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  21) Resources are more useful as instruments of power to the extent they are highly valued by participants in the negotiation. Which of the following is not a resource of organizational context? A) Critical services, in repairs, upkeep, and technical support. B) Stress, in imposing deadlines, and increasing workloads. C) Supplies, in the.
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  36. In which of the following project states is the value of the project audit of rather limited usefulness? a) master schedule b) initiation c) feasibility study d) preliminary plan/schedule budget e) The value of the project audit is very useful in all of the above project states. 37. Which of the following is NOT a.
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Multiple Choice 33. The results of the launch meeting include: a) finalizing the project team b) finalizing the project’s schedule c) finalizing the project’s budget d) the project’s scope is understood e) selecting the project champion 34. A Project charter affirms that all major parties of interest are in agreement on a) schedules b) cost c) deliverables d) all of the.
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Multiple Choice 31. What is it a milestone? a) a significant event in the project b) a mark on a chart that depicts project progress c) an activity on the critical path d) an activity with an uncertain completion time e) all of the above 32. What is project slack? a) The amount of time a non-critical task.
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21) A power negotiator is a third party who takes control of shaping and determining an outcome. 22) A mediator is a third party who works toward helping disputing parties creating solution themselves by facilitating communication and dispute resolution techniques among the parties. 23) Med-arb tends to work best in cases where.
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31) When a mediator is asked to assist in dispute resolution, the outcome is determined by: A) the government B) an arbitrator C) the parties themselves D) the mediator 32) When a mediator is asked to assist in dispute resolution, the outcome is determined by: A) the government B) the arbitrator C) the mediator D).
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  37. The name given to the budget process that aggregates income and expenditures across projects is: a) activity-oriented budget b) top-down budget c) bottom-up budget d) program-oriented budget e) activity-based costing 38. The first unit requires 10 hours to complete. If the industry uses an 80 percent learning rate, how long should the third unit take? a).
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  48. Which of the following is a nonnumeric project selection method? a) Q-sort method b) payback period c) discounted cash flow method d) real options e) scoring methods 49. Which of the following is a numeric project selection method? a) comparative benefits b) payback period c) Q-sort method d) operating/competitive necessity e) sacred cow 50. In Crystal Ball, cells that contain outcomes.
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  43. Which of the following would NOT be considered a project? a) placing the weekly replenishment order b) a political campaign c) constructing a new office building d) developing a new cancer treatment. e) writing a new textbook 44. “Blue Sky” projects are a) R & D projects b) Platform projects c) Breakthrough projects d) Derivative projects e) High risk projects 45..
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Multiple Choice 32. Why is it necessary to consider the learning curve of resources on a project? a) to estimate labor costs properly b) to improve project team morale c) because it always takes less time to do a task after someone has done it a few times d) collective bargaining contracts require it e) All.
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Multiple Choice 31. Allocating specific, limited resources to specific activities is called a) resource allocation b) resource leveling c) resource tracking d) expediting a project e) crashing a project 32. The primary cause of concern in resource allocation is a) labor cost b) resource scarcity c) lack of solution methodologies d) parallel activities e) equipment downtime 33. A project that must be completed.
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MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question. 16) All of the following terms accurately describe power, except: A) It is static B) It is situational C) It is fluid D) It is derived from many sources 17) All but one of the following is a major.
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  41. Which of the following is NOT a component of a control system? a) effector b) sensor c) decision maker d) leveler e) standard 42. Which of the following is NOT a tool used to aid the PM in project control? a) variance analysis b) trend projections c) earned value analysis d) control charts e) discounted cash flow analysis 43. The most.
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  41. Which of the following is an important project manager role? a) technical expert b) supervisor c) project champion d) micromanager e) communicator 42. Which of the following types of organizations would likely NOT have a program manager? a) functional project organization b) pure project organization c) strong matrix project organization d) weak matrix organization e) All of the above would.
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16) People involved in disputes tend to ________ the costs associated with exercising a rights-based or power-based approach. A) inflate B) overestimate C) ignore D) underestimate 17) In matters of public importance, which approach is most likely necessary? A) A rights-based approach C) An interests-based approach 18) ________ are a precursor to the use of.
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  36. Which of the following is NOT an element of the Gantt chart? a) actual progress b) variance of the critical path c) the current date d) scheduled milestones e) all of the above are elements 37. Which of the following is typically used as the best estimate of task duration? a) expected time b) pessimistic time c) optimistic.
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  38. Which of the following is NOT a category in the RACI matrix? a) Responsible b) Interpret c) Accountable d) Consult e) Inform 39. The first task of a newly appointed project manager is a) to negotiate the project’s budget b) to negotiate with functional managers for key resources c) to develop a work breakdown structure for the project d).
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Multiple Choice 31. The project manager is responsible to: a) the parent organization b) the project team c) the project’s client d) the project manager’s immediate supervisor e) all of the above 32. Which of the following is NOT true concerning the difference between the project manager (PM) and the traditional manager TM)? a) the PM is a.
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  41. Which of the following is most closely associated with the output of a project becoming a standard part of the operating systems of the sponsoring firm or client? a) termination-by-addition b) termination-by-extinction c) termination-by-integration d) termination-by-starvation e) termination-by-elimination 42. Which of the following is NOT a main duty of the termination manager? a) Oversee the closing.
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MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question. 49) Which of the following management styles describes a manager who passively listens to what each side chooses to reveal and then tells the parties how to solve the conflict based on their presentations? A) Adversarial intervention.
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35) Language of a very high intensity is always more effective. MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question. 36) There are three major issues to consider when constructing a message. Which of the following is NOT one of them? A) The delivery style of the.
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  36. The project team members should be all of the following except: a) politically sensitive b) technically competent c) goal oriented d) problem oriented e) focused on activities 37. How many different types of project organizations are there? a) 3 b) 6 c) 4 d) 5 e) Unlimited number 38. The three primary goals of any project are: a) profit, schedule, quality b) schedule,.
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21. Intrateam conflicts are minimal in a matrix organization. 22.Since the PM has position power there is NO need for them to have credibility 23. Political savvy is not only an important characteristic of a project manager but is also important for project team members. 24. It is more important for project team.
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TRUE/FALSE. Write 'T' if the statement is true and 'F' if the statement is false. 45) Managers are frequently involved in the handling of disputes between subordinates and colleagues. 46) Managers use one of three dominant styles when intervening in a subordinate conflict. 47) A manager using an adversarial intervention exerts high control.
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41) Which of the following is a hybrid approach combines the flexible and creative facets of mediation with the finality of binding adjudication? A) Neg-Arb B) Arb-Med C) Med-Arb D) Union arbitration 42) In the arbitration-mediation process the third party begins by: A) holding an arbitration hearing and making a decision, which is placed.
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Multiple Choice 31. Which of the following is concerned with appraising a project relative to its initial or revised plan? a) project evaluation b) project termination c) project monitoring d) project control e) project planning 32. According to research, which of the following is NOT an important dimension of project success? a) project efficiency b) project team cohesiveness c) customer.
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Multiple Choice 38. Which of the following are projects? a) the design and development of a new product b) gathering and entering employment data for a Bureau of Labor Statistics quarterly report c) producing a car on an automobile assembly line d) a and b above. e) a, b, and c above. 39.Which of the following is NOT.
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  42.Which of the following is NOT a sub-process associated with risk management? a) risk identification b) risk measurement c) qualitative risk analysis d) quantitative risk analysis e) risk response planning 43. Which of the following is NOT true regarding top-down budgeting? a) It is based on the collective judgments of top and middle managers. b) Overall project costs.
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26) An arbitrator is a third party who works toward helping disputing parties creating solution themselves by facilitating communication and dispute resolution techniques among the parties. 27) Med-Arb and Arb-Med are essentially the same processes. MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question. 28) Third-party help.
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  26. Project team conflict stifles team creativity. 27. Project “war rooms” discourage team cooperation, morale and communications. 28. The skill of persuasion has the following parts A Credibility B Common goals C vivid language and compeling evidence D connection to emotions E all of the above 29. Matrix, pure project, and functional project organizations may exist in the.
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36) British Columbia has three forms of mediation, which of the following is NOT one of those forms? A) Quasi-mandatory B) Reciprocal C) Mandatory D) Voluntary 37) A(n) ________ is a third party who takes control of shaping and determining an outcome. A) Justice of the peace B) Reconciliatory C) Mediator D) Arbitrator 38) Which of.
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TRUE/FALSE. Write 'T' if the statement is true and 'F' if the statement is false. 30) There are three different routes to persuasion. 31) The peripheral route tends to be grounded in cognitive and technical changes. 32) The central route tends to be rational, cognitive, and based on information. 33) The routes of persuasion.
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Multiple Choice 31. Which of the following is NOT an objective mentioned in the text for data gathered from monitoring? a) promoting team members b) keeping management informed c) auditing d) learning from mistakes e) control 32. The plan-monitor-control cycle is best described as a) an open loop process b) a closed-loop process c) an ad-hoc process d) an informal process e).
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