•State the problems facing the manager/key person
The manager Joe of Project Scheduling at Blanque Cheque Construction (B) is facing late competition of his first project due to schedule slipping and unforeseen circumstances and it can be damaging to his career due to serious consequences and other penalties.
•Identify and link the symptoms and root causes of the problems. Upon analyzing this case I identify the warning sign of schedule slipping. The manager Joe was worry with how far behind the schedule was slipping. Schedule slipping was the root of the problem since schedule was slipping “through sequence of accidents, late supplier deliveries, bad weather, and other unforeseen circumstances. “(Pinto, pg. 315) Due to these circumstances project was delayed more than once and for Manger Joe it was impossible to complete project within the next four months. •Differentiate short-term problems from long-term problems. Due to schedule slipping and unforeseen circumstances that Joe was facing, his boss decided to give him “some “wiggle room” in the form of $30,000 of optional budget money”(Pinto, pg.315) that will solve short-term problem. Since he got extra $30,000 Joe can speed up the schedule tasks that need to be completed before the due date of the project. The long-term problem here is that the “delivery date for the project is fixed and cannot be altered without incurring substantial penalties.” (Pinto, pg.315) Due to limited time frame, extra money cannot help Joe’s team to complete all late schedule tasks and deliver project on time. To solve the long term Joe decided to crash the remaining activities with optional money to speed up project to its finish line.
•Conclude with the decision facing the manager/key person The manager Joe of Project scheduling at Blanque Cheque Construction (B) is facing late delivery of the project due to Schedule slipping and unforeseen circumstances and the fact that the...