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Not all team members are properly checking out resources used in the project. What is the best option for the project manager?
During the project review, the following performance data were revealed, VAC=0 and AC=$200K. What is the EV?
A description of how a project management team should implement the overall intention and direction of an organization with regard to quality (as articulated by top management) is available in:
One of the project team members misses deadlines frequently. The project manager set a one-on-one meeting with him to discuss the issue. During the meeting, the member explained that he is facing a family issue causing him to lose focus. The project manager showed his understanding of the situation but guided the team member to differentiate the work and personal life. Which interpersonal skills did the project manager use?
Jane’s project team members are not collaborative or open to differing ideas and perspectives. At which stage does this team stand?
You are a Project Manager at MKB Constructions and you have been recently assigned to a project in Oman. Project schedule development is in process and you are calculating the duration for each activity. Your subordinate comes to you and tells you that the project team is yet to get the clearance from the environmental department and site preparation cannot start without it. Which kind of dependency is hurdling in this scenario?
The process of identifying the product needs that can be met by acquiring products outside the project organization is done as part of:
Jonathan has completed resource planning, assembled the team, and acquired the necessary physical resources. Then he developed the training strategies and improved the team competency and performance. Now he wants to track the performance of individual members and find out what particular skills they have gained while working on the project. He will need all this information to optimize the team’s performance. Which process should the project manager do next?
Mary is conducting a sprint for a software implementation project. But, the product owner has not been available on a regular basis. During the daily standup, the team members complain that they cannot get answers from the product owner, and, as a result, the development of the product increment is delayed. What is the best course of action for the scrum master?
To ensure that the project activities complied with corporate policies, procedures, and best practices the project manager conducted monthly quality audits. Every audit, the results indicated that the team was in compliance. However, at the end of the project, it was determined that some of the project activities did not comply with organizational policies. What most likely caused these compliance gaps to be missed durng the audits?
John hosted a pre-bid conference with several vendors. One of the vendors approached him privately regarding a new government requirement, he answeredd the vendor via email. John then realized that the requirement should have been included in the project scope baseline and the SOW. What should John do in this situation.
The project manager just completed its first iteration on an agile project to develop a new website. In order to assess marketing and support needs, management has requested that the scrum master provide a date for when the application can be launced. What action should the scrum master take in this situation?
You and your team will be working in a noisy environment requiring hearing protection. The organization has mandated that proprietary instant messaging mobile phone application be installed on every team’s member phone for collaboration during the duration of the project. This requirement is an example of which of the following?
During one of your project team performance appraisal, a previously unknown compentency gap in technical skills was uncovered, which has to be addressed. What should you do next?
You are a Project Manager for an international project. The team members will be located in several different countries. You will be forming a virtual project team, where the team members will be working from their home offices. Which of the following would you take into consideration to form an effective and efficient virtual team?
The project charter as been approved, stakeholders have been identified. What is the next thing the PM should do?
You are working on an agile project and want to ensure that the project information is shared within and across the organization, so that any misaligments, dependencies, or other issues related to frequently changing requirements are surfaced as quickly as possible. Which of the following would you utilize?
You are managing an agile project to develop analytic tools for yor company’s executive team. You realize everyone in the project is new to agile methodologies. After the first few tools are released, the executives are frustrusted that the tools the needed the most are still in the pipeline for future development. What could have been done to avoid this issue?
You are working in the Project Office of your organization. What is your role most likely to be?
Your director has appointed you as a portfolio manager in the company. Your responsibility as a portfolio manager is to:
You are working as a project manager in an airplane manufacturing company. Your company decided to buy avionics systems of the airplane from a supplier through a cost-reimbursable contract. You put a ceiling price to the contract in order to ______ .
A colleague from your team has sent you a report that you must present at a bidder conference. You received the report just 1 hour ago from the conference and realized that there are critical errors in the report. The best option is to:
Alex is facing some trust issues with his project team due to previous conflicts. Which interpersonal and team skills can help him to build trust and harmony among the team members?
Calculate the to-complete performance index of your project, based on EAC, when the actual cost of your project is $200,000, cost variance of your project is $25,000 and the budget at completion of your project is $350,000.
Due to the limitations in his company’s financial capacity, a project manager managing a mega construction project has decided to procure a major part of the project on profit sharing basis. Which source selection criteria would be the most decisive?
After performing stakeholders’ analysis, the project manager found one of the stakeholder’s power rated as high power while the stakeholder does not hold any managerial position or possess any expertise the project needs. Which type of power he might possess?
You are on a business trip abroad to meet with a potential vendor. During the meetings, the vendor paid your lunches and also planned a city tour during the weekend as it is usual in their country. You must:
Alex is analyzing the project performance data, where he found out that the project estimation did not account for inflation accordingly. He expects the current CPI to remain consistent for the remaining amount of the project work. If BAC is $500K, and EAC is $520K. What is the Cost Performance Index?
Which of the following is a concern of the Control Resources process?
Mike is the quality manager on a project. Mike and his team have been waiting for quality testing of some models. He has been informed by the design head that there has been an unexpected delay and design completion will be delayed till next weekend. He shared that the reason for this delay is due to a couple of members of the design team who could not complete their assigned task within the allocated time slot. Which dependency has led to this delay in the project?
You are the project manager in a company, which has a balanced matrix organizational structure. Who do you report to?
The four values considered to be the most important to support the PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct are:
A project manager is communicating with the project sponsor to assist him in acquiring scarce resources for the project. This is an example of _____
You are working in a telecommunication vendor and your company is doing projects to telecom operators in the region. Your company started to work with Operator ABC as one of the three possible vendors for a prospective project. However, you are a former employee of the ABC telecom operator and you have information regarding how Operator ABC evaluates vendors before awarding a contract. You understand that this could be a potential conflict of interest situation. Which of the following options is the best course of action?
All the following statements relating to communications management are correct EXCEPT:
While you are conducting project procurement, what would be the most common data analysis technique you use to select the right sellers?
Sam is planning a new product development project. Due to the nature of the project, the project scope might not be fully clear in the early stages. Which considerations for tailoring should he focus on?
Company XYZ invited all potential sellers to a meeting to provide them extensive details about the required work and answer their questions. This is an example of _____ .
A project manager has been assigned for an internal project before initiation where he will perform the initiation activities as well as the post-project benefit measurement activities. This is an example of _____ .
During the project deliverables review, the project manager suggested to add a new success criterion, then started voting to raise a change request. The team is following the fist of five-technique for voting. In which case a member fully supports the suggestion?
A project manager is investigating the constraints that limited the technical specifications of the project. Which document should he review?
Adam is investigating when and how to report project benefits, at the end of the project or at the end of each iteration or phase.
As a project manager, you are aware that quality has costs associated with it. Which of the following statements is NOT related to cost of quality?
Which of the following statements related to Standards and Regulations is NOT correct?
You are performing the “monitor risk” process for your current project. Which technique can help you to assure that contingent responses amount is still required and sufficient?
After evaluating the sellers’ proposals and reaching near satisfactory mutual agreement, there are some points of disagreement with the vendor. Which interpersonal skills can help you to conclude with a signed contract?
_____ can demonstrate a relationship between any element of a process, environment, or activity on one axis, and a quality defect on the other axis.
In your project, you wish to include certain significant events in the milestone list for the project based on historical information. Such milestones are:
Which conflict resolution technique does emphasize the areas of agreement rather than areas of difference?
In your software project, to finish an activity on time, you add one more developer to the same activity. This is an example of:
Jack is leading a project team, where members are not collaborating and in conflict all the time. To review the team value, which document should he review?
During the team meeting, two key stakeholders argued for removing some value-added features from the project scope. As the project manager seeks to maintain harmony and relationships, which conflict resolution technique should he follow?
Depending on the expectation of the buyer and the nature of the project, there are several types of contracts that can be used between the buyer and seller. All of the following are types of contract EXCEPT:
______________ is updated to reflect the actual experience in acquiring resources for the project as a result of carrying out the acquire resources process.
Susan is a very motivated project team member in your project. In one of the team meetings, Susan suggested adding a new small function to the product of the project. The function is not in the scope, however, it will improve satisfaction. Your approach would be to:
Jack is managing a complex project with many ambiguities. The project sponsor advised him to use a technique in which the work to be accomplished in the near term is planned in detail, while the work in the future is planned at a higher level. Which of the following is the name of this technique?
In your project, you use the earned value technique (EVT) to measure:
The sponsor requests that you do an analysis of the business case and provide a feasibility report on the project that might be of strategic benefit to the organization. You have some assistance from other departments in the organization. What should you do when you finish the feasibility report?
_____ process is primarily concerned with correctness of the deliverables and meeting the quality requirements specified for the deliverables.
A project manager is working on a project that requires procurement. As he is currently conducting project procurement, of the following, which is an enterprise environmental factor that can influence this process?
Emily is managing an international project. Two of the project team members are in the US, two of them are in India, and three people are working from Ireland. To build effective communication with the virtual project team, the project team is using video conferencing. The use of the video conferencing tool is an example of _____ .
The project team seems to be unable to internally assign work among themselves once they complete their tasks. It seems that there is a lack of coordination in the remaining work and proper reporting is lacking. What should the team do?
As a Project Manager, you are explaining your project team the difference between the Resource Histogram and Responsibility Assignment Matrix. What does a Resource Histogram show that a Responsibility Assignment Matrix does not?
The project manager asked the quality team to find the main reason behind the reoccurring bugs in the software program that the project team is developing. Which technique would the quality team use?
Two stakeholders have begun arguing over the functionality of your project. Who should resolve this conflict?
Which of the following conflict resolution techniques should be used when the deadline is critical, and tasks are at risk of slipping?
You are the Project Manager, where the project’s product has to be of very high quality to be competitive in the market. To create quality awareness, you address your project team about the importance of quality. To achieve the maximum benefits from the quality management processes in your project, what will be the most suitable approach towards quality?
You oversee a multinational team and stakeholders. How do you minimize mix-ups and misunderstandings in such a diverse group?
You are considering the assistance of an expert to help you with the “conduct procurement” process. What expertise would you look for?
You are managing the procurement for a project and you are not satisfied with the existing lists of potential sellers, you should _____ .
You are in the process of creating customized reports for project stakeholders where you explain project compliance categories and analyze the consequences of noncompliance. You are reviewing various plans and project documents but find that some important aspects are missing. What could it be?
Sam is leading a project team consists of 20 members, as the team is a group of technical experts, he chooses to demonstrate a commitment to serve and put them first when making any decision. Which leadership style does Sam adopt?
In which of the following processes is decomposition used as a tool?
The project report shows a high amount of construction material leftovers. Which type of costs did the project endure?
While performing the close project process, Sue is reviewing the configuration management knowledge base, which contains the versions and baselines of all official organizational standards, policies, and procedures. This configuration management knowledge base is a(n) _____ .
A project team member seemed unfocused and disoriented all the time. As Noah is the project manager, he arranged a one-on-one meeting to address the issue. It turned out that the team member is homesick and misses his homeland. Accordingly, Noah decided to arrange some informal activities to make him more comfortable with the team. Which interpersonal and team skills did Noah use?
In a project, the process of developing a detailed description of the project and product is referred to
During the execution of a construction project, the customer requested to reduce the project remaining time by 2 months instead of 6 months. Considering the fact that the customer is sensitive to quality but more flexible with the cost, which schedule compression technique would you use?
You are leading an internal project when your sponsor informed you to terminate the project, as it is no longer fitting the new company strategy. Accordingly, you need to document the reasons for project termination. What should you do?
Project sponsors have the GREATEST influence on the scope, quality, time, and cost of the project during the:
Sam is trying to resolve a conflict between the customer and the technical lead as the customer insists to include a new requirement that will affect the scope. Sam decided to accept the customer requirement to satisfy the customer. Which conflict resolution technique did he use?
While performing the implement risk response process, the project team requires the assessment of the current overall project risk exposure. Which input document does contain this information?
_____ are especially useful for gathering attributes data while performing inspections to identify defects.
Your team member got into a conflict with the member of the vendor’s team. The issues just don’t seem to get resolved, despite efforts from other team members from both sides. What should you, as a Project Manager do in this situation?
You have been assigned to do the cost estimation of an important work package. Your Project Manager has explained to you all the 20 components of the work package. You have calculated the individual cost of each component. Now you are adding up the cost of all 20 components to find the overall estimate. You have used which estimation technique while calculating the cost of the work package?
You are working in “Wipe Out Corporation” which is a vacuum cleaner manufacturer. A recently produced model of the vacuum cleaner has been sold a lot, and the current capacity of the manufacturing lines cannot reach the demand of the consumers. Your company decided to create new manufacturing lines to produce more vacuum cleaners. You have been assigned as the project manager for this project. Who will be the users of this project?
Which of the following is NOT true for a project?
During the milestone review, the performance reports showed the following results: BAC=$300K, EV=$100K, ETC=$120K. How is the project performing?
In a scatter diagram, if points are close to the diagonal line, it indicates that:
Cost estimates of the project activities should be reviewed and refined throughout the project. During the initiation phase, you estimated costs in the range of -25% or +75%. This is an example of:
Which of the following engagement levels best describes the Stakeholder who is not only aware of the project, along with its potential impacts, but is also actively engaged in activities designed to ensure the project will be ultimately successful?
For contracts, _____ measure, compare and analyze quality, resource, schedule, and cost performance against the agreement.
Existing formal and informal scope, control-related policies and monitoring and reporting methods and templates to be used are examples of _____ .
All of the following are organizational process assets that might be updated as an output of Control Procurements Process EXCEPT:
A key stakeholder is unsatisfied with the project team because his quality requirement was neglected. As the project manager investigated the requirement, he found that the requirement was unnecessary. However, the project manager agreed to include the requirement since it would not affect the project elements. Which conflict resolution technique did he use?
You are working on the monitor stakeholder engagement process. To obtain the strategies for the stakeholders’ communication, to which of the following should you refer?
During the project review, the following performance data were revealed; BAC=$500K, VAC=$50K and AC=$200K. What is the ETC?
Which of the following tools and/or techniques is NOT used in the Estimate Activity Resource process?
Implementing agile frameworks, like Scrum and Kanban, lets the organizations deliver solutions to customers faster, with more predictability, and gives them the ability to react quickly based on new information. Implementing agile at the individual team level is relatively easy – the benefits are clear, and the resources are plenty. But the real challenge is extending it across multiple teams in a large organization. Who is responsible for scaling Scrum to the greater organization?
Tom is a PMP who works full-time on projects. However, in his current assignment, Tom has very little formal authority. He serves mostly as a staff assistant to an executive, who is ultimately responsible for leadership and decision-making on the projects. Tom is working in a ______ .
You are managing an IT project that depends heavily on procurement. Which of the following tools can help you in controlling procurement?
Alex is working on the “close project” process. Which of the following is an organizational process asset that can influence the process?
Two team members conflict due to the vagueness of certain quality requirements. The project manager needs to clarify these requirements to avoid the vagueness effect on the deliverables. Which conflict resolution technique should he follow?
You are reviewing the project benefits management plan to understand the “how” and ”when” the project will deliver its benefits. Which element does it include?
All of the following are part of the Direct and Manage Project Work process activities EXCEPT:
While developing the project scope statement, the project team discussed the required set of conditions to be met before deliverables are accepted. What element of scope statement were they discussing?
A project manager needs to know how the Control Quality process will verify compliance to it. Which input should he review?
As a project manager, your key responsibility is to:
During the performance review, meeting a major communication issue was reported with one of the key stakeholders of the project who has relatively high power and interest in the project. The issue root cause is a disagreement between the stakeholder and technical engineer from the project team. Which of the following factors can influence the conflict resolution method you would select?
Which of the following organizational process assets does not influence the Conduct Procurements Process?
You have just completed performing the “implement risk responses” process, which of the following document may be updated accordingly?
You have asked a project team member to list the activities that result in the cost of non-conformance to quality in your project. The list he submits is inaccurate because one of the following four options is a cost of conformance. Which of the following did your project team member list incorrectly?
Workarounds differ from contingency plans in that:
You are working on your project closure and trying to identify lessons learned for the use of future projects and organizational assets improvement. Which technique should you use?
All the following are valid inputs for “Identify Stakeholder” process EXCEPT:
In your project, you have been sub-contracting your software development work to three different consultancy firms through fixed-price contracts. In this context, all the following statements related to transferring of risk are correct EXCEPT:
As a result of carrying out the acquire resources process, which enterprise environmental factors are updated?
After performing quality control using checklists, the completed checklists should become part of the
What is the best time to assign a project manager for a project?
In your project, you documented the project, service, or results that will be outcomes of the project. You listed the collected requirements, identified the requirements included in the scope, and excluded from the scope. Which of the following processes have you performed?
As a Project Manager, you are looking at the defects at all inspection runs for the past year, and you noticed that the number of flaws per inspection increases over time. You create a quality task force to try to figure out what is causing these defects. Which process are you performing?
A project manager is attempting to influence the stakeholders in a project using various techniques. He finds out that the application of emotional intelligence tools gives the most positive results. What exactly is emotional intelligence?
Your organization is involved in Total quality management and is continuously improving the processes and the work all throughout the departments at all levels. In the past, the organization didn’t have quality processes in place, so the defects were only discovered by the end-users. Over the years, quality processes have been established. Considering the above, what should the project manager do next to further improve the level of quality management in the project?
After assessing project risks, the project team was discussing the action to ensure the realization of a high-priority opportunity. What risk strategy should they use?
In Precedence Diagramming Method (PDM), ______________ is the most commonly used and ______________ is very rarely used type of precedence relationship.
You are considering assistance from an expert in the “implement risk response” process. What expertise would you look for?
Which of the following Tools/Techniques assists a Project Manager and his team to show how the various elements of a system relate?
A technological advance, legal requirement, or social need refers to:
Bryan is studying the influence of rules, standards, and guidelines specific to the project application-area on the control quality process. Under which category do these elements fall?
A conflict between the two project team members was reported to you. After a brief investigation, you concluded that one of them is approaching matters personally due to the recent death of his father. You approached this individual by sympathizing with his issue and persuaded him to take a short vacation. You advised him to resolve the conflict with his colleague when he is back from vacation. This is an example of _____ .
After conducting project procurement successfully, what major outputs would you expect from the process?
“____ aligns with the organizational strategies by selecting the right programs or projects, prioritizing the work, and providing the right resources…”
The project manager of an internal system upgrade project is setting guidelines for the decision-making process within the project team. Which of the following guidelines should not he consider?
You are assigned to manage a project within a multi-divisional company where your manager is reporting to the Chief Marketing Officer. What level of resource availability would you expect to have?
While performing the close phase process, the project manager needed to review the project success criteria. Which document does contain these details?
Janet had some social conversations with the project key stakeholders to build a good network of connections within and outside the company. At which dimension is she communicating?
Your project is scheduled to last in 6 months, and cost $300,000. At the end of the first month, you and your team have completed 20% of the project. What is the variance between the Earned Value and the PV?
You have finally completed the development and testing of your project. Your sponsor just signed for the final acceptance of your project’s deliverable. As you enter the project closing process, you know that you need to follow the organizational culture in following the closing procedures. Your company is considered to be hierarchical. What type of organizational culture is this?
The customer and project manager need to validate the scope of the deliverables. This will help to:
You are promoted to a new role in your company to replace someone who recently retired. To be an effective leader, which of the following should you do FIRST?
Jack is subdividing the project deliverables and project work into smaller and more manageable components. Which process is he performing?
Alex is a project manager with a very limited procurement experience due to the way of the project management practices he experienced in his former company. As he is currently working on the “control procurement” process, he is seeking expert assistance. What expertise should he be looking for?
You are aiming to use effective tools and techniques for sharing simple, unambiguous, and codified explicit knowledge. Which is not one of these tools and techniques?
A project manager is managing a team distributed across different countries. Which technique can help him to develop and manage the team?
You and your vendor have a dispute regarding payment terms and what is considered a minimum viable product as described in the contract. The negotiations are stalled and none of the parties is willing to reach an agreement. What should the project manager do next?
Despite working at the same office, the project manager finds his team interactions are full of conflicts as the team is relatively new to each other. Therefore, he arranged an event outside the company premises to enhance the team’s social relations. His action is an example of _____ .
Weak matrix organizations maintain many of the characteristics of a functional organization, and the role of the project manager is:
As a project manager, you consider that early commitment to clear guidelines decreases misunderstandings and increases productivity. Therefore, you define guidelines such as “Way of interruption during meetings”, “who is allowed to give information about the project to the senior management”, “how will be the communication between the team members”. This is an example of:
Sam is leading a team of technical experts that aim to develop a new product. He is aiming to provide a reason for the team members to act on their own. Which interpersonal and team skills can help him to achieve this objective?
Who is responsible for delivering the required levels of both quality and grade?
John aims to enhance his project team’s social relations and build a collaborative and cooperative working environment through conducting multiple activities, including facilitated workshops and offsite meetings.
Company XYZ needs to procure specialized technical resources from a vendor due to its lack of expertise in this area. Which source selection criteria would be most decisive in this case?
Dan is a Project Manager of a megaproject. He is doing the cost estimation of a work package that is to be outsourced to a seller. Dan’s team has told him that the work package is going to cost $200,000 based on the historical data of the company. There is a company policy that states that any deliverable costing above $150,000 requires an external professional estimate to serve as a benchmark for all the incoming bids regarding the work package. What is the technique used here for the estimate?
A project manager is working in a weak matrix organization where he has no direct authority over team members. Which interpersonal and team skills should the project manager use?
Alan is managing a customer fixed network delivery project. Due to the unavailability of his company service in a major area in the scope of work, he is considering procuring this link from another service provider. Which organizational process assets can influence conducting procurements in this case?
The project team is identifying the degree of an agreed-upon allowed variation amount before some action needs to be taken. Which element are they establishing?
Project organization Tetra Inc. has engaged a vendor, Retro Solutions, for a deliverable. The deliverable is not up to the quality standards specified by Tetra Inc. They have requested the changes in the deliverable, but Retro Solutions is not agreeing to it. They have contested the changes and both parties have not been able to reach an agreement. Which technique will help in resolving this situation?
You are halfway through your one-year project. The key sponsor just submitted a change request to compress the project schedule by 6 weeks for the product to be released around Christmas time. You ask your project management team to perform an impact analysis and determine what should be the best course of action?
During the project review meeting, the project team compared and analyzed the planned resource utilization to the actual resource utilization. Which data analysis technique are they using?
While closing project procurements, there were some unsettled disputes. To settle these disputes, which technique should the project manager use?
Project integration management is the most important project area for the project manager. This is where the project manager integrates all aspects of the project from the start to the end. Therefore, the projects are considered difficult to integrate due to their complexity. What are the complexity dimensions that the Project managers need to consider?
All of the following are true for Fixed-price contracts EXCEPT:
Project organization charts are a component of the Resource Management Plan and provide a graphic display of project team members and their reporting relationships. All of the following might be included in the Resource Management Plan EXCEPT:
During the project planning phase, which of the following steps does happen at the latest?
You, as project manager, are advising your customer to choose the right approach for a project. In this case, the project has dynamic requirement but he would like to allow feedback on partially completed work to improve and modify that work. Which of the following approaches is most suitable?
You are the project manager in the development of a new website. In this project, the team does short iterations, daily stand-ups, retrospectives, cost estimations and progress tracking. Which of the following approaches is the project using?
As project manager, you decided to have multitask team members instead of a dedicated team. Which of the following statements is true?
As part of your agile project, a project team member proposes using a kanban board to visualize the flow of work in the project. What main benefit can a kanban board bring about?
In the development of a new website, you, the project manager, chose to use an agile approach. However, many project team members are inexperienced in the use of that approach. What should you do first?
n a car design project, project sponsor can not wait for the project to be completed and he is willing to receive first a subset of design. Which of the following life cycle approachs would you propose him?
In an agile project you manage, the quality of the product increments are poor. What should you do?
Your agile project team thinks about how to optimize the flow value. What benefits will NOT that bring about?
In the construction of a new urban area, the project team expects the initial requirements to change. On the other hand, you believe the adaptability of the project to the changing customer needs is key to achieve project success. Which of the following approach would you recommend?
In your agile project, you are afraid the team may be working in the product in the wrong direction. As a general guideline, how often would you recommend to demonstrate the working product?
How should planning be in iteration-based agile projects?
After several iterations, your team has unclear work assignments. How would you tackle this problem?
What is the most essential practice in agile to help the team learn from previous work on the product and its process?
Sam has just been hired as project manager of an IT development project. The project will have dynamic requirements and the activities will be performed once for a given increment with frequent smaller deliveries. He is discussing with the project sponsor the most suitable type of life cycle on this case. What should Sam recommend?