Chapter 1: Intro to Project Mangement

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Until the 1980s, project management primarily focused on providing schedule and resource data to top management in the military, computer, and construction industries. Today’s project management involves much more, and people in every industry and every country manage projects.
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True
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A difference between operations and projects is that operations end when their objectives have been reached, whereas projects do not.
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False
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Every project should have a well defined objective.
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True
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Projects should be developed in increments.
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True
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Resources in a project should be used effectively because they are limited.
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True
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A project manager’s primary role is to provide the funding for a project.
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False
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One of the main reasons why project management is challenging is because of the factor of uncertainty.
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True
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Questions about how a team will track schedule performance is related to a project’s scope.
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False
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In order to be realistic, a project manager should always set discrete goals instead of a range of objectives.
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False
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Managing the triple constraints primarily involves making trade-offs between resources and quality.
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False
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The only responsibility of a project manager is to meet the specific scope, time, and cost goals of a project.
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False
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A project’s stakeholders consist of its customers, users, and suppliers.
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True
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Opponents of a project do not belong to the category of stakeholders.
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False
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The importance of stakeholders’ needs and expectations is limited to the beginning of a project.
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False
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Project procurement management primarily involves identifying stakeholder needs while managing their engagement throughout the life of the project.
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False
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The primary role of project stakeholder management is to ensure that the project will satisfy the stated needs for which it was undertaken.
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False
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Project human resource management is concerned with making effective use of the people involved with a project.
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True
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Stakeholder analyses, work requests, and project charters are tools used in integration management.
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True
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Earned value management is a tool primarily used in human resource management.
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False
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Responsibility assignment matrices and project organizational charts are examples of tools used in procurement management.
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False
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Maturity models, statistical methods, and test plans are examples of tools used in quality management.
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True
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Project managers work with the project sponsors to define success for particular projects.
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True
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Good project managers assume that their definition of success is the same as the sponsors.
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False
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Program managers are change agents.
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True
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Effective program managers recognize that managing a program is much more complex than managing a single project.
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False
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Individual projects always address strategic goals whereas portfolio management addresses tactical goals.
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False
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It is mandatory for project managers working on large information technology projects to be experts in the field of information technology.
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False
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To be a successful manager, the only skills an IT project manager needs to possess is excellent technical skills.
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False
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The introduction of new software makes basic tools, such as Gantt charts and network diagrams, inexpensive and easy to create.
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True
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The enterprise project management software, which aids project and portfolio management, is a lowend tool.
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False
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Which is the difference between projects and operations?
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Projects are temporary endeavors whereas an organization’s operations are ongoing in nature
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Which of the following is true of projects?
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They have a unique purpose
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The role of a ______ is to provide directions and funding for a project.
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Project sponsor
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Galaxy, a construction company, buys a particular brand of tiles manufactured by Tiles and Floors, an ecofriendly tile manufacturing company. However, Tiles and Floors has declared bankruptcy and closed down. At present, Galaxy is facing a crisis because there are no other manufacturers in the market that supplies ecofriendly tiles. Which of the following constraints is Galaxy currently facing?
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