Project Management Chapter 1 & 2

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Project Management Quizzes & Trivia

Over the past week, we have been able to cover some of the basics on what project management entails. The quiz below is created to help you test out what you have been able to understand in chapter 1 to 2. Give it a try and share it with your classmates. Don’t forget to come for the quiz on the other chapters.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A _________ is "a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result."
  • 2. 
    __________ hides the physical characteristics of computing resources from their users, such as making a single server, operating system, application, or storage device appear to function as multiple virtual resources.
  • 3. 
    Every project should have a well-defined _______.
  • 4. 
    A project is _________.
  • 5. 
    A project is developed using __________ elaboration.
  • 6. 
    _________ include people, hardware, software, and other assets.
  • 7. 
    A project should have a primary customer or _________.
  • 8. 
    A project involves ________.
  • 9. 
    ___________ ____________ work with the project sponsors, the project team, and the other people involved in a project to meet project goals.
  • 10. 
    Every project is constrained in different ways by its scope, time, and cost goals and are known as the ________ ________.
  • 11. 
    ________ is often a key factor in projects, as is customer or sponsor satisfaction.
  • 12. 
    _________ __________ is "the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities to meet project requirements."
  • 13. 
    Good project managers do not assume that their definition of ________ is the same as the sponsors'.
  • 14. 
    A _________ is "a group of related projects managed in a coordinated way to obtain benefits and control not available from managing them individually."
  • 15. 
    A _______ ________ provides leadership and direction for the project managers heading the projects within a program.
  • 16. 
    A _____ _____ is "an optimal way recognized by industry to achieve a stated goal or objective."
  • 17. 
    Project managers often take on the role of both leader and ______.
  • 18. 
    A _______ _______ is a standard format for displaying project schedule information by listening project activities and their corresponding start and finish dates in a calendar format.
  • 19. 
    _______ _______ is the longest path through a network diagram that determines the earliest completion of a project.
  • 20. 
    A ______ ________ _________ (PMO) is an organizational group responsible for coordinating the project management function throughout an organization.
  • 21. 
    Approximately what percentage of the world's gross domestic product is spent on projects?
    • A. 

      10%

    • B. 

      25%

    • C. 

      50%

    • D. 

      75%

  • 22. 
    Which of the following is not a potential advantage of using good project management?
    • A. 

      Shorter development times

    • B. 

      Higher worker morale

    • C. 

      Lower cost of capital

    • D. 

      Higher profit margins

  • 23. 
    A __________ is a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result.
    • A. 

      Program

    • B. 

      Process

    • C. 

      Project

    • D. 

      Portfolio

  • 24. 
    Which of the following is not an attribute of a project?
    • A. 

      Projects are unique

    • B. 

      Projects are developed using progressive elaboration

    • C. 

      Projects have a primary customer or sponsor

    • D. 

      Projects involve little uncertainty

  • 25. 
    Which of the following is not a part of the triple constraint of project management?
    • A. 

      Meeting scope goals

    • B. 

      Meeting time goals

    • C. 

      Meeting communications goals

    • D. 

      Meeting cost goals

  • 26. 
    _________ is the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities to meet project requirements.
    • A. 

      Project management

    • B. 

      Program management

    • C. 

      Project portfolio management

    • D. 

      Requirements management

  • 27. 
    Project portfolio management addresses _______ goals of an organization, while project management addresses _______ goals.
    • A. 

      Strategic, tactical

    • B. 

      Tactical, strategic

    • C. 

      Internal, external

    • D. 

      External, internal

  • 28. 
    Several application development projects done for the same functional group might best be managed as part of a ________.
    • A. 

      Portfolio

    • B. 

      Program

    • C. 

      Investment

    • D. 

      Collaborative

  • 29. 
    Which of the following is not one of the top ten skills or compentencies of an effective project manager?
    • A. 

      People skills

    • B. 

      Leadership

    • C. 

      Integrity

    • D. 

      Technical skills

  • 30. 
    What is the certification program called that the Project Management Institute provides?
    • A. 

      Certified Project Manager (CPM)

    • B. 

      Project Management Professional (PMP)

    • C. 

      Project Management Expert (PME)

    • D. 

      Project Management Mentor (PMM)

  • 31. 
    _______ _______ describes this holistic view of carrying out projects within the context of the organization.
  • 32. 
    _________ _________ addresses the business, technological, and organizational issues associated with creating, maintaining, and making changes to a system.
  • 33. 
    ___________ in organizations take the form of competition among groups or individuals for power and leadership.
  • 34. 
    A _________ organizational structure is the hierarchy most people think of when picturing an organizational chart.
  • 35. 
    A __________ organizational structure also has a hierarchical structure, but instead of functional managers or vice presidents reporting to the CEO, program managers report to the CEO.
  • 36. 
    A ______ organizational structure represents the middle ground between functional and project structures.
  • 37. 
  • 38. 
    Some projects have a senior manager called a _______ who acts as a key proponent for a project.
  • 39. 
    IT _________ addresses the authority and control for key IT activities in organizations, including IT infrastructure, IT use, and project management.
  • 40. 
    A _______ is a product or service, such as a technical report, a training session, a piece of hardware, or a segment of software code, produced or provided as part of a project.
  • 41. 
    The term _______ _______ ________ has become popular to describe new approaches that focus on colse collaboration between programming teams and business experts.
  • 42. 
    Which of the following is not part of the three-sphere model for systems management?
    • A. 

      Business

    • B. 

      Information

    • C. 

      Technology

    • D. 

      Organization

  • 43. 
    Which of the four frames of organizations addresses how meetings are run, employee dress codes, and expected work hours?
    • A. 

      Structural

    • B. 

      Human resources

    • C. 

      Political

    • D. 

      Symbolic

  • 44. 
    Personnel in a _________ organizational structure often report to two or more bosses.
    • A. 

      Functional

    • B. 

      Project

    • C. 

      Matrix

    • D. 

      Hybrid

  • 45. 
    Project work is most successful in an organizational culture where all of the following characteristics are high except ______.
    • A. 

      Member identity

    • B. 

      Group emphasis

    • C. 

      Risk tolerance

    • D. 

      Control

  • 46. 
    A __________ is a product or service, such as a technical report, a training session, or hardware, produced or provided as part of a project.
    • A. 

      Deliverable

    • B. 

      Product

    • C. 

      Work package

    • D. 

      Tangible goal

  • 47. 
    • A. 

      Systems analysis

    • B. 

      Concept

    • C. 

      Development

    • D. 

      Implementation

  • 48. 
    What is the term used to describe a framework of the phases involved in developing information systems?
    • A. 

      Systems development life cycle

    • B. 

      Rapid application development

    • C. 

      Predictive life cycle

    • D. 

      Extreme programming

  • 49. 
    Another name for a phase exit is a ______ point.
    • A. 

      Review

    • B. 

      Stage

    • C. 

      Meeting

    • D. 

      Kill

  • 50. 
    The nature of information technology projects is different from projects in many other industries because they are very ______.
    • A. 

      Expensive

    • B. 

      Technical

    • C. 

      Diverse

    • D. 

      Challenging

  • 51. 
    What term is used to describe when an organization acquires goods and/or sources from an outside source in another country?
    • A. 

      Globalization

    • B. 

      Offshoring

    • C. 

      Exporting

    • D. 

      Global sourcing