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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Project Management Quiz - 47

1. The scope of a project can be expected to change if:
[A]The project manager must provide cost estimates without having a design concept
[B]Oversimplification (underestimating) of the nature of the work occurs
[C]The project manager is assigned after the project is defined, and the cost and schedule are approved
[D]A clear objective is not provided
[E]All of the above are possible based upon the situation



2. Which of the following organizations has the best technical project control?
[A]matrix
[B]functional
[C]projectized
[D]B and C
[E]A and B



3. Clearly defined group goals are important because they _____.
[A]motivate team behavior
[B]cause inner tension within team members until they are met
[C]encourage member interaction
[D]All of the above.
[E]A and C



4. The estimated cost to complete (ETC) is _____.
[A]BCWP/ACWP
[B]the forecasted and final cost - cost to date
[C](ACWP-BCWP)/BCWP * 100
[D]Total estimate - ACWP
[E]None of the above.



5. The most common definition of project success is:
[A]Within time
[B]Within time and cost
[C]Within time, cost and technical performance requirements
[D]Within time, cost, performance and accepted by the customer/user
[E]None of the above



6. Which of the following results are Win/Win conflict resolution?
[A]compromising
[B]forcing
[C]problem solving
[D]smoothly
[E]withdraw



7. During the planning phase of a project, you realize that more than one functional department possesses the skill and technical know-how to perform a given task. The best way for the project manager to handle this would be to:
[A]Make the decision, document it in the linear responsibility chart, and distribute the chart to all departments.
[B]Let the affected line groups decide among themselves who will perform the work
[C]Ask the executive sponsor to make the decision
[D]Allow each line group to perform part of the task
[E]All of the above



8. The ability to achieve cost savings is inversely proportional to _____.
[A]the earned value achieved to date
[B]the estimated costs to complete
[C]empowerment to the P.M.
[D]productivity
[E]None of the above.



9. The most effective team motivator is:
[A]the visibility of the team's contribution
[B]the satisfaction of meeting a challenge
[C]understanding the importance of the project
[D]the individual's professional challenge
[E]All of the above.



10. Which of the following is based on an individual identification with a more powerful person.
[A]expert power
[B]reward power
[C]referent power
[D]A and B.
[E]A and C



11. One of the most common pitfalls in effective communication is:
[A]not selecting the correct medium
[B]nor considering the position of the receiver
[C]assuming that because a message is sent, it has been received
[D]All of the above.
[E]A and B



12. The core function of the PM is
[A]client interfacing
[B]project integration
[C]quality assurance
[D]personal administration
[E]All of the above.



13. Value engineering/Analysis is the systematic use of techniques which does not include _____.
[A]establishing values for required functions
[B]provide the required functions at the lowest overall cost.
[C]identifies the required function of an item
[D]seeks to trade performance for cost
[E]None of the above.



14. You have been assigned as a project leader and must first review the statement of work provided by the customer. Which of the following is most often overlooked?
[A]Data item deliverables
[B]Customer-furnished equipment and facilities
[C]Long-lead procurement items
[D]Customer-imposed milestones
[E]Other subcontractor interface requirements



15. Project team building is most difficult in which type of environment?
[A]weak matrix organization
[B]strong matrix organization
[C]projectized organization
[D]functional organization
[E]expediter organization



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