. The objective of this week’s topic is to make sure you have

Weekly Portfolio Learning Table Description of topics including reading samples Learning outcomes of the course Learnings from your experience, this and prior course reading, assignments Supporting documentation including your prior learning Week 9 Topic: Applying Project Management Standards and Frameworks. Collaborative Project Procurement Arrangements (2015) by Derek H. T. Walker and Beverly M. Lloyd Walker; 3. Differentiate methods of project negotiation, conflict management, and stakeholder engagement across projects consisting of differing technology standards and asset lifecycles. The objective of this week’s topic is to make sure you have an appreciation of the Role of the Project Manager in Commercial Negotiation. Try to ask yourself the questions that were in the slides in the 8th week’s lecture: – 1. What are Project Management Standards and Frameworks? 2. In what way would Project Management Standards and Frameworks impact on Commercial Negotiation? 3. How would the impact on Commercial Negotiation be influenced by Project Management Maturity? Walker & Walker (2015) discuss the general thrust of this investigations in Chapter 7 (p 137) what are your thoughts regarding: 4. Do the conclusions in Chapter 7 p 137 seem reasonable to you? Walker & Walker (2015) then in Chapter 7 talk about a “PraXitioner” what are your thoughts regarding: 5. Have you come across a PraXitioner? 6. Do you agree with the authors that a PraXitioner is the way forward? 7. Has this course helped you to become a PraXitioner? Continuing the theme of the PraXitioner Walker and Walker look at Implications for PM Education and Skills; what are your thoughts regarding: 8. Do you think that there will be a future shortage of good PraXitioner’s in Commercial Negotiation situations? 9. If so then how do you think they should be trained? 10. Would the outcomes be impacted by a need for probity and governance in Government Commercial Negotiation situations? In the last part of Chapter 7 is a Summary of the Walker and Walker book; what are your thoughts regarding: 11. Do you agree with the authors? 12. Do you think that RBP is a good framework for Commercial Project Negotiation? In conclusion to this week: 13. Do the ideas in Chapter 7 help in structuring your thoughts around Commercial Project Negotiation? 14. How does this week’s topic relate to the previous weeks topics? 15. How relevant are the thoughts of Alfredson & Cungu from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in the context of this chapter? Or are we looking at completely different ideas? PPMP20011 Course Profile PPMP20011 Moodle Web site Have you any insights you can add from other units you have studies or readings you’ve made? Are any of the activities above relevant to your reflections for the learning outcomes on the right? 4. Explain and apply methods of identifying and reconciling inconsistent and conflicting objectives and drivers that develop, maintain, mange relationships and communication with key stakeholders. Have you any insights you can add from other units you have studies or readings you’ve made? Are any of the activities above relevant to your reflections for the learning outcomes on the right? 5. Explain the consequences of project delays, disruptions, and changes to planned activities and the methods for claims variations, liquidated damages, contract entitlements, and arbitration. Have you any insights you can add from other units you have studies or readings you’ve made? Are any of the activities above relevant to your reflections for the learning outcomes on the right? 6. Evaluate project management tools that help avoid or provide conflict resolution via negotiated solutions. Have you any insights you can add from other units you have studies or readings you’ve made?   References Anbari F.T., Giammalvo P., Jaffe P., Letavec C., and Merchant R. (Date Unknown) “The Chunnel Project”. PMI Case Studies in Project Management. http://www.pmi.org/~/media/PDF/Academic/case%20studies/Chunnel%20Project.ashx Visited …../…/… Kerzner H. 2013. Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Control, 11th Edition. Hoboken, USA: John Wiley & Sons. Peña-Mora F., and Tamaki T. 2001. “Effect of Delivery Systems on Collaborative Negotiations for Large -Scale Infrastructure Projects”. Journal of Management in Engineering. Vol:April 2001 pp.105-121 PMI. 2013a. A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) 5th Edition. USA: Project Management Institute.

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