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Question 1

In selecting from the pool for team assignments, the following characteristic(s) should be evaluated:

Question 2

Analogous estimating is also called:

Question 3

Which of the following choices would indicate that your project was 10 percent under budget?

Question 4

Which of the following activities is usually NOT an appropriate strategy for staffing a project?

Question 5

Which of the following strategies reflect good stakeholder management?

Question 6

Parametric cost estimating involves:

Question 7

Network diagrams are good for depicting:

Question 8

A KEY activity in closing out a project is to:

Question 9

When it appears that a design error will interfere with meeting  technical performance objectives, the PREFERRED response is to:

Question 10

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

Question 11


The East Coast division invests $50,000 in a project that  generates a return of $56,000 in a year. They could have invested in another project which would have generated a return of  $60,000.

By investing in the first project they have effectively lost $4,000. This is considered -

Question 12

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 13

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 14

The subprocesses of a project are linked by one subprocess providing an output that feeds one or more subprocesses as an input. Thus, subprocess are defined by PMI as  having an input,________,, and an output.

Question 15

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

Question 16

What is a common complaint regarding iterative development methodologies, e.g., building a system through cyclical iterations?

Question 17

All of the following assist in determining the impact of a scope change EXCEPT:

Question 18

Scope change control MUST be integrated with all of the following control processes EXCEPT:

Question 19


A project manager must decide whether to purchase a $1 5,000 tool to improve the productivity of her six person team. She guesses that the likelihood of a 10% productivity gain for the six month project duration is 50%. The probability of a 5% in productivity is also 50%. The average team member cost is  $80,000 per year.

In the sample scenario above, what is the expected monetary value of purchasing the tool?

Question 20

Collocation can mean:

Question 21

A project's payback period ends when:

Question 22

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

Question 23

A communication plan:

Question 24

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

Question 25

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 26

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

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

The measure used to forecast project cost at completion is:

Question 29


A Project manager reads that a vendor he intended to use for a project has declared bankruptcy. He decides that the risk of the vendor going out of business before the end of the project is significant, and decide to use another vendor.

In the sample scenario above, what risk strategy is the project manager using in managing the risk of the initial vendor going out of business ?

Question 30

The objective of fast tracking a project is to:

Question 31

Examples of team building activities include:

Question 32


One of the items which the project manager was asked to include in his project plan was a WBS. He was told to begin by assigning cost estimates for each of the lowest level elements of the WBS  and then aggregating the individual estimates.

This method is considered -

Question 33

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

Question 34

A KEY activity for achieving customer satisfaction is to define:

Question 35

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

Question 36

In network diagramming, a loop means

Question 37

Historical results used in cost estimating may include:

Question 38

The decomposition process is a technique used to construct a:

Question 39


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 40

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

Question 41

Risk response development is intended to:

Question 42

Project cost management includes all of the following functions except:

Question 43


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 44

Reviewing work products and results to ensure that all were  completed satisfactorily and formally accepted is part of:

Question 45

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?

Question 46


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 47


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 48

The output from resource planning includes:

Question 49

Which of the following statements correctly identifies the relationship between the contracts manager (i.e., procurement specialist) and the project manager?

Question 50

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

Question 51

An individual's willingness to take a risk can be determined by:

Question 52

A project was estimated to cost $1.5 million and scheduled to last six months. After three months, the earned value analysis shows the following:
BCWP = $650,000 BCWS = $750,000 ACWP = $800,000
What are the schedule and cost variances?

Question 53

The project manager is critical to project communication because:

Question 54

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

Question 55

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 56

The schedule should be “re-baselined” when:

Question 57

Ideally, communication between the project manager and the project team members should take place:

Question 58

A project coordinator may typically be found in a environment.

Question 59

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

Question 60

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?