BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management Project Management

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Assessment Instructions:

  • There are 10 tasks and questions in this assessment. You must answer all.


Question 1: Choose the different categories to identify whether they are PCBU or not according to the new WH&S Act. Write “Yes” or “No” in the left column.  (2 marks)

Individuals who carry out domestic work in their own home (e.g. domestic chores etc).


A builder (including principal contractors and sub-contractors)


A government department or government agency


A manufacturing business


A nanny working in your home for your child.


Individual householders who engage persons to carry out ad hoc home maintenance and repairs or other domestic work, e.g. casual babysitters.


An owner-driver of their own transport or courier business


A school or college




Question 2: Risk Management Scenario.  (4 marks)

Guy and Samantha are tenants at 11 Somerville Street, Belmore Heights, which is managed by Evansdale Real Estate. Their four-bedroom property has a swimming pool. The latch on the swimming pool gate does not always lock properly. They have a 3-year-old son who has managed to open the pool gate on a number of occasions.  They also have a dog that went out of the gate sometimes. They have sent a letter to Evansdale Real Estate asking for the lock to be fixed. However the landlord is unwilling to pay for a locksmith to do this.

Identify three risks from the scenario.




List the potential risks of the scenario and put them in the risk matrix below.




Insignificant outcome

Minor outcome

Moderate outcome

Major Outcome

Catastrophic outcome

Almost certain



































How would you handle this situation if you are the real estate manager?





Question 3: Case Study of XYZ Airline’s project.  (2 marks)

(adapted from a case available at

A project named as “Jetsmart” engineering parts management system is renamed “Dumbjet” by aircraft engineers because the system is so difficult to use. Failure to engage the engineers and suppliers who would be the eventual users of the system into the requirements and design processes resulted in a system that the engineers deemed to be unusable once it was launched. At the same time suppliers complained that the software system is slower than the old phone ordering method. For example, engineers order at 10:00 am and the suppliers would get the order at 3:00 pm. After just a few months in operation (during which time some staff refused to use it and unions threatened industrial action), the system is dumped. In one of the comments, the XYZ CEO is quoted in a local Magazine as having said “We wouldn’t ask them what their views on our software systems were. We’ll put in what we think is the appropriate for us”.

Identify all the stakeholders of this project.





Who are “us” and who are “them” in the case?





What risk assessment should have XYZ Management done to avoid this failure?







Question 4: Match the following items to their descriptions (2 marks)

A) Stakeholder

Responsible for managing project activities


B) Customer

Person who work in the project


C) Consultant

Responsible for the technical ideas and advice


D) Project manager

Person involved in or affected by project activities


E) Project team member

People who will use the outcome of the project




Question 5: What are the 3 project control methods? Explain with examples and mention what type of organisations or projects might use each method. (2 marks)






Question 6: List Tuckman’s 5 stages of team development. Using your project as an example, explain how your team would adapt in each stage.   (2 marks)                                       





























Question 7: Construct a “flow chart” for this college admission process. Use separate page if necessary. (4 marks)

  1. Student asks for college brochure, education costs and application form
  2. College send the details
  3. Student checks the cost and makes decision to go. If the cost was high, the student wouldn’t be interested
  4. The college receives application
  5. The college analyse the student’s documents and previous qualification
  6. The college makes the decision to accept the student
  7. The college sends offer letter
  8. The student sends the fees
  9. The student apply for a visa
  10. The embassy makes a decision to give visa to the student as the student meets visa requirements
  11. The student gets the visa and purchase air ticket
  12. The student flies to the new country
  13. The student gets enrolled in the course































Question 8: Project Budget Calculation: (4 marks)


  1. You are investing in a coffee shop project with your friend in Sydney on 2013. Your first investment was $200,000. Your investment advisor has told you that if you get 20% of return from this, it would be a good investment project. The forecast for returns for the next 4 years are follows:
2014 = $30,000

2015 = $50,000

2016 = $55,000

2017 = $60,000

Calculate the Accounting Rate of Return for your coffee shop project. Considering your advisor’s advice, should you go with this project?











  1. You are planning to buy a delivery van for your postal business contract which is worth $60,000 and you expect to earn $7000 for the next six years. You will sell your van after six years because your business contract will finish after six years. The salvage value of your van at that time will be $17,000. Calculate the payback period. Find how much your profit/loss in this investment is.











Question 9: Solve these two “project cases”.           (2 marks)

1) You are the project manager and have contracted with a service provider to develop a complicated software solution. This software is necessary to control the machinery equipment which your project team will develop. It is a lump-sum contract with additional incentives for meeting predefined schedule targets. The payment schedule and incentives are as follows:

·                10% with order

·                20% after submission of prototype (+ 5% if delivered one week early)

·                50% after product delivery (+ 5 % if delivered one week early)

·                20% after final product acceptance (+ 5 % if delivered one week early)

Yesterday the company submitted the prototype to your project team. This was 2 weeks after the scheduled delivery date and 3 weeks after the date necessary to qualify for the incentive payment. This morning, the manager of the contractor approached you to ask for changes to the payment schedule. They found that their initial work and costs were much higher than originally expected and they now wish to increase the second payment to 30% and reduce the final payment to 10%. During the discussion you got the impression that the company is in serious financial trouble.


Which of the following might be the most appropriate initial step?

a)     Offer to pay 25% now and to reduce the final payment down to 15%.

b)     Point out that the contractor is not in a position to demand a change to the contract.

c)     Demand an urgent meeting with the seller.

d)     Revisit the planning processes of project risk management to understand the upcoming risks in conjunction with the seller before any further decisions are made.



2) At XYZ Project., the hourly wage for semi-skilled workers is $14.00. The annual audit shows that fringe benefits cost 30% of basic wages, and that overhead costs are 60% of wages plus fringe benefits. What is the "loaded" hourly wage for a semi-skilled worker at XYZ Project?

a)     $27.14

b)     $28.96

c)     $30.03

d)     $29.12




Question 10: Draw a network diagram.

Find the alternative paths and find the duration of all.

Identify and highlight the critical path.                                                                           (6 marks)






15 days



18 days



21 days



8 days



5 days



9 days



6 days



22 days



24 days



17 days



9 days



14 days



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