The Macro Project

Generally, a macro project is easily recognized during the development of the scope statement; the key to its recognition lies in understanding the technologies involved in executing the project. If only one technology or methodology provides the foundation, it is generally a basic or a major project; the disk cleaning machine project was such a project. A framework of technology already existed to create this machine—the organization where it was executed had completed many similar projects.

When several different technologies or methodologies are involved in executing a project, it generally is a macro project. The multi-technology characteristic emerges at the beginning of the work breakdown structure effort. Due to the complexity ...

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