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    1. When to bring the project manager on board has always been a problem. For each of the following situations, identify the advantages and disadvantages.

    a. The project manager is brought on board at the beginning of the conceptual phase but acts only as an observer. The project manager neither answers questions nor provides his ideas until the brainstorming session is completed.

    b. When brainstorming is completed during the conceptual phase, senior management appoints one of the brainstorming team members to serve as the project manager.

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    a. The project manager is brought on board at the beginning of the conceptual phase but acts only as an observer. The project manager neither answers questions nor provides his ideas until the brainstorming session is completed.

    The advantage of bringing the project manager on board at the beginning of the conceptual phase, but only as an observer is that the project manager will be able to understand the brainstorming process that was undertaken which will allow him/her to see how the group works together in making decisions. Further, it would provide the ...

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    This solution assists in what the advantages and disadvantages would be in having a project manager.

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