Saturday, July 7, 2012

Introduction to Project Management

A new project manager has just joined a new company and is being mentored by more experienced project managers who are certified as Project Management Professionals (PMP). The new project manager is having difficulty finding enough time to manage the project because the project and product scope are being progressively planned over a period of time. The PMP certified project manager highlights that the basic tools such as Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and Critical Path Method (CPM) can be used in project planning and executing to assist the project manager. The PMP certified project manager also added that without such tools the project will most likely fail. 

An example of the WBS given by the PMP is shown below. 

3.0 Define Needs 

3.1.0 Interview clients 

3.1.1 Interview on-site (est cost=$700) 

3.1.2 Interview off-site( est cost=$2400) 

3.2.0 Installations 

3.2.1 Hardware Installations (est cost=$1200) 

3.2.2 Software Installations (est cost=$1500) 

a) What is the estimated cost of “Define Needs” in the above WBS as given by the PMP certified project manager? 

b) Explain the key benefits of using a WBS in the project planning. 

The PMP certified project manager has provided the new project manager the following Precedence Network Diagram. Work out the CPM for the project assigned to him and 

i) Define ES/EF and LS/LF for each activity 

ii) Determine the Critical Path of each activity 

iii) How is the float affected if the sponsor/customer imposes an end date of 21 days? 


1.0 Characteristics of a WBA and steps in developing it 

2.0 Explanation of the concepts and steps in CPM network especially benefits and processes. Project Plan Development: 

3.0 WBS methodology, schedule development steps with Gantt charts, know how to use CPM to analyse network. 

4.0 Monitoring and Controlling the project 

5.0 Know what is project control and the purpose. Understand that before control we need to identify baseline project elements such as time, cost and schedule 

6.0 Conclusion

Tugasan ini sebenarnya kami pernah buat sebelum ini cuma mungkin soalannya diubah-ubah setiap semester. Sekiranya anda semua berasa pening sebab dah takdea idea, sibuk menguruskan kerja sehingga tidak ada masa untuk membuat tugasan. Anda boleh terus ke SINI untuk mendapatkan khidmat membuat tugasan atau ke SINI untuk mendapatkan contoh tugasan terdahulu sebagai rujukan.


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