MPTM622 Georgetown University Project Management Discussion Questions

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Discussions (25%):

Class participation provides opportunity for you to demonstrate your understanding of the theories, concepts, and practices. More importantly, it allows you to further develop your persuasive communication skills. Therefore, success in this course depends on the preparedness and active engagement of all students. The readings and assignments listed on this syllabus should be accomplished prior to class.

————QUESTION 1

Purpose

The intent of this discussion thread is for students to share and explain a particularly useful tool that will help with project management, collaboration, and communication.

Directions

You’re a zealous adopter of a particular knowledge sharing tool, or project management software. Give your analysis of the tool or software, and ask for feedback on your recommended tool.

Initial/Original Post

Your responses to this discussion prompt must be 200-­250 words. Your response must have a clear, well­-formulated thesis; sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, and spelling count. Your response should be insightful, thoughtful, and analytical.

Responses to Others

Your responses to two classmates’ postings must be 50-75 words and should be thoughtful, substantial, and polite — not just a “well done” phrase or “I agree.” Consider points of agreement, disagreement, assumptions, and value judgments. You should provide new insight or constructive comments.

——————–QUESTION 2

Purpose

This discussion will allow you to articulate your five best practices for audio/video conferences while considering other best practices.

Directions

You’re asked to organize a global conference call. LIST the five best practices that you will incorporate for an effective audio and visual conference. What is the conference program that you will use, and why? Ask for classmates’ opinion on whether you’ve made the best choice.

Initial/Original Post

Your responses to this discussion prompt must be 200-250 words. Your response must have a clear, well-formulated thesis; sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, and spelling count. Your response should be insightful, thoughtful, and analytical.

Responses to Others

Your responses to two classmates’ postings must be 50-75 words and should be thoughtful, substantial, and polite — not just a “well done” phrase or “I agree.” Consider points of agreement, disagreement, assumptions, and value judgments.

Required Textbook

Title: Global Project Management: Communications, Collaboration and Management Across Borders
Author: Jean Binder

In addition to the above text, you are required to purchase six Harvard Business case studies. These will be provided in the form of an online coursepack.

This course pack contains the following Case Studies:

  • Assemble the Dedicated Team: Seven Common Traps to Avoid When Building an Innovation Team, Vijay Govindarajan; Chris Trimble.
  • Cisco Switches in China: The Year of the Manager, Lynn Isabella; Gerry Yemen.
  • 3M Taiwan: Product Innovation in the Subsidiary, Christopher Williams; Liaw Emily.
  • Innovation and Collaboration at Merrill Lynch, Boris Groysberg; Ingrid Vargas
  • MindTree: A Community of Communities, David A. Garvin; Rachna Tahilyani
 
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