a) Draw a work breakdown structure (WBS) diagram for the project, to show all the planned tasks. This WBS should contain at least two levels.
b) Explain the main differences between this WBS and a product breakdown structure (PBS) diagram for the same project.
c) The dependencies between the 12 tasks listed above are:
B depends on A
C, E, H and J all depend on B
D depends on C
F depends on D and E
G depends on E
I depends on H
K depends on F, I and J
L depends on G and K
Draw a full Gantt chart for the project, showing all dependencies and floats and highlighting the critical path.
d) At the end of week 24, tasks A, B, C, D, H, I and J have been completed on schedule, and task E is continuing on schedule. However it is realised that task F will now take 3 weeks, starting from week 28.
Re-draw the Gantt chart to reflect this progress to date, making any necessary changes and highlighting the critical path.
a) What are the FOUR key objectives of the project manager when considering project success?
List and explain FOUR key skills that a project manager should have.
b) A project manager may bear in mind Belbin's theory when building their project team. List and explain at least SIX team roles that Belbin defines.
c) The project team has become unhappy as two popular, experienced team members have been transferred to another key project. The remaining members are required to take on the work of these two members. List THREE actions that the project manager could take to improve the morale of his team?
a) Define the word "stakeholder" in relation to an IT development project.
b) You work for a small research organisation. It is part of a federation of similar research organisations, each operating in a different part of the country. At the moment each of these organisations uses a different main computer system. It has been decided that the computer system used by your organisation should be extended and then used by all of the other organisations, to replace their existing systems. A network would be set up linked to the main server, which would be located in your organisation's offices.
List and explain at least FOUR different types of stakeholder in this new project. Identify their main concerns and their stake in the project.
c) A project sponsor has also been appointed. Name at least THREE people, or groups of people, who would then be directly responsible to the sponsor.
d) You have been appointed as the project manager and need to set up a project team. Using the Tuckman model, list and explain very briefly the four main phases that the team might go through before becoming fully effective.