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A firm has a mix of projects in oil and gas, power, water, roads, rail, and airports. From this mix, the firm chose to group related projects into programs. All of the power projects were grouped together as a power program, all of the water projects were grouped together as a water program, and all of the rail projects were grouped together as a rail program. All of these programs together could BEST become integral components of the
If a project is defined as a temporary endeavor, then
the project ends when all objectives have been met.
The process of continuously improving the details of information and the accuracy of project estimates is BEST referred to as
Portfolio, program and project management should all be aligned with
Project management systems, risk tolerances, authority relationships and work ethics are all considered
enterprise environmental factors.
The least effective project management organization is
The total scope of the project is defined within which Process Group?
The need for planning updates or rebaselining due to changes in resource availability, stakeholder expectations or revelation of unanticipated risks, are all identified within which Process Group?
A quality control technician documents the results of a quality checklist against a candidate deliverable. This documentation is known as
work performance data.
What represents a complete set of concepts, terms, and activities that make up a professional field, project management field, or area of specialization, and which may be used on most projects most of the time?
What process groups acts in a "background" capacity for all other process groups?
Monitoring and Controlling
How many Knowledge Areas are there in the PMBOK methodology?
How many Project Management Project Groups are there in the PMBOK methodology?
How many Project Management Processes are there in the PMBOK methodology?
Project integration management is all about what?
A project is formally initiated:
when the project charter is signed.
Approved change requests are the output of which project management process?
Perform Integrated Change Control
When it comes to changes, the project manager's attention is BEST spent on:
preventing unnecessary changes.
Which project management process group is pervasive from project authorization thru project close?
Monitoring and Controlling
A project is not completed until:
all project management plan requirements have been met.
The process of developing appropriate management strategies to effectively engage stakeholders throughout the project life cycle, based on the analysis of their needs, interests, expectations and potential impact on the project, is
Plan stakeholder management.
You are the PM for a high profile project, and you have just been informed that your major supplier has been stricken with a fire such that your primary deliverable will be delayed for at least 4 weeks. What is the BEST action for you to take right now regarding updating the project sponsor of the situation?
Meet with the project sponsor, update him on the situation, and advise him that your team has evaluated alternatives and that, as project manager, you have implemented a response which least impacts the triple constraint, and is that OK with him.
Your project has been delayed 6 week due to a problem in raw materials at one of your key suppliers. As project manager, you have met with your team and have decided to take a particular course of action which will result in a delay of only 3 weeks. What should be your next BEST action at this point?
Update the project schedule with the 3 week delay, then update the sponsor about the situation and your response actions.
The ability of stakeholders to influence the project is typically
highest during the initial stages and gets progressively lower as the project progresses.
Status of deliverables, implementation status of change requests, and forecasted estimates to complete, are all BEST considered a part of
work performance information.
As you periodically meet with your various project stakeholders, you make updates to your stakeholder register and to the issue log as needed. When you do that, you are updating the
The staffing management plan is a part of
the Human Resource Management Plan.
A RACI chart is produced to ensure that
there is only one person is accountable for any one task.
Existing information concerning human resource availability, competency levels, prior experience, interest in working on the project and their cost rate, are part of
enterprise environmental factors.
Effective communications means to
provide only the information needed.
When performing communications analysis, the foremost consideration is given to
the value of the information.
You understand the management complexity that too many communication channels can pose, and you are concerned that too many in a room can lead to communications chaos if not properly controlled. You ask a fellow project manager how many communication channels he has ever been able to manage successfully, and he says that he has had marginal but acceptable success managing a meeting with 66 possible communications channels. How many people, including that project manager, were in that meeting?
What is the key input to the Project Communications Plan?
the stakeholder register
Manage Communications is a member of the _________ process group.
The approved plan for the project work to which the project execution is compared, and deviations are measured for management control, is most specifically called the
performance measurement baseline.
A representation of the plan used to produce project schedules is the
Activities represent the effort needed to complete a
The process of identifying and documenting the relationships amongst project activities in order to define the logical sequence of work to obtain the greatest efficiency, considering all project constraints, produces the
project schedule network diagram.
Contingency reserves which are allocated in the schedule baseline to protect against accepted risks for which mitigation responses have been planned, are called
What project schedules are commonly presented in either an activity-on-node format without time scale, or in a time-scaled logical bar chart format?
Project schedule network diagram
The document that establishes the units of measure, level of precision, level of accuracy, control thresholds, rules for performance measurements, process descriptions and reporting formats is called the
cost management plan.
Project cost management is primarily concerned with
the cost of the resources needed to complete project activities.
If during cost control it is determined that documented probable risk events will in fact not occur, the unused _________ may be removed from the project budget.
It is the ___________ responsibility to make certain that all procurements meet the specified needs of the project while adhering to the performing organization's procurement policies.
project management team's
According to PMBOK, bidder conferences are held
with all sellers together, and prior to receipt of their proposals.
Your project and one of your seller's cannot reach an agreement on compensation for a change request submitted to cover a feature improvement to one of the seller's deliverables which the seller claims is still within scope. This yet unapproved change request is BEST considered by you as
a constructive change.
Your seller was 2 weeks behind schedule with their work product deliverable, but they managed to work extra hours in order to actually deliver on time. But now, while you are attempting to close out that contract, your seller submits a change request for $10,000 to compensate them for the extra man hours they applied in order to successfully meet the contracted deliverable deadline. After being considered through integrated change control, that change request was approved for only $1000. Why would that be?
It was a fixed price incentive fee contract, and the seller had exceed the contract price ceiling.
Project assumptions found in the project scope statement can BEST be
evaluated as potential causes of project risk.
You call together your project team, key stakeholders and a selected set of multi-disciplinary experts, in order to gather a comprehensive list of project risks. Once the list is gathered, you work with that group using anonymous questionnaires to reach a consensus as to the final risk list. Once done, your next project status report indicates that you have reached that conclusion by leveraging
brainstorming and the Delphi technique.
Grade relates to deliverables which differ technically but have similar function. (T/F)
The SIPOC model is a form of which quality tool?
Quality assurance contributes to the state of being certain about quality, by preventing defects through the planning processes or by
inspecting out defects during the work-in-progress.
Approved change requests, which are inputs to the control quality process, are an output from which process?
Perform integrated change control
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