Introduction to Project Management Principles and Practices

Introduction to Project Management Principles and Practices

Directions: Give short answers in the space provided; circle the one best response for multiple choice or true/false.

1. A project is defined as:

a. A process of considerable scope that implements a plan

b. A group of ideas managed with a coordinated effort to obtain a desired outcome

c. A temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product or service

d. A collection of activities with a beginning and an end

2. The 46 project management processes described in the PMBOK® Guide (and organized into process groups and knowledge areas) should be executed:

a. In the sequence identified by knowledge area

b. Iteratively, as determined by the project team

c. Only once, according to the project phase being executed

d. In the order of planning, initiating, executing, controlling and closing

3. The three components of the triple constraint are:

a. Scope, Performance, Cost

b. Scope, Cost, Time

c. Scope, Performance, Time

d. Scope, Quality, Cost

4. The five project management process groups as described in the PMBOK® Guide are:

a. Define, measure, analyze, improve, control

b. Initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, closing

c. Requirements, design, development, testing, implementation

d. Kickoff, requirements, plan, schedule, control

5. You have finished planning and have begun executing the project when the customer asks if you would add some important features to the product of the project. What is the immediate impact to the triple constraints?

a. Scope and quality would be affected but not cost

b. Adding features will require additional cost but not time

c. Cost must remain constant because resources are limited

d. Time and cost may both be affected

6. Identify the ten knowledge areas described in the PMBOK( Guide and list the processes included in each.

7. The primary role of the Project Manager is to facilitate:

a. Project initiation

b. Distributing work packages

c. Measuring performance

d. Communication

8. To create a complete Project Management Plan, it is necessary on every project for the project team to review the impact of each of the knowledge areas described in the PMBOK® Guide.

a. True

b. False

9. List the two key benefits to the project manager of using a project charter. (Extra credit for third benefit.)

10. Which of the following statements regarding project planning is not true?

a. It provides a basis for decision making

b. It does not need to be included on the WBS

c. It aids communications with end users

d. It defines a baseline for project control

11. Describe how project scope differs from product scope.

12. The components of the project scope management plan include all of the following except:

a. A process to prepare a detailed project scope statement that describes the project’s deliverables, work required to create them, and project acceptance criteria

b. A process to define project elements to be procured outside the organization

c. A process to create a WBS

d. A process to collect requirements

13. A key output of the Collect Requirements process is:

a. Project activities

b. A requirements traceability matrix

c. Brainstormed requirements

d. A work package

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