This research is the basis for all the case studies in the various Harvard Case Study Solutions. It provides the evidence that will back up the claims made by the organization in the case study.
The case study can be used to develop the skills required for project management and production of quality products. Case studies allow the organization to determine if the skills they are offering are meeting customer demand. These cases also help to train managers.
When it comes to projects and project management, the case study provides one of the most powerful tools. The main function of the case study is to help improve the project manager’s or the supervisor’s skills. The Case Study Solution gives the project manager a comprehensive means of planning, scheduling, tracking, and recording the progress of the project.
The research should include the following. it should identify the organization’s or the client‘s objectives; state the purpose of the case study; state the rationale for conducting the case study; describe the nature of the activities to be demonstrated; present the findings or the results of the case study; explain the ability of the organization to support the case study; explain the relationship between the case study and the larger project; and describe the means by which the case study is related to the larger project. The case study should be designed to give the client or the case study-researcher the maximum benefit.
There is no substitute for research. The project manager or the case study-researcher must have done their homework. So, what makes the research such an important element in the case study? Firstly, the case studies provide a solid foundation for the client’s requirements and therefore are extremely valuable in the field of project management.
Secondly, case studies make the client more aware of the business processes in general. Therefore, the company can use the case studies to draw out the organizational value chain.
Thirdly, the research is an important part of the process because it establishes the organization’s competence in terms of support for the case study. The case studies enable the client to compare the capabilities of the client and the case study-researcher. Thus, the case studies establish the capability of the client to support the project and the case study-researcher in particular.
The fourth section of the research is the business strategy of the case study. The theory can be presented by the case study; however, the case study researcher should ensure that the case studies are consistent with the existing organization theory and strategy. This research section is very important because it helps the case study researcher to ascertain the consistency of the theory.
Fourthly, the case studies to facilitate the development of project management skills. The case studies help the project manager or the case study-researcher to deliver products in line with their market and customer requirements.
Finally, the research assists the project manager in achieving the organizational goal. The case studies to aid the project manager in ensuring that the end products are supported by a balanced supply-demand balance.
The Project Management Committee has written a brief outline on the process of Project Management. You can access this outline below.