These questions are derived from the Self Test Software Practice Test for the Project Management Institute exam #PMP3ED – Project Management Professional Third Edition
Objective : Project Initiating
SubObjective : Develop Project Charter
Single Answer, Multiple Choice
You are project manager for a large telecommunications company. Your CEO has recently read of new breakthroughs in global positioning that will allow your company to offer an additional service to its customers. You have been asked to lead the project to develop the new service, and your CEO wants to debut the new offering at a trade show during the first quarter of next year. This project was initiated because of:
- a social need
- a business need
- a marketing demand
- a technological advance
D. a technological advance
This project was initiated because of a technological advance. In this scenario, what made the project possible was advancements in global positioning technology. According to the PMBOK, projects are typically authorized due to problems, opportunities or business requirements. Common reasons for initiating a project include a market demand, a business need, a customer request, a technological advance, a legal requirement or a social need.
All of the other options are incorrect because this project was not initiated due to a social need, business need, or marketing demand.
1. A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge – PMBOK Guide 3rd Edition – Introduction – 1.2 What is a Project?