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    a. What is a project?

    b. What are the basic phases of the project lifecycle and their purposes?

    c. Why is it important for organizations to use project management to accomplish tasks?

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    PROBLEM:
    Project Management Paper

    a. What is a project?

    b. What are the basic phases of the project lifecycle and their purposes?

    c. Why is it important for organizations to use project management to accomplish tasks?

    SOLUTION:

    What a project is... and what it is not?
    We have been all hearing about this term project and project management all the while however, most often than not, we still don't really know what it really means and how applicable or essential it is in our day to day activities.

    By definition, the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) as quoted by Barron and Barron, n.d., defines a project "as a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service or result". This temporary nature of project is in essence the very description of the project as it connotes both beginning and end. Beginning in such a way that it starts with defining a specific objective and ending since a project will no longer be a project if its objectives are not or have not been met at all (Barron & Barron, n.d.).

    In as far as project I concerned, project undertakings may have started since the beginning of human activity (Barron & Barron, n.d.). Whether small just like hunting for food or great like building pyramid, all these involved this was we called as project. Certainly, everyday, our thoughts are filled with different projects we wish to accomplish.

    To expound a little bit more, it must be emphasized that a project has distinct attributes. This is essential for us to differentiate it from other work or day-to-day business chores which are basically ongoing and repetitive (Barron & Barron, n.d.) . Firstly, as mentioned, they are temporary in nature, have definite timeframe (start and end) and most of all they are essentially new which means they are formed to bring about a product or service which has not been present before (uniqueness; or of different model or style) (Barron & Barron, n.d.).

    What are the basic phases of the project lifecycle and their purposes?
    "The Project Life Cycle refers to a logical sequence of activities ...

    Solution Summary

    The solution answers questions regarding a project and its lifecycle and purpose. It discusses why it is important for organizations to use management to accomplish tasks.

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