M6D1: Risk Management Scenario

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A group of business people seated around a conference table.

Read the following scenario and provide your thoughts on how the company should proceed:

“You are a project manager for ABC Company. The company wants to purchase new equipment, train employees on the equipment, and then fully integrate this equipment into the company’s day-to-day processes. You developed a plan that detailed how and when the equipment will be obtained, the timeframe for training employees, and how the equipment will be fully integrated. The equipment arrived on the scheduled date, but you soon realized you forgot to include a plan that outlines how employees will be trained on the equipment. Training is scheduled to start in three days, but without a plan you do not know what to teach the employees about the equipment. The plan has already been initiated and time and resources have already used.”

For this discussion, you will need to compose a substantive post that details a simple solution for the company’s problem. The goal of the company is not to completely abandon the project as they have already put in time and resources. After identifying the solution, consider how you plan to implement it. Since you are a manager you need to put your solution into action.

Reply to at least two of your peers’ initial threads. Debate the initial argument and evidence in a small group of three.

  1. Compose a response to either support or refute the initial entry. You don’t have to agree with the side you write about; you just need to demonstrate critical thinking.
  2. There should be only one response per thread to support and one response per thread to refute the initial solution. If a side has already been argued, choose another side or another thread.

Once there are at least two perspectives written about each initial thread, you can continue to explore other perspectives in each of your small groups.

Post your primary response. Be sure to review your writing for grammar and spelling before posting. Read any posts already provided by your instructor or fellow students. Remember to read the feedback to your own major posts and reply to it throughout the module.

Consult the Discussion Posting Guide for information about writing your discussion posts. It is recommended that you write your post in a document first. Check your work and correct any spelling or grammatical errors. When you are ready to make your initial post, click on the “Reply”. Then copy/paste the text into the message field, and click “Post Reply.”

To respond to a peer, click “Reply” beneath her or his post and continue as with an initial post.

Evaluation

This discussion will be graded using the discussion board rubric. Please review this rubric, located on the Rubrics page within the Start Here module of the course, prior to beginning your work to ensure your participation meets the criteria in place for this discussion. All discussions combined are worth 15% of your final course grade.