Why do you think schedule issues often cause the most conflict on project?

  1. Why do you think schedule issues often cause the most conflict on project?
  2. Why is defining activities a process of project time management instead of project scope management?
  3. Why is it important to determine activity sequencing on project? Discuss diagrams you have seen that are similar to network diagrams. Describe their is similarities and differences.
  4. Explain the following schedule development tools and concepts: Gantt chart, method, PERT, critical scheduling, and sprints.
  5. What do you think about adding slack to individual task estimates(sometimes called padding estimates)?what do you think about adding a project buffer for the entire project, as critical chain scheduling suggests? what are some considerations when using slack and buffers?
  6. How can you minimize and control changes to project schedules?
  7. Explain some of the basic principle of cost management, such as profit, life cycle costs, tangible and intangible costs and benefits, direct and indirect costs, and reserves.
  8. What is meant by a sunk cost? Give example of typical sunk costs for an IT project as well as example from your personal life.
  9. Give examples of when you would prepare rough order of magnitude(ROM),budgetary, and definitive cost estimates for an IT project.
  10. Explain how earned value management(EVM) can used to control costs and measure project performance.
  11. What is project portfolio management? Can project manager use it with earned value management?
  12. Describe several types of software that project managers can use to support project cost management.
  13. What are the main processes in project quality management?
  14. Why is quality assurance becoming more important? what does it mean to use lean in ?
  15. How do functionality, system outputs, performance, reliability, and maintainability requirements affect quality planning?
  16. What are the three main categories of output for quality control?
  17. Provide examples of when you would use at least three of the Seven Basic Tools of Quality on an IT project.
  18. Discuss three suggestions for improving IT project quality.
  19. Describe three types of software that assist in project .