Flashcards in Ch. 2: Questions Deck (20):
The project life cycle is comprised of which of the following?
Marci Koening, the project manager for the ERP Project, is about to complete the project phase review. The
completion of a project phase is also known as which of the following?
A. Lessons learned
B. Kill point
C. Earned value management
D. Conditional advancement
Which of the following best describes a project deliverable?
A. The resources used by the project to complete the necessary work
B. The resources exported from the project as a result of the project work
C. The end result of a project planning session
D. A verifiable, measurable work product
The compilation of all the phases within a project equates to the ____________________.
A. Project life cycle
B. Product life cycle
C. Project completion
D. Project processes
Which of the following describes the early stages of a project?
A. High costs and high demands for resources
B. A high demand for change
C. A high demand for project team time
D. Low costs and low demands for resources
At which point is the risk of failure the lowest, but the consequence of failure the highest?
A. During the early stages
B. During the middle stages
C. During the final stages
D. Risk of failure is even across all project phases
Project team members are most likely to work full-time on a project in which of the following organizational
B. Weak matrix
C. Strong matrix
Why would an organization divide a project into phases?
A. To provide better management and control of the project
B. To identify the work that will likely happen within a phase of the project
C. To identify the resources necessary to complete a phase of the project
D. To define the cashflow requirements within each phase of the project
All of the following are true statements about the project life cycle, except for which one?
A. The project life cycle defines the work to be done in each phase of the project
B. The project life cycle defines the deliverables that each phase will create
C. The project life cycle defines who is involved in each phase
D. The project life cycle defines how much each phase will cost
You are the project manager of a new project. When is the level of failing to achieve the objectives the
highest within your project?
A. There is not enough information provided to know for certain
B. At the start of the project
C. At the end of the project
D. During the intermediate phases of the project
Which one of the following is an example of a positive stakeholder?
A. The comptroller within your organization
B. A customer who is eager for your project's deliverable
C. An environmental group that has claims against your project
D. A union
None of the following are key project stakeholders, except for which one?
C. Technical interface
You are a project manager acting in a functional organization. The functional manager and you disagree
about several deliverables the project will be creating. The functional manager insists that you begin the
project work now. What must you do?
A. Begin work
B. Resolve all of the issues with the functional manager before you begin working
C. Continue planning, as you are the project manager
D. Begin work as long as the issues don't affect the project deliverables
You are a project manager working under a PMO. Your project resources are shared among several
projects. To whom will the project team members report?
A. The project manager of each project
B. The functional managers
C. The PMO
D. The project manager of their primary project
At what point in the project may stakeholders most cost-effectively recommend changes to the project
A. Before the project charter is created
B. At the start of the project
C. During the intermediate phases
D. During the final phase of the project
An organization has elected to kill a project. When is this decision most likely made?
A. At the end of a phase
B. At the start of a phase
C. When the project is not meeting its financial requirements
D. When technology has superseded some of the technology used within the project
Nancy is a project manager for the NHG Corporation. She has identified several positive stakeholders for her
construction project and a few negative stakeholders. Nancy and the project team have been meeting
regularly with the positive stakeholders, but have not met with the negative stakeholders. What can happen if
Nancy ignores negative stakeholders?
A. Her project will likely succeed without any objections
B. Her project may suffer poor political capital from the negative stakeholders
C. Her project will risk failure to bring the project to a successful end
D. The negative stakeholders will not have an opportunity to communicate with the project manager
All of the following are cultural attributes of an organization, except for which one?
A. Policies and procedures
B. Work ethics
C. View of authority relationships
D. Experience of the project management team
The project management plan defines which one of the following?
A. Who the project manager will be
B. How the project manager will use the project management system
C. When the project team will be assembled and released
D. How the deliverable will be shipped to the customer