Discussion 1: “Problem Statement.” Students will respond to the following:
o Consider a problem you are currently facing — large or small, personal or professional.
o Prepare a clear, crisp problem statement that incorporates the four (4) elements described in the chapter: identity, location, timing, and magnitude.
o List and briefly evaluate at least three (3) options for solving the problem.
· Lecture on the project goal, options for achieving the goal, evaluating options, business case conclusion, and project portfolios.
· Discussion 2: “Project Failures Due to Poor Project Selection.” Students will respond to the following:
Review the stories about project failures from the Case Studies in Project Failures Website.
o Identify one (1) example of a failed project that might have been the victim of a poor project selection process.
o Use evidence from the article to support your position that the project was a victim of poor project selection, and highlight recommendations for project selection from Chapter 3 of the textbook that might have been overlooked in that process.