Quiz Review - Chapter 4

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Quiz Review - Chapter 4

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You are the project manager for a project that will develop in-house software used to monitor computer parts inventory. Your project sponsor asks that you begin working on the WBS.What is a WBS?
    • A. 

      A break down of the project work activities

    • B. 

      A decomposition of the project scope

    • C. 

      Weekly deadlines for the project

    • D. 

      A topology of the project team's responsibilities

  • 2. 
    You are the project manager for the NQQ Project. You have been working with the project team to create the WBS and have now decomposed the project down to work packages. What is a work package?
    • A. 

      A unit of work that must be completed before the next unit begin

    • B. 

      The smallest unit of work that can be performed by the team as a whole

    • C. 

      The smallest decomposed object in the WBS

    • D. 

      One of the three parts of any project; the introduction, the implementation, and the project wrap-up

  • 3. 
    You are working with your project team to decompose the project scope down the work packages. Some of the project team members are concerned that you'll want to subdivide the deliverables to a very granular level rather that trust the project team to do their work. You assure them this won't happen, as you're using the 8/80 Rule. What is the 8/80 Rule?
    • A. 

      How long a phase should last

    • B. 

      A heuristic that says a project should last more than 8 months or less than 80 days

    • C. 

      A heuristic that says a task should not last more than 80 hours or less than 8 hours

    • D. 

      A description of a collection of tasks within one phase

  • 4. 
    Gary is the project manager of a small project for his organization. You are serving as a project management consultant to this project. Gary tells you that because his project is so small, he doesn't feel the need to create a WBS. You tell Gary that it's in the project's best interest for him to follow through and create the WBS. Why must Gary and the project team create a WBS?
    • A. 

      The WBS allows the project manager to work backward from the targeted date to assign.

    • B. 

      The WBS allows the project manager to assign resources to tasks.

    • C. 

      The creation of the WBS ensures that all of the project deliverables are fully identified and decomposed so that the necessary resources may be obtained and assigned to the work.

    • D. 

      The WBS allows the project manager to assign multiple team meembers to multiples tasks to speed up the implementation

  • 5. 
    You are implementing a small network and would like to create a WBS. Todd, you assistant, does not want to create a WBS for such a small project. Why should you create a WBS for every project?
    • A. 

      To ensure maximum billable hours

    • B. 

      To ensure the project is complete and whole at finish

    • C. 

      To ensure Todd performs all of his responsibilities

    • D. 

      To work toward a definite deliverable

  • 6. 
    You are the project manager for you organization and are reviewing the requirements for you new project. The business analyst has completed the requirements and is consulting with you on what each requirement is and why it's important to the project stakeholders. You would like to create a table that maps each requirement, its characteristics, when the requirements will be created, and other information. What type of a table would you like to create?
    • A. 

      RACI chart

    • B. 

      Roles and responsibility chart

    • C. 

      Requirement traceability matrix

    • D. 

      WBS dictionary

  • 7. 
    You are the project manager for your organization, and you and the project team are creating your WBS for a software development project. You are mapping the WBS to phases within your project. Of the following, which one is the end result of a phase that can help in the WBS creation?
    • A. 

      Milestones

    • B. 

      Project management life cycle

    • C. 

      Deliverables

    • D. 

      Project funding

  • 8. 
    All of the following components are part of the scope baseline except for which one?
    • A. 

      Project charter

    • B. 

      Project scope statement

    • C. 

      Project WBS

    • D. 

      WBS dictionary

  • 9. 
    You are the project manager for your organization and are working with you project team to create the project scope statement. Part of the scope statement is to define the constraints and assumptions that you must work with in the project. Which one of the following is an example of a project assumption?
    • A. 

      A predefined schedule

    • B. 

      A predefined budget

    • C. 

      Interoperability of the software and existing hardware

    • D. 

      A requirement to include scalability in the hardware you add to operations

  • 10. 
    What is the name of the numbering sequence a project manager can use to identify the components of a WBS?
    • A. 

      Code of accounts

    • B. 

      Chart of accounts

    • C. 

      WBS dictionary index

    • D. 

      Project glossary

  • 11. 
    Sally is the project manager for the NAA Project in her organization. She is about to create the WBS based on the approved project scope for her project. She would like to include several key stakeholders in the creation of the WBS. What is the primary benefit of including the stakeholders in the WBS creation process?
    • A. 

      Including stakeholders ensures that all of the requirements are identified and captured.

    • B. 

      Including stakeholders ensures that the stakeholders know who the project manager is and who the project team members are.

    • C. 

      Including stakeholders ensures that the stakeholders see that all of the requirements have been identified and are accounted for in the project.

    • D. 

      Including stakeholders helps to promote shared ownership of the project.

  • 12. 
    Which one of the following is not needed when creating a WBS?
    • A. 

      Project team members

    • B. 

      A preferred sequence of project activities

    • C. 

      A project scope

    • D. 

      Identified project deliverables

  • 13. 
    You are the IT project manager for a project to install a new mail server. Which of the following best describes the best approach to creating the WBS?
    • A. 

      Create a sample WBS and give it the project team to complete.

    • B. 

      Work with the project team to create a sample WBS and give it to management.

    • C. 

      Work with the project team and the key stakeholders to create the WBS.

    • D. 

      A project of this size does not need a WBS.

  • 14. 
    One of your primary concerns with the project scope is that the stakeholders may add requirements once the project is in motion, Why should the project scope be guarded against even simple additions?
    • A. 

      It adds additional team members to the project.

    • B. 

      It distracts the team members from the project.

    • C. 

      Additions, even simple ones, can greatly impact the success of a project.

    • D. 

      Additions, even simple ones, must be approved through the project sponsor.

  • 15. 
    What should signify the end of each phase?
    • A. 

      A milestone that has been reached

    • B. 

      A party for project team

    • C. 

      A date that has been established within the WBS

    • D. 

      A definite deliverable result

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