Planning & Budgeting with Risk

| June 7, 2016

Week 2 Discussion Question

In working out your responses to the Discussion Question, you should choose examples from your own experience or find appropriate cases on the Web that you can discuss. Credit will be given for references you make to relevant examples from real companies.Please make sure that you cite and reference all your outside sources properly, as per the Harvard Referencing System.

You are the project manager on a project to construct a flyover in the city to ease traffic congestion. Flyover construction should cause minimum disruption to the traffic until it is complete. Ensuring safety of the commuters and workers at the site is the responsibility of your company. The date of completion of the project is six months from now. This date cannot be extended because of an upcoming international summit in the city.

To achieve theoverall project time lines, the following milestones must be achieved:

Identifying a temporary alternate route and making it ready for the commuters—within two weeks of the project start
Getting a final approval for the design and layout of the flyover, including a structural analysis—within four weeks of the project start
Completing all construction activities by the end of the fifth month
Cleaning up the construction infrastructure and finishing and painting the flyover by the end of five months and two weeks
Opening the flyover for a trial in the third week of the sixth month and gathering feedback
Placing traffic signs—entry and exit—in the fourth week of the sixth month
You have to acquire resources for the project. What type of resources will you require to successfully execute the project?

Out of the factors that influence decisions on acquiring human resources, which factors do you consider to be the most decisive in the choice of human resources for this project?

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