Work breakdown structure questions and answers (PMP 2020)


Work Breakdown Structure questions and answers based on PMBOK sixth edition:  This article consists few important questions and answers with explanations from Create Work Breakdown Structure process which is the fourth planning process of Project Scope Management Knowledge area. All questions are based on PMBOK Guide sixth edition which will help you more to understand Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), WBS dictionary, WBS approaches, Work Package, control account, Scope Baseline and many more.




Work Breakdown Structure Questions and Answers

Free PMP questions and answers on Create Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Process



Free PMP Questions and answers on Create Work Breakdown Structure


PMP Sample Questions


(Get answers with explanation at the end of questions)
1. What should the project manager required to do in order to ensure that all work in the project is included?

A. Create a scope statement

B. Create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

C. Create a resource management plan

D. Create a risk management plan


2. At which level in the WBS, the process Create WBS identifies the deliverables?

A. Highest

B. Fifth

C. Lowest

D. Any


3. What elements included in the scope baseline?

A. All project management plans

B. Schedule baseline and cost baseline

C. WBS dictionary, WBS, scope statement

D. Statement of work and Product configuration ID


4.  Which document contains statement of work, code of account identifier, resource required, responsible organization and schedule milestones?
A. WBS Dictionary

B. PERT/CPM Charts

C. WBS

D. RACI chart


5. A numbering system of Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) allows the project staff to:

A. Estimate costs of work breakdown structure elements

B. Identify the level at which individual elements are found

C. Identify configuration milestones

D. Use it in project management software


6. Joseph is assigned as a new project manager and he is having lack of enough time to manage the project because the project and product scope are being progressively elaborated. The PMP-certified project manager mentions that the basic tools for project management, such as a work breakdown structure, can be used during project executing to assist the project manager. For which of the following can a work breakdown structure (WBS) be used?

A. Showing the business need for the project
B. Showing calendar dates for each work package
C. Showing the functional managers for each team member
D. Communicating with the customer


7. A management control point in a work breakdown structure (WBS) used to integrate scope, budget & schedule and process work package data and forward the results to the project manager is called as

A. Control limit

B. Chart of accounts

C. Control account

D. Account limit


8. Which serves as the basis for establishing entry and exit criteria for the various stages of the project?

A. Project Charter

B. Work Breakdown Structure

C. Project Scope Statement

D. Milestone lists


9. Which scope-management-related deliverable can greatly aid in cost estimating?

A. Project Charter

B. WBS Dictionary

C. Product Scope Description

D. Project Scope Statement


10. A WBS dictionary -

A. describes the details for each component in the WBS.

B. describes technical terms used for scope management.

C. translates essential WBS terms for global project teams.

D. helps translate functional into technical requirements.


11. Which of the following choice is correct for quality Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)?

A. Includes at least three levels of decomposition

B. Communicates project scope to all stakeholders clearly

C. Project Management can occur at any level of the WBS

D. Quality WBS doesn’t include a WBS Dictionary


12. Which of these WBS creation approaches involves first defining all the detailed deliverables for the project?

A. Bottom-UP

B. Top-Down

C. WBS Standards

D. Templates


13. A baseline is the approved time-phased plan plus or minus approved project scope, cost, schedule and technical changes. In this context, any modification to the agreed project scope baseline is also referred to as:
A. Baselining

B. Performance report

C. Approved change request

D. Re-baselining


14. Robert is the new project manager who asked Susan for her advice on creating a work breakdown structure. Susan clearly explain thw whole process to Robert but after that he again asks her about the software which needs to be used for creating the WBS and what he should do with it when he is finished creating it. Susan might respond that it is not the picture that is the most valuable result of creating a WBS. This is only -

A. Team buy-in
B. A bar chart
C. Risk Breakdown structure
D. List of activities


15. What is the name of lowest level elements of the Work Breakdown Structure?

A. WBS Deliverables

B. Work Packages

C. Control Accounts

D. Control account


Answers of above questions - Create Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Process

Answer Key and Explanations


Answer-1. B -Explanation: Create Work Breakdown Structure is a deliverable oriented grouping of components of the project which organizes and defines the total scope of the project.
Reference: PMBOK 6th edition, Page 156, Project Scope Management


Answer-2. C -Explanation - Create WBS process identifies the deliverables at the lowest level in the WBS which are called work packages.
Reference: PMBOK 6th edition, Page 157, Project Scope Management


Answer-3. C -ExplanationComponents of Scope Baseline includes WBS, WBS dictionary, project scope statement and planning package.
 Reference: PMBOK 6th edition, Page 161, Project Scope Management


Answer-4. A -ExplanationFor each WBS component, the WBS dictionary includes a code of account identifier, resource required a statement of work, responsible organization and schedule milestones.
Reference: PMBOK 6th edition, Page 162, Project Scope Management


Answer-5. B -Explanation The numbering system allows you to quickly identify the level in the work breakdown structure where the specific element is found. It also helps to locate the element in the WBS dictionary.
Reference: PMBOK 6th edition, Page 162, Project Scope Management


Answer-6. D -Explanation A WBS does not show dates or responsibility assignments so eliminates choice “C”. The choice “A” which is business need should be included in the project charter, so choice “A” eliminated. It can be used for communicating with the customer and project & project scope may fine tuned. So, choice “D” is correct.
Reference: PMBOK 6th edition, Page 157, Project Scope Management


Answer-7. C -ExplanationControl account is a management control point where scope, budget, and schedule are integrated and compared to the earned value for performance measurement.
Reference: PMBOK 6th edition, Page 161, Project Scope Management


Answer-8. B -Explanation – Work Breakdown Structure is the correct choice.
Reference: PMBOK 6th edition, Page 157, Project Scope Management


Answer-9. B -Explanation – Work Breakdown Dictionary is the correct choice. WBS dictionary provides detailed deliverable, activity, and scheduling information.
Reference: PMBOK 6th edition, Page 162, Project Scope Management


Answer-10. A -Explanation – Work Breakdown Dictionary is the correct choice because WBS dictionary is only document which describes details for each component in the WBS.
Reference: PMBOK 6th edition, Page 162, Project Scope Management


Answer-11. B -Explanation – Choice B is the correct choice. Quality WBS Communicates project scope to all stakeholders clearly.
Reference: PMBOK 6th edition, Page 159, Project Scope Management


Answer-12. A -Explanation – Bottom-Up approach involves first defining all the detailed deliverables.
Reference: PMBOK 6th edition, Page 159, Project Scope Management


Answer-13. C -Explanation – As defined by the approved project scope statement, WBS and WBS dictionary, approved change request is any modification to the agreed upon project scope baseline.
Reference: PMBOK 6th edition, Page 161, Project Scope Management


Answer-14. A -ExplanationTeam buy-in is a direct result of the WBS creation process, while the other choices use the WBS to assist in their completion.
Reference: PMBOK 6th edition, Project Scope Management


Answer-15. B -ExplanationThe elements at lowest level of the WBS are called Work packages. So, choice B is correct choice.
Reference: PMBOK 6th edition, Page 157, Project Scope Management

Conclusion

I hope, after attending this test, you made your concept clearer about Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) which is most important for PMP examination perspective.
 
Next article will be describing “Validate Scope” which is Monitoring & Controlling process.
 
Share your questions about this article in the comment box below which would be highly appreciated and of course, you can also contact me on my email id: [email protected]


------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Thank you for taking time reading this article.






SHARE THIS
Previous Post
Next Post