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JUNE 2013 EXAMINATION DATE: 7 JUNE 2013 TIME: 14H00 – 16H00
TOTAL: 100 MARKS
DURATION: 2 HOURS
PASS MARK: 40%
INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT THIS EXAMINATION PAPER CONSISTS OF 3 SECTIONS: SECTION A:
SECTION B: SECTION C:
CONSISTS OF: (i) 10 MULTIPLE-CHOICE QUESTIONS (ii) 10 TRUE OR FALSE QUESTIONS ANSWER ALL THE QUESTIONS
(10 MARKS) (20 MARKS)
CONSISTS OF 2 SHORT QUESTIONS ANSWER BOTH QUESTIONS
CONSISTS OF 2 LONG ANSWER QUESTIONS ANSWER BOTH QUESTIONS
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.
Read the following instructions carefully before answering the paper, as failure to act upon them will result in a loss of marks. Write your answers in your answer book, which is provided in the exam. Ensure that your name and student number are clearly indicated on your answer book. Write your answers in either blue or black ink in your answer book. Read each question very carefully before you answer it and number your answers exactly as the questions are numbered. Begin with the question for which you think you will get the best marks. Note the mark allocations for each question – give enough facts to earn the marks allocated. Don't waste time by giving more information than required. You are welcome to use diagrams to illustrate your answers. Please write neatly – we cannot mark illegible handwriting. Any student caught cheating will have his or her examination paper and notes confiscated. The College will take disciplinary measures to protect the integrity of these examinations. If there is something wrong with or missing from your exam paper or your answer book, please inform your invigilator immediately. If you do not inform your invigilator about a problem, the College will not be able to rectify it afterwards, and your marks cannot be adjusted to allow for the problem. This paper may be removed from the examination hall after the examination has taken place.
INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT __________________________________________________________________________ SECTION A (30 MARKS) __________________________________________________________________________ ANSWER ALL THE QUESTIONS __________________________________________________________________________ (i)
Choose the correct option for each of the following. Write only the question number and your chosen answer. For instance, if you think that the correct answer for number 1 is (a), then write it as 1. (a). 1.
Which one of the following would be the biggest problem you would encounter in the processing of information? (a) (b) (c) (d)
Which one of the following points must you take into consideration when analysing a Gantt chart? (a) (b) (c) (d)
the quality of each work element the quantity of each work element the training hours of each work element the labour hours of each work element
Which one of the following is the main purpose of the bar chart? (a) (b) (c) (d)
any benefits and costs of making a change request if the activities that are behind schedule are catching up the implication of the schedule change on other elements omissions and errors made during the planning of the project
Which one of the following is a factor that could affect the level of subdivision? (a) (b) (c) (d)
the accessibility of the information the processing method of the information the reliability of the information the retrieval of the information after processing
is mainly used as a procurement tool is mainly used as a tool to project risks is mainly used as a planning and control tool is mainly used as a administrative and networking tool
Which one of the following is a method you can use to estimate the duration of an activity? (a) (b) (c) (d)
INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT __________________________________________________________________________ SECTION C: LONG ANSWER QUESTIONS (50 MARKS) __________________________________________________________________________ ANSWER BOTH THE QUESTIONS __________________________________________________________________________ QUESTION 1 A matrix organisational structure would be appropriate to outline the scope of work of a project and to determine the needs of the cooperation. (a)
Draw an example of a matrix organisational structure. (You may use the company as an example where you are currently working).
Briefly explain what the vertical and horizontal lines in the matrix structure represent.
Identify the advantages of using a matrix organisational structure.
QUESTION 2 You are the project manager for ZOO's Engineering (Pty) Ltd, a company whose income is derived from the landscaping of security residential complexes. The company, using the work breakdown structure, identified the following activities for a particular project: Activity number 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 900 101 201 301 (a)
Description draft a project charter draw Gantt chart prepare premises conduct a close out meeting do a feasibility study create a cash flow statement procure plants and shrubs inspect and rectify problems prioritise stakeholders apply the CPM complete landscaping hand over irrigation procedure
Increase the management and control of the project by indicating the following in table format:
the phases in which the activities should be performed and;