Ch 1 Pared Down

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Ch 1 Pared Down

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Questions about how long a project’s schedule should be are related to the issue of the project’s scope.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    There are six core knowledge areas of project management.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Program managers are not responsible for coordinating the efforts of project teams, functional groups, suppliers, and operations staff.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Project ____ management is an overarching function that affects and is affected by all of the other knowledge areas.
    • A. 

      Cost

    • B. 

      Quality

    • C. 

      Integration

    • D. 

      Time

  • 5. 
    “All project leaders use a shared road map, focusing on key business aspects of their projects while integrating goals across all parts of the organization” describes the ____ best practice for project delivery.
    • A. 

      Use an integrated toolbox

    • B. 

      Grow project leaders

    • C. 

      Develop a streamlined project delivery process

    • D. 

      Measure project health using metrics

  • 6. 
    A(n) ____ focuses on long-term goals and big-picture objectives, while inspiring people to reach those goals.
    • A. 

      Assistant

    • B. 

      Programmer

    • C. 

      Leader

    • D. 

      Manager

  • 7. 
    In ____, Henry Gantt developed the famous Gantt chart as a tool for scheduling work in factories.
    • A. 

      1897

    • B. 

      1917

    • C. 

      1927

    • D. 

      1957

  • 8. 
    When you separate business and organizational issues from project management planning, you do a better job of ensuring project success.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Assigning staff part-time to the project often creates underutilization and/or misallocation of staff resources.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    An organizational culture with strong unit integration makes the project manager’s job more difficult.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    If project managers have functional management commitment, they will also have adequate resources and not be distracted by events that do not affect their specific projects.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    ____ is a problem-solving approach that requires defining the scope of the system, dividing it into its components, and then identifying and evaluating its problems, opportunities, constraints, and needs.
    • A. 

      Systems philosophy

    • B. 

      Systems management

    • C. 

      Systems troubleshooting

    • D. 

      Systems analysis

  • 13. 
    The ____ focuses on different groups’ roles and responsibilities in order to meet the goals and policies set by top management.
    • A. 

      Structural frame

    • B. 

      Human resources frame

    • C. 

      Political frame

    • D. 

      Symbolic frame

  • 14. 
    In a ____ matrix organizational structure, the project manager controls the project budget and has moderate to high authority.
    • A. 

      Weak

    • B. 

      Balanced

    • C. 

      Strong

    • D. 

      Functional

  • 15. 
    The ____ model requires heavy user involvement, and developers use a model to generate functional requirements and physical design specifications simultaneously.
    • A. 

      RAD life cycle

    • B. 

      Prototyping life cycle

    • C. 

      Spiral life cycle

    • D. 

      Incremental build life cycle

  • 16. 
    Information systems must support the firm’s business goals, such as developing its own intranet site applications.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Some project managers do not even write down stakeholder information because they do not consider stakeholder management as a crucial part of their jobs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    A milestone list is an output list associated with the Project Scope Management knowledge area.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    The WBS provides a basis for creating the project schedule and performing earned value management for measuring and forecasting project performance.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Project initiation involves taking the actions necessary to ensure that activities in the project plan are completed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    ____ include defining and authorizing a project or project phase.
    • A. 

      Initiating processes

    • B. 

      Planning processes

    • C. 

      Executing processes

    • D. 

      Monitoring and controlling processes

  • 22. 
    Examples of ____ include acquiring and developing the project team, performing quality assurance, distributing information, managing stakeholder expectations, and conducting procurements.
    • A. 

      Monitoring and controlling processes

    • B. 

      Executing processes

    • C. 

      Planning processes

    • D. 

      Initiating processes

  • 23. 
    ____ is crucial in information technology projects because once a project team implements a new system, it takes a considerable amount of effort to change the system.
    • A. 

      Initiating

    • B. 

      Planning

    • C. 

      Executing

    • D. 

      Closing

  • 24. 
    The project integration management knowledge area maps to the ____ process group through the activities of developing project charters.
    • A. 

      Initiating

    • B. 

      Planning

    • C. 

      Executing

    • D. 

      Monitoring and controlling

  • 25. 
    ____ is a planning process falling under the Project Integration Management knowledge area.
    • A. 

      Schedule development

    • B. 

      Develop project management plan

    • C. 

      Create WBS

    • D. 

      Quality planning

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