By conducting a project management case study before you being your next project you will be better prepared to avoid the mistakes of the past. This will allow for your project to proceed easier and with fewer deals to a successful conclusion.
The help a review of a project management case study can contribute is to assist the project manager in areas where they have a weakness or there is room for improvement. One of the most common is the proper handling of time management. This is a resource that is finite by natural and must be handled correctly the first time or it will be lost forever. By observing how the timesheets and the information they contain was handled in the past can shed some light on how to improve your procedure today.
One of the processes that lead to confusion in many instances is when a change is infused in a well known process. Nearly every past project has had to deal with this issue and how it was handled can be taken for a project management case study along with the results. This can then give a project manager some insight on what might be applicable in their situation for future use.
One area of a project plan that is in constant flux from project to project is the Tender Management Process. This is the dealing with the third party vendors and supplies of needed material. A project management case study can reveal how a third party vendor was dealt with in the past that produced a positive outcome. This is very beneficial while being time and cost saving for your present project.
For those project managers that are producing a deliverable for a specific client the Acceptance Management Process can be observed in the project management case study. By noting what was important to the client that they had not previously specified can help your present project gains acceptance faster so payment to your organization can be made.
The use of a project management case study has many benefits. How you use the information can make the final difference of your project being a success or one of the many failures that is produced.