Managing It Projects

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Question 1
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In today's hypercompetitive business environment, firms that have strong project management skills have a higher likelihood of success because they are able to:

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A

Spend money wisely.

B

Adapt processes and systems and therefore innovate faster than their competitors.

C

Optimize business processes.

D

Change and adapt in a slow yet methodical manner, reducing risk.

E

Utilize social and mobile platforms.

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Question 2
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To help with organization and complexity, a project manager will break a project up into:

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A

Variables

B

Business processes

C

Subprojects

D

Infrastructure

E

Work

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Question 3
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To maintain balance in a project with a fixed budget and a well-defined scope, a project team will require flexibility ________ .

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A

with the deadline.

B

in spending.

C

with project quality.

D

with assumed risks.

E

in achieving the goals of the business case.

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Question 4
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This is a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service or result.

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A

project

B

event

C

scope

D

requirement

E

system

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Question 5
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Scope may be divided into product scope and __________ scope.

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A

project

B

cost

C

time

D

time

E

sequence

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Question 6
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The project triangle includes 3 sides - time, scope and ________ .

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A
cost
B
product
C
event
D
quality
E
requirements
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Question 7
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What is at the center of the project triangle?

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A
Agility
B
Quality
C
Speed
D
Cost
E
Focus
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Question 8
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This project cycle plan tends to be used for projects that have direct relationships between time and resources.

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A
PERT
B
Gantt
C
CPM
D
NPV
E
Flowchart
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Question 9
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An organization may convert from an old system to a new system by choosing to run both the old and new systems at the same time until the new system is fully accepted. This is known as __________ .

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A
Cutover
B
Parallel conversion
C
Direct cutover
D
Agile development
E
SDLC
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Question 10
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This project cycle plan chart looks very much like a bar chart and is easy for management to read because of its visual nature.

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A
PERT
B
Gantt
C
CPM
D
NPV
E
Flowchart
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Question 11
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Which one of the following is NOT one of the four essential elements of any project?

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A
Common project vocabulary
B
Project team
C
System evaluation
D
Project cycle plan
E
Project management
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Question 12
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What does PMO stand for?

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A
Project Maintenance Office
B
Project Mission and Objectives
C
Product Maintenance Office
D
Project Mission Office
E
Project Management Office
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Question 13
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What type of software is released under a license approved by the Open Source Initiative (OSI)?

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A
System Architecture Software (SAS)
B
Open System Software (OSS)
C
Shareware Software (SS)
D
Open Source Software (OSS)
E
Source System Software (SSS)
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Question 14
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Which one of the following software products is NOT an open source software release?

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A
PERL
B
Open Office
C
Linux
D
Mozilla
E
Microsoft Office
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Question 15
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This development methodology is more traditional and more structured than other approaches.

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A
Agile programming
B
Prototyping
C
Open source deployment
D
Software development life cycle (SDLC)
E
Critical path method (CPM)
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Question 16
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Open source software __________ .

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A
is free.
B
requires an organization pay a per user fee.
C
is costly.
D
is not allowed to be modified.
E
is provided by software vendors like Microsoft and SAP.
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Question 17
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To reduce risk, a project should have which one of the following qualities.

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A
High complexity
B
High clarity
C
Big in size
D
Large in budget
E
Lots of programmers.
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Question 18
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Increasing project success requires gaining commitment from stakeholders. All of the following help to sustain that commitment for the life of the project EXCEPT:

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A
Continually reminding stakeholders of the project benefits
B
Placing key stakeholders on the project team
C
Encouraging the project sponsor to provide public support for the project
D
Surprising the stakeholders by keeping the system's workings a secret
E
Assigning the right leader to be the project sponsor
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Question 19
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All of the following are indications that the project is successful EXCEPT:

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A
Customers receive a significant benefit from the project.
B
The project meets its return on investment goal.
C
The project meets the established time and budget criteria.
D
The project prepares the organization for future success and growth.
E
The project profits are high and last for a very short time period.
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Question 20
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A successful project begins with a ____________ that articulates the purpose and details of the project, benefits and costs, stakeholders, and required resources.

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A
project plan
B
Gantt chart
C
business case
D
dashboard
E
strategy
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