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Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani

Work-Integrated Learning Programmes Division

Second Semester 2017-2018
Mid-Semester Test (EC-2 Regular)

Course No. : ET ZC413

Nature of Exam : Closed Book
Weightage : 30% No. of Pages = 2
Duration : 2 Hours No. of Questions = 7
Date of Exam : 03/03/2018 (FN)
1. Please follow all the Instructions to Candidates given on the cover page of the answer book.
2. All parts of a question should be answered consecutively. Each answer should start from a fresh page.
3. Assumptions made if any, should be stated clearly at the beginning of your answer.

Q.1 (a) Briefly explain code and standard with examples [2]
Q.1 (b) Explain the salient points of different types of designs with examples [2]

Q.2 (a) List different types of organisation structures? When each of these are beneficial [2]
Q.2 (b) What are the various ways of gathering information from customers? List the salient
points of those with justification [2]

Q.3 (a) You have been assigned to a project team working on a new product. List and explain the
attitudes you need to have to be an effective team member in that project team [2]
Q.3 (b) What is a mental block? List different types of mental blocks [2]
Q.3 (c) What is abstraction in design? Explain with examples [2]

Q.4 (a) List and differentiate among different types of product architectures [2]
Q.4 (b) List and differentiate among different types of leaders [2]

Q.5 (a) Briefly explain parameters which influence make or buy decisions in detail design [2]
Q.5 (b) Briefly explain the types of prototypes with respect to different stages of design [2]

Q.6. Perform concept evaluation of four pencil holder concepts shown below using Pugh chart by
determining five requirements based on the assumption that the pencil holders are for a
member of a design team who needs to travel a lot. [4]

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Q.7. The activities, immediate predecessors and times in a project are listed in the following table.

Activity Immediate Predecessor(s) Time (days)

A --- 3
B --- 6
C --- 2
D B 11
E A, D 4
F C 7
G E, F 9

(a) Develop a network diagram for this project. [1]

(b) Determine the critical path? [1]
(c) What is the total project completion time? [1]
(d) What is the slack time for each individual activity? [1]


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