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1. A large construction complex is being built. The complex consists of many residential apartment blocks and some commercial establishments. More than 1000 workers are working on the construction. Based on this information, this seems to be an example of:
2. A program has been initiated by a telecom company to launch 4G telecom services. There are multiple components to this program with complex interlinkages. The program manager has completed writing a Program Scope Management Plan. How can this plan be used by the project managers?
3. A manufacturer of luxury automobiles is keen on entering into a new market, which seems to have a lot of potential. What should be the first step for the company on this venture?
4. A program has been initiated by a telecom company to launch 4G telecom services. There are multiple components to this program with complex interlinkages. The program manager is working on preparing the Program Work Breakdown Structure. A newly joined program coordinator who is assisting with the data collection is confused. What can you tell him about the contents of the PWBS?
5. A project is part of a larger program. During the planning activities, the project manager complains that the work of the project is research oriented and cannot be estimated or planned for in the beginning. What should the program manager do in this case?
6. Who should be involved in the preparation of the Program WBS?
7. A large construction complex is being built. The complex consists of many residential apartment blocks and some commercial establishments. The program manager is about to start the planning process after the approval of the program charter. Which of the following steps should be done first?
8. An electronics company is working on an advanced system for an early warning system to predict the weather. The program will have 20 major projects that will have sites in 12 states. Which of the following components is least appropriate for inclusion in the program?
9. The program scope statement has been finalized, the distribution of work among various components has been determined and the program WBS has been created. Which of the following activities should the program manager and the project manager's focus on next?
10. The program scope statement has been finalized, the distribution of work among various components has been determined and the program WBS has been created. The program manager asks the project managers to create a work breakdown structure. The project managers are having difficulty understanding what purpose the project level WBS will serve over and above the PWBS. Which statement best explains the need for a project level WBS?
11. The program consists of 10 projects. Each project performs a Validate Scope process to determine whether the deliverables of the project should be accepted. What should be the role and interest of the program manager in this process?
12. While preparing the program WBS, a member of the program team is wondering if the "other work" should be included. What is the best way to address this question?
13. After completing the planning processes for the program and the components, the program manager would like to baseline the plans. What does the baseline program management plan represent?
14. A program manager is working on benefits management and has prepared program architecture. How should the program architecture be utilized?
15. A program with a large number of components is about to start. Governance is a key issue for the program manager due to the complexity of the components and the program manager is trying to address this by preparing a program governance plan. Which of the following is the LEAST important component of this plan?
16. A program is about to start. The sponsor has just issued the program charter. Which is the LEAST effective way for the program manager and the component managers to utilize the program charter?
17. Project A and Project B are part of a program. Project B depends upon the output of project From the project perspective, this is an example of:
18. Project A and Project B are part of a program. Project B depends upon the output of Project A's deliverable has been delayed, which has a severe impact on Project B. Who is responsible for solving this problem?
19. Project A and Project B are part of a program. Project B depends upon the output of project Work in project B can start about 1 week after Project A has handed over its deliverables. This is an example of:
20. Project A is part of a program for a steel plant. Building a motor assembly is an activity on the critical path for Project A, which ultimately delivers mixing units to the program. The team working on the motor assembly estimates the time required to be 30 days. The manager of project A reckons it should be 20 days, and the program manager thinks it should take no more than 15 days. What can be done to resolve the issue?
21. A program to build a commercial complex is in full swing. The program reports a CPI of 0.8 and SPI of 1.2. Which of the following might explain such a scenario?
22. A program to build a commercial complex is in full swing. The program reports a CPI of 1.2 and SPI of 0.8. Which of the following might explain such a scenario?
23. A program is on extremely tight deadlines. The sponsor wants the program manager to work on ensuring that all the critical path activities should complete on time. How should the program manager respond?
24. How does stakeholder management in projects differ from programs?
25. Project A and Project B are part of a program. Project B depends upon the output of Project A's deliverable has been delayed. What should the program manager do?
26. Project A and Project B are part of a program. Project B depends upon the output of Project A's deliverable has been delayed. How can the program manager help the manager of project A speed up the delivery?
27. An earth moving machine is allocated to a construction program. This machine has some custom attachments that make it particularly useful for the site on which the construction is taking place. Many projects have a need for this machine and it is leading to frequent conflict among projects. Which is the best way to deal with this situation?
28. A music company is launching an advertisement campaign. The campaign is highly visible and involves different projects. It recently came to light that the program manager leading the campaign has indulged in favoritism while appointing agencies and is suspected to have taken bribes to issue purchase orders. The company is worried about the risk to the campaign and its image if this comes to light. How should the program board proceed?
29. A program consists of 10 projects, each headed by a project manager. Who should be responsible for the identification of risks on the program?
30. How is program level risk management different from project level risk management?
31. A project within a program has identified an opportunity that will help realize a $1 million early completion bonus. The program has some spare resources that can be deployed to make early completion a reality. What risk response strategy is being deployed here?
32. A project is part of a program. The project had identified a risk, which has now actually occurred. This will cause a cost escalation of $5 million. How should this be handled within the program?
33. A pharmaceutical company has a thriving new drug development program. One of the projects has created a new medicine, which is approaching clinical trials. There is a risk that this medicine causes some side effects. The project does not have sufficient reserves to cover liabilities, nor does the program. So the program manager decides to move the trials to a different country where the liability clauses are not so stringent. This requires additional funding, so the change request has gone to the Program Board. How should the Board decide?
34. A pharmaceutical company has a thriving new drug development program. One of the projects has created a new medicine, which is approaching clinical trials. A competitor company has learnt about this development and has expressed interest in licensing this formula. Who should be involved in making this decision?
35. A music company based in the UK is launching a new album with a new upcoming artist who has recently won a popular reality show on television. The album is expected to be a big hit and all the reviews have been excellent. The company now learns that one of the songs in the album may have been copied from a song popular in Kore What risk response strategy should the program manager use in this case?
36. The projects within a program have just finished initial risk identification, analysis of the risks, and planning the responses. Contingency reserves have been established at the project and program levels. How frequently should the program manager review the project level risks during the program?
37. A program manager and the project managers working on the program are trying to come up with the contingency reserve requirements. However, the job is made difficult by the numerous parameters which can change and the wide probability distributions associated with each. Which of the following tools will be most useful in determine the overall risk level and hence the reserve requirements for the projects and the program?
38. A rise in the cost of raw materials has caused a significant impact to many projects in a program. What risk response strategy can be adopted at the program level to manage this risk?
39. A program has created a new service for a telecom company that is ready for a rollout. The cost of a marketing campaign and the whole launch process is $5 million. Expectations are that the first year's cash margin itself will recover the launch costs. However, there is a 50% chance that revenues may be lower due to problems in the broader economy. What parameters should the program manager take into consideration before deciding whether to go ahead with the launch?
40. A product created by a project team within a program is about to transition into operations. During the training and enablement of the operational team, the operations manager suggests that a little expenditure on marketing would greatly increase the potential revenues from the new product. What kind of a response strategy is being suggested here?
41. A product created by a project team within a program is about to transition into operations. During the training and enablement of the operational team, the operations manager suggests that a little expenditure on marketing would greatly increase the potential revenues from the new product. How should the program manager handle this suggestion?
42. An engineering company is working on a program for a client that is spread across 6 countries and 12 sites. Each site is considered a project and the program manager also manages the client relationship and the finances. Which of the following is the most important risk for the program manager?
43. A program is considered to be fraught with risk. The program manager would like to ensure that the initial risk identification uncovers as many risks as possible so that they can be planned by the program and its components. Which of these techniques would help in coming up with wide range of risks?
44. A project is part of a program. The project manager has used different techniques to identify and analyze risks and plan responses. She has further provided for contingency reserves. However, she tells the program manager that her gut feel suggests there are probably more risks that could arise during the project execution. What would be your advice while finalizing the plan?
45. A music company based in the UK is reviewing new artists for its latest album when they come across a new upcoming artist who has recently won a popular reality show on television. The music is of a very high quality and there seems to be tremendous potential to create value for the company, though the artist is relatively junior and not very well known. Which strategy might be most useful in this case?
46. What should be the outlook of a program manager about the quality management planning processes?
47. A program manager has recently taken over a program that has been in progress for 2 years. There are 8 projects and 15 vendors on the program. What should the program manager do?
48. All the projects in a program are under extreme time pressure. Time-to-market is a critical success factor with regard to all the deliverables. The project manager of one of the projects which is still ongoing received a major change request that will increase cost, risk, and time. The project manager approached the program manager for advice on how to deal with the change. How should the program manager deal with this situation?
49. A project manager is selecting a vendor for a complex piece of work on her project, for the project does not have in-house technical expertise. Which of the following vendors should the program manager recommend?
50. A project manager is outsourcing a complex piece of work on her project, as the project does not have in-house technical expertise. As a result of this change, the program had to shell out additional funds. Further, the program and project now needs to worry about the reliability of the vendor. This is an example of:
51. A project manager is outsourcing a complex piece of work on her project, as the project does not have in-house technical expertise. The requirements for this piece of work will evolve over a period of time. A vendor has been identified. Which form of contract should the program manager recommend for use in this case?
52. One of the integration tests between the outputs of two projects failed. Both projects are adamant it is not their fault. Which of the following techniques can help identify the likely remedy for this?
53. A program manager was overwhelmed trying to keep tabs on the different projects and the sponsor suggested to her to set up a program office to help out. Which of the following explains the role of the program office?
54. A program includes an operational department that provides support to the products produced by its projects. Since it is a newly introduced function the program manager is closely monitoring it. The program manager notices that average time to serve a customer has gone up for the past 7 consecutive days even though it is still within the service standard threshold set by the organization. What should the program manager do?
55. Which of the following areas should NOT be the focus of the program management domain?
56. Which of the following quality philosophies embraces management ownership for quality?
57. One of the projects in a program makes embedded software for pacemaker devices for use during critical heart surgery. The program manager has issued quality policy guidelines for the projects. Which one is most appropriate for this project?
58. An automobile company just finished a program to launch a new vehicle on a hybrid platform. Which of the following would be LEAST important artifact from the closure processes?
59. A program manager works in a matrix organization and is leading a cross functional program. The project managers all report into specific functions and have no direct reporting relationship with the program manager. The program manager herself is reporting into her function and has an additional responsibility to make the program successful. What would be the biggest challenge for the program manager in this situation?
60. A cross functional program is set up to be executed in a matrix organization. The project managers all report into specific functions and have no direct reporting relationship with the program manager. The program manager will report into a function and has an additional responsibility to make the program successful. What would be the most important skill for the program manager in this situation?
61. A program has several projects and a couple of them have already transitioned into operations which are part of the same program. The operations are fairly stable and the projects have also matured to a significant extent. A new senior executive has taken over as the program sponsor recently and has directed the program manager to "increase the focus on quality". Which of the following will be most useful skills and qualities for the program manager in this scenario?
62. A company working in the pharmaceutical industry has been acquired by another company. The new owners are reviewing the existing programs and taking a decision whether they fit into their strategy or not. Which of the following will be LEAST useful while making the decision about strategic alignment?
63. Three projects which were part of a program are complete. The deliverables have been validated and accepted by the customer. While a final review before transition was in progress, the manager of the operational unit responsible for supporting the deliverables has expressed concern that his staff has not been trained in the support procedures. What should the program manager do?
64. There are various electronic components being developed for a pathological laboratory in a hospital. These are developed by different projects and integrated into a central information repository through a program. Which of the following should be a part of the program level quality plan?
65. A change request has been received by a project manager that seems to be in line with the objectives of the program. It will cause a delay in the project's delivery and require additional funding from the organization. Who can take a decision about this change?
66. Zulu communications is a cell phone handset manufacturer. Its models have been popular in the past but it has been out paced by other companies which have introduced models with new features at a much faster rate, leading customers to believe Zulu is an old and stale company. It is launching a program to introduce next generation of phones that can successfully compete in the market. How should the program manager go about gathering the requirements for this program?
67. A program manager wants to initiate a new component that will help improve the efficiency of the existing components. One of the members of the program board disputes the reasons for the new component and feels the results can be achieved without a new component. The program board is split equally in the two camps. What is the best way to arrive at a decision?
68. An organization is embarking on a change initiative to use six sigma principles on its operations to achieve higher quality. The program is sponsored by a senior executive and the program manager has been appointed. The program manager fears that there would be a lot of passive resistance at lower levels of the organization. Which approach is likely to be most effective in overcoming this?
69. Which is the best statement about projects, programs, and portfolios?
70. A program is being executed in the public domain with multiple stakeholders and high instance of conflict. What is the best way to handle conflict on programs?
71. Two project managers who were working on a program were involved in a conflict for resources. The program manager got the two together and entered into a discussion to find the best possible solution. At the meeting, everybody agreed on a way forward. What more should the program manager do to make sure the conflict is resolved?
72. You are the Program Manager on a defence program, deploying sophisticated weaponry on a potential battle front. There was a serious disagreement at one of the meetings, which led to a couple of the deputies coming to blows and almost using their weapons. What is the best way for the program manager to deal with this conflict?
73. A program to launch a new commercial vehicle is almost complete. The design is accepted and has passed all the mandatory tests and received the approvals. The dealerships and service stations are established and trained. A week from launch, you realize that the spares inventory is missing some key parts which may impact the launch date. Who is responsible to solve this problem?
74. A program to launch a new commercial vehicle is almost complete. The design is accepted and has passed all the mandatory tests and received the approvals. The dealerships and service stations are established and trained. A week from launch, you realize that the spares inventory is missing some key parts which may impact the launch date. Which of the following is the best way to resolve the problem?
75. A program comprises of 8 projects with complex interlinkages. What is the level of detail expected in the program management plan?
76. During the project level HR planning, which aspect of the planning process should the program manager pay MOST attention to?
77. During execution of a project that is part of a program, the project manager wants to implement a change that is well within the reserves of the project. In reviewing this change request, what should be the program manager's biggest concern?
78. A program manager is anticipating a 50% budget reduction in the forthcoming accounting period due to a particularly difficult economic environment. Which of the following is the best way to ensure that the components are taking necessary measures to cope?
79. A program has achieved most of its objectives and is nearing closure. Which of the following represents the most comprehensive list of activities to be performed?
80. A startup company was acquired by a larger company. In the acquiring company it is mandatory to follow certain processes for compliance purposes. The members of a project team drawn from the acquired company are finding these processes cumbersome and are resisting them. The issue has been escalated. What should the program manager do?
81. A well-established retail company in clothing products has issued the charter for a program to increase Sales by 100% in the next 3 years. The program manager is at a loss to figure out how to meet these requirements. Where can she get guidance about possible means?
82. In preparing the lessons learned and historical records for a program that was driven by several research projects which would be the most valuable information?
83. A project manager was just appointed to a project within a program and is wondering how to go about planning activities for the project. What is the best guidance that the program manager can provide?
84. A program manager is conducting a lessons learned meeting for the overall program. Which is the best set of attendees for this meeting?
85. A program manager who is being appointed to a new program is insisting that the program charter be issued. Which of the following is the MOST important purpose of the program charter?
86. A surgical equipment maker has come up with a new procedure for cataract surgery that reduces the time taken and leads to faster recovery of the patient. Which is the least effective way for the program manager articulates the benefits of the program for a hospital?
87. A critical resource within a project has resigned. Though the project has a succession plan, there is likelihood that some of the other projects may experience interface issues. How should this be handled?
88. Company A is performing due diligence and is in talks to acquire Company B. One of the agenda items is to understand the ongoing programs from Company B and getting an understanding about likely cash inflows and outflows on the programs in the coming years. Where is this information most likely to be found?
89. In the middle of the financial year, there were severe expense reductions ordered to shore up the financial performance of the company. Which of the following techniques will help the program manager exercise better control over the expenses of the program?
90. A program consisting of 10 projects is very demanding on resources. In planning for resources what should the program manager be most concerned about?
91. During the "Deliver Program Benefits" phase of the program lifecycle, the program manager ensures that components are initiated and transitioned. While issuing the charters for the components, what should be the most important consideration for the program manager?
92. What is the primary purpose of the program transition phase?
93. In setting up the information management system for the program and its components, what is the most important consideration for the program manager?
94. What are the typical outputs of the program definition phase?
95. A program manager and the project managers working on the program are working on the resource management plan. One of the difficulties is to figure out which resources are managed at the program level as opposed to the project level. Which is the best set of guidelines to follow to resolve this issue?
96. Due to the funding constraints, a program manager needs to manage the utilization of allocated budgets by the projects very closely. Which reports would be most helpful for the program manager?
97. A rehabilitation program has been put in place for a community that was affected by severe flooding. The program is funded by International Red Cross and a number of nongovernmental organizations and trusts. What kind of reporting and communication is most appropriate for this program?
98. A program manager has 15 project teams distributed across the globe. What would be least effective in enabling effective communications on the program?
99. A program manager works in a matrix organization and is leading a cross functional program. The project managers all report into specific functions and have no direct reporting relationship with the program manager. Midway through the program, the VP of the IT function suddenly withdraws all the resources assigned to this program saying it is no longer fitting into his function's priorities. What should the program manager do?
100. A program has a number of projects with a lot of interdependencies. One of the senior technical architects in a project made a change to the specifications of one of the deliverables. The other projects are dependent on the original specifications and now need to rework. Who is responsible to solve this problem?
101. While evaluating a new project that has come up for chartering, a program manager realizes that it seems to have a valid business driver and will add value to the organization, but is not aligned with the latest strategy of the company. What should the program manager do?
102. A mining program is trying to extract commercially viable minerals. However, this is a difficult task due to the geological complexities. Which one of the following would be least useful as success measures for the program?
103. A program manager believes in the Y-Theory and giving maximum autonomy to the team. Most of the project managers believe in the X-Theory and close management. What should be the recommended management style for the program?
104. A financial services program manages the investment portfolios of high net worth clients using a proprietary quantitative formula. What metric is best suited for this program?
105. A program has high visibility and several executives are monitoring it closely. A project has reported the likelihood of a 2 month delay. This delay is not yet critical as the project is not on the critical path. How should the program manager present this information in the next program status report?
106. Which of the following represents the difference between change management at the project level and the program level?
107. A function within an organization focuses on developing and fostering program management expertise, maintaining best practices, and mentoring and guiding program managers. This is an example of:
108. Which of the following happens during the closure formalities of a program, but not necessarily during the closure of a project?
109. What is the main role of the Functional Manager in a program?
110. Which of the following is MOST likely to use homogenous teams?
111. A program for developing new models of mobile phones in line with market trends is part of an important portfolio within an organization. After the phones are launched in the market, they are maintained and serviced by the customer service department. The program manager makes a case that the maintenance and service for the phones launched through the program should also be an operational part of the program. What is the best justification that the program manager provide for this to the program board?
112. What is the ideal role for the Program management in the change management process?
113. During the benefits delivery phase, what is the best role for the program manager?
114. Which of the following will NOT feature as subsidiary plan(s) of the program management plan?
115. A program for implementing a critical upgrade to a company's IT systems was implemented using 5 vendors spread across 6 continents. The program is approaching a deadline and there are several issues that are discovered during testing. There is a lot of finger pointing going on and very little progress being made towards resolving the issue. Which of the following will be most useful in this situation?
116. A program manager is reviewing the business case for a few projects which have been suggested for funding in the forthcoming portfolio cycle. Project A is forecasting a NPV of $15 million; Project B is forecasting a payback period of 26 months; Project C has a benefits cost ratio of 1:1.5; Project D has an IRR of 12% as against a cost of capital of 8%. Which project would you select if you can only invest in one?
117. A relief and rehabilitation program funded by international lending agencies and staffed by UNESCO volunteers is being managed by volunteer program managers from PMI and executed in sub-Saharan Africa, which has been hit by several years of drought. What is the role of governmental agencies in this program?
118. A program manager is reviewing the business case for a few projects which have been suggested for funding in the forthcoming portfolio cycle. Apart from establishing financial, market and technological feasibility, what other consideration may be most important for the program manager to evaluate during the chartering process?
119. An engineering company known for excellence in turnkey programs has recently won a large order from a foreign government for a large infrastructure program. Which of the following represents the first set of priorities for the program manager?
120. A program manager in a technology startup company thought of a new idea and is trying to seek a charter to pursue it. What should be the first step for the program manager?
121. The World Bank is evaluating whether or not to fund a mass transportation improvement program in a major city. Since the funding is for a social benefit, the first ask is to conduct a benefits analysis and identify benefits. Which is the best description of what will take place during benefits identification?
122. Which of the following best describes the role of the program manager in benefits management?
123. How exactly can a program manager ensure that the benefits from a program are indeed being realized?
124. Program management has similarities and differences with project management. Which of the following captures the essence of the differences?
125. Who is responsible for authorizing a component within a program?
126. A program comprises of 10 projects. As the projects are performing the Validate Scope process, what should be the focus of the program manager?
127. During a routine PMO review, they asked to review the program's benefit register. The program manager, who was newly appointed, pointed to the program scope statement, where a list of deliverables was provided. How can the PMO help the program manager understand the differences between the deliverables and benefits?
128. A program has rolled out a major upgrade to the Enterprise wide resource planning (ERP) system at a perfumes and fine chemicals company. During the benefits review meeting six months from the rollout, the IT department claimed that the deployment had been smooth and without incident, whereas the business claimed it had disrupted the normal business and added to the operational costs. This is MOST likely to be a result of:
129. A program has several projects that rely on the services of a vendor for delivery of critical parts. The parts are pretty standardized and usually procured under firm fixed price contracts. During a particular year, the supplier asks for renegotiating the prices because the dramatic increase in input costs has made the supply of parts unviable. What should you do as a program manager?
130. A program has entered into a cost reimbursable contract with incentives. The incentive is for lowering baseline costs and the sharing ratio is 60:40 in favor of the buyer. The baseline cost was $1million and the cost came in at $900,000. What should be the final payment to the seller?
131. A construction program frequently needs diesel generation sets for construction activity in a remote site where electricity supply has not yet arrived. The program policy is to rent the generator sets rather than buy them. A project manager made a request to buy a generator for his project, because he would like to have greater control over the availability, specifications and conditions of use. The other projects are perfectly happy with the renting arrangement. What should you do as a program manager?
132. A retail store is expanding in a new country and is looking for an IT supplier to provide PoS equipment, networking, computers, and application maintenance services for its stores. An RFP has been floated. How should the prospective sellers respond to the RFP?
133. A program manager is keen on ensuring a high level of quality. Which of the following policies are most suitable to be imposed from the program level?
134. The program manager and the project managers are reviewing the program level procurement management plan. Which of the following best describes the activities of the program manager and team that must be addressed in the plan?
135. During a routine scan through of the project reports, the program manager noticed that one of the projects on the program had not yet baselined the scope and was into the execution stage for a long time. What should the program manager do?
136. A consumer of electricity is signing a power purchase agreement with a producer. The rate agreed is $0.4 per unit of electricity, with a clause to revise the rate whenever there is a 10% movement in the price of the feedstock (natural gas) in the market. What kind of contract is this?
137. A program manager is working on an IT application maintenance program consisting of multiple projects that take care of a suite of custom software applications for a client. The program has been transitioned to a new supplier at an offshore location recently. The project manager for one of the teams escalates to the program manager that she is having difficulty figuring out requirements for the new release because the customer is not providing clear requirements and is not being responsive to emails. What is the best way to deal with this situation?
138. A program manager is working on an IT application maintenance program consisting of multiple projects that take care of a suite of custom software applications for a client. The program has been transitioned to a new supplier at an offshore location recently. The managers from one of the business units of the customer escalates to the program manager that the project teams are contacting him too frequently about requirements and causing disturbance. What should the program manager do?
139. A program manager recently took over a troubled program after the previous program manager left. Most of the project managers complained that the delays were due to poor estimation of the central component which is now running behind schedule and cascading the delay to other projects. What should the new program manager do?
140. A program has 6 projects and the projects are up against a tight deadline. The program manager wants to initiate a 7th project that will produce reusable parts that will help reduce time and cost on the 6 projects. The program manager has appointed a project manager, who is demanding a project charter before she can begin. How should the program manager respond in this situation?
141. What is the normal order in which the closure processes take place on a program?
142. A program for developing road infrastructure has multiple stakeholders and getting everybody's expectations understood and aligned is proving to be a challenge. Which is the best way to move forward?
143. A program manager is discussing with the project managers about the best form of contract to be used with the suppliers to the program. Which of the following is the most accurate statement in this regard?
144. A consumer electronics company is looking forward to launch a new version of an electrical shaver. What is the best way for it to get clear requirements?
145. A program manager is trying to consolidate the suppliers on a program by merging multiple contracts issued by different projects into a single contract. The program manager has invited existing suppliers as well as some new suppliers to a bidder conference. What is the best description of a bidder conference?
146. A program manager is trying to consolidate the suppliers on a program by merging multiple contracts issued by different projects into a single contract. The program manager has invited existing suppliers as well as some new suppliers to a bid for the contract. What kind of a bid document is best suited for this situation?
147. A program is initiated to reduce the energy needs of a chemicals refinery. One of the measures is to adopt renewable resources for preheating which reduce the overall energy needs. However, this will lead to increase in the operational costs. How should the program manager handle this?
148. A large automobile company invited an engineering company to construct a new factory. The work was completed 6 months ahead of schedule and the quality of work was excellent. Pleased at this result, the customer invited the program manager and 10 key members of the team to their board meeting in Alaska for a special felicitation ceremony. This is an example of:
149. Which of the following best describes the differences between a portfolio and a program?
150. A textile company is working on introducing a new technology that will reduce the cost of manufacturing which will be done through a program. Which of the following would probably be the first step in the sequence of activities for the program?
151. A well-diversified company is present in multiple businesses ranging from automobiles to textiles. The financial performance has been lackluster and the debt burden has been mounting. The company is looking to exit some businesses in order to shore up the balance sheet. Which is the best way to achieve this?
152. A company operating in the biotechnology space is working in several areas. They have a new drug development program that comes up with new prescriptions based on biochemical processes. They have a clinical research business where they perform outsourced projects targeted towards specific goals. They also have a biofuels business looking to extract fuels from natural sources. This describes a collection of:
153. A petroleum exploration company has a need for submersible pumps for extracting oil. These pumps are expensive and highly customized based on geography and oil characteristics. The availability and maintenance of these pumps is a bottleneck in the operations for the company, so they have decided to open a submersible pumps business themselves. The main purpose is to serve in-house requirements and not compete in the open market. This is an example of:
154. A project manager is working on a program that has recently received approval to transition and close. The project manager receives a change request from a customer, which will require extension to the schedule by a few weeks. What should the project manager do?
155. A project manager is working on a program that has recently received approval to transition and close. The project manager receives a change request from a customer, which will require extension to the schedule by a few weeks. What should the program manager do?
156. A program has several projects which use 3 point estimation techniques. Project A has an expected duration of 56 weeks and a standard deviation of 11 weeks. Project B has an expected duration of 24 weeks and a standard deviation of 13 weeks. Project C has an expected duration of 67 weeks and a standard deviation of 24 weeks. Project D has an expected duration of 41 weeks and a standard deviation of 18 weeks. Based on this information, which project's schedule performance should the program manager manage most closely?
157. An airline company is trying to improve customer satisfaction. A program has been initiated and work is in progress on various fronts. Which is the most useful metric that would drive customer satisfaction?
158. A program manager is a big believer in the value of industry academia partnership. She would like the projects to establish an internship program and perform some research work with university support. The project managers have not been forthcoming on this front, as they believe their work is business critical and cannot rely on academic alliances. What is the best way for the program manager to proceed?
159. Project A has a budget of $400K and is 100% complete, Project B has a budget of $150K and is 90% complete, Project C is worth $400K and is 75% complete. What is the earned value for the overall program?
160. Project A has a budget of $400K and is 100% complete, Project B has a budget of $150K and is 90% complete, Project C is worth $400K and is 75% complete. If the total spending on the program is $900K, what is the cost variance for the program?
161. Project A has a budget of $400K and is 100% complete, Project B has a budget of $150K and is 90% complete, Project C is worth $400K and is 75% complete. If the total spendingon the program is $900K and the current trend of cost performance is likely to continue in the future, what is the expected cost of the program?
162. A project is being initiated within a program to replicate in wireless telephony, the success of a project in wired telephony. Which type of estimation might result in quickest results in this case?
163. The program team is developing rules for progress reporting on the program and related projects. At the program level, the duration of most activities is equal to or less than two reporting periods. Which of the following methods would be most appropriate for this program? As it evaluates methods, which approach should the team use?
164. A program manager is trying to identify risks on a program. The team members of the projects are known to each other and the company has a culture of respect for seniority. The program manager is really keen on making sure maximum possible risks are identified at an early stage. Which of the following techniques would be most helpful?
165. Which of the following does NOT represent a value that a program manager adds to the organization?
166. The CPI for a program is 1.2 and that of a project within the program is 1.1. Which of the following is the least plausible explanation for this?
167. A program delivers a set of components for a new range of mountain bicycles that is about to be launched. About 2 weeks from the launch, the project manager in charge of the chain assembly tells you that it tends to break under certain conditions. Who is responsible for deciding what to do at this stage?
168. A program delivers a set of components for a new range of mountain bicycles that is about to be launched. About 2 weeks from the launch, the project manager in charge of the chain assembly tells you that it tends to break under certain conditions. Who is responsible for this situation?
169. A project is getting delayed and the delay is causing a cascading effect on other projects in the program. In order to nip the issue in the bud, the program manager is discussing with the project manager possible ways to speed up the work. Which of the following is the most useful suggestion?
170. A program budget is estimated using three point estimation technique, where the most optimistic estimate was $35 million; pessimistic was $55 million and most likely was $42 million. What is the likelihood of the program finishing up under $44 million?
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