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Devry Proj586 final exam Spring 2014




Question;1. (TCO A) In the _____ organization structure, the project;manager is responsible for the project results, whereas the functional manager;is responsible for providing the resources needed to achieve the results.;(Points: 5);mixed-mode;matrix;autonomous;project;functional;2. (TCO H) What is the longest phase of the project life;cycle? (Points: 5);Initiating;Planning;Performing;Closing;3. (TCO B) The lowest level item of any one branch of the;WBS is called a(n) _____. (Points: 5);object item;task statement;work package;activity node;4. (TCO D) A _____ is a predefined set of actions that will;be implemented if the risk event occurs. (Points: 5);management proposal;classification;array;contingency;plan;risk;contingency matrix;5. (TCO F) _____ the project involves measuring actual;progress and comparing it to planned progress. (Points: 5);Planning;Scheduling;Forecasting;Controlling;6. (TCO C) If _____ is positive, it represents the maximum;amount of time that the activities on a particular path can be delayed without;jeopardizing the completion of the project by its required completion time.;(Points: 5);total time;free time;total slack;cumulative;slack;7. (TCO G) Which of the following is not an advantage of;using project management software? (Points: 5);Accuracy;The learning;curve;Speed;Record keeping;8. (TCO A) Which of the following is not an example of a;project? (Points: 5);Starting up a;restaurant;Creating a;website for a company;Raising money;for a disaster-relief trip;Emptying the;recycling everyday;9. (TCO C) Why are activities drawn in a serial relationship;on a network diagram? (Points: 5);The activities;use different resources.;The activities;are independent of each other.;From a technical;standpoint, the activities must be performed in that sequence.;The order of;completion doesn?t matter.;10. (TCO F) The project cost estimate is allocated to _____.;(Points: 5);the various;work packages in the project work-breakdown structure;the resources;in the project;the committed;costs in the project;the;stakeholders;11. (TCO F) It is important to use the _____ as the standard;against which actual cost is compared. (Points: 5);cumulative;budget;total budget;budget at;completion;phased budget;12. (TCO C) Calculate the earliest start for Task B if its;predecessor, Task A, finishes on day 3 and the duration of Task B is 2 days.;(Points: 5);Day 5;Day 3;Day 1;This cannot be;calculated based upon the information given.;Page 2;1. (TCO B) Describe the benefits of including the people who;will be involved in performing the project when planning the project. (Points;10);2. (TCO E);Part 1: What are some common barriers to team;effectiveness? (15 points);Part 2: Describe an example of a team project that would;include barriers to success. (15 points) (Points: 30);3. (TCO C) A project to remodel an office area has the;following activities. (Hint: You will need to build an AIB diagram, perform a;forward pass, and perform a backward pass to answer this question.);ActivityDuration Predecessors;A 2 months ---;B 4 months ---;C 4 months ---;D 1 month A;E 5 months B;F 2 months B, C;G 1 month C;H 3 months E, F, G;I 2;months D, E;J 2 months G, H;ActivityDuration Predecessors ES EF LS LF Slack;A 2 months --- 0 2 7 9 7;B 4 months --- 0 4 0 4 0;C 4 months --- 0 4 3 7 3;D 1 month A 2 3 9 12 9;E 5 months B 4 9 4 9 0;F 2 months B, C 4 6 7 9 3;G 1 month C 4 5 8 9 4;H 3 months E, F, G 9 12 9 12 0;I 2;months D, E 9 11 12 14 3;J 2 months G, H 12 14 12 14 0;a) What are;the critical path activities? (5 points;b) What is the project's scheduled completion time? (5;points) 14 Months;c) What is the slack or float for Activity A? Show your;calculations. (5 points);d) What is the slack or float for Activity E? Show your;calculations. (5 points);e) What is the slack or float for Activity F? Show your;calculations. (5 points);f) What is the slack or float for Activity G? Show your;calculations. (5 points) (Points: 30);4. (TCO A);Part 1: Compare and contrast the responsibilities of a;functional manager and a project manager in a matrix-type organization. (10;points);Part 2: A company manufactures furniture. Which organization;structure is the most suitable? Why? (10 points);Part 3: An organization builds custom houses for;urban-renewal areas. Which organization structure is the most suitable? Why?;(10 points) (Points: 30);5. (TCO D) A firm hosts data-mining servers and performs;data mining for other companies that do not desire the costs of hardware, software;or expertise to data mine their data. The firm is planning to roll out faster;data-mining software that will reduce the time to sift through customers' data;by a fraction of the present time.;Part 1: List and discuss the major risk-management functions;from a project-management perspective for the data-mining software project. (15;points);Part 2: Describe a risk event, the consequences, and the;risk-response plan for the data-mining software project. (15 points);6. (TCO F) Analyze and compare the costs of the two projects;in terms of performance efficiency, budget, and schedule. Make sure to show;your calculations and analyze and explain the results. (Note: Providing just;numbers will receive only partial credit.);Project A: The budgeted cost of work performed is $72,000;and the actual cost of work performed is $75,000. The budgeted cost of work;scheduled is $73,000. (15 points);Project B: The budgeted cost of work performed is $48,000;and the actual cost of work performed is $100,000. The budgeted cost of work;scheduled is $122,000. (15 points);7. (TCO B) An environmental consulting firm has been hired;to clean up contaminated ground water beneath the site of a former chemical;factory. The cleanup design process consists of evaluating several;alternatives, preparing a conceptual design for the most appropriate;alternative, evaluating the conceptual design by performing a small-scale pilot;test on site, and, based on the results of the pilot test, preparing a final;design. Installation of the cleanup system will be performed by subcontractors;under the supervision of the consultant. Prior to installation, the consultant;will work on setting up the subcontracts by preparing specifications;prequalifying installation contractors, reviewing all bids, and executing the;contracts. The installation will consist of the following phases: recovery;wells, piping, treatment equipment, and start up.;The consultant will also be responsible for;system-performance monitoring, which consists of sampling the groundwater;monitoring wells on a quarterly basis, and sampling the groundwater;treatment-system discharge.;Prepare a work breakdown structure (WBS) for this project;with activities corresponding to a two-level task and subtask hierarchy. Number;the WBS codes so that the level of each activity is clearly identified. Do not;worry about indentation.;Answer ?;8. (TCO B) You are reaching the end of your graduate-school;program, and you are planning a large party to celebrate your success! You have rented out the local forest preserve;as the venue for your party. Applying your project-management skills, you want;to ensure you have everything planned out, and you?ve asked your family and;friends to be a part of your team to hold this party. At your party, you have;made it clear to your team what you want to have delivered. After all, it?s;your party--you can have whatever you want! Some of the key items you want at;your party include;? graduation;announcements;? party;invitations;? live;entertainment;? games;(for adults and for children);? food;? beverages;and;? convenience;for all (parking, restroom facilities, etc.).;a) To ensure;you have a clear scope for your team, create a 2-level WBS. Don?t forget to;include your WBS numbering. (15 points);b) In your;WBS, how many work packages have been created? (10 points)


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