In the textbook reading, you learned about the importance of audience analysis when making a presentation. In the Topic Material, “Selling Yourself and Your Ideas to Senior Management,” there are tips about making effective presentations geared to your audience. Think about your skills as a presenter, and identify two key areas that you need to improve on in order to be more effective when making presentations. Identify specific steps you will take to improve on these areas. When providing feedback to peers on ways to improve their skills, share specific tips, tricks, and strategies that have been successful for you when making presentations.
Many project proposals are requests for resources to include staff or funding for projects. Discuss what types of information you would need to include with proposals requesting funding. Include discussion of other groups or individuals you should contact for assistance in assembling the information.
Why is it important for project managers to resist changes to the project baseline? Under what conditions would a project manager make changes to a baseline? When would a project manager not allow changes to a baseline?
Describe your approach to tracking a project. What kinds of issues would you focus on if you were a project manager? Why?