Instructor's Guide

The front-end strategizing exercise consists of a lab-based simulation of the “fuzzy” front-end strategizing process for a real-world project, the redevelopment of Network Rail (NR)'s Salford Crescent Railway Station. The exercise is designed to be undertaken with graduate-standing students enrolled in engineering and management programs. Its aim is to make students aware of the multistakeholder nature of the front-end strategizing process for a new infrastructure development (capital) project. The exercise creates an opportunity for students to experience a major challenge invariably facing multistakeholder teams at the project onset: reach a multilateral agreement on a design concept that can cope with foreseeable ...

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