Joe Werner, product manager at SUSE, faces a common but difficult situation. SUSE got acquired by Novell, and the new owners force a reevaluation of current projects in the pipeline. Specifically, Werner is tasked with making the business case for the SUSE Manager project to be turned into a full-fledged product. The market is there, and so are the competitors. Does creating a new product make sense and can SUSE pull it off? Werner needs to answer these questions and convincingly present them to his new leadership.
Example case question 
- What should Werner do?
Case difficulty cube 
- Analytical dimension: Average
- Conceptual dimension: Average
- Presentation dimension: Easy
Freely available materials
- Case 2017-01: The Case of SUSE Manager
- Concepts and frameworks