Building a Case Study to Support Aviation Project Management

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Sofema Online (SOL) – dives into the assessment management and overview of projects through the medium of Case Study.

This framework provides a structured approach to exploring a successful aviation project from initiation to conclusion, with a keen focus on stakeholder engagement and the strategic planning process. It ensures a thorough analysis and presentation of the project's complexities, achievements, and learnings.


The Case Study will consider the following aspects:

>> Project Initiation and Planning in Aviation
>> Defining project scope and objectives
>> Stakeholder analysis and engagement strategies

Project Introduction

>> To include an Overview of the relevant part of the Aviation Industry affected by the project, to include a brief insight into the current landscape to set the context.
>> Identify the purpose of the Case Study:

o Explain the reasons for the project.
o Emphasizing its success metrics and potential for contribution.

Project Initiation and Planning in Aviation

>> Description of the process used to select the project, including feasibility studies and initial assessments.
>> Outline the creation of the project charter, detailing the project purpose, objectives, and high-level project requirements.
>> Discuss the methodologies and tools adopted for project planning in the aviation context, including any industry-specific considerations.
>> Overview of initial risk identification, evaluation, and mitigation strategies planned at the outset.

Defining Project Scope and Objectives

>> Detailed elaboration of the project scope, including deliverables, boundaries, and acceptance criteria.
>> Specification of project objectives following the SMART criteria (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound).
>> Present a visual or tabular WBS to illustrate how the project was broken down into manageable sections.

Stakeholder Analysis and Engagement Strategies

>> List of primary, secondary, and tertiary stakeholders, explaining their interest and influence over the project.
>> Utilization of tools such as stakeholder maps or matrices to assess and categorize stakeholder needs and expectations.

Engagement Strategies

>> Development of a plan detailing the communication frequency, channels, and messages tailored to different stakeholder groups.
>> Description of specific activities undertaken to involve stakeholders in the project lifecycle, such as workshops, meetings, and updates.
>> Explanation of the methods used to gather stakeholder feedback and how this feedback influenced project decisions.

Project Execution and Monitoring

>> Overview of how the project plan was executed, highlighting any adaptive strategies employed to address unforeseen challenges.
>> Discussion on the monitoring tools and techniques used to track project progress against the plan, including key performance indicators.

Conclusion and Lessons Learned

>> Summary of the project's achievements in relation to its initial objectives and scope.
>> Compilation of key lessons learned throughout the project, focusing on what worked well and areas for improvement.
>> Suggestions for applying the lessons learned to future projects within the aviation sector.


>> Supporting Documents: Include any charts, graphs, and tables that provide additional insights into the project management process.


>> List of all sources referenced throughout the Case Study.

Next Steps

Sofema Aviation Services ( and Sofema Online ( provides multiple courses in support of Aviation Leadership and Development, please see the websites or email

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