Running head: Implementation Plan Research
Managing Project Risk Research Paper
Jacquelyn Burton, Brittany Wyatt, Jamie Luce and Harold Pitner
MBA590 Strategic Implementation and Alignment
Dr. Kathryn Moland
April 30, 2008
Implementation Plan Research
Managing project teams can be a very tedious task. There are many concepts in this week’s reading that conveyed this fact. Effective leadership, ethics, and conflict resolution are just a few things that are necessary when managing a team. The Kerzner Office Furniture scenario detailed many issues that occur when managing a team of people with different backgrounds for a common purpose. Many companies have and will continue to face issues such as those faced in the scenario. Kerzner can evaluate and learn from similar experiences from other companies in various industries.
Key course concepts
The scenario addressed the key course concept of evaluating the need for leadership in project management; ethics in project management. Amber Briggs needed to act in an ethical manner in handling all funds appropriated for the project (Gray and Larson, p. 374, 2006).
The Krezner Office Equipment scenario referenced a number of course concepts. Krezner’s project leader, Briggs, must understand the process by which a group can create positive synergy. Unfortunately, Briggs was not able to run a successful project kick-off meeting and she must now work toward building a team in which each team member buys in and understands the project mission and vision.
The situation at Delta Airlines was very similar to the situation at Kerzner Office Equipment. Both companies are based in southern cities and had enjoyed profitable years. Kerzner Office Equipment encountered financial difficulties during a recession and found it necessary to lay off 25% of the employees on the payroll. Delta Airlines encountered financial difficulties after the September 11, 2001 tragedy, in New York City.