The second assignment is a field study. It’s more involving and is pure group work. The summary of the assignment is to:
Select a project of strategic significance in an organisation of your choice. Project should be of strategic significance – minimum capital value of USD1 million.
- Your chosen project may either be “hard” (eg building a plant) or “soft” (eg doing a merger transaction).
- Evaluation of this chosen project via recommended methods. - We need to compile a 50 page report.
- We will be allocated a lecturer at the SBL to act as our academic mentor. He will guide us in selecting a project of strategic relevance, challenge our assumptions & integrity of data & provide overall guidance.
The points of discussion are:
- Does anyone have a project in mind. Preferably at our places of work.
- Suggestions on work allocation? There are 9 of us in 7 different countries. The project is in one country.
- We need to nominate an assignment leader and assignment secretary.
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none at hand.
i think this is the heart beat of the assignment. my suggestion is to ask for the advice of our academic mentor considering the peculiarities of our group
shumi wil have to lead assignment 2 with Victor as the secretary.
I don't think we'll be given a mentor early enough. We may have to make some choices as a group. The critical choice is the project. Once we choose we can ask the mentor later for his advice.
I don't mind leading the project. If it's not in Uganda I'm not too sure how feasible it will be. --Shumimlingo 17:21, 16 January 2011 (UTC)
I dont have a project in mind or at work of strategic importance but i must note that the way the PM team handled the Marketing project (the Salima School for the Blind project)was commendable and involved all of us like Hove's suggestion above. We can learn from that sub-team.