Assignment OverviewUnit 1 – Individual ProjectASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTIONDeliverable Length:
8–10 total pages
Leadership is one of the essential ingredients in effectively leading and managing a project. Without excellent leadership skills, the best planned projects are at a risk for failure. In this class, you are asked to examine your leadership strengths and weaknesses and determine how to adapt them to one of the effective project management leadership styles. You will be provided with an opportunity to perform a personal leadership assessment, enhance project leadership skills, promote teamwork and innovation, determine some best practices, and build a culture to support and manage change.
Throughout this course, you will be working on developing several components of your final Key Assignment. Additional information and the deliverables for each Individual Project will be provided in each Individual Project assignment description.
You will also be setting up the final Key Assignment outline that you will add to each week. The combined Individual Project (IP) assignments will be your final Key Assignment deliverable.
The first step will be to select an organization of your choice in which you will implement your project. This organization will be used as the basis for each of the assignments throughout the course and should conform to the following guidelines:
Nontrivial: The selected organization candidate should reflect a real-life organization.
Domain knowledge: Students will utilize their knowledge of this organization to address assignments that are related to discussing the organization’s structure and its impact on organizational members.
Select an organization that fits these requirements, and submit your proposal to your instructor before proceeding further with the assignments in the course. Approval should be sought within the first few days of the course. Your instructor will tell you how to submit this proposal and what notification will be given for project approval.
Your first task in this process will be to select an organization to use as the basis of your Key Assignment. You will also create the shell document for the final project Key Assignment document deliverable that you will be working on throughout the course. As you proceed through each project phase, you will add content to each section of the final document to gradually complete the final project delivery.
The project deliverables are as follows:
1. Submit a project proposal to instructor for approval
2. Key Assignment Document Shell
Course number and name
Table of Contents
Use auto-generated TOC
Maximum of three levels deep
Be sure to update the fields of the TOC so that it is up-to-date before submitting your project
Section Headings (create each heading on a new page with TBD as content, except for sections listed under New Content below)
Personality Type Assessment Results
Personal Leadership Strengths and Weaknesses
Impact Analysis on Organization Implementing Change
Stakeholder Management Plan
Negotiation Strategy and Plan
3. New Content to be Inserted in Above Shell
Brief description of your project and why it is of value to the organization
Material can be taken from the approved proposal that was submitted to the instructor, and this will serve as the draft for the proposal that you will be submitting to a potential publisher in the next IP assignment
Be sure this project is approved by the instructor
Select an organizational structure from those described in the PMBOK that most closely resembles the organization selected for this project
Describe how it is similar to one of the structures along with deviations
Draw an organization chart that defines the top role and at least two more levels underneath