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1

Project Quality Management ensures

contracts are effectively resourced and administered.
effective project monitoring and control.
efficient preliminary planning and development of strategic operations.
the project satisfies its objectives.

the project satisfies its objectives.

2

What area of project management is concerned with timely completion of the project?

Project Schedule management.
Project Cost management.
Project Scope management.
Project Integration management.

Project Schedule management.

3

The project manager is assigned to

support core business
achieve project objectives
develop matrices
all of the above

achieve project objectives

4

What area of project management is concerned with organizing and managing the project team?

Project Integration management.
Project Communications management.
Project Resource management.
Project Scope management.

Project Resource management.

5

A "stakeholder" is

The customer.
The performing organization.
A sponsor.
All of the above

All of the above

6

Cultural 'liabilities' the functional and project managers should be aware of include

barriers to change.
diversity.
cross-departmental interactions.
aggressive risk.

barriers to change.

7

In top-down management

Information is freely exchanged laterally.
Information is informally reported to managers.
Information and ideas are dispensed from top management.
Information flows up, and instructions flow down from top management.

Information flows up, and instructions flow down from top management.

8

According to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the difference between standards and regulations is

a regulation is an approach guideline.
a regulation is a government-imposed requirement.
a regulation is established and approved by a recognized body.
a standard regulates procedure toward achieving an optimum degree of order.

a regulation is a government-imposed requirement.

9

What general interactive relationship elements determine individual and organizational effectiveness regardless of the type of the organization's culture?

General knowledge and expertise levels of mid-managers.
Job descriptions and defined interrelationship interactions.
Experimentation and risk taking.
Capital investments, liquidity, and investors.

Job descriptions and defined interrelationship interactions.

10

Project Risk Management ensures

effective performance reporting.
safe activity sequencing.
cost-effective scope verification.
public safety and response planning.

public safety and response planning.

11

A project manager characteristically

is persuasive.
is flexible.
is a good communicator.
all of the above

all of the above

12

An entrepreneurial culture is conducive to

high risk proposals.
organizational charting.
protocol.
risk-averse behavior.

high risk proposals.

13

Types of organizational structures include

Weak matrix
Balanced matrix
Strong Matrix
all of the above

all of the above

14

Who controls the budget in a strong matrix type of organization?

The functional manager.
The project manager.
The administrative staff.
Upper management.

The project manager.

15

Control is a step-process involving

measuring, recording, and troubleshooting.
measuring, evaluating, and correcting.
evaluating, reporting, and correcting.
monitoring, evaluating, and restructuring.

measuring, evaluating, and correcting.

16

The project ________ serves as a fundamental basis for monitoring and controlling project activity

program
budget
scope
schedule

schedule

17

_________ is the project manager's response to the need to measure accurate performance of the team and resources

A performance evaluation
Input
Monitoring
Output

Output

18

Control mechanisms are applied according to

the type of available resources.
time availability, allocations, and limitations.
the nature of the activity.
all of the above.

all of the above.

19

The _______ used to measure the performance of work and to establish the performance measurement baseline.

earned value technique is
earning rules are
crediting method is
any of the above.

earned value technique is

20

Who is responsible for achieving project objectives?

The project manager
The operations manager
The functional manager
All of the above

The project manager

21

______ control is based on written records that measure team productivity

Supervisory
Output
Behavior
Management

Output

22

What factors are used during the SWOT analysis to determine the breadth of considered risks?

Strengths.
Weaknesses.
Opportunities and threats.
All of the above.

All of the above.

23

______ is the time in calendar units between the start and finish of a schedule activity.

Activity
Time
Activity duration
Activity resource estimating

Activity duration

24

What other process, besides Monitoring, does the Controlling Process work in conjunction with

Initiating.
Planning.
Executing.
Completion.

Planning.

25

Changes that affect product scope include

Corrective actions.
Administrative repair.
Schedule revisions.
Cost analyses.

Corrective actions.

26

During the project, progress payments are made at periodic intervals. Information collected for progress payments includes

The total project cost of the work in-progress.
An incremental percentage of the total project cost.
Percentage of the work that is considered complete.
Completed and accepted work plus markups.

Completed and accepted work plus markups.

27

Configuration management includes

validation and testing.
cost accounting.
identification.
none of the above.

identification.

28

A deliverable is

A newly constructed four-lane highway.
Computer training for employees.
Retooled widgets.
All of the above.

All of the above.

29

Part of the project execution process involves ______ the completion status of the deliverables.

evaluating cost overrun information about
collecting work performance information about
generating forecasts for
administrative oversight for

collecting work performance information about

30

Project documents updated during project execution include:

Requirements documents
Project logs
Risk register
all of the above

all of the above