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Execution stage of project management

1. As the project manager whose project is now in the execution stage, briefly describe what will you be doing to monitor and control risks. Use examples from past or present work experience to illustrate how these activities were performed.

2. An important role of the project manager is to train the team to operate with the type of dynamics that result in a well-performing cohesive team. In addition, a project manager must also attend to the team's training needs. Briefly discuss the three types of training that a team is likely to need in order to successfully complete a project.

3. Changes, though not particularly welcome, are nevertheless an inevitable part of any project. As a result, implementation of a change control process is a key project management activity. With this in mind, answer the question, "What do we control using a change control process?" As you explore this topic, be sure to include a brief discussion of the consequences of not following change control procedures.

4. Explain the "95 percent phenomenon" that sometimes materializes as a project nears closing.

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1. As the project manager whose project is now in the execution stage, briefly describe what will you be doing to monitor and control risks? Use examples from past or present work experience to illustrate how these activities were performed.

The executing stage of the process framework for every project is the phase when the project work that has been planned is actually carried out. This is the phase that typically involves the most work even though many think it is the planning phase that requires the most effort. The executing process is when the project team members carry out the plans that were decided on and when the use of resources is the heaviest. Monitoring and controlling "takes the results from the executing phase and compares them against the plan" (Crowe, 2011, p. 34). If there are differences between the two, corrective action is then taken.

In my experience as a working project manager, the monitoring and controlling steps are really important. The risk of scope creep is all over the project life cycle and in the executing phase; the risks are high because the project work is being completed. If the project work is not double checked against the plan, some major issues can result. In a particular project I was leading a few years ago, I had two members of the project team who were taking liberties with the project work and performing alternative work that was not specified in the plan. As a result, scope creep began to happen. It was important, as the project manager, for me to clarify the tasks and responsibilities again with them.

2. An important role of the project manager is to train the team to operate with the type of dynamics that result in a well-performing ...

Solution Summary

A discussion regarding project mangement within the execution stage including monitoring and controlling risks. Personal work experience examples are illustrated. A discussion regarding team training and the project manager's role as well as change control processes and the 95 percent phenomenon. 1071 words, 3 references.

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