U10a1_Project Leadership_Revised - Running head SHORT TITLE OF PAPER(50 CHARACTERS OR LESS NearlyFree. U10A01 RichardLesh CapellaUniversity March16,2012

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Running head: SHORT TITLE OF PAPER (50 CHARACTERS OR LESS) 1 Nearly Free.com HR Orientation Project Leadership Assessment U10A01 Richard Lesh Capella University TS5335 – Project Leadership March 16, 2012 Dr. Miriam Masullo
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SHORT TITLE OF PAPER (50 CHARACTERS OR LESS) 2 Table of Contents T ABLE   OF  C ONTENTS ....................................................................................................................... 2 A BSTRACT ........................................................................................................................................ 4 N EARLY F REE . COM  EOLMS P ROJECT  S UMMARY ............................................................................ 5 Project Description .................................................................................................................................. 5 Project Scope ........................................................................................................................................... 5 Team Members ........................................................................................................................................ 6 Budget ..................................................................................................................................................... 7 Schedule .................................................................................................................................................. 8 Risks ........................................................................................................................................................ 8 O RGANIZATIONAL  A SSESSMENT ...................................................................................................... 9 Leadership Aspects .................................................................................................................................. 9 Project Effectiveness ............................................................................................................................. 10 Leadership vs. Management .................................................................................................................. 12 Organizational Leadership Assessment (OLA) and Team Effectiveness Questionnaire (TEQ) ............. 13 A SSESSING  N EARLY F REE . COM   USING   THE  OLA  AND  TEQ  METHOD ............................................ 14 L EADERSHIP  A SSESSMENT  M ETRICS .............................................................................................. 15 T RADITIONAL  L EADERSHIP  A SSESSMENT ...................................................................................... 15 Using Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) for Leadership Assessment ............................................. 15 360 °  Feedback Assessment .................................................................................................................... 16 NearlyFree.com Approach ..................................................................................................................... 17 Project Assessment ................................................................................................................................ 17 B EST  P RACTICES ............................................................................................................................ 18 Learning Development Best Practices ................................................................................................... 18 Instructional Design Best Practices ........................................................................................................ 18 M EASURING   THE  P ROJECT S  S UCCESS ........................................................................................... 20 Effective Project Teams ......................................................................................................................... 20 Team Diagnostic Survey (TDS) ............................................................................................................. 20
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SHORT TITLE OF PAPER (50 CHARACTERS OR LESS) 3 C ONCLUSION .................................................................................................................................. 21 A PPENDIX  A ................................................................................................................................... 25 A PPENDIX  B ................................................................................................................................... 29
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SHORT TITLE OF PAPER (50 CHARACTERS OR LESS) 4 Abstract Successful project outcomes are in large part dependent upon the leadership skills of the project manager. Project management students have been taught the management facets of our profession. They have learned how to produce a project’s scope, schedule, and budget. They have learned how to recognize and mitigate potential risks factors. However, leadership skills are often overshadowed by the daily grind of managing the project. Project managers may think they are good leaders, but are they effective leaders? This paper takes a look at the NearlyFree.com Employee Orientation Learning Module System (ELOMS) project and suggests some leadership assessment tools the project could be implemented. This paper speaks to the differences and similarities between management and leadership, examines literature that describes different project leadership assessment techniques, provides suggestions for appropriate leadership assessment metrics, and illustrates some leadership best practices for the project.
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SHORT TITLE OF PAPER (50 CHARACTERS OR LESS) 5 NearlyFree.com EOLMS Project Summary Project Description The purpose of the ELOMS is to create a new employee orientation program that systematizes the repetitive tasks that occur during the orientation process at NearlyFree.com. In order to more effectively manage the orientation process, the company must remove the paper process and move to a more automated process that will reduce time and cost, increase company awareness, and improve employee motivation.
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