Questions on Project Cost Management


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  1. Reserve Analysis a technique NOT used in:
    1. Estimate Costs
    2. Determine Budget
    3. Control Costs
    4. Estimate Activity Duration

  2. A Project with a total funding of $100,000 finished with a BAC value of $95,000. What term can BEST describe the difference of $5,000?
    1. Cost Variance
    2. Management Overhead
    3. Management Contingency Reserve
    4. Schedule Variance

  3. Project Cost Management Plan is created as a part of:
    1. Develop Project Management Plan process
    2. Estimate Costs process
    3. Determine Budget process
    4. Control Costs process

  4. A particular project in the domain of civil construction requires that every on-site worker be insured. Which of the following inputs BEST conveys this requirement to the Estimate Costs process so that the insurance cost is estimated and subsequently budgeted:
    1. Enterprise Environmental Factor
    2. Organizational Process Assets
    3. Project Scope Statement
    4. Project Management Plan

  5. _____________ is not a part of the project cost baseline but is included in the project budget:
    1. Activity Cost Contingency Reserve
    2. Management Contingency Reserve
    3. Management Overheads
    4. Project Management Planing

  6. _____________ is not part of the Earned Value calculations.
    1. Known Unknowns
    2. Unknown Unknowns
    3. Project Budget
    4. Amount of work completed

  7. What is the BEST way to make an accurate forecasting of ETC?
    1. Manual Forecasting of cost of remaining work.
    2. BAC – EV
    3. (BAC – EV)/CPI
    4. EAC - AC

  8. If the Earned Value is equal to Actual Cost, it means:
    1. Project is on budget and on schedule
    2. Schedule Variance Index is 1
    3. There is no schedule variance
    4. There is no cost variance

  9. Trend Analysis is BEST described as:
    1. Analyzing performance of similar projects over time
    2. Examining project performance over time
    3. Calculating Earned Value
    4. Calculating Cost Variance

  10. Which of the following is not done as part of Performance Measurements?
    1. Calculating Planned Value
    2. Calculating Earned Value
    3. Calculating ETC
    4. Calculating Cost Variance

  11. Management Contingency Reserve is identified in which process:
    1. Estimate Activity Duration
    2. Estimate Costs
    3. Determine Budget
    4. Estimate Activity Resources

  12. Project Cost Management Plan is created as a part of:
    1. Develop Project Management Plan process
    2. Estimate Cost process
    3. Determine Budget process
    4. Control Cost process

  13. A particular project in the domain of civil construction requires that every on-site worker be insured. Which of the following inputs BEST conveys this requirement to the Cost Estimation process so that the insurance cost is estimated and subsequently budgeted?
    1. Enterprise Environmental Factor
    2. Organizational Process Assets
    3. Project Scope Statement
    4. Project Management Plan

  14. Analogous Cost Estimating is
    1. Generally Accurate
    2. Generally less accurate
    3. Uses statistical relationship between historical data and other variables
    4. Bottom-up estimating

  15. Which is NOT true about Analogous Cost Estimating
    1. Uses Expert Judgment
    2. Used when reference projects are similar
    3. Does not require high expertise on part of estimators as estimates are based on previous projects
    4. Useful in early phases of the project


















Answers

  1. C
  2. C. At completion the BAC represents the revised Cost baseline for the project. Management reserves are not part of the cost baselines but they are part of the Project Funding requirements. Therefore the difference between the Cost Baseline and Funding requirement at Project completion is Management Contingency Reserve.
  3. A
  4. C
  5. B

  6. B
  7. A
  8. D. EV – AC = Cost Variance. Therefore if EV = AC, the Cost Variance is zero (i.e. Project is on budget (but not necessarily on schedule, as there is not enough information on schedule variance)
  9. B
  10. B

  11. C
  12. A. Note that there is no separate process in the Project Cost Estimation knowledge area to develop a cost management plan.
  13. C. Project Scope Statement usually contains assumptions and constraints.
  14. B
  15. C

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