Operations and Production Management

Anoop, Aswathy and Harnett, Denise (2016) Operations and Production Management. Applied Management Conference, Wintec, Hamilton, New Zealand, 27 May 2016.

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Software are used in many of the organizations to share information and managing resources. Community Living Trust is a non-profit organization based in Hamilton supporting people with intellectual disability. As part of the change management process, Community Living Trust want to learn and use the latest cutting edge project management tool. Microsoft Office Project Server is a project management software that enables organizations to manage and direct projects and resources across the enterprise. It supports project teams in collaborating and in managing their project documentation and deliverables. The aim of the research is to investigate the feasibility of implementing MS Project Server in Community Living Trust for managing projects for cross functional team. The main focus of research are, (1) Understand the benefits of using M S Project Server, (2) Usage of M S Project Server in piloting a current program,(3) Evaluate the use of M S Project Server as it relates to the operations of Community Living Trust. The primary research method selected for this research is semi structured Interviews. The purpose of the research interview is to explore the views, experiences, beliefs and motivations of respondent on software implementation process. Interviews were conducted with Business Operations Manager and Operation Team Leader of Community Living Trust. Result of the research are still being analyzed, but the preliminary findings indicate that MS Project Server meets the objectives of organization in terms of collaboration, resource management and integration to other applications.

Item Type:Paper presented at a conference, workshop or other event, and published in the proceedings
Keywords that describe the item:management, software, information, non-profit organiations
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Business, Information Technology and Enterprise > School of Business and Adminstration
ID Code:5889
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