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How Corporate Culture Contributes to a Successful Project

Gray, C. F., & Larson, E. W. (2011). Project management: The managerial process (5th ed.). New York, NY:
McGraw-Hill/Irwin

1. Describe the role "corporate culture" plays in the success or failure of a project. Use specific examples to support your answer.

Why is it important to assess an organization's culture before you begin a project? How would you go about doing this?

2. As a project manager, discuss the critical issues that affect the success of a project. Discuss the areas that you consider your strengths, and what areas would be hard for you to manage. Use specific examples to support your answer.

Why is it important to assess an organization's culture before you begin a project? How would you go about doing this?

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Organizational culture is very important in project management. It lets the project manager know how the organization interacts with it's customers, it's employees, and how they handle change. It can help the project manager understand if punctuality is important to the organization. It will also aid the project manager in determining if the organization has a sense of urgency in it's work, or if it is more of a go with the flow type of company. By understanding the culture of the organization the project manager can tailor the implementation process in away that gets buy in quickly and is accepted by the work force with in the company.

The organization can be assessed by observing the day to ...

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In any project there are many things that can affect its success. One such thing is the corporate culture. The corporate culture has a direct barring on the success or failure of a project. It also determines how hard or easy the process will be.

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