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Unformatted text preview: 7-1Learning Objectives•Explain what project management is and why it is important.•Identify the different ways projects can be structured.•Describe how projects are organized into major subprojects.•Understand what a project milestone is.•Determine the “critical path” for a project.•Demonstrate how to “crash,” or reduce the length, of a project.7-2What is Project Management?•Project: a series of related jobs usually directed toward some major output and requiring a significant period of time to perform •Project management: the management activities of planning, directing, and controlling resources (people, equipment, material) to meet the technical, cost, and time constraints of a project7-3Types of Development Projects7-4Structuring Projects•Pure project•Functional project•Matrix project7-5Pure Project•Advantages–The project manager has full authority–Team members report to one boss–Shortened communication lines–Team pride, motivation, and commitment are high •Disadvantages–Duplication of resources–Organizational goals and policies are ignored–Lack of technology transfer–Team members have no functional area "home" 7-6Functional Project...
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2011 for the course BUSMGT 361 taught by Professor Paulterry during the Winter '11 term at BYU.

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