Planning the project

Planning the project

Question 1 – Read and reflect on the assigned readings for the week (chapter -3 ) and write what you thought was the most important concept(s), method(s), term(s), and/or any other thing that you felt was worthy of your understanding in each assigned textbook chapter. Also, provide a graduate-level response to each of the following questions:

  • Are there any disadvantages to following a life-cycle approach to project management? If so, what are they and why?

Question 2 How does the application of a phased approach to project management vary in different industries? Do you think that the phases work the same in construction as they do in event management or software development?

Requirements: 4 pages

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The project management textbook written by Adrienne Watt was not only interesting but also quite informative. One key takeaway from reading chapter three was that projects typically go through four key stages, referred to as the life cycle. Every stage requires the performance of key tasks to ensure the project does not come to a premature end (Watts, 2014). Initiation serves as the first stage, and the primary focus is identifying a need that the project will seek to address. Courtesy of such knowledge, I can correctly facilitate the starting of projects. To do this, I will have to research any need within my organization’s environment and provide decision-makers with project options to address or capitalize on such a need. After doing this, the decision-makers will request a feasibility study.