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INTRODUCTION/FRAMEWORK QUIZ: PMBOK 6th Edition: PART-1 & 2
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The project management process groups are:
ANSWER:D 5 Process Groups = Project Management Life Cycle! Dont confuse with Project Life cycle which is changing in every organisation and industry specific projects.
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The difference between a project, program and portfolio is:
ANSWER:C – a project is a temporary endeavor with a beginning and an end, a program is a group of related projects, and a portfolio is a group of projects and programs related to a specific strategic objective. Remember to use the process of elimination, ruling out any answer that is not completely correct.
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You are working as the project manager for the Museum of History aiming to build an extension to the current Museum building. You would like to know what are the restrictions on the plot ratio (i.e. gross floor area vs site area) of the construction site according to government requirements. Which of the following would plot ratio be categorized as?
ANSWER-A OPA only Internal Policies, procedures, knowledge. EEF can be internal (PMIS, company infrastructure) and external: Government regulations
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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?
ANSWER-B Because the questions talks about priorities between projects, this can not be the role of the project manager, the project management team or the project team. Determining priorities between projects is role of the PMO.
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Operational work is different from project work is that operational work is:
ANSWER:C Operational work is that which is going to sustain an organization.
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In which project management process group is the detailed project budget created?
ANSWER:C – High Level Budget in Initiating Phase-Project Charter, detailed budget in Planning.
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A person who is involved in or may be affected by the activities or anyone who has something to gain or lose by the activity of the project is called a:
ANSWER-C STAKEHOLDERS can affect your project as positive or negative.
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Considerations of ongoing operations and maintenance are crucially important to products of projects. Ongoing operations and maintenance should:
ANSWER:C Remember the definition of a project: temporary and unique. Operations and maintenance are considered ongoing activities, not temporary. Therefore, such work is not considered a project or part of a project.
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Your CTO requested a feasibility study comparing two separate software platforms. What plan/document would you share with him/her?
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You are the Project Managers of XYZ consultants. The Project team members are from Finance and HR departments.The team members report to Finance and HR Managers respectively, and you have limited control over them. What type of organizational hierarchy does XYZ consultants follow?
Correct answer is ( C ).The team members report to Functional Managers. Please refer Organizational Structure topic from Organizational Influences chapter
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The PMI Talent Triangle focuses on which 3 key skills set?
Correct answer is ( A ). – Leadership, Strategic and business management, and Technical project management. (PMBOK® Guide pg57)
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A collection of related projects that are managed in a coordinated way to obtain benefits is called a:
Correct answer is ( D ). The PMBOK® Guide defines a Program as: “a group of related projects, subsidiary programs, and program activities managed in a coordinated manner to obtain benefits not available from managing them individually”. pmbok.13
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The project manager works with the project team and other stakeholders to determine and use the appropriate generally recognized good practices for each project. Determining the appropriate combination of processes, inputs, tools, techniques, outputs and life cycle phases to manage a project is referred to as “___________” the application of the knowledge described in this guide.
Correct answer is ( A ). The project manager works with the project team and other stakeholders to determine and use the appropriate generally recognized good practices for each project. Determining the appropriate combination of processes, inputs, tools, techniques, outputs and life cycle phases to manage a project is referred to as “tailoring” the application of the knowledge described in this guide. [PMBOK 6th edition, Pages 2 ]
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Which of the following is not a characteristic of a project?
Correct answer is ( A ). –Characteristic of a project is based on the project definition. Except for choice a, everything else is part of the project definition.
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A project manager is working on a project to construct a new bridge. The resources report to the functional manager and are mainly occupied with operational work. The project manager has no authority to properly assign resources. In what type of organizational structure is the project manager in?
Correct answer is ( A ). – In a functional organization, team members are more concerned with their daily functional activities than with the project activities.
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All of the following are examples of Organizational Process Assets EXCEPT:
Correct answer is ( B ). – Historical information, Templates and Change Control Procedures are all examples of Organizational Process Assets. Organizational Structure is not an Organizational Process Asset; it is part of the Enterprise Environmental Factors. PMBOK® Guide, 6th Ed; Ch 2, Pg 38-41
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Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of a project ?
Correct answer is ( D ). – Operations management is concerned with the ongoing production of goods and/or services. It ensures that business operations continue efficiently by using the optimal resources needed to meet customer demands.[PMBOK 6th edition, Page 16]
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You are working in the Project Management Office (PMO) of your organization. Your job responsibility is to:
Correct answer is ( C ). –A project management office (PMO) is an organizational structure that standardizes the project-related governance processes and facilitates the sharing of resources, methodologies, tools, and techniques. The responsibilities of a PMO can range from providing project management support functions to the direct management of one or more projects . [PMBOK 6th edition, Page 48]
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A typical title for a Project Manager in a weak matrix structure is:
Correct answer is ( A ). –A [PMBOK 6th edition, Page 47] Your power is low. No budget control, decision and not assigned full time to the project. It is similar to functional organization.
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A ______ is a collection of projects or programs grouped together for strategic business needs.
Correct answer is ( A ). –A portfolio is a collection of projects, programs, subsidiary portfolios, and operations managed as a group to achieve strategic objectives. [PMBOK 6th edition, Page 13]
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The PMO (Project Management Office) in your organization, directly controls all projects by using PMO staff to manage them. What type of PMO is this?
Correct answer is ( D ). Directive, in which the PMO performs project management for the given project. A (Controlling) is incorrect because they check project compliance with policies and procedures. C (Commanding) is not a PMO type. Pmbok.48
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A collection of logically related project activities that culminates in the completion of one or more deliverable is known as a:
Correct answer is ( A ).
A project phase is a collection of logically related project activities that culminates in the completion of one or more deliverables. PMBOK® Guide, 6th Ed; Ch 1, Pg 18
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You are always struggling with resource supply for your project as they are shared across various projects. Who should you escalate this issue to?
Correct answer is ( B ).
Shared resources are usually administered by the PMO. Note that portfolio management (not listed as an option) is responsible to ensure resource supply in an organization therefore will also prioritize and allocate (plan) overall resources.
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All of the statements about the project life cycle are true except which of the following:
The project life cycle changes for every organization. The project management life cycle consists of five distinct process groups.
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A few years ago, a large organization recognized the need for project management and trained 100 staff members from various departments, in project management. The chief executive of the company made it clear that though the project managers would have some authority on the project and its resources, the budgetary control of the project would rest with functional managers. The organization’s new structure can be termed as:
Correct answer is ( C ).
Functional managers control the budget, and project managers have some (low) authority in a Weak Matrix organization. PMBOK® Guide, 6th Ed; Ch 2, Pg 47
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