Critical Analysis of the Clift Village Shopping Centre Project Management Plan

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Critical analysis of the Clift Village Shopping Centre Project management plan


Executive Summary
This paper has been prepared to critical analyse the project management plan (PMP) of the Clift Project Village shopping centre barrier guard upgrade. The shopping centre multistorey car park was audited by its public liability insurer and they deemed the perimeter barrier fence not compliant to Australia standards and a danger to the public, the fence had to be replaced with a complaint fence. TJA was approached to fix the problem which it completed with an Ingal anti-climb system with an integrated car barrier. The paper discuss the need and justification of the PMP for this construction project, areas that are discussed further in this paper are the audiences of the PMP and why they need to sight the PMP, the major stakeholder, the project owner (Village Investments) is found to be the main audience for this projects as the project owner needs to approve the PMP for the project to continue. In the last section of the body of the paper, it identifies the PMBOK guide as the base of the structure and contents of the PMP, it identify the PMBOK’s nine functions of project management are in the Clift’s PMP in some way with the major function having a lot more detail put into them. The major functions discuss were scope, time, cost, HR, quality and procurement management. One major lesson to be learnt is in the HR management plan with the stakeholder analysis, the school next to the car park was not inputted into the analysis and issues occurred with the closure of the access point to the school, the project anger needs to spend more time on external orientation of the stakeholder analysis to reduce issues in the future. The project manger had a simple PMP that was useful within the budget restraints and time allocated to prepare it, if more time was allowed in preparing this plan some issues during the project may have been reduced or stopped.

Table of Contents
Executive Summary8
Project Background10
3.0 Project Management plan11
3.1 Nature of venture11
3.2 Nature and purpose of the chosen PMP11
3.3 Audience of the PMP11
3.4 Structure of the PMP12
4.0 Contents of the PMP sections12
List of references15

Figure 1 Primavera example(Primavera, 1999)9

List of Appendixes (all appendixes are attached on separate files) Appendix 1 The Clift Village Project Plan 2010
Appendix 2 The Clift Village Project (MS Projects file)

This paper has been prepared to critically analyse the project management plan (PMP) of the Clift Village shopping centre barrier guard upgrade project. The definition of a project plan is a “management summary document that gives the essentials of a specific project is teams of it objectives, justification, and how the objectives are to be achieved. It describes how major activities of the project management function are to be accomplished, and describes method of overall project control, the project plan evolves through successive stages of the planning process”.(Project Management Institute., 2008) The paper looks into the structure and contents of the Clift’s PMP by indentifying if it is a true project, this is followed by a analysis of the audience of the PMP and why they need to sight this PMP, the final section of the paper is a discussion of the major functions of the PMP and why this functions are in the Clift’s PMP. The major bodies of literature that this paper draws from are the Project Management Institutes PMBOK guide which the structure and content of the Clift’s PP is based on, other bodies of literature come from Australian standards, internal company reports, Operating manuals and Management journals.

Project Background
The Clift Village shopping centre was recently audited by its insurance company for public liability insurance. The insurer concludes that “the upper levels of...
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