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Questions 1

You work as a project manager for BlueWell Inc. Some of the activities in your project are not being completed on time. You reviewed these activities with your project team and discovered that the time estimates for the project are much more aggressive than what they are actually experiencing in the completion of the activities. You elect to create a new schedule for the project. What project Management process are you working with when you create a new target schedule?

Options:

A.  

Develop schedule

B.  

Estimate activity durations

C.  

Control schedule

D.  

Estimate activity resources

Discussion 0
Questions 2

You are the project manager of the HQQ Project. Your project is running late by ten percent of where you should be at this time. Management is concerned and they'd like to know what your schedule variance is. Considering that the project has a BAC of $567,899, you are thirty percent complete, and you have spent $179,450. What is the schedule variance for this project?

Options:

A.  

-$45,789

B.  

-$56,790

C.  

There is not enough information to know.

D.  

-$30,268

Discussion 0
Questions 3

John is the project manager for his organization. Management has asked John to fast track his project in order to reach a particular date for the project completion. When John fast tracks the project what project management component must be updated to reflect this decision? Choose the best answer.

Options:

A.  

Organizational process assets

B.  

Cost management plan

C.  

Resource calendars

D.  

Risk register

Discussion 0
Questions 4

You are the project manager of the GHQ Project. You have to prioritize activities for the effective management of project. For this, you have created a network diagram to schedule a set of project activities as shown in the figure:

Based on this figure, what is the critical path of this project?

Options:

A.  

ABEHJ

B.  

ACFIJ

C.  

ADGJ

D.  

ACFGJ

Discussion 0
Questions 5

You work as a project manager for BlueWell Inc. By referring to the figure given below, you along with your project team is calculating the latest completion of an activity.

What is the latest your project team can complete Activity I?

Options:

A.  

Day 29

B.  

Day 26

C.  

Day 25

D.  

Day 30

Discussion 0
Questions 6

You are the project manager for the NHQ project. The management has reminded you that you must not allocate any project team member for more than 25 hours per work week on your project. This policy is because your organization is in a weak matrix and the project team members are on several projects at once within the organization. The 25-hour limit per resource is an example of which one of the following?

Options:

A.  

Expert judgment

B.  

Enterprise environmental factor

C.  

Resource limitation

D.  

Organizational process asset

Discussion 0
Questions 7

Tom is the project manager for the ABC Construction Company. As part of the project scheduling for the construction of a new office building, he has allotted time for the inspectors of the building structure, as well as electrical, plumbing, and safety into the project's schedule. These inspectors can be considered what type of dependency in the project?

Options:

A.  

Mandatory dependencies

B.  

Required dependencies

C.  

Discretionary dependencies

D.  

External dependencies

Discussion 0
Questions 8

You work as a project manager for BlueWell Inc. You would like to crash your project to help the project schedule to get back on track. What is the primary danger of crashing?

Options:

A.  

Crashing increases project costs.

B.  

Crashing is a top-down approach to project completion.

C.  

Crashing restricts resource utilization.

D.  

Crashing always increases project risks.

Discussion 0
Questions 9

Harry works as a project manager for BlueWell Inc. A risk that has been identified and analyzed in the project planning processes is now coming into fruition. Who among the following is responsible for implementing the risk responses or contingency plan?

Options:

A.  

Risk owner

B.  

Harry

C.  

Project sponsor

D.  

Subject matter expert

Discussion 0
Questions 10

You work as a Project Manager for Tech Perfect Inc. You are looking for performance efficiencies of a project. The related key values are provided in the table below:

What will be the cost variance (CV) of the project at the current point of time?

Options:

A.  

+80

B.  

-80

C.  

-10

D.  

+10

Discussion 0
Questions 11

You are the project manager for your project. Your project is scheduled to last for one year and you are currently forty percent complete with the project. Based on your current performance measurements you have an SPI of .95 and a cost variance of -$24,000. You need to report this information to the management, but you will also need a solution to present with the variance information. Which one of the following can you present to the management as a part of the control schedule tools and techniques for variances?

Options:

A.  

Work performance measurements

B.  

Corrective actions

C.  

Trim the project scope

D.  

Causes of variances

Discussion 0
Questions 12

You are the project manager for your organization. You are managing a project to create new software for your clients. During the project execution, there have been some unforeseen delays that will require your attention. You will need four inputs to the control schedule process. Which of the following documents would not be an input for the control schedule process?

Options:

A.  

Project schedule

B.  

Work performance information

C.  

Project management plan

D.  

Earned value management results

Discussion 0
Questions 13

Harry works as the project manager for his organization. He is creating the activity list and would like to tag those activities that are comprised of apportioned effort. Which of the following is the best example of apportioned effort?

Options:

A.  

Adding features to the project's product that is not included in the project scope.

B.  

Managing the day-to-day events of a project.

C.  

Creating software as defined in the project scope.

D.  

Completing project activities as start-to-start events.

Discussion 0
Questions 14

You are a project manager in a matrix environment and management is concerned about the utilization of the resources on your project team and when you'll release them. What project management plan will guide how and when project resources will be released from the project team?

Options:

A.  

Project Human Resources Management Plan

B.  

Project Staffing Management Plan

C.  

Project Communications Management Plan

D.  

Project Schedule Management Plan

Discussion 0
Questions 15

Which organizational theory explains the factors that promote performance of people in any organization?

Options:

A.  

Herzberg's theory

B.  

Maslow's Hierarchy theory

C.  

McGregor's theory

D.  

Expectancy theory

Discussion 0
Questions 16

Don is the project manager of the NQP project for his organization. This project is scheduled to last for 18 months and will have several elements of the project that have government regulations. Management is concerned with the regulations and would like Don to report on the activities that will be affected by the regulations. Which of the following documents should Don refer to, for the information on the activities and the regulations?

Options:

A.  

Risk management plan

B.  

Activity list

C.  

Activity list and attributes

D.  

Risk register

Discussion 0
Questions 17

You work as a project manager for BlueWell Inc. You are in the process of identifying all the people and organization impacted by the project. Mark, a project team member, has some doubts about the inputs of the Identify Stakeholder process. What is referred to as an input to the identify stakeholder process in project communication management?

Options:

A.  

Expert judgment

B.  

Project charter

C.  

Stakeholder analysis

D.  

Stakeholder register

Discussion 0
Questions 18

Frank is the project manager of a construction project. In this project, Frank has elected to allow the interior design phase of the project to overlap with the pool construction phase of the project. Normally, Frank would not allow these two phases to overlap, but for this project, he has elected to do so in order to compress the project schedule. What is this schedule compression technique called?

Options:

A.  

Resource leveling heuristic

B.  

Lead time

C.  

Fast tracking

D.  

Crashing

Discussion 0
Questions 19

Which of the following techniques is used in businesses to determine the effect different costs or investments have on profit and other financial indicators?

Options:

A.  

Schedule analysis

B.  

Resource leveling

C.  

What-if scenario analysis

D.  

Root cause analysis

Discussion 0
Questions 20

You are the project manager for your company. You are currently working with your project team to begin sequencing the activity list. You will need organizational process assets and four other documents as inputs to this process. Which of the following is NOT one of the four documents you will need for activity sequencing?

Options:

A.  

Project scope statement

B.  

Milestone list

C.  

Project schedule network diagrams

D.  

Activity list

Discussion 0
Questions 21

You are the project manager of the NHQ project. This project is slightly larger than the TR project, in which you also served as the project manager. You decide to use the actual activity duration of the GTR project as a basis for your current NHQ project. This, you reason, will save time for your project, as the previous project has provided the information. Which one of the following terms best describes the action you are doing in this scenario?

Options:

A.  

You are creating an analogous estimate.

B.  

You are creating a bottom-up estimate.

C.  

You are relying on expert judgment.

D.  

You are creating a rough order of magnitude estimate.

Discussion 0
Questions 22

Cathy is the project manager of the NNQ Project. She currently has completed 45 percent of the project but was scheduled to have 65 percent of the project completed. This project has a budget of $344,000 and was scheduled to last four months. Cathy has spent $198,998 to date on the project. Based on this information, what is the estimate at completion for the NNQ Project?

Options:

A.  

-$98,217.78

B.  

-$44,198

C.  

$441,025.64

D.  

$243,219.78

Discussion 0
Questions 23

You work as a project manager for BlueWell Inc. You must communicate on a regular basis with all of your project stakeholders. In your project, you have 755 stakeholders. How many communication channels exist in the project?

Options:

A.  

284,635

B.  

570,025

C.  

569,270

D.  

755

Discussion 0
Questions 24

You are the project manager for your organization. You are discussing an upcoming project with management and they would like you to begin decomposing the project work packages into activities as soon as possible. You have explained to the management that you would like to involve your roject team before the decomposition of the work packages begins. Why would you want your project team to involve in this activity?

Options:

A.  

To understand the exact type of work the project team will be completing

B.  

To help the activity go faster

C.  

To get better and more accurate results through the decomposition

D.  

To create assignments for the project team as the activities are discussed

Discussion 0
Questions 25

Gary is the project manager of the GHY project. He has elected to use a previous, but similar, project to guide him and the project team through the estimate activity duration process. The previous project schedule could best described as which one of the following?

Options:

A.  

Organizational process asset

B.  

Lessons learned documentation

C.  

Process input

D.  

Predecessor project

Discussion 0
Questions 26

You are the project manager of a research project. Because much of the project work will be based on what is discovered in each stage of the project work, you are directing the project time to focus on creating time estimates for the most imminent research work and broad estimates for the project work that is coming later in the project. What type of planning are you using in this project?

Options:

A.  

Milestone planning

B.  

Rolling wave planning

C.  

Phase gates

D.  

Decomposition

Discussion 0
Questions 27

You work as the project manager for BlueWell Inc. Mark, a project team member, has some doubts related to the outputs of the control schedule process. Which of the following is an output of the control schedule process?

Options:

A.  

Project schedule

B.  

Lessons learned

C.  

Change request

D.  

Activity resource requirement

Discussion 0
Questions 28

Which of the following statements best describes an activity in a project?

Options:

A.  

It is a defined set of functions a resource must complete for the project scope to be considered complete.

B.  

It is the effort needed to complete a work package.

C.  

It is the unit of resource utilization needed to complete a project deliverable.

D.  

It is a listing of all project work that must be accomplished for the project scope to be considered complete.

Discussion 0
Questions 29

Which of the following individuals has a management role in a core business area, such as research and development, design, manufacturing, provisioning, testing, or maintenance?

Options:

A.  

Functional manager

B.  

Operations manager

C.  

Project manager

D.  

Seller

Discussion 0
Questions 30

You are the project manager of a project that has a budget of $675,000 and you have completed 40 percent of the project work. Your project is supposed to be 60 percent complete but you are actually only 40 percent complete. Due to some errors, however, you have actually spent $335,000 of the budget. Management wants to know what the project's cost performance index (CPI) is. What value do you report?

Options:

A.  

-$135,000

B.  

.67

C.  

.81

D.  

-$65,000

Discussion 0
Questions 31

You have been assigned to a project that centers on a discipline you are only topically aware of. While you do have years of experience as a project manager, but you have never worked with the technology, as is in this project. During the define activities process, you rely on your project team and two consultants to coach you and identify the type of activities the project will include. Which tool and technique are you using in the define activities process in this scenario?

Options:

A.  

Templates

B.  

Rolling wave planning

C.  

Decomposition

D.  

Expert judgment

Discussion 0
Questions 32

Fredrick works as a Project Manager for BlueWell Inc. A number of projects are running under his guidance. You, a team leader of a project, inform Fredrick about the performance indexes of your project. The schedule performance index (SPI) of your project is 1.325. What does this figure indicate?

Options:

A.  

The schedule performance is better than expected.

B.  

The schedule performance is right on target.

C.  

The cost performance is better than expected.

D.  

The schedule performance is below expectation.

Discussion 0
Questions 33

Gina is the project manager for her organization and she is working with her project team to define the project activities. In this project, the stakeholders are sensitive to the project completion date, so Gina is stressing to her project team members that while they need to provide and account for all of the project activities, they should focus on one work package in the WBS at a time. In order to start the decomposition of the project work packages into activities, Gina will need all of the following except for which one?

Options:

A.  

Scope baseline

B.  

Organizational process assets

C.  

WBS

D.  

Enterprise environmental factors

Discussion 0
Questions 34

You are the project manager for your company. You are working with the activities defined in the figure below.

What will happen to your project if Activity F takes five additional days to complete than what was expected?

Options:

A.  

Your project's critical path will shift to ACFI.

B.  

Your project will be late by five days.

C.  

Your project can still complete on time as float is available on Activity I.

D.  

Your project will now have two critical paths.

Discussion 0
Questions 35

Which of the following components of the change control system includes the documentation, tracking systems, and defined approval levels necessary for authorizing and controlling changes?

Options:

A.  

Scope Verification

B.  

Configuration Management System

C.  

Project Management Information System

D.  

Integrated Change Control

Discussion 0
Questions 36

Fred is the project manager of the NHA project. This project has a BAC of $2,456,900 and is sixty percent complete. Fred has crashed the project, which has driven the project costs to date to $1,525,140, but his project is five percent more complete than what was planned. What is the schedule variance for this project that Fred needs to report to the management?

Options:

A.  

$176,675

B.  

$122,845

C.  

-$85,000

D.  

-$51,000

Discussion 0
Questions 37

You are the project manager of the OOI Project and you're forty percent complete with this project. The project has a BAC of $2,345,650 and you have spent $950,000 to date. Based on your aggressive scheduling you should at the 45 percent milestone today, but due to some early delays you're running late. What is the schedule variance of your project?

Options:

A.  

-$29,350

B.  

-$117,282

C.  

-$938,260

D.  

-$11,740

Discussion 0
Questions 38

You are the project manager of the NHA Project. This project is expected to last one year with quarterly milestones throughout the year. Your project is supposed to be at the third milestone today but you're likely only 60 percent complete. Your project has a BAC of $745,000 and you've spent $440,000 of the budget-to-date. What is your schedule performance index for this project?

Options:

A.  

80

B.  

1.02

C.  

102

D.  

0.80

Discussion 0
Questions 39

Holly is the project manager for her organization. In her project, she has worked with the project team to define when the project team will be utilized in the project, the duration of the project activities, and the sequence in which the project work must be completed. During several phases of her project, the project team will need to work more than fifty hours per week. The project team members have agreed this is necessary and they're willing to do the work to complete the project. Management, however, has not approved Holly's schedule based on the overtime the scheduling will require. They have set a limit on the project schedule of 45 hours per week. What is this limit technically called? Each correct answer represents a complete solution. Choose all that apply.

Options:

A.  

Constraint

B.  

Assumption

C.  

Execution variance analysis

D.  

Resource leveling heuristic

Discussion 0
Questions 40

You work as a project manager for BlueWell Inc. There have been changes to the project scope in your project. These changes will cause the project schedule to change as well, so you will need to update the schedule and the schedule baseline. The schedule baseline is a component of what?

Options:

A.  

Project calendar

B.  

Project constraints

C.  

Project objectives

D.  

Project management plan

Discussion 0
Questions 41

John works as the project manager for Honeywell Inc. He is involved in the periodic collection and analysis of baseline versus actual data to understand and communicate the project progress. Which of the following techniques is used in generating performance reports?

Options:

A.  

Work performance information

B.  

Change requests

C.  

Work performance measurements

D.  

Forecasting method

Discussion 0
Questions 42

Beth is the project manager for the NHQ project. This project deals with fiber optic cabling in her organizational campus. Tim is the electrical engineer for her company and is the only internal resource that can complete several of the project activities that deal with the fiber optic cables. Because Tim is a highly-skilled resource, he is already scheduled on several projects within the organization and is not available when Beth needs him to complete some of the project activities. This is an example of which term?

Options:

A.  

Resource calendar conflict

B.  

Matrix network

C.  

Organizational process assets

D.  

Activity resource requirements

Discussion 0
Questions 43

Ben is the project manager of the NHF Project for his organization. Some delays early in the project have caused the project schedule to slip by nearly 15 percent. Management would like Ben to find a method to recoup the schedule slippage and to get the project back on track. Management is risk-adverse with this project. Which of the following methods should Ben avoid to recoup the project time?

Options:

A.  

Crashing

B.  

Fast tracking

C.  

Critical chain methodology

D.  

Adding lead time

Discussion 0
Questions 44

John works as a project manager of the NHQ Project. He has created the project network diagram as shown in the figure:

Based on the project network diagram, how much float is available for Activity H if Activity B is delayed by four days and Activity E is delayed by two days?

Options:

A.  

Zero

B.  

One

C.  

Four

D.  

Five

Discussion 0
Questions 45

Which of the group creativity techniques enhances brainstorming with a voting process used to rank the most useful ideas for further brainstorming or prioritization?

Options:

A.  

Idea/mind mapping

B.  

Delphi technique

C.  

Nominal group technique

D.  

Affinity diagram

Discussion 0
Questions 46

You are the project manager of the GHY Project. Management wants you to create a process improvement plan for your project. Your project will be studied by management and will become a standard for all future organizational projects based on your project's performance, approach, and implementation of project processes. All of the following should be included in your project's process improvement plan except for which one?

Options:

A.  

Process boundaries

B.  

Process configuration

C.  

Targets for improved performance

D.  

Identification of project risks

Discussion 0
Questions 47

Beth is the project manager for her organization. Her current project has many deliverables that have been defined at a high level, but the details of the deliverables are still unknown. In her project, Beth is planning in detail only the activities that are most imminent in the project work. This approach to project management planning is known as what?

Options:

A.  

Imminent activity management

B.  

Rolling wave planning

C.  

Predecessor-only diagramming

D.  

Decomposition

Discussion 0
Questions 48

You are the project manager of the NHQ Project. You have created the project network diagram as shown in the figure:

You are concerned about a risk on Activity G that if it happens will delay the project by four days. You would like to utilize float for Activity G. How much float is available for Activity G to help offset the risk event?

Options:

A.  

Five days

B.  

Four days

C.  

Eleven days

D.  

Zero

Discussion 0