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Question 1 - Qid 6113151, Risk Management, 2. Process, 11.7 Monitor Risks

The project management plan specifies that a predictive development approach has been selected to produce the project deliverables.

Where in the project life cycle will the overall project risk be the lowest?

(Please note that on the real PMP exam you may be asked to provide your answer by clicking the correct area in the image. But here in the simulator, we are asking you to select the answer below.)

Question 2 - Qid 6110002, Cost Management, 3. Business Environment, 4.1 Develop Project Charter

A company is considering two projects, Alpha and Beta. Project Alpha is expected to result in a $50 million net profit, while project Beta and is expected to net $45 million. Both projects could be very lucrative and rewarding. However, the financial controller has stated that the company can only invest in one of these projects.

If project Alpha is selected, what will be the opportunity cost?

Question 3 - Qid 6110003, Integration Management, 2. Process, 4.1 Develop Project Charter

You are managing a project to build five bridges. The project consists of five sequential phases with each phase delivering one bridge.

After the first phase of the project is complete, which process group of the second phase should follow?

Question 4 - Qid 6110005, Stakeholder Management, 2. Process, 13.1 Identify Stakeholders

The project aims to investigate the feasibility of constructing a hydroelectric dam from a technical, economic, and social point of view. The project charter created by the project manager on behalf of the project sponsor is now approved.

Which of the following processes should be performed next?

Question 5 - Qid 6110006, Stakeholder Management, 2. Process, 13.1 Identify Stakeholders

You are managing a software upgrade project for your company. Your project sponsor has a great deal of authority regarding project decisions, but you recently discovered that he doesn't have much interest in your project. To complete the project successfully, you need your project sponsor's continuous support.

What stakeholder management strategy should you use with your project sponsor?

Question 6 - Qid 6110008, Scope Management, 2. Process, 5.2 Collect Requirements

The project sponsor asks for a copy of the document that contains the description, owner, source, priority, and status of product requirements.

Which project document is the project sponsor requesting?

Question 7 - Qid 6110011, Schedule Management, 2. Process, 6.2 Define Activities

You are facing problems decomposing the testing work package into the final activities required to complete the work package. Detailed testing plans and activities cannot be determined until the system is at least 50% developed and more details become available. The system development work package will take at least three months to complete.

What is the best way to resolve this problem?

Question 8 - Qid 6110014, Integration Management, 2. Process, 4.2 Develop Project Management Plan

You are about to start planning for a large and complex project. Due to the size of the project along with the regulatory and environmental considerations, the development of a detailed project management plan will be critical.

As a starting point for initial project planning, what is the first thing you should do?

Question 9 - Qid 6110020, Resource Management, 2. Process, 9.0 Project Resource Management

As you are monitoring the cost baseline for your project, you notice that project expenses are higher than expected at this point in the project.

What is the most likely cause of the variance?

Question 10 - Qid 6110029, Resource Management, 1. People, 9.4 Develop Team

Recently, you promoted your star programmer, Sam, to lead the agile development team. Sam was a fantastic software coder, and you thought the promotion would mean that he could now share his expertise with the other development team members. However, you are surprised to learn that the performance of Sam in his new role is not meeting your expectations.

Which empirical rule did you forget while considering the promotion of Sam?

Question 11 - Qid 6110032, Communications Management, 2. Process, 10.3 Monitor Communications

You have just taken over a project in execution. During your first week, you determine that the project team members spend a lot of time responding to unexpected requests for information from different project stakeholders. Because of these interruptions, the team cannot focus on their project activities, and as a result, the project is behind schedule.

What should you do first?

Question 12 - Qid 6110034, Scope Management, 2. Process, 5.1 Plan Scope Management

A team member submits a draft of the requirements management plan to the project manager for a review. The project manager notices that one of the components included in the plan does not belong there.

Which of the following components did the project manager most likely notice?

Question 13 - Qid 6110038, Scope Management, 2. Process, 4.5 Monitor and Control Project Work

While reviewing your project's performance, you discover a significant variance. If the issue is not fixed before the next customer inspection, your project might be canceled. However, after a further review conducted by the project team, you are glad to hear that bringing the project back on track requires only a minor correction to a configuration element.

What should you do first?

Question 14 - Qid 6110039, Integration Management, 2. Process, 4.5 Monitor and Control Project Work

A project manager is leading a process improvement project for a factory operation. Currently, the project manager and the team are performing the Monitor and Control Project Work process.

Which of the following activities might be carried out during this process?

Question 15 - Qid 6110040, Integration Management, 2. Process, 4.6 Perform Integrated Change Control

An organization has a policy that a change control board (CCB) must review all change requests for every project in the organization, and that the CCB follows the recommended activities outlined in the PMBOK® Guide. Project managers and the project team do not serve as members of the CCB.

Based on this scenario, which of the following activities might be performed by members of the CCB?

Question 16 - Qid 6110041, Integration Management, 2. Process, 4.6 Perform Integrated Change Control

A company has authorized a dedicated change control board (CCB) to review and evaluate all change requests that are submitted for any project.

If the project sponsor is a member of the CCB, which of the following best describes an individual or group that can request a change on a project?

Question 17 - Qid 6110055, Procurement Management, 2. Process, 12.3 Control Procurements

One of your contractors is not performing to the agreed-upon standards. You want to terminate the contract and engage another contractor for the same job. You need to determine the specific legal procedure for the early termination of the contract.

What should you do?

Question 18 - Qid 6110058, Stakeholder Management, 2. Process, 13.1 Identify Stakeholders

A project is divided into four sequential phases. The second phase of the project has just been completed, and the third phase is about to begin.

What should the project manager do first?

Question 19 - Qid 6110061, Stakeholder Management, 2. Process, 13.1 Identify Stakeholders

An organization has a project management office (PMO) that ensures all relevant project documents are created, and all project management processes are followed according to established best practices.

What should the project manager review first to identify stakeholders for a newly started project?

Question 20 - Qid 6112348, Schedule Management, 2. Process, 6.5 Develop Schedule

The following table is an activity list that includes the duration and predecessor for a series of project activities.

What is the duration of the critical path?

Question 21 - Qid 6110065, Stakeholder Management, 2. Process, 13.1 Identify Stakeholders

A project manager is in the process of developing the stakeholder register. As the first step in this process, she needs to create a list of potential stakeholders and decides to use a data gathering technique called brain writing. 

What is the first thing to do when using that technique?

Question 22 - Qid 6110066, Communications Management, 2. Process, 10.0 Project Communications Management

A project manager does most of her communicating with team members, internal project stakeholders, and external project stakeholders via email. The project manager incorporates specific techniques when composing her emails to reduce any misunderstandings.

Which of the following is not considered one of these techniques?

Question 23 - Qid 6110070, Risk Management, 2. Process, 11.3 Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis

As the project manager, you are leading a brainstorming session with key stakeholders to identify project risks. Once the project risks are determined, you immediately proceed to nominate different team members as risk owners and assign them the task of developing individual risk response plans.

Have you properly conducted risk management planning?

Question 24 - Qid 6110072, Scope Management, 2. Process, 5.2 Collect Requirements

You are managing a project to build a database and need to acquire information from the stakeholders of the project. The team is using brainstorming, focus groups, interviews, questionnaires, and benchmarking to understand and document the stakeholders' needs.

The methods the team is using are representative of which tool and technique?

Question 25 - Qid 6110074, Scope Management, 2. Process, 5.4 Create WBS

The project is in execution, but your project team is unable to stop arguing about the project milestones and the specific risks associated with them. This on-going conflict puts the project at risk of running behind schedule.

What would likely have helped avoid this conflict had it been properly created first?

Question 26 - Qid 6110075, Scope Management, 2. Process, 4.5 Monitor and Control Project Work

During project execution, the team discovers that some of the buttons on the remote control developed by the project for a new product do not work according to the specifications. A change request is submitted and approved to replace the buttons.

Which of the following best describes this change request?

Question 27 - Qid 6110076, Schedule Management, 2. Process, 6.4 Estimate Activity Durations

A project manager meets with a customer for initial discussions about an upcoming project. At the end of the meeting, the customer asks the project manager for a rough estimate of the project duration. Based on her experience with three similar projects, the project manager provides an estimate of 8-10 months.

What estimation technique does the project manager use?

Question 28 - Qid 6110079, Quality Management, 2. Process, 8.2 Manage Quality

A project manager is performing quality assurance for a project whose quality standards are very stringent. In order to meet and exceed the quality requirements, the project manager uses a set of technical guidelines, which were applied during the design phase of the project to optimize quality.

What tool or technique is the project manager using in this scenario?

Question 29 - Qid 6110081, Stakeholder Management, 2. Process, 13.1 Identify Stakeholders

You have compiled a list of potential stakeholders for your project, and now you are classifying the stakeholders with regard to the direction of their influence. As you work through your way down the list of stakeholders, you have come to the project sponsor.

How should this stakeholder be classified?

Question 30 - Qid 6110083, Scope Management, 2. Process, 4.5 Monitor and Control Project Work

During project planning, the project team rigorously defined the project scope. During project execution, a senior engineer calls the project manager and suggests a simpler and more efficient design which could benefit the project.

What should the project manager do next?

Question 31 - Qid 6110087, Schedule Management, 2. Process, 6.4 Estimate Activity Durations

You are working with a team to estimate how much time is required for each activity. You are using a document that contains information on the categories of labor, material, and equipment required to complete the project. You are also interested in the skill levels, required certifications, and the grade levels for supplies.

Which of the following documents would you primarily refer to for this purpose?

Question 32 - Qid 6110090, Risk Management, 2. Process, 11.2 Identify Risks

While performing project work, a team member notices that there is a potential new risk, which could impact the project's critical path.

What should the team member do immediately?

Question 33 - Qid 6112005, Procurement Management, 2. Process, 12.3 Control Procurements

You are managing a project that is nearing its end and planning to settle all pending claims with the vendors. In one case, you are not satisfied with the delivery of their final product. All conversations with the vendor have ended in an impasse.

What should you do in this situation?

Question 34 - Qid 6112009, Risk Management, 2. Process, 11.0 Project Risk Management

Your company was awarded a contract that includes a 10% bonus payment if the project is completed two months early. You consider several options to exploit this opportunity.

What is the best course of action for you to increase the chances of receiving the bonus?

Question 35 - Qid 6112010, Quality Management, 2. Process, 8.2 Manage Quality

The quality management plan specifies the use of a data representation technique to show the strength of relationships between four factors.

Which of the following tools or techniques should be used to comply with the plan?

Question 36 - Qid 6112012, Stakeholder Management, 2. Process, 13.1 Identify Stakeholders

You have just taken over a project in which some of the deliverables will be produced by external vendors. You want to familiarize yourself with those who are involved in the project from the sellers' side.

Where would you look to obtain this information?

Question 37 - Qid 6112018, Stakeholder Management, 2. Process, 13.0 Project Stakeholder Management

Your project has been plagued with numerous change requests.

What is the most likely reason?

Question 38 - Qid 6112019, Quality Management, 2. Process, 8.3 Control Quality

In the design phase, external experts verified that the team's blueprints for a new crane complied with requirements. During the build phase, the customer performed a walkthrough and found that some welding joints on the crane were defective. The crane needs to be reworked to ensure it can be operated safely.

How could this situation have been avoided?

Question 39 - Qid 6112028, Integration Management, 3. Business Environment, 1.2 Foundational Elements

For an upcoming project, a needs assessment and business case have been completed, and the project management office (PMO) is reviewing a draft of the benefits management plan. The PMO highlights an element of the benefits management plan and requests that the element be removed before the document is finalized.

Which of the following was most likely the element the PMO requested to remove?

Question 40 - Qid 6113170, Resource Management, 1. People, 9.4 Develop Team

You have been requested to fill in for a project manager who has called in sick midway into project execution. As you get yourself familiar with the project team, you are impressed to see how well the team members collaborate and work through issues smoothly and effectively.

Based on your observations, where is the team on the Tuckman ladder?

(Please note that on the real PMP exam you may be asked to provide your answer by clicking the correct area in the image. But here in the simulator, we are asking you to select the answer below.)

Question 41 - Qid 6112039, Scope Management, 2. Process, 5.3 Define Scope

To define the product that will be produced by the project, the project team is using a product analysis technique that helps with breaking down the high-level requirements into the level of detail needed to design the product.

Which of the following is the product analysis technique used by the team?

Question 42 - Qid 6112054, Integration Management, 3. Business Environment, 4.7 Close Project or Phase

A three-phase project to build a prototype is underway. The first phase entails design. In the second phase, the manufacturing team would produce the parts from the design specifications. In the third phase, the production team would assemble the parts to construct the prototype. The project is now at the end of the first phase.

What should be done with the phase's deliverables?

Question 43 - Qid 6112056, Integration Management, 2. Process, 4.3 Direct and Manage Project Work

A project is nearing its end when the project manager receives an approved change request to replace a defective unit.

What should the project manager do next?

Question 44 - Qid 6112060, Integration Management, 2. Process, 4.6 Perform Integrated Change Control

A technician has just tested a piece of equipment and found a defect. The technician has informed the project manager and submitted a change request to repair the defect, indicating that the repair will require significant rework.

What should the project manager do first?

Question 45 - Qid 6112061, Integration Management, 2. Process, 4.0 Project Integration Management

At the end of a design project, a competitor has gained market share with a new technology that has rendered the project?s deliverable obsolete. The project sponsor is pleased with the work of the project team who finished within budget and on time but thinks that the project should have been terminated much sooner.

What might have the manager of the project done differently in this situation?

Question 46 - Qid 6112064, Schedule Management, 2. Process, 6.0 Project Schedule Management

A project is underway to construct a wind farm in an area with no communication infrastructure. The plan is to monitor progress and coordinate the scheduling of the project activities using project management software and provide daily status updates to the project sponsor at the home office. Two project teams will work and reside onsite in rotating seven-day tours.

Which of the following is the most likely challenge the teams will face while controlling the schedule?

Question 47 - Qid 6112068, Resource Management, 1. People, 9.5 Manage Team

A project is behind schedule because department managers reassigned project team members to work on other assignments. After negotiations with the managers, you agreed to a temporary solution where a core group of project resources is dedicated to performing the project work until more resources are approved.

What conflict resolution technique did you most likely employ in this situation?

Question 48 - Qid 6112072, Scope Management, 2. Process, 5.6 Control Scope

During a daily stand-up meeting, one of the programmers mentions that she had some extra time and added functionality, which was not included in the original design. She believes the customer will appreciate the added functionality.

What is your best course of action?

Question 49 - Qid 6112082, Quality Management, 2. Process, 8.2 Manage Quality

The project manager is managing the research and development of a new cancer screening test. The project manager would like to determine whether the processes currently in use in the project are effective in meeting the quality requirements specified by the customer.

What does the project manager need to obtain first to make this determination?

Question 50 - Qid 6112095, Quality Management, 2. Process, 8.3 Control Quality

During an inspection of a project deliverable, the team detects the same defect in the deliverable that has already been identified during a previous inspection. The project manager is confused about how this could have happened since a change request was approved to repair the defect. After discussing the issue with the team, the project manager learns that the team never implemented the approved change request.

What could have helped prevent this situation?

Question 51 - Qid 6112200, Quality Management, 2. Process, 8.1 Plan Quality Management

The team has just reported to you that they have completed the Plan Quality Management process. You review their work and see that they have produced the quality management plan, and made the necessary updates to the project management plan and project documents.

What did they forget?

Question 52 - Qid 6112235, Integration Management, 2. Process, 4.6 Perform Integrated Change Control

You are managing a project to build a house for a private client. A few weeks before the project's planned completion date, the client calls and asks to add an outdoor sauna to the property. You analyze the project schedule and determine that this change would be fairly easy to implement without having an impact on the completion date.

What should you do first?

Question 53 - Qid 6112294, Integration Management, 2. Process, 4.1 Develop Project Charter

You have been asked to lead a product development project which will use an agile framework. Currently, you are in the process of drafting the project charter, and you want to bring together stakeholders and subject matter experts to discuss perceived project risk, success criteria, and other topics.

What is the best way for you to accomplish this objective?

Question 54 - Qid 6112434, Procurement Management, 2. Process, 4.7 Close Project or Phase

A multi-phase project has reached a phase gate. The key project stakeholders want to determine if the phase has met its success criteria and if the project should proceed to the next phase.

In addition to the project management plan, which documents will be required?

Question 55 - Qid 6112456, Integration Management, 2. Process, 4.4 Manage Project Knowledge

You are in the process of establishing a knowledge management system for your project.

Which of the following actions will be the least beneficial in this process?

Question 56 - Qid 6112463, Stakeholder Management, 2. Process, 13.3 Manage Stakeholder Engagement

You are leading a large project that involves many stakeholders. You want to get two new team members up to speed with the overall dynamics of the project and engage effectively with the project stakeholders.

What should you do?

Question 57 - Qid 6112493, Resource Management, 1. People, 9.1 Plan Resource Management

You are facilitating a meeting with your project team to develop the team charter. At the start of the meeting, a team member states, "I don't understand the importance of this meeting. We are all professionals, and this isn't our first project working together. Wouldn't our time be better spent getting an early start on project execution?" The body language of the other team members suggests that they agree with the comments.

How should you respond to the team member?

Question 58 - Qid 6112596, Procurement Management, 2. Process, 12.1 Plan Procurement Management

You are leading a project to build an oil pipeline in a foreign country. You want to outsource some of the construction work to local contractors and are in the process of preparing the bid package for prospective sellers.

Which of the following documents would you leave out of the package?

Question 59 - Qid 6112605, Communications Management, 2. Process, 10.1 Plan Communications Management

You are developing the communications management plan for a construction project. You want to determine the information needs of the project stakeholders, specifically focusing on the type and the format of information that will be required to communicate with the stakeholders.

What is your best course of action?

Question 60 - Qid 6125134, Cost Management, 2. Process, 7.4 Control Costs

The following Gantt chart displays the schedule for a software upgrade project. The system analysis was completed on August 12th, but the system design and development activities are still in process as of October 3rd. Once the product is developed, the project team will need to test and deploy it, which must be completed by October 17th. The method used to determine the earned value is based on percent complete.

What is the cost variance as of October 3rd?

Question 61 - Qid 6112614, Resource Management, 1. People, 9.0 Project Resource Management

A servant leader has just been assigned to an upcoming product development project and believes that the project is well-suited to Kanban. However, the development team is unfamiliar with this approach.

What is the servant leader's best course of action?

Question 62 - Qid 6112667, Scope Management, 2. Process, 5.3 Define Scope

You are developing the project scope statement. You have specified the deliverables for the project, included the requirements under which the deliverables will be accepted, and explicitly stated what is out of project scope.

What else should you include in the project scope statement?

Question 63 - Qid 6112676, Resource Management, 2. Process, 9.3 Acquire Resources

A project manager is in the process of obtaining team members. She wants to understand the availability of the team members required to complete project work.

What should the project manager do to find this information?

Question 64 - Qid 6112685, Quality Management, 2. Process, 8.2 Manage Quality

A project to reduce the defect rate of the manufacturing process is underway. To analyze and improve the process, the project team is now carrying out the quality assurance activities.

Which of the following would be the most beneficial for this project?

Question 65 - Qid 6112687, Risk Management, 2. Process, 11.6 Implement Risk Responses

During project planning of a large, complex project, project management best practices were rigorously and thoroughly followed. During project execution, the project experienced several critical risks, which were foreseen and previously identified. Despite the meticulous planning, the project failed to achieve the established objectives due to these realized risks.

What may have gone wrong in this scenario?

Question 66 - Qid 6112688, Communications Management, 1. People, 10.2 Manage Communications

A team member volunteered to provide the project status update in a weekly presentation to the key stakeholders. After the first meeting has taken place, feedback from the stakeholders suggests that the presentation was not very engaging.

What is the best way for the project manager to address this situation with the team member?

Question 67 - Qid 6112694, Stakeholder Management, 2. Process, 13.3 Manage Stakeholder Engagement

A corporate restructuring project is in execution. The job responsibilities of many key stakeholders are being disrupted, which has caused challenges in keeping the stakeholders engaged in a positive manner.

Which of the following actions is the project manager least likely to perform in this situation?

Question 68 - Qid 6112702, Resource Management, 2. Process, 9.6 Control Resources

You are leading a software development project where the developers are colocated within rented office space. Writing the code is taking longer than anticipated, and you have contacted the landlord requesting to rent the office for another week. Unfortunately, the landlord tells you that the office is already booked. You capture the problem in the project documents.

What should you do next?

Question 69 - Qid 6112760, Procurement Management, 2. Process, 12.2 Conduct Procurements

During a bidder conference, a supplier asks why a section is missing from the request for quotation (RFQ). Upon realizing that the section is indeed missing, the project manager becomes flustered and stumbles through a brief reply. When the seller responses were received, all but three prospective suppliers fail to address the missing section.

What is the best course of action?

Question 70 - Qid 6112783, Schedule Management, 2. Process, 6.6 Control Schedule

You are leading a project to develop a new web application. Together with your project team you reprioritize the product backlog, determine velocity for the past iterations, and adapt your work plans accordingly. Additionally, you facilitate retrospectives every two weeks.

Which of the following processes describes the work you are performing?

Question 71 - Qid 6112785, Schedule Management, 2. Process, 6.1 Plan Schedule Management

You are part of a cross-functional development team piloting an adaptive approach to project management in an organization that has traditionally used a predictive approach. You realize that you have to tailor the template of the schedule management plan.

Which of the following components of the template are you likely to tailor the most?

Question 72 - Qid 6112817, Risk Management, 2. Process, 11.7 Monitor Risks

A project team performs monthly risk audits for a project, where a large number of identified risks have been realized. So far, the risk responses have been appropriate, and the reserves sufficient. An executive for the requesting organization criticizes the project manager improper risk audits, stating that only independent, external resources should perform risk audits.

How should the project manager respond?

Question 73 - Qid 6112819, Risk Management, 2. Process, 11.1 Plan Risk Management

You are developing the risk management plan for your project. In support of this process, you need to determine the acceptable level of overall project risk exposure.

What should you do first?

Question 74 - Qid 6112895, Integration Management, 2. Process, 4.3 Direct and Manage Project Work

You meet with your team to determine the life cycle for your project. After analyzing the best way to define and manage requirements, develop deliverables, handle changes, control risk and cost, and engage key stakeholders, the decision is made to select a hybrid life cycle.

With the project life cycle selected, how will the product be delivered?

Question 75 - Qid 6112983, Resource Management, 1. People, 9.2 Estimate Activity Resources

As a project manager, you are in the process of estimating the team resources that will be required for your project. The challenge you are having is that, due to the nature of the project and the selected development approach, only a few of the top levels of the WBS have been identified with the remainder to be progressively elaborated throughout the project.

What is the best approach to determine the team resource requirements for the project?

Question 76 - Qid 6112986, Scope Management, 2. Process, 5.4 Create WBS

You are part of a project team designing a new type of a vehicle. You are about to begin work on a work package for the braking system of the vehicle and want to review the acceptance criteria before starting the work.

Where can you find this information?

Question 77 - Qid 6112994, Integration Management, 2. Process, 4.7 Close Project or Phase

A project to construct an assembly line is nearly complete. The project manager closes procurements, shares the final project report, updates the lessons learned repository, and obtains feedback from the relevant stakeholders.

What should the project manager do next?

Question 78 - Qid 6113034, Risk Management, 2. Process, 11.5 Plan Risk Responses

A project team is mulling over two risk responses for inclusion in the risk register. The first risk response has two criteria that must be met and costs $5,000. The second risk response has four criteria that must be met, but only costs $2,000.

What action is the project team least likely to take in selecting the best risk response?

Question 79 - Qid 6113042, Resource Management, 2. Process, 9.3 Acquire Resources

To acquire resources for the project, the project manager consults the resource management plan. The plan calls for the scrum master to be assigned to the team. However, the only individual in the company qualified to serve as a scrum master has already started working on another project, and her functional manager does not cooperate on a potential resolution.

How could this situation have been prevented?

Question 80 - Qid 6113179, Integration Management, 2. Process, 1.2 Foundational Elements

A project team is using the Stacey Complexity Model to map the degree of uncertainty in the project and select the appropriate project life cycle. As the meeting progresses, it becomes evident that while the requirements are well-known, the team is unfamiliar with the technology required to implement them. As a result, the team selects an adaptive project life cycle.

Where on the Stacey Complexity Model did the team most likely map the project?

(Please note that on the real PMP exam you may be asked to provide your answer by clicking the correct area in the image. But here in the simulator, we are asking you to select the answer below.)

Question 81 - Qid 6113060, Quality Management, 2. Process, 8.3 Control Quality

Your project team members are writing software code together as a pair and reviewing each other's work to determine if the code conforms to the requirements documentation.

Which of the following will be a result of these reviews?

Question 82 - Qid 6113063, Resource Management, 1. People, 9.5 Manage Team

As part of the Direct and Manage Project Work process, the project manager conducts an iteration planning meeting. The meeting is dominated by the most senior developer who frequently and sharply interrupts the other team members. The project manager wants to ensure that during the next iteration planning meeting all voices are heard.

What is the project manager's best course of action?

Question 83 - Qid 6113070, Scope Management, 1. People, 5.0 Project Scope Management

The scrum master, business analyst, programmers, and testers have been assigned to a product development project. The performing organization is well-versed with the traditional waterfall framework but will incorporate scrum for the software development phase of the project.

What is the best strategy to ensure that all of the scrum roles and responsibilities are served in the project?

Question 84 - Qid 6113086, Communications Management, 2. Process, 10.2 Manage Communications

The construction project has many people and specialized teams at the worksite every day. Frequent communication between the team leads is critical for safety and efficiency.

Which agile ceremony can this project incorporate to increase timely cross-functional communication?

Question 85 - Qid 6113087, Communications Management, 2. Process, 10.3 Monitor Communications

At times over a project life cycle, the team must adopt a few agile ceremonies. The aim is to communicate quicker in times of tight deadlines. Unfortunately, team members are not getting the information needed during the ceremonies.

What is the best option to confirm that the information is received and understood?

Question 86 - Qid 6113096, Integration Management, 1. People, 4.0 Project Integration Management

A project manager is wrapping up the hardware development phase of a product development project. The project will now transition to the software development phase.

How might the project manager's role change with respect to integration management?

Question 87 - Qid 6113118, Resource Management, 1. People, 9.4 Develop Team

You are conducting a sprint retrospective in accordance with the communications management plan. The development team members want to try pair programming as they believe it will improve productivity by reducing rework. Even though you are very skeptical, you agree to implement the practice as you want to empower the team to be a self-managing unit.

What should you do next?

Question 88 - Qid 6113123, Integration Management, 1. People, 4.3 Direct and Manage Project Work

A project manager is leading a daily standup meeting with a scrum team as part of the Direct and Manage Project Work process. A developer raises an impediment stating that he is struggling with the software code necessary to authenticate users on the sign-in page. The developer indicates that the impediment could result in a schedule delay to the current sprint.

What is the project manager's best course of action?

Question 89 - Qid 6113125, Scope Management, 1. People, 5.2 Collect Requirements

Collecting requirements for the project and creating the WBS has been a daunting task because stakeholders' needs are vague and are only expressed in the most general terms due to the nature of the project. As a result of this uncertainty, the project manager is concerned about excessive changes, wasted work, and rework anticipated during project execution.

What is the project manager's best course of action?

Question 90 - Qid 6113126, Scope Management, 1. People, 5.2 Collect Requirements

A project manager is implementing the requirements management plan for a software upgrade project that will incorporate some agile elements. The project manager needs to quickly define cross-functional requirements and reconcile stakeholder differences to build a consensus among the relevant stakeholders.

What is the project manager's best course of action?

Question 91 - Qid 6113130, Integration Management, 3. Business Environment, 2.4 Organizational Systems

The organization?s leadership wants projects to include more agile methodologies.

Before mandating any agile methods to be used in a project, what should be done first?

Question 92 - Qid 6113133, Risk Management, 2. Process, 11.3 Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis

You are establishing the relative priorities of individual risks identified in the project.

Which of the following tasks is the least likely to impact this prioritization?

Question 93 - Qid 6113135, Integration Management, 3. Business Environment, 1.2 Foundational Elements

Team members are frequently changing during the long timeline of a multi-phase project. The project manager is questioning whether to include agile practices to accommodate the changes.

What should the project manager do prior to moving to a hybrid approach?

Question 94 - Qid 6113136, Schedule Management, 3. Business Environment, 6.1 Plan Schedule Management

Midway into project execution, new cybersecurity laws take an immediate effect and require audits of the system. The project has a well thought out project management plan. The audits may come at any time throughout the system?s development.

What is the best way for the project manager and team to address the risk of audits disrupting the project plans?

Question 95 - Qid 6113138, Integration Management, 2. Process, 4.7 Close Project or Phase

A plan-driven project has many deliverables planned to be released at the end of the phase. The project manager wants to ensure that the deliverables are completed as expected.

Which agile practices can the project manager recommend to the team to make certain that the deliverables are completed and delivered as expected?

Question 96 - Qid 6113139, Resource Management, 2. Process, 9.5 Manage Team

A project manager facilitates a discussion with the team about experimenting with some agile practices in their plan-driven project. A suggestion of incorporating daily standups is on the table. The team members, however, are unsure of what is expected of them.

What can the project manager suggest the project team members do prior to the daily standup?

Question 97 - Qid 6113142, Risk Management, 2. Process, 11.6 Implement Risk Responses

The project team is undergoing an agile transformation. This requires the team members to maintain their original project plans in the current management tool, but also enter performance data in the new tool built around agile practices. The team identifies that the information in the two tools is out of sync. This risk has been identified earlier in project planning.

What is the best course of action for the project manager?

Question 98 - Qid 6113143, Integration Management, 2. Process, 2.4 Organizational Systems

Projects in a program are using various project management approaches, such as plan-driven, agile, hybrid. The project teams are complaining that because of that, the team members must enter the same work, hours, risks, and other data in multiple tools. The redundant work is impeding on their productivity time.

What is the best course of action for the program manager?

Question 99 - Qid 6113144, Integration Management, 2. Process, 1.2 Foundational Elements

An organization is to undertake a multi-phased project. The sponsor wants to pursue the project objectives as they have been planned but also wants to accommodate and adjust to new information and changes in the environment as the project progresses.

Which project management approach should the project manager select for this project?

Question 100 - Qid 6150814, Risk Management, 3. Business Environment, 11.4 Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis

Your sponsor has committed to building a high-speed rail from one major inland city, Azules, to the coast. You have two possible routes, either Brazos or Corazon.

Given the costs, odds, and rewards of high demand and low demand of each route in this decision tree, what is the expected monetary value of the route to Brazos?

Question 101 - Qid 6113147, Integration Management, 2. Process, 4.4 Manage Project Knowledge

Senior leadership has returned from a conference where they have learned about the agile practice of retrospectives. Even though the organization does not manage any projects in an agile manner, they mandate that from now on this ceremony is included in all projects.

How should the outputs from the retrospectives be stored and managed?

Question 102 - Qid 6113155, Resource Management, 1. People, 9.0 Project Resource Management

The resource management plan for an international project calls for a scrum team to be colocated during the regular workweek. However, after five sprints were completed, the project manager got a change request approved to cut costs by transitioning the team to a virtual environment working remotely from their homes with the start of the sixth sprint.

After the team begins working remotely, what will be the best method to understand the impact of the change on the team's productivity?

Question 103 - Qid 6113157, Resource Management, 1. People, 9.1 Plan Resource Management

As part of the Plan Resource Management process, project team members hold a brainstorming session to charter working agreements. The team identifies 37 agreements that include communication guidelines, decision-making and conflict resolution processes, core hours, a definition of a story point, how and when user stories will move through the Kanban board, etc.

What should the project manager do next?

Question 104 - Qid 6113159, Resource Management, 1. People, 9.5 Manage Team

A project manager implements the project management plan meticulously but is struggling with leading the project team effectively. There is a great deal of unhealthy tension between the project team members as well as with the project manager. The project manager has had several outbursts during sprint retrospectives, which has caused the meeting to be abruptly adjourned.

What should the project manager do first?

Question 105 - Qid 6113216, Stakeholder Management, 2. Process, 13.2 Plan Stakeholder Engagement

A project is six months into its nine-month projected duration. The project manager reports that the project is at least three months behind schedule because certain key stakeholders were resistant to consequential changes due to the project.

What might have been done differently during project planning to avoid this situation?

Question 106 - Qid 6113623, Schedule Management, 2. Process, 6.3 Sequence Activities

Two team members are arguing over how to organize the work packages in the work breakdown structure (WBS). One says the work packages should be arranged in the order the work is planned to be carried out, while the other insists the order of the work packages in the WBS does not matter. The two ask the project manager for advice.

What is the project manager's best response?

Question 107 - Qid 6113718, Resource Management, 2. Process, 9.3 Acquire Resources

You are leading a project to design a high-efficiency solar cell. The project needs copper, silver, and silicon among other materials. You have ordered custom-built manufacturing equipment, secured permission to install a solar array on the roof for testing, and reserved a conference room for daily stand-up meetings.

What is the result of your efforts?

Question 108 - Qid 6113733, Cost Management, 2. Process, 7.3 Determine Budget

During project execution, several unexpected issues have developed and are now threatening the project schedule and budget.

What is the best course of action for the project manager to address the issues?

Question 109 - Qid 6113755, Risk Management, 2. Process, 11.2 Identify Risks

To produce the deliverables, the project will procure goods and services from outside the organization. The project manager has instructed the team to develop a comprehensive list of individual project risks related to those procurements.

What is the best course of action for the project team?

Question 110 - Qid 6113796, Cost Management, 2. Process, 7.4 Control Costs

You are managing a renovation project of a house which is to be completed at a budget of $100,000. Earned value analysis shows that so far you have completed 40% of the work and spent $60,000.

How much more will it cost to complete the project if the cost performance remains unchanged?

Question 111 - Qid 6125212, Procurement Management, 2. Process, 12.3 Control Procurements

A major dispute arises with a vendor on a project. The project manager claims that the vendor has failed to perform its contractual obligations, while the vendor complains that the project is behind on payments.

What is the best course of action for the project manager in this situation?

Question 112 - Qid 6125216, Resource Management, 1. People, 9.5 Manage Team

You want to recognize the contributions of some of the high-performing team members so far in the project.

Which of the following do you need to guide you through this process?

Question 113 - Qid 6150715, Schedule Management, 2. Process, 6.2 Define Activities

You are managing a project to construct a bridge at a location that is highly regulated by multiple levels of government. You are in the process of developing a plan that will establish the criteria and the activities for developing, monitoring, and controlling the schedule.

Which of the following should you gather to complete this process?

Question 114 - Qid 6151376, Resource Management, 2. Process, 9.2 Estimate Activity Resources

One of the project activities requires that a search of a large area is conducted to find debris from an explosion of a failed prototype. The project is now in planning, and there is a debate among the team members on the type and quantity of resources needed to complete this activity.

What should the project manager do first?

Question 115 - Qid 6151382, Cost Management, 2. Process, 7.1 Plan Cost Management

A project manager is developing a cost management plan and needs to determine the best source of funding for a project that is dictated by a legal requirement. The cost of capital is estimated at 9.7% for non-dividend paying equity, 6.7% for debt, and 5.1% for self-funding. The NPV of the project is $500,000, and the opportunity cost is $750,000.

What is the project manager's best course of action?

Question 116 - Qid 6151383, Cost Management, 3. Business Environment, 7.2 Estimate Costs

You are in the process of developing an approximation of the monetary resources needed to complete project work for a large-scale multinational project which will take at least seven years to complete. Your previous projects have all been domestic with short timeframes.

As part of the process you are currently performing, what might you need to do differently compared with your past projects?

Question 117 - Qid 6151389, Scope Management, 2. Process, 5.5 Validate Scope

You are assigned to a software development project, and you are conducting a product review with an important client. Although the deliverables were previously verified, the client detects a defect and rejects one of the deliverables.

What should you do?

Question 118 - Qid 6151393, Integration Management, 1. People, 4.3 Direct and Manage Project Work

Not all team members are properly checking out resources used in the project.

What is the best option for the project manager?

Question 119 - Qid 6151395, Scope Management, 2. Process, 5.6 Control Scope

In a pharmaceutical project, human trials have been started. The CEO is thrilled about the success of the trials up to this point. She announces that the size of the patient pool for the trials should double from the one originally planned and results tracked in the new system launching this week.

What should the project manager do first?

Question 120 - Qid 6114007, Schedule Management, 2. Process, 6.5 Develop Schedule

Following is an illustration of a project network activity node that includes some information about activity D.

Given the information provided, what is the total float of activity D?

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