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ERIC Number: EJ745232
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0883-2323
The Eye Diagram: A New Perspective on the Project Life Cycle
Jiang, Bin; Heiser, Daniel R.
Journal of Education for Business, v80 n1 p10-16 Sep-Oct 2004
The project life cycle, a well-established concept in project management literature and education, is used to highlight the dynamic requirements placed on a typical project manager. As a project moves through the selection, planning, execution, and termination phases, the project manager and team are faced with different, vying areas of concern--including the immediate task priorities, the probable sources of conflict, and the relevant critical factors for project success. Unfortunately, traditional representations of the project life cycle emphasize accounting-oriented aspects of the life cycle that are less interesting, such as percent complete and level of effort. In this article, the authors introduce a new framework, the eye diagram, that illustrates the more substantive aspects of the life cycle concept in an intuitive and accessible format. (Contains 10 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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