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Project Life Cycle

The project life cycle typically passes through four stages: definition, planning, execution, and delivery. Do situations exist in which projects may not pass through each of these typical stages? Provide examples to explain your answer.

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According to the Project Management Institute, there are actually five stages within the project life cycle. They are Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, and Closing. All of these phases are essential for a project to go through in order to properly bring the project to completion. The Initiating phase is where the project charter is created and the client's needs are being interpreted ...

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A discussion regarding the project life cycle stages including examples in which projects may not pass through all of the stages. 277 words.