1. You are in charge of selecting a location for passenger car manufacturing plant. Which location would you recommend? Justify your choice against a set of selection criteria.
2. You are in charge of estimating cost for setting up a sulfuric acid plant in a town in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra. Which elements will you consider for estimating cost of the project? Explain each element as it relates to given requirement. Why this cost estimation is needed?
3. “How could that be possible? It’s simply not possible!” Mr. Pitambar Gadge was really in a state of shock when he was informed that construction of new manufacturing plant would get delayed by six months. “This was two year long project. How could you have schedule variance of almost 25%? And how could you tell me now, when we are just few months away from our project completion deadline? This is simply ridiculous!” Mr. Gadge went on saying.“Sir, we had challenge in hiring skilled labor for this project. It seems Mr. Puri went on hiring skilled labor without proper skill assessments. When Mr. Iyer inspected quality of work, he was not satisfied and strongly recommended us to redo the work to ensure expected quality. This additional work will result into delay of up to six months”, came the response from Mr. Dwivedi, the manager of the project.
a. Which type of risk was overlooked in this case? How would you have assessed its probability and impact as a project manager? Justify your assessment.
b. Do you agree that this case illustrates triple constraints of the project? Explain. How you would have responded if you have been in place of Mr. Iyer? Explicitly state your assumptions if you are making ones.