PROJ 586 Entire Course Week 1 - 8

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PROJ 586 Project Management Systems - DeVry

 

PROJ 586 Week 1 DQ 1 Projects and Project Management

PROJ 586 Week 1 DQ 2 Project Selection and Project Charters

PROJ 586 Week 2 Course Project; 2 Level WBS for Huntsvill Project

PROJ 586 Week 2 Course Project; Project Charter

PROJ 586 Week 2 Course Project; Project Scope Statement

PROJ 586 Week 2 DQ 1 Project Charters and Scope Statements

PROJ 586 Week 2 DQ 2 Work Breakdown Structure and Resource Assignment

PROJ 586 Week 2 Quiz (3 Version)

PROJ 586 Week 3 Course Project; Essay Questions

PROJ 586 Week 3 Course Project; MS Project

PROJ 586 Week 3 DQ 1 Network Diagrams and Critical Path

PROJ 586 Week 3 DQ 2 Resource Utilization

PROJ 586 Week 3 Homework; AIB Problems 1 - 4

PROJ 586 Week 4 Course Project; Essay Questions

PROJ 586 Week 4 Course Project; Update MS Project with Costs

PROJ 586 Week 4 DQ 1 Cost Planning

PROJ 586 Week 4 DQ 2 Earned Value Analysis

PROJ 586 Week 4 Homework; Crashing and Earned Value Problems 1 - 6

PROJ 586 Week 5 Course Project; Effective Project Status Meetings

PROJ 586 Week 5 Course Project; Communication Plan

PROJ 586 Week 5 Course Project; Risk Matrix & Response Plans

PROJ 586 Week 5 DQ 1 Risk Management

PROJ 586 Week 5 DQ 2 Project Communication

PROJ 586 Week 6 Course Project; Project Organizational Structure

PROJ 586 Week 6 Course Project; Self-Reflection Essay

PROJ 586 Week 6 DQ 1 Project Close Out

PROJ 586 Week 6 DQ 2 Selecting an Organizational Structure

PROJ 586 Week 7 DQ 1 Stages of Team Development

PROJ 586 Week 7 DQ 2 Managing Individual Performance 

PROJ 586 Week 8 Final Exam (2 Versions)

Final Exam - Version 1

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1. (TCO A) In the _____ organization structure, the project manager is responsible for the project results, whereas the functional manager is responsible for providing the resources needed to achieve the results.(Points:5) 
2. (TCO H) What is the longest phase of the project life cycle? (Points : 5) 
3. (TCO B) The lowest level item of any one branch of the WBS is called a(n) _____. (Points : 5) 
4. (TCO D) A _____ is a predefined set of actions that will be implemented if the risk event occurs. (Points : 5) 
5. (TCO F) ____the project involves measuring actual progress and comparing it to planned progress.(Points : 5) 
6. (TCO C) If _____ is positive, it represents the maximum amount of time that the activities on a particular path can be delayed without jeopardizing the completion of the project by its required completion time. (Points : 5) 
7. (TCO G) Which of the following is not an advantage of using project management software? (Points : 5) 
8. (TCO A) Which of the following is not an example of a project? (Points : 5) 
9. (TCO C) Why are activities drawn in a serial relationship on a network diagram? (Points : 5) 
10. (TCO F) The project cost estimate is allocated to _____. (Points : 5) 
11. (TCO F) It is important to use the _____ as the standard against which actual cost is compared. (Points : 5) 
12. (TCO C) Calculate the earliest start for Task B if its predecessor, Task A, finishes on day 3 and the duration of Task B is 2 days. (Points : 5) 
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1. (TCO B) Describe the benefits of including the people who will be involved in performing the project when planning the project. (Points : 10) 
2. (TCO E)  Part 1: What are some common barriers to team effectiveness?  (15 points) Part 2: Describe an example of a team project that would include barriers to success. (15 points) (Points : 30) 
3. (TCO C) A project to remodel an office area has the following activities. (Hint: You will need to build an AIB diagram, perform a forward pass, and perform a backward pass to answer this question.) 
4. (TCO A) Part 1: Compare and contrast the responsibilities of a functional manager and a project manager in a matrix-type organization. (10 points) Part 2: A company manufactures furniture. Which organization structure is the most suitable? Why? (10 points) Part 3: An organization builds custom houses for urban-renewal areas. Which organization structure is the most suitable? Why? (10 points) (Points : 30)
5. (TCO D) A firm hosts data-mining servers and performs data mining for other companies that do not desire the costs of hardware, software, or expertise to data mine their data. The firm is planning to roll out faster data-mining software that will reduce the time to sift through customers' data by a fraction of the present time. Part 1: List and discuss the major risk-management functions from a project-management perspective for the data-mining software project. (15 points) Part 2: Describe a risk event, the consequences, and the risk-response plan for the data-mining software project. (15 points)
6. (TCO F) Analyze and compare the costs of the two projects in terms of performance efficiency, budget, and schedule. Make sure to show your calculations and analyze and explain the results. (Note: Providing just numbers will receive only partial credit.) Project A: The budgeted cost of work performed is $72,000, and the actual cost of work performed is $75,000. The budgeted cost of work scheduled is $73,000. (15 points) Project B: The budgeted cost of work performed is $48,000, and the actual cost of work performed is $100,000. The budgeted cost of work scheduled is $122,000. (15 points)
7. (TCO B) An environmental consulting firm has been hired to clean up contaminated ground water beneath the site of a former chemical factory. The cleanup design process consists of evaluating several alternatives; preparing a conceptual design for the most appropriate alternative; evaluating the conceptual design by performing a small-scale pilot test on site; and, based on the results of the pilot test, preparing a final design. Installation of the cleanup system will be performed by subcontractors under the supervision of the consultant...........Number the WBS codes so that the level of each activity is clearly identified. Do not worry about indentation.

8. (TCO B) You are reaching the end of your graduate-school program, and you are planning a large party to celebrate your success! You have rented out the local forest preserve as the venue for your party. Applying your project-management skills, you want to ensure you have everything planned out, and you’ve asked your family and friends to be a part of your team to hold this party. At your party, you have made it clear to your team what you want to have delivered. After all, it’s your party--you can have whatever you want! Some of the key items you want.............a) To ensure you have a clear scope for your team, create a 2-level WBS. Don’t forget to include your WBS numbering. (15 points) b) In your WBS, how many work packages have been created? (10 points)

Final Exam - Version 2

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1. (TCO A) In a _____ organization, the project manager does not have complete authority over the project team. (Points : 5)
2. (TCO H) What is the longest phase of the project life cycle? (Points : 5)
3. (TCO B) A(n) _____ is defined as a piece of work that consumes time. (Points : 5)
4. (TCO D) All of the following are risk response types except _____. (Points : 5)
5. (TCO F) The two most common types of project reports are _____. (Points : 5)
6. (TCO C) The _____ time is the latest time by which a particular activity must be finished in order for the entire project to be completed by its required completion time. (Points : 5)
7. (TCO G) Which of the following is not an advantage of using project management software? (Points : 5)
8. (TCO A) Projects are identified and selected in the _____. (Points : 5)
9. (TCO C) In addition to showing the technical constraints among activities, how does the network diagram logic also take into account resource constraints? (Points : 5)
10. (TCO F) The budget for each work package is _____. (Points : 5)
11. (TCO F) The _____ for the entire project or for each work package provides a baseline against which actual cost and work performance can be compared at any time during the project. (Points : 5)
12. (TCO C) Calculate the earliest start for Task B if its predecessor, Task A, finishes on day 3 and the duration of Task B is 2 days. (Points : 5)
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1. (TCO B) Describe the benefits of including the people who will be involved in performing the project when planning the project. (Points : 10)
2. (TCO E) Part 1: Discuss some types of conflict that might arise during a project. (15 points) Part 2: Describe two examples that have these types of conflict. (15 points)
3. (TCO C) A project to remodel an office area has the following activities. (Hint: You will need to build an AIB diagram, perform a forward pass, and perform a backward pass to answer this question.)............... a) What are the critical path activities? (5 points) b) What is the project's scheduled completion time? (5 points) c) What is the slack or float for Activity B? Show your calculations. (5 points) d) What is the slack or float for Activity C? Show your calculations. (5 points) e) What is the slack or float for Activity E? Show your calculations. (5 points) f) What is the slack or float for Activity H? Show your calculations. (5 points) (Points: 30)
4. (TCO A) Part 1: Compare and contrast the responsibilities of a functional manager and a project manager in a pure project-type organization. (10 points) Part 2: A company builds state-of-the-art barges for riverboat companies. Which organization structure is the most suitable? Why? (10 points) Part 3: An organization builds custom greenhouses for desert-climate cities. Which organization structure is the most suitable?Why? (10 points)
5. (TCO D) A firm hosts data-mining servers and performs data mining for other companies that do not desire the costs of hardware, software, or expertise to data mine their data. The firm is planning to roll out faster data-mining software that will reduce the time to sift through customers' data by a fraction of the present time. Part 1: List and discuss the major risk-management functions from a project-management perspective for the data-mining software project. (15 points) Part 2: Describe a risk event, the consequences, and the risk-response plan for the data-mining software project. (15 points) (Points : 30)
6. (TCO F) Analyze and compare the performance of the following two projects in terms of cost, schedule, and efficiency. Make sure to show your calculations and analyze and explain the results. (Note: Providing just numbers will receive only partial credit.) Project A: The budgeted cost of work performed is $72,000, and the actual cost of work performed is $75,000. The budgeted cost of work scheduled is $73,000. (15 points) Project B: The budgeted cost of work performed is $48,000, and the actual cost of work performed is $100,000. The budgeted cost of work scheduled is $122,000. (15 points) (Points : 30)
7. (TCO B) Based upon the results of traffic-load forecasts, a state department of transportation has decided to proceed with the design and construction of a new highway. However, prior to starting design work, a funding proposal must be prepared that justifies the design and construction expense. If the proposal is approved, a detailed survey will be performed on the proposed right of way (ROW). After the survey is completed, ROW clearance activities will be performed that include utility relocation, easement acquisition,.........(Points : 30) 

8. (TCO B) You are reaching the end of your graduate-school program, and you are planning a large party to celebrate your success!  You have rented out the local forest preserve as the venue for your party. Applying your project-management skills, you want to ensure you have everything planned out, and you’ve asked your family and friends to be a part of your team to hold this party. At your party, you have made it clear to your team what you want to have delivered. After all, it’s your party--you can have whatever you want! Some of the key items you want at your party include………a) To ensure you have a clear scope for your team, create a 2-level WBS. Don’t forget to include your WBS numbering. (15 points) b) In your WBS, how many work packages have been created? (10 points) (Points : 25)

 

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