IS333_S22014 Mid-term-Solutions.pdf

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Name: ________________________ID Number: __________ IS333 Mid-Semester Test, S2/2014 Page 1 of 8 The University of the South Pacific Serving the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. School of Computing, Information and Mathematical Sciences Solutions IS333: Project Management DFL Mode Mid-Semester Test Semester 2, 2014 Time Allowed: 90 minutes 50 marks (10% of coursework grade) INSTRUCTIONS 1. This exam has three sections: a. Section A : Multiple Choice - 10 marks b. Section B : Analysis Questions - 30 marks c. Section C : Short Answer Questions - 10 marks 2. Answer all questions in sections A, B and C. There are no choices. 3. Answer multiple choice questions on page 4 of this booklet. 4. For sections B and C, write your answers in the spaces provided. 5. You may use calculators. Programmable calculators however are NOT allowed. # of Questions (Section A,B&C): 14 Hand in this examination booklet to the supervisor when you complete the examination. This study resource was shared via CourseHero.com

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Name: ________________________ID Number: __________ IS333 Mid-Semester Test, S2/2014 Page 2 of 8 Section A: Theory (Questions 1-10) (10 marks) 1) What is it a milestone? A) a significant event in the project B) a mark on a chart that depicts project progress C) an activity on the critical path D) an activity with an uncertain completion time E) all of the above 2) Objectives are important because they A) Set out the overall direction of the project B) Identify specific outcomes that the project intends to accomplish C) Are broad in scope and cover all the major activities of the project D) They set out the organisation’s vision of what the future could be E) None of the above 3) A project has a critical path of 21 days. The ‘testing the solution’ task has a slack time (or lag time) of three days. What is the minimum time the project can be completed? A) 18 days B) 21 days C) 24 days D) Depends on whether the ‘testing the solution’ task lies on the critical path. E) None of the above 4) An activity has an optimistic time of 15 days, a most likely time of 18 days, and a pessimistic time of 27 days. What is its expected time? A) 18 days B) 20 days C) 60 days D) 19 days E) 27 days 5) Activities A and B are both 6 days long and the only immediate predecessors to activity C. Activity A has ES=8 and LS=8 and activity B has ES=7 and LS=10. What is the ES of activity C?
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