Mason PLC is a British leisure company specialising in the provision and operation of private health and fitness clubs. They opened their first club in 1990, and they have subsequently opened a further 24 clubs within the UK. These clubs all incorporate: a 25 x 12 metre swimming pool, a fitness facility, a Health studio (including a Spa, with a 'Hot tub and steam room), 3 aerobic/dance studios, two meeting rooms, and a small cafeteria/bar loungearea.
Mason PLC is going to open a new club which will incorporate new facilities and services. The new club will be larger than Mason's PLC's existing clubs. This is due to the additions of a small 100 seat cinema, and an extensive beauty spa. The beauty spa will have a vast range of treatments and services available including: hairdressing, massage, and cosmetic treatment. The new club has an investment of
£ 2 million pound and is due to take 60 weeks to complete.
As project manager appointed by Mason PLC at the feasibility stage, you are required to prepare a report (2,300 +/- 10% words). From a project management perspective outline the activities required to successfully manage this new initiative, ensuring that it is on time, and within budget.
The analysis should include the skills and competencies required by the Project Manager, along with the project management process. Use examples of the concerns, Project Life Cycle stages, processes, leadership, and administration and control problems associated with managing the lifecycle of this major project.