Dubai Metro Case Study

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Course Name: Fundamentals of Project Management

Project Topic: Dubai Metro Analysis

Submission Date: 19th April 2013
Submitted By: Ayaz Tariq (128403) / Syed Jamaluddin (105807)

Table of Content

1)Summary of Project: Dubai Metro
a)Why Dubai Metro was initiated
b)Why we selected Dubai Metro
2)Preliminary Project Scope of Dubai Metro
3)Stakeholders of Dubai Metro
4)Dubai Metro Project Possible Constraints
i)Resource Constraints
ii)Delivery Constraints
iii)Environmental Constraints
iv)Budgetary Constraints
v)Functionality Constraints
5)Dubai Metro Risk Analysis
i)Political Risks
ii)Environmental Risks
iii)Security Risks
iv)Social Risks
v)Technology Risks
vi)Legal Risks
vii)Economical Risks
6)Dubai Metro Budget & Cost Analysis
a)Different kind of costs variables involved
b)How was budget estimated of Dubai Metro
7)Project Scheduling Analysis
a)Sample Activity Network for Metro Station
b)Different kind of activities with sample
c)Different kind of Activities Lags in Dubai Metro
d)How Gantt Chart / AON / AOA can be used for Dubai Metro

1)Summary of Project: - Dubai Metro

The Dubai Metro is fully automatic trains mean no drivers in City of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. There are two lines which are currently operational categorized as Red Line and Green Line, However extension of this project includes around 4 More Lines and extension of existing 2 lines as well which is currently under construction expecting to finish by 2030. Dubai Metro opens at September 9 2009, Dubai Ruler His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the founder of Dubai Metro, the. Giving convenience to people of Dubai during rush hours, around 1.7 Million passengers uses Dubai metro in its first month of operations and everyone were pretty satisfied as the services was matching the level of their expectations, Today many people in Dubai use Dubai Metro as a means of transportation. a)Why Dubai Metro Was Initiated?

The combination of rapidly growing population expected to reach 3 Million by 2017 a severe traffic jam prompted the government to build public transit rail system, with 87 trains and nearly 50 miles of track the Dubai Metro is the world longest Automatic Trail System. b)Why We Selected Dubai Metro?

We saw this project as a skunk work and Dubai metro is one of the largest emirate’s infrastructure project in more than a decade, world largest automated driverless train system mentioned by Guinness world record as well which we can study various project management aspects of it.

2)Preliminary Project Scope of Dubai Metro: -
While looking into Preliminary Project Scope of Dubai metro we identify following major points which was base of Dubai Metro Project The Dubai Metro will be driverless, fully automated metro network. It will be the longest fully automated rail system in the world when it opens. It will be having four lines (Blue, Green, Red and Purple) after completion Dubai metro will be having 70 kilometers of lines and 47 stations including 9 underground stations.

3)Stakeholders of Dubai Metro:-

Internal Stakeholders
Top ManagementDubai Road & Transport Authority
Project Management & EngineersSystra and Parsons Corporation

External Stakeholders
ClientsUAE Residential & Visitors
CompetitorsOther countries who supports tourism
SuppliersMitsubishi Heavy Industries, Mitsubishi Corporation, Obayashi Corporation, Kajima Corporation and Turkish firm Yapı Merkezi

4)Dubai Metro Project Possible Constraints:-
Dubai metro is one of the unique projects of its kind which lead to many types of constraints which could have cause this project delay in time and has affected the cost of project as well. We have tried to find out possible constraints of Dubai Metro. i)Resource Constraints

(1)Each metro station was following a same architecture design which should have been explained to all...
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