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Hi Paul, I've had a go at a possible exam question from...

David Gristwood Discussion started by David Gristwood 3 years ago
Five key attributes of a project are:

Projects:
Require a specific authorised business case
Seek to introduce change
Are limited by time
Seek step change and transformation
Produce one-off deliverables
Have a specified scope so we understand what the project work and products are

I will now describe these attributes further and show how they differ from business as usual.

A project requires a specific authorised business case (ie the costs vs benefits of doing the one-off project) whereas business as usual is funded from an ongoing operational budget

A project seeks to introduce change whereas business as usual seeks to maintain a stable for efficient production

A project is limited by time whereas business as usual is repetitive and continues indefinitely

A project seek step change and transformation whereas business as usual seeks continuity, consistency and slow incremental improvement

A project has specified scope, making the first few items or pieces of work, whereas a project is about then moving to mass production of those items or pieces of work, so they become business as usual.
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David Gristwood
David Gristwood Hi Paul, I meant to send both 'possible exam qus' to Section 3.1 - here's the other to take a look at please - many thanks, David -

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Paul Naybour
Paul Naybour David, your answer to this question "Five key attributes of a project are:" are along the right path but much too brief to get good marks. Each... Show more 3 years ago
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Paul Naybour
Paul Naybour David you answer to List and describe five difficulties a project manager may encounter when running a project in a well established operational... Show more 3 years ago
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