EWU EE 490 - framework (16 pages)

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Eastern Washington University
Course:
Ee 490 - Design Laboratory
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Managing Projects Project Framework 1 A framework for Action A project moves along more smoothly if certain procedures and operational mechanisms are established before the real work begins How will decisions be made How will project participants stay in touch and keep up to date How will unresolved issues be handled 2 Decisions Every project is a set of activities linked together by decisions One of the important things that must be done very early is to agree on 1 How will decisions be made 2 Who will make them Once decisions are made we must accept responsibility for the consequences 3 Decision Procedures Matter People care about decision procedures They want protocols to be fair They are much more likely to accept a decision that is unfavorable to them as long as they believe the procedure for making the decision was fair Trust is a key element in decision making 4 Common decision making approaches 1 Majority rule 2 Consensus 3 Small group decides 4 Leader decide with input In selecting a decision making approach participants should weight the trade offs 5 Decision making process In selecting a decision making approach participants should weight the trade offs The more involved the team members are in the decision making process the more likely it is that they will support the outcome Result the consensus and majority rules approaches can help to build team commitment Downside consensus and majority rule methods take time 6 Unresolved Issues Often during meetings important issues are raised but not resolved What happens to issues that you cannot resolve in the course of project work or meetings 7 Tracking Unresolved Issues One way to deal with unresolved issues is to enter them into a tracking log A tracking log has two benefits 1 unresolved issues will not be lost and 2 a procedure for their timely resolution will be assured 8 Documenting Decisions and Actions A sizable project with plenty of meeting and many participants can easily loose track of what has been



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