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3.6. REVIEW QUESTIONS

  1. What are some of the benefits of setting up a project plan for routine, frequent projects?

  2. Discuss the reasons for inviting the functional managers to a project launch meeting rather than their subordinates who may actually be doing the work.

  3. Discuss the pros and cons of identifying and including the project team at the project launch meeting.

  4. Why do so many "self-directed teams" perform poorly? What can be done to improve their performance?

  5. Why is participatory management beneficial to project planning? How does the process of participatory management actually work in planning?

  6. What is the difference between the Resource column on the WBS (that would include personnel needed by the project) and the Assigned To column?

  7. Under what circumstances is it sensible to do without a project launch meeting?

  8. What limitation associated with traditional project management techniques like Gantt charts and precedence diagrams does the Design Matrix Structure overcome?


  

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