Random CAPM 60

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Question 1

A likely result of using "compromise" to resolve a two-party conflict is:

Question 2

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

Question 3

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

Question 4

In selecting from the pool for team assignments, the following characteristic(s) should be evaluated:

Question 5

Parametric cost estimating involves:

Question 6

The output from resource planning includes:

Question 7


Sam is a project manager and has observed during team meetings that one of the senior technical team members, Sue, frequently belittles the ideas of Tom, a more junior technical staff member. Tom has stopped contributing ideas during the meetings. Sue is generally congenial with other members of the team.

In the sample scenario above, what action should Sam take?

Question 8

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

Question 9

If seven people are intimately involved in the same task and must frequently communicate with each other, how many lines of  communication are there?

Question 10

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

Question 11

Which of the following is not a function of cost control?

Question 12

Fast tracking in time management is:

Question 13

Network diagrams are good for depicting:

Question 14

Planning a project is a process that develops products such as a schedule. This process produces the following for a schedule:

Question 15

The three principle interests in maintaining good document control are:

Question 16

What is an example of a product with high quality but low grade?

Question 17

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

Question 18


A project manager has been assigned a project in progress because the original project manager resigned. In looking at the project plan, it is clear that the implementation currently scheduled for two weeks from today will not be met, as major pieces of the project are still under development. An E-mail received from the client indicates that he is unaware of the pending delay, as he is requesting confirmation of the travel schedules for the users coming in for training on the to be implemented system. The project manager‟s supervisor

In the above sample scenario, what is the FIRST action the project manager should perform?

Question 19

Mandatory prerequisite(s) for team building is (are):

Question 20

Examples of team building activities include:

Question 21


A contractor estimates that completion of a house will take six months. After further questioning, he estimates that, worst case, the house completion will require 11 months, and best case, five  months.

In the sample scenario above, what is the standard deviation of the house completion?

Question 22

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

Question 23


Joe has been assigned to a project developing a new automobile design. Joe‟s past performance reviews indicate frequent design flaws in his work. Peter is the project manager and Samantha is the lead designer on this project.

In the above sample scenario, what actions should Peter and/or Samantha take ensure that Joe‟s work is satisfactory?

Question 24


Company XYZ has a fixed price contract to produce 10,000 widgets for a price of $100,000. An invoice will not be generated until all widgets are completed. The budgeted cost of manufacturing the widgets is $9 per widget. All widgets were to be completed by today. Unfortunately, the project is behind schedule, and only 9,000 widgets have been completed. Actual manufacturing costs to date are $90,000.

In the above scenario, what is the earned value as of today?

Question 25

One way that the graphical evaluation and review technique (GERT) differs from the program evaluation and review technique (PERT) is that it:

Question 26

Of the following conflict management approaches, which is believed to lead to the LEAST enduring positive results?

Question 27

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

Question 28


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 29

Collocation can mean:

Question 30

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

Question 31

Which of the following activities is usually NOT an appropriate strategy for staffing a project?

Question 32


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 33

In what way does free float (FF) differ from total float (TF)?

Question 34

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

Question 35

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

Question 36

What is a category or rank given to entities having the same functional use but different requirements for quality?

Question 37

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 38


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 39


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 40

The project manager is critical to project communication because:

Question 41

A project was estimated to cost $1.5 million and scheduled to last six months. After three months, the earned value analysis shows the following:
BCWP = $650,000 BCWS = $750,000 ACWP = $800,000
What are the schedule and cost variances?

Question 42

The “fast tracking” method of schedule compression, which is  frequently used on projects today, usually involves:

Question 43

You have just taken control of a project in the middle of execution and need to learn who has approval authority for revisions in scope.  Which document provides this information?

Question 44


Project justification and background
Scope and objectives of the project
Organizational relationships and responsibilities
Description of project managers‟ authority
Resources availability
High level project schedule and costs
Major milestones
Management approval

What project document may contain a table of contents similar to the sample list above?

Question 45

To decrease the total project duration for the least cost is called:

Question 46

A scope statement is important because it:

Question 47


The Great Sound company, a consumer electronics manufacturer, has adopted a project development strategy of concurrent  engineering. Marketing, engineering, and production activities will occur simultaneously.

In the above sample scenario, what is a benefit of the concurrent engineering approach?

Question 48

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

Question 49

In which activity or activities, the delay will definitely delaying project schedule?

Question 50

Human resource administration is the prime responsibility of the:

Question 51

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

Question 52

The free float of activity F is

Question 53


A specifications document was sent to the client representative two weeks ago for review and approval. The planned due date for approval or request for revisions was yesterday, and no comments or approvals were received from the client. The client representative is aware of the due date, as he approved the project plan.

In the sample scenario above, what client management strategy should the project manager use?

Question 54

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

Question 55

Cost control is concerned with:

Question 56

An important part of the staffing plan addresses how personnel will be released when no longer needed on the project. This is important because it:

Question 57

The measure used to forecast project cost at completion is:

Question 58

Risk quantification includes:

Question 59


The East Coast division invests $50,000 in a project that  generates a return of $56,000 in a year. They could have invested in another project which would have generated a return of  $60,000.

By investing in the first project they have effectively lost $4,000. This is considered -

Question 60

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