Project Management Discussion Questions
This paper answers three questions on project management: 1. You have recently been promoted to the position of project manager. Your team consists of senior members of the technical staff, and it is time to establish the team operating rules. You expect some resistance because the team is experienced and you are a project manager who they see as still wet behind the ears. How would you go about doing this?
2. Your past projects gave the client wide berth when it came to suggesting changes at any time they saw fit. Often they expressed an unbridled enthusiasm in making frequent changes, many of which were not well thought out. Times have changed, and you need to implement effective management control. Describe your plan to implement good scope change control practices.
3. A number of your clients seem to be abusing the change request process. You have seen an increase in the number of frivolous requests. These, of course, must be researched and resolved, and that takes away from the time that your team members have to do actual project work. From a process point of view, what might you do? Be specific.
Project Manager Discussion Questions I would research the way the team traditionally operates and the rulesthey follow informally and would... more
Project Manager Discussion Questions I would research the way the team traditionally operates and the rulesthey follow informally and would incorporate these as much as possible intothe operating rules that I establish This will minimize both resistanceand the trauma of extreme change and will enable the team to see that ourperspectives can merge This time around I would tell the client up front that the situationhas changed and that only changes that impact vital functionality will bemade during the course of the