1.12 The largest professional project management organization in the world is the Project Management Institute (PMI). Go to its Web site, www.pmi.org, and examine the links you find. Which links suggest that project management has become a sophisticated and vital element in corporate
success? Select at least three of the related links and report briefly on the content of these links.
1.13 Go to the PMI Web site and examine the link “Membership.” What do you discover when you begin navigating among the various chapters and cooperative organizations associated with the PMI? How does this information cause you to rethink project management as a career option?
1.14 Go to http://www.pmi.org/business-solutions/casestudies and examine some of the cases included on the Web page. What do they suggest about the challenges of managing projects successfully? The complexity of many of today’s projects? The exciting breakthroughs or opportunities that projects allow us to exploit?
1.15 Using your favorite search engine (Google, Yahoo!, etc.),type in the keywords “project” and “project management.” Randomly select three of the links that come up on the screen. Summarize what you find.
1.16 Go to the Web site for the Software Engineering Institute of Carnegie Mellon University at https://resources.sei.cmu. edu/asset_files/SpecialReport/1994_003_001_16265.pdf and access the software process maturity questionnaire. What are some of the questions that IT companies need to
consider when assessing their level of project management maturity?
PMP CERTIFICATION SAMPLE QUESTIONS
1.17 The majority of the project budget is expended upon:
a. Project plan development.
b. Project plan execution.
c. Project termination.
d. Project communication.
1.18 Which of the following is the most critical component of the triple constraint?
a. Time, then cost, then quality.
b. Quality, then budget, then time.
d. They are all of the equal importance unless otherwise stated.
1.19 Which of the following best describes a project stakeholder?
a. A team member.
b. The project manager.
c. Someone who works in an area affected by the project.
d. All of the above are stakeholders.
1.20 All of the following are elements in the definition of a project, except:
a. A project is time-limited.
b. A project is unique.
c. A project is composed of unrelated activities.
d. A project is undertaken for a purpose.
1.21 All of the following distinguish project management from other process activities, except:
a. There are no fundamental differences between project and process management.
b. Project management often involves greater certainty of performance, cost, and schedule.
c. Process management operates outside of line organizations.
d. None of the above correctly distinguishes the project from process management.
1.17. b—The majority of a project budget is spent during the execution phase;
1.18. d—Unless otherwise stated, all elements in the triple-constraint model are equally critical;
1.19. d—All of the examples listed are types of project stakeholders;
1.20. c—A project is composed of “interrelated” activities;
1.21. d—None of the answers given correctly differentiates “process” from “project” management.
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