College of Administrative and Financial Sciences
Assignment 1
Deadline: 05/March/2020 @ 23:59
Course Name: Project Management
Student’s Name:
Course Code: MGT323
Student’s ID Number:
Semester: 2
Academic Year: 1440/1441 H
For Instructor’s Use only
Instructor’s Name:
Students’ Grade: Marks Obtained/Out of
Level of Marks: High/Middle/Low
• The Assignment must be submitted on Blackboard (WORD format only) via allocated
• Assignments submitted through email will not be accepted.
• Students are advised to make their work clear and well presented, marks may be
reduced for poor presentation. This includes filling your information on the cover page.
• Students must mention question number clearly in their answer.
• Late submission will NOT be accepted.
• Avoid plagiarism, the work should be in your own words, copying from students or
other resources without proper referencing will result in ZERO marks. No exceptions.
• All answered must be typed using Times New Roman (size 12, double-spaced) font.
No pictures containing text will be accepted and will be considered plagiarism).
• Submissions without this cover page will NOT be accepted.
Project Management (MGT323)
Second Semester (2019-2020)
Assignment Workload:
• This Assignment consists of an Essay.
• Assignment is to be submit by each student individually.
Assignment Purposes/Learning Outcomes:
After completion of Assignment-1 students will able to understand the
Demonstrate a deep understanding of project management concepts and theories as well as approaches
to project management. (LO-1.1)
Demonstrate an understanding of the project planning process. (LO-1.6)
Assignment Regulation:
• All students are encouraged to use their own words.
• Student must apply “Times New Roman Font” with double space within their
• The attached cover-page has to be used, duly filled. Submissions without the
cover page will NOT be accepted
• A mark of zero will be given for any submission that includes copying from other
resource without referencing it.
• Assignment -1 should be submitted on or before the end of Week-07.
• If the assignment shows more than 25% plagiarism, the students would be graded
Assignment Structure:
Critical Thinking
Case study
What is Project Management, and what are the requirements for an individual to become a
successful project manager? Please refer textbook chapter-4 page no. 142-143 and write an
essay with all characteristics a project manager should possess. Use APA style and review 3 or
more peer-reviewed journals to support your answer. This essay must be at least 1000-words in
• Due date for the submission of Assignment-1:
• Assignment-1 should be posted in the Black Board by end of Week-4.
• The due date for the submission of Assignment-1 is end of 7th Week.
The Staffing Environment
directions are received, then the individual may let his performance suffer because of his
compromising position. In this case, the employee will “bend” in the direction of the man-
ager who controls his purse strings.
Personnel policy problems can create havoc in an organization, especially if the “grass is
greener” in a project environment than in the functional environment. Functional organiza-
tions normally specify grades and salaries for employees. Project offices, on the other hand,
have no such requirements and can promote and pay according to achievement. The difficulty
here is that one can distinguish between employees in grades 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 in a line orga-
nization, whereas for a project manager the distinction might appear only in the size of the
project or the amount of responsibility. Bonuses are also easier to obtain in the project office
but may create conflict and jealousy between the horizontal and vertical elements.
Because each project is different, the project management process allows each project
to have its own policies, procedures, rules, and standards, provided they fall within broad
company guidelines. Each project must be recognized as a project by top management so
that the project manager has the delegated authority necessary to enforce the policies, pro-
cedures, rules, and standards.
Project management is successful only if the project manager and his team are totally
dedicated to the successful completion of the project. This requires each team member of
the project team and office to have a good understanding of the fundamental project
requirements, which include:
• Customer liaison
• Project direction
• Project planning
• Project control
• Project evaluation
• Project reporting
Ultimately, the person with the greatest influence during the staffing phase is the
project manager. The personal attributes and abilities of project managers will either attract
or deter highly desirable individuals. Basic characteristics include:
• Honesty and integrity
• Understanding of personnel problems
• Understanding of project technology
• Business management competence
• Management principles
• Communications
• Alertness and quickness
• Versatility
• Energy and toughness
• Decision-making ability
• Ability to evaluate risk and uncertainty
Project managers must exhibit honesty and integrity to foster an atmosphere of trust.
They should not make impossible promises, such as immediate promotions for everyone
if a follow-on contract is received. Also, on temporarily assigned activities, such as a
rold, and Harold R. Kerzner. Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling, John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated,
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• A project (home) office
• A project team
Generally, project office personnel are assigned full-time to the project and work out of the project office,
whereas the project team members work out of the functional units and may spend only a small percentage
of their time on the project. Normally, project office personnel report directly to the project manager, but they
may still be solid to their line function just for administrative control. A project office usually is not required
on small projects, and sometimes the project can be accomplished by just one person who may fill all of the
project office positions.
Before the staffing function begins, five basic questions are usually considered:
• What are the requirements for an individual to become a successful project manager?
• Who should be a member of the project team?
• Who should be a member of the project office?
• What problems can occur during recruiting activities?
• What can happen downstream to cause the loss of key team members?
On the surface, these questions may not seem especially complex. But when we apply them to a
project environment (which is by definition a “temporary” situation) where a constant stream of projects
is necessary for corporate growth, the staffing problems become complex, especially if the organization is
PMBOK® Guide, 5th Edition
To understand the problems that occur during staffing, we must first inves-
tigate the characteristics of project management, including the project
9.1 Plan Human Resource
environment, the project management process, and the project manager.
Two major kinds of problems are related to the project environment:
personnel performance problems and personnel policy problems. Performance is difficult
for many individuals in the project environment because it represents a change in the way
of doing business. Individuals, regardless of how competent they are, find it difficult to
adapt continually to a changing situation in which they report to multiple managers.
On the other hand, many individuals thrive on temporary assignments because it gives
them a chance for glory.” Unfortunately, some employees might consider the chance for
glory more important than the project. For example, an employee may pay no attention to
the instructions of the project manager and instead perform the task his own way. In this
situation, the employee wants only to be recognized as an achiever and really does not care
if the project is a success or failure, as long as he still has a functional home to return to
where he will be identified as an achiever with good ideas.
The second major performance problem lies in the project-functional interface, where
an individual suddenly finds himself reporting to two bosses, the functional manager and the
project manager. If the functional manager and the project manager are in agreement about
the work to be accomplished, then performance may not be hampered. But if conflicting
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