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MAN-435 Project Management Project Management: Achieving Competitive Advantage, by Jeffrey K. Pinto, (Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Prentice-Hall, 2007). ISBN-13: 978-0-558-39543-8 Case Study 7A: The Superconducting Supercollider Review the Project Profile on pages 409 to 410. This project was a massive failure, starting with an ambiguous project definition. List the various issues the contributed to the project's failure . Critical Success Factors in a project profile include: Project mission – the project was undefined and poorly researched prior to presentation. “ shed light on some of the fundamental questions about the formation of the universe.”? The importance and objects of the project weren’t clearly defined. The ultimate benefits to be derived from the project, weren’t defined to the stakeholders. It is the project manager’s position to concern themselves with the clarification of objectives as well as achieving broad belief in the congruence of the objectives with overall organizational objectives. Was this project harmonious with the objectives of the external stakeholders supporting the project? In this situation, the American tax payers were the external stakeholders and they didn’t understand what this project could mean for them.
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