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Leadership, Management, and Communication of Technical Projects

Lets say that your company has discovered that it must develop processes and infrastructure to keep up with its client organizations, which are already globally oriented and constantly looking for ways to compete more effectively. Your IT department is a very project-oriented organization and is increasingly partnering with the IT departments of client organizations (e.g., to coordinate better communications).
•Would you manage this type of project just like any other enterprise project? Why and why not?
•What are some of the project management challenges in a globally-oriented organization and how will these challenges be handled?
•What would be the roles of the executive sponsor or sponsors in this case?

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•Would you manage this type of project just like any other enterprise project? Why and why not?
I would manage this type of project very differently in terms of security and information. It would be important to have layers of security to prevent partners from gaining too much control over the project and also from gaining access to proprietary information. Limits on availability to knowledge and database information would have to be in place and special permissions included. Work would be reviewed carefully and controls put in place to keep the partners from "stealing" information or control. There would also be careful documentation of what each partner did within the project ...

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This solution provides a discussion, using supplied questions, on the subject of project partnerships and challenges. All references used are included.

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