Life Cycle The Author Of This Report Article Review

Length: 2 pages Sources: 2 Subject: Business - Management Type: Article Review Paper: #75460190 Related Topics: Life
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The author of this report has been asked to do an article review on a subject related to the business world and project management. To meet this requirement, the author of this report has chosen a journal article about the project life cycle. It was written in 2013 by an author by the name of Oellgaard. The article itself pertains to the performance of the overall project life cycle methodology in practice. The article appeared in Project Management Journal. The author of this report will summarize the article itself, will succinctly answer what the article is addressing, will identify who is potentially affected by the topic and will assert an opinion about how well the article is written. While the general idea of the project life cycle is widely accepted by many scholars and professionals, it is a wise idea to always keep track of the method's efficacy and performance over time so as to update and perfect the framework as needed.


As partially noted by the school seems to be emerging within the field of project management." The "old school" of project management asserts that projects are "real" in the sense that they have real characteristics that are common across many to most projects. The "new school" of project life cycle theorists assert that this is rubbish and that the precise characteristics of a project tend to differ greatly from project to project and that these characteristics are defined by the people and contexts involved. Oellgaard goes on to assert that everything in the project management realm should be treated based on the "social and natural world" in which they are located (Oellgaard, 2013).

Oellgaard did a data collection process and then processed the data based on the theory stated above. There were a total of eleven interviews and each of them was about one to two hours. The basic assertion of Oellgaard at the conclusion and results of his study basically asserts that "adopting a performative approach forces us to be sensitive toward the local and specific" and that this "simultaneously…

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Brown, K., & Hyer, N. (2010). Managing projects. New York: McGraw-Hill Irwin.

Oellgaard, M. (2013). The Performance of a Project Life Cycle Methodology in Practice. Proj Mgmt Jrnl, 44(4), 65-83. doi:10.1002/pmj.21357

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