Reducing Project Duration
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Case Code : PROM008
Case Length : 05 Pages
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Pub Date : 2010
Teaching Note : Available
Countries : India
Industry : Information Technology
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About The Company
TPL, located in Hyderabad, India, was considered one of the premier software companies in India. Started in 2002 by a small group of enthusiastic software engineers and management executives, this firm provided a range of project services in Information Technology (IT) to domestic and international clients...
Analyzing the Projects
In May 2010, Reddy joined TPL as CEO. On the day he assumed charge, he sought ongoing project information of the company in a specified format. The desired information - Project Information Status, estimated time delays in Project schedules, and penalty levied for delays in execution – was submitted by the concerned departmental heads...
Identifying the Critical Issues
The next day, Gupta along with the other members of the senior management team met with Reddy to analyze the information related to the projects...
Time to Arrive at a Solution
To address all these concerns, Reddy asked Gupta, to identify the existing issues and lacunas in the system and also the reasons for the reduction in profits. Gupta spent the next few weeks analyzing the various aspects in detail...