mba-3-sem-project-management-march-2014

mba-3-sem-project-management-march-2014

Master of Business Administration (NBA) Examination

III Semester

Project Management

Time : 3 Hours]                                                                                               [Max. Marks : 80


Section A

1.         Describe the process of generation and screening of Project Ideas. Explain Porter's model in this context.

2.         What are the methods of demand forecasting ? Explain with examples.

3.         Describe the steps in Project Planning and Control. Throw light on human aspects of project management.

4.         Write short notes : (any two)

(a)        Gantt Charts

(d)       Time Value of Money

(c)        Abandonment Analysis

Section B

5.         Fit a straight line to the following data using the method of least square and estimate the demand for the year 1997.

Year                :           1988    1989    1990    1991    1992    1993    1994

Demand          :           310      340      290      330      320      360      380

6.         Phoenix Company is considering two projects P & Q. The expected cash flow of these projects are as follows :

            Year    Project P                      Project Q

0          (10,00,000)                  (10,00,000)

1          2,00,000                      1,00,000

2          2,00,000                      1,50,000

3          3,00,000                      3,00,000

4          3,00,000                      3,50,000

5          3,50,000                      3,50,000

What is the NPV of both the projects if discount rate is 10% for both the firms ?

7.         What is the present value of Rs. 10,000 receivable at the end of four years, when the discount rate is 12% and discounting is done quarterly?

8.         Following are the information given about a project :

Activity        Immediate                                         Time

                                 Predecessor        Most Optimistic      Most Likely            Most Pessimistic

            A                  -                          4                              6                              8

            B                  A                        5                              7                              15

            C                  A                        4                              8                              12

            D                  B                        15                            20                            25

            E                   B                        10                            18                            26

            F                   C                        8                              9                              16

            G                  E                         4                              8                              12

            H                  D,F                     1                              2                              3

            I                    G,H                    6                              7                              8

(a)        Construct an arrow diagram.

(b)        Determine the critical path and compute the expected project completion time.

(c)        Determine the probability of completing the project in 55 days.

9.         A Project bugun on 1st Jan., 2000 and was expected to be completed by 30th Sept., 2000 The project is being reviewed on 30th June, 2000 and following information has been developed.

                                                                                                                 Rs.

(i)         Budgeted Cost for Work Scheduled (BCWS)                           15,00,000

(ii)        Budgeted Cost for Work Performed (BCWP)                           14,00,000

(iii)       Actual Cost for Work Performed (ACWP)                                16,00,000

(iv)       Budgeted Cost for Total Work (BCTW)                                    25,00,000

(v)        Addition Cost for Completion (ACC)                                        12,00,000

Determine the following :

(a)        Cost Variance                                                                             

(b)        Schedule Variance in Cost Terms

(c)        Cost Performance Index.