Assignment 1 (PM Intro, Leadership) – 10 pts.
Individual Assignment (Pinto, Ch.1, Ch.4) NAME ______________________
Submit the Discussion Questions below in a Word document to the course Dropbox for Assignment 1. Be sure to put your name in the filename and at the top of your document.
- Discussion Questions – (Pinto Ch.1, p.29)
1.1 (2 pts.) What are some of the principal reasons why project management has become such a popular business tool in recent years?
1.4 (2 pts.) What key characteristics do all projects possess?
1.6 (2 pts.) Think of a successful project and an unsuccessful project with which you are familiar. What distinguishes the two, both in terms of the process used to develop them and their outcomes?
- Discussion Question – (Pinto Ch.4, p.137)
4.6 (4 pts.) Consider the profile examples on project leaders Sir John Armitt and Dr. Sreedharan from the chapter. If you were to summarize the leadership keys to their success in running projects, what actions or characteristics would you identify as being critical? Why? What are the implications for you when you are given responsibility to run your own projects?