Cost Estimation Trivia: Product Management

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Cost Estimation Trivia: Product Management - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Provides an accurate estimate of project costs
    • A. 

      Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) Estimate

    • B. 

      Definitive Estimate

    • C. 

      Budgetary Estimate

  • 2. 
    A document that describes how the organization will manage cost 
    • A. 

      Cost Management Plan

    • B. 

      Bottom-Up Estimates

    • C. 

      Parametric Modeling

  • 3. 
    Use the actual cost of a previous, similar project as the basis for estimating the cost of the current project 
    • A. 

      Parametric Modeling

    • B. 

      Analogous Estimates (Top-Down Estimates)

    • C. 

      Cost Management Plan

  • 4. 
    Estimating individual work items or activities and summing them up to get a project total 
    • A. 

      Cost Management Plan

    • B. 

      Analogous Estimates (Top-Down Estimates)

    • C. 

      Bottom-Up Estimates

  • 5. 
    Uses project characteristics (parameters) in a mathematical model to estimate project costs 
    • A. 

      Analogous Estimates (Top-Down Estimates)

    • B. 

      Bottom-Up Estimates

    • C. 

      Parametric Modeling

  • 6. 
    A time-phased budget that project managers use to measure and monitor cost performance. 
    • A. 

      Parametric Modeling

    • B. 

      Cost Baseline

    • C. 

      Earned Value Management (EVM)

  • 7. 
    A project performance measurement technique that integrates scope, time, and cost data 
    • A. 

      Earned Value Management (EVM)

    • B. 

      Cost Baseline

    • C. 

      Cost Variance (CV)

  • 8. 
    Portion of the approved total cost estimate planned to be spent on an activity during a given period 
    • A. 

      Estimate At Completion

    • B. 

      Planned Value (PV)

    • C. 

      Earned Value (EV)

  • 9. 
    The total direct and indirect costs incurred in accomplishing work on an activity during a given period 
    • A. 

      Actual Cost (AC)

    • B. 

      Planned Value (PV)

    • C. 

      Budget At Completion (BAC)

  • 10. 
    An estimate of the value of the physical work actually completed
    • A. 

      Schedule Performance Index (SPI)

    • B. 

      Planned Value (PV)

    • C. 

      Earned Value (EV)

  • 11. 
    The ratio of actual work completed to the percentage of work planned to have been completed at any given time during the life of the project or activity 
    • A. 

      Budget At Completion (BAC)

    • B. 

      Rate of Performance (RP)

    • C. 

      Schedule Performance Index (SPI)

  • 12. 
    The earned value minus the actual cost
    • A. 

      Budget At Completion (BAC)

    • B. 

      Cost Variance (CV)

    • C. 

      Estimate At Completion

  • 13. 
    The earned value minus the planned value
    • A. 

      Schedule Variance (SV)

    • B. 

      Cost Variance (CV)

    • C. 

      Schedule Performance Index (SPI)

  • 14. 
    The ratio of earned value to actual cost and can be used to estimate the projected cost of completing the project 
    • A. 

      Schedule Performance Index (SPI)

    • B. 

      Rate of Performance (RP)

    • C. 

      Cost Performance Index (CPI)

  • 15. 
    The ratio of earned value to planned value and can be used to estimate the projected time to complete the project 
    • A. 

      Schedule Performance Index (SPI)

    • B. 

      Schedule Variance (SV)

    • C. 

      Cost Variance (CV)

  • 16. 
    An estimate of what it will cost to complete the project based on performance to date 
    • A. 

      Budget At Completion (BAC)

    • B. 

      Schedule Variance (SV)

    • C. 

      Estimate At Completion

  • 17. 
    The original total budget for the project
    • A. 

      Earned Value (EV)

    • B. 

      Budget At Completion (BAC)

    • C. 

      Rate of Performance (RP)

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