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UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND EXTERNAL STUDIES
FACULTY OF EXTERNAL STUDIES
DEPARTMENT OF EXTRA-MURAL STUDIES
MASTERS IN PROJECT PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT
COURSE CODE: LDP 604
PROJECT PLANNING, DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION

QUESTIONS:
 Section A
 Section B

- This question is compulsory
- Chose any two questions

(10 marks)
(5 marks each) – Total 20 marks

Section A
Twiga & Sons Ltd. started out as a trading company specializing in the sourcing, sale and service of Kitchen and Laundry equipment, operating under a functional structure. Over the past ten years, the company has grown significantly and emerging opportunities have encouraged the company to venture into the installation of this hospitality equipment in Schools, Hospitals, Hotels etc. as turn-key projects. So far, demand is high but Management recognizes the need to embrace a more professional approach to managing these projects and they wish to introduce a project management philosophy in the organization.

a) Briefly describe some of the key steps that Management can take towards achieving this objective.
b) What do you see as being the primary challenges to introducing this philosophy in Twiga & Sons Ltd.?

Section B
Question 1
‘‘Project planning is only as good as the project’s scope definition”. Discuss Question 2
Stakeholder management involves the identification of various project stakeholders as well as their needs and requirements. Why is this analysis important, and further, why is it critical to build consensus among a Project’s stakeholders?

Question 3
a) Using the information given in the table below on the Billing System Conversion project:  Create a well labeled network diagram
 Identify the Critical Patch
 Calculate the total slack
Activity
Award Contract

Code
AC

Duration (days)
3

Predecessor
Nil

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27 January 2012

S W Irungu

UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND EXTERNAL STUDIES
FACULTY OF EXTERNAL STUDIES...
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