following situations .                                                                                                      [15 Marks]

  1. a) A university intends to procure an integrated student management system holding all details

of registered students including personal information, courses taken and examination marks

achieved.                                                                                                

  1.    b) A system that supports budget control for a small, high tech company in consulting and

software development business.

  1.  c) A telephone switching system which is responsible for establishing and maintaining

connections, where security and reliability are the concerns.

 

  1. Suppose you are the project manager of a software project that consists of the following

activities:

Activity No.Activity NameDuration(Days)Predecessor
1Obtaining requirements4
2Analyze operations7
3Define Subsystems21
4Develop database41
5Make decision analysis32
6Identify constraints25
7Build module 1103,4,5
8Build module 2122,3,4
9Build module 3183,4,6
10Write report106
11Integrated testing117,8,9
12Implementation510,11
  1. Draw the Activity network representation of the project.                   [10 Marks]
  2. Determine the critical path for the above.                   [10 Marks]
  3. Calculate the minimum duration required to complete the project. [10 Marks]
  4. d. What is the effect on the project if activity 4 is delayed by 2 days      [5 Marks]

 

 

 

  1. A university intends to procure an integrated student management system holding all details of registered students including personal information, courses taken and examination marks achieved. The alternative approaches to be adopted are either:   [15 Marks]
  1. Buy a database management system and develop an in-house system based on the database.
  2. Buy a system from another university and modify it to local requirements.
  3. Join a consortium of other universities, establish a common set of requirements and contract a software house to develop a single system for all of the universities in the consortium.

Identify two possible risks in each of these strategies and suggest techniques for risk resolution which would help in deciding which approach to adopt.

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