Pko-002: Project+

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Project Quizzes & Trivia

This is an assessment exam. 90 minutes is your allotted time to complete.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many ways can a project be declared final?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

    • E. 

      5

  • 2. 
    Select all the Guide to the PMBOK project management process groups.
    • A. 

      Initiation

    • B. 

      Planning

    • C. 

      Executing

    • D. 

      Contolling

    • E. 

      Closing

  • 3. 
    In what ways would not having thorough requirements identification, documentation, and met- rics adversely impact your project? (Select all that apply.)
    • A. 

      Scope may arbitrarily enlarge.

    • B. 

      Can't tell who the customer is.

    • C. 

      Don't know what deliverables to develop.

    • D. 

      Can't tell when the project is complete.

    • E. 

      Can't tell when the project is successful.

  • 4. 
    The ___________________ ___________________ is the component that authorizes the project to begin.
    • A. 

      Customer request

    • B. 

      Concept document

    • C. 

      Project charter

    • D. 

      Project sponsor

  • 5. 
    When should you seek recommendations from the sponsor to either kill a project or come up with alternative strategies? (Select all that apply.)
    • A. 

      Costs far outreach the budgeted amount the project was originally given.

    • B. 

      An activity is insurmountable.

    • C. 

      The elapsed time used for one or more tasks far outreaches time estimates.

    • D. 

      The enthusiasm of the project sponsor wanes.

  • 6. 
    You're the project manager for a small project that is in the Closing phase. You prepare closure documents and take them to the project sponsor for sign-off. She tells you that the documents are not needed because the project is so small. What should you tell her?
    • A. 

      OK, sorry to bother you.

    • B. 

      You are the one who needs to sign off on the documents showing that the project is officially closed.

    • C. 

      I can have a stakeholder sign in your place.

    • D. 

      I'll just go ahead and sign them instead.

  • 7. 
    The ___________________ ___________________ is the document that defines the height and breadth of the project.
    • A. 

      Project concept

    • B. 

      Project scope

    • C. 

      Project charter

    • D. 

      Project plan

  • 8. 
    A ___________________ ___________________ estimate is one predicated on assumptions and initial estimates.
    • A. 

      Top down

    • B. 

      Bottom up

    • C. 

      Cost center

    • D. 

      Capital expense

  • 9. 
    Which of these can convey that you've achieved the completion of an interim deliverable?
    • A. 

      Completion criteria

    • B. 

      Milestone

    • C. 

      Gantt chart

    • D. 

      Project sign-off document

  • 10. 
    What will be the outcome of the work breakdown structure (WBS)?
    • A. 

      Phase

    • B. 

      Task

    • C. 

      Deliverable

    • D. 

      Activity

  • 11. 
    Of these, which one thing is a customer responsible for in the project development process?
    • A. 

      Review of project deliverables

    • B. 

      Sign-off of scope document

    • C. 

      Development of project schedule

    • D. 

      Prioritization of project steps

  • 12. 
    You're the project manager of a project in which the scope has expanded. What steps must you take to acknowledge the expansion? (Select all that apply.)
    • A. 

      Modify the project charter.

    • B. 

      Modify the project concept definition document.

    • C. 

      Obtain a new sign-off on the project charter.

    • D. 

      Obtain a new sign-off on the project concept definition document.

  • 13. 
    When taking over an incomplete project, what item should be of most interest to the new project manager?
    • A. 

      Project concept document

    • B. 

      Project charter

    • C. 

      Project scope document

    • D. 

      Project plan

  • 14. 
    In the IT world, which of these statements about a project manager is the most true?
    • A. 

      The project manager doesn't have to have any IT background.

    • B. 

      The project manager should have a minimum of IT background.

    • C. 

      The project manager should be moderately IT oriented.

    • D. 

      The project manager should be heavily IT oriented.

  • 15. 
    In the project management world, what entity is responsible for signing the project charter?
    • A. 

      Customer

    • B. 

      Project sponsor

    • C. 

      Stakeholder

    • D. 

      Project manager

  • 16. 
    Select the component that belongs in the Controlling process group of the project, not the Planning process group.
    • A. 

      Risk definition

    • B. 

      Risk quantification

    • C. 

      Risk response development

    • D. 

      Risk control

  • 17. 
    When developing the requirements for the project, what might you consider for each requirement?
    • A. 

      Provide a place for project sponsor sign-off.

    • B. 

      Provide a place for customer sign-off.

    • C. 

      Link each with a specific customer need.

    • D. 

      Link each with a separate project step.

    • E. 

      Provide metrics by which you can assess the requirement.

  • 18. 
    Two different sets of "criteria" might be alluded to in the project scope document. What are the names of these specialized project monitoring criteria? (Select two.)
    • A. 

      Budget

    • B. 

      Project

    • C. 

      Completion

    • D. 

      Deliverable

    • E. 

      Success

  • 19. 
    A well-written change control process should include which of the following components? (Select all that apply.)
    • A. 

      The type of change requested

    • B. 

      The amount of time the change will take to implement

    • C. 

      The cost of the change

    • D. 

      How to obtain approval for additional funds and/or time

    • E. 

      The stages at which changes are accepted

  • 20. 
    Given the standard IT project, which cost estimating technique would be the most beneficial?
    • A. 

      Top down

    • B. 

      Unit

    • C. 

      Parametric

    • D. 

      Bottom up

    • E. 

      Linear regression

  • 21. 
    What is the best way to prevent scope creep?
    • A. 

      Make sure the requirements are thoroughly defined before the project begins.

    • B. 

      Put a proviso in the charter that no additions to the project will be allowed once it's under way.

    • C. 

      Alert the sponsor that you will not be taking any change requests after the project starts.

    • D. 

      On your project intranet site, supply a button, labeled "Nice To Have," that the user can check for changes that aren't really necessary.

  • 22. 
    Which of the following is NOT a true statement about cost estimating?
    • A. 

      Cost estimates are provided by team members.

    • B. 

      Cost estimates make up the project budget.

    • C. 

      Cost estimates have a quality factor built into them.

    • D. 

      You should average all cost estimates.

  • 23. 
    Who is responsible for assembling the project's team members?
    • A. 

      Project sponsor

    • B. 

      Project stakeholders

    • C. 

      Project customer

    • D. 

      Project manager

  • 24. 
    Milestones that occur between phases typically have? (Select all that apply.)
    • A. 

      Predecessors

    • B. 

      Exit Criteria

    • C. 

      Successors

    • D. 

      Entry criteria

    • E. 

      Activity sequences

  • 25. 
    ___________________ are the elements that might have a direct impact on the length of the project scope.
    • A. 

      Challenges

    • B. 

      Possibilities

    • C. 

      Opportunities

    • D. 

      Capabilities

    • E. 

      Constraints

  • 26. 
    The output of scope definition is the:
    • A. 

      Scope document

    • B. 

      Work Breakdown Structure

    • C. 

      Project charter

    • D. 

      Project plan

  • 27. 
    • A. 

      Gantt

    • B. 

      GERTT

    • C. 

      Network Diagram

    • D. 

      AVERT

    • E. 

      Critical Path

  • 28. 
    What are the three areas of estimation that you'll be interested in when preparing your project schedule?
    • A. 

      Materials

    • B. 

      Time

    • C. 

      Person-hours

    • D. 

      Skill levels

  • 29. 
    When would you use your negotiation skills on a project that's well under way? (Select all that apply.)
    • A. 

      You want a certain set of individuals on your project team.

    • B. 

      You're running a high-level project in which you could augment the outcome by adjusting certain tasks.

    • C. 

      You want a raise.

    • D. 

      You're attempting to get better hardware for the same money.

  • 30. 
    Suppose that a corporate organizational change occurs that affects your team. Who should handle the communication of this news, and how soon should it be communicated?
    • A. 

      Project sponsor, immediately

    • B. 

      Project sponsor, not immediately urgent

    • C. 

      Project manager, immediately

    • D. 

      Project manager, not immediately urgent

  • 31. 
    At a minimum, how many reviews will your project plan go through?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

    • E. 

      5

  • 32. 
    • A. 

      Index

    • B. 

      Deviation

    • C. 

      Portion

    • D. 

      Variance

  • 33. 
    In which process do you compare budgeted costs versus actual?
    • A. 

      Capacity analysis

    • B. 

      Metrics measurement

    • C. 

      Variance analysis

    • D. 

      Status measurement

  • 34. 
    It's recommended that any given milestone should have, along with its description, these two components.
    • A. 

      Success criteria

    • B. 

      Entry criteria

    • C. 

      Completion criteria

    • D. 

      Exit criteria

    • E. 

      Deliverable criteria

  • 35. 
    When you want to compare the ratio of budgeted versus actual hours or dollars spent on a task, which type of financial variable will you use?
    • A. 

      Index

    • B. 

      Cost

    • C. 

      Portion

    • D. 

      Variance

  • 36. 
    What are the three basic types of changes that someone might bring to a project, changes that may represent deviations in scope?
    • A. 

      Design change

    • B. 

      Schedule change

    • C. 

      Monitoring change

    • D. 

      Cost change

    • E. 

      Methodology change

  • 37. 
    • A. 

      Only when authorized to do so by stakeholders

    • B. 

      Only when authorized to do so by the team member's regular supervisor

    • C. 

      Always

    • D. 

      Never

  • 38. 
    What are some team member issues that you will have to get involved in as a people manager? (Select all that apply.)
    • A. 

      Team member reports to you that another team member is performing substandard work.

    • B. 

      Stakeholders come to you requesting a schedule change.

    • C. 

      Top performer is slacking off.

    • D. 

      Management rumor mill is saying layoffs are in the offing.

  • 39. 
    In what process do you determine whether there is enough money in the budget or if there are enough hours left to complete the project?
    • A. 

      Earned value analysis

    • B. 

      Earned income proration

    • C. 

      Estimated portion analysis

    • D. 

      Estimated profitability analysis

  • 40. 
    What are some team dynamics that might come into play as your project unfolds? (Select all that apply.)
    • A. 

      One team member works longer hours than the others.

    • B. 

      One or more team members has to leave the team.

    • C. 

      Team isn't focused—it's going in divergent ways.

    • D. 

      Team is fragmented along the lines of special interests.

  • 41. 
    How many outflows are there from the Closing phase?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 42. 
    What is one important step that new project managers might overlook when faced with a possible scope deviation?
    • A. 

      Telling the customer no

    • B. 

      Determining an alternative solution

    • C. 

      Alerting vendors

    • D. 

      Complaining to the sponsor

  • 43. 
    What resources are released once the project has been closed? (Select all that apply.)
    • A. 

      Hardware

    • B. 

      Human resources

    • C. 

      Vendor

    • D. 

      Contractual

    • E. 

      Customer

  • 44. 
    • A. 

      Resource diagram

    • B. 

      Quality model

    • C. 

      Pareto diagram

    • D. 

      Gantt chart

    • E. 

      PERT chart

  • 45. 
    From the list below, select the four common techniques used in developing a cohesive project team:
    • A. 

      Forming

    • B. 

      Storming

    • C. 

      Norming

    • D. 

      Warning

    • E. 

      Performing

  • 46. 
    • A. 

      SDLC

    • B. 

      ADLC

    • C. 

      SADL

    • D. 

      PMDL

  • 47. 
    In project management, the process of taking high-level project requirements and boiling them down into the tasks that will generate the deliverables is called:
    • A. 

      Analysis

    • B. 

      Decomposition

    • C. 

      Entity-relationship diagramming

    • D. 

      Task focus