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Dragonfly: Developing a Proposal for an Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

Published 05 Jan 2000
Reference 4885
Topic Operations
Region Europe
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Prizes & Awards

2016 Case Centre Best-selling Case in Production and Operations Management

2015 Case Centre Best-selling Case in Production and Operations Management

2013 Case Centre Best Selling Case in Production and Operations Management

2012 ecch Best Selling Case in Production and Operations Management

2011 ecch Best Selling Case in Production and Operations Management

2010 ecch Best Selling Case in Production and Operations Management

2009 ecch Best Selling Case in Production and Operations Management

2008 ecch Best-selling Case in Production and Operations Management

2007 ecch Best-selling Case in Production and Operations Management

Winner of ecch 2004 European Case Awards, Production and Operations Management Category

Summary

IACo. is an aerospace company developing UAVs (Uninhabited Aerial Vehicles). The case describes the project of developing a bid for a large contract under severe time pressure. The case discusses project planning for rapid time-to-market.

Teaching objectives

The case discusses project management problems occurring during the development of a new product. The main objectives are to illustrate: The different ways of representing project activities The traditional project management techniques (CPM, Gantt Chart) Extensions of the critical path approach (to account for time uncertainty, loops and rework) How to focus improvement efforts