OPMA 5364 Part 1

OPMA 5364 Part 1 - OPMA 5364 Project Management Part 1...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–9. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
OPMA 5364 Project Management Part 1 Projects and Project Goals
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Copyright 2004, Dr. Greg Frazier 2 Topic Outline: Projects and Project Goals Why organize an activity or job as a project Project goals and performance tradeoffs Examples of projects and goals Project life cycles How are projects selected Organizational structures and projects Project selection exercise
Background image of page 2
Copyright 2004, Dr. Greg Frazier 3 What are Projects? A temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service or result (PMI-PMBOK) Specific, timely, usually multidisciplinary, and always conflict ridden (Mantel et al.) Series of activities or tasks, specific objectives, defined start and end dates, funding limits, consumes resources, multifunctional (Kerzner)
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Copyright 2004, Dr. Greg Frazier 4 Why Projects? Why organize an activity or job as a project? It allows you to better structure and organize the tasks that need to be performed Well developed approaches and tools are available for managing projects Easy-to-use software is available for scheduling and budgeting projects Experience has shown that the work/job can be done faster, cheaper, and better when managed as a project
Background image of page 4
Copyright 2004, Dr. Greg Frazier 5 Project Performance Goals Outcomes/Quality (deliverables and quality) exactly what needs to be accomplished at what quality level Time doing it quickly or on schedule Cost doing it cheaply or on budget Unfortunately, tradeoffs among these goals exist
Background image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Copyright 2004, Dr. Greg Frazier 6 Project Goal Tradeoffs Outcomes/Quality Cost Time All Goals Met Budget limit Due Date Desired Outcome/Quality
Background image of page 6
Copyright 2004, Dr. Greg Frazier 7 Project Performance Goals Which goal is more important: time, cost, or outcomes? Who decides which goal is more important? Why is it important for the Project Manager (PM) to know which goal is more important?
Background image of page 7

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
8 Examples of Projects and Goals What are examples of non-project activities? What are some examples of projects you’ve worked on? What were the desired deliverables/outcomes? What was the project time frame?
Background image of page 8
Image of page 9
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 32

OPMA 5364 Part 1 - OPMA 5364 Project Management Part 1...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 9. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online