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Jijo and Stefan are two employees of your organization. Jijo is working in an office and Stefan is on a site so their working conditions are different. During the project execution, both of them have some kind of conflict and come to you. You listen to them and solve the conflict. Which of the following is most likely to be a reason for a conflict in the working environment?
  1. Ground rules
  2. Personal work style
  3. Salary
  4. Working conditions

Q2. Assuming that the ends of a range of estimates are +/- 3 sigma from the mean, which of the following range estimates involves the LEAST risk?

  1. 30 days, plus or minus five days
  2. 22 – 30 days
  3. Optimistic = 26 days, most likely = 30 days, pessimistic = 33 days
  4. Mean of 28 days.
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Q3. Who of the following are ALWAYS stakeholders?

  1. A person who does not want the project to be completed.
  2. An assembly line worker that will use the product of the project
  3. A functional manager from the engineering department.
  4. A person who might lose his or her position in the company because of the project
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Q4. The engineering resource group, a matrix organization of which a project manager’s project team is a part, has a policy of no salary bonuses for project work. The project manager’s current project has an aggressive timeline and a difficult technical obstacle to overcome. A new product offering is dependent on this project’s success in the current timeline. The project manager has heard grumbling from his team members about the fact that they cannot be rewarded for their effort. What is the FIRST thing the project manager should do?

  1. The project manager should determine whether other team members from another department can help with the project.
  2. The project manager should talk to management to determine other rewards that can be given.
  3. The project manager should negotiate a less aggressive schedule from the client.
  4. The project manager should talk with the team about the importance of getting this done on time and explain the company policy.
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Q5. The cost of running a project management office is an example of what type of cost?

  1. Reimbursable
  2. Fixed
  3. Direct
  4. Indirect
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Q6. The client demands changes to the product specification that will add only two weeks to the critical path. Which of the following is the BEST thing for the project manager to do?

  1. Compress the schedule to recover the two weeks
  2. Cut scope to recover the two weeks
  3. Consult with the sponsor about options
  4. Advise the client of the impact of the change
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Q7. A project manager’s scope management efforts are being audited. The cost performance index (CPI) on the project is 1.13, and the benefit cost ratio (BCR) is 1.2. The project scope was created by the team and stakeholders. Requirements on the project have been changing throughout the project. No matter what the project manager has tried to accomplish in managing the project, which of the following is he MOST likely to face in the future?

  1. Having to cut costs on the project and increase benefits.
  2. Making sure the customer approved the project scope
  3. Not being able to measure completion of the product of the project.
  4. Having to add resources to the project.
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Q8. Which of the following is an output of the collect requirements process?

  1. Scope management plan
  2. Requirements management plan
  3. Requirements risk breakdown
  4. Requirements traceability matrix 7
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Q9. Megawatt is estimating the expected cost of a new ERP system deployment project using the actual costs of an earlier similar ERP system deployment project as the basis for the cost. This is what type of estimating?

  1. Analogous
  2. Bottom-up
  3. Expert Judgment
  4. Parametric
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Q10. The Verify Scope process is different than the Perform Quality Control process in that:

  1. Perform Quality Control focuses on the quality of the project, while Verify Scope focuses on customer acceptance
  2. Verify Scope is performed throughout the project and Perform Quality Control is done throughout the project.
  3. Perform Quality Control is considered part of Plan Quality while Verify Scope is not.
  4. Scope verification is provided to the project management team while quality control is provided to the project.
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