Project Management Quizes

  1. Which of the following metrics tells you if you are ahead or behind schedule?



    B. Schedule performance index (SPI)
  2. The estimated worth of Activity A is $200 and is 100% complete. Activity B is worth $75 and is 90% complete. Actual costs to date are $120. Activity C is worth $200 and is 75% complete. Costs to date are $175. The total budget is $1,000. What is the Cost Variance (CV)?



    B. -77.50

    • CV=EV-AC
    • EV = % complete X PV = EV - for EACH Activity = 417.50
    • A = 200, B = 67.5, C = 150A
    • C = the sum of the Actual Costs = 495
    • CV = 417.5 - 495
  3. The estimated worth of Activity A is $200 and is 100% complete. Activity B is worth $75 and is 90% complete. Actual costs to date are $120. Activity C is worth $200 and is 75% complete. Costs to date are $175. The total budget is $1,000. What is the CPI?



    B. 0.84

    • EV = % complete X PV = EV - for EACH Activity = 417.50
    • A = 200, B = 67.5, C = 150
    • A = 100% X 200, B = 75 X 90%, C = 200 X 75%
    • AC = the sum of the Actual Costs = 495
    • CPI = EV/AC = .84
  4. The estimated worth of Activity A is $200 and is 100% complete. Activity B is worth $75 and is 90% complete. Actual costs to date are $120. Activity C is worth $200 and is 75% complete. Costs to date are $175. The total budget is $1,000. What is the Planned Value (PV) for A and B?



    A. 275

    • Add the planned value of Activity A plus B?
    • PV = 200 + 75
  5. Which of the following represents the right sequence of procurement processes?



    A) Plan Procurements, Conduct Procurements, Administer Procurements, Close Procurements
  6. Make or buy analysis is a tool used in which process?
    1)Plan Procurements
    2)Conduct Procurements
    3)Administer Procurements
    4)Close Procurements
    1)Plan Procurements
  7. The contract type that represents the highest risk to the seller is:
    1)Fixed price plus incentive
    2)Cost reimbursable
    3)Fixed price
    4)Cost reimbursable plus incentive
    5)Time and material
    3)Fixed price
  8. A large, one-year Bio-tech project is about halfway complete when you take the place of the prior project manager. The project involves three different contracts and a team of 30 people. You would like to see the project’s communication requirements and know what technology is being used to aid in project communications. Where will you find this information?
    1)The Project Management Plan
    2)The information distribution plan
    3)The project bar chart
    4)The Communications Management Plan
    4)The Communications Management Plan
  9. Communications is the key to the success of a project. As the project manager, you have three stakeholders with whom you need to communicate. As such, you have six channels of communication. A new stakeholder has been added that you also need to communicate with. How many communications channels do you now have?
    1)7
    2)10
    3)12
    4)16
    2)10
  10. Communications under a contract should tend toward:



    D. Formal Written Communication
  11. The customer requests a change to the project that would increase the project risk. Which of the following should you do before all the others?



    A. Analyze the impact of the change
  12. A project team is creating a project management plan when management asks them to identify project risks and provide some form of qualitative output as soon as possible. What should the project team provide?



    • A. A prioritized list of project risks
    • This is an output of “Perform Qualitative Risk”
  13. Which of the following is likely to be part of an operation?




    A. Providing water to a community
  14. A series of activities to create a unique product or service by a specific date is best described as which of the following?




    C. A project
  15. Why would an organization divide a project into phases?




    E. All of the Above
  16. An organization has elected to kill a project. Most likely, when is this decision made?




    B. At the end of a phase
  17. What is the purpose of a Project Charter?




    A. To formally authorize a project or a phase and document initial requirements that satisfies stakeholder’s needs and expectations.
  18. The Scope Baseline includes________




    D. Scope Statement, WBS and WBS Dictionary
  19. Product acceptance criteria should be stated in which document?




    A. The project scope statement
  20. You recently took over the assignment on a project and the project charter has been developed. What is the appropriate next step for you to take?




    C. Develop management plans.
  21. Which statement describes the best handling of assumptions in the Initiating Process Group?



    C. Organizational, environmental and external assumptions should be addressed by the project charter.
  22. The project you have been working completing is, in general, considered to be finished. You want to start the closing process. What must have been attained to begin this process?
    a.The project deliverables must have been accepted
    b.The Organizational process assets must have been updated
    c.The final product, service or result transition must have been finished
    d.The lessons learned must have been organized into a data base
    e.None of the Above
    a.The project deliverables must have been accepted
  23. A management point in a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) used to consolidate and process work package data and forward the results to the project manager is called_____




    D. Control account
  24. While planning a project, you are defining activities. Which of the following is not a result of that process?




    A. Work Breakdown Structure
  25. Which is not a point used for Three-point estimation?




    C. Budget estimate
  26. What is not true for Change requests?




    C. Change requests are always a sign of bad planning and should therefore be avoided
  27. When a product or service completely meets the customer’s requirements:




    C. Quality is achieved
  28. Who is ultimately responsible for quality management on the project?




    D. The project manager
  29. The point where the benefits or revenue to be received from improving quality equals the incremental cost to achieve that quality is:




    A. Marginal analysis
  30. Quality is:




    C. The degree to which the project meets requirements
  31. A control chart helps the project manager:




    E. Determine if a process is functioning within set limits
  32. The halo effect refers to the tendency to:



    B. Promote people into project management because the are good in their technical field
  33. The project manager has created her Human Resource Plan and is preparing to start her project. Resumes are being reviewed and people are being interviewed. A technical lead is being offered a position as the technical architect. What process is the project manager involved?




    B. Acquire Project Team
  34. What conflict resolution technique is a project manager using when he says, “I cannot deal with this problem right now!”




    C. Withdrawal
  35. A project manager needs to motivate her team and reviews Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to use as her basis for her motivational strategy. Which of the following are the components of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs?



    D. Physiological, belonging, esteem, safety, and self-actualization
  36. The project manager uses a variety of power types on their systems upgrade project. Which of the following is an example of Expert power?



    B. The project manager’s college degree and their prior experience are in systems engineering
  37. Which of the following is not one of the five (5) project management groups?




    .Executing
    D. Communicating
  38. You are the project manager and you want to control your project schedule. As such, you are reanalyzing the project to predict the project duration. You do this by analyzing the sequence of activities, especially those with the least amount of scheduling flexibility. What technique are you using?



    C. Critical path method
  39. A management point in the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) used to consolidate and process work package data and forward the results to the project manager is called:




    A. Control account
  40. You are performing Integrated Change Control. Which of the following will not be part of what you do?



    B. Performing milestone trend analysis
  41. An analytical technique that uses three cost or duration estimates to develop an estimate is average. Which of the following is not included?



    D. Budget estimate
  42. Respect is:



    A. A duty to show a high regard for oneself, others, and the resources entrusted.
  43. As a leader, how should you deem ethical conduct?



    C. You are the role model for the team. Your personal integrity demonstrates the desired skills, behavior and attitudes whose adoption may benefit team members.
  44. You are using a phase approach to manage your project. What is a key consideration?



    d.All of the Above
    A. The order of the phases must be consecutive with no overlap to allow for proper use of gates and kill points.
  45. You are identifying key stakeholders for your project. Which of the following is not included in any case?




    D. Media representatives
  46. When running a project as a project manager, what should be your focus during the Executing process?



    B. Coordinating people and resources.
  47. Which of the following are generally illustrated better with a bar chart than a network diagram?



    A. Project progress or status
  48. While planning a project, you are defining activities. Which of the following is not a result of that process?




    C. Work Breakdown Structure
  49. Which statement is false? Progressive elaboration of project scope…




    C. …signals a weakness in the scope definition process, caused by incomplete contracts and specifications.
  50. As a project manager you can assign any one of two team members to a highly coveted task. Both are equally capable, but one is a member of your personal in-group. To the other one, you are more distance and do not have the close friendship. What should you do?
    a.You disclose the situation to the stakeholders and solicit a joint decision.
    b.You select the person not in your in-group to avoid misunderstandings
    c.You select your personal in-group person. The trusted relation will greatly benefit the project.
    d.You decide to delegate the decision to a third team member to avoid the conflict.
    a.You disclose the situation to the stakeholders and solicit a joint decision.
  51. What is not true for project deliverables?




    B. Once the project deliverables have been identified, their description should not be changed any more.
  52. You are going to take over a brand new project and will be the project manager. However, the organization is unknown to you. Which of the
    following is the most important to review and investigate during the chartering process?
    a.Enterprise environmental factors.
    b.The project management plan.
    c.Project risk register.
    d.Team performance reports.
    a.Enterprise environmental factors.
  53. Product acceptance criteria should be laid down in which document?



    C. Project scope statement
  54. You recently took over a project that has already started. The project
    charter has been developed. What is an appropriate next step for you to
    take?



    A. Develop the management plans.
  55. Which statement describes the best handling of assumptions during the initiating processes?



    C. Organizational, environmental and external assumptions should be addressed in the project charter.
  56. Which of the following is not part of the triple constraint?



    A. Quality.
  57. Of the following, which statement is most correct?



    A. The project manager should consider each of the processes identified under PMBOK and use the appropriate ones
  58. A collection of generally sequential project phases whose name and
    number are determined by the control needs of the organization involved
    in a project is:
    a.The product life cycle
    b.The project completion
    c.The project life cycle
    d.The project processes
    e.All of the Above
    c.The project life cycle
  59. You are the project manager on a project that needs to be completed two
    weeks earlier than originally scheduled. Of the following, what would
    be the best course of action?
    a.Consult with the project sponsor on what to do.
    b.Reduce the quality of the product to meet the new timeline.
    c.Use the technique called crashing.
    d.Advise management of the impact of the change.
    e.All of the Above
    c.Use the technique called crashing.
  60. Which of the following is the best project management tool to use to
    determine the longest time the project will take to complete?



    C. Network diagram
  61. What is the duration of a milestone?



    C. There is no duration
  62. Rearranging resources so that a constant number of resources is used on your project is called:



    D. Leveling
  63. Which of the following is a benefit of an analogous project estimate and the best answer?



    d.It helps the project manager determine if the project will meet the schedule.
    A. It gives a top-down estimate and an overall understanding of expectations.
  64. Which of the following is a key output of the Verify Scope process?



    A. Customer acceptance of project deliverables.
  65. You are the project manager on a project. During the project executing,a team member comes to you because he does not sure what work he needs to accomplish on the project. Which of the following documents contain the detailed descriptions of work packages?




    D. WBS dictionary
  66. When should the Verify Scope process be done?




    D. At the end of each phase of the project
  67. Your project charter has been formally approved. However, there are items in the project charter that mandate specific vendors that you are
    to use on your project. Additionally, the charter describes the maximum amount of physical storage space and computer storage space available to your team. These are examples of:



    .d.Activity resource requirements.
    e.None of the Above
    A. Constraints that impact the project.
  68. All of the following are typical components of the project management plan except…




    B. The budget management plan
  69. Aside from the fact that your project sponsor has been changed twice, your project has been going well. To perform monitor and control project work, what will you and your team focus on the most?



    A. Project management plan and performance reports.
  70. You are supporting a project manager and have just finished integrating
    the various project management plans into a complete document. What
    process will you perform next?



    D. Direct and Manage Project Execution.
  71. The need for ___________ is one of the major driving forces for communication in a project.




    C. Integration
  72. When it comes to changes, the project manager’s attention is best given to:



    C. Preventing unnecessary changes
  73. All of the following are parts of an effective change management plan, except:



    D. Lessons learned
  74. A project has just started and it is plagued(~に悩まされる) by changes to the
    project charter. Who has the primary responsibility to decide if these
    changes are required and necessary?



    C. The project sponsor
  75. A project management plan should be realistic in order to be used to
    manage a project. Which of the following is the best method to achieve a
    realistic project management plan?
    a.The project manager creates the project management plan based on input from the project team.
    b.The sponsor creates the project management plan based on input from the project manager.
    c.The functional manager creates the project management plan based on input from the project manager and project team.
    d.The project manager creates the project management plan based on input from senior management.
    a.The project manager creates the project management plan based on input from the project team.
  76. You are in the middle of executing a major modification to an existing
    product. Now, you learn that the resources promised at the beginning of
    the project are no longer available. The best thing to do is:




    C. Explain the impact if the promised resources are not made available.
  77. The project manager has just received a change request from the
    customer. The request has no affect on the project schedule. Based on
    the answers below, what should the project manager do first?



    B. Evaluate the change request and its potential impact on the other project constraints.
  78. You are asked to prepare a budget for completing a project that was
    started last year and then shelved for 9 months. All of the following
    would be include in the budget, except:



    C. Sunk costs
  79. An output of the Close Project or Close Phase process is the creation of:



    C. Project archives.
  80. All of the following would occur during the Close Project or Close Phase process except:



    C. Performing cost benefit analysis
  81. A project manager is trying to convince management to use more formal
    project management procedures. The project manager decides to start
    improving the company’s project management by obtaining a project
    charter. Which of the following best describes why the project charter
    would be helpful to the project manager?



    B. It gives the project manager authority
  82. You are in the Closing Process Group. All technical work is completed
    on the project. Which of the following remains to be completed?



    D. Complete Lessons Learned
  83. In which project management process group is the detailed project budget created?



    B. Planning
  84. Which of the following is not an input to the Initiating Process Group?




    D. Project Scope Statement
  85. Which project management process group normally takes the most project time and resources?



    A. Executing
  86. Contingency Risk Response Strategies, Negative Events are...
    • Acceptance
    • Avoidance
    • Transference
    • Mitigation
  87. Contingency Risk Response Strategies, Positive Events are...
    • Acceptance
    • Exploit
    • Share
    • Enhance
  88. 6 Conflict Resolution Techniques
    • Withdrawing/Avoiding
    • Smoothing/Accommodating
    • Forcing(Worst)
    • Compromising(Lose/Lose)
    • Collaborating
    • Confronting/ProblemSolving(Best) (Win/Win)
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Project Management Quizes
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Project Management Quizes
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