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Project Management: Etihad Rail

Access to new information about project management in rail transport added to PM World Library

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1 March 2018 – Mumbai, India – Access to a new resource has been added to the PM World Library on the subject of project management in rail transport industries. The new resource is titled “Project Management: Etihad Rail'', published on the website of the Academia.

Etihad Rail which is formerly known as Union Railway established in June 2009 for the development and operation of the UAE national freight and passenger network. This project transforms the UAEs logistic & transport but also support trade and industry, diversifying the economy. The principles of Etihad Rail are Safety, Connectivity & Economic Growth and Efficiency & Sustainability.

This project is a stretch of 1200 Kms and its estimated cost is about AED 40 billion ($11 billion). The Etihad Rail is planned into three phases: Phase I is about 264 Km from Shah to Habshan; Phase II is about 628 Km from Ruwais to Ghweifat; Phase III is about 279 Km from Dubai to the Northern Emirates of Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah.

This paper is all about the systems, methodologies, theories, and practices of project management which are needed to for the successful implementation of such huge projects. It also suggests some useful and important tools and techniques such as Work Breakdown Structure(WBS), Grant chart and critical path method which are used for project planning, scheduling, and managing of the project. It also discussed the monitoring and control process procedures for a smooth running of a project. It included the earned value analysis method which suggests being the ideal method for monitoring and measuring work performance. Last, the paper also included some important models for change management processes such as McKinsey’s 7-S model, Prosci change management process and Kotter’s 8 step change model.

To access these resources, go to the Industries and Organizations section of the PMWL at, scroll down and click on “Rail Transport Industries”, then scroll down to resource. Must be registered as Free Trial, Professional or Scholar member and logged in to access.