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1

What type of organization has a full time project management administrative staff?

Functional
Project-oriented
Matrix - weak
Matrix- balanced

Project-oriented

2

Pressure-based power

uses flattery
uses monetary rewards
uses charm
limits freedom of choice

limits freedom of choice

3

Tools and techniques used Manage Stakeholder Engagement include

Issue log
Negotiation
Change log
Lessons learned register

Negotiation

4

What overshadows project development and the organization's and management's accuracy, perception, and response to risk?

Time.
Attitude.
Budget.
Available resources.

Attitude.

5

Communication about risk and its handling should be

formal and informal.
controlled by the project manager.
honest and open.
far-reaching and always include all stakeholders and participants.

honest and open.

6

Limitations the project team may encounter due to existing procurement-related policies, procedures, guidelines, and management systems of the performing organization are

Availability of funds.
restrictions on deliveries, such as types and times.
Requirements that purchases above certain value use a longer form of contract rather than simple purchase orders.
Safety and/or insurance requirements for purchases.

Requirements that purchases above certain value use a longer form of contract rather than simple purchase orders.

7

If the buyer wants to exercise some degree of influence or control over contracting decisions, they should consider

the risks involved in make-or-break project decisions.
introducing change requests and implementing changes.
who is responsible for relevant and required permits and professional licenses.
suggesting cost baseline modifications.

who is responsible for relevant and required permits and professional licenses.

8

An organization uses_______________ to reduce the number of direct sellers to the organization and establish an extended supply chain

Lists of deliveries and acceptance criteria.
Activity, cost, and contract baselines.
A buyer's right of refusal.
A multi-tier supplier system of pre-qualified sellers.

A multi-tier supplier system of pre-qualified sellers.

9

If the performing organization does not have a formal purchasing group the project team can

modify contract requirements.
supply resources and expertise to perform procuring activities.
develop a multi-tier pre-approved supplier list and system.
allocate extra funding to develop a contracting group.

Supply resources and expertise to perform procuring activities.

10

Types of power include all except

referent
situational
personal
dynamic

dynamic

11

______ is mainly concerned with effectively integrating project management process groups required to accomplish project objectives.

Scope management
Integration
Execution
Cost and budgeting

Integration

12

The project manager uses integration management to

forecast project success.
document project progress.
decide the most effective resource allocation.
conduct audits.

decide the most effective resource allocation.

13

How many prescribed ways are there to manage a project?

none
1
2
numerous

numerous

14

In terms of project management, what characterizes integration?

Unification of processes to ensure timely project completion.
Clearly communicating objectives.
Consolidating actions to manage expectations.
All of the above

All of the above

15

Integrative activities the project management team performs include

Planning.
creating the WBS.
Deciding the project scope.
perform change control

perform change control

16

What ethical responsibilities does the project manager have to the customer and the public?

To prudently engage in activities that may be construed as conflicts of interest.
To accept gifts only if they are valued less than 50.00.
If qualifications and experience are not up to par, enroll in appropriate courses in addition to learning on the job.
To refrain from offering or accepting unauthorized payments, gifts, and compensations for personal gain.

To refrain from offering or accepting unauthorized payments, gifts, and compensations for personal gain.

17

Effective distribution of information depends on the project manager's and project team's

presentation techniques.
performance planning.
communication model.
communication skills.

communication skills.

18

Why is it important to conduct work in an ethical manner?

To stay ahead of the game.
To earn the confidence of the public as well as team members.
To assert authority as the project manager.
To retain one's position within the organization.

To earn the confidence of the public as well as team members.

19

The PMP Code of Professional Conduct approves of all of the following EXCEPT

accepting minor tokens of appreciation from sellers.
complying with organizational rules.
reporting those who engage in events that could be construed as a conflicts of interest
hiring those with above average qualifications, experience, and who exhibit professional performance.

accepting minor tokens of appreciation from sellers.

20

A project manager is assigned to oversee an accounting office computer system upgrade. He gets along well with the office manager who asks him to install the software on the manager's personal laptop, for the manager's convenience. This is not part of the project contract, but the office manager offers to pay the PM extra, out of pocket, to do it. No change is made to the original contract to add the laptop software installation. The PM agrees to do the install on his own time. Doing the work ________ for him.

is a monetary bonus
is a conflict of interest
will get his company future contracts and recognition
may lead to other side jobs

is a conflict of interest

21

When the culture is such that gifting is acceptable, considerations that are relevant in determining the moral acceptability of gift giving and receiving include

The value of the gift.
The purpose of the gift.
The relationship with the gifter.
All of the above.

All of the above.

22

The source of initiating a message is the

The channel.
The sender.
The Receiver.
The Messenger.

The sender.

23

What is the primary objective a project manager tries to accomplish through the integration process?

Create a performance design that is reliable.
Not to over-design a process beyond given specifications.
Keep focused on outcomes not on details.
Keep focused on details and not on the final product.

Create a performance design that is reliable.

24

A project manager is offered two tickets to the championship ballgame the seller's son is playing in. It is a public event. If the project manager accepts the tickets, is he in violation of any professional conduct code?

No, since it is a public event and anyone can get tickets to the game.
No, since it is the seller's son's event.
Yes, since it is accepting inappropriate compensation for personal gain.
Yes, since accepting the tickets may compromise the project.

Yes, since it is accepting inappropriate compensation for personal gain.

25

The combined processes of _______ are used to reduce cost and execution time and to improve project deliverable quality and performance.

project cost and quality control
cost estimating and sequence scheduling.
value engineering and quality control.
life-cycle costing and value engineering

life-cycle costing and value engineering

26

The most favored and successful technique for resolving conflicts is

negotiating.
bargaining.
policy enforcement.
disciplinary action for perpetrators.

negotiating.

27

_______ is the period given in which to complete the project

The schedule
Time
An activity
Contract duration

Time

28

Jack worked as a project manager for an accounting firm (Company A), where he specialized in IRS audits and federal tax law. He now works for one of his old firm's competitors (Company B), who hired him because of his knowledge and expertise in that area. Now that Jack is working with his old company's competitor, he should

use knowledge he gained while working at Company A, frugally.
not use knowledge he acquired at Company A to benefit his old company's competition.
use the knowledge acquired at Company A to improve his current Company B's products and services.
Get prior approval from Company A before implementing knowledge and skills he acquired there, for Company B's projects.

use the knowledge acquired at Company A to improve his current Company B's products and services.

29

The cost effective analysis of ________ is used to examine cost tradeoffs, which are an important part of the integration process.

"value engineering"
the action plan
"optimization"
project plan components

"value engineering"

30

Project ______ is the process of completing the project in a timely manner and on time.

Schedule management
Control
Schedule control
Sequencing

Schedule management