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All of the following are the outputs of the Monitor and Control Project Work process, except which one?
A. Approved change orders
B. Updated issue log
C. Performance Reports
Explanation: Forecasts, performance reports, and the updated issue log are included in the project documents update, an output of the Monitor and Control Project Work process. Change requests are an output of this process, but approved change requests are the output of the Perform Integrated Change Control process.
A construction project team has budgeted $800,000 for the work performed and has spent $900,000 to date. If they originally budgeted $1,000,000 for the work scheduled, what is the cost variance (CV) in this situation?
Explanation: In this question:
Earned Value (EV) = $800,000 and Actual Cost (AC) = $900,000
CV = EV − AC
CV = 800,000 − 900,000
CV = ($100,000)
Tom is a project manager managing a bridge construction project for the first time. He has set up a series of interviews with various stakeholders to gather some experiential and historical information on some of the risks. Which process is Tom most probably involved in?
A. Plan Risk Responses
B. Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
C. Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
D. Identify Risks
Explanation: Such meetings or interviews are usually done as part of Qualitative Risk Analysis. This method draws on experiential learning and historical data to quantify the impact of risks on project objectives. Read the question carefully. It mentioned that the purpose of the interviews is to gather information about some risks, not to discover some risks.
Which of the following project management processes covers formal completion and handover of the final product/service?
A. Validate Scope
B. Contract administration
C. Close Project or Phase
D. Control Procurements
Explanation: Close Project or Phase is the process of finalizing all activities across all of the Project Management Process Groups to formally complete the project or phase.
The project charter provides the project manager with some benefits and information. Which one of the following is most important for the project manager?
A. High-level project scopes
B. Project authority
C. The project sponsors list
D. The formal role of ‘Project Manager’
Explanation: The project charter formally authorizes the existence of a project, and provides the project manager with the authority.
Which one of the following statements is correct?
A. Validation of scope can only be done at the end of the project.
B. Control quality is generally performed before scope validation, but these two can be performed in parallel.
C. Control quality is primarily concerned with acceptance of the deliverables.
D. Validate scope is primarily concerned with the correctness of deliverables.
Explanation: Validate scope is primarily concerned with the acceptance of deliverables, while control quality is concerned mainly with the correctness of the deliverables. Control quality is generally performed before scope validation, but these two can be completed in parallel. Validate scope can be done at the end of each project phase in the project life cycle and at other points throughout the project as part of M&C, i.e. validate scope is done multiple times in the project.
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Which one of the following is not one of the tools and techniques used in the Manage Quality process?
A. Quality audits
C. Process analysis
D. Root cause analysis
Explanation: Root cause analysis, quality audits, and process analysis are all the tools used in the Manage Quality process, while inspection is a tool used in the Control Quality process.
What is the critical path with reference to the following network diagram?
Explanation: There are 3 different paths in the diagram and we can calculate their duration as:
A-D-F = 4 + 10 + 8 = 22 days
B-C-E-F = 5 + 7 + 8 + 8 = 28 days
B-C-D-F = 5 + 7 + 10 + 8 = 30 days
Among the above-mentioned paths, B-C-D-F has the longest duration. A-D-E-F which is mentioned as an answer choice is not actually a complete path because activity D is not a predecessor of activity E.
Which one the following is not a benefit of quality audits?
A. Identify all nonconformities, gaps, and shortcomings
B. Creating quality metrics
C. Confirm the implementation of approved change requests
D. Identify all good and best practices being implemented
Explanation: Quality metrics are an output of the Plan Quality process and an input to the Manage Quality process. The other choices are all benefits of quality audits.
Tom is a construction project manager and recently approached an insurance company to insure the project against the possible damages of storms predicted to happen in the winter. Which risk response strategy is Tom undertaking?
Explanation: Risk Transference is a risk response strategy that shifts the impact of a threat to a third party, together with ownership of the response. Taking out insurance or a warranty transfers the risk from the owner to the other party.
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