Random CAPM 60 This quiz will submit in: Question 1As a project manager you are responsible for maintaining and ensuring integrity of all of the following except: A. Project Integrity B. Product Integrity C. Personal Integrity D. Integrity of others Question 2The purpose of a dummy activity in activity-on-arrow diagramming is to: A. Show tasks that are not necessary. B. Show tasks that are alternatives to planned tasks. C. Show tasks that are milestones. D. Show a dependency relationship. Question 3Complex projects, involving cross-disciplinary efforts, are MOST effectively managed by: A. Multiple lead project managers. B. A functional organization. C. A strong matrix organization. D. A strong traditional manager. Question 4Ideally, communication between the project manager and the project team members should take place: A. Via daily status reports. B Through approved documented forms. C. By written and oral communication. D. Through the formal chain of command. Question 5Reviewing work products and results to ensure that all were completed satisfactorily and formally accepted is part of: A. Risk management. B. Quality control. C. Change control management. D. Scope validation. Question 6Analogous estimating: A. Uses bottom up estimating techniques. B. Uses the actual costs from a previous, similar project. C. Is used most frequently in the later stages of a project D. All of the above Question 7Configuration management is any documented procedure used to apply technical administrative direction and surveillance to: A. Control cost increases. B. Identify and correct problems arising in functional areas of project implementation. C. Identify and document characteristics of a product or service D. Test new systems against. Question 8During 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? A. Less has been accomplished than was planned. B. Less has been spent than planned. C. The project will probably be completed behind schedule but under-budget. D. All of the above Question 9The decomposition process is a technique used to construct a: A. Precedence network. B. Critical Path Method Diagram. C. Variance analysis. D. Work breakdown structure. Question 10Most project managers spend about _________ of their work time engaged is some form of communications. A. 30 percent B. 50 percent C. 70 percent D. 90 percent Question 11In network diagramming, a loop means A. A network path that passes the same node twice. B. All paths meet at the last activity in the diagram. C. Several activities are repeated in sequence. D. All of the above. Question 12An important part of the staffing plan addresses how personnel will be released when no longer needed on the project. This is important because it: A. Reduces costs. B. Improves morale. C. Aids in staffing the next project. D. All of the above Question 13What is the difference between the project plan and the performance measurement baseline? A. The project plan usually changes overtime, while the performance measurement baselines generally changed only in response to an approved scope change. B .The project plan is the informal document that is followed by the approved performance measurement baseline document. C. The project plan consists of a list of tasks, assignments, and estimates formulated into a network diagram or Gantl chart, while the performance measurement baseline document contains the project plan plus descriptions of approach, scope, and risks. D. There Is no difference. They are synonymous terms. Question 14When a project manager places a purchase order for a piece of equipment, it represents which of the following? A. Commitment B. Expense C. Cash out-flow D. Capital investment Question 15Which of the following statements correctly identifies the relationship between the contracts manager (i.e.,procurement specialist) and the project manager? A. The contracts manager and project manager should closely communicate and share information before and after the contract is signed. B. Communication between the contracts manager and project manager should be only in writing to avoid contractual issues. C. The contracts manager serves to advise the project manager, who generally has full negotiating authority. D. The project manager should rely on the contracts manager to perform all contract negotiations, completion, and tracking of performance. Question 16In the estimating process, as the accuracy of the estimate increases: A. The cost of estimating goes up. B. The number of people involved increases. C. More computers are needed. D. b and c. Question 17Examples of team building activities include: A. Establishing ground rules for dealing with conflict. B. Regular progress reviews. C. Periodic social events for team members. D. All of the above Question 18A KEY activity for achieving customer satisfaction is to define: A. The business use. B. Requirements. C. Product specificity. D. Change control. Question 19Conflict resolution techniques that may be used on a project include: A. Withdrawing, compromising, controlling, and forcing. B Controlling, forcing, smoothing, and withdrawing. C. Confronting, compromising, smoothing, and directing. D. Smoothing, confronting, forcing, and withdrawing. Question 20If seven people are intimately involved in the same task and must frequently communicate with each other, how many lines of communication are there? A. Seven B. One C. Twenty-one D. Ten Question 21Communication is the prime responsibility of a project: A. Expediter. B. Coordinator. C. Manager in a weak matrix environment. D. Manager in a strong matrix environment. Question 22A Network analysis technique that shows conditional and probabilistic treatment of logical relationships is called: A. PERT. B. GERT. C. CPM. D. a and b. Question 23Scenario: 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? A. The percent complete cannot be determined without knowledge of the pieces of the task which have been completed B. 0% C. 20% D. 50% Question 24Scenario: 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? A. Analogous estimating method B. PERT method C. Parametric modeling method D. Bottom-up estimating method Question 25Which of the following are frequently used tools in procurement planning? A. Make or buy analysis, expert judgement, and contract type selection B. Contract type selection, bidders conferences, and expert judgement C. Expert judgement, audits, and bidders conferences D. Make or buy analysis, contract type selection, and weighting system Question 26Characteristics of a good project manager include all of the following except : A. Ability to perform technical activities B. Ability to identify company goals C. Ability to assess the project environment D. Ability to provide project funding Question 27In the sample scenario above, what type of communications report may best communicate the staff loading A. Weekly status report B. Histogram C. Responsibility matrix D. S-curve Question 28A contractor's deliverable has been delayed 30 days. The process of determining how this event will affect the project schedule is called risk: A. Identification. B. Mitigation. C. Simulation. D. Assessment. Question 29Scenario: 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? A. Call the software technical support line to find out why the software assigned multiple tasks to the same day. B. Reassign some of the tasks to another team member. C. Use the software leveling function to attempt to balance Susan's workload D. Ask Susan if overtime is acceptable and, if so, submit an overtime authorization. Question 30Cost estimates include all of the following resource categories except: A. Labor B. Materials. C. Inflation allowances. D. None of the above Question 31You 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? A. Internal B. Scope C. Baseline D. System Question 32Configuration management is a technique for: A. Integrated change control. B. Project plan execution. C. Scope planning. D. Risk quantification. Question 33Scenario 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 - A. Investment costs B. Opportunity costs C. Cost curves D. Overhead costs Question 34Cost estimates may be expressed in: A. Units of currency. B. Staff hours. C. Staff days. D. All of the above Question 35Effective stakeholder management includes all of the following project elements EXCEPT: A. Clear requirements definition. B. Scope change control. C. Timely status information. D. Frequent cost reports. Question 36If the PV (BCWS) was 80,000, the EV (BCWP) was 75,000, and the AC (ACWP) was 71,000, what is the cost variance? A. -4000 B. 4000 C. 5000 D. -5000 Question 37A project schedule completion date will change if: A.The critical path is reduced. B. The contingency is no longer available. C. No float time is available. D. Project resources are reduced. Question 38During the contract close-out, the project manager needs to document the: A. Formal acceptance. B. Statement of work. C. Payment schedule. D. Change control procedure. Question 39Scenario : 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? A. 2 hours B. 10 hours C. 4 days D. 5 days Question 40A precise description of a deliverable is called a: A. Specification. B. Baseline. C. Work package. D. Work breakdown structure element. Question 41Estimate at completion (EAC) may be computed as: A. Actual to date plus the remaining budget modified by the CPI. B. Actual to date plus a new estimate for the remaining work. C. Actual to date plus the remaining budget. D. All of the above Question 42What is an example of a product with high quality but low grade? A. Computer program with multiple errors found before acceptance testing. B. Inexpensive automobile with basic features and an excellent maintenance record C. Gourmet meal at a five-star restaurant. D. Cellular phone with outstanding features which is not affordable to the mass Question 43If team members are more technically skilled than the project manager, what actions should the project manager take? A. Defer the start of the project until the project manager can complete necessary technical training to raise his/her skill level equal to or above the team members skills. B. Involve the technical staff in decision-making to assist the project manager in making informed decisions C. Request assignment of a technical manager to co-manage the project. D. Request reassignment to a project which matches the technical skills of the project manager. Question 44A generally accepted method to confirm accuracy of task progress is through: A. Earned value. B. Probability vs. outcome. C. Maximum ceiling. D. Work breakdown structure. Question 45The disorientation experienced by people who suddenly find themselves living and working in a different environment is known as: A. Culture shock. B. Sociocentrism. C. Temporal shock. D. Ethnocentrism. Question 46The fast tracking method of schedule compression, which is frequently used on projects today, usually involves: A. The use of industrial engineering techniques to improve productivity, thereby finishing the project earlier than originally planned. B. Concurrent work package execution, thereby increasing risk. C. Going on a â€œmandatory overtime scheduleâ€ in order to complete the project earlier. D. Calculating the percentage of potential schedule overrun and reducing each activityâ€Ÿs duration by that percentage in order to enable the project to complete on schedule. Question 47The critical path in any schedule: A. Is the longest path in a network diagram. B. Has the activities that must be done first. C. Contains all of the float. D. Contains only the tasks that cannot be rescheduled. Question 48Planning a project is a process that develops products such as a schedule. This process produces the following for a schedule: A. Activity definition, activity sequencing, activity execution, and activity duration. B. Activity definition, activity sequencing, and activity duration estimating. C. Activity identification, activity execution, and activity results. D. Activity identification, activity sequencing, activity connection, and activity duration. Question 49The precedence diagramming method provides project managers with knowledge of: A. All levels of the work breakdown structure. B. Tasks likely to be involved in the project integration and resource allocation functions. C. A graphical representation of the task interdependencies. D. What the project completion date is. Question 50A change control board (CCB) is: A. A formally constituted group of stakeholders responsible for ensuring that only a minimal amount of changes occur on the project. B. An informal or formal group of team members responsible for changes to a project. C. An informal group that has oversight of project implementation. D. A formally constituted group of stakeholders responsible for approving or rejecting changes to the project baselines. Question 51The 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: A. Disciplinary, autocratic, participative. B. Projectized, matrix, functional. C. Team building, team development, responsibility assignment. D. Directing, coaching, supporting, delegating. Question 52Scenario: 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? A. $0 B. $81,000 C. $85,000 D. $90,000 Question 53A project was estimated to cost $1.5 million and scheduled to last six months. After three months, the earnedÂ value analysis shows the following: BCWP = $650,000 BCWS = $750,000 ACWP = $800,000 What are the schedule and cost variances? A. SV= +$100,000 / CV= +$150,000 B. SV= +$150,000 / CV= -$100,000 C. SV= -$50,000 / CV= +$150,000 D. SV= -$100,000 / CV= -$150,000 Question 54Of the following types of cost, which is not important in making a sound financial decision to halt or continue with a project? A. Opportunity cost B. Sunk cost C. Indirect cost D. Direct cost Question 55Scenario: 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? A, Schedule an external audit of all designs. B. Assign design work to Joe, and highlight errors in the next designers workshop. C. Assign teams of designers to designs so one personâ€Ÿs weakness wonâ€Ÿt be reflected in the work. D. Implement frequent design reviews for all designers and require correction of flaws Question 56Scenario : 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 ? A. Expert are ranked according to degree of expertise and opinions are weighted accordingly. B. Expert opinions are numerically graded and the mean and standard deviation drive the risk ranking. C. Expert opinions are submitted anonymously D. Once the expert opinions are received, the panel chairman discards any outlying opinions and prepares a summary report for the project manager. Question 57Analogous estimating is also called: A. Bottom up estimating. B. Top down estimating. C. Multiple duration estimating. D. None of the above Question 58Scenario: 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? A. Overhead costs can be equally divided among the functional groups. B. There is a shorter time to market for products C. Engineers can be trained to perform the marketing and production activities. D. Technical standards can be easily disseminated through the engineering department. Question 59Pareto analysis, cause and effect, and flow charts are all tools used in quality: A. Control. B. Benchmarking. C. Planning. D. Verification. Question 60Your project is behind schedule due to conflict between team members. Having resolved the conflict, to get the project back on schedule, you should consider: A, Crashing the schedule. B. Performing resource leveling. C. Conducting reverse resource allocation scheduling. D. Utilizing the critical chair resources.