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Homework answers / question archive / BUSINESS SUPPORT STUDIES                                          MAIN EXAMINATION (ASSIGNMENT) - 2021                                                            QUESTION PAPER                                  PROGRAMMES: BTECH PROJECT MANAGEMENT - BEBTPJ                               SUBJECT: PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROCESS IV B — PKB42AB                                              MODERATOR: MR MC MAMOGOBO                                                INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES QUESTION 1 A construction firm you work for has just won a contract to build a R250-million student residential facility in Taung, North West province

BUSINESS SUPPORT STUDIES                                          MAIN EXAMINATION (ASSIGNMENT) - 2021                                                            QUESTION PAPER                                  PROGRAMMES: BTECH PROJECT MANAGEMENT - BEBTPJ                               SUBJECT: PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROCESS IV B — PKB42AB                                              MODERATOR: MR MC MAMOGOBO                                                INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES QUESTION 1 A construction firm you work for has just won a contract to build a R250-million student residential facility in Taung, North West province

Project Management

BUSINESS SUPPORT STUDIES

                                         MAIN EXAMINATION (ASSIGNMENT) - 2021

                                                           QUESTION PAPER

                                 PROGRAMMES: BTECH PROJECT MANAGEMENT - BEBTPJ

                              SUBJECT: PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROCESS IV B — PKB42AB

                                             MODERATOR: MR MC MAMOGOBO

                                               INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES

QUESTION 1

A construction firm you work for has just won a contract to build a R250-million student residential facility in Taung, North West province. The facility will include 100 rooms and a 500-seater entertainment hall. The residence will also boast single rooms as well as sharing rooms, gym facilities and fully licensed student bar and kitchen. Suppose you are the newly appointed project manager of the company and you have just been informed to lead and manage this new project.

Required:

1.1. Outline and briefly describe in your own words any five (5) possible stakeholders that are critical to the success of this project. (10)

1.2 Identify and briefly describe in your own words any five (5) traits and skills that you need to possess as a project manager to deliver this project successfully. (10)

QUESTION 2 (20)

You are the project manager for your parents’ marriage anniversary celebration, which will be a dinner for only 50 friends and family at your parents’ favourite eatery due to Covid-19 restrictions. The project 2 required you to develop a closeout plan that take into consideration the administrative, organisational, and personnel dimensions.

Required:

2.1 Identify and briefly describe in your own words the five (5) types of project closure that could be associated with the marriage anniversary celebration project you to oversee. (10)

2.2 Outline and briefly explain in your own words any five (5) wrap up closure activities you will include in your closeout plan for the celebration. (10)

QUESTION 3 (20)

Your company is planning to launch an important project in Welkom starting 1S! January 2022, which will last for one year. You estimate that you will need one project manager; two full time business analysts for the first six months; two full time marketing analysts for the whole year; four full time business interns for the months of June, July, and August; and one full time salesperson for the last three months. Assume you have been appointed the project manager for this project and you are expected to deliver the project successfully using the available team.

Required:

3.1. Outline and briefly describe in your own words any five (5) strategies you would adopt in developing a high-performance project team that can support your goal of undertaking and delivering a successful project for your company. (10)

3.2 Identify and briefly explain in your own words any five (5) attributes you will look out for when recruiting individuals for your project team (10)

QUESTION 4 (20)

You might not have realised it but getting a university degree is a project. You are currently enrolled in a BTech Project Management degree programme at the Central University of Technology, Free State and you are concerned about getting your degree in a record. Since you getting the degree is a project, the process could be hampered by the occurrence of risk which is associated with all types of projects.

The occurrence of this risk could thus affect you from getting the degree in a record time, something you are overly concern about.

Required:

4.1. Outline and briefly describe in your own words the risk management process you will adopt in dealing with the possible risks that could affect your goal of getting the BTech Project Management degree in a record time. (10)

4.2 Identify and briefly explain in your own words any five (5) procedures you will consider as part of your change management system in dealing with potential risk that could jeopardise your degree acquisition process at the Central University of Technology, Free State. (10)

QUESTION 5

You oversee vaccine development project that needs to be delivered on time to deal with a deadly pandemic in your town. After a careful evaluation of the project, you and your team realised that the project needs to be compressed one time unit per move using the least cost methods in order to deliver the vaccine on time for use by the people in your town in combating the pandemic. Assume the total indirect cost for the project is R2000 and there is a savings of R100 per time unit reduced. Further information on the project is provided below.

Activities

Crash Cost (Slope)

Maximum crash Time

Normal Time

Normal Cost

A

-

0

2

200

B

50

1

4

1000

C

200

2

5

800

D

200

2

5

1000

E

100

1

3

800

F

40

1

5

1000

G

40

1

4

1000

H

-

0

1

200

 

A         B      C       D        E         F        G       H

2x       4      5        5        3        5         4        1x

Project duration      20

Direct cost         6,000

Indirect cost       2,000

    Total cost        8,000

5.1. Using the table provided below in compressing the project, calculate the total direct, indirect, and the project costs for each duration. (18)

Paths and Duration

20

19

18

17

16

15

1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activity Crashed

0

 

 

 

 

 

Crash Cost (slope)

R0

 

 

 

 

 

Direct Cost

R6000

 

 

 

 

 

Indirect Cost

R2000

 

 

 

 

 

Total Project Cost

R8000

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.2 What is the optimum cost-time schedule for the project? (2)

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