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1 MC9252 SOFTWARE PROJECT MANAGEMENT UNIT I PART A 1) What is a project? 2) What is software project management? 3) What are the characteristics of a project? 4) What is the different software projects and other types of project? 5) Why organize an activity or job as a project? 6) List some of the key characteristics of project? 7) List the characteristics of the products of software projects? 8) What are the three activity of SPM? 9) Define Contract Management. 10) What are the Technical Project Planning Methodologies 11) What are the three successive processes that bring a new system? 12) Define Feasibility Study. 13) What is meant by planning? 14) What is strategic planning? 15) What is Design? 16) How software projects different from other projects? 17) What are the elements of planning approach? 18) What are the phases in software development life cycle? 19) Define Requirement Analysis. 20) What is meant by qualification testing? 21) Differentiate Objectives Vs products. 22) What is management? 23) What are the activities of management? 24) What are the problems with software project from manager s point of view? 25) What are the problems with software project from student s point of view? 26) What is meant by management control? 27) What are the steps involved in step wise planning? 28) How to identify project infrastructure? 29) How to manage activity risks? 30) Define project stake holders. 31) How to review and publicize plan? PART B 1) Explain the difference between software projects and other projects in detail. 2) Explain contract management and technical project management. 3) Explain activities covered by the software project management. 4) What is management? Explain the problems with software projects. 5) Explain stakeholders and business case.

2 6) Explain management control in detail. 7) Explain the step-wise project planning in detail. 8) How to analyze the project character tics? 9) Explain the steps involved in to identify activity risks. 10)Explain the steps in project planning with case studies example. UNIT II 1) Define project Evaluation. 2) What is the 3 criteria project evaluation depends? 3) What is meant by programme? 4) What is Technical assessment? 5) What is the concept of strategic programmes? 6) Define Infrastructure programmes. 7) Define Research and development programmes 8) Write the difference between programme managers and project managers. 9) Define programme mandate. 10) How the programme will brief? 11) Define vision statement. 12) What is meant by blueprint? 13) What are things to be considered in the blueprint? 14) What are the benefits of management? 15) Define technical assessment. 16) What are the steps in cost-benefit analysis? 17) Define development costs. 18) Define setup costs. 19) Define operational costs. 20) What is meant by cost flow forecasting? 21) What are the cost-benefit evaluation techniques? 22) What are the two primary steps of cost-benefit analysis? 23) What is Net Profit? 24) Give the formula of Net Present Value 25) What is payback period? 26) Give the formula of payback period. 27) Define Decision tree. 28) What is Return on Investment? 29) What is Net Present value? 30) What is an activity? 31) Write the goals of project management? 32) Write the characteristics of activities. 33) Name any two external dependencies. 34) What are three kinds of interfaces? 35) Write the legal issues for project management skills?

3 PART-B 1) What are the steps involved in project evolution? 2) Write in detail for project management with strategic programme. 3) How to manage the allocation of resources within programmes with examples. 4) Explain in detail strategic programme management. 5) What re the steps involves in creating a programme? 6) Explain the benefits of management. 7) Explain cost-benefit evaluation techniques. 8) Explain decision trees with examples. 9) Explain risk evaluation. 10) What is meant by cash flow forecasting? Explain with example. UNIT-III 1) What are the steps involved in Activity Planning? 2) What are the objectives of activity planning? 3) Define resource allocation. 4) How will define the activities? 5) What are the three different approaches to identifying the activities? 6) Write short notes on WBS. 7) Mention the five levels of WBS. 8) How will formulate the network model? 9) What are the rules for constructing precedence networks? 10) Define Hammock activities. 11) What is meant by forward pass? 12) What is meant by backward pass? 13) What are the rules of activity on-arrow rules and conventions? 14) What is risk management? 15) Short notes on Finish-to-Start (FS) Dependency Relationship? 16) What is Brainstorming? 17) What is Activity-on-Arrow (AOA)? 18) What is Activity-on-Node (AON)? 19) Name the three forms of presenting a project schedule? 20) Write any three network diagram methods? 21) What is a start-to-start relationship? 22) What are the uses of nominal group techniques? 23) What is critical path? 24) What is project schedule? 25) What do you mean by an ideal activity plan? 26) What do you mean by activity-based approach? 27) What is Work Breakdown structure? 28) What is product flow diagram (PFD)? 29) What is Free float?

4 30) Define Risk. 31) What are the risks to business impact? 32) What are things to be considered in risk management? 33) Define Risk Identification. 34) What is risk estimation? 35) What is risk evaluation? 36) What is risk control? 37) Define risk analysis and risk monitoring. 38) Define Risk Planning. 39) What are the steps in risk planning? 40) Define risk assessment. 41) What is a hazard? 42) Define Hazard analysis. 43) What are generic risks? 44) What are the three-step method of PERT? PART-B 1.What are the objectives of activity planning? 2.Write the steps involved in project schedule. 3.Explain the approaches for identifying the activities. 4.Explain in detail formulating a network model. 5.What is the difference forward pass and backward pass explain with example. 6.Explain activity-on-arrow networks. 7.Explain the categories of risk. 8.What are the approaches in risk identification? 9.Explain the risk planning. 10.How to evaluate the pert techniques. UNIT - IV 1. Write short notes on monitoring. 2. Write short notes on control. 3. What is the purpose of project monitoring and control? 4. What are the different categories of reporting? 5. What is BCWS? 6. What is ACWP? 7. What is BCWP? 8. What is cost variance(cv)? 9. What is schedule variance (SV)? 10. What is cost performance index (CPI)? 11. What is schedule performance index(spi) 12. What is To complete performance index (TCPI)?

5 13. What is EAC? 14. What is BAC? 15. What is TCPI? 16. Who is the client and supplies in contract management? 17. List the steps for process of evaluation? 18. What is cost monitoring? 19. What is Earned Value? 20. What is contract management? 21. What are the three steps in project control? 22. What are the functions in traffic light-method? 23. Define Gantt Chart 24. Define slip chart. 25. Write short notes on Earned Value Analysis. 26. Define Scheduled variance. 27. What are the deciding levels of monitoring? 28. What are the steps in change control procedures? 29. Define managing contracts. 30. What are the different types of contract? 31. What is meant by fixed price contracts? 32. Mention the advantages and disadvantages of fixed price contracts. 33. Define time and materials contracts. 34. What are the advantages and disadvantages are time and materials contracts? 35. Define fixed per unit delivered contracts. 36. What the advantages and disadvantages are of fixed per unit delivered contracts? 37. What are the processes of evaluation need? 38. What are the services to be provided in contracts? 39. Define Acceptance. PART-B 1. Explain project control cycle in detail. 2. How to prepare activity assessment sheet? 3. Explain the method Earned value Analysis. 4. Explain the change in control procedures. 5. What is meant by contract? Explain the supply process in detail. 6. Explain the different types of contract in detail. 7. Explain fixed price contracts with advantages and disadvantages. 8. Explain time and material contract with advantages and disadvantages 9. What are the stages in contract management? 10. What are the typical terms of a contract? Explain with examples.

6 UNIT V 1. What are the objectives of managing people and organizing teams? 2. What are the three basic objectives of organizational behaviour. 3. Define Motivation. 4. What are the needs in maslow s hierarchy theory? 5. What are the factors to be considered in the Oldham-hackman job characteristic model? 6. Mention the methods of improving motivation. 7. How to becoming a team? 8. Define Storming 9. Define Forming. 10. Define team worker. 11. What are the two categorized for decision making? 12. Mention some mental obstacles to good decision making. 13. What are the measures to reduce the disadvantages of group decision making? 14. Define Leadership. 15. What are the functions of leader? 16. What are the leadership models/theories? 17. What are the leadership styles? 18. Define Stress. 19. Write the five processes of Project Management Institute (PMI). 20. Write the stages of Team Formation Model. 21. Differentiate leaders and managers. 22. Give some unites for measuring the size of the software. 23. Write the goal of software project planning? 24. What is Legacy code? 25. What are the characteristics of an organization? 26. Write any five competencies of project management skills. 27. What is knowledge management? 28. What is unstructured data? 29. What is structured data? 30. Write some ways to collect information for system requirements. PART-B 1) Explain the stepwise framework where staffing concerns are important. 2) Explain the recruitment process. 3) Define motivation. Explain maslow s hierarchy of needs. 4) What the methods involved in motivation? 5) What are the steps needed to become a team? 6) Explain the leadership style in detail. 7) Explain the organizational structures. 8) Explain the stress and healthy and safety in detail.

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