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Which of the following is not an interpersonal skill that the project manager will use to manage stakeholders' expectations?
  1. Active listening
  2. Overcoming resistance to change
  3. Punishment
  4. Building trust

Q2. What type of method uses a weighting ranking system for quantifying qualitative data to minimize the effect of personal bias during the process of selecting a seller?

  1. Independent estimates
  2. Source Selection Criteria
  3. Vendor audits
  4. Sourcing workshops
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Q3. A control chart is used to determine whether a process is stable or has predictable performance. When a process is within acceptable limits, the process does not need adjustment. How are these upper and lower control limits determined?

  1. Statistical calculations
  2. Variance analysis
  3. Pareto chart
  4. ROM estimate
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Q4. A project has suffered many delays and the project manager has moved resources around, spent more time with risk management, and even fast tracked the project where possible. The project must be completed by its original agreed-to date, as resources are needed for another project at that time. The project manager is about to meet with the customer to tell them that product scope needs to be cut when you stop him. What would you advise him to do?

  1. Cut quality before cutting scope
  2. Move resources from a noncritical path to a critical path
  3. Work overtime
  4. Re-evaluate the project’s business case.
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Q5. You are a project manager working on a project to create high-efficiency electric motors for a company introducing a new electric golf cart. Your company’s president is keenly interested in the project and requests a chart that shows the number of defects by type ordered by their frequency of occurrence. Which type of chart would BEST meet this request?

  1. Histogram
  2. Control chart
  3. Statistical sampling
  4. Scatter diagram
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Q6. Based on the chart, what is the float of activity B?

  1. 2
  2. 3
  3. 5
  4. 0
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Q7. Ground rules are established to set clear expectations regarding acceptable behavior by the project team members. Whose responsibility is it to enforce ground rules?

  1. The project manager
  2. All project team members share the responsibility for enforcing the rules once they are established in the Team Charter
  3. The HR team
  4. The project manager and senior team members
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Q8. A project manager has just finished the risk response plan for a US $387,000 engineering project. Which of the following should he probably do NEXT?

  1. Determine the overall risk rating of the project
  2. Begin to analyze the risks that show up in the project drawings
  3. Add work packages to the project work breakdown structure
  4. Hold a project risk assessment 06
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Q9. While creating the agenda for a status meeting with the team, a project manager receives input from one team member that an item should be added. Another team member says the team is not ready to resolve the item during the meeting. After much discussion, the project manager decides to put the item on the agenda as an initial discussion item only. Which conflict resolution technique is the project manager using?

  1. Compromise
  2. Smoothing
  3. Forcing
  4. Withdrawal.
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Q10. You are managing a project with a budget of 500,000 USD, and 250,000 USD has been spent. Upon review, you observe that only 40% of the work has been completed, your schedule says that you should have completed 50% of the work. What will be estimate to complete (ETC)?

  1. 625,000 USD
  2. 500,000 USD
  3. 400,000 USD
  4. 375,000 USD
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