1. (TCO A) In the _____ organization structure, the project manager is responsible for the project r

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)
object item
task statement
work package
activity node

4. (TCO D) A _____ is a predefined set of actions that will
be implemented if the risk event occurs. (Points : 5)
management proposal
contingency matrix

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)
total time
free time
total slack

7. (TCO G) Which of the following is not an advantage of
using project management software? (Points : 5)
The learning
Record keeping

8. (TCO A) Which of the following is not an example of a
project? (Points : 5)
Starting up a
Creating a
website for a company
Raising money
for a disaster-relief trip
Emptying the
recycling everyday

9. (TCO C) Why are activities drawn in a serial relationship
on a network diagram? (Points : 5)
The activities
use different resources.
The activities
are independent of each other.
From a technical
standpoint, the activities must be performed in that sequence.
The order of
completion doesn’t matter.

10. (TCO F) The project cost estimate is allocated to _____.
(Points : 5)
the various
work packages in the project work-breakdown structure
the resources
in the project
the committed
costs in the project

11. (TCO F) It is important to use the _____ as the standard
against which actual cost is compared. (Points : 5)
total budget
budget at
phased budget

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)
Day 5
Day 3
Day 1
This cannot be
calculated based upon the information given.

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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 :

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.)
ActivityDuration Predecessors
A 2 months —
B 4 months —
C 4 months —
D 1 month A
E 5 months B
F 2 months B, C
G 1 month C
H 3 months E, F, G
I 2
months D, E
J 2 months G, H

ActivityDuration Predecessors ES EF LS LF Slack
A 2 months — 0 2 7 9 7
B 4 months — 0 4 0 4 0
C 4 months — 0 4 3 7 3
D 1 month A 2 3 9 12 9
E 5 months B 4 9 4 9 0
F 2 months B, C 4 6 7 9 3
G 1 month C 4 5 8 9 4
H 3 months E, F, G 9 12 9 12 0
I 2
months D, E 9 11 12 14 3
J 2 months G, H 12 14 12 14 0

a) What are
the critical path activities? (5 points
b) What is the project’s scheduled completion time? (5
points) 14 Months

c) What is the slack or float for Activity A? Show your
calculations. (5 points)
d) What is the slack or float for Activity E? Show your
calculations. (5 points)

e) What is the slack or float for Activity F? Show your
calculations. (5 points)
f) What is the slack or float for Activity G? 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 matrix-type organization. (10
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
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. Prior to installation, the consultant
will work on setting up the subcontracts by preparing specifications,
prequalifying installation contractors, reviewing all bids, and executing the
contracts. The installation will consist of the following phases: recovery
wells, piping, treatment equipment, and start up.

The consultant will also be responsible for
system-performance monitoring, which consists of sampling the groundwater,
monitoring wells on a quarterly basis, and sampling the groundwater
treatment-system discharge.

Prepare a work breakdown structure (WBS) for this project
with activities corresponding to a two-level task and subtask hierarchy. Number
the WBS codes so that the level of each activity is clearly identified. Do not
worry about indentation.

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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
• graduation
• party
• live
• games
(for adults and for children);
• food;
• beverages;
• convenience
for all (parking, restroom facilities, etc.).
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)

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