Chapter 3: Journey to Excellence
Chapter 3 focuses on project management as a Journey to Excellence. As you’ve already noted in the readings of past chapters, not all companies use project management effectively. Some companies do not have executive support, their project office may be too small to handle the major projects, or the company only considers project management as a scheduling tool. Yet, as shown in the case studies covered in Chapter 3, many companies use project management as an effectives means to move forward and succeed in this current global market.
This week, please read the case studies outlined in Chapter 3. Your assignment is to conduct outside research and identify a company that successfully uses project management concepts and principles. This can be a company you currently work for or another one that you identify through your own research. This assignment will assess your understanding of the concepts in the chapter and demonstrate your ability to apply them to actual case scenarios. One site that may be helpful is the Project Management Institute (PMI.org). Once you have identified an organization and have conducted research on the company, please answer the following areas: