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1

Of the following, which is not part of project scope management?

A. Scope planning
B. Scope verification
C. Quality assurance
D. Create WBS

C. Quality assurance

Quality Assurance is not part of project scope management. It is the quality assurance program of the entire organization.

2

You are the project manager for the HGD Project and will need as many inputs to the scope planning as possible. Of the following, which one is not an organizational process asset?

A. Organizational procedures
B. Organizational policies
C. WBS
D. Historical information

C. WBS

The WBS is not an organizational process asset.

3

You are a project manager for your organization. Sarah, a project manager in training, wants to know which project documents can stem from templates? Your answer should be...

A. Risk policies
B. Organizational policies
C. Scope management plans
D. Historical information

C. Scope management plans

Scope management plans can be based on templates. For the record, so can the WBS, and project scope change control forms.

4

You are the project manager for a technical project. The project product is the complete installation of a new operating system on 4500 workstations. you have, in your project cost and time estimates, told the customer that the estimates provided will be accurate if the workstations meet the hardware requirements of the new operating system. This is an example of which of the following?

A. Risk
B. Assumption
C. Constraint
D. Order of magnitude

B. Assumption

This is an example of an assumption since the workstations must meet the hardware requirements.

5

You are the project manager for the NBG Project. This project must be completed within six months. This is an example of which of the following?

A. Schedule
B. Assumption
C. Constraint
D. Planning process

C. Constraint

A project that must be completed by a deadline is dealing with time constraints.

6

Which of the following best describes the project scope statement?

A. The description of the project deliverables
B. The authorizing document that allows the project manager to move forward with the project and to assign resources to the tasks
C. The process of managing all of the required work--and only the required work--to create the project's deliverables
D. The process of planning and executing all of the required work in order to deliver the project to the customer

C. The process of managing all of the required work--and only the required work--to create the project's deliverables

7

During the planning phase of your project, your project team has discovered another method to complete a portion of the project scope. This method is safer for the project team, but may cost more for the customer. This is an example of:

A. Risk assessment
B. Alternative identification
C. Alternative selection
D. Product analysis

B. Alternative identification

Alternative identification is a planning process to find alternatives to completing the project scope.

8

Of the following, which does the scope statement not provide?

A. Project justification
B. Project product
C. Project manager authority
D. Project objective

C. Project manager authority

The project charter provides the project manager with authority.

9

You are the project manager for the JHN Project. Mike, a project manager you are mentoring, does not know which plan he should reference for guarding the project scope. Which of the following plans does mike need?

A. The scope management plan
B. The scope change control system
C. The scope verification
D. The scope charter

A. The scope management plan

The scope management plan provides details about how the project scope may be changed.

10

You are the project manager for the JKL Project. This project has over 45 key stakeholders and will span the globe when implemented. Management has deemed that the project's completion should not cost more than $34 million. Because of the global concerns, the final budget must be in U.S. dollars. This is an example of which of the following?

A. Internationalization
B. Budget constraint
C. Management constraint
D. Hard logic

B. Budget constraint

The budget must not exceed $34 million. In addition, the metric for the values to be in U.S. dollars can affect the budget if most of the product is to be purchased in a foreign country.

11

You are the project manager for your organization. You need to ensure the customer formally accepts the deliverables of each project phase. This process is known as ____________?

A. Earned value management
B. Scope verification
C. Quality Control
D. Quality assurance

B. Scope verification

Scope verification results in one thing: formal acceptance.

12

Which of the following is an output of scope verification?

A. WBS template
B. Rework
C. Formal acceptance
D. SOW acceptance

C. Formal acceptance

Scope verification results in one thing: formal acceptance.

13

Where can the project manager find work package information such as the code of an account identifier, a statement of work, information on the responsible organization, quality requirements and information on the required resources?

A. Project Plan
B. WBS
C. WBS dictionary
D. Project management plan

C. WBS dictionary

The WBS dictionary provides all of this information--along with information on milestones and contract information--and then cross-references each work package with relate work package information.

14

You are a project manager for a large manufacturer. Your current project is to create a new manufacturing assembly line that will allow your organization to create its products with less downtime and faster turnaround time for its clients. A stakeholder has presented a change request for your project which will likely increase the cost and time needed to complete the project. All of the following components are not part of the Change Control System except for which one

A. Adding more team members to the project to get the project work done faster
B. Outsourcing portions of the project execution to transfer risk
C. Tracking systems for the proposed change
D. Documenting the project and how the manufacturing assembly should work

C. Tracking systems for the proposed change

The only answer that describes a component of the change control system is the tracking system for the proposed change.

15

A project team member has, on his own initiative, added extra vents to an attic to increase air circulation in the attic. The project plan did not call for these extra vents, but the team member decided they were needed based on the geographical location of the house. The project team's experts concur with this decision. This is an example of:

A. Cost control
B. Ineffective change control
C. Self-led teams
D. Value added change

B. Ineffective change control

The project team member did not follow the change management plan's method of incorporating changes into the scope.

16

Which of the following is an output of scope change control?

A. Workarounds
B. Recommended corrective action
C. Transference
D. Risk assessment

B. Recommended corrective action

Recommended corrective actions are outputs of change control. Poor performance leads to corrective actions to bring the project back in alignment with the project plan.

17

You are the project manager for the JHG Project. your project is to create a new product for your industry. You have recently learned your competitor is also working on a similar project but their offering will include a computer-aided program and web-based tools, which your project does not offer. You have implemented a change request to change your project. This is an example of which of the following?

A. A change due to an error and omission in the initiation phase
B. A change due to an external event
C. A change due to error or omission in the planning phase
D. A change due to a legal issue

B. A change due to an external event

The change is requested to remain competitive with the competition--an external event. Change is inevitable and requires a change control process to manage.

18

You are the project manager for a pharmaceuticals company. A new government regulation will change your project scope. For the project to move forward and be in accordance with the new regulation, your next action should be?

A. Prepare a new baseline to reflect the government changes
B. Notify management
C. Present the change to the CCB
D. Create a feasibility study

C. Present the change to the CCB

Presenting the change to the CCB is the best choice.

19

You have finished the project scope according to plan. For the customer to accept the project, what must happen next?

A. Nothing. The plan is complete so the project is complete.
B. Scope verification should be conducted.
C. Lessons learned should be finalized.
D. Proof-of-concept should be implemented

B. Scope verification should be conducted.

Scope verification concerns itself with the formal acceptance of the product.

20

You are the project manager for an airplane manufacturer. your project concerns the development of lighter, stronger material for commercial jets. As the project moves towards completion, different material composition is considered for the deliverable. This is an example of which of the following?

A. Program management
B. Alternatives identification
C. Quality assurance
D. Regulatory guidelines

B. Alternatives identification

Alternatives identification is the technique to consider different approaches, materials, and solutions for the project work.

21

You are the project manager of a large project. Your project sponsor and management have approved you to outsource portions of the project plan. The _______________ must document project scope management decisions.

A. Project sponsor
B. Organization's management
C. Vendor(s)
D. Project management team

D. Project management team

The responsibility to ensure project scope management decisions rests with the project management team.

22

A project team member has asked you what project scope management is. Which of the following is a characteristic of project scope management?

A. It defines the baseline for project acceptance.
B. It defines the requirements for each project within the organization.
C. It defines the processes to ensure that the project includes all the work required--and only the work required--to complete the project successfully.
D. It defines the functional managers assigned to the project.

C. It defines the processes to ensure that the project includes all the work required--and only the work required--to complete the project successfully.

23

One of the stakeholders of the project you are managing asks why you consider the scope statement so important in your project management methodology. You answer her question with which of the following?

A. It is mandatory to consult the plan before authorizing any change.
B. Project managers must document any changes before approving or declining them.
C. The project scope statement serves as a reference for all change requests to determine if the change is in or out of scope.
D. The project plan and EVM work together to assess the risk involved with proposed changes.

C. The project scope statement serves as a reference for all change requests to determine if the change is in or out of scope.

The scope statement serves as a point of reference when considering if change requests are in or out of scope.

24

A WBS serves as an input to many of the project management processes. Of the following, which is not true?

A. WBS serves as an input to activity sequencing.
B. WBS serves as an input to activity definition.
C. WBS serves as an input to resource planning.
D. WBS serves as an input to cost budgeting.

A. WBS serves as an input to an input to activity sequencing.

The WBS does not directly serve as an input to activity sequencing.

25

You are the project manager of the WIFI Project. You would like to meet with a stakeholder for scope verification. Which of the following is typical of scope verification?

A. Reviewing changes to the project scope with the stakeholders
B. Reviewing the performance of the project deliverables
C. Reviewing the performance of the project team to date
D. Reviewing the EVM results of the project to date

B. Reviewing the performance of the project deliverables

When it comes to scope verification, the customer is concerned with performance of the product.