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Chapter 1: ANSWERS ARE MARKED IN THE BOOK

Q.1 Define a project. What are five characteristics that help differentiate projects from other
functions carried out in the daily operations of the organization?

2. What are some of the key environmental forces that have changed the way projects are
managed? What has been the effect of these forces on the management of projects?

3. What is meant by an integrative approach to project management? Why is this approach


important in todays environment?

Q.4.What is not a project?

Q.5 Give four differences between program and the project?

Q.6. Explain four stages of project life cycle?

Q.7.

Describe the role of project Manager?

Chapter 2 : ANSWERS ARE MARKED IN THE TEXT

1. Describe the major components of the strategic management process.


2. Explain the role projects play in the strategic management process.
3. How are projects linked to the strategic plan?
4. Discuss the pros and cons of the checklist versus the weighted factor method of selecting
projects.
5.How problems can be solved by effective project portfolio management? Discuss at least 3
problems?
6. Describe two non financial criteria for project selection? Explain checklist and multi weighted
scoring models?

7.Give details of two reasons why project manager need to understand the strategy?

CHAPTER 3: ANSWERS ARE MARKED IN THE TEXT


1. What are the relative advantages and disadvantages of the functional, matrix,
and dedicated team approaches to managing projects?

2. What distinguishes a weak matrix from a strong matrix?

3. Why is it important to assess the culture of an organization before deciding what project
management structure should be used to complete a project?

4. Other than culture, what other organizational factors should be used to determine which
project management structure should be used?
5. What are the advantages and disadvantages of dedicated team structure of organization?

6. Explain weak, balanced and strong matrix?


7. What is organization culture? Describe four steps to identify the organization culture?

8. What are advantages of functional organization? Discuss disadvantages of functional


organization (3 each)?

Chapter 4:
Q.1 what is project scope? Write any five steps of project scope check list.

Q.2 what is work breakdown structure (WBS)? Draw work break down structure for development of any
so1ftware till at least two work package level (see figure 4.4).

Chapter 5:
Q.1. Make a list at least five factors influencing the quality of estimates.

Q.2. Make a list of at list five guidelines for estimating time, cost and resources.

Q.3. write down three differences between top down and bottom of estimating approaches.

Q.4. Explain at least two methods for estimating the project time and the cost.

Q.5. Describe the function point estimation method for softwares.

Q.6 Explain at least two methods to refine the estimates.

Q.7. Write two advantages of creating a data base of estimation.