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Ms-52 June 2010 Project Management

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June, 2010

MS-52 : Project Management

 

SECTION – A

1. What are some aspects of the project manager's  job that make it more demanding than the job of a manager working in a more routine organisational framework ? Justify your answer with suitable examples.

2. A large number of project - management softwares have been developed to facilitate and  control various projects of all kinds. How can Microsoft Project/Primavera Project Planner help with variety of scheduling and costing of tasks ?

3. Technology and processes play crucial role in certain projects. What are the key issues in regards to choice of technology, equipment and processes at the stage of formulation of DPR ?

4. A good team-work speeds up project implementation. Developing self directed project

teams is the key to improving effectiveness in project management. Elucidate.

5. (a) A firm uses simple exponential smoothing with a=0.1 to forecast demand. The forecast for the week of February 1 was 500           units, whereas actual demand turned out to be 450 units.

(i) Forecast the demand for the week of February 8.

(ii) Assume that the actual demand during the week of February 8 turns out to be 505 units. Forecast the demand for the week of February 15.

(b) The moving - average forecast and actual demand for a hospital drug are as shown in the accompanying table. Compute the MAD, and the tracking signal.

Month

Actual Demand

Forecast Demand

27

71

78

28

80

75

29

101

83

30

84

84

31

60

88

32

73

85

SECTION – B

6. The details of activities of a construction project are given below. Draw a network and determine  job project completion time, critical activities and  total float for each activity.


Activity

Predecessor

Duration (days)

A

-

14

B

A

15

C

B

25

D

A

20

E

D

12

F

A

9

G

F

21

H

G

24

I

C

16

J

B,I

18

K

H

20

L

K

6

M

E

8

N

J,C

7

P

M,G

10

7. Write short notes (any four) :

(a) Cybernetics

(b) TQM in Projects

(c)Integrated cost/schedule graph

(d) Task Force Concept

(e) Project Scheduling

(f) Environment Impact Assessment.

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