Operations and Production Management

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

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Community Living is a non-profit organization, supporting people with intellectual disabilities to live their dreams through community connections. At present, Community Living considers the feasibility of using Microsoft Project Server to update progress on its Organizational Plan (2016-2018). Therefore, the research question is “Is it possible to use MS Project Server to help Community Living to track progress on the Organizational Plan?” The scope of the study focuses on project, project management, project management software, and reasons of changing project management software. Primary research and secondary research methods were both used in the research. MS Project and MS Project Server were compared through the secondary data. Face-to-face interviews with Business Support Manager and Board Secretary in Community Living were held separately. As regard to comparison between MS Project Server and some software, Community Living’s finance situations, user feedbacks and its training plans, generally speaking, Community Living has the feasibility of using MS Project Server. The research increases Community Living’s confidence in using MS Project Server, and offers recommendations that Community Living has better provide some official training courses for users. The research also has significant implications for small business and non-profit organization to change project management software.

Item Type:Paper presented at a conference, workshop or other event, and published in the proceedings
Keywords that describe the item:management, non-profit organisation
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Business, Information Technology and Enterprise > School of Business and Adminstration
ID Code:5895
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Deposited On:16 Apr 2018 21:18
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