MAN 435-CS-2 - MAN-435 Project Management Project...

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MAN-435 Project Management Project Management: Achieving Competitive Advantage, by Jeffrey K. Pinto, (Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Prentice-Hall, 2007). ISBN-13: 978-0-558-39543-8 Case Study 2B: Problems with John - Today Read Case Study 4.3 on pages 140-142. Then answer the questions. When you are ready to submit your assignment, click the View/Complete Assignment link at the bottom of this page, and then use the Browse button to locate and submit your assignment file. Consult the course Calendar for the assignment's due date. Possible Courses of Action 1. Do nothing. 2. Bypass company policy and promote John. 3. Talk John into going back to college. 4. Relocate John to a different project team. 5. Terminate John’s employment. Questions 1. As the team leader, you have weighed the pros and cons of all options and prepared a presentation to management on how to address this problem. What do you suggest? I would find it hard to believe I would continue to be friends with someone who has negatively impacted my teams’ results and been such a negative contribution to the environment. I would also have to take into consideration the size of the company and team. In a small company one team member can have a high impact on the production and progress of the company. A larger company can sustain some workability with such a team member. I would also be concerned of the negativity that can often spread like a bad apple, corrupting the environment of many. As I have witnessed this situation from a distance and close up in myself in various situations. People around me have advance to great positions that I couldn’t qualify for educationally. And currently as I progress, some friends and previous co-workers share that they feel left behind and have no interest in returning to school for themselves. So I
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can empathize with the situation. I once knew a project manager who had to fire his previous mentor and best friend for being “John”. As a team leader I would be looking for the best course of action for the team and
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