FINALTERM EXAMINATION
Spring 2009
MGMT627 Project Management

Marks: 81

Question No: 1 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Project management specialists frequently distinguish between weak and strong matrix
structures. Identify the chief characteristic of a weak matrix.

  • Team members are not fully trained to do the job
  • The functional manager has relatively more influence in making decisions than the project manager
  • Management reserve is rapidly being depleted
  • Re-baselining occurs frequently


Question No: 2 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
High production costs are typically found at which of the following Project Life Cycle
(PLC) phases?

  • Maturity phase of the PLC
  • Growth phase of the PLC
  • Decline phase of the PLC
  • Introduction phase of the PLC


Question No: 3 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Which of the following is included in Project Scope Management?

  • Plan development
  • Project plan execution
  • Integrated change control
  • Initiation


Question No: 4 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Which of the following statements is TRUE about scope management
?
  • It entails managing the project's work content
  • It is a subset of configuration management and as such is performed by scope management specialists
  • It is concerned with defining and controlling what is or is not included in the project
  • It is not a concern of the project manager


Question No: 5 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Which of the following statements best describes the project life-cycle?

  • Project concept, project execution, and project reporting
  • Project planning, work authorization, and project reporting
  • Project planning, project control, project definition, work breakdown structure development and project termination
  • Project concept, project planning, project execution, and project close-out


Question No: 6 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
All of the following are activities of the Project Engineering Manager, EXCEPT:

  • Process flow sheets
  • Equipment data specifications
  • Process liaison
  • Bid analysis


Question No: 7 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Which of the following shows the impact on results of changes in assumptions?

  • Controlled variation
  • Scenario analysis
  • Financial package blueprint
  • Feasibility analysis


Question No: 8 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
All of the following factors affect the estimation decision, EXCEPT:

  • Size of project
  • Size of team
  • Past experience
  • Length of schedule


Question No: 9 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Which of the following is NOT a formal method of Selecting Projects?

  • The Sacred Cow
  • The Operating Necessity
  • The Competitive Necessity
  • Comparative Benefit Model


Question No: 10 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
The success of a project depends critically upon which of the following?

  • Effort
  • Care
  • Skill
  • All of the given options


Question No: 11 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Which of the following is NOT an input to project plan execution?

  • Work authorization system
  • Project plan
  • Corrective action
  • Preventive action


Question No: 12 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Which of the following spells out clearly defined and agreed-upon goals in beginning of
project?

  • Project Mission
  • Project Schedule
  • Project Execution Plan
  • Project Scope


Question No: 13 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
All of the following are included in the Functional Level Planning, EXCEPT:

  • Coordination of work activities
  • Commitment to group goals
  • Vertical & lateral communication
  • Lateral communication


Question No: 14 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
All of the following are external economic variables for strategic planning in the tire
industry, EXCEPT:

  • Forecast of industry
  • Division of market
  • Competition
  • Steel and chemical output

Question No: 15 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Who among the follolwing is responsible to provide technical directions to any problem?

  • Assistant project manager
  • Program manager
  • Line manager
  • Project manager


Question No: 16 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Which of the following types of managers is the true technical expert?

  • Program manager
  • Line manager
  • Project manager
  • Assistant project manager


Question No: 17 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Which of the following defines the size of the project?

  • Project plan
  • Project scope
  • Project charter
  • Work breakdown structure


Question No: 18 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Which of the following is prepared before project approval?

  • Project scope document
  • Project charter
  • Business case
  • Project scope statement


Question No: 19 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
In scope verification process, who will give the formal acceptance of work completion?

  • Top management
  • Customers
  • Stake holders
  • Project manager


Question No: 20 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Which of the following is the cause of scope creep?

  • Cost reduction
  • Cost overrun
  • Cost allocation
  • Cost maintenance


Question No: 21 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
How is the earliest time denoted?

  • TL
  • TE
  • ET
  • LT


Question No: 22 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
The earliest and latest times, are which of the following?

  • Dependent variables
  • Random variables
  • Independent variables
  • Fixed values


Question No: 23 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
An event, represents which of the following?

  • Beginning of an activity
  • Ending of an activity
  • Beginning or ending of an activity
  • Duration of an activity


Question No: 24 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
In CPM, which of the following in each activity is/are considered?

  • Time
  • Performance
  • Cost and performance
  • Time and cost


Question No: 25 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Printers and plotters, prefer to draw which of the following?

  • Circle
  • Square
  • Dotted line
  • Straight line


Question No: 26 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
In precedence diagram, what does dotted line indicates?

  • Event
  • Relationship
  • Slack
  • Critical path


Question No: 27 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Who among the following is responsible for the development of operational tools?

  • Functional unit
  • Program office
  • Departments
  • Supervisor


Question No: 28 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
How many types of pricing reports are there?

  • 4
  • 6
  • 8
  • 10


Question No: 29 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Which of the following have NO relative impact on price level?

  • Competitive prices
  • Customer budget
  • Bidder s cost estimate
  • Life-cycle cost


Question No: 30 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Which of the following refers to how a product looks, feels, sounds, tastes, or smells?

  • Affordability
  • Conformance
  • Durability
  • Aesthetics


Question No: 31 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Which of the following is referred to as the management section of quality management
by PMBOK?

  • Quality control
  • Quality assurance
  • Total quality control
  • Process control charts


Question No: 32 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Which of the following is viewed as a vertical teamwork between managerial and non managerial
personnel?

  • Performance
  • Empowerment
  • Continuous improvement
  • Planning


Question No: 33 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Empowerment, encourages which of the following?

  • Responsibility
  • Authority
  • Innovation
  • Motivation


Question No: 34 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Which of the following means Quality related to price ?

  • Value
  • Quality control
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Price control


Question No: 35 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
The information provided by the Kano model, relates to which of the following?

  • Customer satisfaction
  • Value analysis
  • Quality control
  • Price control


Question No: 36 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Process Analysis, is a function of which of the following?

  • Performance Analysis
  • Quality Metrics
  • Process Improvement Plan
  • Quality Improvement Plan


Question No: 37 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
How many tools are used for quality improvement?

  • Six
  • Seven
  • Eight
  • Nine


Question No: 38 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
What is the ratio of output to input called?

  • Efficiency
  • Effectiveness
  • Productivity
  • Quality


Question No: 39 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Productivity, is an output input agreement on consideration of which of the following?

  • Quality and time
  • Competitiveness and time
  • Efficiency and time
  • Effectiveness and time


Question No: 40 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Which of the following defines how & when various stakeholders receive information &
communicate with each other?

  • Site Waste Management Plan
  • Communication Management Plan
  • Chemicals Management Plan
  • Debt Management Plan


Question No: 41 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
Which of the following refers to the interpersonal influence modes that a project manager
can use?

  • Leadership style
  • Motivation style
  • Communication style
  • Controlling style


Question No: 42 ( Marks: 1 ) - Please choose one
The development of the overhead rates, is a function of how many separate elements?

  • Two
  • Three
  • Four
  • Five


Question No: 43 ( Marks: 3 )
For the construction of a network, how many inputs are required?

Question No: 44 ( Marks: 3 )
How can quality be achieved in a project?

Question No: 45 ( Marks: 3 )
What are the objectives of procurement planning?

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Question No: 46 ( Marks: 5 )
What are the characteristics of effective communication?

Question No: 47 ( Marks: 5 )
Differentiate between preliminary project scope statement and detailed project
scope statement.

Question No: 48 ( Marks: 10 )
Discuss the method of preparing the schedules. Also explain its importance.

Question No: 49 ( Marks: 10 )
If a firm is using fixed price contract, how does it get advantage over others?