Role of a Project Leader Research Paper

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This part-time project manager was being asked to fulfill several different roles in the organization concurrently. It is commonly known that for a project to stand a high probability of success, it requires a dedicated project manager (Schulz, 2000).

A second aspect of why this project failed was the lack of focus on goals, objectives and how the project fit into the overarching objectives of the company. The project goals drifted and often didn't have a clear focus on deliverables and quantified performance. The lack of a very clear, well defined mission for a project will often lead to its failure and confusion over status and deliverables (Puccinelli, 1999). This is exactly what happened on this project. Finally the leader did not provide enough visibility into hwo the project on a global level was progressing. The project teams in India did not know the status of software development in Cincinnati, and the development teams throughout Asia had not spoken to the U.S. Or Indian team in months. As the project manager was part time, this never did get resolved, and soon development teams became frustrated and began holding their own meetings. Global project teams need to have a unified strategy and direction to ensure continued accomplishment of goals and objectives (Barczak, McDonough, Athanassiou, 2006).

References

Barczak, G., McDonough, E.F., & Athanassiou, N. (2006). So you want to be a global project leader? Research Technology Management, 49(3), 28-35.

Burton, J.P. (2009). The great leader project. Organization Management Journal, 6(2), 69-75.

Krishnan, V.R. (2001). Value systems of transformational leaders. Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 22(3), 126-132.

Puccinelli, B. (1999). Principles of a project leader. Inform, 13(1), 50-51.

Schulz, Y. (2000, May 26). Project teams need a qualified, full-time leader to succeed. Computing Canada, 26(11), 11-11.

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References

Barczak, G., McDonough, E.F., & Athanassiou, N. (2006). So you want to be a global project leader? Research Technology Management, 49(3), 28-35.

Burton, J.P. (2009). The great leader project. Organization Management Journal, 6(2), 69-75.

Krishnan, V.R. (2001). Value systems of transformational leaders. Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 22(3), 126-132.

Puccinelli, B. (1999). Principles of a project leader. Inform, 13(1), 50-51.

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