Project Management Overview Prof Canada Santa Monica College

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Which of the following many consider to be the first project in which modern project management tools were applied?
a. The building of the pyramids
b. The Great Wall of China
c. The Manhattan Project
d. All of the above
c. The Manhattan Project
Which of the following can be considered a project?
a. Volunteering at the local community center
b. Eating healthy
c. Losing 10 lbs by June 1st
d. Getting better at my current job
c. Losing 10lbs by June 1st
Which of the following criterion is key to recognizing that a set of tasks is a project?
a. The setting of a start and end date
b. The number of tasks must be high
c. The complexity of the tasks must be high
d. None of the above
a. The setting of a start and end date.
A project may require or involve _________.
a. Risk or uncertainty
b. A Budget
c. Resources
d. All of the above
d. All of the above
A Stakeholder is:
a. A person or entity that holds a positive interest in a project
b. A person or entity that may indirectly be affected by a project.
c. A person or entity that holds a negative interest in a project.
d. All of the above
d. All of the above
A project to expand an airport in a city may have which of the following as a stakeholder with a negative interest:
a. The administration of an airline company
b. The local residents of the city
c. The local restaurant owners near the site
d. All of the above
b. The local residents of the city
The formal study Project Management involves the study of:
a. The particular field in which the project is concerned with
b. The nine knowledge areas
c. International trade laws
d. All of the above
b. The nine knowledge areas
The triple constraints involve:
a. Cost, Time, and Communication within a project
b. Cost, Human Interaction and Human Resources in a project
c. Time, Quality and Due Dates of a project
d. Time, Quality and Cost of a project
d. Time, Quality and Cost of a project
The three constraints are:
a. Factors that pull the project manager in opposing directions.
b. Negative Stakeholders
c. Budget restrictions that must be met
d. Dealines that involve penalties in case they are violated.
a. Factors that pull the project manager in opposing directions.
One fo the leading software tools in PM is MS Project. The most common view there is:
a. The flowchart view
b. The spreadsheet view
c. The Gantt chart view
d. The print view
c. The Gantt chart view
Which of the following is an authority in the formal study and profession of Project Management?
a. The Project Institute
b. The TSI Institute
c. The PMI Institute
d. The PMJ Institute
c. The PMI Institute
Project Management is about balancing _____, _____, and _____ while achieving a final goal:
a. Budget, employees and money
b. Time, budget and quality
c. Money, customers and employees
d. Time, sources and employees
b. Time, budget and quality
In recent years, educators in the project management field have added Quality as a forth constraint. This means that the final product:
a. Does not meet expectations
b. Went over budget
c. Meets expectations
d. Is a failure
c. Meets expectations
A _____ is a specific action that needs to be completed in order to achieve the project goal. For example, if your goal is to remodel a kitchen (Project End Goal) one task might be “buy new appliances”.
Answer: Task
Each task has _____, or an amount of time required to finish the task.
Answer: Duration
A _____ is a person or entity that my indirectly be affected by a project or holds a positive or negative interest in a project.
Answer: Stakeholder
The _____ is the central person who runs the project and ensures the timely execution of the project plan.
Answer: Project Manager
One othe leading software tools in Project Management is ______.
Answer: MS Project
The project _____ is achieved when a series of tasks are completed. Every project must have a start and an end date.
Answer: Goal
______ are the people, equipment, or facilities (such as contractors, trucks, paint, etc.) that need to be assigned to a task in order to complete it. Anything that costs money to apply to a task is a resource.
Answer: Resources
Categories: Project Management