PMI PGMP Program Management Professional Practice Test Set 4

What should a program manager do when a scope change has been approved that will drastically affect the program costs assuming that the costs will be added to the program budget?


Options are :

  • Communicate cost of the change to all stakeholders
  • Communicate the change to all stakeholders
  • Adjust the quality baseline
  • Adjust the cost baseline (Correct)

Answer : Adjust the cost baseline

You are the program manager for your organization and you're dealing with several issues about the materials used in the program. Right now, the issues have been assigned to issue owners for resolution in ten days. In the interim, what should you do with the issues?


Options are :

  • Document the issues in the risk register.
  • Nothing - the issue owners will manage all concerns with the issues
  • Record the issues in the issue register (Correct)
  • Communicate the issue status with the program sponsor.

Answer : Record the issues in the issue register

You are the project manager for your organization. Your project team has finished the second phase of a seven-phase project. At the end of each phase, management must review the work your project team has completed and determine if the project should be allowed to continue. What name describes this type of end-of-phase review management is completing on your project?


Options are :

  • Audit
  • Phase review
  • Quality control
  • Kill point (Correct)

Answer : Kill point

Joan is the program manager for her organization. Management has asked her to create a centralized reporting system to capture information on program work, risks, changes, benefits management, and other aspects of the program. What solution can Joan implement to capture, communicate, and record the information management wants?


Options are :

  • Program management integrated change control
  • Program management information system (Correct)
  • Change control systems
  • Program management plan execution

Answer : Program management information system

Which one of the following is NOT a component of the risk monitoring and controlling process?


Options are :

  • Tracking identified risks
  • Determining if new risks have developed
  • Executing risk response plans
  • Completing quantitative risk analysis (Correct)

Answer : Completing quantitative risk analysis

You are the program manager for your organization. You're currently creating an accountability matrix starting with yourself, the program manager and the program sponsor. What program management process identifies the program sponsor?


Options are :

  • Initiate program process (Correct)
  • Initiation of the program management team
  • Authorization of program processes and projects
  • Pre-program setup phase

Answer : Initiate program process

Your program creates a byproduct that you could sell to a client. The cost of the byproduct would offset the cost of the program by nearly $7,500 per month. This is an example of which positive risk response?


Options are :

  • Sharing
  • Exploiting (Correct)
  • Enhance
  • Accepting

Answer : Exploiting

You are the program manage of HYH Program for your organization. Your program is to create a new sports arena for your city within 12 months. Your program has seven projects and you've worked with all of the project managers before. Even though you've worked with the project managers before you still need to define the authority of the project managers and their projects. What document names the project manager for the project?


Options are :

  • Program human resource management plan
  • Project scope statement
  • Project charter for each project (Correct)
  • Program management charter

Answer : Project charter for each project

You are the program manager for your organization. Your program is about to being initiated and management is asking you for a document that will define all of the required resources, skills, and competencies you'll need in your program. What document defines the skills and competencies for a program?


Options are :

  • Staffing pool description
  • Staffing management plan (Correct)
  • Program resources requirements plan
  • Human resources management plan

Answer : Staffing management plan

An organization is considering a new program. The program has a cost of $1,950,000 and will last for three years. What is the minimum future value this organization should expect to receive from this program if it is initiated and the rate of return is six percent?


Options are :

  • $1,950,001
  • .$2,322,481 (Correct)
  • $2,067,000
  • $1,950,000

Answer : .$2,322,481

You are the program manager for your organization. Your program will create a new condominium in your community. There are several concerns about the condos including the timing, the local economy, the environment, and the proposed schedule. You and your team are creating the program management plan to address these concerns along with identifying the constituent projects that will build the structures and deliverables. What group will need to review your program plan to approve the plan before you may proceed in the work?


Options are :

  • The local government
  • The program board (Correct)
  • The stakeholders
  • The change control board

Answer : The program board

Which of the following types of floats are available? Each correct answer represents a complete solution. Choose two.


Options are :

  • Half float
  • Total float (Correct)
  • Free float (Correct)
  • Full float

Answer : Total float Free float

You are the program manager for the HNY Corporation and you complete programs for other companies in your role. You have just been assigned a new program that is very similar to a recently completed program you did for your company. Management has asked you to create a cost estimate for the program so you base your current cost estimate on the recently finished program. What type of estimating technique have you used in this instance?


Options are :

  • Rough order of magnitude
  • Bottom-up
  • Analogous (Correct)
  • Parametric

Answer : Analogous

All of the following are resources that you will need to monitor and control in a program environment except for which one?


Options are :

  • Equipment
  • Quality
  • Staff members
  • Contracts (Correct)

Answer : Contracts

Performing quality assurance in a program can result in which one of the following?


Options are :

  • Change requests (Correct)
  • uality control execution
  • Quality management plan
  • Scope fulfillment

Answer : Change requests

What cost estimating approach uses the work breakdown structure to create a cost estimate?


Options are :

  • Analogous
  • Top down
  • Definitive (Correct)
  • Parametric

Answer : Definitive

You are the program manager of the NHQ Program. The program has reached its final deliverable and the certificate of completion has been created for the program. What else should you, the program manager, create at this time?


Options are :

  • Life cycle costing estimates
  • .Program closure reports (Correct)
  • Lessons learned documentation
  • Operational transfer plan

Answer : .Program closure reports

You are the program manager for the HQM Program. Your program has sixteen constituent projects around the world. You are requiring that each project manager and project management team use the same forms, software, and templates to create standardization in each project. What term is assigned to the forms, templates, and software that your program will provide for your projects?


Options are :

  • Program governance
  • Enterprise environmental factors
  • Organizational process assets (Correct)
  • Project management assets

Answer : Organizational process assets

You are the program manager for your organization and are working with Tracy, one of the project managers in your program. Tracy is having some trouble understanding the concept of the critical path in her project's network diagram. Which one of the following is the best definition of the critical path?


Options are :

  • It is the path with the most important activities in the project.
  • It is the path that reveals the earliest date the project can finish. (Correct)
  • It is the duration of all the project activities if the labor is summed.
  • It is the path that carries the most risk of project failure.

Answer : It is the path that reveals the earliest date the project can finish.

You are the program manager for your organization. A new program is about to initiated and Marcy, your assistant, asks you about the themes that all new programs must map to. All of the following are themes that you can discuss with Marcy except for which one is not a program theme?


Options are :

  • Benefits management
  • Stakeholder management
  • Requirements analysis (Correct)
  • Program governance

Answer : Requirements analysis

An organization is considering a new program. The business analyst believes that the benefits to the organization would equate to $1,550,000 in five years. If the rate of return for this program is six percent what is the maximum amount the organization should invest in this program?


Options are :

  • $1,550,000
  • $2,074,249
  • $1,158,250 (Correct)
  • It depends on the internal decision making process.

Answer : $1,158,250

Gary is the program manager for his organization. His current program has 432 stakeholders, some of which are external to his organization. He would like to create a chart that identifies each stakeholder's opinion of the program, influence over program decisions, their requirements and affect on program priorities, and other information. What kind of chart should Gary create in this instance?


Options are :

  • Resource breakdown structure
  • Resource management chart
  • RACI chart
  • Stakeholder analysis chart (Correct)

Answer : Stakeholder analysis chart

You are the program manager for your organization and are reviewing several proposed change requests for your program. Mary, a stakeholder, who has made a change request is asking why it is taking you so long to review the change. You tell her that you must perform integrated change control to review each change request. What is integrated change control?


Options are :

  • It is the review of the impact of the change on the program's Iron Triangle
  • It is the review of the impact of the change on the program's triple constraints.
  • It is the review of the impact of the change on the program's knowledge areas. (Correct)
  • It is the review of the impact of the change on the time, cost, scope, and quality baselines.

Answer : It is the review of the impact of the change on the program's knowledge areas.

Which benefit measurement method considers the value of each time period's return for a project that will create deliverables over multiple time periods?


Options are :

  • Future value
  • Present value
  • Cost-Benefit ratio
  • Net present value (Correct)

Answer : Net present value

You are the program manager for a large program in your matrix organization. You need to define when the resources in your program will be brought into the program and then released from the program so that the project managers, operational managers, and your program team can plan accordingly. What program management plan defines when resources are needed, how the resources will be obtained, and how the resources may be released from the program?


Options are :

  • Team management plan
  • Schedule management plan
  • Resource management plan (Correct)
  • Procurement management plan

Answer : Resource management plan

What project management term would you associated with a predetermined budget youre your program?


Options are :

  • Assumption
  • Cost baseline
  • Constraint (Correct)
  • Program governance

Answer : Constraint

In your organization there are rules and procedures that the program manager must follow and abide by before the program can begin and must continue to follow once the program is in execution. What term is assigned to the enforcement of these program management rules and procedures?


Options are :

  • Organizational process assets
  • Process analysis
  • Program governance (Correct)
  • Program standards

Answer : Program governance

You are the program manager for your organization and you're coaching Tom, an aspiring program manager, on program management. Tom is curious about controlling communications. Which one of the following is an output of the communications control process?


Options are :

  • Stakeholder analysis charts
  • Performance reports
  • Approved change requests
  • Communications management plan (Correct)

Answer : Communications management plan

Your program has a budget at completion of $1,550,000 and is expected to last one year. Currently your program is 45 percent complete and has spent $725,000. According to the program schedule you are actually to be fifty percent complete at this, but due to some vendor delays your program is running just a bit late. Management is concerned that your program will not be able to recoup the costs of the expenses. They've asked you to determine the cost variance for the program. What is the cost variance based on this information?


Options are :

  • -$27,500 (Correct)
  • -$77,500
  • -$61,111
  • 0.9

Answer : -$27,500

Which one of the following is the best example of transference?


Options are :

  • Your program must be completed by a given deadline as government inspectors are scheduled to review the work to determine its accuracy.
  • Your program is dealing with a new technology that you and your program team are not familiar with so you hire a consulting company to complete this work for you. (Correct)
  • Your program has some very dangerous activities so you hire a training company to train your program team.
  • Your program creates an opportunity that your company can realize on its own so it brings in a competitor to help seize the opportunity.

Answer : Your program is dealing with a new technology that you and your program team are not familiar with so you hire a consulting company to complete this work for you.

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