At a minimum, each student will be expected to post an original and thoughtful response to the DB question and contribute to the weekly dialogue by

At a minimum, each student will be expected to post an original and thoughtful response to the DB question and contribute to the weekly dialogue by responding to at least two other posts from students. The first contribution must be posted before midnight (Central Time) on Friday of each week. Two additional responses are required after Friday of each week. Students are highly encouraged to engage on the Discussion Board early and often, as that is the primary way the university tracks class attendance and participation.

The purpose of the Discussion Board is to allow students to learn through sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to course content and the DB question. Because it is not possible to engage in two-way dialogue after a conversation has ended, no posts to the DB will be accepted after the end of each unit.

Your company has discovered that it must develop processes and infrastructure to keep up with its client organizations, which are already globally oriented and constantly looking for ways to compete more effectively. Your IT department is a very project-oriented organization and is increasingly partnering with the IT departments of client organizations (e.g., to coordinate better communications).  

  • Would you manage this type of project just like any other enterprise project? Why and why not?
  • What are some of the project management challenges in a globally-oriented organization and how will these challenges be handled?
  • What would be the roles of the executive sponsor or sponsors in this case?