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Project Management Concepts and Applications Paper

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- Resources: Ch. 1-3 of Project Management: The Managerial Process
- Select a current or past project you have been involved with in your organization or community.
- Write a paper that includes the following elements:

1. A brief description of the project, including an identification of the primary goals of the project.

2. A description of how this project met the definition and characteristics of a project as defined in Ch. 1. Why would you consider it a project rather than day-to-day work?

3. A description of the organizational structure, based on the structures discussed in Ch. 2. Explain how this project fits within the organizational structure. Explain the pros and cons of the organizational structure in terms of the project outcomes.

4. A description of the culture of the organization that includes concepts from Ch.

5. How did the cultural norms affect this project from a positive or negative perspective?

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I created a project for you to use. Since I do not have the book, the chapter references will have to be added by you, but the overall picture of the company and the project are included here. You will have to integrate it into an essay format, but with your input and chapter references, you should have enough for the assignment requirements.

1. A brief description of the project, including an identification of the primary goals of the project.
The project was a home in the $1.5 million range. The person wanted a "castle" both literally and figuratively. The home was to be designed in an identifiable way as a castle. There were specific rooms to be included, a library, sauna, two master suites, a pool, a garden, a fountain, sunroom, music room, and some rooms for specific items. The placement on the land was not an issue since the property was twelve acres of rolling farmland, but it had to fit on one of the specific hills in particular.

The fa├žade was requested in stone. The project was merely speculative, the builder who requested the plans had not accepted the job and ultimately removed himself from the project.

2. A description of how this project met the definition and characteristics of a project as defined in Ch. 1. Why would you consider it a project rather than day-to-day work?

While the business was ...

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