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b
The ____ process involves gaining stakeholder and customer acceptance of the final products and services and bringing the project, or project phase, to an orderly end.
a. ending
b. closing
c. developing
d. completing
b
There are ____ main processes involved in project integration management.
a. three
b. six
c. ten
d. fifteen
a
____ involves working with stakeholders to create the document that formally authorizes a project.
a. Developing the project charter
b. Developing the preliminary project scope statement
c. Developing the project management plan
d. Directing and managing project execution
c
____ involves coordinating all planning efforts to create a consistent, coherent document.
a. Developing the project charter
b. Developing the preliminary project scope statement
c. Developing the project management plan
d. Directing and managing project execution
d
The outputs of ____ include change request status updates, project management plan updates, and project document updates.
a. monitoring and controlling the project work
b. closing the project
c. developing the project management plan
d. performing integrated change control
c
Many people are familiar with SWOT analysis—analyzing Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats—which is used to aid in ____.
a. project initiation
b. project planning
c. strategic planning
d. strategic initiation
a
The ____ step in the planning process is to tie the information technology strategic plan to the organization’s overall strategic plan.
a. first
b. second
c. third
d. fourth
b
In the ____ information technology planning stage, the analysis outlines business processes that are central to achieving strategic goals and helps determine which ones could most benefit from information technology.
a. Project Planning
b. Business Area Analysis
c. Resource Allocation
d. Information Technology Strategy Planning
d
In the ____ stage, organizations tie information technology strategy to mission and vision of organization and identify key business areas.
a. Project Planning
b. Business Area Analysis
c. Resource Allocation
d. Information Technology Strategy Planning
a
In the ____ stage of selecting information technology projects, organizations define project scope, benefits, and constraints.
a. Project Planning
b. Business Area Analysis
c. Resource Allocation
d. Information Technology Strategy Planning
c
In the ____ stage of selecting information technology projects, organizations select information technology projects.
a. Project Planning
b. Business Area Analysis
c. Resource Allocation
d. Information Technology Strategy Planning
c
Research shows that ____ is the number one reason cited for why organizations invest in information technology projects.
a. providing financial incentives
b. supporting implicit business objectives
c. supporting explicit business objectives
d. keeping abreast of technological advances
b
Author ____, who developed the concept of the strategic value of competitive advantage, has written several books and articles on strategic planning and competition.
a. James Bacon
b. Michael Porter
c. Robert Cooper
d. Carol Matlack
c
Projects that address ____ are much more likely to be successful because they will be important to the organization.
a. a balanced scorecard
b. a weighted scoring model
c. broad organizational needs
d. net present value
a
One method for selecting projects based on ____ is to determine whether they first meet three important criteria: need, funding, and will.
a. broad organizational needs
b. using a weighted scoring model
c. implementing a balanced scorecard
d. categorizing information technology projects
d
____ are new requirements imposed by management, government, or some external influence.
a. Opportunities
b. Commands
c. Problems
d. Directives
b
____ analysis is a method of calculating the expected net monetary gain or loss from a project by discounting all expected future cash inflows and outflows to the present point in time.
a. Cost of capital
b. Net present value
c. Cash flow
d. Payback
a
The first step in determining the NPV is to ____.
a. determine the estimated costs and benefits for the life of the project and the products it produces
b. determine the discount rate
c. calculate the net present value
d. determine the cash flow