The Baxter Creek case study provided an excellent example of project management concepts and techniques implemented in a real world situation. The project closely followed an easily traceable progression through a standard product lifecycle. It began with a project selection and evaluation phase, which was closely followed by the establishment of the project’s organizational structure, management plan and ongoing management tools. These initial stages are critical and can greatly impact the long term success or failure of the project. Intel’s internal description of the project life cycle is Exploration-Planning-Development-Production. This next section will look at the tools and methods that were used in the early phases of Exploration and Planning. The following section will then highlight the tools and methods used in the later phases of Development and Production.
Hershberg, Karina; Maheshwari, Priti; Neethirajan, Aarthi; Soysa, Dinesh; and Uffelman, Michael, "Baxter Creek SS4000-E" (2011). Engineering and Technology Management Student Projects. 644.