MAN 435-CS-4B - 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 4B: The Dulhasti Power Plant Read Case Study 8.1 on page 274. Then answer the questions. Questions 1. Explain the challenge of producing accurate cost estimation when working in harsh geographical conditions. Each project includes its own unique challenges. It’s up to the project manager to uncover as many of those challenges as possible before the estimate is presented, in order to provide the most accurate bid possible. Isolation and lack of infrastructure followed by political issues were a particular challenge in the Dulhasti Power Plant case study. An accurate cost estimation when working in a harsh geographical location could include; temperature, specialty equipment, the cost of roads and the necessary infrastructure required for the project, security and the variable costs associated to the harsh conditions of the Himalayas. Appropriate time lines and phases for
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