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PMP Prep_1_Introduction, Project Life Cycle & Organization

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  • Q1
    Which of the following is NOT a strategic consideration for authorizing a project?
    Return on Investment
    Strategic opportunity
    Market Demand
    Customer Demand
  • Q2
    A body assigned responsibilty for the centralized and coordinated management of projects within an organization is known as what?
    Program Management Office
    Project management Office
    Project Office
    War Room
  • Q3
    What is a program?
    Government regulation
    A group of unrelated projects managed in a coordinated way
    A means to gain benefits and control of related projects
    An initiative set up by management
  • Q4
    One of your team members informs you that he does not know which of the many projects he is working on is the most important. Who should determine the priorities between projects in a company?
    The project manager
    The Project management Office (PMO)
    The project Management team
    The Team
  • Q5
    Operational work is different from project work in that operational work is
    A part of every project activity
    Ongoing and Repetitive
  • Q6
    All of the following are characteristics of a project EXCEPT
    It repeats itself every month
    It is temporary
    It has definite beginning and end
    It has interrelated activities
  • Q7
    The CEO of ABC bank is concerned about increase in "call answering time" in the bank's call center (i.e. customers have to wait longer till their calls are answered by an operator). She wants to improve project management activities to decrease the "call answering time." So, what is the most important thing that the CEO must do?
    Assign a very competent project manager to manage activities in the call center
    Continue with a functional organization structure, and try to streamline activities
    Set up a PMO
    Move to a Projectized organization structure
  • Q8
    Which of the following is not a characteristic of the Project Life Cycle?
    The project life cycle definition determines which transitional actions at the beginning and end of the project are included - so, the project life cycle definition can be a link to the ongoing operations of the performing organization.
    Ability of the stakeholders to influence final characteristics of the projects product increases as the project continues.
    Cost and staffing levels are low at the start, higher towards the end and drop rapidly as the project draws to a conclusion.
    Risk and uncertainty is highest at start of the project.
  • Q9
    You are the project manager in a company which has a weak matrix organization structure. So, you should report to the:
    Project sponsor
    Functional Manager
    Manager of Project Managers
    Program Manager
  • Q10
    Project Management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities to meet project requirements. As a project manager, you will often have to contend with conflicting stakeholder demands and not well-defined or changing requirements. Balancing the different factors which affect a project is going to be critical in determining how successful you are as a project manager. When managing competing project requirements, you should be aware of the "triple constraint" - which of the following is not a factor in the triple constraint?

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