CS615 Software Project Management Assignment 3 Solution Fall 2013

Question 1:                                                                                                                                           5 Marks

What main tasks are performed to initiate a project, explain them?                                                                                                                 

Question no 2:

The main purpose of project planning is to guide execution and every knowledge area including planning process. List at least 10 tasks performed during the planning process.

Question no 3:                                                                                                                                      5 Marks

Consider the given case study:

XYZ is a store for supplying house construction material and dealing with both wholesale and retail business. It has several branches. The current managing director (MD) of the store wants to expand business activities using Information and Communication Technology (ICT). He presented his idea to the other Directors of the business at one of the recent Board Meetings of the Directors and they agreed to allocate some money to initiate the project. However, some Directors felt that this could be a waste of money, while some thinks that there is a significant benefit to the business.  He appointed a small team to start the project.

An assistant accountant of this store was appointed as the leader of the team and he was given two other members from new recruits. In addition, MD will also help the team in evaluating and finalizing decisions.

The project team was instructed to use ICT in three directions:

  • Give publicity to the business operations
  • Streamline internal management of all branches in order to share all resources
  • Provide supply chain management through an e-business model.


Name the five possible stakeholders of this project?