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An issue has arisen which forces you to schedule a meeting with your stakeholders. A project team member tells you that one of your influential stakeholders may not come to the meeting because of a personal issue. You choose not to take any action because you think that you will manage without the presence of this stakeholder. What kind of risk response strategy are you using here?
  1. Accept
  2. Avoid
  3. Neglect
  4. Mitigate

Q2. Based on the chart, what is the float of activity B?

  1. 2
  2. 3
  3. 5
  4. 0
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Q3. The Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle as the basis for quality improvement is usually attributed to:

  1. Deming
  2. Crosby
  3. Juran
  4. Pareto
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Q4. To help the project team function more efficiently on complex and interrelated activities, the project manager decides to use a war room. What does this mean?

  1. All the project records are kept in many locations
  2. The tools needed to accomplish the work are kept in one place with easy access by the team from various locations.
  3. The entire team is located in one area.
  4. The project’s entire senior management team is located in one area.
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Q5. The fundamental lesson from the Theory of Constraints by Goldratt is:

  1. The project’s critical path is limited by the non-critical activities.
  2. Managers who choose to lead from the front are more successful.
  3. A system's throughput is limited by at least one constraint.
  4. Managers who delegate more are more successful.
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Q6. You are the project manager for Commodities, Inc. You are involved in a new project to create an internal website for the employees that will allow them to view events within the company. All of the following options listed are project constraints except:

  1. The project must be completed by December 31 of the current year.
  2. There is a budget of $75,000 for the project.
  3. The navigation menu for the website must be on the top of the page.
  4. Only three employees are available to work on the project.
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Q7. Bill is managing a website development project. He has recently received feedback from one of the key project stakeholders. The feedback is positive overall, but it contains some recommendations. After analyzing the recommendations, Bill accepts them, gets them approved, and incorporates them into the project management plan. The recommendations were then implemented and the new ideas were found to be successful. What needs to be done with this feedback now?

  1. Discard it since it is no longer required
  2. Publish it on the corporate intranet
  3. Add it to the organizational process assets
  4. Send it back to the stakeholder
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Q8. Based on the chart, how many weeks will this project take?

  1. 16
  2. 31
  3. 18
  4. 13
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Q9. You are managing a two-year project involving staff from several departments. The project is on schedule and within budget. A key team member leaves for a four-week vacation without completing a highly technical and specialized activity assigned to him (activity A). The project team cannot begin activity B or active E (a critical path activity) until activity A is completed. Activity A has three days float and is not on the critical path. A team member, a vendor, and a non-team member work overtime to complete activity A within its float time. You need to reimburse the nonteam member’s department and pay the vendor at an overtime rate. What action should you take?

  1. Send a complaint letter to the key team member’s boss, and ask him to fund the extra cost expended.
  2. Re-evaluate your communications management plan
  3. Thank the others for filing in, but tell them not to waste time on noncritical path activities
  4. Pay the cost out of your project reserves 5
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Q10. Communication is the key to the success of a project. As the project manager, you have three stakeholders with whom you need to communicate. As such, you have six channels of communication. A new stakeholder has been added that you also need to communicate with. How many communications channels do you have now?

  1. 7
  2. 10
  3. 12
  4. 16
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