Chapters 7 & 16 in Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling
Part 1: Chapters 2 & 4, and Part 1. Section 9.5 in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)
Chapters 13 & 14 in Fundamentals of Project Management
Zhang, L., & Huo. X. (2015). The impact of interpersonal conflict on construction project performance: A moderated mediation study from China. International Journal of Conflict Management, 26(4), 479-498.
Module 5: Critical Thinking
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Critical Thinking Assignment (95 Points)
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Choose one of the following two assignments to complete this week. Do not do both assignments. Identify your assignment choice in the title of your submission.
OPTION #1: CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
Complete the Handling Conflict in Project Management case study activity at the end of Chapter 7 in Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling, pp. 384-389. (Ignore any references to group work; you will be completing this activity individually.) Use Appendix B, which explains how to score your work and provides additional insights into the potential responses (pp. 1205-1209).
Your paper should be 2-to-3-pages, which includes your scores and total for your decisions as well as your analysis on the appropriateness of your responses and opportunities for improvement. Be sure to properly organize your writing and include an introduction, headings / subheadings for the body of your work, analysis and recommendations, conclusion, and list of references. Follow the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA (Links to an external site.) for writing and style.
OPTION #2: HOW TO DEAL WITH A PROJECT THAT IS OFF COURSE
There are many examples of projects that have gone off course. Often times, a new project manager is brought in if the situation is dire.
For this assignment, find and describe a project that did not stay on scope, time, or budget.
Then, identify what project management principles were not followed for the project.
Lastly, describe how you, as a newly selected project manager, would make changes to ensure the project got back on track.
Examples of recent projects that have gone off-course could include:
Colorado Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital (Links to an external site.)
Target Expansion in Canada (Links to an external site.)
Los Angeles Unified School Districts iPad/Computer Project (Links to an external site.)
Your paper should be 2-to-3-pages, well written and in conformity with the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA (Links to an external site.) for style and writing expectations. Be sure to properly organize your writing and include an introduction, headings / subheadings for the body of your work, analysis and recommendations, conclusion, and list of references. Include a title page and a reference page that includes at least two outside references (in addition to your textbook) to support your analysis.