Project Management

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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 the overall 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 * startGetting 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 * Completions of all activities involved in this project should take no ,more than six months 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? Please submit your initial response through the Turnitin submission link below in addition to posting it to the Discussion Board thread. Resource Requirements and resource type

In order to determine the type of resources required for any project the requirements need to be considered. The requirements of the project are an abridged version of what constitutes the deliverables of the project which may either be a product or a service. (Wysocki, p.60) In this Flyover construction project scenario, the following deliverables given to meet project goals; * An approved design for the layout of the flyover, which will include a structural analysis – task A * Identifying a temporary alternate route and making it ready for the commuters before construction work begins – task B * Construct a flyover in the city to ease traffic congestion, while ensuring this construction work causes only minimum disruption to already congested traffic – task C * Ensure that constructed flyover is cleaned up, all finishing work done and flyover painted – task D * Open flyover for trial and gather feedback– task E

* Completion stages of the project will include placing of traffic signs to show entry and exit at appropriate positions – task F * Completions of all activities involved in this project should take no more than six months From the deliverables listed above, it is possible to determine the resources that will be needed to successfully execute the project by determining the activities that will be required to achieve the milestone of the project in the given time. Tasks| Activities| Resource needed|

A| 1. Design for the layout for the Flyover 2. Approval of Design| Architects| B| 1. Study historical traffic flow data and make recommendation. 2. Identify best temporary alternative route 3. Construction of temporary route 4. Road traffic diversion 5. Recommend and access area for material storage and heavy equipment| Traffic Management...
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