MAN 435-CS-7B - 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 7B: The IT Department at Kimble College Read Case Study 13.1 on pages 440 to 441. Then answer the questions. Questions 1. As a consultant monitoring this problem, what are your proposed solutions? To what degree has Dan’s management style contributed to the problems? Dan was acquired for the position to develop new projects and manage the institutions current project portfolio. I believe Dan’s management style contributed and propagated the problems however the institution should have screened Dan more effectively. Creating a plan, measuring and charting the progress, comparing stages against a baseline plan. Providing appropriate responses initial deviations from the plan, leading to a reconfiguration or reassessment. Project monitoring is a continuous, full- time cycle of target setting, measuring, correcting, improving, and re-measuring. Dan didn’t employ a general model of cycle controls – which would be the first thing I would do: Set goals – Assemble a network diagram, establish resources and time durations, set a project baseline plan, an accurate Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), establish deliverables and work packages associated with the project. Assign appropriate talent to the appropriate tasks, creating a breakdown to even the most basic tasks and subtasks. Measure progress –
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This note was uploaded on 09/29/2010 for the course BUSINESS Man 435 taught by Professor Bernstein during the Summer '10 term at Thomas Edison State.

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