MU Information Technology (Semester 8)
Software Project Management
May 2013
Total marks: --
Total time: --
(1) Assume appropriate data and state your reasons
(2) Marks are given to the right of every question
(3) Draw neat diagrams wherever necessary

1 (a) Compare Gantt chart, networking diagram and PDM
5 M
1 (b) Compare various project implementation approaches.
5 M
1 (c) What is the need of IT project management.
5 M
1 (d) Describe in brief various PMBOK knowledge areas.
5 M
1 (e) What is a project charter?
5 M

2 (a) Explain project integration management.
10 M
2 (b) Explain Project planning framework.
10 M

3 (a) Define following terms:
(i) Project.
(ii) Scope of the project.
(iii) Earned value.
(iv) Critical path.
(v) Projectitis.
10 M
3 (b) Explain change management plan.
10 M

4 (a) Explain the framework for managing IT project risk.
10 M
4 (b) Explain the practices of exemplary leadership.
10 M

5 (a) Draw AON diagram and find the activities on critical path. Calculate minimum overall project completion time:
Activity Duration (wks) Immediate Predecessor
A 2 -
B 3 -
C 4 A
D 3 A,B
E 8 C,D
F 3 C
G 2 E
H 3 F,G
7 M
5 (b) What is float time associated with each of non-critical activities in Q.5 (a).
3 M
5 (c) Explain project budgeting method.
10 M

6 (a) Discuss the statement: Failing to define what is not part of the project is just as important as failing to define what is part of the project.
5 M
6 (b) Choose a company that sells a product or service on the web. Using this web site a a guide develop scope statement. (Make suitable assumption)
5 M
6 (c) Distinguish Resource loading from resource leveling. Why is leveling of resource preferred to large fluctuations?
10 M

Write short notes on (any three):-
7 (a) Ethics in project.
7 M
7 (b) Project procurement and outsourcing.
7 M
7 (c) Extreme project management.
7 M
7 (d) Scope management plan.
7 M

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