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  1. 1. Approximately
    what percentage of the wortd's gross domestic product is spent on
    projects?

    a. 10 percent

    b. 25 percent

    c. 50
    percent

    d. 75 percent
    b. 25 percent
  2. 2. Which of
    the following is a I'IOt a potential advantage of using good project
    management?

    2. Which ofthe following is a I'IOt a potential advantage of using good projectmanagement?a. Shorter developmenttimesb. Higher workermoralec. Lower cost of capitald. Higher profitmargins
    c. Lower cost of capital
  3. 3. A ___ is a
    temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service, or

    result.

    a . program

    b process

    c. project

    d . portfolio
    c. project
  4. 4. Which of the
    following is not an attribute of a project?

    a. projects are unique

    b. projects
    are developed using progressive elaboration

    c. projects
    have a primary customer or sponsor

    d. projects involve little uncertainty
    d. projects involve little uncertainty
  5. 5. Which of the
    following is not part of the triple constraint of project management?

    a. meeting scope
    goals

    b. meeting
    time goals

    c. meeting corrmunications goals

    d. meeting cost
    goals
    c. meeting corrmunications goals
  6. 6 . ___
    is the application of knowledge, skills, tools
    and techniques to project activities to

    meet project
    requirements.

    a. Project management

    b. Program
    management

    c. Project
    portfolio management

    d. Requirements
    management
    a. Project management
  7. 7. Project
    portfolio management addresses ___ goals of an organization,
    while project

    management addresses ___ goa
    • .


    a. strategic, tactical

    b. tactical,
    strategic

    c. internal, external

    d. external, internal
    a. strategic, tactical
  8. 8. Several
    application development projects done for the same functional group might best
    be

    managed as part
    of a ___ "

    a. portfolio

    b. program

    c. investment

    d. collaborative
    b. program
  9. 9. Which of
    the following is not one of the top ten skills or competencies of an effective
    project

    manager?

    a. people skills

    b. leadership

    c. integr~y

    d. technical skills
    d. technical skills
  10. 10. What is the
    certification program called that tile Project Management Inst~ute provides?

    a. Certified
    Project Manager (CPM)

    b. Project Management Professional (PMP)

    c. Project
    Management Expert (PME)

    d. Project Management Mentor (PMM)
    b. Project Management Professional (PMP)
  11. 1. Which of
    the following is not part of the three-sphere model for systems management?

    a. business

    b. information

    c. technology

    d_ orQ8.nization
    b. information
  12. 2. Which of
    the four frames of organizations addresses how meetings are run, employee dress

    codes, and expected work
    hours?

    a. structural

    b. human resources

    c. political

    d. symbolic
    d. symbolic
  13. 3. Personnel
    in a ___ organizational structure often report to two
    or more bosses.

    a. functional

    b. project

    c. matrix

    d. hybrid
    c. matrix
  14. 4. Project
    work is most successful in an organizational culture where ali of the
    following characteristics

    are high except ___ .

    a. member ident~y

    b. group emphasis

    c. risk
    tolerance

    d. control
    d. control
  15. 5. A ___ is a
    product or service, sucI1 as a tecl1nical report, a
    training session, or hardware,

    produced or provided as
    part of a project.

    a . deliverable

    b. product

    c.
    work package

    d. tangible
    goal
    a . deliverable
  16. 6. Which of the
    following is not a phase of the tradit ional
    project me cycle?

    a. systems analysis

    b. concept

    o. development

    d . illl'lementation
    a. systems analysis
  17. 7. What is
    the term used to describe a framework of the phases involved in developing
    information

    systems?

    a. systems development life cycle

    b. rapid application
    development

    c. predictive
    IWe cycle

    d. extreme
    programming
    a. systems development life cycle
  18. 8. Another
    name for a phase exit is a ~_ point.

    a. review

    b. stage

    o. meeting

    d . kill
    d . kill
  19. 9. The
    nature of information technology projects is different from
    projects in many other iooustries

    because they are
    very ~~_.

    a. expensive

    b. technical

    c. diverse

    d. challenging
    c. diverse
  20. 10. What
    term is used to describe when an organization acquires goods and/or
    sources from

    an outside source in
    another country?

    a . globalization

    b. offshoring

    o. exporting

    d . global sourcing
    b. offshoring
  21. 1. A ___ is a
    series of actions directed toward a particular result.

    ,. goal

    b. process

    ,. plan

    d. project
    b. process
  22. 2. ___ processes
    include coordinating people and other resources to carry
    out the project

    plans and produce the
    products, services, or results 01 the project or phase.

    a. In~iating

    b. Planning
    ,

    c Executing

    d . Monitoring
    and controlling

    ,. Closing
    c Executing
  23. 3. Which
    process group normally requires the most resources and
    time?

    a. In~iating

    b. Planning

    c. Executing

    d. Monitoring
    and controlling

    e. Closing
    c. Executing
  24. 4. What
    methodology was developed in the U.K. , defines
    45 separate subprocesses, and organizes

    these into eight process
    groups?

    a. Six
    Sigma

    b. RUP

    c. PMBO~ Guide

    d. PRINCE2
    d. PRINCE2
  25. 5. Which of the
    following outputs is often completed before initiating a
    project?

    a. stakeholder
    register

    b. business case

    c. project
    charter

    d . kick-off
    meeting
    b. business case
  26. 6. A work
    breakdown structure, project schedule, and cost
    estimates are outputs of the

    ___ process.

    a. initiating

    b. planning

    c. executing

    d. monitoring
    and controlling

    e. closing
    b. planning
  27. 7. Initiating
    involves developing a project charter, which is
    part of the project ___ management

    knowledge area.

    a. integration

    b. scope

    c. communications

    d. risk
    a. integration
  28. 8. ___ involves
    measuring progress toward project objectives and taking corrective

    actions.

    a . Initiating

    b. Planning

    c. Executing

    d. Monitoring and controlling

    e Closing
    d. Monitoring and controlling
  29. 9. What type
    of report do project teams create to reflect on what went right and what went

    wrong with the project?

    a. lessons-learned report

    b. progress
    report

    c . final
    project repolt


    d. bUsiness
    case
    a. lessons-learned report
  30. 10. Many people
    use ___ to havea standard format for preparing various project
    management

    documents.

    a. methodologies

    b. templates

    c. project
    management software

    d. standards
    b. templates
  31. 1. Which of
    the following processes is not part of
    project integration management?

    a. develop the project business case

    b. develop
    the project charter

    c. develop the project
    management plan

    d . close the
    project or phase
    a. develop the project business case
  32. 2. What is
    the last step in the four-stage planning process for selecting information
    technology

    projects?

    a. information
    technology strategy planning

    b. business
    area analysis

    c. mind
    mapping

    d . resource allocation
    d . resource allocation
  33. 3. Which of the
    following is not a best practice for new product development
    projects?

    a. align
    projects and resources with business strategy

    b. select projects that will take less than two years to provide payback

    c. focus on
    customer needs in identifying projects

    d . assign
    project managers to lead projects
    b. select projects that will take less than two years to provide payback
  34. 4. A new
    government law requires an organization to report data in a new way. Under
    which

    category would a new
    in/omlation system project to provide this data fall?

    ,. problem

    b. opportunity

    c. directive

    d. regulation
    c. directive
  35. 5. If
    estimates for total discounted benefits for a project are $120,000 and
    total discounted costs

    are $100,000,
    what is tI1e estimated return on investment (RDI )?

    a. $20,000

    b. $120,000

    c. 20 percent

    d. 120
    percent
    c. 20 percent
  36. 6. A is a
    document that formally recognizes the existence of a project and provides

    direction on the
    project's objectives and management.

    a. project charter

    I). coulraGI

    c. business
    case

    d. project management plan
    a. project charter
  37. 7. Which 01 the
    lollowing ~ems
    is not nomlally induded in a project charter?

    a. the name 01 the
    project manager

    b. budget
    inlormation

    c. stakeholder signatures

    d. a Gantt chart
    d. a Gantt chart
  38. 8. __ ,-_ ensures
    that the descriptions 01 the projecrs products are oorrect and

    complete.

    a. Configuration management

    b. Integrated
    change oontrol

    c. Integration management

    d. A
    change control board
    a. Configuration management
  39. 9. Which 01 the
    lollowing is not a suggestion lor perlomling integrated change oontrol?

    a. use good configuration
    management

    b. mininize change

    c. establish
    a formal change control system

    d. view
    project management as a process of oonstant oommunication and
    negotiation
    b. mininize change
  40. 10. What
    tool and technique is used for all of the other project
    integration management

    processes?

    a. project
    management software

    b. templates

    c. expert judgment

    d. all of the above
    c. expert judgment

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