Do you think timing is the most important aspect of event planning? Why? Why not?

Event Manager

Answer the following questions:

  1. Do you think timing is the most important aspect of event planning? Why? Why not? Do you think space and tempo are more important? 
    If you had to choose ONE as the most important, which would you choose and why? Why is it superior to the others?
  2. Give three reasons why someone would want to own and operate a restaurant.
  3. How important do you think it is to have restaurant experience before entering the business as an owner/operator?
  4. Give three reasons people patronize restaurants.
  5. Briefly describe the kinds and characteristics of restaurants.
  6. Name elements that make for fine dining.
  7. Name three women chefs who are restaurant partners and describe their activities.

The Widgets ‘R Us case study is a case with a problem of how the company is set up and how the company will handle operations with its projected growth.

Answer the following questions:

  1. You have been called in as a consultant to analyze the operations at WRU. Based on the readings, what would you advise Widgets ‘R Us to do in order to sustain the competitive advantage in the widget market?
  2. What structural design changes might be undertaken to improve the operations at the company?

The Keflavik Paper Company is a case with a problem in determining a project management process for new product development.

Answer the following questions:

  • What does this case demonstrate about the effect of poor project screening methods on a firm’s ability to manage projects effectively?
  • How would project portfolio management help to improve the situation at Keflavik?
  • If you think about it, all business problems are case studies. To effectively evaluate the situation, you must approach the problem in a methodological manner. A proven technique to do this is to do the following:
    • list the facts;
    • identify the issues;
    • based on the facts of the case and your knowledge, analyze the issues of the case;
    • prepare recommended solutions and their possible outcomes;
    • implement the optimal solution (not always the one with the best outcome, because the cost or other things could be impractical); and
    • monitor the implementation and outcomes.
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