Project management leadership, skills, planning and control
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ASSIGNMENT CASE STUDY INTRODUCTION :
Edinburgh Trams is a tramway in Edinburgh, Scotland, operated by Transport for Edinburgh. It is a 14-kilometre (8.7 mi) line between York Place in New Town and Edinburgh Airport, with 15 stops.
Construction began in June 2008, but after encountering a number of delays it did not open until 31 May 2014. The scheme had an initial estimated cost of £375 million in 2003, but by May 2008, when contracts were signed, the cost had risen to £521 million. After extra interest payments are factored in, the final cost is expected to top £1 billion.
Assignment Brief :
The Dundee City Council who is seeking to develop a tram system of its own has recently appointed you. They have concerns over the problems that Edinburgh had with their tram project. Your assignment is to write a report on the prospective Dundee tram system as a project – considering what is likely to go well and what not so well. Your report should therefore focus on the project management aspects including the key risks e.g. loss of money and overrunning its schedule and not meeting the performance requirements expected from a infrastructure project of this type.
Produce a detailed business case and project plan, and any recommendations to Dundee City Council Project Board that you consider appropriate.
You need to use those sub-headings below and add more.
- Project objectives
- Project key information
- Project mandate and sponsor
- Project description
- Performance Measurement/ Management of quality
- Stakeholder analysis
- Project Scope Management
- Project Schedule and Plan
- Resources to be used including project budget
- Critical success factors (CSFs)
- Project Constraints and Risks
- Communications to be used
- Possible success/ failure factors for this project
- Considerations concerning future operations