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Question 1 - Qid 613134, Cost Management, Planning, 7.3 Determine Budget

While looking at the project cost baseline graph shown below, a project manager sees that the stair-step line’s last point is higher than the estimate at completion (EAC). What does this relationship mean for the project?

Question 2 - Qid 610004, Integration Management, Initiating, 4.1 Develop Project Charter

Your company has just been awarded the contract for a research project. The CEO of your company has asked you, as the project manager, to create the project charter and send it to her so that she can review and approve it. To create the project charter, you need the project's statement of work (SOW). What should you do?

Question 3 - Qid 610005, Stakeholder Management, Initiating, 13.1 Identify Stakeholders

A project manager is leading a project to investigate the feasibility of constructing a dam to generate hydroelectric power. The project needs to be analyzed from technical, economic, and social points of view. The project manager has created the project charter on behalf of the project sponsor, and it is now approved. Which of the following processes should be performed next?

Question 4 - Qid 610006, Stakeholder Management, Initiating, 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 5 - Qid 610008, Scope Management, Planning, 5.2 Collect Requirements

A project manager is leading the construction of a new office building. The project sponsor asks the project manager to email him a project document that was presented during the last project status meeting. The project sponsor states that he has forgotten the name of the document, but he remembers it contained the description, owner, source, priority, and status of product requirements. Which project document is the project sponsor requesting?

Question 6 - Qid 610011, Schedule Management, Planning, 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 7 - Qid 610014, Integration Management, Planning, 4.2 Develop Project Management Plan

You are managing a project in Alaska to extend an existing oil pipeline, and you are about to start project planning. Due to the large 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 8 - Qid 610021, Scope Management, Planning, 5.2 Collect Requirements

You are a project manager planning a project to develop a new payroll system, and you are currently in the process of determining, documenting, and managing stakeholder needs and requirements to meet project objectives. A project stakeholder has suggested that it would be helpful to have a visual depiction showing how people and other systems will interact with the new payroll system. You like the idea and want to address it. What is the best way to implement the stakeholder’s suggestion?

Question 9 - Qid 610029, Resource Management, Executing, 9.4 Develop Team

Recently, you promoted your star programmer, Sam, to lead the 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 10 - Qid 610032, Communications Management, Monitoring & Controlling, 10.3 Monitor Communications

You have just taken over a project to overhaul the company's telecommunications network. During your first week, you determine that the engineers spend at least 80% of their time responding to unexpected requests for information from different project stakeholders. Because of these interruptions, your engineers cannot focus on their assigned project activities, which is resulting in frequent network outages. What should you do first?

Question 11 - Qid 610038, Scope Management, Monitoring & Controlling, 4.5 Monitor and Control Project Work

You are managing a project to develop a new robot for a mining rescue company. You are currently performing a monitoring and controlling project activity, and you have discovered that some of the project work has not been performed according to the plan. If these issues are not fixed before the next customer inspection, your project might be canceled. You have analyzed the situation, and the corrective action will only require a minor adjustment to a configuration element. What should you do first?

Question 12 - Qid 610039, Integration Management, Monitoring & Controlling, 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 the project manager and the team conduct during this process?

Question 13 - Qid 610040, Integration Management, Monitoring & Controlling, 4.6 Perform Integrated Change Control

You are employed by a software development company as a project manager. Your company has a policy that a change control board (CCB) reviews all of the change requests for every project in your organization, and the CCB follows all the recommended activities outlined in the PMBOK® Guide. You and your 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 14 - Qid 610045, Cost Management, Monitoring & Controlling, 7.4 Control Costs

You are managing a hotel construction project, and you have asked your project team to calculate the current earned value metrics to determine the project performance. Your team reports back that the project's to-complete performance index (TCPI) is 0.9 based on the budget at completion (BAC). Which of the following is true regarding your project's current situation as reflected by this TCPI value?

Question 15 - Qid 610087, Schedule Management, Planning, 6.4 Estimate Activity Durations

You are working with your team on estimating how much time each activity will take. One of the documents you are using contains information on categories of labor, material, and equipment required to complete your project. You are also interested to see skill levels of your labor, any certifications required, and grade levels of your supplies. Which of the following documents would you primarily refer to for this purpose?

Question 16 - Qid 612085, Quality Management, Monitoring & Controlling, 8.3 Control Quality

You are managing an engineering design project. The vendor has created 50 engineering drawings. Since the project is on a tight schedule and budget, checking every drawing for accuracy and completeness would be impossible. You direct the team to randomly select 20 drawings for inspection. This exercise can best be described as an example of:

Question 17 - Qid 612095, Quality Management, Monitoring & Controlling, 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 how this could have happened since a change request was approved to correct 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 18 - Qid 612137, Quality Management, Monitoring & Controlling, 8.2 Manage Quality

After taking over a project that is in the middle of execution, you are looking for information about the quality management issues that have been escalated by the team and any corrective actions that have been recommended and/or implemented. What should you do?

Question 19 - Qid 612159, Quality Management, Monitoring & Controlling, 8.2 Manage Quality

A project manager is leading a project to streamline the manufacturing process of modular homes. The project manager researches and discovers a set of technical guidelines that will make the homes easier and cheaper to manufacture without compromising quality. The team incorporates these guidelines by designing a new modular home that reduces the total number of parts and uses more standard and multi-functional components. This is an example of:

Question 20 - Qid 612166, Integration Management, Initiating, 4.1 Develop Project Charter

You are a project manager for a national consumer goods retailer. Currently, you are about to start the development of the assumption log for a project to build a new retail store. What should you do first?

Question 21 - Qid 612304, Communications Management, Executing, 10.2 Manage Communications

You are managing a project to update the packaging and digital media for a popular snack food to promote a charity fundraiser. The project is well underway, and you are currently actively collecting and storing information about each deliverable team's progress, creating forecasts for your sponsor, distributing work performance reports and planning presentations to key stakeholders, and verifying delivery. Which process are you performing?

Question 22 - Qid 612348, Schedule Management, Planning, 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 23 - Qid 612446, Integration Management, Initiating, 4.1 Develop Project Charter

A project manager is about to start planning a software development project. The project sponsor would like to review any project risks that have been identified at this point. Which document should the project manager recommend the sponsor to review?

Question 24 - Qid 612449, Stakeholder Management, Executing, 13.3 Manage Stakeholder Engagement

You have recently been assigned to lead a project that is halfway into execution. The project has many stakeholders, and you are trying to determine how to engage them effectively. Which of the following will best help you in this effort?

Question 25 - Qid 612456, Integration Management, Executing, 4.4 Manage Project Knowledge

As a project manager, 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 26 - Qid 612463, Stakeholder Management, Executing, 13.3 Manage Stakeholder Engagement

Two new team members have just joined the project you are leading. The project is large and involves many stakeholders. You want to get the 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 27 - Qid 612472, Schedule Management, Planning, 6.5 Develop Schedule

A project manager had originally planned to use both of the company's industrial 3D printers simultaneously for a project but has just learned that one of them will be unavailable. The project manager adjusts the schedule so that the components are created sequentially using the one remaining 3D printer. Unfortunately, this action affects the critical path and delays the planned finish date of the project. What tool or technique has the project manager used in this situation?

Question 28 - Qid 612554, Communications Management, Executing, 10.2 Manage Communications

A new project is starting, and the team members come from all over the world. The project manager has concerns about communications. What should the project manager do first?

Question 29 - Qid 612577, Schedule Management, Planning, 6.4 Estimate Activity Durations

Midway into project execution, one of your senior project team members is leaving the company. Due to a delay in filling the position, you have decided to assign the affected tasks to two less experienced employees. Which factor would most strongly affect the duration of their assigned tasks?

Question 30 - Qid 612596, Procurement Management, Executing, 12.1 Plan Procurement Management

You are leading a project to build an oil pipeline in a foreign country, and you are looking for local contractors to outsource some of the construction work. You 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 31 - Qid 612605, Communications Management, Planning, 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 32 - Qid 612643, Scope Management, Planning, 5.3 Define Scope

You are managing the development of a new blood pressure cuff for a customer who provided you with the objectives and description of the cuff. You and your team are decomposing the customer's high-level requirements to the level of detail needed to design the blood pressure cuff and therefore define the scope of the product. In what activity are you involved?

Question 33 - Qid 612654, Risk Management, Executing, 11.6 Implement Risk Responses

Your risk report shows that project risk exposure overall has grown close to a negative threshold. Before the next regular meeting, you ask risk owners to present any risks and opportunities that may affect short-term activities. In the meeting, it becomes clear that risk owners from less engaged departments did not implement some of the previously approved responses. What should you do now to reduce risk exposure?

Question 34 - Qid 612667, Scope Management, Planning, 5.3 Define Scope

As part of the process to develop the scope statement for the project you are leading, you specify the deliverables for the project, include the requirements under which the deliverables will be accepted, and explicitly state what is out of project scope. What should you do next?

Question 35 - Qid 612676, Resource Management, Executing, 9.3 Acquire Resources

With the start of project execution, a project manager needs to acquire the development team. However, the project sponsor indicates that of those developers who were planned for the project, one is unavailable as she is currently completing another project. What should the project manager do to understand the proposed team member's future availability?

Question 36 - Qid 612682, Resource Management, Executing, 9.4 Develop Team

Up until now, your project team has allowed the use of flextime where project team members may take time off during regular business hours and make up the time during the evening hours or weekends. Recently, excessive use of flextime has become a roadblock as some team members are not available when needed. The team feels they should set a standard that flextime is only to be used for personal emergencies. How should you handle this situation?

Question 37 - Qid 612689, Schedule Management, Planning, 6.2 Define Activities

You work with your team to sequence activities on the project you are leading. You are looking for the factors, constraints, and potential dependencies among project activities that can influence the way activities are sequenced, as well as help you understand the relationship between activities and the need for leads and lags. Where could you find this information?

Question 38 - Qid 612698, Procurement Management, Closing, 4.7 Close Project or Phase

You have completed a nine-month project, and you are in the closing stage. The project completed on time and under budget and everyone in your department has congratulated you on your achievement. The vice president of your company heard about the success of your project and wants a summary overview of project performance so that he can talk about your success at the next board meeting. What should you provide to him?

Question 39 - Qid 612702, Resource Management, Monitoring & Controlling, 9.6 Control Resources

As a project manager, 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 office facility to ensure the office will be available for another week. Unfortunately, the office is already booked, so you need to find another solution. After capturing the problem in the project documents, what should you do next?

Question 40 - Qid 612715, Stakeholder Management, Initiating, 13.1 Identify Stakeholders

A project manager is conducting the initial process of identifying stakeholders for a new infrastructure development project. The project manager has just compiled a list of potential stakeholders' names. What should the project manager do next?

Question 41 - Qid 612729, Stakeholder Management, Initiating, 13.1 Identify Stakeholders

You are leading a project to construct a new runway at an existing commercial airport. After completion of the project, the residents under the flight path of the new runway are making noise complaints and want the airport to compensate them for the diminished values of their homes. What might you have missed earlier in the project?

Question 42 - Qid 614007, Schedule Management, Planning, 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?

Question 43 - Qid 612760, Procurement Management, Executing, 12.2 Conduct Procurements

During a bidder conference, a supplier asks why a section is missing from the request for quotation (RFQ). The project manager, realizing that an aspect of the project is indeed missing, becomes flustered and stumbles through a brief reply. When the seller responses were received, all but three fail to address the missing section. What is the best course of action?

Question 44 - Qid 612783, Schedule Management, Monitoring & Controlling, 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 45 - Qid 612785, Schedule Management, Planning, 6.1 Plan Schedule Management

You are part of a cross-functional organizational 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 46 - Qid 612808, Schedule Management, Planning, 6.4 Estimate Activity Durations

Your boss is giving you a rough outline of the scope, constraints, and risks involved in a prospective client's project. The project is highly similar to another project you are currently closing. The sponsor wants to know how long this project would take your team to complete. You think your team may need two months, but what should your answer be?

Question 47 - Qid 612817, Risk Management, Planning, 11.7 Monitor Risks

A project team performs monthly risk audits for a project in which a large number of identified risks have been realized. So far, the risk responses have been appropriate, and reserves are sufficient. An executive for the requesting organization chides the project manager for doing risk audits improperly, stating that like all audits, outside independent resources need to perform risk audits. How should the project manager respond?

Question 48 - Qid 612819, Risk Management, Planning, 11.1 Plan Risk Management

With a parking garage construction project underway, you are currently creating the risk management plan. In support of this process, you need to determine the acceptable level of overall project risk exposure. What should you do first?

Question 49 - Qid 612831, Risk Management, Planning, 11.5 Plan Risk Responses

A project manager has just learned that the customer is not showing up to requirements meetings saying they have other more important tasks. Since this behavior has already been identified as a risk earlier in the project, the project manager escalates the issue to the stakeholder who is the risk owner responsible for communicating with the customer in such situations. The stakeholder is shocked to find out she is the assigned risk owner. What most likely went wrong?

Question 50 - Qid 612846, Resource Management, Monitoring & Controlling, 9.6 Control Resources

A project is underway to construct a 50 story office building. With construction nearly complete, a government inspector has issued a stop order because one of the cranes failed inspection. The schedule reserves are inadequate to cover the resulting delay from the unavailability of the key resource. What should the project manager do next?

Question 51 - Qid 612890, Risk Management, Planning, 11.5 Plan Risk Responses

A project manager notifies the project sponsor that the mitigation strategy for a major risk did not work. The sponsor states that the same risk response was implemented a few months ago on a similar project with the same result. How might this situation have been avoided?

Question 52 - Qid 612902, Scope Management, Planning, 5.3 Define Scope

You are planning a project to construct a luxury condominium complex that will include jacuzzi tubs among its numerous features. Due to technical constraints, it has been decided to eliminate the jacuzzi tubs from the final project requirements. You document the jacuzzi tubs as an explicit scope exclusion in the project scope statement as well as update the requirements documentation to reflect this change. What should you do next?

Question 53 - Qid 612908, Scope Management, Planning, 5.4 Create WBS

You are managing the development of a new smartphone in an extremely competitive market. You are planning the must-have features of the smartphone in detail so that work can begin and the product can be released to the market as early as possible. The future features are unknown at the moment and will depend on what the competitors release. You will plan these features in greater detail later on. As you and your team create the work breakdown structure (WBS), what will you use to indicate the future features?

Question 54 - Qid 612950, Resource Management, Monitoring & Controlling, 9.6 Control Resources

A project to construct a new subway line is underway, and the tunnel boring machine has slowed due to unexpected changes in rock composition. It has been decided to implement the planned risk response by increasing the speed of the machine to 100% of rated capacity. The team believes that the additional strain on the machine will not cause more downtime for its maintenance thus negating the benefit of faster boring. What should the project manager do first?

Question 55 - Qid 612963, Integration Management, Closing, 4.7 Close Project or Phase

The project you have been managing for several years is now moving towards completion. Some of the project deliverables have been contracted to vendors. You begin to close the project and want to make sure all activities necessary for project closure are properly completed. Which of the following activities would you not perform as part of this process?

Question 56 - Qid 612976, Cost Management, Planning, 7.3 Determine Budget

While working to determine the budget for an avionics project, the company decides to hire a highly reputable financial analyst that has worked in the aviation industry for three decades. Halfway through the project, a series of unanticipated risk events occur, and the project cannot pay its invoices. What is most likely to be the cause?

Question 57 - Qid 612986, Scope Management, Planning, 5.4 Create WBS

You are part of the project team designing a new type of subway car. You have completed the last work package for the braking system; however, you are not sure what the acceptance criteria are for this particular work package. Where can you find that information?

Question 58 - Qid 612991, Resource Management, Executing, 9.4 Develop Team

You are leading a project team with a technology upgrade project within a project-oriented organizational structure. You were recently informed that one of your project team members falsified required certifications on their resume', and you have verified the information as accurate. You want to terminate the team member's employment. What should you do first?

Question 59 - Qid 612999, Risk Management, Executing, 11.6 Implement Risk Responses

During a recession, a project manager posts a positive risk that in the current economic environment, cheaper resources may become available. On the way into work, the project manager hears about a competitor going out of business and contacts the competitor to acquire some equipment, materials, and supplies at a fraction of their normal value. What is the project manager doing?

Question 60 - Qid 613089, Stakeholder Management, Initiating, 13.1 Identify Stakeholders

A project manager is identifying stakeholders for a new product development project. Which of the following activities is the project manager least likely to perform in the creation of the stakeholder register?

Question 61 - Qid 613119, Risk Management, Planning, 11.2 Identify Risks

A project manager is facilitating a first brainstorming session to identify individual risks as well as sources of overall project risk. The meeting attendees are struggling with the task, and the meeting is becoming unproductive. What action might the project manager take to get the meeting back on track?

Question 62 - Qid 613133, Risk Management, Planning, 11.3 Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis

You are establishing the relative priorities of individual project risks that have been identified earlier in the project. Which of the following tasks are you least likely to perform?

Question 63 - Qid 613176, Risk Management, Monitoring & Controlling, 11.7 Monitor Risks

A previously unknown risk surfaces on a project and creates an issue that is estimated to cost $50,000. The project manager submits a change request to adjust the schedule baseline and uses the already approved contingency reserves to address the cost. What did the project manager do wrong?

Question 64 - Qid 613188, Scope Management, Monitoring & Controlling, 5.6 Control Scope

A project manager for a software development project has collected the work performance data and used the requirements documentation and requirements traceability matrix to generate the work performance information regarding variances in the project work compared to the baseline. What process is the project manager performing?

Question 65 - Qid 613216, Stakeholder Management, Planning, 13.2 Plan Stakeholder Engagement

A project is six months into its nine-month projected duration, and the project manager is reporting that the project is at least three months behind schedule because certain key stakeholders were resistant to any changes that might occur as outcomes of the project. What might have been done differently during project planning to have avoided this situation?

Question 66 - Qid 613234, Risk Management, Planning, 11.3 Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis

A project manager is currently in the process of prioritizing individual project risks by assessing their detectability, proximity, and impact value. The project manager would like to create a graphical representation of these three dimensions. What is the best course of action?

Question 67 - Qid 613308, Risk Management, Planning, 11.3 Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis

A project manager is leading an infrastructure development project and is just starting the process of prioritizing individual project risks for further analysis. A stakeholder has expressed concern that the existing information about individual project risks may not be accurate and reliable. What is the best course of action?

Question 68 - Qid 613317, Resource Management, Executing, 9.3 Acquire Resources

A project manager is leading a project to build a new model of all-terrain vehicle (ATV). The initial plan called for the suspension parts to be painted. However, in response to an issue captured in the issue log, it has been recommended to use powder coating instead of paint for better corrosion resistance. As it pertains to the acquisition of resources, what should be done next?

Question 69 - Qid 613328, Communications Management, Planning, 10.1 Plan Communications Management

In a steering committee meeting for a project to build a new state-of-the-art communications device, the committee chair reprimands the project manager for not using the company’s file sharing system as required by the organization. The project manager explains that the project team chose a newer tool for the project, as it was much better. What most likely caused this situation?

Question 70 - Qid 613623, Scope Management, Planning, 6.3 Sequence Activities

A project manager is meeting with Sally, the program manager, to review the decomposed deliverables for a new product. Sally reviews the work breakdown structure and requests it to be arranged in the order the work should be performed. Is Sally correct saying that the work breakdown structure should be ordered according to how the work will be performed?

Question 71 - Qid 613634, Schedule Management, Planning, 6.3 Sequence Activities

You are a project manager for a new product development project that is in the planning stages. Your project team has just finished creating the activities list and is now in the process of identifying and documenting relationships among the project activities. While meeting with your project team, you notice that a series of activities can be done in parallel but must finish in a specific sequence. Your team is debating which type of activity sequencing method to use. What would you tell them?

Question 72 - Qid 613644, Schedule Management, Planning, 6.5 Develop Schedule

You and your team have compiled your project’s activity list, determined how the activities should be performed and analyzed the schedule. You are preparing information for the project sponsor to highlight the identified activities that may create a delay in the overall project schedule. Which of the following would be most useful in this situation?

Question 73 - Qid 613654, Schedule Management, Planning, 6.2 Define Activities

You are the project manager for the construction of a new thin-crust pizza vending machine. You take all the information gathered in the project management plan to date and begin to develop a project schedule. When you reach the activity labeled as 6.5.3, you are unsure if a refrigeration specialist is needed for the installation of the cooling mechanism for the pizza dough. What project document would you reference in order to get information on the resources required for installing the cooling mechanism?

Question 74 - Qid 613718, Resource Management, Executing, 9.3 Acquire Resources

You are leading a project to design a high-efficiency solar cell. The materials that you are acquiring for this project include copper, silver, and silicon among others, and you have also ordered custom built manufacturing equipment. Additionally, you have secured permission from the landlord to install a solar array on the roof of the corporate office for testing, and reserved a conference room for daily stand-up meetings. What is the result of your efforts?

Question 75 - Qid 613749, Risk Management, Planning, 11.1 Plan Risk Management

A project to build a new water treatment plant is in the planning stage. The project manager is starting the project management process of Plan Risk Management. The project sponsor is risk averse, and this will affect the risk management plan. In preparing the risk management plan, the project manager is seeking a high-level understanding of the project description and boundaries, high-level requirements, and risks. Where is the best place for the project manager to find this information?

Question 76 - Qid 613750, Risk Management, Planning, 11.2 Identify Risks

As a project manager, you will need the assistance of other stakeholders in order to identify the risks associated with your project. You want to determine who are the individuals that might participate in the process of identifying risks to the project, as well as those who are available to act as risk owners. Where should you look?

Question 77 - Qid 613758, Risk Management, Planning, 11.2 Identify Risks

As part of project planning, you and your project team are developing a comprehensive list of individual project risks and sources of overall project risk. You want to analyze the validity of assumptions and constraints to determine which pose a risk to the project. Which technique will be the most helpful for you?

Question 78 - Qid 613766, Risk Management, Planning, 11.4 Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis

John is the project manager for a large construction project. He has just completed a Monte Carlo analysis simulation when he learns from a team member that some of the cost estimates used in the simulation were incorrect. John is highly risk-averse and concerned about this issue, so he meets with his team to discuss options for how to move forward. Based on this information, which choice below best describes what the team would likely do with the results from the Monte Carlo analysis?

Question 79 - Qid 613767, Risk Management, Planning, 11.4 Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis

Tom is a project manager for a large software project. During project risk planning, Tom and his team are trying to decide whether to invest $10 million to develop new software or to instead invest $5 million to upgrade the existing software. The team is uncertain how strong demand will be for their product and, therefore, must account for this uncertainty in their analysis. What would be the best tool for the project manager to use in this case?

Question 80 - Qid 613768, Risk Management, Planning, 11.5 Plan Risk Responses

Wendy is a project manager for an IT data center installation in a country that recently established independence. The country is in a strategic location for fiber optic communications, but the political climate is highly unstable. In order to keep the data center in the country but avoid unnecessary influence from the political dynamics, Wendy has negotiated with the U.S. Department of State to establish the data center in the basement of the U.S. Consulate in the capital city. This is an example of:

Question 81 - Qid 613784, Procurement Management, Executing, 12.2 Conduct Procurements

A team member has been tasked to send the request for proposal (RFP), source selection criteria, and procurement statement of work (SOW) to potential sellers. The documentation is stored digitally on the corporate computer network. Which folder from the project directory is most likely to include these documents?

Question 82 - Qid 613789, Procurement Management, Executing, 12.2 Conduct Procurements

As a project manager for a small university, you are currently in the process of selecting a vendor to develop a textbook and other training materials for a new course. Several vendors are interested in bidding on the contract. During a bidder conference, one of the prospective suppliers asks about ownership of the intellectual property that will be created from the project. Which project document should have this information at this stage of the project?

Question 83 - Qid 620001, Cost Management, Monitoring & Controlling, 7.4 Control Costs

A project manager is currently managing a manufacturing process improvement project which will be completed in five phases. The project manager has prepared the following chart to review the status of the project. Based on the information provided, what is the earned value of the project?

Question 84 - Qid 625106, Integration Management, Planning, 4.3 Direct and Manage Project Work

During a project's review, an executive states the project manager failed to forecast future outcomes based on past results, review how other projects addressed the similar issues, and analyze alternative solutions to issues. What has the project manager most likely overlooked with his intuitive manner of running the project?

Question 85 - Qid 626035, Integration Management, Planning, 4.2 Develop Project Management Plan

You are developing a project management plan for a project that is part of a program. You have just been informed that a new procedure has been added to the program management plan. The procedure requires that all changes that exceed $10,000 in cost have to be reviewed by the change control board (CCB). What should you do?

Question 86 - Qid 651323, Integration Management, Closing, 4.7 Close Project or Phase

The project is nearing its end. The executives are anxious to assign the project manager to other projects. However, before moving on, the project manager has to deliver the final product to the customer. What should the project manager do first?

Question 87 - Qid 651351, Cost Management, Monitoring & Controlling, 7.4 Control Costs

A project team member runs an earned value analysis (EVA) report. There is an unexpected spike in actual costs over the last three weeks. The team member shows the report to the project manager and based on her analysis presents four possible reasons for the spike. Which reason is most probable?

Question 88 - Qid 651352, Communications Management, Monitoring & Controlling, 10.3 Monitor Communications

During the project's iterations, the daily standup meetings have been held at 9 AM every day. Three of the project team members have missed or been late to the last seven meetings because they are running tests in another building each of those days. These tests will most likely continue for the rest of the iteration. What is the project manager's best action?

Question 89 - Qid 651353, Communications Management, Executing, 10.2 Manage Communications

The updated version of the product is to be at the customer's location by the end of the week, but the team realizes they will be unable to complete the deliverable by then. The project manager and the team have looked for solutions to resolve this issue but there is nothing to avert missing the deadline. The deployment team who is supposed to install the product at the customer site is under a lot of stress to meet their deadline and are going to be furious that the update will not be there at the end of the week. What is the project manager's best action?

Question 90 - Qid 651354, Communications Management, Monitoring & Controlling, 10.3 Monitor Communications

A dashboard viewable by all project stakeholders displays various statuses using the industry standard of red, yellow, and green colors. Throughout project execution, to meet the needs of the project and some of the project stakeholders, the project manager has been adding more colors to reflect additional statuses. This situation has created confusion among some of the stakeholders over the status naming conventions and meanings. What should the project manager do?

Question 91 - Qid 651371, Scope Management, Planning, 5.1 Plan Scope Management

A new project manager is brought on the project. She wants to understand the process by which this particular project formally accepts deliverables. Which of the following will she have to reference?

Question 92 - Qid 651372, Cost Management, Planning, 7.1 Plan Cost Management

The project has reached a stage where work is being done in seven countries. Project team members need to know in which currency they are to report their cost data. Which of the following should they reference?

Question 93 - Qid 651374, Quality Management, Planning, 8.1 Plan Quality Management

The project has to produce 10,000 new parts. The inspection points and their frequency along production must be determined. The part specifications and inspection modes to be used also need to be decided. In which process are these project plans defined?

Question 94 - Qid 651375, Resource Management, Planning, 9.1 Plan Resource Management

An international project is entering its final phase. Some work in this phase must be done in the foreign country. Unsure if company policy requires a full-time employee onsite for project work in that country, which project artifact should the project scheduler reference?

Question 95 - Qid 651376, Resource Management, Planning, 9.2 Estimate Activity Resources

A project has been initiated to search a large area for 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 96 - Qid 651377, Procurement Management, Monitoring & Controlling, 12.3 Control Procurements

Services are still being billed to the project even though no additional services are required or requested. What is the best option for the project manager to take?

Question 97 - Qid 651378, Resource Management, Executing, 9.5 Manage Team

Managing the project team for an agile based project, the project manager takes a servant role and allows the team to be self-organizing. Why is this possible?

Question 98 - Qid 625134, Cost Management, Monitoring & Controlling, 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. What is the cost variance as of October 3rd?

Question 99 - Qid 651379, Scope Management, Monitoring & Controlling, 5.5 Validate Scope

The project manager is trying to get sign off for a series of marketing materials. The work is rejected by the stakeholders responsible for sign off because of incorrect use of marketing standards. What should the project manager do before sending materials to the stakeholders again?

Question 100 - Qid 651380, Stakeholder Management, Executing, 13.3 Manage Stakeholder Engagement

The project is not getting the marketing team to update the content of the online magazine website as scheduled. The outdated content is causing confusion among readers. What can the project manager do to engage the marketing team and make the needed changes as soon as possible?

Question 101 - Qid 651381, Scope Management, Planning, 5.1 Plan Scope Management

Your company was recently awarded a software development project, and you have just completed the scope management plan. The sponsor reviews the plan and states that the client specified the use of Scrum, while the plan indicates a waterfall approach. Which component of the project management plan did you most likely overlook while developing the scope management plan?

Question 102 - Qid 651382, Cost Management, Planning, 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 with an opportunity cost of $750,000. What is the project manager's best course of action?

Question 103 - Qid 651383, Cost Management, Planning, 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 104 - Qid 651384, Quality Management, Planning, 8.1 Plan Quality Management

A project manager is in the process of creating the quality management plan for a product development project. Currently, the project manager needs to understand and then estimate the cost of quality for a particular process. What is the best course of action?

Question 105 - Qid 651385, Resource Management, Planning, 9.1 Plan Resource Management

As a project manager, you are developing a resource management plan for your software development project, and you need to find a way to document and communicate the detailed descriptions of the team members' roles and responsibilities. What tool will best meet your needs?

Question 106 - Qid 651386, Resource Management, Planning, 9.2 Estimate Activity Resources

An apartment building construction project is currently in the planning stage. The project manager has decided to use analogous estimating to create the resource requirements and resource breakdown structure. What should the project manager do first?

Question 107 - Qid 651387, Procurement Management, Planning, 12.1 Plan Procurement Management

You are conducting the source selection analysis for an office building renovation project. One project requirement involves setting up the WiFi system once the hardware has been installed. The value of this procurement is relatively small, and you have decided that a full selection process does not make sense. With three prospective vendors listed as pre-approved sellers, what is the best course of action?

Question 108 - Qid 651388, Resource Management, Executing, 9.5 Manage Team

A company has been awarded a software development project which requires the development team to work at the client's office. The client has assigned each developer a cubicle from which to perform their work. During a daily standup meeting, a developer states that the team members are too isolated and colocating the team in a war room would increase productivity and quality. What should the project manager do first?

Question 109 - Qid 651389, Scope Management, Monitoring & Controlling, 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 110 - Qid 651390, Stakeholder Management, Monitoring & Controlling, 13.4 Monitor Stakeholder Engagement

A key stakeholder has been resistant to the project's objectives, and the support of this stakeholder is vital to the success of the project. The project manager has employed various engagement strategies which have been ineffective and needs to determine the underlying reason that stakeholder engagement is not having the planned effect. What should the project manager do next?

Question 111 - Qid 651391, Communications Management, Planning, 10.1 Plan Communications Management

The agile project team members are all working in an open office space arrangement. There are many conversations happening concurrently throughout the day. Which of the following is the best option for the project manager?

Question 112 - Qid 651392, Stakeholder Management, Planning, 13.2 Plan Stakeholder Engagement

The project requires frequent input from the senior management team. Some of the past projects succeeded to engage the team, however, most failed as senior management is notorious throughout the organization of responding slowly and not attending meetings. What is the best strategy for the stakeholder engagement plan of the current project?

Question 113 - Qid 651393, Integration Management, Executing, 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 114 - Qid 650814, Risk Management, Planning, 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 each route's costs, odds, and rewards of high demand and low demand in this decision tree, how would you quantify the expected monetary value of the route to Brazos?

Question 115 - Qid 651394, Integration Management, Monitoring & Controlling, 4.6 Perform Integrated Change Control

Stakeholders are not sure what to do about the multiple failures the project has been experiencing recently. Changes need to be made quickly otherwise the project may be terminated as consistently missing its objectives. What should the project manager do first?

Question 116 - Qid 651395, Scope Management, Monitoring & Controlling, 5.6 Control Scope

In a pharmaceutical project, human trials are to start soon. 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 117 - Qid 651396, Schedule Management, Monitoring & Controlling, 6.6 Control Schedule

The product trade show is approaching. The project team must produce functional prototypes for the event. The team is also tasked with many other competing project tasks. What can the project manager do in the next iteration planning?

Question 118 - Qid 651397, Procurement Management, Monitoring & Controlling, 12.3 Control Procurements

The project sponsor is concerned about possible ethics violations between the project and vendors. What independent review can the sponsor order?

Question 119 - Qid 651399, Schedule Management, Planning, 6.1 Plan Schedule Management

The project manager and the team decide that the project will be divided into five-week iterations with two weeks in between for retrospectives and iteration planning. Where is this documented?

Question 120 - Qid 651400, Integration Management, Executing, 4.4 Manage Project Knowledge

Sharing of project information is of utmost importance to the organization. Project knowledge is shared on multiple systems, services, and apps. The array of locations is becoming overwhelming for some of the project team members. What is the best option for the project manager to manage the project knowledge in this situation?

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