Project Metrics, Monitoring, and Control – CT3

Option #2: Colorado VA Hospital Case Study

Using the VA Hospital Watchdog Report, review the report on the issues facing the Colorado VA Hospital construction project. This has been a nationally told story of how a project did not stay within the prescribed scope and resulted in a significant creep in requirements.

For this assignment, write a three- to four-page paper to address the following:

  • What were the project objectives?
  • What problems occurred due to ineffective scope management? Explain why these problems occurred.
  • Why do you think scope management and stakeholder involvement were necessary for project success? What project metrics could have been used to discover the scope-related issues in a timely manner?
  • What could be done differently to prevent scope-related issues from occurring? Explain how the impact of these different courses of action or any improvements would have been reported by project performance metrics.

Paper Requirements:

  • Be sure to properly organize your writing and include an introduction, headings/subheadings for the body of your work, discussion recommendations, and a conclusion.
  • Format your entire paper in accordance with the APA Guidelines.
  • Your paper should be three- to four-pages long, not including the required title page and reference page. Nor does the page requirement include any supplemental pages, should you use them, such as appendices.
  • Prepare your work using at least one of this week’s recommended readings and one outside reference (a peer-reviewed scholarly article published in the last five years, references not to include required or recommended reading assignments, or the textbook).

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