This case study is a fictitious project situation and any resemblance or similarity to actual events, dates, places or names is purely coincidental. It was submitted for publication by email 3/29/08. It is copyright to R. Leduc, ©2008.

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Case Study Analysis

Given the above information, discuss Jeff's project in the following context:

  1. The project management skill sets that Jeff exhibits.
  2. The handling of the four project criteria of quality, scope, time, and cost.
  3. The integration aspects of project management.
  4. The scheduling and cost aspects of project management.
  5. What is the value of a project steering committee? Did Jeff fully utilize the steering committee?
  6. What did Jeff do correctly when he was putting together his project plan?
  7. What project cost methods did Jeff use and what was the fundamental flaw in his logic?
  8. How would you have handled the budget restriction of $5 million?
  9. What assumptions did Jeff make and what was the fallout from those assumptions?
  10. What organizational policies did Jeff breach and what are the implications for the project?
  11. What do you think of Jeff's stakeholder management skills?
  12. What time control strategies did Jeff use and what risks did he introduce? What were the pros and cons of his actions?
  13. How did Jeff falsely manipulate project costs?
  14. What organizational support was missing in this project and what implications did it have?
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