PMP Final Exam Review1


PMP Final Exam Review1

  1. 22 people are expected at your next stakeholder status meeting. Which of the following statements are true?

    1. There are 242 lines of communication.

    2. The number of attendees falls within the reasonable range for effective decision making.

    3. There are 231 lines of communication.

    4. There are too few people to make effective decisions.

  2. You are a project manager for Katies Kitchen. They market and sell homemade sauces to gourmet grocery store chains and upscale restaurants . Your project concerns adding two new machines to the production line. You have just finished calculating potential early start dates, early finish dates, late start dates, and late finish dates for your activities without regard to resource pool limitations. Youve come up with the most likely estimate for each activity. All of the following statements are true except for which one? Choose the least correct answer.

    1. Youve used CPM to calculate a single date for early start, early finish, late start, and late finish.

    2. Youve performed mathematical analysis, which is a tool and technique of the Schedule Development process.

    3. Your next step might include duration compression followed by resource-leveling heuristics.

    4. Youve created a project schedule but have not yet assigned resources.

  3. If EV = 145, PV = 162, AC = 138, BAC = 200, and ETC = 62, what is EAC when you know past estimating assumptions are no longer valid?

    1. 190.4

    2. 193

    3. 201

    4. 200

  4. You work in the pharmaceutical industry, and your organization is considering building a new laboratory facility in the Northwest. Market demand is driving new research for diet medications, and the new lab would be dedicated to this product development project. Some stakeholders in your organization are not certain a new lab facility is needed, because there is space that can be used in an existing building to host the diet medication research project. Youve conducted a feasibility study, and the results show two possible ways to meet the space needs. Which of the following is true regarding this situation?

    1. Project selection methods are used by executive managers to determine things like public perception, financial return, customer loyalty, and so on, and are only used to choose among alternative projects.

    2. Project selection methods are a tool and technique of the Initiation process and can be used to choose among alternative ways of doing a project.

    3. Project selection methods are concerned with the type of things executive managers think about like public perception, financial return, customer loyalty, and so on.

    4. Project selection methods are an input to the Initiation process and can be used to choose among alternative ways of doing a project.

  5. You work for a specialized book publisher that publishes 35 new titles per year. Your company has a specific process in place for managing each book project. Theyve found that managing most of the phases the same way across all the projects allows them to gain efficiencies they wouldnt get if they let each project manager use their own process. Youre accepting your first assignment as the project manager over a new publication. Youre responsible for seeing this project through from the beginning (assigning a qualified author to write on this topic) to the end (distributing the book to wholesalers and retailers). What does this scenario describe?

    1. Phase sequencing

    2. Progressive elaboration

    3. Organizational planning

    4. Program management

  6. This tool and technique of Risk Monitoring and Control is interested in looking at the implementation and the effective use of the transference, avoidance , and mitigation risk strategies.

    1. Periodic project risk reviews

    2. Project change requests

    3. Project risk response audit

    4. Workaround plans

  7. Organizing resource pools, assisting with cost estimating, information retrieval, and creating network diagrams are all examples of attributes of this tool and technique. Choose the best answer.

    1. Expert judgment

    2. Spreadsheet programs

    3. Project management software

    4. Templates

  8. Youre the project manager for Dream Clinics, a research organization that specializes in sleep disorders. Youre working on an internal service project and are in the beginning of the Planning processes. You noticed that specific staff members were named as project team members during your review of the project charter. Which of the following does this question describe?

    1. Resource requirements, which are an output of Resource Planning

    2. Preassignment, which is a tool and technique of Staff Acquisition

    3. Staffing requirements, which are an input to Organizational Planning

    4. Resource pool description, which is an input to Resource Planning

  9. The risk management plan accomplishes all of the following except:

    1. The risk management plan describes how risk identification will be structured and performed during the project.

    2. The risk management plan describes how qualitative and quantitative analysis will be structured and performed during the project.

    3. The risk management plan addresses risk response planning and how it will be carried out during the project.

    4. The risk management plan addresses responses to individual risks and how they will be carried out during the project.

  10. Your project sponsor has asked you for a forecast of the likely total cost of the project based on performance to date. Which of the following statements is true?

    1. Youll use the EAC calculation, which is an output of the Cost Control process.

    2. Youll use the EAC calculation, which is an output of the Performance Reporting process.

    3. Youll use the ETC calculation, which is an output of the Cost Control process.

    4. Youll use the ETC calculation, which is an output of the Performance Reporting process.

  11. You are using the interviewing technique of the Quantitative Risk Analysis process. The probability distribution you intend to use is triangular distribution. All of the following statements are true regarding this question except:

    1. Interviewing techniques are used to quantify the probability and impact of the risks on project objectives.

    2. The information gathered depends on the type of probability distribution used.

    3. This process typically uses continuous probability distributions.

    4. Triangular distributions rely on mean and standard deviation to quantify risks.

  12. You are contracting services for your current project. You need three chemical engineers with specific skills (outlined in the statement of work) to work on your project. Youve decided to prepare an RFQ because your organization is basing their source selection decision on which of the following? Choose the best answer.

    1. Subject matter expertise

    2. A fixed price contract

    3. Technical skills

    4. Price

  13. If EV = 114, PV = 120, and AC = 103, what are CPI and SPI, respectively? (Answers are rounded to the highest decimal.)

    1. 1.1 and .95

    2. 1.2 and 1.05

    3. 1.05 and 1.2

    4. .95 and 1.1

  14. Youre a project manager for Music On Demand Internet Services, and youre in the Risk Monitoring and Control process. Your project, when completed, will provide a way for any Internet user to purchase music on demand from the recording company you work for. Your testers are testing the download process now but discover that the name of the song and other textual information does not download properly. What is this an example of?

    1. Technical performance measurement

    2. Workaround

    3. Periodic project risk reviews

    4. Corrective action

  15. Youre in the midst of managing a project for the water and sanitation district of your local city. Its a large, complicated project that youve divided into smaller, manageable projects with their own project managers who all report to you. Two of these projects have been contracted out to a vendor. You know that specific technical elements must be adhered to in the design and implementation of this project due to regulations governing the water and sanitation district. Two other project managers in the district are busy working on unrelated projects, but theyre subject to the same regulations and processes as your project. These regulations wont affect your next project, which youve learned is with the city police department. Which of the following statements is not true?

    1. The water and sanitation district prefers managing their projects in a coordinated fashion known as programs.

    2. Phase exits are required for all vendor projects.

    3. The projects in this district are considered an application area due to their common elements.

    4. Your project is employing the use of subprojects .

  16. These two processes in the Controlling process group are performed in parallel to assure correctness and acceptance of the work. Which two processes are concerned with correctness and acceptance, respectively?

    1. Quality Assurance and Scope Change Control

    2. Scope Verification and Quality Control

    3. Quality Control and Scope Verification

    4. Scope Change Control and Quality Assurance

  17. All of the following statements are true regarding the time constraints of imposed dates and key events except:

    1. Imposed dates and key events constraints are an input to the Project Plan Development process.

    2. Imposed dates apply to activities that must start no later than or finish no later than a specific date.

    3. The key events time constraint applies to the completion of deliverables by the requested date of a stakeholder.

    4. Requested completion dates often become expected dates and therefore pose a time constraint.

  18. You are a project manager working on contract for a farming cooperative. Theyve decided to introduce six new wild juice drinks to the market that mix combinations of exotic juices to create some new exciting flavors. Youve performed a feasibility study to determine the best way to go about producing, manufacturing, and marketing the wild juice drinks. Your research has yielded three alternatives that you want to compare based on todays value. The projects initial investment is $29,000. Alternative As cash flows are $14,000 for year 1 and $19,000 for year 2. Alternative Bs cash inflows are $21,000 for year 1 and $20,000 for year 2. Alternative Cs cash inflows are $15,000 for year 1 and $20,000 for year 2. Assume a 10 percent cost of capital. Which project should you recommend?

    1. Alternative C

    2. Alternative B

    3. Alternative A

    4. Alternative B and C are both acceptable.

  19. All of the following Controlling processes have a change control system as a tool and technique of the process except:

    1. Quality Control

    2. Scope Change Control

    3. Schedule Control

    4. Cost Control

  20. Which of the following is true regarding constraints?

    1. Projects that are subject to the triple constraints do not usually have any other constraints.

    2. The triple constraints are time, quality, and capital.

    3. The triple constraints will most likely affect all projects, with one or two constraints being the primary driver of the project.

    4. Projects that are subject to the triple constraints are more easily managed within a functional organization than within a weak matrix organization.

  21. You are working on a project that is similar in scope to a project performed last year by your company. You might consider which of the following?

    1. Using the previous projects alternatives identification as a template

    2. Reusing the previous projects benefit/cost analysis as justification for this project

    3. Using the previous projects WBS as a template

    4. Reusing the previous projects product description when writing the scope statement

  22. You and your friend are studying together for the PMP exam. You purchased a copy of this book to study from while your friend purchased a copy of another authors book. Both books came with a CD. You each decide to copy the CD from the book you purchased to share with each other. Which of the following statements is true? Choose the best answer.

    1. Since neither of you is a PMP yet, youre not required to adhere to the PMP Code of Professional Conduct , so sharing the CDs is acceptable.

    2. You and your friend should not share the CDs because of conflict of interest.

    3. The CDs with both books are considered intellectual property and should not be copied .

    4. You and your friend should not share the CDs because of the appearance of impropriety.

  23. You are the project manager for Changing Tides video games . You have gathered the inputs for the Activity Duration Estimating process. Which of the following tools and techniques will you employ to produce the outputs for this process?

    1. Activity list, analogous estimating, qualitatively based durations, and alternatives identification

    2. Activity list, analogous estimating, expert judgment, and qualitatively based durations

    3. Expert judgment, analogous estimating, quantitatively based durations, and reserve time

    4. Expert judgment, alternatives identification, quantitatively based durations, and reserve time

  24. Which of the following is not a major step of decomposition?

    1. Identify major deliverables.

    2. Identify constituent components .

    3. Determine adequate cost, schedule, resource, and quality estimates.

    4. Verify correctness of decomposition.

  25. You have received three estimates for your project activity. The optimistic estimate is 245 days, the pessimistic estimate is 269 days, and the most likely estimate is 257 days. This particular activity is critical to the project, and your project sponsor wants to know with 95 percent certainty how long it will take to complete this activity. Which of the following do you tell the project sponsor? (The answers are rounded to the nearest whole number.)

    1. 265 days to 273 days

    2. 253 days to 261 days

    3. 261 days to 277 days

    4. 249 days to 265 days

  26. The risk management team is ready to assess the probability of the risks occurring and their potential effects on the project objectives. The team has decided to use a PI matrix to assign risk ratings. Which of the following statements is true?

    1. The PI matrix can be developed using cardinal or ordinal scales .

    2. The scales of probability determine the potential effect a risk has on the project objectives and are used as an input to the PI calculation.

    3. The PI matrix is a tool and technique of the Risk Identification process.

    4. Risk impact scales are an input to the PI calculation and are always made up of cardinal values.

  27. You are working on an estimate for overall project duration. All of the following statements are true except:

    1. Activity Duration Estimating tools and techniques can be used to estimate overall project duration.

    2. Schedule Development is the most appropriate process to use to determine overall project duration.

    3. You could use expert judgment, analogous estimating, quantitatively based durations, or reserve time (contingency) to estimate overall project duration.

    4. You could use a schedule change control system, performance measurement, additional planning, project management software, or variance analysis to estimate overall project duration.

  28. This process is where activities are clarified, the work of the project is authorized to begin, and resources are committed and then carry out their assigned activities to create the product or service of the project. Which process does this describe?

    1. Project Plan Development

    2. Project Plan Execution

    3. Schedule Development

    4. Team Development

  29. You are a project manager working on contract. The organization thats contracted with your company is not happy with the progress of the project to date. They claim that an important deliverable was overlooked and that you should halt the project and reassess how to meet this deliverable . You know that the customer has approved all phases of the project to date. Which of the following statements is true?

    1. You and your company may have to use problem-solving techniques such as arbitration and mediation to reach an agreement.

    2. You and your company may have to use communication techniques such as arbitration and mediation to reach an agreement.

    3. You and your company may have to use negotiation techniques such as arbitration and mediation to reach an agreement.

    4. You and your company may have to use influencing techniques such as arbitration and mediation to reach an agreement.

  30. You are working late into the evening with the project team to finish a deliverable and meet the scheduled completion date. The team closes in on completion when an error is discovered . Fixing the error will actually cause a change in scope. You know that scope changes require approval of the CCB, but if you dont give the team the go-ahead to fix this error, this deliverable will be late. Which of the following actions do you take? Choose the best answer.

    1. All scope changes require approval of the CCB. You inform your team to stop working until you can get the CCB to approve or deny the change.

    2. The change control system gives you the authority to approve emergency changes. Since this is an emergency and your authority to approve the decision is documented, you decide to tell the team to fix the error.

    3. The change control system documents the procedures for approving change requests. Since there are no procedures documented in your change control system for emergencies, you inform the team to stop working until you can get the CCB to approve or deny the change.

    4. The change control system documents the procedures for approving change requests. There are no procedures documented in your change control system for emergencies. But you know that time is the primary constraint for this project, so you decide to approve the change yourself and tell the team to fix the error. You will inform the CCB at the next meeting of the change.

  31. You are a project manager working on contract for a farming cooperative. Theyve decided to introduce six new wild juice drinks to the market that mix combinations of exotic juices to create some new exciting flavors. Youve performed a feasibility study to determine the best way to go about producing, manufacturing, and marketing the wild juice drinks. Your research has yielded three alternatives that you want to compare based on todays value. The projects initial investment is $94,000. The total present value of Alternative As cash inflows is $95,120. The total present value of Alternative Bs cash inflows is $93,889. The total present value of Alternative Cs cash inflows is $94,243. Assume a 10 percent cost of capital. Which project should you recommend?

    1. Alternative A and B are both acceptable.

    2. Alternative B

    3. Alternative A and C are both acceptable.

    4. Alternative B and C are both acceptable.

  32. The project management processes together constitute which of the following?

    1. Deliverables

    2. Fast tracking

    3. Project life cycle

    4. Project management

  33. All of the following statements are true regarding quality improvements except:

    1. Quality improvements might reveal ways to improve efficiency or effectiveness on the project, with an end result of exceeding stakeholder expectations.

    2. Quality improvements come about as a result of quality audits .

    3. Quality improvements help identify lessons learned to improve efficiency or effectiveness on future projects.

    4. Quality improvements are implemented as a result of change requests or corrective actions.

  34. You are a project manager for Basement Refinishers, Inc. Youve taken on a new project that requires demolition of the existing basement walls, wiring, and plumbing before new construction can start. The new design plan is completed, and the homeowners have signed off. The demolition activity is an example of which of the following?

    1. Hard logic

    2. Preferential logic

    3. Soft logic

    4. Manual logic

  35. One of your projects deliverables requires skills in journalism. You have three resources working on the activities that need to be completed for this deliverable. One of the resources accidentally discovers that the other two journalists are making a salary thats significantly more than their salary. Which of the following statements is true?

    1. The Hygiene Theory says salary isnt a motivator unless there are large disparities in salary.

    2. Maslow contends that salary is a self-esteem need.

    3. The Expectancy Theory says that salary isnt a motivator regardless of pay discrepancies.

    4. The Achievement Theory contends that salary is tied to achievement, so that large disparities in salary become a demotivator.

  36. You work for Star Bank as a project manager. Your project is so large and risky that youre not certain the organization should undertake it. You propose conducting a feasibility study, as its own project, to examine the benefits of the new proposed project. The feasibility study is approved and begun. Which of the following statements is not true regarding this project?

    1. The Initiation process occurs at the beginning of the project, when chances for a successful completion are high and the staffing levels are low.

    2. The Initiation process acknowledges that the next project phase should begin. Costs are low in this process, while the risks are high.

    3. The Initiation process is where approval is granted to undertake the project and the organizations resources are authorized to begin work.

    4. The Initiation process acknowledges that the next project phase should begin. The stakeholders have the most influence over the product or service of the project during this process.

  37. You and a friend of yours have started your own consulting firm. Both of you are PMPs. Youve given an estimate to a prospective client to manage a project theyre starting up next month. This is an important job, and this client would be an excellent reference for you if things go well. You know all of the following statements are true except:

    1. Your estimate of costs should accurately reflect the services youre going to provide.

    2. If you get the job, you should stick to the scope and objectives you outlined in your bid or contract regarding the professional services youll render.

    3. You should respect the confidentiality of the information youll come across during the course of this project.

    4. Since its close to the holiday season , you send an expensive gift basket to the client in the hopes theyll pick your company to run this project.

  38. Parametric modeling is most reliable when all of the following conditions are met except for which one? Choose the least accurate answer.

    1. The model is scalable.

    2. The parameters used are easily quantifiable.

    3. The resources preparing the estimates have the needed expertise.

    4. Any historical information used is accurate.

  39. Youve decided to branch out into project management consulting and have landed your first contracting assignment. You are working on an exciting project for a small company that provides pet-sitting services in peoples homes . The employee who is the designated project manager on this project doesnt have much experience running projects. He insists that the Activity Sequencing process must be completed as its own separate process and cannot be combined with the Activity Duration Estimating process. You assure him that it is an acceptable step to take. Which of the following best describes your answer to his concern?

    1. Project Time Management allows for completing the Activity Sequencing, Activity Duration Estimating, and Schedule Control processes as one process. On a project this small, all these processes can be completed at one time by one person.

    2. Project Integration Management allows for completing the Activity Sequencing, Activity Duration Estimating, and Schedule Development processes as one process. On a project this small, all these processes can be completed at one time by one person.

    3. Project Integration Management allows for completing the Activity Sequencing, Activity Duration Estimating, and Schedule Control processes as one process. On a project this small, all these processes can be completed at one time by one person.

    4. Project Time Management allows for completing the Activity Sequencing, Activity Duration Estimating, and Schedule Development processes as one process. On a project this small, all these processes can be completed at one time by one person.

  40. Your project selection committee is meeting later this week and is considering initiating one of two projects. Theyve asked you to recommend the project that will benefit the organization the most. The information youve gathered shows the initial investment for Project 1 is $295,000. Monthly cash inflows for the first year are $17,000, and expected cash inflows beginning in year 2 are $36,000 per quarter. Project 2 has an initial investment of $332,000. Expected quarterly inflows for the first year are $44,000. Beginning in the second year, inflows are expected to be $12,000 monthly. Which project should you recommend to the committee and why?

    1. Project 1, because it has a payback period of 20 months, which is shorter than Project 2s payback period.

    2. Project 1, because it has a payback period of 23 months, while Project 2 has a payback period of 28 months.

    3. Project 1, because it has a lower initial investment than Project 2.

    4. Project 1, because it has a payback period of 16 months, while Project 2 has a payback period of 21 months.

  41. This part of the risk management plan describes how the project management team will measure its effectiveness at executing risk responses.

    1. Methodology

    2. Thresholds

    3. Tracking

    4. Timing

  42. You have just taken over the project management duties for a large, complex project from a project manager who is retiring . The first thing you do is review the project charter, then the scope statement, followed by the work breakdown structure (WBS). The work package level of the WBS appears to be deliverables. You need to understand what the work at this level entails for each work package and which department or vendor has been assigned to each work package. Which of the following places will you look to determine this information?

    1. The procurement management plan

    2. The scope statement

    3. The WBS dictionary

    4. The project charter

  43. You are performing some of the processes in the Project Cost Management knowledge area. Which of the following statements is not true?

    1. Value Engineering is a technique that considers a group of costs collectively when deciding among competing alternatives.

    2. Financial analysis is sometimes required to help predict project performance.

    3. This knowledge area is primarily concerned with the cost of resources.

    4. Resource Planning is one of the processes in this knowledge area.

  44. You are the director of the project management office (PMO) for your organization. Terri, an employee from another department, has approached you about a new project that is being talked about in her department. Terri would like the opportunity to head up this project and wants to convince you of her knowledge of project management and that she can do this job. The project will convert all distribution centers in the USA to Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags. This new technology will improve inventory management by giving management a real-time view of demand for the products they sell. It will also help reduce theft and reduce stock-outs. You have already had a meeting with the CEO regarding this project and have a good feeling this project will likely get approved. You tell her all of the following except which one?

    1. Terri should write a project overview, so that the executive management team and the project sponsor can understand the intended outcome of the project and see an initial list of the key deliverables to know what theyre getting.

    2. This project may get outsourced to a vendor. If thats the case, youll be utilizing the processes in the Project Procurement Management knowledge area that are considered from the perspective of the vendor.

    3. Terri should make certain the deliverables are measurable.

    4. Terri should make certain the goals are measurable.

  45. You have been with your company for three months. You were hired as a project manager and are anxious to get started on your first project. Your organization is considering taking on a project that has considerable risk associated with it. Youve written the project overview, defined the goals, and identified the key deliverables for the executive team to review and evaluate. The committee is meeting two weeks from today to decide on this project. Since youre new to the company, you want to make a good impression . The Initiation phase of this project is just beginning, so you do which of the following?

    1. You make certain that the product description is documented, the strategic plan is considered, project selection criteria is determined, and historical information is considered before the committee meets.

    2. You make certain to pass on the information youve gathered and documented to the project sponsor, so that she can write the project charter prior to the evaluation committee meeting.

    3. You know some of the deliverables in this project will be purchased. You will use EVM techniques to help optimize life-cycle costs when you get to the processes in the Project Cost Management knowledge area.

    4. You know quality is the primary constraint on this project. When you get to the Project Quality Management knowledge area, processes will focus on the quality of the end product of the project exclusively.

  46. You are a project manager for Lightening Bolt Enterprises. Your new project involves the research and development of a new type of rechargeable battery. The project objectives, as documented in the scope statement, should include which of the following?

    1. A description of the business need that brought about this project

    2. A brief summary of the product description, including measurable, quantifiable product requirements that will help measure project success

    3. Quantifiable criteria, including at least cost, schedule, and quality measures

    4. Quantifiable criteria derived from value engineering, value analysis, or function analysis

  47. Your project is progressing nicely . One of the key deliverables for your project was contracted out to a vendor, but your organization is performing all the remaining work of the project. The completion of this deliverable marks the end of the design phase of the project. There are two project phases remaining. Which of the following Closing processes should be performed, if any?

    1. Contract Closeout and Administrative Closure

    2. Administrative Closure only

    3. Contract Closeout only

    4. No closing processes should be performed yet, because the work of the project isnt finished.

  48. You work in the pharmaceutical industry, and your organization is considering building a new laboratory facility in the Northwest. Market demand is driving new research for diet medications, and the new lab would be dedicated to this product development project. Which of the following options is not true regarding the initiation of this project?

    1. Your selection committee has asked you to conduct a study that will determine if a new laboratory facility is necessary or if the unused space in the existing lab can be put to use for this project. A determination to initiate the project will not be made until this analysis is complete. Once initiation is approved, a formal link between the lab project and the ongoing work of the organization will be established.

    2. Some organizationsyours is one of themrequire a limited amount of work or analysis before approvals are given for formal initiation. This is especially true for new product development projects and internal service projects.

    3. Initiation of the project cannot occur until the project selection criteria methods have outlined and determined the value or benefits of the project to the project owner. This wont be known until you conduct a feasibility study or needs analysis.

    4. Your selection committee has asked you to conduct a feasibility study to determine the needs of the new lab facility. When the feasibility study is completed and the project is approved for initiation, you plan on using the expert judgment tool and technique to examine the product description, strategic plan, project selection criteria, and historical information to choose among alternative methods of conducting this project.

  49. Your project selection committee is evaluating three projects. They are using a weighted scoring model that has three criteria: decrease training time, streamline customer support functions, and return on investment. The weights for each of these criteria are 5, 4, and 2 respectively. Your selection committee has finished scoring the three projects and has given you the scores for the three criteria. They are as follows :

    Project 1: decrease training = 5, streamline support = 3, return on investment = 5

    Project 2: decrease training = 3, streamline support = 5, return on investment = 5

    Project 3: decrease training = 4, streamline support = 4, return on investment = 3

    Which project should you choose based on the scores from the weighted scoring model?

    1. Project 3

    2. Project 2

    3. Project 1

    4. There isnt enough information in the question to determine an answer.

  50. Now that the Planning processes are over and your team is thick into the work of the project, youve kicked your feet up to take a breather. You no sooner get your right leg planted on the desk when one of your team members pops their head in your door. One of your project deliverables is in trouble. The schedule completion date is approaching, and this team member tells you that a risk trigger has surfaced. You need to take immediate action to reduce the probability of negative consequences occurring to the project as a result of this risk event. You might choose do to all of the following tasks except which one? Choose the least correct answer.

    1. Engage in preventive action.

    2. Put the contingency plan for this risk event into place.

    3. Engage in corrective action.

    4. Report the risk trigger and the actions you took at the next stakeholder status meeting.

  51. You have just passed the PMP exam. Your friend is still studying and plans on taking the exam next month. You purchased a copy of this book to study from, while your friend purchased a copy of another authors book. Since youre finished studying, you agree to loan your book with the CD to your friend so she can use it to study from also. Which of the following statements is true? Choose the best answer.

    1. Since you are a PMP, youre required to adhere to the PMP Code of Professional Conduct , so sharing the book and CD is not acceptable.

    2. Since you are a PMP, you should not share the book and CD with your friend, because it may pose a conflict of interest for your friend.

    3. The book and CD are considered intellectual property and should not be copied. However, loaning your copy to your friend to use, as long as she doesnt copy it, is acceptable.

    4. Since you are a PMP, youre required to adhere to the PMP Code of Professional Conduct and should not share the book and CD with your friend because of the appearance of impropriety.

  52. You are heading up the annual holiday party project for your organization and are working on the Organizational Planning process. You report to the director of human resources. You send an e-mail request to the marketing department asking for one full-time resource to research and hire entertainment for the party (including the childrens activities). However, there is a lot of contention regarding this project because the marketing department headed it up last year. The director of marketing responds to you with an e-mail stating you should stop working on the project, because shes appointing someone from her own organization to head this up. All of the following statements are true regarding this question except for which one?

    1. The organizational structure has a large impact on project communications.

    2. Formal and informal reporting relationships should be considered when documenting roles and responsibilities.

    3. You were attempting to determine what resources were required and how many were needed when the marketing manager changed project managers.

    4. You work in a functional organization, which is a constraint of this project.

  53. All of the following statements are true regarding Quality Planning except:

    1. Quality Planning involves identifying the quality standards for the project and devising a plan to meet them.

    2. The primary cost of meeting quality requirements is the expenses incurred while using the tools and techniques of this process.

    3. Quality is planned in, not inspected in.

    4. The tools and techniques of the Quality Planning process are the most often used quality tools and techniques on projects.

  54. What are the outputs of the Risk Identification process?

    1. Risks, triggers, and inputs to other processes

    2. Risks, triggers, secondary risks, and inputs to other processes

    3. List of prioritized risks, triggers, and inputs to other processes

    4. List of prioritized risks, residual risks, secondary risks, triggers, and inputs to other processes

  55. All of the following are true statements regarding the Quantitative Risk Analysis process except for which one?

    1. This process uses techniques like Monte Carlo analysis, which is a type of sensitivity analysis.

    2. This process determines the size of the schedule and cost contingency reserves .

    3. This process helps determine the probability of achieving the project objectives.

    4. This process generally follows Qualitative Risk Analysis but can be performed separately if desired.

  56. Estimates to complete one of your project activities have been turned into you from experts on your project team. The estimates are as follows: The pessimistic estimate is 126 days, the optimistic estimate is 108 days, and the most likely estimate is 114 days. You can say with 68 percent certainty that the project will finish within which range of dates? (The answers are rounded to the nearest whole number.)

    1. 112 days to 118 days

    2. 111 days to 117 days

    3. 114 days to 116 days

    4. 113 days to 115 days

  57. The expected value for your project duration estimate is 627 days, and the most likely duration estimate is 575. The standard deviation is 14. Which of the following statements is true?

    1. A 95 percent confidence factor would make this project duration between 547 days and 603 days.

    2. The project durationgiven a 95 percent confidence factoris between 613 days and 641 days.

    3. The project durationgiven a 99 percent confidence factoris between 585 days and 669 days.

    4. A 68 percent confidence factor would make this project duration between 547 days and 603 days.

  58. All of the following statements are true regarding the Team Development process except for which one? Choose the least correct answer.

    1. The outputs of the Team Development process are performance improvements and input to performance appraisals .

    2. Team Development is performed during the Executing processes.

    3. Team building activities include both management actions and individual actions to improve team performance.

    4. Collocation is a technique used to help the team perform better.

  59. One of your projects deliverables requires skills in journalism. You have three resources working on the activities that need to be completed for this deliverable. One of the resources accidentally discovers that the other two journalists are making a salary thats significantly more than their salary. As soon as this situation is brought to your attention, you correct it and bring this team members salary in line with the other two journalists. Which of the following statements is true? Choose the best answer.

    1. Salary is a motivator because, according to Herzberg, the inequality in pay is a hygiene factor.

    2. Salary is no longer a motivator, because the need has been fulfilled.

    3. This team members need has been fulfilled and now, according to Maslow, the ability to advance, the opportunity to learn new things, and the challenges involved in the work become motivators.

    4. The Expectancy Theory says that the importance of camaraderie with other team members is an important motivator.

  60. This win-win conflict resolution technique is the one that project managers should use most.

    1. Confrontation

    2. Compromise

    3. Withdrawal

    4. Smoothing

  61. Modifications to deliverables, product changes, and termination for poor performance are all examples of which of the following? Choose the best answer.

    1. They are factors that might generate change requests, which are an input to the Contract Administration process.

    2. They are a result of monitoring work requests, which are an output of the Contract Administration process.

    3. They are results of performance reports , which are a tool and technique of the Contract Administration process.

    4. They are factors that might generate seller invoices, which are a tool and technique of the Contract Administration process.

  62. This tool and technique of the Cost Control process continuously monitors and measures what three elements?

    1. EVM measures CP, CPI, and EAC.

    2. EV measures AC, CV, and ETC.

    3. EVM measures PV, EV, and AC.

    4. EV measures EV, AC, and EAC.

  63. You are a project manager working on a new ad campaign for the holiday season. Part of this project entails a series of new TV commercials. You contracted out the production of the commercials that will air during the busy buying season. Now all of the work of the project is done, and youre in the process of closing out the project. Youre gathering information from team members and the vendorincluding the scripts for the commercials that your project team developedto archive. Which of the following options contains this information, given the circumstances in this question? Choose the best answer.

    1. Administrative documentation

    2. Product documentation

    3. Contract documentation

    4. Other project records

  64. Which of the following statements does not pertain to the Scope Planning process?

    1. Scope Planning is the first core process in the Planning process group.

    2. The scope statement, an output of Scope Planning, identifies both the project objectives and project deliverables.

    3. Supporting detail for the scope statementboth of which are outputs of this process should be documented, because youll refer to this information in other processes.

    4. Two of the Scope Planning inputs are product description and historical information, and two tools and techniques are benefits/cost analysis and expert judgment.