Assignment # 1

2010

NUST BUSINESS SCHOOL

COURSE: PROJECT MANAGEMENT

ASSIGNMENT # 1

GROUP MEMBERS Fseeha Rizvi Izza Aamer Samina Nazir Tajdar Khan Zainab Abdul Malik

SUBMITTED TO Mr. Muhammad Taslim

DATE 10th February, 2010

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.............................................................. 8 Protests/ Strikes .........................................................................2..............................1: Project Management .................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 7 2................................................................................................2: Burj Khalifa .....................2: Airbus A380 as a Project .......................................................2: Burj Khalifa as a Project ......................................................... 11 4: References ................................. 3 1........... 10 Lack of Coordination and Planning ............................................................................... 7 2...........................................................................1: What is it? ................. 11 3............... 10 Lack of Support by Sponsor and Partners .......3.................................3: Lessons Learnt for Project Management .3...............................................................................................................2......... 6 2....................1: What is it? ............................................................................................... 3 1............................................................................... 8 Scope Creep .. 9 2...........................1: Appendix ..............3: Airbus A380 ..............2......1: Vision .......................................................................................................................... 9 2............................................ 3 2...............4: Lessons Learnt for Project Management ................................................................................. 9 2................................................................................................................................3. 8 Dubai Financial Crisis ....................................................................................................................................3: Objectives ........................................................................................................................2: Mission ..........1: Individual Lists of Projects .......................................................................................Assignment # 1 2010 TABLE OF CONTENTS 1....................... 10 3...........1................. 7 2... 13 1|Page ........ 8 2..................................................................................................

Assignment # 1 2010 Q # 1: VISION. MISSION. GOAL AND OBJECTIVES OF NBS 2|Page .

The underlying principles will remain to be merit selection. At a holistic level. in research base and all policies and procedures. in student selection. Ultimately. Given that NUST is a pioneer in delivering technical. with its progressive and innovative outlook. creative and globally practiced methods to inculcate entrepreneurial skills within students 1 NUST Formal Vision 3|Page . academically competent. 1. y y To develop into a leading institution for business education. The university will strive to create challenging educational and cultural environments for students to refine their ability to reason and to communicate freely and clearly so as to become responsible. The university commits itself and all its resources to this trust and responsibility1. and research oriented productive citizens who are prepared to lead. NBS will serve its vision through inclusive management and in collaboration with renowned universities and research institutes inside the country and abroad. while simultaneously aligning objectives to serve the needs and requirements of all key stakeholders To break away from traditional teaching methods and move on to more effective. moderate in outlook.1: VISION 2010 The National Business School (NBS) aims to emerge as an iconic institution producing business leaders.2: MISSION NUST Business School.3: OBJECTIVES The strategic objectives of NUST Business School are. equivocal knowledge dissemination. NUST. in line with the parent concern.Assignment # 1 1. technologically knowledgeable. 1. morally equipped. educational and research needs of the country. The vision is to remain dedicated to excellence and committed to international educational perspective. to inspire. extensive research base and responsive curricula. the university is entrusted with the responsibility of graduating culturally enlightened. and to preserve the traditions of our great civilization. moderate and well rounded citizens of a diverse world. inculcation of creative problem solving skills and depth of knowledge for the NBS student body. in administration. aims to produce future leaders while inculcating excellence in every function. using an invaluable faculty. in faculty. the focus shall always remain on excellence.

Encourage research techniques and methods to develop new dimensions of business world.Assignment # 1 y y y y y 2010 To create a knowledge sharing culture which enables all key stakeholders to drive the image of the institute To create and develop curricula that reflects and balances both academic research and corporate and industry needs Strive to foster the innate talents and ability of students to compete efficiently in the global marketplace. Grooming students for successful careers 4|Page .

Assignment # 1 2010 Q # 2: PROJECTS SELECTED 5|Page .

on cost and according to users specifications. tools and techniques to achieve a certain goal or objective in the form of a project on time. cost and performance parameters. projects are unique. one of the most comprehensive is as follows: Two major achievements of mankind over the past five decades will be compared to the definition of a project in order to determine the nature and extent of project management undertaken to complete each of these projects. methods. a defined life span. A project is a unique set of coordinated activities. The two projects selected from the individual lists of projects in Appendix are as follows y y Burj Khalifia Airbus A380 2 en.e. material. with definite starting and finishing points. More often than not. undertaken by an individual or organization to meet specific objectives within defined time. middle and end.1: PROJECT MANAGEMENT Project management is the application of skills.wikipedia. with a defined purpose and objective. temporary with a specific beginning and end i. frequently involving research or design that is carefully planned to achieve a particular aim. financial. Association of Project Management With many varying definitions of a project. A project in business and science is a collaborative enterprise. They are special operations designed to accomplish a set of objectives in a limited time frame.org/wiki/Project 6|Page .Assignment # 1 2010 2.2 A project can also be defined as a set of activities aimed to achieve a specific objective and which has a clear start. Projects often require resources which may take many forms such as human. supply and equipment resources.

formerly known as the Burj Dubai. Owings. was announced during the official opening as 2716.php/Burj_Khalifa 7|Page . the Burj Khalifa is the tallest manmade structure on Earth. The objective was to construct the world¶s largest building of height 2716. PROJECT CHARACTERISTICS Objective Defined Starting Time Defined End Time Undertaken by individual/ Organization Cost Parameters Labor parameters BURJ KHALIFA To build a tower in Dubai with a height of 2716.ritchiewiki. pumping cement. These criteria include height of the structural top of the building.1: W HAT IS IT ? The Burj Khalifa. No matter how you measure it.2. wanted the tower to be the world¶s largest building according to all four criteria set out by the Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. 20103. The developer. Construction began in September 2004.com/wiki/index. Turner Construction Company was chosen as the construction project manager. its highest occupied floor. installing elevators etc. It was started in 21 September 2004 and its construction ended in 4 January 2010. and the tower was officially opened on January 4.5 ft in order to make it the tallest building in the world January 2010 September 2009 Emaar Properties $ 1. United Arab Emirates. height to the top of the roof and to the tip of the building¶s spire or flagpole. and Merrill of Chicago.2: B URJ K HALIFA AS A P ROJECT Burj Khalifa can be thought of as a project since it constituted a number of coordinated activities such as preparing the foundation.Assignment # 1 2010 2.5 billion. Moreover.5 ft (828 m). is a skyscraper in Dubai. which was a closely guarded secret during construction. the tower's architecture and engineering were performed by Skidmore.5 billion 22 million man-hours 3 http://www.5 ft (828 m). Emaar Properties. 2.2. The official height.2: BURJ KHALIFA 2. within a budget of $1.

Assignment # 1 2.2. mainstream media reports indicated that Dubai was undergoing financial distress. head of the entire United Arab Emirates and ruler of the neighboring state Abu Dhabi. The workers demanded better wages. Dubai got the assistance it required in the form of a $10billion bailout from Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan. 2009. Burj Khalifa was opened on 4 January 2010.500 migrant laborers walked off Dubai construction sites and rioted for increased pay. Skilled carpenters were being paid US$7. improved medical care. is now being replaced by upgraded finishes. including The Globe Islands. Without outside assistance.wikipedia. and better treatment from their foremen. 4 5 http://en. All workers were employed by a Dubai based firm called Al Naboodah. smashed computers and files in offices. and destroyed about two dozen cars and construction machines at a cost of about $1 million in damages.com/wiki/index.org/wiki/Burj_Khalifa#Delay http://www.5 DUBAI FINANCIAL CRISIS Near the end of 2009. The rioting workers beat security officers. A default on debt would put a hault to Dubai's other massive construction projects." A revised completion date of 2 December 2009 was then announced. These include the following: SCOPE CREEP Emaar Properties announced on 9 June 2008 that construction of Burj Khalifa was delayed by upgraded finishes and would be completed only in September 2009. 2006. Dubai would become illiquid and unable to make payments to settle its debt. 2. overtime pay.60 per day while laborers were paid US$4 per day.4 PROTESTS/ STRIKES On March 21st. The design of the apartments has also been enhanced to make them more aesthetically attractive and functionally superior. However.ritchiewiki.php/Burj_Khalifa 8|Page . On December 21. An Emaar spokesperson said "The luxury finishes that were decided on in 2004.3: L ESSONS L EARNT FOR P ROJECT M ANAGEMENT 2010 There were many lessons that¶s could be learnt from the completion of Burj Khalifa. when the tower was initially conceptualized.

3: AIRBUS A380 2.85 (about 900 km/h or 560 mph at cruising altitude).6 2.1: W HAT IS IT ? 2010 In 2000 Airbus undertook its most ambitious project ever.7 PROJECT CHARACTERISTICS Objective Defined Starting Time Defined End Time Undertaken by individual/ Organization Cost Parameters AIRBUS A380 To produce a super jumbo jet capable of carrying 853 passengers and crew. The A380's upper deck extends along the entire length of the fuselage. The total budget was initially estimated to be ¼8. capable of carrying up to 853 passengers and crew.org/wiki/Airbus_A380 http://www.Assignment # 1 2.3.2: A IRBUS A380 AS A P ROJECT Airbus A380 can be thought of as a project since it constituted a number of coordinated activities such as designing.com/lessons/case. and its width is equivalent to that of a wide body aircraft. The objective was to design an aircraft to usher in a new era of superjumbo jets. This allows for a cabin with 50% more floor space than the next-largest airliner. the A380 made its maiden flight on 27 April 2005 from Toulouse. It was started in June 1994 and its construction ended in January 2002.8-billion 6 7 http://en. production and testing etc.globalprojectstrategy. The largest passenger airliner in the world. capable of carrying up to 853 passengers and crew. the A380. wide-body. Moreover.wikipedia. The Airbus A380 is a double-deck.8-billion. France. the Airbus A380 was manufactured by the European corporation Airbus. and provides seating for 525 people in a typical three-class configuration or up to 853 people in all-economy class configurations. Launch date was to be 2002. and made its first commercial flight on 25 October 2007 from Singapore to Sydney with Singapore Airlines. The A380-800 has a a cruising speed of Mach 0. fourengine airliner manufactured by the European corporation Airbus.3.php?id=23 9|Page . the Boeing 747-400. It was to be an aircraft designed to usher in a new era of superjumbo jets. June 1994 January 2002 Airbus Corporation ¼8.

they just don¶t plug into your wires!´ Apparently.projectstakeholder. and within the international business community.8 Applying Project Stakeholder Management.globalprojectstrategy. 8 9 http://adrozdov.Assignment # 1 Labor parameters 3 million man-hours 2010 2. As a result.com/lessons/case. 2006 Christian Streiff. EADS chief Noel Forgeard and Airbus CEO Gustav Humbert announced their resignations. On July 2.9 LACK OF SUPPORT BY SPONSOR AND PARTNERS The delay of the A380 launched significant concern both within EADS.html http://www. might have avoided this kind of difficulty. Then on October 9.com/2008/01/16/airbus-a380-and-project-stakeholder-management/ 10 http://www. among stockholders.3. A380 aircraft was delayed two years. and paying more attention to relationships. 2006. Humbert¶s successor. resigned because management at EADS would not give him the support and authority necessary to implement a reorganization plan for Airbus.10 At Airbus it was conspicuously absent and the failure of the harness to fit into the aircraft frame confirms that these business units failed to operate in a coordinated manner. much of the wiring had to be removed and new wiring fitted.php?id=23 10 | P a g e .4: L ESSONS L EARNT FOR P ROJECT M ANAGEMENT LACK OF COORDINATION AND PLANNING The main reason for the delay seems to be associated with a communications breakdown between the two main factories manufacturing the A380. at a cost of billions of dollars. Both sides thought they were correct: ³my wires are OK.com/en/business/full/interestingfactonairbusa380projectmanagement. leading to incompatible wiring being produced. causing a long delay.

Assignment # 1 3.1.1: APPENDIX 3.1: I NDIVIDUAL L ISTS OF P ROJECTS 2010 Fseeha Rizvi Fibre Optics Human Space Travel Internet Izza Aamer Portable Calculator Laser Printer Cell Phones Samina Nazir Personal Computer First Human Heart Transplant Robots 11 | P a g e .

Assignment # 1 2010 Tajdar Khan Ink Jet Printer Jin Mao Tower World's Biggest Excavator Zainab Abdul Malik Burj Khalifa Heights Donghai Bridge Airbus A380 12 | P a g e .

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