Question 1 (25 points)
Discuss and explain why driving forces and critical success factors are absolutely essential to project success. List and explain at least four driving forces and three critical success factors. Explain how an organization’s culture is important to attaining project excellence. Lastly, describe a world-class methodology.
Question 2 (25 points)
Discuss and explain why a project tend to have significant costs overruns for long-term projects such as those completed by NASA and the military while short-term projects tend to come in at or below budget? Make sure to discuss the various considerations involving scope, budget, and time in detail in your analysis.
Question 3 (25 points)
Explain and describe why project management, as described in the PMBOK®, and total quality management are similar. Do the methodologies used in project management change over time and if so, how and why?
Question 4 (25 points)
Explain how a project manager achieves project excellence in light of the fact the different people within the same organization may have different perceptions about what success means to them. What is the true determination of success for a project team?