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What does CPI value less than 1.0 indicates?
Cost overrun for work completed
You are the program manager of the BHG Program. One of the projects in your program will be using new materials that are somewhat untested. You are worried that there may be delays and waste because the project team is unaware of how to accurately use these materials. You elect to send the people that will be using the new materials through training on how to complete their project work. You also allow them to purchase some of the materials to experiment on their use before the actual project work is to be done. You want to ensure that mistakes do not enter into the project. What type of action have you provided in this scenario?
This is an example of a preventive action.
Part of program management is to identify what motivates your program team members. If you subscribe to Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs which need is at the top of the hierarchy?
You are the program manager for your organization. You are examining the order of the activities in your program schedule and would like to change some of the ordering to alleviate scheduling conflicts, risks, and based on your experience with the discipline the program uses. Some of the activities you can rearrange while some of the activities must be completed in a particular order. What term describes the activities that can happen in any order?
According to Standard for Program Management, Second Edition, how many knowledge areas are involved for program management?
Small changes that bypass the organization's change control procedures are called ____.
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?
Record the issues in the issue register.
What is the present value of a program that will be worth $3,567,000 if it lasts for six years and the rate of return is five percent?
Who owns the program?
You are a program manager of a program. You are required to compile performance data of your program. These data will be sent to relevant stakeholders. You are reviewing the status reports of all projects including the costs, schedule, scope, risks, and other performance datA. In which of the following processes are you working on?
Report Program Performance
Which of the following directs the improvement efforts to those areas that will have the biggest impact?
As a program manager you must also understand the project management lifecycle and the project lifecycle. What is the difference between the two?
The project management lifecycle is universal to all projects and the project lifecycle is unique to each project.
You are the program manager of a new program in your organization. This program will last for one year and your program team will work full-time on the effort. The nature of the work requires that the program team work closely together for the next year, but many of the program team members have never met one another. You decide to take the team on an outing where they can work together through challenges, learn teamwork, and get to know one another. This is an example of what process?
What analysis type could you use in a program to compare the positive stakeholders and their position, power, and influence over your program to the same variable components of the negative stakeholders in your program?
Force field analysis
A new program is being initiated for the HNQ Organization. The program manager is working with the business analyst and management to define several attributes of the program. All of the following are identified during program initiation except for which one?
What project management term would you associated with a predetermined budgetyou're your program?
What is another term that can be assigned to the pre-program analysis and research to determine if a program should be initiated?
Feasibility study creation
What document asks the seller to provide your project with a detailed description of a project solution along with a price to complete the project work?
Robert is the program manager of the NHQ Program. His team has never worked with one another before this program and he is worried about their abilities to become a team in very short order. He would like to create a team development exercise to facilitate this process. Robert will need all of the following information except for which one to facilitate team development?
Risk management plan
Josh is the program manager for his organization and he's leading the analysis for a new program that may be initiated by his company. The analysis is a focus on the return on investment for new software that may be created if the program is initiated. What type of a document is Josh likely creating for his company?
You are the program manager of the NHQ Program for your organization. Your program is nearing the completion of one of its major phases and there are several resources that should be released at this time. What program management plan will guide you to release of the program resources and transfer the resources and benefits to operations within the organization?
You are the program manager for your organization. Your program team has 43 people that all need to be monitored and controlled. You would like to create a standardized report that you can use to monitor, control, and record the performance of each staff member in your program. What type of report can you create that will help you track your staff and their performance?
Which of the following is described in the statement given below? "It serves as the primary input for the Plan Program Stakeholder Management process, as well as for the distribution of program reports and other communication."
A program has a BAC of \$550,000 and is currently 45 percent complete though was actually scheduled to be 55 percent complete by this time. The program has spent, however, \$265,000 to date. Based on this information what is the cost performance index (CPI) for this program?
You are the program manager for your organization and are working with your program team to create the program scope. Based on the program requirements you have identified the major deliverables of each phase in your program scope. Management has requested that you plan for cost estimating to happen at each phase of the program before continuing the work. Management may elect to cancel the program at the end of each phase based on past performance of the program. What are the reviews of management called at each phase?
You are the program manager for the NHQ Program. Your program has a budget of $4,500,000 and has lasted for two years. Your program has just completed its final deliverable and you're completing the final program closure processes. What document must the program customer must now sign as part of program closure?
The customer must now sign the certificate of program closure.
A team member has made a mistake during the installation of a fixture in your program. You have requested that the team member should correct the problem so that the fixture is installed properly. Once the team members has corrected the problem what action should be taken next?
Defect repair validation
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?
Program closure reports
You are the program manager of the BHG Program. One of the projects in your program will be using new materials that are somewhat untested. You are worried that there may be delays and waste because the project team is unaware of how to accurately use these materials. You elect to send the people that will be using the new materials through training on how to complete their project work. You also allow them to purchase some of the materials to experiment on their use before the actual project work is to be done. You want to ensure that mistakes don't enter the project. What type of action have you provided in this scenario?
This is an example of a preventive action.
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?
Which of the following represents the duration of activities against a calendar?
You are the program manager for your organization and are coaching Bonnie, a project manager, who would like to be a program manager wants to know what a program is. Which one of the following statements best defines what a program is for Bonnie?
A program is a collection of projects managed to gain benefits for the organization; the organization could not realize the benefits of the project if they were managed independently.
Program management has several themes that the program manager must be aware of. Which one of the following is not a program management theme?
Which of the following documents is described in the statement below? "It is a type of procurement document used to request proposals from prospective sellers of products or services."
Request for proposal
In your program you must adhere to Six Sigma as part of your organization's enterprise environmental factors. There is terminology, reports, and measurements that you are expected to use as part of your program. Six Sigma is an example of what program management process?
On which of the following documents you work throughout the risk management processes?
You are the program manager for your organization. Your current program has fourteen projects and one project manager in your program is about to close her project. She will need all of the following inputs to the close project process except for which one?
Quality control measurements
Which of the following tools and techniques are parts of the Administer Program Procurements process? Each correct answer represents a complete solution. Choose all that apply.
Inspection and audits
Budget management system
Contract performance review
Your program has been selected and its program charter is now being created. The program charter defines all of the following characteristics except for which one?
Project scope statement for all projects within the program
Molly is the program manager for her organization and she is creating a program plan that defines the benefits of the program and how her program and team will create the benefits for the organization. What plan is Molly creating in this scenario?
Benefits management plan
What percentage of communication is nonverbal?
You are the program manager for your organization. Your program has a budget of \$750,000 and is expected to last one year. The program is currently 30 percent complete and has spent \$245,000. The program is supposed to be 40 percent at this time. What is the schedule performance index (SPI) for this program?
You are the program manager for the HGQ Program in your organization. Your program has eight constituent projects including a small project which you've assigned to Beth a new project manager in your organization. Part of your assignment is to coach Beth on project management in your program. You are telling Beth about the five process groups of project management and how they map to the progression of the project. Which process group would you tell Beth is where she'll likely spend the bulk of the project time and the project budget?
You are the program manager for your project. You are working with the project managers regarding the procurement processes for their projects. You have ruled out one particular contract type because it is considered too risky for the program. Which one of the following contract types is usually considered to be the most dangerous for the buyer?
Cost plus percentage of costs
As a Program Manager, you decide to take the team on an outing where they can work together through challenges, learn teamwork, and get to know one another. This is an example of what process?
Which of the following documents describes the details for each component in the WBS?
Mary Anne is the program manager for her organization. In her program there are six projects. One of the projects in her program has been performing well. It is on schedule and has no cost or schedule variances. Mary Anne has decided, however, that her program needs to be terminated. Which one of the following is a likely reason why the project should be terminated?
The program scope has changed.
Hal is the program manager for his organization. He would like your organization to provide his program with 4 tons of pea gravel for a construction project in his program. Hal send you a statement of work and an IFB. What document should you provide to Hal?
You are the program manager for your organization and are working with your team to create the program scope management plan. This plan defines several things in your program except for which one of the following?
How quality control will be included in the scope
You are the program manager of the GHY Program. Your program team has identified a risk dealing with the materials you will be using in the program. It is possible that if the materials are not installed properly they will cause serious damage in future phases of the program. Your team has recommended additional training and a consultant to help the team members install the material accurately to reduce the likelihood of the risk event. You agree and the team executes the risk response. What type of risk response have you implemented in this situation?