BAE Automated Systems (A): Denver International Airport Baggage-Handling 

1.     Provide a brief summary/overview of the situation. 
2.     Analyze the case. 
•     Decompose. Break the situation into its component pieces. Read through the case study and identify. You do not need to list all the problems. 
•     Group the problems together in their major categories. major categories of problems? Describe the major issues to the extent you have space.
•     What were the outcomes or results of the problems? i.e. There were multiple changes in scope that caused delays, rework and added cost. 
3.     Describe the project management principles and best practices you would implement? 
a.      Would you use waterfall or Agile? What would it look like?
b.     How would you estimate? Track work in progress?
4.     Explain what you would have done differently. Tie your plan to the problems. What would you have done to avoid or mitigate the problem? 
a.      How would you organize the team? 
b.     Be specific. Saying “Status reporting needs to be improved” is vague. Saying you will “Make a daily burn down report that identifies the current schedule and delays” is a start at being specific or identify the type of information you would include in a status report. 
c.      Identify the step and the benefit. e.g. Implementing XYZ will result in being able to ABC”
5.     Provide a high-level design view of the desired end state. Use graphics. Provide brief notations sufficient to clearly describe the system.
6.     Going forward, what you do to get the project on track?
7.     Use your book as a reference for things like status report examples, risk register, change control plans, quality control, communications plan, org charts, scope management. 
8.     Include a risk register. 
9.     Do you have any assumptions? e.g. All subcontractors will report to the Project Manager.
Close with a summary. Explain why you think your plan will work. Why should the city ‘buy’ your plan?

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