PMP Final Exam Review3


PMP Final Exam Review3

  1. You are a project manager who is managing a large project with multi-national subproject managers under you. Many of your subproject managers are from countries other than your own. You hold a project management meeting and require all the subproject managers to attend . One of the team members from America, who is working in Turkey, seems to be despondent and depressed. You speak with him after the meeting and determine which of the following? Choose the best answer.

    1. He needs some diversity training.

    2. He is perceiving his experiences incorrectly and needs some time off to get his bearings.

    3. He is having trouble maintaining personal integrity.

    4. He is experiencing culture shock .

  2. If EV = 145, PV = 162, AC = 138, BAC = 200, and ETC = 62, what is EAC when you expect project performance to continue with the same type of variance that youve experienced to date?

    1. 201

    2. 190.4

    3. 200

    4. 193

  3. What plan from a prior process is put into action during the Information Distribution Process? Choose the best answer.

    1. Scope management plan

    2. Resource management plan

    3. Project plan

    4. Communications management plan

  4. You are a project manager for Lightening Bolt Enterprises. Your new project involves the research and development of a new type of rechargeable battery. You are still elaborating the product characteristics. One of your stakeholders requests a change. Theyve filled out a change request form indicating that the change affects the product scope and is essential for a successful project. Which of the following statements is not true with regard to the product characteristics?

    1. Product characteristics will be progressively elaborated throughout several project phases and will contain more detail in the later phases.

    2. The change is identified as a product scope change and is classified as essential. Both of these elementsidentification and classificationare defined during the Scope Definition process.

    3. Since the product characteristics are still being elaborated, an identification and classification system is absolutely essential.

    4. The product description, even though its still being progressively elaborated, is an input to the Scope Planning process.

  5. You are the project manager for a construction project. Your company is expanding a highway on the east side of town, including revamping the bridges and constructing new on-ramps and offramps. Because of the timelines for this project and the heavy traffic at rush hour, you have several teams of resources who will be working around the clock (according to their assigned schedule). The calendar used to construct the project schedule must take the 24- hour workday into account. One group of resourcesthe asphalt crewcan only work during the first and second shifts. Which of the following statements is true regarding this question? Choose the best answer.

    1. The project calendar, an input to the Schedule Development process, should reflect the asphalt crews availability.

    2. The resource calendar, a tool and technique of the Schedule Development process, should reflect the asphalt crews availability.

    3. The resource calendar, an input to the Schedule Development process, should reflect the asphalt crews availability.

    4. The project calendar, a tool and technique of the Schedule Development process, should reflect the asphalt crews availability.

  6. Youve gathered cost estimates for the activities of your current project. Most of the activities can be completed with existing staff resources. The summary cost estimate for existing resources is $535,000. You will also need to hire contractors to perform some of the activities that require specialized skills. Youve received a bid from a local vendor for $137,000 for these services. All of the following statements are true except:

    1. Youve determined a quantitative estimate of the cost to the organization to perform the activities of the project.

    2. The cost of the vendor services to your organization is considered pricing (from the vendors perspective), which is a business decision on their part.

    3. When a project is performed under contract, quantitative cost estimates determine how much the organization will charge for producing the product or service of the project.

    4. Your next step should be to develop the cost management plan, which will describe how variances in cost will be managed.

  7. 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 subprojects , each with their own project managers who all report to you. 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. One of the subproject managers (whom you know very well) is a PMP but has never heard of the PMP Code of Professional Conduct . What should you do?

    1. You know this person very well and know they have a high level of integrity. It isnt necessary for them to read the PMP Code of Professional Conduct .

    2. Tell them where to find a copy of the PMP Code of Professional Conduct on the PMI website (or give them a copy) and require them to read it.

    3. Put a copy of the PMP Code of Professional Conduct on their desk when theyre not looking and assume theyll read it.

    4. Let them have your copy of the PMP Code of Professional Conduct and suggest they read it.

  8. The purpose of this process is to determine what consequences the identified risks will have on the project objectives and the probability that theyll occur. This process puts risks in priority order according to their effect on the project objectives and assigns an overall risk ranking for the project. What process does this describe?

    1. Risk Identification

    2. Qualitative Risk Analysis

    3. Risk Management Planning

    4. Quantitative Risk Analysis

  9. You are working on a project in the automotive industry that requires specialized knowledge of robotics . You know that one full-time expert with skills in this area will be needed during the design phase and again in the deployment phase of this project. During design this expert will work on several activities that were decomposed from the deliverable called Mechanical Design, and during deployment they will work on the activities decomposed from the deliverable called Install Arm. You derived this information from both the scope statement and the WBS. Youve received some initial estimates of approximately $225 an hour for this resource. Which of the following best describes the process or processes used to derive the information in this question?

    1. The scope statement and the WBS are inputs to both the Resource Planning process and the Cost Estimating process.

    2. The scope statement and the WBS are inputs to the Activity Definition process.

    3. The scope statement and the WBS are inputs to both Activity Definition process and the Cost Estimating process.

    4. The scope statement and the WBS are inputs to the Resource Planning process.

  10. Which of the following are the most essential general management skills needed during the Project Plan Execution process?

    1. Leadership, communication, and negotiation

    2. Communication, general business knowledge, and budgeting skills

    3. Communication, negotiation, and problem solving skills

    4. Leadership, communication, and general business knowledge skills

  11. What is the future value of $10,000 two years from now using a five percent interest rate? Assume all options are rounded to the nearest whole dollar.

    1. $10,025

    2. $9,070

    3. $9,090

    4. $11,025

  12. As a result of performing this process, change requests may occur.

    1. Quality Assurance

    2. Cost Control

    3. Project Plan Execution

    4. Integrated Change Control

  13. You are in the Scope Planning process. Youre using techniques such as value engineering, value analysis, function analysis, and quality function deployment. What tool and technique of this process are you using?

    1. Benefit/cost analysis

    2. Product analysis

    3. Earned value analysis

    4. Benchmarking

  14. Your project sponsor has asked you to monitor the project management process. What tool and technique of the Quality Control process will you use?

    1. Control charts

    2. Pareto diagrams

    3. Flowcharting

    4. Trend analysis

  15. Your company manufactures a line of automotive cleaning products. Your assignment entails designing a new line of soap for car washes. Youve decided to go straight to the customer to define what qualities and needs they desire regarding the new product. You start by holding a series of focus group meetings to find out the basic needs. Next, you develop a sample car wash soap that you give to a selected group of potential customers to try out. They give you great feedback and suggestions that you use to further develop the product. Which of the following describes this process?

    1. Phase sequencing

    2. Leveling

    3. Fast tracking

    4. Progressive elaboration

  16. What are the tools and techniques of the Organizational Planning process?

    1. Organizational theory, alternatives identifications, stakeholder analysis, and templates

    2. Human resource practices, organizational theory, and alternatives identifications

    3. Organizational theory, stakeholder analysis, and expert judgment

    4. Templates, human resource practices, organizational theory, and stakeholder analysis.

  17. The effectiveness of this process will determine whether risk increases or decreases for the project.

    1. Risk Monitoring and Control

    2. Risk Response Planning

    3. Risk Management Planning

    4. Risk Identification

  18. You are wrapping up the Closing processes for your project. Youve notified the seller that the terms of the contract have been satisfied, and youve created a set of indexed records. All of the following statements are true regarding this question except which one? Choose the least correct answer.

    1. The indexed records become inputs to the Administrative Closure process, which are known as other project records.

    2. Contract Closure is performed before the Administrative Closure process.

    3. This question is referring to the output called contract file.

    4. Indexed records are the project records created during the Administrative Closure process.

  19. 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 phase of a books release. One of their requirements is the design phase must be approved by an associate publisher before it is handed off to the production phase. Youre accepting your first assignment as the project manager for 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. Organizational Planning

    2. Phase sequencing

    3. Fast tracking

    4. Scope verification

  20. The Quality Control process is concerned with all of the following except which one? Choose the least correct answer.

    1. Product results

    2. Cost and schedule performance

    3. Rebaselining

    4. Eliminating unsatisfactory results

  21. Your customer has decided that you cannot go forward with the project youre managing without a change to the agreed-upon WBS. A contract amendment is agreed upon and signed, the change control system processes are followed, and you modify the appropriate planning documents to reflect the change. As a result of the approved change, substantial changes to the project costs and the project schedule occur as well. What must occur next and why? Choose the best answer.

    1. Baselines must be adjusted to reflect the new project costs and schedule.

    2. Corrective actions are taken, which in turn generate change requests that are managed through the scope change control system.

    3. Updates to the scope management plan are made to reflect the approved project change.

    4. Lessons learned are documented so that future projects take into consideration the impact of the change to this WBS.

  22. Which of the following statements regarding cash flow analysis techniques is not true?

    1. The discounted cash flow technique differs from NPV in that the discounted cash flow technique compares cash inflows as a total, while NPV calculates cash inflows period by period and then totals the PV of each period.

    2. The discounted cash flow technique and the NPV technique both take the time value of money into consideration.

    3. NPV is the most conservative cash flow analysis technique and assumes reinvestment at the cost of capital.

    4. The discounted cash flow technique may use future value and present value formulas to determine the value of the investment or return. Its the least precise of all the cash flow calculations.

  23. You are evaluating vendor proposals and using selection criteria in order to choose a vendor. One of the criteria states that resources are required to have civil engineering degrees and a minimum of three years of experience. Which of the following tools and techniques does this question refer to?

    1. Weighting systems

    2. Contract negotiation

    3. Independent estimate

    4. Screening systems

  24. The expected cost of the work when completed is which of the following?

    1. AC

    2. EV

    3. ETC

    4. EAC

  25. Youve applied for and accepted a new position advertised as a project manager. Things unfortunately dont go well from that point on. Within two weeks of starting the job, Jim, who is one of your project team members, enters a dispute with you over the work youve assigned him. You havent been able to successfully resolve the dispute with Jim, and you are determined to get to the bottom of things quickly. You call a meeting with Jims manager, who is your peer. She subsequently informs you that everything Jim has told you about his availability and task assignments are true. Together, you and Jims manager work out a reasonable solution to the problem. What type of organization does this describe?

    1. Weak matrix

    2. Strong matrix

    3. Functional

    4. Balanced matrix

  26. You are working on a top-secret project for a medical research firm. The project sponsor wont admit in public to being the project sponsor for your project. Most of the project team members do not know who the other team members are. Due to the nature of this project and the high secrecy level, youve determined that some of the activities of the project may be performed only in part. Which mathematical analysis technique does this question describe? Choose the best answer.

    1. CPM

    2. GERT

    3. PERT

    4. EVM

  27. The project managers role as it relates to the project charter includes all of the following except which one?

    1. The project manager assumes responsibility for the success of the project starting after the publication of the project charter.

    2. The project charter identifies the project manager who will use the charter as a guideline to develop the project plan.

    3. The project managers primary responsibilities include initiating, planning, and executing the project according to the project charter.

    4. The project manager will use the project charter to help identify activities, tasks , resources requirements, project costs, and more during the Planning phase of the project.

  28. Project management processes must be applied to the Contract Administration process in order to manage contractual relationships and to integrate the outputs of which of the following processes?

    1. Project Plan Execution, Performance Reporting, Quality Control, and Change Control

    2. Project Plan Execution, Quality Assurance, Change Control, and Scope Verification

    3. Performance Reporting, Quality Control, Scope Verification, and Change Control

    4. Project Plan Execution, Performance Reporting, Quality Assurance, and Scope Verification

  29. You are very interested in becoming a project manager. You have mentored with other experienced project managers in your organization to learn more about how to be an effective project manager. Youve been told your organizational skills and communication skills are excellent . However, you need some additional training in accounting and budgeting skills, as you are weak in these general management areas. The mentor who was honest enough to tell you this explained it which of the following ways?

    1. You will not be able to sit for the PMP exam unless get formal training in the general management areas.

    2. General management skills are very likely to affect project outcomes . If you lack any of these skills, it could affect your project and your career adversely, so you should get some training in these areas.

    3. The Cost Budgeting and Cost Control processes are under the Planning Processes group, and you will not be able to pass the questions on the PMP exam that pertain to these processes if you dont get some training.

    4. General management skills are important to your project outcomes, and Cost Budgeting and Cost Control are two of the most important processes within the Executing phase of a project, so you should get some training in these areas.

  30. You are in the process of attaining and hiring resources for the project. Some of the resources can be found from within the organization, but three of the resources youve identified must be hired on contract. Your organization has strict policies regarding staff assignments, and you must make certain there is no one in your organization with the same skills of the contractors youre considering hiring. Which of the following best describes the input this question outlines?

    1. Staffing requirements

    2. Project staff

    3. Resource pool description

    4. Recruitment practices

  31. You are the project manager for Changing Tides video games . You have produced a project network diagram and have updated the activity list. Which process have you just finished?

    1. The Activity Sequencing process, which identifies all the specific activities of the project

    2. The Activity Sequencing process, which identifies all the activity dependencies

    3. The Activity Duration Estimating process, which diagrams project network time estimates

    4. The Activity Duration Estimating process, which identifies all the dependent activities of the project

  32. What are the outputs of the Scope Planning process?

    1. Product analysis, scope statement, and scope management plan

    2. Scope statement, scope management plan, and WBS

    3. Scope statement, supporting detail, and WBS

    4. Scope statement, supporting detail, and scope management plan

  33. You have proposed a new, high-risk project for your company that will significantly expand its production capabilities. Your company has undertaken other high-risk projects in the past, but never a project like this. However, youre not surprised when youre told your project is approved. Which of the following statements is not true?

    1. Organizational cultures have a direct influence on the project.

    2. Your organization is in a leading-edge position within their industry.

    3. Entrepreneurial organizations are likely averse to taking on risky projects.

    4. Your organization has an aggressive culture. Project managers feel free to propose new ideas and projects in this culture.

  34. Your project requires the procurement of four services from a vendor external to the organization. The remaining services will be procured from within the organization. All of the following statements are true except for which one? Choose the least correct answer.

    1. The processes from Solicitation Planning through Contract Closeout should be performed once for each service being contracted.

    2. All of the processes in the Project Procurement Management knowledge area should be performed at least once for the services being contracted.

    3. Only two processes from the Project Procurement Management knowledge area should be performed for the services youre obtaining from within the organization.

    4. Procurement Planning is performed prior to all other processes in the Project Procurement Management knowledge area.

  35. What are the Communication Planning inputs?

    1. Communications requirements, communications technology, and stakeholder analysis

    2. Communications requirements, stakeholder analysis, and constraints

    3. Communications requirements, communications technology, assumptions, and constraints

    4. Communications requirements, constraints, and staffing management plan

  36. You are a project manager for an advertising firm. Your project is well underway, and the project plan is being executed. Your customer has requested some changes to the project. These changes will require changes to the project plan, and maybe even changes to the work thats already occurred. This is a highly interactive knowledge area, so youre not surprised that youll have to repeat the processes. What knowledge area does this question describe?

    1. Project Scope Management

    2. Project Time Management

    3. Project Integration Management

    4. Project Communications Management

  37. Your project selection committee is considering four projects. Project As NPV is positive, it has an IRR of 14 percent, and the payback period is 21 months. Project Bs NPV is negative, it has an IRR of 9 percent, and the payback period is 16 months. Project Cs NPV is positive, it has an IRR of 16 percent, and the payback period is 18 months. Project Ds NPV is negative, it has an IRR of 16 percent, and the payback period is 13 months. Which project should you choose?

    1. Project A

    2. Project B

    3. Project C

    4. Project D

  38. Technical risks, organizational risks, and external risks are examples of which of the following?

    1. Risk categories, which are an input to the Risk Identification process

    2. Risk categories, which are a tool and technique of the Risk Identification process

    3. Identified risks, which are an input to the Qualitative Risk Analysis process

    4. Identified risks, which are an input to the Qualitative and Quantitative Risk Analysis process

  39. Simulation techniques can be very useful when determining project duration. Which of the following statements describes the most commonly used simulation technique in the Schedule Development process? Choose the best answer.

    1. Earned value analysis. This technique uses a range of probable activity durations for each activity that are then used to calculate a range of probable duration results for the project itself.

    2. Monte Carlo analysis. This technique uses a range of probable activity durations for each activity that are then used to calculate a range of probable duration results for the project itself.

    3. What-if analysis. This technique determines alternative project durations by simulating different situations such as a pending strike or the delay of a major deliverable.

    4. Project management software. This technique allows for what-if analysis and other simulation techniques to determine alternative project durations based on different situations such as a pending strike or the delay of a major deliverable.

  40. Youve taken over a project thats currently in trouble. Youve held a meeting with the key stakeholders to demonstrate the new product prototype. They came prepared with the product requirements and upon inspection inform you that this prototype is not what the customer specified. Your boss instructs you to get the prototype corrected and make it match the requirements the customer specified before holding a demo with the customer. She also warns you to take a look at the work of the project. Shes concerned that things arent happening as planned and that the last project manager was not paying close enough attention to the project plan. Corrections might be needed. What knowledge area does this describe?

    1. Project Time Management

    2. Project Scope Management

    3. Project Integration Management

    4. Project Risk Management

  41. You are the project manager for a large project. The projected schedule shows the project is not scheduled for completion for another three years. Some of the stakeholders have changed over the course of this project, and new stakeholders will become involved toward the end of the project. The project team members have also changed as the project has moved on to a new set of deliverables. You are having a difficult time motivating the new team members. The techniques you used with the previous team dont seem to be working with this team. More resources will be brought on and off the project team at various stages throughout the life cycle, so youd like to resolve this problem soon. You know from studying the Project Human Resource Management knowledge area that you should do which of the following?

    1. The processes in this knowledge area ensure that the human and material resources involved on the project are used in the most effective way possible.

    2. The same communication style should be used throughout the life of the project.

    3. You will change the techniques used to motivate, lead, and coach the human resources involved on the project as the project progresses through the life cycle.

    4. This knowledge areas processes include Organizational Planning, Staff Acquisition, and Team Development.

  42. Your company, Kick That Ball Sports, has appointed you project manager for their new Cricket product line introduction. This is a national effort, and all the retail stores across the country need to have the new products on the shelves before the media advertising blitz begins. The product line involves three new products, some with multiple deliverables. The Scope Definition process is now complete. Which of the following is true?

    1. The WBS template, an output of the Scope Definition process, was used from the previous project to create the WBS for this project. The WBS encompasses the major deliverables for the project.

    2. The WBS template from the previous project, an output from the Scope Planning process, was used to create the WBS for this project. The WBS encompasses the major deliverables for the project.

    3. The WBS, an output of the Scope Planning process, has been created, and it encompasses the full scope of work for the project.

    4. The WBS, an output of the Scope Definition process, has been created, and it encompasses the full scope of work for the project.

  43. Your selection committee can only choose one of the following projects: Project As original investment is $1 million, the present value of the cash inflows is $1 million, and the discount rate is eight percent. Project Bs original investment is $1.4 million, the present value of the cash inflows is $1.4 million, and the discount rate is seven percent. Project Cs original investment is $1.8 million, the present value of the cash inflows is $1.8 million, and the discount rate is six percent. Which project should the committee choose?

    1. Project C

    2. Project B

    3. Project A

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

  44. You work for Writers Block, a service that reviews and critiques manuscripts for aspiring writers. You were assigned to be the project manager for a brand-new computer system that logs, tracks, and electronically scans and files all submitted manuscripts along with the editors notes. You hired and worked with a vendor who wrote the system to your specifications. You are in the Closing processes, and youre reviewing a report regarding certain aspects of the projects performance. The report states the following, The reviewers recommend that future projects of this nature use a written formal acceptance and closure process. The vendor was notified verbally that the contract was completed when a written process should have been used. Which of the following options contains this information, given the circumstances in this question? Choose the best answer.

    1. Lessons learned

    2. Performance measurements documentation

    3. Procurement audit

    4. None of the answers given are correct.

  45. You are a project manager for the information technology division of a local satellite TV broadcasting company. This spring, the chief information officer for your company gave you the project to convert and upgrade all the PCs in the department to the latest release of a specific desktop application. Prior to this conversion, all manner of desktop software existed on machines throughout the company and had caused increasing problems with sharing files and information across the company. A lot of unproductive hours were spent converting information into several formats. This project came about as a result of which of the following?

    1. Business need

    2. Market demand

    3. Technological advance

    4. Social need

  46. What is the difference between Qualitative Risk Analysis and Quantitative Risk Analysis?

    1. Qualitative Risk Analysis uses sensitivity analysis and decision tree analysis as some of its tools and techniques to assess risks and their impacts.

    2. Quantitative Risk Analysis uses scales of probability and impact as inputs to the PI matrix. Qualitative Risk Analysis determines interactions among the risks.

    3. Quantitative Risk Analysis uses a probability/impact risk rating matrix and risk probability and impact as some of its tools and techniques to assess risks and their impacts.

    4. Qualitative Risk Analysis determines the impact and probability of risk events on the project objectives. Quantitative Risk Analysis assigns numeric probabilities to each risk and their impacts on project objectives.

  47. You are a project manager in Information Technology. Your project involves writing a new software program for the sales team of your company. Your company has strict policies regarding hardware. The project team requested new hardware for this project that was outside the stated policy. The request was denied . As a result, your new program must be compatible on the hardware specified in the policy. This is an example of which of the following?

    1. Risk

    2. Constraint

    3. Deliverable

    4. Assumption

  48. Your project entails building a new customer service call center for an insurance company. The companys strategic plan states that hold times must be reduced by a total of 15 percent over the next two years. In order to accomplish this goal, the new service center must meet exact specifications regarding the placement of cubicles, equipment, and access to customer records. The subproject manager assigned to the equipment deliverable worked on the previous customer service call center that was built on the East Coast. You are certain he is up to speed on the newest equipment updates and needs and will be assigned to your project. This is an example of which of the following?

    1. Risk

    2. Constraint

    3. Requirement

    4. Assumption

  49. All but one of the following statements are true regarding the six needs or demands that typically generate new project work. Which of these statements is not true?

    1. An example of a business need is an organization authorizing a project to build a new customer service center as a result of an increase in sales.

    2. The relationship between the product or service of the project and the need or demand that generated the project should be documented.

    3. C. The six needs are market demand, business need, legal requirement, customer request, technological advance, and social need.

    4. The six needs represent opportunities, business requirements, or problems to the organization and generally require that management make decisions and respond to the needs or demands.

  50. You are a project manager for a motivational consulting firm. Your project entails putting together a series of conferences across the country starting 12 months from now. You are diagramming your project, but youve found you must use dummy activities in order to connect all the logical relationships correctly. What diagramming method are you using?

    1. PDM

    2. Conditional

    3. AON

    4. ADM

  51. What are the Quality Planning process outputs?

    1. Quality management plan, benchmarking, checklists, and evaluation criteria

    2. Quality management plan, benchmarking, and operational definitions

    3. Quality management plan, checklists, and inputs to other processes

    4. Quality management plan, operational definitions, checklists, and inputs to other processes

  52. You are using information-gathering techniques to identify project risks. Its very important that you keep biases to a minimum. Which technique should you use? Choose the best answer.

    1. Interviewing

    2. Delphi

    3. Brainstorming

    4. Nominal group

  53. Youve developed a risk impact scale as follows : 0.1, 0.3, 0.5, 0.7. Which of the following statements is true regarding this scale?

    1. This is a non-linear cardinal scale that reflects the probability of the risk consequences to the project objectives.

    2. This is a linear cardinal scale that reflects the severity of the effects of the risk consequences to the project objectives.

    3. This is a linear cardinal scale that reflects the probability of the effects of the risk consequences to the project objectives.

    4. This is a linear ordinal scale that reflects the severity of the effects of the risk consequences to the project objectives.

  54. You have received estimates for one of your project tasks as follows: The pessimistic estimate is 22 days, the optimistic estimate is 18 days, and the most likely estimate is 20 days. Which of the following options states the expected value and the CPM estimate respectively?

    1. Expected value is 19, and the CPM estimate is 18.

    2. Expected value is 20, and the CPM estimate is 20.

    3. Expected value is 19, and the CPM estimate is 18.

    4. Expected value is 21, and the CPM estimate is 22.

  55. Which of the following statements describes the difference between the project plan and the project performance measurement baselines?

    1. The project plan changes as the project progresses and more information is known. Performance measurement baselines typically only changes when the project scope or project deliverables change.

    2. Neither the project plan nor the performance measurement baselines should ever change.

    3. The project plan changes as the project progresses and more information is known. Performance measurement baselines should never change.

    4. The project plan typically only changes when the project scope or project deliverables change. Performance measurement baselines change as the project scope or project deliverables change and those changes are approved.

  56. The following exchange took place at your last team meeting: I dont agree with Violet, and Im not going to stop working on the secret formula just because she doesnt have the equipment in place for the experiments. What stage is this team in?

    1. Confrontation

    2. Norming

    3. Storming

    4. Withdrawal

  57. Your manager storms into your office demanding to know what paragraph three of the recent status report means, even though she clearly knows what it means by the tone in her voice. She wants you to know that, after all, she is the Director of Marketing and has the authority to do what it takes to keep you in line. She doesnt appreciate your mention of the items in paragraph three and tells you if you do it again, shell take further action to make sure youre demoted. Which theory does your manager practice? Choose the best answer.

    1. Achievement Theory

    2. Expectancy Theory

    3. Contingency Theory

    4. Theory X

  58. This tool and technique of the Performance Reporting process is the most commonly used method to measure project performance.

    1. Performance reviews

    2. Variance analysis

    3. Trend analysis

    4. Earned value analysis

  59. You are a project manager with a wide range of experience. Youve worked in many different organizations and have seen all of the following terms used for change control board except:

    1. TAB

    2. TRB

    3. ERB

    4. CMB

  60. Which of the following statements is not true regarding the identification and classification of scope changes?

    1. The process for identifying and classifying scope changes is documented in the scope management plan.

    2. Identification and classification is essential when elaborating the product description.

    3. Identification and classification is difficult to do when the product description is still being elaborated.

    4. Identification and classification involves techniques such as change requests and product skills and knowledge.

  61. Your CCB has approved a schedule change. You update the schedule and discover that the project end date is significantly different than the original schedule due to the changes in the start and finish dates to some of the critical path activities. What type of schedule update did you make, and what should you consider doing because of the significant change in dates?

    1. Revisions, rework

    2. Adjusted baseline, schedule updates

    3. Revisions, rebaselining

    4. Adjusted baseline, corrective action

  62. Your organization is experiencing a shakeup at the top levels of management. Your project team has expressed concerns that their project may be cancelled because of the changes going on at the top. Sure enough, your project team was correct in their suspicions. Youve received notice that the project is canceled. Your vendor only has one remaining deliverable for the project scheduled for completion next month. You notify the vendor in writing that the project has been canceled, but you understand there is one more deliverable they need to complete in order to close out the contract. You also notify them that the Phase II portion of the project has been canceled , so current contract negotiations for that portion of the project will end immediately. Which of the following processes documents the details concerning the amount of work completed at the cancellation date?

    1. Lessons Learned

    2. Administrative Closure

    3. Scope Verification

    4. Contract Closeout

  63. Youve recently begun to suspect your friend, a fellow PMP, may be accepting gifts from hardware vendors who are bidding on an upcoming multi-million dollar project thats shes going to manage. She has a new LCD flat-screen computer monitor at her desk, she showed off her new handheld PDA at a meeting two days ago, and today she unpacked a new laptop while you were in her office. Which of the following should you do?

    1. You tell your friend these gifts probably arent appropriate and leave it at that.

    2. You and your friend have a long conversation about the items shes received, and she decides to return them and not accept any more items from vendors in the future.

    3. You tell your friend youre concerned about the appearance of impropriety because of all the new things shes purchased lately, so you ask her directly if these items were gifts from the vendor or if she purchased them herself.

    4. You know this is a conflict of interest situation, and it violates the PMP Code of Professional Conduct . You report your friend, so that an investigation can take place.

  64. Youve just been assigned a new project. You have a copy of the project charter close at hand. It identifies you as the project manager, and after reading it over you believe that most of the deliverables are identified. But when reading over the product description you notice a deliverable that wasnt identified in the project charter. You believe this deliverable is a requirement in order to successfully complete this project. You decide to speak with two of the projects key stakeholders to clear this up. Each one of them gives you an alternative way of approaching the project to incorporate the deliverable you discovered in the product description. Which of the following statements is true based on the information in this question?

    1. You are working on the scope statement, which is an output of the Scope Planning process. One input to this process and two tools and techniques were described in this question.

    2. You are working on updates to the scope statement, which is an output of the Scope Definition process. You should update the scope statement to incorporate the new deliverable and notify all the stakeholders of the modification.

    3. You are working on the scope statement, which is an output of the Scope Planning process. Two inputs to this process and two tools and techniques were described in this question.

    4. You are working on updates to the scope statement, which is an output of the Scope Definition process. One of the tools and techniques you might consider using from this process to determine which stakeholders alternative is the best choice is benefit/cost analysis.