Executing the project | Management homework help

 Disscussion 1

Reflection and Discussion Forum Week 2

Reflect on the assigned readings for the week. Identify what you thought was the most important concept(s), method(s), term(s), and/or any other thing that you felt was worthy of your understanding.

Also, provide a graduate-level response to each of the following questions:

  1. What are some of the key difficulties in successfully implementing portfolio management practices?
  2. Discuss the concept of emotional intelligence as it relates to the duties of project managers.  Why are the five elements of emotional intelligence so critical to successful project management?
  3. Consider the profile examples on project leaders Sir John Armitt and Jim Watzin from the chapter. If you were to summarize the leadership keys to their success in running projects, what actions or characteristics would you identify as being critical? Why? What are the implications for you when you are given responsibility to run your own projects?

Respond to the post of at least two peers, using 100 words minimum each.

[Your initial post should be based upon the assigned reading for the week, so the textbook should be a source listed in your reference section and cited within the body of the text. Other sources are not required but feel free to use them if they aid in your discussion].

 [Your initial post should be at least 450+ words and in APA format (including Times New Roman with font size 12 and double spaced). Post the actual body of your paper in the discussion thread then attach a Word version of the paper for APA review]

Disscussion 2

 

Activity 2

Case Study 3.1 Keflavik Paper Company

Keflavik Paper is an organization that has lately been facing serious problems with the results of its projects.  Specifically, the company’s project development record has been spotty: While some projects have been delivered on time, others have been late. Budgets are routinely overrun, and product performance has been inconsistent, with the results of some projects yielding good returns and others losing money.  They have hired a consultant to investigate some of the principal causes that are underlying these problems, and he believes that the primary problem is not how project are run but how they are selected in the first place.  Specifically, there is little attention paid to the need to consider strategic fit and portfolio management in selecting new projects.  This case is intended to get students thinking of alternative screening measures that could potentially be used when deciding whether or not to invest in a new project.

Questions

  1. Keflavik Paper presents a good example of the dangers of excessive reliance on one screening technique (in this case, discounted cash flow). How might
  2. Assume that you are responsible for maintaining Keflavik’s project portfolio. Name some key criteria that should be used in evaluating all new projects before they are added to the current portfolio.
  3. What does this case demonstrate about the effect of poor project screening methods on a firm’s ability to manage its projects effectively?

Case Study 4.1—In Search of Effective Project Managers

This case involves Pureswing Golf, and illustrates the problems when organizations attempt to locate competent project managers without any systematic plan for identifying and training good potential candidates.  They are discovering that the “voluntary approach,” whereby new project managers are solicited seemingly at random from around the company, simply does not work.  Many of these individuals likely do not have the skills or a reasonable understanding of what it takes to manage projects effectively.

Questions

  1. Imagine you are a human resources professional at Pureswing who has been assigned to develop a program for recruiting new project managers.  Design a job description for the position.
  2. What qualities and personal characteristics support a higher likelihood of success as a project manager?
  3. What qualities and personal characteristics would make it difficult to be a successful project manager?

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