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1. Rather than using Triangular Distribution while doing Three Point Estimation, you choose to use Beta Distribution. Based on your analysis and understanding, you are confident that the project would be completed with a total cost of $108,000. You also estimate that a best case would be $90000, while a worst-case scenario would result in the costs incurred to shoot up to $138000. What would the Three Point Cost estimate be when using Beta Distribution?
2. John is managing a project. The project is about three-fourths done when the site engineer reports that due to inherent complexities in a certain task, the deliverables would get delayed. This would involve additional analysis and then implementation. He requests that this new work, which was not envisioned earlier, be added to the scope and also the time required be added to the schedule. You and the site engineer have analyzed the impact of this change to cost and have written up a change request and requested approval from change control board. Just today, you have received approval from the change control board. What should be the immediate course of action?
3. You are in charge of managing a software development project that is related to simulations for driving racing cars. In one of your team meetings, it is revealed that a lot of issues have been reported in the air tunnel modelling module. On deeper analysis, it is found that many of the issues could have been prevented had a simple code review checklist been used. You prepare a code review checklist and ensure the code is reviewed per the checklist. This is a good example of:
4. You have replaced an earlier project manager in a project .The earlier project manager has left the organization and you are now responsible for the project. On reviewing the project management plan you are disturbed because a number of procurement contracts have been signed off and they all turn out to be Cost plus fixed fee types of contracts. Why are you worried?
5. Your team is in its second month of development. You are managing a software development project for a banking product. In one of the team meetings, a debate arises if defects found during Quality control need to undergo change control. Some team members are convinced that all defects should undergo change control, while the others are convinced that defects need not undergo change control. Which of the following statements are untrue?
6. You are responsible for managing a project that deals with laying out a freeway connecting two major port cities. Progress on the project has been smooth, and you and your team are very confident on completing the project well within the stipulated timelines. On reviewing, you see that the project has also run below the budget, resulting in savings. You decide to add an extra feature of reflector strips on the road every mile. You do a quick calculation and are satisfied that neither budget nor schedule will slip. You feel that by adding these extra features you could also bag some future projects. This is an example of:
7. You are in charge of a project that deals with laying out a lavish 18-hole golf course. The project work is in progress. You also have a number of contractors working on the project. Being an experienced manager you know that communication is key to success of the project. You have identified 10 stakeholders with whom you need to communicate. Due to some internal and external organizational changes at the client's end, three new stakeholders have been added with whom you need to communicate. You also had to reduce one of the contractors with whom you were communicating. How many communication channels do you have now?
8. You are in charge of a project, and to ensure things go well, you have had monthly meetings with the stakeholders. The project is running on schedule and budget. You are in your fourth month of execution, but the stakeholder indicates dissatisfaction with the deliverables. Making changes in the deliverables would mean a delay in the schedule. What would have been the most important process that could have prevented this situation?
9. The project that you are in charge has been successfully completed. The last of the deliverables have been formally accepted by the client. You had several contractors with whom contracts were prepared. With the project done, you decide to communicate the completion details and closure of contracts. Which is the best form of communication?
10. Your company has bagged a number of government contracts dealing with setting up infrastructure. This includes setting up roads and bridges. This is a very big and prestigious project, so your company wants to ensure everything is planned well in advance. You are the project manager of this project. Considering its importance, you and your team come up with a list of risks. One of the subject matter experts indicates that during the months of July and August, the construction work of the bridge across the river would need to stop on account of past history of flooding of the river. You agree with the expert and plan the schedule accordingly. What strategy did you just apply?
11. You are in the process of defining activities and have broken down the WBS into individual activities. You now uniquely tag each activity with a unique code. So, you have defined an ___ for each activity.
12. You are managing a project that has teams located in different parts of the world. While the advantage of colocation is beneficial, the team structure or locations cannot be changed. Being an experienced manager, you realize that lack of a proper communication channel can quickly lead to chaos. What would your choice of communication be?
13. You are developing strategies to effectively engage stakeholders throughout the project life cycle. What is process you are working on?
14. You head the engineering department in your company. Lately, you have observed that certain deliveries are missing the schedule. On closer scrutiny, you observe this to be occurring with a specific team member. You decide to discuss it out with the team member. Initially, the team member is reluctant to discuss but finally opens up and indicates that the cause of the delays is often different instructions coming in from you as well as the project manager. She indicates that at such times she is confused related to whose instructions to follow, thereby causing delays. What kind of an Organizational structure is this most likely to be?
15. The release criteria include:
16. As a project manager, you have successfully delivered all project deliverables within stipulated timelines. Your senior management wants you to calculate the Cost of Quality. As a project Manager, what costs would you NOT consider while making this calculation?
17. Which of the following is part of the Manage Quality process?
18. You are the project manager for a project. You are updating the WBS during Define Activities. This process is often called ________.
19. The Project Quality Management process must __________.
20. You are a project manager of a company, and your project is currently in execution phase. The customer has requested you for additional work. This work will affect the budget but not the schedule of the project. What should you do next?
21. You are the project manager and have decided to outsource a part of the project to a vendor. You have offered a bonus to the vendor if the work is completed in two months. This is an example of:
22. You and your team have just created a schedule network diagram. You have come up with the estimates and have defined the durations and subsequently have identified the Critical Path. You now decide to do a Backward Pass" through the Schedule Network Diagram. What would you be calculating?"
23. Of the following types of contracts, which has the highest risk for the seller?
24. What is the best use of a Work Authorization System?
25. You are in charge of a software project and you are almost 40% complete. The project stakeholders want a performance report to date. You had planned to use Earned Value Management methodology. You come up with the following numbers: EV = 100 AC = 300 PV = 150 BAC = 600. You and your team have faced numerous issues till now. However, you choose to ignore the current work performance and decide to go with what was originally planned. Based on this information, what would be the EAC for the project?
26. Your team has delivered phase one of a project to the client. Based on client feedback and issues found by the client, you decide to do some introspection to identify root causes so that the subsequent deliverables do not face the same issues. What techniques would you choose to apply?
27. Over lunch, you meet a colleague who is managing a large turnover project for setting up a chemical plant. Your colleague is worried because the client is being unreasonable and asking for changes that will have a severe impact on the scope schedule and cost. The client is also not ready to absorb the additional impact on schedule and cost. She seeks your advice. What should she do?
28. You are managing a project to set up a brand new play area for the community. You and your team have been working as per plan and things are moving smoothly. Suddenly, one of the stakeholders indicates that the play area must also include a sand pit. This was not originally planned for, so you analyze the impact on the cost, schedule, and scope. You then submit the change request to the Change control board for their approval .You have immediately received an approval. What should your next step be?
29. As a project manager, you are expected to calculate the cost of Poor Quality. The project work is in progress. What costs would you consider?
30. You are in charge of building a bridge across a river. All the initial groundwork and structural designs have been completed and work is in progress. You know that the next two months will be particularly critical involving some critical activities such as Arc welding of stiffener plates. You know your company employs welders who specialize in this kind of work. However, you are apprehensive about their availability for the next two months. What should you refer to first to find if these welders are available for the next two months?
31. You and a group of managers conduct a weekly meeting for sharing information and project management best practices. Joe who is a colleague of yours explains the need for correctly identifying all the project stakeholders. He explains that in his current project he has made use of Stakeholders Engagement Assessment Matrix. Many of the other colleagues are not quite aware of the need and usage of this matrix. Which of the following is the best choice?
32. Your company policy allows you to gift customers within certain limit. By mistake, you have given a gift to the customer's representative that is beyond the limit mentioned in your company policy. What should you do?
33. Earned Value Analysis is used to measure performance based on a few parameters. Identify them.
34. Which of the following statements is not true regarding Scope Verification?
35. What is the purpose of a fishbone diagram?
36. Which of the following best describes Vroom's Expectancy theory?
37. You are managing a project that your company won after making a bid. The clients have negotiated long and hard and have driven a hard bargain. The project is scheduled to span over eight months, and you are in your fifth month of execution. You are extremely worried since you have about four more months of work remaining and the project is at the Point of total assumption." What does this mean?"
38. You are managing a project which involves building software for the aeronautical domain. The nature of the work is complex and needs a lot of research. During Quality assurance, both the development team and testing team suggest that the quality assurance process be changed to include White Box testing and not just rely on Black Box testing. The teams want to make this shift in approach as they believe this would lead to better quality of deliverables. What is the best course of action?
39. The Scope Baseline consists of _____.
40. You are the project manager and decided to outsource a part of the project to a vendor. The vendor discovered some issues that impact the cost and schedule of its work. How does the vendor update the agreement?
41. As a manager on a project, you have to ensure that the project delivers within the scheduled timelines with minimal rework and customer delight. For some time now, the project work is proceeding smoothly with a CPI and SPI a perfect 1. One of your team members approaches you and indicates the possible need of a long vacation on personal grounds, and this could possibly occur two months from now. You look up the schedule and finds that this team member is scheduled to execute activities that are on the critical path and the team member's absence in two months’ time would cause a delay in schedule. You decide to take some action and reschedule task allocation to ensure that this team member is not planned to work on any of the critical path activities. What did you just do?
42. You are in the process of executing a project that deals with laying out electrical cables connecting two cities. You have been reporting progress on a monthly basis. This month, due to unplanned vacations, many of the staff have not turned up at work. This has caused a delay in the schedule. You decide to check if the schedule variance is within the allowable threshold. What document should you refer to?
43. Which of the following activities is not performed as a part of Project Closure?
44. Which of the following types of contracts has the highest risk for the buyer?
45. You are in charge of building a shopping portal. You are fairly confident as you have a team experienced in doing such work. As per the agreement at the end of the first month, you organize a demonstration of the software. You invite the sponsor and key stakeholders. Later, the sponsor informs you that she is not very happy with the progress, indicating that one of the clients who would be using this software is not satisfied as her needs are not being met. Satisfying this client's needs would mean some radical changes with an impact on both cost and schedule. What could be the root cause of this issue?
46. Top-down estimating is also called _______ estimating.
47. The ____ is the international organization that controls the standards for quality.
48. Your company has won a large project—administering funds for one of the fund houses. The project work has been going on smoothly and the customer has been praising the work done so far. The client has planned a visit the next month to go over the plans for the next phase of the project as well as to meet with the project team. Your senior management realizes that this client could potentially need additional capabilities in the derivatives segment. Your company has a strong exposure to this segment having executed numerous such projects. Your senior manager also invites key managers from the derivatives segment to showcase the organization's abilities in the derivatives vertical. What is this an example of?
49. Project Team has created sub-plans for each activity in the project plan. These plans are called:
50. You are responsible for the complete makeover of a shopping mall, which involves civil work and painting. After going through the details, you have come up with the cost estimates which have been approved to arrive at the cost baseline. Work is now in progress, and you and senior management are happy with the work. Suddenly, you realize the ceiling repair work was not factored in the estimates though it was very much a part of the scope. You decide to make use of Contingency reserves, but your senior manager advises you to make use of the Management reserve. What is the correct action?
51. You are in your third month of project execution, which is expected to continue for a duration of 14 calendar months. Your sponsor has asked for a performance report. You decide to create an “S curve”. Based on the S curve, you report your Actual Cost, which is more than the Earned Value. Also, the Planned Value is greater than the Earned Value. What would be the interpretation of this data?
52. You have been asked to provide Cost estimates for a project which would be responsible for the complete electrical installation in warehouses. As a project manager, you have had past experience in similar projects in your previous organization. The organization you have joined also has recently done a similar project. There is an urgency in providing the estimate as mandated by executive management. What estimation technique would you adopt?
53. You are a project manager managing a project that has not been making good progress. Certain issues like a flash flood have significantly delayed the laying out of the plinth for the shopping complex. There have been a lot of escalations from key stakeholders, and executive management is pressing for getting the project on track. In a review meeting, your lead architect, sensing the urgency, suggests a change that could significantly reduce the schedule. She is very confident that the suggested change will work to get things on track. As a project manager, what is the best course of action?
54. You are in charge of managing a software development project which is related to simulations for driving racing cars. In one of your team meetings, it has been revealed that a lot of issues have been reported in the air tunnel modelling module. On deeper analysis, it is found that many of the issues could have been prevented had a simple code review checklist been used. You decide to mandate usage of the code review checklist for all subsequent deliveries to ensure other deliveries are less issue prone. This is a good example of :
55. You are in charge of constructing a high-rise residential building. After creating a Network diagram, you have identified the Critical Path. Work has started, but suddenly due to inclement weather, plinth work has got delayed. This plinth work activity was on the critical path. As a manager driving this project, would you be worried and why?
56. You know that the success of your project will be determined by how well you manage risks. You know that identifying risks upfront can help you be better prepared with risk response strategies. You discuss and consult with other project managers in the company. One manager suggests usage of SWOT to identify risks. What would you do next as a part of this technique?
57. You have been assigned to a project that deals with developing a software product for the BFSI domain. You and your team are building the schedule network diagram. While sequencing activities, one of the team members, who is an Architect, indicates that rather than interacting with the database on every activity, you should introduce an activity which would cache the data. The team member argues that this will improve performance and hence this activity should be introduced in the sequence prior to the other activities that deal with database interaction. What kind of a dependency is this?
58. You and your team are in the process of creating WBS and WBS Dictionary. What would be the best choice of attributes in a WBS Dictionary?
59. Which of the following statements is NOT true regarding change log?
60. S Curve depicts a relationship between:
61. Which of the following statements is false regarding Risk Management?
62. Which of the following statements is not true regarding Contracts?
63. You are in charge of a project for the electrical layout of a five-star hotel. You see this as a very simple project as you and your team have a lot of experience executing similar projects. As a result, your organization has a wealth of Organizational Process assets. You have worked out the exact details of the work involved and have a very detailed WBS with granular-level activities defined. You decide to employ the services of a contractor for laying out of the cable trays. What kind of a contract would be the best choice?
64. Which hierarchical chart shows resources?
65. Your company has won a project to build a school playground with specific toys and a sandpit. The school has mandated that the project be completed before the school starts after holidays. You review the plan and see that the estimated completion date is nearly a month after the desired completion date. As resources are sparse, you do not have the option to add additional resources. However, you see that the sand pit work can start in parallel with the play kits being installed. Your analysis tells you that by performing these activities in parallel, the project would meet its schedule. This is an example of:
66. You are in charge of a project to build a bridge across a river. You are midway through the project. However, due to changes in environmental laws, the project can no longer proceed and would need to be terminated. Executive management has asked you to document the level of work completed for the project. In which of the following processes would this be done?
67. You have asked your team members to provide estimates of tasks. You see that a specific team member has provided estimates on the higher side. You discuss the matter with the team member, and get a reply that as the team member did not have an idea of how long it would take, the team member had guessed the estimate and then to be on the safer side simply doubled it. What is this known as?
68. You are in the process of making cost estimates for a project. However, detailed requirements are not yet available. A similar project was executed by your company, and you decide to use the past project's historical data to come up with your estimates. This is called:
69. You are the project manager for a large Project. You are currently busy with approximating the number of work periods required to complete individual activities with estimated resources. Which of the following inputs do you need for this?
70. You and your team are planning out the work to be done. You break up the work into discrete work packages. To ensure that each work package has all the necessary details, you and your team decide to write down detailed information for each work package such as Statement of work, details of the work package, and who will be the responsible individual for the work package. Where would you store this information?
71. You are the project manager of a software project. You have just analyzed activity sequences, durations, resource requirements, and schedule constraints and created project schedule. To which process does the above tasks belong?
72. You know that the success of your project will be determined by how well you manage risks. You know that identifying risks upfront can help you be better prepared with risk response strategies. So, you decide to identify risks by taking help of experts. You have identified some experts, and rather than calling them to your office, you send them questionnaires. You promise them complete anonymity so that they give unhindered responses. What information gathering technique are you adopting?
73. Which of the following options best describes Achievement Theory of Motivation?
74. The key benefits of ____________ process is that it will maintain or increase the efficiency and effectiveness of stakeholder engagement activities as the project evolves and the environment changes.
75. You are managing a project for constructing a bridge over a river. All the risks have been identified and the design phase is just completed. The team is in its second week of construction. One of the subject matter experts reports that there is a possibility of the monsoons to be heavier this year. She points out that the load-bearing plates earlier designed may have to be redesigned considering the additional water pressure expected because of additional rain water. What would be your best immediate course of action?
76. You are managing a project responsible for doing plantation on a large reserve land. You have created the schedule network diagram and have identified two paths. Path 1 consists of two activities of a duration of 2 and 5 weeks, respectively. Path 2 consists of 3 activities with durations of 1, 3, and 3 weeks, respectively. Which of the two paths is the Critical Path?
77. What is the role of the Project Manager in Procurement?
78. As a manager in an organization that believes in the Theory X style of management, which of the following do you think describes correctly the assumptions of this theory?
79. You have recently joined an organization's project management office. After reviewing the organizational assets, you realize that project managers have not routinely documented lessons learned for their projects. There are a few projects that are about to start. You decide to call up a meeting of all the project managers and explain the need of Lessons Learned. In order to get a buy-in from your managers, what would you focus on as the best use of this document?
80. Your project is in a critical phase. You notice one of the team members comes in late to office and leaves early. This is clearly impacting delivery. You decide to discuss the details with the concerned team member to better understand the details. On discussion, you find no specific reasons, so you explain the necessity and criticality of the project, expecting the team member to improve. However, next week, your lead engineer reports about inadequate time being spent by the same person in office. What would be the best choice of communication in this case?
81. Decomposition is best described as:
82. As a part of the Executive Management team, you have a number of project managers reporting to you. One of the project managers has reported the data for their project that has got you worried regarding the health of the project. EV = $ 300000, PV = $ 550000, AC = $ 200000. You are worried since, as per your calculations, the project is behind schedule. However, the Project Manager disagrees and feels the project is ahead of schedule. What is the correct interpretation of the data?
83. Identify the basic quality tools to facilitate, measure, and control quality
84. You have scheduled regular weekly team meetings with project team members. Things have been going according to plan and there have been no variances till date with respect to the work performance baselines. A site engineer reports that he had to perform a couple of corrective actions, but they were not logged. As a Project Manager, what should you do?
85. You are negotiating with a contractor for additional staff augmentation—a number of software developers and a few testers. As a buyer, you don’t quite have the exact statement of work ready. What kind of contract is MOST appropriate for this kind of work?
86. A process with lack of consistency and predictability is called:
87. The _________ details the different tasks for members in the project.
88. ISO Stands for __________.
89. Your project activity float is negative 10. What is your course of action?
90. The purpose of a quality audit is to:
91. Which of the following statements is not true regarding the Scope Management Plan?
92. You are the project manager of a project and have added some dummy activities to correctly show all logical relationships. Which network diagramming method have you used?
93. You are in charge of a painting project for a high-rise building. As part of the planning, you need to take a decision of buy vs. lease some stilt ladders needed on site. The cost of the ladder is $1000 and a daily cost of $4, while the daily lease cost is $12. If you were to lease the ladder, what should be the duration to ensure your decision is correct?
94. In which of the following situations is network diagram better than bar chart?
95. Your company has been tasked with providing estimates for a road construction project. You have data available related to costs per square feet. You now need to provide an estimate of the cost of the project based on this data. What estimation technique is most applicable in this scenario?
96. A data point in a control chart that requires investigation is called:
97. A Heuristic is best described as:
98. You have successfully completed a project. You have now been assigned a project which is midway in its execution. You have had to take up this project due to non-availability of the current project manager. This is a complex project involving multiple contractors and teams at various geographical locations. You decide to look up the requirements of the types of reports and frequency of sending them. Where would you find this information?
99. You are managing a project, and to ensure things run smoothly, you have decided to provide project information periodically to all the stakeholders. You have decided that you would report against the baselines for scope, cost, and schedule. Which of the following would be the best choice?
100. You have replaced a project manager on a project that is already in the execution phase. The project is behind schedule, and you have been specifically brought in to ensure the project meets its schedule. You decide to review the schedule network diagram created by the earlier project manager and realize that the project is 3 weeks behind schedule. After reviewing the activities and the network diagram, you decide to Crash the schedule. This means you:
101. Which of the following best describes the assumptions made by Herzberg's Hygiene theory?
102. You are managing a software development project in the banking domain. Things have been proceeding as per plan, but with the economic meltdown, the client has had to abruptly shut down the project due to lack of funds to source the projects any longer. As a Project manager, what is the next thing to do?
103. Which of the following statements is true regarding Critical Path?
104. Your company policy allows accepting gifts from customers within certain limit. Your customer is giving you a gift that is beyond the limit of your company policy. You have already given a gift that has similar value to the customer's representative . What should you do?
105. You are responsible for a project with high risks particularly during the early phases. Your sponsor has asked for performance reports on a monthly basis. At the end of the first month, you report a CPI greater than 1 and also the SPI greater than 1. What would this mean?
106. You are the project manager of a software project. Your team member wants to make technical changes to an activity, which will add more time to that activity. What should you do?
107. You have taken over a project from another project manager. The project is already in its third month of execution. You need to determine if the project is ahead of or behind schedule. What would be the best source of this information?
108. Communication can be of the following forms except:
109. You are the project manager of a project, and one of the functional managers wants to make a major scope change during the execution of the project. What should be your action?
110. As you have a lot of expertise in project management, many of your company's co-managers consult you for advice and inputs. One of your colleagues who is relatively inexperienced in managing projects wants to compare the project work and measure the deviations. Which document should he refer to? Choose the option that best answers the question.
111. As a manager on a project, you have to ensure that the project delivers within the scheduled timelines with minimal rework and customer delight. For some time now, the project work is proceeding smoothly with a CPI and SPI a perfect 1. One of your team members approaches you and indicates that she might possibly need a long vacation on personal grounds. She indicates this could possibly occur in two months from now. You look up the schedule and finds that this team member happens to be scheduled to execute activities that are on the critical path and her absence in two months’ time would cause a delay in schedule. You decide to take some action and ask the team member to start regular knowledge transfers to a couple of trainees. Though the trainees would be relatively inexperienced, they would more than make up for it with two people rather than one person to perform these tasks should this team member need to go on leave. What did you just do?
112. You are a project manager of Software Product Company. After a person is hired, you come to know that many of this person's ideas were developed by a competitor company. Which of the following is the best action in this case?
113. A product description of a project can help in creating procurement details. Which of the following best describes the product description?
114. As a project manager of a project, you have just completed Schedule network diagram. Which of the following schedule management activities have you completed?
115. You are in the process of making a cost estimate for a large prestigious project. You decide to use the Three Point Estimation technique with Triangular Distribution. Based on your analysis and understanding, you are confident that the project would be completed with a total cost of $108,000. You also estimate that a best-case estimate would be $90000, while a worst-case scenario would result in the costs incurred to shoot up to $138000. What would the Three point Cost estimate be using Triangular Distribution?
116. Midway through the project, as a Manager, you are performing Earned Value Methodology to report performance. Based on your calculations, you realize that the initial plan is no longer valid. However, you still need to provide an EAC. What is the best course of action?
117. As a manager on a project, you have identified and created the WBS and WBS Dictionary. You also plan to ensure that each deliverable gets the approval of your stakeholders and sponsors. Which process are you planning to perform?
118. You have received a number of seller responses for contracting work related to setting up office cubicles. One of the bids received happens to be from a very good friend of yours. You know she has done good work in the past. What should be the best course of action?
119. In order to determine the details of the work to be performed in work packages, which of the following can be used?
120. You need to provide estimates for activities on the project. You and your team discuss and conclude that as detailed information is not yet available, the best option would be to use Parametric Estimates. Which of the following is used to create Parametric Estimates?
121. Which of the following best describes the role of a project sponsor?
122. You are a project manager for a project. While reviewing the cost estimates for the project, you notice that one of the cost estimates for an element in the WBS is 20% higher than the previous project for a very similar work. What should you do next?
123. You are the sponsor of a project which has just kicked off. This is an ambitious project to build a top-of-the-line 18-hole golf course. Which of the following best describes your role as a sponsor?
124. As a project manager of a project, you have just completed Schedule network diagram. What should you do next in schedule management?
125. The key difference between Work performance data and Work performance report is:
126. The purpose of a contract is to distribute a reasonable amount of ____________between the buyer and seller.
127. A friend of yours approaches you seeking advice. She indicates she has offers from two organizations. Her role in one organization is that of a project Coordinator, while in the other organization, her role is that of a Project expediter. She is not quite clear of the difference between the two roles and seeks your advice. Which of the following statements is true?
128. If a person desires to excel in his tasks, as per Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, what type of need is the person exhibiting?
129. According to Theory Y style of management, which of the following is a correct assumption?
130. Conformance to specifications document is a description of:
131. You are the project manager of a marketing project and need to purchase some equipment. The accounting department needs a unilateral contract from you. To which of the following is the Accounting department referring?
132. You are out for lunch with a fellow project manager. She is in charge of a project that deals with laying out electrical cables across two towns. As you understand the plan of the layout, you realize that the cabling would cover a neighborhood with a history of criminal problems. You advise your fellow team manager that it would be prudent to insure the copper cables through a theft insurance. You also advise her regarding which insurance companies would give her the best insurance covers against theft. Which risk response strategy did you just adopt?
133. To Complete Performance Index is used to:
134. You are managing a project, and based on risk identification, you feel very confident that the project should run smoothly. The next day the lead architect indicates a risk which was not envisioned. He indicates a 10% possibility of the risk occurring and the effort involved in choosing an alternate path worth 2000 USD. The side effect of alternate path implementation is that a lot of testing efforts would get reduced worth 4500 USD and the possibility being 30%. What would be the EMV?
135. An estimate is required for a new project of an R&D nature, and it has been decided to create the estimates using WBS with an emphasis on accuracy of the estimates. Your project manager also indicates that sufficient time is being made available to provide the estimates. What would be the best estimation approach in this case?
136. Which of the following could not be provided with Activity Attributes?
137. As a project manager, you understand the importance of identifying all relevant stakeholders, their interest and influence, and their needs and expectations. You have been assigned to handle a large construction project. You decide to do a thorough stakeholder analysis, and you identify Laura and Sean. Based on your interactions and analysis, you know that both Sean and Laura are low in the pecking order and so they do not wield any significant authority or power. However, where it differs is in their interest in the project. Laura has a lot of interest, while Sean is disinterested. You decide to plot them in a Power/Interest grid to help determine how you would manage these stakeholders. Which of the following is the best approach to handle these two stakeholders?
138. You are in charge of managing a software development project that is related to simulations for driving racing cars. During Quality Assurance, a number of issues have been reported in the air tunnel modelling module. On deeper analysis, it is found that many of the issues were due to not understanding the requirements clearly, and now additional time would be expended to fix the issues identified. This is a good example of:
139. Which of the following is NOT part of a quality plan?
140. As a senior member in the executive management team, you have tasked project managers within your team to provide cost estimates for a huge project. You easily foresee the cost estimate of the project to run into millions of dollars. Along with the cost estimate, you are also expecting the Basis of estimates. What would you expect to be included in the documentation for Basis of estimates?
141. Your team has just bagged a software development project. The executive management is very pleased as this is a very prestigious project. However, you are a little worried considering the complex nature of the project. You decide to try and identify the possible risks. You get all relevant stakeholders together and conduct mammoth discussions. Together, you have come up with a number of risks. However, based on your experience, you still feel that not all the risks have been identified. You decide to set aside some budget for the risks that you have not identified but are sure you will encounter. Where does this budget come from?
142. You have been assigned to manage a project that deals with setting up a railway line connecting two cities. The project is complex with a lot of contracting involved. You and experts in your organization are evaluating if the rail line alignment machinery should be purchased outright or if it would be better to lease. The cost of leasing the equipment is $1200 per day, while the cost of an outright purchase is $96000 and a daily cost of $200. The duration of laying out the railway lines is scheduled to be an activity duration of 150 days. Should you purchase the machinery or lease it? Which option would be more economical?
143. An activity has an Early Start (ES) of 5 days and Late Start (LS) of 16 days. What is the activity's float?
144. Which of the following statements is NOT true regarding WBS?
145. You are in charge of a project that is running behind schedule. Your lead architect approaches you and indicates that should introduce a change so that the project could possibly catch up on lost time. What should be the first thing you should do?
146. You are in a very happy state today as you have completed all the deliverables. This was a complex project involving a lot of challenges, but with good management and a motivated team, things have been completed successfully. What should you do next as a project manager?
147. Your company has won a prestigious project that deals with building software to be used on spaceships landing on the moon. After building the schedule network diagram, you identify the critical path and also a number of near-critical paths. What does this mean with respect to Risks related to Project Schedule?
148. You and your team have just created a schedule network diagram. You have come up with the estimates and have defined the durations and subsequently have identified the Critical Path. You now decide to do a Forward Pass" through the Schedule Network Diagram. What would you be calculating?"
149. You and your team have done extensive brainstorming and discussions. You have also looked up the Organizational process assets and have come up with an exhaustive list of risks. You and your team members feel fairly confident now that you know all the risks. You decide to prioritize the risks and only focus on the high-priority ones. A team member indicates that a large number of risks have very low priority. She suggests you simply ignore them. You disagree and decide to maintain a list of such low-priority risks. Where will you maintain these low-priority risks?
150. Which of following statements is false regarding the project scope statement?
151. A software development project has been awarded to one of the many vendors. Your company and the vendor have agreed to build this project using the Waterfall Methodology. You decide to check with the progress regarding when development will start. The vendor informs you that the actual development can only start after the completion of design. Which type of relationship best describes the dependency between design and actual development?
152. Your friend, Joe, who works as a project manager in a pharmaceutical company meets you over dinner. You see a drastic change in his temperament compared with when you last met him. He seems dejected and complains that in his present organization, as a project manager, he has almost no authority and hardly any decision-making ability. Which kind of organizational structure does your friend work in?
153. Which of the following uses a weighted average duration estimate to calculate duration?
154. Which type of relationship is often used in Precedence Diagramming Method (PDM)?
155. You are managing a project related to building a skyscraper. However, as per regulations, no work can be started till the government body has approved and provided necessary clearance. What kind of dependency is this is an example of?
156. What are the primary benefits of meeting Quality Requirements? (Choose all that apply.)
157. Which of the following statements is TRUE regarding Fixed Price Contract?
158. What are Control charts used for?
159. You are managing a project that is responsible for setting up an alcohol distillery. Your team is in its eighth month of execution. One of the vendors informs you that the agitators' delivery is going to be delayed by a week. You look up the project management plan and the schedule baselines and decide to set up all the reactors first. By moving tasks around based on your analysis, you see that there would be no impact on any of the performance measurement baselines. What should you do next?
160. Which of the following statements is true regarding Control Account?
161. Given a project which reports a CPI less than 1, you have asked one of your managers to generate the TCPI. Which formula should the project manager use in this case?
162. In which process is meeting" not used as a Tool and Technique?"
163. While planning for a project, you decide to keep a good grip over project risks. You and your team members have come up with the list of possible risks and would now like to prioritize them based on their probability and impact. In which process would this activity take place?
164. Which hierarchical chart shows all the tasks in a list?
165. Which of the following is NOT part of the Control Quality process?
166. You have a team of project managers reporting to you. Recently a new manager who is relatively inexperienced has joined your team. Considering his level of experience, you assign him to a small project. Considering low complexity and few stakeholders involved, you envision the project to have no surprises or hiccups. You have identified the number of communication channels to be only 6. However, with increase in scope of work, two additional stakeholders who need to be communicated with join the team. You ask the manager to identify the number of communication channels now. The correct answer is:
167. You are managing a project that is in its first month of execution. In one of the meetings, the key stakeholder asks for some changes to be made in the ongoing work. The stakeholder is asking for the changes to be implemented immediately. You realize that the changes being asked for will need the Project Management Plan and the Scope baseline, which have already been baselined, to be updated. As a Project manager, which is the best course of action?
168. Comparing target dates with the actual or forecast start and finish dates is called:
169. You are in charge of a large software development project. As a part of the project schedule, it was planned to complete two core components by the end of October. You are now in August, and you realize that the project is falling behind schedule. You do a quick review and decide that the schedule can be met by adding additional staff to the activities on the critical path. This is an example of:
170. You are in the process of determining how long it would take to complete your project. What would be the best tool to use in this case?
171. A project is over budget when:
172. You and your team have worked hard and successfully delivered a project. The customer is happy with the deliverables, and overall everyone is happy with how the project was delivered. You have written up the performance reviews of each individual in the project team. As a Project Manager, you know that the team will get disbanded and in the next project, you may not get the same team members who so successfully delivered the current project. What kind of Organization Structure does this represent?
173. The process of communicating and working with the stakeholders to meet their expectations, address issues, and foster appropriate stakeholder engagement in project activities throughout the project lifecycle is called ____________.
174. Choose the true statement regarding Management Reserves and Contingency Reserves
175. You are managing a project that is scheduled to run for an entire year. Things were looking good after the first two months. However, due to some mistakes made by the construction crew at the end of the third month, you realize that the expected work to be completed at this stage is not complete. As a result, the project is behind schedule and is also over budget. However, there are stiff penalties in the contract if the project is not complete within the stipulated timelines. Your senior management as a result has committed to additional staff to the project if required. What would be the Estimate at Completion for this project?
176. One of your project managers, Mary, reports that her project has hit a roadblock. You are surprised since just the previous week, on reviewing the project, everything seemed to be on track. She explains that a team member has identified a problem that was never envisioned in the risk identification process. Based on the analysis, the impact would be on the cost to rectify the issue. What would be the best course of action?
177. Of the following baselines, which is not a part of the Project Management Plan?
178. A company wants to hire a PMP, and you are applying for the position in the company. You are scheduled to take the PMP exam in a few days. At your interview, a comment is made implying that you are PMP certified. What do you do?
179. A project is reporting a negative Cost Variance. What does this mean?
180. Which of the following is not a Risk Identification tool or technique?
181. As a project manager of a large product, you and your team have shipped the deliverables to your customer. However, the customer has reported a number of serious issues in the quality of deliverables. As a result of this, the cost of quality of your project is deemed high. In the above scenario, which type of cost would have caused the cost of quality to increase?
182. Project Quality Management includes:
183. A relatively new project manager, Linda, joins your company. You have assigned her to a project that deals with laying out of electrical cables. One day, she informs you that some government body has been sending her a lot of queries related to the project and its layout. It seems that she did not consider the government body a stakeholder. You decide to review the list of identified Stakeholders, so you ask her to provide you with the comprehensive list. Where will this information be found?
184. A project is in execution. A team member, Jennifer, approaches the project manager and indicates that she is not sure of what work she needs to perform. Which document would be the best source of this information?
185. Which of the following is not a part of procurement documentation?
186. You have a large complex project to deliver, and you are evaluating different motivational strategies to motivate your team to get the job done. You subscribe to the belief that to get things done and to motivate staff, they must be rewarded with monetary rewards. You believe that by rewarding employees they would get motivated. Which of the following motivational theories are you applying?
187. Which of the following is NOT true regarding starting a project without a formal approved project charter?
188. A project is ahead of schedule when:
189. You are in charge of a software project, and you are almost 40% complete. The project stakeholders want a performance report till date. You had planned to use Earned Value Management methodology. You come up with the following numbers: EV = 300 AC = 100 PV = 150 BAC = 600 ETC 300. You and your team are very confident of continuing at the same rate as till now. The project has not faced any major issues and you and your team's confidence level is high that the project would complete without any hiccups. Based on this information, what would be the EAC for the project?
190. As a project manager, you understand the importance of identifying all relevant stakeholders, their interest and influence, and their needs and expectations. You have been assigned to handle a large construction project. You decide to do a thorough stakeholder analysis, and you identify Bob and Kelly. Based on your interactions and analysis, you know that Bob wields a lot of authority and also has a huge interest in the project. Kelly too wields a lot of power but is largely uninterested. You decide to plot them in a Power/Interest grid to help determine how you would manage these stakeholders. Which of the following is the best approach to handle these two stakeholders?
191. Regarding Rolling Wave Planning, which of the following statements are true? (Choose all that apply.)
192. In your current organization, from managing projects, you have graduated to portfolio management and have a number of project managers reporting to you. Your company has bagged a prestigious project, which is very similar to the one you had executed some years ago. You ask the current project manager to look up the lessons learned for the past project. Where would these be stored?
193. Your company has just bagged a project for electric cable layout and routing for a large shopping complex, and you have been tasked with providing the cost estimates. You choose to rely on your past experience of similar such projects. You breakdown the costs of the cables per foot and unit cost of cable trays. What type of cost estimating technique are you relying on?
194. When does Scope Verification occur?
195. Which of the following statements is NOT true regarding differences between administrative closure and contract closure?
196. You are responsible for managing a project that deals with laying out a freeway connecting two major port cities. Progress in the past has been smooth, but lately in the past few months, you have observed a schedule and budget overrun. You decide to hold a meeting with your team members. On discussions, you realize team members went ahead and made changes at the behest of the client requests on site. You are pretty sure the changes were not a part of the project scope statement. This is an example of:
197. You are part of a Quality Assurance team and have scheduled a Quality Audit for one of the projects. What would not be a goal or objective of performing this audit?
198. As per Maslow’s theory of Hierarchy of needs, which is the correct order of needs?
199. You have just completed developing the Schedule Network Diagram for a project that deals with building supersonic state-of-the-art Jet planes. You have identified your critical path which includes building a wind tunnel. You see that in addition there is another path which deals with building the tail of the plane, whose duration is close to the critical path. You also notice considerable floats on the other paths. You now need to assign resources to the tasks. You have a few team members who are highly skilled and a team of resources who are relatively inexperienced. What would be the best course of action while assigning resources?
200. Which of the following determines if a project idea is realistic?
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