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3.4There might be a blocking situation happens during the course of linear project management .

 When the manager adopted the linear management, in the beginning and close out stages, it often happens that the project has to wait until other tasks of the project to finish. This may lead to the situation that the waiting time is more than the developing or processing time. therefore, during the planning and scoping stage, the task and role of every organization should be specified. Also, the project could be divided into several modules. Modules could proceed at the same time. Timing for every task to start should be clear. One function could start the task under appropriate timing.

3.5 Due to linear management, it is hard to have feedback during the developing period.

 The feedback from developing one project could not be applied on the same project. Another problem is that the potential problem in the planning or scoping stage can not be spot on and they could only be found out in the later stage of the project. This may lose the chance to make correction. There is no loop back in the linear management. For this matter, establishing a refined monitoring team is important. Staff with extensive experience should be recruited on the team. Regular review meeting should be held.

4. Conclusion

 With employing the mitigation strategy, the liner management model could increase its efficiency by better organizing all the process scientifically, more prepared for any changes and shorten the time for the deliverable produced. The linear project management life cycle model is the most basic model. While in this fast changing environment with emerging technology constantly, linear project management life cycle model alone can not satisfy the need to effective manage project. It could be adopted with other managing method.


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