Project Management Information Systems (Theory) Paper 1 July 2014 Past Paper – KNEC Diploma

Project Management Information Systems (Theory) Paper 1 July 2014 Past Examination Q\uestion Paper – KNEC

This Past Paper examination was examined by the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) and it applies to the following courses:

  • Diploma in Project Management

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July 2014
Time: 2 hours

1. (a) (i) Outline two benefits of‘ information systems in project management. (2 marks)
(ii) Differentiate between manual and computerized systems. (4 marks)
(b) Ralph was required to set objectives for a proposed information system project in his company. Outline four criteria that he could use to achieve its goal. (4 marks)
(c) (i) State two roles of information system in budgeting. (1 mark)
(ii) Agnes was generating milestone report using a project management program. Outline four elements that are likely to be found in the report document. (4 marks)

2. (a) (i) Outline three examples of threats that could cause project slippage in organizations. (3 marks)
ii) James, a Project Manager with a certain company was using a project management program to monitor deviations. Outline five reasons for project deviation that he is likely to establish. (5 marks)
b) Cindy was investigation strategies that could be used to deal with effects of personnel issues in organizations project management. Outline three strategies that she could have established. (3 marks)
ii) Dan, a project manager intends to generate reports using a project management program. Explain two types of reports that he is likely to use. (4 marks)

3. a) i) Outline two types of costs that could be found in project management. (2 marks)
ii) Distinguish between resource and task as applied in project management programs. (4 marks)
(b) (i) Pharez was required to create personnel performance report for the project he is managing. Outline three factors that he should consider in order to achieve his goal. (3 marks)
(ii) Explain two circumstances that could necessitate the exchange of files using Internet during project management. (4 marks)
(c) Figure 1 shows a section of a typical tool bar in an entail program. Use it to answer the question that follows.

Figure 1
Outline the function of each of the tools labeled (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv). (4 marks)

6. a) Explain each of the following terms as used in project management:
i) Benchmarking. (2 marks)
ii) Out sourcing. (2 marks)
b) i) State two examples of project management programs that could be found in organizations. (1 man)
ii) Distinguish between physical and logical security measures as applied in information systems. (4 marks)
c) (i) State two types of strategies that project managers would use to mitigate emerging trends in information systems security. (1 mark)
(ii) Define the term prince as used in project management. (1 mark)
(iii) with the aid of a sketch: in each case, explain the following database models:
I. hierarchical; (2 marks)
II. network. (2 marks)

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