IntroductionA project is basically a short-term task aimed at creating an extraordinary service or product to the society (Heerkens, 2007). However, a project cannot be successful if decisions to address specific wants are not made. There must be funding for execution of the project’s goals and objectives as well ensuring the end products are achievable and are of a high quality. The commencement of any project and the conclusion therefore has to be well defined for the success of a project. A project comprises of myriad of processes which aim at bringing about a particular result.
For the project’s life cycle to be attained, the project management and product-oriented processes have to be well undertaken (Kerzner, 2009). The product management processes and tools are therefore very key in the success of any project. The constraints of time, cost and quality as well as the scope of work to be done by the multi-disciplinary team, should be put under study to have a successful project. BodyThis paper will critically study the 2010 FIFA World Cup as a successful project. Some of the key issues will try to find out why this project turned out to be a success. 1.
Brief introduction to the project. The FIFA 2010 World Cup is a sporting event that takes place after every four years. This project is one of the most anticipated by soccer fans all over the world where the fans come out to celebrate their teams and the players strive to take the cup to their home countries. The FIFA 2010 World Cup is the latest and the most exceptional tournaments that have place reason being that it was held in an African country- South Africa.
This project is yet another tribute of the World’s largest sporting event which has been enjoyed for a very long period of time. This project featured 199 teams battling it out for the prestigious world cup in the 10 stadiums in South Africa. It is here that the hopes and dreams of rival countries were achieved assisted by the fans present. It was a long journey that began from qualifications of interested parties, fatigue by the players trying to battle it out, to the final tournament that led to the best team winning.
2. A project stakeholder analysis. Various stakeholders took part in greening the FIFA 2010 World cup. Without them, it would have been very difficult to achieve the goals of the project as well as the success of the tournament. The Global Environment Facility (GEF) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) are among the stakeholders that took part in the implementation of the FIFA 2010 World cup. The major role performed by these two, basically is to ensure that reduction of carbon emissions is put under check in quest to promote the National Greening Programme.
At the World cup, GEF granted One million U. S dollars which was shifted to putting up solar panels on the public street lights, billboards and traffic lights around the stadia in the specific cities hosting the games.