BIT 2305 ICT PROJECT MANAGEMENT KCA Past Paper

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2011/2012
YEAR II EXAMINATION FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
BIT 2305 ICT PROJECT MANAGEMENT
DATE: APRIL 2012 TIME: 2 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer Question One and Any other Two Questions

QUESTION ONE
a) List the four areas of feasibility that a project must satisfy to be acceptable (4 Marks)
b) Identify three advantages of using project management tools (3 Marks)
c) Explain the role of the project manager (4 Marks)
d) Identify the factors that may cause project deadline to slip (4 Marks)
e) Identify four major components of a status report (4 Marks)
f) Explain how activity duration is calculated when using the PERT technique (2 Marks)
g) Discuss the process of recruitment and selection (5 Marks)
h) Explain the project planning process (4 Marks)
QUESTION TWO
a) Briefly explain the role of the following activities in project management (12 Marks)
i) Configuration Management
ii) Quality Management
iii)Risk Management
iv)Conflict Management
b) A change management procedure will normally involve several activities. Briefly explain these
activities (8 Marks)
QUESTION THREE
a) The process of monitoring and reviewing takes place at different stages of the project with
particular consideration to the aspects of time, resources, costs and quality. Describe the
monitoring and reviewing process for each aspect mentioned. (8 Marks)
b) The project feasibility study presented to senior management must always contain a detailed cost
justification for any proposed computer system. Categorise and provide examples of costs and
benefits that would appear in such a report (6 Marks)
c) Explain the advantages and disadvantages of any two estimation techniques a project manager can
use (6 Marks)
QUESTION FOUR

a) Using the above table attempt the following questions
b) Draw a network diagram (6 Marks)
c) Draw a gantt chart (6 Marks)
d) Identify the critical path (2 Marks)
e) Calculate the project duration (1 Mark)
f) Calculate the total float time for each activity (5 Marks)
QUESTION FIVE
a) Every project has to reach a logical conclusion. Discuss the major tasks in the project closure phase
(10 Marks)
b) For manpower planning certain issues are important and must be kept in mind while selecting
manpower. Briefly explain three of these issues (6 Marks)
c) A project is to be done in one month what is the value of KDSI?
[simple: a=2.4, b=1.05, c=2.5, d= 0.38] (4 Marks)

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