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Chapter 2 Summary: The Project Management context Key Terms Deliverable- a product, a service or a document produced as part of a project. Functional organizational structure: groups people by functional areas such as engineering, manufacturing, marketing, sales, etc. It is the most common structure, but the project manager's power is the smallest. Matrix organizational structure- employees are assigned to both functional and project managers. This is the most effective structure for projects, and is common in Research and Development organizations. Project acquisition- the last two phases of a project life cycle, i.e. implementation and close-out. Project feasibility- the first two phases of a project life cycle, i.e. concept and development. Project life cycle- concept, development, implementation and close-out (4 phases). Project organizational structure : an organizational structure that groups people by major projects, such as specific aircraft programs. The project manager's power
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Unformatted text preview: is the greatest. • System- a set of interacting components working within an environment to fulfill some purpose. Example: A company, a division, a department; the human body; a car, a computer. • Systems analysis- a problem solving approach for evaluating a system's problems, opportunities, constraints and needs. • Systems approach- a holistic analytical approach to solving complex problems that includes systems philosophy, systems analysis and systems management. • Systems management- addressing the business, technological and organizational issues associated with making a change to a system. • Systems philosophy-an overall model for thinking about things as systems. Key charts and figures • 2-1: Three-Sphere Model for Systems Management (p. 49) • 2-2: Functional, Project and Matrix Organizational structures (p. 53) • 2-3: Phases of the Project Life Cycle (p. 62)...
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