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@Cliona: The same comment applies in your scenario and I would add: Project
Management as an essential component of the business is not only
about delivery, it is also about realizing benefits for the project owner. So
if you deliver a fantastic project that does not deliver benefits, it means you
as a person (and project manager) did your job, but someone else failed in authorizing
the project or setting the objectives, or accepted a flawed feasibility study.
@Larry: Reading your post, Yes you are 100% correct Cook
has to deliver the animals live, and that will lead to delivering the product
of the project successfully. So, what you said is correct but only partially.
Why? Because you focused on the project manager and the project deliverable but
ignored the business context.
However, let's back up a bit and think about the business objective from the owner's (government) perspective. Then the objective is not only to deliver the animals, but for them to breed and sustain the colony. In other words, delivering the product of the project a product that does not deliver benefit is a failure from the project owner perspective!
In Part 3, the discussion turned to program
structuring as the basis for project success.
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