Can You Pass This Hardest Project Management Test? Trivia Quiz

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Can You Pass This Hardest Project Management Test? Trivia Quiz

Being a good project manager is somehow connected to being good at paying attention to detail. How good are you when it comes to having the ability to be an effective project manager? Do you think that you can pass this hardest project management test considering what you have studied so far? Take up the quiz below and get to find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You'll need to recognize project management terms and be able to apply them in your CAPM or PMP examination. A series of activities to create a unique product or service by a specific date is best described as which one of the following?
    • A. 

      A program

    • B. 

      An Operation

    • C. 

      A project

    • D. 

      A subproject

  • 2. 
    Ben is a new employee in your organization and he's been assigned to your project team. Ben doesn't understand why he is on your project team because he thinks everything is part of the organization's day-to-day operations. Which of the following is likely to be part of an operation?
    • A. 

      Providing electricity to a community

    • B. 

      Designing an electrical grid for a new community

    • C. 

      Building a new dam as a source of electricity

    • D. 

      Informing the public about changes at the electrical company

  • 3. 
    You are the project manager of the HBH Project to install 40 new servers for your company network. You recommend, as part of your project planning, using progressive elaboration. Some of the project team members are confused on this concept. Of the following, which one is the best example of progressive elaboration?
    • A. 

      It is the process of decomposing the work into small, manageable tasks.

    • B. 

      It is the process of taking a project from concept to completion.

    • C. 

      It is the process of taking a project concept to a project budget.

    • D. 

      It is the process of identifying the business needs of a potential project.

  • 4. 
    Your organization would like to create a new product based on market research. This new product will be created by a project. This is an example of which one of the following reasons to launch a new project?
    • A. 

      Organizational need

    • B. 

      Customer request

    • C. 

      Market demand

    • D. 

      Legal requirement

  • 5. 
    Your organization utilizes projects, programs, and portfolios. Some of the project team members are confused on what a program is. A program is which one of the following?
    • A. 

      A very large, complex project

    • B. 

      A collection of small projects with a common goal

    • C. 

      A collection of projects with a common objective

    • D. 

      A collection of subprojects with a common customer

  • 6. 
    Sam and Sarah are in a heated discussion over a new program in the organization. They are trying to determine who will make the tactical decisions in the projects within the program. Who manages programs?
    • A. 

      Management

    • B. 

      Project sponsors

    • C. 

      Project managers

    • D. 

      Program managers

  • 7. 
    You have an excellent idea for a new project that can increase productivity by 20 percent in your organization. Management, however, declines to approve the proposed project because too many resources are already devoted to other projects. You have just experienced what?
    • A. 

      Parametric modeling

    • B. 

      Management by exception

    • C. 

      Project portfolio management

    • D. 

      Management reserve

  • 8. 
      While the project manager must balance risks, resources, and other aspects of the project, one of the fundamental concepts is the Iron Triangle. Of the following, which is not part of the Iron Triangle?
    • A. 

      Quality

    • B. 

      Time

    • C. 

      Scope

    • D. 

      Cost

  • 9. 
    Holly is a new project manager and she's working toward her CAPM certification. She is having some trouble understanding which processes she should implement in her new project based on the available processes in the PMBOK Guide. Of the following, which statement is correct?
    • A. 

      A project manager must use every process identified within the PMBOK on every project.

    • B. 

      A project must use every tool and technique as identified within the PMBOK on every project.

    • C. 

      A project manager must use the most appropriate processes on every project.

    • D. 

      A project manager must agree that he will use all of the project management tools and techniques on every project.

  • 10. 
    Projects are temporary endeavors to create a unique product, service, or result. Which one of the following does not relate to the concept of "temporary" in project management?
    • A. 

      The project team

    • B. 

      The market window status on which the project is capitalizing

    • C. 

      The project deliverable

    • D. 

      The project manager

  • 11. 
    Harold is the project manager of the JHG Project for his company and he's meeting with the key stakeholders to describe the deliverables of the project that will be implemented. Hanna, one of the stakeholders, is confused on why Harold talks about results of the project that aren't necessarily implemented. As an example, Harold says that a project creates a unique product, service, or result. Which one of the following is a result?
    • A. 

      A new piece of software

    • B. 

      A new airplane

    • C. 

      A feasibility study

    • D. 

      A call center

  • 12. 
    You are the project manager of the GHY Project for your company and you're working with the key project stakeholders to define the requirements of the project. One of the stakeholders mentions that there are industry standards, but there are also regulations for the project to consider. What is the difference between a standard and a regulation?
    • A. 

      A standard is optional; regulations are not.

    • B. 

      A standard is not optional; a regulation may be.

    • C. 

      A standard is rarely optional; regulations are never optional.

    • D. 

      A standard is a guideline; a regulation is a request.

  • 13. 
    A project manager needs five areas of expertise to be successful. Which one is not one of the five areas of expertise?
    • A. 

      Application area knowledge

    • B. 

      An understanding of the project environment

    • C. 

      PMP or CAPM certification

    • D. 

      Interpersonal skills

  • 14. 
    Project managers must be aware of the political and social environments that the project operates within. These environments can affect the project's ability to operate, can limit working hours, or cause embarrassment when the project manager assumes other cultures are the same as hers. Which one of the following is not a characteristic of a project's cultural and social environment?
    • A. 

      Economics

    • B. 

      Time zone differences

    • C. 

      Demographics

    • D. 

      Ethics

  • 15. 
    You are the project manager of the KHGT Project, which will span four countries around the world. You will need to consider all of the following characteristics of the international and political environment except for which one?
    • A. 

      International, national, regional, and local laws

    • B. 

      Customs

    • C. 

      Customers

    • D. 

      Holidays

  • 16. 
    Project managers need interpersonal skills, such as likeability, to help get the project work done. The project manager needs interpersonal skills to be effective in any organization and project. Which one of the following is not an example of an interpersonal skill?
    • A. 

      Financial management and accounting

    • B. 

      Influencing the organization

    • C. 

      Motivating people

    • D. 

      Problem solving

  • 17. 
    Jane is a senior project manager in your company. Wally is a new project manager who is working toward his CAPM certification. Jane decides that Wally would be a good candidate to manage a subproject in the organization. Brenda, the project sponsor, isn't certain what Jane means by a subproject. What is a subproject?
    • A. 

      It is a smaller project that supports a parent project.

    • B. 

      It is a project that is performing below expectations.

    • C. 

      It is a project that has been experiencing project spin-off.

    • D. 

      It is the delegation of a project phase.

  • 18. 
    Erin is a new project manager who is working toward her CAPM. She has been assigned a small project in her organization, but she feels that she could use some additional training, coaching, and mentoring. Where will a project manager most likely get project management mentoring?
    • A. 

      Project Management International

    • B. 

      The American Society for Quality

    • C. 

      The project management office

    • D. 

      Subject matter experts

  • 19. 
    Project managers and functional managers need to be able to recognize a condition that is best suited for a project, and a condition that is an operation within an entity. Which one of the following is an example of operations?
    • A. 

      Creating a new community park

    • B. 

      Designing a new car

    • C. 

      Sending monthly invoices to an organization's 25,000 customers

    • D. 

      Removing an old server and replacing it with a newer one

  • 20. 
    When considering the selection of projects to be initiated, project portfolio management considers all of the following except for which one?
    • A. 

      Risk/reward categories

    • B. 

      Lines of business

    • C. 

      The project manager's experience

    • D. 

      General types of projects

  • 21. 
    There is a difference between the project, the project life cycle, the project schedule, and the overall project objective. At the core of these terms is the project life cycle. The project life cycle comprises which of the following?
    • A. 

      Phases

    • B. 

      Milestones

    • C. 

      Estimates

    • D. 

      Activities

  • 22. 
    Marci Koening, the project manager for the ERP Project, is about to complete the project phase review. The completion of a project phase is also known as which of the following?
    • A. 

      Lessons learned

    • B. 

      The kill point

    • C. 

      Earned value management

    • D. 

      Conditional advancement

  • 23. 
    You are the project manager of the GHY Project for your organization. You have been tasked with creating a new software for your website which must also be available to mobile users. There are several deliverables that must be documented for this project. Which of the following best describes a project deliverable?
    • A. 

      The resources used by the project to complete the necessary work

    • B. 

      The resources exported from the project as a result of the project work

    • C. 

      The end result of a project planning session

    • D. 

      A verifiable, measurable work product

  • 24. 
    As the project manager, you must work with your project team to identify the project and the project phases within the project schedule. This identification helps to communicate expectations and outcomes of the project work. The compilation of all the phases within a project equates to the ____________________.
    • A. 

      Project life cycle

    • B. 

      Product life cycle

    • C. 

      Project completion

    • D. 

      Project processes

  • 25. 
    Projects move through a logical progression from the initiation to the project closure. It's important to understand the fluctuation of costs, schedules, resources, and risks within the logical progression of the project life cycle. Which of the following describes the early stages of a project?
    • A. 

      High costs and high demands for resources

    • B. 

      A high demand for change

    • C. 

      A high demand for project team time

    • D. 

      Low costs and low demands for resources

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