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How to Write a Summary of an Article? He has been assigned to lead and manage the Jacksonville Audit. Zeke Olds has been assigned as one of the five accountants on the Jacksonville Audit and is known as an innovator in regards to problem solving.
Crosby is responsible for managing special consulting projects and has requested that Olds also be assigned to his Springfield project. Ultimately, it resulted in Olds being reassigned to work on the Springfield project full time instead of be shared between the two teams.
This paper will examine what response a project manager should provide if faced with the same issues Palmer faced within the case. Secondly, this paper will examine what Palmer could have done to avoid losing Olds.
In addition, this paper will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of operating under a matrix organizational structure. Finally, this paper will examine what the management of Moss and McAdams can do to more effectively manage situations like what occurred in case.
Doing Things Differently Over the course of six weeks of having to share Olds between the Jacksonville Audit and the Springfield project, Palmer experienced several issues with Crosby.
At the initial phase of the project, both Crosby and Palmer agreed that Olds would dedicate his mornings working on the Springfield project and his afternoons would be dedicated to working on the Jacksonville project. From the onset, Crosby continually continue to disregard the agreed upon terms of the work schedule.
If I were Palmer there are several things I would have done differently in an effort to not lose Olds, but more importantly, decreasing the impact upon my projects schedule. I would have definitely added having to share Olds as a risk factor in regards to meeting my projects baseline deadline and cost.
In addition, additional time would have been added into my baseline schedule to reflect having to share Olds. All of these risks would have been communicated to upper management and to Sands to ensure that they were aware of the cost and time impact with having to share Olds.
If management insisted on moving forward, I would have negotiated with Sands and Crosby that Olds be assigned to the Springfield project in exchange for adding two accountants onto the Jacksonville Audit.
Basically, the Jacksonville audit appears to require accountant auditing skills. Olds has a reputation for being an innovative problem solver and his skill set seemed to be better suited for the Springfield project.
The requirement for my project is to conduct and audit which accounting skills is key and should be able to be performed by other accountants at the firm. By adding 2 additional resources to my team to replace the one resource, I may be able to complete the project in less time and save money.
Escape the Inevitable Palmer possibly could have possibly done several things to avoid losing Olds.Case Moss and McAdams Accounting Firm (from Gray, Larson, Desai, “Project Management”, Fourth Edition, Pages ) Bruce Palmer had worked for Moss and McAdams (M&M) for six years and was just promoted.
Case Moss and McAdams Accounting Firm Bruce Palmer had worked for Moss and McAdams (M&M) for six years and was just promoted to account manager. His first assignment was to lead an audit of Johnsonville Trucks. He was quite pleased with the five accountants who had been assigned to his team, especially Zeke Olds.
Olds was an Army vet who. Moss and McAdams Accounting Firm is a well-established regional accounting firm with employees located across six offices in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
The main office where Bruce Palmer worked, was in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Moss and Mcadams Accounting Firm RUNNING HEAD: MOSS AND MCADAMS Assignment #1: Moss and McAdams Accounting Firm Strayer University Bus Bruce Palmer was a good guy looking to make a difference. He was lead to believe that Zeke Olds was going to be available to him throughout the project and that was not the case.
Moss and McAdams Accounting Firm Bruce Palmer had worked for Moss and McAdams (M&M) for six years and was just promoted to account manager. His first assignment was to lead an audit of Johnsonville Trucks. Moss and McAdams Accounting Firm Explain how you would respond if you were Palmer at the end of the case.
Discuss what Palmer could do, if anything, to avoid losing Olds. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of a matrix type organization that are apparent in this case.