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The project managers could have done proper and comprehensive planning to forecast properly and budget accordingly. Project management is more effective when the planning stage considers uncertain events and the budget is extended to cover emerging expenditures (Nicholas & Steyn, 2012). The team could have considered additional specifications like the need for additional air conditioning. Also, they could have had a clear communication plan, with proper and clear chains or channels of disseminating information (Gardiner & Eltigani, 2014).
Interestingly, the stand-off at Wembley was known and well communicated to the juniors than the seniors. Therefore, a clear chain of command and authority should have been put in place to avoid such an issue. Also, the managers should have done their due diligence before identifying the contractor. At least, they could have assessed and evaluated the capacity of this contractor, including previous projects, and screened the profile so that the ‘winner curs’ problem could not have emerged. Accordingly, the project could have been successful if there had been effective team collaboration and cohesion between the managers and seniors in both Britain and France. Finally, the managers could have considered the project’s impact on other stakeholders, especially existing ferry operators. Their analysis could have considered the reaction of these operators to the Channel Tunnel through improved services and pricing to continue their businesses.
Question: What are some of the planning considerations for engineering and construction projects?
Nicholas, J. M. & Steyn, H. (2012). Project management for engineering, business and technology, 4th ed. Abingdon: Routledge.
Gardiner, P. D., & Eltigani, A. (2014, July 29). Toward a theory and practice of learning in project management systems. https://www.pmi.org/learning/library/theory-practice-learning-project-management-systems-8975