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Due to an error in the process, a defect is occurring in a deliverable. You identified the root cause of the problem and made some changes to the process to stop the defect from occurring. This process is known as:
  1. Root cause analysis
  2. Corrective action
  3. Defect repair
  4. Preventive action

Q2. You are working on an information technology project as a project manager to develop a shopping website for your customers. Some key stakeholders in the project suggested scope changes to improve the website’s look and feel. Your team has analyzed the impact of these changes and presented the analysis to the Change Control Board (CCB) for approval. What should be your next step if the CCB accepts all proposed changes?

  1. Implement the change request and update stakeholders
  2. Review change control board decisions and inform stakeholders for their input
  3. Conduct a team status meeting to update the progress on change requests
  4. Revise cost estimates, schedule dates, resource requirements, and planning documents
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Q3. The Manage Stakeholder Engagement process is a very important project management process. An ineffective effort in this process can sabotage the whole project. Which of the following is the key benefit of this process?

  1. It makes the Manage Communications process redundant.
  2. It produces the stakeholder engagement plan.
  3. It increases support and minimizes resistance from stakeholders.
  4. Lessons learned are documented during this process.
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Q4. You are in the middle of a new product development project for your publicly traded company when you discover that the previous project manager made a $3,000,000 payment that was not approved in accordance with your company policies. Luckily, the project cost performance index (CPI) is 1.2. What should you do?

  1. Put the payment in an escrow account.
  2. Bury the cost in the largest cost center available.
  3. Ignore the payment
  4. Contact your manager
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Q5. Which of the following is least likely to be a project?

  1. Regular updates of the company website
  2. Responding to a contract solicitation
  3. Running a campaign for a political office
  4. An endeavor that lasts for 10 years
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Q6. To control the schedule, a project manager is reanalyzing the project to predict project duration. She does this by analyzing the sequence of activities with the least amount of scheduling flexibility. What technique is she using?

  1. Critical path method
  2. Flowchart
  3. Precedence diagramming
  4. Work breakdown structure 57
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Q7. Which of the Project Schedule Management processes involves identifying and documenting dependencies among schedule activities?

  1. Sequence Activities
  2. Define Activities
  3. Develop Schedule
  4. Control Schedule
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Q8. To control the schedule, a project manager is reanalyzing the project to predict project duration. This is done by analyzing the sequence of activities with the least amount of flexibility. What technique is being used?

  1. Leads and lags
  2. Work Breakdown Structure
  3. Flowchart
  4. Critical Path Method
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Q9. You have recently finished an advanced project management training course your project budget paid for. Because the budget for your project is not large enough to train any other resources on the project, your manager has asked you to make copies of the course materials and distribute them to the rest of the staff. What do you do?

  1. Make the copies
  2. Provide a single copy of the materials
  3. Scan the materials and place them on the corporate intranet for easy access
  4. Refuse the request
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Q10. You are meeting with your stakeholders to gather requirements for your project. You are well aware that requirements to be gathered include both product and project requirements. All the following tools can be used to gather, define, and analyze project requirements from stakeholders except:

  1. Surveys
  2. Focus Groups
  3. Decomposition
  4. Prototypes
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