Option #2: How to Deal with a Project that is Off Course
There are many examples of projects that have gone off course. Often times, a new project manager is brought in if the situation is dire. For this assignment, find a project that did not stay on scope, time, or budget. Then, determine what project management principles were not followed for the project. Lastly, suggest how you, as a newly selected project manager, would make changes to ensure the project got back on track.
Examples of recent projects off course would include:
- Colorado Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital (See http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/03/18/colorado-va-hospital-over-budget/24964551/)
- Target Expansion in Canada (See https://hbr.org/2015/01/why-targets-canadian-expansion-failed)
- Los Angeles Unified School District’s iPad/Computer Project (See http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-ipad-curriculum-refund-20150415-story.html)
Your paper should be 2-to-3-pages, well written and in conformity with the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements for style and writing expectations. Include a title page and a reference page that includes at least two outside references (not including your textbook) to support your analysis.