BIT2305  ICT PROJECT MANAGEMENT BBIT204  IT PROJECT MANAGEMENT  BAC .

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2017/2018
EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
BIT2305 ICT PROJECT MANAGEMENT& BBIT204 IT PROJECT
MANAGEMENT & BAC
FULL TIME/PART TIME/DISTANCE LEARNING
DATE: APRIL, 2018 TIME: 2 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer Question One & ANY OTHER TWO questions.

QUESTION ONE (Compulsory)
a) The success of an IT project is often judged on its closeness to the originally agreed scope, cost
and duration.
i) What is the difference between project and business success? (2 Marks)
ii) Give THREE common project success criteria (3 Marks)
b) Suggest TWO reasons why it is considered that accurate estimating for IS projects is difficult.
(4 Marks)
c) Explain how you would use a Work Breakdown Structure to develop an estimate showing effort
and cost, for a Project. (4 Marks)
d) Describe FOUR differences between “management” and “leadership”. (4 Marks)
e) If the scope of a project increases, what decisions would a project manager have to consider about
the other elements of the Project Triangle? (4 Marks)
f) The constraints governing the jobs are as fo1lows:
A and B are start jobs; A controls C, D and E; B controls F and J; G depends upon C; H
depends on D; E and F control I and L; K follows J; L is also controlled by K; G, H, I and
L are the last jobs. Draw the network, (6 Marks)
g) Define the term project management (1 Mark)
h) Why do we carry out monitoring and control on a project? (2 Marks)
QUESTION TWO
a) Describe THREE warning signs that might indicate to the project manager that there may
be potential problems with the project team. (6 Marks)
b) a) Using an example briefly explain the concept of project crashing (2 Marks)
c) Describe the importance of the following in project management (12 Marks)
i) Software quality assurance
ii) Software risk management
iii) Software configuration management
iv) Supplier management
QUESTION THREE
a)

i) Construct the project network and calculate the forward and backward pass. (5Marks)
ii) Find the expected duration and the variance of each activity. (8 Marks)
iii) Find the critical path and the expected project completion time. (2 Marks)
b) Compare and contrast network techniques and Gantt charts (5 Marks)
QUESTION FOUR
a) At a given point in a project, the budgeted cost of work performed was £250,000, the actual
cost of work performed was £370,000 and the budgeted cost of work scheduled was
£225,000.
i) What would be the schedule variance? (3 Marks)
ii) What would be the cost variance? (3 Marks)
iii) Briefly explain the purpose of performing the above calculations. (4 Marks)
b) CityBus is evaluating a possible investment in one of three new vehicles types, each type of
new bus would produce annual savings compared with the old ones. The investments and
annual savings are compared in the table below: Type A Type B Type C Year 0 Expenditure
(50,000) (60,000) (40,000) Year 1 Saving 40.000 30,000 10,000 Year 2 Saving 20,000
30,000 20,000 Year 3 Saving 30,000 30,000 30,000 a) CityBus has always used the Payback
technique for investment. Calculate investment using payback technique (10 Marks)
QUESTION FIVE
a) You have been appointed as project manager for a successful company creating online
training courses. The software infrastructure for the company is crucial to its future
growth. Until recently the company has outsourced its software development work to a
number of consultants. Your appointment represents a decision to carry out all future
development in-house. You have been asked to recruit four other people to create a team
that will be responsible for identifying business opportunities and developing the IT
infrastructure to support the company. Identify a role for EACH of the FOUR people you
will recruit. This will include a job title, a brief description of the role and the skills
required to fulfil it (10 Marks)
b) As a project manager you are requested to perform the effort estimation of an Air –
Traffic Control project. The mode is organic.
The following project information is available:
40 function points with each function point requiring 5 LOCs
30 function points with each function point requiring 4 LOCs
20 function points with each function point requiring 3 LOCs
COCOMO model

Calculate the effort in person months and the number of persons required using COCOMO
model (10 Marks)

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