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Continental Computers Corporation
Opportunity - Growth
Continental Computer Corporation (CCC) was a $9 billion a year corporation with worldwide operations encompassing just about every aspect of the computer field. Continental is considered one of the "giants" in computer technology development, and supplies equipment to other computer manufacturers.
Problem – Poor Organisational Structure
Our major problems first began to surface during the early nineties. When we restructured our organization, we assumed that each division would operate as a separate entity (i.e., strategic business unit) without having to communicate with one another except through corporate headquarters. Therefore, we permitted each of our division vice presidents and general managers to set up whatever organizational structure they so desired in order to get the work accomplished.
Problem – Lack of Coordination, Communication, Integration and Uniformity
Unfortunately, we hadn't considered the problem of coordinating efforts between sister divisions because some of our large projects demanded this.
We have three divisions within throwing distance of one another, and each one operates differently. This poses a problem for us at corporate headquarters because career opportunities and administrative policies are different in each division. Now that we are looking at project management as a profession, how do we establish uniform career path opportunities across all divisions?
World headquarters for CCC is in Concord, Illinois, a large suburb northwest of Chicago in the heart of lllinoisis technology center. In addition to corporate headquarters, there are three other divisions: the Eton Division, which manufactures disk drives, the Lampco Division, which is responsible for Department of Defense (DoD) contracts such as for military application, satellites, and so on, and the Ridge…...

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