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References the basic process of project management

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References The basic process of project management. (October 6). Retrieved from Human Capital Review - The Human Aspects of Project Management. (n.d.). Retrieved from Organizational Leadership. (n.d.). Retrieved from - leadership.htm What is information management | APM. (n.d.). Retrieved from - knowledge/delivery/integrative-management/information-management/
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Week 8 Response Hi Raymond, Interesting point of view. I respectfully disagree with your order of importance and wanted to get your thoughts. My view is that employees should buy in to the project to complete and submit quality work. I agree that policies and processes are important but if you have an uninterested unmotivated team member are they going to be concerned with the procedures or rules? Additionally, someone has to relay or provide the strategy and purpose of the project from the organizational leadership component to legitimize the purpose of the project in my opinion. What are your thoughts? Week 9 Discussion Questions "Leaders' Responsibilities" Please respond to the following: Describe four project execution challenges inherent in working within dynamic, uncertain environments. Invent three motivational tools that project leaders can use during the execution phase of the project life cycle in order to keep the project team, client, suppliers, executive management, and themselves motivated. Support your answer with examples. Authorizing Work- “ Project leaders need to make clear who can authorize work, under what circumstances, and with what spending authority” (Kloppenborg, Shriberg, & Venkatraman, 2003, p. 68) This needs clarification from the onset of the project. To avoid any confusion or miscommunication throughout the team must outline who is authorized, if anyone other than the Project Manager, to hire or purchase any good or services . Monitoring Work Performance- “ In supervising work performance, project leaders need to define their work expectations to enable the individual contributors to understand what they are supposed to do, how they should do it, and their degree of freedom” (Kloppenborg, Shriberg, & Venkatraman, 2003, p. 76). Team members should be clear on how they will be evaluated. Timelines for the completion of the project should also be available to refer back to for the duration of the project. This can end up saving time and money due to lack of confusion and avoiding missed deadlines. Unexpected Problems – “In any project, there might arise some unexpected problems, whether it is minor or major one” ("Troubles in Project Execution Phase," n.d.). This can occur at any time and in any project. Hopefully management has included the proper contingency plan in the budget and schedule for unexpected occurrences.
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