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Have a consistent methodology for planning and executing projects- have a plan available that members of the team can become familiar with. This will keep the project in line and dissolve any confusion. Project members can use this as a reference point throughout the project. Reference Seven causes of project failure. (May 7). Retrieved from - causes-project-failure-initiate-recovery-7195 Week 4 Response I work in government as well and share the same sentiment. Often times individuals feel threatened that by disseminating too much information puts their job at risk. They want to be the funnel of all information to remain relevant. I do also feel communication with management is key. Including management from the begining allows them to be aware of what is happening instead of waiting for an issue and having to bring them up to speed. When other team member become aware that others are also reporting status updates to management it keeps everyone accountable. It may be helpful to add in performance measurements to provide expectations up front so that there is no confusion on what is required of each team member. There can be midterm, monthly, or weekly review of progress during the status meetings. This allows everyone to be accountable for their own input or lack thereof. “Along with laying out expectations for the work the project leader should lay out expectations for reporting the work. Wise project leaders will begin to understand which workers can be trusted to report their work progress at less frequent intervals versus those who need to be managed more closely” (Kloppenborg, Shriberg, & Venkatraman, 2003, p. 76). Reference Kloppenborg, T. J., Shriberg, A., & Venkatraman, J. (2003). Xiang mu ling dao li: Project leadership / Timothy J. Kloppenborg, Arthur Shriberg, Jayashree Venkatraman (p. 76). Week 5 Discussion Question "Project Initiating" Please respond to the following: You are the project leader in charge of organizing your community’s Fourth of July celebration parade this year. In previous years, the parade has been a favorite and well- attended community project. If the previous project leader was no longer available and you must begin this project with no expertise or guidance, determine the key steps that you would take to initiate organization of the parade. Support your response with three examples of how your leadership style would drive your actions.
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The key steps I would take in organizing the parade would include: Research- I would attempt to find any information from the previous parades to figure out what was included and base my planning around that. I would also research other successful July fourth parades and gather information from that. Organize a team - I would recruit a team of professionals that are experienced in the parade arena and gain knowledge and expertise from them.
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