PMP Quiz 3 (100 Questions)

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following is an Input to Monitor and Control Project Work?
    • A. 

      Risk Management Plan

    • B. 

      Requirements Traceability Matrix

    • C. 

      Organisational Process Assets

    • D. 

      Activity Attributes

  • 2. 
    The Project Management Knowledge Areas _______________
    • A. 

      Include Initiation, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, and Closing

    • B. 

      Consist of nine areas that bring together processes that have things in common

    • C. 

      Consist of five processes that bring together phases of projects that have things in common

    • D. 

      Include Planning, Executing, and Monitoring and Controlling processes because these three processes are commonly interlinked

  • 3. 
    Which of the following describes the Executing process group?
    • A. 

      Project plans are put into action.

    • B. 

      Project performance measurements are taken and analyzed.

    • C. 

      Project plans are developed.

    • D. 

      Project plans are published.

  • 4. 
    According to the PMBOK Guide, the project manager is identified and assigned during which process?
    • A. 

      Prior to beginning the Develop Project Charter process

    • B. 

      At the conclusion of the Develop Project Charter process

    • C. 

      Prior to beginning the Planning processes

    • D. 

      Prior to beginning the Preliminary Scope Statement process

  • 5. 
    You are refining the product description for your company’s new line of ski boots. Which of the following statements is true?
    • A. 

      You are in the Initiating processes of your project and know that the product description will contain more detail in this stage and that a decreasing amount of detail will be added to it as the project progresses.

    • B. 

      You are in the Planning processes of your project and know that the product description will contain less detail in this stage and greater detail as the project progresses.

    • C. 

      You are in the Planning processes of your project and know that the product description should contain the most detail possible at this stage, because this is critical information for the Planning process.

    • D. 

      You are in the Initiating process of your project and know that the product description will contain less detail in this stage and greater detail as the project progresses.

  • 6. 
    Each of the following statements describes an element of the Develop Project Management Plan process except for which one?
    • A. 

      Project management methodology

    • B. 

      Project specifications

    • C. 

      Configuration management system

    • D. 

      Expert judgment

  • 7. 
    You are the project manger 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?
    • A. 

      Resource Planning

    • B. 

      Human Resource Planning

    • C. 

      Acquire Staff

    • D. 

      Human Resource Acquisition

  • 8. 
    The primary function of the Closing processes is to perform which of the following?
    • A. 

      Formalize lessons learned and distribute this information to project participants.

    • B. 

      Perform audits to verify the project results against the project requirements.

    • C. 

      Formalize project completion and disseminate this information to project participants.

    • D. 

      Perform post-implementation audits to document project successes and failures.

  • 9. 
    Which of the following statements is true regarding Close Project?
    • A. 

      Close Project occurs at the end of a project phase and at the end of the project.

    • B. 

      Close Project occurs at the end of the project phase only.

    • C. 

      Close Project occurs at the end of the project only.

    • D. 

      Close Project is performed after Contract Closure.

  • 10. 
    All of the following statements are true of the project Closing processes except for which one?
    • A. 

      Probability for success is greatest in the project Closing\ processes.

    • B. 

      The project manager’s influence is greatest in the project Closing processes.

    • C. 

      The stakeholders’ influence is least in the project Closing processes.

    • D. 

      Risk is greatest in the project Closing processes.

  • 11. 
    Name the ethical code you’ll be required to adhere to as a PMP.
    • A. 

      Project Management Policy and Ethics Guide

    • B. 

      Project Management Professional Standards and Ethics

    • C. 

      Project Management Code of Professional Ethics

    • D. 

      Project Management Professional Code of Professional Conduct

  • 12. 
    All the following are Inputs to Close Project or Phase EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Organisation Process Assets

    • B. 

      Accepted deliverables

    • C. 

      Project Management Plan

    • D. 

      Enterprise Environment Factors

  • 13. 
    All of the following are inputs into the Directing and Managing Project Execution EXCEPT?
    • A. 

      Risk Register

    • B. 

      Organisational Process Assets

    • C. 

      Enterprise Environmental Factors

    • D. 

      Project Management Plan

  • 14. 
    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:
    • A. 

      Conflict of interest

    • B. 

      Using professional knowledge inappropriately

    • C. 

      Culturally unacceptable

    • D. 

      Personal conflict issue

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is an Input to Close Project or Phase?
    • A. 

      Work Performance Measurement

    • B. 

      Project Schedule

    • C. 

      Validated Changes

    • D. 

      Accepted Deliverables

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is an Output of Develop Project Management Plan?
    • A. 

      Change Requests

    • B. 

      Organisational Process Assets Updates

    • C. 

      Communication Management Plan

    • D. 

      Project Management Plan

  • 17. 
    Which of the following is an Output of  Develop Project Charter?
    • A. 

      Requirements Documentations

    • B. 

      Organisational Process Assets

    • C. 

      Resource Calenders

    • D. 

      Project Charter

  • 18. 
    All of the following are Inputs to Direct and Manage Project Execution EXCEPT?
    • A. 

      Risk Management Plans

    • B. 

      Organisational Process Assets

    • C. 

      Project Management Plans

    • D. 

      Approved Change Requests

  • 19. 
    Which of the following is an Input to Monitor and Control Project Work?
    • A. 

      Teaming Agreements

    • B. 

      Work Performance Information

    • C. 

      Procurement Contract Award

    • D. 

      Organisational Process Assets

  • 20. 
    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.

  • 21. 
    • A. 

      Formally recognize the existence of a project or project phase

    • B. 

      Formally recognize the need that brought about the project be it marketing demand, customer requests, business need, technological advances, or legal requirements

    • C. 

      . Formally recognize the stakeholders of the project and identify them in the project charter

    • D. 

      Formally recognize the project sponsor and document his or her project goals

  • 22. 
    Your company is going to introduce a new service called Phone Home. This service will allow you to speak the name of the person you want to call into your cellular phone. To call home, you would simply speak the word home into the phone, and it will dial that number for you. Your company is taking advantage of the progress that has been made recently with voice recognition software. Initial projections show that market demand is very high for this product. This project came about as a result of which of the following?  
    • A. 

      Marketing demand

    • B. 

      Customer request

    • C. 

      Business need

    • D. 

      Technological advance

  • 23. 
    What is the purpose of the project charter?
    • A. 

      To recognize and acknowledge the project sponsor

    • B. 

      To recognize and acknowledge the existence of the project and commit organizational resources to the project

    • C. 

      To acknowledge the existence of the project team, project manager, and project sponsor

    • D. 

      To describe the selection methods used to choose this project over its competitors

  • 24. 
    According to the Guide to the PMBOK, the project manager is identified and assigned during which process?
    • A. 

      As an input to the Initiation process

    • B. 

      As an input to the Planning process

    • C. 

      As an output of the Initiation process

    • D. 

      As an output of the Scope Planning process

  • 25. 
    What are the triple constraints?
    • A. 

      Time, schedules, and quality

    • B. 

      Time, availability, and quality

    • C. 

      Time, money, and schedules

    • D. 

      Time, money, and quality

  • 26. 
    When a project is being performed under contract, the product description is provided by which of the following?  
    • A. 

      The buyer

    • B. 

      The project sponsor

    • C. 

      The project manager

    • D. 

      The contractor

  • 27. 
    • A. 

      Technological advance

    • B. 

      Business need

    • C. 

      Customer request

    • D. 

      Legal requirement

  • 28. 
    What are the inputs to the Initiation process?
    • A. 

      Product description, strategic plan, project selection criteria, and historical information

    • B. 

      Product description, strategic plan, project overview document, and historical information

    • C. 

      Strategic plan, project overview document, feasibility study, and historical information

    • D. 

      Product description, strategic plan, constraints, and assumptions

  • 29. 
    Deliverables can be described as?
    • A. 

      The purpose for undertaking the project

    • B. 

      The verifiable results of products or services that must be produced to consider the project complete

    • C. 

      The specifications regarding the goals of the project that must be produced to consider the project complete

    • D. 

      The measurable outcomes of the project goals

  • 30. 
    You are a project manager working on a new software product. Your company plans for market businesses. The project sponsor told you that the project must be completed by September 1. The company plans to demo the new software product at a trade show in late September and therefore needs the project completed in time for the trade show. However, the sponsor has also told you that the budget is fixed at $85,000 and cannot be increased by even $10 due to overall budget cuts this year. You must complete the project within the given time frame and budget. Which of the following is the primary constraint? for this project?  
    • A. 

      Budget

    • B. 

      Quality

    • C. 

      Time

    • D. 

      Schedule

  • 31. 
    Before closing a contract, the project manager should:
    • A. 

      Consult a lawyer

    • B. 

      Verify that all deliverables were acceptable

    • C. 

      Re-read the contract

    • D. 

      Contact everyone on the project team for approval

  • 32. 
    At the end of a project, what will your schedule variance be equal to?
    • A. 

      Zero

    • B. 

      Five

    • C. 

      One

    • D. 

      Hundred

  • 33. 
    The customer has reviewed the deliverables of a project and finds that they are acceptable, and must now communicate that acceptance to the project manager. Which form of communication is appropriate?
    • A. 

      Informal written

    • B. 

      Informal verbal

    • C. 

      Formal written

    • D. 

      Formal verbal

  • 34. 
    During procurement closure, a procurement audit includes all of the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Reviewing the contract terms to ensure that they have all been met

    • B. 

      Identifying successes and failures that should be recognized

    • C. 

      Documenting lessons learned

    • D. 

      Using the payment system to process consideration as per the terms of the contract

  • 35. 
    • A. 

      Ensure that the schedule baseline has been updated

    • B. 

      Get formal acceptance of the deliverables from the customer

    • C. 

      Make sure the scope of the project was completed

    • D. 

      Verify that the product acceptance criteria have been met

  • 36. 
    Your client has terminated your project before it is complete. Which of the following is true?
    • A. 

      You must stop all work and release the team immediately

    • B. 

      You must work with the team to document the lessons learned

    • C. 

      You must keep the team working on the project to give your senior management time to talk to the client

    • D. 

      You must update the project management plan to reflect this change

  • 37. 
    Customer satisfaction should be measured at the end of the project to maintain long-term relationships. Which of the following is NOT always an aspect of customer satisfaction?
    • A. 

      The product meets its stated and unstated requirements

    • B. 

      The project is profitable

    • C. 

      The product is high quality

    • D. 

      The customer’s needs are met

  • 38. 
    At the close of your project, you measure the customer satisfaction and find that some customer needs were not fully met. Your supervisor asks you what steps you took on your project to improve customer satisfaction. Which subsidiary plan would you consult to determine this information?
    • A. 

      Quality management plan

    • B. 

      Communications management plan

    • C. 

      Staffing management plan

    • D. 

      Risk management plan

  • 39. 
    Which of the following is NOT an input of the Close Project or Phase process?
    • A. 

      Project Management Plan

    • B. 

      Project Management Methodology

    • C. 

      Accepted Deliverables

    • D. 

      Organizational Process Assets

  • 40. 
    A project manager is reporting the final status of the closed contract to the stakeholders. Which form of communication is appropriate?
    • A. 

      Informal written

    • B. 

      Informal verbal

    • C. 

      Formal written

    • D. 

      Formal verbal

  • 41. 
    One way the Close Project or Phase process differs from Close Procurement is:
    • A. 

      Procurement closure involves verification that all work and deliverables are acceptable, where Close Project or Phase does not

    • B. 

      Close Project or Phase is only a subset of Close Procurement

    • C. 

      Procurement closure means verifying that the project is complete or terminated; Close Project or Phase is the process of tying up all of the activities for every management process group

    • D. 

      Procurement closure is performed by the seller; Close Project or Phase is performed by the buyer

  • 42. 
    A project manager is just finishing a project that has not gone well. Apart from cost overruns and schedule overruns, there have been a lot of quality defects and the project required a lot of senior management intervention to finally reach completion. The project manager should now:
    • A. 

      Focus on closing the project and moving on to the next one. Lessons learned is not applicable to this project since it has done badly

    • B. 

      Focus on presenting the data in positive light while ensuring that the reasons for the delays and problems are appropriately documented.

    • C. 

      Mask bad data and only present good data since his performance appraisal will otherwise be impacted.

    • D. 

      Document lessons learned from the project and update the lessons learned knowledge database.

  • 43. 
    Fill in the blank: A _______ is a document established by consensus and approved by a recognized body that provides, for common and repeated use, rules, guidelines or characteristics for activities or their results, aimed at the achievement of the optimum degree of order in a given context.
    • A. 

      Advisory

    • B. 

      Standard

    • C. 

      Regulation

    • D. 

      Policy

  • 44. 
    A company that designs and manufactures a series of new bicycles each year may manage the effort more efficiently how?
    • A. 

      As a program

    • B. 

      As separate design and engineering projects

    • C. 

      As separate UPC codes

    • D. 

      As independent product lines

  • 45. 
    Which of the following shows roles and responsibilities on your project?
    • A. 

      Bar chart

    • B. 

      Resource histogram

    • C. 

      RACI matrix

    • D. 

      Human Resource Management Plan

  • 46. 
    Which conflict resolution technique is most effective?
    • A. 

      Withdrawal

    • B. 

      Compromise

    • C. 

      Smoothing

    • D. 

      Confronting

  • 47. 
    The transition from one phase to another within a project's life cycle (e.g. design to manufacturing) is typically marked by:
    • A. 

      Technical transfer or handoff

    • B. 

      Deliverables

    • C. 

      Milestones

    • D. 

      Reviews

  • 48. 
    Ongoing operations and a project both have Initiating Processes, but only a project has __________.
    • A. 

      Planning Processes

    • B. 

      Closing Processes.

    • C. 

      Control processing

    • D. 

      Executing Processes

  • 49. 
    Which of the following are enterprise environmental factors influencing a project's success?
    • A. 

      Stakeholder risk tolerances

    • B. 

      Political climate

    • C. 

      Marketplace conditions

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 50. 
    Estimating the type and quantities of material, people, equipment or supplies required to perform each activity is:
    • A. 

      Estimate Activity Workload

    • B. 

      Estimate Activity Input

    • C. 

      Activity Resource Requirements

    • D. 

      Estimate Activity Resources

  • 51. 
    You are developing the project charter for a new project. Which of the following is NOT part of the enterprise environmental factors?
    • A. 

      Lessons learned from previous projects

    • B. 

      Knowledge of which departments in your company typically work on projects

    • C. 

      The work authorization system

    • D. 

      Government and industry standards that affect your project

  • 52. 
    You are initiating project that has a virtual team. Half of your team members will be located in another country, where they are working for a subcontractor. The subcontractor’s team members speak a different dialect of English than your team does. After a conference call to review the project charter, two of your team members make jokes about the way your subcontractor’s team members speak. What is the BEST way to handle this situation?
    • A. 

      Inform the subcontractor that they must adopt a non-discriminatory policy or you will be forced to terminate the contract and find a subcontractor that does not discriminate against women

    • B. 

      Do nothing, because discrimination against women is a cultural norm in the subcontractor’s country

    • C. 

      Update the project charter to add a requirement that teams expect cultural differences

    • D. 

      Promote another team member, but find a different way to reward the woman for her work

  • 53. 
    When do you perform stakeholder analysis?
    • A. 

      When managing communications on your project

    • B. 

      When developing the project charter

    • C. 

      When creating the project management plan

    • D. 

      When putting changes through change control

  • 54. 
    When are the most expensive defects most likely to be introduced into a product?
    • A. 

      When the product is being assembled

    • B. 

      When the product is being designed

    • C. 

      When the quality management plan is being written

    • D. 

      When the quality management plan is being written

  • 55. 
    • A. 

      It authorizes the project manager to work on the project

    • B. 

      It identifies the sponsor and describes his or her role on the project

    • C. 

      It contains a list of all activities to be performed

    • D. 

      It describes the initial scope of the work

  • 56. 
    You are developing the project scope statement for a new project. Which of the following is NOT part of creating a project scope statement?
    • A. 

      Verify Scope

    • B. 

      Using the Project Charter

    • C. 

      Alternatives Identification

    • D. 

      Obtaining Plan Approval

  • 57. 
    When is the BEST time to have project kickoff meetings?
    • A. 

      At the beginning of the project

    • B. 

      When each deliverable is created

    • C. 

      At the start of each phase

    • D. 

      When the Communications Management plan is approved

  • 58. 
    You are managing a construction project that is currently being initiated. You met with the sponsors, and have started to work on identifying stakeholders. You’ve documented several key stakeholders and identified their needs. Before you can finish initiating the project, your company guidelines require that you make a rough order of magnitude estimate of both time and cost, so that the sponsor can allocate the final budget.   What’s the range of a rough order of magnitude (ROM) estimate?
    • A. 

      -10% to +10%

    • B. 

      -50% to +50%

    • C. 

      -50% to +100%

    • D. 

      -100% to +200%

  • 59. 
    You have just been authorized to manage a new project for your company. Which of the following BEST describes your first action?
    • A. 

      Create the work breakdown structure

    • B. 

      Develop the project management plan

    • C. 

      Start working on the project charter

    • D. 

      Figure out who has a stake in the project

  • 60. 
    While creating a project charter, you discover a new project management software tool has come onto the market. You spend the weekend taking an online tutorial to learn about it. This is an example of:
    • A. 

      An assigned project manager using authority and responsibility

    • B. 

      Not paying for copyrighted software

    • C. 

      Contributing to the project management body of knowledge

    • D. 

      Enhancing personal professional competence

  • 61. 
    A notice sent to a subcontractor about the contract is an example of which kind of communication?
    • A. 

      Informal verbal

    • B. 

      Formal written

    • C. 

      Formal verbal

    • D. 

      Informal written

  • 62. 
    Which of the following is NOT a type of communication ?
    • A. 

      Formal written

    • B. 

      Paralingual

    • C. 

      Nonverbal

    • D. 

      Noise

  • 63. 
    A company is about to begin work on a large construction project to build four new buildings for a bank that wants to open new branches. The sponsor is writing a project charter. She recalls that a previous project the company performed for another bank ran over budget because the team had underestimated the effort required to install the reinforced walls in the vault. The previous project manager had documented the details of the lessons learned from this project. Where should the sponsor look for these lessons learned?
    • A. 

      The project records management system

    • B. 

      The company’s organizational process assets

    • C. 

      The project’s work performance information

    • D. 

      The project’s work performance information

  • 64. 
    Which of the following is NOT found in a project charter?
    • A. 

      The summary budget

    • B. 

      High-level requirements

    • C. 

      Procedures for managing changes to contracts

    • D. 

      Responsibility and name of the person authorized to manage the project

  • 65. 
    Which is the BEST description of project scope?
    • A. 

      All of the features and deliverables your project will deliver

    • B. 

      All of the products your project will make

    • C. 

      All of the people involved in your project

    • D. 

      All of the work you will do to build the product

  • 66. 
    You’re managing an industrial design project. Your project is currently in the Initiating phase. The project charter has been created, and you are working on identifying the stakeholders. Which of the following is NOT something that you should do?
    • A. 

      Review lessons learned from prior projects

    • B. 

      Perform a stakeholder analysis

    • C. 

      Review procurement documents

    • D. 

      Create the change control system

  • 67. 
    Which of the following is NOT a stakeholder?
    • A. 

      A project team member

    • B. 

      An attorney from your company’s competitor

    • C. 

      A representative from your project team’s union

    • D. 

      The project sponsors

  • 68. 
    If you want to have multiple vendors bid on your contract, what is the best way to ensure that all vendors have the same information before bidding?
    • A. 

      Issue a standard request for bid and do not allow any questions

    • B. 

      Hold a bidder's conference

    • C. 

      Communicate only through email

    • D. 

      Communicate only through phone calls

  • 69. 
    • A. 

      Complain about the project charter not being completed.

    • B. 

      Wait and see if a project charter is needed.

    • C. 

      Establish a project charter at the point when you enter the project.

    • D. 

      Assume that it is too late and continue without a project charter.

  • 70. 
    You have been asked to establish a project charter for your new project. According to PMBOK, who normally has the responsibility to authorize the charter?
    • A. 

      Company president or CEO

    • B. 

      Project initiator or sponsor

    • C. 

      Key project stakeholders

    • D. 

      Project manager

  • 71. 
    • A. 

      Project management plan

    • B. 

      Project scope statement

    • C. 

      Project configuration document

    • D. 

      Change management plan

  • 72. 
    On obtaining the project charter, the project manager of a project immediately put together the project team to execute the project. Is this correct?
    • A. 

      Yes. Acquisition of the project tam is primarily an Initiating Process Group activity.

    • B. 

      Yes. The project manager needs to get the team together as soon as the project starts.

    • C. 

      No. It is the responsibility of the Project sponsor to provide the team for execution.

    • D. 

      No. Acquisition of the project team is primarily an Executing Process Group activity.

  • 73. 
    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?
    • A. 

      In a trigger

    • B. 

      On a watchlist

    • C. 

      In the Probability and Impact Matrix

    • D. 

      In the Monte Carlo analysis report

  • 74. 
    A bar chart shows the number and type of resources you need throughout your project is called a _______________.
    • A. 

      Organizational Chart

    • B. 

      Resource Schedule

    • C. 

      Resource Histogram

    • D. 

      Staffing Timetable

  • 75. 
    A junior project manager at your company does not know how to perform earned value analysis. You spend a weekend with him to teach him how to do this. This is an example of:
    • A. 

      Contributing to the project management body of knowledge

    • B. 

      Fraternizing, and should be discouraged

    • C. 

      Unpaid overtime

    • D. 

      Giving access to proprietary information, and should be reported to PMI

  • 76. 
    A project manager uses a facilitator to gather opinions from experts anonymously. What risk identification tool or technique is being performed?
    • A. 

      Brainstorming

    • B. 

      Delphi Technique

    • C. 

      Interviews

    • D. 

      SWOT Analysis

  • 77. 
    You’re the project manager on a software project that is planning out various approaches to technical work. There’s a 20% chance that a component you are going to license will be difficult to integrate and cost $3,000 in rework and delays. There’s also a 40% chance that the component will save $10,000 in time and effort that would have been used to build the component from scratch. What’s the EMV for these two possibilities?
    • A. 

      $13,000

    • B. 

      $7,000

    • C. 

      $3,400

    • D. 

      - $600

  • 78. 
    If you are developing a Project Management Plan, how should you determine the level of detail to be included in the plan?
    • A. 

      Always only provide a summary or high level plan

    • B. 

      Include only the details your manager specifically requested

    • C. 

      Always provide the maximum level of detail possible

    • D. 

      Provide the level of detail based on the project complexity and application area

  • 79. 
    Randy is managing a project and identifies that there are 8 stakeholders in the project. He is worried that he might end up with an unmanageable number of communication channels. In your view, how many communication channels does Randy have to plan for?
    • A. 

      64 channels

    • B. 

      56 channels

    • C. 

      8 channels

    • D. 

      28 channels

  • 80. 
    In general, Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis is:
    • A. 

      Not often completed

    • B. 

      Complete and 100% accurate

    • C. 

      In-depth and thorough

    • D. 

      Quick and cost-effective

  • 81. 
    What tool should you use to help identify project risks and their mitigation plans to support the project schedule?
    • A. 

      Risk Register

    • B. 

      Critical Path Method

    • C. 

      Risk and Evaluation Plan

    • D. 

      Schedule Network Analysis

  • 82. 
    Quantitative risk analysis should be performed:
    • A. 

      Only on risks identified by the project manager

    • B. 

      Only in extreme cases

    • C. 

      Only on prioritized risks

    • D. 

      On all risks

  • 83. 
    Which of these is not an approved Estimate Activity Durations technique?
    • A. 

      Three Point Estimating

    • B. 

      Parametric Estimating

    • C. 

      Analogous Estimating

    • D. 

      Critical Path Estimation

  • 84. 
    If you are working on a project where there is no definite project detailed scope, but similar projects have been completed in the past, what is the correct Estimate Activity Durations tool to use?
    • A. 

      Analogous Estimating

    • B. 

      Parametric Estimating

    • C. 

      Critical Path Estimation

    • D. 

      Three Point Estimating

  • 85. 
    Which of these items are important to address when determining each person's role in the project team?
    • A. 

      Role, authority, responsibility, and competency

    • B. 

      Role, responsibility, and competency

    • C. 

      Role and responsibility

    • D. 

      Role, authority, and competency

  • 86. 
    When beginning a new outsourcing project, what is the best way to determine which companies you should request a bid from?
    • A. 

      Send your proposal to the company you last worked with

    • B. 

      Have someone else manage this part of the process

    • C. 

      Send your proposal to everyone

    • D. 

      Consult the qualified sellers list

  • 87. 
    Which tools and techniques are recommended for developing a project team?
    • A. 

      Performance assessment, recognition and rewards, and team building

    • B. 

      Training, team building, and ground rules

    • C. 

      Team building, creating organizational charts, and assessing individual's performance

    • D. 

      Setting ground rules and assessing team members based on those rules

  • 88. 
    Which of the following items needs to be kept in mind when relying on risk identification checklists?
    • A. 

      They are biased.

    • B. 

      They are not exhaustive.

    • C. 

      They are often inaccurate.

    • D. 

      They are easy to prepare.

  • 89. 
    Which of the following may help in ensuring that certain bidders in the procurement process do not receive preferential treatment?
    • A. 

      Use of weighted criteria

    • B. 

      Use of bidder conferences

    • C. 

      Use of screening techniques

    • D. 

      Use of expert judgment

  • 90. 
    Your manager has asked you to include the Human Resource Plan and Schedule Management Plan in your Project Management Plan. Is this the appropriate place for those items?
    • A. 

      No, these are stand alone documents only.

    • B. 

      Yes, you should unquestioningly include anything your manager suggests.

    • C. 

      No, these documents should not be created until later in the project.

    • D. 

      Yes, include them in the Project Management Plan.

  • 91. 
    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?
    • A. 

      Update the scope and schedule baselines to reflect the approved change

    • B. 

      Start doing the work

    • C. 

      Gather performance metrics on the team’s work so far

    • D. 

      Perform Quality Assurance

  • 92. 
    Which of the following is NOT true of obtaining project plan approval?
    • A. 

      Until you obtain plan approval, you don’t need to put changes to it through change control

    • B. 

      Change control makes sure that only approved changes can make it into the approved plan

    • C. 

      Only one person needs to approve the Project Management Plan and that’s the Project Manager

    • D. 

      It’s important for the entire team to buy into the Project Management Plan for it to be successful

  • 93. 
    Which of the following best describes decomposition?
    • A. 

      Waiting for a task to expire so that it can break down into smaller tasks

    • B. 

      Taking a deliverable and breaking it down into the smaller work packages so that it can be organized and planned

    • C. 

      Categorizing work packages

    • D. 

      Dividing work packages into deliverables that can be planned for

  • 94. 
    Which is the BEST definition of quality?
    • A. 

      A product made of very expensive materials

    • B. 

      A product made with a lot of care by the team who built it

    • C. 

      A product that satisfies the requirements of the people who pay for it

    • D. 

      A product that passes all of its tests

  • 95. 
    In which plan do you define the processes that will be used to keep people informed throughout the project?
    • A. 

      Staffing Management Plan

    • B. 

      Project Management Plan

    • C. 

      Schedule Management Plan

    • D. 

      Communications Management Plan

  • 96. 
    Which enterprise environmental factor defines how work is assigned to people?
    • A. 

      RACI matrix

    • B. 

      Project Management Information System (PMIS)

    • C. 

      Resource histogram

    • D. 

      Work authorization system

  • 97. 
    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 describes the asset that Tom is using?
    • A. 

      Decomposition

    • B. 

      Delphi Technique

    • C. 

      Brainstorming

    • D. 

      Templates

  • 98. 
    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?
    • A. 

      Stop talking to the QA manager

    • B. 

      Call a meeting with the QA manager to try to figure out why he suggested those candidates and how the two of you can work together to find team members with suitable skills and interests for your team

    • C. 

      Tell the QA manager that the staffing problems are really no big deal, and you’re sure that the two of you can eventually figure out the right answer together

    • D. 

      Tell the manager that you know which team members you want for your team and he needs to give them to you

  • 99. 
    Which of the following contracts has the MOST risk for the buyer?
    • A. 

      Cost plus fixed fee (CPFF)

    • B. 

      Time and Materials (T&M)

    • C. 

      Cost plus award fee (CPAF)

    • D. 

      Fixed price (FP)

  • 100. 
    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 allow enough time in the schedule for non worked rain days. This is an example of which strategy?
    • A. 

      Mitigate

    • B. 

      Exploit

    • C. 

      Accept

    • D. 

      Transfer