International Development Project

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OPIM 5894 – MANAGING ID PROJECTS
FINAL EXAM – (April 2014)
Instructor: Dr. M. Diaby

YOUR NAME:

Venkata Vijayanarayana Varanasi

YOUR STUDENT NUMBER: 2094711

The take-home examination question paper has 10 pages (including the appendices) and contains 6 problems. The exam will count 20% towards the course average. One point out of this will be

deducted for each hour the exam is late.

“I certify that the work I have submitted is my own work and that I have not collaborated and discussed with any other
students on this examination”

Signed: _________V. V. Varanasi_____________________

Date: __04.07.2014____

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Question 1: Project implementation life cycle (10 points)
You are an international consultant specializing in the management of development projects. The government of a developing country has commissioned your firm to assist in the development of a standard project implementation life cycle. The government has developed a draft of a project implementation life cycle that has 26 steps. You are to meet with several of your colleagues to review the government’s latest draft and to suggest revisions in the sequence of the suggested steps. This draft just arrived by FAX, and you need to review the draft before you meet with the group.Provide the sequence of the 26 steps, starting with “1” for the first step and ending with “26” for the last step. Write your ranking in the third column on the worksheet. Step

ID
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
J.
K.
L.
M.
N.
O.
P.
Q.
R.

Step description
Develop work breakdown structure (WBS)
Generate a list of activities and assign responsibility

11
7

Replan and reschedule as required
Establish functional personnel qualifications
Organize procurement for services, equipment, and works

17

Review WBS costs with each functional manager
Measure progress
Develop a plan to cope with potential problems caused by actors And

24
14

Close out functional work orders
Conduct end‐of‐project audit
Negotiate for qualified functional personnel
Prepare final report
Modify the schedule accordingly to meet time and resource
Constraints

21

Z.

Determine means for measuring progress

W.

13

15
3

X.
Y.

V.

4
19

Develop detailed schedules
Determine resource requirements
Clarify and refine the project's key parameters, objectives, and scope
Coordinate ongoing activities

Clarify organizational relationships, roles, and responsibilities Authorize departments to begin work
Develop linear responsibility chart
Estimate the duration of each activity and establish the
sequence of activities
Obtain management final approval of project schedule, budget and resource plans
Develop gross schedule
Price out WBS
Identify relevant actors and factors

S.
T.
U.

Ranking

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1

22
26
5
25
16
6

20
10
8
18
9

12
2
23

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Question 2: Project initiation and setting up (25 points)
Read the mini‐case titled “Good Health Hospital Elective Admissions Project” provided in Appendix A of this document and provide answers to the following questions: (a)

What is the problem or opportunity motivating this project? (2 point) Answer: The main problem / objective for this project is to improve the patient admission process and make it smoother and on par with other similar sized hospitals.

(b)

Develop the goals and objectives for the project. (3 point)

Answer: The following goals / objectives can be put for the project: Improvement in the elective patient admission process
Reduce the admission wait times to as less as 20mins on par with the best similar sized hospitals  Address concerns of the nursing, admittance and the environment(services) departments regarding the admissions process

 Improve the hospital operational performance especially in admissions so that the...
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