Length: 5 pages.
Identify 2-4 issues. Come up with solutions for those issues and summarize them briefly. Provide a table with Pros and Cons for each, and wrap it all up with an overall (but brief) recommendation - what could have been done to help prevent this disaster from a PM perspective.
Is it clear from reading your assignment that you read the case and understood what happened that led up to the Deepwater Horizon explosion?
Did you ‘dig deeper'? Some people identify only engineering issues - did you find the underlying reasoning that may have driven decisions to go a certain way technically? This is a PM course, so the paper we talked about in class addressed PM issues.
Did you keep your writing concise and to the point? Because it is 3 to 5 pages. You have to be concise.
Was there a logical flow from your Issue Identification to your Proposed Solutions, to your Pros and Cons and to your conclusion?
If you did have ‘extra' information to exhibit, put them in Appendix.
References and resources:
Did you provide several relevant references that helped make your points? Of course you can use the main MIT/Sloan case as a reference, but did you reach out and find out more about the Deepwater Horizon from other sources?
Other things to consider:
Did you add value from your own professional and/or personal experience? Maybe your own team project provides some insights on leadership, communications, risk and quality.
Did you really take on the viewpoint of a project leader here, and consider the way the team was motivated, the way the different stakeholders communicated (or didn't), the culture of the different companies?
Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:
1. The answer should be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.
2. The response also include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student's name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.
3. Also Include a reference page. The Citations and references should follow APA format. The reference page is not included in the required page length.
Article: Joanne M. Greene-Blose, MSPM, PMP- The Project Solvers of America, Inc.