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Executing the Project
Using your course textbook, read the article “The Project Management Career Path at AT&T.” (See attached)
Based on your research and reading, answer the following questions:

  • How difficult it is to change a culture where project management is perceived as of low status and something to get out of? How would you approach such a task?
  • What was the problem with the mentality of admiring heroic rescues of projects in trouble?
  • What are the similarities or differences between the skills sought for project managers among business communication system’s leadership continuity plan with those listed in the article?

Using your course textbook, read the article “Risk Analysis vs. Budget/Schedule Requirements in Australia.” (See Attached)
Based on your research and reading, answer the following questions:

  • If striving to meet schedule or budget isn’t top priority, what is? Why?
  • What type of risk analysis approach would have been most appropriate in this situation?

Using your course textbook, read the article “Minnesota DOT Project Planning.” (See attached)
Based on your research and reading, answer the following questions:

  • Why are the three areas of scheduling, funding, and human resource planning needed in such a system?
  • Why aren’t equipment planning and materials requirements included?
  • How would the system facilitate planning, coordination, and control?
  • What other big-picture issues might this system be useful for, besides identifying when projects might overly congest an area?

Please provide your answers in a 3- to 4-page Microsoft Word document.
Support your responses with examples.
Cite any sources in APA format.
Analyzed the difficulty in changing a culture where project management is perceived as of low status and explained the approach to be followed for the task.
Analyzed the problem with the mentality of admiring heroic rescues of projects in trouble.
Analyzed the similarities of differences between the skills sought for project managers.
Analyzed the top priority apart from striving to meet schedule and budget and assessed the risk analysis approach that would have been most appropriate in the situation.
Outlined the three areas of scheduling, funding, and human resource planning needed and explained why equipment planning and materials requirements are not included.
Analyzed how the system would facilitate planning, coordination, and control and examined other big-picture issues, the system may be useful for.
Written components.

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