Test Your Knowledge About Project Management

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Test Your Knowledge About Project Management - Quiz

A lot of projects fail due to poor planning, and project management elevates the chances of goals being met under the same timeline. Do you consider yourself knowledgeable when it comes to project management and all the steps that you should take to meet your task? Take up this test and test your knowledge about project management. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    5. You are the project manager for the AQA Project. You would like to include several of the customers in the project planningsessions. Your project leader would like to know why the stakeholders should be involved since your project team will bedetermining the best method to reach the project objectives. You should include the stakeholders because _____________.
    • A. 

      It generates goodwill between the project team and the stakeholders.

    • B. 

      It allows the stakeholders to see the project manager as the authority of the project.

    • C. 

      It allows the project team to meet the stakeholders and express their concerns regarding project constraints.

    • D. 

      It allows the project team to leverage the skills and knowledge of the stakeholders to develop the project plan.

  • 2. 
    You are the project manager of a new mobile application project for a client. You have requested that several of thestakeholders participate in the initiation of the project. Why is this important?
    • A. 

      It improves the probability of shared ownership.

    • B. 

      It allows for scope constraints.

    • C. 

      It prevents scope creep.

    • D. 

      It allows for effective communications.

  • 3. 
    You are coaching several new project managers in your organization about the project management life cycle and the purposeof each group. There is some confusion, however, about the actual purpose of the project management planning processgroup. What is the primary purpose of the planning process group?
    • A. 

      To initiate the project work

    • B. 

      To determine the project cost

    • C. 

      To determine the Iron Triangle of Project Management

    • D. 

      To develop the project management plan

  • 4. 
    Beth is the project customer for a home construction project. The project is likely to be awarded to your company's design firm,but there are still some questions regarding the proposal your company has offered to Beth. Robert, your manager, wants youto be the project manager on this project even though it technically hasn't been awarded to your company. When is a projectmanager typically selected?
    • A. 

      Planning phase

    • B. 

      Executing phase

    • C. 

      Initiation phase

    • D. 

      When the project charter is approved

  • 5. 
    Gary is teaching a group of project managers about the PMP and the PMBOK Guide. Gary wants to clearly communicate whatproject management is according to the PMBOK Guide. Which one of the following statements best describes what projectmanagement is?
    • A. 

      Project management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project team members to meet project requirements.

    • B. 

      Project management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet project requirements.

    • C. 

      Project management is the collection of the project management processes used on every project.

    • D. 

      Project management is the application of the project management processes that are used on every project.

  • 6. 
    In order for a project to be successful, there must be four conditions. Which one of the following is not a condition required forproject success?
    • A. 

      The project team must select the appropriate processes to meet the project objectives.

    • B. 

      The project team must select applicable knowledge areas in order to meet the project objectives.

    • C. 

      The project team must comply with requirements to meet stakeholder needs, wants, and expectations.

    • D. 

      The project team must balance the competing demands of scope, time, cost, quality, resources, and risk to create a quality product.

  • 7. 
    When a project manager and a project team choose the processes that they deem applicable to their project, this is calledwhat?
    • A. 

      Tailoring

    • B. 

      Faulty project management

    • C. 

      Functional project management

    • D. 

      Rolling wave planning

  • 8. 
    Ron is the project manager of a new project and he's eager to meet the project team to get the project planned and the workmoving. However, he's confused as to when he will actually acquire the team. In which process group will the project team beacquired?
    • A. 

      Initiating

    • B. 

      Planning

    • C. 

      Executing

    • D. 

      Monitoring and controlling

  • 9. 
    You are the project manager of a new project. You have worked with management to identify several initial assumptions andconstraints for your project. Where will these items be documented?
    • A. 

      Project management plan

    • B. 

      Project scope statement

    • C. 

      Project charter

    • D. 

      Risk management plan

  • 10. 
    Ben is the project manager for his company. A customer has requested a new website and asked that Ben serve as theproject manager since he's done great work in the past for her company. Based on this information, when does a projectbecome officially authorized?
    • A. 

      When the project charter is written

    • B. 

      When the project is funded

    • C. 

      When the project team is assembled

    • D. 

      When the project charter is approved

  • 11. 
    You are the project manager of a new project to construct a children's playground in your community. The project is beingfunded by a private donor, but they expect you to manage the project with the fullest attention. When does the vast majority of aproject's budget get expended?
    • A. 

      During the planning process group activities

    • B. 

      During the execution process group activities

    • C. 

      During the initiation process group activities

    • D. 

      During the procurement process group activities

  • 12. 
    You have identified a negative risk within your project and would like to implement a work-around to the risk. A work-around isan example of what?
    • A. 

      A corrective action

    • B. 

      A defect repair

    • C. 

      Preventive action

    • D. 

      Poor project management

  • 13. 
    You are working on a new high-profile project. Management has asked that you pause the project at the end of each projectphase to communicate with them about the work and the project progress, and provide cost and schedule forecasts. Whichprocess group can provide feedback between project phases?
    • A. 

      Planning

    • B. 

      Executing

    • C. 

      Monitoring and controlling

    • D. 

      Closing

  • 14. 
    You are the project manager of an IT upgrade project for a health care client. The client demands perfection in the project'sproduct because of the lives your project's product will affect. Which process aims to eliminate causes of unsatisfactoryperformance?
    • A. 

      Scope definition

    • B. 

      Scope validation

    • C. 

      Quality control

    • D. 

      Cost control

  • 15. 
    Mick is the project manager of the CHA Design Project. The project has been performing poorly on both costs and schedule. The customer has become very aggravated with the project problems and has decided to cancel the project. Which processmust happen next?
    • A. 

      Scope control

    • B. 

      Procurement management

    • C. 

      Contract closure

    • D. 

      No additional process is needed because the project has been canceled.

  • 16. 
    Management has determined that your project must be completed by December 30. This date is an input to your planning process group and is considered what?
    • A. 

      A constraint

    • B. 

      An enterprise environmental factor

    • C. 

      An organizational process asset

    • D. 

      An assumption

  • 17. 
    You are the project manager for a pharmaceutical company. You are currently working on a project for a new drug yourcompany is creating. A recent change in a law governing drug testing will impact your project and change your project scope.The first thing you should do as project manager is:
    • A. 

      Create a documented change request.

    • B. 

      Proceed as planned since the project will be grandfathered beyond the new change in the law.

    • C. 

      Consult with the project stakeholders.

    • D. 

      Stop all project work until the issue is resolved.

  • 18. 
    You are the project manager for the HALO Project. You and your project team are preparing the project plan. Of the following,which one is a project plan development constraint you and your team must consider
    • A. 

      The budget as assigned by management

    • B. 

      Project plans from similar projects

    • C. 

      Project plans from similar projects that have failed

    • D. 

      Interviews with SMEs who have experience with the project work in your project plan

  • 19. 
    You are the project manager of a new project to develop a new software product. Management has not required a formalproject management plan in the past, but they'd like you to develop a project management plan to serve as a model ortemplate for all other projects in the organization. The primary purpose of your project management plan is:
    • A. 

      To define the work to be completed to reach the project end date.

    • B. 

      To define the work needed in each phase of the project life cycle.

    • C. 

      To prevent any changes to the scope.

    • D. 

      To provide accurate communication for the project team, project sponsor, and stakeholders regarding how the project will be executed, controlled, and closed.

  • 20. 
    Of the following, which one is an input to project plan development?
    • A. 

      Assumptions

    • B. 

      Outputs from other project management processes

    • C. 

      Earned value management

    • D. 

      Business needs

  • 21. 
    Robert is the project manager of the HBQ Project. This project requires all of the telephones in the organization to be removedand replaced with an Internet phone. He's learned that the removal of some of the phones has damaged the walls in the officebuilding and they will need to be repaired. This project has a deadline and little time for repairing errors that weren'tanticipated. Based on this information, which one of the following is the best example of defect repair review?
    • A. 

      Adding labor to a project to reduce errors during the installation of hardware

    • B. 

      Retraining the project team on how to install a new material so that all future work with the new materials is done correctly

    • C. 

      Repairing an incorrectly installed door in a new home construction project

    • D. 

      Inspecting work that has been corrected because it was done incorrectly the first time

  • 22. 
    You are the project manager of the NHG Project. You have had to terminate a contract with a vendor. What is this an exampleof?
    • A. 

      A special case of contract closure

    • B. 

      Mitigation

    • C. 

      A contract claim

    • D. 

      Scope closure

  • 23. 
    The project plan provides a baseline for several things. Which one of the following does the project plan NOT provide a baseline for?
    • A. 

      Scope

    • B. 

      Cost

    • C. 

      Schedule

    • D. 

      Control

  • 24. 
    You are the project manager for your organization. When it comes to integrated change control, you must ensure that which oneof the following is present?
    • A. 

      Supporting detail for the change

    • B. 

      Approval of the change from the project team

    • C. 

      Approval of the change from a subject matter expert

    • D. 

      Risk assessment for each proposed change

  • 25. 
    Keisha is the project manager for her organization and she's working with her project team to develop the project managementplan for a new project. The project team is confused about the change management plan and how it governs changes withinthe project. The project plan provides what in regard to project changes?
    • A. 

      A methodology to approve or decline changes

    • B. 

      A guide to all future project risk management decisions

    • C. 

      A vision of the project deliverables

    • D. 

      A fluid document that may be updated as needed based on the CCB

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