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Chapter 6 is titled “Stakeholder Analysis and Communication Planning” and includes the following topics:
Planning and building relationships with stakeholders.
Stakeholder engagement management
Plan, do, check, and act model of improvement
Please read Chapter 6 before posting your comments.
Think about a large project that you completed over the past year at work or for school. Please identify three or more stakeholders (Exhibit 6.1) and prioritize them with the six-factor model discussed in this chapter (See Exhibit 6.2)
You have been assigned to a project management team working on a project for two months, and the Project Manager (PM) sent everyone on the team an agenda for the meeting last week. During the meeting, she asked a team member to take minutes, and everyone provided input on the next phase of the project. A week later, the project manager followed up with each member of the team to request an update on their progress. Please evaluate the project manager’s actions using the PDCA model. What could the PM have done better?
Chapter 7 is titled “Scope Management” and includes the following topics:
Scope planning and management
Requirements traceability matrix
Work Breakdown Structure
Establishing change control
A Wall Street Journal article titled “Summer camps scramble to hire staff before the season opens, staff arrive” https://www.wsj.com/articles/summer-camps-scramble-to-hire-staff-before-the-season-opens-kids-arrive-11654735592?mod=Searchresults_pos11&page=1 (Links to an external site.)
Please read Chapter 7 and the Wall Street Journal article before answering the questions below:
According to the Wall Street Journal article, it has become increasingly harder to hire staff for summer camps. Assume that you were assigned to be the Project Manager to execute this process for a summer camp.
Develop a scope statement to hire staff for summer camps.
Develop a Work Breakdown Structure for this project.
Chapter 8 is titled “Scheduling Projects” and includes the following topics:
Five ways to limit schedules
Critical path analysis
Estimating time requirements
Wall Street Journal: “Marriott sales soar on surging travel demand” https://www.wsj.com/articles/marriott-sales-soar-on-surging-travel-demand-11651667893 (Links to an external site.)
Please read Chapter 8 and the Wall Street Journal article before posting your comments.
Discuss five ways that the schedule to prepare for increased business could be limited and how you would manage with each type of limitation (Limitations are discussed on page 248).
Develop a Sequence of Activities that will need to be scheduled for a hotel to prepare for increased demand. Discuss your rationale for the suggested sequence.
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>Responses to other students: Sunday, July 24th at 11:59 p.m. Central Time