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Exam 1 Study Guide

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Exam 1 Study Guide OIM 451

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Information and Project Management
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1. Which of the following is/are characteristic of a well written objective? [Circle all that apply] a. Specific b. Attainable c. Measureable d. Abstract e. Intangible 2. Read this ERD from left to right. a. Projects have zero or more employees b. Projects have one or more employees c. Projects have exactly one employee d. Projects have zero or one employees 3. Tables are represented in ERDs by boxes called ___. a. Entities b. Relationships c. Charts d. Controls 4. Which of the following should NOT be included in the scope of work documents? a) product acceptance criteria b) project deliverables c) project exclusions d) project budget 5. Which of the following includes a detailed description of tasks that need to be accomplished, where descriptions are arranged in layers? a) Milestone schedule b) WBS c) Project logic diagram d) SOW 5. Which of the following organizational structures gives the CEO the greatest span of control? a) Vertical b) Horizontal 6. Whose job is it to make sure the budget and schedule for the project are on track? a) The project controls manager b) The sponsor c) The quality manager d) The project administrators 7. Which of the following is an environmental attribute of a project? a) The political climate b) The budget c) The number of project team members d) The industry of the organization 8. Which of the following is an example of scope creep? a. The client asks for an additional bedroom for their home b. The client gives the PM an additional $500 for contingencies c. The PM lays off two project team members d. The PM decides to switch from MS Project to Zoho 9. Which of the following Gantt chart tools is most commonly used by large corporations? a. Zoho b. MS Project 10. WBS can be structured around a. Business functions/department b. People c. Phases or processes d. Any of these options 11. Which of the following software development methods is least flexible? a. Kanban b. Scrum c. SDLC d. Waterfall 12. Which of the following is an agile method value? a. Standardized processes b. Formal meetings c. Personal interactions d. Developer independence 13. Which of the following do traditional Gantt charts not do? a. Reveal task dependencies b. Provide a big-picture view of the project c. Track information flows d. Facilitate communication 14.Which of the following statements is true based on the DSM below? a. Information flows between element 3 and element 2 b. Information flows between element 4 and element 3 c. Information flows between element 6 and element 1 15.Baselines a. are established in the initiation phase of a project b. are statements of work c. give a project manager a point of comparison against which the project can be measured and controlled d. provide a unit of measure for project decomposition 16.To decompose a project is to a. Verify the scope with all relevant stakeholders b. Add amendments to a scope of work document c. Develop a scope plan d. Break the project down into management components or deliverables 17.Which of the following is a true statement? a. Change control processes are implemented after the scope has been verified and work has started b. Change control processes are developed during the scope change control phase c. Change control processes are flexible and should be implemented with little documentation d. Change control processes prompt a change to the original scope of work documents 18.Which of the following is a false statement? a. Changes to scope can improve a project and resolve emerging problems b. Small changes to scope do not require scope of work amendments c. Changes to scope are not always a sign of poor planning d. Changes to scope can lead to damaging scope creep 19.Statement of work documents a. are more technical and detailed than the scope of work documents b. are developed after the scope of work documents c. are often developed by clients d. are developed during the scope verification process 20.Data flows (arrows) in a DFD indicate a. Data should be stored in a table for attributes b. There is a black hole c. The diagram is level-0 d. There are many sinks/sources 21.Descriptions of labels used in DFDs should be recorded in the a. Level-1 diagram b. Level-2 diagram c. Data dictionary or metadata table d. ERD 22.An ERD is NOT a. A graphical way of representing business rules underlying the context for which a database is designed b. A diagram depicting data flows in a project c. A way to allow stakeholders visually assess the scope of the data involved in a project d. An entity relationship diagram 23.Entities modeled in an ERD a. Should represent nouns b. Should not be created for outputs c. Do not represent individual instances d. May be composed of multiple attributes e. All of the above 24.Which of the following is NOT a rule violation in an ERD? a. Islands of entities b. Isolated entities c. Unary relationships d. Modeling entities for which no data will be collected 25.What is the degree of the following relationship: consultants are assigned to zero or many projects, each project has one or more consultants assigned to it a. Binary b. Unary c. Mandatory d. Many 26.Which of the following is NOT true of DFDs? a. DFDs model data flows through a system b. DFDs identify processes through which data is transformed c. DFDs identify data that needs to be stored d. DFDs allow documentation, but not decomposition 27.In a DFD, data at rest is represented as a a. Data store b. Process c. Data flow d. Sink e. Source 28.Which of the following is a DFD rule violation? a. Sources with no inputs b. Sinks with no outputs c. Data flows between sinks and sources d. Data flows between processes and data stores 29.Which of the following is a relational database? a. DFDs b. ERDs c. Access d. Visio 30.Derived attributes in ERDs a. Have more than one instance b. Are coded as more than one field c. Represent sinks and sources d. Are calculated within the database 31.Which of the following is true for DFDs? a. After a context diagram is developed, it should be functionally decomposed b. Exploding a Level-0 process is a rule violation c. Partitioning a Level-0 process is a rule violation d. Leveling of all data stores is the next step 32.Projects are profiled based on a. Attributes b. Systems c. Goals d. Charters 33.True or False: A system can be both adaptive and complex. a. True b. False 34.Which of the following is true? a. The initiation phase of a project involves developing detailed schedules b. The planning phase of a project involves developing budgets and project controls c. The execution phase of a project involves developing a scope of work document d. The closeout phase of a project involves carrying out planned work 35.A deliverable is a a. Tangible, verifiable work product b. An abstract idea or concept 36.Which of the following is a project a. Building a toy on an assembly line b. Running a corporation as CEO c. Brainstorming as a group without producing a deliverable d. Developing a piece of software 37.Which of the following distinguishes a project from a program? a. Projects consist of multiple programs b. Programs consist of multiple projects 38.Which is true of client expectations? a. Expectations can be inferred from specification documents alone b. Client expectations should be determined during the closeout phase of a project c. A project can meet specifications but not expectations d. Meeting expectations is not related to success in project management 39.The project charter a. Gives the PM authority b. Identifies the sponsor c. Links the project to the organization’s strategic plan d. All of the above 40.Which of the following must be included in a project charter? a. Risk analysis b. Product description c. Scope statement d. Budget estimates 41.The PMBOK defines assumptions as a. Factors that for planning purposes are considered true, real, or certain b. Applicable restrictions that will affect performance c. Process audits and continuous improvement targets d. A project planning methodology 42.Which of the following is an input for the project execution plan? a. A preventative action plan b. Product skills and knowledge c. Status review meetings d. Project management information system 43.Which of the following is/are (a) deliverable(s)? Circle all that apply. a. Planning meeting b. Work breakdown structure c. Project manager skills d. Project execution plan e. Scope of work document f. Complexity 44.Functional departments can be found in which of the following? Circle all that apply. a. Weak matrix b. Balanced matrix c. Projectized d. Functional 45.True or false: A project manager has more authority in a strong matrix organization than in a weak matrix organization. a. True b. False 46.The C in RACI Matrix stands for a. Compliant b. Consulted c. Creator d. Coordinator 47.What can a PM do in MS Project? [Circle all that apply] a. Make a calendar b. Track project resources c. Set up Gantt charts d. Generate reports e. Communicate with project team members 48.What task mode does the thumb tack represent? a. Manual b. Automatic c. Targeted 49.What do we know from the colors shown in this Gantt chart? a. The red activities are on the critical path b. The red activities are not on the critical path (Questions that appear on the actual exam will not require you to see color.) 50.What do we know from the colors shown in this Gantt chart? c. The blue activities are on the critical path d. The blue activities are not on the critical path (Questions that appear on the actual exam will not require you to see color.)


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