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Continue to read the Woody 2000 case. (Wideman, 2015) case, paying particular attention to Planning, and Design. Then, address the following questions in a short essay.
1. Project Planning
a.What should be included in a Woody 2000 project plan? What use would it be?
b.Evaluate Woody’s plans for managing the project, including their approach to contracting for professional services and construction work. What would you have done and would that change for successive phases of the project?
c.Did the project plan explain how the project and any changes would be controlled? Should this be part of the plan? Give reasons.
a.How should quality be approached, and what does it mean?
b.Why did Leadbetter not invoke the specifications to ensure quality? What was the result?
c.What is the importance of Quality to a project like this?
3. Planning and Scheduling
a.Identify and describe a set of project schedule milestones from project concept to project completion.
b.Illustrate your milestones on a simple bar chart scaled to the information provided in the Case Study.
c.Would a good baseline plan have helped to show that the project would not meet its schedule? If so, how?
d.How should float on the critical path have been managed? Would this have helped to complete on time?
4. Cost Estimating
a.Develop a high-level estimate by “guesstimation”.
b.How should the estimate be presented?
c.Is life-cycle costing a factor on this project?
d.Cashman kept his cash flow chart a secret. Why, and what would you have done?
5. Contracting for Engineering and Construction Services
a.What were the contracting alternatives open to Woody’s? Which would have been best and what would that have involved?
b.How should the contract(s) be organized and tendered?
c.How should they be administered?
d.Were the original Woody 2000 project requirements delivered?
•Don’t write in checklist form. Integrate your answers to the above questions into a well-constructed essay.
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