It is important to state that the paper "Principles and Strategies - Port River Expressway Project " is a perfect example of a management case study. Port River Expressway project was completed successfully due to critical success factors which were considered by the project manager and put into practice. This report of the completed project discussed the critical success factors which included the competent human skills, availability of adequate funds and the employee motivation. The project was divided into four phases and they include initiation, planning, implementation and evaluation phases.
The project was implemented successfully as a result of the careful planning which helped to utilize the resources effectively and managing conflicts among the stakeholders. The main aim of the Port River Expressway project was to improve the economic development of Southern Australia. Introduction The successful implementation of a project depends on the ability to set effective goals and objectives. The project manager has the biggest responsibility in ensuring that the project is managed successfully. It is therefore important that the project manager should possess effective skills to ensure the goals and objectives of the project are accomplished (Dennis 2007).
Port River Expressway was one of the major projects which were accomplished successfully due to effective skills which the project managers possessed. The project was intended to connect the two rail terminals which are Port of Adelaide which is located in Southern Australia and port Wakefield Road. The project was aimed at improving the economic development of Southern Australia since there is expressway between the two terminals which open Southern Australia for development opportunities. The South Australian Department for transport was responsible for managing the project (Port River Expressway 2014).
The project was implemented successfully and this led to the development of South Australia. Appendix 1 below indicates the view of the Port River Expressway. The main objectives of the project were; To connect the Port of Adelaide with port Wakefield Road to ease transport between Southern Australia and Northern Australia To improve the economic development of Southern Australia by increasing the trading activities To improve the transport and communication network between Southern Australia and Northern Australia The project stakeholder analysis There are various project stakeholders should be considered when formulating the objectives of the project.
Project stakeholder analysis helps to reach a consensus and this benefit the project in that they will be committed to work towards achieving the goals and objectives of the project. To start with, the project manager is an important stakeholder in the success of the project (Dennis 2007). The project manager develops and formulates policies which guide the project implementation. The skills of the project help to develop and implement the project tasks with care which leads to the achievement of the expected outcome. The suppliers also contribute to project implementation.
The reliable and competent suppliers to ensure that the project tasks are achieved within the duration assigned to each activity. They also determine the quality of the project because when they are motivated to supply quality materials and in time they will improve the quality of the construction (David & Roland 2006). Continuous supply of materials contributes to continuing construction, thus the critical path of the project can be identified.