MeeGo Project Analysis
The present case study presents the analysis of the MeeGo project, which has been launched as a Linux platform, being a joint product by Intel and Nokia. The platform was aimed for a broad range of devices, including smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other digital appliances. It has been announced on February, 15, 2010, and was aimed at unifying the efforts of two platforms and enable a next generation of open source Linux-platform suited for a variety of devices. According to the views of project initiators, MeeGo was to accelerate industry innovation and provide users with new experience. The project has been promising and was believed to have success in future, however after two years it ceased to exist.In the initial part, a general overview and description of the project is presented, with the explanation of MeeGo goals and ideas, and perceived strengths which urged the partners to initiate it.
It is followed by the analysis of the project management knowledge areas, such as Project Integration Management, Project Scope Management, Project Time Management, Project Cost Management, Project Quality Management, Project Human Resource Management, Project Risk Management, Project Communication Management, Project Stakeholder Management, Project Procurement Management. Based on the results of the analysis, certain conclusion will be made, and recommendations on the project management for MeeGo and perhaps similar projects will be provided. It is explained that the project was lacking consistency in some project management areas, which has subseuqntly led to its smaller popularity and termination.
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2. Project background
3. Critical analysis of the MeeGo management
Understanding the effectiveness of project management on the particular stage requires utilization of stage-to-stage analysis. The Project Management Body of Knowledge is a guide which presents a comprehensive set of information for project management. Utilizing the process described by PMBOK, it is possible to identify certain strong and weak sides of a particular project, develop conclusions and provide recommendations on what should be avoided and what could be used again in further experiments. There are certain knowledge areas within which the project has to be analyzed. All the processes running in different stages are interconnected and influence each other.Considering the importance of IT development in the modern world, the high degree of innovativeness in this field and cutting-edge performance usually utilized by project managers of this branch of business, for the aim of the present case study a MeeGo has been selected – a joint project of Intel and Nokia. Another reason of why this project has been selected is that it was not considered univocally as a failure or as a success story, which provides more ground for discussion and creative analysis of the project’s instances, and gives more opportunities for learning lessons based on MeeGo implementation.In the beginning, a general overview and description of the project will be presented, with explanation of its general goals and ideas, and perceived strengths which urged the companies to initiate it. Consequently, the analysis of the project management knowledge areas …