The Project Life Cycle

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Project Management TASK 1- Describe your idea for the media project with reference to Stages 1 and 2 of the Project Life Cycle. The project Life cycle is very important when it comes to project management. It allows you to find the peak of your project and which times you will be busiest. The first two stages of the life cycle are Conception and Planning. I will go through both these stages now: Conception: This stage is very basic. It is your idea being born. Here I used a few different techniques to brainstorm an idea. I thought of past experiences and interests to come up with some ideas. I came up with 3 ideas. Those 3 were: 1) Sports Documentary: It was a very vague idea but as I have a huge interest in sport I thought it may be something…show more content…
The first important aspect of adopting a project management perspective is: Higher work moral- higher work moral can be affected as the people helping and working for you on the project will know their tasks well in advance and know full well what they are working towards. It gives the workers a sense that the project is on a successful path and will motivate them more knowing this. Lower costs- The second is lower costs. Especially in these recessional times any measure that can help save money is hugely important. Lower costs can occur due to a project management perspective as this ensures that the road ahead is laid out in advance. This in turn helps to cut the workers working time and has them working less hours which saves money. Improved Productivity- A project management perspective ensures the road is scanned well ahead in order to see potential risks but also to give timelines for certain tasks to be completed by. If people who are working on your project have deadlines they tend to work more efficiently in order to meet the…show more content…
In Tom Peters book “Liberation Management” he alludes to certain paradoxes that a project manager must be aware of in order to achieve success. The first of these paradoxes that I noticed was: “Autocrat vs. Delegator” (Peter’s, 1992) This is where the project manager must give order to his workers of tasks he wants complete by a certain time and date. However his workers who in some cases may be more technically proficient in the area that they are working and may have more knowledge in that area than the project manager, so they must be given a certain amount of power in order to do the tasks to the best of their ability. “Leader vs. Manager” (Peter’s, 1992) What I picked up on with this point was that a project manager must not be afraid to get their hands dirty and get involved with the project. However a project manager must be wary of people within his team taking advantage of his or her willingness to get involved hands on with the project. It could lead to workers to thinking that the project manager will pick up any slack left by them. A good project manager will find a middle ground that will allow him or her to get involved but letting the workers know he is still the
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