4. Your company is making a strategy shift: form being focused on fulfilling customer requests for becoming the best cost dairy producer in industry. Its existing cost manufacturing cost system, however fails to capture the costs associated with handling special flavors, small production orders, and complex delivery and order processing options. Hence you’ve been assigned to supervise an existing project to develop a new time-drive, activity-based costing system that will capture the full complexity of the company’s operations and gives managers new insights into the profitability orders, products, and customers. Senior management will use the information to enhance process efficiencies, negotiating new terms with customers, and attempt to win new business.
The project timeline is very aggressive and a lot is at stake with this project. Hence, every week you report on the progress and status of the project to all the necessary stakeholders and sponsors. Your project team has already completed all the initial and project planning activities and received sign-off and approvals on the project charter, project scope, and detailed work packages. Your project team is in the process of completing all the work packages. Te project timeline is very aggressive, and your project has the SPI of 1.2 and CPI of 1.3. A final review of the project deliverables has been scheduled foe the end of the month.
Unfortunately, as your project near completion, you are informed that your project is being cancelled since the resulting product is unacceptable and does not meet the business needs of the organization. All the resources on your project are being reassigned to another project. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause of this scenario?