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Assignment #1

The due date for submitting this assignment has passed.

Due on 2017-08-07, 23:59 IST.

Submitted assignment (Submitted on 2017-07-31, 06:22 )

1 point
Choose the most appropriate option:
Management is a pure art
Management is purely science
Management in the past was an art and is recently being made more of a science
Management in the past was science and is recently being made more of an art
1 point
Three statements are given below. From the options (a,b,c,d) select the correct option:
i. A new product is a project but its manufacturing is considered a process
ii. Preparing the railway budget is more of a process since it is highly repetitive
iii. Conduct of IPL each year is a project although the event is repeated annually
Both i and iii are correct
Both ii and iii is correct
All i, ii, and iii are correct
None of the above options
1 point
Match the following standards with their focus area:
i. ISO 9001 I Environmental Standard
ii. ISO 14000 II Quality Management System
iii. ISO 18001 III Project Management
iv. ISO 21500 IV Occupational Health and Safety
i-I, ii-II, iii-III, iv-IV
i-II, ii-I, iii-IV, iv- III
i-I, ii-III, iii-IV, iv-II
i-IV, ii-I, iii-II, iv-III
1 point
One of the key concepts in Project Management is:
Plan, Act, Check, Do
Plan, Do, Check, Act
Plan, Check, Do, Act
Plan, Act, Do, Check
1 point
PERT in Project Management is a tool for managing:
1 point
Which of the following may be regarded as a weakness within the Indian construction industry:
Low labour productivity
Low ratio of skilled to unskilled labour
A national population distribution where majority are young
Both a and b
1 point
In fast-track projects using an EPC contract:
i. Engineering, procurement and construction are carried out by a single company
ii. There is a lag between finish of engineering and start of construction
iii. Management of construction is easier compared to traditional methods
iv. There is an expected saving in time due to overlapping of engineering, procurement and
construction activities
i & ii are correct, and iii & iv are incorrect
i & iv are correct, and ii & iii are incorrect
i & ii are incorrect, and iii & iv are correct
i & iv are incorrect, and ii &iii are correct
1 point
Read the statements below and choose the best option:
i. Major changes can be done during design and construct phase of a project with minimal
cost implications
ii. The cost implications of decisions is minimal during initial phase of a project
iii. The ability to influence a project is high towards the end of the project
iv. The rate of project expenditure is highest during the construction phase of a project
i, ii and iii are correct
i and iii are correct
ii and iv are correct
ii and iii are correct
1 point
Arrange the following scheduling levels (increasing level of detailing):
i. Summary Master Schedule
ii. Project Master Schedule
iii. Project Working level Schedule
iv. Project Coordination Schedule
v. Detail Schedule
i, ii, iii, iv, v
ii, i, iii, iv, v
i, ii, iv, iii, v
ii, i, iv, iii, v
1 point
Which of the following is NOT the base of the standard BIS 15883 (part 2) for Time
Time planning

Time Monitoring
Time Control
None of these
1 point
Which of the following is NOT the function of a scheduling/ planning engineer:
Initial job planning
Scheduling of time and materials
Supervising the construction activities
Monitoring the progress of the work
1 point
Which of the following is a tool for time management?
Gantt/Bar chart
All of the above
1 point
Arrange the following in increasing order of number of engineering disciplines involved:
i. Residential Construction
ii. Refinery construction
iii. Road Construction
iv. Multi-Storey Commercial Building
i, ii, iii, iv
iii, i, iv, ii
i, iv, ii, iii
ii, iii, iv, i
1 point
Which of the following are obstacles in meeting project objectives in India?
i. Lack of competence of skilled labour
ii. No professional management at different level
iii. Improper enforcement of safety standards
Only i
Both i and iii
Both ii and iii
All of the above

1 point
The graphs below indicate the age distribution of population for different countries [X axis- the
number of people in million, Y-axis: male (left) and female (right) age distribution]. Choose the
best match:

I- China, II- USA, III-Japan, IV- India

I-India, II- USA, III-Japan, IV- China
I- China, II- Japan, III- USA, IV- India
I- India, II-Japan, III- USA, IV- China