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Utilizing your knowledge of PMBOK, in your opinion, what are the three most important knowledge areas recognized by PMBOK with regard to your trade show project? What is the possible impact on the project if those areas are missed?

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1. Utilizing your knowledge of PMBOK, in your opinion, what are the three most important knowledge areas recognized by PMBOK with regard to your trade show project? What is the possible impact on the project if those areas are missed?

The nine knowledge areas recognized by PMBOK are:

1. Project Integration Management
2. Project Scope Management
3. Project Time Management
4. Project Cost Management
5. Project Quality Management
6. Project Human Resource Management
7. Project Communications Management
8. Project Risk Management
9. Project Procurement Management http://www.projectsmart.co.uk/print/pmbok_print.html

Each area of knowledge is important in its own right, and they work together. Saying that, though, perhaps for the trade show, Project Integration Management, Project Cost Management and human Resource Management are most important. However, clearly, communication management is also important e.g., communicating the message at the trade show.

1. Project Integration Management

This area of knowledge is linked to area of Resource Management, but relates to the supervisor ...

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This solution examines and evaluates knowledge areas recognized by PMBOK, as well as the possible impact on the project if certain areas are missed. Supplemented with an excellent APA resource.

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Background:
LRH Products, is about to attend a major trade show event in another city. You, a member of the marketing team, have been selected to manage the project. The project includes all the activities necessary to update the trade show display, re-stock the collaterals (brochures, signs, presentations), order new giveaways, transport the trade show materials, and make all travel arrangements. At this time, you do not need to update any of the printed collaterals, but the presentation will likely need some small modifications. The sales people who will staff the booth also need to be identified, notified, and trained. Clothing may also be necessary to order for them.
LRH is will start a project ten weeks before the event; the display needs to be shipped ten calendar days before the event begins to ensure adequate time for set-up by the on-site trade show staff. You have adequate budget, which was prepared by the marketing manager based on the costs from the last show.
You have a small team of people to help you complete the project. You are available to work up to 16 hours a week on the project. As the newest person in the marketing department, you are not very familiar with the products or what has been done at previous trade shows. You have significant experience organizing trade show events since you used to work from one of the competitors. You also have experience training sales staff. You do not know the vendors with whom you will work on this project, such as the printer and give away supplier. You do have the following individuals to draw upon their expertise for help and guidance.

Problem:
Utilizing your knowledge of PMBOK, what are the three most important knowledge areas recognized by PMBOK with regard to the trade show project? What is the possible impact on the project if those areas are missed?

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