Project Management Institute

The Nucor flat products steel project

Nucor's strategic project : an interview with Keith Busse, "project manager" / preface by Richard Kimball. Even some of the most informally structured organizations use basic project management processes to plan, implement, and realize special initiatives that enable them to compete more effectively and efficiently. This article features a question-and-answer interview with the vice president and general manager of Nucor, a steel manufacturer using a complex matrix system to operate 23 plants and manage 4,600 employees. It examines the processes Nucor used to plan, design, and build an innovative, Indiana-based (USA) flat rolled product steel plant, processes that involve personnel management, planning, organizational structure, procurement, strategy, success factors, project reviews, and team meetings. It also describes the process Nucor used to select the team responsible for developing the new steel plant.
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