Essays on Benchmark Project Management Applications Assignment

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Benchmark Project Management Applications Part Personal Framework for Project Management Knowledge Areas for a building construction project 1. Project Integration Management: These would include development of the project plan, execution of the same and overall change control (Berkun, 2005). 2. Project Scope Management: This would include constructing the building from the foundation up to finishes. 3. Project Time management: The project would require twelve months and would solely constitute building construction. The foundation of the building would be constructed during the first four months, the walls and roofing would take six months and finishing would take two months.

4. Project Cost management: The project would cost approximately 1.2million US Dollars. 5. Project Quality Management: The materials used for construction would meet the standards that are established by the national board that oversees construction projects. Additionally, personnel including architects and designers would be highly skilled in their areas of specifications. 6. Project Human Resource Management: All staffs would be highly skilled and their rewards would be satisfactory. 7. Project Risk management: Measures would be put in place to address risks associated with bad weather and financial risks.

Examples of risks related to weather include floods, snow and so forth. 8. Procurement Management: All logistics would be put in place to ensure that raw materials employed for construction reach the site in time. Reliable suppliers would be sought to ensure that delays that can have detrimental effects on the building are curbed. Part 2: Describe Change Control for Coca Cola Soft drink Change Request: The requests to change the components of the Coca Cola soft drink were derived from extensive market studies. The customers wanted the amount of sugar in the drink to be reduced.

This change would improve the revenue of the company as sales would soar. It would also reduce the costs of raw materials especially sugar. Assessment: One particular risk of implementing the change pertains to the loss of clients who are currently comfortable with the sugar levels in the drink. Plan: The implementation of the plan would be assigned to the production department of the company. This department is charged with the responsibility of quality control. It would ensure that part of the products meet the consumer needs with respect to sugar levels in the product.

According to Harrington, Conner and Horney (1999), this department would come up with a detailed plan regarding how best to implement the change. As aforementioned, one of the suggestions would be to reduce the sweetness of a certain percentage of the drinks as opposed to the entire brands. Test: Upon agreement of these plans by all stakeholders that include other relative departments such as the marketing, administration and financial departments, there was need by the production department to provide a clear timeline in which the changes would be implemented.

This would approximately require one week. Implementation: In consultation with all stakeholders, the date of implementation of this project was set to be on 24th of March, 2012. The cost of implementation was approximately 120000 US Dollars. Approval: Once the change was implemented, the new soft drinks were taken to the market. The customers approved of the changes and contended that the sugar levels of the products were now in line with their nutritional needs. Thus the change process was closed. Change Request Assessment Plan Test Implementation Approval References Berkun, S.

(2005). The art of project management. USA: O’Reilly Media. Harrington, H., Conner, D. & Horney, N. (1999). Project change management. USA: McGraw-Hill Companies.

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