Is a rookie prepared?
Upon reading the situation and the readings provided with that, my preliminary thoughts about the case had been completely undesirable. There was an ongoing management crisis in Driscoll Software around the event associated with an experienced and reputed administrator, Alessandra Sandovat resigning the business due to her future aspirations and conflict of behaviours with the head, Tim O'Connell. What happened following this incident helped me decide that both the command and managerial skills displayed in the case were not up to the mark.
It absolutely was the time when ever Kristen Hammersmith, a very outstanding programmer at Driscoll was promoted towards the managerial function which was kept vacant by the resignation of her after that boss, Alessandra. No doubt Kristen was a gifted programmer, then again does it imply that a person good at one skill will be equally proficient at the other? In the meantime, Driscoll's old consumer, Hybara Casinos who had transferred out of the offer last year because of expensive software came back to Driscoll to repair their existing cheap setup which doesn't work reliably. Plus the deadline provided to Tim was of only two weeks. Tim accepted the proposal and asks Kristen to take impose of this task despite the holiday period impending soon. Kristen thought it was an awful idea to accept the project due to tight routine and also the majority of the resources will probably be on leave. However , therefore selfish was Tim to get his business and the income that this individual didn't demonstrate any empathy for Kristen and her team and straight away struck a deal together with the client. Clearly, Kristen didn't showcase the good managerial skills at the helm. First of all, she blindly followed Tim's order without even asking regarding the criticality of the task. Also, the girl fell right into a myth that being a director she were required to control her team. Without needing earned the respect of her team, she was expecting these to be extremely responsible. The lady threw purchases directly to the team about the project schedule and not actually shared her own thoughts and suggestions. In fact the lady...