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Opportunity assessment on a tight deadline

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Your team is working on the opportunity assessment when you are notified there will be room on the agenda of the senior executive monthly meeting for you to present your results. There is great excitement about this assessment, and the senior executives do not want to wait. As you did not anticipate getting in front of them until late next month, this is great news. Next month's meeting is no longer an option for you because the agenda is being taken over by the results of an audit. Waiting two more months will not allow the company to take advantage of the current project's timelines. However, the meeting is early next week, and you are less than one-half complete with the assessment activities as you planned them.

I need some assistance with a revised schedule for oppotunity assessment. We did a schedule in week three that broke down a daily schedule and now we must find oppotunity and project schedule adjustments with certain resources to be available for more than 20 hours this week and next. The resources are: Business Manager, Market Research Manager, Market Resource Agency, Brand Consultatn Agency, Business Consultant Agency, Sales Manager, and Finance Manager.

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Revise your schedule for the opportunity assessment to be prepared for the meeting next week. You will not have access to any other resources; however, you might be able to negotiate the resources to be available for more than 20 hours this week and next.

- According to this, you have two weeks to get a total of 20 hours of additional resource support from the Business Manager, Market Research Manager, Market Resource Agency, Brand Consultant Agency, Business Consultant Agency, Sales Manager, and Finance Manager.

- Without knowing how you divided up the hours in your project schedule, I would say that you have seven total resources to divide the additional 20 hours. That is roughly three additional hours per resource, which I perceive as being more than manageable to ask.

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Project management concerns including revised scheduling, resource reallocation, and the impact on the overall project. Over 550 words.

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