1.
The growing demand for a broad range of complex, sophisticated, customized goods and services would have which one of the following implications for the management of projects in modern organizations
A.
Project managers are responsible for making detailed technical decisions
B.
Project managers should rely on the use of teams to plan and execute projects
C.
Most projects will be performed using subcontractors
D.
The design of a project solution should always be frozen early in the planning process


2.
Identify the example that would not usually be considered a project.
A.
Building a car
B.
Developing a computer software application program
C.
Designing a new product
D.
Installing new equipment in an existing production line


3.
According to the authors, the prime objectives of project management are cost, time and
A.
Schedule
B.
Quality
C.
Customer satisfaction
D.
Performance


4.
The term “program” refers to an exceptionally large, long-range objective that is broken down into a set of ________.
A.
Tasks
B.
Projects
C.
Subprojects
D.
Campaigns


5.
Five attributes that characterize a project include:
A.
Purpose, repetition, interdependencies, consistency, uncertainty
B.
Lifecycle, schedule, cost, uncertainty, independence
C.
Performance, lifecycle, uniqueness, conflict, interdependencies
D.
Purpose, lifecycle, conflict, certainty, independence


6.
Rising client expectations during execution of a project may lead to a condition known as ________.

Answer:


7.
A project is a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a ________ product or service.

Answer:


8.
Having only partial or no information about a situation or outcome, often due to ambiguity or complexity is known as ________.

Answer:


9.
With respect to project goals throughout the project's lifecycle, early in the lifecycle, the project team's focus should be on how to achieve the required ________.

Answer:


10.
An important implication of the project lifecycle concept is that a project will resist ________ of its existence.

Answer:


11.
Because the customer is not a member of the performing organization, the customer is not a stakeholder of the project.
A. True
B. False


12.
The pattern of progress observed in every project lifecycle can be explained by the S-curve that exhibits a cumulative pattern of slow-rapid-slow progress.
A. True
B. False


13.
The conventional project lifecycle can be described as a pattern of cumulative progress that is slow-rapid-slow progress.
A. True
B. False


14.
Earned value is based on the concept that the percentage of project completion is closely correlated with cost or with the use of resources.
A. True
B. False


15.
In a conventional project lifecycle, as work progresses uncertainty about the expected outcome should increase.
A. True
B. False



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