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MBA in Project Management

Assignment – 2022



NName (in Full) ____________________________________________________________

All assignments are to be submitted on 15th September 2022 to [email protected]


If a program participant submits the assignment late, but within 1 week after the submission date a 20% penalty will be applied.

E.g.: If a student scores 90 in an assignment, the final mark will be 76 after penalty is imposed.

Any Assignment submission extension request must come to Azra Fatima (Head: Examination | Academic) – [email protected] 5 days before the date of submission with a valid reason and supported documentary evidence. 


Similarity between student’s work is strictly not accepted, any student found with similar work will be graded Zero and fail for the course. However, Plagiarism is an academic offence and will not be tolerated.

Any reevaluation request should come in one week of grade release. Any late request will not be obliged. (Form and other details shall be shared based on request)

Any rescheduling request should come and fulfilled within one week after the actual date of the assessment. Any late request will not be obliged.

If a program participant submits the assignment after 1 week from the submission date, without any prior approval, then the student is deemed to fail the course.

Assignment once submitted to exam board is final for marking.

Program participants are strongly advised to keep a copy of their work in case the submitted copy should go astray.



1. If assignment is Question & Answer based then.

Introduction is needed for each question.

Question has to be answered based on the mark allotted for each question with references if any idea or information is taken from other source.

2. If assignment is case based then,

Executive summary

Table of content

Body of assignment (questions related to case need to be answered)

Conclusion / Recommendation if any

References (in-text + citation) to be used.

Total Marks ________ / 100


Plagiarism is a form of cheating, by representing someone else’s work as your own or using someone else’s work (another student or author) without acknowledging it with a reference. This is a serious breach of the Academic Regulations and will be dealt with accordingly. Students found to have plagiarized can be excluded from the program.

Plagiarism occurs whenever you do any of the following things without acknowledging the original source:

Copy information from any source (including the study guide, books, newspapers, the internet)

Use another person’s concepts or ideas

Summarise or paraphrase another person’s work.

How do I avoid plagiarism?

To ensure you are not plagiarizing, you must acknowledge with a reference whenever you:

use another person’s ideas, opinions or theory

include any statistics, graphs or images that have been compiled or created by another person or organization

Paraphrase another‘s written or spoken word.

What are the penalties?

The penalties for plagiarism are:

Deduction of marks,

A mark of zero for the assignment or the unit, or

Exclusion from the program.

Plagiarism is dealt with on a casebycase basis and the penalties will reflect the seriousness of the breach.

Please note: claiming that you were not aware of need to reference is no excuse.



Answer any 8 of the below questions. Each question carries 12.5 Marks.

(Word Limit-3000-3500 words)

Question 1:

Project and Production sounds similar and the two concepts are often confused with each other. However, in practice they are different and require different skills, governance and mindsets.

Discuss the relation between project and production in detail.


Question 2:

Supply chain management is a network of those businesses that are interconnected with each other in the manufacturing of products and delivering of services.

Explain the importance of production as part of the supply chain management.


Question 3:

The project lifecycle is a framework designed to help project managers guide their projects successfully from start to finish.

Elaborate the different stages in a life cycle of a project.


Question 4:

Project execution is the stage of the project where everything that is planned is put into action.

List out the problem faced while executing a project.


Question 5:

The A-O-A and A-O-N will come under PERT, which is a well-known method that is used to analyze various tasks when it comes to completing a project.

Why is A-O-N network considered as an alternative to A-O-A network?




Question 6:

PERT charts are tools used to plan tasks within a project- making it easier to schedule and coordinate team members accomplishing the work.

What are the standard PERT assumptions and discuss the alternatives to PERT?


Question 7:

Burgess & Killebrew have designed an eight-step procedure to minimize the total sum of squares of resource usage. Discuss each step-in detail.


Question 8:

There are different costs involved in completion of a project. Explain the concept of direct activity related cost and project indirect cost.


Question 9:

Critical path method is an algorithm for scheduling a set of project activities.

How can we determine the critical path and what are the difficulties faced during path enumeration?


Question 10:


For managing a project different resources are required to carry out the project tasks.

Discuss the renewable and non- renewable resources used in a project.