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1. You've been engaged
to manage a project. The estimated cost of the project is $1,000,000.
The project sponsor has approved this amount. Your earned value
calculations indicate that the project will be completed on time
and under budget by $200,000. Based on this calculation, your
personal profit will decrease by $2,000. Given the estimated decrease
in personal profit, what action should you take?
A. Invoice for the full $1,000,000
based on the contract.
B. Add tasks to improve the
outcome and increase the actual project cost.
C. Inform the end-user that
you can add features to the project in order to use the entire
D. Communicate the projected
financial outcome to the project sponsor.
2. You are building a water treatment
facility. Routine tests reveal that there are contaminants in the
water but that they have an extremely low risk for causing any sickness.
As the project manager, you should:
A. Inform the public that
a detailed examination has been ordered to determine the extent
to which the problem exists.
B. Do nothing because there
is extremely low risk for sickness except for some effects on
small children and the elderly.
C. Tell the public there
is no problem, except for small children and the elderly who need
to boil the water before drinking.
D. Educate the public about
the advances on water treatment technology and the industry efficiency
and safety record.
3. A KEY activity for achieving customer
satisfaction is to define:
A. The business use.
C. Product specificity.
D. Change control.
4. When it appears that a design error
will interfere with meeting technical performance objectives, the
PREFERRED response is to:
A. Decrease the performance
value to equal the assessed value.
B. Develop alternative solutions
to the problem.
C. Increase the specified
value to set a new performance goal.
D. Reduce the overall technical
complexity of the project.
5. The disorientation experienced
by people who suddenly find themselves living and working in a different
environment is known as:
A. Culture shock.
C. Temporal shock.
6. What is the MOST effective process
to ensure that cultural and ethical differences do not impede success
of your multi-national project?
7. Negotiating across international cultures
involves mutual interdependence between parties. The negotiating
MUST be conducted in an atmosphere of:
A. Mutual trust and cooperation
B. Generalities and vagueness
C. Sincerity and compassion
D. Uncertainty and caution