Your company has been presented with a merger that resulted in a new high priority project competing for your project resources. In this video, Bob McGannon takes you through his recommendations and the facts that you should bring to the table. These include thoroughly understanding the impact to your project schedule, determining if replacement contract personnel can be deployed or shifting the priorities of your ERP system deployment.
(ambient music)…- In this challenge your company made an announcement…about a merger that resulted in a new high priority project…that is competing for your project's resources.…As a result, your business experts in the HR and payroll…are not available for your project…like they were prior to the announcement.…I ask what you would do given this scenario.…It's not uncommon that changing priorities…alter what happens on a project.…In most cases, new high priority projects…will impact your sponsor.…
The key is how you react and work through the challenge.…You're busy with the work you have,…and since your sponsor has a greater degree of scope…to manage, he's likely busier than you are.…So it's critical to bring your sponsor the problem…and as much factual information as you can.…It'll be hard for you to collect these facts.…However, I assure you it'll be harder for your sponsor,…and the information probably wouldn't be as accurate.…So what should you do, and what facts…do you bring to the table?…Here are my recommendations.…
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