Interactive: Integration Management

This eLearning course will quiz you on the knowledge contained in the Integration Management lesson and help identify your weak areas.

You should know and understand the Fundamental concepts of Integration Management as presented in Chapter 4 of the PMBOK and the PMP Exam Content Outline available from www.pmi.org

Which of the following are True and False about Integration Management?

The Following are True:

Integration is coordinating all of the processes and project management activities to achieve a successful project outcome

Includes making choices and trade-offs among competing objectives and managing interdependencies

  • Integration is coordinating all of the processes and project management activities to achieve a successful project outcome
  • Includes making choices and trade-offs among competing objectives and managing interdependencies
  • The main role of the PM is that of project coordinator
  • Integration Management can be considered the macro-level of project management while the other 10 Knowledge Areas are the micro-level. It is the most complex Knowledge Area

Place the terms where they belong.

  • Develop Project Charter
  • Statement of Work
  • Business Case
  • Agreements
  • Project Charter

Projects are triggered by which of the following?

Answer:

All answers are correct. Projects may be triggered by all of these.

  • Market Demand
  • Organizational Need
  • Customer Request
  • Technological Advance
  • Legal Requirement
Select as many as apply.

When choosing a project, you should select projects with higher values for which of the following factors?

Bigger is Better for:

NPV

IRR

BCR

  • NPV
  • Payback Period
  • IRR
  • BCR
  • Opportunity Cost

Match the financial measure to it's definition.

Answers:

Present Value - A future amount of money that has been discounted to reflect its current value, as if it existed today.

Net Present Value - Present value of the total benefits (income or revenue) less the costs over the time period.

Return on Investment - The rate of return on the project normalized by the initial investment.

Benefit-Cost Ratio - Should be equal or greater than 1 in order to invest.

Internal Rate of Return - Used to measure and compare the profitability of investments.

  • Present Value
    A future amount of money that has been discounted to reflect its current value, as if it existed today.
  • Net Present Value
    Present value of the total benefits (income or revenue) less the costs over the time period.
  • Return on Investment
    The rate of return on the project normalized by the initial investment
  • Benefit-Cost Ratio
    Should be equal or greater than 1 in order to invest.
  • Internal Rate of Return
    Used to measure and compare the profitability of investments.

Which of the following are True and False about initiating a project?

T - The PM is usually not involved in project selection

T - A project must have a What and Why

F - Projects are initiated when there is a defect to fix and sufficient reason to fix it

F - It is best if the Charter is written prior to PM selection

  • The PM is usually not involved in project selection
  • A project must have a What and Why
  • Projects are initiated when there is a defect to fix and sufficient reason to fix it
  • It is best if the Charter is written prior to PM selection

Which is true and false about the Project Management Plan?

The Following are True:

Is is the main project document which guides the work of the project

It has 16 subsidiary plans or components

It is developed iteratively and consists of the outputs of many planning processes

  • It is the main project document which guides the work of the project
  • It has 16 subsidiary plans or components
  • It should be completed at the beginning of a project before project execution begins
  • It is developed iteratively and consists of the outputs of many planning processes
  • Project planning can begin after the Project Statement of Work is received

Drag and Drop the terms to solve the PM Plan Puzzle

  • Develop PM Plan
  • Scope Baseline
  • Scope Mgt Plan
  • Plan Quality Mgt
  • Cost Mgt Plan
  • Plan HR Mgt
  • Determine Budget
  • Config Mgt Plan
  • Plan Scope Mgt
  • Plan Risk Mgt
  • Schedule Baseline
  • Comm Mgt Plan
  • Process Improvement Plan
  • Plan Schedule Mgt
  • Plan Stakeholder Mgt
  • Procurement Mgt Plan

Which is true and false about the PM Plan?

The Following are True:

It is kept accurate through the use of progressive elaboration and integrated change control

Updates to one sub-plan can impact other sub-plans

Baselines are used to measure project performance

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  • It consists of the inputs, tools & techniques, and outputs of many planning processes
  • It is kept accurate through the use of progressive elaboration and integrated change control
  • It contains the Scope, Time, Cost and Quality Baselines
  • Updates to one sub-plan can impact other sub-plans
  • Baselines are used to measure project performance

Which of the following are project documents?

The Following are Project Documents:

Stakeholder Register

Issue Log

Project Charter

Milestone List

  • Stakeholder Register
  • Scope Baseline
  • Communications Mgt Plan
  • Issue Log
  • Project Charter
  • Milestone List

Place the terms where they belong.

  • Develop Project Mgt Plan
  • Project Charter
  • Facilitation Techniques
  • PM Plan
  • High-level starting point
  • Outputs from other processes
  • Subsidiary Plans

Which statements are True and False about project Baselines?

F - A Baseline does not change throughout the project

T - There are 3 Baselines: Scope, Time & Cost

T - Baselines are part of the PM Plan

T - Baselines should be updated with Approved Change Requests

F - Baselines are an actual type input to Monitoring & Controlling Processes used to measure project performance

  • A Baseline does not change throughout the project
  • There are 3 Baselines: Scope, Time & Cost
  • Baselines are part of the PM Plan
  • Baselines should be updated with Approved Change Requests
  • Baselines are an actual type input to Monitoring & Controlling Processes used to measure project performance

Which of the following statements are True and False about Executing a project?

The Following are True:

Executing can begin as soon as you have enough of the PM Plan developed to support moving forward

Executing may be modified continuously through progressive elaboration and integration of the PM Plan

  • Executing the project involves carrying out the Project Management Plan…all 13 components of it
  • Executing is about creating the requirements, managing and conducting everything that needs to be carried out to achieve the objectives required by the Project Charter
  • Executing can begin as soon as you have enough of the PM Plan developed to support moving forward
  • Executing may be modified continuously through progressive elaboration and integration of the PM Plan

Place the terms where they belong

  • Manage
  • Approved Change Requests
  • Deliverables
  • WPD
  • PM Plan
  • Project Information Management System (PMIS)

Which of the following statements are True and False about Monitoring & Controlling?

The Following are True

Monitoring & Controlling is about comparing actual project performance against the PM Plan

Every Monitoring & Controlling process must have at least 1 Planned-Type input and 1 Actual-Type input

  • Monitoring & Controlling is about comparing actual project performance against the PM Plan
  • The 3 Work Reports form the main metric for comparing actual performance
  • Every Monitoring & Controlling process must have at least 1 Planned-Type input and 1 Actual-Type input
  • Work Performance Data (WPD), Work Performance Information (WPI), and Work Performance Reports (WPR) are always Planned-Type inputs

Place the terms where they belong

  • WPD
  • WPI
  • WPR
  • Control
  • Direct & Manage
  • Stakeholder

Place the terms where they belong

  • Schedule Forecasts
  • Cost Forecasts
  • Validated Changes
  • WPR
  • Change Requests
  • Analytical Techniques

Place the terms where they belong

  • PM Plan
  • Change Control Tools
  • Change Log
  • Approved Change Requests
  • Change Requests
  • Integrated

Put the Change Control Steps in the proper order

The Proper Order is:

Identify the change

Understand the impact of the change

Create a Change Request (CR)

Perform integrated change control

Adjust the PM Plan

Implement the Approved CR through Direct & Manage Project Work

Manage stakeholder expectations

  • 1
    Identify the change
  • 2
    Understand the impact of the change
  • 3
    Create a Change Request (CR)
  • 4
    Perform integrated change control
  • 5
    Adjust the PM Plan
  • 6
    Implement the Approved CR through Direct & Manage Project Work
  • 7
    Manage stakeholder expectations

Which of the following statements are True and False about Closing the Project?

The Following are True:

Closing the project is about closing out all legal relationships

Closing the project is about transitioning ownership of the final product, service, or result over to appropriate stakeholders

Closing the project is about finalizing all project documentation

  • Closing the project is about closing out all legal relationships
  • Closing the project is about transitioning ownership of the final product, service, or result over to appropriate stakeholders
  • Closing the project is about finalizing all project documentation
  • Closing the project is triggered by validation of the final deliverable by the appropriate stakeholders during Validate Scope
  • Close Contracts must be completed before Close Project or Phase can be completed

Place the terms where they belong

  • OPA
  • Close Procurements
  • or Phase
  • Accepted Deliverables
  • Service
  • Validate Scope
  • Variance