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Confusion in following Concept/TERMS

Postby yogesh Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:04 am

When these terms appear in answers.Sometime I pick the wrong one..Can u help to clarify them

Q1.Compromising AND Smoothing : Not very sure whats exact difference

Q2.Difference between Avoid AND Migitate ? And Exploit AND Enchance ?

Q3.Difference in Analogous and Expert Judgement ?
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Re: Confusion in following Concept/TERMS

Postby namita Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:48 am

Q1.Compromising AND Smoothing : Not very sure what’s exact difference


Compromising is where both the parties involved in conflict win something and loose something. E.g. developer is saying he will only be able to test 4 modules in one month. Lead it saying we need to cover 6. Manager brings an agreement that 5 will be done

Smoothing – here the discussion emphasize on area of agreement. E.g. for the same scenario mentioned above, Manager will say, You both are from same team. You are the people have to do all the work anyway, we have to finish the project to make project success. Just for you understanding I am quoting this generic example

Q2.Difference between Avoid AND Migitate ? And Exploit AND Enchance ?

Refer our blogs and put your queries if still there
http://www.izenbridge.com/blog/learn-ho ... rtunities/
http://www.izenbridge.com/blog/how-to-h ... trategies/

Q3.Difference in Analogous and Expert Judgement ?

Analogous – this is basically based on historical data of similar type of project executed in past. Used in estimation
Expert – this is the judgement based on knowledge in particular domain, application etc.

Feel free to ask particular doubts
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Re: Confusion in following Concept/TERMS

Postby yogesh Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:44 pm

Can Historical data be also used for expert judgement ? or expert judgement will only be based of domain knowledge or expertise??
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Re: Confusion in following Concept/TERMS

Postby namita Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:01 am

Expert judgement is something possessed by person with history of projects, in his mind, whereas historical data is artifacts from old similar projects e.g. lessons learnfrom knowledge base of similar projects.
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Re: Confusion in following Concept/TERMS

Postby Sud Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:36 am

Hi Nmaita,

But as far as i understand, Compromise is a LOOSE-LOOSE method and Smoothing is LOOSE-YIELD one, right?

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Re: Confusion in following Concept/TERMS

Postby namita Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:15 pm

Yes Compromise is loose-loose because there is something all involved will loose (they win too little-bit). However these loose-win kind of terminology is basically emphasizing on loose more. whether we are loosing or not is the primary question answered

Smoothing is something where Project Manager will emphasize on common positives for both parties and conclude a solution in interest of project. In that process it can be Win-win, loose-loose or any other combination also. Point is here harmony and relationships are maintained with decision taken
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Re: Confusion in following Concept/TERMS

Postby sunku65 Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:12 am

You are the Project manager of the Project on middle of the project expecting the goods today, The seller delivered the Goods 3 days late, instead of that the seller agreed to 3% discount.
Which type of conflict resolution?

Ans: Some mock tests opted Compromise and others Problem-Solving. Which one is correct.
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Re: Confusion in following Concept/TERMS

Postby namita Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:23 am

I go for compromise as buyer lost time and seller the 3% discount
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Re: Confusion in following Concept/TERMS

Postby yogesh Fri Jul 04, 2014 4:41 am

Found some good description..pls have a look

http://www.umsl.edu/~sauterv/analysis/4 ... endorf.htm

Confronting is also described as problem solving, integrating, collaborating or win-win style. It involves the conflicting parties meeting face-to-face and collaborating to reach an agreement that satifies the concerns of both parties. This style involves open and direct communication which should lead the way to solving the problem. Confronting should be used when:

Both parties need to win.
You want to decrease cost.
You want create a common power base.
Skills are complementary.
Time is sufficent.
Trust is present.
Learning is the ultimate goal.

Compromising is also described as a "give and take" style. Conflicting parties bargain to reach a mutually acceptable solution. Both parties give up something in order to reach a decision and leave with some degree of satisfaction. Compromising should be used when:

Both parties need to win.
You are in a deadlock.
Time is not sufficient.
You want to maintain the relationship among the involved parties.
You will get nothing if you do not compromise.
Stakes are moderate.


Smoothing is also referred to as accommodating or obliging style. In this approach, the areas of agreement are emphasized and the areas of disagreement are downplayed. Conflicts are not always resolved in the smoothing mode. A party may sacrifice it's own concerns or goals in order to satisfy the concerns or goals of the other party. Smoothing should be used when:

Goal to be reached is overarching.
You want to create obligation for a trade-off at a later time.
Stakes are low.
Liability is limited.
Any solution is adequate.
You want to be harmonious and create good will.
You would lose anyway.
You want to gain time.


Forcing is also known as competing, controlling, or dominating style. Forcing occurs when one party goes all out to win it's position while ignoring the needs and concerns of the other party. As the intesity of a conflict increases, the tendency for a forced conflict is more likely. This results in a win-lose situation where one party wins at the expense of the other party. Forcing should be used when:

A "do or die" situation is present.
Stakes are high.
Important principles are at stake.
Relationship among parties is not important.
A quick decision must be made.


Avoiding is also described as withdrawal style. This approach is viewed as postponing an issue for later or withdrawing from the situation altogether. It is regarded as a temporary solution because the problem and conflict continue to reoccur over and over again. Avoiding should be used when:

You can not win.
Stakes are low.
Stakes are high, but you are not prepared.
You want to gain time.
You want to maintain neutrality or reputation.
You think problem will go away.
You win by delaying
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Re: Confusion in following Concept/TERMS

Postby sunku65 Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:24 am

sunku65 wrote:You are the Project manager of the Project on middle of the project expecting the goods today, The seller delivered the Goods 3 days late, instead of that the seller agreed to 3% discount.
Which type of conflict resolution?

Ans: Some mock tests opted Compromise and others Problem-Solving. Which one is correct.


If we refer above post this answer leads to Problem Solving.
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Re: Confusion in following Concept/TERMS

Postby namita Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:43 pm

Yogesh is this clear now?
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Re: Confusion in following Concept/TERMS

Postby yogesh Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:52 am

Regarding Analogous and expert judgement , both talks about similar project

Analogous is coming from historical reord and expert judgement will be coming from some persons.Rite?
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Re: Confusion in following Concept/TERMS

Postby sunku65 Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:22 pm

@Yogesh,

Post it separate thread. As per namita is correct to track response.
Don't mix in future 2 subject matter questions in 1 post.
Because of you mixed all 8 questions then 2 questions and one question, my brain got stuck to reply. simply avoided even reading also.
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Re: Confusion in following Concept/TERMS

Postby yogesh Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:26 am

okay

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