The Benfield Column Repair Project

Sasol Benfield Plant

Ian Boggon, PMPr General Manager, INTENS SA PM Network, February 1996, pp. 25-30 At 12 30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8, 1994, a fire broke out in the carbonate regeneration column in the Benfield Unit of the Gas Circuit at Sasol Three, one of the factories of Sasol, a leading South African coal, chemical, and crude-oil company. The column, which was open for repairs and maintenance during the annual factory shutdown, is used to process hydrogen. It is one crucial component in a long chain of...

Pittsburgh International Airport Midfield Terminal Energy Facility

The design team was concerned with developing real quotations and selecting the best energy system. Which of the nine project management body of knowledge areas was used most Describe this process. 2. The authors state that project cost is directly proportional to the level of quality required. Comment on this statement. 3. Something which was not mentioned by the authors of this case was that the airport was created using public funds and thus faced the problems associated with dealing with...

Making Affordable Housing Attainable through Modern Project Management

Berg, Enterprise Builders, Inc. To the everyday observer, Deer Meadow, a Bloomfield, Connecticut, family-oriented apartment community, appears to be an upscale condominium complex. In reality, it is an affordable housing project, one that shows how modern project management (MPM) can assist in realizing the social objectives of local government. Governor Lowell Weicker's desire to provide quality, affordable housing in the state of Connecticut helped make this project a reality. Funding...

Sydney Olympic Games A Project Management Perspective

Why is time management critical to the Sydney 2000 Olympics Games project 2. By what yardsticks will the Sydney 2000 Olympics Games project be measured, and how will it be considered a success Give examples to illustrate your answer. 3. Why is project scope management so important to the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games project Illustrate your answer with some examples from projects that you have studied or worked on and draw parallels. 4. A project is said to be successful if the work is finished on...

Libya Redefining Challenge

Gordon Mahovsky, Project General Manager, RASCO Project PMI Canada Proceedings, 1996, pp. 88-91 This paper describes the impact of international politics on project planning and execution. The direct effects experienced on other peripheral issues such as communications, travel and logistics, human resource maintenance, and cultural differences are also discussed. The outbreak of civil war in the former Yugoslavia, coupled with the imposition of United Nations sanctions against Libya, have had a...

Minimizing Construction Claims Under the Project Management Concept

What are some of the key management skills needed to run a project or enterprise Support your answers with information from the PMBOK Guide. 2. What problems were encountered under the project management concept in this case 3. Describe the risky practice that was leading to some of these problems, including some of the overriding factors that negated any projected benefits. 4. Describe the modified project management approach used to reduce some of these risks. 5. What risks was the Department...

The Sydney To Hobart A Case Study In Project Management

The project initiator believes that winning a yacht race depends 80 percent on the preparation stage and only 20 percent on the effort in the actual race. Einstein was quoted as saying that a creation is 10 percent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration. Which of these statements do you agree with Why, given a project management context 2. This project essentially describes a job-shop point of view. How might the creation of a fleet of championship boats change the described project life-cycle...