Project Management Institute

Aussie project management

the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games

This article reports on the project of staging the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. Infrastructure preparation is to include the construction of an Olympic Village, new sporting facilities, transport systems, and telecommunications infrastructure. Special attention must be paid to the critical project dimensions of time, cost, and quality. The project utilized critical path methods, precedence block diagrams and program evaluations and review to control each of these dimensions. Extensive cost controls were utilized, and a definition of quality and standards was applied to each program component. The use of sound project management principles and methods are calculated to ensure that the Games are a success.
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