BIT 2305 ICT PROJECT MANAGEMENT KCA Past Paper

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2012/2013
SECOND YEAR EXAMINATION FOR THE BACHELOR OF
SCIENCE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
BIT 2305 ICT PROJECT MANAGEMENT
DATE: AUGUST, 2013 TIME: 2 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer Question ONE and Any Other TWO Questions

QUESTION 1: 30 MARKS (COMPULSORY
a) Define the following terms (4 Marks)
i) Project
ii) Project management.
b) Discuss four measures of a successful project. (4 Marks)
c) Suppose that you are a project manager, discuss five competencies that you should
possess. (5 marks)
d) Describe the following terms stating their importance (4 marks)
i). Project plan
ii). Work Breakdown Structure
The table below shows project specification with estimated activity durations and
precedence requirements.
Activity ID Activity Name Duration Precedence
A Hardware Selection 6 –
B Software Design 4 –
C Install Hardware 3 A
D Code and Test Software 4 B
E File Take-on 3 B
F Write User Manuals 10 –
G User Training 3 E, F
H Install and Test System 2 C,D
i). Draw an Activity-on-Node network (9 Marks)
ii). Show the critical path (2 Marks )
iii).Calculate the project completion date (2 Marks )
QUESTIONS TWO: 20 MARKS
a) Using clearly labeled diagrams state and explain four inter-task dependencies.
(4 Marks )
a) Describe the following times (4 Marks)
i). Earliest event time
ii). Latest event time
b) Discuss six resources needed in software development projects (6 Marks )
c) Assume you are a software project manager, the team working under your leadership
is going slow, getting behind schedule, delivering results late, and some how pushed
to work. What do you think could be the problem(s), the causes of that problem(s)
and how can you solve that problem. (6 Marks)
QUESTION THREE: 20 MARKS
The spreadsheet attached shows the cost- benefit analysis of the client-server system.
Study it and answer the questions that follow.
a) Complete the blank spaces in the spreadsheet. (8 Marks )
b) Calculate the
i). Net present value for the client-server system (4Marks)
ii). Return-on-Investments (4 Marks)
b) Using the graph paper provided show the break-even point (4 Marks)
QUESTION FOUR: 20 MARKS
a) Differentiate between a risk and a hazard. (2 Marks)
b) Risk management has two major components: Risk Analysis and Risk
Management. Discuss the activities that are involved in each component.
(8 Marks)
c) State and explain four causes of failed projects. (4 Marks)
d) You are the project manager of a software engineering team. You also charged with
responsibility of selecting the members who will work with you in the team. Discuss
six staff selection factors that you would consider during the exercise. (6 Mark)
QUESTION FIVE: 20 MARKS
a) Briefly describe the project management activities in the order in which they must
happen stating the deliverable(s) out of each activity. 8 marks
b) Software cost estimation is an activity carried out at various stages during the
software development process. Discuss four specific points at which cost estimates
are needed. 4 marks
c) Discuss four software cost estimation techniques available to the project manager
stating when each is applicable. 4 marks
c) Describe the following tools used in monitoring and controlling the progress of the
project, stating their specific purpose. 4 marks
i). Gantt chart
ii). Time line
iii).Ball charts
iv).Cumulative expenditure chart

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