Discuss about the Project Management for Clement Crop.
This report illustrates the importance of adapting proper project management methodologies, project culture and tools as well for overcoming the current issues associated to Clement Crop organization. The company offers different integrated financial and operational software mostly for the small to medium sized business organizations. The services are not served in the retail industries but these are offered mainly to the construction and real estate industries. A high range of support services are also delivered by the business organization. The company delivers its product throughout United States and also out of United States. Mainly the building constructors, mechanical constructors, electrical constructor and the industrial builders get the products from Clement Crop business organization. The company used to deliver highly developed cross functional capability to the companies. The software suites offers by the business include accounting software, reporting and productivity software an also different estimating tools as well.
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Analysis on the Current Project Management Issues that Clement Crop is Facing
After analyzing the current situation of Clement Crop different issues associated to the company are identified. The issues are as follows:
Issues regarding the project manager: While creating the project team for the development of the project prototype model it has been found that most of the project team members do not have enough knowledge regarding the project management. Due to lack of internal credibility, the project team members who are belonging from different departments are unable to understand the actual shared goal of the business . Again, in order to complete the project within the allotted time period within estimated budget, it is necessary to develop the project schedule accurately. However, for lack of knowledge the project manager failed to develop the project schedule.
Lack of experience of the employees: Not only the project manager but also the members of the project development team do not have enough knowledge regarding the software projects . It also hampered the standard of project management such as adaptation of proper project management philosophy, methodologies etc.
Lack of communication: This is another major issue that has been identified by Matt. The company maintains one way communication in terms of down ward communication . It means that only the higher management authorities are able to communicate with project management team members or only the higher authority can provide their ideas or suggestion to them.
Comparison Between the Current Culture of Clement Crop and those Organizations that Adapted all the Project Management Methodologies Successfully
Clement Crop Company delivers integrated financial and operational software packages to the construction and builders companies. Most of the construction and real estate companies use this kind of software packages, offered by Clement Crop organization . The overall business efficiency and the functional efficiency will increase after the adaptation of this kind of software packages. The culture of the companies that use successful methodologies completely differs from the organizational culture of Clement Crop.
The software suite offers by the business organization include, accounting system in terms of payable account, accounts receivable, billing, cash management, contracts, tools, cost, financial statement designer, job cost, pay roll and remote time entry etc . The other offering served by Clement Crop include, estimating and procurement tools such as data base, inventory management and purchasing etc. The reporting and the productivity of the organization include, document management, information assistant, inquiry design and report design as well.
The Project Management Culture that should be Adapted by Clement Crop
Creation of project template: In order to mitigate the issues of project schedule management, the company should implement proper project management template . It will help the project managers and the members of the project team to create the schedule properly. Based on the type of the prototype, the job roles and responsibility of the members will also vary. This template will help Clemet Crop to divide the job roles of the members.
Development of open communication: Instead of downward communication, the company should develop open communication approach. Through, this approaches the project team members and the project managers can share their views with each other . During the communication there will be no such restriction.
Development of training and development programs: As the company is willing to develop their existing system by implementing a prototype model for their inventory management system. Prototype model is an incremental model and most of the well-known business organization uses this software development life cycle model for developing the software product . In this process there is an opportunity for the developers to develop the products step by step. In other words with the frequently changing requirement of the consumers the prototype rather dummy model can be improved. In order to handle the process accurately the project manager should implement proper training and development programs.
Advise to the CEO of Clement Crop
The CEO should develop conjunction along with the board for leading the development of the organizational strategy. The following are the advices suggested for the CEO:
- To ensure the time project budget accurately
- To develop certain long term project plan and strategy as well
- To develop effective and advanced communication approaches
- To develop both the internal and external control system
From the overall discussion it can be concluded that Clement Crop software product delivering company offers its products mainly to the construction industries. However, different issues were identified effectively. In order to overcome the currently identified issues it is necessary to build certain organizational strategies. It has been analyzed that, if the project managers fail to determine the exact project management practices then it will lead to major project failure and also will distract the organizational revenue model. This particular report analyzes the current project management issues that Clement Crop business organization is facing. Finally, it has provided different recommendations to Clement Crop and advices for the CEO of the business organization.
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