2Examining the Project Life Cycle and Organizations


2.01 Exploring the Project Life Cycle

2.02 Examining Stakeholders and Risks

2.03 Creating Project Phases

2.04 Meeting the Project Stakeholders

2.05 Considering Organizational Structures

2.06 Charting Organizational Power

Every project has a unique life cycle. A life cycle is a way to describe the events, phases, and progress of a project from its initiation to its closure. Projects are like snowflakes in that every project is different; you won’t find any two projects that are the same. Consider the stakeholders, the objectives, the discipline, even the time frame of a project, and you’ll quickly see how every project is different from others.

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