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You are working on a new project to develop a new wireless product with ease - of - use features recommended by customers. It is as yet undetermined which features and the extent to which each feature will be incorporated into the product.You have a focus group that will continue to evaluate the features as the project goes forward.The focus group is authorized to suggest changes, as are your engineers and the quality department.As a project manager, what will help you most to minimize the effect of these changes?

A) A change management plan B) A scope management plan
C) Do not continue with the project until all of the features are clearly defined in the scope statement and scope definition. D) This is an expected part of every project. A good project manager will have a communications plan in place to be sure everyone knows what is happening on the project.

Answer:   B) A scope management plan



Explanation:

Answer A is tempting because the problem focuses on changes. However, because we are talking about the elaboration of the product's characteristics, we are talking about scope changes, and therefore Answer B is the best answer. Answer C is also tempting because it is difficult to more forward on a project until the scope is clearly defined (especially in systems development projects), but with products and certain types of web development, scope changes can be frequent, and a formal scope management plan is needed. Answer D is true from a project perspective, but does not addres the scope issues.

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A project in PMP can be defined as a :

A) Permanent endeavor that produces repetitive outputs B) Temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result
C) Permanent endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result D) Temporary endeavor that produces repetitive outputs
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result

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Typically not referred to as a buffer type in critical chain project management is ______.

A) Free Buffer B) Resource Buffer
C) Project Buffer D) Feeding Buffer
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Free Buffer

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Decomposing tasks into smaller activities can be helpful in reducing the amount of stress associated with overwhelmingly large milestones. What is a feature of the hierarchical nature of the WBS? 

A) A WBS hierarchy prevents duplication B) A WBS cab be rolled up or collapsed to provide information at the appropriate level for a particular audience.
C) The decomposition of tasks provides a detailed planning tool D) The depth of a WBS is restricted to three levels, which avoids overplanning
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) A WBS cab be rolled up or collapsed to provide information at the appropriate level for a particular audience.

Explanation:

Answer A is incorrect because the WBS hierarchy does not prevent duplication by itself. Answer C is incorrect because a WBS is focused on deliverables and components or work packages and not on tasks. Answer D is incorrect because a WBS can be sized appropriately to the project size with as many levels as necessary.

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Why are CPM, GERT, and PERT not considered sufficient to create a project schedule?

A) All three are tools and techniques of schedule development, not the actual schedule B) As mathemetical analysis tools, they simply provide the dates that are posible, and do not consider resource pool limitations
C) They are sufficient. Each calculates early and late start and finish dates for each activity D) They are Monte Carlo techniques used to provide what-if analysis for adverse external factors on a project
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) As mathemetical analysis tools, they simply provide the dates that are posible, and do not consider resource pool limitations

Explanation:

Answer A is tempting because it is true by definition, but Answer B is correct because it properly answers the question, in that these techniques do not take into account resource pool constraints. Answer C is incorrect because it provides possible early and late start and finish dates, but not the actual schedules. Answer D is incorrect because none of the the three are simulation techniques. 

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Why are risk tolerances and thresholds important to identify in the risk management Plan?

A) Tolerances and thresholds, when documented, can help to define the target by which the project team can measure the effectiveness of the risk response plan execution B) Tolerances and thresholds help to define how often the risk management process will be performed
C) Tolerances and thresholds determine what tools and data sources will be used in risk management D) Tolerances and thresholds provide the basis for costing the risk management process as well as defining how risk activities will be recorded
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Tolerances and thresholds, when documented, can help to define the target by which the project team can measure the effectiveness of the risk response plan execution

Explanation:

Answer B defines the timing that should be addressed in the risk management plan. Answer C defines the methodology that should be identified in a risk management plan. Answer D touches on the budgeting and tracking that should be defined in the risk management plan.

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