The Mutum-Paraná II Bridge Project (C)

  • Mario Vanhoucke


The case description of this chapter is a last case exercise in a series of three exercises presented in Chaps.6 and 11. It acts as an integrated exercise to get acquainted with the project control principles and special topics discussed in Part III of this book.The primary goal of this fictitious case study is to get acquainted with the Earned Value Management approach to control projects. The goal of the student is to analyze the data of three projects in progress and to summarize their performance in the best possible way to the management committee. The data allows the incorporation of the Earned Schedule (ES) based Schedule Performance Index (SPI(t)) as an alternative to the traditional SPI metric that shows an unreliable behavior at the end of the project.Similar to the first two case studies, the data in the case allows a deeper analysis based on the wishes and needs of the teacher and students, and contains data for the following special topics: the introduction of the schedule adherence concept, the use of schedule risk analysis to set action thresholds, the topological network structure as a driver for project control, etc.


Management Committee Project Portfolio Bridge Construction Baseline Schedule Bridge Project 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Vanhoucke
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  1. 1.Fac. Economics and Business AdministrationGhent UniversityGhentBelgium

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