Central Artery/Tunnel Project

One example of a massively mismanaged project and most expensive public works project in U.S. history was Boston’s 15-year- long Central Artery/Tunnel Project called the “Big Dig”. This project was perhaps the poorest and most felonious case of project mismanagement in decades. From a starting $2 billion budget to a final price tag of $15 billion, the Big Dig cost more than the Panama Canal, Hoover Dam, or Interstate 95, the 1,919-mile highway between Maine and Florida.
Read about the Central Artery/Tunnel Project and explain why it faced such problems. Explain how and why project managers allow such massive endeavors to fall into such a state? What do you think are the causes?




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