To be a good project manager, how much do you have to know about the industry or business that you are serving? Select the answer that you believe is correct and support your choice.
- It is more important to have a good project management foundation rather than know the business.
- Each business is so different, in-depth knowledge in the field is key to a successful project.
- Organizational politics drive project success, so focus on your ability to sway management.
- Project success is random, so all you can do is work with the skill sets you have.
Be sure to support your position with cited reference and synthesize your argument into a synthesized conclusion
Your latest project involves 25 functional and department managers to coordinate with who will be providing resources to your project. Each manager has very specialized interests and doesn’t want to come to every project meeting. How do you deal with this large, opinionated stakeholder team?
- Pick three managers who usually agree with you and set them up them up as stakeholder representatives to attend team meetings.
- Find a way to ask only the department managers, who have a primary interest in a feature or function, to come to meetings regarding that item.
- Every department manager should be at every meeting. That is what they are paid to do.
- Present them with a finished project as a surprise. They will be pleased you didn’t waste their time by involving them.
Ensure topics maintain integrity from each other.