Adventures in Project Management: Denver International Airport
Denver International Airport was the first new airport in the United States for decades. It took four years and close to $1B, one of the largest projects in history. In 1985 the city of Denver set out to construct a new state of the art airport that would allow them to be an air transportation hub with:
Capacity to handle over 50 million passengers annually.
Goal of a 30 min TAT
The critical system was the baggage handling system.
Moving from each airlines owning their own baggage handling system towards a single system
Designed to support 60k bags per hour, averaging 8-10 min from aircraft to carousel.
This analysis of the mega-project reviews the disciplines of initiating, planning and executing the work of the team to achieve their specific goals.