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ch01Student: ___________________________________________________________________________1. The advent of project management has been most profound in  A. Automobile manufacturingB. ConstructionC. Information technologyD. The U.S. Department of DefenseE. Film making 2. A professional organization for project management specialists is the  A. PMIB. AMAC. MISD. IPME. PMBOK 3. Which of the following is not considered to be a characteristic of a project?  A. An established objectiveB. A clear beginning and endC. Complex tasksD. Only for internal useE. Never been done before 4. Which of the following activities is not considered a project?  A. Developing a new software programB. Designing a space stationC. Preparing the site for the Olympic GamesD. Production of automobile tiresE. Developing a new advertising program 5. From among the following activities, which is the best example of a project?  A. Processing insurance claimsB. Producing automobilesC. Writing a term paperD. Completing a college degreeE. All of these are good examples of projects 6. Which of the following constraints is not typically found in managing projects?  A. TimeB. PeopleC. CostD. PerformanceE. Both B and D are not typical constraints 7. Which of the following choices is not one of the stages of a project life cycle?  A. ConceptualizingB. DefiningC. PlanningD. ExecutingE. Delivering8. In which of the following stages are project objectives established, teams formed, and major responsibilities assigned?  A. ConceptualizingB. DefiningC. PlanningD. ExecutingE. Delivering 9. In which of the following stages is a major portion of the physical and mental project work performed?  A. ConceptualizingB. DefiningC. PlanningD. ExecutingE. Delivering 10. In which of the following stages are you more likely to find status reports, many changes, and the creation of forecasts?  A. ConceptualizingB. DefiningC. PlanningD. ExecutingE. Delivering 11. Which of the following characteristics is not typical of a project manager?  A. Managing a temporary activityB. Possesses in-depth technical knowledgeC. Managing a non-repetitive activityD. Manages independently of the formal organizationE. Provides a direct link to the customer 12. Which of the following choices is not one of the driving forces behind the increasing demand for project management?  A. Compression of the product life cycleB. Knowledge explosionC. Development of third world and closed economiesD. More emphasis on the product and less on the customerE. Corporate downsizing 13. Which of the following statements is true?  A. Project management is becoming a standard way of doing businessB. Project management is increasingly contributing to achieving organizational strategiesC. Project management is being used at a consistent percentage of a firm's effortsD. Both A and B are trueE. A, B, and C are all true 14. Project management is ideally suited for a business environment requiring all of the following except  A. AccountabilityB. FlexibilityC. InnovationD. SpeedE. Repeatability 15. Which of the following is the number one characteristic that is looked for in management candidates?  A. Overall intelligenceB. Works well with othersC. ExperienceD. Past successesE. Good references16. A common rule of thumb in the world of high-tech product development is that a six-month project delay can result in a loss of product revenue share of ___ percent. The waste on failed projects and cost overruns is estimated in the neighborhood of  A. 10B. 20C. 33D. 45E. 50 17. The waste on failed projects and cost overruns is estimated in the neighborhood of  A. Under $100 MillionB. Over $150 BillonC. Under $10 BillionD. Between $90-$100 BillionE. Between $125-$135 Billion 18. Which of the following is the first step in developing a set of strategies designed to best meet the needs of customers?  A. Market ResearchB. Define the Integrated Project Management SystemC. Environmental AnalysisD. Project SelectionE. All of the above are correct 19. Integration of project management with the organization takes place with the  A. Master budgetB. Strategy planC. Process of managing actual projectsD. Both b and c are correctE. A, B, and C are all correct 20. Two dimensions within the project management process are  A. Technical and socioculturalB. Cost and timeC. Planned and unexpectedD. Established and newE. Unique and reoccurring 21. Which of these is not part of the "technical dimension" of project management?  A. WBSB. BudgetsC. Problem solvingD. SchedulesE. Status reports 22. Which of these is not part of the "sociocultural dimension" of project management?  A. NegotiationB. Resource allocationC. Customer expectationsD. LeadershipE. Politics 23. Corporate downsizing has increased the trend toward  A. Reducing the number of projects a company initiatesB. Outsourcing significant segments of project workC. Using dedicated project teamsD. Shorter project lead timesE. Longer project lead times24. The importance of project management has increased due to  A. The movement of manufacturing operations out of the U.SB. Time to marketC. The movement toward flatter and leaner organizationsD. Both a and b are trueE. A, B, and C are all true 25. Which of the following is not typically the responsibility of a project manger?  A. Meeting budget requirementsB. Meeting schedule requirementsC. Meeting performance specificationsD. Coordinates the actions of the team membersE. All of these are typical responsibilities 26. A series of coordinated, related, multiple projects that continue over extended time intended to achieve a goal is known as a  A. StrategyB. ProgramC. CampaignD. CrusadeE. Venture 27. 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?  A. ConceptualizingB. DefiningC. PlanningD. ExecutingE. Delivering 28. Competing in a global market is influenced by  A. Rapid changeB. InnovationC. Time to marketD. PoliticsE. A, B, and C are all true 29. Integration of all project processes and practices to improve Project Management is due to  A. CentralizationB. Environmental analysisC. Customer ExpectationsD. Project management systemE. The organization's environment and culture 30. From 1994 to 2009 the trend for


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