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You are in the process of creating, collecting, distributing, storing, retrieving, and the ultimate disposition of project information in accordance with the communications management plan. What is the output of this process?
  1. Project management plan update
  2. Communication management plan
  3. Change requests
  4. Work performance information

Q2. Determining cost and schedule reserves, identifying risks requiring the most attention, and determining the overall project risk exposure are all part of the processes of Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis, Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis, and:

  1. Plan Risk Responses.
  2. Control Risks.
  3. Identify Risks.
  4. Plan Risk Management
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Q3. Your company has just won a major new project. It will begin in three months and is valued at US $2,000,000. You are the project manager for an existing project. What is the FIRST thing you should do once you hear of the new project?

  1. Ask management how the new project will use resources.
  2. Resource level your project.
  3. Crash your project.
  4. Ask management how the new project will affect your project.
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Q4. A new employee of the company is assigned to work on a project that is in the early planning processes. She has to decide if she will accept the assignment to the project or whether she wants to be assigned to a different project. However, the project manager is not at work and is not reachable. Where can the team member look to help her determine what work she is given on the project?

  1. Activity definitions
  2. Project management plan
  3. Job descriptions
  4. Responsibility assignment matrix
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Q5. Near the end of your last project, additional requirements were demanded by a group of stakeholders when they learned they would be affected by your project. This became a problem because you had not included the time or cost in the project management plan for these requirements. What is the BEST thing you can do to prevent such a problem on future projects?

  1. Review the WBS dictionary more thoroughly, looking for incomplete descriptions.
  2. Review the project charter more thoroughly, examining the business case for “holes.”
  3. Do a more thorough job of procurement planning.
  4. Pay more attention to stakeholder management.
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Q6. Which of the following are GENERALLY illustrated BETTER by bar charts than network diagrams?

  1. Logical relationships
  2. Critical paths
  3. Resource trade-offs
  4. Progress or status.
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Q7. You have taken over a project from another manager who left the firm. This is a functional organization and the different units are often rather hostile to each other. The project is a large one involving activities that the organization has never done before. You find that the project has what appear to be adequate documentations, including an agreed-to project charter, project management plan, WBS, etc. The project is on schedule and within budget. However, the atmosphere in meetings with the project members often seems tense, and offhand comments made by participants seem to indicate a high level of dissatisfaction with the project. You review all of the major project documents with the key stakeholders and get agreement that they are still accurate, but this does not seem to solve the problem. What is the MOST likely explanation for this situation?

  1. There are personality conflicts amount the project team members that you need to uncover and resolve.
  2. The project does not have an effective sponsor and thus is not viewed as a high priority.
  3. Stakeholders have very different expectations about what the project is supposed to accomplish.
  4. The organizational structure and dynamics prevent people from working together effectively.
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Q8. You are managing an electronic chip design project for a customer. There are a number of engineers and subject matter experts from the customer’s organization that have been assigned as resources to the project plus several additional design engineers that your company has supplied. All the engineers were involved in the development of a prototype chip, an extremely time-consuming and expensive process. Upon the completion of the prototype, you submit it for review to ensure there are no patent infringement issues with the design. However, the review determines there are several issues that could result in an intellectual property dispute with the patent owners should the prototype design be released commercially. Resources from your company developed the affected prototype elements, as well as from your customer’s organization. What should you do?

  1. Ask the engineers to revise the design and resubmit it
  2. Notify the project stakeholders immediately
  3. Request permission to use the copyright material
  4. Submit the prototype as is since the budget and schedule do not accommodate rework
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Q9. In projects with adaptive life cycles, the overall scope of the project will be decomposed into a set of requirements and work to be performed, sometime referred to as:

  1. Assumptions backlog
  2. Feature list
  3. Project attributes
  4. Product backlog
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Q10. You have a team of engineers working on your project. Two of the engineers have frequent disagreements. You ask them to resolve their differences through a discussion. However, that does not yield any results. Subsequently, you intervene, and based on your analysis of the situation, you suggest some changes in the way they work with each other. This still does not yield results, and you find that the project schedule is beginning to suffer. What is your next course of action?

  1. Take disciplinary action, if required, since the needs of the project are not being met.
  2. Don't do anything. Differences of opinion among the team members are a healthy situation.
  3. Speak to the two team members and ask them to resolve their conflict amicably.
  4. Ensure that they work in different shifts so that they don't clash with each other.
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