Project Management: A System Approach to Planning, Scheduling and Controlling
Case situation multiple choice
Explain the project and ask them for their input. Try to get them to
identify alternatives and encourage group decision making
Ask each team member individually how they feel about Tom’s
role. If they complain have a talk with Tom.
Encourage the team to continue but give some ideas as to possible
alternatives. Let them solve the problem.
Call a special team meeting to discuss the morale problem and ask
the team for recommendations. Try to work out the problem.
Assess the potential risks with the team and ask for their input and
suggestions. Try to develop contingency plans if the problem is as
serious as the team indicates.
Have a personal discussion with Bob, seek out the cause, and ask
him for a solution.
Ask the team to assist George in redoing the report since a bad
report reflects upon everyone.
This is a crisis and you must exert strong leadership. You should
take control and assist your team in identifying alternatives.
Provide positive feedback/reinforcement for the team and search for
ideas for shortening phase 111.
Call a team meeting and review the remaining schedules for the
project. Look for contingency plans.
Make sure the schedules are updated and assume a passive role
since the customer has not officially informed you of his problem.
Reemphasize the team spirit and encourage your people to proceed.
Tell them that nothing is impossible for a good team.
Call a team meeting to assess the risks and look for alternatives.
As a team, evaluate each of the functional team members, and try to
come to some sort of agreement.
Discuss the problem with the team since they must assume the extra
workload, if necessary. Ask for their input into meeting the
Call a team meeting to discuss alternative ways of obtaining the
Call a meeting and ask each member to explain their role on the
project to the new man.
Review the request with the team member and discuss the impact
on his performance.
Ask your team to develop contingency plans for this situation
should it happen again
You must provide some degree of leadership for the ﬁnal report, at
least the structure. The ﬁnal report could easily reflect on your
ability as a manager.
Kerzner, H., & Kerzner, H. R. (2017). Project management: a systems approach to planning,
scheduling, and controlling. John Wiley & Sons.
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