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Question 1

Configuration management is a technique for:

Question 2

During the project scope planning process, the work breakdown structure should be developed to:

Question 3

Examples of team building activities include:

Question 4

To effectively manage communications within the project team, the project manager should:

Question 5


A project manager realizes that there is an unlikely, but possible,  risk that an ice storm could delay the arrival of staff for the implementation weekend. Once in the past ten years, the area  has been hit with an ice storm.

Which of the following risk mitigation strategies is most appropriate given the scenario above?

Question 6


Joe has been assigned to a project developing a new automobile design. Joe‟s past performance reviews indicate frequent design flaws in his work. Peter is the project manager and Samantha is the lead designer on this project.

In the above sample scenario, what actions should Peter and/or Samantha take ensure that Joe‟s work is satisfactory?

Question 7

Analogous estimating is also called:

Question 8

A contractor's deliverable has been delayed 30 days. The process of determining how this event will affect the project schedule is called risk:

Question 9

A method that is used to evaluate projects based on a comparison of their income and monies expended is:

Question 10

The critical path in any schedule:

Question 11


It is critical for your company to offer its products on the Internet to increase its market share. The company has no  previous experience in this area, but it believes that  knowledge is needed rapidly. As you have shown an interest  in the Internet, you are asked to start planning for this  project.

What is the FIRST step to take as you begin planning?

Question 12

To decrease the total project duration for the least cost is called:

Question 13

The measure used to forecast project cost at completion is:

Question 14

Which of the following is not a necessary input to cost budgeting?

Question 15

Project sponsors have the GREATEST influence on the scope, quality, time, and cost of the project during the:

Question 16

Which of the following statements would be most likely to be associated with a compromise style of conflict resolution?

Question 17

Risk quantification includes:

Question 18

Elements of changing a project schedule include all of the following EXCEPT:

Question 19

The Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) method of scheduling differs from the Critical Path Method (CPM) because the PERT method:

Question 20


Activity           Duration             Predecessor
A                          5                               -
B                         10                              A
C                           5                              A
D                         15                              B
E                          10                             B
F                           5                              C
G                           5                               F
H                          10                          D,E,G

Based on the table above, what is the critical path for the project

Question 21

A scope statement is important because it:

Question 22

Scenario :

Sam is going to start a report writing task on Monday and finish the task the following Friday. Sam will work on the report for two hours each day.

In the sample above, what Is the duration of this task?

Question 23

Negotiating across international cultures involves mutual interdependence between parties. The negotiating MUST be conducted in

Question 24


A construction manager is estimating the amount of time to frame a house. The optimistic estimate is five days, the pessimistic  estimate is 17 days, and the realistic estimate is eight days.

In the sample scenario above, what estimate would the construction manager use if she is using the PERT based estimating method?

Question 25

Which of the following choices would be an acceptable cause for rebaselining” a $10 million project?

Question 26

Which of the following is not a function of cost control?

Question 27

The project manager‟s leadership style should be matched to the corresponding developmental level of the project team and should move through successive steps in the following order:

Question 28

In the sample scenario above, what type of communications report may best communicate the staff loading

Question 29


A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge defines a risk symptom as an indirect manifestation of an actual risk event.

Using the sample definition above, which of the following conditions are risk symptoms

Question 30


The Excel Company has decided to allocate all overhead costs to projects based on the number of employees assigned to the project. Part time assignments will be prorated. The company currently has an annualized overhead cost of $1 million and there are 500 employees involved in projects.

In the sample scenario above, if a project has 50 full time employees assigned for six months, what is the overhead cost the project must bear?

Question 31

One way that the graphical evaluation and review technique (GERT) differs from the program evaluation and review technique (PERT) is that it:

Question 32

Complex projects, involving cross-disciplinary efforts, are MOST effectively managed by:

Question 33

Five tasks are sequentially dependent on one another and each has one day of slack. As of today, tasks one and two have been  completed on schedule, How many days of slack remain in the  schedule?

Question 34

An order of magnitude estimate should give the manager an approximate accuracy of:

Question 35


The Great Sound company uses a project development strategy of concurrent engineering. Susan Johnson is managing a project to develop a new small CD ROM player designed for joggers. Susan has noted that previous projects have experienced delays in getting products out of the design phase into production because the engineers and the marketing department keep changing/improving the design.

In the above sample scenario, what strategy should Susan use to keep the project on schedule?

Question 36

In what way does free float (FF) differ from total float (TF)?

Question 37

If seven people are intimately involved in the same task and must frequently communicate with each other, how many lines of  communication are there?

Question 38

Your project is behind schedule due to conflict between team members. Having resolved the conflict, to get the project back on schedule, you should consider:

Question 39


Susan is assigned the following project which is comprised of three tasks. These tasks are not dependent on each other and all tasks are equal priority. The effort, duration, and percentage time Susan will devote to the tasks are listed below. Susan decides to level her effort to avoid working more than eight hours per day.
Task Effort Duration Time
Review Background Materials 2 days 2 days 100%
Interview Clients 1 day 4 days 25%
Setup Project Directory I day I day 100%

In the sample scenario above, what are the total number of days for this project after Susan levels her effort?

Question 40

You are building a water treatment facility. Routine tests reveal that there are contaminants in the water but that they have an extremely low risk for causing any sickness.

As the project manager, you should:

Question 41

Which of the following are considered to be milestones?

Question 42


Project justification and background
Scope and objectives of the project
Organizational relationships and responsibilities
Description of project managers‟ authority
Resources availability
High level project schedule and costs
Major milestones
Management approval

What project document may contain a table of contents similar to the sample list above?

Question 43

Which of the following strategies will be most helpful in developing a good client relationship?

Question 44

Earned value is:

Question 45


A task was originally estimated to require 100 hours effort. 80 hours have been spent and the person assigned to the task estimates 80  additional hours will be required to complete the task.

In the sample above, what is the calculated percent complete for this task?

Question 46

The time phased budget that reflects the actual expenditures rather than the consumption of a resource that will be used to measure and monitor cost performance on a project is the:

Question 47

In which project phase do you have the GREATEST influence on project risk?

Question 48

Cost control is concerned with:

Question 49

Analogous estimating:

Question 50

A project's payback period ends when:

Question 51

The cost performance index (CPI) in earned value reporting is:

Question 52

Estimators for a project report that the most optimistic time they feel that a task can be completed is five days, the longest that they feel the task will take is fifteen days, the most likely time the task will take is ten days, the average time for completing the task, based on past experience is eight days. Using the PERT concept, calculate the expected duration of the task.

Question 53

Due to cuts in funding, your project has been terminated. The scope verification process:

Question 54

Mandatory prerequisite(s) for team building is (are):

Question 55

In the estimating process, as the accuracy of the estimate increases:

Question 56

Scenario:          Prevention    Appraisal     Internal-Failure     External-Failure

Before Quality  $10000           $90000             $700000                      $800000
After Quality     $200000        $100000           $400000                      $100000

The ABC manufacturing company implemented a quality program one year ago in an attempt to reduce costs of non-conformance to their customers‟ quality standards. The above chart depicts costs tracked in the year before the program, and costs since the program was implemented

In the above sample scenario, how should the ABC executives interpret the costs figures?

Question 57

A project management professional can compare earned value performance data to all of the following project management tools EXCEPT:

Question 58

During the contract close-out, the project manager needs to document the:

Question 59

What is an example of a product with high quality but low grade?

Question 60

Scenario :

You are managing the development of highly controversial project. Today you called a team meeting and explained the project objectives to the team and several members stood up  and left citing philosophical objections to the project. You  chased them down the hall trying to convinced them to work to  the project and explained that you would use the best quality  management plan available for this work. One of the team  members stopped abruptly and demanded to know what the purpose of such plan would be.

You explained that the objective of any quality management plan is to