Q1. What's going on?
The program director of a company has asked project manager to deliver the Willis system project one earlier than the scheduled time. He also asked to deliver the project without encryption. The project manager replied about the consequences of providing the project without encryption. The project can be hacked and is not safe for the delivery as stated by the senior developer. The project manager neglected statement of the program director was not convinced with the idea ("Scenario 3: Early Launch", 2017). The program tried to convince him by offering extra bonuses for him and his team. He also mentioned about new opportunities that their company would get after completing the Willis system project. There is a huge risk of hacking of data and information of the project during the delivery process of the company. This will helps in developing their company in the market.
Q2. What are the facts?
The scenario describes about various facts that are prevailing in the company regarding the Willis project. The CIA has asked the program director to deliver the project one month before scheduled time without encryption. Any delay in delivery might lose the contract with the company in future. Therefore, the program director is forcing project manager to complete the project one month before the deadline. The project manager describes about the facts that might arise on without encryption including threat of hacking. The program director provides an opportunity to earn bonuses for his team members. The early delivery of the project to the company will help improvising a better opportunity in the market from the same company.
Q3. What are the issues (non-ethical)?
There are different issues that are rising in the company due to this project. The program director is worried about the future opportunities of the company. If they are not able to provide the project one month earlier, the company will lose the next project worth 3 million. This will cause a huge loss to the company. The new opportunities are not available for the company in case of failure in providing the project as demanded. The project manager told that the team member is not able to complete the task earlier that the scheduled time without encryption (Mannay & Morgan, 2015). Therefore, this can cause lose to the company and it might lose other clients and opportunities. These are the unethical issues prevailing in the company by this project.
Q4. Who is affected?
The case scenario affects the program director, project manager and team member. The program director has to take care of the future aspects of the company and look for new opportunities of the company in the market. The project manager has to mange his team to deliver the project one month before the deadline (Black, 2013). The senior developer has to complete the coding of the project earlier and proceed for testing purpose. The encryption is not done as mentioned by the CIA of the client company. The team members are affected, as they have to speed up the progress of the project for the delivery to the client one month earlier.
Q5. What are the ethical issues and their implications?
The ethical issues are related to the delivery of the project without encryption. As mentioned by the senior developer that without encryption of the project causes threat of hacking and loss of data and information. Therefore, this might be a risky step taken by the company of delivering project without encryption. The cyber attack in the project during delivery might cause loss to the user information and data of the company (Gray, 2016). There can be financial loss to the company due to the loss of personal information of the company by hacking. Therefore, there is a huge risk of data breach in the company due to the hacking. The project manager and CIA together replaced the program director of the company. The company has gone in loss due to the hacking of data from the project during delivering process.
Q6. What can be done about it?
There are various techniques by which the issues can be improved. As mentioned in the case study, that the project has been hacked due to the pressurized condition of the program director and decodes to deliver the project without encryption (Coghlan & Brannick, 2014). Therefore, the project has been diminished and the company has been running in loss. The reputation of the company has gone down in the market. The manager and CIA have decided to remove the program director for maintaining the image of the company in the market. The implication of delivering project without encryption is delivered to the CIA and the delivery can be stopped. The project is coded again and delivered within time to the company. The project manager and the senior developer might convince the program director for stopping the early delivery of project without encrypting.
Q7. What are the options?
Various options are implemented on this scenario to resolve the scenario. The project manager might pressurize the program director to disallow the demand of delivering the project one month before the deadline (Mintz, 2016). The program director has to mention about the various possibilities of the delivering process to inform about the misconception of loss of data and information. The project manager describes about the limitations of without encrypting the project. The project manager and CIA together replaced the program director of the company. The company has gone in loss due to the hacking of data from the project during delivering process. This has caused huge loss to company and program director of the company for his step. The reputation of the company has gone down in the market. The manager and CIA have decided to remove the program director for maintaining the image of the company in the market. The company was reframed with new program director and the project was again initiated with new program director. The deadline was fixed for the new project and the project was delivered on time. This has encouraged many opportunities for the company in the market. The implication of delivering project without encryption is delivered to the CIA and the delivery can be stopped.
Q8. Which option is the best and why?
The best option for this scenario is that the project manager tries to make understand the program head about the consequences of the without encryption delivery of project. The chances of hacking are high in this case and the loss of data and information might occur causing huge loss to the company and the project. The project manager describes about the limitations of without encrypting the project. The senior developer have addressed about various consequences of without encrypting the project. Therefore, the program manager was convinced with the program manager and senior developer and decided to not accepting the requirement of the CIA of the company regarding early delivery of the project. These also helped in maintaining the brand image of the company in the market.
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