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Project Management: Simulation

A. Using the link provided on the page, access and complete the Achieving Project Goals simulation.
b. Prepare a paper in which you address the following items from the simulation:
1) How did completing this simulation change your perspective of project management? Provide examples in your response.
2) What advantages and limitations of project management were identified in the simulation?
3) How do you anticipate bottlenecks when planning for a project?
4) If you are required to crunch the project, which factor would you compromise on, risk or time? Explain your answer.
5) List four key points from the reading assignments that were emphasized in the simulation.


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//Before scripting about the perspective of project management, it is important to understand the simulation problem and the project involved in the problem. The simulation problem is concerned with the organization named 'Huduma Foundation'. The analysis of the problem will be helpful in understanding the implementation of the project management tools. So, first of all, we will discuss about the simulation problem and the project involved under the heading of Introduction, for example://


The given simulation problem is about an organization named Huduma Foundation. The organization works on the project of rescue and rehabilitation of wild animals from densely populated areas to sparsely populated areas. The given simulation is based on a project "Operation Elephant Ark" to rehabilitate eight elephants from the Zakinaka National Park to Ungabo National Park (University of Phoenix).

//After analyzing the simulation problem and the project involved in the problem, we will focus on the perspective of project management in the simulation problem. Along with this, we will also know the various aspects of the project management. The concept of work break down structure associated with the project involved in the problem will be further understood. //

Perspective of Project Management

The perspective of project management is that the project is a single-shot set of activities having a definite beginning and ending point. Project Management states that each project has a terminal point and should be completed in the given time limit. Under project management, the Work Breakdown Structure is defined as a hierarchy of systems. The WBS breaks the project into a logical series of smaller tasks, so that it can be subjected to efficient planning and execution (Knutson, & Bitz, 1991).

After analyzing the given simulation, many different aspects are found about the perspective of the project management. The first one is that, it is possible for a project to have a definite beginning point but not possible to have a definite ending point. For example, in the given simulation, the project of rehabilitation of elephants has many sudden risks which can make the project delay on various occasions. Due to this, the project would ultimately have no fix ending point.

Except this, the Work Break Down structure ...

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