Saturday, November 5, 2011

Project Management Quiz - 26

1. The budget associated with scope changes that have been approved but not planned for yet, is referred to a(n) _____ budget.

2. The project manager must be concerned with building a closely knit team. During the project kickoff meeting, the project manager can get a good start at team building by providing the team with:
[A]Proposed salary increases if the project is successful
[B]Bonuses for early completion date
[C]A promise of future assignments
[D]Well-defined project objectives
[E]Linear responsibility charts

3. To determine whether or not the employee correctly understands the message, the project manager needs to:
[A]reduce the filtering
[B]eliminate barriers
[C]obtain feedback
[D]use more than one medium
[E]use all of the above.

4. What is the relative priority of project Cost, Schedule and Quality?
[A]1)Cost - 2)Schedule - 3)Quality
[B]1)Quality - 2)Schedule - 3)Cost
[C]1)Quality - 2)Cost - 3)Schedule
[D]1)Schedule - 2)Quality - 3)Cost
[E]All are of equal priority

5. _____ is a method of procurement where a contract results from a bid which may be changed through bargaining.
[B]Contract negotiation
[D]Purchase negotiation
[E]None of the above.

6. A proven effective means to insure quality conformance is to:
[A]delegate accountability to subordinates
[B]revise quality specifications to match quality measurements
[C]train workers in proper quality methods
[D]inspect quality into the product
[E]make quality a higher priority than cost or schedule

7. Communication management is best described as conducting or supervising
[A]the way we listen
[B]the way we speak
[C]the way we feel
[D]the exchange of information
[E]perfect documentation activities

8. Good project objectives must be:
[A]General rather than specific
[B]Established without considering resource bounds
[C]Realistic and attainable
[D]Overly complex
[E]Measurable, intangible and verifiable

9. Increasing resources on the critical path activities may not always shorten the length of the project because:
[A]Certain activities are time-dependent rather than resource-dependent (i.e., using three ovens rather than one to bake a cake).
[B]Safety, OSHA and EPA may have placed restrictions on the number of people used on certain activities or in the physical location of the project.
[C]The skill level of the added resources might not be appropriate for the activities to be performed.
[D]Adding more resources may create additional work and produce inefficiencies (i.e., additional people may need training and supervision.)
[E]All of the above.

10. Universal characteristics of effective project managers include such skills as communication, decision-making, planning, ability to identify problems and:
[A]Performing feasibility studies
[B]Proposal preparation
[C]being close to the customer
[E]None of the above are universal characteristics

11. Which of the following is not a measure of the profitability of a project or program?
[A]Return on original investment.
[B]Net present value.
[D]Discounted cash flow.
[E]None of the above

12. _____ is a formal invitation containing a scope of work which seeks a formal response (proposal) describing both methodology and compensation to form the basis of a contract.
[A]Request for proposal
[B]Invitation to bid
[C]Request for quotation
[D]Intention for bid
[E]None of the above.

13. By which means is a contractor able to control cost overruns due to changing requirements?
[A]Project data review
[B]Change order
[C]Purchase order amendment
[D]Change control
[E]None of the above.

14. Douglas McGregor's Theory Y advocates that the average worker:
[A]Dislikes work and avoids it whenever possible
[B]Must be closely supervised and even threatened with punishment
[C]Avoids increased responsibility
[D]Wants self-respect
[E]None of the above

15. Feasibility studies occur in which life cycle phase (s)?
[B]Conceptual or Development
[D]Preliminary planning
[E]any life cycle phase