PPMP20007 Project Management Concepts


Case Study: Quotapark shared footpath

Domain Engineering and Construction

An essay must be written in which you describe and justify a high-level approach for continuous improvement within an organisation.

You should detail all parts of your continuous improvements plan in the most complete way possible.



The paper is based in part on the Quota Path Shared Footpath continuous improvement plan.

The park’s engineering and construction domain is the basis of the project plan. This includes the construction of footpaths, bikeways, and walkways.

The footpath safety plan is the first measure taken for the construction of this footpath.

After reviewing the tender document, project manager determines that construction of the footpath will require some modifications to the operations in order to satisfy the client’s expectations.

Walking is the most popular way to get into the park via a footpath.

This paper is based on the Quota park Shared Footpath Project Plan continuous improvement plan.

It focuses on improvements to the project plan that will improve the paths.

The improvement processes include identifying improvement areas and organizing a team to examine the process, suggest possible improvements, identify the areas and collect data. This analysis will be used to improve the process and determine recommendations and methods.

This particular paper provides guidelines for different users and technical solutions to problems encountered in Quota’s tender document.

Quota Path shared footpath: Continuous improvement plan

Quota Path Shared Footpath offers space for both walking and biking into the park.

Quota park clearly states who owns the footpaths in its tender document.

They are considering both the responsibilities and the roles of the local communities that will use them (Bredenoord, 2016).

To maintain vital infrastructure, the financial resources are available.

The local communities are improving the pathways to provide their own resources, which can be in the form of labor.

Willar and Willar 2017 will manage the coordination of the improvement plan, as well as the maintenance of the path.

Quota Park’s technical guidelines, which are based on the design and construction of footpaths, address the main problems such as alignment, set out, drainage, and crossing of water.

It is necessary to maintain the path improvements (Bay, 2014).

Stone paths can be used where there is poor surface.

The stone footpaths must be made more durable.

Planning is the first stage in improving the footpath.

Planning must be done so that the proposed work can achieve the client’s expectations and is executed efficiently (Dale 2015.

The planning stage involves technical issues, such as identifying the footpath’s functions and users, choosing design standards, improving new construction plans, monitoring and estimating resources, and monitoring the work (Goetsch, Davis 2014).

This case will require the improvement of the footpaths and the request for technical assistance from those who use the footpaths.

They provide the majority of the resources, such as labour, to the community.

Although the technical assistance is provided, the community should also consult with the various planning stages and organizations in order to execute the plan (Oakland 2014.

Implementation of the Quota-Park improvement plan requires the support of the community.

The improvement plan should include a written agreement that clearly states the responsibilities, inputs from the community, and procedures to be followed.

Before the actual planning stage can begin, it is important to have a clear illustration of the members of the community who are using the footpaths.

It is done through the use of mapping exercises (Rahman Hamid and Islam 2016, respectively).

The ground is used to draw a diagram showing the elements of Quota Park Footpath.

The community group should draw the map onto a large sheet of paper. They will then mark the main features and collect any maps about the footpath from the district officials (Copeland Zarbo and Varney 2016, 2016).

The footpath functions are not the only thing that must be documented.

It is important to collect accurate information on both the walkers and cyclers. (Martin and Osterling 2014).

The path design standards will be determined based on the data gathered.

If a path is built for walking only, it will prove inefficient.

The survey is done by the project manager and will allow them to find out the types of people who are using the path.

Survey factors include footpath usage per day, user origin, type and gender of users, as well as the weight of the load.

The Quota Park Shared Footpath is being continuously improved.

The minimum design standard for improving the path is determined by analyzing the survey data (Al-Tabbaa Gadd, Ankrah 2013).

The most important design standards are footpath width and clearance above the footpath, gradient, as well as surfacing the footpath.

After reviewing the whole tender document from Quota, it was found that the width and clearance of the path should depend on the number of users. One-way footpath and two-way footpaths for walking are 1.0m and respectively 1.2m. (Jakubowski, Moore 2015).

The cycle path’s minimum bend radius is 2.4m.

The gradient and the surface of the footpath are affected by different users and types of transport.

A technical survey of the path is performed to obtain detailed information about the improvement needed for the footpath.

The footpath should be walked by the community group to determine the root cause (Savino, Mazza 2014).

The problems should then be recorded.

These measurements include distances and gradients.

These measurements are used to determine the type of soil, availability of materials, and details of ownership.

Once the improvement areas have been identified, the possible improvement methods are then developed and presented to the community (Kovach und Fredendall 2014).

For making changes to the tender document, a proposal is prepared.

It will address improvement areas, estimations of resources, ongoing maintenance as well as planning and design meetings.

The proposal follows a path that requires good estimates of inputs to labour, tools, and materials to accomplish the project work.

The project guidelines cover labour-based construction and main excavation.

The project manager decides to implement some of the construction steps into the plan.

The first step in establishing the path is to align it so that it provides a high quality path with minimal effort (Copeland Zarbo and Varney 2016,).

Although the existing route is usually followed, it may be necessary to modify it in some instances.

The center-line is marked using the poles placed at intervals between 5-10m.

The formation width is then measured for the park.

It is then cleared and grubbing (Willar, Willar 2017, p.

After all the rocks have been removed from the formation width, the next step is to remove any bush stumps.

The third step is to excavate the level.

The purpose of the third step is to excavate the level.

The fourth step includes marking out the drains as well as excavating them. Finally, it is time to form the plug.

Footpath construction can have a significant effect on the environment. Good environmental practices should be used for both construction and maintenance.

It involves the careful construction of drain outlets to prevent erosion (Al Tabbaa, Gadd, and Ankrah 2013).

Spreading water should reduce flow rates and allow water to sink in ground.

You can use frequent techniques to protect delicate inclines from erosion.

For soil tie-up and erosion prevention, it is possible to plant plants with deeply spreading roots (Goetsch & Davis 2014).

These should be made before planting. They must also be secured until the roots are established in the soil.

You can also use wood stakes, which are driven into the ground to support the plants until they become strong enough (Savino und Mazza 2014).

When designing footpath improvements, it is necessary to use methods that will preserve and enhance the local environment in order to create a quality footpath within Quota Park.

To improve the Quota Park Shared Footpath’s construction quality, Total Quality Management is used.

It helps to improve performance and customer satisfaction by involving all employees (Jakubowski & Moore 2015).

Total quality management relies on customer focus.

It helps customers meet their requirements and provides the environment, culture, and framework necessary to achieve them.

The quality of each stage is ensured to minimize costly rework and satisfy final users (Kovach, Fredendall 2014.

The improvement plan for the project plan must include senior staff as well stakeholders.

Once the improvement plan has been developed, the client provides feedback to help implement it.

After getting approval from senior management and customer feedback, the final implementation is made.

It is not just about making walking easier and more efficient, but it also includes the need to make access to other modes of transportation such as bikes.

Based on workers’ experience, there is a need for training (Madgunda und al.

The lack of technical tools for quality work is a problem.

For technical skills such as profile checking, stone laying and stone laying to be effective, training is necessary.

Common tasks for footpath construction include excavation and leveling. Because of lack of knowledge, workers need training in using the best tools (Singh Thakur and Chaudhary 2015).

Workers should receive on-the job training to be able use the best tools in construction.

After the completion of improvements are made, training courses are provided for community workers responsible for maintaining the improvement plan.


The conclusion is that the paths must be supported in a consistent manner to allow for the necessary work.

The work must be organized in a way that it will achieve the customer’s requirements and is done effectively.

The arranging stage includes technical issues like identifying clients and capacities, setting benchmarks, changing in the new development plan, estimation of assets, and checking work.

For making modifications to the sensitive archive, a project proposition is prepared.

It will contain change territories, estimations, continuous support, arrangement and configuration meeting, and composed understanding.

This is the final step in the process. It requires good estimations of the work’s contributions, as well as apparatuses and other materials.

The improvement plan should be centered on the customer.

It provides client requirements, provides a framework and culture that can be adapted to client’s needs.

The improvement plan helps to ensure that every stage is well-planned, minimizes costly rework and delivers the products that satisfy the client’s expectations.


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