Review Questions

1. You are a project manager for Laredo Pioneer's Traveling Rodeo Show. You're heading up a project to promote a new line of souvenirs to be sold at the shows. You are getting ready to write the project management plan and know that all the following are true regarding the

PMIS except for one. Which of the following is not true?

A. The PMIS is a tool and technique of this process.

B. The configuration management system is a subsystem of the PMIS.

C. The PMIS includes a change control system.

D. The PMIS is an automated system.

2. Which of the following is true?

A. You are a project manager for Laredo Pioneer's Traveling Rodeo Show. You're heading up a project to promote a new line of souvenirs to be sold at the shows. You're ready to document the processes you'll use to perform the project as well as define how the project will be executed, controlled, and closed. You are working on the project scope management plan.

B. You are a project manager for Laredo Pioneer's Traveling Rodeo Show. You're heading up a project to promote a new line of souvenirs to be sold at the shows. You're ready to document the processes you'll use to perform the project as well as define how the project will be executed, controlled, and closed. You are working on the product scope statement.

C. You are a project manager for Laredo Pioneer's Traveling Rodeo Show. You're heading up a project to promote a new line of souvenirs to be sold at the shows. You're ready to document the processes you'll use to perform the project as well as define how the project will be executed and controlled and how changes will be monitored and controlled. You are working on the project management plan.

D. You are a project manager for Laredo Pioneer's Traveling Rodeo Show. You're heading up a project to promote a new line of souvenirs to be sold at the shows. You're ready to document the processes you'll use to perform the project as well as define how the project will be executed, controlled, and closed. You are working on the project scope statement.

3. You are a project manager responsible for the construction of a new office complex. You are taking over for a project manager who recently left the company. The prior project manager completed the scope statement and scope management plan for this project. In your interviews with some key team members, you conclude which of the following?

A. They understand that the scope statement assesses the stability of the project scope and outlines how scope will be verified and used to control changes. They also know that project scope is measured against the product requirements.

B. They understand that the scope management plan describes how project scope will be managed and controlled and how the WBS will be created and defined. They also know that product scope is measured against the product requirements.

C. They understand that the scope management plan is deliverables oriented and includes cost estimates and stakeholder needs and expectations. They understand that project scope is measured against the project management plan.

D. They understand that the scope statement describes how the high-level deliverables and requirements will be defined and verified. They understand that product scope is measured against the project management plan.

4. Unanimity, majority, plurality, and dictatorship are four examples of which of the following techniques?

A. Group creativity techniques, which is a tool and technique of the Collect Requirements process

B. Interviews, which is a tool and technique of the Define Scope process

C. Facilitated workshops technique, which is a tool and technique of the Define Scope process

D. Group decision making techniques, which is a tool and technique of the Collect Requirements process

5. Which of the following is true regarding the project scope statement?

A. The project scope statement includes a change control system that describes how to make changes to the project scope.

B. The project scope statement further elaborates the details from the Initiating and Planning processes and serves as a basis for future project decisions.

C. The project scope statement describes how the team will define and develop the work breakdown structure.

D. The project scope statement assesses the reliability of the project scope and describes the process for verifying and accepting completed deliverables.

6. You are a project manager for an agricultural supply company. You have interviewed stakeholders and gathered requirements. Which of the following is true regarding the process this question refers to?

A. The requirements document lists the requirements and describes how they will be analyzed, documented, and managed throughout the project.

B. Requirements documentation consist of formal, complex documents that include elements such as the business need of the project, functional requirements, nonfunctional requirements, impacts to others inside and outside the organization, and requirements assumptions and constraints.

C. The requirements documentation details the work required to create the deliverables of the project, including deliverables description, product acceptance criteria, exclusions from requirements, and requirements assumptions and constraints.

D. The requirements traceability matrix ties requirements to project objectives, business needs, WBS deliverables, product design, test strategies, and high-level requirements and traces them through to project completion.

7. Which of the following makes up the project scope baseline?

A. The approved project scope statement

B. The approved scope management plan and WBS

C. The WBS, approved project scope statement, and WBS dictionary

D. The approved scope management plan, the WBS, and the WBS dictionary

8. Which of the following statements is true regarding brainstorming and lateral thinking?

A. They are forms of expert judgment used to help define and develop requirements and develop the project scope statement.

B. They are tools and techniques used to elaborate the product scope description.

C. They are group decision making techniques, which are a tool and technique of the Collect Requirements process.

D. They are alternatives identification techniques, which are a tool and technique of the Define Scope process.

9. Your company, Kick That Ball Sports, has appointed you project manager for its new Cricket product line introduction. This is a national effort, and all the retail stores across the country need to have the new products on the shelves before the media advertising blitz begins. The product line involves three new products, two of which will be introduced together and a third one that will follow within two years. You are ready to create the WBS. All of the following are true except for which one?

A. The WBS can be structured using each product as a level-one entry.

B. The WBS should be elaborated to a level where costs and schedule are easily estimated. This is known as the work package level.

C. Rolling wave refers to how all levels of the WBS collectively roll up to reflect the work of the project and only the work of the project.

D. Each level of the WBS represents verifiable products or results.

10. You are a project manager for Giraffe Enterprises. You've recently taken over for a project manager who lied about his PMI certification and was subsequently fired. Unfortunately, he did a poor job of defining the scope. Which of the following could happen if you don't correct this?

A. The stakeholders will require overtime from the project team to keep the project on schedule.

B. The poor scope definition will adversely affect the creation of the work breakdown structure, and costs will increase.

C. The project management plan's process for verification and acceptance of the deliverables needs to be updated as a result of the poor scope definition.

D. The project costs could increase, there might be rework, and schedule delays might result.

11. You are the project manager for Lucky Stars nightclubs. They specialize in live country and western band performances. Your newest project is in the Planning processes group. You are working on the WBS. The finance manager has given you a numbering system to assign to the WBS. Which of the following is true?

A. The numbering system is a unique identifier known as the WBS dictionary, which is used to assign quality control codes to the individual work elements.

B. The numbering system is a unique identifier known as the WBS dictionary, which is used to track the descriptions of individual work elements.

C. The numbering system is a unique identifier known as the code of accounts, which is used to track time and resource assignments for individual work elements.

D. The numbering system is a unique identifier known as the code of accounts, which is used to track the costs of the WBS elements.

12. You've constructed the WBS for your recent project. You've requested that the subproject managers report to you in three weeks with each of their individual WBSs constructed. Which statement is not true regarding the subproject managers' WBS?

A. The work package level is decomposed to create the activity list.

B. The work package level is the lowest level in the WBS.

C. The work package level facilitates resource assignments.

D. The work package level facilitates cost and time estimates.

13. You are a project manager working on a new software product your company plans to market to businesses. The project sponsor told you that the project must be completed by September 1. The company plans to demo the new software product at a trade show in late September and therefore needs the project completed in time for the trade show. However, the sponsor has also told you that the budget is fixed at $85,000, and it would take an act of Congress to get it increased. You must complete the project within the given time frame and budget. Which of the following is the primary constraint for this project?

A. Budget

B. Scope

C. Time

D. Quality

14. Which of the following statements about decomposition is the least true?

A. Decomposition involves structuring and organizing the WBS so that deliverables are always listed at level one.

B. Decomposition requires a degree of expert judgment and also requires close analysis of the project scope statement.

C. Decomposition is a tool and technique used to create a WBS.

D. Decomposition subdivides the major deliverables into smaller components until the work package level is reached.

15. You are in the process of translating project objectives into tangible deliverables and requirements. All the following are techniques used in the product analysis tool and technique of the Define Scope process except for which one?

A. Value engineering and value analysis

B. Product configuration and specification analysis

C. Systems analysis and systems engineering

D. Product breakdown and functional analysis

16. You are a project manager for a documentary film company. In light of a recent regional tragedy, the company president wants to get a new documentary on the efforts of the heroic rescue teams to air as soon as possible. She's looking to you to make this documentary the best that has ever been produced in the history of this company. She guarantees you free rein to use whatever resources you need to get this project done quickly. However, the best photographer in the company is currently working on another assignment. Which of the following is true?

A. The primary constraint is time because the president wants the film done quickly. She told you to get it to air as soon as possible.

B. Resources are the primary constraint. Even though the president has given you free rein on resource use, you assume she didn't mean those actively assigned to projects.

C. The schedule is the primary constraint. Even though the president has given you free rein on resource use, you assume she didn't mean those actively assigned to projects. The photographer won't be finished for another three weeks on his current assignment, so schedule adjustments will have to be made.

D. The primary constraint is quality because the president wants this to be the best film ever produced by this company. She's given you free rein to use whatever resources needed to get the job done.

17. Your project depends on a key deliverable from a vendor you've used several times before with great success. You're counting on the delivery to arrive on June 1. This is an example of a/an_.

A. constraint

B. objective

C. assumption

D. requirement

18. What limits the options of the project team?

A. Technology

B. Constraints

C. Deliverables

D. Assumptions

19. Your company provides answering services for several major catalog retailers. The number of calls coming into the service center per month has continued to increase over the past 18 months. The phone system is approaching the maximum load limits and needs to be upgraded. You've been assigned to head up the upgrade project. Based on the company's experience with the vendor who worked on the last phone upgrade project, you're confident they'll be able to assist you with this project as well. Which of the following is true?

A. You've made an assumption about vendor availability and expertise. The project came about because of a business need.

B. Vendor availability and expertise are constraints. The project came about because of a business need.

C. You've made an assumption about vendor availability and expertise. The project came about because of a market demand.

D. Vendor availability and expertise are constraints. The project came about because of a market demand.

20. Which of the following is not a major step of decomposition?

A. Identify major deliverables.

B. Identify resources.

C. Identify components.

D. Verify correctness of decomposition.

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