Case Study The Chunnel Project

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Running Head: CASE STUDY THE CHUNNEL PROJECT Case Study: The Chunnel Project November 9, 2008 The Inception Phase Rating Scale: 5—Excellent, 4—Very Good, 3—Good, 2—Poor, 1—Very Poor Project Management Area Inception Phase Scope Management 3 Time Management 2 Cost Management 2 Quality Management 3 Human Resource Management 3 Communication Management 3 Risk Management 2 Procurement Management 2 Integration Management 3 Procurement Management Rating Rationale The Procurement Rating given for this project was a (3) good. This is due to Eurotunnel’s foresight of entering into a contract with Transmanche Link (TML) that contained specific cost categories. According to Anbari (2002), these cost categories are as follows: 1. Target cost for tunneling, done on a cost-plus fixed-fee based, with a target cost above or below which there would be sharing of the difference. 2. Lump sum of the terminals and the mechanical and electrical works for the tunnel. 3. The procurement contract for rolling stock and associated major equipment was procured on as cost plus-percentage-fee basis. This is important because cost-plus contracts have several advantages. In fact, a major advantage of this type of contract is flexibility. In a project such as The Chunnel, where changes are inevitable, a cost-plus contract allows these changes without much difficulty. For procurement purposes, I feel this was an extremely smart move. Project Management Area Strengths Major strengths for this project from a project management stand point can be seen when considering quality. Given the technical challenges related to this project, it can be suggested that quality management was successful Anbari (2002). Procurement Management Strengths Major strengths relating to procurement management for this project that contributed to the overall performance of

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