A. What is the definition of a project? What are some of the elements that differentiate a project from maintenance work? How does a focus of a project affect the business direction and orientation?
B. What is a project life cycle? How do project life cycles differ among organizations? To what degree does the structure of the project lifecycle used by the organization affect the project manager’s job? Explain your answer.
C. What is a project stakeholder? What are some examples of project stakeholders? How are projects affected when stakeholders are not identified and addressed early in the project?
D. What are three project selection criteria? What do you think is the most important information required to select a project? How would you explain to your manager that a project that was important to his or her department is not good for the organization based on the selection criteria?