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QUESTION NO: 1
A part that is needed to complete Task 3 has been backordered and will arrive three days later than scheduled. Task 3 must be complete for Task 4 to start. There is one day of float for the two tasks. Which of the following represents the number of days the project schedule will be delayed?
QUESTION NO: 2
A software development project is struggling with a certain technology that is unknown to the project team. A project manager has received a third-party proposal to transfer the risk. Which of the following should the project manager do NEXT?
D. Change request
E. Request for bid
QUESTION NO: 3
A team member learns that an assigned task is not due until the very end of the project. Moreover, the team member is not aware of any predecessor tasks dependent on completing the assigned task. Which of the following does the project manager use to decide if the team member can start the task later or earlier?
A. Review the PERT chart and evaluate if the task is a critical dependency.
B. Review the PERT chart and evaluate if the task is a discretionary dependency.
C. Review the PERT chart and evaluate if the task is a real dependency.
D. Review the PERT chart and evaluate if the task is an external dependency.
QUESTION NO: 4
A project manager travels abroad to meet the offshore team and sends out a meeting invitation to review requirements. However, many team members decline the meeting invitation. The PM approaches one team member to determine why people are declining. The team member indicates the project manager scheduled the meeting at a time when employees typically have permission to take a nap. Which of the following is the project manager facing?
A. Language barriers
B. Time zones
C. Cultural differences
D. Personal preferences
QUESTION NO: 5
Which of the following vendor documents specifically address quality? (Choose two.)
QUESTION NO: 6
A project manager has been assigned a complex project and does not know all the activities required to complete it. Which of the following if the BEST approach to determine the work packages for the WBS?
D. Forward pass
QUESTION NO: 7
Which of the following documents need to be updated as events occur during a project? (Choose two.)
A. Change request
B. Risk register
C. Meeting minutes
D. Issue log
E. Status report
QUESTION NO: 8
During a project, a key stakeholder asks a project team member to add a requirement. The team member adds the requirement without informing the project manager. Which of the following is described in this scenario?
A. Change request
B. Risk mitigation
C. Change control
D. Scope creep
QUESTION NO: 9
A project manager is assigned to an ongoing project. Which of the following is the FIRST document the project manager should review?
A. Project schedule
B. Action items
C. Project charter
D. Communication plan
QUESTION NO: 10
A governance committee has just approved a new project. The project scheduler is now developing the project schedule. Which of the following activities should be done FIRST?
A. Add durations.
B. Add the start and finish dates
C. Add tasks.
D. Add resources.
QUESTION NO: 11
A company has hired a new project manager. The PMO has briefed the new project manager on the following expected responsibilities for projects:
Coordinate project schedule
Manage to the triple constraint
Provide performance feedback to team members’ managers
Which of the following types of organizational structures did the new project manager MOST likely join?
A. Balanced matrix
B. Strong matrix
QUESTION NO: 12
Which of the following shows projected project expenditures?
A. Work breakdown structure
B. Cash flow schedule
C. Cash burn rate
D. Budget milestone
QUESTION NO: 13
A project manager wants to introduce the practice of a WBS to the PMO, but the other managers believe this will create extra work. Which of the following would BEST communicate the need for a WBS to the other managers? (Choose two.)
A. Using the WBS will help prevent work from slipping or being forgotten.
B. The WBS will be required on very large projects.
C. The WBS will be required if the project manager has the time available to complete it.
D. The WBS will aid in determining which resources are required for the project.
E. The WBS is the best way to determine risks of the project.
QUESTION NO: 14
A team member was assigned a new task during a meeting. The team member did not complete the task by the end of the phase, and the PM is looking for evidence to escalate the issue. Which of the following documents could help in this situation?
A. Issue log
B. Action items
C. Dashboard information
D. Communication plan
QUESTION NO: 15
Which of the following elements should be included on a responsibility assignment matrix?
A. Responsible, accountable, consulted, informed
B. Resource, accountable, signoff, input
C. Responsible, accurate, confidential, informed
D. Resource, accountable, consulted, informed
QUESTION NO: 16
The PM is preparing for the planning phase kickoff meeting. It is imperative for the team to focus during the meeting on the expected outcomes. Which of the following best describes what the PM should work on FIRST?
A. Project charter
B. Project schedule
C. Meeting agenda
D. Responsibility assignment matrix
E. Risk register
QUESTION NO: 17
Which of the following charts is a graphical representation of the causes of a specific event?
QUESTION NO: 18
While working on risk ranking, the project team is unsure about the qualitative scales to be used for probability and impact. The project manager directs the team to look in the:
A. quality plan.
B. project management plan.
C. risk register.
D. process diagram.
QUESTION NO: 19
A project team on a four-year project has a shortage of workspace within an office. Which of the following is the MOST viable solution for the project team while ensuring work hours are not wasted?
A. Secure a new facility, permit remote work, and reduce staff.
B. Reduce staff, implement BYOD, and permit remote work.
C. Implement BYOD, secure a new facility, and utilize shared workspaces.
D. Permit remote work, utilize shared workspaces, and implement BYOD.
QUESTION NO: 20
A project is in the initiation phase. Which of the following tasks will take place during this phase?
A. Develop a WBS.
B. Define the project requirements.
C. Create a project charter.
D. Acquire the project resources.
QUESTION NO: 21
A team member has completed an assigned task. Which of the following roles should be notified FIRST?
A. Project sponsor
B. Key stakeholders
C. Project manager
D. Project team
QUESTION NO: 22
A project manager would like to bring vendors into a new project. Which of the following documents should the potential vendors submit so the project manager can find the best vendors for the project?
C. Change request
QUESTION NO: 23
A project manager is informed that a team member would like to enhance the code with an additional function. Which of the following should the project manager do NEXT?
A. Submit a change request.
B. Evaluate the impact of the change.
C. Get approval from the CCB.
D. Communicate the change to stakeholders.
QUESTION NO: 24
Using Scrum, which of the following are discussed in a daily standup meeting?
A. What was done yesterday, what is planned for today, and what roadblocks need to be removed
B. What was done yesterday, what is planned for the week, and what issues were resolved
C. What was done yesterday, what is planned for today, and what deliverables were completed
D. What was done yesterday, what is planned for this week, and what items from the backlog are priority
QUESTION NO: 25
A new high-priority project is assigned to the project manager with a fully formed budget, deadline, and scope. The project manager is creating the project schedule. Which of the following calculations accurately shows the critical path?
A. 20 days
B. 39 days
C. 49 days
D. 52 days
QUESTION NO: 26
A new stakeholder has been added to a project with a BAG of $850,000. The stakeholder has raised five change requests to the CCB; two of them have been approved, and three are awaiting initial review. Considering the project has a CPI of 0.89 and an SPI of 1.14, and the approved ones will be implemented, which of the following should the project manager do LAST?
A. Identify and document the risk.
B. Evaluate the impact and justification.
C. Implement the change.
D. Update the documents and plans.
QUESTION NO: 27
A project manager has been asked to prepare and present a review of the execution phase. Which of the following is the BEST audience for this review?
B. Key stakeholders
D. Project team
E. Business analysts
QUESTION NO: 28
Which of the following inherently affects quality standards?
QUESTION NO: 29
At a weekly project team meeting, it is apparent the project is over budget. The project manager needs to determine the reason for this issue. Which of the following documents should MOST likely be analyzed to obtain the answer?
A. Project charter, organization chart, scope statement, and issue log
B. Dashboard information, action items, project schedule, and status report
C. Project management plan, scope statement, communication plan, and meeting agendas
D. Project schedule, project management plan, communication plan, and issue log
QUESTION NO: 30
A project manager does not have enough time to complete several tasks on a critical path. The budget is a low concern. Which of the following should be used to complete the tasks on time?
A. Fast-track the tasks.
B. Utilize positive float.
C. Crash the schedule.
D. Remove the critical path
QUESTION NO: 31
A project is taking more effort than anticipated. Which of the following constraints will MOST likely be affected?
QUESTION NO: 32
A risk with minor impact has been realized. There is no change to the triple constraint. The PM should notify the:
A. internal project team.
B. key stakeholders.
C. affected team members.
D. full project team.
QUESTION NO: 33
An industry leader may be joining the project team and can potentially provide additional expertise. Which of the following strategies should the project manager employ?
QUESTION NO: 34
A company hires a number of interns and assigns them key roles on a project. Which of the following should the project manager MOST likely anticipate?
A. Reduced quality
B. Reduced scope
C. Reduced risk
D. Reduced timeline
QUESTION NO: 35
The project schedule performance index is 1.1, and the cost performance index is 0.9. Which of the following describes the project status?
A. Ahead of schedule and over budget
B. Behind schedule and under budget
C. Ahead of schedule and under budget
D. Behind schedule and over budget
QUESTION NO: 36
A non-stakeholder approaches the project manager and asks if certain items can be added to a project that was started two months earlier. Which of the following constraints does this impact
QUESTION NO: 37
A team member was replaced on a project by a new team member of equal capability. Which of the following should the project manager do FIRST?
A. Resource loading
B. Resource leveling
C. Prioritizing tasks
D. Allocating resources
QUESTION NO: 38
Which of the following would indicate a project manager is working in a matrix-based organization?
A. The project manager has full authority over resources and the project.
B. The project manager has no authority over the project resources and limited-to-no authority over the project.
C. Resources align to the project, report to the project manager, and have no functional home at the end of the project.
D. Resources report to business area functional managers and return to the functional area at the end of the project.
QUESTION NO: 39
A project team is spread between two countries on different continents. Which of the following factors are MOST likely to influence communication methods selected for the communication plan? (Choose two.)
A. Interorganizational constraints
B. Personal preferences
C. Language barriers
D. Cultural differences
E. Confidentiality constraints
QUESTION NO: 40
Two team members approach a project manager with different ideas for completing a task. After listening to the team members’ ideas, the project manager does not choose either one and requires both members to finish the task as originally planned. Which of the following conflict resolution techniques is the project manager applying?
QUESTION NO: 41
A project team has finished creating a WBS and started developing a schedule. The team should FIRST determine the:
C. critical path.
QUESTION NO: 42
A team has been assembled and assigned a project to reduce recent, unanticipated production cost overruns. Which of the following tools should the project team select to determine the possible origins of the increased costs?
A. Pareto chart
B. Fishbone diagram
C. Process diagram
D. Run chart
QUESTION NO: 43
A project has a C of $850,000. The project manager has identified and documented that certain key applications were not included in the scope management plan. As reported, the CPI is 0.8, and the PMO allows only a 5% additional increment to the planned budget. Which of the following should the project manager do NEXT?
A. Add the required work to complete the project behind $892,500.
B. Evaluate the impact and justify adding new work to the project.
C. Obtain approval from the CCB.
D. Request a budget increase of $170,000.
QUESTION NO: 44
A project manager is releasing resources and archiving documents. Which of the following phases is the project MOST likely in?
C. Monitor and control
QUESTION NO: 45
A project team added a new member who has proprietary information about a competitor’s product. The team member was suddenly removed from the project. Which of the following MOST likely occurred?
A. The company received a C&D.
B. A higher-priority project needed the expertise.
C. The new member did not sign an NDA.
D. An SLA prevented new team members.
QUESTION NO: 46
In which of the following categories does a business process change fit?
A. Project change
B. Organizational change
C. General change
D. Departmental change
QUESTION NO: 47
A project manager is trying to explain to a stakeholder why projects are progressively elaborated upon. Which of the following is the BEST explanation?
A. In the beginning, projects entail a degree of uncertainty that needs to be specified.
B. In the beginning, projects have start and finish dates that require elaboration.
C. In the beginning, projects are part of a program that requires coordination.
D. In the beginning, projects start with detailed inputs that need to be explained.
QUESTION NO: 48
A change must be made to a project to comply with municipal code. The project manager updates the relevant shared project documents. The key stakeholders subsequently update the documents with new information. When the project deliverables are reinspected, they fail the inspection. Which of the following is the MOST likely reason for the failed inspection?
A. There were insufficient resources assigned to the task.
B. The prior document version was not reviewed.
C. Version control processes were not applied.
D. The CCB was not contacted.
QUESTION NO: 49
A project manager has received a change order that will reduce a project’s timeline and budget. However, the change order also indicates the goals and deliverables of the project must remain unchanged. Which of the following is the MOST logical impact to the project?
A. The reduced timeline will impact the quality of the deliverables because the amount of time to test will be reduced.
B. The reduced budget will result in reduced resources, which will lead to a strong matrix organizational structure being used.
C. The reduced timeline will decrease risk, resulting in an increased contingency reserve.
D. The reduced budget will cause the project manager to reject the change order.
QUESTION NO: 50
A risk with a high probability and medium consequence to a project has been identified. In response, the project manager has purchased an insurance plan with the intent to provide additional funds if the risk is realized. There is no risk to the schedule or scope. Which of the following types of risk strategies is this an example of?
A. Accept risk
B. Transfer risk
C. Mitigate risk
D. Exploit risk
E. Avoid risk
QUESTION NO: 51
Which of the following is described as placing responsibility for addressing the potential effects of an uncertain future event on an entity outside the organization?
A. Risk avoidance:e
B. Risk transfer
C. Risk exploitation
D. Risk mitigation
QUESTION NO: 52
Team members have reported poor sound quality during critical, time-sensitive conference calls.
Which of the following may be a more effective means of communication?
A. One-on-one meetings
B. Project wiki
C. Text messages
D. Social media
QUESTION NO: 53
A project manager is creating the monthly report for top management. The project manager has collected the information below:
AC = 100
PV = 80
EV = 120
Based on this information, the CPI reflects which of the following about the project?
A. It is under budget.
B. It is over budget.
C. It is ahead of schedule.
D. It is behind schedule.
QUESTION NO: 54
In a project with a C of $235,000, the CPI is 0.80, and the SPI is 1.20. Based on this information, which of the following can the key stakeholders determine about the project?
A. The project is under budget and ahead of schedule.
B. The project is over budget and ahead of schedule.
C. The project is under budget and behind schedule.
D. The project is over budget and behind schedule.
QUESTION NO: 55
Which of the following risk strategies is represented by the purchase of insurance?
QUESTION NO: 56
Which of the following is a team-building stage that involves the team learning to trust one another’s abilities and begin working together as a productive group?
QUESTION NO: 57
When forming a project team, there are a number of phases. When a project team is productive and effective this phase is known as which of the following?
QUESTION NO: 58
The business stakeholder has been engaged late and has just had a chance to review the approved requirements. Consequently, it has been identified that there are a number of gaps in the requirements which are critical to the stakeholders’s business unit. Which of the following actions should the project manager take?
A. Initiate change control.
B. Follow communications plan.
C. Manage project quality.
D. Prepare a performance report.
QUESTION NO: 59
A project has just finished performance testing and found that the application can only handle 100 concurrent users where the requirement was to handle 500 concurrent users. In which of the following components of the project plan should this be documented?
A. Scope statement
B. Issues log
D. Change form
QUESTION NO: 60
A project team has determined it will need to source data from a system that was not part of the project scope. The role of the project manager is to analyze which of the following impacts?
A. Technical design, schedule, and budget
B. Business process impacts and resourcing
C. New software and hardware requirements
D. Schedule, budget, and quality