Conflict Management: Project Management As A Conflict Manager

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As the project manger for Scenario B, I took the role as the conflict manager. I was not able to focus and put my energy into the project itself. I spend all of my energy trying to balance out all the issues that kept coming to the surface. It was very difficult to mange the team, the risks and the project. Just like in the reading, it expresses that in most cases the project manager acts as the conflict manager. I was doing my best to follow the advice given to me. I was trying to manage the team so that my employee would manage the project. The conflict resolution section of the chapter talks about how ineffective this strategy might be, however I thought based on the corporate poaching of my team, it was a necessary move that I had to make. …show more content…
(Student, P., 2016) I understand that according to the chapter that each organization has lifers and drifters. I would not have assembled a team that I thought were drifters. I realize you may never be fully able to tell who is a lifer and a drifter, however it would have made all the difference to be able to have some say in assembling my team. The project management student blog express that it is not negative thinking to imagine worst-case scenario, it will just be view as me being strategic planner. (Student, P., 2016) Just like I learned in the military, the plan that you usually spend months or weeks planning for, never actually happens. It helps to have multiple back up plans because when you are in the middle of a stressful situation you are able to fall back another baseline which would allow you to by some time to make practical …show more content…
I still have not been able to find a clear-cut answer to, when is it necessary to go over budget? I like having budgets to work with, however there comes a point where it can hinder the team and the quality of the product. The Project Management Hut Blog provided some great insight about keeping the budget under control. Much of what they recommend are strategies in which I cannot control inside the simulation, however it is teaching me about what I need to pay attention to. I am learning that keeping the budget under control is crucial, although I cannot let the budget control the outcome of the project. If I were able to be face to face with the executives and team members, I believe I would have had more control of the budget. I need to be able to communicate with my team to find out if the timeline and the budget are realistic. Project managers are problem solvers and not always the experts in the particular field of the product. It is my duty as the project manager to be the advocate for the experts when I establish the plan with the executives. A team’s input is just as important as mine and if I have a clear picture of the constraints, I would be able to develop a effective plan. (Bruno, J., 2013) In addition, with a simulation program, I have no way to actively communicate with my team to monitor risk so that we can make active

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