Question 1 – 10 Marks (500 words)
Describe what project programs and portfolios are and how they are different.
Question 2 – Max 10 Marks (500 words)
List at least three common problems that can occur when traditional critical path
scheduling is used. How would you address each problem, using examples to
Question 3 – 10 Marks (500 words)
Since projects have many opportunities for conflict, project managers need to
understand the sources of conflict; become capable in using a variety of conflict
resolution methods and styles; and learn how to negotiate effectively. List the
typical sources of conflict in a project and how these may be resolved. Provide
examples to support your answer where possible.
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Question 4 – Max 10 Marks
Answer “true” or “false” to each of the following statements (1 mark for each
correct answer. No (0) marks for incorrect or missing answers):
a. All projects end at their planned completion time. True or false?
b. Early termination can stem from cause and convenience. True or false?
c. If a project is terminated early, the customer is typically responsible for
paying the total cost of the project. True or false?
d. If a project is terminated early, the customer typically gets to take
ownership of the deliverables regardless of whether they are complete or
not. True or false?
e. It is important to assign blame to individuals on the project team who might
be responsible for the early termination of a project. True or false?
f. It is often difficult to keep project members engaged throughout the
completion of a project. True or false?
g. A Project customer feedback form is a good method for collecting opinions
about the project. True or false?
h. Scope verification is the process of formalizing acceptance of the
completed project deliverables.
i. Lessons learned should contain both issues and successes that were
experienced during the life of the project. True or false?
j. Contract closure is the process of completing and settling the contract,
including the resolution of any open items and the closing of each
subcontract. True or false?