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MGT 325 Smart or Crazy What Steve Jobs Did with First iPod Prototype Questions

MGT 325


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Need help with my Management question - I’m studying for my class.

Avoid plagiarism

No pictures containing text

Times New Roman (size 12, double-spaced) font.

references and sources. APA style

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Instructions – PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY • The Assignment must be submitted on Blackboard (WORD format only) via allocated folder. • Assignments submitted through email will not be accepted. • Students are advised to make their work clear and well presented, marks may be reduced for poor presentation. This includes filling your information on the cover page. • Students must mention question number clearly in their answer. • Late submission will NOT be accepted. • Avoid plagiarism, the work should be in your own words, copying from students or other resources without proper referencing will result in ZERO marks. No exceptions. • All answered must be typed using Times New Roman (size 12, double-spaced) font. No pictures containing text will be accepted and will be considered plagiarism). • Submissions without this cover page will NOT be accepted. Course Learning Outcomes-Covered ➢ Employ the skills for managing peoples and other complex issues in technology based organizations. (Lo 2.5) ➢ Ability to collect and synthesize data, facts and figures to evaluate risk for new product development and use of information technology as a tactical resource ( Lo 2.6 , 2.7 & 2.8 ) Assignment Abstract from ‘Smart or Crazy? What Steve Jobs Did with the First iPod Prototype’ by Henry Jay, 2 March, 2016. “Steve Jobs announced the first iPod as a Mac-compactible product with 5GB hard drive that put 1,000 songs in your pocket. But before the event, something happened behind closed doors between Steve Jobs and Apple’s Engineers who produced the iPod. When engineers working on the very first iPod completed the prototype, they presented their work to Steve Jobs for his approval. Jobs played with the device, scrutinized it, weighed it in his hands, and promptly rejected it. It was too big. The engineers explained that they had to reinvent inventing to create the iPod and that it was simply impossible to make it any smaller. Jobs was quiet for a moment. Finally, he stood, walked over to an aquarium, and dropped the iPod in the tank. After it touched bottom, bubbles floated to the top. “Those are air bubbles,” he snapped. “That means there’s space in there. Make it smaller.” And that was how the tiny size of the first versions of iPod came into existence. All thanks to the Genius Steve Jobs.” Questions: On the basis of the given abstract, your research, knowledge and experience answer the following in the Question and Answer format with minimum of 250 words for each question. Question 1- Assess the role Steve Jobs played as a leader in management and innovation of technology as he walked the engineers of Apple Inc. through the ‘challenges of technical team work’ while developing IPod. Question 2- Measure the innovative performance in the development of IPod with the help of variables such as- Response Time, New Product or Service and Quality etc. (Use a minimum of 5 variables) Questions 3- Place yourself in the boots of Steve Jobs and shed light on what steps you would have taken in leading the technological teams along with managing R&D and innovation during the development of IPod. NOTE: It is mandatory for the students to mention their references and sources. APA style ...
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Roles that Steve Jobs played as a leader in management and innovation of Apple Inc.
Apple has an extraordinary success based on a growth strategy consultant due to its history of
innovation. Steve Jobs was considered a tech giant and a transformative leader. In 1997 the
company was on its brink of getting bankrupt, and Steve Jobs came to restructure the organization.
The success that the company is enjoying to date has been traced to the late days that Steve Jobs
came back to lead the company. When he came back, he first ordered the company to drop costly
projects and streamline the company focus. Through this, he is regarded as a leader that would
give the proper direction of a company that was almost losing it all. Through his company focus
mind, he ensured that the innovation and release of iMac were done in 1998. The ...

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