Homework Assignment 3-4
Question #1 (2): Name the categories of skills that should be considered in the selection of a project manager.
According to Meredith & Mantel (2012), the categories of skills that should be considered in the selection of a project manager are:
* Leadership and management style
* Ability to handle stress
Question #2 (3): Discuss the PM’s responsibilities toward the project team members.
Fairness, respect, honesty
On the word of Meredith & Mantel (2012), the project manager’s responsibilities to members of the project team are dictated by the finite nature of the project itself and the specialized nature of ...view middle of the document...
The project manager should be more skilled at analysis and uses the systems approach. The PM is responsible for organizing, staffing, budgeting, directing, planning and controlling the project.
Incidents for Discussion
Ms. Smatters is wrong when she recommended that Mr. Smithson should create a new non-functional project manager position. Meredith & Mantel (2012) recommend that project manager should be both generalist and facilitator and have a reasonably high level of technical competence in the science of the project. If I was Ms. Smatters I would sell the idea to Mr. Smithson by explaining the problem to Mr. Smithson and functional managers, until I convince them that they have a problem and that they are receptive to listen to any possible solutions. For example, after modeling the problem I would meet with Mr. Smithson and functional managers to develop strategic goals and objectives. I would explain the differences between project management and project management and the attributes and the categories...