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ALLAMA IQBAL OPEN UNIVERSITY, ISLAMABAD
(Department of Business Administration)

PROJECT MANAGEMENT (5539)

CHECKLIST

SEMESTER: SPRING, 2011

This packet comprises the following material:

1. Text Books (Two)
2. Course Outlines
3. Assignment No. 1, 2
4. Assignment Forms ( 2 sets )

In this packet, if you find anything missing out of the above mentioned material, please contact at the address given below:

Mailing Officer
Services Block No. 28
Allama Iqbal Open University
H-8, Islamabad
Phone Nos. 051-9057711-12

Beenish Ehsan
Course Coordinator
ALLAMA IQBAL OPEN UNIVERSITY, ISLAMABAD
(COMMONWEALTH MBA / MPA PROGRAMME)

WARNING
1. PLAGIARISM OR HIRING OF GHOST WRITER(S) FOR SOLVING THE ASSIGNMENT(S) WILL DEBAR THE STUDENT FROM AWARD OF DEGREE/CERTIFICATE, IF FOUND AT ANY STAGE. 2. SUBMITTING ASSIGNMENTS BORROWED OR STOLEN FROM OTHER(S) AS ONE’S OWN WILL BE PENALIZED AS DEFINED IN “AIOU PLAGIARISM POLICY”.

ASSIGNMENT No. 1
Course: Project Management (5539)Semester: Spring, 2011
Level: MBATotal Marks: 100
Pass Marks: 40
Note: Attempt all questions.

Q. 1 (a)As a project manager in banking sector, what will be your role in project development as well as management?(10) b) Explain the criteria for the selection of project manager, with examples.(10)

Q. 2(a)Why is it important for project manager to have an understanding of superior, subordinate and functional conflicts?(10) b) What would be the possible reasons for the failure of a project? Narrate along with possible remedies for these failures.(10)

Q. 3Discuss in detail with examples:(4+4+4+4+4)
a) Slack time
b) PERT
c) Cost Account Codes
d) Essentials of Material Accounting Criterion
e) EVALUATION OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE IN TERMS OF PERFORMANCE

Q. 4(a)Discuss the essentials of pricing strategies in context of project management.(10) (b)Discuss risk analysis and capital rationing in banking and commercial sector of Pakistan.(10)

Q. 5(a)Explain status reporting in project management and apply the same in cement industry of Pakistan. (10) b) Discuss operating cycle and its four stages. Give the answer in relation to Oil and Gas industry of Pakistan.(10) (5)

ASSIGNMENT No. 2
(Total Marks: 100)

This assignment is a research-oriented activity. You are required to submit a term paper and present the same in the classroom prior to the final examination. Presentation component is compulsory for all students. You will have to participate in the activity fully and prepare a paper of about 15 to 20 pages on the topic allotted to you. The students are required to prepare two copies of Assignment No. 2. Submit one copy to your teacher for evaluation and the second copy for presentation in the classrooms in the presence of your resource persons and classmates, which will be held at the end of the semester prior to final examination.

Include the following main headings in your report:-
a) Introduction to the topic
b) Important sub-topics
c) Practical aspects with respect to the topic
d) Review of theoretical and practical situations
e) Merits, demerits, deficiencies or strengths of the organization with respect to your topic f) Conclusions and recommendations
g) Annex, if any

You must use transparencies, charts or any other material for effective presentation. You are also required to select one of the following topics according to the last digit of your roll number. For example, if your roll number is D-3427185 then you will select topic No.5 (the last digit):-

List of Topics

0. Organizing and staffing project office and team
1. Conflicts in project management
2. Project Life Cycle
3. Project Management Software
4. Project Management in small projects
5. Designing the Statement of Work in project management
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