- Case studies are an important learning strategy in business classes because they provide an opportunity for you to critically analyze events that have taken place in real-life businesses. This develops your critical thinking and research skills as you research the competition and industry in which your business resides with an end goal of formulating a recommendation for the challenges faced by the company.
- Read “The Bathtub Period” case study on pages 544–545 of your textbook. As you complete the analysis, address the following topics, and integrate researched evidence within your responses.
- Describe the situation within this case from the standpoint of effective project management.
- Prepare a network diagram that demonstrates your recommended work sequence for the Scott Project. (See the Unit IV Lesson for additional insight on the compilation of network diagrams.)
- Explain the risks involved with this strategy and potential work-arounds.
- Identify two scheduling techniques that might be used effectively for this project with the advantages and disadvantages of each.
- In formatting your case analysis, do not use the question-and-answer format; instead, use an essay format with subheadings. Your APA-formatted case study should be a minimum of two full pages in length (not counting the title and reference pages). You are required to use a minimum of three academic sources that are no more than 5 years old (one may be your textbook). All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased material must have accompanying in-text citations. A minimum of three in-text citations are required.