The first set of new product is scheduled to ship next week as part of large scale promotion. Fred, product engineer, just came looking panicked. He was holding box in which sets of bowls are shipped to home sales representatives. (packages going to end consumers will be inside boxes). He pointed out blatant spelling error in outer packaging. He is appalled at this error and thinks that this will importantly decrease quality of product. Henry threatens to take error to CEO if I do not promise him that error will be fixed before any product is shipped next next.
This is final packaging; preliminary designs were signed off by Fred, myself, and some others weeks ago. When you looked at those designs, you find out that same mistake is there and no one caught it. You also find that picture used is no longer most recent picture of product; this is due to some last minute production problems that resulted in some changes to shape and color of lids.
prepare a discussion document so I can go to regular status meeting.
It must address the following problems.
Determine the requested change? NOTE: There may be more than one change.
Determine the severity of this change?
How does it impact each of project parameters (scope, quality, risk, schedule, etc.)
prepare down at least three possible courses of action?
prepare down the implications of each course of action?
What is your suggestions?
How will you reply to Henry's threat?
Also expalin the following deeper issues:
describe the ethical ramifications for me as project manager considering quality issues in work or product? (Consider this both for clients and for for consumers.)
Describe when could quality issues become legal issues in project management?
How as project manager, resolve or prevent ethical and legal issues of quality?