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Organizing Notes for this Article - Chapter 12 in Project Management Book

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  • Project purpose:
  • Who it's for:
  • Why it's important:

Target Audience

  • the accidental PM - what do I do now...
  • Handout: What do I do now -
    • don't sent out a message - let's meet at 5 pm tomorrow;
    • not familiar with cultural differences

Possible Sources

Saylor Reference

Possible Topic Areas

  • Organizational culture
  • Ethnocultural differences - participation, project leadership, time, authority, implementation; monochronic vs. polychronic cultures; power, Japanese exchanging business cards; conference calls; physical space; special needs
  • Accidental PM's - importance of meeting people in the project - or won't go to their managers and advocate for meeting face to face;
  • Cultural norms, offensive language to different cultural
  • Japanese, Chinese, American, Canadian, New Zealanders, Australian
  • Colours, symbols

About Randy Fisher, BA, BJ, MA

Mr. Fisher is Manager, Community Service Learning at the University of Ottawa’s Centre for Global and Community Engagement. He has extensive experience in stakeholder and community engagement, organization development, change management, project management, facilitation and performance. As ‘WikiRandy’, he has demonstrated leadership in e-learning, blended learning and Open Education Resources (OERs) through his facilitation and community-building efforts for Community College Consortium for Open Education Resources; the Commonwealth of Learning, the OER Foundation and WikiEducator (18,000+ educators in 120 countries); and the design and development of sustainable communities-of-practice for community media and public health professionals in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. Professionally-trained as a journalist, his competencies also include marketing, market research, communications, outreach and collaboration using Web 2.0 social networking tools for the public and private sectors and academia. He holds an MA in Organization Management and Development; a post-graduate degree in journalism; and certifications in advanced technology management, and instructional design for adults.

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