This happens when you have herd mentality or what is sometimes called "Group Think". This can happen when everyone wants to just get along and resolve conflict or if the project manager is suppressing contradictory views in and effort to control conflict within the team. When team members are seeking approval they don't want to appear negative and hold back on identifying risk. After all sometimes identifying risk is pointing out negative aspects of the project and nobody want to labeled as having a negative attitude. Lets not forget that being a part of a team is the achievement of a common goal and anything that stands in the way of meeting that objective must be eliminated and that just might be a dissenting opinion. Veryl (Post is Read) Thread:Dawn Miller_Week 10_Q.3Post:RE: Dawn Miller_Week 10_Q.3Author:Access the profile card for user: Jessica Mohr Jessica Mohr Posted Date:February 14, 2015 11:53 PMStatus:PublishedOverall Rating:1 2 3 4
5 Tammy and Dawn, I have to second this point that Tammy made as it is one of the ones that has stood out to me on many of the projects that I have worked on over the course of my career. Depending upon the experience of the project team's individual members, they are likely able to identify and contribute potential risks which the PM will need to address. These insights can come from the team members' own skillsets and knowledge base of the specific departments, processes, and/or technology involved in the project. The PM would need to filter these as needed and take into account any concerns - such as those you identified, Dawn, with bias, exaggeration, and/or office politics. Overall, though, I think these can provide an additional starting point for the PM to research, plan, and implement proactive strategies as needed (Schwalbe 2014). Schwalbe, K. (2014). Information Technology Project Management, 7th ed. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning. (Post is Read)
Thread:Dawn Miller_Week 10_Q.3Post:RE: Dawn Miller_Week 10_Q.3Author:Access the profile card for user: Dawn Miller Dawn Miller Posted Date:February 13, 2015 4:04 PMStatus:PublishedOverall Rating:1 2 3 4 5 Tammy, The project team is an important source of reporting; however, they must engage in proactive reporting of project issues as opposed to reactive reporting. The PM should encourage this and discourage misleading reports about the project that can be due to office politics and/or career and personal interests. Reference: Baram, G.E. (2003). Project management oversight: An effective risk management tool. AACE International Transactions, , RI31-RI035. Retrieved from ? url= (Post is Read)
Thread:Dawn Miller_Week 10_Q.3Post:RE: Dawn Miller_Week 10_Q.3Author:Access the profile card for user: Tammy Lockman Tammy Lockman Posted Date:February 13, 2015 10:28 AMStatus:PublishedOverall Rating:1 2 3 4 5 Although the project manager is responsible for tracking risks, the core project team can also provide valuable input of identication of risk.
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