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The Project Management Body of Knowledge is an inclusive term that describes the sum of knowledge with in the profession of the project management. Project management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities in order to exceed stakeholder's needs and expectations from a project. The Wyalkatchem Council employs Project Management Plan in the up gradation of the Airport! The Project is analyzed to check for scope, time and quality so as to balance the competing demands. The Project management framework provides the basic structure for understanding the project management. This Analysis Report evaluates the pros and cons of the structure of PMP of the airport. The airports background is covered in the first part. Then this report discusses the PMP and its structure. Then it tries to visualize the airport PMP though the theoretical framework. Then it finds out if the upgrade really a project! Projects are undertaken at all level of the organization. They may involve a single person or many more. It may or may not involve the single unit of the organization. Operations and projects differ primarily in that operations are ongoing and repetitive while projects are temporary and unique. Thus report finds out if this upgrade really needed to employ the project management techniques! This report also suggests the alternative to the PMP suggested by the airport of wyalkatchem. A detailed description is given to describe the project management plan and its content. Then, it covers it with the executive summary which is also the conclusion followed by the recommendations! Abstract
Wyalkatchem airport upgrade with the help of aviation strategy seeks to concentrate on some key focus area that is to take care of environmental needs by developing the residential airpark, fetching tourism which includes moving the primary school from airport to a museum site and to meet the social welfare need by bringing the Ambulance Transfer station to the airport and developing the aviation college so as to expand the existing school curriculum.
Background of Wyalkatchem airport
The Shire of Wyalkatchem has had control of the airport site. This airport site is a class-c reserve since 1949. The Shires Plan of Future sees this airport site to have a major outcome which is related to the sustainable development of Wyalkatchem. The landing strip in the year 200 became all weather airstrips. It is one of finest all weather air strip in Western Australia which was built by a local community. After the year 2000 it has become the focal point of Wyalkatchem community. In the year 2005 a private recreational school got opened and became the second busiest solo operated flying school in the while Australia. The Future development includes extended hangar storage to keep the recreational aircraft, imparting training to instructor of both AFIT (Australian Flying Instructor Training School) and the Wyalkatchem College of Aviation which is to start in 2010. It also aims to make a residential park so that recreational flyers can stay and keep their aircraft. The Aviation college is a part of Wyalkatchem District High School and operates in conjunction with TAFE Swan and CY O'Connor TAFE catering for both National and International students. The airport is also a part of Wheat belt Motorplex Business Plan that will begin the construction in...
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