I’m trying to learn for my Business class and I’m stuck. Can you help?
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1) DISCUSSION POST
As we learned in Week 6, your Project Sponsor informed you that you have to deliver your project much sooner than anticipated. When you break the news to your team, they are not happy with the decision for they are concerned that the project will now fail. Using the information that you learned from readings, what can you do as a leader to ensure your project team that this is the right thing to do? What will you do to motivate them?
2) PEER REVIEW #1 ( BRENDA)
Good evening class and Professor,
With the sudden news of an early delivery of my in-progress project; I would immediately call a meeting with my team and let them know that an early delivery is not all bad but it could possibly save on money and if we save money the client is more than likely to contact us back for other projects and also refer our team for other jobs. We would then gather a plan to aggressively track the progress of the project. Then set a plan of action and dates to where the project should be at all times on certain dates. I would then look back on past projects to see how I successfully delivered early projects to share with my team how I successfully made it happen.
To motivate my team for this task, I would promise them bonuses for the successful early delivery of our project.
3) PEER REVIEW #2(MELINDA)
Hello Professor and classmates,
Breaking a shorten delivery time to a project team has a process, at least to me. The first thing the project manager must do is identify some ways to modify the project to still be able to complete the scope and the new completion date. It would be important to identify the implications (cost, manpower, etc) before meeting with the project team. I am of the mind that when a problem occurs it isn’t a good idea to gather people together without having done some pre-thought analysis. Doing this will help as a starting point for the team to collaboratively come up with solutions. Collaborative plans are the best ones as they have immediate buy-in from the team members as they participated in the plan ideas. If a project manager just pulls everyone together, dumps the bad news on them, then tells them how it will be done, there is no team. There is only a boss and workers. This is where motivation can really tank.
If the project changes are such that the project is done earlier, then a big benefit is that the team can move on to other things more quickly. This would be a big incentive for those who are shared resources. When the project is complete their work world goes back to normal and if the project directly impacts their job, they reap the rewards of an early project completion date. The project manager must find ways to sell the benefits to the team to keep them engaged and happy. If there is money available to sweeten the blow for the team members, all the better.