Speeding up Website Design, computer science homework help

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Speeding up Website Design 

 You have been hired by a web-site design, production, and hosting company whose new animated website designs are attracting a lot of attention and a lot of customers. Currently, employees are organized into different functions such as hardware, software design, graphic art, and web-site hosting, as well as functions such as marketing and human resources. Each function takes its turn to work on a new project from initial customer request to final online website hosting. The problem the company is experiencing is that it typically takes one year from the initial idea stage to the time that the website is up and running; the company wants to shorten this time by half to protect and expand its market niche. In talking to other managers, you discover that they believe the company’s current functional structure is the source of the problem—it is not allowing employees to develop websites fast enough to satisfy customers’ demands. They want you to design a better one. 


1. Discuss ways in which you can improve how the current functional structure operates so that it speeds website development.

2. Discuss the pros and cons of moving to a (a) multidivisional, (b) matrix, or (c) product team structure to reduce website development time.

3. Which of these structures do you think is most appropriate, and why?

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Paul Author
School: UC Berkeley

thankyou. pleasure to work with you.

1. Discuss ways in which you can improve how the current functional structure operates so that it
speeds website development.
There are different ways which when applied in the company will really improve on the
speed of the website development. Appling the matrix structure to operate the current functional
structure which is the multidivisional structure will work more effective. Generally matrix
structure mainly involves employees in the company having more than one boss to cheek on
them. Since the company divides and organizes the workers into different functions which
include either hardware, software design, graphics art and web-site hosting and other functions
such as marketing and also human resource hence if each of these functions has a own boss it
will be easy and faster to run the workers and speed the web development since there is close
supervision and if there is any problem is addressed faster to the minor boss who later addresses
it to the major boss of the company and this will really speed up the website development.
The other way the company can use to speed up the website development is the appl...

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