Project management case study illustrates how to manage and lead cross-functional projects. This video involves a logistics and supply chain management scenario that will be studied and resolved in an online course using tools for analyzing and managing projects from definition through change and transition.
- Many of the concepts we'll cover in this course make more sense when you can see them in context. As we walk through the pillars of the Direct Project Leadership Framework, we'll be applying them to a fictional, but realistic project. While the details of your own project will be different, the process should be pretty similar. Our case study involves the US based company called H+ Sport. Their business is growing, they're selling more than they did in the past, and they're looking for ways to increase capacity and improve the performance of their supply chain.
They'll start by considering a number of options, but we'll see that they decide to open a new distribution center. Opening this distribution center will involve not just the logistics team, but also teams from facilities, human resources, information technology, finance, and probably some others. As an added challenge, our project manager is new to the role and doesn't yet have the expertise or authority to manage the day-to-day details of the work that everyone will be doing.
She'll need to understand what needs to be done, when and by whom so that she can keep track of everyone's progress and ensure that this project will be successful. So that's the scenario. We've got a project starting to form up, and we'll follow along as H+ sport uses the Direct Framework. Ready? Let's get going.
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- Describe the responsibilities of a project leader by using the DIRECT framework.
- Explain the role of Root Cause Analysis.
- Identify the common elements of a Project Charter.
- Describe the contents of a SWOT Analysis.
- Explain the difference between a weak project manager and a strong project manager.
- Understand the difference between qualitative metrics and quantitative metrics.List several tools that can be used for managing a project.
- Describe several techniques that can be used when managing the change created by a project.
- Explain the difference between a change and a transition.
- Explain the importance of capturing lessons learned from a project.