This page aims to provide you with a mix of information on how to find case studies and links to resources that contain case studies.
Use a range of sources
It would be unusual to find all the information you require about a specific project in a single source. Case studies (as a specific document format) may provide you with a good beginning point, but you will most likely need to survey a range of sources in order to find answers across the scope of your enquiry.
Commercial case studies or government projects?
It can be difficult to find information of a commercial nature, particularly budgetary details or impartial assessment of the success of a project. There may be more information available regarding government projects given the reporting requirements of certain jurisdictions as well as the public interest in projects initiated by government. In light of this, consider searching for reports on the applicable government department website, the applicable parliament records (referred to as HANSARD) and news sources, a list of which are provided below.
Project Management: Real World
Real life project management processes, just like processes, are comprised of various sequential steps like initiation, planning, implementation, monitoring and closure. Keep in mind that any project is finite in nature, which means it has specific initiation and finishing deadlines.
The key factor, therefore, is to successfully complete the project without any time or cost overruns. Managing projects is indeed a challenge that calls for conceiving a definite strategy and creating a workable methodology apart from problem-solving, communication, and team-building skills. These parameters divide a project into different phases.
Whether planning a family wedding, anticipating the delivery of a new child, or going on a holiday, real life project management is involved to ensure the outcome follows the plan. Wikipedia aptly defines the project management process as “the discipline of planning, organizing and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives. Project management process relies on two activities: planning first, and then doing."1
Study these four PM process examples, which can acquaint you with the phases of project management and why it is necessary to execute a project in a particular manner.