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What will be your next steps in order to re-route project
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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, you will practice speaking the project management lingo and expressing your opinions in a professional manner.

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 9: Closing the Project

View the following:

. PowerPoint presentation:

o Chapter 9: Closing the Project

Read the following scenario:

You have been assigned to manage a project that has been in progress for a few months. The original project manager has now left the organization.

After taking a look at the project budget and utilizing the Earned Value Management metrics, you've determined that the project is behind schedule and will have a cost overrun at completion. The previous project manager never reported the project delays or expected cost overruns, so this bad news will be a surprise to the project sponsors and stakeholders.

This is a high-profile project and you are excited to have an opportunity to show off your newly acquired project management skills. However, this project is currently on a losing trajectory!

Now, respond to the following questions:

. What will be your next steps in order to re-route the project for success?

. What do you think will be your challenges and risks?

. How would your strategy change if you had strong reasons to believe that this news would cause the project sponsors to terminate the project?

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The role of a project manager is tough with so many moving parts and numerous people invested in success of the project. The project manager has to stay a step ahead of the game. The project is on a losing trajectory at present. I will manage some measure in order to re-route the project for the success. They are discussed beneath:
1. At first I will get team buy-in to restart the project. I am not the one to set the schedules, costs, estimates and project scope. There are different groups who determine business cases and the proposals.
2. In order to make the project successful, buy-in isn’t enough, since The Executive who is sponsoring the project wholeheartedly
3. I will schedule the meeting on regular basis and actually hold them
I will re-examine the scope and include the specific tasks




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