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Running head: THE PROJECT LIFE CYCLE OF A FEDERAL AVIATION ADMI 1 The Project Life Cycle of a Federal Aviation Administration Program PJM310 – Introduction to Project Management Colorado State University – Global Campus
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Running head: THE PROJECT LIFE CYCLE OF A FEDERAL AVIATION ADMI 2 The Project Life Cycle of a Federal Aviation Administration Program A project lifecycle is a series of phases that a project passes through from its initiation until its closure. The Project Management Institute (2014) conducted a case study into "Transforming Air Traffic with the US National Airspace System" (NAS); in 2007 the U.S Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Air Traffic Organization (ATO) was granted funding to undertake an overhaul of the current air traffic control system that had been in place for more than half a century. As one of the largest public works projects in aviation history, the project managers within the ATO department needed to be experts in understanding and executing the project life cycle, managing the initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and controlling, and finally the closing. This case study will be referenced throughout, giving examples from each step of the project lifecycle. Initiation Phase The first step in the life cycle of a project is the initiating phase. During this phase, the project will be defined at the overarching level which begins with a justification of the need of the end product. During this phase, research will be conducted into the feasibility of completing the project, initial budgets will be developed, basic timelines and broad deliverables will be established. Stakeholders will make the final decision to move forward with or terminate the
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  • Fall '16
  • Project Management, project manager, Project Management Institute, Project Life Cycle

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