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Week 8 assignment

 

Week 8 Assignment – Revised Project

Overview

This is the second of three assignments.  The project sponsor has approved the project schedule and communication  matrix. It is now time to execute the project. 

Instructions

Write a 34 page paper that addresses the following concerns from the project sponsor: Step 1: The sponsor would like a summary of your project. 

  • Summarize your project to date, including a message regarding the  completion and implementation of the Communication Plan & Project  Schedule.
  • Note: Do not repeat your introduction from the first assignment to avoid a high Safe Assign percentage.

Step 2: The sponsor is now asking for a report with not a lot of details. 

  • Explain to the sponsor why a milestone report might be a more  useful report and discuss at least three milestones for the project.

Step 3: The sponsor is confused about the communication plan completed earlier and is questioning its effectiveness. 

  • Explain the format and content of the communication matrix and how  it is being used to enhance communications among stakeholders.
  • Note: Chapter 4 in the course textbook discusses communication plans.

Step 4: As the project  moves further into the execution process, conflict among stakeholders  becomes more evident, and the project manager needs to address it. A  good project manager understands that there are two types of conflict to  be on the lookout for  functional and dysfunctional. 

  • Explain the differences between functional conflict and dysfunctional conflict. Provide examples.

Step 5: Now, let us  assume that the communications among team members continued to  deteriorate to the point where some team members were authorized to work  virtually from remote locations. Now that some team members are working  virtually, new communication issues have surfaced. 

  • Discuss tips for alleviating communication problems and enhancing  the performance of virtual teams, while reassuring the sponsor that the  situation is under control.
  • Note: Refer to Chapter 11 in the course textbook.

This course requires the use of Strayer  Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the  Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Be  sure to include a cover page. Note: the cover page is not included in the 34 page count requirement. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is: 

<<<<<<PLEASE NO PLAGIARISM>>>>>> I have attached a copy of the book and my last assignment to use as example

  • Revise a project plan so that it addresses reporting, stakeholder communication, and conflict management.

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