At a critical milestone in a development project, it is determined that implementation is two months behind schedule. The project manager is concerned the root cause is lack of conformance to requirements in the design of the new billing system. More extensive measurements are taken to see if this is, in fact, the problem. Such measurements are:
Early in the life of your project, you are having a discussion with the sponsor about what estimating techniques should be used. You want a form of expert judgment, but the sponsor argues for analogous estimating. It would be best to:
You have always been asked by your management to cut your project cost estimates by 10 percent after you submitted them. The scope of your new project is unclear, and there are over 30 stakeholders. Management expects a 25 percent reduction in downtime as a result of the project. Which of the following is the best course of action in this situation?
Your manager has asked you for a cost baseline for the project, but it is early in the project management process and there is very little project information. In this circumstance, what is the best way to estimate this project?
If a project manager focuses on ensuring that the project satisfies the needs for which it was undertaken, the project manager is involved in:
If a process has a lack of consistency and predictability it is said to be:
Quality is achieved when:
The team is working through the planning processes. They are using a plan-driven approach to this system-critical change that will impact security and data protection. They are concerned about getting as much information as possible for their work. They are meeting today to begin planning for quality on their project. All of the following are inputs to the plan quality management process except:
Which of the following represents information presented in its order of priority and helps focus on the most difficult issues?
A new software development project is in progress, and the project manager is working with the quality department. They want to improve everyone's confidence that the project will satisfy the quality standards. Which of the following must they have before they start this process?