Organization Behavior Test Review

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Unformatted text preview: Organization Behavior Chapter 2 Chapter Overview- New projects can cause anxiety, more likely with high visibility projects- When client brings project to project leader, leader must develop initial overview plan of project to determine: what it is t rying to achieve, who the important stakeholders are, rough estimates of work, time, cost, etc. - Next we focus on more concrete objectives and deliverables o Scope, resource, time, and cost estimates These are brought together by project charter initial overview of a projects plan to be approved by leaders superiors Project Mission Statement- To help address some need or solve some problem for a client- Formal mission statements help leaders to understand and clarify broader aims of a project- Writing mission statement is FIRST step leaders need to take o Must identify important stakeholders of project those who have interest in project and can deeply affect it in some way. o Who stakeholders are and what interests they have are important determinants of success or failure What is mission statement and what is its role?- States purpose of project general direction and aims. - 2 important roles o Helps establish and maintain projects overall direction o I t can play useful political role Project Direction - important role #1 - Roles and contributions of people to project supposed to fit together to produce what project is supposed to deliver. They help tie all contributions together- In managerial terms they provide unity of purpose and unity of effort- Mission statement can help team make sure their effots will contribute to ultimate aims of the project Political role important role #2- When established they become common declaration of common aim- Can be used to keep stakeholder ties strong- Make common venue where stake holders can negotiate in good faith Stakeholders in Project Mission- Include clients of project and host or performing organization who does project.- Also project team and end users and resource suppliers The Client - stakeholder- Reason the project exists - Designed to address some need by client- Needs based on having as much as possible, as quickly as possible, and generally for a low of a price as possible Host Organization stakeholder- Organization in which project is conducted - Interests are to make profit and keeping project and other parts of organization running smoothly- Organizations often undertake projects for own purposes. - Leaders deal with organization and client The project team stakeholder- Leader will look out for team interests before project is assembled- Many interests, one important one is to do project given time and constraints and to products and services to be delivered....
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This note was uploaded on 06/29/2011 for the course MGT 3000 taught by Professor Murrmann during the Spring '11 term at Virginia Tech.

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