Navigating the Structural and Cultural Aspects of a Project

Navigating the Structural and Cultural Aspects of a Project

For this Assignment, read “Lessons Learned from Managing the Design of the ‘Water Cube’ National Swimming Centre for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games” [Zou, P. X. W., & Leslie-Carter, R. (2010)].

Analyze the structure of the Water Cube project team in the context of the three common types of organizational structures and the cultural aspects of the project. Prepare a 2- to 3-page paper that addresses these items:

  • How is the Water Cube project structured?
  • What are some of the benefits of the organizational structure of the Water Cube project team?
  • What are some of the challenges of the team structure?
  • What skills can the project manager use to manage the cultural aspects of the project?
  • In what ways can project management practices help overcome these challenges?

References:

Zou, P. X. W., & Leslie-Carter, R. (2010). Lessons learned from managing the design of the ‘Water Cube’ National Swimming Centre for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 6(3), 175–188.

Project Management Institute. (2017). A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). Sixth edition. Newtown Square, PA: Author.