Case Study

Recognize the impact of environmental factors on international projects. The ethical dilemma about the above mentioned topic is about to motivate or force the employees and worker to work and perform their responsibilities in the inclement weather.

If we look at the case study of module 6 about the Franklin Equipment, Ltd and its prospect project in the Abu-Zhabi, it is the country that is located in the dessert region; therefore, the unbearable extraordinary temperature will be key and utmost barrier to meet the project deadlines.This ethical dilemma is the big challenge for the project manager to meet the deadline with maintaining the quality and for employees to maintain their health issues. Quality Management To maintain and manage the quality of product and services in any particular project is inevitable because the Quality Management and its level are directly related to the organization’s goodwill and reputation. The level of Quality Management is the catalyst to define the business life.The ethical dilemma behind the Quality Management is again to motivate the workforce or project team to work in inclement weather and to face the challenges of entirely different culture, here it is being talked about Franklin Equipment, Ltd and its project. In the perspective of Quality Management it will be a big challenge to make strict corrective action in case of any diversion because of the above mentioned weather and cultural issues. Therefore, cautions and thorough analysis will be inevitable to meet the Quality standard and before making any strict corrective decision. Explain cross cultural considerations in project managementThe cross cultural diversification is the another highly crucial issue for the project manager and the project team both because in the Abu-Zahbi project, there are variety of different culture that the project team will has to face such as Indian and Pakistani culture, you can find them with the overwhelming percentage.

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It should be noticed that both entities has the bitter history from their independence. Furthermore, you can watch the bonding between the local and other Muslims because of the same religion, therefore, it will be an ethical dilemma to appreciate or depreciate the ne’s skills and struggles. Ethical issues Because of the majority of the Muslim population, it will be sensitive ethical dilemma to have alcohol and to provide it to  the other team members during the working hours when other Muslim worker are with them and/or have the alcohol on the public areas. Because of the addiction (in some extent) or the habitual use of beer in the western societies it will be the dilemma, how to encourage and motivate the non-Muslim workforce without having beer openly.

Organizing the workIn project management, to achieve the deadline, proper organization is inevitable. Without proper organization it is impossible to work efficiently and to meet the deadlines. The ethical dilemma in organization about the work is how to pick the right person for right job in right time because as mentioned above that, because of the sensitive cross-cultural issue it will be the sensitive task to pick and assign the appropriate person, therefore, without proper and solid reasoning it could be the jeopardy for the project and for the project team as well.Describe the project auditing and project close-out process. The project auditing is about the have the thorough and critical look on the each and every aspect of the completed project and its dimensions to identify any type of anomalies. The ethical dilemma inside this activity is how to be remain impartial during the whole auditing process and in identifying and reporting the each and every dimension that require diligent attention.

The ethical dilemma is that to work as a team, a social engineering’s role plays its game and to be remain impartial is a big challenge for the auditor. While in the process of project close-out, the ethical dilemma is to provide the each and every as well as most updated information about the project to the client so that it could be assured that what is agreed is accomplished with the predefined quality standards.Here, it should be bear in mind that the project close-out means not to just complete the project, pack up the documents and go back to home, it is the process that is totally dependent upon the client approval and stratifications. Therefore, crystal clear delivery of information to the client is inevitable.

Compensation and Rewards/benefit management The Compensation and Benefit is the part and parcel of any economic activity so the project management also has it as well.The ethical dilemma that related to the Compensation and Benefit is to allocate and award them according to the merit not on the basis of personal like and dislikes. When a team work as one entity, the different people directly or indirectly bond or deboned with each other by professionally, emotional or any type of reason and in the case of Franklin Equipment, Ltd you can analyze this issue between the Perry and Rankins. Therefore, in awarding and allocation of the Compensation and Rewards/benefit the bias-less management is the challenge.

Identify future trends in project managementAs in the Franklin Equipment, Ltd case, where the future prospect of the company in the region is depend upon the successful completion of the ongoing project, the ethical dilemma is that in which way company complete the project by achieving the win-win situation. In the project management’s domain it is very important to gain and retain the client confidence because this client confidence is the indirect publicity of the company and the catalyst to have more projects. The trends in project management based upon the ever-changing phenomena because every project has its own dimension and each dimension require specific type of research.Therefore, future trends of the project management, I believe will be based upon the dedicated and sophisticated research and to meet the challenges with continuously gaining the client appreciation on totally bias-less basis is the ethical dilemma because of the dynamic local and global variables. Discover project management career options The career option in the project management is versatile and multidimensional that is also based upon the type and nature of the project e.

g. n the project of “Palm Jumeirah” in Dubai, one can find the series of subprojects including from biologist to geologist and from financial analyst and construction manager to AutoCAD designer. In other words, every project has its own dimensions that require specific skills. However, in the project management domain, having the certification from the project management institution is inevitable that ranges from Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), Program ManagementProfessional (PgMP) to PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP) and PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP). The ethical dilemma is to selection the right and genuine person to the right position without any corruption.

Estimating of Resources Estimation of Resources is the sensitive task that plays a key role in project approval and disapproval. The ethical dilemma in that domain is the fair and actual estimation of resource without having under the table settlements and hidden commission agreements from the vendor and service providers etc.In case of Franklin Equipment, Ltd it is comparatively further sensitive task to fair estimate the resources because it is the first project of its kind for the organization under the entirely different culture, weather and economic situations. To deal with above mentioned each and every ethical dilemma that is specifically discussed above under the heading of each topic is crucial to gain the client confidence, maintaining and further promoting the goodwill and business.

But it should be bear in mind that life and its values are very simple and its simplicity is the catalyst to bring peace and prosperity in the life. The issues that is discussed on the right most side of the second/column page of this website: http://my. gcu. edu/SiteCollectionDocuments/Spiritual%20Life/ValuesMissionFly. pdf are the lights, the lights that can lead and guide to the calm and peaceful life with success and prosperity.

The above mentioned ethical dilemmas are fall under the category of fraud directly or indirectly and fraud is the wishful act to access any type of illegal benefit and a common man do it because of its shortcut illusionary path that is actually the path of sin and disturbance. The lights that are described in the shape of wording on the above mentioned website on the right most side/column of the second page are following: “Love – unconditional, self-sacrificing, and voluntary concern and care for others Joy – great happiness and satisfaction no matter what the circumstances Peace – calm reserve when faced with difficultiesPatience – the ability to endure waiting, delay, or provocation without becoming annoyed or upset Kindness – the tendency to be sympathetic and compassionate Goodness – doing unto others as you would have others do unto you Faithfulness – consistent, trustworthiness, and loyalty especially to a person, promise, or duty. Gentleness – a mild and kind nature or manner Self-control – the ability to control your own behavior, especially in terms of reactions and Impulses. These lights are the guidance to solve each and every ethical dilemmas such as kindness and goodness in allocating the Compensation and Rewards/benefit management and Organizing the work, Patience and Self-control in Quality Management, cross cultural issues and Ethical issues, Faithfulness in Estimating of Resources in project auditing and project close-out processes, Goodness and Gentleness in dealing with the environmental factors on the projects and so on, means that one can find guidance by following the above mentioned lights on the  various type of personal and professional issues, there is just a need of enthusiasm and dire thrust of seeking and doing fair 1.

In evaluating the criteria FEL uses to assign managers to project teams; it is evident that the benefits and strategic returns for the company from this investment were not identified by Gatenby and communicated to Rankins and Perry. The goal was the ability for them to work together, and not the larger scope of benefit and strategic return of the company. The resulting problems created a lack of organizational clarity.The organization’s return on investments in the Middle East project, as the primary goal for all employees, should have been made clearer, before Jobe was discussing the design of the team-building sessions, he asked questions to learn what Gatenby thought about the ability of team members to work together. Most of the conversation was about Gatenby admitting that there has been very bad blood between Perry and Rankins Efficiencies these criteria create is a bigger return on corporate investment. The conversation of assignment of managers should have included identifying the people outside the project who have an interest in the outcome, the company’s stakeholders or investors, who will be directly impacted by the fact that they cannot get along.It is a bigger issue than their interpersonal relationships, it should have been positioned this way.

It is not about Perry and Rankins, it is about getting a return on investment for the company they both work for. 2. It is even more important that project team members work well together on international projects such as Project Abu Dhabi because of EELs corporate objective to expand its marketshare to the middle east. The components or parts of a project are known as its objectives, a component of the strategic initiative of the company was to secure a project in the middle east. This is a measurable result and one that top managmet will be held accountable to the board of directors for.

It is not just about the conversation between Jobe and Gatenby, where Project Abu Dhabi’s success is sidelined by the ability of Perry and Rankins to get along. 3. The dilemma that Jobe now faces, is that the success of the Project depends on an interpersonal relationship between two employees, instead of a strategic plan to execute a project that will bring the company a return on its investment. You cannot delegate, as Jobe is trying to pressure Gatenby, that it is his job to get them to work together, and that if not, Rankins will be fired. They are both setting themselves up for failure, by having the successful outcome of such a strategic project to the corporation rest on a fragmented interpersonal relationship. All of them will fail. 4.

Jobe should recommend to Gatenby, a professional method of assignment of managers to such a strategic corporate project. One that entails the following:Project Scope, Objective, and Out of Scope Criteria. Beginning with Project Scope which is defined as briefly addressing the opportunity or problem that will be undertaken. This is written not from the perspective of two disgruntled employees, but from the corporation’s perspective of a return on investment. The recommendation should follow with clarifying the Project’s Objectives. Objectives are defined as”Objectives are the components or parts of a project – the first level of a work breakdown structure.

They describe what will be accomplished – when all objectives are complete, the goal is met.Objective statements will clarify the boundaries of the purpose statement and define boundaries of the scope of the project. They should be clearly written, specific, and describe a tangible, measurable change. ” Lastly the Out of Scope criteria of the project needs to be addressed when assigning managers to projects.

Out of Scope criteria is defined as “What persons, departments, and/or committees need to be involved in or must the people that will be affected if this project is not undertaken” In other words, the company’s board of directors, the company’s investors, the other domestic employees of the company will all be impacted by the success of the Project in the Middle East. Management in this project needed to be



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