Project management in action
In 1985, Canada's capital region initiated a plan to improve its treatment of raw sewage. To keep the project on-track, the government hired an independent project management firm. This article profiles how this firm has approached the process of managing this project and how their efforts have enabled the government to successfully realize its project within the budget and schedule originally it estimated.Global electronics firm Motorola is known for developing advanced portable and mobile radios used by police, emergency, fire, and government security organizations. This article explains the process that Motorola uses to estimate the costs of implementing its projects, a process that tracks costs during implementation by assigning cost drivers to individual modules on a structure chart. It identifies the key advantages that Motorola has realized as a result of using this process.