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    The purpose of this assignment is to help you understand and synthesize project closing processes as they relate to project management. The case addresses program management, project quality, and project closing considerations and issues.

    Read the case study "American Shogun" on pp. 341-347 of https://saidnazulfiqar.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/case-studies-in-project-program-and-organizational-project-management.pdf, Case Studies in Project, Program, and Organizational Project Management. Then, help answer the three discussion questions that follow the case, applying current, relevant theory. When composing your responses you should focus on best practices to facilitate project closure for optimal project outcomes.

    Your essay should meet the following requirements:

    Your complete essay should be 3-4 pages long

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    1. What are the lessons learned in this case?

    This case demonstrated the necessity for companies to ensure that new program managers are provided the necessary support and guidance required to ensure that they can succeed and excel at their position. The case highlighted how a new and inexperienced project manager was thrust into her position out of necessity before the company would have preferred, yet because the manager was provided the necessary mentoring and coaching that she needed, she was able to acquire the program management skills for success. In addition, the company provided the novice project manager with additional standardized tools and processes that have been proven in other disciplines to enhance the ability to engage in continuous and thorough improvement. Therefore, the manager was able to master this project management task without the organization being required to restructure their entire project to accommodate the new project manager's inexperience.

    The only way that this was enabled was through effective coaching and mentoring from an experienced mentor, which allowed the new project manager the ability to acquire the intangibles associated with project management and ...

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    Project management finishing well is analyzed.