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You are using a technique involving the project’s risk and uncertainty to find the probability of completing the project under different situations. What process is this?
  1. Estimate activity duration
  2. Perform qualitative risk analysis
  3. Develop schedule
  4. Perform quantitative risk analysis

Q2. A manufacturing project has a schedule performance index (SPI) of 0.89 and a cost performance index (CPI) of 0.91. Generally, what is the BEST explanation for why this occurred?

  1. The scope was changed
  2. A supplier went out of business, and a new one needed to be found
  3. Additional equipment needed to be purchased
  4. A critical path activity took longer and needed more labor hours to complete.
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Q3. Your boss is worried about the project schedule. There is a critical deliverable due to the federal government in two weeks. If you miss the deliverable, you could lose the entire contract. To help reduce the boss’s stress you show him the earned value calculations you just completed. They show your cost performance index (CPI) is 1) is US $490 million. Should your boss be comfortable?

  1. Yes, your SV is $10 million.
  2. No, your CPI is too high
  3. He needs more data
  4. Yes, your SPI is 1.05.
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Q4. As per the chart, the resource completing activity E is not performing very well. After much argument, the functional manager agrees to assign a different resource to activity E, but this will increase activity E’s duration to seven months. What is the effect of this change?

  1. None, because activity E was not on the critical path
  2. The project will be delayed because activity E is on the critical path
  3. The project will be delayed because activity E has float of five
  4. None, because activity E has float of four.
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Q5. The methods used to transfer information among project stakeholders may vary significantly. A project team may apply different techniques and communication technologies to ensure effective and efficient communications. Which of the following must not be a factor to consider while choosing a communication technology?

  1. Urgency of the need for information
  2. Cheapest available technology
  3. Availability of technology
  4. Ease of use of technology
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Q6. Using the chart, the person completing activity G tells you that a few unidentified risks have occurred and the duration of the activity will now be 10 months. What is the effect on the project?

  1. The critical path changes
  2. There are two critical paths
  3. There is no effect on the critical path
  4. There is less chance of completing the project on time.
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Q7. A SWOT analysis helps you identify opportunities which arise from organizational strengths threats dues to its weakness. According to this analysis, analyzing the strengths and weaknesses is a part of:

  1. Internal factors
  2. External factors
  3. Discretionary factors
  4. Mandatory factors
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Q8. A project to design and build a new aircraft is cancelled after the project has been underway for some time. What process is employed to document what work was done and to what extent it was completed?

  1. Validate Scope
  2. Control Scope
  3. Control Quality
  4. Close Project or Phase
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Q9. The client has requested a change in a deliverable which you have processed through a change request and it is approved. Now, you are in the process of implementing this change into the project. In which of the following processes do you implement the approved change?

  1. Monitor and control project work
  2. Direct and manage project work
  3. Perform integrated change control
  4. Control scope
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Q10. You are the project manager for GeoThermal Systems. Which of the following must be done FIRST before proceeding with a new project?

  1. Create the Project Scope Statement
  2. Stakeholder analysis
  3. Product analysis
  4. Obtain Project Charter approval
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