The construction of a new soccer stadium in your country is finally complete. The first large sporting event is about to be held. Athletes will be arriving over the next few days from several different countries. The tournament is planned to run for five consecutive evenings. There seems to be confusion on basic issues related to transportation and housing for the athletes. What should you do first?
a. Inform your sponsor of the issues
b. Develop a better plan to collect all transportation and houses requirements for future events
c. Not worry to much about this. There certainly are enough hotels locally to support the athletes
d. Determine impacts of these issues on the current project and develop responses
☺ d. The question asks the first thing to do. We may want to do everything on the list but what do we do first. We address the immediate problem first.
☹ a and b. These are both great ideas, we just do not do them first.
☹ c. It is our responsibility as the project manager to address these issues.