Conflict Management Lessons Learned from a Dod Case Study

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Conflict Management Lessons Learned from a DOD Case Study[1] If you have to choose one individual in the case study as most responsible for the termination of LAMP-H project, whom would you choose and why? As it has been mentioned in the case study, the Project management within the United States Department of Defense (DOD) has been aptly described as the one of the world’s most complicated processes due to the fact that various stakeholders involved from above and below are likely to besiege the project manager. Hence, there were various factors which led to organizational conflicts amongst project stakeholders which finally resulted in termination of the project. Failures on the part of different stakeholders can be…show more content…
Do you agree with the approaches suggested by authors for the three types of conflicts – interpersonal-based, task-based and process-based? All the types of organizational conflicts that occurred throughout the LAMP-H project resulted cost overrun in terms of people, plan, and process deviations. Approaches suggested by authors for the three types of conflicts are as under: 1. Interpersonal-based conflict: • Compromise or Collaboration Strategy so that the project manager and the project sponsor are in full agreement about all details regarding the project if a successful outcome is desired. 2. Task-based conflict: • Competing strategy when project stakeholders have little power or influence • Collaboration strategy when project stakeholders have fair power or influence and there is sufficient time to resolve the conflict. • Compromise strategy when project stakeholders have fair power or influence and there is less time to resolve the conflict. 3. Process-based conflict: • Competing strategy when the steps in the process are mandated. • Compromise strategy when the steps are general guidelines and not mandated. If DoD hires you as a consultant to perform the post-project analysis of LAMP-H, what recommendations would you make especially in regard to controlling this project in order to avoid termination? Post project analysis means identification of various reasons which led to failure of

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