BIT 2309 INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT KCA Past Paper

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2012/2013
SECOND YEAR EXAMINATION FOR THE BACHELOR OF
SCIENCE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
BIT 2309 INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT
DATE: DECEMBER, 2012 TIME: 2 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer Question ONE and any other TWO

QUESTION ONE
a) After graduating from KCA University, you’ve teamed up with three other
classmates and incorporated PROSOL Ltd, a company dealing in programming
solutions. As the administration manager in the company, you are required to draft
an employment contract for programmers for adoption by the Board of Directors.
(10 Marks)
b) As a director at PROSOL Ltd, would you encourage the staff to join a trade
union? Support your answer with four practical reasons. (10 Marks)
c) Accounting estimates reveal that PROSOL Ltd. requires startup capital of Ksh. 3
millions. Being fresh from college, the shareholders are unable to raise the capital.
Advice the directors on four likely sources of capital. Justify your choice.
(10 Marks)
QUESTION TWO
a) You have recently received an appointment for the position of an IT manager.
After analyzing the operations of the department, it has become necessary to
recruit an IT technician. The HRM has requested you to draft a job description for
the technician. Outline the job description for adoption by the HRM. Include a
person specification. (10 Marks)
b) Dan, a friend and a business major graduate as requested to partner with you in
setting up an E-Waste recycling plant in Nairobi’s Industrial area. As an IT
consultant, advice Dan on the following technical aspects of the business.
Viability of the business
Importance of E-waste management
Effect of technological advancement on his business
(10 Marks)
QUESTION THREE
Kenya has recently witnessed an unprecedented wave of industrial action across the
sectors . Using an industrial disputed action that you prefer explain:
a) Five ways in which the management can avert industrial action (10 Marks)
b) Two alternatives that aggrieved employees can persue other than a strike
(6 Marks)
c) Explain the following concepts as used in production-use an illustration
Batch production
Jobbing production
(5 Marks)
QUESTION FOUR
a) Sarah just received a promotion to the post of the operations manager at her
organization. She has approached you for advice on how to divide tasks in the IT
department of the organization with the aim of eventually coming up with an
organization structure. Briefly explain to her three ways in which she can
combine tasks in the organization. Illustrate the resulting structure. (12 Marks)
b) Explain four ways in which knowledge of the Industrial relations assist IT
professionals in conducting their operations (8 Marks)
QUESTION FIVE
a) Using illustrations, explain five benefits of knowledge specialization to an IT
professional. (10 Marks)
b) Discuss Five roles of F.K.E (Federation of Kenya Employers) (10 Marks)

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