Deliverable: A Time for Leadership

Deliverable: A Time for Leadership

For this case assignment you will face a hypothetical situation.

This would also be a good chance for you and

your team to do another learning cycle. Read through

this assignment first and then meet as a team to develop a

Project Team Record and an Action Plan. This will help

to improve team learning and to assign responsibilities to

complete the assignment.

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276 CHAPTER 10 / LEADING THE PROJECT TEAM

Over the past few weeks you have talked to a number

of hardware vendors and requested quotes to provide

the needed equipment to support the Pilot Angels application

system. The deadline for each vendor to submit

a bid is next week. During a casual conversation with

L.T. Scully’s administrative assistant, you learn that a

salesperson from one of the vendors who will be submitting

a bid has invited L.T. to a professional hockey game

tomorrow evening. The vendor has rented a private box

where complementary food and drinks will be available

while watching the game in comfort. If the home team

wins tomorrow night, they clinch a chance to be in the

playoffs. The game is sold out, making a ticket to this

game very valuable and in high demand.

Please provide a professional-looking document

that includes the following:

1. Project name, project team name, and the names

of the members of your project team.

2. If this rumor is true, discuss why this may be an

ethical dilemma for L.T. Scully and for you as a

project manager?

3. Think about and answer the following questions:

a. Who are the stakeholders involved?

b. What are the consequences for each stakeholder?

c. What are your obligations to each of the

stakeholders?

4. Suppose that you walk into L.T.’s office and see

an open, gift-wrapped box with a jersey of the

home team. You know that the cost of the jersey

is about $180 because you just purchased one for

your nephew as a gift. L.T. confirms that he was

invited to the game by the vendor and that he just

received the jersey from that vendor’s salesperson.

How would you handle this situation?

5. As a leader, how could you help your project team

avert ethical dilemmas or illegal situations in the

future?

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