Discuss the following statement with reference to a project, assignment or other initiative you have been involved with: “While project management is an activity undertaken with others, the projects themselves involve these other people doing—or not doing—just what is needed.How does this fit with your favored team roles? How will you ensure that the parts you favour least, still get the attention they need for good project leadership?

Discuss the following statement with reference to a project, assignment or other initiative you have been involved with: “While project management is an activity undertaken with others, the projects themselves involve these other people doing—or not doing—just what is needed. This happens in an environment where the project manager has far less authority than responsibility, and it is this limitation of authority that characterises the project manager’s role and propels the most successful project managers to demonstrate leadership.” Portfolio Entry 3 With reference to the work you have done for Portfolio Entry 1 and 2, devise and run a technique that you can use to address the following questions: • •? Which leadership style suits you best? • •? How does this fit with your favored team roles? • •? How will you bolster the parts (roles) that you’re not so good at? • •? How will you manage to delegate those parts that you love doing? • •? How will you ensure that the parts you favor least, still get the attention they need for good project leadership?

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MAN6304 – Project Leadership Assignment 2 – Individual Personal Learning Portfolio

Information:

This is not a group assignment. It is an individual assignment to be completed by yourself.

This assignment requires you to create a personal learning portfolio (PLP). The purpose of this portfolio is to help you develop in the role as a project leader. The key activities that will help you build the portfolio are:

  1. Reflection – thinking about the questions and activities based on your own experience, capabilities and intentions.
  2. Collaboration – exchanging ideas with your colleagues, friends and mentors and testing out the solutions and directions you have arrived at.
  3. Information – researching further, using your existing knowledge, using academic journals and industry publications, the internet, business and the materials presented in this unit.

Additional instructions:

  • You should write no more than 1000 words for each exercise (excluding references).
  • The PLP is worth up to 50% of your final unit grade.
  • Ensure you use APA 6th compliant referencing.

Portfolio Entry 1

Using the material in the unit and from your own research, assess yourself as a leader by writing a ‘pen portrait’ of yourself as project leader, and as seen from another person’s perspective. Ensure that you identify which leadership skills and characteristics are defined, and that the portrait reflects activity on a previous, current or future project.

Portfolio Entry 2

Discuss the following statement with reference to a project, assignment or other initiative you have been involved with: “While project management is an activity undertaken with others, the projects themselves involve these other people doing—or not doing—just what is needed. This happens in an environment where the project manager has far less authority than responsibility, and it is this limitation of authority that characterizes the project manager’s role and propels the most successful project managers to demonstrate leadership.”

Portfolio Entry 3

With reference to the work you have done for Portfolio Entry 1 and 2, devise and run a technique that you can use to address the following questions:

  • Which leadership style suits you best?
  • How does this fit with your favoured team roles?
  • How will you bolster the parts (roles) that you’re not so good at?
  • How will you manage to delegate those parts that you love doing?
  • How will you ensure that the parts you favour least, still get the attention they need for

good project leadership?