BIT2305  ICT PROJECT MANAGEMENT.

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2017/2018
EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY/ BACHELOR OF BUSINESS IN
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
BIT2305 : ICT PROJECT MANAGEMENT
BBIT 204: IT PROJECT MANAGEMENT
FULL TIME/PART TIME/DISTANCE LEARNING
DATE: DECEMBER, 2017 TIME: 2 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer Question One & ANY OTHER TWO questions.

QUESTION ONE (Compulsory)
a) Why do we carry out monitoring and control on a project? (5 Marks)
b) Name FOUR criteria by which a project can be judged a success. (2 Marks)
c) Describe THREE different algorithmic techniques for estimating effort for an IT system
development project. (6Marks)
d) State the difference is between project risks and business risks (2Marks)
e) Explain what in project management is meant by ‘quality’ (2 Marks)
f) In preparation for your meeting with your sponsor, you have developed an estimate using
the PERT method. Briefly describe this method. (4 Marks)
g) Give two reasons why a Product Breakdown Structure can help in the development of a
project plan. (4 Marks)
h) Describe FIVE key steps in the recruitment process from a staffing vacancy being
identified to putting a new effective team member in place. (5 Marks)
QUESTION TWO
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. (10 Marks)
i) Calculate schedule variance
ii) Calculate cost variance
iii) Briefly explain the purpose of performing the above calculations.
b) Briefly compare the differences between Line Management and Project Management.
(6 Marks)
c) Discuss why quality assurance is relevant in project management (4 Marks)
QUESTION THREE
a) Explain how you would use a Work Breakdown Structure to develop an estimate showing
effort and cost, for a Project. (10 Marks)
b) Describe the” Delphi” estimating technique. (6 Marks)
c) Suggest TWO reasons why it is considered that accurate estimating for IS projects is difficult.
(4 Marks)
QUESTION FOUR

a) Draw a network diagram for the project, showing all dependencies, variance and floats
and highlighting the critical path. (10 Marks)
b) Draw a gantt chart for the project (6 Marks)
c) Describe FOUR differences between “management” and “leadership”. (4 Marks)
QUESTION FIVE
a) Using a flowchart or similar, show the risk management process. (5 Marks)
b) Based on your answer to Part a), explain and justify each step in the risk management
process. (10 Marks)
c) There are some projects that will be given approval even though the costs exceed the
benefits in the business case. Describe ONE example of when this might be legitimate.
(5 Marks)

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