CAPM/PMP

1. Daniel is managing the development of an ecommerce website for his organization. Daniel enjoys coercive powers and has assigned Julie, a project team member, to facilitate the team meetings. During any team meeting, Julie must?

2. You are a consulting project manager and have been contracted by an investment bank to run a large information technology project that is expected to last 15 months. During the Direct and Manage Project Work process, you discover that several regulatory requirements have not been addressed in the project management plan. Failure to meet these requirements could result in legal action against the company. However, implementing the technology to comply with these regulations exceeds the budget and scope of the project, and could result in the cancellation of the project. What should you do?

3. A fundamentally functional organization creates a special project team to handle a critical project. This team has many of the characteristics of a project team in a project organization and has a Project manager dedicated to the project. Such an organization would be called:

4. As you are creating the Activity List, which technique is recommended for subdividing the project into smaller components called activities?

5. Linda has been assigned to establish a PMO in her organization. Linda believes that this project cannot be successful unless all of the key project stakeholders support the project. She also believes that she needs to pay special attention on stakeholder management to ensure success of this project. As the first step, she needs to develop her stakeholder register. Which of the following processes must be started by Linda to produce the project stakeholder register?

6. The Create WBS process identifies the deliverables at the __________ level in the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).

7. Which of the following is not an organizational process asset that is used during the Plan Human Resource Management process?

8. With the establishment of a PMO in an organization, the project management jargon is being adopted by the employees. However, few people are still struggling with the project management terminologies. One of the most common confusion is the difference between a project stakeholder and a key stakeholder. Who are the key stakeholders?

9. After brainstorming potential project risks, what is the recommended method for prioritizing these risks and their mitigation plans?

10. If you are influencing factors that create changes to the cost of the project, which process are you using?

11. If you are requesting a vendor quote for a defined scope, what is the recommended contract type?

12. All of the following are interpersonal skills EXCEPT:

13. What is the logical sequence of the Project Scope Management processes?

14. The most detailed level of the WBS is called the _______________ .

15.Which of the following is a hierarchical representation of project risks?

16. Which of the following is a tool or technique used in the Monitor and Control Project Work process?

17. A large network hardware upgrade project was scheduled to take place over a weekend. During the course of the implementation, several previously unidentified dependencies for additional materials were discovered. The project manager gave approval for the tech staff doing the implementation procure with corporate credit cards several hundred dollars worth of additional equipment required to complete the implementation. However these additional expenses caused the project to exceed its budget. How should the project manager handle this?

18. During the Plan Procurement Management phase, the make-or-____analysis must be completed. This technique prompts the project team to determine the source of their item.

19. Which of these precedence relationships is least commonly used in Precedence Diagramming Method?

20. A RACI chart is an example of a _________________.

21. If the project's current total earned value (EV) is $100,000 and the actual amount spent (AC) is \$95,000, what is the cost variance of the project?

22. Your company has temporarily assigned you to serve as a project manager at a company location outside your home country. While meeting with a vendor your first day on the job, you are presented with a gift. The corporate policy at the headquarters in your home country prohibits employees from accepting these types of gifts. However, as you are new to this location, you believe- but are not sure-that the local policy, as well as local custom may differ. How should you respond?

23. If you are writing a proposal for additional funding, which communication style should you choose?

24. If you want a group of experts to identify project risks, but also want unbiased data, what is an appropriate technique to use?

25. If you are working on a project with constantly changing scope, which contract type would work best when hiring an outside vendor to complete a portion of the work?

26. Which process of integrative project management documents the actions necessary to define, prepare, integrate, and coordinate all subsidiary plans into a project management plan?

27. A project manager scheduled a review at the end of a phase, with the objective of obtaining authorization to close the current project phase and initiate the next phase. Which of the following is an incorrect way of describing this review?

28. If you are measuring the quality of items in a sample on a pass/fail basis, what is that called?

29. The Requirements Traceability Matrix helps in tracing all of the following except:

30.Which of the following should you NOT use as an input into creating the WBS structure?

31. Which term best describes the Identify Risks process?

32. During the Plan Risk Management process, assigning ___________ will help you and the project team identify all important risks and work more effectively during the identification process.

33. Which of these processes is NOT a project time management process?

34. The technique most commonly used by project management software packages to construct a project schedule network diagram is:

35. Which of the following defines the total scope of the project and represents the work specified in the current approved project scope statement?

36. If you are creating a new WBS for your project, what should you consider to save time during the creation process?

37. Which of these precedence relationships is most commonly used in Precedence Diagramming Method?

38. You are the project manager in your organization. You have very little authority over the projects you manage, and you are mainly engaged in project coordination activities. You are currently struggling with obtaining the required human resources for your project during the Acquire Project Team process. Who you need to negotiate with to obtain these resources?

39. A good quality audit should be:

40. What is the traditional way to display a reporting structure among project team members?

41. The Project Charter formally authorizes a project. Who authorizes the project charter?

42. In an ongoing project, the project sponsor and a manager of the performing organization are having conflicts. What would be your comment on this situation?

43. Project risks should be identified by:

44. A control chart should always contain:

45. When would Rolling Wave Planning be useful in a project?

46. You are managing a multi-million dollar project, and discover several critical pieces of data in the project information repository have been modified without authorization. What should you do?

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

48. 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?

49. 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?

50. Julie is currently populating her project's stakeholder register with the names and details of the people identified during the Identify Stakeholders process. Some of these people are not supporting the project but they can directly influence the project. Julie is adding these people to her project's stakeholder register because?

51. 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?

52. In general, Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis is:

53. As a project manager, you are performing various project performance measurements to assess the magnitude of variation. You then attempt to determine the cause and decide whether corrective action is required. This would be known as:

54. Two efficiency indicators that reflect the cost and schedule performance of a project are:

55. Sarah has just started the Identify Stakeholders process for her project. She is currently looking for a template for the stakeholder register so that she doesn't have to reinvent the wheel. Where can she find stakeholder register templates?

56. If you want to compress a project schedule, what are two of the recommended alternatives to consider?

57. A project manager wishes to expand an existing list of sellers. Which of the following techniques should she consider?

58. Which of these tools is NOT a part of the Seven Basic Tools of Quality?

59. Which quality control technique or tool should be used when trying to determine the cause of a major defect?

60. During a project update meeting for the key stakeholders, the schedule of some project activities was challenged. The VP Operations challenged that some of the critical path activities cannot be executed as scheduled as they will disturb critical operations. The VP has requested rescheduling of these tasks so that they are carried out during the non-working times of the business. What should the project manager do first?

61. Why is it important to have a staff release plan for people within the project team?

62. Midway through a project, a project manager determined that the project was running way behind schedule. If the project manager needs to shorten the project schedule, without changing the project scope, which of the following schedule compression techniques could be applied?

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

64. Quantitative risk analysis should be performed:

65. While a co-worker is out on vacation for two weeks, you are standing in for her as the project manager of a process improvement project. During project meetings it becomes apparent that there is a great deal of conflict between stakeholders, and as you review the project documentation you discover that the vacationing project manager has made several critical project decisions without collecting inputs from the stakeholders. Some of these decisions resulted in changes to the project scope, and did not go through the formal change management process. What should you do?

66. While analyzing a project, the project manager calculated the ratio of the Earned Value (EV) to the Actual Costs (AC) and obtained a value of 1.2. The project manager decided that this was an unfavorable condition to the project and decided to take corrective action. What is your view?

67. Which of these is not an approved Estimate Activity Durations technique?

68. 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?

69. As project manager, you would like to show the relationship between two variables to help your project team understand the quality impacts better. Which tool should be used?

70. You have been called in to give an executive presentation on the status of your project. Just before you walk into the meeting, you are informed that a critical resource for the project is no longer available, and could result in a substantial delay to the project. However, you believe there may be an alternative resource that could be used. What do you tell the executive committee?

71. In a cause and effect diagram, which of these is not a potential cause?

72. Which of the following is inaccurately represented by the term Progressive elaboration?

73. Which document describes the project's deliverables and the work required to create those deliverables?

74. During a presentation to management, you want to display the project schedule with only the key deliverables displayed. What is the correct tool for this purpose?

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

76. If you want to reduce the number of quality inspections and thus reduce the cost of quality control for your project, which technique should be used?

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

78. Which of the following is not a general management technique used to generate different approaches to execute and perform the project work?

79. Your boss advises you that your final project schedule and budget must be ready to present to the executive steering committee at a meeting later this week. A draft schedule has been completed based on estimates provided by your team. However, they have not yet had a chance to review the schedule to be sure their estimates are appropriate and realistic. Timing constraints make it impossible to complete this review before the meeting. What is the best approach?

80. Where would you find a detailed list and description of specific project assumptions associated with the project?

81. The date through which the project has provided actual status and accomplishments is called:

82. Which of these is NOT a risk diagramming technique?

83. Which of the following is a tool or technique for the Develop Project Team process?

84. A hierarchical structure of resources organized by resource type category and resource type used in resource leveling schedules is known as:

85. A Project Manager's primary professional responsibility is towards:

86. What does a Cost Performance Index (CPI) of more than 1.0 indicate?

87. Which of the following statements is correct?

88. A project team member finds that the color scheme of the webpage he is designing appears too gaudy and decides to change it to a mellowed down color scheme. The independent testing team flags this as a defect and there is a heated discussion between the team member and the testing team. What is your view?

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

90. As an external vendor, you are managing a complex software project that has been contracted on Time & Material (T&M). One of your team-members reports a break-through in automating some of the testing activities. This will potentially result in cost savings to the project as well as the project getting completed ahead of schedule by a month. Which of the following actions would you take?

91. What is the advantage of preparing an estimate of costs by an outside professional estimator?

92. Which of the following may help in ensuring that certain bidders in the procurement process do not receive preferential treatment that all prospective sellers have a clear and common understanding of the procurement?

93. If you have an unresolved issue while working on a project, what is the best way to communicate that issue?

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

95. On obtaining the project charter, the Project Manager of a project immediately starts acquiring the project team. Is this correct?

96. Your project schedule shows a 15 month finish, but your customer has just realized there is a regulatory requirement to complete the project by a certain date and insists this project must be finished in 12 months. Which of the following is the best approach?

97. What is the difference between a histogram and a Pareto chart?

98. As a project manager, you are responsible for determining and delivering the required levels of both grade and quality. Select which of the following statements you disagree with.

99. Which of the following processes produces a work breakdown structure as an output?

100. Michael is managing a construction project. The project charter has been approved by the project sponsor. What should Michael do next?

101. Most project management software packages use a method of constructing a project schedule network diagram known as:

102. When a negative unidentified risk occurs in a project, a response to it would be called:

103. Martin is the project manager of a project that is in an early phase. He needs to estimate costs but finds that he has a limited amount of detailed information about the project. Which of the following estimation techniques would be least suited to his requirements?

104. If you had an experience with a particularly good or poor performing vendor, what is the correct way to document this experience for future projects?

105. John is managing a software development project for the first time. He is facing issues with scheduling meetings with the senior project managers at the company as they are extremely busy with their current assignments. John needs to understand what went right and wrong on previous similar projects so that he can manage his project better. In this situation, what should John do?

106. Which of these is not a tool or technique for the Control Procurements process?

107. You are looking at various process improvement models. Which of the following is not a process improvement model?

108. Before closing a contract, the project manager should:

109. Carole is the project manager for a healthcare facility construction project. She is currently holding a board briefing and updating the project's current status to the board members. When Carole was presenting her project risks, the chairman suggested some preventive actions. What should Carole do first?

110. A management control point where scope, budget, actual cost and schedule are integrated and compared to earned value for performance measurement is called a:

111. Which of the following best describes the Validate Scope process?

112. As a project manager of a project, you are analyzing the costs which have incurred. Which of the following costs cannot be classified under 'Cost of non-conformance'

113. You are a consulting project manager with over 15 years experience running software development projects. You have been engaged to manage a finance application project for a new customer. However on the first day onsite at the customer's headquarters you are told the project has been cancelled, but there is a need for a project manager to manage a major infrastructure project to deploy a large number of servers and storage devices. The customer asks if you would be interested in leading this project. You have never managed this type of project before but would be interested in the…

114. A technical team can begin editing of a large document 15 days after they begin writing it. What kind of a dependency would this be represented as?

115. While managing a project, you decide to prepare an email for the project stakeholders describing the current project status. This is best described as an example of:

116. During the execution of your project, you decide that you would like to have charts of your project status - cost and schedule, display certain key project data, and hold your project meetings in a specific conference room. Such a place would be called:

117. The document that formally authorizes a project is the:

118. You are presented with a situation in a project where you need to measure the performance of the project. Which of these techniques would suit your requirement?

119. Which of the following Project Scope Management processes documents a configuration management system?

120. The stakeholders of a project typically have:

121. A project was estimated to cost \$ 200,000 with a timeline of 10 months. Due to a shipment delay, the schedule was slightly delayed. This was however made up by receiving the first batch of materials for the project by air. The net result was that there was some additional cost in the project. At the end of the second month, the Project Manager reviews the project and finds that the project is 20% complete and Actual Costs are \$ 50,000. The Estimate to complete (ETC) for the project would now be:

122. As a project manager, where would you document the escalation process to resolve issues that cannot be resolved at a lower staff level?

123. While developing the project schedule, you find that the completion of a successor activity depends on the completion of its predecessor activity. What is this dependency called?

124. Which of the following is not a tool and technique of the Collect Requirements process?

125. You are planning out the communications methods to use as part of stakeholder management. The most effective means for communicating and resolving issues with stakeholders is:

126. Many project managers have seen a graph which shows "Influence of Stakeholders" starting out high and declining as the project progresses. Conversely, it shows the "Cost of Changes" starting out low and increasing as the project progresses. What is the key message a project manager should obtain from this graph?

127. Which of the following contains an extensive procurement changes approval process?

128. A project manager found that some of the project work was not done at the right time and was done in an improper sequence. What do you think was the likely issue?

129. A contract change control system should include:

130. A control chart is used to determine whether or not a process is stable or has predictable performance. When a process is within acceptable limits, the process need not be adjusted. What are the upper and lower control limits usually set as?

131. Robert is currently identifying his project stakeholders. Which of the following is the key input to this process?

132. As part of a new project that you have just started on as project manager, you are putting together your team and find that one of the critical pieces of work requires a specialist from one of the functional departments. However, you are aware that the functional manager may not be very happy giving the resource to your project since your project is not a very high-profile one. Which of the following techniques will you need to apply:

133. The Cost Management Plan is an output of the Plan Cost Management process. This plan is then integrated with other project plans in which of these processes?

134. The three categories into which contracts can be broadly classified are:

135. The Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle as the basis for Quality Improvement is generally attributed to:

136. For any complex project, once the project stakeholders are identified, the next step is to classify these stakeholders based on their current and desired engagement levels. What is the benefit of classifying the project stakeholders?

137. A ______ is a collection of projects or programs grouped together for strategic business needs.

138. In a Finish to Start relationship between predecessor and successor activities, a project manager decides to schedule a successor activity 5 days before its predecessor is complete. This is accomplished by providing 5 days of:

139. While managing a project, you decide to contract to an external enterprise. You enter into a contract where you pay the external enterprise a set amount (as defined by the contract), irrespective of the seller's costs. What would best describe this type of contract?

140. Which of the following inaccurately describes a prototype?

141. Which of the following is NOT a tool or technique of the Acquire Project Team process?

142. While the five process groups are typically completed in order, they often overlap with each other throughout the project. Which two process groups do not overlap unless a project is canceled?

143. Lee is the project manager of a project and is planning responses to a set of risks. As a direct response of implementing this risk response, he anticipates certain other risks to arise. These would be termed as:

144. You have been identified as the project manager for constructing a large shopping mall in your city. Which of the following are not necessarily stakeholders in your project?

145. A tool that provides a visual representation of human resource allocation to a project, number of working hours and availability on the project is a:

146. A project team is currently inspecting the recent project deliverables. The team is recording the number and the nature of defects found in these deliverables. The defect details list in this case is an example of?

147. Which of the following is least likely to be a project?

148. What does it mean if the Earned Value is equal to Actual Cost?

149. Your project sponsor has asked you to add 30% contingency to your project budget as a hedge against any unforeseen costs that could exceed the currently forecasted expenses, but has not provided any additional detail about why this is required. What do you do?

150. Steve is the project manager of a global project. He finds that of late, there has been a deterioration in the quality of communication between various team members across the globe. What would you term this?