Primary Discussion Response is due by Wednesday (11:59:59pm
Central), Peer Responses are due by Sunday (11:59:59pm Central).
(PM600 -1502B -03) Phase 1 Discussion Board Primary
Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 600–800 words that
respond to the following scenario with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This
will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be
substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
You and the rest of the team are meeting for the
first time with Jim Young. Jim did a great job introducing everyone to each
other in the meeting and describing his vision for the project. After Jim’s
presentation on the project scope for the new GPS cargo tracking system device,
you realized there were still some information gaps that needed further
Sam, the chief executive officer (CEO), and Gloria,
the chief financial officer (CFO), have joined the team for a working lunch.
During a discussion, you realize that everyone on the team, including Same and
Gloria, are at odds on who should be included in the project communication.
Everyone has a different understanding of who the project stakeholders are and
their level of importance on this project.
"I really don’t understand why this topic is
important. I consider myself and Gloria to be the most important stakeholders
of this project. The only thing you need to worry about is to make us
happy," says Sam.
"Are we not all stakeholders in this project? I
agree with you Sam that our interest as stakeholders should be placed higher
than everyone else, but I do believe the team members have a stake in this
project as well," says Gloria.
"Well you both do pay the bills, but we need to
make sure we can manage everyone’s expectations accordingly," says Jim
with an uncomfortable smile. "I am concerned with how team expectations
could cause scope modification. Communication is key here, right?"
"What if the team members outlined their ideas
about the role of the project stakeholder, their level of importance, and how
best to handle communication and conflict?" you say.
"Great idea!" says Jim. "Can you
draft something for the team asking for their ideas, which we can discuss at
our next meeting?"
Back at your desk, you draft an e-mail to the team
members stating that each person will need to bring a clearly defined, ranked
stakeholder list. Because the project is just kicking off, you will also want
to complete the following:
Define a project
Explain the difference between a project and
Describe the five process groups
Identify the project sponsor(s) and key stakeholders