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Strayer BUS375 Midterm part 1 and 2




Question;Strayer;BUS375 Midterm part 1 and 2;Question 1;1.;Which of the following is not one of;the PMBOK??;Guide?s five process groups?;Answer;Feasibility studies;Planning;Execution;Closure;4;points;Question 2;1.;In which life cycle phase do project sponsors become most actively;involved in the project?;Answer;Initiation;Execution;Monitor and control;Closure;4;points;Question 3;1.;When team members take direction from both the project and line;managers, the type of project manager is usually;Answer;Lightweight team leader;Heavyweight team leader;Tiger team leader;Leopard team leader;4;points;Question 4;1.;Which of the following is normally not one of the traditional components;of the triple constraint?;Answer;Within time;Within cost;Within performance (Scope, technology or quality);Accepted by the customer;4;points;Question 5;1.;Which of the following is normally not part of a team member?s role?;Answer;Accepting responsibility for a deliverable;Sharing information with the sponsor;Sharing information with the team;Completing the work at the earliest possible;time.;4;points;Question 6;1.;Historically, which functional organization provided the greatest;resistance to project management implementation?;Answer;Sales;Procurement;Information Systems/ Technology;Engineering;4;points;Question 7;1.;Project management restructuring allowed companies to manage projects;that _____.;Answer;Could not be handled by the traditional;organization;Had undefined objectives;Did not require effective cost control;Require little functional integration;4;points;Question 8;1.;During the 1970s and 1980s, formal project management practices were put;in place because the constraints were _____ and _____ boundaries had to be;crossed;Answer;Loose, several;Loose, few;Tight, several;Tight, few;4;points;Question 9;1.;Which of the following is not necessarily an obstacle to effective;project management?;Answer;Changes in technology;Changes in project sponsorship;Increased project complexity;Unstable economy;4;points;Question;10;1.;If a company advertises on television that they consider themselves as a;solution provider to satisfy your business needs, then their driving force was;most likely;Answer;Competitiveness;Customer expectations;Efficiency and effectiveness;Executive understanding;4;points;Question;11;1.;With the project expeditor organizational structure, the expeditor is;usually brought on board;Answer;At the beginning of the project;At the end of the first life cycle phase;When the project is 50% complete;When a problem arises;4;points;Question;12;1.;In which organizational form are the formal and informal organizations;well established?;Answer;Traditional;Strong matrix;Balanced matrix;Weak matrix;4;points;Question;13;1.;In which organizational form is there no customer focal point?;Answer;Traditional;Projectized;Strong matrix;Weak matrix;4;points;Question;14;1.;Which organizational structure generally retains team members long after;they are needed?;Answer;Projectized;Strong matrix;Balanced matrix;Weak Matrix;4;points;Question;15;1.;Before becoming a project manager within a matrix organization, training;should be provided in all of the following except;Answer;Matrix operations;Wage and salary administration;Problem-solving;Role definitions;4;points;Question;16;1.;According to the text, the ?next generation? project manager must;exhibit skills in all of the following except;Answer;Integration skills;Risk management skills;Wage and salary administration skills;Knowledge of the business;4;points;Question;17;1.;You have just been awarded a contract in which you told the customer;that a certain employee would be assigned full time on the project. Once the;project begins, you discover that the employee is splitting his time between;two projects per the instructions of his functional manager. You should;Answer;Do nothing;Determine the impact on the project and discuss;it with the project sponsor;Determine the impact on the project and discuss;it with the functional manager;Determine the impact on the project and discuss;it with the customer;4;points;Question;18;1.;Probably the greatest risk to a project manager on a long-term project;is to receive the best employees and then;Answer;Have them seek perfection rather than just;meeting the requirements;Find that your costs are escalating;Being unable to motivate them.;Losing them to other projects at an inopportune;time;4;points;Question;19;1.;Project manager selection is usually made by the;Answer;Senior levels of management;Customer?s selection process;Line management based upon cooperation on past;projects;Voting by the team members;4;points;Question;20;1.;Which of the following is not usually an option for a PM dealing with an;incompetent worker?;Answer;On-the-spot appraisals;Re-assignment to less critical activities;Removal from the company;Removal from the project;4;points;Question;21;1.;According to Douglas McGregor, team members that require supervision, direction;and threat of punishment for non-compliance are called _____ employees.;Answer;Theory X;Theory Y;Theory Z;Non-compliant;4;points;Question;22;1.;Laissez-faire leadership most likely represents;Answer;Telling;Selling;Participating;Delegating;4;points;Question;23;1.;The document that is prepared at the beginning of a project in order to;clarify the roles and responsibilities of the team members is called a;Answer;Responsibility clarification table;Responsibility identification table;Responsibility assignment matrix;Work package assignment sheet;4;points;Question;24;1.;Project managers would prefer to communicate in which of the following;manners if given a choice?;Answer;Formal and written;Formal and oral;Informal and oral;Informal and written;4;points;Question;25;1.;If six people are in a room participating in a conversation, then there;are _____ two-way channels of communications.;Answer;9;10;15;30;Question 1;The most difficult decision for a project manager is to say;Answer;OK! I?ll do it.;It?s my job.;Let the sponsor do it.;No, it?s not my job.;4 points;Question 2;Waiting for people, incomplete work and numerous telephone;calls are referred to as;Answer;Time robbers;Time imbalances;Inappropriate actions;Cause and effect relations;4 points;Question 3;Two common time management forms, as described in the book;are called;Answer;To-do pad and project scheduler;Daily calendar log and project scheduler;Responsibility assignment matrix and daily calendar log;To-do pad and daily calendar log;4 points;Question 4;Project managers that refuse to delegate and have limited;faith in the ability of the team create time management problems for;Answer;Themselves;The team;The sponsor;The client;4 points;Question 5;Which conflict, if it occurs, can have the most serious;impact on the team?s performance;Answer;Schedules;Cost;Personality clashes;Resource availability;4 points;Question 6;Which of the following conflict resolution modes would a;project least likely accept if the conflict was with the project team?;Answer;Confrontation;Compromise;Forcing;Smoothing;4 points;Question 7;Which of the following conflict resolution modes would a;project manager prefer to use for a conflict with superiors?;Answer;Confrontation;Compromise;Forcing;Smoothing;4 points;Question 8;When using the SMART Rule, ?R? stands for;Answer;Realistic;Routine;Right;Retentive;4 points;Question 9;Emphasizing areas of agreement and deemphasizing areas of;non-agreement represents which type of conflict resolution mode?;Answer;Confrontation;Compromise;Forcing;Smoothing;4 points;Question 10;Which of the following conflicts has the most frequent;occurrence for a project manager?;Answer;Manpower;Costs;Time;Tradeoffs;4 points;Question 11;Which of the following is a characteristic of a good;objective?;Answer;General, not specific;Overly complex;Established within resource bounds;Can violate organizational policies and procedures;4 points;Question 12;Lowering the bid price of a project, possibly below your own;cost of doing the work, is called a _____.;Answer;Buy-in;Over-optimistic response;Unrealistic proposal;Unrealistic cost estimate;4 points;Question 13;Which of the following is not what most companies do with a;best practice?;Answer;Share it internally only;Share it internally but only to a selected few;Advertize it to your customers;Create a best practices library on the internet for all to;see;4 points;Question 14;The hardest part in creating a best practices library is;Answer;Evaluation;Classification;Storage;Knowledge transfer;4 points;Question 15;Which of the following is not one of the four major;variables for project management effectiveness?;Answer;Credibility;Communications;Priority;Visibility;4 points;Question 16;Which of the following would be the first item to be;discussed in the initial kickoff meeting for a project?;Answer;Understanding of the requirements;Understanding of the plan;Understanding of the schedule;Understanding of the budget;4 points;Question 17;The person with the ultimate responsibility to make sure;that all work required by the SOW and only the work required by the SOW is;performed is the;Answer;Customer;Project manager;Appropriate subject matter expert for that work package;Project sponsor;4 points;Question 18;Which of the following is normally not addressed in a change;control board meeting to approve a scope change?;Answer;Cost of the change;Which functional unit will perform the change;Impact on the schedule;Value-added opportunity for the client;4 points;Question 19;Generally speaking, the lowest level in the WBS is referred;to as;Answer;Level 3;Level 4;Level 5;The work package;4 points;Question 20;During the execution of a project, the customer asks you to;perform additional tests which the customer will pay for. Unfortunately, there;are no resources available to perform the additional tests. The project manager;should;Answer;Refuse to perform the tests.;Determine when the tests can be done and then inform the;customer;Tell the customer that company policy is that the additional;tests must be treated as an enhancement project and funded separately after;this project is over.;Let the sponsor make the decision on what to do.;4 points;Question 21;If the customer?s SOW contains words such as nearly or;approximately, then;Answer;The project manager uses his discretion in determining the;meaning;The sponsor uses his discretion in determining the meaning;The customer uses his discretion in determining the meaning;Scope creep is unlikely;4 points;Question 22;A customer external to your company requests that a certain;element of work be subdivided to lower level work packages and that;cost/schedule information be reported at the lower levels. You should;Answer;Grant the customer?s request but bill the customer for the;changes to the WBS.;Simply grant the customer?s request.;Deny the request since the WBS is finalized and cannot;change.;Check with the line managers first to see if cost and;schedule can be reported at this level.;4 points;Question 23;Which of the following documents is not defined in the text;as one of the four critical documents for preliminary planning?;Answer;SOW;WBS;Specifications;Network Diagrams;4 points;Question 24;Project managers often rewrite the customer?s SOW into a;document that the project team can easily understand. The document is called;Answer;The redefined SOW;The scope statement;The deliverable statement;The finalized SOW statement;4 points;Question 25;A customer is unhappy with the performance thus far on a;project. The customer states that, unless scope changes are made at the;contractor?s expense, the contractor would be removed from the customer?s;preferred bidders list for future contracts. The contractor should.;Answer;Refuse to perform the scope changes.;Perform the scope changes at the contractor?s expense.;Perform the scope changes and then submit an invoice for;payment to the customer.;Take no action and hope that the customer will forget about;the scope change request.


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