Framework Of Project Management! Trivia Questions Quiz

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Framework Of Project Management! Trivia Questions Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Which one of the following is not an attribute of a project?
    • A. 

      Definite starting date

    • B. 

      Has no definite end date

    • C. 

      Creates a product, service, or result

    • D. 

      Requires resources

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Not all processes and procedures in the PMBOK Guide are actually required on all projects.

    • B. 

      All processes and procedures are to be followed as defined in the PMBOK Guide.

    • C. 

      Not all processes and procedures are needed, unless the PMBOK Guide states the process or procedure is a requirement for the project type.

    • D. 

      All processes and procedures are to be followed as identified in the PMBOK Guide; otherwise, the PMP is in violation of the PMP Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.

  • 3. 
    Nancy is the project manager of the INCORP1 Project. She and the stakeholders created a scope two months ago, but since then, the scope has evolved and now provides much more detail about the project. The process of the scope evolving is also known as which one of the following terms?
    • A. 

      Decomposition

    • B. 

      Scope verification

    • C. 

      Scope creep

    • D. 

      Progressive elaboration

  • 4. 
    You are explaining to a junior engineer the difference between a project and operations. Which one of the following is true only of operations?
    • A. 

      They are performed by people.

    • B. 

      They are constrained by limited resources.

    • C. 

      They are ongoing.

    • D. 

      They are planned, executed, and controlled.

  • 5. 
    You are the project manager for your company, Mark Manufacturers. Your company has a large client that has requested a special component be created for one of their test engines. Your organization agrees and creates a standard contract with the customer, and your manager assigns you to manage this project. The project was launched because of which one of the following?
    • A. 

      A customer request.

    • B. 

      A change in the technology your customer is creating.

    • C. 

      A legal requirement (contractual).

    • D. 

      An organizational need.

  • 6. 
    Project managers are not responsible for which one of the following in most organizations?
    • A. 

      Identifying the project requirements

    • B. 

      Selecting the projects to be initiated

    • C. 

      Balancing demands for time, cost, scope, and quality

    • D. 

      Establishing clear and achievable project objectives

  • 7. 
    You and William, a project stakeholder, are discussing risks within your project. Which one of the following best describes risk?
    • A. 

      Any event that can cause your project to fail.

    • B. 

      Any event that may have a positive or negative effect on your project's team.

    • C. 

      An uncertain event that may have a positive or negative effect on your project.

    • D. 

      An event that will cause time and cost constraints to be broken.

  • 8. 
    You are the project manager for a large software development project. You have concerns that one of the components of the Iron Triangle is slipping. Your project sponsor, Jim Bob, is not familiar with the Iron Triangle, so you explain the concept to him. What will be affected if any angle of the Iron Triangle is not kept in balance?
    • A. 

      Cost

    • B. 

      Quality

    • C. 

      Time

    • D. 

      Scope

  • 9. 
    Which knowledge area includes the creation of the project charter?
    • A. 

      Project scope management

    • B. 

      Project cost management

    • C. 

      Project integration management

    • D. 

      Project communications management

  • 10. 
    You and your project team are located in Des Moines, Iowa, but your project execution will take place in Mexico. You have valid concerns about the interactions with the stakeholders; time zone differences; language barriers; the different laws that could affect your project; and the logistics of travel, face-to-face meetings, and even teleconferencing. Which of the following project environments are you concerned with most?
    • A. 

      Cultural and social

    • B. 

      International and political

    • C. 

      Physical

    • D. 

      Organizational structure

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      Motivating the project team

    • B. 

      Purchasing and procurement

    • C. 

      Sales and marketing

    • D. 

      Contracts and commercial law

  • 12. 
    Smith Construction has won a contract to build a 77-story condominium building in downtown Chicago. The building will have 650 condos, a parking garage, indoor and outdoor pools, two floors for retail, two floors of offices, and several shared community rooms. Mary Anne Kedzie has elected to create a program for the creation of the building. Which one of the following best describes a program?
    • A. 

      A standardized approach to project management within an organization.

    • B. 

      A standardized approach to project management with multiple projects coordinated together.

    • C. 

      A collection of related projects managed in coordination to gain control that would not necessarily be available if the projects were managed independently.

    • D. 

      A collection of related projects all contributing to one deliverable.

  • 13. 
    You are the project manager for an architectural design company. Your company consistently completes projects for other companies. Within your organization, the project managers have the highest level of authority on a project. You are likely operating within what type of company?
    • A. 

      A company using a functional structure.

    • B. 

      A company using a matrix structure.

    • C. 

      A company using Management by Projects.

    • D. 

      A company using an ISO 9000 program.

  • 14. 
    Who is usually responsible for portfolio management within an organization?
    • A. 

      Project managers

    • B. 

      Project sponsors

    • C. 

      Stakeholders

    • D. 

      Senior management

  • 15. 
    You are the project manager of a large project to install 1,900 kiosks throughout college campuses in North America. The kiosk will collect applications for credit cards, phone services, and other services marketable to college students. The bulk of your project is focused on the information technology integration, the wide-area network (WAN) connections from each kiosk, security of the data transferred, and the database of the information gathered. For ease of management, you have hired local contractors to install the kiosks that you will ship to each campus. The contractors on each campus will be responsible for the WAN connection, the electrical connection, the security of the kiosk, and all testing. The local contracted work could be called what?
    • A. 

      Risk mitigation

    • B. 

      Operations

    • C. 

      Subprojects

    • D. 

      Management by Projects

  • 16. 
    Where can a project manager expect software, templates, and standardized policies?
    • A. 

      A project management office

    • B. 

      With the stakeholders

    • C. 

      Human resources

    • D. 

      The project budget

  • 17. 
    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 for electricity.

    • D. 

      Informing the public about changes at the electrical company.

  • 18. 
    Of the following, which one is not part of project integration management?
    • A. 

      The creation of the project plan

    • B. 

      The interaction between project teams

    • C. 

      The execution of the project plan

    • D. 

      The documentation of changes to the project plan

  • 19. 
    Which one of the following describes the physical environment for a construction project?
    • A. 

      The terrain where the construction will take place

    • B. 

      The approval of the blueprints for the building

    • C. 

      The demographics of the community where the construction will take place

    • D. 

      The laws that govern where the building may take place

  • 20. 
    Which document will guide the interaction between the project manager and a selected vendor on a project?
    • A. 

      The project plan

    • B. 

      The statement of work (SOW)

    • C. 

      The procurement management plan

    • D. 

      The contract

  • 21. 
    What is the difference between a standard and a regulation?
    • A. 

      Standards and regulations are the same.

    • B. 

      Standards are regulated by specific industries; regulations are laws.

    • C. 

      Standards are optional; regulations are required

    • D. 

      Standards are required; regulations are laws.

  • 22. 
    The project manager typically devotes the most amount of time to which of the following tasks?
    • A. 

      Communications

    • B. 

      Budget management

    • C. 

      Project organization

    • D. 

      Management of team negotiations

  • 23. 
    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

  • 24. 
    Which one of the following is an interpersonal skill a project manager must have to be successful?
    • A. 

      Sales and marketing

    • B. 

      Leadership

    • C. 

      Health and safety practices

    • D. 

      Information technology experience

  • 25. 
     Of the following, which is the most important stakeholder involved with a project?
    • A. 

      The project manager

    • B. 

      The project sponsor

    • C. 

      The chief executive officer (CEO)

    • D. 

      The customer