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Week 7/8 Homework for those doing a 12 week self study...

Paul Naybour Discussion started by Paul Naybour 2 years ago
Question 10

Learning Outcomes Understand planning for success

Warning This question is in two parts. Answer both parts.

Question Part (a) Explain the prerequisites required for each of the following three estimating methods:

 Comparative

 Bottom up/Analytical

 Parametric

Marks 30 marks (10 marks each)

Question Part (b) State four practical problems of initial estimates for a project with a long timescale.

Marks 20 marks (5 marks each)

Question 11

Learning Outcomes Understand schedule and resource management

Warning This question has two parts. Answer both parts.

Question Part (a) Explain the following approaches to resource scheduling:

 resource smoothing

 resource levelling

Ensure that your answer distinguishes between the two approaches. Marks 20 marks (10 marks each)

Warning Do not repeat resource smoothing and resource levelling cited in part (a)

Question Part (b) Explain three approaches/responses which a project manager might consider when optimising the resource allocation for a project. Identify in your answer any assumptions and implications made.

Marks 30 marks (10 marks each)

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