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The project scope planning processes include all of the following EXCEPT:

a. how the project scope will be defined
b. how the requirements will be collected
c. how the work breakdown structure will be created
d. how the business case will be created
d. how the business case will be created
Define Scope is the process of developing:

a. a project scope management plan.
b. a detailed description of the project and product.
c. a project work breakdown structure.
d. a project scope network diagram
b. a detailed description of the project and product.
All of the following elements should be included in a project scope statement EXCEPT:

a. project boundaries or exclusions
b. names of the project team members
c. assumptions and constraints that may limit or influence project work
d. key deliverables with acceptance criteria
b. names of the project team members
On agile projects, the scope definition begins with :

a. brainstorming
b. joint application development (JAD) sessions
c. creation of the WBS
d. user stories
d. user stories
It is helpful to list requirements and supporting information in a requirements traceability matrix. When requirements are complete, they should meet all of these criteria EXCEPT:

a. identified with the stakeholder who needs it
b. assigned to a team member who will be the requirement owner
c. measurable, so that the value and completion can be verified
d. prioritized so tradeoff decisions can be made if necessary
b. assigned to a team member who will be the requirement owner
Which of the following items best describes a project Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)?

a. an organizational chart depicting who will perform project work
b. a schedule depicting when project work will be performed
c. a tool that the team uses to progressively divide deliverables into smaller pieces
d. a list of activities to complete the project work packages
c. a tool that the team uses to progressively divide deliverables into smaller pieces
The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) is a framework that will be used as a basis for further planning activities including all the following EXCEPT:

a. developing the project schedule
b. developing the project cost estimate
c. identifying key stakeholders
d. identifying project risks
c. identifying key stakeholders
Work Breakdown Structures typically include one or more intermediate levels. Which of the following statements correctly describe the nature of these intermediate levels?

a. They generally represent items that need to be created in order to create the final deliverables.
b. They generally represent the raw materials required to create the final deliverables.
c. They generally represent the resource assignments to create the final deliverables.
d. They generally represent the sequence and timing of work packages
a. They generally represent items that need to be created in order to create the final deliverables.
Work Breakdown Structures can be displayed in a variety of formats including which of the following?

a. a sequential process diagram
b. an inverted pyramid
c. an indented outline format
d. fishbone or cause and effect diagram
c. an indented outline format
The technique for dividing and subdividing the project scope and project deliverables into smaller, more manageable parts is called:

a. rolling wave planning
b. decomposition
c. parent child relationship
d. requirements traceability
b. decomposition
The approved version of a work product that can be changed only through formal change control procedures is called a ____:

a. requirement.
b. baseline.
c. benchmark.
d. component.
b. baseline.
Which of the following is not a format that is typically used to represent a Work Breakdown Structure?

a. Hierarchical
b. Indented outline
c. Requirements Traceability Matrix
d. Free Format
c. Requirements Traceability Matrix
All of the following statements correctly describe a contemporary approach to create the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) for a project EXCEPT:

a. Project teams may adopt a top-down approach to construct the WBS.
b. Project teams may rely upon a WBS from a previous project as a starting point.
c. Project teams may rely upon the project manager to create the entire WBS
d. Project teams may jump start the effort with a brainstorming session.
c. Project teams may rely upon the project manager to create the entire WBS
All of the following conventions are widely adopted when project teams create the second level of the project Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) EXCEPT:

a. The second level may be organized by project phase.
b. The second level may be organized by major design components.
c. The second level may be organized by work function.
d. The second level may be organized by activities and tasks
d. The second level may be organized by activities and tasks
Which of the following statements is true concerning the adoption of rolling wave planning in project management?

a. It is facilitated when the second level of the work breakdown structure is organized by phase or design components.
b. It is initially cumbersome, often delaying a prompt and timely project start.
c. It often creates a situation known as "analysis paralysis."
d. It requires detailed bottom-up estimating for every WBS component
a. It is facilitated when the second level of the work breakdown structure is organized by phase or design components.
A deliverable at the lowest level of each branch of a work breakdown structure is known as:

a. a work element.
b. a work package.
c. a work unit.
d. a control account
b. a work package.
Which of the following statements concerning work packages is NOT correct?

a. Work packages are the basis for subsequent project planning activities.
b. Work packages are the basis for subsequent project control activities.
c. Work packages are activity elements with detailed descriptions of tasks and dependencies.
d. Work packages are the elements at the lowest level of the WBS.
c. Work packages are activity elements with detailed descriptions of tasks and dependencies.
For each component in the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), the WBS dictionary includes all the following fields that will be progressively elaborated EXCEPT:

a. a brief description of the work
b. names of team member(s) responsible for creating the deliverables
c. a list of associated deliverables
d. type of resources needed
b. names of team member(s) responsible for creating the deliverables
The approved set of procedures that describe how modifications to the project deliverables and documentation will be managed and controlled are collectively known by which of the following terms?

a. scope statement
b. change control system
c. configuration management plan
d. scope management plan
b. change control system
A typical change request form will include which of the following content items?

a. a description of the change along with the impact of making the change
b. a summary of previous changes to the project
c. an issues log
d. a change control process flow diagram
a. a description of the change along with the impact of making the change