Assignment 1: Creating a Methodology Essay

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Paper 1 bus 375 Assignment 1: Creating a Methodology Due Week 2 and worth 100 points Read the Chapter Case titled “Creating a Methodology.” Upon reading the case study below (Creating a Methodology) Write a one to two (1-2) page paper in which you: 1. Discuss factors about the corporate culture that were at play and suggest central reasons why the executive staff waited as long as they had to consider the development of an enterprise Project management methodology (EPM). 2. Recommend to both the senior executives (i.e., the company) and John Compton (i.e., the president) whether the project management office (PMO) should report to the chief information officer (CIO) or to someone else. Justify the response. 3. Use at least three (3) quality references. CREATING A METHODOLOGY John Compton, The president of the company, expressed his feelings quite bluntly at the executive staff meeting; We are no longer competitive in the marketplace. Almost all of the Requests for Proposal (RFP) that we want to bid on have a requirement that we must identify in the proposal the project management methodology we will use on the contract should we be awarded the contract. We have no project management methodology. We have just a few templates we use based upon the PMBOK Guide. All of our competitors have methodologies, but not us. I have been asking for a methodology to be developed for more than a year now, and all I get are excuses. Some of you are obviously afraid that you might lose power and authority once the methodology is up and running. That may be true, but losing some power and authority is obviously better than losing your job. In six months I want to see a methodology in use on all projects or I will handle the situation myself. I simply cannot believe that my executive staff is afraid to develop a project management methodology. The
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