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PROJECT FIRECRACKER- PART 2506:06, 28 March 2011
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PROJECT FIRECRACKER- PART 11105:52, 28 March 2011
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I think we will wait for the individual groups to submit such that we have something to start from. Are there any other issues that need the group's attention. I have the following:

1. Study School - what are the group's plans and are all group members attending?

2. JC has taken the position of assignment 1 secretary. Does he still remain in the sub group that we assigned him or else he joins our group?

Hove (talk)06:03, 28 March 2011
  1. I'll send through proposals for our discussions at study school. I'll be there.
  2. I think JC should stay in his original sub group. We need him in the meat of the assignment. Those are my thoughts.

--Shumimlingo 17:07, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

Shumimlingo (talk)06:07, 28 March 2011

Hove has experienced a power cut. All the best with the assignment drafts guys. --Shumimlingo 17:12, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

Shumimlingo (talk)06:12, 28 March 2011


Your contributions are required here also.

a) EPM Fundamentals:

i) Use them to position NC in good EPM good practices

ii) Recommend how NC can address its challenges (Use theory to address them)

iii) Justify why you think NC should use those recommendations

     (Use EPM –theory to address issues that have been raised in the case)
Hove (talk)04:19, 28 March 2011

Any contributions on this one guys?

Hove (talk)05:53, 28 March 2011

I didn't thoroughly analyse this portion, but I picked up the following challenges. I believe there are many more

  • Project fire cracker has a dual leadership – not good for projects
  • Timelines for the various tasks are not clear. Just wanted “Yesterday”
  • No official project team.
  • support from the executive level is not quite strong.
  • communication channels to be used by the "project" team are not clear

--Shumimlingo 16:56, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

Shumimlingo (talk)05:56, 28 March 2011

Agreed Shumi. IUnfact Project Management as a tools is non existant at NC, and from the CEO downwards, there is no appreciation and understanding of how this can be used as an effective tool to manage projects.

JEREMIAH CHAPHXANYA (talk)06:04, 28 March 2011

Yes. The issue of how to address those shortcomings becomes the recommendations.

Hove (talk)06:06, 28 March 2011


Post you contributions here.

a) Connecting what has been raised in part 1 & part 2

i) Logical Flow

ii) Connect EPM practices & EPM fundamentals focusing on the case study

Hove (talk)04:21, 28 March 2011

Perhaps to be effective, why not send out an email anbd request individuals to make their contributions i n a draft form and ship the document to Hove by end of day tomorrow. Then we can start having a draft, which we can circulate on Tuesday. Just my suggestion in the interest of progress.

JEREMIAH CHAPHXANYA (talk)05:36, 28 March 2011

I agree however brainstorming on part two is important unless members have not yet familiarised themselves with the case and the literature. They should send them to you and me such that we compile together.

Hove (talk)05:44, 28 March 2011

Agreed. So the take away is that we need to have the contributions by tomorrow, so that we start putting together the assignment. At least an initial draft should start a good debate i hope.

JEREMIAH CHAPHXANYA (talk)05:53, 28 March 2011

I cannot be against such a brilliant idea. So all member should give us their contributions latest tommorrow and we will come up with something that we will circulate. Deal!!

Hove (talk)05:58, 28 March 2011

Ok. Please put this requirement on e-mail tonight. This will help those who were not able to attend the meeting know what is expected of them.

--Shumimlingo 17:04, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

Shumimlingo (talk)06:04, 28 March 2011


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As per a guide that i sent earlier guys bring your contributions aboard.

a) Identify the project dynamics of Project Firecracker

b) Identify the necessity to adopt PM concepts (Show cause why?)

c) Identify EPM fundamentals (Focus on PM success function and relate to PF)

Hove (talk)04:17, 28 March 2011

Part c) Hove I did some reading on PM and identified the following steps on project management. I believe they are the EPM fundamantals. I stand to be corrected.

  1. Change to Project based orgs
  2. Emphasize the link between strategy & projects
  3. understand upper managements influence
  4. Develop a core team process
  5. organize for project management
  6. Develop a project management Information System
  7. Develop a Plan for project manager selection and development.
  8. Develop a learning organization
  9. Develop a Project management initiative
  10. Develop a project management in your organization.

--Shumimlingo 16:26, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

Shumimlingo (talk)05:26, 28 March 2011

Shumi - agreed on the listed points.

JEREMIAH CHAPHXANYA (talk)05:31, 28 March 2011

Ok JC. If all are in agreement we can build our part 1 by giving a broad overview of these EPM fundamentals. The need to adopt PM concepts is an easier part of the question which I'm sure we will have no difficulties with. --Shumimlingo 16:36, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

Shumimlingo (talk)05:36, 28 March 2011

We can also add bit more from wiki - I notice there is a whole infor on project management principles and concepts.

JEREMIAH CHAPHXANYA (talk)05:39, 28 March 2011

ok we'll check it out. --Shumimlingo 16:41, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

Shumimlingo (talk)05:41, 28 March 2011

Shumi & team are you satiesfied with question or elsetherte is something that you would need fromthe rest of the group?

Hove (talk)05:52, 28 March 2011

Sumi are these from the prescribed book?

Victor.mensah (talk)05:33, 28 March 2011

Yeah they are, but they are broad topics in the book. --Shumimlingo 16:37, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

Shumimlingo (talk)05:37, 28 March 2011

I was asking because i only have about four or five in mind

  1. Project initiation
  2. Project planning
  3. Project Implementation
  4. Project Closure
  5. Project Evaluation

these are what i have in my head as the main steps and they match with PM2 and PRINCE2 methodologies although PRINCE2 has about 14 steps

Victor.mensah (talk)05:41, 28 March 2011

The ones you listed sound like a good summary. Vic perhaps we can agree in our subgroup meeting how to incorporate the 2 lists?

--Shumimlingo 16:45, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

Shumimlingo (talk)05:45, 28 March 2011

I agree with you.

Hove (talk)05:39, 28 March 2011


Kindly show your presence here.

Hove (talk)04:08, 28 March 2011

Lions I hope we all had a great week

--Shumimlingo 16:06, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

Shumimlingo (talk)05:06, 28 March 2011

Hi Shumi. Welcome.How has been your week?

Hove (talk)05:08, 28 March 2011

hectic man, just hectic.... Such is life I guess. --Shumimlingo 16:14, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

Shumimlingo (talk)05:14, 28 March 2011


l hope l find you all in good health. hove are these guidelines the same with what you sent to our email boxes l am struggling to open my email box. --Shungunyoni 16:07, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

Shungunyoni (talk)05:07, 28 March 2011

Hi Shungu. Its a long time. How are you doing? Yes these are the same that i sent earlier today.

Hove (talk)05:10, 28 March 2011

Sorry guys did all of you manage to open the document that i sent in the morning?

Hove (talk)05:19, 28 March 2011

Hi Guys. Victor online. Sorry am late.

Victor.mensah (talk)05:11, 28 March 2011

Hi Mr V. How are u my brother?

Hove (talk)05:17, 28 March 2011

Aplogies from Luisa. --Shumimlingo 16:15, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

Shumimlingo (talk)05:15, 28 March 2011

Is there anyone who heard from Akachi, Kago & Jeremiah? Should we proceed? Please reply to this such that we find theway forward>

Hove (talk)05:28, 28 March 2011
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Hove - I am live on air

JEREMIAH CHAPHXANYA (talk)05:32, 28 March 2011

Welcome JC. Thanks

Hove (talk)05:47, 28 March 2011

I'll chase up on Kago and Akachi this week.

--Shumimlingo 16:38, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

Shumimlingo (talk)05:38, 28 March 2011


Shungu has just given me information that her power has just gone off.

Victor.mensah (talk)05:31, 28 March 2011