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  1. 1. GDAS PM Professions:PMP Study Group Session #10: Risk ManagementMonique HowardJanuary 8, 2009© 2005 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.The information contained herein is subject to change without notice
  2. 2. 1. In your project, you can use all the following tools and techniques for risk response planning EXCEPT:1. Strategies for negative risks or threats2. Contingent response planning3. Strategy for threat and opportunities4. Strategy for residual risks
  3. 3. 1. In your project, you can use all the following tools and techniques for risk response planning EXCEPT:1. Strategies for negative risks or threats2. Contingent response planning3. Strategy for threat and opportunities4. Strategy for residual risksCorrect Choice: 4Justification: Figure 11-14Reference: PMBOK Third Edition, Page Number: 260
  4. 4. 2. You are the project manager in an automobile manufacturing company. A vendor was sending you the machine parts required in your manufacturing process,but the parts did not reach in time because of heavy rains. You had anticipated this risk and planned for it in your risk response plan. So, as per your risk response plan, you started using machine parts which had been supplied one year ago and were not utilized at that time. However, this has subjected your project to a new risk - that the machine parts which were not used for one year might be having higher level of defects.This new risk can also be called:1. Unidentifiable Risk2. Unmanageable Risk3. Secondary Risk4. Residual Risk
  5. 5. 2. You are the project manager in an automobile manufacturing company. A vendor was sending you the machine parts required in your manufacturing process,but the parts did not reach in time because of heavy rains. You had anticipated this risk and planned for it in your risk response plan. So, as per your risk response plan, you started using machine parts which had been supplied one year ago and were not utilized at that time. However, this has subjected your project to a new risk - that the machine parts which were not used for one year might be having higher level of defects.This new risk can also be called:1. Unidentifiable Risk2. Unmanageable Risk3. Secondary Risk4. Residual RiskCorrect Choice: 3Justification: Secondary risks that arise as a direct outcome of implementing a risk response.Reference: PMBOK Third Edition, Page Number: 264
  6. 6. 3. In your project, you have identified important risks, and planned appropriate responses to the risks. Some risks e.g. possibility of natural disasters have been documented and accepted in your risk management plan. If there are risks that remain after you have taken these steps, then such risks are called:1. Unidentifiable Risks2. Residual Risks3. Secondary Risks4. Accepted Risks
  7. 7. 4. Risk Management Planning is the process of deciding how to approach and plan the risk management activities for a project. It is important to plan for the risk management processes that follow to ensure that the level, type, and visibility of risk management are commensurate with both the risk and importance of the project to the organization. The output of Risk Management Planning is:1. Risks2. Risk Management Plan3. Risk Ranking of the Project4. Planning Meetings
  8. 8. 3. In your project, you have identified important risks, and planned appropriate responses to the risks. Some risks e.g. possibility of natural disasters have been documented and accepted in your risk management plan. If there are risks that remain after you have taken these steps, then such risks are called:1. Unidentifiable Risks2. Residual Risks3. Secondary Risks4. Accepted RisksCorrect Choice: 2Justification: Residual risks that are expected to remain after planned responses have been taken, as well as those which havebeen deliberately accepted.Reference: PMBOK Third Edition, Page Number: 264
  9. 9. 4. Risk Management Planning is the process of deciding how to approach and plan the risk management activities for a project. It is important to plan for the risk management processes that follow to ensure that the level, type, and visibility of risk management are commensurate with both the risk and importance of the project to the organization. The output of Risk Management Planning is:1. Risks2. Risk Management Plan3. Risk Ranking of the Project4. Planning MeetingsCorrect Choice: 2Justification: Figure 11-3Reference: PMBOK Third Edition, Page Number: 242
  10. 10. 5. In your project, you have identified a list of identified risks, a list of potential responses and root causes of risks. You should document this information in the :1. Risk Management Plan2. Risk Database3. Project Plan4. Risk Register
  11. 11. 5. In your project, you have identified a list of identified risks, a list of potential responses and root causes of risks. You should document this information in the :1. Risk Management Plan2. Risk Database3. Project Plan4. Risk Register Correct Choice: 4 Justification: The risk register includes a list of identified risks, a list of potential responses, root causes of risk, and updated risk categories. Reference: PMBOK Third Edition, Page Number: 249
  12. 12. 6. Risk management helps in maximizing the probability and consequences of positive events and minimizing the probability and consequences of adverse events to project objectives. Risk Response Planning helps in this context because it:1. helps in deciding how to approach and plan the risk management activities.2. develops procedures and techniques to enhance opportunities and reduce threats to project objectives.3. determines which risks might affect the project and documents their characteristics.4. monitors residual risks, identifies new risks and executes risk reduction plans.
  13. 13. 6. Risk management helps in maximizing the probability and consequences of positive events and minimizing the probability and consequences of adverse events to project objectives. Risk Response Planning helps in this context because it:1. helps in deciding how to approach and plan the risk management activities.2. develops procedures and techniques to enhance opportunities and reduce threats to project objectives.3. determines which risks might affect the project and documents their characteristics.4. monitors residual risks, identifies new risks and executes risk reduction plans.Correct Choice: 2Justification: Risk response planning - developing options and actions to enhance opportunities, and reducing threats to projectobjectives.Reference: PMBOK Third Edition, Page Number: 237pmstudy.com comments:* Option 1: This is Risk Management Planning* Option 3: This is Risk Identification* Option 4: This is Risk Monitoring and Control
  14. 14. 7. Utility function is a commonly used technique to find out the tolerance of a project manager towards risk. Some project managers are more averse to risk than others. All of the following are different classifications of tolerance for risk EXCEPT:1. Risk Averter2. Risk Seeker3. Risk Mitigator4. Risk Neutral
  15. 15. 7. Utility function is a commonly used technique to find out the tolerance of a project manager towards risk. Some project managers are more averse to risk than others. All of the following are different classifications of tolerance for risk EXCEPT:1. Risk Averter2. Risk Seeker3. Risk Mitigator4. Risk Neutral Correct Choice: 3 Justification: Reference: Project Management - A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling and Controlling, Page Number: 906
  16. 16. 8. As part of the Risk Management Process, you just created an overall risk ranking of the project and a list of prioritized risks, identified which risks need additional analysis and determined trends in risk analysis results. What should you do next?1. Analyze the effect of risk events and assign a numerical rating to those risks.2. Create a list of identified risks.3. Determine the fundamental conditions or events that may give rise to identified risk (root causes of risk).4. Make a list of potential responses to the risks.
  17. 17. 8. As part of the Risk Management Process, you just created an overall risk ranking of the project and a list of prioritized risks, identified which risks need additional analysis and determined trends in risk analysis results. What should you do next?1. Analyze the effect of risk events and assign a numerical rating to those risks.2. Create a list of identified risks.3. Determine the fundamental conditions or events that may give rise to identified risk (root causes of risk).4. Make a list of potential responses to the risks.Correct Choice: 1Justification: Tasks like creating an overall risk ranking of the project, which includes a list of prioritized risks, identifying whichrisks need additional analysis and determining trends in risk analysis results - are all outputs of Qualitative Risk Analysis (PMBOKPage 253). So, the next step is to perform Quantitative Risk Analysis (i.e. analyze the effect of risk events and assign a numericalrating to those risks) - (PMBOK Page 254)Please note that Option 2, Option 3 and Option 4 refer to outputs from Risk Identification Phase which has already been completed(PMBOK Page 249)Reference: pmstudy.com notes as mentioned above
  18. 18. 9. You are in the process of developing options, and determining actions to enhance opportunities and reduce threats to the project`s objectives. What should you be doing next?1. Determining which risks might affect the project and documenting their characteristics.2. Identifying, analyzing and planning for newly arising risks.3. Deciding how to approach and conduct risk management activities for the project.4. Assessing the priority of identified risks using their probability of occurring.
  19. 19. 9. You are in the process of developing options, and determining actions to enhance opportunities and reduce threats to the project`s objectives. What should you be doing next?1. Determining which risks might affect the project and documenting their characteristics.2. Identifying, analyzing and planning for newly arising risks.3. Deciding how to approach and conduct risk management activities for the project.4. Assessing the priority of identified risks using their probability of occurring. Correct Choice: 2 Justification: "Developing options, and determining actions to enhance opportunities and reduce threats to the project`s objectives" - this is Risk Response Planning; PMBOK Page 260 "Identifying, analyzing and planning for newly arising risks" - this is Risk Monitoring and Control - PMBOK Page 264. Please note that this happens after Risk Response Planning and is the correct answer The other options happen before Risk Response Planning: Determining which risks might affect the project and documenting their characteristics (Risk Identification, PMBOK Page 246) Deciding how to approach and conduct risk management activities for the project (Risk Management Planning - PMBOK Page 242) Assessing the priority of identified risks using their probability of occurring (Qualitative Risk Analysis - PMBOK Page 249) Reference: pmstudy.com notes as mentioned above
  20. 20. 10. You are in the build phase of the project. But it has run into several unanticipated problems. Several risks have surfaced which you had not anticipated earlier. The project is over-budget and behind schedule. What should you do?1. Create updates to risk response plan2. Create a revised project plan3. Perform risk response audits4. Perform updated risk identification and analysis
  21. 21. 10. You are in the build phase of the project. But it has run into several unanticipated problems. Several risks have surfaced which you had not anticipated earlier. The project is over-budget and behind schedule. What should you do?1. Create updates to risk response plan2. Create a revised project plan3. Perform risk response audits4. Perform updated risk identification and analysisCorrect Choice: 4Justification: Results from an earned value analysis may indicate potential deviation of the project at completion from cost andschedule targets. When a project deviates significantly from the baseline, updated risk identification and analysis should beperformed.Reference: pmstudy.com notes as mentioned above
  22. 22. 11. In your project, there is: * 50% probability of $ 40,000 profit * 50% probability of $ 25,000 lossWhat is the expected profit in your project?1. $ 32,5002. $ 25,0003. $ 7,5004. - $ 7,500 (i.e. loss of $ 7,500)
  23. 23. 11. In your project, there is: * 50% probability of $ 40,000 profit * 50% probability of $ 25,000 lossWhat is the expected profit in your project?1. $ 32,5002. $ 25,0003. $ 7,5004. - $ 7,500 (i.e. loss of $ 7,500)Correct Choice: 3Justification:Expected Profit = Sum of (Probability X Profit) (for each alternative)= (0.50 x $ 40,000) + (0.50 x - $ 25,000)= $ 20,000 - $ 12,500= $ 7,500 profitReference: pmstudy.com notes as mentioned above
  24. 24. 12. In risk response planning, you are in the process of developing options, and determining actions to reduce threats to your project`s objectives. When you show the results of your risk response planning to your project sponsor, she is not comfortable with the risks in the project and she suggests that the project scope should be decreased. This is an example of :1. Inappropriate risk management because it is having a direct impact on your project scope2. Risk Avoidance3. Risk Mitigation4. Risk Transfer
  25. 25. 12. In risk response planning, you are in the process of developing options, and determining actions to reduce threats to your project`s objectives. When you show the results of your risk response planning to your project sponsor, she is not comfortable with the risks in the project and she suggests that the project scope should be decreased. This is an example of :1. Inappropriate risk management because it is having a direct impact on your project scope2. Risk Avoidance3. Risk Mitigation4. Risk TransferCorrect Choice: 2Justification: Risk avoidance involves changing the project management plan to elimiate the threat posed by an adverse risk.... orto relax the objective that is in jeopardy, such as extending the schedule or reducing scope.Reference: PMBOK Third Edition, Page Number: 261
  26. 26. 13. In your project, you just conducted a risk data quality analysis to evaluate the degree to which the data about risks is useful for risk management. What could be a potential next step?1. Perform a structured review of project plans and assumptions, both at the total project and detailed scope levels2. Develop checklists for identifying risks based on historical information and knowledge that has been accumulated from previous similar projects3. Conduct planning meetings to develop the risk management plan4. Conduct interviews to quantify the probability and consequences of risks on project activities
  27. 27. 13. In your project, you just conducted a risk data quality analysis to evaluate the degree to which the data about risks is useful for risk management. What could be a potential next step?1. Perform a structured review of project plans and assumptions, both at the total project and detailed scope levels2. Develop checklists for identifying risks based on historical information and knowledge that has been accumulated from previous similar projects3. Conduct planning meetings to develop the risk management plan4. Conduct interviews to quantify the probability and consequences of risks on project activitiesCorrect Choice: 4Justification: Risk data quality analysis is a tool for Qualitative Risk Analysis.* Option 4 refers to "Interviewing" which is a tool and technique for Quantitative Risk Analysis. Quantitative Risk Analysis is conductedafter Qualitatitive Risk Analysis* Option 1 refers to "Documentation Reviews" which is a tool and technique for Risk Identification. Risk Identification is conductedbefore Qualitatitive Risk Analysis* Option 2 refers to "Checklists" which is a tool and technique for Risk Identification. Risk Identification is conducted before QualitatitiveRisk Analysis* Option 3 refers to "Planning Meetings" which is a tool and technique for Risk Management Planning. Risk Management Planning isconducted before Qualitatitive Risk AnalysisReference: pmstudy.com notes as mentioned above
  28. 28. 14. You are the project manager of a project which involves oil-exploration in the ocean. Since you cannot plan for all eventualities, you establish a contingency reserve, including amounts of time, money or resources to handle known or unknown risks. This is an example of :1. Risk Avoidance2. Risk Transfer3. Active Risk Acceptance4. Improper Risk Planning since all risks should be identified and accounted for
  29. 29. 14. You are the project manager of a project which involves oil-exploration in the ocean. Since you cannot plan for all eventualities, you establish a contingency reserve, including amounts of time, money or resources to handle known or unknown risks. This is an example of :1. Risk Avoidance2. Risk Transfer3. Active Risk Acceptance4. Improper Risk Planning since all risks should be identified and accounted forCorrect Choice: 3Justification: The most common active acceptance strategy is to establish a contingency reserve, including amounts of time,money or resources, to handle known-or even sometimes potential, unknown - threats or opportunities.Reference: PMBOK Third Edition, Page Number: 263
  30. 30. 15. Please refer to this Decision Tree which shows the analysis of profit/loss for the two alternatives (i.e. to build or buy).What is the opportunity cost if the project manager decides to build instead of buy?1. $ 1,500        2. $ 3,500        3. $ 1,500        4. $ 5,000
  31. 31. Correct Choice: 2Justification: Please refer to the diagram:Profit of Build : $ 5,000Profit of Buy : $ 3,500Opportunity cost of Build = Profit you give up if you do not buy = $ 3,500Reference: pmstudy.com notes as mentioned above
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