You just had Terry, one of the team members from marketing, provide a presentation to engineering group about new product and its significance to company's product line. Presentation covered launch program, giving emphasis on milestones and dates. Purpose was to get engineering group's buy-in on prototyping approach, dates, and final production dates. After four slides of 35 slide presentation, Terry was bombarded with detailed engineering-related problems about specifications and production issues. Terry, who was not prepared for problems, got aggravated and visibly frustrated, closed down presentation and, said, "That's it," and left meeting.
Was Terry's presentation suitable for audience?
How could Terry have better ready for presentation?
How could Terry have tackled problems?
What must project manager do after Terry left the room?
What would you do differently to get engineering group's buy in?