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PROJECT LIFE-CYCLE - ANALYTICAL HIERARCHY PROCESS - ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

ASSIGNMENT - THE PROJECT LIFE-CYCLE

Research and find an article related to the project life-cycle used in project management. Perform an online search, and locate an online article that is at least 2-3 pages.

Read the article and discuss how the life-cycle phases related to the article.

SUMMARY ASSIGNMENT - THE ANALYTICAL HIERARCHY PROCESS
Research and find an article related to the analytical hierarchy process used in project management. Perform an online search, and locate an online article that is at least two to three pages. Outline key points and summarize key points from the article.

Read the article and think about how the article relates to information on Analytical Hierarchy Process. Please outline and summerize the key points from the article to help with assignment.

SCENARIO ASSIGNMENT - ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
You have been tasked with creating an organizational structure for a new company that manufactures office equipment such as copiers, fax machines, and printers. The company plans to market the products domestically and internationally.
identify the type of structure you selected for the company and outline why you feel that structure best fits the strategy of the organization.

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For starters, you'll want to begin the assignment by searching for the articles as required. A good place is your school's library that has access to numerous scholarly journals, periodicals, and various media [usually at no additional charge to students]. Yet, an alternative resource is Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com

Then, after finding the article of your choice [and reading it], continue by answering the * questions * as referenced in your professor's instructions. See below:

PROJECT LIFE-CYCLE

* Research and find an article related to the project life-cycle used in project management. Perform an online search, and locate an online article that is at least 2-3 pages. Read the article and discuss how the life-cycle phases related to the article.

- ARTICLE: Hartman, F., & Ashrafi, R. (2002). Project Management in the Information Systems and Information Technologies. Project Management Journal, 33(3), 5-15.
http://faculty.usfsp.edu/gkearns/Articles2/PM%20in%20the%20IS%20and%20IT%20Industries.pdf

- DISCUSS: The life-cycle phase relates to the article in a number of ways. Firstly, a Project Management cycle covers the total life of a project, people involved, financial aspects, initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, controlling, closing, and all other related activities from beginning to end. In this article, "Project Management in the Information Systems and Information Technologies," Hartman & Ashrafi discuss how success may be sustained in the software industry. The authors suggest that, "Despite significant efforts to improve software projects, many still fail. Current literature indicates that most of the project problems are related ...

Solution Summary

Solution discusses questions based on the Project Life Cycle, Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP), and Organizational Structure as follows:

- THE PROJECT LIFE-CYCLE
How to research and find an article related to the project life-cycle used in project management; perform an online search, locate an online article that is at least 2-3 pages; read and discuss the life-cycle phases related to the article.

- ANALYTICAL HIERARCHY PROCESS (AHP)
How to research and find an article related to the analytical hierarchy process used in project management; perform an online search, and locate an online article that is at least two to three pages; outline key points and summarize the article.

- ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
For creating an organizational structure with a new company that manufactures office equipment such as copiers, fax machines, and printers, the organization plans to market the products domestically and internationally. Therefore, the best type of structure is identified, including "why" the structure best fits the strategy of the firm.

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