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Practicing Project Management: A Case Study, 2005 BWF-HHMI Course in Scientific Management

The ability to allocate resources to achieve a goal is the hallmark of project management. This case study is designed to help you practice the allocation of resources in project management and identify the effects of resource allocation on achieving specific goals. Read through and complete this case study, and examine the final outcome to understand the potential problems and pitfalls that can occur in projects. Through these types of exercises and personal experience you will build an experience base of skills that will help you better manage your own research laboratory.

Statement of Work:

Background. You are an Assistant
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Bob’s Brain Foundation, the group funding your brain tumor research, decides to perform a review of your program. To keep funding you need to show significant progress. You need your “best” people doing the ongoing lab work.

Modify your available resources to best accomplish you goals. You may also change your scope projects, just realize it is a “bit late in the game” to be changing scope projects.








Name
Person
Scope 1
Scope 2
Scope 3
Scope 4
Scope 5
Ongoing Lab Work 1
Ongoing Lab Work 2
Chia-Ling
Graduate student
Poor

Best

Adequate 
Poor

Poor

Adequate

Best

Suzanne
Post-doc
Poor

Poor

Best

Poor

Adequate

Adequate

Best

Hortence
Post-doc
Best

Adequate

Poor

Best

Adequate

Best

Adequate

Pradip
Post-doc
Adequate

Best

Adequate

Poor

Best

Best

Adequate


More Things Happen!

Ongoing events affect your final productivity.

Hortence is sick and cannot complete her assigned tasks her productivity goes from “Best” to “Adequate”, or from “Adequate” to “Poor” depending on the task she has been assigned.

DO NOT make any additional changes to the table. Copy your previous results onto the new table and calculate your point score.

Final productivity








Name
Person
Scope 1
Scope 2
Scope 3
Scope 4
Scope 5
Ongoing Lab Work 1
Ongoing Lab Work 2

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