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You are working on a project to build a production line to produce round balls. During the inspection, you observe that some of these balls are not round. You analyze the problem and find that it can be prevented by making some changes to the procedures. Therefore, you make changes to the procedure to prevent this problem again. This is an example of:
  1. Corrective action
  2. Preventive action
  3. Correction
  4. Defect repair

Q2. Effective project integration usually requires emphasis on:

  1. The personal careers o the team members
  2. Timely updates to the project management plan
  3. Effective communications at key interface points
  4. Product control
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Q3. You have four projects from which to choose one. Project A is being done over a six year period and has a net value (NPV) of US $70,000. Project B is being done over a three year period and has an NPV of US $30,000. Project C is being done over a five year period and has an NPV of US $40,000. Project D is being done over a one year period and has an NPV of US $60,000. Which project would you choose?

  1. Project A
  2. Project B
  3. Project C
  4. Project D
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Q4. A company asks one of the project managers to lead a project to create a substantially improved version of one of the company’s best-selling products. The project manager is given total freedom of decision and resources, including whether to utilize contractor services and/or the company’s resource pool. Under these circumstances, which of the following would be the BEST way for the project manager to build the team?

  1. She should choose her team from the top developers and fabrication workers in the company
  2. She should create a team of company line workers and contract the development services under a cost reimbursable contract with provisions to protect confidentiality.
  3. She should contract the entire team utilizing a cost plus incentive fee type of contract.
  4. She should contract selected team members on an ad hoc and as needed basis utilizing a time and material contract.
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Q5. Which document defines how the project is to be executed, monitored, controlled, and closed?

  1. Project scope
  2. Project charter
  3. Project management information system
  4. Project management plan
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Q6. Outputs of the Plan Resource Management process are:

  1. Roles and responsibilities, project organization charts, and staffing management plan.
  2. Project organization charts, project staff assignments, and roles and responsibilities
  3. Project management plan updates, staffing management plan, and project organization charts.
  4. Roles and responsibilities, staffing management plan, and resource availability.
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Q7. What is the MOST correct statement about conflict?

  1. The primary source of conflict is personality
  2. Conflict can be beneficial.
  3. Conflict is best resolved by smoothing
  4. The best way to prevent conflict in the procurement process is to make sure the project manager is not involved with negotiations.
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Q8. Mark is managing a telecom network deployment project. The buyer of the telecom network is an external entity. Recently, the customer requested that all future project updates be posted to their information system automatically. In order to implement this, the project team needs to customize their project management information system so it can be integrated with the customer’s information system. This is a new customer requirement that was not a part of the original project’s scope. What should the project manager do?

  1. Request that the customer terminate the current contract and award a new contract.
  2. Ask the project team to customize the project management information system.
  3. Ignore the request; this is outside the project’s scope.
  4. Initiate the formal change control process.
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Q9. How would you calculate your EAC if the ETC work is performed at the budgeted rate?

  1. EAC = BAC/CPI
  2. EAC= BAC-EV
  3. EAC = AC + BAC - EV
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Q10. You are managing four projects in your organization. Two projects are of a similar type, but the other two are entirely different. What is your role in the organization?

  1. Portfolio manager
  2. Program manager
  3. Project manager
  4. Program coordinator
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