Water Reflection Paper Example

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Part #3: I have share and discuss my reflections with five classmates that include Jihong Yang, Venessa Supit, Zhuyao Zhong, and Kota Isayama. After reading Kota’s reflection paper, I found that his reflection focuses more on analyzing the stakeholders rather than developing a high-level plan to engage stakeholders to mitigate the issue of global almond production has on California’s water drought. Hence, I discussed with him and let him know to change his overall focus of his reflection paper. However, I made a modification to my answer in part 1 from reading Kota’s reflection by adding a specific example for the government regulation of taxation for farmers when using excessive water.
In contrast, after reading Jihong Yang’s reflection
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I find that it is very interesting and smart for the environmentalist to influence policies through lobbying. The rest of her ideas are very similar with mine, except she did not give specific solution on how the government will implement the regulation and what technical way the farmers will do to reduce water consumption. After discussing with Venessa and reading her reflection paper, I added the approach of how environmentalist will be engaging with other stakeholders with the idea of lobbying instead of just research and …show more content…
Another article I found from a website called Corporate Education Group mentioned that there are 8 tactics to deal with stakeholders, which includes demonstrate competence, buffer from the team, advocate for those who cannot, ensure traceability of agreements, make sure there is a structure to engage, make visible lost time due to delayed responses, encourage delegation of authority if possible, and look for informal settings to access busy stakeholders (Cooper, B, 8). Moreover, I found videos in YouTube made by Jennifer Whitt, the director of projectmanager.com, and I feel she would be a great guest speaker in the course as one of her videos is explaining about how to manage stakeholders’ expectation and it is relevant to improve this course because she mentioned that to prevent confusion between stakeholders, the project manager should document the stakeholders, know all of the stakeholders, regularly inform the team, setup/enforce process, provide status, touch base regularly and ask questions when unclear, and dispel myths (Whitt, J, 2013). A second video from YouTube that I feel is relevant to improve the course is made by Mind Tools, where they explained clearly that

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