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Prince Sultan University
Semester One Examination 2013-2014
College of Computer and Information Sciences

TITLE OF PAPER: Computer Applications for Business

During this exam, you must not have in your possession, any books, notes, paper, calculator, pencil case, mobile phone or other material/item which has not been authorised for the exam or specifically permitted as noted below. Any material or item on your desk, chair or person will be deemed to be in your possession. You are reminded that possession of unauthorised materials in an exam is a discipline offence


  1. The final exam is worth 40% of the overall assessment for this course.

  2. This examination is marked out of 100.

  3. There are a total of 25 Multiple Choice and Short Answer questions in Section A worth a total 25 marks.

  4. There are a total of 5 Short Answer questions in Section B worth a total 25 marks.

  5. Section C contains 2 Essay style questions and is worth total of 50 marks.

  6. Make sure your Name and ID are on any Exam Booklets used.

  7. ALL answers are to be written in the Exam Booklet.

  8. Identify each section and number all questions accordingly in the booklet.

Section A - This section contains 25 multiple choice questions. Select only one correct answer for each question. (1 mark each)

  1. A project manager is reviewing the scope of the project and the scope baseline of the project. This includes which of the following?

  1. The original project schedule, budget, and scope

  2. The original project description and the project charter

  3. The original scope of the project plus or minus any scope changes

  4. The current budget of the project

  1. A new project has begun. The project charter has been written and the project manager has been assigned. The project manager is preparing the work breakdown structure for the project. The WBS is typically used for:

  1. Explaining the scope of the project relevant to the client.

  2. The basis for organizing and defining the total scope of the project.

  3. Showing the resource conflicts that exist in the project.

  4. The logical relationship between tasks in the project.

  1. In a very large project having a budget of $5 million and a project team of over one hundred persons, the project manager constructs a work breakdown structure. The project manager will do the WBS to the detail level of which of the following?

  1. Task

  2. Activity

  3. WBS element

  4. Work package

  1. The change management plan should be included in which of the following?

  1. Scope management plan

  2. Communications management plan

  3. Configuration management plan

  4. Quality management plan

  1. Which of the following is true?

  1. The critical path is the path through the network that has the highest total duration.

  2. The critical path is the path with the least amount of free time.

  3. The critical path is the list of activities that have zero float.

  4. The critical path is the list of activities that have critical risks associated with them.

Section B

This section contains 5 Short Answer style questions. For each question, write a response of up to 5 lines per question. (5 marks each question)

  1. Describe what “scope creep” is and how can it be avoided?

  2. What does it mean to take a systems view of a project? How does taking a systems view of a project apply to project management?

  3. What are the main processes included in project quality management?

Section C

This section contains 2 essay style questions. For each question, write as much as you can to question to demonstrate your understanding. (25 marks per question)

  1. You have just completed your IS370 project and have been asked to conduct a post project review; describe some of the main issues you encountered during each process group area and how you would address these issues in your next project.


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