In this class, you will be working on a fictitious project to better understand the steps in the project management process. This week, you need to select a project to work on. Some options are listed below, select a project that you feel comfortable with, and understand (or feel you can easily learn about).
· Planning a wedding
· Refurbishing a car
· Organizing a concert
· Designing a website
· Renovating a bathroom
For this assignment, the project you have selected write a brief (one paragraph) description of what you plan to work on.
Since this is your first project with the company, your manager would like to test your project management knowledge before you can begin to work on your own. Your manager has asked you to describe the characteristics of the project lifecycle and describe the characteristics of a successful project.
To make sure you impress her, make sure your memo includes the following points:
· What a project is and how it differs from a process.
· Brief discussion on all phases of a project.
· Describe two criteria that may be used to select a project.
If you need a reference, look to your text (Gido, Clements & Baker, 2018, pg 10-14).
All assignments should be completed in a Word document using correct APA formatting (Headers, one-inch margins, and double spacing, title page and References page, etc.). Please complete the essay in a Microsoft Word document. The length of your essay response should be around 600 words. Points will be deducted for incorrect grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors.
Content: Demonstrates the ability to construct a clear and insightful problem statement/thesis statement/topic statement with evidence of all relevant contextual factors.
Analysis: Organizes and compares evidence to reveal insightful patterns, differences, or similarities related to focus.
Writing: The paper exhibits a excellent command of written English language conventions. The paper has no errors in mechanics, grammar, or spelling.
APA: The required APA elements are all included with correct formatting, including in-text citations and references.
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