Strategic Program Management Worksheet
IMPLEMENTING ORGANIZATIONAL INITIATIVES MMPBL/510
The purpose of this assignment is to begin the process of Problem Based Learning. In this step, you will be looking at one or more realistic situations and using them, in the context of this course, to identify the key concepts involved that you will need to understand in order to solve whatever problems you might encounter in those situations. Complete the table below by identifying at least five concepts that you will study from the text on the rEsource page in order to resolve the situations presented; list and briefly describe them in column A.
You have on the rEsource page a scenario that provides an examples of realistic situation in which these concepts apply. Examine this scenario and in Column B identify specific examples from it which illustrate an application of the concept. The example could be an issue in the scenario which illustrates a concept.
Cite in Column C where in the reading you found the concept that the example illustrated.
Table for Assignment One
|A: Concept |B: Application of Concept in Scenario |C: Citation of Concept in Reading | |Implementing Organizational Initiatives MMPBL/510 |Implementing Organizational Initiatives MMPBL/510 |“One of the distinguishing characteristics of project | |1. Define the elements of strategic program |(Scenario One: Foundation Schools, 2006). |management is that it has both a beginning and an end | |management. | |and typically consists of four phases: defining, | | |“The three-year strategic program plan includes a |planning, executing, and delivering. Effective project | |The elements of defining, planning, executing, and|number of new projects to help realize this new vision.|management begins with selecting and prioritizing | |delivering the project’s beginning and ending |The first year of the plan has just been completed and |projects that support the firm’s mission and strategy” | |enables the analysis that will support both the |is slated for Board review” (Scenario One: Foundation |(Gray & Larson, 2005, Chap. 1, p. 15). | |company’s mission statement and objectives, which |Schools, 2006, p. 1). | | |the Foundation used in its 3-year plan to realize | |“From this analysis, critical issues and a portfolio of| |an 8% increase over the next couple of years. |“Nancy and I just returned from a meeting with the |strategic alternatives are identified. These | | |Jacobs City School Board and they have agreed to send |alternatives are compared with the current portfolio | | |all of their special needs students to the Foundation |and available resources; strategies are then selected | | |Schools starting in September. They have identified 45 |that should support the basic mission and objectives of| | |students who will be joining us, and they have also |the organization” (Gray & Larson, 2005, Chap. 2, p. | | |agreed to our new rates, which reflect an eight percent|27). | | |increase over the next two years” (Scenario One: | | | |Foundation Schools, 2006, p. 2)....
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