10% of course grade

Read the Multi Projects, Inc. case at the end of Chapter 7 of Gido & Clements (pp. 154-156). 
In two pages or less, write the beginning of a case discussion using the format that was discussed in class: 

  I. Problem Identification 
 II. Facts and Assumptions (situation analysis) 
III. Alternative Solutions
Your objective is to get agreement from the reader regarding what problem needs a solution and what potential solutions are most reasonable to consider.  However, you are not to propose a specific solution. 

In writing this case discussion, you MUST adhere to the following rules: 

  1. Do NOT submit your name with the discussion. Instead, identify your submission with a fictitious name. Your submission will be blind graded and returned in exchange for a separate cover page which lists your real name and fictitious name.
  2. Your answer must be typed: double space, one-inch margins. Use a standard size and style of font - e.g., 12-point Courier, Times, etc.
  3. Use plain white paper with a staple in the top left corner; no report folders.
  4. Scoring is based substantially on substance and clarity; printing with an old dot-matrix printer on fan-fold paper is acceptable. Errors of grammar, spelling, typing, etc., however, are not acceptable.
  5. Limit the entire text of the discussion to TWO pages in length. 
Note that this is an individual project. Although it is expected that students have been discussing the readings and other course related issues outside of class, the final written document should be your own individual work.  You should not be attempting to "core dump" on an assignment such as this. That is, do not attempt to confuse your work with everything that you have learned: just answer the question that is asked. Your work should, however, be based substantially on the sorts of issues that have been part of class discussions, hand-outs, and assigned readings; your work will be marked on the depth of substance with respect to issues associated with this class.