MAN 435-CS-3B - MAN-435 Project Management Project...

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MAN-435 Project Management Project Management: Achieving Competitive Advantage, by Jeffrey K. Pinto, (Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Prentice-Hall, 2007). ISBN-13: 978-0-558-39543-8 Case Study 3B: The Tacoma Narrows Suspension Bridge Read Case Study 7.2 on pages 241-242. Then answer the questions. Questions 1. In what ways were the project’s planning and scope management appropriate? When did the planners begin taking unknowing or unnecessary risks? Discuss the issue of project constraints and other unique aspects of the bridge in the risk management process. Were these issues taken into consideration? Why or why not? The project’s planning and scope management was appropriate in the original plan if the bridge would have been shorter. The planners started taking unknown and unnecessary risks when they determined the width of the bridge would be single lane versus double and when they changed the girders from round to flat. Preventing the wind to pass thru the bridge properly. Not much was known about the effects of dynamic loads on structures, with length versus the with and including
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