Flashcards in Ch. 3: Questions Deck (20)
What is a project process?
A. The creation of a product
B. The progressive elaboration resulting in a product
C. A series of actions that bring about a product, result, or service
D. A series of actions that allow the project to move from concept to deliverable
There are five project management processes that allow projects to move from start to completion. Which
one of the following is not one of the project management process groups?
Of the following, which is the logical order of the project management processes?
A. Initiating, planning, monitoring and controlling, executing, closing
B. Initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, closing
C. Planning, initiating, monitoring and controlling, executing, closing
D. Planning, initiating, executing, closing, monitoring and closing
The ongoing process of project planning is also known as _________________.
A. Constant integration planning
B. Rolling wave planning
C. Continuous planning
D. Phase gates
You are the project manager for the AQA Project. You would like to include several of the customers in the
project planning sessions. Your project leader would like to know why the stakeholders should be involved
since your project team will be determining the best method to reach the project objectives. You should
include the stakeholders because _____________.
A. It generates goodwill between the project team and the stakeholders.
B. It allows the stakeholders to see the project manager as the authority of the project.
C. It allows the project team to meet the stakeholders and express their concerns regarding project
D. It allows the project team to leverage the skills and knowledge of the stakeholders to develop the
You have requested that several of the stakeholders participate in the initiation of the project. Why is this
A. It improves the probability of shared ownership.
B. It allows for scope constraints.
C. It prevents scope creep.
D. It allows for effective communications.
What is the purpose of the planning process group?
A. To initiate the project work
B. To determine the project cost
C. To determine the Iron Triangle of Project Management
D. To develop the project management plan
When is a project manager selected?
A. Planning phase
B. Executing phase
C. Initiation phase
D. When the project charter is approved
Which one of the following statements best describes what project management is?
A. Project management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project team
members to meet project requirements.
B. Project management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to
meet project requirements.
C. Project management is the collection of the project management processes used on every project.
D. Project management is the application of the project management processes that are used on every
In order for a project to be successful, there must be four conditions. Which one of the following is not a
condition required for project success?
A. The project team must select the appropriate processes to meet the project objectives.
B. The project team must select applicable knowledge areas in order to meet the project objectives.
C. The project team must comply with requirements to meet stakeholder needs, wants, and expectations.
D. The project team must balance the competing demands of scope, time, cost, quality, resources, and risk
to create a quality product.
When a project manager and a project team choose the processes that they deem applicable to their project,
this is called what?
B. Faulty project management
C. Functional project management
D. Rolling wave planning
In which process group will the project team be acquired?
D. Monitoring and controlling
You are the project manager of a new project. You have worked with management to identify several initial
assumptions and constraints for your project. Where will these items be documented?
A. Project management plan
B. Project scope statement
C. Project charter
D. Risk management plan
When does a project become officially authorized?
A. When the project charter is written
B. When the project is funded
C. When the project team is assembled
D. When the project charter is approved
When does the vast majority of a project's budget get expended?
A. During the planning process group activities
B. During the execution process group activities
C. During the initiation process group activities
D. During the procurement process group activities
You have identified a negative risk within your project and would like to implement a workaround to the risk.
A workaround is an example of what?
A. Corrective action
B. Defect repair
C. Preventive action
D. Poor project management
Which process group can provide feedback between project phases?
C. Monitoring and controlling
Which process aims to eliminate causes of unsatisfactory performance?
A. Scope verification
B. Scope validation
C. Quality control
D. Cost control
A project has been cancelled. Which process must happen next?
A. Scope control
B. Procurement management
C. Contract closure
D. No additional process is needed because the project has been cancelled.