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FACULTY OF ENGINEERING, SCIENCES & TECHNOLOGY

Subject: Project Management Program: BS (Computer Science) Instructor: Engr. Muhammad Adeel Allocated Marks: 25

MIDTERM EXAMINATION SPRING 2013 SEMESTER


Instructions: Please read the following instructions carefully before attempting any question: 1. 2. 3. 4. Attempt all questions. Solve all questions on Exam Paper. All rough work must be done in the Answer Script. All questions carry equal marks. No answer sheet will be provided.

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1) Which of the following best describes major constraints on a project? (a) Scope, number of resources, and cost (b) Scope, cost, and time (c) Scope, time, cost, quality, risk and customer satisfaction. (d) Time, cost, and number of changes. 2) The CEO of the company has assigned a project manager to a project that the CEO has wanted to do for a long time. What should the project manager do first? (a) Assist the CEO in putting together a benefit cost analysis to show the need for project. (b) Work with the CEO to get buy-in from other stakeholders. (c) Produce a ranking of all feasible projects, including assigned project, in a weighted scoring of decision variables. (d) Guide the creation of project charter. 3) You are beginning a new project that has been attempted, but unsuccessful, several times in the past few years. Previous projects were cancelled because of politics (differing views and direction by key stakeholders). This is an example of: (a) Stakeholder analysis. (b) Scope Management. (c) Historical information. (d) Risk identification.

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4) The main focuses of managing a project include identifying requirements, establishing clear and achievable objectives, and: (a) Making sure all the scope is identified in initiating. (b) Eliminating the need for any changes. (c) Balancing competing demands for scope, time, cost etc. (d) Holding status meetings with the team. 5) The human resource department wants to hire a new project manager from within the company. They can choose from the following candidates: Candidate A has good management knowledge, candidate B has good project management knowledge, candidate C has solid technical knowledge, and candidate D has general management, project management, and technical skills. Who do you think is the best candidate? (a) Candidate A (b) Candidate B (c) Candidate C (d) Candidate D 6) Which of the following statements best describes the rule that has been ignored when a project which was originally scheduled for completion in six months has been ongoing for two years? (a) Too many activities mean the project never gets completed. (b) The project should have had only one sponsor. (c) The WBS is a good way to determine project objectives. (d) A project is a something that is temporary. 7) All of the following are parts of teams stakeholder management effort except: (a) Giving stakeholders extras. (b) Identifying stakeholders. (c) Determining stakeholder needs. (d) Managing stakeholder expectations. 8) Which of the following statements best describes how stakeholders are involved in a project? (a) They determine project schedule, deliverables and requirements. (b) They help to determine project constraints and product deliverables. (c) They determine resource needs and resource constraints on the project. (d) They help provide assumptions, WBS, and the management plans. 9) A project team is working on manufacturing 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 rather than a project. (c) The end date has not been set. (d) They have not identified the product of the project.

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10) What is the another name for waiting time between two activities? (a) Free float (b) Total float (c) Lag (d) CPM 11) Quality is: (a) Meeting and exceeding customers expectations. (b) Adding extras to make the customer happy. (c) Degree to which the project meets requirements. (d) Conformance to managements requirements. 12) You and your team are busy planning the project, trying to make it fit within the sponsors time constraint. You are happy with the teams efforts in breaking the project deliverable down into smaller pieces. This project management process output is an input to all of the following except: (a) Control Scope, Define Activities, Estimate Cost. (b) Determine Budget, Estimate Cost, and Define Activities. (c) Verify Scope, Define Activities, and Collect Requirements. (d) Define Activities, Determine Budget, and Control Scope. 13) The WBS estimates for each work package, and the network diagram are completed. Which of the following would be the next thing for the project manager to do? (a) Sequence the activities. (b) Verify the correction of scope. (c) Create a preliminary schedule and get the teams approval. (d) Complete risk management. 14) If a project manager is completing detailed estimating, which type of estimating is most likely been used? (a) Bottom-up (b) Analogous (c) Parametric (d) 50/50 rule 15) You are a new project manager who has never managed a project before. You have been asked to plan a new project. It would be best in this situation to rely on _____ during planning to improve your chance of success. (a) Your intuition and training. (b) Stakeholder analysis. (c) Historical information. (d) Configuration management.

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16) An experienced project manager has just begun working for a large information technology integrator. Her manager provides her with a draft project charter and immediately asks her to provide an analysis of the risks on the project. Which of the following would best help in this effort? (a) An article from Project Management Network magazine. (b) Her project scope statement from the project planning process. (c) Her resource plan from the project planning process (d) A conversation with a team member from a similar project that failed in the past. 17) Which of the following best describes a project management plan? (a) The schedule, management plans, and budget. (b) The project managers plan for managing and controlling the work. (c) The project charter, WBS, and project scope statement. (d) A formal, approved document used to control the project. 18) All of the following are not part of a project management plan except: (a) Baselines. (b) Milestone list. (c) Risk register. (d) Lessons learned. 19) An activity has an early start (ES) of day 3, a late start (LS) of day 13, an early finish (EF) of day 9, and a late finish (LF) of day 19. The activity: (a) Is on the critical path. (b) Has a lag. (c) Is progressing well. (d) Is not on the critical path. 20) Free float is the amount of time an activity can be delayed without delaying the: (a) Project. (b) Completion date required by customer. (c) Early start of its successor. (d) Project completion date. 21) Which of the following would be the most appropriate thing to do during the planning process group? (a) Determine high-level stakeholders. (b) Hold a meeting with all stakeholders to make sure everyone is on the same page. (c) Implement approved process improvements. (d) Focus on preventing problems rather than dealing with them as they arise. 22) During project planning, you estimate the time needed for each activity and then add the estimates to create the project estimate. You commit to completing the project by this date. What is wrong with this scenario? (a) Team didnt create the estimate and estimating takes too long this way. (b) The team didnt create the estimate and a network diagram was not used. (c) The estimate is too long and should be created by management. (d) The project estimate should be the same as the customers required completion date.

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23) A project manager is assigned to a new project and is supplied with a preselected team. What is the first thing the project manager should find about the team? (a) Each team members preferred working environment. (b) What each team member wants to get out of the project. (c) Each team members project activities. (d) Each team members role in the project management plan. 24) A project manager needs to determine the resources needed for the project. Select the primary process from the following choices. (a) Estimate Activity Resources. (b) Develop Schedule. (c) Expert advice from functional managers. (d) Develop Human Resource Plan. 25) If the optimistic estimate is one, pessimistic estimate is nine, and most likely estimate is eight, what is the PERT estimate? (a) 9 (b) 7 (c) 8 (d) 3 26) Which of the following best explains why the team needs to approve the final schedule? (a) To ensure activities can be completed as scheduled. (b) To enhance team buy-in and loyalty. (c) To get a better cost estimate. (d) To improve communications. 27) While completing work, a project team member tells you that a work package has been forgotten in the WBS. What is the best thing to do? (a) Wait for a change request to be processed. (b) Include it in WBS. (c) Include it only in the network diagram. (d) Include it in the estimate, but not the activity list. 28) Which of the following processes involves creating a coherent, consistent document that can be used to guide all the work in both project executing and monitoring and controlling? (a) Risk Management. (b) Develop Project Management Plan. (c) Develop Project Scope Statement. (d) Plan Quality. 29) A WBS is best described as a tool for tracking: (a) The schedule. (b) Resources. (c) Cost. (d) Scope. 30) Define Activities, Sequence Activities, and Estimate Activity Durations all occur before: (a) Develop Project Charter. (b) Create WBS. (c) Develop Schedule. (d) Project Development. ************* Good Luck ************** Page 5 of 5