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Final Report Project Presentation

  1. 1. Final Project Slides GEB 3213 Christian Pratts 03/02/14
  2. 2. Career Vision Statement ● I have fixed my Career Vision Statement it's vision and mission have been updated. The mission I have set for myself will be to have completed the B.A.S. Degree for Technology Development and Management in Fall 2015 or Spring 2016. To have this accomplished I have will stay focused and begin with the end in mind.
  3. 3. Career Vision Statement (Continued) ● I have interviewed a Project Manager and I found one problem that all Project Managers go through which is Unrealistic Deadlines.
  4. 4. How Does IBM work? ● ● IBM manufacturers and markets computer hardware and software and offers infrastructure,hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology. (CorporateLane,n.d.). IBM has invented the ATM,the floppy disk,the hard drive,the magnetic stripe card, and the relational database .(CorporateLane,n.d.)
  5. 5. IBM Corporation differs from Apple Corporation ● ● ● A striking difference between the companies,experts,say is in their approach to research. (Lohr,2010). IBM has laboratories around the world,spends $6 billion a year on research and development,and generates more patenets a year than any other company. (Lohr,2010). Apple,by contrast focuses only on product innovation,not scientific invention. (Lohr,2010).
  6. 6. Problem that Project Managers have ● ● ● Unrealistic deadlines are a common conundrum for all project managers.(Manello & Gordon, 2010). A stakeholder has already set a deadline. (Manello & Gordon,2010). Intent on meeting the date they tell you it “must” be met for one reason or another – compliance,a critical business priority,or maybe a commitment made to the Board.(Manello &Gordon,2010).
  7. 7. Offer solutions for a Project Managers problem ● Gather Your Data First determine if data supports your instincts,or if data shows that your feelings are simply “FUD” – Fear.Uncertainity.Doubt. (Manello & Gordon, 2010). ● ● Build A Project Plan (Manello & Gordon,2010) Identify and Document Risks (Manello & Gordon,2010).
  8. 8. Get Creative ● ● ● If your plan reveals an unrealistic deadline, next ask yourself :''Are there creative solutions that might make the deadline more acheivable?'' (Manello & Gordon,2010). Who could help you find alternatives to reduce the timeline? (Manello & Gordon,2010). Are there other project management approaches that might accelerate delivery? (Manello & Gordon,2010)
  9. 9. Craft and Deliver Your Message ● ● ● Now that you have defined a plan,identified the risks, and evaluated alternative approaches,you can prepare to meet with the business partner.(Manello& Gordon,2010) Verify and review the data supporting your plan and alternatives.(Manello & Gordon,2010). Don't tell the business partner “this is what we have to do” – present options. (Manello&Gordon,2010).
  10. 10. References CorporateLane The Fast Track to Business Information.(n.d.) Retrieved March 2, 2014, from
  11. 11. References (Cont'd) Lohr,S. (2010,November 6). Apple and IBM Aren't All That Different. Retrieved March 2, 2014, from
  12. 12. References (Cont'd) Manello C. & Gordon E. (2010, November 1). Overcoming Unrealistic Deadlines with Better Communications. Retrieved March 2, 2014, from communication/