Discussion 1- Planning

Assigned Readings:Chapter 1: Project Management: Past and PresentChapter 2: Project Management OverviewChapter 3: The Project Life Cycle (Phases)Initial Postings: Read and reflect on the assigned readings for the week. Then post what you thought was the most important concept(s), method(s), term(s), and/or any other thing that you felt was worthy of your understanding in each assigned textbook chapter.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. Other sources are not required but feel free to use them if they aid in your discussion.Also, provide a graduate-level response to each of the following questions:

  1. How does the application of a phased approach to project management vary in different industries? Do you think that the phases work the same in construction as they do in event management or software development?
  2. In what ways can the following activities be seen as projects? In what ways do they resemble ongoing, routine business activities? Feel free to add assumptions and details to describe how the activity might be a project in one context and routine in another. 

    Reading the chapter before attending a university lecture.
    Taking the bus to work each day.
    Piloting an aircraft between Vancouver and Fiji.
    Teaching a course for the first time; teaching the same course every semester.

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[Your post must be substantive and demonstrate insight gained from the course material. Postings must be in the student’s own words – do not provide quotes!]  [Your initial post should be at least 450+ words and in APA format (including Times New Roman with font size 12 and double spaced). Post the actual body of your paper in the discussion thread then attach a Word version of the paper for APA review]
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Authors: Adrienne Watt Publisher: BCcampus Open Education Publication Date: 2019 Edition: 2nd Edition

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