The use of project management case studies is to collect as much information on a particular topic so an informed decision on whether to proceed with the current project being considered should be done. This is considerable easier said than done in most instances.
One of the main reasons a project manager will undertake the arduous process of doing project management case studies is to gather sufficient data on just what economic conditions the previous projects thrived on. They will also be looking into the availability of the raw material that was used in the projects including the labor force.
When project management case studies are undertaken, every process that is involved in each of the cases need to be examined for current relevant to the project, economy and market conditions that your project will be interacting with. This will provide you with the clearest possible picture of what you can expect during the progression of your project thru its lifecycle.
One of the processes that need to be closely looked at when undergoing project management case studies is the time management that was used for the successful projects. This will give the project manager how much time should be taken for each task on a similar component to be completed. This will give you a frame work for how your schedule should look like and proceed during the execution phase of the project’s lifecycle.
The quality process is another helpful area when looking at old project management case studies. This will give you an indication on just what quality checks will add value to your deliverable and which ones that might be a waste of time. This is in part the lean methodology approach that if a task adds no value to the project, then it should be eliminated. This approach will streamline your project and help to reduce the overall costs.
The use of the project management case studies process is an important tool a manager has at their disposal. It can not only generate ideas, but help to prevent making the same mistakes on projects that were made in the past.