Ethical Issue: Before even beginning the project, Mr. Allison couldn’t keep his commitment in regards to meeting the temperature requirement. Mr. Allison was dishonest and to make matters worse he failed to voice his concerns. It was apparent that Gary was not truly on board with the project plans from the beginning and lack confidence to get the job done. Everyone on the team also did not communicate these issues with the client or stakeholders of the organization. Legal and Contractual Issues: SEC is guilty of legal and contractual issues in regards to the Orion Shield Project.
Micromanagement like this puts employees in a threatened state and unable to perform their best. Additionally, while the reward system may have appeared functional, it ultimately was very poorly designed. Employees felt incentivized to simply “impress” their superiors, which did not necessarily correlate with actual performance. Further, the assessment cloaked evaluations as a part of career development counseling, creating a conflict of interest for the auditor collecting performance information from the employees. Finally, the evaluation system failed to require managers to provide feedback to their reports, inhibiting an environment of learning or growth.
During the course of the bidding process, it became evident that Mr. Larsen had an ulterior motive for selecting Mr. Allison. Mr. Larsen was accustomed to making unethical business decisions and wanted to select someone who could be easily managed and persuaded. This analysis identifies and discusses the technical, ethical, legal, contractual and project management issues Gary Allison faced as Project Manager of the Orion Shield Project. Mr. Allison’s inexperience became evident when he spent the majority of his time doing research rather than properly managing his resources. Cost overruns and delays with project milestones were the direct result of Mr. Larsen and Gary Allison’s inability to effectively manage the project.
Scott did not have insight in to the trip. Unfortunately being a leader can meanwhen you fail the followers fail too. Amundsen’s team died because of the lack of planning. The Law of Navigation tells us that when we lead people we have to plan and do research of our destination, because not only we want to be successful but we have the lives of our followers to be mindful
These decisions were only compounded as Gary tried to cover the unethical decisions that were made in the preliminary stages of the project. Gary’s lack of project management experience was obvious throughout the project and he failed to understand that the ultimate responsibility lied on his shoulders as the project manager even though it was under Henry Larsen’s encouragement. The problems that were created due to the bad decisions in the beginning could have been
Gary Allison, the project manager of the Orion Shield Project, has trouble with Henry Larsen, the director of engineering. Who continuously interferes in Gary’s project and encourages unethical behavior such as: lying in a proposal and keeping information from the customer, Space Technologies Industries, STI, and project team. Gary needed to fully read the contract for the project to be aware of all the requirements. Gary also ends up having to settle for adequate staff and even has key personnel taken off the project and replaced by an inexperienced member. Gary struggles to balance his administrative and technical roles, not keeping track of everything going on in all aspects of the project due to insufficient planning, and also lack of communication.
In the process he interacts with different departments individuals from both client and his company. In the end, he accomplishes the project but with a disappointing end as his materials does not meet the expected longevity test. Project Management: Orion Shield Project Case Study It is always at the best interest of project managers, clients, and contractors to have a given project accomplished within a stipulated planned schedule and satisfactorily without causing increase in originally estimated project cost. Orion Shield Project is a case study that pities a recently appointed project manager with a reputed and respected one and nearly a half decade experience as project engineer whose name is Gary Allison, against his company and project client. The contracted company in this case is Scientific Engineering Corporation (SEC) while the client’s is Space Technology Industries (STI).
WINTERBOURNE VIEW The review found that there was a systemic failure to protect people or to investigate allegations of abuse. The provider had failed in its duty to notify the C.Q.C(Quality Care Commission) of serious incidents involving injuries to patients, or occasions when they had gone missing. Inspectors said that staff did not appear to understand the needs of the people in their care, adults with learning disabilities , complex needs and challenging behaviour. Staff who had no background in care services had been recruited, references were not always checked and staff were not trained or supervised properly. Some staff were too ready to use methods of restraint without considering alternatives.
It was true that Peterson could not expect any advice or guidance about new product launch from Hardy who was also inexperienced in the relevant area. Besides, Peterson had consistently problem in solving the issues because Hardy was not engaged in dealing with the important matters, but he kept nitpicking. You would easily notice this situation in the examples of handling Andrew or the switch in supplies. To fix this problem, making better relationship between Jenkins and Hardy should take precedence because Hardy’s uncooperative and indecisive manner was mostly stemmed from his uncertain relationship with his boss. If so, what options are open to Peterson?
If I were a human resource manager, I would be ashamed and I would feel like I didn't do my job, and that I just ignored a safety issue that was serious. The lawsuit costed the company a lot money and I would be afraid that I would lose my job over the lawsuit. The courts verdict would affect me greatly and I would be ashamed to go back to work. Their was no explanation as to why the safety complaints were never investigated