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Project success is all about managing stakeholders efficiently and fulfilling their requirements. To keep them satisfied you will have to compare the current engagement level of all stakeholders with the planned stakeholder engagement throughout the project life cycle. As per the PMBOK Guide Sixth Edition, which option is not an engagement level of stakeholder classification?
  1. Resistant
  2. Neutral
  3. Aggressive
  4. Supportive

Q2. The role of each stakeholder is determined by:

  1. The stakeholder and the sponsor
  2. The project manager and the sponsor
  3. The team and the project manager
  4. The project manager and the stakeholder.
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Q3. All of the following are examples of Perform Quality Control EXCEPT:

  1. Inspection
  2. Cost of quality
  3. Pareto chart
  4. Fishbone diagram
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Q4. A buyer and seller set the rates for junior engineers, senior engineers, architects, and other predefined roles. In what type of contract would this be applicable?

  1. Fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract
  2. Fixed-price incentive contract
  3. Fixed-price contract
  4. Time and material contract
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Q5. As part of a new project you just started on as project manager, you are assembling your team and discovering that one of the critical pieces of work requires a specialist from one of the functional departments. However, you are aware the functional manager may be reluctant to assign that resource to your project since your project is not a high-profile one. Which of the following techniques will you need to apply?

  1. Acquisition
  2. Coercion
  3. Politics
  4. Negotiation
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Q6. As per the PMBOK Guide, which of the following is not a communication method that you use to share information among project stakeholders?

  1. Online communication
  2. Interactive communication
  3. Push communication
  4. Pull communication
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Q7. You are managing a multi-million dollar project that is a joint venture between your company and another organization. You have repeatedly tried to get the contact and the project charter finalized between the two organizations, but there has been a great deal of arguing over language and details. The project’s scope has been expanding, cost has been increasing, and the schedule has regularly been lengthening. You learn very suddenly that the project has been cancelled because the other organization withdrew its share of the funding for the project. What is the MOST likely reason that this occurred?

  1. Failure to understand the budgetary process
  2. Inadequate scope management
  3. Lack of sponsor commitment
  4. Poorly done initial cost-benefit analysis
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Q8. During the course of your project, you notice that most of the changes occurring on the project come from the research department. What should you do?

  1. Assign a team member to work solely with the research department
  2. Change your communications management plan, so only you are assigned to interact with the research department
  3. Ask the research department to assign one person to be your liaison
  4. Talk to the research department to understand the reasons for the changes
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Q9. A project is seriously delayed. Earned value analysis shows the project needs to be completed 10 percent faster than the work has been going. To get the project back on track, management wants to add 10 people to an activity currently assigned to one person. The project manager disagrees, noting that such an increase will not produce an increase in speed. This is an example of:

  1. The law of diminishing returns
  2. Fast tracking
  3. Earned value
  4. Life cycle costing
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Q10. Two months into a design project, the customer requested a modification to the product. The change was made without notifying the project manager. During the final testing phase, results were different then what was planned for. This scenario is BEST thought of as an example of which of the following?

  1. Poor scope control
  2. Poor adherence to the communications management plan
  3. Poor development of the quality management plan
  4. Poor definition of the test plan
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