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Midterm Project Management

Midterm Project Management

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Midterm Project ManagementChapter 1 : Modern Project Managementi)
 
eview Questions:
1)
 
Define a project and its 5 characteristics that help differentiate projects from program-Def :A complex, non-routine, one-time effort limited by time, budget, resources, andperformance specifications designed to meet customer needs-Differentiations:a)
 
Has an established objective.b)
 
Has a defined life span with a beginning and an end.c)
 
Requires across-the-organizational participation.d)
 
Involves doing something never been done before.e)
 
Has specific time, cost, and performance requirements.2)
 
Key environmental forces that have changed the way projects are manageda)
 
Compression of the project life cycleb)
 
Global competitionc)
 
Knowledge explosiond)
 
Corporate downsizinge)
 
Increased of customer focus, etc3)
 
Important of implementation of project to strategic planning and project manager a)
 
Do not tie together the overall strategies of the firm.b)
 
Fail to prioritize selection of projects by their importance of their contributionto the firm.c)
 
Are not integrated throughout the project life cycle.d)
 
Do not match project planning and controls with organizational culture tomake appropriate adjustments in support of project endeavors.4)
 
Explain technical and socio-cultural dimensions of project management
 
 
5)
 
Explain Integrative approach-Def : An integrative approach to project management is one in which all the parts areinterrelated.-
 
The importance of the approach:a)
 
Projects must have a strong link to the organization¶s strategic plan, which isdirected toward meeting the customer¶s needs.b)
 
An integrative approach provides an integrated system for the actualimplementation of the projects. This includes an information system whichsupports decision making
 
 
ii)
 
Exercises:
1)
 
Identify all the projects contained in the local newspaper -Monorail will be built in the India by Scomi Berhad-The launching ceremony of KLIA 2 to replace LCCT in 20122)
 
Consider the greatest achievement accomplished by mankind to-date.-Solar passenger car -Landed on moon (Neil Armstrong)-Highest building on the earth (Burj Khalifa)3)
 
Identify on question 1 whether both socio-cultural and technical elements factors in thesuccess or difficulties in the projects-Both projects have both socio-cultural and technical elements in the projects.-Difficulties still can been seen, but it isn¶t affect much on the project4)
 
Check out Project Management Institute¶s home page on www.pmi.org to find out aboutgeneral information, the location, PMBOK, and other links.-General information:

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