A design pattern describes a common programming problem and a "template solution". In this book we give a practical approach to using design patterns in the C# language, developed for use with the .NET platform.
This book is not a treatment of the theory of design patterns. We show design patterns applied in real world architectural scenarios so that you can see them in action and see the benefits that they bring. We explain why it's worth spending time building design patterns into your applications....
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If we were to describe the C# language and its associated environment, the .NET Framework, as the most important new technology for developers for many years, we would not be exaggerating. .NET is designed to provide a new environment within which you can develop almost any application to run on Windows
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Cost management is the completion of the project management triple constraint of cost, schedule, and scope. Each of these must be completed in order to complete the project on time and on budget and to meet all of the customer’s expectations. In order to meet the cost goals of the project, the project must be completed within the approved budget.
The Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge describes project time management as the process used to ensure the timely completion of the project. The guide goes on to say that there are ﬁve major processes that are required to do proper project time management: Activity deﬁnition. Deﬁning the speciﬁc activities that are necessary to complete the project and produce all of the project deliverables. Activity sequencing. Identifying the sequence in which the activities must be done.
Language Integrated Query (LINQ), as well as the C# 3.0 and VB 9.0 language extensions to support it, is
the most import single new feature of Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.x. LINQ is
Microsoft ’ s first attempt to define a universal query language for a diverse set of in - memory collections
of generic objects, entities persisted in relational database tables, and element and attributes of XML
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Chapter 11a: Question about SCOPE MANAGEMENT.
1. Decomposing the major deliverables into smaller, more manageable components to provide better control is called: a. b. c. d. Scope planning. Scope deﬁnition. Scope base lining. Scope veriﬁcation.
2. Any numbering system that is used to monitor project costs by category such as labor, supplies, or materials, for example, is called: a. b. c. d. Chart of accounts. Work breakdown structure. Universal accounting standard. Standard accounting practices.
Chapter 13a: Question about COST MANAGEMENT
1. A project manager wants to make a trip to California by car. The project manager knows how many miles it will be to drive to California, the current price of gasoline, and how many miles the car will go on a gallon of gasoline. From this information he or she can calculate the estimated cost of the gasoline for the trip. This is a form of what kind of estimating technique? a. b. c. d. Deﬁnitive Analogous Parametric Quantitative
2. A project manager wants to make a trip to California by car. The project manager...
Chapter 14a: Question about HUMAN RESOURCES
1. What are the major advantages of the functional type of organization? a. b. c. d. Single point of contact for the customer Stable organizational structure Project orientation Multifunctional teams are easy to form
2. The project manager’s leadership style should be matched to the corresponding developmental level of the project team and should move through successive steps in the following order: a. b. c. d. Disciplinary, autocratic, participative. Projectized, matrix, functional. Team building, team development, responsibility assignment.
Chapter 16a: Question about QUALITY MANAGEMENT
1. The processes required to ensure that the project will satisfy the needs for which it was undertaken include all activities of the overall management function that determines the quality policy, objectives, and responsibilities and implements them by means such as quality planning, quality control, quality assurance, and quality improvement, within the quality system. This is called: a. b. c. d. Quality assurance. Quality control. Quality planning. Quality management.
Chapter 19b: Answer key about PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY
1. Answer: c There should be a change procedure in the project to handle changes that might be initiated by customers. The change procedure should include the cost for managing the change and the cost of developing the estimate for the effects of the change. 2. Answer: c Estimating is just that, an estimating process. Perhaps it would have been better for the project manager to have given all the information to the person responsible for the estimate. At this point the best thing to do is to use all of the information available...
Chapter 17a: Question about CONTRACTS AND PROCUREMENT
1. A project manager must make a narrative description of the project. This narrative description covers the items that will be supplied under the contract with the client. It is called: a. b. c. d. The project plan. The statement of work. The exception report. The progress report.
2. A project manager discovers that there is a part of the project that contains some risk. His or her strategy with this risk is to subcontract the work to an outside supplier by using a ﬁrm ﬁxed price contract. Which of the following is true? a....
Chapter 12a: Question about TIME MANAGEMENT.
The following information and questions 1 through 10 refer to ﬁgure 1. A schedule was developed for a project to install windows in an apartment building. The project is a rush job, and the contractor has agreed to schedule the work on a single shift basis but will work seven days per week until the job is done. The project is to begin on May 1. Figure 1. Scheduling Practice Exercise.
1. What day in May will activity D have for its early ﬁnish date? a. b. c. d. May 13 May 6 May 7...
Chapter 18a: Question about COMMUNICATIONS MANAGEMENT
1. Which of the following media can a communicator use to present information? a. b. c. d. Visual Audio and visual Tactile Visual, audio, and tactile
2. The three principal interests in maintaining good document control are: a. Timely communication, collection of performance appraisal data, and assuring proper disposal of sensitive documents. b. Timely communication, maintaining proper approvals, and communication cost control. c. Effective communication, ability to reconstruct why decisions were made, and historical value. d.
Chapter 16b: Answer key about QUALITY MANAGEMENT
1. Answer: d Project quality management includes the processes required to ensure that the project will satisfy the needs for which it was undertaken. It includes ‘‘all activities of the overall management function that determine the quality policy, objectives, and responsibilities and implements them by means such as quality planning, quality control, quality assurance, and quality improvement, within the quality system.’’ 2.
Chapter 14b: Answer key about HUMAN RESOURCES
1. Answer: b The major advantage of the functional organization over those listed is that the organization is quite stable. Project organizations are created and disbanded as the need for them arises. Functional organizations are also able to have high level of expertise in speciﬁc skill areas. These organizations also resist change. 2.
Chapter 11b: Answer key about SCOPE MANAGEMENT
1. Answer: b Scope deﬁnition is deﬁned by PMI as ‘‘decomposing the major deliverables into smaller, more manageable components to provide better control.’’ 2. Answer: a The chart of accounts is the system used to monitor project costs as deﬁned by PMI. 3. Answer: c A stakeholder is an individual or organization that is involved in or may be affected by project activities. 4. Answer: c The actual payback period is between two years and three years. It is the point where the net or cumulative cash ﬂows equal zero.