Essay Business

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BUSN300-1204A-02 Lower Division Capstone
Assignment Name: Unit 5 Individual Project
Deliverable Length: 4-5 body pages, 1 PERT chart, 1 Gantt chart
Details: Using your current work organization (or an organization of interest) as the subject matter, research the elements of business and prepare an APA formatted paper that:
• Analyzes the organization’s basic legal, social, and economic environments
• Analyzes the organization’s managerial, operational, and financial issues including: o Project Management o Project Timelines o Critical Paths and Contingency Planning o Implementation Plan Contingencies o Staffing Needs and Tools o One Gantt Chart Example o One PERT Chart Example
• Analyzes the impact of potential change
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It also includes managing the implementation of the project plan, along with operating regular 'controls' to ensure that there is accurate and objective information on 'performance' relative to the plan, and the mechanisms to implement recovery actions where necessary.
Projects usually follow major phases or stages (with various titles for these), including feasibility, definition, project planning, implementation, evaluation and support/maintenance.
NOTE: There are many software tools that make project management much more effective and efficient. Software Tools to Do Project Management Process lists software resources. The reader might best be served to read about the overall project management process in the section, "Foundations of Project Management" below, and then review some of the software tools. Another approach is to review the tools as the reader progresses through each phase of the project management process. (Thanks for Kevin Lonergan for contributing to this description.)
Project Timeline
Establishing a timeline, with realistic and attainable deadlines, will make sure that you spend appropriate amounts of time on each step of the process and help keep you on track. Here are some recommended guidelines for the amount of time to spend on each stage. Keep in mind that these percentages are only

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