Project Management (BUS 517)
Dr. Lucinda Blue
November 29th, 2012
Explain the nature of the situation and its potential impact to the project’s success
In a project, project managers do more than just putting out fires and keeping the project on track. They also innovate and adapt to ever-changing circumstances (Larson & Gray, 2012). With that said, project team members (or resources) are often assigned work outside of the project in question, and may even be involved in other projects in an organization. It is typical in the popular matrix project organization that project team members do not report directly to the project manager, but rather a functional manager. This makes it even more important that the project manager have the skills to get work accomplished through others.In the project life cycle, there will mostly be unexpected issues or concerns that can arise. When these issues or concerns surface, a Project manager must be geared up to deal with them. If project issues are ignored, they can potentially affect the upshot of the project and its completion. In the case of communication strategies in the description of this assignment (based on the textbook), the nature of the project team upon approaching the implementation is a staid, unforeseen, and a crucial one. The following predicaments have been observed, and strategies (as well as resolutions) will be conversed in this assignment:
1. One of the project team members wants to take a week’s vacation during a major holiday season and at a time when critical project deadlines are imminent.
2. Virtual team members report that they feel isolated.
3. Risk assessment has not been reviewed since the beginning of the project.
4. A critical path has not been explained to the project team.
Of the above
References: Charvat, Jason P. for Tech Republic (2002). Project Communications: A Plan for Getting Your Message Across Pearce, Cindi for eHow Money (2012). Communication Strategies for Resolving Conflict.