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Question 1

As a project manager you are responsible for maintaining and ensuring integrity of all of the following except:




Question 2

The purpose of a dummy activity in activity-on-arrow diagramming is to:




Question 3

Complex projects, involving cross-disciplinary efforts, are MOST effectively managed by:




Question 4

Ideally, communication between the project manager and the project team members should take place:




Question 5

Reviewing work products and results to ensure that all were completed satisfactorily and formally accepted is part of:




Question 6

Analogous estimating:




Question 7

Configuration management is any documented procedure used to apply technical administrative direction and surveillance to:




Question 8

During the sixth monthly update on a ten-month, $30,000 project, the analysis shows that the PV (BCWS) is $20,000 and the AC (ACWP) is $10,000. The EV (BCWP) is also determined to be $15,000. What can be determined by these figures?




Question 9

The decomposition process is a technique used to construct a:




Question 10

Most project managers spend about _________ of their work time engaged is some form of communications.




Question 11

In network diagramming, a loop means




Question 12

An important part of the staffing plan addresses how personnel will be released when no longer needed on the project. This is important because it:




Question 13

What is the difference between the project plan and the performance measurement baseline?




Question 14

When a project manager places a purchase order for a piece of equipment, it represents which of the following?




Question 15

Which of the following statements correctly identifies the relationship between the contracts manager (i.e.,procurement specialist) and the project manager?




Question 16

In the estimating process, as the accuracy of the estimate increases:




Question 17

Examples of team building activities include:




Question 18

A KEY activity for achieving customer satisfaction is to define:




Question 19

Conflict resolution techniques that may be used on a project include:




Question 20

If seven people are intimately involved in the same task and must frequently communicate with each other, how many lines of  communication are there?




Question 21

Communication is the prime responsibility of a project:




Question 22

A Network analysis technique that shows conditional and  probabilistic treatment of logical relationships is called:




Question 23

Scenario:

A task was originally estimated to require 100 hours effort. 80 hours have been spent and the person assigned to the task estimates 80  additional hours will be required to complete the task.

In the sample above, what is the calculated percent complete for this task?




Question 24

Scenario:

A general contractor has been asked to provide an estimated cost for a project to build a four bedroom colonial. The contractor has recently built similar houses in the selected neighborhood. The potential buyers would like a ballpark estimate before they  proceed with detailed planning.

In the sample scenario above, what estimating method is the general contractor most likely to use?




Question 25

Which of the following are frequently used tools in procurement  planning?




Question 26

Characteristics of a good project manager include all of the following except :




Question 27

In the sample scenario above, what type of communications report may best communicate the staff loading




Question 28

A contractor's deliverable has been delayed 30 days. The process of determining how this event will affect the project schedule is called risk:




Question 29

Scenario:

A project manager loads tasks, effort estimates, assignments, and task dependencies into project planning software. The resulting plan has many tasks starting on Day 1 of the project that are assigned to Susan Jones. These tasks have no functional dependencies (i.e., they are not required to be completed in any particular order.) The plan shows that Susan will be working 15 hours per day

What should the project manager do first in responding to the above scenario?




Question 30

Cost estimates include all of the following resource categories except:




Question 31

You are the project manager and responsible for quality audit. You have been accused for being a fanatic because of your practice of conducting not one, but multiple, quality audit on a project. Which one of the following types of audits is not an example of a quality audit?




Question 32

Configuration management is a technique for:




Question 33

Scenario

The East Coast division invests $50,000 in a project that generates a return of $56,000 in a year. They could have invested in another project which would have generated a return of  $60,000.

By investing in the first project they have effectively lost $4,000. This is considered -




Question 34

Cost estimates may be expressed in:




Question 35

Effective stakeholder management includes all of the following  project elements EXCEPT:




Question 36

If the PV (BCWS) was 80,000, the EV (BCWP) was 75,000, and the AC (ACWP) was 71,000, what is the cost variance?




Question 37

A project schedule completion date will change if:




Question 38

During the contract close-out, the project manager needs to document the:




Question 39

Scenario :

Sam is going to start a report writing task on Monday and finish the task the following Friday. Sam will work on the report for two hours each day.

In the sample above, what Is the duration of this task?




Question 40

A precise description of a deliverable is called a:




Question 41

Estimate at completion (EAC) may be computed as:




Question 42

What is an example of a product with high quality but low grade?




Question 43

If team members are more technically skilled than the project manager, what actions should the project manager take?




Question 44

A generally accepted method to confirm accuracy of task progress is through:




Question 45

The disorientation experienced by people who suddenly find themselves living and working in a different environment is known as:




Question 46

The fast tracking  method of schedule compression, which is  frequently used on projects today, usually involves:




Question 47

The critical path in any schedule:




Question 48

Planning a project is a process that develops products such as a schedule. This process produces the following for a schedule:




Question 49

The precedence diagramming method provides project managers with knowledge of:




Question 50

A change control board (CCB) is:




Question 51

The project managers leadership style should be matched to the corresponding developmental level of the project team and should move through successive steps in the following order:




Question 52

Scenario:

Company XYZ has a fixed price contract to produce 10,000 widgets for a price of $100,000. An invoice will not be generated until all widgets are completed. The budgeted cost of manufacturing the widgets is $9 per widget. All widgets were to be completed by today. Unfortunately, the project is behind schedule, and only 9,000 widgets have been completed. Actual manufacturing costs to date are $90,000.

In the above scenario, what is the earned value as of today?




Question 53

A project was estimated to cost $1.5 million and scheduled to last six months. After three months, the earned value analysis shows the following:
BCWP = $650,000 BCWS = $750,000 ACWP = $800,000
What are the schedule and cost variances?




Question 54

Of the following types of cost, which is not important in making a sound financial decision to halt or continue with a project?




Question 55

Scenario:

Joe has been assigned to a project developing a new automobile design. Joes past performance reviews indicate frequent design flaws in his work. Peter is the project manager and Samantha is the lead designer on this project.

In the above sample scenario, what actions should Peter and/or Samantha take ensure that Joes work is satisfactory?




Question 56

Scenario :

The Delphi technique is a risk identification method used by project  managers to poll expert advice.

In the above sample scenario, what is a key characteristic of the Delphi technique ?




Question 57

Analogous estimating is also called:




Question 58

Scenario:

The Great Sound company, a consumer electronics manufacturer, has adopted a project development strategy of concurrent  engineering. Marketing, engineering, and production activities will occur simultaneously.

In the above sample scenario, what is a benefit of the concurrent engineering approach?




Question 59

Pareto analysis, cause and effect, and flow charts are all tools used in quality:




Question 60

Your project is behind schedule due to conflict between team members. Having resolved the conflict, to get the project back on schedule, you should consider: