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Assignment # 1 Deadline: Thursday 07/11/2019 @ 23:59

[Total Mark for this Assignment is 6]

IT Project Management



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Question Two

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Question Two

Question One Discuss the need for organizing the project management task into different knowledge areas

containing processes belonging to different process groups (initiating, planning, executing,

Monitoring and Controlling, Closing). Identify and discuss the strengths and weaknesses in the

Project Management Framework shown in the Figure below.




1 Mark

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Question Two

Question Two Using information about the estimated costs, estimated benefits and a discount rate of 9% for

Project XYZ, calculate the discount factor for each year, the discounted costs, the discounted

benefits, the return-on-investment (ROI) and the net-present value (NPV). In which year does the

payback occurs?

Year Total

0 1 2 3 4 5

Estimated Costs 175,000 22,500 22,500 22,500 22,500 22,500

Discount Factor ? ? ? ? ? ?

Discounted Costs ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Estimated Benefits 0 80,000 80,000 80,000 80,000 80,000

Discount Factor ? ? ? ? ? ?

Discounted Benefits ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Discounted Benefits –

Costs ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Cumulative Benefits –

Costs ? ? ? ? ? ?

Return on Investment

(ROI) ?




2 Marks

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Question Two

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Question Two

Question Three The traffic control system inside Riyadh city is not meeting the expectations of the city traffic police. The system is

to be updated within a few weeks to incorporate the traffic intensity, the weather conditions and the VIP movements

etc. The entire project is to be completed within 10 weeks as per the following schedule:


ID Task







TID-10 Requirements elicitation 1 10,000

TID-11 Use-case Development 1 10,000

TID-12 Process Model

Development 1 10,000

TID-13 Data Model Development 1 10,000

TID-20 Architecture-Level Design 1 10,000

TID-21 User-Interface Design 1 10,000

TID-22 Algorithm Design 1 10,000

TID-23 Data Storage Design 1 10,000

TID-30 Programming 1 10,000

TID-31 Quality Assurance 1 10,000

At the end of Week 7 of the project you have completed only first six tasks (i.e. you just finished, TID-21 i.e. Data

Model Development) with a total of SAR 67,500 spent to date. The Interior Minister asks you to produce a report on

the status of project work with the help of earned value method. In particular you are asked to include answers to the

following questions in your report:

a. What is the cost variance (CV), cost performance index (CPI), schedule variance (SV) and schedule

performance index (SPI) for the project so far?

b. How is the project doing? Is it ahead of schedule or behind schedule? Is it under budget or over budget?

c. Use the CPI to calculate the estimate at completion (EAC) for this project. Is the project performing better

or worse than planned?

d. Use the SPI to estimate how long it will take to finish this project.

Use the earned value management (EVM) in the given scenario answering each of the abovementioned question





2 Marks

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Question Two

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Question Two

Question Four Assume the following about Project XYZ








A 3 –

B 5 A

C 7 A

D 10 B

E 5 C

F 4 D, E

Draw a network diagram for this project, find the critical path, the critical activities and the project completion time.




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