IT Project Management Chapter 3 & 4

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  • 1. 
    A _______ is a series of actions directed toward a particular result.
    • A. 

      Goal

    • B. 

      Process

    • C. 

      Plan

    • D. 

      Project

  • 2. 
    _________ processes include coordinating people and other resources to carry out the project plans and produce the products, services, or results of the project or phase.
    • A. 

      Initiating

    • B. 

      Planning

    • C. 

      Executing

    • D. 

      Monitoring and Controlling

    • E. 

      Closing

  • 3. 
    Which process group normally requires the most resources and time?
    • A. 

      Initiating

    • B. 

      Planning

    • C. 

      Executing

    • D. 

      Monitoring and Controlling

    • E. 

      Closing

  • 4. 
    What methodology was developed in the UK, defines 45 separate subprocesses, and organizes these into eight process groups?
    • A. 

      Six Sigma

    • B. 

      RUP

    • C. 

      PMBOK Guide

    • D. 

      PRINCE2

  • 5. 
    Which of the following outputs is often completed before initiating a project?
    • A. 

      Stakeholder register

    • B. 

      Business case

    • C. 

      Project charter

    • D. 

      Kick-off meeting

  • 6. 
    A work breakdown structure, project schedule, and cost estimates are outputs of the __________ process.
    • A. 

      Initiating

    • B. 

      Planning

    • C. 

      Executing

    • D. 

      Monitoring and controlling

    • E. 

      Closing

  • 7. 
    Initiating involves developing a project charter, which is part of the project _________ management knowledge area.
    • A. 

      Integration

    • B. 

      Scope

    • C. 

      Communicatons

    • D. 

      Risk

  • 8. 
    ___________ involves measuring progress toward project objectives and taking corrective actions.
    • A. 

      Initiating

    • B. 

      Planning

    • C. 

      Executing

    • D. 

      Monitoring and Controlling

    • E. 

      Closing

  • 9. 
    What type of report do project teams create to reflect on what went right and what went wrong with the project?
    • A. 

      Lessons-learned report

    • B. 

      Progress report

    • C. 

      Final project report

    • D. 

      Business case

  • 10. 
    Many people use _______ to have a standard format for preparing various project management documents.
    • A. 

      Methodologies

    • B. 

      Templates

    • C. 

      Project management software

    • D. 

      Standards

  • 11. 
    Which of the following processes is not part of project integration management?
    • A. 

      Develop the project business case

    • B. 

      Develop the project charter

    • C. 

      Develop the project management plan

    • D. 

      Close the project or phase

  • 12. 
    What is the last step in the four-stage planning process for selecting information technology projects?
    • A. 

      Information technology strategy planning

    • B. 

      Business area analysis

    • C. 

      Mind mapping

    • D. 

      Resource allocation

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is not a best practice for new product development projects?
    • A. 

      Align projects and resources with business strategy

    • B. 

      Select projects tht will take less than two years to provide payback

    • C. 

      Focus on customer needs in identifying projects

    • D. 

      Assign project managers to lead projects

  • 14. 
    A new government law requires an organization to report data in a new way.  Under which category would a new information system project to provide this data fall?
    • A. 

      Problem

    • B. 

      Opportunity

    • C. 

      Directive

    • D. 

      Regulation

  • 15. 
    If estimates for total discounted benefits for a project are $120,000 and total discounted costs are $100,000, what is the estimated return on investment (ROI)?
    • A. 

      $20,000

    • B. 

      $120,000

    • C. 

      20 percent

    • D. 

      120 percent

  • 16. 
    A _________ is a document that formally recognizes the existence of a project and provides direction on the projects objectives and management.
    • A. 

      Project charter

    • B. 

      Contract

    • C. 

      Business case

    • D. 

      Project management plan

  • 17. 
    Which of the following items is not normally included in a project charter?
    • A. 

      The name of the project manager

    • B. 

      Budget information

    • C. 

      Stakeholder signatures

    • D. 

      A Gantt chart

  • 18. 
    _________ ensures that the descriptions of the project's products are correct and complete.
    • A. 

      Configuration management

    • B. 

      Integrated change control

    • C. 

      Integration management

    • D. 

      A change control board

  • 19. 
    Which of the following is not a suggestion for performing integrated change control?
    • A. 

      Use good configuration management

    • B. 

      Minimize change

    • C. 

      Establish a formal change control system

    • D. 

      View project management as a process of constant communication and negotiation

  • 20. 
    What tool and technique is used for all of the other project integration management processes?
    • A. 

      Project management software

    • B. 

      Templates

    • C. 

      Expert judgment

    • D. 

      All of the above

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