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Question 1

You 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?

Question 2

A 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:

Question 3

What is the MOST effective process to ensure that cultural and ethical differences do not impede success of your multi-national project?

Question 4


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?

Question 5

The decomposition process is a technique used to construct a:

Question 6

In a schedule, which of the following is not an allowed logical dependency?

Question 7

Cost estimates include all of the following resource categories except:

Question 8

During the contract close-out, the project manager needs to document the:

Question 9

Effective stakeholder management includes all of the following  project elements EXCEPT:

Question 10

The free float of activity F is

Question 11

A Network analysis technique that shows conditional and  probabilistic treatment of logical relationships is called:

Question 12

Negotiating across international cultures involves mutual interdependence between parties. The negotiating MUST be conducted in

Question 13

A network analysis technique that allows for conditional and probabilistic treatment of logical relationships is know as:

Question 14

As a project manager, you know that the most important activity to ensure stakeholder satisfaction is

Question 15

Project sponsors have the GREATEST influence on the scope, quality, time, and cost of the project during the:

Question 16

A KEY activity for achieving customer satisfaction is to define:

Question 17


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?

Question 18

A 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?

Question 19

When assigning tasks to team members, which of the following strategies are appropriate?

Question 20

Your project is behind schedule due to conflict between team members. Having resolved the conflict, to get the project back on schedule, you should consider:

Question 21

Scope change control MUST be integrated with all of the following control processes EXCEPT:

Question 22

The Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) method of scheduling differs from the Critical Path Method (CPM) because the PERT method:

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?

Question 24

Resource planning must include consideration of the use of:

Question 25

Conflict resolution techniques that may be used on a project include:

Question 26

The overall duration of the project schedule is not influenced by:

Question 27

Communication is the prime responsibility of a project:

Question 28

For a large, complex project ______ is best for handling cross functional project needs.

Question 29


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?


Question 30

In order to determine the project‟s estimate at completion (EAC), which of the following information would be needed?

Question 31

A 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?

Question 32

Of the following four major processes contained in project cost management, which of the following choices would be concerned with the cost baseline?

Question 33

Fast tracking in time management is:

Question 34


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?

Question 35


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?

Question 36

Which of the following strategies will be most helpful in developing a good client relationship?

Question 37

Due to cuts in funding, your project has been terminated. The scope verification process:

Question 38

Which of the following statements would be most likely to be associated with a compromise style of conflict resolution?

Question 39

Analogous estimating is also called:

Question 40

Ideally, communication between the project manager and the project team members should take place:

Question 41

The measure used to forecast project cost at completion is:

Question 42

What is a common complaint regarding iterative development methodologies, e.g., building a system through cyclical iterations?

Question 43

In the earned value system, cost variance is computed as:

Question 44

The critical path in any schedule:

Question 45

Reviewing work products and results to ensure that all were  completed satisfactorily and formally accepted is part of:

Question 46


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?

Question 47

Which of the following choices would indicate that your project was 10 percent under budget?

Question 48

Most project managers spend about _________ of their work time engaged is some form of communications.

Question 49

The “precedence diagramming method” provides project managers with knowledge of:

Question 50

The 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:

Question 51

Estimate at completion (EAC) may be computed as:

Question 52

Estimators 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.

Question 53

Characteristics of a good project manager include all of the following except :

Question 54

The cost performance index (CPI) in earned value reporting is:

Question 55

A contractor's deliverable has been delayed 30 days. The process of determining how this event will affect the project schedule is called risk:

Question 56


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?

Question 57

When it appears that a design error will interfere with meeting  technical performance objectives, the PREFERRED response is to:

Question 58

Network diagrams are good for depicting:

Question 59

A project management professional can compare earned value performance data to all of the following project management tools EXCEPT:

Question 60

An individual's willingness to take a risk can be determined by: