The paper "Resource Buffers in Critical Chain Project Management" is a perfect example of a management thesis. The following paper seeks to analyse the “ Resource Buffers in Critical Chain Project Management” project through by discussing the importance of various sections of a research project before criticising how they have been applied. However, the analysis will show that most of the project’ s sections have been well covered by the researcher. Problem Statement The statement of the problem is instrumental in shaping the objectives that a researcher will outline. In this project, the researcher clearly stated the need to conduct his study by describing the importance of projects and then discussing why many projects fail.
However, the researcher would have included the figures in the problem statement to show the statistical representation of the argument. For example, the researcher would have stated that in 100 projects, 45 of them are successful while the rest are not, illustrating 45% success. The statistical figures play a critical role in convincing the reader that the project is worth taking. Further, although the researcher has provided enough literature materials in this section, the gap to be filled is not clearly stated. Purpose and Objectives of the Study In any project paper, research objective section is intended to outline the reasons why the project is being conducted.
The sole aim is to give answers to the problem statement just before this section. Therefore, the statement of the problem is instrumental in shaping the objectives that a researcher will outline. The importance of the objective section is that it lays the foundation through which the research should be conducted. Therefore, a researcher is expected to be providing direct and concise objectives of the project.
This helps the reader to easily understand and relate objectives with other sections such as the research method or approaches used, as well as the findings, discussion, and conclusion. The key point in formulating research objectives is to guide the entire work and compare with the sections that follow in order to determine if the researcher is meeting the objectives. In the “ Resource Buffers in Critical Chain Project Management” project, the objectives are outlined as required, but the objectives provided are not concise and direct to make the reader easily connect with the rest of the document (Valikoniene 2014).
However, the researcher has tried to stick to the same objective in the answers that the project seeks to answer, which is commendable. The researcher would have reduced the number of objectives to make it easier for the audience and analysts of the project. The minimization of objectives or mini-objectives also reduces confusion in the entire project. Further, the professionalism of the project may fail if the researcher ignores some of the questions or objectives outlined in this section.
for example, in the project the first objective, “ To review previous research on Critical Chain Project Management and the use of resource buffers in particular” , is followed with questions such as “ What are the main issues analysed by CCPM researchers? ” (Valikoniene 2014), which forms part of the project findings. If the researcher fails to answer the questions, the project will have created gaps instead of filling them.
Valikoniene L. (2014). Resource Buffers in Critical Chain Project Management. UK, University
of Manchester. Print.