Chapter 10: Implementing Information Security

Exercises

3.) Write a job description for Kelvin Urich, the project manager described in the opening vignette of this chapter. Be sure to identify key characteristics of the ideal candidate, as well as work experience and educational background. Also, justify why your job description is suitable for potential candidate of this position.

            For a project manager you would need to have strong communication skills and technological skills. Utilizing meeting technology and video conferencing, demonstrating time management skills, leadership qualities, and professionalism.  Work experience of at least 3 years as a manager and related experience preferred. 4 year degree in related field like management or business.

4.) Search the Web for job descriptions of a project managers. What common elements do you find among the job descriptions? What is the most unusual characteristic amongst them?

            Some of the most common themes of descriptions of a project manager is the experience and a college degree. On top of that the common themes of the descriptions are time management, leadership of a team, formal, and creating analysis of required documents. The most unusual characteristic I saw was supporting a program manager as if they already weren’t in charge of enough as a project manager.

Discussion Questions

1.)    What project management tasks should Kelvin perform before his next meeting?

Kelvin should focus on solely projects that would benefit his entire team. He could always delegate tasks to his team members to get things done faster but he should focus on things that can progress his project.

2.)    What change management tasks should Kelvin perform before his next meeting, and how do these tasks fit within the project management process?

Kelvin should make sure that everyone is working and that everyone has a task that is proper for their delegation.

3.)    Had you been in Kelvin’s place, what would you have done differently to prepare for this meeting?

If I was Kelvin, I would have asked people what they would want to work on and delegate them tasks based on their response. This way everyone would be willing to engage and participate in the parts they feel most important.