Full Length PMP Simulation Test 4

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  • 1. 
    All of the following processes form part of the Executing process group except:
    • A. 

      Performing activities in accordance with the project management plan.

    • B. 

      Managing changes to the deliverables.

    • C. 

      Completing the work in accordance with the defined quality framework and specification.

    • D. 

      Coordinating people and resources.

  • 2. 
    Which calculation is correct for the To-Complete Performance Index (TCPI) based on the Estimate At Completion (EAC)?
    • A. 

      AC + (BAC – EV)

    • B. 

      (BAC - EV)/(BAC - AC)

    • C. 

      BAC/CPIcum

    • D. 

      (BAC - EV)/(EAC - AC)

  • 3. 
    A Pareto diagram shows:
    • A. 

      The 80% of the work that is important.

    • B. 

      The qualitative improvement trend demonstrated by implementing a Six Sigma initiative.

    • C. 

      A histogram ordered by frequency of occurrence.

    • D. 

      The 20% of the work that is causing the most issues.

  • 4. 
    Integrated Change Control includes all of the following tools and techniques except:
    • A. 

      Project plan updates.

    • B. 

      Expert judgement.

    • C. 

      Change control meetings.

    • D. 

      A change control board to approve or reject changes.

  • 5. 
    All of the following are true concerning expected monetary value (EMV) except:
    • A. 

      Decision tree analysis is more effective using net present values (NPV) in its calculations rather than EMV.

    • B. 

      The EMV of an opportunity is generally a positive value.

    • C. 

      EMV is a statistical concept that calculates the average value of a future scenario that may, or may not happen by multiplying the value of each possible outcome by the probability of it occurring and summing the products.

    • D. 

      The EMV of a threat is generally a negative value.

  • 6. 
    Co-location is one of the techniques used to:
    • A. 

      Ensure effective control over the work of the project team.

    • B. 

      Develop the project team.

    • C. 

      Define the organisation structure.

    • D. 

      Acquire the project team.

  • 7. 
    When managing a complex, cross functional project; which of the following structures will give the project manager the most authority?
    • A. 

      Balanced matrix.

    • B. 

      Strong matrix.

    • C. 

      Functional.

    • D. 

      Weak matrix.

  • 8. 
    Leadership in a project environment should demonstrate all of the following characteristics except:
    • A. 

      The focusing of the efforts of a group of people on achieving a common objective.

    • B. 

      High levels of respect and trust.

    • C. 

      The ability to get things done through others.

    • D. 

      A primary focus on external senior managers and other key stakeholders to ensure the project is a success through managing upwards.

  • 9. 
    The processes included in project communication management are:
    • A. 

      Collect Requirements, Plan Communications, Distribute Information, Manage Expectations and Report Performance.

    • B. 

      Identify Stakeholders, Collect Requirements, Plan Communications, Distribute Information, Manage Stakeholder Expectations and Report Performance.

    • C. 

      Identify Stakeholders, Plan Communications, Distribute Information, Manage Stakeholder Expectations and Report Performance.

    • D. 

      Collect Requirements, Plan Communications, Distribute Information, Update Project Documentation and Report Performance.

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is true concerning the work breakdown structure (WBS)?
    • A. 

      The PMI WBS and PRINCE2 product breakdown structure (PBS) are effectively the same thing.

    • B. 

      The WBS is the same as the organisational breakdown structure (OBS).

    • C. 

      The WBS is a deliverable oriented, hierarchical decomposition of the work to be executed by the project team.

    • D. 

      The WBS is the bill of materials (BoM) needed to accomplish the work of the project.

  • 11. 
    All of the following are true of cost plus fixed fee (CPFF) contracts, except:
    • A. 

      The seller is reimbursed for all allowable costs incurred performing the contract work.

    • B. 

      The seller receives a fixed fee calculated as a percentage of the initial estimated project cost.

    • C. 

      The fee does not change based on the performance of the seller.

    • D. 

      The seller receives a fee calculated as a fixed percentage of the actual project cost.

  • 12. 
    During a meeting with some of your project's stakeholders, you are asked to add to the project's scope of work.  The project records contain correspondence from before the Charter was signed in which the project sponsor specifically declined the work being requested by these stakeholders.  The BEST thing for you to do is:
    • A. 

      Tell the stakeholders the work cannot be added.

    • B. 

      Evaluate the cost and time impacts of adding the work.

    • C. 

      Add the work if it can be accommodated within the existing budget.

    • D. 

      Talk to the sponsor and let her know of the request.

  • 13. 
    Analogous estimating when applied to a duration is:
    • A. 

      Based on expert judgement and is consequently more accurate than standard critical path estimating.

    • B. 

      Used when there is a limited amount of detailed information available.

    • C. 

      A calculation based on a three point estimate using a modified BETA distribution.

    • D. 

      The same as ‘bottom up’ estimating.

  • 14. 
    The code of accounts:
    • A. 

      Is the system used to keep track of purchases and contracts.

    • B. 

      Is any numbering system used to uniquely identify each component of the work breakdown structure.

    • C. 

      Links the work breakdown structure to the schedule task identifier.

    • D. 

      Is the alpha-numeric reference used in the organisations accounts system to identify cost centres.

  • 15. 
    A procurement audit will consider all of the following except:
    • A. 

      The changes in market conditions between the contract date and the current time.

    • B. 

      Any successes or failures in the process that warrant recognition.

    • C. 

      The complete procurement process from initial planning through to the administration of the procurement.

    • D. 

      Any lessons learned that can be applied to future procurement processes.

  • 16. 
    The Delphi technique has all of the following characteristics except:
    • A. 

      It is a technique to reduce bias and prevent any one person from exerting undue influence.

    • B. 

      It is a way to reach a consensus of experts.

    • C. 

      It is an Oracle® database application used to optimise future outcomes.

    • D. 

      Individual experts are unaware of who else is participating in the process.

  • 17. 
    A binding contract is legally created when:
    • A. 

      The formal contract documents are signed by your senior management.

    • B. 

      When your legal department advises the contract is acceptable.

    • C. 

      The formal contract documents are signed by official representatives of both parties.

    • D. 

      There is an offer, acceptance, performance and consideration.

  • 18. 
    The basic decision making styles normally used by project managers include all of the following except:
    • A. 

      Coin flip (random).

    • B. 

      Command.

    • C. 

      Consultation.

    • D. 

      Rational choice theory

  • 19. 
    FPIF is an acronym for:
    • A. 

      Fixed Price Incentive Fee

    • B. 

      Firm Price Incentive Free

    • C. 

      Fixed Price Indicator Factor

    • D. 

      Fast Performance Incentive Fee

  • 20. 
    The Control Costs process includes all of the following except:
    • A. 

      Informing appropriate stakeholders of all approved changes and associated costs.

    • B. 

      Influencing factors that create changes in the authorised cost baseline.

    • C. 

      Developing the cost performance baseline.

    • D. 

      Acting to bring expected cost overruns within acceptable limits.

  • 21. 
    All of the following statements are true about product and project life cycles except:
    • A. 

      Generally a product lifecycle is contained within a project lifecycle.

    • B. 

      A project life cycle is determined by the organisation and generally consists of phases that may be sequential or overlapping.

    • C. 

      A product lifecycle is determined by the organisation and generally consists of sequential phases.

    • D. 

      Generally a project lifecycle is contained within a product lifecycle.

  • 22. 
    As part of a successful communication, the receiver is responsible for:
    • A. 

      Making sure the information is clear and complete, understood and acknowledged.

    • B. 

      Making sure the information is received in its entirety, understood correctly and acknowledged.

    • C. 

      Making sure the information is clear and complete, understood and agreed with.

    • D. 

      Listening actively to ensure all of the information is received.

  • 23. 
    All of the following people developed management theories focused on motivation except:
    • A. 

      Maslow.

    • B. 

      McGregor.

    • C. 

      Hertzberg.

    • D. 

      Deming.

  • 24. 
    The project charter has all of the following characteristics except:
    • A. 

      Its primary use is to authorise the start of a project or phase.

    • B. 

      It provides the project manager with authority to apply resources and expend money on project activities.

    • C. 

      Its primary use is to request bids or proposals for the work it defines.

    • D. 

      The project charter can be created by the person external to the project, responsible for the authorisation of the work, or that person can delegate the creation of the project charter to the project manager.

  • 25. 
    All of the following are true concerning enterprise environmental factors (EEF) except:
    • A. 

      EEF do not include the organisations purchasing guidelines because this type of function is managed by the Accounts Department.

    • B. 

      EEF include the tools, systems and software that comprise the project management information system (PMIS).

    • C. 

      EEF incorporates the organisation’s culture, structure and processes.

    • D. 

      EEF include all relevant laws, regulations and standards imposed by all levels of government, industry bodies and society.