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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Advisory

    • B. 

      Standard

    • C. 

      Regulation

    • D. 

      Policy

  • 2. 
    A company that designs and manufactures a series of new bicycles each year may manage the effort more efficiently how?
    • A. 

      As a program

    • B. 

      As separate design and engineering projects

    • C. 

      As separate UPC codes

    • D. 

      As independent product lines

  • 3. 
    Which of the following shows roles and responsibilities on your project?
    • A. 

      Bar chart

    • B. 

      Resource histogram

    • C. 

      RACI matrix

    • D. 

      Human Resource Management Plan

  • 4. 
    Which conflict resolution technique is most effective?
    • A. 

      Withdrawal

    • B. 

      Compromise

    • C. 

      Smoothing

    • D. 

      Confronting

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Technical transfer or handoff

    • B. 

      Deliverables

    • C. 

      Milestones

    • D. 

      Reviews

  • 6. 
    Ongoing operations and a project both have Initiating Processes, but only a project has __________.
    • A. 

      Planning Processes

    • B. 

      Closing Processes.

    • C. 

      Control processing

    • D. 

      Executing Processes

  • 7. 
    Which of the following are enterprise environmental factors influencing a project's success?
    • A. 

      Stakeholder risk tolerances

    • B. 

      Political climate

    • C. 

      Marketplace conditions

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    Estimating the type and quantities of material, people, equipment or supplies required to perform each activity is:
    • A. 

      Estimate Activity Workload

    • B. 

      Estimate Activity Input

    • C. 

      Activity Resource Requirements

    • D. 

      Estimate Activity Resources

  • 9. 
    Mary is a project manager at a consulting company. The company regularly builds teams to create products for clients. When the product is delivered, the team is dissolved and assigned to other projects. What kind of organization is she working for?
    • A. 

      Weak matrix

    • B. 

      Projectized

    • C. 

      Functional

    • D. 

      Strong matrix

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      The project must improve customer satisfaction

    • B. 

      The project should be higher quality

    • C. 

      The project must yield a 15% reduction in part cost

    • D. 

      All stakeholders’ needs must be satisfied

  • 11. 
    Dave is the project manager for a construction project that is building a gazebo. When the project first started, he met with the stakeholders to define the scope. The sponsors mentioned that the gazebo is a really important part of their daughter’s wedding ceremony that was planned for seven months from then. In fact, they said that if the gazebo couldn’t be completed in seven months, it wouldn’t be worth it for them to even start the project. Dave wrote down the seven-month deadline to put in his Project Scope Statement. In which section of the document did the deadline appear?
    • A. 

      Project Deliverables

    • B. 

      Project Objectives

    • C. 

      Project Constraints

    • D. 

      Project Assumptions

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is a “hygiene factor” under Herzberg’s Motivation-Hygiene Theory?
    • A. 

      Recognition for excellent work

    • B. 

      Self-actualization

    • C. 

      Good relations with coworkers and managers

    • D. 

      Clean clothing

  • 13. 
    Organizations can be categorized according to their operations style. Which two types of organizational systems are recognized by the PMBOK?
    • A. 

      Project -based and Non-project based

    • B. 

      Management driven or revenue driven

    • C. 

      Mature or immature

    • D. 

      Project management or program management

  • 14. 
    Fill in the blank: _______________ means developing in steps and continuing by increments.
    • A. 

      Progressive management

    • B. 

      Iterative elaboration

    • C. 

      Waterfall development

    • D. 

      Progressive elaboration

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      Initiating process group

    • B. 

      Planning process

    • C. 

      Scope management process

    • D. 

      Control process

  • 16. 
    Project scope, time, and cost are often referred to as the:
    • A. 

      Three-legged stool

    • B. 

      Triple constraint

    • C. 

      Project drivers

    • D. 

      Standard constraints

  • 17. 
    Which of the following is NOT one of the most common sources of project conflict?
    • A. 

      Schedules

    • B. 

      Priorities

    • C. 

      Resources

    • D. 

      Costs

  • 18. 
    Which of the following statements is not true about a subproject?
    • A. 

      A subproject is a manageable component of a project.

    • B. 

      A subproject is the smallest unit of a project and cannot be broken down further.

    • C. 

      A subproject may be created from a project depending on human resource skill requirements.

    • D. 

      A subproject can be contracted to an external enterprise or another functional unit in the performing organization.

  • 19. 
    Why is it important to have a staff release plan for people within the project team?
    • A. 

      It helps people manage their time.

    • B. 

      The project protects itself from lawsuit.

    • C. 

      It is not important.

    • D. 

      The project saves money by releasing people from the project at the right time and morale is also improved.

  • 20. 
    Project risks should include impacts to project:
    • A. 

      Organization and profitability

    • B. 

      Project scope

    • C. 

      Schedule and cost

    • D. 

      Schedule, cost, quality or performance

  • 21. 
    • A. 

      Changes to project scope

    • B. 

      Rolling wave planning

    • C. 

      Detailing out the product requirements which were developed during the initiation process.

    • D. 

      Production of fabrication and construction drawings from the design drawings for a chemical plant.

  • 22. 
    • A. 

      Project authorization document

    • B. 

      Project scope statement

    • C. 

      Project scope management plan

    • D. 

      Project charter

  • 23. 
    During a presentation to management, you want to display the project schedule with only the key deliverables displayed. What is the correct tool for this purpose?
    • A. 

      Project Schedule Network Diagram

    • B. 

      Critical Path Schedule

    • C. 

      Milestone chart

    • D. 

      Bar chart

  • 24. 
    • A. 

      Requirements management plan

    • B. 

      Risk register

    • C. 

      Scope statement

    • D. 

      Project charter

  • 25. 
    During lunch with a project manager from another department, you are given to understand that it is sufficient to adhere to the applicable Standards for the project. Regulations are not necessarily applicable to projects since they are guidelines and you as PM have the option to decide whether they are applicable or not. Your understanding is that :
    • A. 

      Standards are guidelines established by consensus and approved by a recognized body whereas Regulations are mandatory, government-imposed requirements.

    • B. 

      Standards are mandatory requirements created by the project team whereas Regulations are mandatory requirements issued by the Government.

    • C. 

      Standards are internally issued guidelines whereas Regulations are government-issued guidelines.

    • D. 

      Both are the same. The usage of the term varies depending on the country in which you operate.

  • 26. 
    The date through which the project has provided actual status and accomplishments is called:
    • A. 

      Data Date (DD)

    • B. 

      Due Date (DD)

    • C. 

      Project Date (PD)

    • D. 

      Reporting Date (RD)

  • 27. 
    Which of these is NOT a risk diagramming technique?
    • A. 

      System or process flow charts

    • B. 

      Cause and effect diagram

    • C. 

      RACI chart

    • D. 

      Influence diagrams

  • 28. 
    A hierarchical structure of resources organized by resource type category and resource type used in resource leveling schedules is known as:
    • A. 

      Team structure

    • B. 

      Resource Pool

    • C. 

      Organization breakdown Structure

    • D. 

      Resource Breakdown Structure

  • 29. 
    A project manager's primary professional responsibility is towards:
    • A. 

      The performing organization

    • B. 

      The project sponsor

    • C. 

      All stakeholders

    • D. 

      Customers

  • 30. 
    What does a Cost Performance Index (CPI) of more than 1.0 indicate?
    • A. 

      The project is over budget.

    • B. 

      The project is right on budget.

    • C. 

      The project is under budget.

    • D. 

      The project is ahead of schedule.

  • 31. 
    • A. 

      A collection of unrelated programs can constitute a portfolio.

    • B. 

      The scope of a portfolio is typically smaller than that of a program.

    • C. 

      A program is a group of unrelated projects.

    • D. 

      A program need not consist of projects.

  • 32. 
    What is the advantage of preparing an estimate of costs by an outside professional estimator?
    • A. 

      To determine if a lump sum contract should be used

    • B. 

      To determine the project funding limits

    • C. 

      To hold vendors accountable to a certain price

    • D. 

      To serve as a comparison point for incoming estimates