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Question 1

For a large, complex project ______ is best for handling cross functional project needs.

Question 2

The overall duration of the project schedule is not influenced by:

Question 3

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

Question 4

A Gantt chart is useful in determining:

Question 5


Judy is remodeling her kitchen. When her cabinets are completed the counter tops can be installed.

In the sample scenario above, what type of dependency exists  between cabinet completion and counter top installation?

Question 6

Cost estimates include all of the following resource categories except:

Question 7


Sally Woo is the project manager of a fixed price project  nearing completion. The project has been less profitable than  planned, but has not lost money. Team members worked 10- 20 hours of compensated overtime per week during the past month to  complete the effort.

In the above sample scenario, what is an appropriate project close-down activity?

Question 8

As a project manager you are responsible for maintaining and ensuring integrity of all of the following except:

Question 9

A project loses a contractor in the middle of a project. A new project team is formed to replace the role of the lost contractor and his/her  team. As a project manager, what is the FIRST topic to address to the team in the kick-off meeting?

Question 10

If the PV (BCWS) was 80,000, the EV (BCWP) was 75,000, and the AC (ACWP) was 71,000, what is the schedule variance?

Question 11

Effective stakeholder management includes all of the following  project elements EXCEPT:

Question 12

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

Question 13

As a project manager, you know that the most important activity to ensure stakeholder satisfaction is

Question 14

Network diagrams are good for depicting:

Question 15

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

Question 16

Present value is the calculation of:

Question 17


Sam is a project manager and has observed during team meetings that one of the senior technical team members, Sue, frequently belittles the ideas of Tom, a more junior technical staff member. Tom has stopped contributing ideas during the meetings. Sue is generally congenial with other members of the team.

In the sample scenario above, what action should Sam take?

Question 18

A “tight matrix” is an organizational option:

Question 19

Pareto analysis, cause and effect, and flow charts are all tools used in quality:

Question 20

The three principle interests in maintaining good document control are:

Question 21

What is the difference between the project plan and the performance measurement baseline?

Question 22

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

Question 23

If team members are more technically skilled than the project manager, what actions should the project manager take?

Question 24

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

Question 25

The MAJOR processes for project integration management are:

Question 26

The earned value report EV (BCWP) at the end of the project:

Question 27

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

Question 28

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

Question 29

A project's payback period ends when:

Question 30

The objective of fast tracking a project is to:

Question 31

As part of the quality audit, the scope statement is checked against the work results to ensure the conformance to the customer  requirements. The results should be documented and used for:

Question 32

Scenario :

The Delphi technique is a risk identification method used by project  managers to poll expert advice.

In the above sample scenario, what is a key characteristic of the Delphi technique ?

Question 33

As of the data date, your project schedule has a BCWS of 100. The BCWP, however, is  90. This tells you that your project is currently 10 percent:

Question 34

What is the MOST effective process to ensure that cultural and ethical differences do not impede success of your multi-national project?

Question 35

Analogous estimating is also called:

Question 36

Constructive team roles include:

Question 37

A likely result of using "compromise" to resolve a two-party conflict is:

Question 38

Two of the types of discretionary dependencies that typically have an effect on the sequencing of the  activities in the schedule are those containing hard logic and  those containing soft logic. An example of a soft logic dependency would be:

Question 39


Company XYZ has a fixed price contract to produce 10,000 widgets for a price of $100,000. An invoice will not be generated until all widgets are completed. The budgeted cost of  manufacturing the widgets is $9 per widget. All widgets were to be completed by today. Unfortunately, the project is behind schedule, and only 9,000 widgets have been completed. Actual manufacturing costs to date are $90,000.

In the above scenario, what is the cost variance?

Question 40

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 41

Of the following conflict management approaches, which is believed to lead to the LEAST enduring positive results?

Question 42

You are the project manager and responsible for quality audit. You have been accused for being a fanatic because of your practice of conducting not one, but multiple, quality audit on a project. Which one of the following types of audits is not an example of a quality audit?

Question 43

Examples of team building activities include:

Question 44


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 45

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

Question 46

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

Question 47

A project schedule completion date will change if:

Question 48


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 49


A project manager is notified that one of the key personnel on his team has been hospitalized after falling down a  mountain while skiing. The project manager had not made  any contingency plans for staff absences, so his next action is to contact Human Resources to identify potential  replacements. Fortunately, a replacement is found from
another project.

In the sample scenario above, what risk response strategy has been implemented?

Question 50

When assigning tasks to team members, which of the following strategies are appropriate?

Question 51

Of the following four major processes contained in project cost management, which of the following choices would be concerned with the cost baseline?

Question 52

Parametric cost estimating involves:

Question 53

Configuration management is a technique for:

Question 54

What is a common complaint of project manager regarding their project sponsors?

Question 55

Characteristics of a good project manager include all of the following except :

Question 56


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 57

Cost estimates may be expressed in:

Question 58


A project manager loads tasks, effort estimates, assignments, and task dependencies into project planning software. The resulting plan has many tasks starting on Day 1 of the project that are assigned to Susan Jones. These tasks have no functional dependencies (i.e., they are not required to be completed in any particular order.) The plan shows that Susan will be working 15 hours per day

What should the project manager do first in responding to the above scenario?

Question 59

In network diagramming, a loop means

Question 60

You've been engaged to manage a project. The estimated cost of the project is $1,000,000. The project sponsor has approved this amount. Your earned value calculations indicate that the project will be completed on time and under budget by $200,000. Based on this calculation, your personal profit will decrease by $2,000.

Given the estimated decrease in personal profit, what action should you take?