Essay on Denver International Airport - Case Study

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Assignment – Denver International Airport (DIA) Individual Case Analysis Nicholas Y. Foo City University of Seattle PM501_03_IN: Intro to Project Management Larry D. Mitchell October 17, 2014 DIA – Individual Case Analysis The Denver International Airport was built and finally opened on February 28, 1995. It took the project nearly six years to complete with project costs initially estimated at $1.2 billion to the final cost of $5.0 billion. From the case study in Project management: a systems approach to planning, scheduling and controlling, DIA provided improved airfield configuration, improved efficiency in the operation of the regional airspace, reduced noise impacts, a more efficient terminal/concourse/apron layout,…show more content…
646). Both stakeholders have valid ideas but this contrasting battle pushed all decisions toward reactionary efforts. There is a need for a win-win situation for those decisions but no proper process was in place to balance the issue. The city of Denver also allowed United Airlines and Continental to make major scope changes to the project construction. The increase in scope changes meant increase cost, more work and more delays were on the way. This in turn, will hinder the project construction’s progress. At this point of major scope changes, the airlines still had no signed agreement. The land that was chosen for the Airport site was in Adams County but it lacked infrastructure development. This means DIA will need to create that infrastructure like water, power, and sewage disposal. In turn, this will increase DIA project costs. In the case study from Project management: a systems approach to planning, scheduling and controlling, Adams County also negotiated an agreement with DIA but it limited DIA “to such businesses as airline maintenance, cargo, small package delivery, and other such airport-related activities” (Kerzner, 2001, p. 643). In both the examples, we see that negative stakeholder involvement was detrimental to
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