What Do You Know About Project Management? Quiz

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It is possible to estimate a project accurately be it when it comes to time, costs, and other resources. What do you know about project management? Do you have what it takes to be a good project manager? Well take up the quiz below and get to see just how much you know about it by taking up this great quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A project team member has, on his own initiative, added extra vents to an attic to increase air circulation. The project plan didnot call for these extra vents, but the team member decided they were needed based on the geographical location of thehouse. The project team's experts concur with this decision. This is an example of:
    • A. 

      Cost control

    • B. 

      Ineffective change control

    • C. 

      Self-led teams

    • D. 

      Value-added change

  • 2. 
    It's important for you, the project manager, to understand what each of the project management processes create. One of thekey processes you'll do is scope control throughout your project. Which of the following is an output of scope control?
    • A. 

      Work-around

    • B. 

      Change request for a corrective action

    • C. 

      Transference

    • D. 

      Risk assessment

  • 3. 
    You are the project manager for the JHG Project. Your project is to create a new product for your industry. You have recentlylearned that your competitor is also working on a similar project, but their offering will include a computer-aided program andweb-based tools, which your project does not offer. You have implemented a change request to update your projectaccordingly. This is an example of which of the following?
    • A. 

      A change due to an error and omission in the initiation phase

    • B. 

      A change due to an external event

    • C. 

      A change due to an error or omission in the planning phase

    • D. 

      A change due to a legal issue

  • 4. 
    You are the project manager of a large project. Your project sponsor and management have approved you to outsourceportions of the project plan. What must be considered if a change request affects the procured work?
    • A. 

      The project sponsor

    • B. 

      The contractual agreement

    • C. 

      Vendor(s)

    • D. 

      The cause of the change request

  • 5. 
    A project team member has asked you what a scope statement is. Which of the following is a characteristic of a project scopestatement?
    • A. 

      Defines the scope baseline for the project

    • B. 

      Defines the requirements for each project within the organization

    • C. 

      Defines the roles and responsibilities of each project team member

    • D. 

      Defines the project deliverables and the work needed to create those deliverables

  • 6. 
    One of the stakeholders of the project you are managing asks why you consider the project scope statement so important inyour project management methodology. You answer her question with which of the following?
    • A. 

      It is mandatory to consult the plan before authorizing any change.

    • B. 

      Project managers must document any changes before approving or declining them.

    • C. 

      The project scope helps the project manager determine if a change is within or outside of scope.

    • D. 

      The project plan and earned value management (EVM) work together to assess the risk involved with proposed changes.

  • 7. 
    You are the project manager for a large construction project. The architect has provided your project team with blueprintsdetailing the exact layout of the building your team will be creating. He insists that the team follow the blueprints as he'sdesigned them. The blueprints are an example of which one of the following?
    • A. 

      Project specifications

    • B. 

      Approval requirements

    • C. 

      Project constraints

    • D. 

      Initially defined risks

  • 8. 
    Complete this sentence: Project scope management is primarily concerned with defining and controlling ____________________.
    • A. 

      What is and is not included in the project

    • B. 

      What is and is not included in the product

    • C. 

      Changes to the project scope

    • D. 

      Changes to the configuration management system

  • 9. 
    You are the project manager of the HGF Project. You would like to use a portion of the activity list from the HGB project, which is similar to your current project. The portion of the activity list from the HGB Project is best described as which of the following?
    • A. 

      Rolling Wave Planning

    • B. 

      Analogous estimating

    • C. 

      A template

    • D. 

      Expert judgment

  • 10. 
    You are the project manager of a large project for your organization. Much of the project will center on new software which you'll be installing on 4500 laptops in stages. Because of the likelihood of change, you've recommended a rolling wave plan approach. Which of the following is the best example of rolling wave planning?
    • A. 

      Using expert judgement for the current project

    • B. 

      Using a portion of the activity list from a previous project

    • C. 

      Breaking down of project scope

    • D. 

      Planning the immediate portions of the project in detail and the future project portions at a higher level

  • 11. 
    You are working with your project team to break down the [project work into activities. Which component in the WBS must be broken down to get to the schedule activities?
    • A. 

      Project Scope

    • B. 

      Work packages

    • C. 

      Planning packages

    • D. 

      Product scope

  • 12. 
    You and the project team have created the work breakdown structure based on the project scope and requirements. Your next step is to create the project's activity list. Which on of the following will NOT be included in the activity list created with the project management team?
    • A. 

      Activities that are not part of the project scope

    • B. 

      Quality control activities

    • C. 

      Activities to create the work packages

    • D. 

      Physical terms, such as linear feet of pipe to be installed

  • 13. 
    Mary has created an activity list with her project team. She has included activity attributes for each of the activities in her project activity list. Of the following, which one is not an example of an activity attribute that Mary likely included?
    • A. 

      Scope verification process

    • B. 

      Predecessor activities

    • C. 

      Leads and lags

    • D. 

      Geographic are where the work must take place

  • 14. 
    Your project team agrees that the server's operating system must first be installed before the application can be installed.  This best describes which of the following?
    • A. 

      Hard logic

    • B. 

      Soft logic

    • C. 

      Start-to-start relationship

    • D. 

      Finish-to-finish relationship

  • 15. 
    You are working with your project team to schedule activities for your construction project.  You have scheduled the painting activity to be completed before the carpet installation activity may begin.  The relationship between the painting activity and carpet installation activity can be best described as which one of the following?
    • A. 

      Lag

    • B. 

      Lead

    • C. 

      Finish-to-start

    • D. 

      Start-to-finish

  • 16. 
    Consider a project that is to begin work on a Monday and a project team that will not work any weekends.  The critical path of the project is 17 days.  On what day of the week will the project be completed? 
    • A. 

      Monday

    • B. 

      Tuesday

    • C. 

      Wednesday

    • D. 

      Thursday

  • 17. 
    Mike, a project manager in your company, is falling behind on the project schedule.  He has elected to crash the project.  What is crashing?
    • A. 

      Adding lag time between all project activities.

    • B. 

      Adding lead time between all project activities

    • C. 

      Adding additional project resources to the project work

    • D. 

      Removing all unneeded project deliverables

  • 18. 
    You are the project manager of the PJG Project for your company. This project is similar to a project you completed a few months ago and you'd like to reference the older project for information. Which estimating technique uses a similar project to predict how long the current project will take to complete?
    • A. 

      Analogous estimating

    • B. 

      Parametric estimating

    • C. 

      Organizational process assets

    • D. 

      Bottom-up estimating

  • 19. 
    You are using a three-point estimate for your project.  Howard reports that his optimistic estimate is 16 hours, his most likely estimate is 24 hours, and the pessimistic estimate is 65 hours.  What is the estimated duration for Howard's activity?
    • A. 

      You won't know until Howard actually does the work

    • B. 

      105 hours

    • C. 

      24 hours

    • D. 

      35 hours

  • 20. 
    The framing activity cannot begin until the concrete has cured for 36 hours.  The time between the concrete activity and the framing activity is best described as which one of the following? 
    • A. 

      Hard logic

    • B. 

      Lag time

    • C. 

      Lead time

    • D. 

      Finish-to-start relationship

  • 21. 
    Management has asked you to create the schedule management plan to identify the different processes and procedures your project will require. During the creation of the plan, you need to identify schedule control and its components. A​Schedule control is part of which project management process?
    • A. 

      Change control

    • B. 

      Cost Control

    • C. 

      WBS refinements

    • D. 

      . Integrated change control

  • 22. 
    Terry is the project manager of the network update project and the project stakeholders have requested that four new servers be added to the project. This addition will cause changes in the project costs and schedule. Which system can manage changes to the project schedule?
    • A. 

      Change control system

    • B. 

      Schedule change control system

    • C. 

      Integrated change control

    • D. 

      Change control board

  • 23. 
    Which schedule development tool does not consider the availability of the project resources only when the work may take place in the project?
    • A. 

      Critical path method

    • B. 

      Critical chain method

    • C. 

      Schedule compression

    • D. 

      Arrow on the node method

  • 24. 
    You are working with your project team to respond to some delays in the project schedule. You have elected to crash the project schedule and management wants to know what effect this will have on the project as a whole. ​What happens when a project manager elects to crash a project?
    • A. 

      Project ends early

    • B. 

      Project ends on time

    • C. 

      Project costs will increase

    • D. 

      Project team morale will decrease

  • 25. 
    You are using a previous similar project to predict the costs of the current project. Which of the following best describes analogous estimating?
    • A. 

      Regression analysis

    • B. 

      Bottom up estimating

    • C. 

      Organizational process assets

    • D. 

      Enterprise environmental factors

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