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SEMESTER II

SAR X 5005 PROJECT MANAGEMENT II L 2 T 1 P 0 Credits 3 TOTAL 100

Contact Hours: 48 Unit I (12 Hours) Project Portfolio Management Defining and Implementing Project -Portfolio Management - Bridging the Gap between Operations - Management and Projects Management - The Important Role of Project Portfolio -Management -Project Selection and Risk Risk Management Is an Essential Part of Project -Portfolio Management Unit II (12 Hours) Project Communication and Documentation The Project Management Configuration Plan-A Documentation and Communication Road Map -Methods of Communicating -General Guidelines for Effective Communication -Conducting High-Quality Meetings -Communication Skills and the Project Manager -Key Project Documentation - Project Managers Checklist. Unit III (12 Hours) An Approach to Comprehensive Planning for Complex Projects Project Definition Objectives-Strategy-Technology and Design-External Factors, Finance, and Duration-Political, Environmental, and Economic Factors -Attitudes-Implementation-Organization-Contract Strategy-People IssuesPlanning and Control-Strategic Issues for Enterprises Working on multiple Projects with thrust on high -rise constructions Unit IV (12 Hours) Project Closure Learning From Past Experience -Releasing People and Equipment -Recognizing and Rewarding People -Some Guidelines for Future Projects. References 1. Chitkara, K.K. " Construction Project Management Planning ", Scheduling and Control, Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Co., New Delhi, 1998. 2. Calin M. Popescu, Chotchai Charoenngam, " Project planning, Scheduling and Control in Construction: An Encyclopedia of Terms and Applications ", Wiley, New York, 1995 3. Chris Hendrickson and Tung Au, " Project Management for Construction - Fundamentals Concepts for Owners", Engineers, Architects and Builders, Prentice Hall, Pittsburgh, 2000 4. Willis., E.M., " Scheduling Construction projects ", John Wiley and Sons 1986 5. Halpin,D.W., " Financial and cost concepts for construction Management ", John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1985. 6. P.K. Joy Total Project Management The Indian Context Macmillan India Limited 1998

Max. Marks: 80

UNIVERSITY EXAM QUESTION PAPER PATTERN (To be distributed uniformly among all the units) Exam Duration: 3 hrs.

Part A: 8 questions, 2 questions from each of the FOUR units of 4 mark each without choice. (8 X 4 = 32 marks) Part B: 4 questions from each of the FOUR units with internal choice of 12 marks each (4 X 12 = 48)

PROJECT MANAGEMENT II M. Arch (Building Management) Regualtion 2010


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: SARX5005 : 3 hours

Maximum Marks: 80

UNIT I Project Portfolio Management Part A 1. What are the contents of project summary? 2. Explain the following terms in a contract summary: a. Cost worksheet b. Contracts 3. Explain the following terms: a. Daily reports b. Submittals 4. Explain the following terms in a contract summary: a. Purchase orders b. Trends 5. What do you mean by a decision tree? 6. Explain Sources of Risk in Risk identification. 7. What are Risk Identification techniques? 8. What is Risk Quantification? 9. Regardless of how responsibility is shared in a project, building owners bear the ultimate risk. Substantiate. Part B 1. Explain the following terms in a contract summary: a. Payment requisitions b. Invoices c. Change Management d. Proposals e. Change orders f. Requests and changes 2 Explain the linking of organizational structure, management functions and responsibilities, information needs and information systems. 3 How do you say project management is risk management? Explain Risk management principles 4 Explain Risk Response development and Risk response control. 5 Explain project portfolio management from a contractors perspective. 6 Explain project portfolio management from an Owners perspective

UNIT II Project Communication and Documentation Part A 1. Explain the processes of communication management? 2. Explain briefly Project management configuration plan? 3. Write short notes on: a. Minutes of the meeting b. Telephone records and notepads 4. Explain communication flow and standardization. 5. Discuss briefly on the best communication practices. 6. High-rises require high performance, motivating interdisciplinary teams. Justify. 7. What are the factors that are to be considered while identifying the communication requirements? 8. Write short notes on communication plan? 9. Briefly explain the documents involved in the project initiation phase. Part B 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. What are the different types of communication? Explain the various communication instruments. Discuss Communication planning. Elaborate on the guidelines for effective communication. Discuss in detail the process of the conduct of high quality meetings. Explain Information distribution in Communication management. Explain Performance reporting in Communication management. Explain administrative closure which leads to documentation and archives. Why do you think a project manager should have good communication skills with social and emotional and technical competence? 9. Good documentation serves as an excellent communication tool. Discuss.

UNIT III Part A

An Approach to Comprehensive Planning for Complex Projects

1. With schematic diagrams, explain the project structure plan for the overall and detailed structuring of a high rise project. 2. Give a network plan for a project schedule for the construction of a 20 storied building. 3. Identify the criteria for selecting contracts for specific jobs and trades in a high rise project. 4. Discuss rental management in a high rise project. 5. What is the quantity surveyors role in a high rise project? 6. How will you support Architectural competitions through cost benchmarking for a high rise project? 7. Explain facility planning for a high rise building.

8. Explain the various facility management options. 9. Explain lifetime documentation of a high rise building. Part B 1. In the case of the organization of office towers, explain the various criteria for office area efficiency. 2. What are the marketing strategies for an office tower? 3. Justify office organization and building grid for an office tower. 4. Explain the differences between the client and the users of an office tower. 5. Explain a high rise project from the perspective of a developer and an investor. 6. What are the special challenges in the project management of high rises? 7. Explain Facility management during the construction phase. 8. Give a comprehensive overview of the multitude of tasks that fall under facility management and explain the criteria for the selection of contractors. UNIT IV Part A 1. Describe the difference between formative evaluation and summary evaluation in project management. 2. Why is it better to rely on a variety of information sources for evaluation than just a few? Give some examples of how several sources are used in project evaluation. 3. What are the advantages and disadvantages of of the following sources of information : a) Charts and tables b) Oral and written reports c) Firsthand evaluation 4. What is the purpose of peer reviews? When are they held? Who participates? 5. What is an action plan? What must it include? 6. What is a formal critical review? When is a formal review held and what does it look at? Who conducts it and why? 7. What should be included in summary status reports to top management? What should be included in comparative summary reports? 8. What reports should a project manager receive? How does he use these reports? 9. What reports are sent to functional managers? 10. When and what kind of reports are sent to the customer? Why is reporting to customers so important? 11. What are the reasons for project termination? How can termination for reasons other than achievement of goals be avoided? 12. What must the Project manager do in the planning, scheduling and closing of the project? How can he recognizing and rewarding people appropriately at the end? 13. What is the role of the project manager and contract administrator in receiving customer acceptance of the work and final payment? 14. What are side items? How can they delay project completion? 15. Describe all the possible level II factors which might have caused project failure. 16. Describe all the possible level I factors which might have caused project failure.
Project Closure

17. Discuss the following points of project management with respect to how they contribute to the success of the project and also answer the questions on how to get started. a) Definition b) Planning c) Control d) Implementation Part B 1. Explain Postcompletion Project Review. 2. What is Contract closure? Derive some guidelines for future projects in this context. 3. What are the differences between the two kinds of reviews in project summary evaluation: the post-completion project or postmortem review and the post installation review 4. What is project extension and how do project extension originate? How is a project extension managed? 5. What kind of negotiated adjustments are made to the contract, post-acceptance? Why would a user or contractor wan t to specify the terms of a contract after the contract is completed? 6. Describe all the possible level III factors which might have caused project failure. 7. What are the criteria for project success? Discuss the importance of commitment and involvement to project success. Discuss the attributes of each of the following for project to succeed. a) Top management b) Project manager c) Project team d) Users or customers