Quiz Chapters 1-9

46 Questions  I  By Smith457 on June 14, 2011

  
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1.  What is the Communication Channel formula?  
2.  ______change orders are oral or written acts or omissions by someone with actual or apparent authority that can be construed to have the same effect as a written change order.
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3.  _______reports describe where the project stands at a specific point in time.
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4.  __________predict future project status and progress based on past information and trends.
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5.  Given the earned value and _, you can see how well the project team is meeting schedule goals and forecast when the project will be completed based on past schedule performance.
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6.  _________is a project performance measurement technique that integrates scope, time and cost data.
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7.  A_____chart compares planned and actual project schedule information.
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8.  In earned value management, a baseline includes __________(WBS tasks), time (start and finish estimates for each task), and cost information (cost estimates for each task).
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9.  Which of the following is not a tool or technique for managing project teams?
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10.  Which of the following is not advice for closing projects or phases?
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11.  If seven data points in a row are all below the mean, above the mean, increasing or decreasing, it is a vioation of _______.
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12.  Answering questions such as, "What will you do differently on the next project based on your experience working on this project?" is part of a _____.
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13.  You want to see if there is a relationship between two variables, like time of day and worker productivity. What type of quality control tool could you use to visualize this information?
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14.  What is the Pert formula?
15.  As part of project closing it is important to plan for and execute a smooth__________of the project into normal operations of the company.
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16.  Risk reassessment, risk audits, variance and trend analysus, technical performance measurements, reserve analysis, and status meetings or periodic risk reviews are all tools and techniques for performing _______monitoring and control.
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17.  The main monitoring and controlling task performed as part of project cost management is controlling ________.
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18.  Assigning a project manager from operations to lead projects that affect operations is considered a best practice.
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19.  Project___are usually most interested in making sure that final products, services, or results are delivered and transitioned to the appropriate part of the organization.
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20.  ______are unplanned responses to risk events.
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21.  Two tools to assist in contract closure are ______audits and a records management system.
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22.  When a process is out of control, variations in the results of the process are caused by _____events.
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23.  Which of the following statements is false?
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24.  How do you determine the duration of the Critical Path? It is the longest path.
25.  The approved time estimate for a project can be divided by the______performance index to calculate when the project will be completed.
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26.  Pareto analysis is sometimes referred to as the _____rule, meaning that 80 percent of problems are often due to 20 percent of the causes.
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27.  Changes related to procurred items should be__________.
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28.  ___________change orders are oral or written acts or omissions by someone with actual or apparent authority that can be construed to have the same effect as a written change order.
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29.  Contract close involves completion and settlement of contracts and resolution of __________.
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30.  Many organizations are working hard to improve the ____process since human capital is one of their key assets.
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31.  What is the Pert formula  Optimistic time + 4*(times) most likely time + pessimistic time / (divided) by 6
32.  A__________are reviews often performed during contract closure to identify lessons learned in the entire procurement process.
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33.  When developing a transition plan, the project, the project team should exclude managers in affected operating departments.
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34.  A_______is another name for a project close-out meeting.
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35.  The___________ should include requirements for formal acceptance and closure of contracts.
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36.  If a project is running behind schedule and over budget, where will the estimate at completion point be on the earned value chart relative to the budget at completion point?
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37.  ______involves formal acceptance of the completed project scope by the stakeholders.
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38.  What pre-initiating task can be done to justify investing in a project?
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39.  According to Andy Crowe's research, the best project managers send________emails per day and spend______time in meetings than typical project managers.
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40.  _________issues cause the most conflict over the life of projects.
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41.  A___________chart is a histogram that can help you identify and prioritize problem areas.
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42.  Which of the following is a category under portfolio best practices?
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43.  __________is an estimate of the value of the physical work actually completed.
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44.  When developing a ____plan, the project team should work with managers in affected operating departments, and the contents of the plan should be tailored to fit the support needs of the project.
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45.  Answering questions like "Reflect on whether or not you met the project success criteria" and "Describe one example of what went wrong on this project" are found in a __________report.
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46.  In the context of earned value management, the _____cost is the total direct and indirect costs incurred in accomplishing work on an activity during a given period.
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