Project Management

BUS 517 Week 5 Midterm Exam (Version 1)

  • Question 1

    Which of these is not part of the “technical dimension” of project management?

    • Question 2

    Which of the following activities is not considered a project?

    • Question 3

    From among the following activities, which is the best example of a project?

    • Question 4

    Which of the following constraints is not typically found in managing projects?

    • Question 5

    In which of the following stages is it determined what the project will entail, when it will be scheduled, whom it will benefit, and what the budget will be?

    • Question 6

    Integration of all project processes and practices to improve Project Management is due to

    • Question 7

    A professional organization for project management specialists is the

    • Question 8

    The waste on failed projects and cost overruns is estimated in the neighborhood of

    • Question 9

    Project selection criteria are typically classified as:

 

  • Question 10

    Which of the follow is not one of the commonly heard comments of project managers?

    • Question 11

    Which of the following questions does the organization’s mission statement answer?

    • Question 12

    A major project proposal form will likely include all of the following except:

    • Question 13

    Which of the following would not be classified as an organizational threat?

    • Question 14

    A project screening matrix typically contains all of the following except:

    • Question 15

    Which of the following terms is often used to denote a project that a powerful, high-ranking official is advocating?

    • Question 16

    Which of the following is not one of the characteristics of effective objectives?

    • Question 17

    All are negotiated issues except:

    • Question 18

    Kim is reviewing a proposed project. The scope of the project is narrow with a lot of in-depth expertise required and it will take a short period of time to complete. The best choice for organizing the project is ________ organization.

    • Question 19

    The Organizational Culture Diagnosis Worksheet classifies cultural characteristics into all of the following except:

    • Question 20

    Organizational culture is best explained as organizational

    • Question 21

    Which of the following combinations represents the extremes of project organization?

    • Question 22

    The Macintosh development team at Apple is a good example of what kind of project structure?

    • Question 23

    Projectitis is most likely to occur in the _______ organization structure.

    • Question 24

    The project manager has the responsibility to answer which of the following questions?

    • Question 25

    Which of the following cultural characteristics relates to the degree to which management focuses on outcomes rather than on techniques and processes used to achieve those results?

 

BUS 517 Week 5 Midterm Exam (Version 2)

 

  • Question 1

Research shows the most frequently mentioned barrier to project success is

  • Question 2

Scott has just been given a project that has a specific target date. After discussion with top management he finds that while the date is important the cost is more important and a slip in delivery would be acceptable if required to meet the cost targets. The target date is best classified as

  • Question 3

“To construct a high-quality, custom home within five months at costs not to exceed $150,000″ is best classified as

  • Question 4

Which of the following is not one of the items that would appear on a project scope checklist?

  • Question 5

The first step of project scope definition is to

  • Question 6

Which of the follow is least likely to be included in a Work Package?

  • Question 7

The integration of project work packages within the organization’s management structure is known as

  • Question 8

Creating an extranet website or an internal software database system would be most closely associated with the

  • Question 9

Ed is looking over the actual results of projects and comparing them to what was estimated. He notices that projects that took six months or longer to complete were noticeably more off the estimates. Which of the following factors is he recognizing?

  • Question 10

Learning curves are more likely to apply in situations where most of the costs are

  • Question 11

People working on prototype development needing time to interact with the design engineers after the design is completed is an example of:

  • Question 12

Jose is forecasting project time and cost for constructing a new building by multiplying the total square footage by a given dollar amount. Which of the following methods is he using?

  • Question 13

A good starting point for developing time and cost estimates is

  • Question 14

A manager getting further into a project and obtaining a better understanding of what needs to be done to accomplish a project is an example of:

  • Question 15

Resource shortages, in the form of people, equipment, or materials, is a good example of

  • Question 16

The approach that begins with a top-down estimate for the project and then refines estimates as the project is implemented is known as ______ method.

  • Question 17

Which of the following is not one of the bottom-up approaches to estimating project time and cost?

  • Question 18

The stages of culture shock include all of the following except:

  • Question 19

When you begin to lose confidence in your abilities to communicate and work effectively in the different culture, you are in which of the following stages of culture shock?

  • Question 20

Which of the following is not contained in the Assessment Matrix Project Site Selection?

  • Question 21

As a response to the events of September 11, 2001, the moving of personnel, materials, and equipment across international borders has created border congestion with increased costs and time. This is an example of which of the following environmental factors?

  • Question 22

American project managers have earned a reputation abroad for being very good at understanding technology but not good at understanding:

  • Question 23

A major difference between working in Mexico and working in the United States is the perception of deadlines. This is referred to as:

  • Question 24

Communications difficulties because of different languages are examples of which of the following environmental factors?

  • Question 25

 

The growing presence of the Russian Mafia has discouraged many foreign firms from setting up operations in the former Soviet Union. This is an example of which of the following environmental factors?

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