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CIMA–E2 Area B – Self-Study Guide Session Component Learning Outcomes Study Guidance/Tips CIMA Technical (duration

) Articles SECTION B: PROJECT MANAGEMENT (40%) - Recommended study time - 66 hours over 6 weeks
12 -13 (Wk 6, 11 hours) 1(a) identify a project, a programme and their attributes; 1. Common project management frameworks include: Project lift cycle, 4D, 5 process, 7S and 9 knowledge areas. Try to use your personal experience to understand the concept of a project. Think of a holiday that you have planned and how you balance the constraints of time, cost and quality. Tackling complex E2 project scenarios

1(b) apply suitable structures and frameworks to projects to identify common project management issues; 2. 1(c) construct an outline of the process of project management; 1(d) identify the characteristics of each phase in the project process; 2(a) produce a strategy for a project; *CIMA Official Study Text – Chapter 12 1(a) Exam questions: Mar-11-Q6a 1(b) Exam questions: Sept-11-Q6a, May-12-Q7a, Sept-12-Q6a 1(c) Exam questions : May-10- Q6a, Nov-12-Q6a, Mar-13-Q6a 1(d) Exam questions : Mar-11-Q7a, Mar-12-Q6a 2(a) Exam questions : Nov-10-Q7b, Nov-11-Q7a

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Session Component Learning Outcomes (duration) 16 . 1(f) produce a basic project plan incorporating strategies for dealing with uncertainty. Mar-11-Q4. Mar-13-Q6b 2.CIMA–E2 Area B – Self-Study Guide Session Component Learning Outcomes (duration) 14 . Nov-10-Q7a.Q3a. *CIMA Official Study Text – Chapter 14 Study Guidance/Tips 1. Project strategy and project scope may be sections in a project initiation document. Work breakdown structure (WBS) and Network analysis (Critical path) are commonly examined topics. 1(e) apply key tools and techniques.15 (Wk 7. Be careful not to mix up ‘project methodology’ and ‘project management software”.17 (Wk 8. Q7b. 1(e) Exam questions : May-10. including the evaluation of proposals.com . 11 hours) 1(d) identify the characteristics of each phase in the project process. Mar-12-Q2 Study Guidance/Tips 1.Q3b. 11 hours) 1(d) identify the characteristics of each phase in the project process. Nov-12-Q6b. *CIMA Official Study Text – Chapter 13 1(f) Exam questions : May-10. You may be asked to produce them in your examination Useful model & theory: TARA for risk management CIMA Technical Articles 2. Always read the question carefully and answer according to the requirement. in the context of a simple project. 2 Email feedback to: studysupport@cimaglobal. May-11-Q2. CIMA Technical Articles Critical path analysis Gantt charts.

CIMA–E2 Area B – Self-Study Guide Session Component Learning Outcomes (duration) 18 . 1(h) compare and contrast project control systems. Lessons learnt should contribute to the smooth running of future projects CIMA Technical Articles Reducing project costs and preventing overruns Introduction to PRINCE2 project methodology Valuable lessons from Heathrow Airport's Terminal 5 project 2.19 (Wk 9. 1(h) Exam questions : Mar-12-Q2 1(i) Exam questions : Sept-12-Q6b 1(j) Exam questions : May-12-Q7b 3 Email feedback to: studysupport@cimaglobal. 1(i) discuss the value of post-completion audit. The most likely questions on project software are how it might be used. cost and quality.com . and how it might help the project manager to successfully carry out a project. It is focused on outputs rather than processes Common problems in project management include conflicting requirements for time. You are unlikely to have to describe detailed technical specification PRINCE2 is a widely accepted. 4. 1( j) apply a process of continuous improvement to projects. *CIMA Official Study Text – Chapter 15-16 Study Guidance/Tips 1. 1(d) identify the characteristics of each phase in the project process. 11 hours) 1(b) apply suitable structures and frameworks to projects to identify common project management issues. standard method of project management. 3. It offers clear management structures and planning and control methods.

Mar-13-Q3 2(b) Exam questions : May-10. 2(c) explain the roles of key players in a project organisation.Q6b. Ensure you are clear about the differences between process and outcome stakeholders. 11 hours) 1(g) identify structural and leadership issues that will be faced in managing a project team. You should be able to identify project stakeholders and what their role is state why it is important to consider the needs of different stakeholders and suggest ways of communication in order to secure their support. A common weakness was a tendency to describe Mendelow's matrix but to make little or no reference to the scenario give. 1(g) Exam questions : Nov-10-Q2. 3. Sept-11-Q3.com . Sept-11-Q6b. Nov-12-Q3 2(c) Exam questions : May-12-Q2.CIMA–E2 Area B – Self-Study Guide Session Component Learning Outcomes (duration) 20 . Mar-12-Q6b.21 (Wk 11. *CIMA Official Study Text – Chapter 17 Study Guidance/Tips 1. Sept-12-Q4 4 Email feedback to: studysupport@cimaglobal. May-11-Q6b. CIMA Technical Articles 2. Nov-11-Q7b. 2(b) recommend strategies for the management of stakeholder perceptions and expectations.

Research has shown that students who study at minimum of 11 hours per week are more likely to pass. Please use this as guidance rather than as an exact science of how to study. recreation etc.official publisher of CIMA study materials Velocity-Student e-magazine Financial Management magazine Chat to other students on CIMAsphere-discussion boards for operational level Please note that the session duration time given for each area is a rough guide based on % of E2 syllabus weightings. as a guide use 1. 5 Email feedback to: studysupport@cimaglobal. 10 hours) Practice as many past exam questions as possible Study Guidance/Tips When practicing past exam papers you should try and time yourself to exam conditions. family time.23 (Wk 11.CIMA–E2 Area B – Self-Study Guide Session Component Learning Outcomes (duration) 22 .8 minutes per mark.com . and please feel free to change it to suit your requirements. These timings must be taken into account with other personal commitments such as work. Review the post exam guides and suggested answers to check if you are answering question requirements correctly. CIMA Technical Articles Walkthrough answer for an E2 question Answering an E2 scenario question using the ASAP approach OTHER STUDY RESOURCES: Find all examiners suggested answers here Post exam guides Kaplan . Obviously the more hours students can dedicate to studying the higher their chance of success.