CASE WOODY 2000
8. Communication and People Management
a. Draw a project organization chart.
b. Should leadBetter have been left to run the project?
We think no because Mr. Leadbetter gave considerable contributions to the mechanical and software side of the project, but he lacked the necessary project management techniques and processes, training and experience, also he was occupied with the software development and does not have a standardized process in place for the approval of submittals and other key project management owner processes. Training would have helped but not in this case because it would have taken time and it could delay processes.
c. How should the Woody 2000 project plan be communicated and when?
There was not a communications plan in place for the project and it seemed like everyone was “doing right in their own ...view middle of the document...
For example when Faster changed the disruption of the production line: Leadbetter had to implement the whole automation again (lose time and cost). When Leadbetter and Moneysworth were in holiday, there was no any acting employee instead of them can take the action of the pending issue. All these are viewing the mass of communication which affect the project improvement, budget and schedule.
10. Cost Control
a. why was EID(expert industrial developers)’s first Price so high? Was their position reasonable?
Mr. Moneysworth requested that EID submit a fixed price proposal and the preliminary estimate was $20 million based on an 18 month schedule. This could have occurred because the owner did not provide a written program, drawings or detailed specifications resulting in an overly padded quotation from EID.
b. When did Woody’s know they were in trouble with over expenditure? What was the result?
Woody knew about the trouble after he found that the project was behind the schedule and the budget were exceeded the limitations, and the other companies canceled their contracts with Woody. The result was that the company began to throw the money here and there trying to solve the problem. But with all of these tries, he lost the whole project control.
c. How should the project budget and expenditures be set out for cost control?
To have good plan, Woody should have studied his case in better manner, giving the right budget, doing well time estimation and assigning the right key player in the right position, with describing the scope of each stage. If the plan were planned in a good manner, Woody should clearly know what was happing in each phase. The good baseline plan means every task will be scheduled by time and budget
d. Draw a simple flow chart for processing changes?
- REQUEST FOR CHANGE
- STUDY THE CHANGE
- STUDY THE COST IMPACT
- APPROVEMENT OF CHANGE STUDY AND ITS COST
- PLAN HOW CHANGE WILL TAKE PLACE
- IMPLEMENT THE CHANGE
- SUPERVISE THE EXECUTION