Parks Corporation lacked communication with the Lord in the Blue Spider Project since the beginning because of which double the time was needed on communication after that.
To avoid this, the team should meet with Lord at every stage of the project with project reports, documents. A schedule or a chart for maintaining the tasks and their timeline should be created so that both parties know the ongoing about each other.
The functional managers were always kept in the dark till the end and thus they were unable to help much during any crisis. This should be avoided so that they can provide more suggestions, time, personnel and other resources if needed.
Gable was unavailable for most of the time and when he was, he intervened with the project without letting Gary know. Both of them should work together so that rescheduling or rework and conflicts are minimized.
2.) Client Consultation:
The client was not kept in the loop at all about the ongoing of the project. Only if they are, will they know if their needs are being met. Gary should communicate the projects progress and their limitations so that clients can think about whether to increase the budget, reduce the score of the project, provide more resources or adjust the schedule.
Even though constant communication with the client costs more, it saves a lot of time and money in redoing tasks that are not approved by them.
Telling the truth at the start of the proposal itself may have led to an in depth review to find an alternate solution.
3.) Project Schedule/Plan(Trouble Shooting):
Gary got so caught up in one task that he always ended up losing time for the other tasks.
He should have a proper fixed plan with some slack time for each task. He should also assign people to different tasks with expertise in the same instead of him taking care of it all in whole.
The schedule should be made aware to the entire project team. If any delays, it should... [continues]
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