Sunday, November 27, 2011

Project Management Quiz - 43

1. Achieving effective upward communications in an organization requires that the sender consider which of the following:
[C]the medium
[D]A and B.
[E]All of the above.

2. Configuration (baseline) control monitors performance against the
[A]scope baseline
[B]original schedule
[C]original budget
[D]All of the above.
[E]None of the above.

3. Japanese resource management models exhibit.
[A]a cooperative spirit of goal settings
[B]non-specialized career paths
[C]frequent changes on team assignments
[D]A and B.
[E]All of the above.

4. Life Cycle Costing:
[A]is the concept of including all costs within the total life of a project.
[B]is an activity devoted to optimizing cost/performance
[C]is an activity of appraising the cost and technical performance of a completed project.
[D]is a process of predicting the life of a project.
[E]None of the above.

5. Risk management requires an understanding that _____ .
[A]the degree of greatest uncertainty occurs in the Conceptual Phase of the Life Cycle.
[B]risk identification must be directly aligned with the Work Breakdown Structure.
[C]it is merely advanced preparation for possible adverse future events.
[D]it does not imply complete control of events
[E]All of the above.

6. The centerline of a standard "Shewhart' control chart represents:
[A]the process target
[B]the nominal dimension specified by the customer
[C]the nominal dimension specified by the designer
[D]the true process average or mean
[E]the process sample average or mean

7. The critical path is calculated by
[A]subtracting the end date of task one from the start date of task two.
[B]determining which tasks have the least amount of total slack.
[C]totaling the time for all activities.
[D]determining the shortest path through the network.
[E]Determining which tasks have the most slack

8. Delegation may
[A]defer the decision on type of approach to be used.
[B]be interpreted as passive and uncaring
[C]tend to emphasize the task over the people involved.
[D]be frequently utilized by a project manager.
[E]All of the above.

9. Final risk quantification considers total risk impacts and _____ .
[A]translates the impacts into economic terms for analysis.
[B]concentrates on schedule impacts
[C]may not consider safety and environmental impacts
[D]A and B
[E]A and C

10. Managerial Reserves are:
[A]allowances to account for price changes that can occur over the life of a project.
[B]incentive fees paid to managers for good performance.
[C]funds used to offset poor cost or schedule estimates.
[D]accounts to allocate and maintain funds for contingency programs
[E]All of the above.

11. Project management provides organizations with a methodology to:
[A]Become more efficient and effective in accomplishing goals that cannot be handled well by the traditional structure
[B]Manage high risk repetitive work
[C]Provide clients with multiple points of contact
[D]Provide guidance in accomplishing repetitive activities
[E]All of the above

12. Random cause or system variation is:
[A]generally present in every process
[B]the responsibility of the inspection of the process
[C]the responsibility of the workers of the process
[D]the responsibility of management
[E]A and D only

13. The most frequently used construct in Precedent Diagramming Method is:
[A]Start to Start.
[B]Finish to Finish.
[C]Start to Finish.
[D]Finish to Start.
[E]Dummy activity.

14. The person sending a message is NOT influenced by which of the following
[A]sender's credibility
[B]receiver's assumptions
[C]receiver's evaluative and tendency
[D]receiver's attitude and needs
[E]sender's knowledge

15. A common mistake in communications is to _____ of the receiver.
[A]overestimate the knowledge
[B]underestimate the knowledge
[C]underestimate the intelligence
[D]overestimate the intelligence
[E]None of the above.