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A2ZPMPPREP17 - Session3 Assignment

 1. 

All of the following are characteristics of Project Management Process Groups EXCEPT:
a.
Project Management Process Groups are linked by the outputs they produce.
b.
The Process Groups are seldom either discrete or one-time events; they are overlapping activities that occur throughout the project life cycle.
c.
All of the processes are generally needed on all projects, and all of their interactions apply to all projects or project phases conducted in a controlled environment.
d.
When a project is divided into phases, the Process Groups are used, as appropriate, to effectively drive the project to completion in a controlled manner.
 

 2. 

All of the following are characteristics of the Project Management Information System (PM IS) EXCEPT:
a.
It is used by the project manager and the project management team primarily to manage key stakeholders.
b.
It is used as part of the Direct and Manage Project Work.
c.
It provides access to tools, such as a scheduling tool, a work authorization system, a configuration management system, an information collection and distribution system, or interfaces to other online automated systems.
d.
It is part of the enterprise environmental factors.
 

 3. 

The product of developing plans for  _____________________ are used by the process: “Develop Project Management Plan” which is part of _________________.
a.
risk management, configuration management, requirements management /  integration management area of knowledge.
b.
requirement management, risk response, and continuous improvement / integration management area of knowledge.
c.
procurement management, stakeholder management, and human resources management / integration management area of knowledge.
d.
all project management areas of knowledge except integration management area of knowledge / the planning process group.
 

 4. 

You are working on a major project to upgrade the facilities of a regional beverage distributor. Within the first three months, you realized that it takes a long time to get approvals on purchase orders if the total amount is more than $10,000. Such knowledge should be _________________
a.
Documented as Lessons Learned
b.
Noted in the organizational process assets
c.
Included in the project records
d.
Recorded in the project reports
 

 5. 

The work authorization system makes sure that:
a.
All the work and only the work gets performed.
b.
Work gets performed in right order and at the right time.
c.
Work is done completely and correctly.
d.
Functional managers are allowed complete control over who is assigned and when.
 

 6. 

Because the project execution process requires the most time and resources of any the other project management processes groups, there is a heavy  emphasis on these processe group to ensure meeting project performance targets . The Project management executing process groups include all of the following except
a.
Source selection and team development.
b.
Updating project documents and issue change requests when needed.
c.
Managing conflicts as project work progress and develop an issue log.
d.
Facilitate consensus toward project objectives and process change requests.
 

 7. 

A work authorization system can be used to:
a.
Manage who does each activity.
b.
Manage when and in what sequence work is done.
c.
Manage when each activity is done.
d.
Manage who does each activity and when it is done.
 

 8. 

Approved corrective action is an input to:
a.
Change request process
b.
Direct and Manage Project Execution.
c.
configuration management process
d.
integrated change control process
 

 9. 

All of the following statements are true regarding configuration management except which one?
a.
Configuration management requires acceptance decisions for all change requests to be made through the change control board.
b.
Change control systems are a subset of the configuration management system.
c.
Configuration management validates and improves the project by evaluating the impact of each change.
d.
Configuration management focuses on the specifications of the deliverables of the project.
 

 10. 

You are managing a project to install a new system that will automate some of the processes that are currently performed manually. You've attempted to gain the cooperation of the process maintenance specialist in charge of this process, and you need some answers. He told you that this project is not his top priority. What should you do to avoid situations like this in the future?
a.
Establish the specialist duties well ahead of due dates, and tell him you'll be reporting on his performance to his functional manager.
b.
Negotiate with the specialist’s functional manager during the executing process to establish expectations, and inform the functional manager of the requirements of the project.
c.
Establish the specialist’s duties well ahead of due dates, and tell his you are expecting his to meet these expectations because the customer is counting on the project meeting due dates to save significant costs on their annual mailings.
d.
Negotiate with the specialist’s functional manager during the planning process to establish expectations, and inform the functional manager of the requirements of the project. Agreement from the functional manager will assure the availability of required resources as per the staffing management plan.
 

 11. 

You are managing a project which is part of a very profitable venture. The project is completed several days ahead of schedule. The customer is very happy and offers you a $2,500 "appreciation fee."  What should you do?
a.
Accept the fee, but notify management.
b.
Do not accept the fee and notify management.
c.
Put the gift into the project's reserve fund.
d.
Donate the gift to charity.
 

 12. 

Which of the following is an important input to the integrated change control process?
a.
Deliverables
b.
Work performance information
c.
Approved and rejected change requests
d.
Approved and validated defect repair
 

 13. 

A Change Control Board (CCB) is
a.
Either a part of the project management office, or if there is not one, it will be set-up for the project.
b.
The project manager and several key team members working to ensure cost and schedule control during the life of the project.
c.
A group of internal and external stakeholders responsible for developing the chnge control process for projects.
d.
The project manager and a group of stakeholders responsible for reviewing, evaluating and making final decisions and recommendations and document them.
 

 14. 

Some of the configuration management activities included in the Perform Integrated Change Control process include all of the following activities EXCEPT:
a.
Identification and selection of a configuration item to provide the basis for which the product configuration is defined and verified, products and documents are labeled, changes are managed, and accountability is maintained.
b.
Monitoring changes in resource leveling heuristics to ensure efficient resource utilization throughout the life cycle of the project.
c.
Configuration status accounting, in which information is recorded and reported as to when appropriate data about the configuration item should be provided.
d.
Configuration verification and configuration audits that ensure the composition of a project's configuration items is correct and that corresponding changes are registered, assessed, approved, tracked, and correctly implemented.
 

 15. 

The primary function of the Closing processes is to perform which of the following?
a.
Formalize lessons learned and distribute this information to project participants.
b.
Formalize project completion and disseminate this information to project participants.
c.
Perform audits to verify the project results against the project requirements.
d.
Perform post-implementation audits to document project successes and failures.
 

 16. 

A project charter should always include:
a.
Historical information.
b.
The business need underlying the project.
c.
A detailed budget.
d.
The scope management plan.
 

 17. 

You has just wrapped up the final draft of the project charter and emailed a copy to the appropriate individuals. A kick-off meeting has already been scheduled in two days to complete the project charter, with all those involved having accepted the meeting invitation. What will you need done during the kick-off meeting to complete the project charter?
a.
Have the charter published
b.
Confirm that the sponsor, senior management, and all key stakeholders have read and
understand the charter
c.
Have gathered excitement and buy-in of the project among the key stakeholders
d.
Have obtained sign-off of the project charter from the sponsor any other stakeholders that need to sign the charter.
 

 18. 

You are the project manager for a large manufacturing plant. You're in the initiating process of a new project for a new customer. This is the company's first experience with this customer and the company hopes to capture a new market share if satisfied this customer. The project entails producing new product and a new machine will be required to be developed to produce the new product.  Which of the following actions should you take?
a.
You should document the project's goals and known deliverables in a high-level overview document and recommend the project proceed.
b.
You should document the project's goals and known deliverables in a high-level overview document and deliver it to the stakeholders.
c.
You should document the project's goals and known deliverables in a high-level overview document and assume the project is a go
d.
You should document the project’s goals and known deliverables in a high -level overview document and recommend a feasibility study be performed.
 

 19. 

When developing the project charter, the project statement of work, project business case and contract are required for the following reasons:
a.
they provide required information to determine the project scope, identify project risks and project constraints.
b.
they identify customer requirements for external projects.
c.
they describe required scope of work for internal and external projects and the justification of selecting the project.
d.
they are required for external and internal projects to define customer business need, or product scope description, or service requirements as well as providing information on the cost benefit analysis justifying the selection of the project.
 

 20. 

A statement of work is:
a.
A description of the project's product.
b.
A description of the part of a product to be obtained from an outside vendor.
c.
Necessary for every project.
d.
A type of contract.
 

 21. 

What is the role of the project sponsor?
a.
To help manage senior management expectations.
b.
To be the primary interface with the customer.
c.
To fund the project and formally accept the product.
d.
To help exert control over the functional managers.
 

 22. 

You have been assigned to manage a medical information system project for a major client of your company. In the past, your company has successfully delivered several similar projects for the same client. Which of the following organizational corporate knowledge bases would you review prior to the preparation of the project charter?
a.
Organizational standard processes, standardized guidelines, templates, project customization guidelines, project closure guidelines, and issue and defect management procedures
b.
Process measurement database, historical information, Lessons Learned, issue and defect management database, financial database, and configuration management knowledge base
c.
Financial control procedures, issue and defect management procedures, change control procedures, risk control procedures, and organizational processes and procedures
d.
Proposal evaluation criteria, security requirements, safety and health policy, project management policy, defect identification procedures, and action item tracking
 

 23. 

The project you have been asked to develop a charter for is complex and has many inputs that are beyond your direct knowledge. Which of the following tools and techniques would you use to help you proceed with the project chartering process?
a.
Facilitation techniques
b.
Available project templates
c.
Lessons learned from similar projects
d.
Subject matter experts and stakeholders including customers or sponsors
 

 24. 

Comparative methods, scoring methods, and economic and cash flow analysis are all part of which of the following?
a.
Benefit measurement methods, which are a component of a tool and technique of the Develop Project Charter process
b.
Benefit measurement methods
c.
Constrained optimization methods
d.
Constrained optimization methods, which are a component of a tool and technique of the Develop Project Charter process
 

 25. 

why one or more of the following documents is (are)required to develop the project charter:i) the project statement of work, ii) and/or project business case iii) and/or a contract.
a.
They provide required information to determine the project required deliverables, identify project risks and project constraints and assumptions as well as providing information on the strategic business plan associated with the project.
b.
They identify customer requirements for external projects.
c.
They describe required scope of work for internal and external projects and the justification of selecting the project.
d.
They are required for external and internal projects to define customer business need, or product scope description, and identify project risks and project constraints and assumptions or service requirements as well as providing information on the cost benefit analysis justifying the selection of the project.
 



 
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