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5 Matching questions

  1. Pareto Diagram/ Chart
  2. Bidder Conferences
  3. Project Selection Methods
  4. Conduct Procurements
  5. Group Creativity Techniques
  1. a Meetings with all prospective sellers and buyers prior to submittal of a bid or proposal. Used to ensure that all prospective sellers have a clear and common understanding of the procurement, and that no bidders receive preferential treatment.
  2. b They involve measuring value or attractiveness to the project owner. Includes considering the decision criteria and a means to calculate value under uncertainty.
  3. c Used to identify project and product requirements; some of the techniques used are: Brainstorming, Nominal group technique, The Delphi technique, Idea/mind mapping, and Affinity diagram.
  4. d The expected total cost of a schedule activity , a work breakdown structure component, or the project when the defined scope of work will be completed.
  5. e Process of obtaining seller responses, selecting a seller, and awarding a contract

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Describes the processes required to ensure that the various elements of the project are properly coordinated. It includes developing the project plan, managing the execution of the project plan, monitoring & controlling work, integrating the change and finally closing the project.
  2. Forecasts of potential project schedule and cost results listing the possible completion dates or project duration and costs with their associated confidence levels.
  3. They possess a blend of functional and projectized characteristics. Weak matrices maintain many of the characteristics of a functional organization, and the Project Manager's role is more that of a coordinator or expediter than that of a manager. Similarly, strong matrices have many of the characteristics of the projectized organization—full-time project managers with considerable authority, full-time project administrative staff, etc.
  4. It is a tool and technique which is used to determine the information needs of the project stakeholders. This is a key component for planning the project's actual communications. It would assist in determining and limiting who will communicate with whom and who will receive what information. The total number of potential communication channels is n*{(n-1)/2}, where n is the number of stakeholders.
  5. An applicable restriction that will affect the performance of the project/process.

5 True/False questions

  1. ForecastingEstimating or predicting future project status and progress based on knowledge and information available at the time of forecasting.


  2. Graphical Evaluation and Review Technique (GERT)Allows for probabilistic treatment of both network logic and activity duration estimates


  3. Performance ReportsOrganize and summarize the information gathered, and present the results of any analysis as compared to the performance measurement baseline. Reports should provide status and progress of the project at the required level of detail.


  4. Procurement auditsStructured review of the procurement process originating from the Plan Procurements process through Administer Procurements process. Objective is to identify successes and failures that warrant recognition in the preparation or administration of other procurement contracts of the project, or of other projects within the performing organization.


  5. TrainingBroader view of Project Cost Management - whereby other than project costs, we consider the effect of project decisions on the cost of using the project's product.