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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Project Management Quiz - 67 (PMP Question Answers)

1. Which is the closest statement defining project start-up?
[A]When the project manager gets the team together to celebrate the start of the project
[B]When the CEO gives the project manager clearance to start the project
[C]It is characterized by great uncertainty and considerable time pressures
[D]It is the initial phase of the project life cycle



2. Planning for the project is done in order to:
[A]Decide the work that needs to be done
[B]Plan the scope of the project
[C]Plan the time, scope and cost of the project
[D]Understand what we need to do and plan how to do the work



3. The Project Management Plan is one of the most important documents in the project as it is:
[A]Used to execute the project
[B]Used to monitor and control the project
[C]Uses the outputs of other planning processes
[D]All of the above



4. In the Project Management Plan, the -------------- and -------------- are management’s statement of the project’s success criteria:
[A]Why, what
[B]Why and How
[C]How, How much
[D]Why, when



5. The Project Management Plan should be approved by the:
[A]CEO
[B]Client
[C]Sponsor
[D]Both Sponsor and the Project manager



6. A plan is necessary to:
[A]Organize the work
[B]Define the scope of work
[C]Mobilize resources
[D]All of the above



7. It is desirable to define and discus the project's success criteria during which phase of the project life cycle?
[A]Before the conceptualization phase of the project
[B]During the conceptualization phase of the project
[C]In the implementation phase of the project
[D]Throughout the project



8. The success criteria:
[A]Is the same for all the stakeholders
[B]Defines the qualitative and quantitative measures to judge the project’s success
[C]Is decided by the project manager
[D]Is always measured in terms of cost



9. Success stories of projects of all sizes showed that ____________ was/were kept bare minimum
[A]Scope changes
[B]Scope baselines
[C]Confusion due to scope change
[D]All of the above



10. Should the scope baseline be kept as sacrosanct as possible throughout the project life cycle?
[A]Not necessary, we should be more adaptable
[B]Not necessary, as changes will take place for sure
[C]Yes, that is the challenge
[D]Not necessary as we should be open to new ideas



11. With time becoming a critical resource, too much time and resources spent in defining the scope _______
[A]Is a wasteful expenditure
[B]Will allow competitors to be ahead of us
[C]Will make us late in delivering services
[D]Will give us better control on the overall project



12. More clarity by defining scope in detail will increase the probability of project success
[A]No
[B]Yes
[C]Depends on the type of projects
[D]Depends on the type of customers



13. Projects are undertaken to create:
[A]Products and Services
[B]Employment and job satisfaction
[C]High performing teams
[D]Continuity of operations and services



14. How much clarity should the description of the product or service being created by the project?
[A]High level
[B]Low level
[C]Medium level
[D]Reasonable



15. Which would not be used in scope planning?
[A]WBS templates
[B]Scope management plan templates
[C]Critical path method
[D]Information and expertise gathered from relevant experts



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