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First Discussion Question:  Conduct research using the Internet and identify the type of software or management tools that you would utilize to help with each of the major steps in developing the project plan.  Summarize the software/suite selected and identify its key capabilities, advantages and disadvantages. (At least 350 words)

Second Discussion Question:  The article is attached below.

Please read this article: “Measuring Performance and Benchmarking Project Management at the Department of Energy,” and address the following items:

  1. What’s your understanding of this statement from Peter Drucker on p. 21: “Management theory and practice have long established a link between effective performance measures and effective management.” Please share your thoughts.
  2. Explain the difference between internal and external benchmarking relative to measuring project performance.