3 Project Management questions attached below. Please Help11-43 Consider the work breakdown structure shown in
. Can the
project be managed from this one sheet of paper assuming that, at the end of each
month, the project manager also receives a cost and percent-complete summary?
11-44 During 1992 and 1993, General Motors saved over $2 billion due to the cost-
cutting efforts of Mr. Lopez. Rumors spread throughout the auto industry that
General Motors was considering a plan to offer subcontractors ten-year contracts in
exchange for a 20 percent cost reduction.
These long-term contracts provided both GM and the subcontractors the chance to
develop an informal project management relationship based on trust, effective
communications, and minimum documentation requirements.
Is it conceivable that the cost savings of 20 percent could
have been realized entirely from the decrease in formalized
Philosophically, what do you think happened when Mr.
Lopez departed GM in the spring of 1993 for a senior
position at Volkswagen? Did his informal project
management system continue without him? Explain your
11-45 During the recession of 1989-1993, the auto industry began taking extreme
cost-cutting measures by downsizing its organizations. The downsizing efforts
created project management problems for the project engineers in the
manufacturing plants. With fewer resources available, more and more of the work
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