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PROJECT MANAGEMENT NYSC EXAMINATION

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CIPM  A project manager is faced with making a decision about a risk that the team has identified. The risk involves the design of a bicycle. It has been found that the neck of the bicycle, where the steering bearing is located and the two supporting bars of the frame come together, will corrode in a high salt environment. If this takes place the neck may fail and injure the rider. The project team decides that the design of the bicycle should be modified by using corrosion resistant materials in the design of the neck. This will eliminate the risk from consideration. This technique is called:

 

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CIPM.     PM illustrate project quality through the concept of------------------------

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Question - 27 As a project manager you understand the importance of identifying all relevant stakeholders, their interest and influence and their needs and expectations. You have been assigned to handle a large construction project. You decide to do a thorough stakeholder analysis and you identify Bob and Kelly. Based on your interactions and analysis - you know that Bob wields a lot of authority and also has a huge interest in the project. Kelly too wields a lot of power but is largely uninterested. You decide to plot them in a Power / Interest grid to help determine how you would manage these stakeholders. Which of the following is the best approach to handle these two stakeholders?

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CIPM   A response to a negative risk event is known as a:

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Question - 19 The following are the processes in Project Risk Management?
1. Plan Risk Management 2. Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis 3. Identify Risks 4. Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis 5. Plan Risk Responses 6. Control Risk.
Which of these is the correct sequence?

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Question - 29 You are managing a project to set up a brand new play area for the community. You and your team have been working as per plan and things are moving smoothly. Suddenly one of the stakeholders indicates that the play area must also include a sand pit. This was not originally planned for so you analyze the impact to the cost, schedule and scope. You then submit the change request to the Change control board for their approval. You have immediately received an approval - what should your next step be?

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Question - 43 You are in the process of executing a project that deals with laying out electrical cables connecting two cities. You have been reporting progress on a monthly basis. In this month due to unplanned vacations many of the staff have not turned up at work. This has caused a delay in the schedule. You decide to check if the schedule variance is within the allowable threshold - what specific document should you refer to ?

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CIPM . One of the following is a technique used in project close procurement process

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CIPM.What technique have broad application within project management processes and guide the development of the project charter

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Question - 8 You are in charge of a project and to ensure things go well - you have had monthly meetings with the stakeholders. The project is running on schedule and budget. You are in your fourth month of execution - but the stakeholder indicates dissatisfaction with the deliverables. To make changes in the deliverables would mean a delay in the schedule. What would have been the most important process that could have prevented this situation?

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CIPM. Which of the following is NOT a method of government procurement?

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CIPM    You are working in a country where it is customary to exchange gifts between contractor and customer. Your company code of conduct clearly states that you cannot accept gifts from any client. Failure to accept the gift from this client may result in termination of the contract. The action to take in this case would be:

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CIPM  Which of the following is an advantage of centralized contracting?

 

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Question - 47 Using historical information to perform estimating is also called _______ estimating.

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Question - 50 Project Team has created sub plans for each knowledge areas in project plan. These plans are called:

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Question - 26 You are in charge of a software project and you are almost 40% complete. The project stakeholders want a [performance report to date. You had planned to use Earned Value Management methodology. You come up with the following numbers: EV = 100 AC = 300 PV = 150 BAC = 600. You and your team have faced numerous issues till now. However, you choose to ignore the current work performance and decide to go with what was originally planned. Based on this information what would be the EAC for the project?

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CIPM. The major purpose of project status reports is to:

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CFM 18 - __________ is a type or lease such that the lease pays all operating expenses.

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Question - 26 You are in charge of a software project and you are almost 40% complete. The project stakeholders want a [performance report to date. You had planned to use Earned Value Management methodology. You come up with the following numbers: EV = 100 AC = 300 PV = 150 BAC = 600. You and your team have faced numerous issues till now. However, you choose to ignore the current work performance and decide to go with what was originally planned. Based on this information what would be the EAC for the project?

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Question - 27 As a project manager you understand the importance of identifying all relevant stakeholders, their interest and influence and their needs and expectations. You have been assigned to handle a large construction project. You decide to do a thorough stakeholder analysis and you identify Bob and Kelly. Based on your interactions and analysis - you know that Bob wields a lot of authority and also has a huge interest in the project. Kelly too wields a lot of power but is largely uninterested. You decide to plot them in a Power / Interest grid to help determine how you would manage these stakeholders. Which of the following is the best approach to handle these two stakeholders?

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Question - 46 You are in charge of building a shopping portal. You are fairly confident as you have a team experienced in doing such work. As per the agreement at the end of the first month you organize a demonstration of the software. You invite the sponsor and key stakeholders. Later the sponsor informs you that she is not very happy with the progress indicating that one of the clients who would be using this software is not satisfied as her needs are not being met. To satisfy this client's needs would mean some radical changes with an impact to both cost and schedule. What could be the root cause of this issue?

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CFM3. The following are roles of a facility manager except

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CIPM    Decomposing the major deliverables into smaller, more manageable components to provide better control is called:

 

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Question - 30 You have received a number of seller responses for contracting work related to setting up office cubicles. One of the bids received happens to be from a very good friend of yours. You know she has done good work in the past. What should be the BEST course of action?

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Question - 47 Using historical information to perform estimating is also called _______ estimating.

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CIPM  A buyer extends a formal invitation that contains a scope of work that seeks a response that will describe the methodology and results that will be provided to the buyer. This is called:

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CFM9. _____________ is the management of persons and their needs and deficiencies in a particular environment.

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CIPM.  The process of the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet project requirements is known as

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CIPM   A system development project is nearing project closing when a previously unidentified risk is discovered. This could potentially affect the project's overall ability to deliver. What should be done next?

 

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CIPM. Which of the following Project Scope Management processes involves subdividing the major project deliverables into smaller, more manageable components?

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Question - 24 Of the following types of contracts - which has the HIGHEST risk for the seller?

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CIPM  Configuration management is:

 

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CIPM. Is the process of numerically analyzing the effect of identified risk on overall project objectives.

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CFM 43 - ___________ is not a type of leases

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CIPM   You are a project manager who was just assigned to take over a project from another project manager who is leaving the company. The previous project manager tells you that the project is on schedule, but only because he has constantly pushed the team to perform. What is the FIRST thing you should do as the new project manager?

 

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CFM 28 - The following are negotiation styles except

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CIPM   Which of the following is a tool used in Activity Duration Estimating:

 

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. Which of the following models of conflict resolution allows a cooling off period, but seldom resolves the issue in the long term?

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CFM13.

Which factor influence location for a service organization?

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Question - 21 You are a project manager of a company and your project is currently in execution phase. The customer has requested you for additional work. This work will affect the budget, but not the schedule of the project. What should you do next?

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Question - 17 You have replaced an earlier project manager. The project is already in its third month of execution. You need to determine if the project is ahead or behind schedule. What would be the BEST source of this information?

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CIPM. Which of the following is NOT an example of a type of schedule report?

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CIPM. The acronym WBS stand for what?

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Question - 18 You have just completed developing the Schedule Network Diagram for a project that deals with building supersonic state of the art Jet planes. You have identified your critical path which includes building a wind tunnel. You see that in addition there is another path which deals with building the tail of the plane - whose duration is close to the critical path. You also notice considerable floats on the other paths. You now need to assign resources to the tasks - you have a few team members who are highly skilled and a team of resources who are relatively inexperienced. What would be the best course of action while assigning resources

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CIPM. What is Team Development?

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Question - 18 You have just completed developing the Schedule Network Diagram for a project that deals with building supersonic state of the art Jet planes. You have identified your critical path which includes building a wind tunnel. You see that in addition there is another path which deals with building the tail of the plane - whose duration is close to the critical path. You also notice considerable floats on the other paths. You now need to assign resources to the tasks - you have a few team members who are highly skilled and a team of resources who are relatively inexperienced. What would be the best course of action while assigning resources

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Question – 16 As a project manager you understand the importance of identifying all relevant stakeholders , their interest and influence and their needs and expectations. You have been assigned to handle a large construction project. You decide to do a thorough stakeholder analysis and you identify Laura and Sean. Based on your interactions and analysis - you know that both Sean and Laura are low in the pecking order so they do not wield any significant authority or power. However where it differs is in their interest in the project. Laura has a lot of interest while Sean is disinterested. You decide to plot them in a Power / Interest grid to help determine how you would manage these stakeholders. Which of the following is the best approach to handle these two stakeholders?

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Question - 48 You are responsible for managing a project that deals with laying out a freeway connecting two major port cities. Progress in the past has been smooth but lately in the past few months you have observed a schedule and budget overrun. You decide to hold a meeting with your team members. On discussions you realize team members went ahead and made changes at the behest of the client requests on site. You are pretty sure the changes were not a part of the project scope statement – which of these project management concept did the team member refuse to follow?

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Question - 42 As a manager on a project your key outlook is to ensure that the project delivers within the scheduled timelines with minimal rework and customer delight. For some time now the project work is proceeding smoothly with a CPI and SPI a perfect 1.One of your team members approaches you and indicates that she might possibly need a long vacation on personal grounds. She indicates this could possibly occur in two months from now. You look up the schedule and as luck would have it - this team member happens to be scheduled to execute activities which are on the critical path - and her absence in two months’ time would cause a delay in schedule. You decide to take some action and reschedule task allocation to ensure that this team member is not planned to work on any of the critical path activities. What did you just do?

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CIPM. ------------------------Comprises of the top management of a project

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Question - 38 A friend of yours approaches you seeking advice. She indicates she has offers from two organizations. Her role in one of the organization is that of a project Co-ordinator while in the other organization her role is that of a Project expediter. She is not quite clear of the difference between the two roles and seeks your advice. Which of the following statement is true

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Question - 4 You have replaced an earlier project manager in a project .The earlier project manager has left the organization and you are now responsible for the project. On reviewing the project management plan you are disturbed because a number of procurement contracts have been signed and they all turn out to be Time and Material types of contracts - why are you worried?

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CFM11. What is an important aspect of service layout?

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CFM 19 - First step in managing ergonomic stressors in the workplace is to analyze _____________

 

 

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CIPM  You just found out that a major subcontractor for your project consistently provides deliverables late. The subcontractor approaches you and asks you to continue accepting late deliverables in exchange for a decrease in project costs. This offer is an example of:

 

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Question - 30 You have received a number of seller responses for contracting work related to setting up office cubicles. One of the bids received happens to be from a very good friend of yours. You know she has done good work in the past. What should be the BEST course of action?

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Question - 26 You are in charge of a software project and you are almost 40% complete. The project stakeholders want a [performance report to date. You had planned to use Earned Value Management methodology. You come up with the following numbers: EV = 100 AC = 300 PV = 150 BAC = 600. You and your team have faced numerous issues till now. However, you choose to ignore the current work performance and decide to go with what was originally planned. Based on this information what would be the EAC for the project?

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CFM 24 - Which of the following explain the need for facility location selection?

 

 

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CIPM.   Which among the following is NOT communication activity potential   dimension

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Question - 40 The Scope Baseline consists of the following:

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CIPM.  Project procurement management processes include all the following EXCEPT.

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CIPM.

The delphi Method is best suited for:

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Question - 34 Earned Value Analysis is used to measure performance based on following parameters:

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CIPM. Which acronym stands for cost plus award fee contracts?

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Question - 38 A friend of yours approaches you seeking advice. She indicates she has offers from two organizations. Her role in one of the organization is that of a project Co-ordinator while in the other organization her role is that of a Project expediter. She is not quite clear of the difference between the two roles and seeks your advice. Which of the following statement is true

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CIPM. Financial controls that need to be considered for project plan development do not include:

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CIPM.  ------------------------Are divisions within a project where extra control is needed to effectively manage the completion of a major deliverable

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CIPM.---------------------------- Is the delivery of the required product, service or result on time and with in budget

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CIPM. The most important criteria in selecting project selection method is:

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CFM8. Which of these is correct with respect to a product developed or a service performed.

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Question - 40 The Scope Baseline consists of the following:

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CFM15.

What is the advantage of good layout design in the case of service organizations?

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CFM 23 - Who are the facility manager’s customers?

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Question - 35 Which of the following statements are not true regarding Validate Scope ?

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CFM11. What is an important aspect of service layout?

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CFM15.

What is the advantage of good layout design in the case of service organizations?

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CIPM. You manage a project whose team members have diverse skills and expertise. You want to encourage your staff to pool its knowledge on project issues to make the best decisions possible. The most appropriate management style to use is:

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CIPM. What does TQM stand for?

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Question - 12 You are managing a project that has teams located in different parts of the world. While the advantage of colocation is beneficial - the team structure or locations cannot be changed. Being an experienced manager that you are - you realize that without a proper communication channel can quickly lead to chaos. What would your choice of communication be?

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CIPM. Which of the following statements concerning contract type is correct?

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CFM 25 - ______________ can be defined as an interdisciplinary business function has the objective to coordinate demand and supply of facilities and services within public and private organizations

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Question - 43 You are in the process of executing a project that deals with laying out electrical cables connecting two cities. You have been reporting progress on a monthly basis. In this month due to unplanned vacations many of the staff have not turned up at work. This has caused a delay in the schedule. You decide to check if the schedule variance is within the allowable threshold - what specific document should you refer to ?

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CIPM. Which of the following Project Scope Management processes involves subdividing the major project deliverables into smaller, more manageable components?

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CIPM   What is critical path?

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CFM 17 -The HVAC systems designed with a capacity is based on ________________

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CFM 21 - In order to best serve user needs, facility standard must be ______________

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CIPM. The work that needs to be accomplished to deliver a product, service, or result with the specified features and functions is referred to

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CIPM   You are taking over a project during the planning process group and discover that six individuals have signed the project charter. Which of the following should most concern you?

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CIPM. Firm fixed price contracts stand for

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CIPM. Which of the following is one of organizational charts used to develop human resources plan

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CFM 33 - Companies that hire ____________ prefer to focus on other goals such as producing a product or providing a service

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Question - 36 As a manager on a project you have identified and created the WBS and WBS Dictionary. You now plan to ensure that each deliverable gets the blessings of your stakeholders and sponsors. Which process are you planning to perform?

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CIPM.   .In CIPM Study material, project, program and operations are the same project success

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CIPM. Your preferred resource is not available at the time needed. What is the best thing to do?

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CFM4. The following factors are to be considered when designing a parking lot except

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CFM 49 -WHO is the acronym for

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CFM 15 - What is the advantage of good layout design in the case of service organizations?

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CFM 29 - Can a facility management job be contracted out to an external agent

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Question - 22 You are the project manager and have decided to outsource a part of the project to a vendor. You have offered a bonus to the vendor if the work is completed in two months. This is an example of _____________.

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CIPM. The three major types of communication are:

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