Project Life Cycle And The Organization

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  • 1. 
    The project life cycle is comprised of which of the following?
    • A. 

      Phases

    • B. 

      Milestones

    • C. 

      Estimates

    • D. 

      Activities

  • 2. 
    Marcy, the project manager for the ERP Project, is about to complete the project phase review. The completion of a project phase is also known as which of the following?
    • A. 

      A lesson learned

    • B. 

      A kill point

    • C. 

      Earned value management

    • D. 

      Conditional advancement

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is not a key stakeholder in a project that creates a service internal to an organization?
    • A. 

      The project manager

    • B. 

      External customers

    • C. 

      Project vendors

    • D. 

      Project team members

  • 4. 
    Of the following management skills, which will a project manager use most?
    • A. 

      Leading

    • B. 

      Communicating

    • C. 

      Influencing the organization

    • D. 

      Negotiating

  • 5. 
    Managing a project is best described as which one of the following?
    • A. 

      Establishing direction

    • B. 

      Functional controls over the project team and stakeholders

    • C. 

      Consistently producing key results expected by stakeholders

    • D. 

      Motivating and inspiring the project team to produce results that are expected by project stakeholders

  • 6. 
    When will stakeholders have the most influence over a project's product?
    • A. 

      At the end of the project

    • B. 

      During scope verification

    • C. 

      At the start of a project

    • D. 

      At the start of each phase

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is an example of negotiation?
    • A. 

      Arbitration

    • B. 

      Formal communications

    • C. 

      Conferring

    • D. 

      Scope creep

  • 8. 
    You are the project manager for your organization. Influencing your organization requires which of the following?
    • A. 

      An understanding of the organizational budget

    • B. 

      Research and documentation of proven business cases

    • C. 

      An understanding of formal and informal organizational structures

    • D. 

      Positional power

  • 9. 
    Your global project is sabotaged by rumors and gossip about the project deliverable. This is an example of:
    • A. 

      Cultural achievability

    • B. 

      Cultural influences within the project team

    • C. 

      Project team mutiny

    • D. 

      Ineffective planning

  • 10. 
    What is the difference between a standard and a regulation?
    • A. 

      Standards are mandatory; regulations are not.

    • B. 

      Standards are optional; regulations are not.

    • C. 

      Regulations and standards are essentially the same.

    • D. 

      Regulations are usually mandatory; standards may be seen as guidelines.

  • 11. 
    All of the following are examples of stakeholders that have a positive influence on a project except for which one?
    • A. 

      Business leaders in a community affected by a commercial development project

    • B. 

      Team members that will receive a bonus if the project is successful

    • C. 

      Employees that prefer the older version of the software that a project is replacing

    • D. 

      Functional managers that want your project to complete so their employees can move onto other projects

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is an example of a deliverable at the end of the requirements-gathering phase in a software design project?
    • A. 

      Responsibility matrix creation

    • B. 

      Detail design document

    • C. 

      Business needs

    • D. 

      Project team assembled

  • 13. 
    You are the project manager for the ERP Project. Your organization uses a PMO. The primary purpose of a project office is to:
    • A. 

      Support the project managers

    • B. 

      Support the project sponsor

    • C. 

      Support the project team

    • D. 

      Identify the stakeholders

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      The resources used by the project to complete the necessary work

    • B. 

      The resources exported from the project as a result of the project work

    • C. 

      The end result of a project planning session

    • D. 

      The tangible good or service created by the project team

  • 15. 
    At what point in a project would a kill point be acceptable?
    • A. 

      When a project team member is not performing as planned

    • B. 

      When a project reaches the end of a project phase

    • C. 

      When a project reaches the end of its budget

    • D. 

      When a project manager determines the project team cannot continue

  • 16. 
    Of the following, which is not an exit criterion?
    • A. 

      Customer sign-offs

    • B. 

      Quality metrics

    • C. 

      Stakeholder analysis

    • D. 

      Regulatory inspections

  • 17. 
    The compilation of all the phases within a project equates to
    • A. 

      The project life cycle

    • B. 

      The product life cycle

    • C. 

      Project completion

    • D. 

      Project processes

  • 18. 
    Management has asked Nancy to determine if a project concept is valid and can be completed using a reasonable amount of time and finances. Management is asking for which of the following?
    • A. 

      Kill points

    • B. 

      Cost and time estimates

    • C. 

      A project case study

    • D. 

      A feasibility study

  • 19. 
    Henry, the project manager of the MHB Project, has allowed a subsequent project phase to begin before the predecessor phase is complete. This is an example of which of the following?
    • A. 

      Crashing

    • B. 

      Fast tracking

    • C. 

      Risk management

    • D. 

      Tandem scheduling

  • 20. 
    Which of the following describes the early stages of a project?
    • A. 

      High costs and high demand for resources

    • B. 

      A high demand for change

    • C. 

      A high demand for project team time

    • D. 

      Low costs and low demand for resources

  • 21. 
    At which point is the risk of failure the least but the consequence of failure the highest?
    • A. 

      During the early stages

    • B. 

      During the middle stages

    • C. 

      During the final stages

    • D. 

      Risk of failure is even across all project phases

  • 22. 
    Tracey is the project manager of the KHG Project. Her organization is a classic functional environment. Her level of authority as a project manager can be best described as which of the following?
    • A. 

      Low

    • B. 

      Moderate

    • C. 

      Balanced

    • D. 

      High

  • 23. 
    Project team members are most likely to work full-time on a project in which of the following organizational structures?
    • A. 

      Functional

    • B. 

      Weak Matrix

    • C. 

      Strong Matrix

    • D. 

      Projectized

  • 24. 
    A project with much risk and reward is most likely to be accepted in which of the following?
    • A. 

      An entrepreneurial company

    • B. 

      A heavily regulated company

    • C. 

      A nonprofit organization

    • D. 

      A community

  • 25. 
    • A. 

      Commercial databases

    • B. 

      The project office

    • C. 

      The project sponsor

    • D. 

      Project Management Information System (PMIS)