Identify a relevant project management news article on an offshore project or any mega software development project that is in the conceptual stage or preliminary development. This may include but not limited to oil rigs, platoons, space crafts, with high levels of complexities. Based on your review of this news article,
(a) indicate the resources that are assigned to the project, including personnel, equipment, and funding relating to budget and cost.
(b) What are the uncertainties and/or complexities you can identify as inherent in this project?
(c) How would you justify the choice of PMLC model for this Adaptive of Extreme new product development?
Choose an Article. The news should be taken from a business news source such as:
The Globe and Mail
- The Vancouver Sun
- The New York Times
- The Independent
- The Guardian
- Project Management Review, or
- other recognized newspapers, journals, or magazines.
- Articles should be at least 8-10 paragraphs to provide enough information for you to review.
- Articles should discuss current events and should be no more than two months older than the assignment due date.
- Avoid using articles published as editorials (opinions, columns), press releases, blogs, or general sources. While often interesting and informative, these tend not to be as thorough or present only one opinion on a topic.
- Assignment criteria
- the introduction then explain what is the conceptual stage or preliminary development
- Present a summary of the key points along with a limited number of examples.You can also briefly explain the author’s purpose/intentions throughout the text and describe how the text is organized.The summary should only make up about a third of the critical review.
- Critique the article
- Most important to least important conclusions you make about the text.
- If your critique is more positive than negative, then present the negative points first and positive last.
- If your critique is more negative than positive, then present the positive points first and negative last.
- If there are both strengths and weaknesses for each criterion you use, you need to decide what your judgement is overall. For example, you may want to comment on a key idea in the text and have both positive and negative comments. You could begin by stating what is good about the idea, and then concede and explain how it is limited in some way. While this example shows a mixed evaluation, overall you are probably being more negative than positive.
- In long reviews, you can address each criterion you choose in a paragraph, including both negative and positive points. For very short critical reviews (one page or less) where your comments will be briefer, include a paragraph of positive aspects and another of negative.
- You can also include recommendations used in the critique section on how the text can be improved in terms of ideas, research approach, theories, or frameworks.