Assessment Test

Table of contents:


  1. How many ways can a project be declared final?

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5
  2. Select all the Guide to the PMBOK project management process groups.

    1. Activating
    2. Initiation
    3. Requirements gathering
    4. Planning
    5. Executing
    6. Scheduling
    7. Controlling
    8. Budgeting
    9. Closing
    10. Ending
  3. In what ways would not having thorough requirements identification, documentation, and metrics adversely impact your project? (Select all that apply.)

    1. Scope may arbitrarily enlarge.
    2. Cant tell who the customer is.
    3. Dont know what deliverables to develop.
    4. Cant tell when the project is complete.
    5. Cant tell when the project is successful.
    6. Sponsors may back out.
  4. The ___________________ ___________________ is the component that authorizes the project to begin.

    1. Customer request
    2. Concept document
    3. Project charter
    4. Project sponsor
  5. When should you seek recommendations from the sponsor to either kill a project or come up with alternative strategies? (Select all that apply.)

    1. Costs far outreach the budgeted amount the project was originally given.
    2. An activity is insurmountable.
    3. The elapsed time used for one or more tasks far outreaches time estimates.
    4. The enthusiasm of the project sponsor wanes.
  6. Youre the project manager for a small project that is in the Closing phase. You prepare closure documents and take them to the project sponsor for sign-off. She tells you that the documents are not needed because the project is so small. What should you tell her?

    1. OK, sorry to bother you.
    2. You are the one who needs to sign off on the documents showing that the project is officially closed.
    3. I can have a stakeholder sign in your place.
    4. Ill just go ahead and sign them instead.
  7. The ___________________ ___________________ is the document that defines the height and breadth of the project.

    1. Project concept
    2. Project scope
    3. Project charter
    4. Project plan
  8. A ___________________ ___________________ estimate is one predicated on assumptions and initial estimates.

    1. Top down
    2. Bottom up
    3. Cost center
    4. Capital expense
  9. Which of these can convey that youve achieved the completion of an interim deliverable ?

    1. Completion criteria
    2. Milestone
    3. Gantt chart
    4. Project sign-off document
  10. What will be the outcome of the work breakdown structure (WBS)?

    1. Phase
    2. Task
    3. Deliverable
    4. Activity
  11. Of these, which one thing is a customer responsible for in the project development process?

    1. Review of project deliverables
    2. Sign-off of scope document
    3. Development of project schedule
    4. Prioritization of project steps
  12. Youre the project manager of a project in which the scope has expanded. What steps must you take to acknowledge the expansion? (Select all that apply.)

    1. Modify the project charter.
    2. Modify the project concept definition document.
    3. Obtain a new sign-off on the project charter.
    4. Obtain a new sign-off on the project concept definition document.
  13. When taking over an incomplete project, what item should be of most interest to the new project manager?

    1. Project concept document
    2. Project charter
    3. Project scope document
    4. Project plan
  14. In the IT world, which of these statements about a project manager is the most true?

    1. The project manager doesnt have to have any IT background.
    2. The project manager should have a minimum of IT background.
    3. The project manager should be moderately IT oriented.
    4. The project manager should be heavily IT oriented.
  15. In the project management world, what entity is responsible for signing the project charter?

    1. Customer
    2. Project sponsor
    3. Stakeholder
    4. Project manager
  16. Select the component that belongs in the Controlling process group of the project, not the Planning process group .

    1. Risk definition
    2. Risk quantification
    3. Risk response development
    4. Risk control
  17. What signals the end of the Planning phase?

    1. The project team begins to execute the tasks in the project plan.
    2. The project scope document is formally signed.
    3. The hardware and software comes in.
    4. The project plan document is formally signed.
    5. Upper management frees up the money for the project budget.
  18. When developing the requirements for the project, what might you consider for each requirement?

    1. Provide a place for project sponsor sign-off.
    2. Provide a place for customer sign-off.
    3. Link each with a specific customer need.
    4. Link each with a separate project step.
    5. Provide metrics by which you can assess the requirement.
  19. Two different sets of criteria might be alluded to in the project scope document. What are the names of these specialized project monitoring criteria? (Select two.)

    1. Budget
    2. Project
    3. Completion
    4. Deliverable
    5. Success
  20. A well-written change control process should include which of the following components ? (Select all that apply.)

    1. The type of change requested
    2. The amount of time the change will take to implement
    3. The cost of the change
    4. How to obtain approval for additional funds and/or time
    5. The stages at which changes are accepted
  21. Given the standard IT project, which cost estimating technique would be the most beneficial?

    1. Top down
    2. Unit
    3. Parametric
    4. Bottom up
    5. Linear regression
    6. Indexing
  22. What is the best way to prevent scope creep?

    1. Make sure the requirements are thoroughly defined before the project begins.
    2. Put a proviso in the charter that no additions to the project will be allowed once its under way.
    3. Alert the sponsor that you will not be taking any change requests after the project starts.
    4. On your project intranet site, supply a button, labeled Nice To Have, that the user can check for changes that arent really necessary.
  23. Which of the following is NOT a true statement about cost estimating?

    1. Cost estimates are provided by team members .
    2. Cost estimates make up the project budget.
    3. Cost estimates have a quality factor built into them.
    4. You should average all cost estimates.
  24. What project elements may benefit from management input?

    1. Review of project deliverables
    2. Sign-off of scope document
    3. Development of project schedule
    4. Prioritization of project steps
  25. Who is responsible for assembling the projects team members?

    1. Project sponsor
    2. Project stakeholders
    3. Project customer
    4. Project manager
  26. Milestones that occur between phases typically have? (Select all that apply.)

    1. Predecessors
    2. Exit Criteria
    3. Successors
    4. Entry criteria
    5. Activity sequences
  27. ___________________ are the elements that might have a direct impact on the length of the project scope.

    1. Challenges
    2. Possibilities
    3. Opportunities
    4. Capabilities
    5. Constraints
  28. The output of scope definition is the:

    1. Scope document
    2. Work Breakdown Structure
    3. Project charter
    4. Project plan
  29. What are the two types of charts that you might utilize in a typical project management plan to denote the projects tasks?

    1. Gantt
    2. GERTT
    3. Network Diagram
    4. AVERT
    5. Critical Path
  30. What are the three areas of estimation that youll be interested in when preparing your project schedule?

    1. Materials
    2. Time
    3. Person-hours
    4. Skill levels
  31. When would you use your negotiation skills on a project thats well under way? (Select all that apply.)

    1. You want a certain set of individuals on your project team.
    2. Youre running a high-level project in which you could augment the outcome by adjusting certain tasks.
    3. You want a raise.
    4. Youre attempting to get better hardware for the same money.
  32. Suppose that a corporate organizational change occurs that affects your team. Who should handle the communication of this news, and how soon should it be communicated?

    1. Project sponsor, immediately
    2. Project sponsor, not immediately urgent
    3. Project manager, immediately
    4. Project manager, not immediately urgent
  33. At a minimum, how many reviews will your project plan go through?

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5
  34. What analysis should you perform to see whether the proposed scope change request should be elevated to the sponsor and stakeholders or can stay within the confines of the project manager and the project team?

    1. Index
    2. Deviation
    3. Portion
    4. Variance
  35. In which process do you compare budgeted costs versus actual?

    1. Capacity analysis
    2. Metrics measurement
    3. Variance analysis
    4. Status measurement
  36. Its recommended that any given milestone should have, along with its description, these two components.

    1. Success criteria
    2. Entry criteria
    3. Completion criteria
    4. Exit criteria
    5. Deliverable criteria
  37. When you want to compare the ratio of budgeted versus actual hours or dollars spent on a task, which type of financial variable will you use?

    1. Index
    2. Cost
    3. Portion
    4. Variance
  38. What are the three basic types of changes that someone might bring to a project, changes that may represent deviations in scope?

    1. Design change
    2. Schedule change
    3. Monitoring change
    4. Cost change
    5. Methodology change
  39. When is it your job as project manager to also manage the people who are your team members?

    1. Only when authorized to do so by stakeholders
    2. Only when authorized to do so by the team members regular supervisor
    3. Always
    4. Never
  40. What are some team member issues that you will have to get involved in as a people manager? (Select all that apply.)

    1. Team member reports to you that another team member is performing substandard work.
    2. Stakeholders come to you requesting a schedule change.
    3. Top performer is slacking off.
    4. Management rumor mill is saying layoffs are in the offing.
  41. In what process do you determine whether there is enough money in the budget or if there are enough hours left to complete the project?

    1. Earned value analysis
    2. Earned income proration
    3. Estimated portion analysis
    4. Estimated profitability analysis
  42. What are some team dynamics that might come into play as your project unfolds? (Select all that apply.)

    1. One team member works longer hours than the others.
    2. One or more team members has to leave the team.
    3. Team isnt focusedits going in divergent ways.
    4. Team is fragmented along the lines of special interests.
  43. How many outflows are there from the Closing phase?

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
  44. What is one important step that new project managers might overlook when faced with a possible scope deviation?

    1. Telling the customer no
    2. Determining an alternative solution
    3. Alerting vendors
    4. Complaining to the sponsor
  45. Select the three most common project constraints.

    1. Schedule (Time)
    2. Budget (Cost)
    3. Priorities
    4. Quality
  46. What resources are released once the project has been closed? (Select all that apply.)

    1. Hardware
    2. Human resources
    3. Vendor
    4. Contractual
    5. Customer
  47. A diagram thats used in quality control by examining the 80/20 rule is called a _________ ___ _____.

    1. Resource diagram
    2. Quality model
    3. Pareto diagram
    4. Gantt chart
    5. PERT chart
  48. From the list below, select the four common techniques used in developing a cohesive project team:

    1. Forming
    2. Worming
    3. Storming
    4. Alarming
    5. Quoruming
    6. Norming
    7. Warning
    8. Performing
  49. What is the methodology arising out of systems analysis and design effortsa grouping of phases that closely parallels the Guide to the PMBOK process groups.

    1. SDLC
    2. ADLC
    3. SADL
    4. PMDL
  50. In project management, the process of taking high-level project requirements and boiling them down into the tasks that will generate the deliverables is called:

    1. Analysis
    2. Decomposition
    3. Entity-relationship diagramming
    4. Task focus

IT Project+ Study Guide
CompTIA Project+ Study Guide: Exam PK0-003
ISBN: 0470585927
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
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