Characteristics Of A Project Management

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GuinnM_ENVM625_M1_GradedAssign Projects defined A project is a defined as a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result (Larson, 2014). The characteristics of a project in the context of project management include an established objective, a defined life span with a start and finish, the involvement of a collection of different departments and other professionals, non-static with innovations of new ideas/processes, a clearly defined budget and specified requirements (Laron, 2014). Projects diverge from other functions in day-to-day operations of an organization by way of having a singular objective and not being constrained by the daily repetitive operations. Projects are not ongoing and require team member flexibility in their ability to complete one task and begin anew on something potentially unrelated. The elements of the project overlap and collaboration between specialized professionals are orchestrated by a project manager who allocated the resources from start to finish. The project manager additionally, works closely with the client ensuring the achieved outcome is attained. The unique nature of a project is the necessity for flexibility, which allows for a customization of the process that is most suited to the current project at hand (Larson, 2014). Sociocultural and technical dimensions of project management The sociocultural dimensions of project management are concerned with the aspect of the person, and include the variables of leadership, problem solving, teamwork, negotiation, politics, and the customer’s expectations (Murphy, 2016). The collection of these specific skills are required to work as a successful team, and support effective communication. Sociocultural dime... ... middle of paper ... ...small breaks to move around and context switch would make it less likely to become bored and stagnant, at the same time the sheer volume of the daily activities could wear a person down. I read someplace that context switching is incredibly ineffective overall and that it takes about 15 minutes to calibrate to the specific task at hand, so with each shift there is the potential to have an overall reduction of productivity. A particular effort would be required to maximize the time spent when on a specific task, and perhaps structure time in the day that is un-interrupted for continuous work flow. References Larson (2014). Project management: The managerial process, fifth edition. University of Findlay, OH: McGraw Hill Education. Murphy, T. (2016) Lecture on Modern Project Management. Personal Collection of T. Murphy, University of Findlay, Findlay OH.

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