Blue Spider

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Blue Spider OM761 Zhiyun(Kevin) Kuang
Problem: Gary was given the opportunity to be the Project Manager because of his R&D background, but he doesn’t have the experience or skills to manage a project. Technical background itself will not make an efficient project manager. Major Issues: 1. Gary focused too much on R&D works or administrative paper works without a balance. 2. Error on financial planning. 3. No standby schedule when the formal one was interrupted by predictably possible changes. 4. Lack of communication with the Lord since the beginning which leaded to cost more than double time on communication after that. 5. Gary can not find Gable when he needed support. And Gable intervene the project several times without noticing Gary, which makes the project management works more chaos, it leaded to reschedule or re-do works at the last minute. Recommendations: 1. Paul’s job is to take most responsibility for the R&D works. Additional staff can take responsibility for additional administrative paper works. Gary can spend most of his time on managing the whole project through managing other people. 2. Discussion with Elliot will be useful before submitting any plan to top managers. 3. Make a standby schedule for different stages and hand out to every department with the formal schedules. Standby schedule can be made based on slack time or different time for specific task. 4. Meet with Lord at every stage of the project. Can use electronic detailed schedule and task sheets and update them daily, this will help both parties know where they are and where they are going. 5. Schedule of meeting with Gable is important. Gable, Gary and Paul should work as a team. Since they already knew there was possibility to change material in the middle of the project, they should make appropriate preparation in the beginning, instead of re-doing everything when changes did happen.…...

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