Jim asked you to join him to present the team’s leadership discussion to Sam and Gloria. The meeting got a little heated, but nothing went beyond your control. Overall, the meeting went very well. You addressed your concerns, highlighted some key problem areas that were shared by the rest of the team, and connected everything back to how their actions are impacting the success of the project. They now realize that their behaviors and actions are putting the project at risk along with many project risks you and the team have identified.
They were also pretty embarrassed with the type of behaviors they displayed in the meeting as the company leaders. Both Sam and Gloria were very receptive to the ideas that you presented to them. In fact, so receptive that they both said they see a lot of leadership potential in you.
“We are both sorry about the whole ordeal. We will both work together to control our emotions and not let it take over us again,” says Sam.
“Yes I agree. I will approve the project budget, but to ensure everyone is on the same page and that project risks are managed properly, we need to see a simple project communication plan and a risk register. We need to understand your approach better going forward,” says Gloria.
Jim turns to you, handing you a template for both the risk register and the communications plan. “You have done such an excellent job throughout this entire project. Would you be willing to complete these plans?”
“Of course.” you say.
“Because of this incident and the leadership that you have displayed over the past few months, we would like you to take over Jim’s position as the new project manager,” says Sam to you.
Back at your desk, you start filling out the risk register template. For your risk register, you will need to define 5 negative risks and 5 positive risks and fill out the rest of the information in the template. For your communications management plan, please find any template or ask your instructor for one. You need to account for all communication types with your stakeholder. Please follow the instructions in the template for both deliverables.