After you met with Ben and Jennifer to determine the schedule for the training component, you decided that Jennifer’s team would be responsible for the training component. This will ensure that it is closely tied into the marketing process/content from a skills perspective. Ben and Jennifer just turned in the schedules for their teams, and you are integrating them into an overall schedule. You notice that both are asking for the same marketing resource: Emily. Emily has been with PSCHSE in her position for a few years and is known for her creativity, energy, and knowledge of current marketing operations. She is not known, however, for being timely (she misses quite a few deadlines). Emily can only dedicate 50% of her available time to the project; the rest of her time is essential to marketing operations. When you look at both their plans, you determine that Emily is being asked to spend 80% of her available time on the project.
You have another resource in mind for the project: Nick. Nick just started at PSCHSE a few months ago, but he was a summer intern for the last two summers. Unfortunately, he and Ben bumped heads last summer, and Ben wants nothing to do with him. Nick supports Emily in the operational activities (which will change as a result of this initiative) and is also very creative. He also has limited experience with training delivery (but not development). He is being targeted as the super-user of the new CRM system.
Go to the Discussion Board and answer the following questions:
- What resource conflicts do you see? List several.
- What choices do you have for resolving them? Give 3–5 options.
- What are the risks associated with each choice?
- What choice will you make? Why? (Reference the risks and how you will manage them).
Please refer to the following multimedia course material(s):
- Unit 1: Project Scheduling and Resource Allocatio
In your own words, please post a response to the Discussion Board and comment on other postings. You will be graded on the quality of your postings.
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