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Project Management Case Study – Max Wideman’s Custom Woodworking Case Study – Part 7

October 24, 2010

Before proceeding, you should read Project Management Case Study – Max Wideman’s Custom Woodworking Case Study – Part 1,  Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5 and Part 6.  In this post we will be analyzing the startup phase of the Custom Woodworking Case. At the time of startup the project is at least 6 months overdue, although it is not clear in the previous phases what the actual timeline would be.  The project work is coming to an end but turning things over to production is going to be difficult as there has been no planning for the inspection or acceptance of the work.  Key deliverables such as the building occupation certificate, do not have a resource responsible for them.  The final weeks of the project seem to be a nightmare of confusion with missed dates and rework.  In addition, the company lost weeks of production, resulting in the loss of both their raw materials and finished goods customers to their competitors.

So glad I am not on this project!

How could these events have been prevented?  What would you have done differently?

Next step, Control.

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  1. October 25, 2010 2:16 am

    Very interesting, I have just written some Project Management Training tips about how and when a Project Manager should be Flexible, I think it may be of interest to you.

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