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What is one of the most important skills a project manager can have?
Project managers have the highest level of authority and the most power in which type of organizational structure?
The Project Management Knowledge Areas ___________________.
The project sponsor has approached you with a dilemma. The CEO announced at the annual stockholders meeting that the project you’re managing will be completed by the end of this year. The problem is that this is six months prior to the scheduled completion date. It’s too late to go back and correct her mistake, and stockholders are expecting implementation by the announced date. You must speed up the delivery date of this project. Your primary constraint before this occurred was the budget. What actions can you take to help speed up the project?
Which of the following describes the Executing process group?
You have been assigned to a project that will allow job seekers to fill out applications and submit them via the company website. You report to the VP of human resources. You are also responsible for screening applications for the information technology division and setting up interviews. The project coordinator has asked for the latest version of your changes to the online application page for his review. Which organizational structure do you work in?
According to the PMBOK Guide, the project manager is identified and assigned during which process?
You are refining the product description for your company’s new line of ski boots. Which of the following statements is true?
The business needs, strategic plan, and product scope description all describe elements of which of the following?
You are a project manager for Waterways Houseboats, Inc. You’ve been asked to perform a cost-benefit analysis for two proposed projects. Project A costs $2.4 million, with potential benefits of $12 million and future operating costs of $3 million. Project B costs $2.8 million, with potential benefits of $14 million and future operating costs of $2 million. Which project should you recommend?
What is the purpose of the project charter?
Which of the following are tools and techniques of the Requirements Documentation ?
You are a project manager for the Swirling Seas Cruises food division. You’re considering two different projects regarding food services on the cruise lines. The initial cost of Project Fish’n for Chips will be $800,000, with expected cash inflows of $300,000 per quarter. Project Picnic’s payback period is six months. Which project should you recommend?
What are Group Creativity Techniques?
You’ve been assigned as a project manager on a research and development project for a new dental procedure. You’re working in the Scope Planning process. What is the purpose of the project scope management plan?
You are the project manager for Lucky Stars Candies. You’ve identified the deliverables and requirements and documented them where?
Each of the following statements describes an element of the Develop Project Management Plan process except for which one?
What are the Scope Definition process tools and techniques?
Which of the following statements is true regarding constraints and assumptions?
You’ve just completed the WBS. Which of the following statements is true?
You are the project manager for Xylophone Phonics. It produces children’s software programs that teach basic reading and math skills. You are performing the Quality Planning process and are identifying nonproductive activities. Part of this involves capturing information such as process boundaries, process configurations, and process metrics. Which of the following does this describe?
Failure costs are also known as which of the following?
All of the following statements are true regarding Ishikawa diagrams in the Risk Identification process except which one?
All of the following statements are true regarding risk events except which one? Choose the least correct answer.
You are a project manager working on a software development project. You’ve developed the risk management plan, identified risks, and determined risk responses for the risks. One of the risks you identified occurs, and you implement the response for that risk. Then, another risk occurs as a result of the response you implemented. What type of risk is this called?
Your team is developing the risk management plan. Which tool and technique of this process is used to develop risk cost elements and schedule activities that will be included in the project budget and schedule?
Monte Carlo analysis can help predict the impact of risks on project deliverables. This is an element of one of the tools and techniques of which of the following processes?
All of the following statements are true regarding risks except for which one? Choose the least correct answer.
Which of the following contracts should you use for projects that have a degree of uncertainty and require a large investment early in the project life cycle?
All of the following statements are true regarding the PDM method except which one?
You are the project manager for Xylophone Phonics. This company produces children’s software programs that teach basic reading and math skills. You are ready to assign project roles, responsibilities, and reporting relationships. Which project planning process are you working on?
Which of the following compression techniques increases risk?
You are the project manager for Heartthrobs by the Numbers Dating Services. You’re working on an updated Internet site that will display pictures as well as short bios of prospective heartbreakers. You have your activity list and resource requirements in hand and are planning to use parametric estimates and reserve analysis to determine activity durations. Which of the following statements is true?
You are working on a project that will upgrade the phone system in your customer service center. You have used bottom-up estimating techniques to assign costs to the project activities and have determined the cost baseline. Which of the following statements is true?
You are the project manager for Xylophone Phonics. It produces children’s software programs that teach basic reading and math skills. You’re performing cost estimates for your project and don’t have a lot of details yet. Which of the following techniques should you use?
You are a project manager who has recently held a project team kickoff meeting where all the team members were formally introduced to each other. Some of the team members know each other from other projects and have been working with you for the past three weeks during the Planning processes. Which of the following statements is true?
Project managers spend what percentage of their time communicating?
People are motivated by the need for achievement, power, or affiliation according to which theory?
During your project meeting, a problem was discussed, and a resolution to the problem was reached. During the meeting, the participants started wondering why they thought the problem was such a big issue. Sometime after the meeting, you received an email from one of the meeting participants saying they’ve changed their mind about the solution reached in the meeting and need to resurface the problem. The solution reached during the initial project meeting is a result of which of the following conflict resolution techniques?
You are the project manager for Heartthrobs by the Numbers Dating Services. You’re working on an updated Internet site that will display pictures as well as short bios of prospective heartbreakers. You’ve just completed your project staff assignments and published the project team directory. Which process are you in?
You need to convey some very complex, detailed information to the project stakeholders. What is the best method for communicating this kind of information?
This process applies evaluation criteria to the bids and proposals received from potential vendors.
The project manager has the greatest influence over quality during which process?
There are likely to be team loyalty issues in a matrixed environment. All of the following are true regarding this situation as it pertains to the Manage Project Team process except for which one?
The inputs of the Performance Reporting process include all of the following except for which one?
As a result of a face-to-face meeting you recently had to discuss the items in your issues log, you have resolved issues and come away with an approved corrective action and an update to the project management plan. Which process does this describe?
Which performance measurement tells you how much more of the budget is required to finish the project?
All of the following statements are true regarding configuration management except which one?
Which performance measurement tells you what the projected total cost of the project will be at completion?
You know that PV = 470, AC = 430, EV = 480, EAC = 500, and BAC = 525. What is VAC?
All of the following are outputs of the Integrated Change Control process except for which one?
Every status meeting should have time allotted for Risk Monitoring and Control. Which of the following sentences is not true?
These diagrams rank-order factors for corrective action by frequency of occurrence. They are also a type of histogram.
The primary function of the Closing processes is to perform which of the following?
You are the project manager for a construction company that is building a new city and county office building in your city. You recently looked over the construction site to determine whether the work to date was conforming to the requirements and quality standards. Which tool and technique of the Perform Quality Control process are you using?
Which of the following statements is true regarding Close Project?
What type of organization experiences the least amount of stress during project closeout?
All of the following statements are true of the project Closing processes except for which one?
You are the project manager for a construction company that is building a new city and county office building in your city. Your CCB recently approved a scope change. You know that scope change might come about as a result of all of the following except which one?
Inspections are also called each of the following except for which one?
You are a project manager working in a foreign country. You observe that some of your project team members are having a difficult time adjusting to the new culture. You provided them with training on cultural differences and the customs of this country before arriving, but they still seem uncomfortable and disoriented. Which of the following statements is true?
Your project involves the research and development of a new food additive. You’re ready to release the product to your customer when you discover that a minor reaction might occur in people with certain conditions. The reactions to date have been very minor, and no known long-lasting side effects have been noted. As project manager, what should you do?
You have just prepared an RFP for release. Your project involves a substantial amount of contract work detailed in the RFP. Your favorite vendor drops by and offers to give you and your spouse the use of their company condo for your upcoming vacation. It’s located in a beautiful resort community that happens to be one of your favorite places to go for a getaway. What is the most appropriate response?
As a PMP, one of your responsibilities is to ensure integrity on the project. When your personal interests are put above the interests of the project or when you use your influence to cause others to make decisions in your favor without regard for the project outcome, this is considered which of the following?
Name the ethical code you’ll be required to adhere to as a PMP.
Which of the following is NOT true of obtaining project plan approval?
Joe is a project manager on an industrial design project. He has found a pattern of defects occurring in all of his projects over the past few years and he thinks there might be a problem in the process his company is using that is causing it. He uses Ishikawa diagrams to come up with the root cause for this trend over projects so that he can make recommendations for process changes to avoid this problem in the future. What process is he doing?
Which of the following shows roles and responsibilities on your project?
Brandi is a project manager on a software project. About halfway through development, her team found that they had not estimated enough time for some of the technical work they needed to do. She requested that the new work be added to the scope statement and that the time to do the work be added to the schedule. The change control board approved her change. What’s her next step?
Your project has a virtual team. Half of your team members are located in another country, where they are working for a subcontractor. You want to promote the top performing foreign team member to a leadership position, but you are told by the other team members that women are not allowed to hold positions of authority. When you bring it up with their manager, you are informed that it is the subcontractor’s policy not to promote women, and that in their country, it is culturally considered offensive for a man to take orders from a woman. What is the BEST way to respond to this situation?
Which of the following is NOT a source of information about specific project constraints and assumptions?
When do you perform stakeholder analysis?
A team member approaches you with a change that could cut your schedule down by a month. What is the first thing you should do?
When are the most expensive defects most likely to be introduced into a product?
You are the project manager for a railroad construction project. Your sponsor has asked you for a forecast for the cost of project completion. The project has a total budget of $80,000 and CPI of .95. The project has spent $25,000 of its budget so far. How much more money do you plan to spend on the project?
Which of the following best describes decomposition?
Which is the BEST definition of quality?
In which plan do you define the processes that will be used to keep people informed throughout the project?
Which enterprise environmental factor defines how work is assigned to people?
You are currently performing the Conduct Procurement process. You are considering two bids from companies on your qualified sellers list. Your project is on a tight budget, and you have been instructed by senior management to consider the cost over any other criteria. You used the company that submitted the lower bid on a previous project, and you were not happy with their work. The company that submitted the higher bid has a reputation for treating their clients well, flying project managers first class and giving them accommodations in five-star hotels. What is the BEST way to handle this situation?
Which of the following is not a tool or technique of the Perform Quality Control process?
A project manager is working in a country where it is customary to pay the police for Give the manager at the company with the higher bid information that will allow him to tailor his bid so that it better meets your needs private protection services. The project manager’s supervisor tells him that in another country, that would be considered a bribe. What is the BEST way for the project manager to proceed?
Which conflict resolution technique is most effective?
Which of the following is NOT an input to Perform Quality Control
You have just delivered a product to your client for acceptance, when you get a call that some features they were expecting are missing. What’s the first thing you should do?
You are managing a software project. You are partway through the project, and your team has just delivered a preliminary version of part of the software. You are holding a weekly status meeting, when one of the team members points out that an important stakeholder is running into a problem with one of the features of the current software. The team member feels that there is a risk that the stakeholder will ask for a change in that feature, even though that change would be out of scope of the current release – and if the stakeholder requests that change, there is a high probability that the change control board would approve the change. What is the BEST action to take next?
Tom is the project manager of an accounting project. He has just finished defining the scope for the project and is creating the WBS. He goes to his organizational process asset library and finds a WBS from a past project to use as a jumping off point. Which of the following is the tool of the Create WBS process is he using?
Which of the following BEST describes the main purpose of the project charter?
You are the project manager for a software development project. When you need to get staff from the manager of the QA department, he suggests a few test engineers with performance problems for your team.
Which is the BEST response to this situation?
You are managing a construction project using a firm fixed price (FFP) contract. The contract is structured so that your company will be paid a fee of $85,000 to complete the work. There was a $15,000 overhead cost that your company had to cover. It’s now three months into the project, and your costs have just exceeded $70,000. The project has now consumed the entire fee, and your company will now be forced to pay for all costs on the project from this point forward. What’s the BEST way to describe this situation?
A project manager is reporting the final status of the closed contract to the stakeholders. Which form of communication is appropriate?
You are managing a software engineering project. Your team is having trouble completing their object design tasks. One of your team members tells you that her friend at another company sent her a copy of a software package they own that will help your team meet its deadline. Without that software package, your project will probably be late. But you don’t have enough money in the budget to purchase it. What’s the BEST way to handle this situation?
You are managing a project with a total budget of $450,000. According to the schedule, your team should have completed 45% of the work by now. But at the latest status meeting, the team only reported that 40% of the work has actually been completed. The team has spent $165,000 so far on the project. How would you BEST describe this project?
Which of the following is the correct order of the Monitoring & Controlling processes for Scope Management?
You are working on a construction project. You, your team, and your senior manager all feel that the work is complete. However, one of your stakeholders disagrees, and feels that one deliverable is not acceptable. What is the BEST way to handle this conflict?
One way contract closure differs from administrative closure is:
Which of the following contracts has the MOST risk for the buyer?
You are managing a software project. During a walkthrough of newly implemented functionality, your team shows you a new feature that they have added to help make the workflow in the product easier for your client. The client didn’t ask for the feature, but it does look like it will make the product easier to use. The team developed it on their own time because they wanted to make the client happy. You know this change would never have made it through change control. What is this an example of?
While identifying risks for a new construction project, you discover that a chemical you are using on your building cannot be applied in rainy conditions. You also learn that your project will be ready for the chemical application around the time when most of the rainfall happens in this part of the country. Since the project can’t be delayed until after the rainy season and you need to make sure the building gets the chemical coating, you decide that
your team will just have to work around the rain. This is an example of which strategy?
You are managing a construction project. During your risk identification interviews you learn that there has been a string of construction site thefts over the past few months in the area where your will be building your project. The team agrees that it’s unlikely that people will be able to steal from your site. Even if thieves could get around your security, it’s even more unlikely that your project will lose a significant amount of material if a theft does occur. You decide to monitor the risk from time to time to be sure that it continues to have a low probability and impact. Where do you record the risk so that you don’t lose track of it?
Which process involves developing an approximation of the monetary resources needed tocomplete project activities?
When a project is undertaken to reduce defects in a product or service, the objective of the project is to create a/an:
Which document in the project management plan can be updated in the Plan Procurement Management process
An input to Develop Project Charter is a/an:
Which of the following are an enterprise environmental factor that can influence the Identify Risks process?
Which element does a project charter contain?
The zero duration of milestones in project planning occurs because milestones:
Which of the following is an example of contract administration?
Which item is an example of personnel assessment?
What is the definition of Direct and Manage Project Execution?
The degree, amount, or volume of risk that an organization or individual will withstand is called risk:
Identify Risks is part of which Process Group?
A project can be defined as a:
What is the probability of occurrence if the risk rating is 0.56 and the impact if the risk does occur is very high (0.80)?
Which of the following is not true?
What is a Product Scope?
In Rolling Wave Planning:
Which of the following is not a basic element of Earn Value Management (EVM)?
What is meant by RACI?
Risks included in the Watch List are known as:
You hired a programmer for $25/hour for two months. What kind of contract is this?
A person who is directly or indirectly involved with your project, or affected by your project or its outcome, is known as:
Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct applies to:
Which of the following statement is true about a Program?
What is the duration of the Milestone?
Money spent during a specific time period is known as:
Which of the following is part of the Maslow theory?
Which of the following strategies is not used for negative risks?
Which contract is considered most risky for the bidders?
During a bidder conference you see that one bidder is your close friend. What should your next step be?
In which type of organization does the Functional Manager manage the project budget?
For your project you need to outsource some work, so you sign a fixed price contract with a contractor. In this contract, the price above which the seller bears all costs of cost overrun is known as:
Which of the following statement is true about the Project Charter?
You have been given 100,000 USD to complete the project. 60,000 USD has been spent, though as per the schedule, 55,000 USD should have been spent to complete the same work. What is the Budget at Completion (BAC)?
You have six team members working under you. How many lines of communication will you have in your communication plan?
A Risk that is caused by the response of another risk, is known as:
What should be your goal while negotiating with the seller?
How will you deal with the stakeholders with High Interest but Low Power?
Which of the following is not an example of Enterprise Environmental Factor?
Which of the following is not a component of the Scope Baseline?
You have been given 100,000 USD to complete the project. 60,000 USD has been spent, though as per the schedule, 55,000 USD should have been spent to complete the same work. What is the Actual Cost (AC)?
Which of the following risks will be managed with the Contingency Reserve?
Which of the following is not an example of Organizational Process Assets?
You have been given 100,000 USD to complete the project. 60,000 USD has been spent, though as per the schedule, 55,000 USD should have been spent to complete the same work. What is the Planned Value (PV)?
A subcontractor is delaying the delivery of the deliverables. Which of the following should you do?
In which of the following phases of the project will most of the money be spent?
Which of the following statements is not true about the Project Charter?
What does the Schedule Performance Index (SPI) say about the project?
The most common cause of conflict within a project is:
What do you do in the Close Procurement process?
Whenever you receive a change request, what will be your next step?
If the optimistic estimate is 10 days, and the pessimistic estimate is 22 days, what is the standard deviation for this activity?
What does the Cost Performance Index (CPI) say about the project?
A contract cannot be a legal document until:
A project has more than one critical path. What does this mean to you?
If an un-identified risk occurs:
Who contributes, develops and updates the Lessons Learned document?
You are developing the project management plan for your project. What will be your main emphasis during this process?
You have added a few extra features to the product with the intention to make the client happy. This activity is known as:
Which one is an example of Crashing?
TCPI = 1.5, what does it mean?
Which statement is true?
Which one of the following is not true about the change request?
Due to a miscommunication with the client, some features are added to the product. This process is known as:
When should you update lessons learned?
What is the goal of Quality Management?
You have identified a large number of risks during your risk identification process. What will be your next step?
Which of the following represents the correct order of project management phases?
The role of the Develop Project Management Plan process is to:
In risk management, you have many strategies to manage risks. Which strategy will you not use with the negative risks?
Which document is created by breaking the project scope into smaller and manageable elements?
Rearranging resources to optimize their utilization is known as:
Which of the following statements is true about the Point of Total Assumption?
Pareto Chart helps you find:
What is a Workaround?
While inspecting, you find a defective component and you repaired it. This act is known as:
You are managing a project with a budget of 500,000 USD, and 250,000 USD has been spent. Upon review, you observe that only 40% of the work has been completed; though, your schedule says that you should have completed 50% of the work. What is the Actual Cost?
You are reviewing the control chart and observe that there are seven points in a row that are below the mean. What does it mean?
The client inspects the deliverables with you, and finds that it meets the acceptance criteria. He signed off and formally approves the deliverables. Which process is this?
Which is an example of Triple Constraint?
In which phase will the risks be at the lowest level?
Which Conflict Resolution Technique leads to consensus and commitment?
What is a prototype?
Which of the following is the most accurate cost estimate method?
Fishbone diagram is also known as:
What is a Project Scope?
Which of the following is not an output of a project?
In your project you identify a risk that, due to the possibility of the entrance of a new supplier, may provide some components at a cheaper price. What kind of risk is this?
Which one is not a stakeholder of your project?
In Six Sigma what percentage of accuracy is desired?
Which estimate is given more weight in the PERT estimate formula?
What does the Variance at Completion show?
In which procurement contract does the buyer have the minimum risk?
During which phase of the project will risks be the highest?
For your project, you have identified your project stakeholders, developed strategy and now you are in the execution phase. In which project phases do you identify the project stakeholders?
You are developing the project charter, with management, for a new project. You are going to be the project manager. Who will sign the project charter?
What may happen if your project has more than one critical path?
The successor activity cannot be finished until the predecessor activity starts. This is an example of which kind of relationship:
Your project is delayed by 45 days and the client has threatened that he will impose a heavy penalty if you do not complete the project on time. Therefore, to bring the project back on schedule you hire some equipment and bring more team members to work with you. This is an example of: