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Strategic Project Management | video presentation

Assessment Information 3

Subject Code: MBA641

Subject Name: Strategic Project Management Assessment

Title: Assessment 3 – Performance Evaluation and Video Presentation

Your task

Prepare a 15-minute video recording during which you evaluate the three case studies included below:

• Project A – DeGrandis Running Shoes

• Project B – Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) Partnership

• Project C – Ladybird Sporting Apparel

Assessment Description

In your Performance Evaluation  Video Presentation, you must evaluate the performance of each of the three projects and provide the following:

a) Commentary on project alignment with strategic goals and ethical standards

b) A Project Performance Scorecard (PPS) Snapshot

c) Conclusions

d) Recommendations

A PowerPoint template is provided for you to use in your video presentation if you wish. There is no requirement to use this template. Assessment Instructions Assessment 3 Case Study – DeGrandis Sporting Goods 1. Project A – DeGrandis Running Shoes Project A introduced the DeGrandis private label running shoe to the company’s product range. Although the project ran over budget, the project team successfully developed a new sole cushioning technology and delivered a brand-new shoe within the project timeframe. Customers love the new shoes - they are outselling rival international brands - and sales have increased company revenues by over $5 million. The editor of online running shoe reviewer Shoe News has given the running shoes a 5 out of 5-star rating.

But not everybody is so thrilled with the project’s outcomes. The board of directors is unhappy that the project team did not consult them about the Chinese organization selected to manufacture and supply the shoes. Had the directors known that the Chinese supplier uses child labor in their factory they would not have approved the supply agreement because engaging partners that rely on child labor is prohibited under the company’s Code of Conduct? The consultants are managed by regional managers in each city.

2. Project B - Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) Partnership

The primary objective of Project B was for DeGrandis Sporting Goods to become an official supplier of sporting equipment to the Australian Olympic Team. At the outset, all key stakeholders were identified and consulted and a comprehensive list of project requirements was developed based on stakeholder needs. Apart from the project running six months over the scheduled project timeframe, every other project requirement was successfully met. The new partnership was established and sales are estimated to have increased by over $3 million.

The project was considered a resounding success until it emerged that the project sponsor, a member of the DeGrandis senior executive team, had paid a high-ranking AOC official an incentive payment to approve the partnership. The press learned of the bribe and the incident became a public scandal. DeGrandis Sporting Goods suffered reputational damage as the company’s Code of Conduct expressly prohibits the payment of bribes to generate business. An extensive marketing campaign originally developed to promote the partnership has been canceled because it would only draw more attention to the bribery scandal.

3. Project C – Ladybird Sporting Apparel

Project C successfully introduced the environmentally friendly and internationally known Ladybird brand of sporting apparel to the DeGrandis Sporting Goods product range. Although fundamental project requirements such as project timeframe and budget were met, the new line of clothing was not properly market-tested prior to the product line launch. It turns out that customers consider the Ladybird clothing range to be inferior in quality and customer complaints have increased as a result. DeGrandis Sporting Goods has ceased ordering new stock from Ladybird due to poor sales and increasing customer dissatisfaction.

You are required to use at least 15 sources of information and use Kaplan Harvard Referencing Style. Wikipedia and other ‘popular’ sites are not to be used.

Assessment Submission

This file must be submitted as a ‘Word’ or ‘PDF’ document to avoid any technical issues that may occur from incorrect file format upload. Uploaded files with a virus will not be considered a legitimate submission. Turnitin will notify you if there is an issue with the submitted file. In this case, you must contact your lecturer via email and provide a brief description of the issue and a screenshot of the Turnitin error message. You are also encouraged to submit your work well in advance of the deadline to avoid any possible delay with the Turnitin similarity report or any other technical difficulties.

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