Basic Assessment

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Basic Assessment

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  • 1. 
    Two people are arguing about what needs to be done to complete a work package. In addition to the words being spoken, if the project manager wants to know what is going on, she should pay MOST attention to:
    • A. 

      What is being said and when.

    • B. 

      What is being said, who is saying it, and the time of day.

    • C. 

      Physical mannerisms and when during the schedule this discussion is taking place.

    • D. 

      The pitch and tone of the voices, and physical mannerisms.

  • 2. 
    Communications are often enhanced when the sender ____the receiver.
    • A. 

      Speaks up to

    • B. 

      Uses gestures when speaking to

    • C. 

      Speaks slowly to

    • D. 

      Shows concern for the perspective of

  • 3. 
    A team member is visiting the manufacturing plant of one of the suppliers. Which of the following is the MOST important thing to be done in any telephone calls the project manager might make to the team member?
    • A. 

      Ask the team member to repeat back what the project manager says.

    • B. 

      Review the list of contact information for all stakeholders.

    • C. 

      Ask the team member to look for change requests.

    • D. 

      Review the upcoming meeting schedule.

  • 4. 
    Which of the following aspects of leadership is MOST important for a project manager?
    • A. 

      Communication

    • B. 

      Team building

    • C. 

      Technical expertise

    • D. 

      Project control

  • 5. 
    A communications management plan should include all of the following, EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Glossary of Common Terminology

    • B. 

      Escalation List/Contacts

    • C. 

      Person that will issue weekly reports

    • D. 

      Risk Register

  • 6. 
    You are working on a project with a fixed fee contract, therefore communications should tend toward?
    • A. 

      Formal Verbal Communication

    • B. 

      Informal Written Communication

    • C. 

      Formal Written Communication

    • D. 

      Informal Verbal Communication

  • 7. 
    You are planning out the communications methods to use as part of stakeholder management. The most effective means for communicating and resolving issues with stakeholders is:
    • A. 

      Status reports.

    • B. 

      Electronic mail.

    • C. 

      Telephone calls.

    • D. 

      Face-to-face meetings

  • 8. 
    Saleh is currently identifying his project stakeholders. Which of the following is the key input to this process?
    • A. 

      Project charter

    • B. 

      Cost management plan

    • C. 

      Scope management plan

    • D. 

      Stakeholder register

  • 9. 
    Isa is the project manager for a dam construction project. All project communications are recorded and documented for future reference. It has been decided that the project team will maintain last three months of project communication records at any given point in time. It has also been decided that the older communication records will be archived on a monthly basis. Where these records must be archived?
    • A. 

      Change log

    • B. 

      Organizational process assets

    • C. 

      Enterprise environmental factors

    • D. 

      Issue log

  • 10. 
    Mustapha has been assigned to design a new car model for a well-known car manufacturer. The project has a small number of key stakeholders and Mustapha is planning to meet and communicate with all of them in person in order to understand their requirements and expectations. Which of the following is not a project key stakeholder?
    • A. 

      Project sponsor

    • B. 

      Project manager

    • C. 

      Customer

    • D. 

      Competitor

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is NOT needed in order to come up with a project estimate?
    • A. 

      A WBS

    • B. 

      A network diagram

    • C. 

      Risks

    • D. 

      Change requests

  • 12. 
    A rough order of magnitude estimate is made during which project management process group?
    • A. 

      Planning

    • B. 

      Closing

    • C. 

      Executing

    • D. 

      Initiating

  • 13. 
    A cost baseline is an output Of which cost management process?
    • A. 

      Estimate Activity Resources

    • B. 

      Estimate Costs

    • C. 

      Determine Budget

    • D. 

      Control Costs

  • 14. 
    Which type of cost is team training?
    • A. 

      Direct

    • B. 

      NPV

    • C. 

      Indirect

    • D. 

      Fixed

  • 15. 
    Project setup costs are an example of:
    • A. 

      Variable costs.

    • B. 

      Fixed costs.

    • C. 

      Overhead costs.

    • D. 

      Opportunity costs.

  • 16. 
    Value analysis is performed to get:
    • A. 

      More value from the cost analysis.

    • B. 

      Management to buy into the project.

    • C. 

      Team to buy into the project.

    • D. 

      A less costly way of doing the same work.

  • 17. 
    The cost contingency reserve should be:
    • A. 

      Hidden to prevent management from disallowing the reserve.

    • B. 

      Added to each activity to provide the customer with a shorter critical path.

    • C. 

      Maintained by management to cover cost overruns.

    • D. 

      Added to the costs of the project to account for risks.

  • 18. 
    A cost management plan contains a description of:
    • A. 

      The project costs.

    • B. 

      How resources are allocated.

    • C. 

      The budgets and how they were calculated.

    • D. 

      The WBS level at which earned value will be calculated.

  • 19. 
    Cost risk means:
    • A. 

      There are risks that will cost the project money.

    • B. 

      The project is too risky from a cost perspective.

    • C. 

      There is a risk that project costs could go higher than planned.

    • D. 

      There is a risk that the cost of the project will be lower than planned.

  • 20. 
    During which project management process group are budget forecasts created?
    • A. 

      Monitoring and controlling

    • B. 

      Planning

    • C. 

      Initiating

    • D. 

      Executing

  • 21. 
    What conflict resolution technique is a project manager using when he says, "I cannot deal with this issue now!
    • A. 

      Problem solving

    • B. 

      Forcing

    • C. 

      Withdrawal

    • D. 

      Compromising

  • 22. 
    You have just been assigned as project manager for a large telecommunications project. This one year project is about halfway done. The project team consists of 5 sellers and 20 of your company's employees. You want to understand who is responsible for doing what on the project. Where would you find such information?
    • A. 

      Responsibility assignment matrix

    • B. 

      Resource histogram

    • C. 

      Bar chart

    • D. 

      Project organization chart

  • 23. 
    During project planning in a matrix organization, the project manager determines that additional human resources are needed. From whom would she request these resources?
    • A. 

      The PMO manager

    • B. 

      The functional manager

    • C. 

      The team

    • D. 

      The project sponsor

  • 24. 
    Project performance appraisals are different from team performance assessments in that project performance appraisals focus on:
    • A. 

      How an individual team member is performing on the project.

    • B. 

      An evaluation of the project team's effectiveness.

    • C. 

      A team-building effort.

    • D. 

      Reducing the staff turnover rate.

  • 25. 
    You just found out that a major subcontractor for your project consistently provides deliverables late. subcontractor approaches you and asks you to continue accepting late deliverables in exchange for a decrease in project costs. This offer is an example of:
    • A. 

      Confronting.

    • B. 

      Compromise.

    • C. 

      Smoothing.

    • D. 

      Forcing.