The Definition of a Project and its Application in the Movie
The definition of a project as provided by Pinto (2019): A project is a unique venture with a beginning and end, conducted by people to meet established goals within parameters of cost, schedule, and quality. A project can be considered to be any series of activities and tasks that:
•Have a specific objective to be completed within certain specifications
•Have defined start and end dates
•Have funding limits, if applicable
•Consume human and nonhuman resources, such as money, people, equipment
•Are multifunctional (i.e., cut across several functional lines)
How does this definition fit the movie personalities and events versus just operations management?
Select 3 of the project management processes below. For each of the 3 you must 1) provide a brief description of each process, 2) describe how Mark Watney or one of the project teams manages this process, and 3) provide a specific example of the management of this process from the movie and why this is a good example.
Perform Integrated Change Control
Validate and Control Scope
Do you think Mark Watney is a champion? Why or why not?