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Unformatted text preview: 7-1Learning ObjectivesExplain 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 ProjectsPure projectFunctional projectMatrix project7-5Pure ProjectAdvantagesThe project manager has full authorityTeam members report to one bossShortened communication linesTeam pride, motivation, and commitment are high DisadvantagesDuplication of resourcesOrganizational goals and policies are ignoredLack of technology transferTeam members have no functional area "home" 7-6Functional Project...
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2012 for the course BUS M 361 taught by Professor Cynthiawallin during the Fall '10 term at BYU.

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361 Chapter 2 Slides - 7-1Learning ObjectivesExplain what...

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