Petrie’s Electronics Case Questions Solutions Week 2

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Chapter 3
1.What qualities might Jim possess that would make him a successful project manager? Management, leadership, technical, conflict management, and customer relationship. Jim needs to be able to manage the responsibility for initiating, planning, executing, and closing down the project. His environment will be full of continual change and problem solving so understanding the project management process is a critical skill for his success. 2.How do you think Jim should respond to Ella’s implied pressure about the importance of the project to her? When Ella said “so I expect him to keep me informed about your progress.” Jim should have responded that he acknowledges how important this project is to Ella and that he will provide regular updates and definitely keep her informed. As the project sponsor she could turn out to be his biggest champion or his biggest challenge depending on if she trusts his judgment and the projects benefits. It is important at this point to establish work standards and communication procedures. 3.What strategies might Jim employ to deal with a very busy team member, such as Juanita Lopez? Keep her engaged, find out what her expertise and level of commitment is for the project and work within her constraints if at all possible. Another option would be to find out who is her right hand person that can provide some of the insight needed for the areas she can lend the most value. It is critical to define clear, discrete tasks and the work needed to complete each task.

Chapter 4
1.Look over the scope statement Figure 4-1. If I was an employee at Petrie’s Electronics would I want to work on this project, why or why not? The project scope statement is to describe a high level overview of the project size, duration, and outcomes as a summary of the baseline project plan (BPP) information. A project scope statement and a baseline project plan are created during project initiation and planning. The project scope...
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