Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Project Management Quiz - 45

1. Which influence reflects an informal organization?
[A]formal authority
[B]reward power
[C]referent power
[D]expert power

2. A life cycle project manager tends to have the following characteristics:
[A]balanced training
[B]stronger administrative skills than technical skills
[C]stronger technical skills than administrative skills
[D]stronger human resource skills
[E]None of the above.

3. In acceptance sampling, if the sample size is kept the same but the acceptance number is increased, which of the following will be true:
[A]buyer's risk will decrease
[B]vendor's risk will decrease
[C]producer's risk will decrease
[D]consumer's risk will increase
[E]C and D only

4. Risks include the following types:
[A]Business risk
[B]pure risk
[C]Insurable risk
[D]A and B
[E]All of the above.

5. Traits of a participative manager include:
[A]being accessible
[B]being an effective delegator
[C]holding social gatherings
[D]All of the above.
[E]A and C

6. All of the following statements about acceptance sampling are true except:
[A]Acceptance sampling plans are beneficial when the cost of inspection is high and the resulting loss of passing nonconforming units is not great.
[B]Acceptance sampling plans are necessary when destructive inspections are required.
[C]Acceptance sampling plans are never effective at rejecting nonconforming units as 100 percent inspection, even when the inspection process is very tedious.
[D]Acceptance sampling plans do not directly control the quality of a series of lots; they instead specify the risk of accepting lots of given quality.
[E]Acceptance sampling plans are not very effective for inspecting small lots of custom-made products.

7. Interfacing with the customer after project go-ahead is the responsibility of:
[A]Project sponsor
[B]Project team
[C]Project manager
[D]Functional manager
[E]All of the above are possible, based upon the size and complexity of the project

8. Parametric cost estimating involves
[A]using the WBS to do bottom up estimates
[B]defining the perimeters of the life-cycle
[C]calculating the individual estimates of work packages
[D]using a statistical model to estimate costs
[E]A and C

9. Risk exposure refers to _____ .
[A]the amount at stake.
[B]what might happen.
[C]the likelihood of something
[D]who is going to be held accountable
[E]All of the above.

10. The compromise conflict resolution technique
[A]is necessary when both participants must win.
[B]results in both sides losing
[C]is used when resolution is more important than relationships
[D]B and C
[E]All of the above.

11. When a majority of team members must agree before a decision is reached _____.
[A]some team members may become alienated
[B]future group effectiveness may become damaged.
[C]the PM may lose credibility
[D]the project manager will most likely have to utilize a conflict resolution technique
[E]All of the above.

12. You are managing an internal project where a vice president from the user group is acting as the sponsor. You have just been informed by your team that the critical path has slipped by three weeks. You should:
[A]Immediately inform the sponsor and ask for advice
[B]Do nothing until the slippage occurs
[C]See the sponsor after you have evaluated alternatives, recommendations, and performed an impact analysis
[D]Look for someone to blame before you see the sponsor
[E]Inform your senior management of the problem and tell them that you will get back to them after you assessed the situation

13. A quality control manager decides to increase his daily sample size from three to six. The size of the control band will:
[C]remain unchanged
[D]not determinable from given data
[E]None of the above.

14. Obtaining team commitment depends on:
[A]clear and interesting job assignments
[B]consensus on project goals
[C]involvement in developing task objectives
[D]All of the above.
[E]B and C

15. Risk mitigation is the process of _____ .
[A]transferring risk to another party.
[B]reducing uncertainty on the project
[C]identifying all possible risk events
[D]monitoring status and making adjustments
[E]All of the above.