Assigned Readings:Chapter. 13 Progress and Performance Measurement and EvaluationChapter. 14

Assigned Readings:Chapter. 13 Progress and Performance Measurement and EvaluationChapter. 14 Project ClosureChapter. 15 Agile Project Management Chapter. 16 International ProjectsInitial Postings: Read and reflect on the assigned readings for the week. Then post what you thought was the most important concept(s), method(s), term(s), and/or any other thing that you felt was worthy of your understanding in each assigned textbook chapter.Your initial post should be based upon the assigned reading for the week, so the textbook should be a source listed in your reference section and cited within the body of the text. Other sources are not required but feel free to use them if they aid in your discussion.Also, provide a graduate-level response to each of the following questions:

  1. Why is it important for project managers to resist changes to the project baseline? Under what conditions would a project manager make changes to a baseline? When would a project manager not allow changes to a baseline?
  2. Imagine you are conducting a review of the International Space Station project. Research press coverage and the Internet to collect information on the current status of the project. What are the successes and failures to date? What forecasts would you make about the completion of the project, and why? What recommendations would you make to top management of the program, and why?
  3. Use an Internet search engine to find the most recent International Corruptions Perceptions Index (CPI) released by the Berlin-based organization Transparency International.
    • Check your predictions with the Index.
    • How well did you do? What countries surprised you? Why?

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Title: Project Management: The Managerial Process 

ISBN: 9781260238860 

Authors: Clifford F. Gray, Erik W. Larson 

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education 

Publication Date: 2020-01-09

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