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Night Tran Construction Company

Night Tran Construction Company

Night Tran Construction Company specializes in building small power plants, mostly for utility companies. The company was awarded a contract approximately two years ago to build such a power plant. The contract stated a project duration of three years, after which, a 1 percent penalty would be invoked for each additional month of construction. Project records indicate the utility plan is only 50 percent completed and is encountering continuing problems. The owner of Night Tran Company, concerned over the potential losses, investigated the project and found the following: There was an excessive number of engineering design changes; there was a high work rejection rate; and the project was generally understaffed. As a result, she directed the project manager to develop a better system of project control and present this method to the board members in one week.

Questions: If you were the project manager, what characteristics would you be looking for in the new control system? Will a new control system be adequate for the problem? Will it control scope creep? Explain.

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//Project Control System is very important as far as the success of the project is concerned. The project manager should look after the project control system. Before writing about the project Controls system of Night Tran Construction Company, we have to first describe the organization. For example://

Night Tran Construction Company: Project Control System

Introduction

Night Tran Construction Company is specialized in building power plants, generally for utility companies. A contract was awarded to the company around two years ago to construct such a power plant. Time duration of this project is declared to be three years in the contract, after which penalty of 1 percent would be invoked for each additional month of construction. According to the project report, the utility plan is only 50 percent accomplished and is encountering continuous problems. Owner of the Night Tran Construction Company examined the project and found that there was an excessive number of engineering design changes; there was a high work rejection rate; and the project was generally understaffed. If I were the project manager I would recommend the project control system which is defined below.

The main objective of establishing a control system is to control the schedules of time and cost to achieve the required quality and to reduce the risks connected with the projects.

//After this brief introduction about the company, we are clear with the project details. Now we'll elaborate on the characteristics that we are be looking for in the new control system. These characteristics should be suitable with the project requirement.//

In order to control the schedules of time and cost Night Tran Construction Company can use the following steps:

Integration of activities- Planning and performance standards for all related activities can ensure fast completion of the total project, enabling timely commissioning. Integration of all the activities connected with the project is necessary because only one delayed item of work can have an adverse ripple effect on many connected items ...

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