Engineering Based Project Answers

Engineering company has assigned your group to develop a Project Plan. You need to do the following:

  1. Select an engineering based project (either an existing one or one created by you).
  2. Evaluate best practices as they relate to organisational and project management in medium and large scale engineering companies.
  3. Research innovative engineering and project management approaches and reflect critically on their significance to engineering practice.
  4. Prepare the following:
  • A full scope (review the project charter document on blackboard as a starting point).
  • A complete Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) including cost and duration estimates for all work packages.
  • A Gantt chart identifying task interdependencies and milestones.
  • A complete PERT chart with a clear indication of the critical path and possible slack/float times.
  1. Provide recommendations for this case study as informed by your research into best practices (in particular, using project management tools/processes).
  2. Write a 15 to 20 page (4,000 word) report addressed to the executive management of the engineering company according to the following structure:
  • Executive Summary
  • Section 1: Introduction
  • Section 2: Clear description of the Prole.
  • Section 3: Analysis of charts
  • Section 4: Discussion of best practices, and innovative engineering and project management approaches
  • Section 5: Conclusion and recornmendations
  • Section 6: Challenges faced in producing the required information, strategies for overcoming the challenges and lessons learnt
  • Section 7: Demonstrated competencies (according to Engineers Australia Stage 1 Professional Competencies) that, as a group, you believe you have further developed in preparing this report
  • Reference list
  • RPPendices that include the following deliverables: WBS, Gantt and PERT charts, and scope/other documents used.