Henry Tam and Mgi Team

Henry Tam and Mgi Team

HENRY TAM AND THE MGI TEAM CASE STUDY

Introduction

In our opinion, this case study is deemed an exercise in management technique. The case study is detailed with diverse factors and encompassing the breadth of management science.

The Music Games International (Hereafter referred to as “MGI”) team comprised of seven (7) members as stated - The group is extremely diverse comprising of the following, Henry Tam and Dana Soiman were final semester students at Harvard Business School (Hereafter referred to as “HBS”) working on the business plan not just for the competition, and as a professional challenge as soon. For the founders, Sasha Gimpelson was known for his unconventional ideas. Igor Tkachenko, an accomplished musician and Roman Yakub, a composer. Alex Sartakov -introduced to the group through a mutual friend of Igor and Sasha, he had music background, Dav Clark was a MIT graduate had a software background and was also planning to enter the MGI case for the MIT business plan contest.

To our understanding, the gist of Henry Tam and MGI Case Study refers to development of a business plan for MGI (as a submission to the annual business plan contest of HBS and, the business plan should be the blueprint for the future; to commercialize their products via educational learning tool and/or an entertainment/gaming portal).

Question 1

What is your evaluation of the MGI’s team process? What were the roots causes of the team’s process problems?

In evaluating the team's process from the four stages of group development as shown at Exhibit 1 are: Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing.

Exhibit 1: Team Development Stage

FORMING
STORMING
NORMING
PERFORMING
TEAM DEVELOPMENT STAGES

FORMING
STORMING
NORMING
PERFORMING
TEAM DEVELOPMENT STAGES

The forming stage in which the founders of MGI looking for someone who could work on doing general management, sales and marketing for their child edutainment products while at the same time, Henry and...

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