Quiz Chapters 1-9

46 Questions  I  By Smith457
Please take the quiz to rate it.

Quiz Chapters 1-9

  
Changes are done, please start the quiz.


Questions and Answers

Removing question excerpt is a premium feature

Upgrade and get a lot more done!
  • 1. 
    How do you determine the duration of the Critical Path? It is the longest path.

  • 2. 
    What is the Pert formula  Optimistic time + 4*(times) most likely time + pessimistic time / (divided) by 6

  • 3. 
    What pre-initiating task can be done to justify investing in a project?
    • A. 

      Project charter

    • B. 

      Business case

    • C. 

      Business plan


  • 4. 
    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).
    • A. 

      Range

    • B. 

      Scope

    • C. 

      Schedule


  • 5. 
    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.
    • A. 

      Real

    • B. 

      Estimated

    • C. 

      Actual


  • 6. 
    The approved time estimate for a project can be divided by the______performance index to calculate when the project will be completed.
    • A. 

      Cost

    • B. 

      Schedule

    • C. 

      Price


  • 7. 
    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.
    • A. 

      Actual cost

    • B. 

      Cost variance

    • C. 

      Planned value


  • 8. 
    The main monitoring and controlling task performed as part of project cost management is controlling ________.
    • A. 

      Time

    • B. 

      Scope

    • C. 

      Cost


  • 9. 
    Pareto analysis is sometimes referred to as the _____rule, meaning that 80 percent of problems are often due to 20 percent of the causes.
    • A. 

      80/20

    • B. 

      20/20

    • C. 

      20/80


  • 10. 
    _______reports describe where the project stands at a specific point in time.
    • A. 

      Ad hoc

    • B. 

      Status

    • C. 

      Critical


  • 11. 
    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.
    • A. 

      Scope

    • B. 

      Risk

    • C. 

      Cost


  • 12. 
    ___________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.
    • A. 

      Virtual

    • B. 

      Apparent

    • C. 

      Constructive


  • 13. 
    _________is a project performance measurement technique that integrates scope, time and cost data.
    • A. 

      Integrated change control

    • B. 

      Flowcharting

    • C. 

      Earned Value Management


  • 14. 
    ______involves formal acceptance of the completed project scope by the stakeholders.
    • A. 

      Scope verification

    • B. 

      Deliverable acceptance

    • C. 

      Customer signoff


  • 15. 
    _________issues cause the most conflict over the life of projects.
    • A. 

      Change control

    • B. 

      Cost

    • C. 

      Schedule


  • 16. 
    A___________chart is a histogram that can help you identify and prioritize problem areas.
    • A. 

      Pareto

    • B. 

      Control

    • C. 

      Scatter


  • 17. 
    When a process is out of control, variations in the results of the process are caused by _____events.
    • A. 

      Randam

    • B. 

      Nonrandom

    • C. 

      Planned


  • 18. 
    Which of the following is not a tool or technique for managing project teams?
    • A. 

      Observation and conversation

    • B. 

      Performance appraisals

    • C. 

      Control charts


  • 19. 
    __________predict future project status and progress based on past information and trends.
    • A. 

      Forecasts

    • B. 

      Status reports

    • C. 

      Histograms


  • 20. 
    ______are unplanned responses to risk events.
    • A. 

      Contingencies

    • B. 

      Reserves

    • C. 

      Workarounds


  • 21. 
    ______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.
    • A. 

      Constructive

    • B. 

      Contract

    • C. 

      Procurement


  • 22. 
    __________is an estimate of the value of the physical work actually completed.
    • A. 

      Planned value

    • B. 

      Actual cost

    • C. 

      Earned value


  • 23. 
    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?
    • A. 

      Above and to the right

    • B. 

      Above and to the left

    • C. 

      Below and to the right


  • 24. 
    A_____chart compares planned and actual project schedule information.
    • A. 

      Gantt

    • B. 

      Tracking Gantt

    • C. 

      Comparison Gantt


  • 25. 
    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?
    • A. 

      Control chart

    • B. 

      Run chart

    • C. 

      Scatter diagram


  • 26. 
    If seven data points in a row are all below the mean, above the mean, increasing or decreasing, it is a vioation of _______.
    • A. 

      The seven run rule

    • B. 

      The points rule

    • C. 

      A normal distribution


  • 27. 
    Changes related to procurred items should be__________.
    • A. 

      Approved in the same way that the original part of the plan was approved

    • B. 

      Evaluated using an impact analysis

    • C. 

      All of the above


  • 28. 
    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.
    • A. 

      Managers

    • B. 

      Auditors

    • C. 

      Sponsors


  • 29. 
    When developing a transition plan, the project, the project team should exclude managers in affected operating departments.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 30. 
    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.
    • A. 

      Training

    • B. 

      Transition

    • C. 

      Performance


  • 31. 
    Two tools to assist in contract closure are ______audits and a records management system.
    • A. 

      Dispatch

    • B. 

      Supply

    • C. 

      Procurement


  • 32. 
    Which of the following statements is false?
    • A. 

      Even though many projects are canceled before completion, it is still important to formally close any project

    • B. 

      Closing often includes a final presentation and report

    • C. 

      Closing does not include developing a transition plan


  • 33. 
    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 _____.
    • A. 

      Lessons-learned report

    • B. 

      Customer acceptance/project completion form

    • C. 

      Written notice of contract closure


  • 34. 
    Contract close involves completion and settlement of contracts and resolution of __________.
    • A. 

      Payments

    • B. 

      Any open items

    • C. 

      Performance issues


  • 35. 
    The___________ should include requirements for formal acceptance and closure of contracts.
    • A. 

      Project management plan

    • B. 

      Procurement management plan

    • C. 

      Contract itself


  • 36. 
    A__________are reviews often performed during contract closure to identify lessons learned in the entire procurement process.
    • A. 

      Procurement audits

    • B. 

      Post mortems

    • C. 

      Lessons learned


  • 37. 
    Which of the following is not advice for closing projects or phases?
    • A. 

      You don't need to celebrate completing a project, especially if it did not go well.

    • B. 

      You should capture lessons learned as soon as possible, not just at the end of a project.

    • C. 

      You should include tasks in the WBS.


  • 38. 
    As part of project closing it is important to plan for and execute a smooth__________of the project into normal operations of the company.
    • A. 

      Takeover

    • B. 

      Transition

    • C. 

      Turnover


  • 39. 
    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.
    • A. 

      Final project

    • B. 

      Transition

    • C. 

      Lessons learned


  • 40. 
    Many organizations are working hard to improve the ____process since human capital is one of their key assets.
    • A. 

      Transition

    • B. 

      Project closing

    • C. 

      Knowledge transfer


  • 41. 
    Which of the following is a category under portfolio best practices?
    • A. 

      Program initiation process standardization

    • B. 

      Project plan development process measurement

    • C. 

      Portfolio risk management planning process improvement


  • 42. 
    Assigning a project manager from operations to lead projects that affect operations is considered a best practice.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 43. 
    According to Andy Crowe's research, the best project managers send________emails per day and spend______time in meetings than typical project managers.
    • A. 

      More, more

    • B. 

      Fewer, more

    • C. 

      Fewer, less


  • 44. 
    A_______is another name for a project close-out meeting.
    • A. 

      Celebration

    • B. 

      Post project

    • C. 

      Post mortem


  • 45. 
    What is the Communication Channel formula?  

  • 46. 
    What is the Pert formula?

Back to top

Removing ad is a premium feature

Upgrade and get a lot more done!
Take Another Quiz
We have sent an email with your new password.