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Question 1 - Qid 10092, Quality Management, Monitoring & Controlling, Control Quality

In which process would you use the following type of diagram?

Question 2 - Qid 10084, Human Resource Management, Executing, Manage Project Team

You are speaking with the department manager of the quality assurance group. He tells you that in his experience all people are lazy and without constant supervision nothing would ever get done. He also mentions that the only reason that people take any responsibility at your company is because there is such a good incentive program. What theory best describes this manager?

Question 3 - Qid 12218, Risk Management, Planning, Plan Risk Responses

You are performing the Plan Risk Responses process for your manufacturing project and encounter a critical risk that may have a high impact on the project completion. All of the following are valid responses to this new risk except?

Question 4 - Qid 12164, Time Management, Planning, Sequence Activities

You are managing a nationwide telecom network deployment project. You learned that you are unable to start any civil works before obtaining a government agency's permit, which could take months. The project deadlines are aggressive and you might face penalties if you don't meet them. Obtaining the government agency's permit prior to civil works on any site is an example of which of the following?

Question 5 - Qid 10018, Quality Management, Planning, Plan Quality Management

You are currently performing the Plan Quality process for your construction project. You are required to prepare the process improvement plan along with the quality management plan for your project. You intend to use the Six Sigma methodology to help you in your process improvement. Which of the following should you choose for your process improvement plan?

Question 6 - Qid 10010, Scope Management, Planning, Create WBS

Which of the following statements regarding the work breakdown structure (WBS) is incorrect?

Question 7 - Qid 10036, Procurement Management, Executing, Conduct Procurements

You are managing a factory setup project and it was decided earlier that you will outsource all construction activities to qualified vendors. Your project planning is complete and your next step is to have potential vendors review the construction activity requirements so that they can fully understand the scope of work and submit accurate cost and schedule estimates for its completion. Which of the following procurement tools and techniques would be best to obtain these cost and schedule estimates?

Question 8 - Qid 10028, Human Resource Management, Executing, Develop Project Team

You have just started managing a project to produce a guidance system for a communications satellite. According to the previous project manager, the project team was in the performing stage and smoothly completing the project activities. During your first week as the project manager you decide to change a few of the project procedures to make them more efficient. You also determined after meeting with each of the project team members that the project team is actually in serious conflict. What is the most likely reason for the project team's current behavior?

Question 9 - Qid 10069, Cost Management, Monitoring & Controlling, Control Costs

If EV = $100, AC = $90, PV = $110 and BAC = $400, how much is the Cost Variance of a project?

Question 10 - Qid 10083, Cost Management, Monitoring & Controlling, Control Costs

Your project performance review shows that your project's current planned value = 30,000 Euro and earned value = 29,000 Euro. Which of the following statements is true about your project?

Question 11 - Qid 10046, Cost Management, Monitoring & Controlling, Control Costs

You are managing a project to install upgraded communications equipment for an emergency medical dispatch department within the local fire department and your project budget is $20,000. You have spent $17,000 so far and the project is 75% complete. A new project budget of $25,000 has been approved. What should your To Complete Cost Performance (TCPI) be if you want to complete your project within the new approved budget?

Question 12 - Qid 10089, Integration Management, Monitoring & Controlling, Perform Integrated Change Control

Your customer calls you on the phone and informs you of a minor change to a requirement on the project. What is the first thing that should be done?

Question 13 - Qid 10051, Integration Management, Closing, Close Project or Phase

Which of the following statements is correct regarding the Close Project or Phase process?

Question 14 - Qid 10085, Scope Management, Planning, Create WBS

In one of your presentations to your project sponsor you mentioned the Code of Accounts. She is unfamiliar with the term and asks for clarification. Which of the following would you use to explain the Code of Accounts?

Question 15 - Qid 10024, Quality Management, Executing, Perform Quality Assurance

You are currently performing process analysis on your project and following the steps outlined in the process improvement plan to identify needed improvements. You have identified problems that have surfaced, constraints that have been encountered, and non-value-added activities on your project process execution. You are currently reviwing a sample of the results from your process analysis and you need to decrease your confidence interval for your measurements. What should you do regarding the sample size you have selected to decrese this confidence interval?

Question 16 - Qid 10049, Risk Management, Monitoring & Controlling, Control Risks

Which of the following tools or techniques is specifically used to help control project risks?

Question 17 - Qid 12076, Cost Management, Monitoring & Controlling, Control Costs

The total authorized budget for your IT project is $160,000 and management reserves is $20,000. You want to measure cost performance to see how the project is doing. In this context, the cost performance is against measured which of the following budget amounts?

Question 18 - Qid 10044, Time Management, Monitoring & Controlling, Control Schedule

You are managing a project to create a new brand of smart motorized wheelchairs for the orthopedic ward at a neraby medical center. You have have just calculated your project performance measurements and your project's current CPI is 0.9 while your project's current SPI is 1.1. Which of the following statements is correct regarding your project's performance status?

Question 19 - Qid 10064, Time Management, Planning, Define Activities

Which of the following is not a Tool & Technique of Define Activities?

Question 20 - Qid 10027, Human Resource Management, Executing, Acquire Project Team

You are working in a weak matrix organization. You are having problems acquiring the project human resources you were promised earlier during the planning phase of the project. The substitute resources being offered to you do not have the skills required to perform the project work. What should you do to resolve this problem?

Question 21 - Qid 12018, Time Management, Planning, Develop Schedule

In your project, you can delay 'Activity 1' by three days without delaying its successor 'Activity 2'. However, delaying 'Activity 1' will delay the project by six days without delaying the overall project finish date. Which of the following statements is correct in this scenario?

Question 22 - Qid 10008, Scope Management, Planning, Collect Requirements

You are managing the construction of your company's new office building. Your project sponsor approaches you and asks you to email him a project document that you presented to senior management during your last project status meeting. He tells you that he has forgotten the name of the document you mentioned during your presentation. However, he said that it contained a textual description of each of the product requirements, the rationale for their inclusion, respective owner, source, priority, and the current status. Which project document is your project sponsor requesting?

Question 23 - Qid 10034, Communications Management, Planning, Plan Communications Management

You are managing an educational research project and three separate project teams work for you. Each team consists of four engineers and a team lead. There is no need for cross-team communications because every person only needs to communicate within their own team. Only the team leads report directly to you and when information needs to be distributed from one team to another, this also goes through you. What is the total number of communication channels used on your project?

Question 24 - Qid 10082, Risk Management, Planning, Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis

Your project objective is to replace all of your internal photocopy machines. You have been given a large set of requirements from the users. Having evaluated solutions from four vendors you realize that not every vendor can satisfy all the requirements. There is some risk involved and you decide to use the Expected Monetary Value method to analyze the problem. If you just used EMV, which of the following vendors would you select?

Question 25 - Qid 12126, Risk Management, Planning, Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis

You are managing a water supply network deployment project. During project planning you are considering two approaches to lay the pipe network. Approach A will most likely cost $50,000 (+/-5%). Approach B will most likely cost $25,000 (+/-40%). Which approach will you select if your project stakeholders' risk tolerances are low and if you want to select the less risky approach?

Question 26 - Qid 12092, Time Management, Planning, Plan Schedule Management

You are managing a software development project. You want to create the basis that will be used later on for estimating, scheduling, executing, monitoring, and controlling the project work. Which process performs this activity?

Question 27 - Qid 10022, Integration Management, Monitoring & Controlling, Monitor and Control Project Work

You are managing a web development project and currently directing and managing the project execution. While performing A/B Testing your team discovered some defects in the software code that was developed by them. Your project will be rejected by your customer if these defects are not corrected before an upcoming inspection. What should be your first course of action?

Question 28 - Qid 10048, Integration Management, Monitoring & Controlling, Monitor and Control Project Work

Forecasting by analogy is a project forecasting method. Which of the following forecasting categories does this method belong to?

Question 29 - Qid 25171, Procurement Management, Planning, Plan Procurement Management

The risk shared between the buyer and the seller is determined by which of the following?

Question 30 - Qid 10076, Time Management, Planning, Estimate Activity Durations

You are meeting with a customer for initial discussions about a software implementation project. At the end of the day, the customer asks you for a general estimate of the project duration. Based on your experience with three similar past projects you estimate an 8-10 month implementation time frame. What is this type of estimation technique called?

Question 31 - Qid 10041, Integration Management, Monitoring & Controlling, Perform Integrated Change Control

Who has the authority to issue a change request on a project?

Question 32 - Qid 10059, Integration Management, Executing, Direct and Manage Project Work

You have recently been assigned to work with another PMP on a large project at your company. You have heard from a colleague that this other project manager's practices, are often in violation of the PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. What should you do next?

Question 33 - Qid 10074, Scope Management, Planning, Create WBS

What is a work breakdown structure?

Question 34 - Qid 10091, Quality Management, Monitoring & Controlling, Control Quality

What is the name of the diagram displayed below?

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Question 35 - Qid 10066, Communications Management, Executing, Manage Communications

What percentage of their time do project managers spend communicating?

Question 36 - Qid 10061, Integration Management, Initiating, Introduction

The PMBOK® Guide is an example of which of the following?

Question 37 - Qid 10079, Human Resource Management, Executing, Manage Project Team

You are a project manager in a strong matrix organization. A team member on the project is consistently delivering her work packages late and below the required quality standards. The issue has been discussed with her several times already but no improvement has been visible. As the project manager you decide that it is time to employ coercive power. What measure will you implement?

Question 38 - Qid 12680, Human Resource Management, Planning, Plan Human Resource Management

You are developing your project's Human Resource Management Plan. Your sponsor asked you to take the historical information from previous projects to determine this project's human resource roles and responsibilities. Which of the following sources contains this information?

Question 39 - Qid 10017, Cost Management, Planning, Determine Budget

You are currently determining the budget for your project. You have used the Bottom-Up and PERT Three-Point cost estimation techniques to estimate the costs of your project work packages. You have rolled up the costs of these work packages into a total cost of $50 Million. Your management has approved a $5 Million contingency reserve and a $3 Million management reserve for this project. What is your project cost baseline?

Question 40 - Qid 10086, Integration Management, Initiating, Project Management Definition

In project management, scope, quality, schedule, budget, resources, and risks are referred to as:

Question 41 - Qid 10039, Integration Management, Monitoring & Controlling, Monitor and Control Project Work

You are the project manager of a process improvement project for a factory operation. Which of the following activities will not be performed during the Monitor and Control Project Work process of your project?

Question 42 - Qid 10038, Integration Management, Monitoring & Controlling, 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 you know what corrective actions are required. What should you do first?

Question 43 - Qid 12036, Human Resource Management, Executing, Develop Project Team

Which of the following is not used to measure a project team's performance?

Question 44 - Qid 13021, Time Management, Planning, Develop Schedule

Your pharmaceutical drug manufacturing project is behind schedule and you are under pressure from the stakeholders to finish the project on time. You want to use a schedule compression technique to improve performance. You have four different activities on your project that can be performed in parallel. Which schedule compression technique is best to use in this situation?

Question 45 - Qid 10019, Human Resource Management, Planning, Plan Human Resource Management

According to the Herzberg's Motivation Hygiene Theory, which of the following is a hygiene factor?

Question 46 - Qid 10002, Integration Management, Initiating, Develop Project Charter

You are preparing business cases for two electronic product development projects that your company is considering. The first of these is a GSM technology-based project, which expected to result in $50 Million net profit, while the second one is a CDMA technology-based project expected to net $45 Million. Both projects could be very lucrative and rewarding. However, your financial controller has told you that your company can only invest in one of these projects. If you choose to execute the GSM project, what will be your opportunity cost?

Question 47 - Qid 12703, Quality Management, Planning, Plan Quality Management

According to Philip Crosby, which of the following is a correct statement about quality?

Question 48 - Qid 12193, Scope Management, Planning, Create WBS

Regarding WBS Quality Principle 1, there are two sub-principles that pertain to satisfying requirements for the use of a WBS. Which of the following are these two sub-principles?

Question 49 - Qid 10068, Communications Management, Planning, Plan Communications

You are on a team that has five members including you. How many communication channels do you personally have?

Question 50 - Qid 10067, Quality Management, Planning, Plan Quality Management

What is Quality according to the PMBOK® Guide?

Question 51 - Qid 10062, Cost Management, Monitoring & Controlling, Control Costs

A project has the following earned value measurements: EV=100, CPI=1, SV=80. How much is the Earned Value?

Question 52 - Qid 10043, Scope Management, Monitoring & Controlling, Validate Scope

Which of the following performance metrics measures project performance against the project scope?

Question 53 - Qid 10045, Cost Management, Monitoring & Controlling, Control Costs

You are managing a hotel construction project. You are doing great in terms of the project schedule but you feel you may be over budget. You ask your project team to calculate the current earned value metrics to determine the project performance. Your team reports back that the project's TCPI based on BAC is 0.9. Which of the following is true regarding your project's current situation as reflected by this TCPI value?

Question 54 - Qid 10078, Risk Management, Planning, Plan Risk Management

There is only one output to the Plan Risk Management process. Which of the following is this output?

Question 55 - Qid 10053, Integration Management, Closing, Close Project or Phase

Which of the following statements is correct regarding the Close Procurements and the Close Project or Phase processes?

Question 56 - Qid 20003, Time Management, Planning, Develop Schedule

Mary is currently planning her bridge construction project. She has prepared the following chart to depict the schedule of her project.

What is this type of chart called?

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Question 57 - Qid 12663, Cost Management, Monitoring & Controlling, Control Costs

You are performing Earned Value Management on your project. The Cost Baseline in Earned Value Management is also a part of:

Question 58 - Qid 10003, Integration Management, Initiating, Develop Project Charter

You are managing a construction project. You are required to build 50 bridges in a metropolitan city. Due to the complexity of the project, it is divided into 10 sequential phases, with each phase requiring construction of five bridges. You have just finished the first phase of your project and you are about to kick off your second phase. Which PMBOK® Guide process should you start to kick off the second phase of the project?

Question 59 - Qid 12172, Communications Management, Planning, Plan Communications Management

You just took over the management of an industrial construction project, which is in the execution phase. You determine that your team is communicating directly with their client company's peers. According to the Communications Management Plan, all client interaction should be performed through the project manager. What is the potential reason for your team's behavior?

Question 60 - Qid 10029, Human Resource Management, Executing, Develop Project Team

You are managing a software development project. One month ago your Software Development Team Lead resigned and you promoted your star programmer to lead the development team. This person was a fantastic software coder and you thought the promotion would mean that he could share his expertise across the development team. However, you are surprised to learn that the performance of your new team lead in his new role is not meeting your expectations. Which empirical rule did you forget while considering the promotion of this person?

Question 61 - Qid 20002, Cost Management, Monitoring & Controlling, Control Costs

Linda's project contains six tasks. These are displayed in the table below, along with their individual planned budgets. Today, Linda has finished her third task and is now planning to start her fourth task. The actual costs incurred during the first three tasks are also displayed. If Linda continues to perform at the current cost performance rate, what would be the Estimate at Completion for her project?

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Question 62 - Qid 10014, Time Management, Planning, Estimate Activity Durations

You are managing a project in Alaska to extend an existing oil pipeline. You have just finished defining your activities and you are now estimating their durations. Obtaining government permits is one of the project activities that is critical to the success of your project. You obtain expert opinion regarding time requirements for this activity, and you have determined that the most likely duration is 15 days, the optimistic duration is 10 days, and the pessimistic duration is 30 days. What would your estimate be for duration in number of days to complete this activity if you want to put more weight on the most likely duration and also include an additional 10 percent contingency reserve on top of the calculated estimate?

Question 63 - Qid 10095, Cost Management, Executing, Control Costs

Mary is managing a data migration project and the project is currently in the executing phase. The project's current total earned value (EV) is $25,000 and the current schedule variance (SV) is $5,000. What is the project's current schedule performance index (SPI)?

Question 64 - Qid 10021, Risk Management, Planning, Plan Risk Management

You are managing a process improvement project for your organization. During the Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis process you identified that there are some risk categories missing in your Risk Breakdown Structure (RBS). You need to document these new risk categories in your RBS. What is the best way to do this?

Question 65 - Qid 10013, Time Management, Planning, Estimate Activity Resources

You are currently performing planning for a construction project. Your project sponsor asks you to send him your project's Resource Breakdown Structure so that he can present it to his senior management during an upcoming meeting. You have not yet developed the Resource Breakdown Structure for your project. Which process do you need to start in order to develop it?

Question 66 - Qid 10090, Risk Management, Planning, Identify Risks

Which of the following is not part of the Risk Register?

Question 67 - Qid 10012, Time Management, Planning, Sequence Activities

You are currently involved in the pre-sales of a satellite communications project. You are an employee of a telecommunications equipment vendor company that also provides telecom site selection, construction, equipment installation, site integration, and post-implementation support services. Your customer is negotiating a very aggressive project deadline. However, you know that the equipment needs to be ordered at least two months in advance. This means that you need to place the equipment order at least two months before your planned project rollout. This dependency is an example of which of the following?

Question 68 - Qid 12284, Time Management, Planning, Estimate Activity Durations

You are managing an amusement park development project. You received the following duration estimates for site excavation. The most likely estimate is 5 days, the optimistic estimate is 3.5 days, and the pessimistic estimate is 8 days. What is the variance of the data?

Question 69 - Qid 10047, Quality Management, Monitoring & Controlling, Control Quality

Which of the following is an example of a Cause and Effect diagram?

Question 70 - Qid 10052, Integration Management, Closing, Close Project or Phase

You are managing a software development project. All of your project deliverables are complete and you are ready to start your Close Project or Phase process. Which of the following activities will not be performed during Close Project or Phase process?

Question 71 - Qid 10025, Quality Management, Executing, Perform Quality Assurance

You are currently Performing Quality Assurance process on your project by conducting a quality audit. Which of the following is not a specified objective of a quality audit?

Question 72 - Qid 10065, Integration Management, Initiating, Develop Project Charter

Who should initiate the Project Charter on a project?

Question 73 - Qid 12602, Time Management, Planning, Estimate Activity Resources

Which of the following documents includes the basis of estimate for each resource and assumptions that were made in determining which type of resources are applied?

Question 74 - Qid 12889, Quality Management, Planning, Plan Quality Management

Modern quality management approaches seek to deliver results that meet defined requirements and continuous improvement is a major component of these approaches. One continuous improvement model was created by Walter A. Shewhart and later modified by W. Edwards Deming. Which of the following models are we referring to?

Question 75 - Qid 12638, Human Resource Management, Planning, Plan Human Resource Management

You are a project manager working with a new team on a software development pilot project using Scrum best practices. Although you have attended several Scrum training classes, your are not sure how much experience or training your project team members have in Scrum best practices. Where would you document the specific training needs of your project team members for this pilot project?

Question 76 - Qid 10075, Quality Management, Monitoring & Controlling, Control Quality

You are the project manager of a project in which you need to install a very sensitive machine. For some reason, this machine is not working properly and your senior engineer believes that there may be various factors (technical, environmental, construction-related, etc.) involved in the recurring breakdown. You would like to graphically display these various and possibly unrelated factors to understand the causes of the problem. What type of diagram illustrates this best?

Question 77 - Qid 10057, Integration Management, Initiating, Identify Stakeholders

You are an experienced project manager who has successfully completed several road construction projects for your company. Your company's CEO is very happy with your performance and has rewarded you with a salary increase. She has also designated you as the project manager for the new building construction project your company will soon be undertaking. You are very happy with the recognition and appreciation but you are a bit concerned since you don't have building construction management experience. What is your best course of action in this scenario?

Question 78 - Qid 12191, Time Management, Monitoring & Controlling, Control Schedule

Which of the following processes would you use in a project to reprioritize the remaining work based on resource availability?

Question 79 - Qid 10007, Stakeholder Management, Initiating, Identify Stakeholders

You are managing an electric works project. Your project is required to design and deploy the electrical network for an airport construction project that is underway. Your project is part of the airport construction program your company is undertaking. A number of other sub-projects, such as building and runway construction, and communication network deployment are part of the overall program.

You are in the process analyzing the stockholders and you would like to use a model that will describe the stakeholder according to their power, need for urgent responses, and whether their involvement is appropriate given their role in the company and project?
Which model would be the best choice for classifying your stakeholders?

Question 80 - Qid 10050, Procurement Management, Monitoring & Controlling, Control Procurements

During which project management process will you manage procurement relationships and monitor contract performance?

Question 81 - Qid 10072, Scope Management, Planning, Collect Requirements

Which of the following processes does not have organizational process assets as an input?

Question 82 - Qid 12052, Scope Management, Planning, Collect Requirements

In your project, you want to ensure that each requirement adds business value by linking it to the business and project objectives. This also provides a means to track requirements throughout the project life cycle, helping to ensure that requirements approved in the requirements documentation are delivered at the end of the project. The document that helps to achieve this is called:

Question 83 - Qid 12997, Human Resource Management, Planning, Plan Human Resource Management

The theory that states that information regarding the way in which people, teams, and organizational units behave is known as?

Question 84 - Qid 10031, Human Resource Management, Executing, Manage Project Team

You have just been appointed as a project manager for a long-term project, which is in its execution phase. You discover that the project team is not motivated and is not performing to the standards required. After further investigation, you learn that your company has been hiring team members on a short-term, contractual basis. As a result, the project team members are not developing a long-term commitment towards the project. You have decided to motivate the team members by offering them long-term positions. Your strategy works and your team members become motivated. Your motivational strategy is an example of which of the following theories?

Question 85 - Qid 10030, Human Resource Management, Executing, Manage Project Team

You are managing a project to build a new public park in your community. Your civil supervisor is responsible for inspecting daily operations and communicating his observations to your documentation officer, who then produces a daily work status report and distributes it to the project stakeholders. Today your documentation officer is on leave, and you ask your civil supervisor to prepare the status report. Your civil supervisor does not like your documentation officer and does not want to perform any of the documentation officer's tasks for him. However, you ask him do this as a favor to you and in return he can submit one of his own reports that is due today by the end of the week. Which conflict resolution strategy you have used in this scenario?

Question 86 - Qid 12087, Human Resource Management, Executing, Develop Project Team

Colocation is a strategy that involves placing many or all of the most active project team members in the same physical location to enhance their ability to perform as a team. Colocation is also referred to as which of the following?

Question 87 - Qid 20001, Cost Management, Monitoring & Controlling, Control Costs

Nancy is currently managing a manufacturing process improvement project. The following table displays the five major phases in her project with their planned start and finish dates. The respective phase budgets and the actual incurred costs are also displayed.

If 50% of the project has been completed on April 1st, what would be the project's total earned value?

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Question 88 - Qid 10006, Stakeholder Management, Initiating, Identify Stakeholders

You are managing a project to plan and execute an annual holiday party 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 should be your stakeholder management strategy with regard to your project sponsor?

Question 89 - Qid 10026, Human Resource Management, Executing, Acquire Project Team

You have been assigned as the project manager for an upcoming telecommunications project in a developing country. Due to cost issues, you cannot take the entire project team from your local country to the country where the project will be executed. You take a few of the project team members with you and plan to hire the rest of the team from the local job market. You are also considering building a virtual team to get technical support from the country of your origin. Which of the following challenges are you likely to face as a result of having a virtual team?

Question 90 - Qid 10058, Integration Management, Initiating, Develop Project Charter

You previously managed a project to install a security system at a local resort and you signed an agreement with that customer. According to the agreement, you cannot manage a similar project for any competitor for three years without the formal written approval of your past customer. Two years have passed and you have received an offer from one of your customer's competitors to manage a similar project for them. When you tried to obtain the approval from your previous customer regarding this, you discovered that your previous customer had closed his business and that his whereabouts were unknown. What should you do now?

Question 91 - Qid 10060, Human Resource Management, Executing, Manage Project Team

You have been assigned as the project manager of a water dam construction project in a developing country. You and your team have to travel to this developing country and conduct this project during the summer months. You learn that the local customs of the host country don't allow you to wear shorts in public. However, there is no such rule enforced by the local government that prevents you from wearing shorts. Summer is at its peak, and the temperature is topping 110 degrees Fahrenheit. What should you do?

Question 92 - Qid 25172, Communications Management, Executing, Manage Communications

You are managing a 6-month long project to develop a web site for a customer. At a project status meeting earlier this week, you reported the project's performance status as under budget and ahead of schedule based on calculations obtained from a project status information file prepared by your project coordinator. After the meeting ended, your project coordinator informed you that the project status information file he had given you contained outdated information. He then provided you an updated version of the file with current project status information. Using this information, you determined that you were still under budget but were actually behind schedule. What should you do in this scenario?

Question 93 - Qid 10033, Communications Management, Executing, Manage Communications

You are managing a mega construction project. You conduct bi-weekly team meetings and distribute weekly targets. However, you are frequently finding that your team does not understand you properly and is not performing according to the guidelines, which have been communicated. Which of the following is most likely missing in your team meetings?

Question 94 - Qid 10040, Integration Management, Monitoring & Controlling, Perform Integrated Change Control

The change control board reviews all of the change requests for every project in your company. This board follows all the recommended activities outlined in the PMBOK® Guide. Based on this scenario, which of the following would not be performed by the change control board?

Question 95 - Qid 10035, Communications Management, Executing, Manage Communications

You are managing a telecommunications project where 10 telecom engineers work together and report to you. Due to a change in scope requested by your customer, you need to add more team members to address the additional work. After analyzing the additional work required you decide to hire two more engineers. How many communication channels will be added by hiring these two engineers?

Question 96 - Qid 10080, Human Resource Management, Executing, Manage Project Team

You are at a critical stage on your project. Unfortunately your senior technician and the solution manager from your vendor are not getting along. What is the best thing to do?

Question 97 - Qid 10032, Communications Management, Monitoring & Controlling, Control Communications

You have just been hired as the project manager for a telecommunications company. You are tasked with improving the company's services and operations and a team of 20 engineers report to you. During your first week at this company, you determine that the engineers spend at least 80% of their time responding to unexpected requests for information from different project stakeholders. Because of this, your engineers cannot focus on improving the telecommunications operations, which is resulting in frequent network outages. As the project manager, what should you do first to resolve this problem?

Question 98 - Qid 10055, Procurement Management, Closing, Close Procurements

You are the project manager of a shopping complex construction project. 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. Which project document should contain this information?

Question 99 - Qid 10056, Integration Management, Executing, Direct and Manage Project Work

You are managing a project to construct a new sewage treatment plant. Part of the work for this project is ensuring that an effective waste water disposal plan is also created and executed. Since you don't have the internal expertise to develop and execute the activities required to dispose of the waste water, you hold a bidder conference to outsource this work. One of the stipulations for consideration of a potential vendor for this work is that they have no EPA violations, and you communicate this to all the potential vendors. You are about to award the contract to a vendor but determine through your own research that this vendor was cited five years ago by the EPA for illegal dumping of waste water. However, this vendor did not communicate this information to you during the procurement process. What is your best course of action in this scenario?

Question 100 - Qid 12152, Risk Management, Planning, Quantitative Risk Analysis

Sensitivity analysis is a quantitative risk analysis and modeling technique. Which of the following is often used to compare the relative importance and impact of variables that have a high degree of uncertainty to those that are more stable?

Question 101 - Qid 10016, Cost Management, Planning, Estimate Costs

You have recently been assigned as a new project manager for a hotel construction project. You and your company have completed numerous similar projects in the past and all the information regarding these projects is available in your organizational process assets. Your project sponsor has just asked you to provide her a very quick cost estimate for the completion of this project. Which of the following techniques should you use?

Question 102 - Qid 10009, Scope Management, Planning, Define Scope

One of the project managers at your company has resigned and you have been assigned as the new project manager for his old project. You call a team meeting to get a rundown on the project activities completed to date. The project team tells you that the project is in its planning stage. The team also tells you that after creating the project charter and the stakeholder register, they finished creating the requirements management plan, the requirements documentation, and the requirements traceability matrix. They are now working on the project Work Breakdown Structure (WBS). What has the project team forgotten to do?

Question 103 - Qid 10054, Procurement Management, Closing, Close Procurements

You are managing a telecommunications network deployment project and you are employed by a telecom equipment company that specializes in installing and implementing the equipment for this project. Since your company is not experienced in laying telecommuncations cable systems, you have outsourced all of the these activities to an outside contractor. You are now finalizing all of the open claims with this contractor. Which project management process are you currently performing?

Question 104 - Qid 10004, Integration Management, Initiating, Develop Project Charter

You have just been assigned as the project manager for a research project that your company has been awarded. As part of the execution of this project for your customer you will be performing statistical research in all of the major cities in your country. Your project sponsor, who is also the CEO of your company, has asked you to create the project charter and send it to him so he can review and approve it. The main input you need to develop the project charter is the project statement of work (SOW). However, you soon discover that you do not have access to the project SOW. What should you do to obtain the project SOW?

Question 105 - Qid 10087, Time Management, Planning, Estimate Activity Resources

You are working with your team on estimating type and quantities of labor, material, and equipment to perform each activity for your project. You are also interested to see skill levels of your labor and grade levels of your supplies. Which of the following documents would you primarily refer to during this process?

Question 106 - Qid 10088, Scope Management, Monitoring & Controlling, Validate Scope

You are measuring the dimensions of a highly critical component on your project that was manufactured by one of your subcontractors. Failure of this component is a huge risk factor and would lead to major delays and possibly a failed project. In which Process Group does this activity take place?

Question 107 - Qid 10073, Cost Management, Planning, Estimate Costs

You are setting aside 15% of your work package cost estimates to counteract the risk of hardware cost increases and technological advances. What is this called?

Question 108 - Qid 12208, Risk Management, Planning, Plan Risk Responses

Your pharmaceutical drug manufacturing project is running late and you have deadlines to meet on your project. You want to replace some of the inefficient human resources with more talented human resources to finish the project on time. What risk response strategy is being followed in this context?

Question 109 - Qid 10020, Communications Management, Planning, Plan Communications Management

You are a seasoned project manager in your late seventies. You have received a fax from one of your contractor companies containing very critical project status information. The fax font size is 10pt which is considered a communication standard. However, this is small for you and you can hardly read it even with the aid of your eyeglasses. For you, this is an example of which of the following?

Question 110 - Qid 10042, Scope Management, Monitoring & Controlling, Validate Scope

You are managing a project to construct a new wing for one the government buildings in your country's capitol. You have just finished a project deliverable and you are now planning to have your customer and your sponsor inspect the deliverable for acceptance. Which PMBOK® Guide process facilitates this activity?

Question 111 - Qid 12258, Cost Management, Planning, Estimate Costs

You are the project manager for a large telecommunications project in a country where the costs of materials and labor could likely be affected by recent and future changes in governement regulations. In addition, this is your company's first project in this region. This enviroment makes predicting the project costs difficult but you are required to provide an estimate for each work package so that the budget can be developed and approved. What technique would best help you in this situation?

Question 112 - Qid 10023, Integration Management, Executing, Direct and Manage Project Work

You are a project manager working for a fast moving consumer goods company. You are currently managing a process improvement project for your organization. You have just obtained approval for a change request for a defect repair you have issued. What should be your next step?

Question 113 - Qid 10015, Time Management, Planning, Develop Schedule

You are managing a software development project. In the middle of the project, you realize that you are behind schedule. You analyze your project schedule in order to determine how best to complete the project on time with the existing resources. You notice that you have a lot of discretionary dependencies in the project schedule. Given your situation, which of the following is the best approch to adjust the project schedule so that the project can be completed on time?

Question 114 - Qid 10037, Procurement Management, Executing, Conduct Procurements

You are managing a complex project and some of the project work needs to be outsourced. You have prepared a procurement statement of work document and you are about to advertise the job to obtain vendor proposals. However, you need to have a benchmark document against which you can later compare the vendor proposals. Your primary focus for this activity is to have control over the quoted prices. You will also need this document later to compare whether or not your vendors properly understood the scope of the work required. Which technique should you use to develop this benchmark document?

Question 115 - Qid 10005, Stakeholder Management, Initiating, Identify Stakeholders

You are managing a project that is investigating the feasibility of constructing a dam in your country. The project needs to be analyzed from technical, economical, and social points of view. You have created the project charter on behalf of the project sponsor, and it is now approved. Which of the following processes should you perform next?

Question 116 - Qid 10011, Time Management, Planning, Define Activities

You are currently managing the development of a security system. This project involves the use of some brand new, state-of-the-art technology, which has not yet been adequately tested. You are currently decomposing your project work packages into activities. You are facing problems decomposing the 'Test the System' 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 a couple of months to complete. What is the best way to resolve this problem?

Question 117 - Qid 10081, Integration Management, Initiating, Organizational Structure

You work at a strong matrix organization. Which of the following is not part of your responsibilities as a project manager?

Question 118 - Qid 10001, Integration Management, Initiating, Develop Project Charter

You have just been assigned as the project manager for an ongoing project in your company. You have discovered there is no Project Charter that describes the responsibilities and authorities of the project manager. When you talked to your project sponsor about this issue he told you that nobody in the company even knows what a Project Charter is or what purpose it serves. He also told you that your company has executed numerous projects in the past without ever using a Project Charter. However, he asked you to prepare one just in case it is really a necessary project document. Where should you look for a Project Charter template to update in order to meet your project requirements?

Question 119 - Qid 10070, Risk Management, Monitoring & Controlling, Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis

Your team finished creating the initial version of the risk register during your latest workshop. What is the next thing that you should do?

Question 120 - Qid 10071, Integration Management, Initiating, Organizational Structure

You have been assigned as the project manager of a highly strategic project which will either make or break your company. The project is sponsored directly by the Board of Directors who has decided that you need to have maximum control over all project resources. What is the best organization type to use in this case?

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