Case Study Overview: In conventional business and government megaprojects–such as hydroelectric dams, chemical-processing plants, or big-bang enterprise-resource-planning systems–the standard approach is to build something monolithic and customized. Such projects must be 100% complete before they can deliver benefits: Even when it’s 95% complete, a nuclear reactor is of no use. On the basis of 30 years of research and consulting on megaprojects, the author has found two factors that play a critical role in determining success or failure: replicable modularity in design and speed in iteration. The article examines those factors by looking at well-known megaprojects, both successful ones, and cautionary tales.
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Using the attached link do the following: Your team has been assigned to build a house for your sponsor Smith Thomas. The budget for the house is $200,000, and the house must be completed in 6 months.
1. Purpose: Why are we doing the project?
2. Resources: Who will manage the project, and which skills are needed to deliver it ?