Management skills for project managers
QSO 640 Module One Activity Guidelines and Rubric
Overview: Activities in this course are designed to actively involve you in various project management scenarios and help you apply the concepts covered in the
course to real-world situations. They provide practice in the following:
Differentiating common organizational structures and how they affect project processes and activities
Describing methods for conflict resolution
Communicating/distributing project information to team members and stakeholders
Evaluating whether a team is working effectively
Prompt: Empirical evidence suggests a project manager’s authority, autonomy, and conflict-management skills are essential for delivering projects within the
approved schedule and budget. Create a graphic organizer that addresses the critical elements below.
The following critical elements must be addressed:
I. Describe authority and its importance for project managers in the context of the organization’s structure.
II. Describe autonomy and its importance for project managers in the context of the organization’s structure.
III. Describe conflict management and its importance for project managers in the context of the organization’s structure.
IV. Apply theory, scholarly resources, and course concepts.
Guidelines for Submission: Your one-page graphic organizer should adhere to the following formatting requirements: Consider a free online graphic organizer
tool, such as Creately, Popplet Lite, or Bubbl.us, to create this assignment, and submit your graphic organizer as a PDF, JPG, PPT, XLS, or DOC file.