PMP Rita Exam Prep Questions – Chapter 2 Project Mgmt Framework

1. Understanding the culture, policies, and procedures of the organization in which being performed is MOST challenging in:

A. Global organizations
B. Manufacturing organizations
C. Small organizations
D. Agile organizations

2. In a projectized organization, the project team:

A. Reports to many bosses
B. Has no loyalty to the project.
C. Reports to the functional manager.
D. Will not always have a “home”

3. A project manager is trying to complete a software development project, but cannot get enough attention for the project. Resources are focused on completing process-related work, and the project manager has little authority to assign resources. What form of organization must the project manager be working in?

A. Functional
B. Matrix
C. Expediter
D. Coordinator

4. A project manager has very little project experience, but he has been assigned as the project manager of a new project. Because he will be working in a matrix organization to complete his project, he can expect communications to be:

A. Simple.
B. Open and accurate.
C. Complex.
D. Hard to automate.

5. A project team member is talking to another team member and complaining that many people are asking him to do things. If he works in a functional organization, who has the power to give direction to the team member?

A. The project manager.
B. The functional manager.
C. The team.
D. The PMO.

6. Two project managers have just realized that they are in a weak matrix organization and that their power as project managers is quite limited. one figures out that he is really a project expediter, and the other realizes he is really a project coordinator. How is a project expediter different from a project coordinator?

A. The project expediter cannot make decisions.
B. The project expediter can make more decision.
C. The project expediter reports to a higher-level manager.
D. The project expediter has some authority.

7. Who has the MOST power in a projectized organization?

A. The project manager
B. The functional manager
C. The team
D. They all share power

8. All of the following are characteristics of a project EXCEPT:

A. It is temporary.
B. It has a definite beginning and end.
C. It has interrelated activites.
D. It repeats itself every month.

9. A framework for keeping an organization focused on its overall strategy is:

A. Organizational project management.
B. The PMBOK Guide.
C. Project governance.
D. Portfolio Management.

10. Which of the following BEST describes the major constraints on a project?

A. Scope, number of resources, and cost.
B. Scope, cost, and time
C. Scope, time, cost, quality, risk, resources, and customer satisfaction.
D. Time, cost, and number of changes.

11. If a project manager is concerned with gathering, integrating, and disseminating the outputs of all project management processes, she should concentrate on improving the:

A. Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).
B. Communication management plan.
C. Project management information system (PMIS).
D. Scope management plan.

12. A project manager is managing his second project. It started one month after the first, and both are in process. Though his first project is small, this one seems to be growing in size every day. As each day passes, the project manager is beginning to feel more and more in need of help. The project manager has recently heard that there was another project in the company last year that is similar to his second project. What should he do?

A. Contact the other project manager and ask for assistance.
B. Obtain historical records and guidance from the project management office (PMO).
C. Wait to see if the project is impacted by the growth in scope.
D. Make sure the scope of the project is agreed to by all the stakeholders.

13. The project life cycle differs from the project manager process in that the project management process:

A. Is the same for every project.
B. Does not incorporate a methodology.
C. Is different for each industry.
D. Can spawn many projects.

14. To obtain support for the project throughout the performing organization, it’s BEST if the project manager:

A. Ensures there is a communications management plan.
B. Correlates the need for the project to the organization’s strategic plan.
C. Connects the project to the personal objectives of the sponsor.
D. Ensures that the management plan includes the management of team members.

15. Your management has decided that all orders will be treated as “projects” and that project managers will be used to update orders daily, to resolve issues, and to ensure the customer formally accepts the product within 30 days of completion. Revenue from the individual orders can vary from US $100 to US $150,000. The project manager will not be required to perform planning or provide documentation other than daily status. How would you define this situation?

A. Because each individual order is a “temporary endeavor,” each order is a project.
B. This is program management since there are multiple projects involved.
C. This is a reoccurring process.
D. Orders incurring revenue over $100,000 would be considered projects and would involve project management.

16. The previous project manager for your project managed it without much project organization. There is a lack of management control and no clearly defined project deliverables. Which of the following would be the BEST choice for getting your project better organized?

A. Adopt a life cycle approach to the project.
B. Develop lessons learned for each phase.
C. Develop specific work plans for each work package.
D. Develop a description of the product of the project.

17. A project team is working on manufactoring a new product, but they are having difficulty creating a project charter. What is the BEST description of the real problem?

A. They have not identified the project objectives.
B. They are working on a process and not a project.
C. The end date has not been set.
D. They have not identified the product of the project.

18. One of your team members informs you that he does not know which of the many projects he is working on is the most important. Who should determine the priorities between projects in a company?

A. The project manager.
B. The project management team
C. The project management office (PMO)
D. The team

19. The difference between a project, program, and portfolio is:

A. A project is a temporary endeavor with a beginning and an end, a program may include other nonproject work, and a portfolio is all the projects in a given department or division.
B. A project is a lengthy endeavor with a beginning and an end, a program combines two or more unrealted projects, and a portfolio combines two or more programs.
C. A project is a temporary endeavor with a beginning and an end, a program is a group of related projects, and a portfolio is a group of projects and programs related to a specific strategic objective.
D. A project is a contracted endeavor with a beginning and end, a portfolio is a group of projects with more open-minded completion dates, and a program combines two or more portfolios.

20. Operational work is different from project work in that operational work is:

A. Unique.
B. Temporary.
C. Ongoing and repetitive.
D. A part of every project activity.

21. Company procedures require the creation of a lessons learned document. Which of the following is the BEST use of lessons learned?

A. Historical record for future projects
B. Planning record for the current project
C. Informing the team about what the project manager has done
D. Informing the team about the project management plan

22. Lessons learned are BEST completed by:

A. The project manager.
B. The team.
C. The sponsor.
D. The stakeholders.

23. Consideration of ongoing operations and maintenance is crucially important to products of projects. Ongoing operations and maintenance should:

A. B included as activities to be performed during project closure.
B. Have a separate phase in the project life cycle, because a large portion of life cycle costs is devoted to maintenance and operations.
C. Not be viewed as part of a project.
D. Be viewed as a separate project.

24. What is a program?

A. An initative set up by management
B. A means to gain benefits and control of related projects.
C. A group of unrelated projects managed in a coordinated way
D. A government regulation

25. A company is making an effort to improve its project performance and create historical records of past projects. What is the BEST way to accomplish this?

A. Create project management plans.
B. Create lessons learned.
C. Create network diagrams.
D. Create status reports.


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