BUS 380 WEEK 3 Discussions

BUS 380 WEEK 3 Discussions

Course outcome in focus:

·         Discuss the process of initiating a project and selecting a project team.

 

Activities:

Readings:

Read Chapter 4.
Review the “Mini Case” at the end of the chapter.
 

Supporting Topics:

Lecture 1 Topics:

·         The project charter

·         Project initiation elements

·         Project communication plan
Lecture 2 Topics:

·         The project team

·         Organizational structure

·         Beyond the core team
 

Lectures/Discussions:

·         Lecture on the project charter, project initiation elements, and the project communication plan.

 

·         Discussion 1: “Project Initiation and Communication.” Students will respond to the following: 

Consider the scenario of the Preston Co., described in discussion Question 8 at the end of Chapter 4.

o   Create a project objective statement for this project.

o   Create a balanced set of metrics that could be used to evaluate whether or not the 10K run was a success.Be sure to consider interim measures as well as end of project ones.

o   Describe how you would involve team members in the creation of the project objective statement and metrics creation in a project team environment.

 

·         Lecture on the project team, organizational structure, and beyond the core team.

 

·         Discussion 2: “The Project Team.” Students will respond to the following: 

Continue to consider the scenario described in discussion Question 8 at the end of Chapter 4.

o   Determine what skills you will need on the project team.

o   Assuming that you will have the skills you identified for the project team, predict what skills you might need beyond those available on the team.

o   Justify your choices of skills required to successfully complete this project.

 
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