Interactive: Fundamentals 2

This interactive eLearning module will quiz you on the knowledge contained in the Fundamentals 2 lesson and help identify your weak areas.

You should know and understand the Fundamental concepts of Project Management as presented in Chapter 2 of the PMBOK

Identify the organizational types in the correct position on the PM power-band

  • Projectized
  • Strong Matrix
  • Balanced Matrix
  • Weak Matrix
  • Functional

Match the advantages to the correct organizational type

Answers:

Functional - Clear career path for project team members

Matrix - Maximization of resources

Projectized - Team Loyalty

  • Functional
    Clear career path for project team members
  • Matrix
    Maximization of resources
  • Projectized
    Team loyalty

Match the disadvantages to the organization type

Answers:

Functional - Projects are low priority

Matrix - More conflict

Projectized - Duplication of resources

  • Functional
    Projects are low priority
  • Matrix
    More conflict
  • Projectized
    Duplication of resources

Match PM power to the organization type

Answers:

Functional - PM is weakest

Weak Matrix - PM is weaker

Balanced Matrix - PM is equal with FM

Strong Matrix - PM is stronger

Projectized - PM is strongest

  • Functional
    PM is weakest
  • Weak Matrix
    PM is weaker
  • Balanced Matrix
    PM is equal with FM
  • Strong Matrix
    PM is stronger
  • Projectized
    PM is strongest

Which of the following is not an Organizational Process Asset?

Answer:

The only item on this list that is NOT an Organizational Process Asset (OPA) is the PMIS or Project Management Information System. The PMIS is listed in the PMBOK as an Enterprise Environmental Factor (EEF).

  • PMIS
  • Templates
  • Historical information
  • Lessons Learned
  • Policies
  • Standards
  • Knowledge base

Which of the following is not an Enterprise Environmental Factor?

Answer:

The only item on this list that is NOT an Enterprise Environmental Factor (EEF) is Organizational policy, which is an Organizational Process Asset.

  • Government regulation
  • Political climate
  • The project team environment
  • Organizational policy
  • Competition
  • Industry standards

Which are true about the project life cycle

The Following are True:

Risk decreases as the project progresses

An agile life cycle supports a rapidly changing environment

A project life cycle can have many iterations of the 5 Process Groups

  • Risk decreases as the project progresses
  • Stakeholder influences increases as the project progresses
  • Building a website would have predictive life cycle
  • An agile life cycle supports a rapidly changing environment
  • Projects can have many product life cycles
  • A project life cycle can have many iterations of the 5 Process Groups

Identify the characteristics of the project life cycle

  • Risk & Influence
  • Cost
  • Staffing