Which of the following is not a characteristic of a project?
They are unique
They are routine
They have specific due date
They have a specific deliverable
Searching for the third alternative is Most closely associated with
The three goals of a project
Which of the following is a nonnumeric project selection method?
Discounted cash flow method
In Crystal Ball cells that contain outcomes we are interested in are called?
A matrix that illustrated the magnitude of both product and process changes resulting from a project is called the
Aggregate project plan
Product process matrix
Aggregate master production schedule
The project team members should be all of the following except
Focused on activities
The three primary goals of any project ate
Profit, schedule, quality
Schedule, budget, quality
Performance, budget, schedule
Performance, quality, schedule
The operation was a success but the patient “died” best exemplifies:
The systems approach
The need to fight fires
Which of the following is an important project manager role?
Which of the following types of organizations would likely not have a program manager?
Functional project organization
Pure project organization
Strong matrix project organization
Weak matrix organization
A matrix project that closely resembles the pure project is referred to as a
What is the primary purpose of creating a work breakdown structure?
To draw the project plan as a chart or tree
To make sure important tasks are identified
So that all team members can see what others are working on?
To assign budget numbers to tasks
Which of the following is not a category in the RACI matrix?
The first task of a newly appointed project manager is to
Negotiate the project budget
Negotiate with functional managers for key resources
Develop a work breakdown structure for the project
Review the project objectives with senior management
A ___shows the sets of all tasks in a project arranged by task level
Work breakdown structure
Design structure matrix
In order to prepare a mind map you need to start with
The maximum allowable cost of the project
A definition of role of the working professional programs ( WPPS)’s
A means of evaluating the results
A statement of the projects objectives
SMT standards for
Staff management and technicians
Strategic management of technology
Significant management task
Self managed teams
In the Design Structure Matrix
The rows correspond to tasks and the columns correspond to resources
Both the rows and the columns correspond to tasks
The rows correspond to task and the columns correspond to functional departments
The rows correspond to resources and the columns correspond to tasks
Why it is necessary to consider the learning curve of resources on a project
To estimate labor costs properly
To improve project team morale
Because it is always takes less time to do a task after someone has done it a few times
Collective bargaining contracts require it
The budgeting approach based on the collective judgments of top and middle managers is called.
FEMA stands for
Financial Methods and Efficiency Analysis
Failure Modes and Effect Analysis
Full Monetary Expenditure Accrual
Financial Measurement of Expenses Accrued
Which of the following is MOST closely associated with FEMA?
Risk priority number
Which of the following is NOT a sub process associated with risk management?
Qualitative risk analysis
Quantitative risk analysis
A task is expected to take 20 hours of labor at $25 per hour. The required material cost is $500 and the organization charged 30% of direct labor for overhead. The total task cost is
What is it a milestone?
A significant event in the project
A mark on a chart that depicts projects progress
An activity on the critical path
An activity with an uncertain completion time
Technical dependencies on a project plan are easiest to see on a
PERT / CPM chart
Work breakdown structure
PERT was originally used for what type of project
R & D
Computer Software Development
Which of the following is typically used as the best estimate of task duration?
Most likely time
Which of the following linkages is used to start two or more activities at the same time?
Finish to start
Start to start
Finish to finish
Start to finish
An identifiable state resulting from the completion of one or more activities is called
Allocating specific limited resources to specific activities is called
Expediting a project
The primary cause of concern in resource allocation is
Lack of solution methodologies
Starting the building phase before the design and planning phases I called
Which of the following priority rues makes resources available so that activities start on their LSTs whenever possible without increasing the projects duration?
As soon as possible
As late as possible
Shortest task duration first
Minimum slack first
Which of the following is not considered a resource?
Which of the following is not a commonly used to help select a priority rule?
The practice of assigning project team members to multiple projects is called
The safety time added to chains other than the critical chain is called
The plan monitor control cycle is best described as
An open loop process
A closed loop process
An ad hoc process
An informal process
Which of the following is used when it is especially difficult to find a direct measure of variable?
Subjective numeric ratings
Which of the following is most closely associated with ordinal rankings?
Subjective numeric rankings
Estimated (remaining costs) to completion (ETC) is calculated as:
(BAC + EV) /CPI.
(BAC _ EV) /SPI
Which of the following is not a primary mechanism by which the PM exerts control?
Which of the following is not a component of a control system?
Which of the following is concerned with appraising a project relative to its initial or revised plan?
According to research which of the following is not an important dimension of project success
Project team cohesiveness
Customer impact / satisfaction
Business / direct success
In which of the following project states is the value of the project audit of rather limited usefulness?
Preliminary plan/ schedule budget
Which of the following was not a major section listed in the test for the audit report?
Future project status
Critical management issues
Which of the following is not a main duty of the termination manager?
Oversee the closing of the project’s books
Complete the project final report
Ascertain any product support requirements
Ensure completion of work
Which of the following information should not be contained in an audit report?
Project RACI Matrix
Future project status