Discuss how and why communications management is important in international projects? Propose a number of recommendations which Srinivas should have adopted to overcome some of challenges that he was facing in the given case study. Identify and evaluate the main project risks that are inherent in international projects. How can unforeseen risks be mitigated in projects, using the case study as an example discuss what measures would you propose to manage risks for the given scenario
Case Study Individual Assignment
LEARNING OUTCOMES OF MODULE – outcomes 1, 2 and 3 are covered in this assignment.
- Critically assess the procedures and systems necessary for successful project management
- Apply the technical and commercial knowledge and skills to manage a project successfully
- Appraise the importance of people management and team work
This is an individual assignment. You can discuss your thoughts with others but under no circumstances should you submit even a small section of the same work. If submitted work is copied, all parties involved will be penalised.
The assignment has two questions. All questions carry equal marks. You must show evidence of having consulted the literature and texts for project management and reference your work appropriately. You are expected to have consulted the recommended textbooks for the module and at least nine other recent sources.
Word Count: Each question should not exceed 1500 words and the report itself should not exceed 3000 words, excluding appendices. You should declare the appropriate word counts.
This assignment represents 50% of total marks for module.
Using the case study “Management of an outsourced satellite phone development project: Sasken’s experience” answer all the questions below:
Question 1 – International Projects
Discuss how and why communications management is important in international projects? Propose a number of recommendations which Srinivas should have adopted to overcome some of challenges that he was facing in the given case study.
Question 2 – Risk Management
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All question carry equal marks (25 marks per question)
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the Harvard Standard Referencing system. General layout and presentation of
report are important and colour can be used where appropriate. Care should be
taken regarding grammar and spell checking. See WBS Marking Levels below for further
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