Friday, November 4, 2011

Project Management Quiz - 25

1. Of the following, who has the ultimate responsibility for meeting project quality objectives?
[A]Project Engineer
[B]Project Manager
[C]Functional Manager
[D]Quality Assurance Manager
[E]Project Owner

2. Risk mitigation involves all but which of the following:
[A]developing system standards (policies, procedure, responsibility standards)
[B]obtaining insurance against loss
[C]identification of project risks
[D]performing contingent planning
[E]developing planning alternatives

3. The cost of corrective action taken by the purchaser and chargeable to the supplier under the terms of the contract is:
[A]Payment authorization
[B]Bid cost considerations
[C]Release payment
[D]Back charge
[E]None of the above.

4. The sequential steps that define the process for successfully completing a project is:
[A]Implementation Plan
[B]a life cycle
[C]Development Plan
[D]a critical path
[E]Management Plan

5. Which of the following time robbers end up creating additional work for the project manager and the project office?
[A]Failure to delegate
[B]Changes without notification or direction
[C]Unreasonable time constraints
[D]Over directing people
[E]All of the above

6. You are giving your team instructions on how to perform a new test which is different from the way that the team had performed it previously. The best way to verify that the learn understands what you want is to:
[A]obtain feedback
[B]analyze the team's perceptions barriers
[C]uses gestures in presenting the instructions
[D]analyze the team's decoding skills
[E]analyze the team's encoding skills

7. A common way by which executives provide the project manager with written authority is through:
[A]A common job description for all project managers
[B]An appointment letter
[C]A project charter
[D]All of the above
[E]B and C only

8. Surveys have shown that the primary skill needed to be a project manager is communication skill. The typical project manager spends approximately ______percent of his or her time communicating.

9. The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) is the basis for communicating:
[A]Project scope, cost control, schedule, quality
[B]Project objectives, dependencies, plan, cost control
[C]Project scope, schedule, staffing, cost control
[D]Project scope, quality, schedule, dependencies
[E]Project budget, schedule, risk factors, work assignments.

10. The quality objectives are approved in the conceptual stage of the project by the:
[A]Project Engineer
[B]Project Manager
[C]Functional Manager
[D]Quality Assurance Manager
[E]Project Owner

11. Total Project Risk:
[A]should not be calculated for small projects
[B]is the probability of each project risk event times the sum of the consequences of individual project risk events which could occur during the project.
[C]Is the cumulative sum of the probability of each individual project risk event times the consequences of occurrence of that risk event.
[D]A and B
[E]A and C

12. _____ is a narrative description of the work to be accomplished or resource to be supplied.
[A]Purchase order
[B]Level of effort work
[C]Scope of work
[D]Contract stipulation
[E]None of the above.

13. A line manager provides you with three estimates for his activity in your PERT network. His estimates are 2 weeks optimistically, 4 weeks most likely, and 12 weeks pessimistically. The expected time which would appear on the chart would be:
[A]4 weeks
[B]5 weeks
[C]6 weeks
[D]7 weeks
[E]None of the above.

14. In Project Risk Management, Risk Response may include actions to:
[A]reduce the probability of risk events
[B]change the scope, budget, schedule or quality specifications of the project
[C]reduce the consequences or severity of impacts of a potential risk event
[D]A and C
[E]All of the above.

15. Researching, organizing and recording pertinent information is called:
[A]Alternative analysis
[B]Information gathering
[C]Configuration management
[D]Post project analysis
[E]All of the above

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