All of the following methods have proven to be useful techniques to help project teams identify the risks that might impact the project EXCEPT:
reviewing project documents
documenting lessons learned
brainstorming among team members and subject matter experts
All of the following criteria can be used to categorize project risks EXCEPT:
whether the risk is a known risk
the project objective that may be impacted by the risk
whether the risk is internal or external to the performing organization
the project life cycle phase
All of the following are among the activities a project manager should undertake to develop a highly effective team EXCEPT:
assess sponsor capability
assess project team capability
establish team ground rules
assess individual member capability
A description of the procurement item in sufficient detail to allow prospective sellers to determine if they are capable of providing the products, services or results is known as:
the contract clauses and special provisions
the procurement statement of work
the supply invoice
the purchase order
Which of the following quality management thought leaders is generally credited with contributing the insight that team learning is necessary to improve quality?
It is argued that project teams progress through five stages of team development. Which of the following sequences best represents this progression?
forming, norming, storming, performing, reforming
forming, storming, norming, performing, adjourning
forming, storming, norming, performing, reforming
forming, performing, reforming, norming, adjourning
Which estimating technique uses historical data from a similar project as a starting point for creating a time or cost estimate?
Monte Carlo estimating
The Validate Scope process occurs with interim deliverables throughout the project and with final deliverables near the end.
All of the following accurately describe skills that an owner’s representative can use during the project when making tradeoffs EXCEPT:
Inspecting quality into the project
Knowledge of criteria
Change control includes which of the following activities?
identifying, documenting, approving or rejecting, modifications to documents, deliverables, or baselines
brainstorming, selecting and implementing new ideas
recruiting, selecting and training new team members
identifying and implementing changes to the project charter
Which of the following statements is consistent with the ideas that W. Edwards Deming promoted regarding quality management?
Understanding variation is essential to improving quality.
Statistical concepts rather than behavioral considerations should govern quality improvement efforts.
The burden of quality falls on those that do the work
A key to quality improvement is to ensure that each part of the system functions effectively, independent from the others.
What type of cost is incurred when a project must be conducted faster than normal, and overtime for workers and / or extra charges for rapid delivery from suppliers are necessary?
The decision process for developing relevant quality standards on a project includes all of the following activities EXCEPT:
identify all stakeholders
understand the prioritized stakeholders’ requirements
design work systems
make tradeoff decisions
Joseph Juran provided guidance regarding how to control quality. Which of the following items is consistent with his quality control guidance?
identify all team members and their needs
establish measurement systems
expend necessary efforts to exceed requirements
On long projects it is often better to capture lessons frequently since people may not remember clearly what happened several months previously.
Which estimating technique uses an algorithm to calculate cost or duration based on historical data and other project parameters?
grass roots estimating
DMAIC is a disciplined process that includes five phases: Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control. DMAIC is most typically associated with which of the following quality improvement approaches?
Total Quality Management (TQM)
On agile projects, detailed risk management activities may occur during all of the following times EXCEPT:
While planning each subsequent iteration.
During early risk planning at the start of the project.
In daily stand-up meetings.
During retrospectives at the end of each iteration.
On some projects, some deliverables remain incomplete at project close-out. Activities that are not complete should be itemized, and responsibility for each should be clearly identified.
The process of reviewing all change requests, approving changes, and managing changes to deliverables, organizational process assets, project documents and project management plan; and communicating their disposition, is known as:
perform project monitoring.
variance analysis and control.
perform integrated change control.
All of the following are among the benefits realized as a consequence of developing a cost management plan EXCEPT:
It shows how to develop and share relevant, accurate and timely information that stakeholders can use to make intelligent and ethical decisions.
It documents how the business case should be created
It helps stakeholders to focus on schedule and performance as well as cost.
It provides feedback that shows how the project’s success is related to business objectives.
More organizations effectively collect lessons learned than effectively disseminate and use them.
All of these are factors that could lead to a decision to buy or outsource rather than make or perform in-house, EXCEPT:
flexibility in procurement
ability to use specialized suppliers
more control over quality and time
The procurement management plan:
describes how the procurement division will be managed.
describes how supply chain partners will be managed.
describes how a project team will acquire goods and services from outside the performing organization.
describes how sellers will be audited by the procurement team.
Implementing approved changes as directed by the project’s integrated change control system.
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