Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Project Management Quiz - 22

1. The project stakeholders should be actively involved with the _____ phase(s) of the life cycle.
[E]All of the above.

2. The starting point in the development of a top-down PERT/CPM chart is the _____ .
[A]Project specification tree.
[B]Customer's deliverable list.
[C]Customer's milestone dates.
[D]Work breakdown structure.
[E]Listing of customer team meeting dates.

3. The use of quality circles:
[A]has proven ineffective in both Japan and the U.S.
[B]is particularly effective in overcoming labor/management conflicts.
[C]provides a quick fix for most quality problems.
[D]allows workers the opportunity to generate solutions for chronic quality problems.
[E]A and B only

4. Which phase of the project life cycle typically has the highest uncertainty and risk associated with it?
[E]All of the above.

5. Your sponsor announce to you and your team that his/her door is open to everyone wishing to discuss project problems. Yet, the sponsor seems to be annoyed whenever someone does stop by, even when discussing a serious problems. This is an example of.
[C]inconsistent signals
[D]perceptual differences
[E]misunderstood role

6. _____ is associated with a buyer's request for materials or equipment to meet a particular need or accomplish a specific purpose.
[A]Express warranty
[B]Implied warranty of merchantability
[C]Implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose
[D]Prescribed warranty
[E]None of the above.

7. ADM is an activity-on-arrow method. In this method, a dummy activity:
[A]Denotes a critical path relationship.
[B]Denotes any dependency relationship.
[C]Shows slack.
[D]Identifies customer deliverables dates.
[E]Identifies customer team meeting dates.

8. An informal communication network on a project and within an organization is called a(n):
[A]free upward flow
[B]free horizontal flow
[C]unrestricted communication flow
[E]open network

9. By which process may an unsuccessful supplier seek remedy for unjust awards?
[A]Contract dispute
[B]Stop work order
[C]Bid protest
[D]Coffective action
[E]None of the above.

10. Risk classified as unknown unknowns (i.e., those which cannot be identified or evaluated):
[A]should be deflected to the contracting officer
[B]should be handled via contingency allowances
[C]should be ignored, since they cannot be identified
[D]should be ignored, since they are not covered in the Project Risk Assessment
[E]C and D

11. The "zero defect" concept was proposed by:
[E]A and D only

12. The major difference between project and line management is that the project manager may not have any control over which basic management function?

13. Which of the following planning considerations is often overlooked?
[A]Planning for project termination.
[B]Qualified project manager assignment.
[C]Insuring top management support.
[D]Clearly defined tasks.
[E]All of the above.

14. A recurring communication pattern within the project organization or company is called a:
[A]free-form matrix
[B]structured matrix
[D]rigid channel
[E]None of the above.

15. During a project review meeting, you discover that your $250,000 project has a negative schedule variance of $20,000 which equates to 12% of the work scheduled to this point of time. You can therefore conclude that:
[A]The project will be completed late.
[B]The critical path has been lengthened.
[C]the costs are being overrun.
[D]Overtime will be required to maintain the original critical path.
[E]None of the above.

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