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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Project Management Quiz - 1

1. Projects can be classified by
[A]The industry they fall in
[B]The total cost of the project
[C]The size of the project
[D]All of the above



2. Some key characteristics of a project are
[A]Temporary, unique, have fixed goals and can use unlimited resources
[B]Temporary, unique, have pre-defined goals and follow phases
[C]Temporary, unique, have fixed goals and face limited risks
[D]Temporary, unique, face risks and have unlimited budgets



3. A project faces risks because
[A]There are some known problems that could come up
[B]An unknown problem can jeopardize the project
[C]There are many uncertainties
[D]All of the above



4. The objectives of projects and operations
[A]May be same
[B]Depends on the project involved
[C]Are totally different
[D]Depends on the organization



5. Operations is used for
[A]The handing over of the project
[B]Repetitive work
[C]A concerted one time effort
[D]None of the above



6. Both operations and projects should be _____________
[A]Well executed to succeed
[B]Planned, executed and controlled
[C]Fully controlled to achieve success
[D]Extremely well planned to achieve success



7. DuPont and the US Navy were the first to develop?
[A]Similar networking techniques for managing projects
[B]Gantt charts to manage projects
[C]Arrow diagrams to manage projects
[D]PERT network diagrams to manage projects



8. Project management techniques was first widely accepted by the.....................industry.
[A]Software
[B]Manufacturing
[C]Construction
[D]Aviation



9. Project management traditionally addressed issues related to
[A]Time, scope and resources
[B]Time, cost and scope
[C]Time, cost, scope and quality
[D]Time, cost, scope, quality, operations and risk



10. A project's stakeholders can comprise of
[A]Client
[B]Customer
[C]Contractor
[D]All of the above



11. Why is it difficult to manage the project's stakeholders?
[A]As they are not known to the project manager
[B]As there are too many of them
[C]As they have different expectations
[D]As they are too demanding



12. Providing a single point of integrative responsibility is an aspect of?
[A]Programme management
[B]Project management
[C]Management Control Board
[D]Customer-client cell



13. In the conventional triple constraints triangle in project management, the base is represented by
[A]Time
[B]Cost
[C]Scope
[D]Risk



14. If the project's time is to be shortened without changing the scope it will normally require
[A]Compromise on quality
[B]More money
[C]More bureaucratic processes
[D]No time wastage in planning



15. The staff and cost levels are least in
[A]The beginning and at the final phase
[B]Only at the beginning
[C]Only at the final phase
[D]All the phases



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