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The project you are managing has nine stakeholders. How many channels of communications are there between these stakeholders?
Which of the following is not an example of formal communication?
Which of the following process is not included in project communication knowledge area?
Successful project managers generally spend most of time, doing what?
Rita is in the mid-phase of her project. She has been asked certain information about her project by the stakeholders. She is in the process of identifying the communication method as many of the stakeholders are at different locations. She decides to have the performance reports uploaded in the intranet where only the specific stakeholders will have access to. Which sort of communication method she has opted for?
Natasha is a project manager at a Telecom Company. One of her stakeholders who is based out of the country where there is no internet facility has asked for an immediate status report of the project. She decided to send a FAX for the same. Which sort of communication BEST describes
To start off on a good note Russell arranges a conference call with the client to make them feel comfortable and give them the assurance that he will deliver the project as per expectations. However, the client says to him in a very angry tone “We are not satisfied with the project status”. Which sort of communication BEST describes the way the client resorted to show their displeasure?
Natasha has been assigned a new telecom project as a project manager. Her project team and stakeholders are based out of different locations. She has 6 team members, 2 sponsors, and one client. She wants to inform all of them about the progress of her project. What are the number of lines of communication will she have?
Three members have been added in Natasha’s team. Now she has 7 team members, 1 sponsor, and 1 client. How many number of communication lines have been added?
In a team meeting, Natasha has asked her team members if anyone knows how to write a particular code where you require C language expertise. Jeff in reply responded “C language? Yes Ma’am I have learnt the language. “. What sort of communication can be BEST described that Jeff used?
Today is the Annual event of your company where everyone is asked to be in formal dress. One of your team members turn up in an informal dress. Your other team members raised his eyebrows and hands in question mark. What kind of communication is being used?
You are Project Manager working with Macro IT CORP LTD. You have been assigned a new project “Inventory management System”. You are creating communication plan for your project. A communication plan allows a project manager to document the approach to communicate most efficiently and effectively with stakeholders. Effective Communication means:
You are Project Manager working with Macro IT CORP LTD. You have been assigned a new project “Inventory management System”. You are creating communication plan for your project. A communication plan allows a project manager to document the approach to communicate most efficiently and effectively with stakeholders. Efficient Communication means:
You have recently joined as project manager in Manufacturing CORP LTD in Australia. You are using communication model tool to create communication management plan. Which of the following Key component of communication model is used to translate thoughts or ideas into a language that is understood by others?
Russell is working as project manager in KWSoft.com. He is using SharePoint intranet portal for communication information between the stakeholders. He is using which of the following methods of communication?
Meetings are integral part of management. It facilitates the communication of information between individuals. A legitimate reason for assembling the project team in a meeting includes
In the course of managing the project the project manager must communicate with several different people. His/her major purpose for sending a message is to
Purpose of plan communication management is
Jack a team member is paying a visit to the manufacturing unit of their supplier. The supplier factory environment is noisy. What should Stacy the project manager do while making a telephone call to jack? Select the BEST answer.
What is the purpose of status meetings?
Your employee is three days late with a report. Five minutes before the meeting where the topic of the report is to be discussed, she hands you the report. You notice some serious errors in it. What should you do?
The project manager is having a very difficult time keeping a project schedule on track. The project is 13 months long and requires 220 people to complete. All of the project problems have been fixed to the project manager’s satisfaction. The SPI is currently.67, the CPI is 1.26, there are 23 tasks on the critical path, and the project PERT duration is 26. Under these circumstances, what does the monthly status report say about the project?
The major disadvantages of a Pull Communication are:
You are a project manager of a company and your project is currently in execution phase. The customer has requested you for additional work. This work will affect the budget, but not the schedule of the project. What should you do next?
You are a project manager for a project. While reviewing the cost estimates for the project, you notice that one of the cost estimates for an element in the WBS is 20% higher than the previous project for a very similar work. What should you do next?
Your company policy allow to gift exchange with customer within certain limit. By mistake, you have given a gift to the customer’s representative already which is beyond the limit mentioned in your company policy. What should you do?
Your company policy allows accepting gifts from customer within certain limit. Your customer is giving you a gift which is beyond limit of your company policy. You have given a gift to the customer’s representative already which has similar in value. What should you do?
You are a project manager of Software Product company. After a person is hired, you come to know that many of this person’s ideas were developed by a competitor company. Are you going to implement the same ideas?
You are managing a project that is in the execution phase. A large and unexpected problem occurs that will cause a delay in the schedule. What should you do?
Some of your team members want to work on a flexible schedule and others want all team members to agree on a fixed time schedule. What should you do?
Reserve Analysis a technique NOT used in:
A Project with a total funding of $100,000 finished with a BAC value of $95,000. What term can BEST describe the difference of $5,000?
Project Cost Management Plan is created as a part of:
A particular project in the domain of civil construction requires that every on-site worker be insured. Which of the following inputs BEST conveys this requirement to the Estimate Costs process so that the insurance cost is estimated and subsequently budgeted:
_____________ is not a part of the project cost baseline but is included in the project budget:
_____________ is not part of the Earned Value calculations.
What is the BEST way to make an accurate forecasting of ETC?
If the Earned Value is equal to Actual Cost, it means:
Trend Analysis is BEST described as:
Which of the following is not done as part of Performance Measurements?
Management Reserve is identified in which process:
Project Cost Management Plan is created as a part of:
A particular project in the domain of civil construction requires that every on-site worker be insured. Which of the following inputs BEST conveys this requirement to the Cost Estimation process so that the insurance cost is estimated and subsequently budgeted?
Analogous Cost Estimating is
Which is NOT true about Analogous Cost Estimating
Your project has a CPI of 0.80 and an EAC of $ 1265825. What is the BAC?
Susan is working on a Telecom Project. Some part of the project is already complete. One of the Project Stakeholders has asked her for a report on costs. She has prepared a report where the CPI stands to be 1.06. What does this mean ?
Nancy has replaced Jhonson as the project manager in a CRM implementation project. The project was already underway when Nancy replaced Jhonson. The stakeholders have called for a weekly meeting where Nancy is expected to provide the information on how much the project will cost based on project’s current performance on cost. Which of the following would be helpful for her?
Tony wants to find out whether his project in which he is working as a project manager will be able to meet the budget at completion. Which of these should he use for this purpose?
Lisa calculates the SPI and CPI of her project. The SPI is 0.65 and CPI is 1.3. Which of the following is TRUE?
Which of the following Enterprise Environmental factors is NOT a relevant input for Human Resource Planning process:
Which of the following is the most important element of Project Management Plan that is useful in HR Planning process:
All of the following can be used to document team member roles and responsibilities EXCEPT:
Resource Breakdown Structure is an example of:
Which of the following types of Organizational Charts can be BEST used to track project costs :
Which of the following is not true for a Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM):
Competencies developed as a result of project performance appraisals conducted during the controlling process of project management are an example of:
War room creation during project deployment phase is an example of:
Building a virtual team for a project will limit the usability of which of the following tools and techniques for Team Development:
Project Manager needs to be forward-reaching in addressing the conflicts early and obtaining a consensus. However, it would be counterproductive to an attempted resolution of an issue if the Project Manager said:
Expectancy theory was proposed by
David McClelland stated that people are motivated by the need of three things. These three things include all of the following EXCEPT:
Which theory states that the expectation of a positive outcome drives motivation?
is the process of getting a group of diverse individuals to work effectively together as a team.
Douglas McGregor defined two models of worker behaviour. Which theory are we talking about?
Philip and Stella are having an argument over a technical issue. Philip tells Stella that her ideas are not going to work. After listening this, Stella storms out of the room even though she knew her ideas about solving the problem were better than Philip’s. Which type of Conflict Resolution Technique is this?
Before attending a status meeting, Ross is preparing a meeting agenda and ground rules. What is the BEST description of what Ross is trying to achieve?
Managers believe people are creative and committed to the project goals, that they like Responsibility ‘and seek it out.
Lenny is working as a Project Manager in a pharmaceutical company. She is developing a Human Resource Plan. Developing a Human Resource Plan is defined as :
Referent Power is:
Which process formally authorizes the project?
Develop project charter is part of which process group?
John Smith is a Project Manager for XYZ consultants. He has been asked to help choose one of the four potential project candidates. The management used Payback period technique for project selection. Which of the following projects should John recommend to the management?
Alice Newland is a Project Manager for XYZ consultants. She has been asked to help choose one of the four potential project candidates. The management used internal rate of return technique for project selection. Which of the following projects should Alice recommend to the management?
Which of the following is not a process in the Project Integration Management process group?
XYZ Corporation is using weighted scoring model to select one project out of four projects. The importance criteria as well as ratings of four projects are given below. Which of the following projects will be selected?
|Criteria||Weight||Project A||Project B||Project C||Project D|
|Time to Market||2||6||6||2||4|
|Availability of resources||3||7||4||1||4|
|Fitment with other products||4||5||3||6||5|
PQ Corporation is using Payback period to choose one project out of four options. Which of these projects should be selected by the company?
|Project Name||Initial investment||CAsh inflow per quarter|
Which of the following is not true about project charter?
Project A requires investment of $500,000. The project is expected to generate $25K per quarter for first year and $100K per quarter after that. What is the payback period
Chris is performing Earned Value technique on the project that she is managing.
What is the cost variance?
You are a project manager of a construction company. You have received scope change requests. The source of scope change could be following except :
When we talk about changes in project , the project manager priority should be :
One of the following is NOT a part of effective change management plan:
A project has faced many changes to the project scope. Who is responsible to determine whether these changes are important or not?
Stacy is a project manager in an IT project. Her client has requested for a change that does not affect the project schedule, and is simple to execute. What should Stacy do first?
Meeting with a panel of peoples who are trying to shoot down a new project idea is called
Jonas the project manager identifies that some of the equipment that have been purchased need to be changed . She calls a team meeting in order to plan to make the change. After few days there comes change request from client, Jonas calls the team meeting again to discuss the changes and way forward. She also calls up functional manager and later client to get the inputs on changes. What is your inference from the above scenario?
Lisa has been assigned a new project and has been handed over the Project Charter. What should Lisa do FIRST?
In one of the projects the client has requested changes in the specification of the product. It will add two weeks to the critical path. Which of the following is the BEST thing for the project manager to do?
Leonard has asked all team members to submit the status every Friday in order to ensure that all aspect of project are mentioned and controlled. Which skill is he using?
The process of Control Procurement’s falls under which process group
Sam Consultancy has a large internal project to be initiated. To staff this project, Sam Consultancy is working with People Consultancy to provide three resources for six months. The resources will be part of the team managed by Sam Consultancy for six months. Which contract type should be used by Sam Consultancy?
Sam Consultancy is planning to buy ten desktops for $1500 each from a leading computer store. Which type of contract will get signed in this case?
Tree Consultancy is getting 200 computers installed from a vendor. The vendor will be paid the cost involved and a 10% incentive. Which contract will be used in this case?
Alice is a Project Manager. She is coordinating a bidder conference to allow vendors to get clarification on the work that needs to be performed. Which phase of Project Management is in progress.
Jack is a Project Manager of FLD construction. He identifies the need that his team needs to undergo a formal training on Project Management by PMI. They require a vendor to provide the same. They release an RFP (request for proposal) and accordingly many training vendors have responded. Ultimately the day bas come when the bid is opened and Jack is providing a contract to the training vendor who won the Bid. What process is this?
Lucy is a Project Manager of Realty Constructions. She identifies that they need to procure a certain type of cement in bulk. They require a vendor to provide the same. They release a Request For Proposal for the same. However, before the vendors submit the bid, Lucy is conducting a meeting with all the vendors so that all the vendors have a clear understanding of all the requirements by Lucy’s team. What can be BEST described this as?
Bidder Conferences are conducted to achieve which objective?
Nick is working for a national telecom service provider. His team is tasked to roll out fiber optics connectivity between two hubs. Testing and optimization work is outsourced to a vendor called RF agency. There have been instances where Nick had to report progress and he could not get the updates from Vendor on time. Which of the following do you think would help Nick the most?
Mary is working as a Project Manager in an Export House who wants to develop an online shopping site. She finally decides to contract it to another company and finalizes to pay $ 30/hour per resource. What type of contract is being used?
Michael is working as a Project Manager in printing press of large publishing house. He recently heard his manager saying “Point of total assumption” regarding some contract. Which of the following BEST describes the “Point of total assumption” in a contract type?
You have recently joined as a Project Manager in a manufacturing company in Australia. You are checking for a document containing how to select a contractor for a contract. This can be found in:
Organization B is the buyer organization and organization S is the seller organization. Organization S performed all the work as specified in the SOW and took appropriate sign offs, however, Organization B is not happy with the results. In this case, the contract would be considered as:
What advantages a buyer derive from Fixed Price Contract?
Contract Negotiations happens in:
Which of the following is NOT a knowledge area as per PMBOK
Which of the following statements depicts a Project?
The Project Management Process Groups are :
Jack, Rusty and Stacy are Project Managers working for an IT firm. In an informal coffee session, they are discussing about a few things. Jack complains that it is very difficult to manage a project in the company. Rusty complains that the stakeholders make too many amendments – some of which are necessary, but a few are not, Stacy also throws some light on an uncooperative environment that exits in the company. However, Nicole wants to understand the advantages of the Matrix organization as compared to a Functional organization. Which of the following segments is TRUE for Matrix organizations?
What is the major disadvantage of a Projectized Organization?
Jack is appointed as the Project Manager of automating recruitment project. However, he discovers that it is difficult to get the desired level of focused approach from the team as they are more interested in completing their daily work. Moreover, he has to go to functional manager for every decision he takes. Can you tell us which type of Organization is Jack working in?
Lilly has been appointed as the Project Manager of an IT Project. It is a matrix organization. So, she identified that her team
You are appointed as a team member in a Projectized organization. Whom would you report to?
You are appointed as a team member in a Projectized Organization. Who do you think will give you directions?
Which one of the following is NOT TRUE about a project
Process Analysis is a function of:
Root Cause Analysis relates to:
Trend Analysis is often performed using:
A Pareto diagram can be best described as:
A planning phase for an engineering component generated 80 engineering drawings. The QA team randomly selected 8 drawings for inspection. This exercise can BEST be described as example of:
Joe is auditing the Quality Requirements and the results from Quality Control Measurements so that appropriate Quality Standards are ensured. What can be BEST described as to what Joe is exactly doing?
Paul is the newly appointed Project Manager of an Application Development Project for a Security Project of his country’s government. Paul wants to make sure proactively that each code deliverable is up to the Project’s standards. Which of the following would be of BEST help to him?
Rachel has been assigned to look at defects in all of the inspection runs. She has been doing the same for the past one year for a project. But as time went by, she is finding more and more defects per inspection. She has created a Quality Task Force to identify the cause of these defects. What action is being done here?
What is the difference between Quality Assurance and Quality control?
Nicole wants to make sure that she is doing the project according to the company’s standards. For this, her project is following Control Chart as the tool. Which process is she performing?
Lisa is a Project Manager for a laptop manufacturing company. In one of the recent line of new laptops
introduced, a problem of overheating has been identified. Lisa decided that instead of changing the
cooling fans of all the laptops, she will just try and change the cooling fan of one laptop and try using it for a few weeks to check if the problem still occurs. If the laptop doesn’t get heated, they will use the new cooling fan for all new laptops manufactured. What approach is she following?
______are used to collect and measure project attributes during Quality Control
Cobb is working as a Quality Control Manager. He uses Pareto Chart for the purpose of Quality Control. Which of the following statements is TRUE about Pareto chart?
Code Reviews are:
Keats has been assigned to a project where he has to reduce the number of call drops for a customer
support team. Three months have passed. He now wants to have a comparative analysis of the call drops in the last three months. Which tool should be BEST for her use?
There are six observations, which are within the UPPER CONTROL LIMIT and control line. The seventh
observation is observed within UPPER CONTROL LIMIT and Control line, how would you assess the
Amy is using Control Charts to analyze the defects. She has identified that there is something in the chart which reveals a serious quality problem. What could be the MOST likely cause of it?
Philip is working as a Project Manager for Autocars Pvt Ltd. He has asked his team to check every 5 out of 100 products to test for Performance and Quality. Why Project Managers generally use Statistical
Sampling instead of checking each and every product for quality?
Project success is measured by:
Select the correct statement.
A series of activities to create a Unique Product or Service by a specific date is best described as which one of the following?
Which of the following is likely to be part of an ‘Operation’?
You are a project manager working on a project to market a new product. The deliverable of the project have been established, and the project work has begun. A contract to deliver the deliverable has been signed. The customer who has signed the contract has telephoned you to request additional work to be done on the project. This work will affect the budget but not the schedule of the project. This project has a high priority with your company. What should you do next?
What is close to the definition of ‘Project Scope’?
You are the Project Manager of the Innovative Plant Design Project . Your project sponsor wants to know why you believe the planning process will last throughout the project. Of the following, which is the best answer?
What activity must the Project Manager and the Project Customers do to complete the project ?(Choose the best answer)
You are parallel managing a sub-project element of Advertising Specialities. This project will mail each client a pen, coffee mug, and magnet-all to be designed with your company logo and mascot on it. You have worked on a similar project before, but have a new project team for this particular task. Of the following, which is the best source of information for creating the project schedule?
Of the following, which is a mathematical model that can be used in assembling a project budget?
The company-wide policy that mandates all project quality is called what?
Which of the following can help the Project Manager to accelerate the project team to project completion?
Sam is the project manager for a large, complex project. There are many permits, regulatory filings, and accounting procedures for this project. In addition, there are technical guidelines and procedures that must be followed, verified, and approved. For a project of this nature, which of the following is most important?
Of the following, which is not an example of risk?
Of the following, what does the Project Manager typically do most of?
A program is which one of the following?
You have an excellent idea for a new project that can increase productivity by 20 per cent in your organisation. Management, however, declines to approve the proposed project because too many resources are already devoted to other projects. You have just experienced what?
In the communications model, communications between the sender and the receiver often are affected by communications barriers. These include all of the following except :
A project manager is employed by a construction company and is responsible for the furnishing of the completed building. One of the first things that the project manager for this project should do is to write a :
The Project Life Cycle is comprised of which of the following?
What is the difference between a Standard and a Regulation?
Which of the following best describes a Project Deliverable’s?
The compilation of all the phases within a project equates to
Henry, the project manager of the ABC Project, has allowed subsequent project phase to begin before the predecessor phase is complete. This is an example of which of the following?
Tracey is the project manager of the KHG project. Her organization is a classic functional environment. Her level of authority as a project manager can be best described as which of the following?
Where can a project manager expect to receive templates?
From a Process Perspective, there are five project management processes that allow projects to move from start to completion. Which one of the following is not one of the project management process groups?
Andrew has joined as the Project Manager of a project. One of the project documents available to Andrew lists down all the risks in a hierarchical fashion. What is this document called?
Which of the following statements is true about risks?
Beta is the Project Manager of a Road construction project. During a project review, Beta realizes that one particular risk has occured. To take appropriate action against risk that has happened, Beta needs to refer to which document?
During which stage of Risk planning are risks prioritized based on probability and impact?
During which stage of Risk planning are modeling techniques used to determine overall effects of risks on project objectives for high probability, high impact risks?
Andrew is a Project Manager for Green Valley project. A risk management plan has been prepared for the project. Which of the following should Andrew do next?
Which of the following processes has risk register as the primary output?
Five of the processes in Project Risk Management are from which process group?
John Strauss is a Project Manager for a reforestation project. To identify the risks involved, John sends a questionnaire to gather inputs from experts. Which technique is John using?
Mathew is a Project Manager for software migration at a bank. A major risk that has been identified is attrition of resources. As a strategy to respond to this risk, Mathew, with support from Senior Management, provides good increments to his team members. What type of risk response is Mathew following?
Which of these is not a valid response to positive risks?
Which of the following is the way to handle risk? Choose the best answer.
Which of the following statements is TRUE regarding Probability and Impact Matrix?
Thomas is a Project Manager working on a construction project near New York City. Thomas identified few events that might change and affect the outcome of a few project activities. He decided to reduce the impact of these events. Which of the following ways he have chosen to handle these risks?
Adding a buffer to the end of the project is critical chain method. What does it depict if a risk of delay in schedule is identified and adding buffer was planned as response to it?
Jack, the Project Manager is currently involved in risk identification of his project. He got all his team members in a room to generate ideas. Which of the following information gathering techniques is he using?
You are currently working as a Project Manager in BCL Logistics. You have been given the responsibility for moving Infrastructure of ABC Software LTD to their newly procured office in Los Angeles. While planning about risks, you started documenting them as well in the Risk Register which contained both negative as well as positive risks. Which of the following techniques is used to handle both positive as well as negative risks?
Workarounds are determined during which of the following processes?
What is the meaning of Cost Risk?
What is the main objective to identify Risk Tolerances?
The implementation of which of the following processes decreases the risk of project failure?
The five levels of stakeholder engagement are…?
Plan stakeholder management is fundamentally concerned with all the following except…?
You are engaged in gathering information from stake holders regarding whose interests should be taken into account throughout the project. This is called:
Which of the following is not included in the Stakeholder Management Plan?
Most projects will have a ___________ number of stakeholders.
Which of the following is not an input to the Control Stakeholder Engagement process?
The ability of stakeholders to influence the project is typically highest at the _________ stages.
The three ‘I’s’ of stakeholders are…?
A stakeholder is…?
You just received a communication from your client where the client expressed her displeasure on the
way project is progressing so far. In your mind the project is progressing well. What is the best thing to do?
Jack has just taken over a project. He finds out that the previous Project Manager created the Stakeholder Register and Stakeholder Management Strategy documents. He has to find out what “Identify Stakeholder” process is all about.
Nick has to send progress reports to various stakeholders. He needs to know to whom he should send the progress report. Which document should he look at?
You are currently working as a Project Manager in Realty Logistics. You have been given responsibility for moving Infrastructure of ABC Software LTD to the newly procured office in LA. You are currently
identifying stakeholders of your project. You have created the Power/Interest Grid. Which of the
following types of stakeholders’ expectation should be closely managed?
Henry is working as a Project Manager in DeltaSoft.com. He is currently performing Stakeholder Analysis. Which process group he is currently working in?
Arnold is working as a Project Manager in KWSoft.com. He is currently identifying stakeholders project. He has created the Power/Interest Grid. On which of following types of stakeholders you should spend least amount of time to manage them?
When is the right time to perform Stakeholder Analysis in a project?
Leonard is working as a Project Manager in Soft.com. The CIO had a meeting with Leonard and explained him about the key objectives, general time frame, and the business value of a recent project that the company has won. The CIO assigns the project to Leonard. What should be the first step of Leonard now?
You work for FLD Constructions. Your new project is to construct a township in the outskirts of your city. The project should end in two years of time. However, due to some unexpected climatic and weather conditions, you are far behind the schedule. Whom should you inform the status and issues? Give the BEST answer.
To achieve more extensive involvement of the stakeholders on the project, which is the best approach one should use?