Achieving Project Goals Simulation Paper

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Achieving Project Goals Simulation Paper University of Phoenix Course: MGT/437 Instructor: Mark Fechtel September 20, 2010

Achieving Project Goals Simulation Paper

Project management is defined by BusinessDictionary.com as, “Approach to management of work within the constraints of time, cost, and performance requirements.” Project management requires careful planning and studying all of the factors involved with in the project. Project Managers must first establish the needs of the stakeholders and provide a project plan which includes the cost and time frame the project will be completed. In addition, projects requirements should be clear and concise to ensure the Project Manager stays within
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Due to time constraints the Project Manager evaluated the situation and objectively selected the paramount option to compress the project cycle time and met the constraints of time and project safety. Unfortunately risk are never unavoidable when it comes to any type of project. It is does not matter how well the project is planned. Every project will need to have alternatives just in case if the unexpected happens. It is very crucial to include delays as much as possible by balancing the rest of the project resources, like time, scope of the project and safety. The project managers job is to ensure that the scope of the project and safety is never compromised. The project manager needs to ensure that proper trade offs are made between time, cost and performance of the project. In the simulation when the truck had broken down and it was a possibility that the other elephants would not make the flight the Project Manager made alternate transportation planes that were successful in meeting the time constraints of the project. After completing this simulation my perception of project management has been changed quite a bit. It is a bit like life, it never goes as it was planned to. When and if the unexpected happened with one of the transport trucks breaking down this could have caused “Operation Elephants Ark” to fail, the reality of loosing money is possible in a Project was realized. I also realized

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