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Activity Definition is typically performed by which of the following:
Which of the following is not an activity attribute:
Which of the following does NOT generate changes to the Project documents:
Which of the following may generate a milestone list:
In PDM, which of the following relationships is rarely used:
A schedule activity may begin 10 days before the predecessor activity finishes. This is an example of:
A schedule activity may begin 10 days before the predecessor activity finishes. This is an example of:
The following BEST describes a subnetwork:
A Project Manager in-charge of a Software Development projects is creating a project schedule network diagram for the code development component of the project. This is an example of:
What-if scenario analysis is done as a part of which process:
AON refers to:
AOA refers to:
Activity Resource Requirements is an input to which of the following processes:
Dummy relationships or dummy activities can be used in which of the following Activity Sequencing techniques:
Which of the following is NOT an input to the Sequence Activities process:
Which of the following is a technique for Sequence Activities:
Reserve Analysis is a technique for:
Resource Leveling is a technique for:
Following can be BEST described as a kind of dependency that can create arbitrary float values and limit scheduling options:
Critical path method is used in which of the following processes:
Parametric Estimating is done as a part of which process:
Identification of Mandatory Dependencies is BEST done during which process:
Resource reallocation from non-critical to critical activities is an example of which Project Scheduling technique:
Knowledge of best practices in a particular area is MOST likely to give rise to which of the following dependencies:
A Project Manager is preparing a Project Schedule network diagram. During the diagram development, she removes a dependency between two tasks that was defined in an earlier stage. After the network diagram is completed, she updates activity attributes for the two tasks. This is an example of:
Reserve Analysis involves:
Which of the following is not true for Resource Leveling:
Jim is working as a project manager in an IT company. The next phase in his project can start only when the previous phase is 100%complete. What does this mean?
Kathy is a project manager in a Retail company. In her project, she came across a situation where a critical task was delayed by a few days. As the next step, she allocated three more team members to the project so as to control the project. Which of the following techniques is used here?
Jonnie works as project manager in Ford Corp Ltd. The company is in the process of designing a new two – wheeler. He has been assigned the responsibility to estimate the duration for this project. As per his calculation, the project in worst-case will take 140 days . However, the current team is capable to complete it in 110 days most probably. In case, the team gets trained, they can complete this project in 80 days. What is the expected project time-duration using PERT?
You work as a project manager in an Aerospace firm. You are currently the in-charge of a project aimed to manufacture a new technology Airplane that can cover 1500 miles per hour. You are currently working on developing the Project Schedule. Which of the following tools can be used to add buffer to the project schedule?
Tom is working on a project that has 5 activities as follows :
Activity name Predecessor Duration
1 start 2
2 1 5
3 2 4
4 1 9
5 4 5
End 3 , 5
Define the critical path of the project
4G rollout team at Air Max services will start off with the project deployment only when the government allocates the spectrum. What is the dependency here?
An activity has an Early Start(ES) of day 5, a Late Start(LS) of day 15 , an Early Finish (EF) of day 11 , and a Late Finish (LF) of day 21. The activity:
Which of the following logical relationship is most commonly used to establish activity relationship in a project?
Kim is managing a big complex project spanning a few years. She has decided to detail out the plan for a time-period of six months, and has left the rest of the plan at macro level. This is an example of
Lisa is a project manager in an IT company; she has received many calls in the past 2-3 days enquiring whether any of the resources of her team could be released from the project. There were 3 more calls today. Her project is going good, and its risk rating is low. Activity R has an Early Start of 4 and a Late Start of 45 and an Early Finish of 14. The project has a cost performance index (CPI) of 1.05 and a schedule performance index (SPI) of 0.893. In these tough times too, Lisa believes that the reward system she has put in place during project planning is working. What is the BEST thing to do?
Your project consists of two activities. Activity A has a time-duration of two months and activity B has a time-duration of three months. Both the activities can be performed concurrently. What will be the MAXIMUM duration of the project if your project has resource constraints throughout the project?
Your project’s precedence diagram shows the following activities on two critical paths: D-E-J-K-L and D-E-F-L. Each activity is at least four days in duration. If your management asks you to reduce the project by two days, which of the following activities is MOST likely to change?
Putting buffer at the end of project is:
A project has seven activities: A, B, C, D, E, F and G. Activities A, B and D can start anytime. ‘A’ takes three weeks, ‘B’ takes five weeks, and ‘D’ takes 11 weeks. ‘A’ and ‘B’ must be completed before ‘C’ can start. ‘C’ requires six weeks to complete. ‘B’.’C’ and ‘D’ must be completed before ‘E’ can start. ‘E’ requires two weeks. ’F’ takes four weeks, and can start as soon as ‘C’ is completed. ‘E’ must be completed before ‘G’ starts. ‘G’ requires three weeks. ‘F’ and ‘G’ must be completed for the project to be completed. What is the critical path?
You want to estimate the overall time-duration of a project aimed to construct an ATS Tower at Delhi airport. As the first step you discuss the project reports of last ATS construction projects with your seniors. Later, you use the per unit effort provided by your organisation to arrive at the final estimate. Which estimation technique is used here?
In your project, two department tasks have a lag time of three days. If the relationship between them is finish –to-start , the successor task may start:
The project progress is tracked as per the Project Management Plan. You, as a project manager, while estimating timeliness derive the schedule. As per the schedule, the project is planned to end on 18 Dec 2018, however management wants the project to be handed over on 15th Oct 2017. When you discuss with them about delaying the project, it’s been mentioned that the delay in project go live date will impact the whole organization revenue and it is not the option as of now. What is the best thing to do?
You work as a project manager in Fly High Airlines. You have calculated the estimated project completion date, and noticed that estimated completion date is one month after the desired completion date. To adjust this one month, you analysed the activity network diagram when you come to notice that many of the project activities have discretionary dependencies. On asking for additional resources for the project, the management told you that no additional resources are available. Which of the following is the BEST plan of action assuming that the project has low risks?
Completion of a product scope is measured against:
All of the below are inputs to Define Scope process EXCEPT:
Validated deliverables is an input to which of the following processes?
Project Charter is an input to all of the following processes EXCEPT:
Work Performance Measurement is an output of which process:
If the project is terminated early, the level and extent of completion should be documented. This is done as a part of:
Validate Scope can be BEST described as the process of
Which of the following can be BEST described as a characteristic of Work Package?
You work as a project manager in a construction company. You are working on the development of the WBS for a project. While doing that, you suggest your team members to use numbering system for WBS. You suggested this because WBS numbering system allows project team members to :
Scope decomposition in WBS can be achieved by :
You worked with your team to come out with various alternatives to achieve a particular feature. After that , you ranked all the ideas in the order of importance . which of the following techniques have you used to come up with it?
In an IT company , there is a project ’X’ going on . The project is a typical software development assignment. There are over 30 stakeholders , and nobody is agreeing on the project objectives. One of the stakeholders believes that the project can achieve a 30% improvement whereas another stakeholder believes that an improvement of 50 % is possible. To top it all , the project manager thinks that a 10% improvement is a realistic figure to hit. What will be the best course of action here?
You are working on a new project – to develop a new wireless product. The objective is to incorporate user-friendly features recommended by customers. The features which will be incorporated haven’t been finalized yet. There is a focus group that will continue to evaluate the product features as the project goes forward. The focus group is authorized to suggest changes along with the engineers and the quality department. Which of the following will help you the most to minimize the effects of these changes on the project ?
Connie , a marketing manager in a toy manufacturing company is working on the launch of a new red-haired doll ( in the month of January ) set to release on the eve of Christmas. This means it needs to be ready to market by the February Toy Fair, where toy retailers make their choices about what toys to buy for the next year . The project manager for the toy development is in the process of ensuring the toy meets federal safety standards, which it does , but the product is running into a problem with additional non-federal safety issues that are only now being uncovered. Identify the assumption , constraint , and product description the project manager should have documented in the scope supporting details
The AAA Cleaning service company is in the process of developing and marketing a new yearly bundled package of cleaning services to be available in its Eastern Division and has assigned Bob Brown to be the project manager for the new product roll out. There are just a few major deliverables: develop new contracts, create an advertising campaign , provide service training, and update the ordering system to handle the new product. Management has agreed to Bob’s summary of tasks and expectations , but wants Bob to tell them how much he thinks the project will cost and how long it will take to do the rollout because marketing is anxious to begin preselling the service. What should Bob do first ?
Ralph is a quality control reviewer for all projects at a large clothing manufacturer. He has reviewed Sally’s project and feels that the cost accuracy and duration estimates need to be improved and that the projects projected end date is too far into the year. What should Sally do first?
Which of the following BEST describes the difference between Work Breakdown Structure and Deliverable’s?
To gather some more details on the customer requirement , you mailed several stakeholders, as you needed information quickly from more than 1000 people in next two days. Which technique is being used ?
Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of the Project Management Plan?
You are developing the project scope statement for a new project. Which of the following is NOT part of creating a project scope statement?
Which of the following is NOT a cost estimation tool or technique?
You’re managing a construction project to install several hundred air conditioner panels in a new office building. Every floor has identical panels. The customer, a construction contracting company, has provided specifications for the installations. The team is using a process to install and verify each panel. As the team completes each panel, your team’s quality control inspector measures it and adds the data point to a control chart. You examine the control chart, and discover that the process is out of control and you need to take close look at it immediately. Which of the following BEST describes what you found on the control chart?
Your project files need to be sent via overnight mail to your company’s central office. If the files do not arrive tomorrow, your company will not be able to deliver the project on time and you will lose an important client. The deadline cannot be negotiated. The team worked right up to the last minute in order to give you the files. Due to a traffic jam, you are running late and the overnight delivery company will close in five minutes. You can only make it if you drive over the speed limit. Which of the following is correct?
You are planning a project that uses the same team as a project that is currently being performed by your company. What should you consult to find information about when those people will be available for your project?
When is the BEST time to have project kickoff meetings?
You have been hired by a contractor, who wants you to manage a construction project for one of their clients. The project team has been working for six weeks. You need to determine whether the team is ahead of or behind schedule. Which of the following tools and techniques is the BEST one for you to consult?
You are a project manager for a software project. Your team buys a component for a web page but they run into defects when they use it. Those defects slow your progress down
considerably. Fixing the bugs in the component will double your development schedule and building your own component will take even longer. You work with your team to evaluate the cost and impact of all of your options and recommend hiring developers at the company that built the component to help you address problems in it. That will cost more but it will reduce your delay by a month. What is your next step?
The terms of union contracts are considered ______________ in your project plan.
A change has occurred on your project. You’ve documented the change, filled out a change request, and submitted that request to the change control board (CCB). What’s the NEXT thing that must happen on the project?
You are managing a design project. You find that bringing all of your team members into a single room to work increases their communication, and helps build a sense of community. This is referred to as a:
You are a project manager on a construction project. You have just prepared an RFP to send around to electrical contractors. You get a call from your uncle who owns an electrical contracting company. He wants to bid on your project. You know he’s done good work before, and it may be a good fit for your company. How do you proceed?
You are managing a software project. You are partway through the project, and your team has just delivered a preliminary version of part of the software. Your team gives a demonstration to the project sponsor and key stakeholders. Later, the sponsor informs you that there is an important client who will be using the software your team is building, and whose needs are not being met. As a result, you must now make a large and expensive change to accommodate that client. What is the BEST explanation for this?
Which of the following is NOT an output of the Close Project process?
The scope baseline consists of:
You are managing a construction project that is currently being initiated. You met with the sponsors and several important stakeholders, and have started to work on understanding the SOW & develop the charter. You’ve documented several key high-level requirements, and identified project constraints and initial high level risks. Before you can finish the project charter, you must make a rough order of magnitude estimate of both time and cost, so that the sponsor can allocate the final budget. What’s the range of a rough order of magnitude (ROM) estimate?
Which of the following processes is in the Initiating process group?
Mary is a project manager at a consulting company. The company regularly builds teams to create products for clients. When the product is delivered, the team is dissolved and assigned to other projects. What kind of organization is she working for?
An important part of performing stakeholder analysis is documenting quantifiable expectations. Which of the following expectations is quantifiable?
At the close of your project, you measure the customer satisfaction and find that some customer needs were not fully met. Your supervisor asks you what steps you took on your project to improve customer satisfaction. Which subsidiary plan would you consult to determine this information?
Customer satisfaction should be measured at the end of the project to maintain long-term relationships. Which of the following is NOT always an aspect of customer satisfaction?
Dave is the project manager for a construction project that is building a gazebo. When the project first started, he met with the stakeholders to define the scope. The sponsors mentioned that the gazebo is a really important part of their daughter’s wedding ceremony that was planned for 7 months from then. In fact, they said that if the gazebo couldn’t be completed in 7 months, it wouldn’t be worth it for them to even start the project. Dave wrote down the 7-month deadline to put in his Project Scope Statement. In which section of the document did the deadline appear?
Which of the following is a “hygiene factor” under Herzberg’s Motivation-Hygiene Theory?
You have identified an opportunity to potentially increase the project’s value. Which of the following is an example of enhancing that opportunity?
Which of the following best describes the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle?
You are managing a construction project to install new door frames in an office building. You planned on spending $12,500 on the project, but your costs are higher than expected, and now you’re afraid that your project is spending too much money. What number tells you the difference between the amount of money you planned on spending and what you’ve actually spent so far on the project?
Tom is the project manager on a construction project. Midway through his project, he realizes that there’s a problem with the lumber they’ve been using in a few rooms and they’re going to have to tear down some of the work they’ve done and rebuild. One of his team members suggests that the defect isn’t bad enough to cause all of that re-work. Tom says that he’s worked on a project that made this same mistake before and they ended up having to redo the work when inspectors looked at the house. He convinces the team member that it’s probably better to fix it now than later. What kind of power is he using to make the decision?
Your company’s quality assurance department has performed a quality audit on your project. They have found that your team has implemented something inefficiently, and that could lead to defects. What’s the NEXT thing that should happen on your project?
A junior project manager at your company does not know how to perform earned value analysis. You spend a weekend with him to teach him how to do this. This is an example of:
Your client has terminated your project before it is complete. Which of the following is true?
When you look at a control chart that measures defects in the product produced by your project, you find that seven values are showing up below the mean on the chart. What should you do?
You’re the project manager on a software project that is planning out various approaches to technical work. There’s a 20% chance that a component you are going to license will be difficult to integrate and cost $3000 in rework and delays. There’s also a 40% chance that the component will save $10,000 in time and effort that would have been used to build the component from scratch. What’s the EMV for these two possibilities?
You are managing a software engineering project, when two team members come to you with a conflict. The lead developer has identified an important project risk: you have a subcontractor that may not deliver on time. Another developer doesn’t believe that the risk is likely to happen; however, you consult the lessons learned from previous projects and discover that subcontractors failed to deliver their work on two previous projects. You decide that the risk is too big; you terminate the contract with the subcontractor, and instead hire additional developers to build the component. Both team members agree that this has eliminated the risk. Which of the following BEST describes this scenario?
Which of the following BEST describes the contents of a WBS Dictionary entry?
Two of your project team members approach you with a conflict that they are having with each other over the technical approach to their work. One of the two people is very
aggressive, and tries to get you to make a decision quickly. The other team member is quiet, and seems less willing to talk about the issue. The conflict is starting to cause delays, and you need to reach a decision quickly. What’s the BEST approach to solving this conflict?