company or personnel are facing. and explaining the conflict points by all individuals including an evaluating of their arguments. Each department should collaborate and positively in order to be constructive and productive. six months to develop the product. creating battling between two department heads.

and allows for other versions to follow. The product demands cost-effective improvements and ratifications. 2003). But allowing Eight to Twelve months is ideal to get it right the first time. Pat.CRITICAL THINKING CASE STUDY g) 3 Six months is the first run of the prototype to become first to market. Without proper and amicable communication between each person it poses difficulties throughout each department. anxiety accumulates and prolongs the progress of the project which seems to be caused by the unreasonable completion dates of a fully completed i) and operational product. The budget implies that $200. Documentation of the development stages with production and delays. rather than offering updates to the h) software. and it does cause corrosion within the progression of AcuScan interrupting any achievement or success of a production plan (University of Phoenix. it is .000 is a substantial amount to complete the product which cutting the budget by $250. time frames. Chris. and Kelly have emails between each director pertaining to the development report conclude particular and relevant subjects need to be approached before progressing to the next step of the process. and unreasonable financial restraints can cause troublesome outcomes and create departmental disagreements causing grieve among colleagues.000 has put barriers on the development department as it was allocated for hiring of design and programming staff. During this process. Improper structuring. Evaluations and Causes By not allowing the budget to reflect the proper backing for the right departments cause cheaper restraints that can be the cause of discounts during sales and other company revenue inconsistencies which can encumber the new project financial support.

Plausible Solutions & Recommendations Operation Optimize is critical to the success of new product development for AcuSan. which each group is responsible for their actions. which gives the groups the opportunity to track and resolve such discrepancies. as well as their engagement in the project. These are specific tasks the group should focus upon: a) b) c) d) e) f) g) h) i) j) Development of strong structural channeling Categorize meeting of projects and deliverables Create a rubric. . The continuing of arguments is creating a growing animosity between all parties involved. implement necessary changes for the success of the project. Such a technique could transpire through group critical thinking sessions and face to face meetings. The conflict is inhibiting the engineering team and the organization from being able to create this product and have an obtainable timeline to deliver it to retail. and action plan Create a concluding policy Document all information which is necessary for the project Review budgets of all departments Document possible threats to success of project Assess the production and progress of the project Make beneficial adjustments to plan throughout the process Evaluate the progress. It is imperative that the executives take action to warrant the victory of this arrangement. The implementation of the action plan will influence revenues and the first to market placement. This can consist of individual elections of each department. Operations are beginning to feel the loss of activity because there are not any common grounds between departments. The downside to this arrangement is affecting AcuScan additionally decreasing the sales income.CRITICAL THINKING CASE STUDY 4 segregating the departments creating conflict rather than working together to have a successful product line. and the possibilities of further company decrease in resources causing more loss of revenue. and the Operation Optimize could develop a new operating method for future projects at AcuScan. time management flow charts. a plausible solution is an overall excellence technique. Instead of reliving a vigorous or tiresome substructure between sections that associates are obsessed upon.

this is essential for the system to be applied in a Total Quality organization method. The sooner the team is shaped.CRITICAL THINKING CASE STUDY 5 This particular team should be assigned a lead individual to keep the organization of the structure and to ensure the method is fully utilized to benefit AcuScan new product infrastructure to the most productive state it can be. This team needs to compile quickly to make sure the current new product will make its timeline. . The group’s leader must also be designated in order to accelerate the procedure of team growth. It is crucial that the team is shaped directly as the scheme is time subtle. the quicker that the project can get in progress. As well.

filename=Week3CaseStudyPDFPrintout. Critical Thinking GEN 480: Assessment Case: AcuScan Case Assessment Version 2.pdf?response-contentdisposition=attachment.1 Retrieved from: OFedslfZ-dJ330sykC1ZVBR2E1zdXZlmCn6qX~pr2oFa4ZCdPX4Ur5mV3fIJKrhi6BhFVfg7jaBNJgw5qSsNi6SQaSeI7NPU19t3jczoqqcokSBiXQLv86KH22 KTBgtwtQam8674lMqchSwHc_&Key-Pair-Id=APKAJGHAFQEY6NSGTAWA .CRITICAL THINKING CASE STUDY 6 References: University of Phoenix (2003).cloudfront.