Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Project Management 2008 - Announcement of Class Replacement


Dear Students,
I am making an announcement that there would be a replacement class to replace the class that falls on Thursday 1 May 2008 ie
"Malaysian Workers Day"



The replacement is as follows :

Date : 6 May 2008
Day : Tuesday
Time : 10 am - 1 pm.
Venue : Unity Hall 1


For any inquiries pertaining to this matter, please email me at zzj2004@gmail.com.

Regards

Sir Zainudin

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Project Management 2008 Assignment Question Release


Dear Students,Your Project Management Assignment Question.


Bank of Putrajaya Information Systems

CODE : BS 614

SUBJECT : Project Management

weight : 30 %

Project Management Assignment

Lecturer : Zainudin Johari

Due Date : 12 June 2008

Title of Project : Bank of Putrajaya Information Systems

Scenario

You are a System Analyst for a trading Software Company. Your company have been selected and entrusted to build a banking system for “The Bank of Putrajaya” scheduled to be open at Putrajaya Alamanda Building in End 2009. At the moment you have only 3 Programmers and 1 Senior Program Analyst. You are required to conduct an interview to recruit new staff to full fill the company objective in completing the project. The project estimated to cost around RM6 million and will take almost the duration of 1+1 years to complete.

The Putrajaya Banking Systems should include these modules:

  • CIF ( Central Information File )
  • Fixed, Current and Savings Account

You are also to estimate the total cost of implementing both of the modules above.

Assumptions:

Project will take 13 working months.

Select a Project Manager from the members of your group.

No outsourcing will be allowed.

Hardware and Software acquisition worth RM10,000 and above need to be reported in writing to the Steering Committee.

Your task

1.Introduction about your company profile which includes address, name of company, board of directors, history of project ( at least 3 ) and others you think is beneficial that should be included in your profile.

2.Define that module very clearly in terms of scope and functions for the purpose of explaining to your Steering Committee and the Board of Directors.

3.Advertise on paper regarding the recruitment. Show the complete layout of the advertisement, which includes address, contacts, telephone number and dead line.

4.Plan to Conduct an Interview.

Which should includes :

Date, venue of interview, Number of candidates, potential candidates names with qualifications and targeted tasks, Prepare question to ask interviewee during interview, prepare interviewer panel, prepare result and selection.

5. Cost estimation for both

i. The interview sessions

ii. The cost to built one of the banking system modules listed above.

6. Estimation should includes infrastructure of systems including cabling and networking, salary, hardware , software and other cost which you think possible.

7. Draw a GANTT Chart to schedule the entire project . You may draw any additional charts to simplify your scheduling task such as a Network chart or a Staff chart.

Any special finding you have investigated worth mentioning should be added to give your report an extra edge.

You are also encouraged to add in pictures of the relevant categories that you could acquire either from the Net or newspapers cuttings.

Make your report as realistic as possible as we all know that this is just a fictional exercise.

All assignments should be submitted in a formal assignment format such as Introduction, Body, Conclusion etc.

Group assignment of maximum 2 and minimum 1. Report to me on “Sleepy Passengers”

Assignments must be handed in on time or at least on the stipulated date.

Extensions will only be given under exceptional circumstances and will only be granted if notification is received in writing.

Some reasons for not allowing extensions are:

· Extensions are unfair to those who have worked hard to deliver assignments on TIME.

· The lecturer cannot cover the solution until the last assignment has been handed in

· A late assignment in my subject would usually leads to late assignments in other subject, and leading to a deterioration in the quality of work submitted

· Rigid deadlines exist in the real working environment.

All assignment work should be substantially your own

Working closely with someone else on a non-group assignment is considered cheating

Cheating or plagiarism will result in zero marks for the assignment, and may result in failing the subject or worse

All assignments must be A4 papers and bound firmly in the Project Report Cover clearly stated proper identification

Zainudin Johari

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Project Management 2008 Students Submission Tutorial


Dear Students,
These are the names of the student who have submitted the Tutorial task.
Keep up the good work. Updated on Sunday 10.30pm 25 May 2008.

Tutorial 6

Name


  • Ilayarasa



Tutorial 5

Name

  • Min Joshua
  • Lim Ming Seng
  • Zhao Ya Lin
  • Viviana Ruby
  • Marcus Chan
  • Eugene Ng
  • Syarina Shaari
  • Ilayarasa
  • Helen Eboh Cletus


Tutorial 4

Name

  • Lim Ming Seng
  • Chu Sha
  • Mona Idayani Mahmud
  • Min Joshua
  • Ilaya Rasa
  • Viviana Ruby
  • Marcus Chan
  • Eugene Ng
  • Helen Eboh Cletus
  • Zhao Ya Lin
  • Roslaini ismail
  • Sharifah Faziezah
  • Nurul Aini
  • Noor Elina Rahmat
  • Wei Wei
  • Rozilah Sabtu
  • Anyiam Ikechukwu
  • Mohd Sazali Hanzah
  • Syarina Shaari
  • Wang Xu

Tutorial 3

Name

  • Syarina Shaari
  • Mona Idayani Mahmud
  • Zhao Ya Lin
  • Lim Ming Seng
  • Min Joshua
  • Sharifah Faziezah
  • Chu Sha
  • Ilaya Rasa
  • Helen Eboh Cletus
  • Ruslaini Ismail
  • Siti Zaliha
  • Mohammed Hussein Saleh Sellab
  • Wang Xu
  • Viviana Ruby
  • Marcus Chan
  • Logambal
  • Eugene Ng
  • Rozilah Sabtu
  • Zailatu Aini Ngah
  • Wei Wei
  • Nurul Aini Abdullah
  • Norelina Rahmat
  • Tommy Johnbull Ouserigha
  • Anyiam Ikechukwu
  • Alia Zawani Md Ismail
  • Mohd Sazali Hanzah


Tutorial 2

Name
  • Helen Eboh Cletus
  • Lim Ming Seng
  • Ilayarasa
  • Viviana Ruby
  • Min Joshua
  • Muhd Akmal Abd Kudus
  • Logambal Somasundran
  • Syarina Syaari
  • Noor Elina Rahmat
  • Rozilah Sabtu
  • Eugene Ng
  • Ruslaini Ismail
  • Nurul Aini Bt Abdulah
  • Alia Zawani Md Ismail
  • Mohd Sazali Hanzah
  • Marcus Chan
  • Mona Idayani Mahmud
  • Zhao Ya Lin
  • Siti Zaliha bt Mohamed @ Razak
  • Wang Xu
  • Wei Wei
  • Chu Sha
  • Zailatu Aini Ngah
  • Logambal
  • Tommy Johnbull Ouserigha
  • Anyiam Ikechukwu
Tutorial 1

Name

  • Viviana Ruby
  • Mona Idayani Mahmud
  • Helen Eboh Cletus
  • Marcus Chan
  • Sharifah Faziezah Syed Kamar Bashah
  • Zailatu Aini Ngah
  • Syarina Syaari
  • Min Joshua
  • Eugene Ng
  • Lim Ming Seng
  • Zhao Ya Lin
  • Ilayarasa
  • Nurul Aini
  • Noor Elina
  • Siti Zaliha Mohamed @ Razak
  • Wei Wei
  • Chu Sha
  • Muhd Akmal Abd Kudus
  • Wang Xu
  • Logambal Somasundran
  • Martin Ononuju Jake Obioha
  • Rozilah Sabtu
  • Ruslaini Ismail
  • Alia Zawani Md Yusuf
  • Mohd Sazali Hanzah
  • Logambal
  • Tommy Johnbull Ouserigha
  • Anyiam Ikechukwu

Project Management 2008 Case Study 1


Dear Students,

This is the Case Study #1. Prepare. Dead Line : 12 May 2008 ( Monday ).

Project Management

PM 2008

Lecturer : Zainudin Johari

Case Study 1

Title : Project in Developing Systems at XL Ltd

XL Ltd is a printing and packaging company. It mainly deals with large companies and has around 2,000 customers in total. There are on average 200 orders per day. The company is a family owned organisation and many of the employees have worked for the organisation for many years. It is not what you might call a technologically innovative company but the staffs know they must update their approach or suffer the consequences. The Managing Director is fearful that sweeping changes may be hard to take for some employees and so is concerned about how the entire process is handled.

XL had separate software systems for the processing of orders, accounts and stock. This arrangement was seven years old and was not integrated very well as the three systems were developed at different times and did not have a consistent interface, although data could be transferred between the systems. The interfaces to all three systems were not very easy to use for many of the employees. XL believed this to be the cause of many errors in the system as terms and key words were different in each system.

Besides the order processing, accounts, and inventory systems XL wanted to investigate the use of the following systems:

Transport delivery system

XL would like a system that produces a listing that includes the routes for the delivery of the goods. This will be used by the drivers so that a more economical delivery process is maintained. Currently, a member of staff works on the delivery routes for the drivers.

Marketing Systems

The company wants to utilise the data and information in the systems more fully to market more effectively to its customers. There is data on all of the orders for the past seven years.

Ordering via the Web for their customers.

The Managing Director is conscious of the danger of being perceived as an old fashioned company. She is still not convinced of the merits of ordering via the Web but would be very interested in hearing a proposal to do so.

The Managing Director along with the new IT Manager called a meeting with the senior members of the organisation to discuss the information systems at XL. The IT Manager was given overall responsibility for the development of the new systems.

The IT Manager explained that XL did not have the in-house expertise to develop the new systems and should go about selecting a good software development company to do much of the software selection and development whilst XL employees could so most of the analysis. The Managing Director explained that XL did not have a great deal of money so any outside involvement should be kept to a minimum. As a result the IT Manager selected her team of two IT staff (Bill was asked to act as systems analyst and Jane as junior analyst) and Francis on secondment from the Accounts Department.

Bill asked Jane to start gathering information on the problems and requirements of the new systems. Jane had little experience in doing this but decided to talk informally with a number of people in the organisation. The reports they gave were somewhat conflicting as some staff liked the existing systems and hinted that they would be very displeased if any major changes were made. Other staff appeared at their wits end with the information systems and suggested radical changes. Jane knew that the Managing Director wanted improvements and so chose not to spend time gathering more information from employees as this would only confuse matters further. She presented her findings based mainly on her own dealings with the information systems in the organisation and passed them off as representative findings and requirements from the users.

Bill spent time modelling the data and processes related to the existing systems in a CASE tool that XL had recently acquired. Once he had received Jane's documentation about the users' requirements he started on creating models for the new systems. Once this had been done a presentation was made to the Managing Director and senior staff who although not fully understanding the implications of the models presented were in agreement that the system should now be developed.

In consultation with the IT Manager, who had been spending much of his time trying to oversee the corrections to the existing systems, a decision was made on the purchase of software. Jane was given responsibility for any customisation of the software.

To avoid employees clinging to the old systems it was decided to start with the new systems on 2 January after the New Year holiday break. Many problems were reported and many of the employees threatened to walk out if they were not rectified quickly. The Managing Director was most upset with the situation and asked the IT Manager to report on the situation immediately.

Questions

1) Outline the main causes of the problems that led to the disastrous situation at XL.

2) Did the team responsible for the changes follow the systems development life-cycle phases? What aspects of the SDLC were missed out?

3) What approach would you have adopted if you had been responsible for the changes?

4) XL did not conduct a proper feasibility study. What were the consequences of not conducting a feasibility study and what should it have included?

5) How would you have dealt with the concerns of the managing director about the staff coping with the changes?

6) Was the team responsible for the changes adequately skilled for their roles?

Project Management 2008 Lesson 2


Dear Students,
You may download Lesson 1 now.

PM 2008 Lesson 2 Slides

PM 2008 Lesson 2 Exercise in Class

Prepare.

Zainudin

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

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