Project Execution, Control, And Closure Proposal

This is the final of three assignments that, as a whole, will cover all aspects of the project life cycle relevant to your selected project.

At this point, your project sponsor has approved your project proposal and has asked you to come up with a proposal for the execution, control, and closure for the project.


Write a 4–6 page paper in which you:

  • Provide a brief summary of your project.
  • Identify and discuss your project’s greatest challenges (at least three) and provide a recommendation for addressing each of the challenges.
  • Examine how you manage your project performance via earned value management (EVM).
  • Identify at least three key EVM metrics you will use for your project.
  • Discuss your plan to properly close your project when it is over.

Use at least three academic resources for this assignment. Use the Strayer Library to conduct your research. These resources should be related to your chosen project and the content you provide in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar websites do not qualify as quality references

This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:

  • Develop a proposal to communicate project execution, control, and closure strategies to a specified audience.


Ana Trujillo

American History

Dr. Stansbury

Running Head: ASSIGNMENT 3 1




America as Superpower-Confrontation in a Nuclear Age (1947-Present)

America as Super Power-Confrontation in a Nuclear Age (1947-Present)

Cold War was a period of geopolitical tension between the Soviet Union and the United States and its allies, the Eastern Bloc and the Western Bloc. The period is generally considered to span the 1947 Truman Doctrine to the 1991 dissolution of the Soviet Union. Post-Cold War error is the period after the end of the cold war. This is the era that has been dominated by the rise in globalization. It is considered to start from 1990 to the present times. The information provided below will discuss the Mutually Assured Destruction of the Cuban Missile in the cold war and Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq for the post cold war era.

Mutually Agreed Destruction (MAD) is a military theory that was developed to deter the use of nuclear weapons. The theory is based on the fact that nuclear weaponry is so devastating that no government wants to use them. Neither side will attack the other with nuclear weapons because both sides are guaranteed to be destroyed from the conflict. MAD helped in preventing the Cold War from ‘turning hot’. During the Cuban Missile Crisis, leaders of the United States and the Soviet Union engage in a tense, 13- day political and military standoff in October 1962 over the installation of nuclear-armed Soviet missiles on Cuba. In 1960, the realist Soviet threat exemplified by the Cuban missile crisis drove president Kennedy and Johnson to develop a flexible response to replace the planned overkill. By 1964, it became evident that a disarming first strike was increasingly infeasible and by 1967, a city avoidance doctrine was replaced by a MAD strategy (Wilde 2019). The MAD strategy was developed during the cold war when the U.S, USSR, and respective allies held nuclear weapons of such number and strength that they were capable of destroying the other side completely and threatened to do so if attacked.

Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) is a nuclear, radiological, chemical, biological, or any other weapon that can kill and bring significant harm to numerous humans or cause great damage to human-made structures, natural structures, or the biosphere. The council has passed resolution 1441 by a unanimous vote. The objective of the resolution was to disarm Iraq of its weapons of mass destruction. Iraq had already been found guilty of a material breach of its obligations, stretching back over 16 previous resolutions and 12 years. Resolution 1441 was not dealing with an innocent party, but a regime this council has repeatedly convicted over the years. Resolution 1441 gave Iraq one last chance to come into compliance or face serious consequences. No council member present in voting on that day had any illusions about the nature and intent of the resolution or what serious consequences meant if Iraq did not comply. Iraq was called to cooperate with returning inspectors from UNMOVIC and IAEA and the tough standards were laid down for Iran to allow the inspectors to do their job (Powell 2015).

MAD was preferred because it was successful, it did not stop the massive death toll. Another alternative was to develop such an effective strike capability that your enemy cannot destroy you when they fired back. The MAD created fear as the theory assumed that each superpower had enough nuclear weaponry to destroy the other. If one superpower attempted a first strike on the other, they would be destroyed. WMD deter invasion and in some cases end the war at hand. They establish dominance over other countries and defends against major threats. Some WMDs can remove a threat without disturbing the environment. Nuclear weapons do serve as a deterrent to global conflict. The two approaches describe how best to prevent a war from happening. The weaknesses of the approaches are that they create a significant threat to terrorism.


From the information provided above, approaches have been put in place after the second world war that ensures that nations do not attack each other. It is evident that if these approaches remain firm, there will be peace and stability as nations will either have to work together or be independent. It is therefore very important that the post-cold war approach that ensures peace is maintained is not compromised as it has kept nations together.























1. Powell. C (February 6, 2003). Transcript of Powell’s UN Presentation.

2. Wilde. R. (June 20, 2019). What is Mutually Assured Destruction? Thoughtco.