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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Project Management Quiz - 22

1. The project stakeholders should be actively involved with the _____ phase(s) of the life cycle.
[A]Conceptual
[B]Development.
[C]Execution
[D]Finish
[E]All of the above.



2. The starting point in the development of a top-down PERT/CPM chart is the _____ .
[A]Project specification tree.
[B]Customer's deliverable list.
[C]Customer's milestone dates.
[D]Work breakdown structure.
[E]Listing of customer team meeting dates.



3. The use of quality circles:
[A]has proven ineffective in both Japan and the U.S.
[B]is particularly effective in overcoming labor/management conflicts.
[C]provides a quick fix for most quality problems.
[D]allows workers the opportunity to generate solutions for chronic quality problems.
[E]A and B only



4. Which phase of the project life cycle typically has the highest uncertainty and risk associated with it?
[A]concept
[B]development
[C]execution
[D]conclusion
[E]All of the above.



5. Your sponsor announce to you and your team that his/her door is open to everyone wishing to discuss project problems. Yet, the sponsor seems to be annoyed whenever someone does stop by, even when discussing a serious problems. This is an example of.
[A]semantics
[B]credibility
[C]inconsistent signals
[D]perceptual differences
[E]misunderstood role



6. _____ is associated with a buyer's request for materials or equipment to meet a particular need or accomplish a specific purpose.
[A]Express warranty
[B]Implied warranty of merchantability
[C]Implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose
[D]Prescribed warranty
[E]None of the above.



7. ADM is an activity-on-arrow method. In this method, a dummy activity:
[A]Denotes a critical path relationship.
[B]Denotes any dependency relationship.
[C]Shows slack.
[D]Identifies customer deliverables dates.
[E]Identifies customer team meeting dates.



8. An informal communication network on a project and within an organization is called a(n):
[A]free upward flow
[B]free horizontal flow
[C]unrestricted communication flow
[D]grapevine
[E]open network



9. By which process may an unsuccessful supplier seek remedy for unjust awards?
[A]Contract dispute
[B]Stop work order
[C]Bid protest
[D]Coffective action
[E]None of the above.



10. Risk classified as unknown unknowns (i.e., those which cannot be identified or evaluated):
[A]should be deflected to the contracting officer
[B]should be handled via contingency allowances
[C]should be ignored, since they cannot be identified
[D]should be ignored, since they are not covered in the Project Risk Assessment
[E]C and D



11. The "zero defect" concept was proposed by:
[A]Deming
[B]Juran
[C]Crosby
[D]Tagushi
[E]A and D only



12. The major difference between project and line management is that the project manager may not have any control over which basic management function?
[A]Decision-making
[B]Staffing
[C]Rewarding
[D]Tracking/monitoring
[E]Reviewing



13. Which of the following planning considerations is often overlooked?
[A]Planning for project termination.
[B]Qualified project manager assignment.
[C]Insuring top management support.
[D]Clearly defined tasks.
[E]All of the above.



14. A recurring communication pattern within the project organization or company is called a:
[A]free-form matrix
[B]structured matrix
[C]network
[D]rigid channel
[E]None of the above.



15. During a project review meeting, you discover that your $250,000 project has a negative schedule variance of $20,000 which equates to 12% of the work scheduled to this point of time. You can therefore conclude that:
[A]The project will be completed late.
[B]The critical path has been lengthened.
[C]the costs are being overrun.
[D]Overtime will be required to maintain the original critical path.
[E]None of the above.



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