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Project Quality Management Practice Questions! - Quiz

This quiz is made up of Project Quality Management practice questions. When one seeks to undertake a project they come up with different ways of attaining the set goal. One of the things never to be compromised is the quality expectations. In this quiz you will have to come up with different ways you would solve an issue during PQM. Be sure to check it out and see how well you will do.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following is responsible for the quality of the project deliverables?

    • A.

      The project champion

    • B.

      The project team

    • C.

      Stakeholders

    • D.

      Customers

    Correct Answer
    B. The project team
    Explanation
    The project team is responsible for the quality of the project deliverables. They are the ones who are directly involved in the planning, execution, and monitoring of the project. They are responsible for ensuring that the project deliverables meet the required standards and specifications. The project team members have the necessary expertise and skills to ensure that the deliverables are of high quality. They are also responsible for conducting quality control activities, such as inspections and testing, to identify and resolve any issues or defects in the deliverables before they are handed over to the stakeholders or customers.

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  • 2. 

    What type of chart is the following?

    • A.

      Control

    • B.

      Pareto

    • C.

      Scatter

    • D.

      Flow

    Correct Answer
    A. Control
    Explanation
    The given answer "Control" suggests that the type of chart being referred to in the question is a Control Chart. Control charts are used to monitor and control processes over time by plotting data points on a graph and analyzing them for any variations or abnormalities. This type of chart is commonly used in quality control and statistical process control to ensure that a process is stable and within acceptable limits.

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  • 3. 

    You are the project manager for the BBB Project. Stacy, a project team member, is confused about what QA is. Which of the following best describes QA?

    • A.

      QA is quality assurance for the overall project performance.

    • B.

      QA is quality acceptance according to scope verification.

    • C.

      QA is quality assurance for the project deliverable.

    • D.

      QA is quality assurance for the project stakeholders.

    Correct Answer
    A. QA is quality assurance for the overall project performance.
  • 4. 

    You are the project manager for the Photo Scanning Project. This project is similar to another project you have completed. Your project is to electronically store thousands of historical photos for your city's historical society. Quality is paramount on this project. Management approaches you and asks why you have devoted so much of the project time for planning. Your response is which of the following?

    • A.

      This is a first-time, first-use project, so more time is needed for planning.

    • B.

      Planning for a project of this size, with this amount of quality, is mandatory.

    • C.

      Quality is planned into a project, not inspected in.

    • D.

      Quality audits are part of the planning time.

    Correct Answer
    C. Quality is planned into a project, not inspected in.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Quality is planned into a project, not inspected in." This response explains that the reason for devoting a significant amount of project time for planning is because quality is a crucial aspect of the project. By planning for quality from the beginning, the project manager ensures that all necessary measures are taken to achieve the desired level of quality in storing the historical photos. This approach prevents the need for inspecting and fixing quality issues later on, saving time and resources in the long run.

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  • 5. 

    You are the project manager for the Floor Installation Project. Today, you plan to meet with your project team to ensure the project is completed with no deviations from the project requirements. This process is which of the following?

    • A.

      Quality planning

    • B.

      Quality management

    • C.

      Quality control

    • D.

      Quality assurance

    Correct Answer
    A. Quality planning
    Explanation
    The process described in the question, where the project manager meets with the project team to ensure that the project is completed without any deviations from the project requirements, is quality planning. Quality planning involves identifying the quality standards and requirements for the project and developing a plan to meet those standards. It focuses on preventing defects and deviations from occurring by establishing processes and procedures to ensure quality throughout the project.

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  • 6. 

    You are the project manager for the ASE Project, which must map to industry standards in order to be accepted by the customer. You and your team have studied the requirements and have created a plan to implement the deliverables with the appropriate level of quality. What is this process called?

    • A.

      Quality planning

    • B.

      Quality management

    • C.

      Quality control

    • D.

      Quality assurance

    Correct Answer
    A. Quality planning
    Explanation
    The process described in the question, where the project manager and their team study the requirements and create a plan to implement the deliverables with the appropriate level of quality, is called quality planning. This process involves identifying the quality standards and objectives, determining the necessary resources and activities to achieve those objectives, and creating a plan to ensure that the deliverables meet the required quality criteria. Quality planning is an essential step in ensuring that the project meets industry standards and is accepted by the customer.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following is an example of internal failure cost?

    • A.

      Rework

    • B.

      Quality audits

    • C.

      Random quality audits

    • D.

      Project team training

    Correct Answer
    A. Rework
    Explanation
    Rework is an example of internal failure cost because it refers to the additional work or repairs that need to be done on a product or service due to quality issues or defects. This means that the initial work or effort put into the product was not done correctly, resulting in the need for extra time, resources, and expenses to fix the mistakes. Internal failure costs are incurred within the organization and include costs related to rework, scrap, and other quality-related issues that are identified before the product or service is delivered to the customer.

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  • 8. 

    QC is typically a(n) _______________ process.

    • A.

      Management

    • B.

      Project manager

    • C.

      Audit

    • D.

      Inspection

    Correct Answer
    D. Inspection
    Explanation
    Inspection is typically a process in quality control (QC) where products, processes, or systems are examined to ensure they meet the required standards and specifications. It involves a thorough examination and evaluation to identify any defects, deviations, or non-compliance. Inspection is an essential part of QC as it helps to identify and rectify any issues before the final product is delivered to the customer. It helps to maintain the quality and reliability of the products and ensures customer satisfaction.

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  • 9. 

    QA is typically a(n) _______________ process.

    • A.

      Management

    • B.

      Project manager

    • C.

      Audit

    • D.

      Inspection

    Correct Answer
    A. Management
    Explanation
    QA, which stands for Quality Assurance, is typically a management process. This process involves the planning, coordination, and control of activities to ensure that products or services meet the required quality standards. Management plays a crucial role in overseeing the QA process, setting quality objectives, allocating resources, and implementing quality control measures. They are responsible for establishing quality policies, procedures, and guidelines to ensure the effective implementation of QA practices throughout the organization. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is "Management."

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  • 10. 

    You are the project manager for a large manufacturer of wood furniture. Your new project is the Shop Table Project, which will involve the creation and manufacture of a new table for woodworkers to use in their wood shops. For this project, you have elected to use JIT for scheduling. Which of the following is an advantage to using JIT?

    • A.

      It requires materials to be readily available.

    • B.

      It allows the project team to have control over the materials.

    • C.

      It decreases the inventory investment.

    • D.

      It allows for a broad range of deviation compared to other inventory solutions.

    Correct Answer
    C. It decreases the inventory investment.
    Explanation
    Using JIT (Just-in-Time) scheduling in the Shop Table Project would be advantageous because it decreases the inventory investment. JIT focuses on producing and delivering materials and components just in time for production, minimizing the need for excess inventory. This helps to reduce costs associated with holding and managing inventory, as well as the risk of obsolescence or waste. By implementing JIT, the project manager can optimize the use of resources and ensure that materials are available when needed, without tying up excessive capital in inventory.

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  • 11. 

    Your company has elected to use ISO 9000 standards. What is an attribute of ISO 9000?

    • A.

      It ensures that your company follows its own quality procedures.

    • B.

      It ensures that your company follows the set phases in each project from initiation to closure

    • C.

      It ensures that your company maps its processes to a proven process within the program.

    • D.

      It ensures that QA and QC are integrated into the product or service your organization offers.

    Correct Answer
    A. It ensures that your company follows its own quality procedures.
    Explanation
    ISO 9000 is a set of international standards that focuses on quality management systems. One of the attributes of ISO 9000 is that it ensures that a company follows its own quality procedures. This means that the company must have established and documented processes and procedures for maintaining and improving the quality of its products or services. By following these quality procedures, the company can ensure consistency, efficiency, and customer satisfaction.

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  • 12. 

    You are the project manager of the Halogen Installation Project. As this project gets underway, you receive notice from the program manager that the organization will be moving to Kaizen technologies as part of its quality management program. What are Kaizen technologies?

    • A.

      Small improvements for small results

    • B.

      Small improvements for all projects

    • C.

      Small process and product improvements that are carried out on a continuous basis

    • D.

      Small process improvements that are made to shorten the project duration

    Correct Answer
    C. Small process and product improvements that are carried out on a continuous basis
    Explanation
    Kaizen technologies refer to small process and product improvements that are carried out on a continuous basis. This means that the organization focuses on making incremental improvements to its processes and products over time, rather than making large-scale changes all at once. These small improvements are ongoing and aim to optimize efficiency, quality, and overall performance. This approach promotes a culture of continuous improvement within the organization, leading to long-term growth and success.

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  • 13. 

    A fishbone diagram is the same as a(n) _______________ chart.

    • A.

      Ishikawa

    • B.

      Pareto

    • C.

      Flow

    • D.

      Control

    Correct Answer
    A. Ishikawa
    Explanation
    A fishbone diagram, also known as an Ishikawa diagram, is a visual tool used to identify and analyze the potential causes of a problem or an effect. It is named after its creator, Kaoru Ishikawa, and is shaped like a fishbone with branches representing different categories of potential causes. The diagram helps to organize and categorize the causes, making it easier to identify the root cause of the problem. Therefore, the correct answer is Ishikawa.

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  • 14. 

    Management has asked you to define the correlation between quality and the project scope. Which of the following is the best answer?

    • A.

      The project scope will include metrics for quality.

    • B.

      Quality metrics will be applied to the project scope.

    • C.

      Quality is the process of completing the scope to meet stated or implied needs.

    • D.

      Quality is the process of evaluating the project scope to ensure quality exists.

    Correct Answer
    C. Quality is the process of completing the scope to meet stated or implied needs.
    Explanation
    The best answer is "Quality is the process of completing the scope to meet stated or implied needs." This answer explains that quality is achieved by fulfilling the requirements and objectives of the project scope. It emphasizes the importance of meeting the stated or implied needs of the project, which is a crucial aspect of ensuring quality in project management.

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  • 15. 

    Which of the following is most true about quality?

    • A.

      It will cost more money to build quality into the project.

    • B.

      It will cost less money to build quality into the project process.

    • C.

      Quality is inspection-driven.

    • D.

      Quality is prevention-driven.

    Correct Answer
    D. Quality is prevention-driven.
    Explanation
    Quality is prevention-driven means that the focus is on preventing defects and errors from occurring in the first place rather than relying on inspections to catch them later. This approach involves implementing processes, standards, and procedures that promote quality throughout the project lifecycle. By proactively addressing potential issues and ensuring that quality is built into every aspect of the project, the need for costly rework or repairs is minimized. This ultimately leads to a more efficient and cost-effective project.

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  • 16. 

    Which of the following can be described as a business philosophy to find methods that will continuously improve products, services, and business practices?

    • A.

      TQM

    • B.

      ASQ

    • C.

      QA

    • D.

      QC

    Correct Answer
    A. TQM
    Explanation
    TQM, or Total Quality Management, can be described as a business philosophy that aims to continuously improve products, services, and business practices. It focuses on involving all employees in the process of quality improvement and emphasizes the importance of customer satisfaction. TQM promotes a culture of continuous improvement, where everyone in the organization is responsible for identifying and implementing ways to enhance quality and efficiency. By adopting TQM principles, businesses can strive for excellence and consistently meet or exceed customer expectations.

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  • 17. 

    In quality management, which of the following is not an attribute of the cost of nonconformance?

    • A.

      Loss of customers

    • B.

      Downtime

    • C.

      Safety measures

    • D.

      Rework

    Correct Answer
    C. Safety measures
    Explanation
    Safety measures are not considered an attribute of the cost of nonconformance in quality management. The cost of nonconformance refers to the expenses incurred due to poor quality, such as rework, downtime, and loss of customers. Safety measures, although important, are typically seen as a preventive measure to avoid nonconformance issues rather than a cost associated with nonconformance itself.

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  • 18. 

    You are the project manager for the KOY Project, which requires quality that maps to federal guidelines. To ensure that you can meet these standards, you have elected to put the project team through training specific to the federal guidelines your project must adhere to. The costs of these classes can be assigned to which of the following?

    • A.

      Cost of doing business

    • B.

      Cost of quality

    • C.

      Cost of adherence

    • D.

      Cost of nonconformance

    Correct Answer
    B. Cost of quality
    Explanation
    The cost of quality refers to the expenses incurred in order to ensure that the project meets the required standards and guidelines. In this case, the project manager has decided to provide training to the project team specifically related to the federal guidelines. This training is aimed at improving the quality of the project deliverables and ensuring compliance with the guidelines. Therefore, the costs of these classes can be assigned to the cost of quality.

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  • 19. 

    You are the project manager for the KOY Project, which requires quality that maps to federal guidelines. During a quality audit, you discover that a portion of the project work is faulty and must be done again. The requirement to correct the work is an example of which of the following?

    • A.

      Cost of quality

    • B.

      Cost of adherence

    • C.

      Cost of nonconformance

    • D.

      Cost of doing business

    Correct Answer
    C. Cost of nonconformance
    Explanation
    The requirement to correct the faulty work is an example of the cost of nonconformance. This refers to the costs incurred when work does not meet the required standards or guidelines. In this case, the project work did not meet the federal guidelines, and therefore, the cost of correcting the work is considered a cost of nonconformance.

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  • 20. 

    Optimal quality is reached at what point?

    • A.

      When the stakeholder accepts the project deliverable

    • B.

      When revenue from improvements equal the costs of conformance

    • C.

      When revenue from improvement equals the incremental costs to achieve the quality

    • D.

      When revenue from corrective actions equals the costs of the improvement

    Correct Answer
    C. When revenue from improvement equals the incremental costs to achieve the quality
    Explanation
    Optimal quality is reached when the revenue generated from improvement is equal to the incremental costs required to achieve that level of quality. This means that the benefits gained from improving the quality of a product or service are balanced with the additional expenses incurred to achieve that level of quality. At this point, the organization can maximize its return on investment and ensure that the costs of achieving quality are justified by the revenue generated.

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  • 21. 

    You are the project manager of the JKL Project, which currently has some production flaws. Which analysis tool will allow you to determine the cause and effect of the production faults?

    • A.

      A flow chart

    • B.

      A Pareto diagram

    • C.

      An Ishikawa diagram

    • D.

      A control chart

    Correct Answer
    C. An Ishikawa diagram
    Explanation
    An Ishikawa diagram, also known as a fishbone diagram or cause-and-effect diagram, is a visual tool used to identify and analyze the potential causes of a problem or issue. It helps project managers determine the root causes of production faults by organizing and categorizing possible causes into major categories such as people, process, materials, equipment, and environment. By visually mapping out the causes and their relationships, the Ishikawa diagram allows project managers to identify the most significant factors contributing to the production flaws, enabling them to focus on addressing those specific causes and improving the overall quality of the project.

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  • 22. 

    Linda is the project manager of a manufacturing project. She and her project team are using design of experiments to look for ways to improve quality. Which of the following best describes design of experiments?

    • A.

      It allows the project manager to move the relationship of activities to complete the project work with the best resources available.

    • B.

      It allows the project manager to experiment with the project design to determine what variables are causing the flaws.

    • C.

      It allows the project manager to experiment with variables to attempt to improve quality.

    • D.

      It allows the project manager to experiment with the project design document to become more productive and to provide higher quality.

    Correct Answer
    C. It allows the project manager to experiment with variables to attempt to improve quality.
    Explanation
    Design of experiments is a statistical technique used to identify and analyze the factors that may affect the outcome of a process or project. In this case, Linda and her project team are using design of experiments to identify variables that may be causing flaws in the manufacturing project's quality. By experimenting with these variables, they can attempt to improve the quality of the project. This answer best describes the purpose and application of design of experiments in the given scenario.

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  • 23. 

    You are the project manager of the Global Upgrade Project. Your project team consists of 75 project team members around the world. Each project team will be upgrading a piece of equipment in many different facilities. Which of the following could you implement to ensure that the project team members are completing all of the steps in the install procedure with quality?

    • A.

      Checklists

    • B.

      WBS

    • C.

      PND

    • D.

      The WBS dictionary

    Correct Answer
    A. Checklists
    Explanation
    Checklists can be implemented to ensure that project team members are completing all of the steps in the install procedure with quality. Checklists provide a structured list of tasks that need to be completed, ensuring that no steps are missed. By using checklists, project team members can easily track their progress and ensure that all necessary steps are completed accurately and efficiently. This helps to maintain the quality of the install procedure and reduces the risk of errors or omissions.

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  • 24. 

    Mark is the project manager of the PMH Project. Quality audits of the deliverables show there are several problems. Management has asked Mark to create a chart showing the distribution of problems and their frequencies. Given this, management wants which of the following?

    • A.

      A control chart

    • B.

      An Ishikawa chart

    • C.

      A Pareto diagram

    • D.

      A flow chart

    Correct Answer
    C. A Pareto diagram
    Explanation
    Management wants Mark to create a Pareto diagram. A Pareto diagram is a type of chart that displays the frequency or occurrence of problems in descending order. It helps identify the most significant problems or causes that contribute to the majority of the issues. By creating a Pareto diagram, Mark can visually represent the distribution of problems and their frequencies, allowing management to prioritize and address the most critical issues first.

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  • 25. 

    In the following graphic, what does the highlighted area represent?

    • A.

      Out-of-control data points

    • B.

      In-control data points

    • C.

      The Rule of Seven

    • D.

      Standard deviation

    Correct Answer
    C. The Rule of Seven
    Explanation
    The highlighted area in the graphic represents the Rule of Seven. The Rule of Seven is a statistical quality control tool used to determine if a process is in control or out of control. It states that if seven consecutive data points fall on one side of the mean, the process may be out of control. This rule helps identify patterns or trends in data that may indicate a problem with the process.

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