Quiz Review - Chapter 2

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  • 1. 
    Which solution would allow project managers to disseminate information among projects quickly and easily?
    • A. 

      Monthly meetings conducted among all project managers

    • B. 

      Weekly meetings among all project managers

    • C. 

      A newsletter dispersed to all project managers

    • D. 

      An intranet project page for all project managers

  • 2. 
    You are just starting to work on the intent of the project, the hi-level goals and the opportunity for the organization to formulate a document that links the project objectives to the business needs.  What type of document are you creating?
    • A. 

      Project scope statement

    • B. 

      Concept definition statement

    • C. 

      Key performance indicators

    • D. 

      Project charter

  • 3. 
    Jane is preparing the business case and identifying the business goals for a problem that a project may solve.  She is comparing two different applications for performance, cost, scalability and expected time for users to learn the new software.  What tool is Jane using as part of the creation and documentation of the business goals and project objectives?
    • A. 

      Benchmarking

    • B. 

      Brainstorming

    • C. 

      Business rules analysis

    • D. 

      Functional decomposition

  • 4. 
    What research technique breaks down large problems into smaller, manageable components?
    • A. 

      Root cause analysis

    • B. 

      Functional decomposition

    • C. 

      Focus groups

    • D. 

      Brainstorming

  • 5. 
    Mark is a project manager working on a project with limited time to complete research for the solution.  When time is of the essence what can a project manager do to increate research productivity?
    • A. 

      Delegate the research topics among team members

    • B. 

      Limit the time spend doing the research

    • C. 

      Hire a vendor to do the implementation.

  • 6. 
    What is a feasibility study?
    • A. 

      A plan for researching the project

    • B. 

      A plan based on the project research

    • C. 

      A plan that recommends the proposed technology

    • D. 

      A plan that does not recommend the proposed technology

  • 7. 
    Of the following, which topic is not usually included in a feasibility study?
    • A. 

      Executive summary

    • B. 

      Market research

    • C. 

      Defined business problem

    • D. 

      Assumptions used in the study

  • 8. 
    Why must a project manager address the users impacted by the technology in a feasibility study?
    • A. 

      To determine willingness to use the product

    • B. 

      To determine how many will use the product

    • C. 

      To determine the downtime caused by the product

    • D. 

      To determine the validity of changing or adding technology

  • 9. 
    Why should a project manager demonstrate ROI in the financial obligation portion of a feasibility study?
    • A. 

      They should not; it will be determined by the Project Sponsor.

    • B. 

      They should include ROI to demonstrate the validity of the project

    • C. 

      They should include ROI to demonstrate the initial cash outlay for the technology

    • D. 

      They should include ROI to make certain their project is approved.

  • 10. 
    What is project priority?  
    • A. 

      It is the ability of a project manager to determine which project is the most valuable to an organization

    • B. 

      The ability of a project sponsor to determine which projects should be implemented and which should not

    • C. 

      It is a process project managers and project sponsors must go through when conflicting projects arise within an organization

    • D. 

      It is a process project sponsors use to determine which project is of greater importance when two projects conflict

  • 11. 
    What is the goal of a project sponsor?
    • A. 

      To manage the project manager

    • B. 

      To delegate duties to the project manager

    • C. 

      To increase profits through the project led by the assigned project manager

    • D. 

      To increase productivity through technical implementations

  • 12. 
    Complete this sentence:  In order to complete successful planning the project manager must know __________________.
    • A. 

      The mission statement of the organization

    • B. 

      How much the project budget is

    • C. 

      The cause of the problem the project is to solve

    • D. 

      The requirements the project must satisfy

  • 13. 
    What is project portfolio management?  
    • A. 

      It is the risk the project manager is taking when implementing a project

    • B. 

      It is the pool of available project managers

    • C. 

      It is the management and selection of which projects will be engaged, allowed to continue, or stopped based on conditions within the organization of project.

    • D. 

      It is the relationship between the project manager and a third party that will implement the proposed technology.

  • 14. 
    What causes internal conflicting IT projects? 
    • A. 

      Lack of communication

    • B. 

      Lack of planning

    • C. 

      Technology that develops too quickly

    • D. 

      Conflicting technology

  • 15. 
    Of the following, which is the best solution two project managers can take to resolve conflicting projects? 
    • A. 

      Ask the project sponsors from both to take the project to upper management.

    • B. 

      Ask the project sponsor from both to meet and determine how, and if the projects can work together.

    • C. 

      The project managers from both should meet and determine if a solution can be reached between them.

    • D. 

      The project managers from both should meet. The project manager with the seniority will determine how the projects may continue.

  • 16. 
    Which solution would allow project managers to disseminate information among projects quickly and easily?  
    • A. 

      Monthly meetings among all project managers

    • B. 

      Weekly meetings among all project managers

    • C. 

      A newsletter created on proposed projects and dispersed to all project managers

    • D. 

      An intranet project page created for all project managers

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