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Answers I'll post tomorrow.

Question 1: The PMBOK® Guide is an example of

A.) A project management methodology.
B.) A standard.
C.) A regulation.
D.) A university textbook.

 

Question 2: EV=100, CPI=1, SV=80. How much is Earned Value?

A.) 100
B.) 1
C.) 1.5
D.) 0

 

Question 3: You have just arrived in London where you will spend three days reviewing a proposal with a vendor. The vendor calls you and invites you to dinner. What do you do?

A.) You decline the invitation on the grounds that it will jeopardize your objectivity.
B.) You lie to the vendor and tell him that you have been invited out to dinner by relatives every night that you are here.
C.) You don't return his phone call.
D.) You accept the invitation.

 

Question 4: Which of the following is not a Tool & Technique of Define Activities?

A.) Decomposition.
B.) Templates.
C.) Milestones.
D.) Expert Judgment.

 

Question 5: Who should sign the Project Charter?

A.) The Project Manager.
B.) A project initiator external to the project organization.
C.) The CEO.
D.) The most senior project team member.

Tip: If you don't know the answer to #5, then listen to this free PrepCast episode: 

 

Question 6: What percentage is usually given as the % that a project manager spends communicating?

A.) At least 25%.
B.) No more than 75%.
C.) 80%.
D.) 90%.

 

Question 7: What is Quality according to the PMBOK® Guide?

A.) The degree to which a set of inherent characteristics fulfills requirements.
B.) The customer's need to be involved in the process.
C.) The process of identifying which quality standards are relevant to the project.
D.) Quality is inspected not built into a result.

 

Question 8: You are on a team that has five members including you. How many communication channels do you personally have?

A.) 5.
B.) 4.
C.) 10.
D.) 12. 


 

Question 9: EV=100. AC=90. PV=110. BAC=400. How much is the Cost Variance?

A.) 300.
B.) -20.
C.) 20.
D.) 10.

 

Question 10: Your team finished creating the Risk Register during your latest workshop. What is the next thing that you should do? 
  
A.) Define for each risk the probability of occurrence and the impact.
B.) Identify the risk effects and assign a numerical rating to each.
C.) Review cost planning to ensure that enough risk reserve is available..
D.) Identify, analyze and plan for newly arisen risks.

 

Question 11: You have been assigned as the project manager of a highly strategic project in your company. This project will either make or break your company. It is highly visible and sponsored directly by the Board of directors who have decided that you need to have maximum control over all project resources. What is the best project organization in this case?

A.) Weak Matrix.
B.) PMO.
C.) Projectized. 
D.) Project Expeditor.

 

Question 12: Which of the following processes does not have Organizational Process Assets as an input?

A.) Perform Integrated Change Control.
B.) Close Project or Phase.
C.) Collect Requirements.
D.) Define Activities.

 

Question 13: You are setting aside 15% of your baseline hardware cost to counteract the risk of hardware cost increases as well as technological advances. What is this called?

A.) Reserve Analysis.
B.) Residual Risk.
C.) Contingency Reserve.
D.) Budgeted Cost of Work Scheduled.

 

Question 14: What is a Work Breakdown Structure?

A.) A hierarchically organized depiction of the project organization.
B.) A hierarchical structure of resource categories.
C.) It is not part of the project plan.
D.) A deliverables-oriented decomposition of the project work.

 

Question 15: You are the project manager of a project in which you need to install a very sensitive machine. For some reason, this machine is not working properly and your senior engineer believes that there may be various factors (technical, environment, construction etc.) involved in the recurring breakdown. For your status report you would like to graphically display these various and possibly unrelated factors. What type of diagram illustrates this best?

A.) Control Chart.
B.) Influence Diagram.
C.) Ishikawa diagram.
D.) Pareto Diagram.

 

Please post the answers to these questions.

 Question 4: Which of the following is not a Tool & Technique of Define Activities?

A.) Decomposition.
B.) Templates.
C.) Milestones.
D.) Expert Judgment.

 Ans) is C (Milestones is output of define activities)

Question 6: What percentage is usually given as the % that a project manager spends communicating?
A.) At least 25%.
B.) No more than 75%.
C.) 80%.
D.) 90%
Ans) D (PM spends his/she 90% of time in communication)

 

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Posting answers... The quality of questions is okay, you can skip these.


Question 1: The PMBOK® Guide is an example of

A.) A project management methodology.
B.) A standard.
C.) A regulation.
D.) A university textbook.

 Refer page 4 of PMBoK

Question 2: EV=100, CPI=1, SV=80. How much is Earned Value?

A.) 100
B.) 1
C.) 1.5
D.) 0

 

Question 3: You have just arrived in London where you will spend three days reviewing a proposal with a vendor. The vendor calls you and invites you to dinner. What do you do?

A.) You decline the invitation on the grounds that it will jeopardize your objectivity.
B.) You lie to the vendor and tell him that you have been invited out to dinner by relatives every night that you are here.
C.) You don't return his phone call.
D.) You accept the invitation.

 

Question 5: Who should sign the Project Charter?

A.) The Project Manager.
B.) A project initiator external to the project organization.
C.) The CEO.
D.) The most senior project team member.

Tip: If you don't know the answer to #5, then listen to this free PrepCast episode: 


 


 

Question 6: What percentage is usually given as the % that a project manager spends communicating?

A.) At least 25%.
B.) No more than 75%.
C.) 80%.
D.) 90%.

 

Question 7: What is Quality according to the PMBOK® Guide?

A.) The degree to which a set of inherent characteristics fulfills requirements.
B.) The customer's need to be involved in the process.
C.) The process of identifying which quality standards are relevant to the project.
D.) Quality is inspected not built into a result.

 

Question 8: You are on a team that has five members including you. How many communication channels do you personally have?

A.) 5.
B.) 4.
C.) 10.
D.) 12. 


 

Question 9: EV=100. AC=90. PV=110. BAC=400. How much is the Cost Variance?

A.) 300.
B.) -20.
C.) 20.
D.) 10.

 

Question 10: Your team finished creating the Risk Register during your latest workshop. What is the next thing that you should do? 
  
A.) Define for each risk the probability of occurrence and the impact.
B.) Identify the risk effects and assign a numerical rating to each.
C.) Review cost planning to ensure that enough risk reserve is available..
D.) Identify, analyze and plan for newly arisen risks.

 

Question 11: You have been assigned as the project manager of a highly strategic project in your company. This project will either make or break your company. It is highly visible and sponsored directly by the Board of directors who have decided that you need to have maximum control over all project resources. What is the best project organization in this case?

A.) Weak Matrix.
B.) PMO.
C.) Projectized. 
D.) Project Expeditor.

 

Question 13: You are setting aside 15% of your baseline hardware cost to counteract the risk of hardware cost increases as well as technological advances. What is this called?

A.) Reserve Analysis.
B.) Residual Risk.
C.) Contingency Reserve.
D.) Budgeted Cost of Work Scheduled.

 

Question 14: What is a Work Breakdown Structure?

A.) A hierarchically organized depiction of the project organization.
B.) A hierarchical structure of resource categories.
C.) It is not part of the project plan.
D.) A deliverables-oriented decomposition of the project work.

 

Question 15: You are the project manager of a project in which you need to install a very sensitive machine. For some reason, this machine is not working properly and your senior engineer believes that there may be various factors (technical, environment, construction etc.) involved in the recurring breakdown. For your status report you would like to graphically display these various and possibly unrelated factors. What type of diagram illustrates this best?

A.) Control Chart.
B.) Influence Diagram.
C.) Ishikawa diagram.
D.) Pareto Diagram.

Note: Influence diagram could be used to understand and explain the influence of these factors but not for status report.