Purpose of An Approved Project Charter
Which of the following is NOT a purpose of an approved project charter?
formally authorizes the existence of a project
provides detailed information about financial resources
helps the team and sponsor develop a foundational understanding of project requirements
provides project manager with authority to apply organizational resources to the project
Adding to the project after it has already begun without making adjustments to time, cost, or resources, is known as:
“It is inconvenient and time-consuming for employees to walk across campus every day to eat lunch, which is why we need an employee lunchroom in our building” is an example of:
What information does the project charter contain that signifies how the customer or user of the final product, service or result will judge the deliverables, in order to determine that they have been completed satisfactorily?
high-level project risks
measurable objectives and acceptance criteria
high level project boundaries
The project charter should include “factors that are considered to be true, real or certain without proof or demonstration.” These are known as _____:
The signing of the project charter represents all of these EXCEPT:
a formal acknowledgement of the sponsor’s commitment to the project
the formal approval of the detailed project schedule
authorization to transition from high-level project initiation stage into the more detailed project planning stage.
the organization’s commitment to apply resources to the project
What project charter component documents significant points or events in the project, and per the author may be developed most effectively when combined with other information such as acceptance criteria?
stakeholder management strategy
summary milestone schedule
You are the project manager. Upon presenting your charter to your sponsor, she requests several changes. What do you do?
agree to all the changes in order to make your sponsor happy.
refuse to change the charter, since that would be unfair to your team.
have your team vote on whether or not to make the changes and go with the will of the majority.
negotiate with your sponsor to see how you can best accommodate her requests without agreeing to unreasonable expectations.
The charter is the primary deliverable of a project’s ______________ phase.
According to the PMBOK, the rough order of magnitude for the summary budget within the project charter is _____________________.
-100% to +200% accuracy
-25% to + 75% accuracy
-5% to +10% accuracy
none of the above
After identifying potential project risks, the project team should then ____ _____:
develop risk response plans for all identified risks.
wait for the sponsor to conduct a risk assessment.
move on to other components of the charter, since identifying risks is the only risk-related activity in the initiating phase.
assess each risk based on probability and likely impact, and then create a risk response plan for each major risk.
All of the following are characteristics of a projectized organization EXCEPT:
Decision making is streamlined
Coordination is the responsibility of project managers
*c) Functional managers have the majority of authority
Focus is on the customer
Characteristics of an organizational culture can have a major impact on a project’s success. All of these are attributes of an organizational culture EXCEPT:
Motivation and reward systems
Code of conduct
Financial control procedures
____ organization structures can be classified as weak, balanced, or strong depending on the relative level of influence between the functional manager and the project manager:
A hierarchical organization where each employee has one clear superior and staff are grouped by areas of specialization and managed by a person with expertise in that area is known as a:
Weak matrix organization
In an Agile life cycle model _____:
The scrum master controls the team
Detailed planning precedes execution
Customer requirements are gathered early in the project
The team is self-directed
The project sponsor’s responsibilities during the executing stage include:
Reviewing and signing the project charter
Signing off on the detailed project plan
Ensuring communications with key stakeholders
Producing project status reports
Group phenomena that evolve over time and include established approaches to initiating and planning projects, the acceptable means for getting the work done, and recognized decision-making authorities are referred to as:
Roles and responsibilities
Project culture (norms)
Vision and mission
Customer responsibilities on a project might include all of the following EXCEPT:
Perform the work of the project to achieve its objectives
Advise on project requirements
Review and accept project deliverables
Participate in status or kick-off meetings
The Chief Projects Officer’s or PMO’s responsibilities might include:
Signing the project charter
Ensuring enough resources are available to perform the project
Working with the team to create a project schedule and budget
Promoting the project at the executive level of the organization
PMI’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct is a guide for project management practitioners that describes the expectations that they should hold for themselves and others. Which of these is not one of the desired behaviors and basic obligations referenced by the code of conduct?
____ is the process of “confirming human resource availability and obtaining the team necessary to complete project activities”.
Plan Human Resource Management
*b) Acquire Project Team
) Develop Project Team
Manage Project Team
All of these are stages of team development EXCEPT:
______ establish(es) clear expectations regarding acceptable behavior by project team members, and may cover topics such as protecting confidentiality, establishing trust and handling conflict.
The employee handbook
Management by objectives
The objective of the ______ process is to improve competencies, team member interaction, and overall team environment to enhance project performance.
Plan Human Resource Management
Acquire Project Team
Develop Project Team
Manage Project Team
All of these are techniques for managing project conflicts EXCEPT:
Smooth / Accommodate
Withdraw / Avoid
Collaborate / Problem Solve
None of the above
A document used to manage points of discussion or dispute that arise during projects, in order to monitor them and ensure that they are resolved and add them to lessons learned, is called a(n) _____:
Which of these is not a challenge of working on global and virtual teams?
An output of the process Develop Project Team, an evaluation of the team’s success in achieving project objectives for schedule, budget and quality levels, is called team ____.
Project performance review
Work performance reporting
Which of the following steps is not part of the six-step project conflict-resolution process?
Identify causes of conflict
Identify potential solutions
Determine which teammate was in the wrong
Understand the conflict
The sources of most project conflicts can be grouped into those related to ___________ and those related to __________.
technical skills; budget