Flashcards in Ch. 1: Questions Deck (20):
A series of activities to create a unique product or service by a specific date is best described as which one
of the following?
A. A program
B. An operation
C. A project
D. A subproject
Which of the following is likely to be part of an operation?
A. Providing electricity to a community
B. Designing an electrical grid for a new community
C. Building a new dam as a source for electricity
D. Informing the public about changes at the electrical company
Of the following, which one is the best example of progressive elaboration?
A. It is the process of decomposing the work into small, manageable tasks.
B. It is the process of taking a project from concept to completion.
C. It is the process of taking a project concept to a project budget.
D. It is the process of identifying the business needs of a potential project.
Your organization would like to create a new product based on market research. This new product will be
created by a project. This is an example of which one of the following reasons to launch a new project?
A. Organizational need
B. Customer request
C. Market demand
D. Legal requirement
A program is which one of the following?
A. A very large, complex project
B. A collection of small projects with a common goal
C. A collection of projects with a common cause
D. A collection of subprojects with a common customer
Who manages programs?
B. Project sponsors
C. Project managers
D. Program managers
You have an excellent idea for a new project that can increase productivity by 20 percent in your
organization. Management, however, declines to approve the proposed project because too many resources
are already devoted to other projects. You have just experienced what?
A. Parametric modeling
B. Management by exception
C. Project portfolio management
D. Management reserve
Of the following, which is not part of the Iron Triangle?
Of the following, which statement is correct?
A. A project manager must use every process identified within the PMBOK on every project.
B. A project must use every tool and technique as identified within the PMBOK on every project.
C. A project manager must use the most appropriate processes on every project.
D. A project manager must agree that he will use the most appropriate tools and techniques on every
Projects are temporary endeavors to create a unique product, service, or result. Which one of the following
does not relate to the concept of "temporary" in project management?
A. The project team
B. The market window status on which the project is capitalizing
C. The project deliverable
D. The project manager
A project creates a unique product, service, or result. Which one of the following is a result?
A. A new piece of software
B. A new airplane
C. A feasibility study
D. A call center
What is the difference between a standard and a regulation?
A. A standard is optional; regulations are not.
B. A standard is not optional; a regulation may be.
C. A standard is rarely optional; regulations are never optional.
D. A standard is a guideline; a regulation is a request.
A project manager needs five areas of expertise to be successful. Which one is not one of the five areas of
A. Application area knowledge
B. An understanding of the project environment
C. PMP or CAPM certification
D. Interpersonal skills
Which one of the following is not a characteristic of a project's cultural and social environment?
B. Time zone differences
You are the project manager of the KHGT Project, which will span four countries around the world. You will
need to consider all of the following characteristics of the international and political environment except for
A. International, national, regional, and local laws
Which one of the following is not an example of an interpersonal skill?
A. Financial management and accounting
B. Sales and marketing
C. Conflict management
D. Health and safety practices
What is a subproject?
A. It is a smaller project that supports a parent project.
B. It is a project that is performing below expectations.
C. It is a project that has been experiencing project spin-off.
D. It is delegation of a project phase.
Where will a project manager most likely get project management mentoring?
A. Project Management International
B. American Society for Quality
C. The project management office
D. Subject matter experts
Which one of the following is an example of operations?
A. Creating a new community park
B. Designing a new car
C. Sending monthly invoices to an organization's 25,000 customers
D. Removing an old server and replacing it with a newer one