Project Management

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University of East London,

BSc (BIS/Comp) Semester 6,

Project Management,

Tutorial Questions and Answers

Tutorial No: 01

Week No: 02

Date: 01/05/12

Group No: 05

Group Members: 03

1. Niaz Ruhi - 0792msms1109

2. Md. Abu J Rabbi - 0821msms1109

3. Mustafa Sayed - 0900krkr1109

Question 1:

Define a project. What are five characteristics that help differentiate projects from other functions carried out in the daily operations of the organization?

Answer 1:

A project is an attempt to achieve a goal which is undertaken for a short period of time in order to create a product or service unlike others of its kind. Example of a project can be linked as far as when caveman’s used to store their resources in a cave; to the most modern NASA’s Aquarius mission (NASA, 2011). These are projects, government also, undertake projects on a daily basis or at least when they require them. China is building the world’s largest Hydro Electric Dam, named Three Gorges (China Three Gorges Corporation, 2010) it is a project too. CTGC had a deadline to finish this project within 2009, which begins 1994. This project is unique in terms of , water reserve capacity , flood control system and electricity production using the water. This project helped many people living in around the area of the project.

Gray,C.F and Larson,E.W (2008, p.05) states that ' A project is a complex, non-routine, one time effort limited by time, budget, resources, and performance specification designed to meet customer need'.

Five characteristics are shown below:

1) An established objective.

2) A defined life span with a beginning and an end.

3) Usually, the involvement of several departments and professionals.

4) Typically, doing something that has never been done before.

5) Specific time, cost, and performance requirements.

“ Gray,C.F and Larson,E.W (2008, p.05)

An established objective: In an organization the employees are...