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QUESTION NO: 1
During the execution phase of a project, a project task has run longer than anticipated. Which of the following is the new critical path of the project if Task 2 requires an additional two days to complete?
A. 12 days
B. 14 days
C. 16 days
D. 19 days
QUESTION NO: 2
A project manager who is part of a global team wants to have a team building meeting and decides to hold a video conference. Which of the following is MOST likely to be the main challenge the influences this decision?
A. Geographical factors
B. Language barriers
C. Cultural differences
D. Technology factors
QUESTION NO: 3
A project team member highlights to the project manager that expensive licensing for critical software in use across the project may expire before the completion project. Which of the following would the project manager MOST likely do?
A. Place a risk on the risk register and arrange a risk review with the appropriate stakeholders to accept and/or mitigate the risk.
B. Raise a purchase order to purchase the licensing and ask the team member to install it.
C. Amend the project scope and raise a project change request to obtain approval of the amendment.
D. Amend the project schedule and work breakdown structures to remove the use of the software from the project.
QUESTION NO: 4
A vendor is unable to deliver an order by the specified date. Which of the following should be the project manager’s NEXT steps? (Choose two.)
A. The project manager should notify the affected project team and, if necessary, adjust the schedule because the project could potentially encounter delays.
B. The project manager should notify the project sponsor to update the schedule in the documentation because the project could potentially encounter delays.
C. The project manager should adjust the schedule in the documentation and, if necessary, take steps to rush other areas of the schedule so the project will not encounter delays.
D. The project manager should update the project management plan in the documentation to reflect the reason for the possible delay in the project timeline.
E. The project manager should update the procurement plan and action items to reflect the possible delay in the project timeline.
QUESTION NO: 5
A project manager received a change request, immediately documented the required changes, and evaluated the impact of and justification for the changes. Which of the following should the project manager do NEXT?
A. Gain approval for the changes.
B. Identify the approval authority.
C. Implement the changes.
D. Create an emergency change request.
QUESTION NO: 6
A project team is mainly based in a metropolitan area. The team also has members in a remote area, where Internet access is limited and unstable. Which of the following factors will MOST likely influence the communication methods used in the project?
A. Personal preferences
B. Technological factors
C. Language barriers
D. Cultural differences
QUESTION NO: 7
A project manager noticed the development team supporting a project does not have sufficient skills to complete the development phase. The project manager has discussed this issue with the functional manager and agreed to continue with the development phase due to time restrictions. Which of the following strategies is the project manager applying?
QUESTION NO: 8
A business has implemented a new online performance management tool that allows functional and project managers to rate employees online. This action is known as which of the following?
A. Business process change
B. Organizational change
C. Internal reorganization
D. Business continuity planning
QUESTION NO: 9
A project manager needs to track the actual and estimated start and finish dates of all WBS work packages. Which of the following is a necessary step to record the actual durations?
A. Establish each WBS work package resource.
B. Establish and set the baseline.
C. Establish and set the quality gates.
D. Establish the toll gates.
QUESTION NO: 10
Which of the following describes how a project is related to a program?
A. A program is a combination of multiple projects.
B. A program contains an element of the project.
C. A program is a part of a project.
D. A program uses half of the project’s budget.
QUESTION NO: 11
Which of the following are examples of organizational change? (Choose two.)
C. Business process
E. Risk event
QUESTION NO: 12
A project manager needs to identify the resources assigned to a particular task. In which of the following documents can this information be found?
A. Project schedule
B. Cost plan
C. Scope statement
D. Impact assessment
QUESTION NO: 13
A project manager provides status reports to a customer on a biweekly basis, but the customer is very busy and only has a few minutes to review the project. Which of the following are critical for the project manager to provide?
A. Cost, schedule, organizational chart, and risks/issues
B. Risks/issues, cost, RACI chart, and action items
C. Schedule, cost, risks/issues, and milestones
D. Action items, organizational chart, schedule, and NDA
QUESTION NO: 14
During the execution phase, the project manager discovered that the testing phase is dependent on completion of the vendor’s tasks. The project team has just informed the project manager their activities are almost complete, and they would like permission to begin testing. The vendor is not scheduled to deliver the products for two months. Which of the following should have occurred to prevent this issue?
A. During the planning phase, the project manager should have recognized the relationship between the vendor’s and project team’s tasks and adjusted the schedule for the project team to begin activities two months later.
B. The project manager should have crashed the schedule for the vendor to keep it at the same work pace as the rest of the project team.
C. During the project team’s regular status meeting with the vendor, the project team should have informed the vendor that the team was ahead of schedule and to speed up their work.
D. During the project team’s regular status meeting with the vendor, the vendor should have informed the project team that it required another two months, and to slow down.
QUESTION NO: 15
A project coordinator logs potential events that can affect project constraints, and then records the results of brainstorming of potential strategies. Which of the following documents should the project coordinator use?
A. Risk register
B. Issue log
C. Communication plan
D. Status report
QUESTION NO: 16
A new project sponsor has joined the project team, and the constraints on the project have been reprioritized. The project cost was previously the most important factor, but the new sponsor has indicated that meeting a new, shorter deadline is the priority. Which of the following effects is this MOST likely to have on the project?
A. The deliverables and quality will remain the same, but the cost will increase.
B. The deliverables and quality will remain the same, but the cost will decrease.
C. The deliverables and cost will remain the same, but the quality will increase.
D. The cost and quality will remain the same, but the deliverables will increase.
QUESTION NO: 17
A project has fallen behind schedule. Upon investigation, the project manager determines that team members have implemented requirements relayed via impromptu hallway meetings with the client. Which of the following should the project manager do to resolve this issue?
A. Update the scope management plan.
B. Modify the project baselines.
C. Implement change control management.
D. Inform the stakeholders of the issue.
QUESTION NO: 18
The key stakeholders have reported the project pace as being slow. The project sponsor would like to cancel the project if it cannot be completed before the end of the year. The project is scheduled to be completed three months after the requested date. To alter the pace of the project, which of the following should the project manager do FIRST?
A. Give approval for the change requested by the project sponsor.
B. Deny the request from the project sponsor.
C. Document the change request from the project sponsor.
D. Ask the project sponsor to change the request.
QUESTION NO: 19
Which of the following is a schedule that illustrates the duration of an activity?
A. Process diagram
B. Ishikawa diagram
C. Gantt chart
D. Pareto chart
QUESTION NO: 20
Team members have reported that meetings are poorly attended and unproductive. Which of the following steps can the project manager take to make the meetings more productive?
A. Discontinue the meetings with the poorest attendance.
B. Decrease the length of the meetings.
C. Distribute an agenda before each meeting.
D. Document team member attendance and report it to management.
QUESTION NO: 21
Due to a new government regulation, a project change is required. The project manager evaluates the change and realizes a representative from the legal department will need to approve the change as well. The project manager should:
A. follow the change process flow and notify the legal department after the change is implemented.
B. extend a formal invitation to the legal department representative to join the CCB.
C. hold a separate meeting with the legal department representative and ask for approval.
D. notify the legal department representative in the event of an upcoming audit.
QUESTION NO: 22
A customer asks a project manager if a small change can be made during the delivery phase. The project manager does not agree to the change. Which of the following is the MOST likely reason?
A. Established communication plan
B. Scope creep
C. Resource constraints
D. Iterative approach
QUESTION NO: 23
In which of the following organizational structures would a project manager have the MOST authority?
B. Strong matrix
C. Balanced matrix
QUESTION NO: 24
A project team is composed of numerous team members who are located throughout a country. All personnel have identified core business hours. A team engineer based in a machine shop has a question during business hours for the project manager, who is located at a different facility. Which of the following is the MOST expedient communication method, assuming the question can be resolved quickly?
B. Social media
C. Text messaging
QUESTION NO: 25
A new stakeholder has joined the project team and requested modifications that will result in minor changes to the project budget and schedule. The project manager is concerned that the requests will lead to:
A. quality control issues.
B. additional risks.
C. scope creep.
D. time constraints.
QUESTION NO: 26
A vendor has accepted a proposed project from a customer. Which of the following is MOST likely to be the first document created by the project manager?
A. Project charter
B. Project management plan
C. Project statement of work
D. Project schedule
QUESTION NO: 27
A project manager has noticed poor attendance at status meetings. Which of the following strategies should the project manager use to improve attendance? (Choose two.)
A. Provide an agenda before the status meeting.
B. Adhere to an agenda and scheduled time.
C. Add non-project-related items to the agenda.
D. Add and discuss new agenda items throughout the meeting.
E. Discard the action items at the conclusion of the meeting.
QUESTION NO: 28
Which of the following events would MOST likely trigger communications to the largest audience for a given organization?
A. Business continuity response
B. Quality audit
C. Replacement of a subcontractor
D. Completion of a task
QUESTION NO: 29
If a project sponsor wants to know the current status and progress of a project, which of the following is the BEST approach to find this information?
A. The project sponsor should obtain the current status from team members, put it into a presentation, and present it to the project manager for review.
B. The scheduler should obtain the current status from team members, apply it to the baseline of the schedule, and run a report.
C. The scheduler should obtain the current status from team members, update the project charter, project management plan, dashboard, and SOW, and then create a status report to provide to the project manager.
D. The scheduler should obtain the current status from team members, update the risk register, and provide the information to the project champion for review.
QUESTION NO: 30
Two team members completely disagree on how to complete a specific task. The project manager observes the conflict but takes no immediate action. Which of the following techniques is the project manager using?
QUESTION NO: 31
An agreement document that is intended to prevent two or more organizations from sharing specific, confidential information with anyone but each other is called:
A. an RFP
B. an NDA
C. an SLA
D. an MOU
QUESTION NO: 32
Which of the following is the MOST likely target audience to be notified of the achievement of a key milestone in a project schedule?
A. Project manager and project scheduler
B. Project coordinator and project sponsor
C. Project champion and project scheduler
D. Project stakeholders and project team
QUESTION NO: 33
An authorized change to a construction project was implemented. During the modification, the team identified a defect in which the change caused the building power output to be outside the
KPPs. Which of the following actions should the project manager take?
A. Submit a new change request.
B. Initiate the regression plan.
C. Add remediation to the schedule.
D. Accept the new power output.
QUESTION NO: 34
A senior manager asks a project manager for an estimated budget on a new project. Which of the following is the BEST step for the project manager to take?
A. Tell the senior manager the estimation is not available yet.
B. Use the budget from a similar project to generate estimates.
C. Ask a SME for an opinion and propose an estimate.
D. Gather the team to immediately generate estimates.
QUESTION NO: 35
A program manager informs a project manager that a new, high-priority project has been approved and will need the current project’s resources before the scheduled project close date. The project team meets and determines that the project should be fast-tracked. Which of the following documents should the project team reference to fast-track the project?
A. Scope management plan
B. Configuration management plan
C. Network diagram
D. Project schedule
E. Project plan
QUESTION NO: 36
A company has dictated project scope changes but has stated that the original budget still applies.Which of the following will MOST likely be impacted by the changes?
D. project team
QUESTION NO: 37
A project manager was directed to complete a project sooner than previously planned. Which of the following is the MOST cost-effective step to take to ensure the project’s success?
A. Reduce the scope
B. Increase the budget
C. Decrease staff
D. Update the WBS
QUESTION NO: 38
A project manager has contracted a third-party vendor to achieve milestones. Which of the following risk strategies is the project manager applying?
QUESTION NO: 39
A company is hired to perform some of another organization’s work. Which of the following types of organizational change is described?
B. Business process change
C. Shared resources
QUESTION NO: 40
A project has been experiencing some difficulties due to third-party vendors. The project manager should request.
A. Additional resources
B. A gate review
C. A risk register update
D. A performance audit
QUESTION NO: 41
A project’s key stakeholders have requested significant changes that will affect the scope. To adjust the project scope, which of the following need to be changed? (Choose two.)
A. Cost performance parameter
B. Project schedule
D. Corrective action plan
QUESTION NO: 42
A project has activities on the critical path that must be completed before other activities can start.
Task A is dependent on Task C before Task D can be completed.
Task A requires task B to start.
Task B takes twice as long to complete as Task C.
Which of the following is the appropriate ordering of the critical path?
A. B, A, D
B. C, B, D, A
C. D, A, C
D. B, C, A, D
QUESTION NO: 43
During a project, the project manager discovers there is insufficient time allotted for quality control. The project manager prepared to submit a revised schedule to the CCB.
Given the attached chart, which of the following is the critical path if one day is added to each task for quality control?
A. 12 days
B. 16 days
C. 17 days
D. 22 days
QUESTION NO: 44
Which of the following job roles is primarily tasked with communicating the project timeline changes?
A. Project scheduler
B. Project manager
C. Project sponsor
D. Project coordinator
QUESTION NO: 45
A project manager is successfully adhering to an eight-week project schedule through week three. A change in the marketplace will require the project manager to deliver the product one week early.
Given the project schedule above, which of the following aspects are missing for the project manager to plan and execute an accelerated schedule? (Choose two).
E. Resource loading
QUESTION NO: 46
A project manager has been assigned a project with a budget of $50,000. Three change requests are submitted during execution that will increase the overall project cost to $60,000. Which of the following steps should the project manager perform NEXT?
A. Wait until the change requests are approved by the CCB.
B. Approve the changes because the additional functionality is required to complete the process.
C. Speak with the project sponsor and provide a detailed analysis of the changes and impacts to the project budget.
D. Schedule the changes as part of the second phase of the project when additional funding will be available and work can be completed.
QUESTION NO: 47
The chairperson of the board is visiting from another country and wishes to meet the project team members. The next project team meeting will be held next week, but the chairperson is leaving before the meeting. Which of the following actions should the project manager take?
A. Schedule a conference call for the team meeting and invite the chairperson.
B. Arrange an impromptu team meeting with the chairperson.
C. Email the chairperson the meeting minutes from the scheduled meeting
D. Invite the chairperson to the next project team meeting
QUESTION NO: 48
Which of the following are characteristics of a project? (Choose two.)
A. A project is a temporary endeavor.
B. A project provides a unique product, service, or result.
C. A project is an ongoing endeavor.
D. A project involves scheduled maintenance.
E. A project includes life-cycle cost management.
QUESTION NO: 49
A project team has purchased computers with warranties extending throughout the entire project. Which of the following represents the risk strategy utilized?
QUESTION NO: 50
Which of the following Agile ceremonies is used to determine the backlog items that will be worked on the next weeks?
A. SCRUM retrospective meeting
B. Sprint planning meeting
C. Daily standup meeting
D. Review meeting
QUESTION NO: 51
The project manager of a global project constantly receives complaints from individuals at another location that some team members are not available after lunch on Fridays. This is acceptable to the project manager. Which of the following factors is the MOST likely cause for this scenario?
A. Personal preference
B. Intra-organizational differences
D. Time zone
QUESTION NO: 52
A project manager is providing the lessons learned for a project that ran over budget and produced poor quality deliverables. Which of the following should the project manager include as part of the lessons learned?
A. Risk register
B. Post-mortem analysis
C. Issue log
D. Procurement report
QUESTION NO: 53
A company decides to give a large section of its development project to another firm to manage and complete because that firm has the appropriately skilled resources to execute the work. This approach is referred to as:
A. Resource leveling
B. Staff Augmentation
C. Work relocation
QUESTION NO: 54
An outsourced project team member approaches the project manager and complains that the contract does not permit overtime. The project manager had fast-tracked tasks that require additional hours. Which of the following documents did the project manager fail to reference?
QUESTION NO: 55
Which of the following roles has approval authority for project funding?
B. Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
C. Project Management Office (PMO)
QUESTION NO: 56
A software upgrade project has been postponed because it may impact a critical business system. Which of the following strategies has been applied?
A. Accept risk
B. Mitigate risk
C. Avoid risk
D. Exploit risk
QUESTION NO: 57
The project team is distributed throughout a single country. The scrum master has decided to hold remote “stand-ups” on a daily basis. Which of the following would be the MOST effective means to do this?
A. Instant messaging
B. Video conference
C. Phone call
D. Collaboration website
QUESTION NO: 58
Which of the following is an example of a project?
A. Purchasing pedometers from local retail stores for employees
B. Implementing a health awareness program at an organization
C. Conducting semi-annual blood drives at an organization
D. Presenting a scripted workshop at an organization’s three locations
QUESTION NO: 59
A project is about to begin the execution phase. The SOW and project plan have been approved, and the project team has been formed. Which of the following types of meetings should happen
QUESTION NO: 60
A department manager asks a project manager about the status of a project that has only a few employees from the department assigned to it. Which of the following were MOST likely missed during project planning?
A. Issue log and process diagram
B. Resource analysis and Gantt chart
C. Stakeholder analysis and communication plan
D. Scatter chart and scope analysis