National Hall of Jazz Fame Essay

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1. In their paper on “Understanding the Role of ‘Vision’ in Project Success, Christenson and Walker (2004, p.39) argue that “project vision is a significant contributing factor to project success, and, the communication and maintenance of a project vision will impact project outcomes”.

a. How do Christenson and Walker (2004) define project vision? What distinguishes project vision from a mission statement?

Christenson & Walker (2004, p.39-40) define project vision as the ability of a leader to get teams to work towards common team goals. This involves the communication of credible but reasonable goals in a way that is easy to understand, and compelling to follow. A successful project manager will be able to inspire teammates so
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The consultant’s recommendation was to send out mailings to 100,000 people of the same Smithsonian Institute mailing list he conducted his survey on. Figuring he only received 12% back on the study he calculated that when asking for a donation only 2% would send money back but an average contribution would be $25.00. Given this information we agree with the consultant recommendation. He figured that a smaller group of people would reply with a donation with the average indicating $25.00 only 2% would be needed to get the jazz hall on the road to being open.

c. Using the internet and any other resource, conduct a search to determine what eventually became of the NJHoF. i. What eventually became of the NJHoF?

The NJHoF was disbanded in 1988 according to “A Guide to the Papers of the National Jazz Hall of Fame, 1974-1988”,

ii. Given that the National Football League Hall of Fame, located in Canton, Ohio, is a success, explain why it was or was not reasonable for Mr. Rutland to pursue a NJHoF in Charlottesville, VA.

We think that it was perfectly feasible idea for Mr. Rutland to want to open the National Jazz Hall of Fame in Charlottesville as compared to other cities. With the Paramount Theatre’s history it would have been able to bring in famous jazz artists such as Louis Armstrong and having the theatre as the backdrop would create an environment that other