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Project Execution and Control
Continue to read the Woody 2000 case. (Wideman, 2015b) case, paying particular attention to Construction, Startup, and Control. Then, address the following questions in a short essay. (These are found at the end of the Case.)
1. Contracting for Engineering and Construction Services
What were the contracting alternatives open to Woody’s? Which would have been best and what would that have involved?
How should the contract(s) be organized and tendered?
How should they be administered?
Were the original Woody 2000 project requirements delivered?
2. Communication and People Management
Draw a project organization chart. What were the real relationships?
Should Leadbetter have been left to run the project? Would training have helped?
How should the Woody 2000 project plan be communicated and when?
What communication (coordination) would you expect to see during execution?
3. Progress Monitoring and Control
Would a good baseline plan have helped to make up time?
Draw a responsibility chart for effective control.
What would you have done when you saw that the project would not meets its schedule?
Project records were apparently poor. What records should have been kept and how?
4. Cost Control
Why was EID’s first price so high? Was their position reasonable?
When did Woody’s know they were in trouble with over expenditure? What was the result?
How should the project budget and expenditures be set out for cost control?
Draw a simple flow chart for processing changes?
5. Risk Identification and Management
How did EID handle their risks? Was this effective? What might they have done?
List Woody’s actual surprises and add other possible surprises. What was, or should have been, done to prepare for and respond to them?
Were there changes? What were the impacts?
NY Guide (2002c). Management’s Guide to Project Success. (Execution and control: Sec. 3.4) Retrieved from the New York State Chief Information Officer/Office for Technology’s Enterprise Program Management Office, June 6, 2009.
Wideman, M. (2015b). Project management case study: The Custom Woodworking Company – Woody 2000 project. Retrieved on 7 Feb 2015 from http://www.maxwideman.com/papers/woody2000/intro.htm
Hooke, F. (2013). The hidden cost of poor project management (Introductions – also see the linked pages.) Retrieved on 7 Feb 2015 http://www.maxwideman.com/guests/hidden/intro.htm
RoC (2008c). Public Procurement Best Practices Guide, (Execution and control: Chap. 7.5). Treasury of the Procurement Directorate of the Treasury of the Republic of Cyprus.. Retrieved August 10, 2009 from http://www.publicprocurementguides.treasury.gov.cy/OHS-EN/HTML/index.html?7_project_management.htm
SBI (2014c). Mastering project management (Project plan execution). Retrieved on 9 Feb 2015 from http://www.mastering-project-management.com/project-plan-execution.html
TeamFME (2013c). Project Management Principles (Execution and control: pgs. 36-41). Retrieved August 10, 2009 from http://www.free-management-ebooks.com/dldebk-pdf/fme-project-principles.pdf
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