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Systems analysis is a procedure of gathering and explicating facts, recognizing the issues. This technique improves the system and maintains efficiency. Whereas, System Design means replacing the existing system by expounding its components to meet the requirements. Take this quiz to test your knowledge about types of system and functions. Let's start and learn! All the best!


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  • 1. 

    The optimistic duration (od) is best described as which of the following?

    • A.

      The estimated maximum amount of time to complete a task

    • B.

      The estimated amount of time required to complete a task

    • C.

      The estimated minimum amount of time needed to complete a task

    • D.

      An estimated amount of time required to complete a task based on a weighted average

    Correct Answer
    C. The estimated minimum amount of time needed to complete a task
    Explanation
    The optimistic duration (od) refers to the estimated minimum amount of time needed to complete a task. This means that it represents the best-case scenario or the shortest possible time required to finish the task. It does not take into account any potential delays or obstacles that may occur during the task completion process.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following job titles has as its core set of competencies: business awareness, business partner orientation, commitment to the quality, initiative, and conceptual thinking among others?

    • A.

      Project manager

    • B.

      Process manager

    • C.

      Data manager

    • D.

      Information systems manager

    Correct Answer
    A. Project manager
    Explanation
    The core set of competencies mentioned, such as business awareness, business partner orientation, commitment to quality, initiative, and conceptual thinking, align closely with the responsibilities of a project manager. Project managers are responsible for overseeing and coordinating various aspects of a project, including understanding the business context, collaborating with stakeholders, ensuring quality deliverables, taking initiative, and thinking strategically. Therefore, the correct answer is project manager.

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  • 3. 

    All of the following are resources for a project EXCEPT which one?

    • A.

      People

    • B.

      Services

    • C.

      Materials

    • D.

      Land

    Correct Answer
    D. Land
    Explanation
    In the context of a project, resources typically refer to the various inputs or assets required to complete the project successfully. People, services, and materials are commonly considered as essential resources for a project as they contribute to its execution and completion. However, land is not typically considered as a resource for a project, as it is more commonly associated with real estate or property ownership rather than project implementation.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following terms defines a formal strategy wherein a process is established to facilitate changes that occur during a project?

    • A.

      Expectations management

    • B.

      Change management

    • C.

      Project management

    • D.

      Process management

    Correct Answer
    B. Change management
    Explanation
    Change management is the correct answer because it refers to a formal strategy that is established to facilitate and manage changes that occur during a project. It involves planning, implementing, and controlling changes to ensure that they are effectively integrated into the project and that any potential negative impacts are minimized. Change management helps to ensure that the project remains on track and that any necessary adjustments are made in a controlled and organized manner.

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  • 5. 

    A project is a __ sequence of unique, complex, and connected activities that have one goal or purpose.

    • A.

      Temporary

    • B.

      Normal

    • C.

      Quick

    • D.

      Iterative

    Correct Answer
    A. Temporary
    Explanation
    A project is a temporary sequence of unique, complex, and connected activities that have one goal or purpose. This means that a project has a defined start and end date, and it is not an ongoing or permanent endeavor. Projects are typically undertaken to achieve a specific objective or deliver a desired outcome, and once that objective is met, the project is considered complete. Therefore, the correct answer is "temporary."

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  • 6. 

    Tasks of project management include all of the following, EXCEPT:

    • A.

      Negotiate scope

    • B.

      Art of persuasion

    • C.

      Identify tasks

    • D.

      Assign resources

    • E.

      Direct team effort

    Correct Answer
    B. Art of persuasion
    Explanation
    The tasks of project management include negotiating scope, identifying tasks, assigning resources, and directing team effort. However, the art of persuasion is not typically considered a task of project management. While project managers may need to use persuasion skills to influence stakeholders or team members, it is not a specific task that is typically listed as part of project management responsibilities.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following are considered resources in the project management life cycle?

    • A.

      People

    • B.

      Services

    • C.

      Supplies and materials

    • D.

      A and b

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    In the project management life cycle, various resources are required for successful project completion. People are essential resources as they contribute their skills, knowledge, and expertise to the project. Services are also considered resources as they provide specialized assistance or support to the project. Additionally, supplies and materials are necessary resources for carrying out project activities. Therefore, all of the options mentioned (people, services, supplies and materials) are considered resources in the project management life cycle.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following best describes forward scheduling?

    • A.

      It is where a project establishes an end date and then schedules backward from that point

    • B.

      It is a type of scheduling where every event is scheduled before the scope definition phase

    • C.

      It is not part of any system analysis phase

    • D.

      It is where a project establishes a start date and then schedules forward from that point

    Correct Answer
    D. It is where a project establishes a start date and then schedules forward from that point
    Explanation
    Forward scheduling is a type of scheduling where a project establishes a start date and then schedules forward from that point. This means that tasks and events are planned and scheduled in chronological order, starting from the established start date and moving forward in time. This approach helps to determine the timing and sequence of activities, ensuring that they are completed in a logical and timely manner. By scheduling forward, project managers can effectively allocate resources, manage dependencies, and meet project deadlines.

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  • 9. 

    What best describes a statement of work (SOW)?

    • A.

      A SOW is a narrative description of the work to be performed as part of a project

    • B.

      A SOW is a document provided by the customer of what the project will achieve for them

    • C.

      A SOW is used in the decision analysis phase to analyze solutions and choose the best one

    • D.

      A SOW shows what work was done in the project and recommendations for future projects

    Correct Answer
    A. A SOW is a narrative description of the work to be performed as part of a project
    Explanation
    A statement of work (SOW) is a detailed description of the work that needs to be completed as part of a project. It outlines the objectives, deliverables, timeline, and resources required for the project. It provides a clear understanding of what needs to be accomplished, allowing all stakeholders to have a common understanding of the project scope and expectations. The SOW serves as a reference document throughout the project, ensuring that all parties are aligned and working towards the same goals.

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  • 10. 

    What is the PERT chart?

    • A.

      Project evaluation and revision table chart

    • B.

      Pickled elephant and roasted tomato chart

    • C.

      Portfolio enhancing and resume technique chart

    • D.

      Project evaluation and review technique chart

    Correct Answer
    D. Project evaluation and review technique chart
    Explanation
    The PERT chart, or project evaluation and review technique chart, is a visual tool used in project management to plan and schedule tasks. It helps in identifying the critical path, estimating project duration, and managing dependencies between tasks. The chart displays tasks as nodes and shows the sequence and dependencies between them using arrows. It also includes information about the estimated time required for each task and the earliest and latest possible start and finish times. The PERT chart is a valuable tool for project managers to track progress and make informed decisions to ensure project success.

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  • 11. 

    All of the following are stages of team development EXCEPT:

    • A.

      Form

    • B.

      Conform

    • C.

      Perform

    • D.

      Storm

    Correct Answer
    B. Conform
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "conform" because it is not a recognized stage of team development. The stages of team development typically include forming, storming, norming, and performing. Forming is the initial stage where team members come together and get acquainted. Storming is the stage where conflicts and disagreements arise as team members establish their roles and responsibilities. Norming is the stage where team members start to work together more cohesively and establish norms and expectations. Performing is the final stage where the team is highly functional and achieves its goals. "Conform" does not fit into any of these stages and is not recognized as a typical stage of team development.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following is the unweighted estimated amount of time required to complete a task?

    • A.

      Most likely duration

    • B.

      Optimistic duration

    • C.

      Pessimistic duration

    • D.

      Expected duration

    Correct Answer
    D. Expected duration
    Explanation
    The expected duration is the unweighted estimated amount of time required to complete a task. This estimation is based on a realistic assessment of the task, taking into account various factors such as past experience, available resources, and potential obstacles. Unlike the optimistic or pessimistic durations, which represent extreme scenarios, the expected duration provides a more balanced and probable estimate of the time needed to complete the task.

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  • 13. 

    Which of the following denotes when the finish of one task triggers the start of another task?

    • A.

      Finish to start

    • B.

      Start to start

    • C.

      Finish to finish

    • D.

      Start to finish

    Correct Answer
    A. Finish to start
    Explanation
    Finish to start is the correct answer because it refers to a dependency relationship between two tasks where the finish of one task triggers the start of another task. This means that the second task cannot begin until the first task has been completed. It is a common type of relationship in project management, where tasks are often dependent on each other in a sequential manner.

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  • 14. 

    All of the following are techniques in estimating optimistic, pessimistic, and expected duration EXCEPT?

    • A.

      Function points

    • B.

      COCOMO

    • C.

      OOAD

    • D.

      Decomposition

    Correct Answer
    C. OOAD
    Explanation
    The techniques mentioned in the question, namely function points, COCOMO, and decomposition, are all commonly used in estimating optimistic, pessimistic, and expected duration. However, OOAD (Object-Oriented Analysis and Design) is not directly related to estimating duration. OOAD is a software engineering methodology that focuses on modeling and designing software systems using object-oriented concepts. While it may indirectly impact the estimation process, it is not specifically used for estimating duration.

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  • 15. 

    Which definition best describes resource leveling?

    • A.

      Sequence of dependent tasks that determines the earliest completion date for a project

    • B.

      Tool used to understand dynamics and impact of changing the parameters of a project

    • C.

      Uncontrolled addition of technical features to a system

    • D.

      Strategy for correcting resource overallocations

    Correct Answer
    D. Strategy for correcting resource overallocations
    Explanation
    Resource leveling is a strategy for correcting resource overallocations. It involves redistributing or reassigning resources in order to balance the workload and ensure that no resource is overworked or underutilized. This strategy helps in optimizing resource utilization, avoiding bottlenecks, and preventing delays in project completion. By leveling resources, project managers can achieve a more efficient and effective allocation of resources, leading to smoother project execution and improved overall project performance.

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  • 16. 

    Joint project planning (JRP) is a strategy where all of the following occur, EXCEPT:

    • A.

      All stakeholders participate in a 1-3 day project management workshop

    • B.

      A consensus is reached on scope, schedule, resources, and budget

    • C.

      Actively involved in all inputs and deliverables

    • D.

      Involves process owners only since they are most concerned with the system

    Correct Answer
    D. Involves process owners only since they are most concerned with the system
    Explanation
    Joint project planning (JRP) is a strategy that involves all stakeholders participating in a project management workshop, reaching a consensus on scope, schedule, resources, and budget, and actively being involved in all inputs and deliverables. The statement "involves process owners only since they are most concerned with the system" is not correct because JRP includes all stakeholders, not just process owners.

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