Using project management case studies to your organizations advantage is not always set in a clear path to follow. For the most part, this is done so portions of past project plans can be used for the present project saving time and money in developing new ones and documenting them.
What comprises most project management case studies is the examination of the nine different processes that were successfully carried out in the past by your firm. Each one of these processes should have already been customized to fit the budgetary requirements of your organization along with the facilities and resources you have access too.
Because the business community is in an every changing state of flux, the project management case studies cannot generally be taken exactly as they are recorded. What has to be taken into consideration is the changing environment in which the business world is currently in. This will include if a recession is present in the world or the region you plan to conduct business in. This will enable you to price your deliverable better that will fit in line with the competition.
Another important and fluctuating factor when conducting project management case studies is the availability of the raw materials need for your project and the cost of their transportation. As the global market place continues to expand, the competition for the finite resources of our plant are being reduced. No longer can you afford to assume there will be a plentiful supply of the raw materials you need when you need them. The largest changes in these variables are generally in the amount you will have to spend for them out of your budget. As the supply of these finite resources dwindle and the demand increases, so will the price of them.
The use of project management case studies with your next project is a great idea. Just remember this is one of the many project management tools you have at your disposal. It is also highly unlikely you will find a past project that has all of the material necessary for your present plan, but some may come close. Remember to pay attention to the details so your current project plan will be a success.