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Project Manager : Project Manager Aug Sept 2013
22 Project Manager KEY PLAYERS MARK BLAKE Senior Project Manager, Point PM ARTHUR ROUFOGALIS CEO, Canberra Labor Club PROJECT: Stirling Synthetic Bowling Green PROJECT CLIENT: Canberra Labor Club Group SCOPE: In conjunction with Weston Creek Bowling Club, Canberra Labor Club Group hired Point Project Management to manage the construction of the ACT's first synthetic bowling green. COMPLETION: February 2011 CASE STUDIES BACKGROUND BRIEFING Committed lawn bowlers are divided about whether turf bowling greens are better than synthetic bowling greens. The debate raises questions about traditions, environmental impacts, playing conditions and maintenance costs. Managing the construction of a new bowling green, then, requires the creation of shared goals and expectations among opinionated stakeholders. In 2009, the Canberra Labor Club Group (Labor Club) worked with the Weston Creek Bowling Club (WCBC) to investigate the possibility of constructing a new bowling green. The Labor Club, proudly committed to minimising its ecological footprint, was impressed by the low environmental impact of a synthetic green. They saw other benefits too: the potential attraction of large bowling tournaments, lower long- term maintenance costs and the ability to play tournaments while the turf greens are upgraded. Given there were already two turf greens at the Labor Club's Stirling site, the decision to construct a synthetic green was unlikely to upset regular bowlers. The project also offered environmental benefits with less fuel, chemicals and water needed to maintain the green. The Labor Club organised Concept Plans and received approval for a Development Application, and the WCBC received a construction proposal from a construction contractor who had worked on the club's two turf greens in the past. With the project scoping already substantially underway and with multiple stakeholders already invested in the project, Labor Club CEO Arthur Roufogalis sought the advice of Point Project Management (Point). Point was subsequently contracted as project managers of the Stirling Synthetic Bowling Green Project. Drawing a shot against the odds The ACT's first synthetic bowling green was constructed thanks to innovative leadership and traditional project management techniques. BENJAMIN MILLER KEY CHALLENGE Point was entering a delicate situation, with several challenges resulting from the firm's late appointment to a project already substantially underway. While stakeholders expected construction to begin almost immediately due to their work in the early stages of the project, gaps were identified in the initial planning of the project. For instance, in the contractor's proposal, there was no mention of required performance standards for the green. Also, as there had only been one proposal for work, no assessment of the contractor's credentials and the value-for-money of the proposed costs had been undertaken.
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