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You are the project manager for one part of a new program in your organization. You are four months into a three-year project when your project team makes significant discoveries on your project. What is the BEST thing to do?
  1. Make certain the discoveries are included in the project lessons learned
  2. Make certain the discoveries are in the monthly status report.
  3. Make certain you mention the discoveries at the senior management meeting in two months
  4. At the weekly meeting, make certain you tell the other project managers involved in this program about the discoveries.

Q2. You are in the initiation phase of your project, and you believe the project can be completed for $100,000. However, you are an experienced project manager and know that many things can happen between the initiation phase and the closure of the project. In the project charter, you have provided an estimate of $75,000 to $175,000. This is an example of:

  1. Narrow Estimate
  2. Absolute Estimate
  3. Rough Order of Magnitude Estimate
  4. True Estimate
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Q3. Which of the following BEST describes the relationship between standard deviation and risk?

  1. Nothing
  2. Standard deviation tells you if the estimate is correct
  3. Standard deviation tells you how unsure the estimate is.
  4. Standard deviation tells you if the estimate includes a pad.
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Q4. You are a project manager for a new product development project that has four levels in the work breakdown structure. The network diagram has been created, the duration estimates have been compressed, and a schedule has been developed. What schedule management activity should you do NEXT?

  1. Control Schedule
  2. Estimate Activity Resources
  3. Analogously estimate the schedule
  4. Gain approval
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Q5. The customer’s expectations for quality are shown on a control chart as the:

  1. Mean
  2. Specification limits
  3. Rule of seven
  4. Upper and lower control limits
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Q6. You are working with your team and are looking at the cost risks in the project. You and your team are currently creating a tornado diagram for the project risks. You do this as a part of which of the following processes?

  1. Qualitative Risk Analysis
  2. Risk Response Planning
  3. Quantitative Risk Analysis
  4. Monitor Risks
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Q7. Which of the following is NOT needed in order to come up with a project estimate?

  1. A WBS
  2. A network diagram
  3. Risks
  4. A change control system
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Q8. Your company is concerned about improving its project performance. Internal measures have been created and have helped to identify areas needing improvement. Additional measures of performance are still needed. Which of the following would be the BEST thing to do?

  1. Calculate the benefit to cost of purchasing a new piece of equipment.
  2. Determine the project scope and measures to ensure the scope is met
  3. Perform a root cause analysis on the quality problems that have occurred on the project
  4. Read a project management magazine each month, and look at the results of other companies’ projects to help determine quality measures for future projects.
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Q9. You are part of a team that has been told by your management that they require you to take and pass the PMP exam by the end of the year. After studying, you are the first of the group to take the actual exam. When you return to work to tell everyone you passed, you are bombarded with questions. Management tells you that since everyone else is so worried about the exam, they want you to write out all the questions you can remember from the exam and provide copies to the rest of the team. In this situation, you could do all of the following EXCEPT:

  1. Do your best to provide only what you remember exactly
  2. Offer to assist the others by motivating them
  3. Explain that providing questions from the actual exam is specifically prohibited
  4. Explain that you may have passed the exam, but you are not an expert. The team should follow the expert advice that they were given on how to study and pass the exam.
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Q10. Inputs to the Report Performance process include all of the following EXCEPT:

  1. Completion forecasts.
  2. Change requests.
  3. Details of work performance.
  4. Deliverable status
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