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Discussion 1 – Initiating the project

Chapter 1 – Introduction to Project Management.

Provide a graduate-level response, utilizing material from the weekly reading, to each of the following questions:
1) What is the definition of a project? How are projects different from ongoing operations?
2) Identify the four (4) elements of a project as provided within the Kloppenborg definition. How would you describe/define these four elements?
3) List and describe four common causes of project failure.
4) Describe and contrast project managers and functional managers.
The main body of your initial post should be at least 500+ words and in APA format (including Times New Roman with font size 12). Do not post any title section within the discussion forum.
Your initial post should be based upon the assigned reading for the week, so the textbook should be a source listed in your reference section and cited within the body of the text. The textbook needs to be well utilized in answering all of the questions. Other sources are not required but feel free to use them if they aid in your discussion. However, do not substitute other sources for the textbook.


Title: Contemporary Project Management
ISBN: 9781337406451
Authors: Timothy Kloppenborg, Vittal S. Anantatmula, Kathryn Wells
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication Date: 2018-02-08
Edition: 4th

Suggested Books and Resources

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK(R) Guide-Sixth Edition / Agile Practice Guide Bundle (HINDI)
ISBN: 9781628255393
Authors: Project Management Institute
Publisher: Project Management Institute

Publication Date: 2019-08-05

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