PMP Certification Quiz #6 Online Test

Your project has a budget of $1.5 million for the first year, $3 million for the second year, $2.2 million for the third year, and $800,000 for the fourth year. Most of the project budget will be spent during
Project management plan development
Direct and manage project execution
Integrated change control
Project initiation
As project manager, you realize the importance of status review meetings. But you also recognize that your team and other key stakeholders are very busy and do not want to attend. You are entering the second phase of clinical trials for the world's most advanced orthopedic shoe. Because you are in the project execution phase, these meetings:
Should be held frequently to obtain agreement about goals and methods to achieve them
Can be reduced in frequency
Need to be intensified to tie up loose ends
Must be scheduled regularly to document patient reaction
Common causes of conflict in projects included?
schedules, budgets, sponsor interference
schedules, budgets, priorities
schedules, budgets, issues
schedules, budgets, unresolved problems
All of the following are inputs of Direct and Manage Project Execution except?
Requested change requests
Enterprise Enviornmental Factors
Approved change requests
Project Management Plan
Which of the following is not a tool and technique for the Direct and Manage Project Execution process?
PMIS
Expert Judgement
Alternative Analysis
None of the above
The direct and manage project execution process is applied
By the project manager and project team to coordinate and direct all the interfaces the exist across the project, in carrying out the project management plan
To ensure all project changes are managed in accordance with respective change management plans. This includes approvals by the Change Control Board (CCB) if the CCB is utilized
to monitor and measure project performance, especially with respect to budge and schedule
by properly utilizing the projects work authorization system
Your project progressed as planned up until yesterday. Suddenly, an unexpected risk event occurred. You quickly devised a response to deal with this negative risk event using which of the following outputs of Risk Monitoring and Control?
Risk management plan updates
Workarounds
Corrective action
Additional risk identification
You are a contract project manager for a wholesale flower distribution company. Your project is to develop a website for the company that allows retailers to place their flower orders online. You will also provide a separate link for individual purchases that are ordered, packaged, and mailed to the consumer directly from the grower’s site. This project involves coordinating the parent company, growers, and distributors. You are preparing a performance review and have the following measurements at hand: PV=300, AC=200, and EV=250. What is the CPI of this project?
0.80
1.25
1.5
0.83
You are a contract project manager for a wholesale flower distribution company. Your project is to develop a website for the company that allows retailers to place their flower orders online. You will also provide a separate link for individual purchases that are ordered, packaged, and mailed to the consumer directly from the grower’s site. This project involves coordinating the parent company, growers, and distributors. You are preparing a performance review and have the following measurements at hand: PV=300, AC=200, and EV=250. What do you know about this project?
The EAC is a positive number, which means the project will finish under budget.
You do not have enough information to calculate CPI.
The CV is a negative number in this case, which means you’ve spent less than you planned to spend as of the measurement date.
The CV is a positive number in this case, which means you’re under budget as of the measurement date.
You are working on a project that was proceeding well until a manufacturing glitch occurred that requires corrective action. It turns out the glitch was an unintentional enhancement to the product, and the marketing people are absolutely crazy about its potential. The corrective action is canceled, and you continue to produce the product with the newly discovered enhancement. As the project manager, you know that a change has occurred to the product scope because the glitch changed the characteristics of the product. Which of the following statements is true?
Changes to product scope are reflected in the project scope.
Changes to product scope are reflected in the integrated change control plan.
Changes to product scope are a result of changes to the product description.
Changes to product scope are a result of corrective action.
You are working on a project that was proceeding well until a manufacturing glitch occurred that requires corrective action. It turns out the glitch was an unintentional enhancement to the product, and the marketing people are absolutely crazy about its potential. The corrective action is canceled, and you continue to produce the product with the newly discovered enhancement. As the project manager, you know that a change has occurred to the project scope. Which of the following statements is true?
Project scope changes do not require CCB approval.
Performance measurement baselines may be affected by scope changes
Project scope change uses inspection to determine if change has occurred
Project scope change uses workarounds to correct unexpected problems with scope change.
Procurement documentation is an input to Close Procurements processes. Procurement documentation might include all of the following except for which one?
Inspection results
Contract changes
Payment Records
Procurement audits
Your project was just completed. Due to some unfortunate circumstances, the project was delayed, causing cost overruns at the end of the project. This information might be useful on future projects in all of the following activities except for which one?
Cost estimating
Allocating resources
Product verification
Activity estimating
You are a project manager for Dutch Harbor Consulting. Your latest project involved the upgrade of an organization’s operating system on 236 servers. You performed this project under contract. You are in the Contract Closure process and have reviewed the contracting process to identify lessons learned. What is the name of the tool and technique of you used to perform this function?
Procurement audits
Performance reviews
Performance audits
Procurement reviews
You are a project manager for Bluebird Technologies. Bluebird writes custom billing applications for several industries. A schedule change has been requested. You know change is concerned with all of the following except which one?
Managing change
Verifying change
Influencing causes of change
Determining that a change occurred
You are a project manager for Star Light Strings. Star Light manufactures strings of lights for outdoor display. Its products range from simple light strings to elaborate lights with animal designs, bug designs, memorabilia, and so on. Your newest project requires a change. One of the business unit managers submitted a change through the change control system, which utilizes a CCB. Which of the following is true regarding the CCB?
The CCB describes how change requests are managed.
The CCB requires all change requests in writing.
The CCB approves or denies change requests.
The CCB requires updates to the appropriate management plan
You are using earned value progress reporting for your current project in an effort to teach your software developers the benefits of earned value. You plan to display project results on the cafeteria bulletin board so that the team knows how the project is progressing. Use the current status, listed below, to answer the next 4 questions: PV = $2,200 EV = $2,000 AC = $2,500 BAC = $10,000 According to earned value analysis, the SV and status of the project described above is
-$300; the project is ahead of schedule
+$8,000; the project is on schedule
+$200; the project is ahead of schedule
-$200; and the project is behind schedule
PV = $2,200 EV = $2,000 AC = $2,500 BAC = $10,000 What is the CPI for this project, and what does it tell us about cost performance thus far?
0.20; actual costs are exactly as planned
0.80; actual costs have exceeded planned costs
0.80; actual costs are less than planned costs
1.25; actual costs have exceeded planned costs
PV = $2,200 EV = $2,000 AC = $2,500 BAC = $10,000 The CV is
+$300
-$300
+$500
-$500
PV = $2,200 EV = $2,000 AC = $2,500 BAC = $10,000 What is the EAC for this project, and what does it represent?
$12,500; the revised estimate for total project cost (based on performance thus far)
$10,000; the revised estimate for total project cost (based on performance thus far)
$12,500; the original project budget
$10,000; the original project budget
You are the project manager for an effort to introduce goat's milk to the general population through vending machines and fast-food restaurants. Your first task is to prepare a project cost estimate. You decided to use analogous estimating. Which of the following is not characteristic of analogous estimating?
Supports top-down estimating
Is a form of expert judgment
Has an accuracy rate of j: 1 0% of actual costs
Involves using the cost of a previous, similar project as the basis for estimating current project cost
If the cost variance is the same as the schedule variance and both numbers are greater than zero, then
The cost variance is due to the schedule variance
The variance is favorable to the project
The schedule variance can be easily corrected
labor rates have escalated since the project began
Management has grown weary of the many 'Surprises, mostly negative, that occur on your projects. The project management office director told you that if you do not start using some form of project indicator so that management knows what to expect, you will be working in the company cafeteria by the end of the week. In an effort to retain your job and to provide all management levels with an effective indicator, you decide to focus on the to complete performance index (TCPI). Its purpose is to
Determine the schedule and cost performance needed to complete the remaining work within management's financial goal for the project
Determine the cost performance needed to complete the remaining work within management's financial goal for the project
Predict final project costs
Predict final project schedule and costs
If operations on a work package were estimated to cost $1,500 and finish today but, instead, have cost $1,350 and are only two thirds complete, the cost variance is
+$150
-$150
-$350
-$500
As of the fourth month on the Acme project, cumulative planned expenditures were $100,000. Actual expenditures totaled $120,000. How is the Acme project doing?
It is ahead of schedule.
It is in trouble because of a cost overrun.
It will finish within the original budget.
The information is insufficient to make an assessment.
You receive a frantic phone call from your vice president who says she is going to meet with a prospective client in 15 minutes to discuss a large and complex 'dot-com' project. She gives you a 30-second overview and asks you how much the project will cost. You quickly think of some similar past projects, factor in a few unknowns, and give her a number. What type of estimate did you just provide?
Definitive
Budgetary
Order-of-magnitude
Detailed
It is expensive to lease office space in cities around the world. Office space can cost approximately USD $80 per square foot in the United States. And it can cost approximately 50,000 yen per square meter in Tokyo. These 'averages' can help a person determine how much it will cost to lease office space in these cities based on the amount of space leased. These estimates are examples of
Why the United States should use the metric system
Parametric estimating
Bottom-up estimating
leasehold data
One of the fundamental rules of quality management is that quality:
Must exceed the sponsors expectation
Is planned in and not inspected in
Will decrease cost
There are no costs associated with quality management
The quality manager of a company wishes to analyze the data that is coming to him in the form of a list of defects that have occurred in the shipping department. The report comes with defects listed chronologically as they occurred, the cost of the repair necessary to correct each defect, the person involved, and a description of the defect. The manager would like to determine which of the defects should be corrected first according to the frequency of the defect occurring. He should use which of the following quality tools?
Quality critical path
Sampling inspection
Pareto diagram
Cause and effect diagram
The project management team should be aware that modern quality management complements modern project management. For example, both disciplines recognize the importance of:
Completion in the shortest possible time frame
Having lower cost than competitor
Customer satisfaction
Making a maximum profit
The Japanese developed a method of modern quality management that relies on continuing small improvements involving everyone from the top management to the lowest level worker in the organization. This is called:
PDCA
Kaizen
Deming cycle
Kamban
Project quality assurance
Includes creating quality policies the project team must follow
Provides the project team and stakeholders with standards, by which the project performance is measured
Is a managerial process that defines the organization, design, resources, and objectives of quality management
Provide confidence that the project will satisfy relevant quality standards
Which is not an activity inclued in the Preform Integrated Change Control Process
Reviewing, analyzing and approving change request
Managing approved change requests
Auditing all implemented changes
Maintaining the integrity of baselines by releasing only the approved changes for incorporation into the project management plan
Direct and manage project execution
Is making sure the project team follows the project managers direction
Makes sure the project team executes all planning processes
Creates project deliverables
Ensures the worked define in the project management plan is preformed and the project objectives achieved
Develop project management plan inputs include all except which of the following:
Project charter, project scope statement, expert judgment, enterprise environmental factors
Cost performance baseline, project charter, organizational process assets, quality management plan
Project chanter, organizational process outputs, enterprise environmental factors, scope baseline
Cost performance baseline, scope baseline, project changer, organizational process outputs, enterprise environmental factors
You are the project manager for a high visibility project. The margin on this project is low,and it is extremely important that the cost estimates for the work on the project be accurate. While reviewing the cost estimates for this project you notice that one of the cost estimates for an element in the WBS is 10% higher than two previous projects for very similar work. What should you do?
Accept the estimate because you trust all of the people on your project team, and they are responsible for estimates
Reduce the estimate and add the additional budget to the management reserve
Ask the person responsible for the estimate to explain the difference and bring supporting information to you
Reduce the estimate and add the additional budget to the contingency reserve
You are managing a project that is in process. A large and unexpected problem occurs that will cause a delay in the schedule in excess of the contingency schedule for the project. What should you do?
Look at other tasks in the schedule and see which ones should be reduced to allow time for this problem to be worked
Reduce testing on the completed tasks
Require mandatory overtime for the project team
Speak to the stakeholders about getting additional time and budget for the project
Any numbering system that is used to monitor project costs by category such as labor, supplies, or materials, for example, is called
Chart of accounts
Work breakdown structure
Universal accounting standard
Standard accounting practices
A project manager makes a narrative description of the work that must be done for her project. This is called a:
Project plan
Control chart
Statement of work
Project objective
Which of the following is an example of scope verification
Checking project deliverables for work correctness
Comparing completed deliverables against the quality policy
Reviewing the project deliverable with the client for formal acceptance
Managing changes to the project scope
Which of the following is not true about the Delphi technique?
Individuals participating must know each other for Delphi technique to be successful.
Delphi technique is most commonly used to obtain expert opinion.
In Delphi technique participants are generally anonymous.
Who is responsible for creating and signing the project charter
Project Manager
Project stake-holders
Project Sponsor
Senior Management
You are the project manager of a highly visible project. Mid-way through the project a key component was stolen. This was not planned for. The team met after the event and managed to make the product work without the stolen component. This is an example of
Risk mitigation
Transfer of risk
Work-around
Accepting the consequences passively.
Which conflict resolution technique has the most positive and lasting effect?
Smoothing
Confrontation
Compromising
Forcing
Which of these is correct with respect to a product developed or a service performed.
Bad quality is acceptable, but bad grade is not.
Bad grade is acceptable, but bad quality is not.
Neither bad grade nor quality is acceptable.
Grade and quality is the same thing.
When analyzing quality for a project a Project Manager decides to use a tool. This tool provides a creative way to look at the causes or potential causes of a problem. Which tool is the Project Manager planning to use?
Ishikawa diagram
Statistical sampling
Control chart
Pareto diagram
According to Herzberg which of these is not an example of hygiene factors?
job security
salary
safe working conditions
appreciation of work
According to Maslow's hierarchy of needs, which is the lowest level which must be met before other levels can be met.
Esteem
Physiological
Social
Safety
You are a trying to read the WBS and are unable to understand some of the WBS components. Which should be your first step to understand this?
Refer to the WBS dictionary
Refer to the scope statement
Refer to the Project charter
Contact the previous Project Manager
The level of accuracy for order of magnitude estimation is
-25% to +50%
-25% to +75%
-25% to +25%
-25% to +10%
You are working on a project to build a bridge. You have reached the planned half way mark. The total planned cost at this stage is five hundred dollars. The actual physical work that has been completed at this stage is worth $400. You have already spent one thousand dollars on the project. What is the Schedule Variance?
-100
100
-600
600
Which of the following indicate that the project is doing well? Select the best option.
A negative Cost Variance
An SPI of less than one
A negative schedule variance
A CPI of greater than one.
The process of Manage Stakeholders Expectations is part of which process group?
Planning
Monitoring and Control
Executing
Initiating
The project you are managing has nine stakeholders. How many channel of communications are there between these stakeholders?
9
8
45
36
Which of the following process is not included in project communication knowledge area?
Documenting Project Closure
Plam Communications
Distribute Information
Managing Stakeholder Expectations
Beta is the Project Manager of a Road construction project. During a project review, Beta realizes that one particular risk has occured. To take appropriate action against risk that has happened, Beta needs to refer to which document?
Risk response plan
Risk management plan
Risk breakdown structure
Risk register
You are a Project Manager for Green Valley project. A risk management plan has been prepared for the project. Which of the following should you do next?
Perform Qualitative risk analysis
Perform Quantitative risk analysis
Identify Risks
Plan Risk responses
Which of these is not a valid response to positive risks?
Exploit
Mitigate
Enhance
Share
Completion of a product scope is measured against:
Product Management Plan
Project Management Plan
WBS & WBS Dictionary
Product Requirements
Project Charter is an input to all of the following processes EXCEPT:
Collect requirements
Define Scope
Create WBS
Develop Project Management Plan











































































































































































































































































































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27 days 6 hours 53 minutes ago

Ash

what should be the answer to below :-

You have determined that project A is an internal rate of return ( IRR) of 3%. However, the company also invest in a conservative money market that pays a fixed interest rate. The company should ?
a. Invest in money market account if it pays more than 3%
b. Invest in money market account if it pays lSee more

297 days 16 hours 32 minutes ago

Kuldeep Tyagi

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591 days 9 hours 59 minutes ago

pavan

I have a doubt regd Question 42 . I guess it should be the Project Sponsor ..

645 days 10 hours 3 minutes ago

Kapil Sharma

Compromising is the lose - lose situation and confrontation is win - win hence confrontation will have long lasting effect on the project.
The answer compromising is wrong for question no. 44. Please correct it or if I am wrong please revert me back on virgokapil@gmail.com

1392 days 51 minutes ago

Sameera

Can you please explain how you got -350?

1539 days 2 hours 4 minutes ago

Jayanti V S N Murthy

The questions in the quizzes are challenging and give a good learning to the test taker.

1539 days 18 hours 14 minutes ago

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