Disagreement with model answers :Questions and Model answers by Head Firsrt
These are questions and the model answers, provided by the exam provider Head First. I have a disagreement on the supplied answers and wondering about your opinions?? I am very sure about some of them... Or !!
I supply the questions, then the model answes and my own answers... what do you think
1- Which of the following is NOT an input to Perform Quality Control?
B Work Performance Measurements
C Quality Checklists
D Validated Changes
I answered B, as deliverables and checklists are mandatory. And even validated changes are required to measure against. The model answer is D... I think that validated changes are required.
2-Which of the following is NOT an output of Monitor & Control Project Work?
A Project management plan updates
B Change request status updates
C Change requests
D Project document updates
I answered B, as change request status updates should be an output of Perform Integrated Change Control..... I feel very sure about this one.... However, the model answer is A!!
3-There have been several rounds of layoffs at your company. Now your project team is worried about their job security, and you’ve noticed that their performance has decreased significantly because of it. This is predicted by which motivational theory?
A McGregor’s Theory of X and Y
B Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
C McClellands Achievement Theory
D Herzberg’s Motivation-Hygiene Theory
I answered D, as it is Herzberg who stated that any problem with the major hygiene factors will affect the performance. However the model answer is B. What do you think?
4- Which of the following contracts has the MOST risk for the buyer?
A Cost plus fixed fee (CPFF)
B Time and Materials (T&M)
C Cost plus award fee (CPAF)
D Fixed price (FP)
I answered A, as cost plus fixed fee will usually have a more risk on the buyer compared to other types. However, the model answer is B!
5-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 You work with the quality department to implement a change to the way your team does their work
B You document recommended corrective actions and submit them to the change control board
C You add the results of the audit to the lessons learned
D You meet with the manager of the quality assurance department to figure out the root cause of the problem
I answered D, as I think that it is important to understand the root cause first, before trying a change. However the model answer is B.