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PROJECT MANAGEMENT THEORY QUESTIONS:

PROJECT ANALYSIS:
1 What is Project Appraisal? Explain various
types of Appraisal Criteria used before
execution of a project.

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PROJECT SELECTION:
1 Explain the various methods that financial institutions
use to calculate cost of capital.
2 What is Sensitivity Analysis? Discuss the relevance
. of Risk Analysis for a Comprehensive Project
Evaluation.
3 How do the parameters and characteristics of Project
Investment Decisions differ from that of routine
manufacturing decisions? List the main difficulties in
preparing Project Investment Decisions.
4 What are the main differences between Net Present
Value (NPV) and Internal Rate of Return (IRR)?
Discuss the limitations of NPV and IRR.
5 Discuss the various Discounted Cash Flow (DCF)
techniques for evaluation cash flows for comparing
mutually exclusive investment proposals.

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PROJECT FINANCING:
1 What are the various ways of financing a
project along with relative merits and demerits
of each of them?

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PROJECT LIFE CYCLE AND ORGANIZATION:


1 When do you a judge a project to be a failure? What
are the possible causes of project failures?

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PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROCESSES FOR A PROJECT:


1 Differentiate between Project Monitoring and
Project Control? Explain Project Monitoring
and Control Cycle.

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TIME MANAGEMENT:
1 PERT network will act as only wall decorators in a
business enterprise, since there are slippages of the
project despite all the PERT chart. Do you agree with
the view? Explain.
2 What do you understand by Three Time Estimates
method for network scheduling and under what
circumstances it is used? What is the probability of
completing the project within the total scheduled time
calculated on the basis of Three Time Estimate
Method?
3 How do resource constraints affect the project
schedules? Discuss various problems encountered in
resource allocation to activities under a situation of
multiple resource requirement with limited availability
and what the different alternatives to allocate
resources without affecting final completion date?
4 What are floats or slacks in project schedules and how
are they used in effective management of projects?
How do the terms Total float and Free Float differ in
their significance? When can project schedule
calculations show Negative Floats?
5 Bring out the difference between activity on Arrow
(AOA) and activity on node (AON) method of network
analysis.

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COST MANAGEMENT:
1 Explain how S curves and concept of Earned Value
are useful to the top management in assessment,
monitoring and control of project schedules and cost.

2 Explain the terms Cost Performance Index (CPI) and


Schedule Performance Index (SPI) in relation to
Earned Value Analysis and how the Project
performance is interpreted on the basis of these
indices? Illustrate your answer with the help of a
suitable example.

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HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:


1 Discuss the Human aspects of Project Management in
relation to Authority, Personnel Orientation, Motivation
and Team Building

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SHORT NOTES: (5)


1 INTRODUCTION
A Define a Project. What are the characteristics
of a Project?
B Project Management and its scope
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Role of a consultant in Project Management


IT and Project Management
Project Software
Basic functions of a Project Manager
Phases of a Project
PROJECT ANALYSIS
What are the main aspects to be considered in
technical analysis of a project?
3 PROJECT SELECTION
A Sensitivity Analysis
B Detailed Project Report
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Components of cost of capital


Types of Project Risk
Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) Techniques
PROJECT FINANCING
Venture Capital

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Tradable and Non-Tradable Commodities


Impact of Interest Rate on Project Economics
PROJECT LIFE CYCLE AND ORGANIZATION
Success of Project and Entrepreneurship

B Matrix organization structure of projects


6 SCOPE MANAGEMENT
A Work Breakdown Structure
7 TIME MANAGEMENT
A Resource leveling and smoothing
B State any two situations where a dummy
activity is used.
C Finish-to-Start and Start-to-Finish relationships
D Define Total Float of an activity. State its uses
in Resource Allocation
8 COST MANAGEMENT
A Earned Value Management
B Project cost over-run and its reasons
9 COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT
A Factors considered for issuing the Project

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Progress Report
B Project Communication System

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