Quiz: Are You Ready To Take The Project Management Test Challenge?

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Quiz: Are You Ready To Take The Project Management Test Challenge?

Are you ready to take the project management test challenge? When you are competing to show how knowledgeable you are in a field, you need to ensure that you know all aspects of the study and how some questions may be designed. To ensure that you do not zone out in the challenge, we have prepared this comprehensive quiz. Give it a shot!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the 9 Project management knowledge areas
  • 2. 
    The triple Constraints of Project Management
  • 3. 
    What are the four Organizational frames?
  • 4. 
    What are the 3 Basic Organizatioal structures?
  • 5. 
    What are the recent trends that affects IT Project Management?
  • 6. 
    What are the Five Project Management Process Groups?
  • 7. 
    What is the meaning of SWOT?
  • 8. 
    What are the three important Criteria for projects
  • 9. 
    What are the three primary methods for determining the projected financial value of projects?
  • 10. 
    What are the Project Time Management Processes?
  • 11. 
    What are the three types of Dependencies?
  • 12. 
    What is the meaning of the SMART criteria? As Milestone should be:
  • 13. 
    Meaning of DMAIC?
  • 14. 
    What are McGregor's Theories about huma relations approach to management?
  • 15. 
    The ways to have Influence on Projects
  • 16. 
    Meaning of RACI
  • 17. 
    What are the different types of Handling Conflicts?
  • 18. 
    Give three examples of Collaborative tools
  • 19. 
    What are the two types of risk
  • 20. 
    Loosely, defined, is a set of principles that guide our decision making based on personal values of what is "right" or "wrong"
  • 21. 
    Program Managers often act as bosses for project managers?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Is a group of related projects managed in a coordinated way.
  • 23. 
    Plays a key role in helping projects and organizations succeed
  • 24. 
    Are the people involved in or affected by project activities
  • 25. 
    Deals with the day-to-day details of meeting specified goals.
  • 26. 
    Is the application of knowledge, Skills, tools and techniques to project activities to meet project requirement
  • 27. 
    Focuses on long-term goals and big picture objectives while inspiring people to reach those goals.
  • 28. 
    Involves in organizing and managing projects and programs as a portfolio of investments.
  • 29. 
    Is a Temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service or result
  • 30. 
    A significant event that normally has no duration.
    • A. 

      Critical Path

    • B. 

      Milestone

    • C. 

      Effort

    • D. 

      Schedule

  • 31. 
    It often takes several activities and a lot of work to complete a milestone.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 32. 
    A schematic display of the logical relationships among, or sequencing of, project activities.
    • A. 

      Project Charter

    • B. 

      Network Sequencing

    • C. 

      Network Diagram

  • 33. 
    Taking a holistic view of carrying out projects within the context of the organization
  • 34. 
    Is an overall model for thinking about thinking as a system
  • 35. 
    A part of System Approach where it focuses on Problem-solving as an approach
  • 36. 
    A part of the Systems approach where it addresses business, technological and organizational issues before making changes to systems
  • 37. 
    A frame where it focuses on roles and responsibilities coordination and control. Organization charts can define this frame.
  • 38. 
    Organizatiol frame where it focuses on providing harmony between needs of organization and needs of people
  • 39. 
    An organizational frame where it assumes organization are coalitions composed of varied individuals and interest groups. Conflict and power are key issues
  • 40. 
    An organizational frame where it focuses on symbols and meanings related to events. Culture is important in this frame
  • 41. 
    It is a structure where functional managers report to the CEO
  • 42. 
    It is a structure where program managers report to the CEO
  • 43. 
    It is a structure where personnel often reports to two or more bosses and it is the middle ground between functional and project structures
  • 44. 
    Is a set of shared assumptions, values and behaviours that characterize the functioning of an organization
  • 45. 
    Address the authority and control for key IT activities in organizations, including IT infrastructure, IT use and Project Management
  • 46. 
    Is a collection of project phases that defines: what works, what deliverables, who is involved and how management will control and approve work produced in each phase.
  • 47. 
    It lower trade and political barriers and the digital revolution have made it possible to interact almost instantaneously with billions of other people across the planet
  • 48. 
    A trend where it is when an organization acquires goods and/or sources from an outside source
  • 49. 
     It is a group of individuals who work across time and space using communication technologies
  • 50. 
    Is a series of actions directed towards a particular result
  • 51. 
    Describes how things should be done
  • 52. 
    Describes what should be done
  • 53. 
    Part of the project management process where it includes recognizing and starting a new project or project phase
  • 54. 
    Part of the project management process where the main purpose is to guide the execution phase of the project
  • 55. 
    Part of the project management process where it usually takes the most time and resources
  • 56. 
    Part of the project management process where it involves measuring progress toward project, objectives, monitoring deviation from the plan and taking correction actions
  • 57. 
    Part of the project management process where it involves gaining stakeholder and customer acceptance of the final products and services
  • 58. 
    Involves determining long-term objectives, predicting future needs and projecting the needs for new products and services
  • 59. 
    Is a method of calculating the expected net monetary gain or loss from a project by discounting all expected future cash inflows and outflows to the present point in time
  • 60. 
    Is calculated by subtracting the project costs from the benefits and then dividing by the costs
  • 61. 
    Can be calculated by finding the discount rate that makes the NPV equal to zero
  • 62. 
    Is the amount of time it will take to recoup, in the form of net cash inflows, the total dollars invested in a project
  • 63. 
    Is a tool that provides a systematic process for selecting projects based on many criteria
  • 64. 
    Is a document that formally recognizes the existence of a project and provides direction on the project's objectives and management
  • 65. 
    Is a document used to coordinate all project planning documents and help guide a project's execution and control
  • 66. 
    Is the approved project management plan plus approved changes
  • 67. 
    A formal, documented process that describes when and how official project documents and work may be changed
  • 68. 
    A formal group of people responsible for approving or rejecting changes on a project
  • 69. 
    Ensures that the descriptions of the project's products are correct and complete
  • 70. 
    Refers to all the work involved in creating the products of the project and the processes used to create them
  • 71. 
    Defining and documenting the features and functions of the products produced during the project as well as the process used for creating them.
  • 72. 
    One of the scopes management process where the process is subdividing the major project deliverables into smaller, more manageable components
  • 73. 
    Formalizing acceptance of the project deliverables
  • 74. 
    Controlling changes to project scope throughout the life of the project
  • 75. 
    Is a condition or capability that must be met or possessed by a system, product, service, result, or component to satisfy a contract, standard, specification, or other formal document
  • 76. 
    Describes how project requirements will be analyzed documented and managed
  • 77. 
    Is a table that lists requirements, various attributes of each requirement and the status of the requirements to ensure that all requirements are addressed
  • 78. 
    Is a deliverable-oriented grouping of the work involved in a project that defines the total scope of the project
  • 79. 
    Is subdividing project deliverables into smaller pieces
  • 80. 
    Is a task at the lowest level of the WBS
  • 81. 
    An approach in developing the WBS were you review the WBS of similar projects and tailor to your project
  • 82. 
    An approach in developing the WBS were you starts with the largest items of the project and break them down
  • 83. 
    An approach in developing the WBS were you starts with the specific task and roll them up.
  • 84. 
    An approach in developing the WBS were it is a technique that uses branches radiating out from a core idea to structure thoughts and ideas.
  • 85. 
    Is a document that describes detailed information about each WBS item
  • 86. 
    Involves formal acceptance of the completed project scope by the stakeholders
  • 87. 
    Is the difference between planned and actual performance
  • 88. 
    Has the least amount of flexibility.
  • 89. 
    Are the main reasons for conflicts on projects, especially during the second half of projects
  • 90. 
    Is an element of work normally found on the work breakdown structure (WBS) that has an expected duration, a cost, and resource requirements
  • 91. 
    Is a tabulation of activities to be included on a project schedule
  • 92. 
    In an acivity it provides more information such as predecessors, successors, logical relationships, leads and lags, resource requirements, constraints, imposed dates, and assumptions related to the activity
  • 93. 
    Is the sequencing of project activities or tasks
  • 94. 
    Type of dependencies were it is inherent in the nature of the work being performed on a project, sometimes referred to as hard logic
  • 95. 
    Type of depencies were it is defined by the project team; sometimes referred to as soft logic and should be used with care since they may limit later scheduling options
  • 96. 
    Type of depencies were it involve relationships between project and non-project activities
  • 97. 
    Occur when a single node is followed by two or more activities
  • 98. 
    Occur when two or more nodes precede a single node
  • 99. 
    Is a hierarchical structure that identifies the project’s resources by category and type
  • 100. 
    Includes the actual amount of time worked on an activity plus elapsed time
  • 101. 
    Is the number of workdays or work hours required to complete a task
  • 102. 
    Provide a standard format for displaying project schedule information by listing project activities and their corresponding start and finish dates in a calendar format
  • 103. 
    Is a network diagramming technique used to predict total project duration
  • 104. 
    Is the series of activities that determines the earliest time by which the project can be completed
  • 105. 
    Is the amount of time an activity may be delayed without delaying a succeeding activity or the project finish date
  • 106. 
    Is the amount of time an activity can be delayed without delaying the early start of any immediately following activities
  • 107. 
    Is the amount of time an activity may be delayed from its early start without delaying the planned project finish date
  • 108. 
    Determines the early start and finish dates on a network diagram
  • 109. 
    Determines the late start and finish dates on a network Diagram
  • 110. 
    A method of scheduling that considers limited resources when creating a project schedule and includes buffers to protect the project completion date
  • 111. 
    Is additional time to complete a task
  • 112. 
    States that if something can go wrong, it will
  • 113. 
    States that work expands to fill the time allowed
  • 114. 
    Is a network analysis technique used to estimate project duration when there is a high degree of uncertainty about the individual activity duration estimates
  • 115. 
    Is a resource sacrificed or foregone to achieve a specific objective or something given up in exchange
  • 116. 
    Includes the processes required to ensure that the project is completed within an approved budget
  • 117. 
    Are revenues minus expenditures
  • 118. 
    Is the ratio of revenues to profits
  • 119. 
    Considers the total cost of ownership, or development plus support costs, for a project
  • 120. 
    Determines the estimated annual costs and benefits for a project and the resulting annual cash flow
  • 121. 
    Are those costs or benefits that an organization can easily measure in dollars
  • 122. 
    Are costs or benefits that are difficult to measure in monetary terms
  • 123. 
    Are costs that can be directly related to producing the products and services of the project
  • 124. 
    Are costs that are not directly related to the products or services of the project, but are indirectly related to performing the project
  • 125. 
    Is money that has been spent in the past; when deciding what projects to invest in or continue, you should not include sunk costs
  • 126. 
    States that when many items are produced repetitively, the unit cost of those items decreases in a regular pattern as more units are produced
  • 127. 
    Are dollars included in a cost estimate to mitigate cost risk by allowing for future situations that are difficult to predict
  • 128. 
    Is a document that describes how the organization will manage cost variances on the project
  • 129. 
    Is a project performance measurement technique that integrates scope, time, and cost data
  • 130. 
    Is that portion of the approved total cost estimate planned to be spent on an activity during a given period
  • 131. 
    Is the total of direct and indirect costs incurred in accomplishing work on an activity during a given period
  • 132. 
    Is an estimate of the value of the physical work actually completed
  • 133. 
    Is the ratio of actual work completed to the percentage of work planned to have been completed at any given time during the life of the project or activity
  • 134. 
    Is the Degree to which a system performs its intended function
  • 135. 
    The degree to which a set of inherent characteristics fulfils requirements
  • 136. 
    Ensures that the project will satisfy the needs for which it was undertaken
  • 137. 
    Is a standard of measurement
  • 138. 
    Are the system’s special characteristics that appeal to users
  • 139. 
    Are the screens and reports the system generates
  • 140. 
    Addresses how well a product or service performs the customer’s intended use
  • 141. 
    Is the ability of a product or service to perform as expected under normal conditions
  • 142. 
    Addresses the ease of performing maintenance on a product
  • 143. 
    Includes all the activities related to satisfying the relevant quality standards for a project
  • 144. 
    Generates ideas for quality improvements by comparing specific project practices or product characteristics to those of other projects or products within or outside the performing organization
  • 145. 
    Is a structured review of specific quality management activities that help identify lessons learned that could improve performance on current or future projects
  • 146. 
    Trace complaints about quality problems back to the responsible production operations
  • 147. 
    Is a graphic display of data that illustrates the results of a process over time
  • 148. 
    States that if seven data points in a row are all below the mean, above the mean, or are all increasing or decreasing, then the process needs to be examined for non-random problems
  • 149. 
    Helps to show if there is a relationship between two variables
  • 150. 
    Is a bar graph of a distribution of variables
  • 151. 
    Is a histogram that can help you identify and prioritize problem areas
  • 152. 
    Is “a comprehensive and flexible system for achieving, sustaining, and maximizing business success. 
  • 153. 
    Represents the number of units handled correctly through the process steps
  • 154. 
    Is any instance where the product or service fails to meet customer requirements
  • 155. 
    Anything that must be changed before delivery of the program
  • 156. 
    Means delivering products that meet requirements and fitness for use
  • 157. 
    Causes people to participate in an activity for their own enjoyment
  • 158. 
    Causes people to do something for a reward or to avoid a penalty
  • 159. 
    Argued that humans possess unique qualities that enable them to make independent choices, thus giving them control of their destiny
  • 160. 
    Projects are more likely to succeed when project managers influence with
    • A. 

      Expertise and Work Challenge

    • B. 

      Authority and Money

    • C. 

      Power and Prestige

    • D. 

      Money and Promotion

  • 161. 
    Is the potential ability to influence behavior to get people to do things they would not otherwise do
  • 162. 
    A relation of harmony, conformity, accord, or affinity
  • 163. 
    Is the matching of certain behaviors of the other person, a technique to help establish rapport
  • 164. 
    Listening with the intent to understand
  • 165. 
    Is a matrix that maps the work of the project as described in the WBS to the people responsible for performing the work as described in the OBS
  • 166. 
    Describes when and how people will be added to and taken off the project team
  • 167. 
    Is a column chart that shows the number of resources assigned to a project over time
  • 168. 
    Refers to the amount of individual resources an existing schedule requires during specific time periods
  • 169. 
    Means that more resources than are available are assigned to perform work at a given time
  • 170. 
    Is a technique for resolving resource conflicts by delaying tasks
  • 171. 
    A public document that includes details related to the identified project stakeholders
  • 172. 
    An approach to help increase the support of stakeholders throughout the project; often includes sensitive information
  • 173. 
    A document that guides project communications
  • 174. 
    Are a complete set of organized project records that provide an accurate history of the project
  • 175. 
    Is the art and science of identifying, analyzing, and responding to risk throughout the life of a project and in the best interests of meeting project objectives
  • 176. 
    Is an uncertainty that can have a negative or positive effect on meeting project objectives
  • 177. 
    Is the amount of satisfaction or pleasure received from a potential payoff
  • 178. 
    A plan that documents the procedures for managing risk throughout a project
  • 179. 
    Are predefined actions that the project team will take if an identified risk event occurs
  • 180. 
    Are developed for risks that have a high impact on meeting project objectives and are put into effect if attempts to reduce the risk are not effective
  • 181. 
    Is a technique by which a group attempts to generate ideas or find a solution for a specific problem by amassing ideas spontaneously and without judgment
  • 182. 
    Is used to derive a consensus among a panel of experts who make predictions about future developments
  • 183. 
    Is a fact-finding technique for collecting information in face-to-face, phone, e-mail, or instant-messaging discussions
  • 184. 
    A document that contains the result of various risk management processes and that is often displayed in a table or spreadsheet format
  • 185. 
    Refer to specific, uncertain events that may occur to the detriment or enhancement of the project
  • 186. 
    Are unplanned responses to risk events that must be done when there are no contingency plans
  • 187. 
    Are risks that remain after all of the response strategies have been implemented
  • 188. 
    Are a direct result of implementing a risk response
  • 189. 
    Is a technique used to show the effects of changing one or more variables on an outcome
  • 190. 
    Simulates a model’s outcome many times to provide a statistical distribution of the calculated results
  • 191. 
    Is a diagramming analysis technique used to help select the best course of action in situations in which future outcomes are uncertain
  • 192. 
    Is the product of a risk event probability and the risk event’s monetary value
  • 193. 
    Is a list of risks that are low priority but are still identified as potential risks
  • 194. 
    Are indicators or symptoms of actual risk events
  • 195. 
    Means acquiring goods and/or services from an outside source
  • 196. 
    Is a mutually binding agreement that obligates the seller to provide the specified products or services and obligates the buyer to pay for them
  • 197. 
    Acquiring goods and services for a project from outside the performing organization
  • 198. 
    General management technique used to determine whether an organization should make or perform a particular product or service inside the organization or buy from someone else
  • 199. 
    Type of contract were it involves a fixed total price for a well-defined product or service
  • 200. 
    Involve payment to the seller for direct and indirect costs
  • 201. 
    Hybrid of both fixed price and cost reimbursable contracts, often used by consultants
  • 202. 
    Require the buyer to pay the seller a predetermined amount per unit of service
  • 203. 
    Is the cost at which the contractor assumes total responsibility for each additional dollar of contract cost
  • 204. 
    The buyer pays the supplier for allowable performance costs plus a predetermined fee and an incentive bonus
  • 205. 
    The buyer pays the supplier for allowable performance costs plus a fixed fee payment usually based on a percentage of estimated costs
  • 206. 
    The buyer pays the supplier for allowable performance costs plus a predetermined percentage based on total costs
  • 207. 
    Is a description of the work required for the procurement
  • 208. 
    Used to solicit proposals from prospective sellers
  • 209. 
    Used to solicit quotes or bids from prospective suppliers
  • 210. 
    Is a document prepared by sellers providing pricing for standard items that have been clearly defined by the buyer