Course ID: RVBCS

River Valley Bank, A Case Study in Project Management

This is a case study in project management that requires participants to solve problems by setting priorities and making trade-offs. The case study describes an engagement during interim in which several unexpected problems have arisen.
The manager is coming out to review the job the next day, and the participants must decide what to tell her about the status of the engagement. This case study reinforces the idea that even if a supervisor is unsure about how best to proceed, it is still their responsibility propose a workable solution. They can not simply leave it up to the manager to fix it for them.

Learning Objectives
  • Distinguish over-budget and problem engagements to determine the actions that should have been taken in the planning stage to anticipate and plan for project delays.
  • Identify, distinguish and estimate project management risks
  • Identify the critical path, task dependencies and bottlenecks that must be managed for the project to be successful.
  • Select a project plan to allocate resources over the necessary time period in order to complete the project on time.

Major Topics
  • The identification and assessment of project management risks
  • Status reporting and the need for clear communication with stakeholders
  • Resource allocation
  • Resource and timing/scheduling constraints (and their converse, flexibility)
  • Task dependencies and identification of the critical path
  • Managing the budget

Who Should Attend

Engagement seniors and supervisors responsible for the day-to-day management of the project

Fields of Study
Personal Development



Business Learning Institute

CPE Credits


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