Monday, 15 July 2013

PM0013 – MANAGING HUMAN RESOURCES IN PROJECTS





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Summer 2013
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA) - PROJECT MANAGEMENT
SEMESTER 3
PM 0013 – MANAGING HUMAN RESOURCES IN PROJECTS – 4 CREDITS
(BOOK ID: B1239)
ASSIGNMENT- 60 MARKS
Note: Answer all questions. Kindly note that answers for 10 marks questions should be
approximately of 400 words. Each question is followed by evaluation scheme.

Q1. What is the selection criteria applied in the selection of a Project Manager?
(Each criteria 2 marks, 2 X 5 = 10 marks) 10 marks

Answer : Selection criteria in the selection of a project manager :

1. Ability to operate within a complex stakeholder environment:

  • The Project Manager for Industries is responsible for building and maintaining strong and effective relationships with all stakeholders, particularly industry, Registered Training Organisations and Government. Therefore the successful applicant must be able to operate effectively within a complex and broad stakeholder environment.



Q2. As a project manager, you will always have projects for which you must procure hardware, software, or services from outside sources. This process is procurement, and the professional project manager must have a basic understanding of the procedure so that he or she can make sure that the organization is getting the right materials at the best cost. To manage procurement, you need to go through a few processes. Explain these processes.
(Selecting Vendors – 6 marks; Contract Cancellation – 2 marks, Contract Closing – 2 marks) 10 marks

Answer :  Processes to manage procurement :

1. Selecting Vendors :

As a company grows it is important to develop and enforce formal rules and procedures for selection of vendors and negotiation and completion of procurement transactions.  In many cases the responsibility for procurement will be vested in a purchasing department that will


Q3. Discuss the Role of a Project manager in handling conflicts.
 (8 roles X 1.25= 10 marks) 10 marks

Answer : Role of project manager in handling conflicts :

1. Use of official processes :

Of course, although all efforts should be made to resolve workplace conflict informally at an early stage, there will
be many instances where formal disciplinary

Q4. Describe the structure and content of a CMP.
(Purpose of the CMP – 1.5 marks, Scope- 1.5 marks, Objectives- 1.5 marks; Constraints (overall) 1.5 marks ,Table addressing- 4 marks) 10 marks

Answer : The Critical Path Method (CPM) is one of several related techniques for doing project planning. CPM is for projects that are made up of a number of individual "activities." If some of the activities require other activities to finish before they can start, then the project becomes a complex web of activities.

 Purpose of the CMP :

Critical path method is one of the frequently used


Q5. What are the different methods of forecasting in a project?
 (Time series – 3 marks, Casual/econometric method – 2 marks, Judgmental method – 3 marks , Other methods – 2 marks) 10 marks

Answer : Different methods of forecasting in a project :

A. Time series :

An analysis of history—a time series—can be used by management to make current decisions and plans based on long-term forecasting. We usually assume past


Q6. Write short notes on acquiring a Project Team.
(Definition: Acquiring a Project Team – 2 marks; inputs for acquiring a project team – 3 marks; common tools and techniques – 2 marks; output of acquiring a project team process – 2 marks; conclusion- 1 mark)

Answer : Acquiring a project team :

The acquire project team process takes place within the executing process group, and is therefore focused on implementing the human resource plan with the intent of getting the right people working on the project. By the right people, we mean individuals with the right knowledge skills and experience that are available to carry out the work assignments within a given time frames.



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