Random CAPM 60 This quiz will submit in: Question 1You are the project manager and responsible for quality audit. You have been accused for being a fanatic because of your practice of conducting not one, but multiple, quality audit on a project. Which one of the following types of audits is not an example of a quality audit? A. Internal B. Scope C. Baseline D. System Question 2A controlling process is necessary in project management to ensure planned actions are executed and measured for progress. The controlling process for the schedule typically will focus on: A. Activities starting earlier than scheduled. B. Activities starting later than scheduled. C. Activities that vary from the plan, whether late or early. D. Activities only on the critical path. Question 3What is the MOST effective process to ensure that cultural and ethical differences do not impede success of your multi-national project? A. Co-locating B. Training C. Forming D. Teaming Question 4Scenario: The Great Sound company uses a project development strategy of concurrent engineering. Susan Johnson is managing a project to develop a new small CD ROM player designed for joggers. Susan has noted that previous projects have experienced delays in getting products out of the design phase into production because the engineers and the marketing department keep changing/improving the design. In the above sample scenario, what strategy should Susan use to keep the project on schedule? A. Inform the team members that delays will be a negative influence on their performance evaluations. B. Limit the functionality of the CD ROM player to encourage earlier completion. C. Post the project schedule on the team bulletin board and highlight the design completion date. D. Schedule several design reviews at interim milestones with a final review at the end of the design phase Question 5The decomposition process is a technique used to construct a: A. Precedence network. B. Critical Path Method Diagram. C. Variance analysis. D. Work breakdown structure. Question 6In a schedule, which of the following is not an allowed logical dependency? A. FF B. SS C. SF D. None of the above Question 7Cost estimates include all of the following resource categories except: A. Labor B. Materials. C. Inflation allowances. D. None of the above Question 8During the contract close-out, the project manager needs to document the: A. Formal acceptance. B. Statement of work. C. Payment schedule. D. Change control procedure. Question 9Effective stakeholder management includes all of the following project elements EXCEPT: A. Clear requirements definition. B. Scope change control. C. Timely status information. D. Frequent cost reports. Question 10 The free float of activity F is A. Can not be calculated B. -1 C. 0 D. 1 Question 11A Network analysis technique that shows conditional and probabilistic treatment of logical relationships is called: A. PERT. B. GERT. C. CPM. D. a and b. Question 12Negotiating across international cultures involves mutual interdependence between parties. The negotiating MUST be conducted in A. Mutual trust and cooperation B. Generalities and vagueness C. Sincerity and compassion D. Uncertainty and caution Question 13A network analysis technique that allows for conditional and probabilistic treatment of logical relationships is know as: A. The work breakdown structure. B. The Gantt chart. C. Time scaled network diagramming. D. Graphical Evaluation and Review Technique (GERT). Question 14As a project manager, you know that the most important activity to ensure stakeholder satisfaction is A. Communication report B. Ensuring the staff is happy C. Documenting the requirements D. Maintaining a proper WBS Question 15Project sponsors have the GREATEST influence on the scope, quality, time, and cost of the project during the: A. Concept phase. B. Development phase. C. Execution phase. D. Close-down phase. Question 16A KEY activity for achieving customer satisfaction is to define: A. The business use. B. Requirements. C. Product specificity. D. Change control. Question 17Scenario: Sam Johnson is a project manager developing a new sales process for The Magic Games Company. Joe Stevens is the client representative assigned full time to the team to provide guidance regarding requirements and ongoing functional knowledge. Sam has observed that Joe spends much of each morning reading the paper, and usually takes a three hour lunch break. The other team members are starting to complain that they are not getting the information they need to develop the process. In the sample scenario above, what action should Sam take? A. Inform Joe‟s manager that you would like a replacement for Joe. B. Meet with Joe and plan frequent milestones for Completion of his work C. Tell Joe he can no longer read the newspaper, and lunches are limited to one hour. D. Ignore the situation with Joe, and set up interviews with other client functional experts Question 18A task was scheduled to be done with a duration of three weeks using two persons. The task was completed in four weeks using one person. What is the cost variance? A. 50% B. -50% C. -66% D. 66% Question 19When assigning tasks to team members, which of the following strategies are appropriate? A. If company employees routinely work overtime, assign tasks to fill the average overtime hours. B. Assign tasks to only one Individual whenever possible to promote accountability. C. Complete the assignments before discussing them with the team members to avoid competition for most desirable tasks. D. Assign multiple sources to tasks to ensure backups are available in case of illness or other absence Question 20Your project is behind schedule due to conflict between team members. Having resolved the conflict, to get the project back on schedule, you should consider: A, Crashing the schedule. B. Performing resource leveling. C. Conducting reverse resource allocation scheduling. D. Utilizing the critical chair resources. Question 21Scope change control MUST be integrated with all of the following control processes EXCEPT: A. Schedule. B. Cost. C. Procurement. D. Quality. Question 22The Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) method of scheduling differs from the Critical Path Method (CPM) because the PERT method: A. Uses weighted averages of activity duration to calculate project duration B. Uses “dummy” activities to represent logic ties C. Uses “free float‟‟ instead of “total float‟‟ in the schedule calculations D. Uses bar charts instead of logic diagrams to portray the schedule Question 23 Sally Woo is the project manager of a fixed price project nearing completion. The project has been less profitable than planned, but has not lost money. Team members worked 10- 20 hours of compensated overtime per week during the past month to complete the effort. In the above sample scenario, what is an appropriate project close-down activity? A. Ask the client to increase the price of the project to accommodate the increased costs. B. Ask team members to not charge their overtime to improve the project financial performance. C. Inform accounting that they should bill the client for additional costs. D. Conduct a lessons learned meeting Question 24Resource planning must include consideration of the use of: A. Contractors, equipment, materials. B. People, computers, equipment. C. People, equipment, materials. D. Contractors, computers, raw materials. Question 25Conflict resolution techniques that may be used on a project include: A. Withdrawing, compromising, controlling, and forcing. B Controlling, forcing, smoothing, and withdrawing. C. Confronting, compromising, smoothing, and directing. D. Smoothing, confronting, forcing, and withdrawing. Question 26The overall duration of the project schedule is not influenced by: A. Using mandatory dependencies as constraints. B. Using discretionary dependencies as constraints. C. The availability of the resources which are assigned to perform the work. D. The capabilities of the resources which are assigned to perform the work. Question 27Communication is the prime responsibility of a project: A. Expediter. B. Coordinator. C. Manager in a weak matrix environment. D. Manager in a strong matrix environment. Question 28For a large, complex project ______ is best for handling cross functional project needs. A. A strong matrix organization B. A project coordinator C. A project expediter D. A functional organization Question 29Scenario: Activity Duration Predecessor A 5 - B 10 A C 5 A D 15 B E 10 B F 5 C G 5 F H 10 D,E,G If all activities will be on schedule, what is the maximum delay of activities E that will not affect the total project schedule? A. 5 B. 6 C. 0 D. 1 Question 30In order to determine the project‟s estimate at completion (EAC), which of the following information would be needed? A. The budgeted cost of work performed (EV (BCWP)) and the actual cost of work performed (AC (ACWP)). B. The cost performance index (CPI) and the cost variance (CV). C. The actual cost of work performed (AC (ACWP)) and the cost performance index (CPI). D. The actual to date or actual cost of work performed (AC (ACWP)) and the estimate to complete (ETC). Question 31A project loses a contractor in the middle of a project. A new project team is formed to replace the role of the lost contractor and his/her team. As a project manager, what is the FIRST topic to address to the team in the kick-off meeting? A. Identify team roles and responsibilities. B. Review detailed schedule. C Discuss cost estimates. D. Emphasize your authority. Question 32Of the following four major processes contained in project cost management, which of the following choices would be concerned with the cost baseline? A. Resource planning and cost estimating B. Cost estimating and cost budgeting. C. Cost budgeting and cost control. D. Resource planning and cost control. Question 33Fast tracking in time management is: A. Doing some or all activities in parallel rather than in sequence. B. Preparing progress reports on a quick turnaround basis. C. The timely input of data to calculate the critical path. D. All of the above Question 34Scenario: Item PV (BCWS) AC (ACWP) EV (BCWP) 1 10,000 11,000 10,000 2 9,000 8,000 7,000 3 8,000 8,000 8,000 4 7,000 7,000 5,000 5 6,000 9,000 6,000 Which item is furthest over budget? A. Item 1 B. Item 2 C. Item 4 D. Item 5 Question 35Scenario: Susan is assigned the following project which is comprised of three tasks. These tasks are not dependent on each other and all tasks are equal priority. The effort, duration, and percentage time Susan will devote to the tasks are listed below. Susan decides to level her effort to avoid working more than eight hours per day. Task Effort Duration Time Review Background Materials 2 days 2 days 100% Interview Clients 1 day 4 days 25% Setup Project Directory I day I day 100% In the sample scenario above, what are the total number of days for this project after Susan levels her effort? A. 4 days B. 6 days C. 7 days D. 10 days Question 36Which of the following strategies will be most helpful in developing a good client relationship? A. Avoid documentation of issues which may irritate the client. B. Involve the client as much as possible In the project activities C. Communicate with the client through the procurement office to avoid legal entanglements. D. Advise team members to communicate with members of the client organization during scheduled meetings rather than Informally. Question 37Due to cuts in funding, your project has been terminated. The scope verification process: A. Should be delayed until the project is completed. B. Should determine the correctness of the work results. C. Should be established to document the level and extent of completion. D. Will form the basis of the project audit. Question 38Which of the following statements would be most likely to be associated with a compromise style of conflict resolution? A. “Let‟s table this issue and revisit it at the next meeting after we have had time to study the impacts and have developed a point paper in response to the issue.” B. “The design will be modified to meet the company‟s quality standards, but we will not satisfy all user requests.” C. “Susan and John have both raised valid points which can be incorporated into the design.” D. “What do we need to do to solve this problem?” Question 39Analogous estimating is also called: A. Bottom up estimating. B. Top down estimating. C. Multiple duration estimating. D. None of the above Question 40Ideally, communication between the project manager and the project team members should take place: A. Via daily status reports. B Through approved documented forms. C. By written and oral communication. D. Through the formal chain of command. Question 41The measure used to forecast project cost at completion is: A. EAC B. SPI. C. BCWP. D. ACWP. Question 42What is a common complaint regarding iterative development methodologies, e.g., building a system through cyclical iterations? A. Available technology does not support effective use of an iterative methodology. B. Clients do not like to participate in an iterative methodology project. C. The effort Is more expensive than traditional methods. D. Requirements are continually modified and are not stabilized Question 43In the earned value system, cost variance is computed as: A. EV (BCWP) less PV (BCWS). B. EV (BCWP) less AC (ACWP). C. AC (ACWP) less EV (BCWP). D. AC (ACWP) less PV (BCWS). Question 44The critical path in any schedule: A. Is the longest path in a network diagram. B. Has the activities that must be done first. C. Contains all of the float. D. Contains only the tasks that cannot be rescheduled. Question 45Reviewing work products and results to ensure that all were completed satisfactorily and formally accepted is part of: A. Risk management. B. Quality control. C. Change control management. D. Scope validation. Question 46Scenario: Early start date = 1/4/99 Early finish date = 1/5/99 Late start date = 1/10/99 Late finish date = 1/11/99 If a task has the dates in the sample list above, what do we know about the task? A. It is not on the critical path B. It has a duration of six days. C. It has negative slack. D. Any slippage will affect the late finish dates. Question 47Which of the following choices would indicate that your project was 10 percent under budget? A. The PV (BCWS) was 100, and the EV (BCWP) was 110. B. The AC (ACWP) was 100, and the EV (BCWP) was 110. C. The PV (BCWS) was 100, and the AC (ACWP) was 110. D. The AC (ACWP) was 110, and the EV (BCWP) was 100. Question 48Most project managers spend about _________ of their work time engaged is some form of communications. A. 30 percent B. 50 percent C. 70 percent D. 90 percent Question 49The “precedence diagramming method” provides project managers with knowledge of: A. All levels of the work breakdown structure. B. Tasks likely to be involved in the project integration and resource allocation functions. C. A graphical representation of the task interdependencies. D. What the project completion date is. Question 50The time phased budget that reflects the actual expenditures rather than the consumption of a resource that will be used to measure and monitor cost performance on a project is the: A. Spending plan. B. Cost baseline. C. WBS. D. Schedule. Question 51Estimate at completion (EAC) may be computed as: A. Actual to date plus the remaining budget modified by the CPI. B. Actual to date plus a new estimate for the remaining work. C. Actual to date plus the remaining budget. D. All of the above Question 52Estimators for a project report that the most optimistic time they feel that a task can be completed is five days, the longest that they feel the task will take is fifteen days, the most likely time the task will take is ten days, the average time for completing the task, based on past experience is eight days. Using the PERT concept, calculate the expected duration of the task. A. Ten days B. Eight and one-half days C. Eight days D. Eleven days Question 53Characteristics of a good project manager include all of the following except : A. Ability to perform technical activities B. Ability to identify company goals C. Ability to assess the project environment D. Ability to provide project funding Question 54The cost performance index (CPI) in earned value reporting is: A. Budgeted cost of work scheduled divided by actual cost of work performed. B. Actual cost of work performed divided by budgeted cost of work scheduled. C. Budgeted cost of work performed divided by actual cost of work performed. D. Actual cost of work performed divided by budgeted cost of work performed. Question 55A contractor's deliverable has been delayed 30 days. The process of determining how this event will affect the project schedule is called risk: A. Identification. B. Mitigation. C. Simulation. D. Assessment. Question 56SCENARIO : It is critical for your company to offer its products on the Internet to increase its market share. The company has no previous experience in this area, but it believes that knowledge is needed rapidly. As you have shown an interest in the Internet, you are asked to start planning for this project. What is the FIRST step to take as you begin planning? A. Identify the risks. B. Plan the scope. C. Establish a resource plan. D. Complete a cost and schedule estimate. Question 57When it appears that a design error will interfere with meeting technical performance objectives, the PREFERRED response is to: A. Decrease the performance value to equal the assessed value. B. Develop alternative solutions to the problem. C. Increase the specified value to set a new performance goal. D. Reduce the overall technical complexity of the project. Question 58Network diagrams are good for depicting: A. Slack time. B. Schedule start and finish dates. C. Plan versus actual schedule. D. Task dependencies. Question 59A project management professional can compare earned value performance data to all of the following project management tools EXCEPT: A. Critical path analysis. B. Technical performance metrics. C. Risk mitigation plans. D. Forecasted final costs and schedule estimates. Question 60An individual's willingness to take a risk can be determined by: A. Decision tree modeling. B. Monte Carlo method. C. Sensitivity analysis. D. Utility function.