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Define project. B) Give several examples of projects businesses often are involved in.
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Module 1-Chapter 1

Chapter 1: Project Management Concepts

Discussion Questions (Answer thoroughly) Make sure you clearly label each section A)

B) C) and put them into separate paragraphs.

1.1

A) Define project. B) Give several examples of projects businesses often are involved in.

C) Each time member: list 3 projects you have been involved in and what your role in

each project was.

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1-2: Define the term project objective and give some examples.

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1-3: List some examples of resources that are used on a project.

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1-4: What role does a customer have during the project life cycle? Why is it important to

satisfy the customer?

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1-5: What aspects of a project might involve some degree of uncertainty? Why?

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1-6: Define scope, schedule, cost, and customer satisfaction. Why are these considered to be

constraints?

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1-7: List and describe the main phases of the project life cycle.

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1-8: List and describe the steps required to develop a baseline plan.

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1-9: Why must a manager monitor the progress of a project? What can be done if a project is

not proceeding according to plan?

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1-10: Describe how a global project can be more complex than a project performed within just

one country. How might these elements affect the successful outcome of the global project?

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1-11: List some benefits of using project management techniques.

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Module 1-Chapter 2

Chapter 2: Identifying and Selecting Projects

Discussion Questions (Answer thoroughly) Make sure you clearly label each section A)

B) C) and put them into separate paragraphs.

2-1: Why is it important to do a thorough and detailed job of needs identification?

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2-2: Describe a situation in your life in which you performed needs identification.

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2-3: Why is it important to select the right project before you begin working?

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2-4: Describe how a business selects which projects to work on when there are numerous

projects that could be done.

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2-5: Which elements of a project charter would you use to help plan if you had a project that

did not require a project charter? Why?

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2-6: Give examples of situations in which a business might develop a request for proposal.

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2-7: Give examples of situations in which an individual might develop a request for proposal.

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2-8: Why is it important for a business to try to quantify the expected benefits of implementing

a solution to a problem?

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2-9: What should be contained in a statement of work?

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2-10: What is meant by customer requirements? Why must they be precise?

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2-11: Why would an RFP state the approvals that will be required during the project? Give

some examples.

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2-12: Why would a customer give contractors instructions in the RFP to submit their

proposals according to a standard format?

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