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Project management organizational structure
Course:- Project Management
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This activity will provide you with an opportunity to engage in discussion on a project management topic that was covered in this module. The class interaction will foster a learning environment in which you will learn from each other's experiences and opinions. In addition to that, you will practice speaking the project management lingo and expressing your opinions in a professional manner.

This activity will highlight how important it is for project managers to be able to rely on their team members for risk identification and management purposes. This discussion will cause you to think about strategies that you would use in order to ensure that your team members are great contributors when it comes to risk management.

Before you begin this discussion, be sure to complete the following:

Read the following:

. Gido, J., & Clements, J. P. (2012). Successful project management. Mason, OH: South-Western Cengage Learning.

o Chapter 4: Defining Scope, Quality, Responsibility, and Activity Sequence

o Chapter 13: Project Management Organizational Structures

View the following:

. PowerPoint presentations:
o Chapter 4: Defining Scope, Quality, Responsibility, and Activity Sequence

o Chapter 13: Project Management Organizational Structures

From the two questions below, answer the one that is most related to your work experience or provide a hypothetical answer.

Respond to the following:

Question 1: What can project managers do to ensure that their team members are not torn between two managers, as you see in the picture above?

Have you ever had to share a resource with a project manager or a functional manager?

What were the lessons learned from this experience?

What do you feel that you did correctly?

What do you wish that you had done differently?

Question 2: How can employees protect themselves when they are being torn between functional managers and project managers?

Have you ever reported to a project manager and a functional manager at the same time?

What were the lessons learned from this experience?

What do you feel that you did correctly?

What do you wish that you had done differently?

Post your primary response.

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It is not unusual for different bosses to pass by your desk and tell you what to do unaware of each other. In todays world, many people have to report to more than one boss. It is thus crucial for any employee to know how to handle the different bosses so that you do not end up letting all of them down. The first thing that any employee who finds themselves reporting to both functional and project managers at the same time should do is to know what they are up against(Pinto, 1998). This will help them come up with the best ways to mitigate any, arising risks and make work easier for themselves and the managers.




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