LESSON 2 EXERCISE 2-1
THE TOP FIVE CHALLEGENGES
1. SCOPE OF THE PROJECT LACK OF CLARITY
Once completed, becomes the basis for future project decisions because it contains the criteria used to determine if the project or phase of the project has been completed successfully. This scope will form the basis for an agreement between the project team, the customer and the project sponsor identifying both the project goals and mayor project deliverables.
2. CHANGING PRGANIZATIONAL PRIOITIES
Priorities are very much everything in our economies and organizations creates uncertainty of them. I think one of the most difficult or frustrating experiences a project manager can suffer ...view middle of the document...
These changes must be put back through the planning process, updating plans or needed to bring expected future project performance into line with the project plan.
There may be issues that the project manager and or team will face the management of project change, which could lead to an inability to manage project change. Some issues are:
a) The project team does not recognize that a change has occurred and permit schedule and budget changes to occur.
b) The project team does not handle change well and get frustrated or upset when the sponsor initiates a change rather than submit it back as a change request.
c) The project team doesn’t provide options to the sponsor and may lead to rejection of the change request.
4. LACK OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT SKILLS
Many organizations have training and development departments that manage training at all levels of staff. Project management training may be coordinated with them or manage through a Project Management Office directly. If a project Management Office exists, they must be involved in the design, development and execution of training as it relates to the management of projects. It is most effective if the Project Management Office implements in-house training for practical project management rather than being overly concerned with training for the purpose of acquiring certification.
The most current approach to training of project managers and team members is customized training that incorporates their organization’s own methodology, tools and templates. This means using the project management methodology, tools and template developed by the Project Management Office. This kind of innovative training method brings project managers and their teams into a classroom where they learn the process of...