Saturday, October 22, 2011

Project Management Quiz - 1

1. Projects can be classified by
[A]The industry they fall in
[B]The total cost of the project
[C]The size of the project
[D]All of the above

2. Some key characteristics of a project are
[A]Temporary, unique, have fixed goals and can use unlimited resources
[B]Temporary, unique, have pre-defined goals and follow phases
[C]Temporary, unique, have fixed goals and face limited risks
[D]Temporary, unique, face risks and have unlimited budgets

3. A project faces risks because
[A]There are some known problems that could come up
[B]An unknown problem can jeopardize the project
[C]There are many uncertainties
[D]All of the above

4. The objectives of projects and operations
[A]May be same
[B]Depends on the project involved
[C]Are totally different
[D]Depends on the organization

5. Operations is used for
[A]The handing over of the project
[B]Repetitive work
[C]A concerted one time effort
[D]None of the above

6. Both operations and projects should be _____________
[A]Well executed to succeed
[B]Planned, executed and controlled
[C]Fully controlled to achieve success
[D]Extremely well planned to achieve success

7. DuPont and the US Navy were the first to develop?
[A]Similar networking techniques for managing projects
[B]Gantt charts to manage projects
[C]Arrow diagrams to manage projects
[D]PERT network diagrams to manage projects

8. Project management techniques was first widely accepted by the.....................industry.

9. Project management traditionally addressed issues related to
[A]Time, scope and resources
[B]Time, cost and scope
[C]Time, cost, scope and quality
[D]Time, cost, scope, quality, operations and risk

10. A project's stakeholders can comprise of
[D]All of the above

11. Why is it difficult to manage the project's stakeholders?
[A]As they are not known to the project manager
[B]As there are too many of them
[C]As they have different expectations
[D]As they are too demanding

12. Providing a single point of integrative responsibility is an aspect of?
[A]Programme management
[B]Project management
[C]Management Control Board
[D]Customer-client cell

13. In the conventional triple constraints triangle in project management, the base is represented by

14. If the project's time is to be shortened without changing the scope it will normally require
[A]Compromise on quality
[B]More money
[C]More bureaucratic processes
[D]No time wastage in planning

15. The staff and cost levels are least in
[A]The beginning and at the final phase
[B]Only at the beginning
[C]Only at the final phase
[D]All the phases

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