PMP Test For Professional Responsibility

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PMP Test For Professional Responsibility - Quiz

Professional responsibility refers to the manner in which an employer conducts themselves, in the interest of fairness, doing what’s right for their employees and keeping sure to leave personal feelings at home. Can you maintain a level of professional responsibility?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

     Jeff is managing a very large road construction project. As per the contract, it is mandatory that all the team members should have more than 5 years of experience in the field of road construction. Jerome is an excellent resource to have in your team, but he has only 4 years of experience. Jerome's friend who is in your team is suggesting that he can arrange for a work experience certificate. Since Jerome is technically very sound, even the customer will be happy to have him and the project will surely close successfully. He also feels that since Jerome is a very good resource, quality of work will improve, so there is no harm in getting a work experience. Jeff is a certified PMP, but is not a member of PMI now. What should he do?

    • A.

      Jeff is not a member of PMI and code of conduct is not binding. He can do what he feels is right.

    • B.

      Jeff should report this to senior management and refuse to arrange for a fraudulent certificate. He is PMP and is bound by mandatory standard for responsibility.

    • C.

      Jeff should call in legal authorities and report the incidence as this is against aspirational responsibility standards.

    • D.

      Jeff should refuse to arrange for a fraudulent certificate and report the incidence to customer along with senior management as he is bound by aspirational code of conduct

    Correct Answer
    B. Jeff should report this to senior management and refuse to arrange for a fraudulent certificate. He is PMP and is bound by mandatory standard for responsibility.
    Explanation
    Jeff should report this to senior management and refuse to arrange for a fraudulent certificate. He is PMP and is bound by mandatory standard for responsibility. (PMI Handbook)

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  • 2. 

    You are managing a project where you are setting up solar heating equipments in a large residential complex of about 2000 houses. You do not have technical know how and are planning to outsource procurement of panels. You are asking for bids from 8 vendors. One of the vendors is your brother. You know that he can do an excellent job. Your brother works for your organization regularly and is one of your management's preferred vendors. Your management is aware of your relation. What should you do? 

    • A.

      Go ahead and invite your brother. You are giving him a fair chance along with others and you are meeting aspirational standard for fairness.

    • B.

      Since he is you brother, you can not invite him. Inviting bids from relatives will mean that you are violating mandatory standard for fairness.

    • C.

      Since he is you brother, you can not invite him. Inviting bids from relatives will mean that you are violating aspirational standard for fairness.

    • D.

      Go ahead and invite your brother. You are giving him a fair chance along with others and you are meeting mandatory standard for fairness

    Correct Answer
    A. Go ahead and invite your brother. You are giving him a fair chance along with others and you are meeting aspirational standard for fairness.
    Explanation
    Go ahead and invite your brother. You are giving him a fair chance along with others and you are meeting aspirational standard for fairness. (PMI Handbook)

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  • 3. 

    Dan is a PMP and is managing an agricultural project for Global Agrofood. The project will improve the quality of soil. This is a very technology intensive project. Dan has just joined Global Agrfood. He was working with Best Agro products and has acquired the know how while he was working there. There technology is patented. Can Dan use his knowledge and experience acquired in his previous employment?   

    • A.

      No. This will violate patent regulation and hence PMP code of conduct can not allow it.

    • B.

      PMP code of conduct is not agricultural product specific. Dan will not be violating code of conduct.

    • C.

      Knowledge can not be patented. He can use knowledge and experience without violating any standards or regulations

    • D.

      This is illegal and even if he is PMP or not, PMI code of conduct will be binding for him in this case

    Correct Answer
    C. Knowledge can not be patented. He can use knowledge and experience without violating any standards or regulations
    Explanation
    Knowledge can not be patented. He can use knowledge and experience without violating any standards or regulations (PMI Handbook)

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  • 4. 

    Code of ethics and professional conduct applies to

    • A.

      Only PMI members

    • B.

      Non members who serve PMI in volunteer capacity

    • C.

      PMI members and PMI chapter members only

    • D.

      Only those who are certified PMPs

    Correct Answer
    B. Non members who serve PMI in volunteer capacity
    Explanation
    Non members who serve PMI in volunteer capacity (PMI code of ethics page 1)

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  • 5. 

    You are managing a big international project with very hectic schedule. The project is very important to your management. You are selecting the team in an Asian country. Since the schedule is very hectic, you can not afford to let it slip. You are trying for tough team members who can manage hectic schedule. You have two candidates for a certain technical skill. Deepa is better skilled and she has worked on similar projects with excellent recommendations that speak about her capabilities. Ram is another candidate who is almost equally skilled though he has not yet worked on international projects. Your customer does not favor women employees and hence wants you to select Ram. What should you do?

    • A.

      Go ahead and select the candidate suggested by customer. He is also a good resource and customer wants him. There is no violation of any standard.

    • B.

      Select the candidate who is more capable and suitable for the project. Otherwise you will be violating aspirational standards of fairness.

    • C.

      Select the candidate who is more capable and suitable for the project. Otherwise you will be violating mandatory standards of fairness.

    • D.

      Select the candidate who is more capable and suitable for the project. Otherwise you will be violating mandatory standards of responsibility

    • E.

      Select the candidate who is more capable and suitable for the project. Otherwise you will be violating mandatory standards of fairness. (Page 4, 4.3.4 of PMI code of ethics)

    Correct Answer
    C. Select the candidate who is more capable and suitable for the project. Otherwise you will be violating mandatory standards of fairness.
    Explanation
    In this scenario, the correct answer is to select the candidate who is more capable and suitable for the project. This is because selecting a candidate based on gender preference goes against the mandatory standards of fairness outlined in the PMI code of ethics. The customer's preference for a male candidate should not influence the decision, as it is important to prioritize qualifications and skills when selecting team members for a project.

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