Put yourself in the role of a project manager collaborating with MTD, an events company.

Considering the difficulties and problems that MTD encounters in their projects, what insights have you gained this week that could offer assistance?

If an iterative approach were employed in organizing an event as a project, what would be the consequences? Similarly, what are the implications of adopting an agile approach? If the company sought your advice, what would you recommend?

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  1. MTD project is responsible for providing water infrastructural for events or festival and using the Tommorrowland Project by MTD as a case study.

    I will advise MTD to adopt an hybrid model (i.e. Iterative and Agile model) approach to handling the difficulties in the project

    Likely Difficulties faced by MTD

    1. Increasing number of users which cannot be determine at each day, daily users or crowds numbers are uncertain but continuous numbers expected

    2. Various needs and involvement of many stakeholders

    3. Unexpected changes during events and sudden deadlines to handle various scenarios

    Benefits and Implications of the Iterative Model for MTD

    1. Allows the projects to be broken down into smaller cyclical iterations which can be done in shorter time and allows for sprints to get desired outputs that will form part of the final larger results

    2. It can be cost effective and also easily visible to stakeholders to see and give feedback that can be adjusted

    3. Regular feedback and testing by users ensure the final service/products its usable

    Benefits and Implications of the Agile Model For MTD

    1. Its Customer Centric and helps MTD considering that projects are for users events

    2. It enables teams to build fast, check/review/test what they have built and iterate their work based on regular feedback

    3. Ease of predictability, breakdown of projects into phases for continuous improvement

    4. Respond quickly to changing requirements and priorities

    5. Improved team work, collaboration and team morale

    6. Improved and Efficient Stake holder engagements

    A combination of both Iterative and Agile approach will help MTD to deliver the projects faster in phases and simultaneously be able to adapt quickly to changes or challenges that may occur during the events in a cost effective manner and ensuring that its employee’s morale remains high and users satisfaction it’s guaranteed.

  2. The linear of approach and the iterative approach are two processes that a project manager must always bear in mind and work with, whether the environment is stable, predictable, unstable and unpredictable.
    In the case of MTD, it is possible to restructure the project in smaller understanding steps to be efficient and achieve the initial results.
    With a few staff and an iterative approach, they will be able to focus on the (importance/urgency) pairing by continually adapting to the environment, not forgetting communication between team members

  3. My name is Charles Ntanta and for me, iterative allows for a faster completion of projects in the sense that team members are organized in groups or boxes with specific task that can take two to three weeks. As a group, you’re allowed the freedom of decisions. However, adopting Agility makes you be ahead of solving your challenges and solving them because the software (Scrum) takes care of volatile and uncertainty moments in project management decisions. My honest decision will be to advise for the use of Agile approach.

  4. project managers need to combine techniques from the both approach to achieve maximum results both in stable and volatile environment.

  5. As a project manager working with MTD, the events company, I have learned several valuable lessons this week that could help address the challenges and issues we face in our projects.

    Key Learnings:

    • Flexibility and Adaptability: It’s crucial to remain flexible in project management to quickly respond to changing circumstances and unexpected challenges.
    • Client Feedback Integration: Continuously incorporating client feedback ensures that the final deliverable meets their expectations.
    • Effective Communication: Clear and consistent communication within the team and with stakeholders is necessary to avoid misunderstandings and ensure alignment.

    Implications of an Iterative Approach:
    Adopting an iterative approach to setting up an event involves breaking the project into smaller, manageable phases or iterations. Each iteration focuses on a specific aspect of the event setup, allowing for regular evaluation and adjustments based on feedback and progress.

    Benefits:

    • Incremental Progress: Allows for steady progress and early detection of issues.
    • Continuous Improvement: Each iteration provides opportunities to refine and enhance the project.
    • Client Satisfaction: Regular feedback loops ensure the client’s needs and expectations are consistently met.

    Challenges:

    • Time Management: Requires careful scheduling to ensure iterations are completed within the overall project timeline.
    • Resource Allocation: Efficiently managing resources to support multiple iterations can be complex.

    Implications of an Agile Approach:
    An agile approach emphasizes flexibility, collaboration, and customer-centricity. It involves regular iterations, continuous feedback, and adaptive planning.

    Benefits:

    • Enhanced Collaboration: Encourages teamwork and active participation from all stakeholders.
    • Quick Adaptation: Enables quick responses to changes and new information.
    • Customer Focus: Keeps the client’s needs and feedback at the forefront of the project.

    Challenges:

    • Scope Management: Potential for scope creep if changes are not carefully managed.
    • Team Coordination: Requires a high level of coordination and communication among team members.

    Advice to MTD:

    1. Embrace Iterative and Agile Practices:
    • Implement iterative cycles for key aspects of event setup, allowing for regular evaluation and adjustments.
    • Foster an agile mindset within the team, focusing on collaboration, flexibility, and customer satisfaction.
    2. Enhance Communication:
    • Establish clear communication channels and regular check-ins to ensure everyone is aligned and informed.
    3. Manage Scope and Resources:
    • Clearly define project goals and boundaries to prevent scope creep.
    • Efficiently allocate resources to support iterative cycles and ensure timely completion of each phase.
    4. Focus on Continuous Improvement:
    • Use each iteration as an opportunity to learn, improve, and refine the project approach.
    • Encourage feedback from team members and stakeholders to drive continuous enhancement.

    By adopting these practices, MTD can better manage the complexities of event projects, deliver high-quality results, and ensure client satisfaction.

  6. Taking an iterative approach to setting up an event as a project involves breaking down the project into smaller, manageable phases or iterations. Each iteration focuses on delivering a specific set of features or components, with the flexibility to adjust and refine based on feedback received throughout the process.

    Implications of an iterative approach:

    1. Flexibility: Allows for flexibility in adapting to changing requirements or stakeholder feedback throughout the project lifecycle.
    2. Early Feedback: Enables early validation of concepts or ideas, reducing the risk of investing time and resources into aspects that may not meet stakeholder expectations.
    3. Continuous Improvement: Facilitates continuous improvement by incorporating lessons learned from each iteration into subsequent ones, leading to better outcomes over time.
    4. Risk Mitigation: Helps mitigate project risks by addressing issues early on and minimizing the impact of potential failures.

    An Agile approach builds on the iterative framework, emphasizing collaboration, customer feedback, and incremental delivery. It involves principles such as adaptive planning, evolutionary development, and iterative delivery.

    Implications of an Agile approach:

    1. Customer-Centricity: Prioritizes customer needs and feedback, ensuring the delivered product or service aligns closely with their expectations.
    2. Collaborative Environment: Encourages collaboration among cross-functional teams, fostering innovation and collective problem-solving.
    3. Adaptability: Embraces change as a natural part of the process, allowing for adjustments to be made quickly in response to evolving requirements or market conditions.
    4. Transparency: Promotes transparency through regular communication and visibility into project progress, enabling stakeholders to provide timely input and make informed decisions.

    If asked to advise the company, my recommendation would be to adopt an Agile approach to setting up the event project. This would involve:

    1. Forming Cross-Functional Teams: Assembling teams with diverse skill sets to facilitate collaboration and innovation throughout the project.
    2. Emphasizing Customer Feedback: Prioritizing customer needs and preferences, incorporating feedback into the iterative development process to ensure the event meets their expectations.
    3. Iterative Planning and Delivery: Breaking down the project into smaller iterations or sprints, focusing on delivering value incrementally while remaining adaptable to changes.
    4. Continuous Improvement: Establishing mechanisms for continuous feedback and reflection, allowing the team to learn from each iteration and improve future iterations accordingly.
    5. Clear Communication: Ensuring open and transparent communication among team members and stakeholders, fostering a shared understanding of project goals, progress, and priorities.

    By embracing an Agile approach, the company can enhance its ability to deliver successful events that meet the evolving needs of its audience while remaining responsive to market dynamics and changing circumstances.

  7. the linear approach and the iterative approach are two processes that a project manager must always bear in mind, whether the environment is stable and predictable or unstable and unpredictable.
    In the case of MTD, it is possible to restructure the project in smaller steps to be efficient and achieve the initial results.
    With a small staff and an iterative approach, they will be able to focus on the (importance/urgency) pairing by continually adapting to the environment, not forgetting communication between team members.

  8. MTD faces challenges like last-minute changes, unexpected issues, and tight deadlines. By embracing an iterative approach, MTD can break down event setup into smaller, manageable chunks, allowing for flexibility and quick response to changes. This approach would help MTD navigate uncertainties and deliver successful events.

    *Implications of taking an iterative approach:*

    An iterative approach would allow MTD to:

    – Break down complex tasks into smaller, manageable parts
    – Focus on high-priority tasks first
    – Adapt quickly to changes and unexpected issues
    – Continuously improve and refine event setup processes
    – Reduce stress and workload peaks
    – Enhance team collaboration and communication

    *Implications of an agile approach:*

    An agile approach would enable MTD to:

    – Respond quickly to changing requirements and priorities
    – Deliver small, incremental pieces of the event setup quickly
    – Emphasize teamwork, collaboration, and continuous improvement
    – Encourage experimentation, learning, and adaptation
    – Reduce bureaucracy and increase efficiency
    – Improve overall event quality and customer satisfaction

    *Advice to MTD:*

    If I were asked to advise MTD, I would suggest:

    1. Embrace an iterative and agile approach to event setup, focusing on flexibility and adaptability.
    2. Break down complex tasks into smaller, manageable chunks, prioritizing high-impact tasks first.
    3. Foster a culture of collaboration, continuous improvement, and experimentation.
    4. Encourage open communication, active listening, and transparent decision-making.
    5. Leverage technology and tools to streamline processes, enhance efficiency, and reduce stress.
    6. Prioritize team well-being, recognizing the importance of work-life balance and mental health.
    7. Continuously monitor and evaluate event setup processes, identifying areas for improvement and implementing changes as needed.

    By adopting these strategies, MTD can overcome challenges, improve event quality, and enhance customer satisfaction, ultimately becoming a more resilient, adaptable, and successful events company.

  9. As a project manager working with MTD,I now understand that combination of linear and iterative approaches in managing same and different projects is possible.
    The linear approach helps in preparing/planning ahead for the project.This can begin with a
    linear approach while the lifecycle is adapted to incorporate the iterative approach.
    There is need to have a concept, define the requirements of the project and then deployment stage.
    From this point, the iterative approach can be introduced especially when the project scope is becoming unnecessarily unstable and environment or strategy uncertain.
    Also, with the iterative approach several smaller projects (sprints) can be achieved within a short period.

    Below are the implications of iteration approach of project management
    1.It makes PM to be more flexible and open to more possibilities in achieving the projects
    2. Productivity of the project is enhanced
    3. Frequent stakeholders engagement is achieved
    4. Better output is achieved in the projects
    5. It provide opportunity for PM to understand user requirements

    The implications of an agile approach are itemised below :

    Agile approach allow the team respond quickly by working in short mini-project iterations, or
    The approach enhances more productive as the numbers of task per time is reduced
    The team using this approach could re-prioritise and change direction quickly.
    With agile approach, continuous and dynamic planning can be utilize in an uncertain conditions

    Adeniyi Familua
    Cohort 15,team 1

  10. As a PM collaborating with MTD, I’ll be open to finding bespoke approaches by combining the best features of the linear and iterative approaches as they suit the execution of the current project. However, I’ll personally favour the iterative approach, utilising the short bursts of energy as well as it’s flexible approach to dealing with complex situations should they arise.

  11. What I learnt as a project manager is to apply different approaches to difference situations.
    It also helps us to identify or detect any risk and managing early.

  12. As a project manager working with MTD, I’ve learned how to apply different approaches to difference situations when carrying out products of different nature. This is because of the obvious fact that at some point in the planning, there is need to switch from one approach to the other because of the nature of the work so it can go on simultaneously. So, while the used water is undergoing purification for a reuse(Project 1) another batch of clean water is being transported to homes, offices and everyone and therefore (Project 2), there will not be water scarcity and the projects will be a win-win situation at the end.

  13. As a project manager at MTD, the type of project will dictate the project approach to be used. However, combining iterative and linear approaches offers significant advantages, leading to better, faster, and more successful project outcomes.

    I will recommend starting with a linear approach which helps in gathering tangible information necessary for planning and gaining a thorough understanding of the project goals. This approach involves understanding the concept, defining the project, and implementing initial plans. Once a solid foundation is established, an iterative approach can then be applied.

    The benefits of integrating both iterative and linear methods include testing ideas and understanding user requirements, accelerating the delivery of project outputs, enhancing stakeholder engagement, increasing visibility and transparency, implementing changes at an early stage thereby reducing the cost and providing assurance to sponsors and stakeholders.

  14. As a project manager I’ve learned how to apply different approaches to difference situations. However adopting the iterative approach can be beneficial because of its flexibility.
    It also helps us to identify or detect any risk and managing early.

  15. As a project manager working with MTD, the events company, I have learned several valuable lessons this week that could help address the challenges and issues we face in our projects.

    Key Learnings:
    Flexibility and Adaptability: Emphasizing the importance of flexibility in project management to quickly respond to changing circumstances and unexpected challenges.
    Client Feedback Integration: The significance of continuously incorporating client feedback to ensure the final deliverable meets their expectations.
    Effective Communication: The need for clear and consistent communication within the team and with stakeholders to avoid misunderstandings and ensure everyone is on the same page.
    Implications of an Iterative Approach:
    Adopting an iterative approach to setting up an event involves breaking the project into smaller, manageable phases or iterations. Each iteration focuses on a specific aspect of the event setup, allowing for regular evaluation and adjustments based on feedback and progress.

    Benefits:

    Incremental Progress: Allows for steady progress and early detection of issues.
    Continuous Improvement: Each iteration provides opportunities to refine and enhance the project.
    Client Satisfaction: Regular feedback loops ensure the client’s needs and expectations are consistently met.
    Challenges:

    Time Management: Requires careful scheduling to ensure iterations are completed within the overall project timeline.
    Resource Allocation: Efficiently managing resources to support multiple iterations can be complex.
    Implications of an Agile Approach:
    An agile approach emphasizes flexibility, collaboration, and customer-centricity. It involves regular iterations, continuous feedback, and adaptive planning.

    Benefits:

    Enhanced Collaboration: Encourages teamwork and active participation from all stakeholders.
    Quick Adaptation: Ability to quickly respond to changes and new information.
    Customer Focus: Keeps the client’s needs and feedback at the forefront of the project.
    Challenges:

    Scope Management: Potential for scope creep if changes are not carefully managed.
    Team Coordination: Requires a high level of coordination and communication among team members.
    Advice to MTD:
    1. Embrace Iterative and Agile Practices:

    Implement iterative cycles for key aspects of event setup, allowing for regular evaluation and adjustments.
    Foster an agile mindset within the team, focusing on collaboration, flexibility, and customer satisfaction.
    2. Enhance Communication:

    Establish clear communication channels and regular check-ins to ensure everyone is aligned and informed.
    3. Manage Scope and Resources:

    Clearly define project goals and boundaries to prevent scope creep.
    Efficiently allocate resources to support iterative cycles and ensure timely completion of each phase.
    4. Focus on Continuous Improvement:

    Use each iteration as an opportunity to learn, improve, and refine the project approach.
    Encourage feedback from team members and stakeholders to drive continuous enhancement.
    By adopting these practices, MTD can better manage the complexities of event projects, deliver high-quality results, and ensure client satisfaction.

  16. As a project manager working with MTD, the events company, I’ve learned that taking an iterative approach to setting up an event as a project could help address some of the challenges and issues being faced. An iterative approach which involves breaking down the project into smaller, easy to manage chunks, and repeating the process of planning, execution, and review in a cyclical manner.

    This will be the implications of using an iterative approach:

    1. Improved flexibility: which a
    llows for easier adaptation to changes and unexpected issues.
    2. Enhanced risk management: This helps in identifying and mitigates risks earlier in the process.
    3. Better stakeholder engagement: Will help in encouraging continuous feedback and involvement from users.
    4. Increased efficiency:This will help to reduce waste and optimizes resources available
    5. Higher quality outcomes: This will ensure thorough planning and execution.

    Implications of an agile approach:

    1. Faster time-to-market
    2. Increased collaboration: (Fostering cross-functional teams and open communication).
    3. Emphasis on value delivery: This prioritizes delivering value to our customers and stakeholders.
    4. Continuous improvement: Encourages learning and adaptation to changes
    5. Adaptability to change: In the event of change and uncertainty.

    Advice to MTD:

    1. Adopt an iterative and agile approach to project management.
    2. Break down events into smaller, manageable chunks (e.g., venue selection, marketing, logistics).
    3. Establish a cross-functional team with clear roles to carry out and their responsibilities.
    4. Make topmost continuous stakeholder engagement and feedback.
    5. Emphasize more on value delivery and continuous improvement.
    6. Be flexible and adapt to changes and unexpected issues.
    7. Monitor progress and adjust the approach as it progresses.

    By adopting an iterative and agile approach, MTD will better navigate through the complexities and uncertainties of event planning, improve their responsiveness to changing requirements, and deliver higher-quality events that meet their clients’ needs.

  17. As a project manager collaborating with MTD, I will advise the company to deploy a hybrid project approach because of it’s advantages, having observed the nature of their project.

    Kennedy Anyanwu
    Cohort 15

  18. As a project manager in MTD, the type of project determines the project approach to be used. however, a combination of iterative and linear approaches will be more advantageous.

  19. During this training, I learned that the best project methodology to be adopted for a project should depend on the project type. This will help the Project manager craft a bespoke approach, techniques, and methods for handling the project. This is exactly what I will advise MTD to do, use the hybrid method while combining the strength of both the waterfall and agile method of project management.

    Mary Ayo

  20. By project agility, the iterative method is what organizations and projects managers should adopt, so, as to sectionalize, and manage each stage of the project, getting feedbacks and minimize risk.

    1. As a project manager, I have learned to apply different approaches to different issues depending on what the case may be.
      However, adopting the iterative approach to projects can be beneficial because of its flexibility.

  21. While Iterative approach such as the Agile Methodology would be faster in terms of delivering the Minimum Viable Product to customer; however, in reality the type of project to be embarked upon determines what approach is to be adopted.

    In the case of MTD, a hybrid route could be taken where we start off with the Linear/Waterfall method to properly define and conceptualize the project to put it into proper contest to give it a head start; and then conclude with the Iterative approach to ensure real time testing and feedback to improve the product outcomes.

  22. Drawing from my understanding of project agility, MTD, an events company, stands to gain by embracing an iterative methodology for managing event projects. By segmenting these projects into manageable stages, it enables ongoing feedback loops and adaptations, thereby mitigating risks and enhancing results. Furthermore, integrating agile methodologies such as Scrum or Kanban would bolster teamwork, flexibility, and responsiveness to evolving circumstances within MTD’s teams. Encouraging MTD to establish interdisciplinary teams, emphasize iterative planning, uphold consistent communication channels, cultivate adaptability, and empower teams can notably elevate their project management prowess and deliver outstanding event experiences.

  23. As an upcoming project manager, the insights gained are how linear, iterative and agile approach can be combined to produce a successful execution of project.

    Consequence of iterative approach is that it gives time ultimatum for the project to be executed which is mainly between 2-4 weeks of testing the ideas and all boxes of the project are to be checked and done accordingly by getting a feedback from users or businesses if the project is fit to be finally executed.

    Implications of adopting agile approach are;
    1. It gives feedback
    2. It works well while building websites
    3. It has risks meditation
    4. It is cheaper
    5. It builds right solution

    My recommendation as a project manager of MTD is that combination of linear and iterative approach is best for the company.

  24. As a project manager in MTD, the type of project determines the project approach to used. however, combination of iterative and linear approach will be more advantageous, it produces better and faster and successful project. Starting the project with linear approach will help me to get the tangible information for me to plan and also get better understanding about the project goals (understanding the concept, having a defined description of the project, and also implementing). Then I can now have apply iterative approach. The advantages of both iterative and linear includes: testing ideas and learning about user requirements, accelerating delivery of project outputs, improving the stakeholders engagement, increasing visibility and transparency, providing assurance to sponsors and stakeholders

  25. From the insights that I have gotten this week, I would recommend, that the MTD project use the hybrid approach
    which is a combination of llinear and iterative approaches. Using both will help MTD to
    1. Test ideas and learn about users’ requirements
    2. There will be accelerated delivery of project output.
    3. Improves stakeholder engagement.
    4. Increases visibility and transparency
    5. Give assurance to sponsors and stakeholders
    6. There will be Increased accountability.

    The consequences of using the iterative method are

    1. Risk mitigation, the approach identifies risk and tackles it as quickly as possible
    2. There’stransparency
    3. Frequent team interaction
    4. Prompt decision-making and implementation

  26. Umeanolue Lilian
    Team 6

    Based on what I learnt on MTD project management, a combination of linear and iterative approach wouldn’t be a bad inculcation. The linear approach is necessary as it helps to prepare in advance for the project. The project may begin with a linear approach while the lifecycle is adapted to incorporate the iterative approach. This is achieved by, having an idea of what is expected, defining the requirements of the project and then deployment. From this point, the iterative approach can be introduced because
    1. The rise in productivity is assured
    2. It allows stakeholders engagement freely and frequently
    3. It will help the PM understand what the user requirement are.
    4. It allows for users and stakeholders’ feedback.
    5. It ensures the output is of improved quality due to constant collaboration and reviews .

  27. Based on what we’ve learned about project agility, MTD, an events company, could benefit from adopting an iterative approach to event projects. Breaking down these projects into manageable phases allows for continuous feedback and adjustments, reducing risks and improving outcomes. Additionally, embracing agile practices like Scrum or Kanban would enhance collaboration, adaptability, and responsiveness to change within MTD’s teams. Advising MTD to form cross-functional teams, prioritize iterative planning, maintain continuous communication, foster flexibility, and empower teams can significantly improve their project management capabilities and deliver exceptional event experiences.

  28. As a project manager working with MTD, a combination of linear and iterative approach wouldn’t be a bad inculcation. The linear approach is necessary as it helps to prepare in advance for the project. The project may begin with a linear approach while the lifecycle is adapted to incorporate the iterative approach. This is achieved by, having an idea of what is expected, defining the requirements of the project and then deployment. From this point, the iterative approach can be introduced because
    1. The rise in productivity is assured
    2. It allows stakeholders engagement freely and frequently
    3. It will help the PM understand what the user requirement are.

  29. Based on the insight I got from what I have learnt so far and applying it to the MTD, I will suggest that MTD should first of all use both Iterative and Linear methods for there management style. And also they should try and improve on there stakeholder feedback to enable them Identify the gaps and lapses they have.
    The consequences of using Iterative methods are:
    1. Flexibility of the process.
    2. Improved risk management.
    3. It gives room for improved collaboration among team members.
    4. It allows for users and stakeholders’ feedback.
    5. It ensures the output is of improved quality due to constant collaboration and reviews .

    The implications of using Agile approach are,
    1. *Increased adaptability*: Embracing change and responding quickly to new requirements and priorities.

    2. *Improved collaboration*: Cross-functional teams working closely together, fostering open communication and shared ownership.

    3. *Enhanced customer satisfaction*: Delivering value early and often, with a focus on meeting customer needs and expectations.

    4. *Faster time-to-market*: Releasing products or services quickly, allowing for earlier feedback and competitive advantage.

    5. *Greater employee engagement*: Empowering teams to make decisions, take ownership, and continuously improve processes.

  30. Name: Malik Ajoke
    A.This week I have learnt that adopting and combining an iterative and agile approach will help a project manager achieve a successful and stress-free project planning experience.
    B. Implications of an iterative approach:
    – iterative approach is Flexible in responding to changes or unexpected issues.
    – iterative approach gives room for continuous learning and improvement
    C. Implications of an agile approach:
    -Agile approach has Strong focus on teamwork and collaboration
    -Agile approach lay Emphasis on delivering small, functional components quickly.
    D. Advice to the company is to combine both agile and iterative for a better result by embracing iterative approach to the event planning which allows flexibility and adaptability at the same time deploy agile (Scrum) to enhance team collaboration and rapid response to change.

  31. It’s critical to carefully analyse the option between linear, iterative, and hybrid project management methodologies based on the particular environmental conditions and project needs, especially in light of the challenges MTD faces as an event organising firm. As a project manager, I recommend that the project be carried out using a linear and iterative strategy. This promotes flexibility and versatility. For example, the project manager can quickly switch to an iterative strategy if the linear technique seems time-consuming and isn’t producing the expected results. This will expedite the project.

  32. I will suggest the use of both project approaches because if the Linear approach is not giving the required result the project manager will immediately adopt the iterative approach, that way it will save the project from crashing.

  33. In Project Management, different approacheds have their own benefits/consequences. In this case for MTD incorporating the iterative approach will have the following consequeces:
    1. Flexibility: Iterative methods allow for flexibility, especially in instances where requirements would need to be changed. This also gives them time to adjust and refine as they go.
    2. Stakeholder Engagement: Iterative methods involve stakeholders throughout the process (iterations) allowing regular feedback which leads to greater and more collaboration.
    3. Transparency: This approach emphasizes transparency with frequent demonstrations of progress to the stakeholders.
    4. Risk Reduction: By breaking down the project into smaller and manageable chunks, teams can identify and address risks earlier in the project.

  34. Implications of iterative approach in a project
    1. Flexibility of the process.
    2. Improved risk management.
    3. It gives room for improved collaboration among team members.
    4. It allows for users and stakeholders’ feedback.
    5. It ensures the output is of improved quality due to constant collaboration and reviews .

    As a project manager working with MTD, I would suggest a combination of linear and iterative approach. The linear approach is crucial as it helps us to prepare in advance for the project. The project may begin with a linear approach while the lifecycle is adapted to incorporate the iterative approach. This is done by having an idea, defining the requirements of the project and then deployment. After deployment, the iterative approach can be introduced.
    I believe this method would be beneficial as it:
    1. Increases productivity.
    2. Improve stakeholders engagement.
    3. Helps to test ideas and learn about users requirement.
    4. Accelerates delivery of project output.
    5. Provides assurance for sponsors and stakeholders.

  35. Being a progect manager I suggest that the Linear and iterative approach be applied in executing the project. This is beneficial for flexibility. i.e, if the linear approach is appearing like it’s time consuming and it not fulfilling the desired outcome, the project manager can easily switch to iterative approach which will speed up the project

  36. Given the obstacles faced by MTD as an event organizing company, it’s crucial to carefully consider the choice between linear, iterative, and hybrid project management approaches based on the specific environmental conditions and project requirements. Each approach carries its own set of advantages and implications, necessitating a thorough assessment to ensure successful project delivery.

    Employing a linear approach for event organization can provide clarity, predictability, and progress tracking. However, it may be less adaptable to change and innovation compared to more iterative or agile approaches. Linear project structures are best suited for stable environments with well-defined requirements and minimal uncertainties.

    On the other hand, adopting an agile approach could be beneficial for MTD, fostering collaboration, adaptability, and customer-centricity, which are vital in navigating the complexity and ambiguity inherent in many event organizing scenarios. Agile methodologies excel in dynamic and uncertain environments, empowering teams to effectively respond to changes and deliver incremental value.

    In my opinion, I would recommend considering a hybrid or mixed approach that integrates elements of linear and iterative methods. The project management profession now acknowledges the value of leveraging both linear and iterative techniques, offering a range of methods and practices to address the diverse challenges and complexities of projects.

    A hybrid approach would enable MTD to harness the strengths of both linear and iterative methodologies. The linear components could provide structure and predictability for well-defined aspects of event organization, while the iterative elements would facilitate flexibility, adaptability, and continuous improvement in areas characterized by higher uncertainty or ambiguity.

    Ultimately, the choice should be driven by a comprehensive evaluation of the project’s specific needs, environmental conditions, and the organization’s capabilities and preferences. By embracing a flexible and tailored approach, MTD can effectively navigate the challenges of event organization and deliver successful projects that meet stakeholder expectations.

  37. Considering the difficulties that MTD encounters, I suggest that the Linear and iterative approach be applied in executing the project. This is beneficial for flexibility. i.e, if the linear approach is appearing like it’s time consuming and it not fulfilling the desired outcome, the project manager can easily switch to iterative approach which will speed up the project

  38. Considering the difficulties that MTD encounters, I suggest that the Linear and iterative approach be applied in executing the project. This is beneficial for flexibility. i.e, if the linear approach is appearing like it’s time consuming and it not fulfilling the desired outcome, the project manager can easily switch to iterative approach which will speed up the project
    As a project manager collaborating with MTD, I will recommend the linear and iterative approaches becaus of efficiency based on the involvement of ‘sprint’ and agile methods

  39. With MTD being a construction company its processes would naturally be drawn to the linear project lifecycle. With the indication numerous challenges, there is need to run a combine approach both iterative and linear. Before this is carried out, phases of the project should be categorized into level of priority as regards the customers, users and sponsors, and also on the basis of stability and instability to understand sections of the project that can accept both the linear and iterative approach. That way the Pm can attempt to avoid a scope creep or failure of the project.

  40. As a project manager collaborating with MTD, I will recommend the linear and iterative approaches becaus of efficiency based on the involvement of ‘sprint’ and agile methods that are being used to check and amend areas where VUCA occur.
    CHINONYE DANIEL-UKAEGBU
    COHORT 15
    TEAM 3.

  41. Osuji Mirian
    May 10,2024@3:29 pm

    As PM I will suggest the use of linear and iterative approach to be used by MTD, because it provide accurate and enhance quick delivery of the project carried out by the team

  42. Considering the difficulties and problems the MTD encounter in projects, I suggest the combination of linear and iterative approach be adopted in their project, and ensures both approaches are appropriately utilized.
    In an event where the business strategy and scope are likely to change and feedback or ideas are needed; iterative approach is best suitable for such event as project. Also, where the environment for the event are stable I advice linear approach be adopted.
    My recommendation to the company is before adopting the iterative approach the business environment should be analyzed/studied for stability and instability. If unstable, I recommend Iterative or agile approach and there will be no implications or consequences.

  43. Considering the difficulties and problems the MTD encounter in projects, I suggest the combination of linear and iterative approach be adopted in their project, and ensures both approaches are appropriately utilized.
    In an event where the business strategy and scope are likely to change and feedback or ideas are needed; iterative approach is best suitable for such event as project. Also, where the environment for the event are stable I advice linear approach be adopted.
    My recommendation to the company is before adopting the iterative approach the business environment should be analyzed/studied for stability and instability. If unstable, I recommend Iterative or agile approach and there will be no implications or consequences.

  44. Considering some of the challenges MTD has encountered as an event organising company, project environmental conditions vary from stable to unstable environments hence the options of linear, iterative and hybrid are all valid options to be considered to deliver successful projects.

    If a linear approach was employed in organizing an event as a project, what would be the consequences?
    Linear project structures offer clarity, predictability, progress tracking, less adaptable to change and innovation compared to more iterative or agile approaches. It’s essential to carefully consider the specific needs and characteristics of each project when selecting the most appropriate project structure.

    Similarly, what are the implications of adopting an agile approach?
    By embracing agile methodologies, MTD can better navigate complexity and ambiguity in operating environments which typifies many of its working situation. Agile fosters collaboration, adaptability, and customer-centricity to achieve goals in dynamic and uncertain environments.

    If the company sought your advice, what would you recommend?
    There has been a tendency in the project profession to regard linear and iterative project methods and lifecycles as incompatible – or even irreconcilably opposed. But this is changing in the project management world: the profession now recognises the value of both linear and iterative methods, and the spectrum of techniques and practices that they offer to deliver successful projects in volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environments.
    The project profession now recognises that linear, iterative and mixed or hybrid approaches present a spectrum of methods and practices, and an extensive toolkit for project managers to use when facing the myriad challenges of projects in a complex world. All are viable options depending on project need and circumstances.

  45. As a PM, this would be my suggestion to MTD. Yes, Linear and Iterative approach would bring solutions that will enhance quick delivery of the project but team members would have to be trained so that they can fit into the work flow system, since the iterative method will create synergy and bring speed and it is repeatable.

  46. Considering the difficulties that MTD encounters, I suggest that the Linear and iterative approach be applied in executing the project. This is beneficial for flexibility. i.e, if the linear approach is appearing like it’s time consuming and it not fulfilling the desired outcome, the project manager can easily switch to iterative approach which will speed up the project and at the end becomes satisfactory to the end users.

    Iterative approach has its benefits and likewise it’s challenges.
    This is a very fast approach where it’s focus on completion of projects.
    It also has the interest of the end users as project can be completed at their pace.
    This approach also depends on feedback from users and manges time perfectly.
    Its implications includes: depending on feedback from users and not getting adequate time to carry out necessary processes online the linear approach.

    Agile approach nullifies the difficulty of the VUCA i.e the vitality, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity that managers face while executing a project because the software was designed to cater for challenges in relating to that.

    I will advice MTD to go for Agile.

  47. As a project manager in MTD i will surely apply linear and iterative approach. The linear approach follows stage by stage and must be completed before another i feel this approach can be easily understood and in the area of iterative project, they aid in feedback and building the right solution and in this approach it works in the area of protocol, minimum viable products and agile is introduce. There are benefits which come under agile, they include: transparency, speed, scrumb framework, planning meetings etc.

  48. As a project manager in MTD i will apply linear and iterative approach. The linear approach follows stage by stage and must be completed before another i feel this approach can be easily understood and in the area of iterative project, they help in feed back and building the right solution and in this approach it works in the area of protocol, minimum viable products and agile is introduce. There are benefits which ckme under agile, they include: transparency, speed, scrumb framework, planning meetings etc.

  49. The implication of an iterative approach is that projects are conceived as experiments, executed in bits and pieces, with speed and accuracy, and by competent hands, and are programmed for completion and user satisfaction. Therefore the attendant consequences are that team members must be skillful, open to risks and learn new things, fast, committed and tactful.

    I have learnt that we live in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and an ambiguous (VUCA) world, therefore, my advise to MTD would be to:

    Break down large projects into mini projects that are deployable in 2-4 weeks and are worked on by a team of competent workers
    Review progress made and challenges faced every 2-4 weeks with team members and communicate same to stakeholders
    Design projects that are amenable to linear and iterative approaches

  50. As an MTD project manager, I will recommend the linear and iterative approach for some reasons which include there effectiveness in:

    1) Time management: In event management and life in general, time management is key to the success of anything. the linear approach guarantees effective time management. It ensures that tasks are delivered as at when due. Also dependencies between tasks are identified and addressed at the appropriate time.

    2) Customer’s satisfaction: It provides management with the ability to get feedbacks from clients during the sprints .

  51. As a project manager working with MTD, I will suggest a combination of both the iterative and the agile method in planning. This is because of the obvious fact that at some point in the planning, there is need for a one after the other approach while at some point, some aspects of the work can go on concurrently. So, while the used water is undergoing purification for a reuse, another batch of clean water is being transported to homes, offices and everyone and therefore, there will not be water scarcity.

  52. As the project manager in MTD I will use both linear and iterative approach so that there will be an increased accountability, visibility, transparency and improved stakeholders engagement.

    Applying this both method will help me provide assurance to sponsors and stalk holders.

    implications of adopting an agile approach helps to get feedback each time to make sure we are organizing the right solution to the right people and haven’t gone off from the right direction. Risk can be easily identified in agile and actions can be taken as early as possible which makes it cheaper and less risky.

  53. As a PM there is need to be proactive in responding to any challenges. Every project and the environment has its own volatilities and uncertainties. As a result of this there is need to collaborate with other professionals PM as we learn from each other in addressing the current challenge
    Working as a PM in MTD I would consider combining linear and iteratative approach considering the advantages which include
    * Testing ideas and learning about user’s requirements.
    * Accelerating delivery of project outputs
    * Better in stakeholders engagement
    * Increases accountability.

  54. As a project manager with MTD I will apply the linear and iterative approach because of.
    1) Time management: As an event company,time is key the linear approach will make planning and deployment to un smoothly.
    For the iterative approach
    2) Customer’s satisfaction: I will be able to get feedbacks from the sponsors during the sprints .
    The consequences of using agile is that mistakes that cannot be reversed might be made.

  55. As an MTD project manager, I will recommend the two approaches, as the planning in sprints can help with efficiency and proper delivery of project goals

  56. As a project manager collaborating with MTD, I would recommend both linear and iterative approach to MTD (an events company) for the following reasons:

    1. Client Satisfaction: With a well-organized and methodical approach, events are sure to be executed seamlessly, meeting client expectations. This enhances client satisfaction and can lead to repeat business and positive referrals.

    2. Structured Workflow: a linear approach provides a clear and structured workflow, allowing teams to follow a step-by-step process from initial planning to execution and evaluation. This reduces confusion and ensures tasks are completed in a logical order.

    3. Efficient Resource Allocation: By outlining tasks chronologically, it helps in allocating resources such as time, budget, and manpower more efficiently. This minimizes wastage and improves overall productivity.

    4. Timeline Management: A linear approach aids in creating and managing timelines effectively. It ensures deadlines are met, milestones are achieved, and dependencies between tasks are identified and addressed in a timely manner.

    5. A linear approach helps in identifying potential risks early in the planning stage, allowing teams to develop contingency plans and mitigate risks before they escalate and impact the event.

    6. Clear task sequencing enhances communication among team members, stakeholders, and vendors. Everyone understands their roles and responsibilities, leading to smoother collaboration and fewer misunderstandings.

    7. Following a linear approach promotes thoroughness and attention to detail at each stage of event planning. This leads to higher quality outcomes and enhances the overall success of the event.

    By leveraging a linear approach, events companies can streamline their operations, deliver high-quality events, and maintain a competitive edge in the industry.

  57. As a project manager collaborating with MTD, I will recommend the linear and iterative approaches because of efficiency based on the involvement of ‘sprint’ and agile methods that are being used to check and amend areas where VUCA occur.
    Chukwudi Kingsley Ononiwu
    COHORT 15
    TEAM 3.

  58. For MTD when event planning, I’d recommend the company to adopt both iterative and agile methodologies. They can begin with defining their objectives and group the event into smaller manageable tasks. Asking for feedback, at the end of each cycle, and the team make all necessary adjustments real time as things change.
    With this approach MTD to be ready for changes as they occurs and can learn as they go to improve the experience for all stakeholders involved. This process needs everyone activly participating and dapting to new information and changes.

  59. As a project manager, taking an iterative approach to setting up an event as a project has several implications, which are:

    1. An iterative approach allows for gradual progress as iteration focuses on specific aspects of the event, such as planning, logistics, marketing, and execution, thereby reducing the risk of missing critical details.

    2. Iterations give room for opportunities for feedback from stakeholders, team members, and participants. This feedback helps identify areas for improvement and ensures alignment with the event’s goals.

    3. The approach also allows adjustments based on changing circumstances. If unexpected challenges arise, the team can adapt and modify their plans in the next iteration.

    4. It gives room to proper risk management due to the breakdown of events into smaller phases, as risks are easier to identify and manage. Teams can address issues early.

    *Agile approach* implications for event set up as a project:

    1. Agile emphasizes flexibility adaptability and responsiveness to change. It helps the event organizers plan based on real-time feedback and evolving requirements.

    2. Agile promotes collaboration among cross-functional teams by involving various stakeholders such as marketing, logistics, and sponsors throughout the process.

    3. Agile uses sprint iterations to ensure regular progress. This helps the event teams to achieve milestones quickly and continuously refine their approach.

    4. Agile prioritizes customer needs. Event organizers can focus on delivering value to attendees, sponsors, and partners.

    Advice for the company

    Given the context, I will advise the company to engage with both the iterative and agile approaches in setting up events as a project. Start with a clear vision and break down the event into manageable phases. Gather feedback, learn from each iteration, and adapt as needed. Collaboration and flexibility are key. Remember that successful events are customer-centric and require continuous improvement

  60. As an MTD Project manager I will input the use of linear and interactive method for efficiency and to deliver an effective adequate results for the end users.

  61. As a project manager i will use both linear and iletare approach for efficiency and results delivery.
    Because what the company and client want is a work well done,

  62. As a project manager on the MTD water project, I will adopt the use of hybrid(combination of linear and iterative).
    The iterative will enable feedbacks to be gotten from stakeholders and provide transparent work flow

  63. As an MTD project manager, I would recommend the use of both linear and iterative methods for efficiency and to ensure project implementation and the need to meet up with the end users needs.

  64. As a project manager with MTD i will use both linear and iletare approach for efficiency and results delivery.

  65. As an MTD project manager, I’ll recommend the hybrid use of both linear and iterative techniques to ensure project implementation. This methods distinct in their way will allow me oversee the management of the a progressional cycle especially where the project scope is unlike to change, reliable information is available about the objectives and expected deliverables and stakeholders demand a predictable project process. However, for novel or complex projects where the scope is likely to change and users demand feedback/input to deliver project expectations, I’ll employ the iterative or agile method, ensuring deliverables and feedback are gotten bi-weekly in sprints to keep the project on track and deliver the overall goal of a completed work.

  66. As a project manager I will recommend the MTD to implying iterative and Agile approach because of complexity, ambiguity and need to meet up with the end users satisfaction.

  67. As a MTD project manager, I would recommend the use of both linear and iterative methods which will largely depends on my analysis about the project. In as much as iterative can speed up process, not all project requires it use such as construction. But here, using the linear approach will cause each activity to be done in step with proper follow up and delivery on slated timeline for the commencement of other stages while using iterative, all members involved in each stages can go ahead with their task ensuring delivery of project in time which allows for flexibility.

  68. The iterative method, while effective, can require additional management and can be time-consuming due to its cyclical nature. As a project manager, it is important for me to thoroughly research the type of event or project at hand to determine the best method to use. Factors such as project scope, timeline, and team size would be taken into consideration when deciding whether or not to use an iterative approach. Ultimately, the goal is to select the approach that will result in the most efficient and successful outcome for the project.

  69. As a MTD project manager, I would recommend employing both linear and iterative methodologies. The linear approach provides a structured progression, requiring the completion of one phase before advancing to the next, which ensures systematic project development. Concurrently, the iterative method divides tasks into smaller, manageable segments, allowing for ongoing responses from stakeholders and end users. This dual strategy not only maintains continuous engagement with key stakeholders but also allows for flexible adjustments in response to evolving project requirements and answers.

  70. As a PM, I will advise the MTD company to work with agile approach because of an uncertainty and volatility.

  71. In order to be an effective and efficient PM one has to be very intelligent and proactive, that is, knowing when to apply the linear or the iterative approach. The PM amy likely commence the project using the linear approach, then agile could be introduced as event unfolds due to challenges. The team could spring to brainstorm and proffer solutions. Also, stakeholders who make not be actively involved in the project could be engaged to provide information they would serve as a feedback. Adopting agile helps to manage uncertainties, volatility, Ambiguity and complexities in any given project.

  72. As a PM I will advice MTD to take the iterative approach, this will enable us to test the ideas and get feedbacks, and if there’s need to make adjustments, it can be done easily

  73. As a project manager one need to always be ready to tackle any challenges because in a project there maybe volatilities and uncertainties. As a pm we thrives in chaos.
    Working as a pm in MTD I would consider combining linear and iteratative approach considering the advantages which include
    * Testing ideas and learning about user’s requirements.
    * Accelerating delivery of project outputs
    * Better in stakeholders engagement
    * Increases accountability.
    This would involve breaking down the project events.

  74. Implication of iterative method are: Flexibility, increamental progress, risk management, enhance stockholders collaboration

    Implications of an agile approach are:
    Continuous improvement, empowered team, transparency and customer satisfaction.

    If am the project manager of MTD I will recommend working with the iterative method as that will help manage risk and make the process a lot more faster, and changes can be done at intervals when the stakeholders or clients have issues with the deliverables of the project.

  75. So far, I learned that effective project management requires adaptability and a proactive approach to address challenges.

    Taking an iterative approach to setting up an event as a project would involve breaking the project into smaller phases or iterations. Each iteration would include planning, execution, and evaluation. This approach allows for continuous improvement and adjustments based on feedback received.

    Implications of an iterative approach:
    1. Flexibility: It allows for changes and adjustments during the project to incorporate stakeholder feedback.
    2. Incremental progress: Each iteration builds upon the previous one, ensuring gradual development towards the final event.
    3. Risk management: Iterative approach enables early identification and mitigation of project risks.
    4. Enhanced stakeholder collaboration: Iterative feedback loops involve stakeholders in the decision-making process, increasing satisfaction and engagement.

    On the other hand, an agile approach aligns well with project management practices. Agile frameworks, such as Scrum or Kanban, are known for their iterative and incremental nature, emphasizing close collaboration and adaptability.

    Implications of an agile approach:
    1. Continuous improvement: Regularly reviewing and adapting processes leads to enhanced efficiency and effectiveness.
    2. Empowered teams: Agile promotes self-organizing teams, improving communication and decision-making.
    3. Transparency: Frequent communication and transparency throughout the project enable better visibility and early issue detection.
    4. Customer satisfaction: Agile provides opportunities to involve customers in the project, ensuring alignment with their expectations.

    If I were to advise MTD, I would suggest considering an iterative approach combined with agile principles. This would involve breaking down the event project into manageable iterations, adopting an agile framework, promoting frequent collaboration with stakeholders, and embracing a continuous improvement mindset. Additionally, using project management tools and techniques to track progress and manage tasks efficiently would be beneficial.

  76. If I was to work with MTD as a project manager, I’d suggest using both linear and iterative methods. The linear approach ensures project growth by following certain steps. One phase has to be completed before moving on to the next, while the iterative method breaks tasks into smaller projects, gathering feedback from stakeholders and end users. This approach fosters continuous engagement with major stakeholders throughout the process and facilitates easy adaptation to changes

  77. This week, I learned that effective project management requires adaptability and a proactive approach to address challenges.

    Taking an iterative approach to setting up an event as a project would involve breaking the project into smaller phases or iterations. Each iteration would include planning, execution, and evaluation. This approach allows for continuous improvement and adjustments based on feedback received.

    Implications of an iterative approach:
    1. Flexibility: It allows for changes and adjustments during the project to incorporate stakeholder feedback.
    2. Incremental progress: Each iteration builds upon the previous one, ensuring gradual development towards the final event.
    3. Risk management: Iterative approach enables early identification and mitigation of project risks.
    4. Enhanced stakeholder collaboration: Iterative feedback loops involve stakeholders in the decision-making process, increasing satisfaction and engagement.

    On the other hand, an agile approach aligns well with project management practices. Agile frameworks, such as Scrum or Kanban, are known for their iterative and incremental nature, emphasizing close collaboration and adaptability.

    Implications of an agile approach:
    1. Continuous improvement: Regularly reviewing and adapting processes leads to enhanced efficiency and effectiveness.
    2. Empowered teams: Agile promotes self-organizing teams, improving communication and decision-making.
    3. Transparency: Frequent communication and transparency throughout the project enable better visibility and early issue detection.
    4. Customer satisfaction: Agile provides opportunities to involve customers in the project, ensuring alignment with their expectations.

    If I were to advise MTD, I would suggest considering an iterative approach combined with agile principles. This would involve breaking down the event project into manageable iterations, adopting an agile framework, promoting frequent collaboration with stakeholders, and embracing a continuous improvement mindset. Additionally, using project management tools and techniques to track progress and manage tasks efficiently would be beneficial.

  78. Projects are usually filled with volatility and uncertainty for most part,As a project manager one should always be chaos ready. As a project manager working with MTD I will recommend working with the iterative method as that will help with risk management and make the process a lot more faster, and changes can be done when the stakeholders or clients have issues with the deliverables of the project.
    Agile approach or model is basically the most commonly used iterative method, it basically will help make the project a lot more faster and every stakeholder happy with the end result as their feedback must have been received.
    I will recommend a hybrid approach and basically selecting tools and approach best suited for a project, as every project is different in one way or the other.

  79. This week, I’ve learned about the benefits of taking an iterative or agile approach to setting up events.
    First, an iterative approach means breaking down the event setup into smaller phases. This can help us identify issues early and make improvements along the way. It’s like building and refining step by step.
    I also learnt that it is possible to combine linear and iterative cycles to get the best out of a project. The advantages of combining both are:
    • Testing ideas and learning about user requirements
    • Accelerating delivery of project outputs
    • Improving stakeholder engagement
    • Increasing visibility and transparency
    • Providing assurance to sponsors and stakeholders
    • Increasing accountability
    On the other hand, an agile approach involves flexibility and collaboration. We can adapt to changes quickly, prioritize tasks based on their importance, and involve clients and stakeholders throughout the process.
    For MTD, I’d suggest combining both approaches. Start with clear goals and timelines, then break down tasks into manageable chunks. Stay flexible to changes and keep communication open with clients and team members. This way, we can deliver successful events while staying adaptable and responsive to client needs.

  80. As a project manager collaborating with MTD, we excel amidst chaos and challenges. Hence, I propose integrating both linear and iterative methods. The linear approach ensures project progression step by step, with each phase completed before moving on to the next, while the iterative method breaks tasks into smaller projects, gathering feedback from stakeholders and end users. This approach fosters continuous engagement with major stakeholders throughout the process and facilitates easy adaptation to changes.

  81. As project manager, we are crises managers and we thrive in chaos. I will advise that iterative or hybrid method be deployed. Since the project involves uncertainties and volatility, iterative method will help alot in the area of feedback, flexibility, change and speed. Iterative method will help to correct errors before they get out of hand and also reduce risks. I will advise MTD to look in the direction of hybrid method so as to deliver projects with innovation

  82. It’s a normal thing to face challenges in work places as a whole and project managers are not exceptions. What makes a project manager different from others, are the approaches they decide to use to overcome this challenges. So far, I have learnt that the approaches used by project managers are the Linear approach and Iterative approach. As a project manager collaborating with MTD, I will make use of the Iterative approach, also known as Agile approach. This is because it helps in getting the feedback the team needs, to ensure they are actually working on the right project that will answer the needs of the stakeholders, and as we all know, feedbacks are very important in every project. Also, Iterative approach will help to focus on the most important part of the project, which will speed up the completion of the project at hand. Iterative approach also helps to discover best features to use for the project. The implications of adopting an Iterative approach are; improved risk management, improved collaboration, enhances customers’ satisfaction, and enhances stakeholders’ engagement.
    Although the combination of both approaches(linear and iterative approaches) will be very good for the project based on what we’ve been taught, I will still advice MTD to go with the Iterative approach.

  83. As a project manager collaborating with MTD, and encountering challenges as stipulated by VUCA approaches ; which are complexity, uncertainty, volatility and ambiguity, no matter which one of them is a challenge to the project. As a project manager, I with go with iterative method, if not the combined of both methods. But on the safe side, I stick with agile method. Here is, it’s enablement :
    . It enables the project to be liable to changes.
    . Enables you to work speedy and quickly
    . Here stakeholders are also included and involved too
    . And during each scrum, you create something of value.
    . Most importantly, it’s helps with feedback from the environment, which is needed to validate and make decisions.

    So, I advice the MTD to go for the agile methodology, because complete work is more important to sponsors and the organisation than the project plans and report.

  84. As a project manager collaborating with MTD
    I will Combine both Linear and Iterative method considering the advantages which include
    * Accountability and transparency
    * Assurance to sponsors and stakeholders
    * Better in stakeholders engagement
    * Increased project output.

  85. Considering the difficulties and problems that MTD encounters in their projects, what insights have you gained this week that could offer assistance? The insight have gained this is week is that as a project Manager one must be quick in his thinking and must be always ready to adapt to change and improvise as some project will not go as expected especially a project that is not predictable.

    If an iterative approach were employed in organizing an event as a project, what would be the consequences? The major consequence for iterative approach for me is that the project could be end without been finished putting all managers effort to waste, another is that the risk is very high and the outcome is not predictable.

    The approach i will advice company depend on the condition of the events, if is predictable or unpredictable event,

  86. As a project manager, i’ll weigh the benefits and implications of different approaches.
    I’ll consider using a linear approach, if;
    The project’s scope probably won’t change. We can guess how long it will take and how much it will cost. We know what we want to achieve and what results to expect. Skilled people are ready to work on it. Everyone involved likes to plan and follow a clear process.
    But, if the surroundings, business plan, and project plan might change. We need feedback from users or customers to check business ideas and make decisions. It’s more vital to deliver quickly than to have a perfect product. The project team has to learn new skills to make something new or inventive. Finishing the work matters more to sponsors and the organization than having plans and reports. I’ll use an iterative approach
    Also, we might have to adopt an agile approach where we would prioritize flexibility, collaboration, and responsiveness to change. This could result in faster adaptation to evolving requirements but might require a high level of communication and coordination among team members.
    In the end, which one we pick depends on what the event is like, how much we’re unsure about it, and how well the team knows each way. Adjusting the method to match the situation and what the team can do is really important for doing well.

  87. From the Volatility and uncertainty through the VUCA approaches. This approaches provides a smooth landing in the various projects and circumstances posed through them.

  88. Considering the challenges and issues faced as a project manager working with MTD events company, I will start with the linear approach where we prepare in advance by definition of the project and then deployment , then moved to iterative approach when the project become unpredictable.
    Implications of taking an iterative approach in setting up an event are: Flexibility event planning, improved risk management, enhanced stakeholders engagement, facilitate more effective resource allocation, enhanced team collaboration; encouraging cross functional teamwork and communication, enable the team to refine the event concept, content and experience leading to a higher quality event.
    Implications of an agile approach;Increased adaptability, Improved collaboration, Enhanced customer satisfaction, Reduces risk and uncertainty, Increased efficiency and productivity, Encourages continuous learning and improvement.
    If asked to advise the MTD events company, my advice would be: Foster a culture of collaboration,continuous improvement and adaptability,monitor progress and adjust course,leverage technology and tools, encourage team members to share knowledge, learn from failure and refine processes, encourage collaboration among team members with diverse skills set and expertise.

  89. As a project manager collaborating with MTD
    Combining Linear and Iterative Project have many advantages including
    * Increasing accountability
    * Increasing visibility and transparency
    * Providing assurance to sponsors and stakeholders
    * Improving stakeholders engagement
    * Accelerating delivery of project output.
    Benefit of Agile Approach
    Agile help to discover best features to use on the website
    It gives daily information, transparency and speed in detailed specifications.
    Characteristics of Agile Approach
    Feedback from users and stakeholders
    Build right solutions to right people

  90. Linear Project Cycle
    It’s important that project have a controlled start, middle and end. The structured project lifecycle plays a significant part in making this happen. The lifecycle is a management tool that determines how resources are allocated and the activity of the project team.
    A typical linear Project lifecycle may look like this:
    Concept
    Definition
    Deployment
    Transition
    The linear approach is an efficient way to deliver project in a stable environment when you;
    Have good information about the required outputs
    Can be sure you understand what users and stakeholders need and want
    Have expertise in the domain

    Iterative project do not begin with detailed specifications, project plans and schedule; they may start with just an idea, hypothesis or vision. A single iteration involves specifying, designing, coding and testing all at once.

  91. If I were a project manager using MTD, I would combine the two approaches because there are factors that are needed to execute an event, such as finance, which may not always be available due to fluctuating prices in the market. Therefore, it is important to plan ahead and regularly review these plans to make sure that any given project is carried out effectively, quickly, and affordably, which will benefit all parties involved.

    OR

    An iterative approach typically takes longer, demands a high degree of commitment, and calls for fast strategy changes and job prioritization. Occasionally, it may be necessary to postpone certain project components in order to focus on those that are most crucial and will provide the greatest results.
    On large projects, the capacity to recognize and act upon changes promptly is essential and has the power to make or break the project.
    Depending on what’s most urgent at the moment, I would suggest combining several techniques to MTD.

  92. If I were a project manager with MTD, I would use a mixture of both approaches because factors required for executing an event eg finance could be insufficient as prices vary from time to time in a volatile economy and so it is necessary to plan as well as review such plans as often as possible to ensure that any given project is executed efficiently in the shortest possible time at the least possible cost, which will be a win-win situation for the project manager and the various stakeholders involved.

  93. It’s obvious project manager face quiet alot of challenges and I’ve learnt you can approach those challenges either in the linear or iterative method.
    However, iterative approach also known as agile will help team get feedback each time to make sure that the team are building the right solutions for the right people. Iterative approach will help to focus on what is the main priority and this would hasten the work of an organization. This approach definition have alot of implications positively when used in an organization, however if a member of an organization is not up to the task or lazy, this approach might not be helpful because the project won’t progress as it ought to.
    In otherwords, any method can be used to approach a project in an organizer. However, approaching a project in an iterative method gives speed delivery and at the end gives perfect project done which will definitely earn the support of sponsors and even their trust.

  94. An iterative approach usually takes more time and requires a high level of dedication and ability to change strategy quickly and prioritize tasks. Sometimes some aspects of the projects may have to be put on hold to attend to what’s most important and would bring the most yield.
    The ability to perceive and respond quickly to changes is critical on big projects and can make or mar the project.
    I would recommend a blend of different approaches to MTD depending on what’s most pressing at the particular time.

  95. As a project manager working with MTD events I recommend iterative approach because of its flexibility adaptability to new information also changing needs that arises during planning proces .

  96. I’ve learned about the challenges project managers face this week, and I plan to address them by using negotiation, collaboration, and communication skills to resolve any issues that arise. This means keeping stakeholders informed about meetings, gathering everyone’s input and ideas, and working together to determine the best way forward.

    One thing I’ve realized is that using an iterative approach can have implications. When focusing solely on delivering a project that’s already fully planned, there’s a risk of encountering unforeseen obstacles without a backup plan in place. This highlights the importance of having alternative strategies ready in case the initial plan doesn’t go as expected.

    On the other hand, the agile approach, which aims to improve how software projects are managed by exceeding cost and schedule expectations, doesn’t necessarily lead to project failure. However, considering the ambiguity and complexity involved in managing the MTD event, I believe starting with a linear approach makes sense. This involves thorough preparation and definition upfront, with the option to switch to an iterative approach if the project becomes unpredictable and feedback is needed to make informed decisions.

    The implications of choosing an iterative approach include potential changes in business strategy and project scope, the need for feedback to validate ideas and guide investment decisions, prioritizing speed of delivery over product completeness, and emphasizing completed work over project plans and reports. In conclusion, I recommend adopting a clear planning and execution pattern, such as the linear approach, to ensure successful project outcomes.

  97. As a project manager for MTD, Communication is key and also for Iterative process, it gives room for communication, this way the customer is being carried along on all steps to be taken and their positive response(feedback) will make one know what step to take. This way, one can pause at Sprint to take a look at how far the event is going.

  98. With what I have learnt this week about the challenges project managers face, I will deploy the method of negotiation, collaboration, and communication skills to help resolve any issue.
    By applying all the methods of informing stakeholders for meetings, getting everyone’s suggestions and opinions, and finalizing the way forward.

    Secondly, using an iterative approach can cause implications.
    Because, anything can happen in the process of focusing on delivery an already full-planned project without having a standby alternative, in case the plan in place doesn’t go well to the end of the project.

    Again, the agile approach has no implications because it aims at creating a better way of managing software projects that exceed their cost and schedules before the end of projects, thereby causing the projects to a failure.

    Lastly, my advice to the company is to always adopt a more clear pattern of planning and executing a project, like the linear approach.

  99. The Consequences using Iterative approach in an Event Project:

    Iterative process is a trial-and -error method. Because team members will create, test, and revise iterations until they get to a satisfying solution, the iterative timeline isn’t clearly defined.
    Even though, iterative model is extremely beneficial, there are few drawbacks and disadvantages attached to it, such as, each phase of an iteration is rigid with no overlaps. Also, system architecture or design issues may arise because not all requirements are gathered in the beginning of the entire life cycle.

    Agile Approach Implications:
    Agile method is base on flexibility transparency, quality, and continuous improvement and evolutionary nature. It lead to
    – Superior quality to final product
    – Customer satisfaction
    – Better control
    – Improved project predictability
    – Reduced risks
    – Continuous improvement

  100. Taking an iterative approach to setting up an event as a project can have several implications, both positive and negative, However, it’s essential to carefully manage the process to ensure success. This includes effective communication, collaboration, and monitoring of progress throughout each iteration.

    – Flexibility: Iterative methods allow for flexibility and adaptability throughout the event planning process. You can adjust plans based on feedback, changing circumstances, or new requirements.
    – Continuous Improvement: Each iteration provides an opportunity to learn from previous stages and make improvements. This can lead to a more refined event plan and execution.
    – Early Feedback: By breaking the project into smaller iterations, you can gather feedback early on from stakeholders, team members, or even potential attendees. This can help identify issues or areas for improvement before they become significant problems.
    Risk Management: Iterative approaches can help manage risks by addressing potential issues early and continuously monitoring progress. This can reduce the likelihood of unexpected problems derailing the event.
    – Increased Collaboration: Iterative methods often involve regular collaboration and communication among team members. This can foster a sense of ownership and engagement, leading to a more cohesive and effective team.
    – Resource Management: Iterative approaches may require more frequent allocation of resources, both in terms of time and budget. It’s essential to manage resources effectively to ensure that each iteration is successful without overspending or burning out team members.
    – Time Management: While iterative approaches can lead to more efficient planning and execution in the long run, they may require more time upfront to iterate and refine plans. It’s crucial to balance the need for thoroughness with the need to meet deadlines.
    – Scope Creep: Without proper management, iterative approaches can lead to scope creep, where the project gradually expands beyond its original scope. It’s essential to set clear boundaries for each iteration and prioritize tasks to prevent scope creep.

    Implementing an agile approach to event planning can bring several implications and benefits:

    – Adaptability: Agile methodologies prioritize adaptability to changing circumstances, allowing for adjustments to plans and strategies as needed throughout the event planning process.
    – Customer Focus: Agile methods emphasize understanding and meeting customer needs, which can lead to a more customer-centric event experience and higher satisfaction among attendees.
    – Collaboration: Agile encourages collaboration among team members, stakeholders, and even customers, fostering a sense of ownership and teamwork that can lead to more innovative and successful events.
    – Continuous Improvement: Through iterative cycles of planning, execution, and review, agile methodologies promote continuous improvement, ensuring that each event is better than the last.
    – Risk Management: Agile approaches often involve identifying and addressing risks early in the process, minimizing the likelihood of unexpected issues derailing the event.
    – Efficiency: By breaking the event planning process into smaller, manageable tasks, agile methodologies can lead to more efficient use of time and resources.
    – Transparency: Agile methods typically promote transparency and open communication, ensuring that all stakeholders are informed and involved throughout the planning process.

    If asked to advise a company on implementing an agile approach to event planning, I would offer the following advice:

    – Educate and Train: Ensure that all team members understand the principles and practices of agile methodologies and provide training as needed to familiarize them with agile tools and techniques.
    – Start Small: Begin by implementing agile methods on a small scale, such as for a single event or project, before expanding to larger initiatives. This allows the team to gain experience and identify what works best for their specific context.
    – Empower the Team: Encourage autonomy and empowerment among team members, allowing them to make decisions and take ownership of their work within the agile framework.
    – Establish Clear Goals and Metrics: Define clear goals and key performance indicators (KPIs) for each event and iteration, ensuring that everyone understands what success looks like and how progress will be measured.
    – Embrace Feedback: Foster a culture of feedback and continuous improvement, encouraging team members to provide input and suggestions for how processes can be optimized.
    – Adapt and Iterate: Be willing to adapt and iterate on the agile approach based on feedback and lessons learned from each event. Flexibility and openness to change are essential aspects of agile methodologies.
    – Monitor and Evaluate: Regularly monitor progress against goals and KPIs, and evaluate the effectiveness of the agile approach to event planning. Use this feedback to make adjustments and improvements as needed.

  101. As a project manager for MTD, an events company, the insights gained this week suggest that flexibility and adaptability are crucial in addressing the challenges and issues faced. Employing an iterative approach would allow for gradual refinement of the event, with the ability to incorporate feedback and make adjustments after each phase. This could lead to a more polished and successful event. The agile approach, with its focus on rapid adaptation, stakeholder collaboration, and incremental delivery, would enable MTD to respond swiftly to any changes or new requirements. My recommendation would be to integrate both approaches: use iterative planning for the overall structure and agile methods for areas requiring quick decision-making and flexibility, ensuring a comprehensive and responsive project management strategy.

  102. The iterative approach as project manager for MTD will offers numerous benefits, primarily allowing for continuous improvement and adaptability throughout the project’s lifecycle. By dividing the project into smaller cycles or iterations, it will allow teams to deliver functional components incrementally, gathering feedback and making adjustments along the way. This approach encourages a collaborative environment where stakeholders can provide input at various stages, leading to better alignment with user needs and expectations. It will also reduce risks by allowing teams to address issues as they arise, rather than facing them all at the end. Ultimately, the iterative approach leads to more flexible and efficient project management, resulting in higher quality outcomes and increased customer satisfaction.

  103. As a Project for MTD, I will utilize the iterative Approach because it allows for flexibility, there is room for feedback from clients, end-users during the course of working on the project. Projects will be done in sprints and at the end of each sprint, we will analyze and measure our progress to be sure that we integrate new changes if need arises. Iterative method is important because it allows you step back and analyze the project, each step of the way and stakeholders are involved in the process. While this Approach is good, it is time consuming, and it increases the cost of running this project.
    Utilizing a Hybrid approach is also effective.

  104. As a project manager working with MTD events I will highly recommend iterative approach because of the flexibility,it allows for the adaptability to new information and changing needs that arise during planning process

  105. As the project manager for the MTD event, the implication of taking an iterative approach is that an iterative approach is a 2-weeks approach which would not be Anouilh for the kind of project the MTD organization is embacking on. The agile approach gives more room to carry out the project as one phase needs to be completed before another phase can commence as this is a huge project.
    My advise to the company would be to use the ignite method in achieving the company’s goal.

  106. In my own opinion, and as a project manager handling the MTD event, considering the ambiguity and complexity involved, I think I will start with the linear approach where we prepare in advance by definition and then deployments. In a case where the project began to become unpredictable, we then combine the iterative approach where feedbacks gotten can be used to decide whether a project is viable to carry.

    Implications of taking an iterative approach are;
    1)The environment business strategy and projects scope are likely to change.
    2)Feedback from the environment (e.g users of customers) is needed to validate business ideas and inform investment decisions and planning.
    3) speed of delivery is more important than product completeness.
    4) completed work is more important to sponsors and the organization than project plans and reports.

  107. As a project manager collaborating with MTD an event company. i think one should first start with iterative project since linear is just like skiin jumping,it is stable.Giving feed back and building the right solution and an agile approach will be used for big projects.

  108. Event Planning could come with its own complexity and ambiguity, the case of MTD company would require the project manager to be pragmatic, the event could start as a linear project but the manager should be quick to introduce iterative processes where it is considered necessary towards ensuring that the required feedback is received timely and the success of the event is delivered as scheduled.

  109. In my own opinion and from my understanding in the module, Both linear and iterative approach have it high point and non could be said to be better. it all depends on the kind of projects. some project may require you to use either of the approach. However, iterative is more iteractive and give a sense of relief on the success level of the project at a every giving point

  110. In my own opinion I believe every company should at first utilize the iterative approach because user feedback should never be underestimated. After a few testing months corrections can be made and a clear vision can be created, but still regular feedbacks should be collected to see how well they are satisfying their users.
    An agile approach will be used when big programs come up and I advice it be used occasionally so that it’s not new to the project team.

  111. As the project manager for the MTD event, I can tell you that there could be a number of benefits from using an iterative method to plan the event, such as increased stakeholder engagement, flexibility, and ongoing development. MTD can react swiftly to shifting demands or market circumstances thanks to agile approaches, which lowers the possibility of delays or interruptions.

  112. focus on delivering value incrementally. MTD could use techniques like Scrum to organize their work and prioritize tasks effectively.

    Obvious Implications:
    Increased Client Satisfaction: By involving clients throughout the project and delivering incremental value, MTD can ensure that the final event meets or exceeds their expectations.
    Faster Response to Changes: Agile methodologies enable MTD to respond quickly to changing requirements or market conditions, reducing the risk of delays or disruptions.
    Continuous Improvement: Through regular retrospectives and feedback loops, MTD can identify areas for improvement and make adjustments accordingly.

    Consequently, based on the challenges and opportunities presented, my advice to MTD would be to adopt a hybrid approach that combines elements of iterative and agile methodologies

  113. Event Planning could come with its own complexity and ambiguity, the case of MTD company would require the project manager to be pragmatic, the event could start as a linear project but the manager should be quick to introduce iterative processes where it is considered necessary towards ensuring that the required feedback is received timely and the success of the event is delivered as scheduled.

  114. The challenges as a pm in MTD IS Wrapped around complexity and ambiguity of projects.
    I will advice we use both the iterative and the agile approaches to resolve challenges.

  115. As a project manager working with MTD event, if the company dough my idea on which approach method to use I will recommend the iterative method because it gives rooms for flexibility, continuous feedback and can accommodate changes in requirements or scope without significant disruption

    Agile method on the other hand will be beneficial but has some major disadvantage which can put the project at risk of overlooking feedbacks as this method is a continuous one which can only be review in transition Phase. Also it can cause potential delay.

  116. In this instance iterative approach it better in terms of flexibility so therefore planning an event would be a easy task because iterative approach accommodate change, so it will make it easy to fix and refix process

  117. Iterative will always be better than linear aside the cost. When you prepare to kill a lion, antelope becomes a workover, when you prepare to kill an antelope, lion becomes a huge task.

    Iterative creates the flexibility to expand, grow and multi task.

  118. Taking an iterative approach to setting up an event as a project allows for continuous improvement and adaptation throughout the planning process. It enables organizers to gather feedback early on and make adjustments as needed, leading to a more refined final product. However, it may require more flexibility and open communication among team members.

    On the other hand, adopting an agile approach involves breaking the project into smaller, manageable tasks or sprints, allowing for frequent reassessment and adaptation. This approach fosters collaboration, prioritization, and quicker responses to changes or challenges.

  119. As a project manager for MTD event, if an iterative approach were employed in organizing MTD’s event, some of the consequences could include, flexibility, continuous improvement, enhanced stakeholder engagement, and risk mitigation. Using an agile approach for this project could bring about iterative delivery, cross-functional collaboration, adaptability to change, and focus on customer value.

  120. As a project manager I will play the lead role in planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and closing projects. I will ensure I deliver a project on time, within the budget, and brief while keeping everyone in the know and happy.” I will also ensure good communication with the team members and the client.

  121. As a project manager working with MTD, I believe that iterative approach is a great fit for event projects like MTD. It allows for continuous improvement through cycles of planning, execution, and evaluation. This helps project managers optimize time, minimize resource waste, and address challenges quickly with agile teams. They can also gather valuable feedback from stakeholders throughout the process.

  122. As a project manager of mtd company .i will check all project outlined the time frame each project should be executed and finding a possible solution to the challenges by introducing iterative approach by separating the events processes one after another
    the budget
    the venue
    man power
    logistics
    etc. agile method can also be introduced by getting feedback from clients during or after an event. I will also advice that pragmatism should be implemented in any event because will help in showing how realistic the firm stand for.

  123. As a project manager working with MTD, certain challenges and difficulties might arise when working on projects. These difficulties include, but are not limited to, tight deadlines, financial constraints, a restricted budget, evolving clients’, and uncertainty at event venues.

    Implications of an Iterative Approach: Embracing an iterative approach to organizing an event as a project involves incremental planning and execution, with each phase being revisited and refined as necessary. Key implications include:

    Flexibility: Iterative methods enable adjustments based on feedback and changing requirements, allowing for the accommodation of unforeseen challenges or opportunities.
    Enhanced Adaptability: The team can adapt to evolving circumstances by progressively refining elements of the event rather than rigidly adhering to a predefined plan.
    Continuous Improvement: Breaking the project into smaller, manageable iterations, organizations will help me focus on incremental improvements over time. Each iteration provides an opportunity to learn from past experiences, identify areas for enhancement, and make adjustments accordingly.

    Implications of an Agile Approach:
    An Agile approach, commonly associated with software development but adaptable to various projects, prioritizes collaboration, adaptability, and customer satisfaction. When applied to event setup:
    Continuous Collaboration: Agile principles promote ongoing communication and collaboration among team members, creating a dynamic and responsive work environment.
    For event management, a hybrid approach incorporating elements of both iterative and Agile methodologies could be advantageous:

    Hybrid Approach: Blend an iterative model for detailed planning phases with Agile principles during execution, allowing for thorough groundwork while maintaining adaptability.
    Frequent Stakeholder Involvement: Engage stakeholders regularly to gather feedback and insights, ensuring that the event aligns with their expectations and can be adjusted as needed.

  124. As a project manager working with MTD, an event firm, there are several challenges and issues that may arise in their projects, including tight deadlines, changing client requirements, budget constraints, and coordination among various stakeholders. I have learnt about the benefits of iterative/agile and linear/waterfall approaches in project management that could greatly assist MTD in addressing these challenges.

    Iterative Approach: An iterative approach involves breaking down the project into smaller, manageable phases or iterations. Each iteration involves planning, executing, and evaluating specific aspects of the project. This approach allows for flexibility and adaptation to changes as the project progresses. In the case of MTD, adopting an iterative approach to setting up an event would mean breaking down the event planning process into smaller phases, such as venue selection, vendor coordination, marketing, logistics, amongst several others.

    Implications: There is a better adaptability. MTD can adapt to changing client preferences or unforeseen circumstances more effectively since each iteration provides an opportunity to review and adjust plans.
    By continuously refining their approach in each iteration, MTD can enhance the quality of their events and processes over time.

    Also, this helps to enhance stakeholders collaboration, i.e involving stakeholders in each iteration ensures that their feedback is incorporated early, leading to a more satisfactory end result.

    On the other hand, Agile approach/methodology emphasizes on collaboration, customer feedback, and iterative development. It promotes adaptive planning and encourages teams to respond to changes quickly.

    In other words, applying Agile principles to event management would involve close collaboration with clients, regular reviews of progress, and a focus on delivering value incrementally. MTD could use techniques like Scrum to organize their work and prioritize tasks effectively.

    Obvious Implications:
    Increased Client Satisfaction: By involving clients throughout the project and delivering incremental value, MTD can ensure that the final event meets or exceeds their expectations.
    Faster Response to Changes: Agile methodologies enable MTD to respond quickly to changing requirements or market conditions, reducing the risk of delays or disruptions.
    Continuous Improvement: Through regular retrospectives and feedback loops, MTD can identify areas for improvement and make adjustments accordingly.

    Consequently, based on the challenges and opportunities presented, my advice to MTD would be to adopt a hybrid approach that combines elements of iterative and agile methodologies.

  125. As a project manager working with MTD, the events firm, you must take into account the difficulties MTD faces when working on projects. These difficulties include, but are not limited to, tight deadlines, a restricted budget, clients’ needs that are always changing, and uncertainty at event venues. In order to guarantee client satisfaction at the conclusion of the project, I would encourage MTD to adopt flexibility, adaptability, openness, and open communication in its approach.
    When arranging an event, it is best to use an iterative or agile strategy since this allows for greater flexibility and adaptability as the team’s outputs may be improved with input from each iteration. The option to get updates on the project’s status and provide feedback that continuously improves it will be provided to the stakeholders. This In the end, this will result in higher stakeholder and client satisfaction.

  126. As a project manager working with MTD, the events firm, you must take into account the difficulties MTD faces when working on projects. These difficulties include, but are not limited to, tight deadlines, a restricted budget, clients’ needs that are always changing, and uncertainty at event venues. In order to guarantee client satisfaction at the conclusion of the project, I would encourage MTD to adopt flexibility, adaptability, openness, and open communication in its approach.
    When arranging an event, it is best to use an iterative or agile strategy since this allows for greater flexibility and adaptability as the team’s outputs may be improved with input from each iteration. The option to get updates on the project’s status and provide feedback that continuously improves it will be provided to the stakeholders. This In the end, this will result in higher stakeholder and client satisfaction.

  127. As a project manager working for MTD, I will recommend Iterative approach because of flexibility, it allows for the adaptability to new information or changing needs that arise during the planning process.
    This approach also enables ongoing adjustments based on feedback and progress, potentially leading to a more polished final event.
    There’s also the factor of reduced risk as it catches and addresses potential issues early and iteratively through regular evaluation cycles.
    This will lead to the overall success of the events.

  128. As a project manager collaborating with MTD, an events company, numerous challenges and complexities are inherent to projects. These include stringent deadlines, evolving client demands, financial constraints, and the intricate coordination among stakeholders. However, recent insights have shed light on the advantages of embracing iterative and agile methodologies in project management, which could significantly alleviate these hurdles.
    Applying an iterative approach for event planning entails breaking down the process into distinct phases as scrum, to enhanced adaptability, responding promptly to evolving client preferences or unforeseen circumstances as each iteration facilitates review and adjustment, elevate the quality of events progressively and improved stakeholder engagement for more satisfactory outcome.

  129. As a project manager working with MTD, an events company, there are several challenges and issues that may arise in their projects, including tight deadlines, changing client requirements, budget constraints, and coordination among various stakeholders. This week, I’ve learned about the benefits of iterative and agile approaches in project management that could greatly assist MTD in addressing these challenges.

    Iterative Approach: An iterative approach involves breaking down the project into smaller, manageable phases or iterations. Each iteration involves planning, executing, and evaluating specific aspects of the project. This approach allows for flexibility and adaptation to changes as the project progresses. For MTD, adopting an iterative approach to setting up an event would mean breaking down the event planning process into smaller phases, such as venue selection, vendor coordination, marketing, logistics, etc.

    Implications: Better Adaptability: MTD can adapt to changing client preferences or unforeseen circumstances more effectively since each iteration provides an opportunity to review and adjust plans.

    Incremental Improvement: By continuously refining their approach in each iteration, MTD can enhance the quality of their events and processes over time.
    Enhanced Stakeholder Collaboration: Involving stakeholders in each iteration ensures that their feedback is incorporated early on, leading to a more satisfactory end result.

    Agile Approach: Agile methodology emphasizes collaboration, customer feedback, and iterative development. It promotes adaptive planning and encourages teams to respond to changes quickly. Applying agile principles to event management would involve close collaboration with clients, regular reviews of progress, and a focus on delivering value incrementally. MTD could use techniques like Scrum or Kanban to organize their work and prioritize tasks effectively.

    Implications:
    Increased Client Satisfaction: By involving clients throughout the project and delivering incremental value, MTD can ensure that the final event meets or exceeds their expectations.
    Faster Response to Changes: Agile methodologies enable MTD to respond quickly to changing requirements or market conditions, reducing the risk of delays or disruptions.
    Continuous Improvement: Through regular retrospectives and feedback loops, MTD can identify areas for improvement and make adjustments accordingly.

    Advice for MTD: Based on the challenges and opportunities presented, my advice to MTD would be to adopt a hybrid approach that combines elements of both iterative and agile methodologies.

  130. As a project manager collaborating with MTD, the events company, considering the challenges MTD encounters in their projects- limited budget, tight deadlines, constantly changing clients demands, uncertainties at event locations to mention a few. Based on what i have learned I would advise MTD to embrace flexibility, adaptability, transparency and open communication in its approach to ensure their client satisfaction at the end of the project.
    If an Iterative/agile approach were employed, which i recommend in organising an event it gives room for flexibility and adaptability because feedbacks form each iteration can help in improving the outputs by the team. The stakeholders will have an opportunity to be briefed on the progress of the project and give feedback that continuously adds to the enhancement. this will ultimately lead to improved client/stakeholders satisfaction.

  131. As a project manager working in MTD the events company, based on the nature of the organization there are plethora of challenges ranging from limited time, budget cuts, resource persons, inadequate space and overcrowding, clash of dates and venues, more than one consecutive events running in a short time frame, etc. Its is pertinent to note that whilst the iterative approach is best to use because of its advantages in getting things done quickly, keeping the customer satisfied and the process transparent, a linear process being combined with this will help also. This combination lets you get the short-term goals checked quickly while keeping you focused on the long-term achievement. The end of each iteration serves as a milestone for the linear process.
    The agile method here serves up its full advantages while the project manager keeping tabs on his linear process helps them transition quickly into the next step to achieving their long term goals.

  132. Based on the problems faced by MTD in projects, some insights I have gained this week that could offer assistance are ;

    1. Control communication: MTD should focus on maintaining a communication widely with a range of stakeholders .To be on top of what is happening in the project itself and also communicating the right information at the right time, as it is required(timely communication)

    2. Proper planning is important, MTD should prioritize thorough project planning, including creating a detailed project scope, setting realistic timelines for the project and milestones.

    Adopting an agile approach can bring significant benefits to MTD because
    the agile approach promotes flexibility, collaboration, and incremental delivery however By breaking down the project into smaller iterations, MTD can quickly adapt to changing requirements and address issues before they escalate.

    If an iterative approach were employed in organizing an event as a project, the consequences would include:

    1. Continuous improvement: Iterative planning and execution allow for continuous learning and improvement throughout the event. Feedback from each iteration can be incorporated into subsequent iterations, resulting in a better final outcome.

    2. Flexibility: An iterative approach allows for flexibility in adapting to evolving event requirements, stakeholder feedback, and unforeseen challenges. Changes can be implemented incrementally, reducing the risk of major setbacks or disruptions.

    3. Enhanced stakeholder satisfaction: By involving stakeholders in each iteration, their needs and preferences can be better understood and incorporated into the event’s design. This approach increases the likelihood of achieving higher stakeholder satisfaction.

    Adopting an agile approach for event organization could have the following implications:

    1. Increased collaboration: Agile methodologies promotes flexibility and collaboration.

    2. Feedback : Agile encourages feedback on a regular bases and it will help MTD project team to quickly respond to changes in event requirements, trends, or changes in stakeholder demands that may arise during the project.

    3. Promotes innovation: Agile provides the opportunity to experiment with new ideas and incorporate innovative features into the event.

    If MTD sought my advice I would recommend the following:

    1. MTD should Implement iterative and agile practices: the adoption of iterative and agile methodologies like Scrum will promote flexibility, collaboration, and continuous improvement, leading a more successful project .

    Secondly, MTD should adopt effective communication practices and stakeholder involvement throughout the project and also encourage feedback and transparency in communication so as to avoid misunderstandings.

  133. As a project manager working with MTD, the events company; looking at the multitudinous challenges and discrepancies confronting MTD, starting from stringent deadlines and evolving client demands to budget limitations and logistical intricacies, my suggestion for managing the projects would be to espouse an iterative methodology. This approach allows for adaptability, ongoing learning, and enhancements, fostering collaboration among the project team and stakeholders. However, the realization of project objectives as paramount concern for any project manager will be achieved.

  134. Considering the myriad challenges confronting MTD, an event company—ranging from stringent deadlines and evolving client demands to budget limitations and logistical intricacies—my suggestion for managing their projects would be to embrace an iterative methodology. This approach allows for adaptability, ongoing learning, and enhancements, fostering collaboration among the project team and stakeholders. Ultimately, it ensures the realisation of project objectives, a paramount concern for any project manager.

  135. As a project manager for an event planning company, the use of agile method is recommended, this brings flexibility, room for improvement and also customer inclusiveness.

  136. As a project manager working with MTD, the events company, I understand that the events industry is dynamic and faces numerous challenges such as tight deadlines, evolving client expectations, budget constraints, and logistical complexities. This week, I’ve learned several strategies that could help MTD navigate these challenges more effectively.
    One key approach that could benefit MTD is adopting an iterative project management methodology when setting up events. In an iterative approach, the project is broken down into smaller phases or iterations, allowing for incremental progress and continuous feedback loops. This can be particularly beneficial in the events industry due to its fast-paced nature and the need for quick adjustments based on client feedback and changing requirements.
    Implications of an Iterative Approach:
    1. Flexibility: MTD can quickly adapt to changing client needs and market trends throughout the project lifecycle.
    2. Continuous improvement: Each iteration allows for lessons learned and improvements to be incorporated into subsequent phases, leading to higher-quality outcomes.
    3. Client collaboration: Regular feedback loops with clients ensure alignment and satisfaction, reducing the risk of misunderstandings or misaligned expectations.
    On the other hand, an Agile approach takes the iterative concept further by emphasizing collaboration, adaptability, and customer satisfaction. Agile methodologies like Scrum or Kanban promote cross-functional teams, frequent deliveries, and iterative planning.
    Implications of an Agile Approach:
    1. Collaborative teams: MTD can foster stronger collaboration between various teams such as event planners, designers, vendors, and clients, leading to better coordination and communication.
    2. Adaptability: Agile methodologies encourage responding to change over following a rigid plan, which is crucial in the unpredictable events industry.
    3. Customer focus: Continuous delivery and feedback loops ensure that MTD remains customer-centric, delivering value that meets or exceeds client expectations.
    If asked to advise MTD, I would recommend a hybrid approach that combines the best elements of both iterative and Agile methodologies. This would involve breaking down projects into manageable iterations, embracing flexibility and collaboration, leveraging technology for efficient communication and project tracking, and prioritizing customer satisfaction throughout the event lifecycle.
    Additionally, investing in training and development for teams to understand and adopt these methodologies effectively would be crucial. Continuous learning and improvement are key to staying competitive and successful in the ever-evolving events industry.

  137. Since MTD is a big deal, iterative approach is better as it allows for flexibility, long-time frame while testing the waters with a foot.
    It also gives room for modifications and re-modification of initial plans.

  138. If an iterative approach were employed to set up an event as a project it’s would be encouraged since it’s allows for flexibility and adaptation as the event evolves. Since It involves breaking down the project into smaller, manageable tasks that can be completed in short cycles, allowing for continuous feedback and improvement.

    Implications of an iterative approach:
    1. Flexibility: Changes can be made throughout the process to accommodate evolving requirements or unexpected challenges.
    2. Continuous improvement: Each iteration allows for lessons learned to be applied to subsequent iterations, resulting in a better final product.
    3. Stakeholder involvement: Regular feedback loops ensure that stakeholders are engaged and their needs are addressed throughout the project.

    On the other hand, an agile approach involves the principles of iterative development but is more focused on collaboration, customer feedback, and incremental delivery. It emphasizes adaptive planning, evolutionary development, early delivery, and continuous improvement, aiming to deliver value to the customer more quickly.

    Implications of an agile approach:
    1. Customer satisfaction: By delivering increments of value early and frequently, agile methods ensure that customer needs are met more effectively.
    2. Adaptability: Agile methodologies enable teams to respond quickly to changes in requirements or market conditions.
    3. Transparency: Agile frameworks promote transparency and open communication within the team and with stakeholders.

    If I were to advise the company, I would recommend adopting an agile approach to setting up the event as a project. This would involve forming a cross-functional team, breaking down the project into smaller iterations or sprints, and regularly reviewing and adapting plans based on feedback from stakeholders and attendees. By embracing agility, the company can increase the likelihood of delivering a successful event that meets the needs of its target audience.

  139. As a project manager for MTD, I will recommend Iterative approach because of flexibility, it allows for the adaptability to new information or changing needs that arise during the planning process.
    This approach also enables ongoing adjustments based on feedback and progress, potentially leading to a more polished final event.
    There’s also the factor of reduced risk as it catches and addresses potential issues early and iteratively through regular evaluation cycles.
    This will lead to the overall success of the events.

  140. As a program manager collaborating with MTD, I will be sure to apply the following insights:

    1. Flexibility: Iterative project management allows for flexibility and adaptability throughout the event planning process. Instead of rigidly sticking to a predefined plan, I will adjust and refine my work approach based on feedback and evolving requirements.

    2. Continuous Improvement: Breaking the project into smaller, manageable iterations, organizations will help me focus on incremental improvements over time. Each iteration provides an opportunity to learn from past experiences, identify areas for enhancement, and make adjustments accordingly.

    3. Stakeholder Engagement: Iterative project management encourages active involvement from stakeholders throughout the planning process. Regular feedback loops enable me to share progress with stakeholders and they in return, are able to provide input, voice concerns, and contribute to decision-making, enhancing a sense of ownership and alignment with project goals.

    4. Risk Mitigation: Addressing risks and challenges early and often is a core aspect of iterative project management. I will regularly assess project progress and identify potential obstacles to proactively mitigate risks and minimize their impact on event outcomes.

    The advantages of this approach includes:

    1. Adaptability: Applying the iterative approach allows for quick adjustments in response to changing requirements or unforeseen challenges, increasing the likelihood of project success in dynamic environments.

    2. Stakeholder Satisfaction: Regular feedback loops ensure that stakeholder expectations are continuously managed and met, resulting in greater satisfaction with the final event deliverables.

    3. Quality Focus: Iterative project management emphasizes continuous improvement and refinement, leading to higher-quality event outcomes as issues are addressed iteratively throughout the planning process.

    The probable downsides of the approach include:

    1. Increased Complexity: Managing multiple iterations concurrently can add complexity to the project management process, requiring careful coordination and communication among team members of MTD.

    2. Time and Resource Intensive: Iterative project management may require additional time and resources compared to traditional linear approaches, particularly in terms of stakeholder engagement and iteration planning which may affect the success of events.

    3. Uncertainty: The iterative approach may introduce uncertainty, especially if initial project requirements are not well-defined or if stakeholders have divergent expectations. This uncertainty can pose challenges in terms of managing scope and timelines effectively.

  141. As a project manager collaborating with an event company, my primary responsibilities would include:

    1-Project Planning: I would oversee the planning phase, ensuring that all aspects of the event, such as venue selection, budgeting, scheduling, and resource allocation, are carefully considered and documented.

    2-Team Coordination: I’d work closely with the event company’s team, assigning tasks, setting deadlines, and fostering open communication to ensure everyone is aligned with the project’s goals and timelines.

    3-Vendor Management: I’d liaise with vendors and suppliers to secure necessary services and equipment for the event, negotiating contracts and ensuring all deliverables meet quality standards.

    4-Risk Management: Identifying potential risks and developing mitigation strategies to address any unforeseen challenges that may arise during the planning and execution phases.

    5-Budget Control: Monitoring expenses throughout the project lifecycle to ensure adherence to the allocated budget, while also identifying opportunities for cost-saving measures where possible.

    6-Quality Assurance: Upholding quality standards by regularly reviewing deliverables, addressing any discrepancies, and ensuring that the event meets or exceeds client expectations.

  142. As the collaborating project manager If the company sought my advice, I would recommend adopting an agile approach to organizing the event as a project. Agile methodologies would provide the company with the flexibility, adaptability, and customer-centric focus needed to navigate the complexities and uncertainties inherent in event planning and execution. By embracing agile principles and practices, the company can improve collaboration, responsiveness, and ultimately, the success of their events.

  143. As a project manager If the company sought my advice, I would recommend adopting an agile approach to organizing the event as a project. Agile methodologies would provide the company with the flexibility, adaptability, and customer-centric focus needed to navigate the complexities and uncertainties inherent in event planning and execution. By embracing agile principles and practices, the company can improve collaboration, responsiveness, and ultimately, the success of their events

  144. Based on the difficulties and problems that MTD encounters in their projects, here are some insights I’ve gained this week that could offer assistance.
    1-Improved Communication Channels: Strengthening communication channels between team members, clients, and vendors can help prevent misunderstandings and ensure everyone is on the same page throughout the project.

    2-Proactive Risk Management: Identifying potential risks early on and developing proactive strategies to mitigate them can minimize the impact of unforeseen challenges on project timelines and budgets.
    3-Enhanced Vendor Relationships: Building strong relationships with vendors and suppliers can lead to better outcomes, including preferential treatment, more competitive pricing, and increased reliability in delivering services and goods.

    4-Streamlined Project Processes: Streamlining project management processes, such as task assignment, progress tracking, and decision-making workflows, can improve efficiency and reduce the likelihood of delays or bottlenecks.
    5-Client Expectation Management: Setting realistic expectations with clients from the outset of the project, including deadlines, deliverables, and budget constraints, can help manage their expectations and avoid dissatisfaction later on.

    6-Continuous Improvement Culture: Cultivating a culture of continuous improvement within the organization, where lessons learned from past projects are documented and used to inform future decisions and processes, can lead to greater efficiency and effectiveness over time.

  145. If an iterative approach were employed in organizing an event as a project, consequences might include a more flexible timeline, potential for scope creep, and the ability to adapt as the event evolves. However, it could also lead to uncertainty regarding deadlines and deliverables.

    On the other hand, adopting an agile approach could result in better collaboration among team members, faster decision-making, and the ability to respond quickly to changes or issues. However, it may require a more disciplined approach to planning and execution to ensure that deadlines are met.

    If the company sought my advice, I would recommend considering the nature of the event, the team’s familiarity with iterative or agile methodologies, and the level of flexibility required. For complex and evolving events, an agile approach might be more suitable, while for more straightforward events with well-defined requirements, an iterative approach could suffice. Ultimately, it’s essential to tailor the approach to the specific needs and constraints of the event and the team involved.

  146. A project team is a specific group of individuals that come together for the purpose of achieving a specific goal or objective within a defined timeframe. The team members are selected based on their skills, expertise, and experience relevant to the project’s requirements. The team is usually led by a project manager who is responsible for coordinating and managing the team’s activities.

    A project team can differ from other teams in an organization in several ways:

    1. Goal-oriented: Unlike other teams that may have ongoing responsibilities, a project team is formed specifically to achieve a particular objective or deliver a specific outcome within a defined timeframe. Once the project is completed, the team disbands or moves on to other projects.

    2. Temporary: Project teams are temporary and are disbanded once the project is completed. In contrast, other teams may work together for longer durations, such as functional teams within departments.

    3. Cross-functional: Project teams often consist of members from different functional areas or departments within an organization. This diversity allows for a broader range of skills and perspectives, ensuring a comprehensive approach to problem-solving and decision-making.

    4. Project-based structure: Project teams typically operate under a project-based structure, where team members report to the project manager and work together towards achieving the project’s goals. In contrast, other teams may have hierarchical reporting structures within their respective departments.

    As for exceptional and highly successful teams, several factors contribute to their greatness:

    1. Clear goals and objectives: Great teams have a clear understanding of the project’s goals and objectives. This clarity helps align the team’s efforts towards a common purpose and creates a sense of direction.

    2. Strong leadership: Exceptional teams are often led by competent and inspiring leaders who can guide and motivate the team members. Effective leadership fosters a positive work environment, promotes collaboration, and resolves conflicts efficiently.

    3. Open communication: High-performing teams prioritize open and transparent communication. They encourage sharing ideas, concerns, and feedback, creating an environment of trust and respect. Clear communication helps in avoiding misunderstandings and enhances collaboration.

    4. Diverse skill sets: A great team comprises individuals with diverse skill sets that complement each other. This diversity allows for a wider range of perspectives, innovative solutions, and efficient problem-solving.

    5. Trust and mutual respect: Exceptional teams foster an environment of trust and mutual respect among team members. Trust enables effective collaboration, risk-taking, and delegation of tasks. Mutual respect ensures that everyone’s contributions are valued and appreciated.

    6. Support and recognition: Great teams benefit from the support and recognition provided by both the project manager and the organization. Recognizing individual and team achievements boosts morale, motivates the team, and promotes a sense of pride and ownership.

    7. Effective teamwork and collaboration: The ability to work together seamlessly, leveraging each team member’s strengths, is a hallmark of exceptional teams. Collaborative teamwork involves effective delegation, coordination, and cooperation, creating a harmonious work atmosphere.

    8. Continuous learning and adaptation: Great teams understand the importance of continuous learning and adaptation to changing circumstances. They embrace new challenges, seek feedback, and learn from their experiences to continuously improve their performance.

    Overall, exceptional teams are characterized by a combination of clear goals, effective leadership, open communication, diverse skill sets, trust, support, collaboration, and a commitment to continuous improvement.

  147. Taking an iterative approach to setting up an event as a project would have several implications for MTD, the events company. An iterative approach involves breaking down the project into smaller, incremental phases and continuously improving based on feedback and lessons learned from each phase. Here are some potential implications of this approach:

    1. Enhanced stakeholder engagement: By involving stakeholders in each iteration, MTD can gather feedback early on and incorporate changes, ensuring that the event aligns with their expectations and goals. This ensures higher stakeholder satisfaction and a successful event.

    2. Flexibility to adapt: An iterative approach allows MTD to adapt and make adjustments throughout the project as needed. This is particularly crucial in the events industry where last-minute changes often occur due to unforeseen circumstances, such as weather conditions, sponsor demands, or attendee preferences.

    3. Risk mitigation: Breaking down the project into smaller iterations allows MTD to identify and address risks early on. By testing different aspects of the event in each iteration, they can identify potential issues and develop mitigation strategies before they escalate and create larger problems.

    4. Continuous improvement: The iterative approach promotes a culture of continuous improvement within MTD. With each iteration, the company can implement lessons learned from previous phases, resulting in better event planning, execution, and overall project management practices.

    On the other hand, an agile approach to setting up an event as a project would have additional implications for MTD:

    1. Increased collaboration: Agile methodologies emphasize collaboration and frequent communication among team members, stakeholders, and suppliers. This fosters a collaborative culture within MTD, leading to improved coordination, shared knowledge, and enhanced problem-solving capabilities.

    2. Rapid response to change: Agile project management allows MTD to quickly adapt to changes in client requirements, market trends, or industry regulations. Events often require dynamic adjustments, such as modifying the event schedule, introducing new features, or accommodating emerging trends, and an agile approach enables MTD to respond effectively and efficiently.

    3. Emphasis on customer satisfaction: Agile methodologies prioritize customer satisfaction by delivering frequent iterations of the event. This enables MTD to gather feedback early on and make adjustments, ensuring that the final event meets or exceeds client expectations.

    If asked to advise MTD, my recommendation would be to adopt an iterative and agile approach in their event projects. This combination allows for maximum flexibility, early stakeholder involvement, risk mitigation, and continuous improvement. MTD can leverage the benefits of both approaches by breaking down the event into manageable iterations while adopting agile principles such as close collaboration, frequent communication, and rapid response to changes. By doing so, MTD can ensure successful events, satisfied stakeholders, and a competitive edge in the events industry.

  148. As a project manager of a company, before start a project you need to know what its is all about. Iterative approach is recommended, it helps the PM set target and achieve it

  149. As a project manager , i would prefer to adopt the linear and iterative approaches .iterative approach allows project manager to break down complex projects into manageable task and this help to improve the quality of products.

  150. linear and iterative approaches will be deployed as a project manager. An iterative approach employs a break down of the project into smaller phases or iterations, each with its own set of goals and set targets to be achieved. This approach is flexibility, continuity and adaptability throughout the project.

  151. I make use of linear and iterative approaches as a project manager. An iterative approach involves breaking down the project into smaller phases or iterations, each with its own set of goals and deliverables. This approach allows for flexibility, continuity and adaptability throughout the project. As a project manager advising a company on a project, I will find out what the project is all about, the goals and objectives, have a meeting with the sponsors, users, team members, and the stakeholders to know their expectation. I will then use both the linear and iterative approach. I will then identify problems and challenges by using the VUCA framework tool and also to develop a suitable response.

  152. I will recommend Iterative Approach because of flexibility, it allows MTD to adapt to new information or changing needs that arise during the planning process.
    This approach also enables ongoing adjustments based on feedback and progress, potentially leading to a more polished final event.
    There’s also the factor of reduced Risk as it catches and addresses potential issues early and iteratively through regular evaluation cycles.

  153. Introducing and embracing iteractive approach will help foster and collaborate with the VUCA laden and makes project management simple and well done

  154. MTD is obviously working in a VUCA laden environment because events are constantly facing unexpected situations that need to be addressed to ensure it’s overall success. Though there is need for a linear approach as regards how events flow, there is need for the iterative approach when last minute challenges or activities are introduced hence altering the scope of work.
    Consequences of this approach would result in faster responses to unexpected issues, release of short terms solutions to address immediate challenges while still working on the larger issues, flexibility to adapt to any increase in the scope of work.
    The above suggestions will also be my advice to the company to adapt more agile approach.

  155. Implications of an Iterative Approach: Embracing an iterative approach to organizing an event as a project involves incremental planning and execution, with each phase being revisited and refined as necessary. Key implications include:
    Flexibility: Iterative methods enable adjustments based on feedback and changing requirements, allowing for the accommodation of unforeseen challenges or opportunities.
    Enhanced Adaptability: The team can adapt to evolving circumstances by progressively refining elements of the event rather than rigidly adhering to a predefined plan.
    Feedback Integration: Regular reviews facilitate the incorporation of stakeholder feedback, ensuring that the event closely aligns with expectations.
    Implications of an Agile Approach:
    An Agile approach, commonly associated with software development but adaptable to various projects, prioritizes collaboration, adaptability, and customer satisfaction. When applied to event setup:
    Continuous Collaboration: Agile principles promote ongoing communication and collaboration among team members, creating a dynamic and responsive work environment.
    For event management, a hybrid approach incorporating elements of both iterative and Agile methodologies could be advantageous:

    a. Hybrid Approach: Blend an iterative model for detailed planning phases with Agile principles during execution, allowing for thorough groundwork while maintaining adaptability.
    b. Frequent Stakeholder Involvement: Engage stakeholders regularly to gather feedback and insights, ensuring that the event aligns with their expectations and can be adjusted as needed.
    c. Continuous Improvement: Embrace a mindset of continuous improvement, focusing not only on post-event evaluations of successes and failures but also on refining planning and execution processes for future events.

  156. I think both iterative and agile approach is good. Both respond to the VUCA environment and provide possible solutions on how to respond to them. So for an event company, I say the environment matters as interactions are needed. And studying environment to bring out the best they can from a project to satisfy customer need, work within schedule and maximize available resources is necessary.

  157. Iterative approach is more realistic to unstable environments. It doesn’t detailed information and is more concerned with speed of delivery and not the product completeness. It’s kind of innovative that the team will have to adapt and learn new skills just to keep up with the changes.

    Using Agile approach will ensure response to uncertainty through continuous and dynamic planning, and provides better ways of managing projects costs, schedules to satisfy users’ needs.

    I would advise the company to use both agile and iterative approaches

  158. Considering the challenges faced by MTD, Both iterative and agile approaches will be advisable. The interactive approach will help to provide solution to the uncertainties with room for progress visibility while the agile approach will help with flexibility, customer satisfaction through feedbacks, improved quality and better risk management.

    Adeyemi Adedokun
    CH14 Team1

  159. As a project manager collaborating/working with MTD and by looking at the challenges they faced during the course of their project, the best advice I can them was to work with iterative/agile approach.

    As this will give the impression of working in sprints and getting the result and the review in every two to four weeks to know what next to do.

    And the implication of this is that, the scope of this project is likely to change. Hence, we are having a scope creep as a result of expanding the project scope.

    Though, the two methods are likely to be used depending on the complexity of the project work, meaning that we are working on Hybrid approach.

    Oluwagbemi Elasoru

  160. As a project manager collaborating with MTD, an event company. Adopting the iterative approach will mean that the event is likely to change and I will need to get feedback to validate the event ideas and take an informed decision and planning. As a PM, I can make use of the two to four weeks sprint for a mini review of the project. As a result of iterative approach, my teams are able to see the impact our work is having on customers as customers are expecting feedback. Also customer get good attention from my team.

    The implications of adopting an agile approach is to perceive the change early and act at least as fast as the rate of change in the environment. As a PM, I am able to reprioritise task based on there value (to the customer and to MTD event company) and change direction quickly to enhance productivity.
    I would recommend they adopt both iterative and agile approach as both approach are similar and the completed work is more important to sponsors and organizations.

  161. I would recommend the use of both linear and iterative/agile approaches for organizing MTD’s events as it would work best.

  162. As a PM working with MTD, using the iterative approach would allow for flexibility and adaptation to changing circumstances, requirements, and stakeholder feedback.
    Both iterative and agile approaches offer benefits in terms of adaptability, stakeholder engagement, risk mitigation, and quality assurance. However, the decision should be based on factors such as the complexity of the event, the level of uncertainty, the availability of resources, and the organizational readiness for agile practices.

  163. As a project manager considering an iterative approach is a good idea which can be applied depending on the project.

    The challenges of iterative approach can be accept in unstable environment because it is more of a ‘skiing jumping’.
    Iterative or agile projects allows us to test our (ideas, hypothesis or vision), and get feedback from users or the business. This feedback can then be used to decide whether a project is viable to carry out.

    Iterative projects are better approach and choice when: The environment, business strategy and project scope are likely to change.
    Speed of delivery is more important than product completeness.
    The solution or product is novel or innovation and the project team needs to learn the skills to deliver it.

  164. Iterative process involves creating, testing and revising until the end result is achieved. It involves trial and error, resulting in improvement over time. I would advise the MTD to implement this method as it would give the organization a clear vision and it would keep the team working towards same goals.

  165. If an iterative approach were employed in organizing an event as a project, it would involve breaking down the event planning process into smaller, more manageable stages or iterations. Each iteration would focus on delivering specific components or aspects of the event, with opportunities for feedback and refinement between iterations. Consequences of this approach may include: increased adaptability, enhanced stakeholder engagement, reduced risk and improved quality.

    On the other hand, adopting an agile approach would involve embracing the principles and practices of agile project management, such as iterative planning, continuous collaboration, and adaptability to change.
    The Implications of adopting an agile approach for organizing an event may include: flexibility, cross-functional collaboration, increased delivery and continuous improvement.
    If the company sought my advice on whether to adopt an iterative or agile approach for organizing an event, I would recommend considering the specific characteristics of the event, the organizational culture, and the preferences of stakeholders.

    Both iterative and agile approaches offer benefits in terms of adaptability, stakeholder engagement, risk mitigation, and quality assurance. However, the decision should be based on factors such as the complexity of the event, the level of uncertainty, the availability of resources, and the organizational readiness for agile practices.
    Thank you.

  166. An iterative approach is good depending on the project, the challenge of iterative is that it is short termed and certain challenges can be encountered during the pathway but the beautiful thing is that it is easier to fall back and replan, it also gives way to identify loopholes present in planning such project, because any time there is feedbacks, the project team tends to have a clear insight and foresight that will help them in approaching the next line of action.

  167. The iterative process is a method of building, refining, and improving a project, product, or initiative. It involves creating, testing, and revising until the end result is achieved. It is a fundamental part of lean methodologies and Agile project management, and can be implemented by any team. Iterative processes involve trial and error, resulting in improvements over time. Incremental design involves producing a bare-bones version of the final project deliverable, then iterating and improving upon it until it has all the necessary functionality. Most product development is iterative, with new versions of personal technology, mobile phones, speakers, refrigerators etc. 

    Agile teams often employ an iterative process for project work, continuously reviewing deliverables throughout the project’s lifecycle. I would advise MTD to successfully implement this method, have a clear vision, ask for early feedback, and encourage its’ company-wide. A clear vision helps keep the team working towards the same goal, while early feedback helps identify potential issues and reduces scope creep. Encouraging this approach can help reduce the chance of significant changes later on. Share the knowledge and implementation methods with teammates and upper management.

  168. Using iterative method for managing project ,creates an unstable environment,but a linear method brings about balance and personally I feel the iterative approach is not cost effective,doing a particular project amd continuously vetting it ,helps to make it better but it doesn’t seem cost effective.A linear method helps it go from one step to another , gradually.

  169. The challenge of an iterative approach in organizing an event is that it could lead to too many back and forth as well as getting into a project not fully prepared or not understanding the full scope and attendant challenges.

    The implication of adopting an agile approach is that it enables the team quickly adapt and respond to issues and challenges that could arise in the course of the project.

    My advise would be that a linear approach where a full planning and survey is done for the project is used at the beginning stage while also using iterative approaches to deal with each stage of the project as an agile method is employed.

  170. using an iterative approach helps break down the workload and reduces stress on the team.
    using scrum and scrum artifacts and creating backlogs and delivering a milestone every 4 weeks.

  171. Using the iterative approach brings about unstable environment. But using the linear approach brings solutions, expected outputs and outcomes right from the start

  172. Based on what we’ve learned in the course, I think a mix of both linear and iterative/agile approaches would work best for organizing MTD’s events.
    For instance, in the beginning, when they’re figuring out what needs to be done and who’s involved (the conceptualization stage), a linear approach makes sense. But once they move into actually doing the work, using an agile method could help.
    With agile, the project can be broken into smaller parts, and teams can work on these parts simultaneously in short bursts (sprints). This keeps things moving quickly and ensures the project stays on track, which is crucial for events that have a set deadline.

  173. I have learnt that communication is very important as a project manager, that you should normalize getting feedback from clients
    I also learnt that when handling a project you can use both the linear and the iterative methods as far as it leads to the success of the project

    1. According to what has been thought, if I’m given the MTD project to handle, I’ll apply tye iterative method, as this will enable the team members always refer back to the plan in order to know if the project is going as planned because of the feedback that they tend to get from the end users.

  174. This week, I’ve learned about the importance of adaptability and flexibility in project management, particularly in dynamic and unpredictable environments. As a project manager working with MTD, an events company facing challenges in their projects, I believe that adopting an iterative approach to setting up an event could be highly beneficial.

    Implications of an Iterative Approach:
    1. Continuous Improvement
    2. Reduced Risk
    3. Increased Stakeholder Engagement
    4. Flexibility and Adaptability

    Implications of an Agile Approach include but not limited to:
    Responsive to Change, Cross-functional Collaboration, and Continuous Improvement

    If I were asked to advise MTD on adopting an iterative or Agile approach to setting up events, my advice would be to:
    – Conduct a thorough assessment of their current project management practices, team capabilities, and organizational culture to determine readiness for change.

    – Educate and train their team members on iterative and Agile principles, methodologies, and best practices to ensure a shared understanding and commitment to the new approach.

  175. If I were asked to advise MTD on adopting an iterative or agile approach to event management, my advice would be to carefully assess their organizational culture, project requirements, and client expectations. Both approaches offer benefits in terms of flexibility, adaptability, and continuous improvement, but the choice between them should align with MTD’s specific needs and capabilities. I would recommend conducting a pilot project or trial period to test the chosen approach and evaluate its effectiveness before fully adopting it across the organization. Additionally, investing in training and development for employees to familiarize them with iterative or agile methodologies would be crucial for successful implementation.

  176. I believe the iterative method will be the best because we tend to stop at each track inorder to know if we are in the good position of the project. This is because of the feedback of the users that are testing the product of the project.

  177. To improve communication and feedback from customers, an Agile and iterative approach should be implemented, with teams set up to oversee each stage of the delivery process.
    -Victoria Okonkwo

  178. Adoption of Iterative or Agile method helps in risk reduction by predicting and or exposing potential risks on time, enabling my Project team have adequate time to take preventive measures on time. The agile method will also allow my team apply the Scrum framework; using the SPRINT periods to analyze, communicate to the client/end users and receive their feedback which will help us adjust/improve our solutions at the end of each Sprint period(2-4weeks) while building towards delivering a ‘perfect’ final product.
    In the case of working with MTD on an event project I would advice the use of Hybrid method because the Linear lifecycle will work very well at the beginning of an event which is usually a stable process(Conceptualization of the event; Definition of project).

  179. I will recommend iterative method for MTD. This is because they implement in environments that are new to them and they will get feedback from project stakeholders at every accomplished stage for decision making.

  180. When I consider the difficulties and problems that MTD encounters in their projects from what I have learnt about them in this course, I believe that a hybrid approach that would combine both the linear and the iterative/agile approach to Project Management might be the best approach to organizing their events.

    I think this is the approach to adopt because an event is unlike the development of a software; in that the conceptualization stage is usually quite linear; the defining of what needs to be done and who the stakeholders might be. Switching to the agile method in implementation would however enable the project team break the entire project into component parts that would not depend on each other for execution.

    Project teams can work simultaneously on the different aspects of the project in sprints, after the preliminary stages. This ensures that the project stays within the preferred timeline. This is particularly important as event have a time limit that needs to be protected.

  181. The iterative approach will be more suitable in this case.
    It allows the project manager to communicate better with the team.

  182. A hybrid of linear and iterative approach (with focus on agile)would be ideal for the MTD Project.
    This would present a wide range of methods and practices and an extensive toolkit for the project managers to apply when faced with the myriad challenges of projects in a complex world

  183. The type of project management approach to adopt depends largely on the environment and working conditions. The implications of each project approach will have an impact on the outcome or results.

    The Linear Approach is more suited to a stable environment and helps for improved collaboration and continuous improvement.

    However, an Iterative Approach is better when the business strategy and project scope is likely to change as such feedback is required after every iteration. This requires a clear and clean communication between all the stakeholders.

    To my understanding, I would advise for a Hybrid Approach to combine tools and techniques from both approaches in-order to create a flexible and adaptable project lifecycle.

  184. MTD currently adopts a linear methodology for her operations, my advice to MTD would be that the combination of an Agile and iterative approach should be adopted to enhance more effective communication and a prompt feedback from customers. A set up silos of teams should be set up to probe each stage in the delivery channels.

  185. Well, using an iterative approach is not bad but just the slowness and delay of projects. But for uncertainty and adaptability to changes in the project, it would be a good use eventually for MTD.
    Using Agile approach provides a better way of managing projects cost and schedules much faster.
    i will advice the MTD company to employ the use of both softwares for timely and effective delivery of projects.

  186. I’d advise the hybrid method of approach by combining the linear and iterative method for successful project outputs.

    1. I am of the sound opinion that the hybrid method combination of linear project circle or waterfall whose concept, definition, deployment and transition are certain and where activities are cascaded from one to the next stage; with the iterative project approach which has no control on the start ,middle and end if the project should be put into practice by PM for better collaborative delivery and a successful project’s implementation to the delight of the entire stakeholders

  187. Using Iterative methods are rather helpful but at the same time a delay and cost effective to projects. In the case of MTD , the iterative method would have allowed for rapid change and improvement along the course of the project therefore saving money that would have been wasted at the end of the project cycle.An hybrid approach of both the iterative and the linear method would have been the best solution for this project. The implications of an agile approach is that it makes you keen and focused on completing the task.

  188. Iterative approach is more suitable to unstable environments. It doesn’t have enough detailed information and is more concerned with speed of delivery and not the products completeness. It’s kind of innovative that the team will have to adapt and learn new skills just to keep up with the changes.

    Using Agile approach will ensure response to uncertainty through continuous and dynamic planning, and provides better ways of managing projects costs, schedules to satisfy users’ needs.

    I would advise the company to use a combination of appraoches for effective results.

  189. As a Project Manager working with MTD, using the iterative approach would allow for flexibility and adaptation to changing circumstances, requirements, and stakeholder feedback. This can lead to a more responsive and ultimately successful event, as adjustments can be made throughout the planning process. It often involves regular communication and collaboration among team members and stakeholders. This fosters a sense of ownership and teamwork, leading to better decision-making and problem-solving.

    If I used an agile approach in organizing an event I would use Agile methodologies, like Scrum , prioritizing and delivering value to the customer. This means focusing on attendee experience and satisfaction throughout the process.

    If MTD sought my advice on which approach to adopt for organizing an event, I would recommend a hybrid approach that combines the best elements of both iterative and agile methodologies. This hybrid approach would leverage on the flexibility and adaptability of iterative processes while incorporating the customer-centricity and delivery focus of agile methodologies.

  190. Collaborating with MTD, I’d advised any of the methods be used depending on the stability of the environment in which the project is being carried out. The linear is best when there’s a stable environment and the iterative is for when there’s an unstable environment. However, we could begin with the agile and continuously adopt the iterative if there are changes. I’ll continuously review with the team and communicate the progress with the key Stakeholders. I’ll advise the company to let the project manager handle the operations nevertheless they’ll be informed of how everything goes.

  191. If I was to the project manager for MTD, I’ll adopt the iterative approach.
    The water project is such that the concept and the goal is definitive and the viability is predictive. However being that the project involves a lot of stake holders ranging from the government agencies, community representative, the local authorities etc the end product cannot not be predicted hence a research and continuous studying and monitoring of trends and factors is required to ensure that the goal is still inview and the concieved concept is maintained and achieved hence feedback from the government and end users is required for the project.

  192. Being in a shoe of project manager collaborating with MTD.
    I see the two methods apply. For instant if dropped in revenue or sales is notice, this is an unpredictable phenomenal as a project manager I will suggest that a quick research be made may be by building a side that maybe providing end users feedback, in other to give us hypothesis to test if the sales increase then that could be the possible caused of sales drop but if nothing changes we try another way. This method is iteration approach from the linear .
    The consequences of using an iteration approach is that; from the example used, it will add extra cost because it was not planed but must not be neglected because it will can cost the entire project to terminate.
    By implication, agile approach is very key to every project manager because of the volatile world we are living. So every project manager must be agile in other to succeed. For this iterations are always unpredictable.
    I will recommend that but approach should on the master plan because we can’t tell. And therefore we have to give room what we know it can pop up at any given time. We should always expect them. As manager they shouldn’t be a surprise to us. In every planning there should be allowance for that.

  193. The project approach depends on the type of project at hand but using both approach produces a better,faster and successful project. As a project manager working with MTD, I will ensure both iterative and linear lifecycle/approach are used where necessary to speed up the process. I will start with the linear approach because it will help me get the necessary information, plan and also get a better understanding about the project goal, challenges and solutions and the expected output before applying the iterative approach in order to get feedbacks and complete the project in short time. Using both approach helps to test ideas and learn about the need of the stakeholders, shows transparency and accountability, provides assurance to sponsors and improving stakeholders management and accelerate delivery of project output.

  194. As a PM to MTD, the iterative approach helps reduce the burden of a long term project to team. It breaks the work into phase which makes it easy to assess and it also enhances accountability at every phase of the project.

  195. The iterative project management method allows the team to test the vision or idea of the project and get feedback to decide whether the project is viable to carry out. In an iteration project, the managers seek to create something of value with each iteration rather than only at the end of the project

  196. If a company sought my advice, I would recommend adopting an agile approach for organizing the event. The dynamic nature of event planning, where requirements and circumstances often change, aligns well with agile principles. By using an agile approach, the company can benefit from increased adaptability, continuous improvement, and stakeholder engagement, which would enhance the overall success of the event.

  197. The time frame the company/sponsors has given for the completion of the project would determine the best approach to use. I.e Iterative where there’s limited time and linear where there is more time.But making reference to MTD where getting results would be key. Iterative approach would be the best.

  198. If an iterative approach was employed it will accelerate projrct deliverables for whatever event MTD has to handle at the moment.
    Implications of adopting the agile approach
    1- It will improve stakeholders engagement
    2- Transparency
    3- Time management
    I will recommend the iterative method to MTD

  199. Managing an event in MTD with difficulties and problems means I must deploy a hybrid management approaches where sprint of two to four weeks would be utilized to get over/along the project. The sprint tat requires linear must have clearly shown a sequential manner that would blend with subsequent iteration. Along the line, I must engage my client for updates and collective progress which in turn will save resources and grant confidence through the event.

  200. Iterative project management method allows the team to test the vision or idea of the project and get feedback to decide whether the project is viable to carry out. This basically motivates the stakeholders to invest more on the project, hence the output is frequent and there’s a fixed duration and time limit and the focus is on the highest priority requirements, and changes could be made through made through expert analysis and dynamic planning. I suggest MTD should adopt Iterative method of project management because it enables the team to act fast in a rapid and unpredictable situations, establishes good time management and mitigates the risk involved in the project.
    IMPLICATIONS AND RECOMMENDATION OF AGILE APPROACH
    1. Good time management
    2. Prompt response to rapid and unpredictable changes
    3. Priorities task according to their values
    4. Benefiting from stakeholders and users feedback to improve and make changes
    5. Ability to deliver the outputs regularly and frequently rather than all at once at the end of the project.

  201. As a project manager collaborating with the MTD event company I’ll go with the hybrid Project lifecycle. The linear project lifecycle will help to properly know the concept and definition of the project at hand and also the iterative project will help to work effectively in the environment which is VUCA and ability to respond in agility to possible risk that may arise

  202. The linear project take a the form of a waterfall process where project must be finished with before another starts while the iterative process dont finish with one before the other it gives room for feedbacks and adjustments. My advice is for the company to make a use of the iterative project.

  203. In iteration project, the managers seek to create something of value with each iteration rather than only at the end of the project. And it will help the project team to be able to deliver the output regularly and frequently. Now, as a PM working in MTD i will start with the Linear approach because it will help me get the necessary information and also help me to understand the project goal, solution and the expected output before applying the iteration approach to complete the project.

  204. As a Project Manager working with MTD on event projects. The Project approach to apply would be determined by the event I am handling at a particular time.
    If the project is straightforward, I would make use of the linear approach or methodology.
    However, for events that are volatile and uncertain, I would apply Agile/scrum methodology for best results.

  205. Using one approach over the other comes with it advantages and disadvantages, as a PM I would suggest the hybrid approach to create balanced, flexible and adaptable situation for the teams, users and stakeholders.

  206. Well, as a PM I will ensure the both iterative and agile lifecycle/approach where necessary to speed up the process.
    Where project involves too much management or stakeholder involvement will adopt linear to get feedback and to be able to move to the next quickly. Also to ensure that works are done and ensure output quickly I will divide the team in splint with each having what I have assigned them to do while I monitor each altogether and harmonize them to ensure that all mini projects achieve their goals.

    1. As a project manager working at MTDi will use the linear methodology and if after use there is other issues to solve then the iterative agile approach will be used.

  207. Considering the ever-changing landscape of events projects, it’s essential for MTD to embrace an iterative or agile approach. By doing so, MTD can adeptly navigate through shifts, minimize risks, and ensure the delivery of events that not only meet but surpass stakeholder expectations. I advise tailoring agile methodologies to suit MTD’s specific project needs and organizational culture, ensuring a seamless integration and successful execution.

  208. As the project manager working with MTD, the events company, my main focus would be on ensuring the successful planning and execution of events for our clients.

  209. In all the video and written clip about MTD it very clear that the company has been getting it right. Water which has been a problem in most of their events have been taken care of such that water consumption and usage at the events has drastically gone up at no cost to the event owners which is a resounding applause o the Project managerial capability of MTD.

    However as the scope of its operation elongates in line with keeping up with the expanding needs of the clients MTD need to continually be on top of its game at every stage of the business. Unarguably, presently MTD adopts a linear methodology for its operations and hence I would advice they set up silos of teams to probe each stage in the delivery channels. Hence an Agile /iterative approach that enhances more effective communication and quick feedback from consumers alike as this will better advance customer service and customers satisfaction in each stage of the delivery channel.

    In summary a linear approach complimented by Agile methodology which seek to probe every singlestage in the channel for quality and efficiency would be my suggestion.

    1. If my opinion is sought by MTD about the best approach to use I would proffer the HYBRID approach. MTD is an events company so their job ‘Concept’ is generally known. The Linear approach can help my PM team in the laying the basic groundwork(from expertise garnered in similar past projects). But because there could be very ‘Volatile’, ‘Uncertain’ changes in the client’s and users requirements, nature changes, government influence etc the Iterative approach will be effective in helping to get feedback constantly from the client, users and government and help in ensuring my team can deliver an effect final product that will be transparent and inclusive to all stakeholders after the final SPRINT cycle.

  210. I will first use the linear approach, which will enable me to identify key areas where the project could go wrong. Afterward, I will use agile methods, which will allow feedback from consumers and key stakeholders.

  211. As a project manager working with MTD, I will work on re-skilling our employees and also create events that will help them to be up to the task.

  212. I will first of all try out the linear technique – that is to understand their challenges sequentially. This will allow me to know where things are going wrong.
    Consequently, The agile technique will be introduced for constant collaboration and working in iterations to solve the issues sported and moving forward to project completion.

  213. As the project manager working with MTD, the events company, my main focus would be on ensuring the successful planning and execution of events for our clients. Some key organizational values that may influence our work in projects could include professionalism, creativity, attention to detail, and customer satisfaction.

    These values would guide our team in delivering high-quality events that exceed client expectations. For example, professionalism would mean that we approach every aspect of the project with a high level of expertise and integrity. Creativity would inspire us to come up with innovative event concepts and experiences that stand out in the industry. Attention to detail would ensure that every aspect of the event, from logistics to design, is meticulously planned and executed flawlessly. Customer satisfaction would drive us to prioritize the needs and preferences of our clients, ensuring that they are delighted with the final outcome.

  214. As a project manager collaborating with MTD, I can offer assistance based on the difficulties and problems they have encountered in their projects:

    1. Risk Management: MTD seems to struggle with effectively managing risks in their projects. I can provide insights and expertise in identifying potential risks, assessing their potential impact, and developing appropriate risk mitigation strategies. This can help MTD anticipate and address challenges proactively, reducing the likelihood of project failure.

    2. Stakeholder Engagement: XYZ, in the scenario provided, needs to engage key stakeholders effectively. I can share best practices and techniques for stakeholder identification, analysis, and engagement. This can help MTD in developing a comprehensive stakeholder management plan and fostering positive relationships with stakeholders throughout the project lifecycle.

    3. Quality Control: The review conducted by XYZ highlighted problems and material hurdles for the next stage of their project. I can assist MTD in implementing robust quality control measures, including project auditing, regular performance assessments, and quality assurance processes. This will help ensure that project deliverables meet the required standards and client expectations.

    4. Ethical Considerations: Based on the previously discussed scenario involving XYZ, I can provide guidance on ethical conduct during projects. This includes promoting transparency, accountability, and avoiding conflicts of interest. I can help MTD develop ethical guidelines and integrate ethical decision-making frameworks into their project management processes.

    5. Communication and Collaboration: Effective communication and collaboration skills are essential for successful project management. I can assist MTD in improving their communication strategies, facilitating effective team collaboration, and fostering positive relationships with clients and stakeholders. This can help improve project outcomes and overall client satisfaction.

    By offering expertise in these areas, I can support MTD in overcoming their project challenges and improving their project management practices.

  215. MTD teams possess the capability to swiftly implement changes aligned with meeting strategic objectives. This involves convening all team members for collaborative discussions to determine the best course of action, with subsequent actions taken based on the agreed-upon solutions.
    using and iterative approach in organizing an event help mitigating risk swiftly at all level from the event planning to execution
    and this would also make all team to validate there work to kpi which could help the company save money project would be delivered faster

  216. While linear approach may well apply tonprojects that involve a simple thought out with realistic expectation or outcome at thwnendnof the projects. There are times dynamics and hurdles can change the course of planned events. Where such changes happens, my advice to MTD would be to have a team that understands the agile response to VUCA.

  217. For Event Projects iterative approach will have a positive impact to the progress of the project. Sprint approach of 2 weeks of mini project handling several tasks, then have a review at the end of the two weeks followed by before another sprint and review. With the agile approach most task on the list will get ticked off in shortest time possible and there will be a clear direction and tangible results. However i will advice MTD to combine both the linear and iterative approaches. Start with a clear definition of the idea, plan task in stages, define dependencies and then sprint.

  218. The consequence of using the iterative approach for managing the project is that it allows for consistent flow of feedback from stakeholders, which improved the overall performance of the project delivery and quality.
    The same also goes for the agile approach. Both applications are recommended for a project with high volatility, unstable environment, and variables.
    Since agility is required to manage a vollatile situation, I will recommend the combination of both approaches.

  219. Applying VUCA framework and AGILITY as a project manager gives you that moral booster that yes you are on right track to project delivery ….

  220. Over time, people realized that this approach was not optimal for the development of digital products. After all, software is more malleable than physical items. You can’t easily add another story to a house once it’s built. It’s much easier to add new functionality to software — especially in today’s world of software that’s either run directly in the cloud or at least delivered and updated via the Internet, where you don’t have to physically ship an updated software package to your customers.

    Additionally, developing and improving digital products is risky. It is generally unknown what the best way to deliver value through the product will be. More concretely: when starting out, we don’t know what functionality and user experience the product should provide in order to be most beneficial to its users. The more innovative a product is, the more risk there is. This is another key difference to many physical engineering projects, that are often more similar to previous constructions.

  221. Over time, people realized that this approach was not optimal for the development of digital products. After all, software is more malleable than physical items. You can’t easily add another story to a house once it’s built. It’s much easier to add new functionality to software — especially in today’s world of software that’s either run directly in the cloud or at least delivered and updated via the Internet, where you don’t have to physically ship an updated software package to your customers.

    Additionally, developing and improving digital products is risky. It is generally unknown what the best way to deliver value through the product will be. More concretely: when starting out, we don’t know what functionality and user experience the product should provide in order to be most beneficial to its users. The more innovative a product is, the more risk there is. This is another key difference to many physical engineering projects, that are often more similar to previous constructions.Over time, people realized that this approach was not optimal for the development of digital products. After all, software is more malleable than physical items. You can’t easily add another story to a house once it’s built. It’s much easier to add new functionality to software — especially in today’s world of software that’s either run directly in the cloud or at least delivered and updated via the Internet, where you don’t have to physically ship an updated software package to your customers.

    Additionally, developing and improving digital products is risky. It is generally unknown what the best way to deliver value through the product will be. More concretely: when starting out, we don’t know what functionality and user experience the product should provide in order to be most beneficial to its users. The more innovative a product is, the more risk there is. This is another key difference to many physical engineering projects, that are often more similar to previous constructions.

  222. In the role of being a project manager, integrating an iterative strategy into event coordination enables ongoing adaptations, fostering flexibility, foster collaboration and problem solving. I advise MTD to employ a mix of iterative and linear methods to navigate unforeseen challenges effectively. Furthermore, applying the VUCA framework can facilitate project scalability.

  223. As a Project Manager, taking an iterative approach to setting up an event as a Project Manager will accommodate consistent adjustments due to feedback which will enhance flexibility and feedback.

    An agile approach brings collaboration, team work and quick solution to problems.

    I would advise MTD to execute the project using both iterative and linear approach in order to be ready for any situation or occurrences as it arrives.

  224. As a project Manager, I will understand the project in different angles and actually seek the project is heading to from the view of the MD and apply the VUCA frameworks to help the project scale to the next level.

  225. Building awareness and analyzing MTD’s situations will help the organization to develop appropriate responses to the difficulties and problems that MTD encounters in their projects. The VUCA framework would be an effective tool for this.

    If an iterative approach were employed in organizing an event as a project, the risks would be mitigated on time at a low cost. Also, there would be effective communication and transparency among the project team and stakeholders.

    I would recommend the use of Hybrid approach, incorporating the strong points of both the linear and iterative approaches.

  226. As a project manager for MTD my approach will be to identify the problem and challenges faced by the organization, then apply the VUCA framework tools in order to develop a suitable response to the problems as identified. Also, I will apply the iterative and agile approach to tackle problems and challenges encountered along the line of implementation, while putting the budget into full consideration.

  227. Taking an iterative approach to setting up an event as a Project Manager will accommodate consistent adjustments due to feedback which will enhance flexibility and feedback.

    An agile approach brings collaboration, team work and quick solution to problems.

    I would advise MTD to execute the project using both iterative and linear approach in order to be ready for any situation or occurrences as it arrives.

  228. For MTD, considering the nature of event management, a blend of both approaches could be beneficial, I would employ the iterative method to carry out my company’s prerogatives and weigh all challenges using the VUCA method.

  229. Taking an iterative approach to setting up an event as a project allows for incremental progress and adjustments based on feedback. It can enhance adaptability to changing requirements and improve overall event quality. However, it may extend the timeline and potentially increase costs as changes are implemented.

    An agile approach, on the other hand, emphasizes collaboration, flexibility, and quick response to changes. It could lead to a more efficient event setup but might require continuous communication and regular reassessment of priorities.

    If advising MTD, I would suggest a hybrid approach, incorporating elements of both iterative and agile methodologies. This would provide flexibility while maintaining a structured framework, allowing for adjustments without compromising project timelines excessively. Clear communication and stakeholder involvement throughout the process would be crucial for success.

  230. Be in a position of the Project Manager of MTD water distribution company; linear approach should be adopted while at the initial installation of the water infrastructure because the cost of the project will be determined during conceptual state which iteration approach should be apply for the distribution of the water; for timely and feedback from the stakeholders.

  231. Given MTD’s role as a water supply company, it’s evident that they encounter specific challenges with stakeholders, particularly due to public scrutiny over water quality. Therefore, as an advisor to MTD, I recommend focusing on enhancing their people management skills, particularly through further training in communication.

    Regarding project management, a linear approach seems appropriate initially, given the close relationship between water supply installations and construction. However, in complex projects, introducing an agile approach—a combination of linear and iterative methods—can effectively address challenges. It’s crucial for MTD teams to evaluate project nature and stakeholder involvement before determining whether to adopt iterative or linear solutions, as an iterative approach may not always be suitable and could lead to wastage of time and resources.

  232. Based on my learning, i would deploy iterative technique to address the various challenges. Implications of iterative lifecycle would be that the outcomes would be in sprint, feedback would be faster, stakeholders would get project progress report in record time and solution would be in quick succession.
    If I was approached to give a suggestion on the approach to engage, I would suggest a hybrid of approach, combining both linear and iterative so as to get the best possible outcome.

  233. As an MTD project manager, I propose a solution involving the implementation of robust communication channels and collaborative tools to ensure effective interaction among team members, clients, vendors, and stakeholders. Additionally, conducting thorough risk assessments at the project’s onset is crucial for identifying potential risks and devising mitigation strategies.
    Regarding the implications of adopting an iterative approach to event planning projects, it allows for greater flexibility in addressing evolving requirements, stakeholder feedback, and external factors. This facilitates frequent feedback loops, adjustments, and incremental improvements throughout the project lifecycle.
    Conversely, embracing an agile approach emphasizes delivering customer value through iterative releases of event features and functionalities. It improves project visibility and prioritization using tools like backlog management and daily stand-up meetings, fostering cross-functional teamwork, self-organization, and continuous improvement to optimize project outcomes.
    In advising MTD, I recommend promoting the adoption of agile methodologies to enhance flexibility, responsiveness, and customer focus in event planning projects. It’s essential to prioritize understanding and addressing clients’ needs through active engagement, proactive communication, and tailored event experiences.

  234. If my advice is been seek on which of the methods can be applied, I will advice Iterative because it’s usually a positive method in the sense that you get to rate your work with feedbacks/reviews that you get from customers at the completion of each phase. With this review, it will give the incite to the right step and adjustment to make in order to complete the project and make it a success,
    Iterative approach also tends to make customers gets the necessary attention that they need and seek, thereby helping the MTD company get the necessary and needed feedback they need per time to increase their effectiveness in the course of the project before reaching the last stage of the project.

  235. As an MTD project manager, I would use a combination of Linear and Iterative project approaches for flexibility in the project process, good stakeholder engagement, and access to feedback at any project stage.
    Using iterative as a single project approach may cause consequences such as costly systems or issues because all requirements are not considered upfront the entire life cycle. –
    Adopting an agile approach would clear the path to project objectives with good communication and engagement with stakeholders and users as well as getting the result in a short period.

  236. Based on what I have learned, and I think it would help is combining the approach of linear and iterative in starting and completing a project which gives a plus of testing ideas and learning about user requirements, improvement in stakeholder engagement, acceleration of project output delivery, and also increase transparency. The team members need to understand the concept of the event stating the stance, possibility, and advantage of the project, The definition phase needs to be as clear as possible stating the requirements of the project, its steps, and its justification. The next stage will be approached in an iterative method whereby a short repeatable burst of energy is needed to build the solution. in the process, it will give room for the identification of risk and mitigating it, and at the same time being transparent with the sponsors

  237. Base on what I’ve learnt so far I recommend iterative approach, due to uncertainty in event that linear approach can’t handle.

    You need to know what customer wants and how to control changes in event scene

  238. If the business came to me for guidance on how to organize an event like a project, I would suggest using an agile methodology. Agile approaches offer a framework for effectively managing complexity, encouraging teamwork, and adjusting to changes.

    By segmenting the event into more manageable chunks and making adjustments in response to feedback, the team can increase the pace of value delivery, preserve flexibility, and continuously enhance the caliber of the event. Furthermore, the dynamic and complex nature of event planning is perfectly matched with the agile approaches’ emphasis on cooperation and communication.

  239. Implications of an Iterative Approach:

    Taking an iterative approach to setting up an event as a project involves incremental planning and execution. Each phase is revisited and refined as needed. Implications include:

    Flexibility: Iterative methods allow for adjustments based on feedback and changing requirements, accommodating unforeseen challenges or opportunities.

    Enhanced Adaptability The team can adapt to evolving circumstances, refining elements of the event progressively rather than adhering strictly to a predefined plan.

    Feedback Integratio: Regular reviews facilitate the incorporation of stakeholder feedback, ensuring the event aligns closely with expectations.

    Implications of an Agile Approach:

    An Agile approach, often associated with software development but adaptable to various projects, emphasizes collaboration, adaptability, and customer satisfaction. For setting up an event:

    Continuous Collaboration: Agile promotes constant communication and collaboration among team members, fostering a dynamic and responsive work environment.

    For MTD, considering the nature of event management, a blend of both approaches could be beneficial:

    Hybrid Approach: Incorporate an iterative model for detailed planning phases while embracing Agile principles during execution. This enables thorough groundwork while maintaining adaptability.

    Frequent Stakeholder Involvement: Engage stakeholders regularly to gather feedback and insights, ensuring the event aligns with their expectations and can be adjusted as needed.

    Continuous Improvemen: Adopt a mindset of continuous improvement. Post-event evaluations should not just focus on what went well or wrong but on how the planning and execution processes can be enhanced for future events.

  240. Working with MTD on an event as a project manager – a large sporting event as a case study; iterative approach is a better choice as the scope of the project towards the success of the event is ‘likely’ to change coupled with fact that, the feedback from the host environment is needed to validate the ideas for proper planning.

  241. Over the week, I learnt about efficient communication with clients, sponsors/stakeholders and their total engagement in project management. As a Project manager for MTD events, I will adopt the iterative approach to implement the project plan. This will enable me to have prepared plans, and receive feedback that will help to build on the right solution within a short period and then adjust based on the client’s preference and changing environment. This will bring about a successful event outcome. Also, adapting the agile approach will enable MTD to respond to change quickly, make a priority list based on their client value and deliver a successful result within the period of planning for the event. Their flexibility will help to bring satisfaction to their stakeholders and be well prepared for the future unpredicted and unexpected circumstances that is continuous improvement.

  242. As a project manager working with MTD I would use the iterative approach because it gives room for update (changes) as the projesct is ongoing within 2-4 weeks and priortize important task.

  243. This week, I learned about the importance of stakeholder engagement and communication in project management, which could greatly benefit MTD. Ensuring clear and frequent communication with clients, vendors, and team members can help address challenges and prevent misunderstandings.

    Implementing an iterative approach to setting up an event as a project would allow MTD to gather feedback early and often, making adjustments along the way based on client preferences and changing requirements. This could lead to a more tailored and successful event outcome.

    Similarly, adopting an agile approach would enable MTD to respond quickly to changes, prioritize tasks based on client value, and deliver incremental results throughout the event planning process. This flexibility could lead to higher client satisfaction and better adaptation to unforeseen circumstances.

  244. While there are challenges associated with adopting Agile principles, the benefits can be significant, including faster time to market, improved quality, increased collaboration, and greater flexibility.

    1. As a project manager working with MTD I would use the iterative approach because it flexible enough to make corrections and changes.

      1. The iterative approach works well as it can solve the issue of volatility and uncertainty that comes in handling a project

  245. as a project manager for MTD I will employ the iterative method while handling projects because this gives room for easy adjustments, corrections and reforming and it imposes less risk.
    the agile approach in this instance helps to tackle unforeseen or unexpected occurrences in the course of the project

  246. The iterative process is a practical building, improving and refunding a project.Employing the iterative management approaches in MTD would be effective as it supports flexibility and adaptability to the VUCA methodology.

  247. The iterative process is the practice of building, refining, and improving a project, product, or initiative. Teams that use the iterative development process create, test, and revise until they’re satisfied with the end result. You can think of an iterative process as a trial-and-error methodology that brings your project closer to its end goal.

    The process; Waterfall is the most common non-iterative process. In the waterfall model, you and your team will define project phases before the project starts. Each phase begins once a previous phase is completed in its entirety. Requirements and resources will typically be locked before a project begins, and the team avoids changing the project plan as much as possible.

  248. Employing iterative management approaches in MTD operations would be effective as it support flexibility and adaptability to the VUCA environment.

  249. As a hypothetical PM involved with MDT, I would employ the iterative method to carry out my company’s prerogatives, and weigh all challenges using the VUCA method.

  250. Implications of an Iterative Approach:

    Taking an iterative approach to setting up an event as a project involves incremental planning and execution. Each phase is revisited and refined as needed. Implications include:

    Flexibility: Iterative methods allow for adjustments based on feedback and changing requirements, accommodating unforeseen challenges or opportunities.

    Enhanced Adaptability The team can adapt to evolving circumstances, refining elements of the event progressively rather than adhering strictly to a predefined plan.

    Feedback Integratio: Regular reviews facilitate the incorporation of stakeholder feedback, ensuring the event aligns closely with expectations.

    Implications of an Agile Approach:

    An Agile approach, often associated with software development but adaptable to various projects, emphasizes collaboration, adaptability, and customer satisfaction. For setting up an event:

    Continuous Collaboration: Agile promotes constant communication and collaboration among team members, fostering a dynamic and responsive work environment.

    For MTD, considering the nature of event management, a blend of both approaches could be beneficial:

    Hybrid Approach: Incorporate an iterative model for detailed planning phases while embracing Agile principles during execution. This enables thorough groundwork while maintaining adaptability.

    Frequent Stakeholder Involvement: Engage stakeholders regularly to gather feedback and insights, ensuring the event aligns with their expectations and can be adjusted as needed.

    Continuous Improvemen: Adopt a mindset of continuous improvement. Post-event evaluations should not just focus on what went well or wrong but on how the planning and execution processes can be enhanced for future events.

  251. If an iterative approach were employed in organizing an event as a project, the consequences would be:
    -System architecture problems can arise because all the requirements are not gathered upfront.
    -It is more resource-intensive than the waterfall model.
    -Risk analysis requires highly qualified specialists to check the risks in our system.
    -The whole process is difficult to manage.

    Implications of adopting an agile approach:
    -More time and commitment
    -Less predictable
    -Lack of necessary documentation
    -Projects easily fall off track
    -Greater demands on developers and clients

    I would recommend the Agile approach because it ensures that development teams complete projects on time and within budget and also helps reduce risk associated with complex projects.

  252. an unpredictable work that can come with a lot of uncertainty and to a certain extent the work can also be done by following some set down plans that allows each phase of work to be completed before moving on to the next phase. I will adopt both linear and iterative methods as both will work out depending on the issues faced.

    Both method allows for delivering of project output.
    It also allows for ideas testing and deep learning about user requirements.

    I’ll advise that we can collaborate both method to ease our landing point and project completion.

    Praise Olubanwo.
    Cohort 13, Group 10.

  253. As the project manager working with MTD I would have adopted hybrid method this so because I’ll apply the strength of iterative and that of agile thereby minimizing their weaknesses

    The implications of taking an iterative approach to setting up an event as a project will be that the project manager cannot plan out various aspects of the projects but rather have certain aspects met on a set periodical basis, say every two days

    Haruna Abdulazeez
    cohort 13
    Group 7

  254. The implications of taking an iterative approach to setting up an event as a project will be that the project manager cannot plan out various aspects of the projects but rather have certain aspects met on a set periodical basis, say every two weeks. Another implication is that the Project sponsor will not be able to oversee each phase of the project but rather play a leadership role and be given updates in longer periods of time. Same goes for the stakeholders.
    The implications of an agile approach is that the project manager, sponsor, and stakeholders can plan and envisage the tasks or eliverables from the onset until the final deployment and end phase of the project. Another implication is that the project teams will implement every aspect of the projects for a longer period until completion, unlike the agile approach which would employ mini implementation for shorter periods and ROI.
    I will advise MTD to employ both agile and iterative methods in its event projects to properly harness the advantages of both approaches.

  255. Oluwafunmike Dare
    PM TEAM 5
    {COHORT 13}
    As a project manager working on MTD project, I will look out for the viable approach that has been adopted in previous projects, it seems to be expected risks that is often encountered during projects, I will the put into consideration hybrid approach wherever it is required at any phase.

  256. As a project manager working with MTD. I will adopt the iterative method, given that the project is unstable and unpredictable. An iterative approach will give room for flexibility and adaptability.

  257. Considering the uncertainties embedded in projects being executed by MTD, assuming I am a Project Manager working on one of their projects, I’d prefer to employ a hybrid approach for obvious reasons.
    I believe being flexible is key to successfully delivering on such projects

  258. Oliyide Oluwatobi
    Cohort 13
    Team 10

    Our times are characterised by vulnerability and complexity, driven by eccentric, troublesome changes within the economy, legislative issues, innovation, environment and society.

    Few associations are protected from the impacts of this instability. As a result, numerous are abandoning long- term vital arranging in yearly cycles, and instep receiving nonstop, energetic procedures.

    Venture administration is changing, too. Linear approaches are not reasonable in all circumstances.

    As a Project manager, I learn to be versatile and adaptable, I need to build my own toolkit of proven methods and techniques suitable for the circumstances am dealing with knowing fully how to use them to get the best result for effective output

  259. I will apply the iterative approach cos of the following;

    1. Flexibility: this allows for flexibility and adaptability during the planning and execution of the event. Changes can be incorporated based on feedback and evolving requirements.
    2. Continuous Improvement: this processes will enable continuous improvement as each iteration builds upon the lessons learned from the previous ones.
    3. Risk Mitigation: By addressing challenges early in the process, this approach will enable me mitigate risks and reduces the likelihood of major issues arising later.

  260. Working with the MTD as one if the project managers and Considering the difficulties and problems that MTD encounters in their projects, i will suggest the iterative method because of it flexibility and possible development strategy that involves a cyclical process, helping for easy taking of disition when any problem is encounter. Similarly,the implications of adopting an agile approach will facilitate and allow for quick identification of problems with the project and solution is proffered, and the project is a success.

  261. Assume I work in MTD, it’s factual that the structure of the job is very unpredictable and often comes with a significant level of uncertainty or unforeseen changes.

    Therefore, to successfully sail through this hurdle of uncertainties, I would express the usage of both the linear and the iterative method of project management, thereby reducing the possible limitations available and leading to a more successful project delivery success

    1. As a project manager, I would advice for iterative approach of project management. This is because, the method gives room for changes and flexibility. It carries everyone along and everyone including stakeholders will at some points get to know the progress and challenges of the project.

      With this, i will easily detect the challengs ahead and find solution to it immediately.

      Iterative method gives room for suggestions and contributions from project team.

  262. As a project manager working with MTD, I will apply the iteractive approach because of the potential and unforeseen risks that could affect the project. Surely there will be lots of ups and downs and I believe they should be taken care of bits by bits also. Agile approach would make the risks be attended to quicker and easier than making everything complicated after loads of mistakes.

  263. If I am working with mtd as a project manager, after what I have learnt this week I’ll certainly know that the work with MTD is an unpredictable work that can come with a lot of uncertainty and to a certain extent the work can also be done by following some set down plans that allows each phase of work to be completed before moving on to the next phase. I will adopt both linear and iterative methods as both will work out depending on the issues faced.

    Both method allows for delivering of project output.
    It also allows for ideas testing and deep learning about user requirements.

    I’ll advise that we can collaborate both method to ease our landing point and project completion

  264. I’ll employ the iterative method for the project due to its inherent instability, enabling flexibility in accommodating changes from vendors, sponsors, or the environment.
    The agile approach facilitates swift problem identification and efficient resolution, optimizing time and resources.

  265. from the lessons of this week, i have come to undersand that the type of environment determines the approach one adopts to acheive a successful project.
    in the case of working with MTD, i would adopt an iterative approach considering it is not a simple task of just supplying water. we have to consider the environment and social behaviour of the end users.
    the implication of working iteratively helps the fact that at every phase of water movement to different loactions of the venue, you and the team are able to acess the situations at the receiving ends and determine which is not operating at said pressure/temperatue/volume and changes at made at those ends immediately than waiting for the completion of the project before changes are effected.

    implications of an agile approach to this project are as follows:
    1. immediate feedback and changes are carried out without waiting at the end of the project which might be waste of time.
    2. there is room for learning developing new skills as a team member.
    3. acceleartes the delivery of project outcomes.

    my advice to the company would be to prepare for any unexpected feedback and be ready to solve the problems posed by that feedback.

  266. As a project manager with MTD, I will adapt the iterative method approach because such project is unstable hence, prone to changes. Iterative method allows me as a PM to be flexible as well as adaptive to whatever changes from vendors, sponsors or environment.
    Agile method gives room for quick identification of problems with the project and solution is proffered, saving time and resources.

  267. I am working with MTD as a Project Manager by assumptions, firstly, I will have it in mind that events in the industry are mostly dynamic and unpredictable. Therefore, an iterative approach to Project Management would be highly recommended which creates room for adaptability and flexibility in the course of the Project.

  268. Assuming I am working with MTD as a Project Manager, I would first and foremost have it at the back of my mind that events in the industry are dynamic and most times unpredictable. Therefore, an iterative approach to Project Management would be highly recommended to give room for adaptability and flexibility in the course of managing the Project.

  269. With what i’ve learned soo far, there are different approaches to resolve and tackle project especially the one I will be focusing on here which is the MTD that supplies water.
    With the volume of water they handle we can come to a conclusion that it’s a bring project which will require the hybrid approach not just linear but both the linear and iterative approach.
    This approaches allows for testing ideas and learning about user requirements.
    It provides assurance to sponsors and stake holders from which will help the MTD a lot
    It accelerates delivery of project outputs.

  270. As a project manager working with a company like MTD, I would recognize that the events industry is very dynamic and often unpredictable. As such, I would recommend an iterative approach to project management, which would allow for flexibility and adaptability.

    1. As a project manager for MTD, I will adopt the iryeritive approach. This will enable us develop prototype on how to deliver the water. It will also help us get feedback from stakeholders. they’ll have a clear picture of of how intend to deliver on the project (transparency) and also present them the opportunity to make observations for possible adjustment in the scope of the project.

  271. Being a PM for MTD, I would adopt the hybrid approach because it will help with sticking to available budget and maintain execution timelines. This approach will also help with focusing on improvements by allowing iterations. With this approach, teams will be kept motivated by using an approach that fits the team and the project style. Team members are also seen to have the most innovative outcomes through combination of planning, emergence and collaborations.

  272. Akinmoye Segun Wilson cohort 13, team 2

    From what I have learned so far on different approaches to tackle a project and with the volume of work to be done on the MTD water project, i will approach the project using Hybrid method, because there is a need to combine both linear and iterative approach which enable us test ideas and have a well structured plan and also accelerate delivery of project output, and also give room for dialogue and feedback.

    The consequences of using iterative approach in a project are :
    1. It might require a lot of resources due to change in design
    2. Feedback from environment is needed to validate business ideas and inform investment decision and planning
    3. Responding to change over following a plan
    4. Speed of delivery is more important than product completeness.

    Implications of applying Agile methods
    1.Transparency: Giving visibility to the significant aspect of the process to those responsible for the outcome.
    2. Inspection: Timely checks on the progress, forward a sprint goal to the deflect undesirable variances.
    3. ADAPTATION
    4. Maintain simplicity
    5. Customer collaboration over contract negotiations.

  273. As an MTD Project Manager, I would adopt the hybrid approach to deliver the project , that is a combination of both linear and Iterative project approaches.
    This will allow me have detailed planning planning , specifications, project, risk mitigation, interaction with both the project team and client for feedbacks, flexibility, prepare to create mini sprint project for unforeseen and uncertain circumstances.
    The implementation of the Hybrid approach will be an intelligent approach to addressing the project.

  274. As a project manager for MTD, I would adopt the hybrid approach to project delivery, that is a combination both the linear and Iterative project approaches.
    This allows for detailed specifications, project planning, risk mitigation, interaction with both the project team and client for feedbacks, flexibility, prepare to create mini sprint project for unforeseen and uncertain circumstances.
    I would advice the use of hybrid approach to managing projects.

  275. As the Project manager walk with the hybrid approach looking at the challenges and the objectives of my company, it allows flexibility and collaboration thereby accelerating the delivery of services and satisfactory feedback from stakeholders.

  276. As the Project manager i wilk go for rhe hybrid approach looking at the challenges and the objectives of my company.it allows flexibility and collaboration thereby accelerating the delievery of services.

  277. Having studied the organization I work with, I would know what works best for them. Organization like MTD is a complex firm which I would take an hybrid approach that present a spectrum methods and practices and an extensive toolkit for me to use when facing the myraid challenges of projects in complex world.

  278. If MTD wanted my advice, I would suggest a hybrid strategy that incorporates features of both iterative and agile approaches. This would enable MTD to reap the benefits of iterative planning and execution while also adopting agile characteristics like flexibility and collaboration. Specifically, I would recommend the following steps:
    1. Break down the event planning process into iterative milestones, each focusing on key deliverables or phases of the project.
    2. Implement agile practices such as regular sprint planning sessions, daily stand-ups, and retrospective meetings to foster collaboration, adaptability, and continuous improvement.
    3. Actively seek feedback from clients and stakeholders throughout the project lifecycle, incorporating their input to refine and adjust plans as needed.
    4. Continuously monitor project progress, identify risks and issues early, and adapt plans and strategies accordingly to ensure successful event delivery.

  279. As a project manager working for MTD, I’ll use the hybrid approach I.e combining both linear and iterative approaches to enable us test ideas and learn about user requirements, and also accelerate delivery of project output.
    The consequences/implications of iterative approach in a project are:
    1: the scope is likely to change which means the environment is unstable and uncertain
    2: feedback from users is needed to validate the idea
    3:there’ll be increased visibility and transparency
    4: you’ll always have to engage the stakeholders.
    I’ll recommend the hybrid approach if the company seeks my advice

  280. Having gone through the impact of employing either linear or iterative approach, I’d opt for a hybrid approach. To successfully achieve MTD’s events projects the application of both linear or iterative approaches is key. This will help to avoid issues like scope creep i.e uncontrolled expansion of requirements and expectations on a project, give room to work on different ideas and get the necessary feedbacks, as well as, cater for any unforeseen occurrences which may arise in the course of implementing the project.

  281. As a project manager working with MTD on a project whose objective is to deliver 33,000litres of water to a filed stadium of 1,000 people, Adopting the iterative approach would enable me and the project management team to design a prototype model of how we intend to deliver the project from the early stage of the project. This will enable have a better and clear conversation with the project owners as they’ll have a clearer picture of of how intend to deliver on the project and also present them the opportunity to make observations for possible adjustment in the scope of the project.
    The Iterative approach is will also help in monitoring progress and measuring of milestones attended, by so doing saving time. Even though more resources may be deployed using the iterative approach, but it eliminates the possibility of error that may cause the abandonment of the project.

    The implication of adopting the agile approach in delivering the project comes the flexibility and freedom to make changes and also to follow the path which i believe as a project manager will be best in delivering the project. In the agile approach, it is not a one way street, as i will always try to find the best “easier way” out to deliver without compromising on the quality of the project delivery. However, the agile will come up with the challenges of developing the actual project cost and process timeframe.

    In this case, I’d recommend the mixed/hybrid model of project management as an advice as it offers the best of all project management approach.

  282. From my lesson so far this week, I have learnt that as a Project manager in an MTD project it’s being able to apply the Linear and Iterative approach through the process of the project and also to consider their strength and weaknesses.
    Implications of taking an Iterative approach to set up an event as a project can have several implications such as;
    1. Flexibility – environmental changes, change in business strategies and project scope.
    2. Continuous Feedback from users/customers is needed to validate the business ideas and inform investment decisions and planning.
    3. Enhanced Collaboration which promotes collaboration among team members, vendors, and stakeholders, fostering better communication and alignment throughout the event planning process.
    4. Speed of the process is more important than project completeness.
    5. The solution is novel and the project team needs to learn the required skills to deliver timely.
    The implications of applying an agile approach are;
    1. Sprint planning by breaking down the event planning into shorter sprints
    2. Regular reviews of the process by stakeholders and users
    3. Adaptability by adjusting to event change following a rigid plan.
    Considering the process and approach mentioned above, I would advice and recommend the company (MTD) to use a Hybrid approach.

  283. I will go with the opinion that a company like MTD, usually before the initiation of the project, and with such project on mind, the project scope and deliverables are known, i.e deliver 33,000liters of water for a field stadium for 1000 people.

    During the course of the project, they encounter some uncertainties that would require some adjustments from the team that has to do with the project scope, mode of delivery e.t.c to the volatile and unstable environment.

    Thus, a mixed approach of Linear and itinerant be deployed for an excellent delivery of the project..

  284. As a PM working with MTD company… I will prefer a combined approach because iterative methods allows continuous communication and feedback even though might require consistent meetings but there’s transparency of the situation at every point in time, meanwhile there’s no project without challenges as such This is where the agile team comes to quickly provide possible solutions for the project or event is realized successfully.

  285. As a Project Manager, I advocate for the preference of a physical launch event. This approach fosters direct interaction among all team members, facilitating meaningful dialogue and mutual understanding.

    To ensure the success of the event, several key objectives must be met:

    1. Establishing ground rules to govern the project’s duration.
    2. Gaining insight into each team member’s perception of the project’s purpose in relation to the organization’s success.
    3. Aligning individual team members’ perceived project purposes with the overarching objectives of the organization.
    4. Identifying project objectives, goals, and milestones.
    5. Consensus on tool usage, particularly communication tools, specifying responsibilities and timelines.
    6. Creating a communication matrix to streamline information flow.
    7. Defining criteria for evaluating project success and failure throughout its duration.

    Attendance should encompass all team members, project sponsors, and relevant stakeholders, with activities structured to include collaborative brainstorming sessions aimed at delineating goals, objectives, and milestones. Emphasis should be placed on the significance of these achievements in advancing the organization’s overarching objectives.

    By establishing a comprehensive framework, a unified vision can be collectively crafted, igniting enthusiasm and commitment among team members toward achieving project objectives and organizational success.

  286. I’ll agree that with a company like MTD, usually before the initiation of the project, the project scope and deliverables are known, i.e deliver 33,000liters of water for a field stadium for 1000 people.

    During the course of the project, they encounter some issues that would require the team to adjust the project scope, mode of delivery e.t.c to the volatile and unstable environment.

    I will advise that a mixed PM approach be used.

  287. As a project manager working with a company like MTD, I would recognize that the events industry is very dynamic and often unpredictable. As such, I would recommend an iterative approach to project management, which would allow for flexibility and adaptability. With an iterative approach, we would break the project down into smaller tasks and deliverables, and then complete and review these tasks in quick cycles. This would allow us to quickly respond to any challenges or changes that arise, and keep the project moving forward.
    In terms of the implications of agile vs. linear approaches, agile would allow us to be more responsive to changes, while linear would
    In terms of specific implications, an agile approach could allow us to better align with the needs of our clients, as their needs and requirements may change throughout the project. However, it could also lead to scope creep and a lack of focus on the overall objective. A linear approach could help us to stay on schedule and on budget, but it could also be inflexible and difficult to adapt to changing circumstances.
    Ultimately, I would advise MTD to take a hybrid approach, combining the best aspects of both agile and linear project management. This would allow us to be responsive and flexible, while still keeping the project on track.
    To further explain this hybrid approach, we could break the project down into phases, with each phase following an agile approach, while the overall project would follow a linear approach. This would allow us to iterate on each phase, while still having a clear plan and timeline for the entire project. It would also allow us to more easily identify and manage risks, as we would be regularly reviewing and assessing the project as it progresses. This hybrid approach would help us to be both responsive and efficient, while still delivering the project on time and within budget.

  288. as a project manager using iterative approach will be the best for an event project like MTD Because the iterative method will help the project manager to optimize time management, curb resources wastage as you will know what you need for each sprint and what more thing yiu need to complete the sprint and great at solving issues encountered immediately brainstorming ising agile teams. also getting feedback from end user or costumer.

  289. As a project manager collaborating with MTD, a combination of both method should be adopted. iterative method allows for consistent feedback and progress monitoring throughout the project, although it may entail frequent meetings and time consumption. Therefore, as a project manager, I’ll analyze the project’s complexity and aim to blend iterative and linear approaches to efficiently complete the project.

  290. As a project manager bear in mind that there will be no project without challenges no matter how excellent your plans are. Therefore you must be a fast thinker and communicator ready to take action and change plans if need be. This is where the agile team comes to quickly provide possible solutions for the project or event is realized successfully

  291. The two approaches to project management are linear and iteration. The linear method is more straight-jacketed and allows for very minimal changes, compared with the iterative method. Iteration allows for more flexibility and spontaneity in project execution. Here, major changes/alterations can be introduced at any time, without distorting the project pace and objective.

    The iterative approach best suits the events company – MTD, because of the unconventional, dynamic and unpredictable challenges they encounter in setting up temporary water projects for sporting events worldwide.

    Aside from optimizing time management and resources and the speed of feedback, the iterative method allows the MTD project manager to think on their toes, soaking in the challenges in each project (e.g., language barrier, inadequate water source, environmental changes, uncooperative stakeholders, government policies, etc) and finding creative ways to solve them.

    Although the linear approach is too methodical for change, the MTD can incorporate some of its qualities into the iterative approach to execute projects.

    1. There are only two approach to project management and they are linear and iteration approach. The use of iterative approach is good when dealing with MTD and this is because of the unconventional, dynamic and unpredictable challenges they encounter during the course of the water project.

  292. OHAEGBULAM CHIKAODI PRECIOUS
    Project management. Cohort 13
    The use of Iterative method is very essential in utilising the goals of MTD. Iterative approach helps in planning the project from the scratch. 2. Assign tasks to the right people and with the right resources and each of them has a goal. This also helps in breaking down task into smaller parts known as sprint and in getting early feedbacks from the stakeholders.
    The use of Agile method helps in being able to detect issues on time.Agile method helps the project manager /team to collaborate with the stakeholders and this requires continuous planning also helps the project to be faster.
    In conclusion , I would prefer the Linear method because of the time, accountability and manage resources.

  293. The use of iterative approach will help the MTD along way in organizing the event.
    Because it will help the teams at each point to know exactly where they are failing or what issues they are to prepare ahead for. For instance, if they are meant to supply water to an occasion or an event which happens to be an international conference or bigger than that, iterative approach will guide them through each stakeholders they will encounter and at the same time, know exactly how to satisfy the clients involved through the use of the reviews that they get at intervals.
    In this case, using a linear approach might enlongate the delivery process there by disappointing the organizers of the event.

  294. The use of Iterative approach/method will help the project manager collaborating with MTD, an events company, in solving the difficulties and problems that MTD encounters in their projects. Because the use iterative method will help the project manager to optimize time management, resources wastage and fast in getting feedback from end user or costumer.
    consequences of adopting this method are, it detects potential defects. Functional prototypes can be developed at an early stage. Measuring a project becomes less painful. Changes can be easily implemented. Testing becomes easier. Operational time is reduced. Stakeholder feedback is timely gathered.

    Secondly, the implication of adapting Agile approach, is that it helps to breaks project down into several dynamic phases, commonly known as sprints. and which after every sprint, teams reflect and look back to see if there was anything that could be improved so they can adjust their strategy for the next sprint.

  295. Utilizing an iterative process is key to achieving the overall goals of MTD Event Water Company efficiently. This approach involves breaking down tasks into smaller projects, each with almost the same timeline for feedback and review. The foundation of success lies in meticulous planning during the project’s initiation and ensuring that the best talent is engaged as needed.

    The iterative process offers several benefits for MTD Event Water Company. Firstly, it promotes efficiency by breaking down complex tasks into manageable segments, allowing for better progress tracking. The timely feedback and review cycles after each small project enable continuous evaluation, swiftly identifying issues and creating room for immediate adjustments.

    Additionally, the success of the iterative process depends on robust planning at the project’s onset. Ensuring tasks are well-defined and allocating the right resources from the start sets a strong foundation for the entire project. Furthermore, the flexibility to adapt and bring in specialized talent as the project evolves enhances overall performance.

    In adopting an agile approach, the company gains further advantages. Continuous feedback throughout the project’s lifecycle allows for early issue identification, preventing challenges from escalating. The agile methodology also fosters enhanced collaboration with stakeholders, ensuring the final product aligns closely with their expectations.

    In summary, the combination of an iterative and agile approach empowers MTD Event Water Company with efficiency, adaptability, and continuous improvement. By incorporating regular feedback loops and breaking down tasks into smaller, manageable projects, the company can navigate complexities with flexibility and responsiveness, ultimately contributing to the achievement of its overarching goals.

  296. Based on the information I’ve learned about developing project agility, here’s how I, as a project manager, can help MTD navigate their challenges:

    Challenges Addressed:

    1. Lack of clarity: MTD might face ambiguity regarding attendee preferences or event impact. Agile’s continuous feedback through user testing and surveys helps us gather real-time data and adjust the event accordingly.

    2. Time constraints: Tight deadlines can be stressful. Agile’s prioritization and focused work in sprints ensure we deliver the most impactful elements within the time frame.

    Implications of Iterative and Agile Approaches:

    * Iterative approach:

    Benefits: Early feedback, flexibility to adapt, reduced risk of errors.

    Challenges: Requires clear communication and collaboration, may require adjustments to existing processes.

    * Agile approach:

    Benefits: Increased responsiveness, faster time to market, improved team morale.

    Challenges: Requires cultural shift toward transparency and collaboration, initial learning curve.

    Advice for MTD:

    1. Pilot agile methods: Start with a small event or project to test the waters and gather feedback before full implementation.

    2. Invest in training: Train team members on agile principles and practices like Scrum.

    3. Focus on value: Prioritize tasks based on their value to the client and the overall event success.

    4. Embrace collaboration: Foster a culture of open communication and feedback within and across teams.

    5. Measure and adapt: Track key metrics and adjust your agile approach based on learnings and outcomes.

  297. Environmental specific solutions to projects will be engaged by me as the project supervisor. If the client calling MTD presents a pretty straightforward scope of the project, I will employ the linear approach, and when the scope changes or is relatively unknown, I will employ the iterative approach. A company as big as MTD will have so many subprojects to deliver on one project, so I will definitely mix the approaches so that I have a more agile approach to the project. Most especially, I will employ reviewing after two or four weeks to ensure that we are all still on track according to the needs of the client.

    Chijioke Obioma, Team 5, Cohort 13

  298. Some challenges MTD faces in their project bothers on inadequate or ineffective communication and over segmentation, agile can reduce these challenges by limiting segments and focus on a goal at a time. Iterative approach can as well enhance good communication among team member.

  299. Looking at the problems that MTD encounter and from the concluded module each phases of the project will be analysed to know the best method to approach and solve each problem.
    However; the likely consequences if iterative method is employed in organizing an event can be challenges in terms of time management, budget control, scope management, communication, budget management and consistency.

  300. Using iterative approach in in the MTD project will help the project manager in getting faster feedback from the stakeholders without wasting time and resources.

    Also, a hybrid approach would be of a great use, because it combines the step by step movement of the linear approach with the user and stakeholder feedback of the iterative approach.
    An iterative project approach would greatly increase stakeholder accountability and connection with the project team, as well as acceleration of the project within a shorter period of time.

    Also, the implications of adopting an agile approach are that it will enable the team to respond to challenges promptly therefore, I would recommend hybrid approach.

    Being rigid or using the waterfall approach in their projects will not give solutions to their clients for example not providing the option of extra water source to the second event using the same event center.

  301. Considering the difficulties and problems that MTD encounters in their projects, i believe if they can deploy both linear and itearetive it will help strike a balance where by they start the plan of the project in a linear method where all plans are prepared but along the line the agile
    or iterative method is imbibed to help for flexible decisions making
    were they fine hinges .

    what are the implications of adopting an agile approach? If the company sought my advice, i think in some cases where urgent or instant decisions should be made there should not be any detay since their is a constant briefings of the progress of the project to both the teams and the stakeholders i believe the agile method can be implemented inorder bridge any casualty for a successful project.

  302. Considering the problems that MTD encounter and from the concluded module each phases of the project will be analysed to know the best method to approach and solve each problem.
    The likely consequences if iterative method is employed in organizing an event can be
    challenges in terms of time management, budget control, scope management, communication, consistency, and budget management.

  303. Employing an iterative method allows for consistent feedback and progress monitoring throughout the project, although it may entail frequent meetings and time consumption. Therefore, as a project manager, I’ll analyze the project’s complexity and aim to blend iterative and linear approaches to efficiently complete the project.

  304. A project manager has to be flexible because in case of MDT, I think both approach would be needed because using iterative approach alone would be difficult in completing the project. Though, the approach is more interested in speed of delivery than completion of the project but at the end of the day end users wouldn’t be satisfied. So, I feel Linear project should be used in starting the project before in order to allow proper planning and completing each stage of the project one after the other. Then if the time doesn’t permit any longer they can switch on the Iterative approach to speed up thing but it would be easy to complete the project than just to speed things up without caring about the project completion.

  305. With the MTD as a case study, a combination of both method should be adopted. Starting with the agile method to see the process through, but as a project manager, I should be ready to switch up to an iterative approach if the need arises. The project could also start with both methods with team members divided into different groups (methods) based on their expertise and according to the project levels or phases, and ensure that members are available at every step or phase. Then, feedback should be encouraged and made use of or implemented, as this would improve the work processes. This way, teams and members will work efficiently and also give their best to see the project through. This was also make the work process faster.

  306. Taking an iterative approach to setting up an event as a project can have several implications:

    1. **Flexibility**: Iterative methods allow for adjustments throughout the process, enabling the team to adapt to changing requirements or unexpected challenges.

    2. **Continuous Improvement**: Each iteration provides an opportunity to learn from previous stages, leading to enhancements and refinements in subsequent iterations.

    3. **Enhanced Stakeholder Engagement**: Regular feedback loops involving stakeholders help ensure that the event meets their expectations and requirements.

    4. **Reduced Risk**: By breaking the project into smaller iterations, the risk of major failures or costly mistakes is minimized, as issues can be addressed early on.

    5. **Efficient Resource Allocation**: Resources can be allocated incrementally based on the evolving needs of the project, optimizing budget and personnel utilization.

    6. **Faster Time to Market**: Delivering usable components or features in shorter cycles can lead to a quicker overall delivery time for the event.

    7. **Increased Creativity and Innovation**: Iterative processes foster a culture of experimentation, allowing for creative solutions and innovations to emerge over time.

    8. **Improved Quality**: Continuous testing and validation throughout the iterations result in higher-quality deliverables and a more successful event overall.

  307. If an iterative approach were used for a large event like this, it would likely require more resources and time than a linear approach. This is because each iteration would require planning, execution, and evaluation, which can be time-consuming. Additionally, the event organizers would need to be prepared for changes and adjustments as the project progressed.Given the considerations mentioned above, I would recommend a hybrid approach, which combines aspects of both the linear and agile methods. This approach could provide the best of both worlds, allowing for some flexibility while also providing the structure and predictability of a linear approach. For example, the event planning team could use a linear approach for the early stages of the project and then switch to an agile approach for later stages.As a project manager, I am to play a critical role in helping to coordinate and implement the hybrid approach which will include creating a detailed project plan, establishing clear milestones and deliverables, and monitoring progress throughout the project and also facilitate communication and collaboration between team members, and ensure that the team is following the right approach for each stage of the project.

  308. the type of approach that will be used depend on what the project is all about. Using mtd as a case study ,they will have to put into consideration and do thorough research on which method will work best

  309. Looking at the MTD as a case study, I would say an hybrid method that comprises the iterative approach and the agile approach should be adopted. The project could start with both methods with teams divided into different segments based on their expertise and according to the project phases to speed up the process and ensure that personnel are available at every phase of the project from water source to the delivery. Then, feedbacks could be used to improve work processes with prompt evaluation of each group and project phase to ensure that all teams are updated and provided with expert analysis in case of any uncertainty at any point. With this method, teams will be efficient to deal with uncertain, complex situations and also discover better ways to carry out tasks efficiently.

  310. the project manager helps his or her team team to handle challenges, the type of approach the project manager will use depends on the type of project he or she is handling