Essay about Project Management

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1. What are the reasons the author advances the project management to be considered an "accidental profession?" The twelve guidelines are presented in no particular order. Order them by level of importance and explain your reasoning
2. Where would you place yourself in Figure 2?
3. A few of the guidelines are related to the need to understand the reason for the project in the first place. Which guidelines would you place in this category? Why is this so crucial?
4. Why, in lesson 9, is always thinking about" what if" so important?
5. Lesson 12 warns about not planning enough but also about spending too much time planning. How do you draw the line? 1. The authors reasons for
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Without people close to you who you will be working with face to face on a daily basis, which you don't trust, or ever make any progress with will get you nowhere. Next, you must understand who is funding the project and what it is what they want. Success to you could be completely different from success to you stakeholders who could lead to a complete failure in their eyes and you finding the right answer to the wrong problem. This leads into my next guideline, if you can plan ahead, then even if your view of success differed from the stockholders, plans could be altered before you reach a point of no return. Proper planning saves time and money, and that's something everyone can appreciate. Once everyone is on the same page, it's important to keep good spirits within your team. Keeping tensions low and everyone working smoothly will keep things moving. Next, remembering what you are trying to do is almost equally as important as enthusiasm but also linked together. It is extremely difficult to stay dedicated to something you don't believe in. If the project gets a point where your team can no longer see the vision that you started with, all is lost. The bottom six of the twelve, I believe are almost entirely dependent on the one or more of my top ranked six. Planning ahead will lead to good time management and prevent you from having to look back as much on your work. Having a good team and understanding your stakeholders will make

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