Using Successful Project Management Skills

Using Successful Project Management Skills

This activity will provide you with an opportunity to engage in discussion on a project management topic that was covered in this module. The class interaction will foster a learning environment in which you will learn from each other’s experiences and opinions. In addition to that, you will practice using the project management jargon and expressing your opinions in a professional manner.

Using Successful Project Management Skills

In this module, you have looked at many elements that affect the success of a project. Ensuring that projects comply with the existing mission and values of a company and that the appropriate strategy is used in determining what projects should be pursued are a couple of these techniques. To help you refine your plan to help the management at UPI better align projects with corporate values and structure, and to limit the projects assigned to employees, you enlist your peer network from your master’s program at Excelsior College. Through a series of questions, you and your peers will address key issues and offer insights and suggestions for solving the problems at UPI.

Consider the challenge of managing people and projects and respond to the following:

Give two examples of organizational changes that you think should be implemented at UPI through project management. What is it about your two suggestions that can most benefit UPI?

Suggest how you should go about gaining the trust of employees on your team and learning about management and the corporate culture. Is it ethical to use employees for information to help you implement your plan, which could be termed a personal agenda? Why or why not?

Identify at least two other students’ suggestions and identify whether the suggestions would work in conjunction with your plan to correct the issues at UPI. Why or why not?

Identify at least one quality resource that will help as you pursue your goal of assisting the management of UPI gain control of the corporate project portfolio. Share the resource with the class and identify, specifically, why your suggested resource is of benefit. Note: Resources are first-come, first-served, meaning once a resource is suggested, it cannot be used by another student. There is a benefit to posting early.

Consult the Discussion Posting Guide for information about writing your discussion posts. It is recommended that you write your post in a document first. Check your work and correct any spelling or grammatical errors. When you are ready to make your initial post, click on the “Reply”. Then copy/paste the text into the message field, and click “Post Reply.” 

To respond to a peer, click “Reply” beneath her or his post and continue as with an initial post.

Evaluation

This discussion will be graded using the discussion board rubric. Please review this rubric, located on the Rubrics page within the Start Here module of the course, prior to beginning your work to ensure your participation meets the criteria in place for this discussion. All discussions combined are worth 15% of your final course grade.e.